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Excellent Career Opportunities

1. Corporation Secretary

Duties and Responsibilities

The position reports to the Managing Director for efficient legal, advisory and secretariat services to the Management and the Board of Directors.

The specific tasks will include:
  • Participating in negotiations on concession related matters and interpreting concession documents;
  • Providing legal advisory services to the Management and the Board to ensure statutory compliance with existing law and regulatory requirements;

  • Providing Corporation secretarial services to the Board, and to the Management committees of the corporation;
  • Attending Board meetings and advising on legal requirements;
  • Inducting new Board members and ensuring preservation of records for all Board’s business;
  • Developing and carrying out reviews of the code of conduct and manual for the Board;
  • Advising the Corporation on corporate governance and environmental law issues;
  • Ensuring KRC procurement contracts comply with set law and regulation including local and international laws and regulations;
  • Attending to disputes between various stakeholders including customers and the Corporation and advising the corporation on all criminal and civil litigation;
  • Maintaining custody of the corporation seal;
  • Appointing and liaising with external lawyers to represent the Corporation;
  • Regular review of contractual agreements to ensure adherence to the terms therein;
  • Handling legal issues relating to employee and pension liability claims as well as carrying out due diligence investigations on claims; and
  • Advising and guiding the Corporation on restitution processes for illegally acquired land claims.
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree;
  • Masters Degree in Law or Business Administration will be an added advantage;
  • Diploma in Law (Kenya School of Law);
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPSK) and full member of ICPS(K);
  • Must be an advocate of the high court;
  • 10 years experience in Commercial Law practice, 3 of which should have been at a management level in a medium size / large Corporation;
  • Civil Litigation as an added advantage;
  • Strong analytical and organization skills;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
2. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Manager - RTI

The position will report to the Principal, Railway Training Institute and responsible for implementing information, communication & Technology systems required in supporting and driving the Institute business and decision making process to enable it achieve strategic competitive advantage.

The specific tasks will include:-
  • Planning, administering and reviewing the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunications systems within RTI;
  • Formulating and enforcing information communication & technology (ICT) policies, procedures and systems;
  • Designing, developing, implementing and maintaining databases and information systems for the institute;
  • Planning and coordinating ICT activities such as installation and upgrading of hardware and software programming and systems design development of computer networks and implementing of internets and internet site.
  • Overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of security network;
  • Coordinating and implementing required systems by the institute including ERP;
  • Overseeing hardware maintenance, trouble shooting and user computer disaster recovery structure training;
  • Coordinating the design, development and implementing of computer disaster recovery procedures to minimize on loss of data/or systems;
  • Prepare ICT budgets and proposals.
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Studies, Information/Systems Technology OR Equivalent.
  • Relevant professional ICT qualifications such as MCSE – Microsoft Certified System Engineer
  • 5 years experience, 3 of which must have been in a similar capacity.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player and strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
3. Planning Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

The position will report to the Research and Planning Manager.

The main responsibility will be assisting realizing the required contribution in strategic planning by carrying out research and data analysis to enable effective planning and achievement of the Corporation’s objectives.

The specific tasks will include:
  • Assisting in managing the performance contracting process.
  • Facilitating the Rapid Results Initiative (RRI’s).
  • Participating in Strategic Planning for the Corporation;
  • Preparing capital budget/expenditure in liaison for the Division;
  • Assisting in preparing national plans and project appraisals;
  • Managing time series;
  • Assisting in preparing financial reports in liaison.
  • Carrying out analysis on business projection and forecasting; and
  • Preparing management papers.
  • Preparing Monthly, quarterly and ad hoc reports
  • Bachelors degree in Business Management , Economics, Commerce (marketing option) or equivalent from a recognized University/ Institution
  • 5 years experience 3 of which must be in relevant areas.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
4. Estates Assistant 
6 Positions

Duties & Responsibilities

The Estates Assistant will report to the Estates Officer. The position will assist in the management of the Corporation’s real estate portfolio for maximum returns.

The specific duties will include:
  • Implement policies and procedures to effectively manage property
  • Perform a variety of administrative duties in ensuring compliance with policies and laws affecting leasing of the property.
  • Regular inspection of the Corporation’s landed assets
  • Ensuring prompt and effective tenant/Landlord correspondences, rent collections and site visits.
  • Maintenance and updating of property/tenants records including accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Provide day-to-day management of the property and maintain professional and courteous relationships with tenants and stakeholders.
  • Oversee security deposit administration including inspecting units to determine resident’s balance or refund
  • Assist the management with maintaining assets security measures, documenting incidents, and sending proper reports/notification to management.
  • Reporting on monthly basis issues pertaining to asset/tenants administration and management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.
  • Diploma in Property Management or equivalent
  • Certificate in proficiency in Microsoft Office: ICDL or equivalent
  • 3 years experience in property management
  • Demonstrate strong multitasking, communication, organizational, and leadership skills. Proactive, creative and results oriented
  • Demonstrate ability to read, analyze and interpret lease related documents, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to perform in a busy, multi-tasking work environment
  • Ability to travel (between properties, training, errands, etc.) and work anywhere in Kenya
5. Management Trainees 
8 Positions

Kenya Railways wishes to engage fresh graduates of 2009, 2010 and 2011 from recognized universities who are interested in developing a career in the Railway industry in the following fields:

Land Survey - 2
Civil Engineering - 5
Communication Engineering 1


Interested applicants must have graduated with a Bachelors Degree (Upper Second class Honors) from a recognized University/Institution in the relevant field within 2009, 2010 or 2011.

Terms of Offer for All the Positions

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.

Interested and qualified candidates MUST complete the Kenya Railways application form, attach their testimonials and certificates and address their applications to the:

Managing Director
Kenya Railways Corporation
P.O. Box 30121, 00100,

to be received by Friday 29th July, 2011.

 Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Kenya Railways Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Kenya Railways is ISO 9001:2008 certified

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