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Women Enterprise Fund is a Semi Autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Development.

The Fund was established under the Government Financial Management (Women Enterprise Fund) Regulations gazetted on 3rd August 2007 and is a flagship project under the social pillar in Vision 2030.

The Fund’s mission is “… to mobilize resources and offer access to affordable credit and business support services to women entrepreneurs”, our vision is “… to socially empower Kenyan women entrepreneurs for economic development”.

The Fund’s mandates are: provision of credit, capacity building of women borrowers, facilitation of local and international marketing, support linkages of women enterprises with big businesses and facilitation of development of infrastructure like markets, business incubators etc to support women businesses.

Due to growth, the organization now seeks to recruit dynamic and energetic Kenyans of unquestionable integrity who are passionate and committed to the cause of women empowerment and gender equality to fill the following positions.

V/No: 1/2011
Deputy Manager, Information Communication Technology 
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Chief Executive/Director, the Deputy Manager, Information Communication Technology will be responsible for:

  • Formulation, implementation and coordination of ICT policies, strategies and programmes in the Fund
  • Keeping up to date with emerging information communication technological trends
  • Monitoring and evaluating ICT programmes and policies
  • Ensuring timely implementation of ICT standards in line with the needs of the Fund and effective maintenance of ICT systems
  • Preparing ICT status reports and ensuring professional standards and guidelines are adhered to
  • Guiding and developing staff
Qualifications
  • Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics with a bias in computer science from a recognized university
  • Masters degree in Computer Science or any other Information Communication Technology related discipline from a recognized institution
  • Served satisfactorily in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least four years
  • Qualifications in database management e.g SQL server, MCSE, web design & management
  • Demonstrated a high level of professional competence and outstanding management qualities in computerised information systems
V/No: 2/2011
Assistant Manager, Credit 
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Credit Manager, the Assistant Manager will be responsible for:
  • Coordinating all aspects of lending cycle under the Constituency Women Enterprise Scheme
  • Sensitizing women entrepreneurs about quality standards
  • Preparing monthly reports on loan uptake and repayment
  • Monitoring the operations of the financial intermediary partners
  • Enlisting the support of stakeholders and ensure timely recovery of loans to ensure quality loan portfolio.
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Commerce, Economics or business related degree from a recognized university
  • Masters degree in any of the following:- Economics, Commerce (Finance or Accounting option) Business Administration, Business Management or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution
  • Shown merit and ability in credit control and over four years experience in credit preferably in micro finance institutions
  • Possession of good analytical and report-writing skills
  • Possession of good interpersonal skills to interact with key stakeholders
  • Passion and eagerness to empower the most marginalized women across the country
  • Knowledge of computerized financial and accounting system
V/No: 3/2011
Credit Officers – Credit Department 
(11 Posts)

Reporting to the Assistant Manager Credit, the credit officer will undertake duties in the head office or in any of the eight regions in the country.

Duties and responsibilities will entail:-
  • Compiling statistical loan records, receiving, sorting out, filing and dispatching letters
  • Maintaining filing system; receiving loan applications, invoices and other records and filing them accordingly
  • Analyzing loan application forms and preparing reports on loan uptake and repayments in the constituency
  • Monitoring the operations of the financial intermediary partners
  • Monitoring and following up with the assistance of the volunteers and the District Gender and Social Development Officers on problematic groups & Constituencies
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in a business related course from a recognized university
  • Served satisfactorily in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least four years
  • Have passion and commitment to assist and empower the most marginalized women across the country
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • The candidate should be prepared to travel to rural areas to monitor women groups
V/No: 4/2011
Assistant Manager, Supply Chain Management 
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Chief Executive/Director, the Assistant Manager Supply Chain Management will be responsible for all aspects of procurement for the Fund and will head the procurement unit of the Fund.

Specific responsibilities will be:
  • Initiating policy on procurement
  • Reviewing, updating, interpreting and implementing existing procurement policies, regulations and procedures
  • Coordinating the preparation of and the implementation of procurement manual
  • Conducting market research
  • Preparing procurement plans; carrying out internal monitoring and evaluation; assessing and measuring the performance of suppliers and contractors
  • Introducing modern inventory management techniques and approaches
  • Disposal of unserviceable stores, general welfare, supervising training and development of staff
Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce ( Supplies Management option) or bachelors degree in Business Administration or their equivalent qualification from a from a recognized institution
  • Masters degree in Supplies Management from a recognized institution
  • Served satisfactorily in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least three years
  • Thorough understanding of the National goals, policies and objectives and the ability to relate them to the procurement function
  • Shown merit and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results
  • Demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of Public Procurement and Disposal Act
  • Good leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Must be registered with the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
V/No: 5/2011
Assistant Manager, Human Resource Management 
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Deputy Manager, Human Resource Management & Training, the Assistant Manager, Human Resource Management will be responsible for;
  • Recruitment, selection and placement
  • Processing of appointments, promotions, discipline, transfers, salaries and leave
  • Compliment control and salary administration
  • Building capacity of staff and women entrepreneurs
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of human resource management information systems, human resource planning and succession management and industrial relations
  • Participating in staff induction program
  • Updating skills inventory for Fund’s employees and women entrepreneurs
  • Conducting regular training needs assessment to identity client training and development needs
Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Human Resource Management/ Development, Entrepreneurship, Business/Public Administration /Labour Management or Industrial relations in addition to a degree in social sciences from a recognized institution.
  • Served satisfactorily for at least four years in a comparable position in a reputable institution
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications
V/No: 6/2011
Senior Marketing, Research and Communication Officer 
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Marketing, Research and Communication Manager, the Marketing Research & Communication Officer will undertake duties in marketing, communication or research.

Specific responsibilities will be:
  • Creating awareness of the Fund to the public through organized public rallies and social foras
  • Identifying profitable business linkages for women owned micro, small and medium enterprises
  • Identifying and pursuing market opportunities locally to improve market access for women products and services
  • Disseminating information on the procedures of loan application
  • Gathering and compiling market information; organizing interactive programs to disseminate market information
  • Researching on the performance of business of women entrepreneurs under the Fund’s loans
  • Analyzing the Fund’s services to Fund beneficiaries and recommending areas of improvement
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in either of the following fields:- marketing, entrepreneurship strategic management; or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Served in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least four years
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications
V/No.7/2011
Marketing, Research and Communication Officer
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Marketing, Research and Communication Manager, the Marketing Research and Communication officer will undertake duties in marketing, communication or research.

Specific responsibilities will be:
  • Marketing the Fund through advocacy and awareness creation
  • Facilitating and supporting development of market space for women entrepreneurs
  • Identifying and pursuing market opportunities locally to improve market access for women products and services
  • Organizing interactive programs to disseminate market information
  • Participating in research on the performance of business of women entrepreneurs under the Fund’s loans
  • Analyzing the Fund’s services to Fund beneficiaries and recommending areas of improvement
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in either of the following fields: Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Served in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least four years.
  • Previous work experience with a media house or advertising agency will be an advantage
  • Possession of excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications
V/No.8/2011
Senior Audit and Risk Management Officer 
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Audit Manager, the Audit and Risk Management Officer will be responsible for;
  • Undertaking specific audit assignments and preparing detailed audit observations and reports
  • Assisting in carrying out institutional risk evaluation and efficiency audit
  • Conducting financial and systems audit
  • Assisting in ensuring compliance with tax regulations and other statutory requirements
  • Carrying out review of accounting, financial and budgetary systems
  • Developing and updating internal audit manual
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting/Finance option) from a recognized university / institution
  • At least four years experience in a comparable position in a reputable institution
  • Full Professional accounting qualifications i.e. ACCA/CPA(K) and be a member of professional body
  • CIA & CISA certifications will be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft office applications and preferably Computer Aided Auditing techniques (CAATs)
  • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills
  • The candidate should be prepared to travel on assignments
V/No: 9/2011
Audit and Risk Management Officer 
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Audit Manager, the Audit and risk management officer will be responsible for;
  • Undertaking audit assignments of loan applications; fund resources and systems
  • Preparing initial audit observations and reports
  • Assisting in carrying out institutional risk evaluation and efficiency audit
  • Conducting financial and systems audit
  • Assisting in ensuring compliance with tax regulations and other statutory requirements
  • Reviewing of accounting, financial and budgetary systems
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting/Finance option) from a recognized university/institution
  • At least four years experience in a comparable position in a reputable institution
  • Qualified certified public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent qualification and be a member of professional body.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills
  • Willingness to travel on assignments
  • Proficiency in computer applications
V/No: 10/2011
Senior Information Communication Technology Officer 
(1 Post)

The Senior ICT officer will report to Deputy Manager, Information Communication Technology.

Key responsibilities will be:
  • Writing and testing computer programmes according to instructions and specifications
  • Assisting in the implementation of the computer systems and providing user support including training users
  • Performing technical, systems and user documentation
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics with a bias in computer science from a recognized University/institution
  • Served in a reputable organization for at least four years in a related field
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and result
  • Experience in mobile banking is an added advantage
V/No.11/2011
Senior Administrative Officer 
(1 Post)

Reporting to the Assistant Manager Finance & Administration, the Senior Administrative Officer will be responsible for the provision of transport and general office services including assets.

Specific responsibilities will be:
  • Administration and management of transport
  • Overseeing office accommodation, equipment, furniture, office supplies and employment cards
  • Provision and administration of clerical, auxiliary and telephone services staff
  • Settling of bills and facilitating necessary documentation for those travelling
  • Managing leased/rented offices and overseeing office maintenance and cleanliness
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management, Human Resource Management/Development, Public Administration or equivalent qualifications in a relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Served in a comparable position for at least four years in a reputable institution
  • Demonstrated professional competence and administrative ability in administrative work
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Terms of Employment - 3 years renewable contract
The Fund will offer competitive market rate salary package

Those fulfilling the requirements for the above positions should submit their applications together with a detailed C.V and relevant testimonials quoting the position applied for on the face of the envelope to the address below so as to reach us on or before 5th of August 2011.

The Chief Executive Officer
Women Enterprise Fund
P.O. Box 17126 – 00100 Nairobi.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Any canvassing prior to, during and/or after the interviews will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women Enterprise Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

This information is available on our website,
 www.wef.co.ke

“When you empower a woman, you have empowered a family and a whole nation”


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