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Chief Manager (Finance, HR & Admin), Legal Affairs Manager, Internal Audit Manager and Procurement Manager Jobs in Kisumu Kenya

Lake Basin Development Authority is a Regional Development Authority mandated to spearhead Development within the Lake Victoria Basin and its catchment regions, with a view of “fostering sustainable development and empowerment of the communities.”

In view of this and as part of fulfilling our Strategic Plan 2008 - 2012, the following positions are open for application from qualified professionals.

1. Chief Manager Finance, HR and Administration (Re-Advertisement)

Job Description

Reports to the Managing Director and shall be responsible for:-

  • Accounting, Human Resource and Administrative functions
  • Internalization of Results Based Management and performance culture within Finance & Administration Division
  • Preparation of annual budget in conjunction with other sections, monitoring and reporting on budget performance and expenditure forecasts.
  • Advising the Managing Director on all matters pertaining to Accounting and HR Management
  • Providing guidance on the overall Authority policy on Accounting and HRM
  • Advising the Managing Director on administrative guidelines as regards interpretation and implementation of labour Laws and other HR related Statutes
  • Development and maintenance of books of accounts and preparation of consolidated financial statements that are in compliance with Government Accounting procedures.
  • Implementing an effective system of internal control for orderly and efficient conduct of Authority business including; adherence to HR & accounting policies, safe guarding of assets, prevention of fraud and errors, ensuring and maintaining reliable financial data.
  • Automation of HR & accounting functions.
  • Implementations & improvements in accounting and reporting systems along with internal controls to facilitate accurate and timely reporting
  • Organizational performance management
Qualifications & Experience
  • Masters degree in Business Administration/Management, Human Resource Management or any other related field from a recognized university and must be a holder of CPA or CPS (K) or equivalent with at least ten (10) years experience in senior management position
  • Membership of relevant professional body
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of accounting/ HR package is essential.
2. Manager Legal Affairs

The functions and responsibilities of the post shall entail provision of legal advice/opinion to the Managing Director, the board of directors and management.

Description of Duties

Shall be responsible to the managing Director, on;
  • Drawing of organization leases, contracts and all related legal documents.
  • Coordinating of legal prosecution in cases involving the Authority.
  • Identifying and recommending panel of lawyers to provide legal services to the LBDA when needed.
  • Provide legal advice to the board and management.
  • Prosecute Authority cases.
  • Liaising with external lawyers and provide regular Legal monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • Performance management and supervision of legal services department staff
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management including appointments in various committees.
  • Must be in possession of LLB from recognized university
  • Must be registered as an advocate of High court of Kenya
  • CPS (K) shall be an added advantage
  • At least minimum of 5 years work experience in similar position
  • High sense of professional ethics. Dependable and action-oriented
3. Manager, Internal Audit (Re-Advertisement)

The functions and responsibilities of this position is to monitor and oversee the implementation of the Authority’s Risk Management Strategies, which include among other things, the provision of independent appraisal of the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control procedures and promoting the continuous improvement of internal controls and governance processes for the efficient and transparent utilization of the resources.


Professional Qualifications:
  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree in commerce Accounting/Finance option with relevant post-graduate professional qualifications preferably CPA (K) - Final or equivalent and proven work experience.
  • Candidates with MBA degree accounting/ Finance option or equivalent and/ or Certified Information Systems Auditors certificate will have an added advantage.
  • Must be registered with relevant professional body(s).
Relevant Experience & Skills:
  • At least 5 years in Senior Management position, excellent knowledge of the public service accounting regulations.
  • Good managerial, decision making and supervisory skills.
  • High analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must have knowledge of common accounting computer packages.
Personal Attributes:
  • • High level of integrity, honesty and confidentiality, ability to work under pressure and deliver within deadlines.
  • Must be at least 35 years of age.
4. Manager, Procurement (Re-Advertisement)

The officer will facilitate procurement/purchase of services, materials, parts, supplies and equipment following established statutory procurement policies and procedures, and optimizing price, delivery and terms for the Authority.

Professional Qualifications:
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing & Supplies with proven work experience and relevant post-graduate professional qualifications. A Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Must be registered with a relevant professional body.
Relevant Experience & Skills:
  • At least 5 years in Senior Management.
  • Excellent knowledge of the procurement Act & regulations.
  • Good Managerial, decision making and supervisory skills, high analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Must be computer literate
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of integrity, honesty and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver within deadlines.
Interested candidates can submit their applications with detailed CV and photocopies of their testimonials, e-mail, contact address and telephone numbers, names and addresses of three referees to reach the Managing Director on or before November 2nd 2011.

The Managing Director
Lake Basin Development Authority,
P.O. Box 1516-40100, Kisumu

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