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Massive Recruitment at a Government Parastatal - ADC (4 Positions)

Agricultural Development Corporation

A leading Parastatal in the Agricultural Sector with an extensive network of operations countrywide wishes to fill the following vacancies in its establishment:

1. Financial Controller

 Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Financial Controller will ensure effective and continuous improvement of financial control systems, procedures and policies in the organization.

She/he will also be expected to maintain accurate financial records, timely financial reports, effective cost control and utilization of resources.

Personal attributes and qualifications:
  • Age 35 - 50 years
  • Strategic Financial Management Skills.
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA (K) or (ACCA)
  • At least 8 years relevant work experience, 5 of which should be at a senior management level in a busy business oriented enterprise.
  • A Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance or Economics from a recognized University in Kenya is an added advantage.
  • Experience in Budgeting especially in Government systems will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of computer accounting packages.
  • Team leader with good interpersonal skills and business acumen.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and meet organisation's financial targets.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Formulating and reviewing finance and accounting procedures and policies.
  • Ensuring effective management and utilization of resources and assets.
  • Ensuring preparation of timely and accurate financial accounts in line with approved Budgets.
  • Ensuring timely preparation and presentation of financial statements to the CEO and the Board.
  • Ensuring maintenance of accurate records and management of budgets and budgetary controls.
  • Maintaining day-to-day, internal controls of accounting systems.
  • Develop and implement strategies relating to overall financial management of the organization.
Head of Corporate Planning and Administration

 Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Corporate Planning and Administration shall take lead in Budget planning, Strategic Planning and in the identification and development of new business opportunities in line with the corporate strategic Plan.

She/ He will also perform the overall responsibility for Human Resources and Administrative functions of the Corporation including Performance Contracting.

Personal Attributes and Qualifications:
  • Age 35 - 50 years
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Commerce, Human Resource or Business Administration
  • A masters Degree in relevant field is an added advantage.
  • At least 8 years relevant work experience, 5 of which should be in Planning and Administration or in any senior position.
  • Planning and analytical skills is desirable as well as understanding the budgetary process.
  • Should possess Corporate Strategic Management skills.
  • Should understand the Human Resources and Administrative issues.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for monitoring and evaluating overall performance of the Corporation as per the Performance contract.
  • Lead the preparations and monitoring of Budgets for the Corporation.
  • Periodically reviewing the Corporation's business enterprises and making appropriate recommendations and records.
  • Coordinating of the Human Resource and Administrative functions of the Corporation.
  • Liaising with departmental heads to ensure compliance with the Corporate Strategic Plan and Budgets.
3. Human Resource Manager

 Reporting to the Head of Corporate Planning and Administration, the Human Resource Manager will spearhead the implementation and review of human resource policies and procedures in the Corporation.

Personal Attributes and Qualifications:
  • Age 35-50 years
  • A degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration or Business Management from a recognized university.
  • A masters' degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences (Human Resources Management option) and/or Diploma in Human Resource Management is an added advantage.
  • A good understanding and knowledge of the Kenyan Labour Laws and experience in handling labour relations.
  • Must have excellent hands-on experience in Human Resource Management Information Systems packages (HRMIS).
  • Be of high integrity and ability to meet stringent deadlines.
  • Have at least 8 years relevant work experience, 5 of which should be at senior management level in a busy business oriented environment.
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body.
Duties and responsibilities
  • Liaise with the Head of Corporate Planning and Administration in development and implementation of Human Resource work plans, wages reviews and evaluate work methods and procedures.
  • Manage employees' records on recruitment, training, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, disciplinary process and terminations.
  • Coordinate Human Resources planning, training and development.
  • Assist the Head of Corporate Planning and Administration in development and implementation of competitive and sustainable reward policies and systems.
  • Facilitate consultations and/or negotiations with the labour union and ensure harmonious relationships with the employees and their elected representatives.
  • Handle all human resource issues including attendance and/or absenteeism, leave, recruitment, pension/retirement benefits and coordinate performance management activities.
  • Facilitate the formulation and review of all relevant Human Resource policies in line with the new labour laws and enhance good HR management practices exemplified by teamwork, recognition, etc.
  • Develop and implement staff welfare initiatives.
4. Technical Manager Strategy Implementation & Planning

 Reporting to the Head of Technical, the Technical Manager Strategy Implementation & Planning will lead and implement the process of strategy development and business planning.

Personal attributes and Qualifications:
  • Age 35-50 years.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Agricultural economics or related field
  • Master's degree in strategic management or related field is an added advantage
  • At least 8 years work experience, 5 of which in senior management position in a recognized organization.
  • Excellent grasp of ICT based analytical techniques
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and ability to meet strict deadlines with attention to quality.
  • Clear demonstration of strategic thinking and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to contribute to strategy formulation and track record in leading substantial planning activity.
  • Strong research, problem solving, decision making and organization skills.
Duties and responsibilities:
  • Support in developing, monitoring and reporting corporation's strategic, operational plans and performance contract.
  • Analyze and monitor business performance, industry trends, existing or new regulatory requirements and their impact on Business operations.
  • Carry out feasibility studies, market and competitor analysis to determine viability of all corporation's projects.
  • Make recommendations on alternative courses of action, including risk assessment, capital investment, acquisitions and expansion at the corporate level;
  • Identify strategic and operational opportunities and risks and advise the management on an appropriate course of action;
  • Develop, implement and maintain a budget planning process and carry out monitoring and evaluation of corporation's projects.
  • Maximize the linkage between planning and business development by forging and maintaining key relationships with al) departments.
Terms of offer: 

Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

Interested candidates should apply giving details of their academic and professional certificates, detailed resume giving day time telephone contact,e-mail address and names and contacts of three(3) referees on or before 9th December, 2011 to:-

The Managing Director
Agricultural Development Corporation
P.O Box 47101-0100


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