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Chief Operation Officer Job in Kenya

Job Title: Chief Operation Officer(C.O.O)

Deadline: 28-02-2013

Job Summary

The COO will direct, administer, and coordinate the internal operational activities of the organization in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors. 

Lead and direct the following functions and/or business units: operations, human resources, information systems, new business coordination, and agency promotion and communication. 

Assist the CEO in the development of organization policies and goals that cover operations, personnel, financial performance, and growth of the functions and/or business units mentioned above.

  • Directs internal operations to achieve budgeted results and other financial criteria, and to preserve the capital funds invested in the enterprise.
  • Participates in the development and preparation of short-term and long-range plans and budgets based upon broad organization goals and objectives.  Recommends their adoption to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Directs the development and installation of procedures and controls, to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby solidify management control and direction of the enterprise.
  • Develops and establishes operating policies consistent with the CEO’s broad policies and objectives and insures their adequate execution.  Appraises and evaluates the results of overall operations regularly and systematically, and reports these results to the CEO
  • Insures that all activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations.
  • Develops and maintains a sound plan of organization.  Establishes policies to insure adequate management development and to provide for capable management succession for those functions/business units falling under his/her responsibility.
  • Directs the development and establishment of adequate and equitable personnel policies throughout the organization, including compensation policies and employee benefit plans.  Insures that the interests and welfare of employees as individuals are preserved and protected.
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a relevant field
  • 10-15 years’ work experience, including roles leading operations in demanding professional environments. A background in operations for a company would be an advantage
  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Demonstrated leadership, networking and negotiation skills
  • Hands-on approach to getting things done
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English; preference given for excellent Swahili skills as well
  • Strong computer and office skills
Skills and Competencies:

This is a senior position, reporting to the CEO we need a leader who is flexible and able to juggle numerous responsibilities. 

The person we’re looking for has top-notch strategy and analysis capabilities, paired with deep experience in an operational management setting. 

A COO-level position would be the most appropriate preparation for this role.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, clearly detailing their current remuneration and expectations to  before end of day 28 February2013. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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