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The Kenya Union of Savings and Credit Co-operatives (KUSCCO) Limited is the umbrella organisation of Savings and Credit Co-operatives in Kenya. 

Our mission is to empower SACCOs through advocacy and provision of quality, diversified, innovative and market driven financial and technical services. 

To strengthen our capacity and coordinate planning, development and execution of our overall business strategy, we are seeking to fill the following positions.

1. Marketing Manager
Reporting to the office of the Managing Director, the following is expected of the candidate:

Job Description
  • Co-ordinate all marketing activities of regional offices
  • Ensuring that KUSCCO Limited achieves high quality market standards in all its activities;
  • Manage KUSCCO Limited’s information dissemination channels to ensure a well coordinated message to the target market;
  • Conduct market research that will provide KUSCCO Limited with relevant information relating to client needs and changes in the market place;
  • Development of the strategic marketing plan for the success of its activities;
  • Develop and execute marketing strategies for KUSCCO Products;
  • Initiate & manage new product development processes;
  • Ensuring effective company visibility;
  • Evaluate effectiveness of marketing efforts and present recommendations to the office of the Managing Director.
Job Specification
  • Degree in Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing), Bachelor of Commerce(Marketing) or related field;
  • Post Graduate Diploma from Chartered Institute of Marketing.
  • Five years experience in the marketing field with at least two in senior management;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Swahili;
  • Computer proficiency;
  • Ability to work in a flexible environment;
  • Have well developed negotiation skills;
  • Display high level of confidence;
  • Be a brand champion and a team player.
2. Human Resources Manager
 
Reporting to the office of the Managing Director, the following is expected of the candidate:

Job Description
  • Plan, direct and co-ordinate the administration of the organisation by maximizing the strategic use of the human resource function;
  • Maintain the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions in the organisation;
  • Ensure adequate organizational staffing by establishing a recruiting, testing and interviewing program in addition to counselling management on candidate selection.
  • Conduct and analyse exit interviews then provide recommendations;
  • Prepare employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs;
  • Maintain a pay plan by conducting periodic pay surveys, prepare pay budgets, recommend and implement pay structure revisions;
  • Plan, monitor and appraise employees’ work results;
  • Manage all employee grievances;
  • Maintain staff benefits programs and inform them of benefits
  • Study and assess benefit needs and trends and advise accordingly;
  • Ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource and labour relation laws.
  • Maintain management guidelines by preparing, updating and recommending human resource policies and procedures;
  • Maintain human resource records by designing a filing and retrieval system for keeping past and current records;
  • Maintain the human resource by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training.
Job Specification
  • A degree in Human Resource Management, Bachelor of  Commerce(Human Resources) or Bachelor of Business Administration;
  • Postgraduate training in human resource management;
  • Five years experience in the human resource field with at least two in senior management;
  • Be a registered member of the Institute of Human Resource Management;
  • Be conversant with Kenyan labour laws and have sufficient knowledge of industrial relations;
  • Computer proficiency;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain confidentiality and impartiality;
  • Demonstrate an ability to treat people with respect and maintain integrity.
3. Corporate Affairs Officer
 
Reporting to the office of the Managing Director, the following is expected of the candidate:

Job Description
  • Develop and implement effective internal and external communication strategies covering various aspects of the business;
  • Produce corporate informational materials; e.g. annual reports, internal and external newsletters, speeches, e.t.c;
  • Organize internal and external events;
  • Manage and supervise the corporate messages and images to reflect the company’s brand and corporate identity manual, ensuring that they are used and applied consistently across all platforms;
  • Monitor  the website and social media content;
  • Prepare features, adverts, articles and releases for publication;
  • Organize the participation of the company in the local exhibitions to promote visibility;
  • Monitor the media to scan the perceptions and develop response strategies;
  • Organize press conferences and internal events as advised;
  • Regularly measure and track the company’s reputation and brand and advise management on strategies for improvement;
  • Plan, supervise, implement and evaluate the company’s annual corporate social responsibility activities and manage the company’s long-term sustainability strategy;
  • Supervise various communication teams and strategies including digital, internal, external and corporate social responsibility;
  • Ensure attainment of departmental targets within set budgets and time-lines;
  • Carry out protocol responsibilities.
Job Specification
  • A Bachelors degree in Journalism/ International Relations/ Communication/Public Relations
  • Professional training in Public Relations or its approved equivalent;
  • Served as a Corporate Communication Officer or in a relevant & comparable position for a minimum period of two (2) years;
  • Excellent  verbal and written communication skills in English and Swahili;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrate competence in handling corporate communications;
  • Be initiative, a team player and self motivated individual;
  • Computer proficiency;
  • Experience in editing will be an added advantage.
4. Education & Training Officer

Reporting to the Manager, Education & Training, the following is expected of the candidate:

Job Description
  • Identifying training and development needs within an organisation through job analysis;
  • Curriculum development and preparation of high quality training programs/plans according to approved methodology;
  • Designing and developing training and development programmes based on both the organisation's and the individual's needs;
  • Monitoring and reviewing the progress of trainees;
  • Amending and revising programmes as necessary, in order to adapt to changes occurring in the work environment;
  • Keeping up to date with developments in training by reading relevant journals, going to meetings and attending relevant courses;
  • Market the department and its products to SACCOs;
  • Preparing periodical reports after collecting and collating statistics i.e. data entry.
Job Specification
  • University degree in Co-operative Management/ Education/ Social Sciences or a related field;
  • Ability to demonstrate practical knowledge of training and development;
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in both English and Swahili;
  • Computer proficiency;
  • Good planning and organisational skills;
  • Three years relevant work experience;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • T.O.T certificate from a recognised professional body or institution will be an added advantage;
  • Flexibility to travel out of the work station on short notice.
5. Care Taker (Premises Manager)

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the following is expected of the candidate:

Job Description
  • Maintain the property by investigating and resolving tenant complaints; inspecting and completing repairs; liaising with service providers;
  • General porterage duties and moving of furniture;
  • Lettings as required - opening, closing and general duties;
  • Receive and check goods and supplies and ensure safe storage;
  • Grounds maintenance;
  • Clean roller shutters, bargeboards and external lights;
  • Provide a quarterly reports for the HRM re: Health and Safety issues and building maintenance;
  • Monitor the work of contractors working on site;
  • Supervision of cleaning staff and monitoring of cleaning standards;
  • Ensure that all lights and heating are working effectively;
  • Secure property by liaising with security provider; establishing and enforcing precautionary policies and procedures; responding to emergencies;
  • Enforce occupancy policies and procedures;
  • Perform daily inspection of the property and arrange for property renovations and maintenance;
  • Prepare inventories for items to be replaced and list of equipments;
  • Attend to all complaints lodged by occupants;
  • Ensure all utility issues are handled/paid.
Job Specification
  • A diploma in Building &/Construction, electrical or plumbing works;
  • Two years’ experience in commercial property management;
  • A proven ability to build strong client relationships;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Be presentable and professional;
  • He must be confident, responsible and demonstrate flexibility in terms of working hours.
  • Must be self-motivated, courteous to clients and must have the ability to solve problems and manage stress;
  • Computer proficiency.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications with updated curriculum vitaes, copies of certificates and testimonials to reach us by 1st March 2013.

This should be sent to compliance@kuscco.com or hand delivered to our offices on 4th floor, KUSCCO Centre, Kilimanjaro Avenue, Upperhill Nairobi (Opposite the Teachers Service Commission), Addressed to:

The Manager, Compliance Services,
KUSCCO Limited,
P.O Box 28403 - 00200,
Nairobi

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