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Latest Government Jobs in Kenya - Privatization Commission


The Privatization Commission is a State Corporation established under Section 3 of the Privatization Act, 2005 which is mandated to formulate, manage, and implement the Privatization Programme. 

The Commission invites applications from persons wishing to be considered for appointment to the following positions:
 

Below are the detailed specifications, duties and responsibilities for the positions and the experience required:
 
1. Accounts Assistant

Job Ref: PC/HRM/9/4/2012-13
 
Grade: PC 5
 
Responsible To: Finance Manager
 
The Account Assistant will assist the accountant in preparation of payments, maintaining cashbook, management of Vote-Book, bank reconciliations, preparation of monthly payroll preparation of budgets and financial statements and other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Main functions will include:-
  • Receiving and recording invoices and filing of all accounting documents;
  • Preparation of all payment vouchers in accordance with the Government guidelines;
  • Maintaining the Cash Book and Petty Cash Book for Commission expenses and receipts;
  • Making payments through issuance of cheques and cash;
  • Ensuring Petty Cash reimbursement is undertaken on a timely manner;
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations;
  • Updating of the Vote Book through daily posting of expenses and commitments;
  • Assisting in the preparation of budgets, financial statements and quarterly financial reports including financial monitoring report;
  • Preparation and posting of journal entries into the General Ledger.
  • Assisting in the preparation of Cash Flow forecast.
  • Ensuring safe custody of records and assets under him /her; and
  • Undertaking any other function as may be assigned from time to time.
Ideal Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree from a recognised university or its equivalent;
  • High level of integrity and responsibility;
  • Good analytical and organizational skills;
  • Computer literate with ability to work with related computer software;
  • Relevant professional qualification in accounting will be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of IFMIS will be an added advantage.
2. Procurement Assistant

Job Ref: PC/HRM/10/4/2012-13
 
Grade: PC 5
 
Responsible To: Procurement Manager
 
The Procurement Assistant will be responsible for:
  • Managing stores inventory;
  • Identifying unserviceable stores and recommending for disposal in line with procurement regulations;
  • Preparation of invitation to tenders, request for proposal and prequalification of suppliers;
  • Participating in receiving, opening and evaluation of tenders, proposals and quotations;
  • Receiving and verifying deliveries of materials/goods;
  • Managing and distributing stores;
  • Preparing local purchase orders, quotations and tenders within the Commission;
  • Participating in tender committees and assisting in the preparation of committee reports;
  • Maintaining an up-to-date database of suppliers;
  • Undertaking market survey of relevant products;
  • Carrying out stock taking on regular basis and reconciling physical stocks and records;
  • Ensuring that purchases arrive on schedule and meet specifications; and
  • Undertaking any other function as may be assigned from time to time.
Ideal Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in procurement/supplies, Commerce or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University;
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, organizational and communication skills;
  • Working knowledge of public sector procurement rules and regulations;
  • High level of integrity and responsibility; and
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management or relevant professional body.
  • Knowledge of IFMIS will be an added advantage.
3. Human Resources and Administration Assistant 

Job Ref: PC/HRM/11/4/2012-13
 
Grade: PC 5
 
Responsible To: Human Resources and Administration Manager
 
The Human Resources and Administration Assistant will be responsible for:
  • Assisting in the management of staff welfare including medical, insurance and other schemes;
  • Updating staff records and database;
  • Preparing and managing leave rosters;
  • Ensuring timely renewal of employment contracts;
  • Assisting in training needs assessment and coordination of staff training;
  • Assisting in the implementation of the Commission’s administrative policies and procedures;
  • Coordination of official travel arrangements, both for local and overseas trips;
  • Ensuring maintenance of fire- fighting equipment and first-aid kit; and
  • Undertaking any other tasks that may be assigned from time to time.
Ideal Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, social sciences or equivalent qualifications from recognized university;
  • High degree of integrity and dependability;
  • Good interpersonal relations and communication skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and computerized HR information systems; and
  • Member of the Institute of Human Resources Management or relevant professional body.
4. ICT Assistant

Job Ref: PC/HRM/12/4/2012-13
 
Grade: PC 5
 
Responsible To: ICT Officer
 
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Day to day administration of the Commission’s system;
  • Undertaking regular backups of the Commission’s system;
  • Ensuring systems integrity, availability and security;
  • System configuration and provision of technical support;
  • Trouble-shooting of all systems in the Commission;
  • Assisting in updating of the Commission’s website;
  • Management of user access rights;
  • Configuration of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network;
  • Training of computer users;
  • Installation of software and hardware;
  • Liaising with ICT vendors;
  • Provision of hardware and software support services; and
  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Ideal Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
 
Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University;
  • Or Diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • MCSE or IMIS or CCNA or Certificate in IT or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; and
  • A high degree of integrity and dependability.
  • Knowledge of IFMIS and Integrated Records Management System will be an added advantage.

Transactions Manager

Job Ref: PC/HRM/13/4/2012-13 

Grade: PC 3
 
Responsible To: Chief Manager, Transactions 

Vacant Positions: Two
 
Reporting to the Chief Manager, Transactions, key responsibilities will include:
  • Ensuring timely implementation of transactions assigned;
  • Creating awareness, publicity and advocacy to galvanize support for the Privatization Programme;
  • Creating and maintaining strong relationships and communications linkages with key stakeholders;
  • Monitoring and evaluating all aspects central to the execution of the transactions assigned;
  • Providing secretarial, logistical and coordination services to all transactions assigned;
  • Preparing transaction action plans, and the associated budgets;
  • Identifying required advisory services, developing TORs for advisory assignments and coordinating the procurement processes;
  • Monitoring privatization transactions and ensuring that data required for demonstrating transaction impact and lessons learned is collected, analyzed and integrated into transaction monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Conducting research on topical issues relevant to privatization programmes;
  • Leading assignments to develop specific technical papers/presentations, manuals and training materials as required; and
  • Any other functions as may be assigned from time to time.
Desirable qualifications, knowledge and experience
 
To qualify for this position, applicants must have the following:
  • Degree in Commerce, Finance or Economics from a recognized University or equivalent qualifications;
  • At least five (5) years progressive top level experience in transaction management or related fields;
  • Be a visionary, self-driven individual with outstanding knowledge and experience in planning and implementation of transactions;
  • Outstanding managerial and organizational skills and be able to lead and manage result oriented teams;
  • A clean track record of honesty and integrity;
  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal and team work skills;
  • Strong leadership skills and sound judgment to interpret, analyze and resolve operational problems; and
  • Clear understanding of the investment and development needs of the country.
  • A Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
Transaction Officer

Job Ref: PC/HRM/14/4/2012-13
 
Responsible To: Transaction Manager 

Vacant Position: Two
 
Reporting to the Transaction Manager, the position is responsible for:
  • Verifying invoices sent by consultants before payment by the Accounts department;
  • Provision of secretarial, logistical and coordination services for the assigned transactions;
  • Conducting research on topical issues relevant to privatization programmes;
  • Developing technical papers/presentations, manuals and training materials;
  • Undertaking transactions impact analysis;
  • Assisting in preparing transaction action plans and the associated budgets; and
  • Any other functions as may be assigned from time to time.
Ideal qualifications, knowledge and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance or Economics from a recognized University, or equivalent qualifications;
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills;
  • At least three (3) years progressive experience in transaction management or related field;
  • Proficiency in MS office and ability to undertake research work; and
  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal and team work skills.
Risk and Compliance Manager

Job Ref: PC/HRM/15/4/2012-13 

Grade: PC 3
 
Responsible To: Executive Director/CEO

Vacant Position: One
 
Reporting to the Executive Director/CEO, the Risk and compliance Manager will aim at managing enterprise - wide risks as well as ensuring compliance of the organization with various statutory and operational requirements. Key functions will include:-
  • Facilitating outsourcing of internal audit function and overseeing the operations of the outsourced internal audit function; a Formulation and implementation of Commission’s risk, governance and compliance framework, policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring that the principles and requirements of managing risk are consistently adopted throughout the Commission in its realization of business objectives and continual development;
  • Review of the Commission’s operational procedures, systems, practices and records to ensure conformity with laws, regulations and policies;
  • Liaising with departmental heads to ensure audit, risk and compliance findings and recommendations are effectively implemented;
  • Ensuring that all strategic and tactical decisions appropriately consider risk, compliance and associated regulations and facilitate the inclusion of risk/risk acceptance in the decision making process;
  • Analysis of key risks and support management to deliver adequate mitigating controls and actions;
  • Facilitating capacity building for employees to ensure that all have a good understanding of risk and compliance issues;
  • Facilitating annual Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) within the Commission;
  • Overseeing and coordination of ISO Compliance Programmes and activities within the Commission;
  • Ensuring compliance of the Commission with statutory and ISO requirements;
  • Assessing internal controls to ensure adherence to established policies, procedures, practices and systems in order to mitigate any business and operational risks;
  • Liaising with external auditors on the annual audits and ensuring that the reports are implemented; and
  • Evaluation of the Commission’s performance and recommending changes to improve operational efficiency.
  • Any other functions as may be assigned from time to time.
Ideal qualifications, knowledge and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or Economics from a recognized University, or equivalent qualifications;
  • At least five (5) years of professional experience ideally within the compliance, risk or audit field in a computerized environment (experience in a transaction related environment will be an added advantage);
  • Confident and assertive manner in dealing with and influencing peers, senior and executive management;
  • Ability to perform analysis to challenge the process and control environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a target focused environment and drive change where required
  • Good level of presentation skills and report writing skills
  • Must have a high degree of integrity and dependability;
  • Have good interpersonal relations, communication and computer skills; and
  • A Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities in the above role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and day time telephone number by hand, courier, or post so as to reach the undersigned by close of business on 14th May 2013. 

Applications can also be sent by email to info@pc.go.ke. 

Please quote the job reference number.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
 
Executive Director /CEO
Privatization Commission
Extelcoms House, 11th Floor
P.O Box 34542, GPO 00100, 
Nairobi
 
The Privatization Commission is an equal opportunity Employer

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