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Government Career Opportunities - Kenya Industrial Estates

Kenya Industrial Estates was established Ltd in 1967 with the mandate of facilitating and promoting industrialization through the development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. 

Pursuant to the achievement of this mandate, the company provides Industrial sheds, medium to long term financing and business advisory/training services.

The company is currently undergoing a steep growth trajectory as it repositions to contribute to the realization of vision 2030. 

Consequently, a vacancy has arisen as follows:-

Planning & Research Officer

Reporting to Corporate Strategy & Planning Manager, the successful candidate will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:-

  • To collect research materials.
  • To write policy papers.
  • To plan in order to provide long term strategies to the company.
  • To coordinate the preparation and implementation of the corporate plan.
  • To plan and develop the organization management information system in liaison with ICT manager.
  • To assist in preparation of funding proposals for the company donors and the Government as and when required.
  • To attend management meetings, seminars workshops as and when required.
  • To train staff in the department on research and planning areas of the company
  • To identify causes of variations between results and the plans and distinguish those causes that are controllable and the ones beyond control.
  • To appraise the company management on the achievements and the shortfalls over the planed period.
  • To perform any other duties as required by the company.
Qualifications, Knowledge and skills Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
  • At least 3 years in the similar position.
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations and to convey ideas by clearly formulating positions on issues and articulating options while simultaneously conveying the maximum necessary information.
  • Must possess an awareness of other disaster response organizations.
  • Knowledgeable about the development and use of integrated action planning concepts and processes.
  • Must be proficient with information systems.
  • Must be proficient in task force records management.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

Business Development Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will Conduct extensive market research and continue gathering information throughout the life of the business. 

Must have considerable sales experience, be an organized and strong negotiator, and be aware of and responsive to economic trends, government policies.

  • To formulate and implement company policy on credit facility investments.
  • To advise the company on SMEs industry trends.
  • To coordinate and update country wide status of company portfolio status.
  • To receive and appraise loan applications for disbursement.
  • To coordinate branches on investment activities and initiating implementation of projects.
  • To supervise departmental staff and ensuring proper placement in the departments.
  • To coordinate technical support services.
  • To represent the company at ministry meetings, seminars and other relevant forums
  • To ensure proper orientation of credit officers of the department.
  • To ensure high quality and commercially viable provisions of business advisory services.
  • To monitor the country wide loan implementations and adherence to loan disbursement procedures.
  • To coordinate the review and supervision of all investments and recommend necessary action on them like rehabilitation, reschedulement or liquidation.
  • To be responsible for investment ranking into performance categories.
  • Collaborations and partnerships in the support of MSMIs.
  • Coordinating entrepreneurship training.
  • Ensure provision of high quality and commercially viable business consultancy services.
  • Provision of market access services to MSMIs.
  • Provision of Business information services.
  • Provision of technology transfer.
  • Facilitating subcontracting and linkages.
  • Establishment and maintenance of information centres.
  • Develop new lines of non-fund based revenue.
  • Promoting and marketing company products/services.
  • Participating in development of new products.
  • Participating in screening and selection of potential clients for the company’s products and services.
Qualifications, Knowledge and skills Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in Finance, Marketing, economics and business studies from a recognized institution.
  • Masters’ degree is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in management level.
  • Be a team player with great leadership abilities.
  • Banking or microfinance experience will be an added advantage.
  • Computer proficiency is a must.

Budget Accountant 
Reporting to Finance Manager, the successful candidate will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:-

  • Analyze monthly department budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls.
  • Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports.
  • Consult with managers to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes.
  • Provide advice & technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation and budget preparation.
  • Summarize budgets and submit recommendations for the approval or disapproval of funds requests.
  • Match specific programs with appropriations for broader programs, including items for emergency funds.
Qualifications, Knowledge and skills Requirements
  • A degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from a recognized institution.
  • CPA (K) Holder.
  • At least 3 years in budget analysis.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Assistant Manager, Human Resource & Administration
Reporting to the Human Resource & Administration Manager, the successful candidate will undertake the following duties:-

  • Monitors & track productivity levels across the organization.
  • Directs and monitors the conduct of performance appraisal as per set schedules, provides technical guidance to appraisers, overseas proper documentation and timely decision making.
  • Monitors the execution of well-planned induction programmes to enable the new employees reach productivity levels faster.
  • Facilitates the development of appropriate organization structure with clearly defined roles and manpower requirements.
  • Track staff movement and ensure vacancies are filled within stipulated time using the most effective and cost efficient method and sources.
  • Initiates and participates in the selection process to select the most suitable candidate.
  • Formulates policies related to people management, deployment to build a positive and performance oriented culture in the organization.
  • Identifies critical employee training needs across the company, designs the annual training calendar, supervises its execution and monitors the effectiveness of training.
Qualifications, Knowledge and skills Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in Human Resource from a recognized institution.
  • Higher national diploma from a recognized institution.
  • Masters’ degree is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in management level.
  • Be a team player with great leadership abilities.
  • Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects. Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • Develop a sense of responsibility among your subordinates.
  • Make sound and timely decisions.
How to apply
Those candidates who meet the job requirements as detailed in the advert are encouraged to apply. Applications must be accompanied by current curriculum vitae, giving details of educational and professional qualifications, the relevant experience and addressed to the undersigned. 

Applicants must also indicate their current and expected salaries. 

The applications should be received not later than 17th June, 2013.
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB- Women and physically challenged persons are encouraged to apply.
HR & Administration Manager,
Kenya Industrial Estates Ltd,
P.O. Box 78029-00507, Nairobi.


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