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Kenya Pipeline Company Limited is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following vacant position.


Projects Manager - 1 Post

Reporting to the General Manager (Technical)

Job Profile
  • Responsible for projects management in design, construction, commissioning and handing over to ensure that the company funds are efficiently utilized during all stages of the projects and that they are implemented in accordance with the contract so that they can meet the intended use at best quality.
  • Ensure proper running of all engineering projects in KPC through effective guidance to both staff in the Department and external suppliers/contractors.
  • Co-ordinate the design and construction of engineering projects and ensure they are executed in accordance with the contract in a professional manner to guarantee efficiency, cost effectiveness and timely completion.
  • Coordinating with other departments to achieve overall objectives of the Company.
  • Developing prudent departmental policies consistent with Company rules and regulations.
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organisational effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organisational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices.
  • Initiate and participate in organisational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organisational effectiveness.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
  • Review incidents of violations against organisational policy and regulations as well as handle employee disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Conduct training needs assessment, design and implement training programmes aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multi-disciplinary teams.

Person Profile
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering field from a recognized institution.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body e.g. Engineers’ Registration Board.
  • Minimum fifteen years (15) relevant experience gained in project management operations during design and implementation, ten (10) of which will be from a large business concern.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international trends in engineering projects.
  • Strong well developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining civil engineering issues, sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal patiently and sympathetically with people from diverse backgrounds and to develop practical solutions to problems.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in engineering through continuing professional development.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams in an environment conducive to continuous learning, creativity and innovation.
  • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counselling by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management rather than direct supervision.


Enterprise Application Analyst (AIS, QM) - 1 Post

Overall Job Purpose: The jobholder will ensure that SAP modules are well implemented and utilized in the relevant business areas as a tool of working and also attend to any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

He/she will be responsible for the capture and analysis of new business requirements, design, configuration and testing of new and enhanced functionality within the SAP ERP environment including process improvement and configuring SAP business rules, master data maintenance, sap roles maintenance, and user support.

Facilitate interaction with other Departments on issues of SAP.

Key Responsibilities
  • Analyzing and documenting business processes with a view of continuous improvement. Configure, test, and analyze SAP IMG to implement the Company’s processes.
  • Developing and maintaining roles related to specific sap modules and advise SAP Basis administrators on assignment of such roles in conformance to accepted security standards.
  • Supporting the daily operational activities including transaction processing, report generation and system security reviews.
  • Preparation of comprehensive and thorough system documentation including process mapping, authorization matrix, test conditions, test plans, test data, etc
  • Liaising with application engineers and other systems analysts to assist in resolving problems and incidents with SAP applications.
  • Assisting in the definition, development, and documentation of software’s business requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications in collaboration with internal users and other departments according to system development life cycle standards
  • Developing, configuring, testing, and maintaining applications according to specifications consistently
  • Designing, running and monitoring software performance on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging
  • Assisting the end user in use of SAP applications by developing user manuals and guidelines and initially training end users to operate new or modified programs
  • Ensuring critical procedures are in place in case of system unavailability
  • Ensuring that opportunities for new business improvement are taken
  • Ensure manual processing of business transaction are eliminated
  • End user training (existing and new ones)
  • Ensuring configuration of all special reports required by business
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Key Competencies
  • Completed at least one full cycle implementation
  • A detailed understanding of business processes with specialization in AIS, QM modules
  • Innovative and dedication to details
  • Very Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problem and resolve issues outside assigned duties
  • Good Knowledge and experience of customizing in SAP R/3.
  • Change Management and good communication skills

Person Profile
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Information Technology from a recognized University plus SAP Certification.
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience.
  • SAP Certification in the relevant modules.
  • Business Analysis Certification is a plus.
  • Certification in other ERP Platforms is an added advantage

Enterprise Application Analyst (FM, PM, PS) - 1 Post

Overall Job Purpose: The jobholder will ensure that SAP modules are well implemented and utilized in the relevant business areas as a tool of working and also attend to any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

He/she will be responsible for the capture and analysis of new business requirements, design, configuration and testing of new and enhanced functionality within the SAP ERP environment including process improvement and configuring SAP business rules, master data maintenance, sap roles maintenance, and user support.

Facilitate interaction with other Departments on issues of SAP.

Key Responsibilities
  • Analyzing and documenting business processes with a view of continuous improvement.
  • Configure, test, and analyze SAP IMG to implement the Company’s processes.
  • Developing and maintaining roles related to specific sap modules and advise SAP Basis administrators on assignment of such roles in conformance to accepted security standards.
  • Supporting the daily operational activities including transaction processing, report generation and system security reviews.
  • Preparation of comprehensive and thorough system documentation including process mapping, authorization matrix, test conditions, test plans, test data, etc
  • Liaising with application engineers and other systems analysts to assist in resolving problems and incidents with SAP applications.
  • Assisting in the definition, development, and documentation of software’s business requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications in collaboration with internal users and other departments according to system development life cycle standards
  • Developing, configuring, testing, and maintaining applications according to specifications consistently
  • Designing, running and monitoring software performance on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging
  • Assisting the end user in use of SAP applications by developing user manuals and guidelines and initially training end users to operate new or modified programs
  • Ensuring critical procedures are in place in case of system unavailability
  • Ensuring that opportunities for new business improvement are taken
  • Ensure manual processing of business transaction are eliminated
  • End user training (existing and new ones)
  • Ensuring configuration of all special reports required by business
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Key Competencies
  • Completed at least one full cycle implementation
  • A detailed understanding of business processes with specialization in FM, PM, PS modules
  • Innovative and dedication to details
  • Very Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problem and resolve issues outside assigned duties
  • Good Knowledge and experience of customizing in SAP R/3.
  • Change Management and good communication skills

Person Profile
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Information Technology from a recognized University plus SAP Certification
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience.
  • SAP Certification in the relevant modules.
  • Business Analysis Certification is a plus.
  • Certification in other ERP Platforms is an added advantage

Enterprise Application Analyst (MM, SD) - 1 Post

Overall Job Purpose: The jobholder will ensure that SAP modules are well implemented and utilized in the relevant business areas as a tool of working and also attend to any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

He/she will be responsible for the capture and analysis of new business requirements, design, configuration and testing of new and enhanced functionality within the SAP ERP environment including process improvement and configuring SAP business rules, master data maintenance, sap roles maintenance, and user support.

Facilitate interaction with other Departments on issues of SAP.

Key Responsibilities
  • Analyzing and documenting business processes with a view of continuous improvement.
  • Configure, test, and analyze SAP IMG to implement the Company’s processes.
  • Developing and maintaining roles related to specific sap modules and advise SAP Basis administrators on assignment of such roles in conformance to accepted security standards.
  • Supporting the daily operational activities including transaction processing, report generation and system security reviews.
  • Preparation of comprehensive and thorough system documentation including process mapping, authorization matrix, test conditions, test plans, test data, etc
  • Liaising with application engineers and other systems analysts to assist in resolving problems and incidents with SAP applications.
  • Assisting in the definition, development, and documentation of software’s business requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications in collaboration with internal users and other departments according to system development life cycle standards
  • Developing, configuring, testing, and maintaining applications according to specifications consistently
  • Designing, running and monitoring software performance on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging
  • Assisting the end user in use of SAP applications by developing user manuals and guidelines and initially training end users to operate new or modified programs
  • Ensuring critical procedures are in place in case of system unavailability
  • Ensuring that opportunities for new business improvement are taken
  • Ensure manual processing of business transaction are eliminated
  • End user training (existing and new ones)
  • Ensuring configuration of all special reports required by business
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Key Competencies
  • Completed at least one full cycle implementation
  • A detailed understanding of business processes with specialization in MM, SD modules
  • Innovative and dedication to details
  • Very Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problem and resolve issues outside assigned duties
  • Good Knowledge and experience of customizing in SAP R/3.
  • Change Management and good communication skills

Person Profile
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Information Technology from a recognized University plus SAP Certification.
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience.
  • SAP Certification in the relevant modules.
  • Business Analysis Certification is a plus.
  • Certification in other ERP Platforms is an added advantage

Enterprise Application Analyst (FICO, AA, HR) - 1 Post

Overall Job Purpose: The job holder will ensure that SAP modules are well implemented and utilized in the relevant business areas as a tool of working and also attend to any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

He/She will be responsible for the capture and analysis of new business requirements, design, configuration and testing of new and enhanced functionality within the SAP ERP environment including process improvement and configuring SAP business rules, master data maintenance, sap roles maintenance, and user support.

Facilitate interaction with other Departments on issues of SAP.

Key Responsibilities
  • Analyzing and documenting business processes with a view of continuous improvement.Configure, test, and analyze SAP IMG to implement the Company’s processes.
  • Developing and maintaining roles related to specific sap modules and advise SAP Basis administrators on assignment of such roles in conformance to accepted security standards.
  • Supporting the daily operational activities including transaction processing, report generation and system security reviews.
  • Preparation of comprehensive and thorough system documentation including process mapping, authorization matrix, test conditions, test plans, test data, etc
  • Liaising with application engineers and other systems analysts to assist in resolving problems and incidents with SAP applications.
  • Assisting in the definition, development, and documentation of software’s business requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications in collaboration with internal users and other departments according to system development life cycle standards
  • Developing, configuring, testing, and maintaining applications according to specifications consistently
  • Designing, running and monitoring software performance on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging
  • Assisting the end user in use of SAP applications by developing user manuals and guidelines and initially training end users to operate new or modified programs
  • Ensuring critical procedures are in place in case of system unavailability
  • Ensuring that opportunities for new business improvement are taken
  • Ensure manual processing of business transaction are eliminated
  • End user training (existing and new ones)
  • Ensuring configuration of all special reports required by business
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Key Competencies
  • Completed at least one full cycle implementation
  • A detailed understanding of business processes with specialization in FICO, AA, HR modules
  • Innovative and dedication to details
  • Very Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problem and resolve issues outside assigned duties
  • Good Knowledge and experience of customizing in SAP R/3.
  • Change Management and good communication skills

Person Profile
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Information Technology from a recognized University plus SAP Certification
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience.
  • SAP Certification in the relevant modules.
  • Business Analysis Certification is a plus.
  • Certification in other ERP Platforms is an added advantage

Information Security Analyst - 1 Post

Overall Job Purpose: Responsible for administering the Company’s information systems security program, including planning, implementing and monitoring protective measures against unauthorized internal and external access.

Also responsible for establishing administrative, physical and procedural safeguards for centralized and shared or supported departments' information, hardware and software as appropriate and ensures that an effective plan for emergency or disaster contingency recovery is current and tested.

Key Responsibilities
  • Participate in the setup and approval of network and application security designs
  • Review the development and implementation of organization-wide network security systems – firewalls, intrusion detection, VPN, access controls.
  • Assess and recommend appropriate security tools and products
  • Assess and advise on appropriate countermeasures to minimize the security risk posed by outsourced providers.
  • Perform tracking and reporting of information systems audit issues
  • Test and sign off security technologies in new, upgraded and existing systems
  • Schedule and conducts regular security reviews of the Company’s compliance against established policies and standards
  • Monitor and assess network security issues
  • Monitor and assess third-party vulnerabilities
  • Provide fast, real-time network intrusion response
  • Manage authentication and access methods requirements.
  • Manage user policy usage and requirements (such as a password policy).
  • Manage external and physical security requirements (such as access to computer rooms).
  • Manage secure messaging requirements.
  • Provide ongoing technical support and subject matter expertise for security initiatives within the company.
  • Verify that proprietary information is disposed of in a secure way and rendered inaccessible.
  • Evaluate risks to the enterprise as a result of security assessments
  • Participate closely in related areas such as business continuity planning, loss prevention and fraud prevention, and privacy.

Key Competencies
  • Strong knowledge of Information and Communication Technology
  • Must have practical information security experience in at least three (3) of the following: Unix (Solaris/Linux) / Active Directory, Networks, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection, Application controls, SAP R/3, Security Testing, and information security policy implementation
  • Solid knowledge of Information security regulations, standards, and leading practices, information systems risk management practices, including system management and change control practices.
  • Aware of the implications of legislated requirements that impact security for the enterprise
  • Ability to resolve conflicts between information security and business objectives
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to lead both technical and business level Communications

Person Profile
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from a recognized University.
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience.
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security is mandatory.
  • Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or related certification a must.


System Administrator Basis (Mobility / Portal / BW) - 1 Post

Overall Job Purpose: Responsible for the installation, administration, upgrade, and monitoring of the SAP R/3 application software.

The position will act as a liaison between the SAP Security Team and other business teams in all aspects of R/3 SAP Security including but not limited to role creation, segregation of duties, transports, and organization levels.

Key responsibilities
  • Ensure confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of information residing in SAP systems
  • Responsible for administration of SAP Security including SOD resolution, ID creation and maintenance, transport creation / release / move, role creation / maintenance, and Organizational levels creation / maintenance
  • Administration tasks: installation and upgrade of various SAP instances in the landscape patch administration, day to day monitoring of SAP logs and proactively fix error conditions
  • Troubleshoot problems reported by users of the various SAP products
  • Lead in definition of and the standardization of all SAP Security and Segregation of Duties related policies, procedures, work flows, and control sets based upon best practices, experience, and business needs
  • Liaison between technical and functional teams on SAP security, segregation of duties, roles, etc.
  • Ensure compliance to Security Policies, Standards, Procedures and Control systems.
  • Assist in the identification, evaluation, and implementation of SAP related security tools, techniques, and mechanisms to meet business needs
  • Production support to end-users as required
  • Participate in corporate and industry interest groups that focus on SAP Security and Audit
  • Captures, tracks, analyzes, and reports security incidents.
  • Identify and submit process improvements
  • Coordinate with client / technical / functional / business users

Key Competencies
  • Knowledge of SOD resolution, user management, Organizational Level creations and maintenance
  • Highly developed knowledge of SAP security and authorization procedures
  • Very good experience with installation and version upgrades of SAP.
  • Very good experience with application of hot packages and kernel updates.
  • Experience with SAP security administration and defining SAP client structures.
  • Solution manager for Central system administration and monitoring Security administration
  • Additional experience with CCMS SAP Security, Netweaver and SAP upgrade experience

Person Profile
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from a recognized University.
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience.
  • SAP Basis certification is mandatory
  • Unix Certification mandatory while certification on IBM AIX is a plus.


System Administrator Basis (SYBASE) - 1 Post

Overall Job purpose: Responsible for the installation, administration, upgrade, and monitoring of the SAP R/3 application software.

The position will act as a liaison between the SAP Security Team and other business teams in all aspects of R/3 SAP Security including but not limited to role creation, segregation of duties, transports, and organization levels.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of information residing in SAP systems
  • Responsible for administration of SAP Security including SOD resolution, ID creation and maintenance, transport creation / release / move, role creation / maintenance, and Organizational levels creation / maintenance
  • Administration tasks: installation and upgrade of various SAP instances in the landscape patch administration, day to day monitoring of SAP logs and proactively fix error conditions
  • Troubleshoot problems reported by users of the various SAP products
  • Lead in definition of and the standardization of all SAP Security and Segregation of Duties related policies, procedures, work flows, and control sets based upon best practices, experience, and business needs
  • Liaison between technical and functional teams on SAP security, segregation of duties, roles, etc.
  • Ensure compliance to Security Policies, Standards, Procedures and Control systems.
  • Assist in the identification, evaluation, and implementation of SAP related security tools, techniques, and mechanisms to meet business needs
  • Production support to end-users as required
  • Participate in corporate and industry interest groups that focus on SAP Security and Audit
  • Captures, tracks, analyzes, and reports security incidents.Identify and submit process improvements
  • Coordinate with client / technical / functional / business users

Key Competencies
  • Knowledge of SOD resolution, user management, Organizational Level creations and maintenance
  • Highly developed knowledge of SAP security and authorization procedures
  • Very good experience with installation and version upgrades of SAP.
  • Very good experience with application of hot packages and kernel updates.
  • Experience with SAP security administration and defining SAP client structures.
  • Solution manager for Central system administration and monitoring Security administration
  • Additional experience with CCMS SAP Security, Netweaver and SAP upgrade experience

Person Profile
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from a recognized University.
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience from a large and busy organization.
  • Sybase Database certification is mandatory
  • Unix Certification mandatory while certification on IBM AIX is a plus.



Hardware Engineer - 1 Post

Overall Job purpose: Responsible for end-user support, routine maintenance and infrastructure support.

Key Responsibilities

  • Install PC's and related hardware
  • Investigates hardware problems and performs minor system hardware and communication connection repairs
  • Perform basic diagnostic testing Major problems or repairs are directed to outside vendors.
  • Provide end User Support in diagnosing hardware and software problems, staying on call when needed and training end users
  • Ensure routine maintenance including installing/configuring new computers, network adapters and repairing/upgrading PC hardware, software and printers.
  • Maintain inventory of hardware supplies (cables, adapters, etc)
  • Provide infrastructure support by building and installing cables, running plant cabling
  • Research, learn, and evaluate new hardware
  • Coordinate outsourced hardware support services

Key Competencies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard hardware (desktops, network components and servers)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of setting up remote access for users
  • Demonstrated ability to administer a 500+ node desktop environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to support networked printers and photocopiers
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of current communications devices and protocols, server and desktop technologies.
  • Ability to negotiate hardware/software service and technical support contracts with vendors.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, activities and tasks simultaneously.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communications.

Person Profile
  • Bachelor of Electronic/Electrical Engineering or Equivalent in from a recognized University
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience from a large and busy organization
  • Membership to relevant professional body such as ERB
  • Certification in hardware (servers, printers, desktops/laptops] maintenance necessary).
  • Certificate in cabling including fiber splicing is necessary.

Senior Enterprise Applications Analyst - 1 Post

Overall Job purpose: Responsible for the capture and analysis of new business requirements, design, configuration and testing of new and enhanced functionality within the SAP ERP environment including process improvement and configuring SAP business rules, master data maintenance, sap roles maintenance and user support.

Facilitate interaction with other Departments on issues of SAP.

Key Responsibilities
  • Analyze and document business processes with a view of continuous improvement. Configure, test and analyze SAP IMG to implement the Company’s processes.
  • Develop and maintain roles related to all SAP modules and advise SAP Basis administrators on assignment of such roles in conformance to accepted security standards.
  • Support the daily operational activities including transaction processing and system security reviews.
  • Develop and advice the department head on new business processes which can be used to improve performance and increase efficiency. Test the processes, make presentations and implement the proposed processes
  • Advice business unit leaders on how their business processes can be improved using the emerging technology and changed business knowledge and the operating environment.
  • Train members of the department and any other person on the changed financial business processes to ensure improved performance and efficiency.
  • Act as the contact person in the department on matters to do with business processes automation and when required demonstrated to other interested parties both from within and without on levels of automation
  • Manage or assist in the management of small to medium sized projects, including the planning, development and implementation and reporting of project status.
  • Act as liaison with ICT and other systems analysts to assist in resolving problems and incidents with SAP applications.
  • Assist in the definition, development and documentation of software’s business requirements, objectives, deliverables and specifications in collaboration with internal users and other departments according to system development life cycle standards.
  • Assist the end user in use of SAP applications by developing user manuals and guidelines and initially training end users to operate new or modified programs.
  • Interface with ICT and other SAP analysts to ensure the proper integration of business processes and procedures.
  • Work with other teams across KPC to resolve functional problems.
  • Develop and maintain new reports in SAP.
  • Assist in the coordination of tasks assigned to contractor/consultants.
  • Configuration of SAP IMG on new release strategies for new business unit and for new employees as per the SAP Modules business blue print and SAP configuration guide and in conformity with International Accounting Standards.
  • Training and supporting new and existing users on SAP Modules.
  • Trouble shooting of authorization objects for the end users as well training FICO support team through knowledge transfer to ensure that all users get personalized attention and ensure business continuity.
  • Updating the Manager on SAP module issues.
  • Provide proper cross functional communication with other key users, consultants, process owners and user departments to improve process efficiency.
  • Logging of emerging system issues with a view to sorting out or forwarding them to the implementing agency.
  • Documentation of all changes done in SAP and obtaining required authorizations.
  • Roles’ testing, cleaning and checking excess authorization or unauthorized across functional modules conflicts so as to safeguard system abuse.
  • Perform ad hoc/routine duties in the ICT Department as delegated by the ICT Manager.

Key Competencies
  • Completed at least one full cycle implementation of ERP systems.
  • A detailed understanding of business processes with specialization in any of the SAP modules, Workflow or Business Objects (BO). Understanding of cross module integration points will be an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolving SAP issues as well as integration issues, among modules.
  • Knowledge and experience of customizing in SAP R/3.
  • Change Management and good communication skills.
  • Knowledge of IFRS/IAS/CPIM and budgeting and budgetary controls.
  • Be honest, dependable and observe high standards of integrity at all times.

Person Profile
  • Bachelor of Science degree in IT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Management IT, Business IT OR Bachelor’s degree with relevant post graduate qualification from a recognized University
  • Minimum of six (6) years relevant experience from a large and busy organization
  • SAP certification in FI/CO or HR or MM will be a plus
  • Membership to a relevant professional body e.g. CSK and ISACA.

Assistant Manager (Risk and Business Continuity) - 1 Post

Overall Job Purpose: The Assistant Planning Manager will be the head of the Risk Management section and will be answerable to the Corporate Planning Manager for the efficient and effective coordination of risk management, and monitoring and evaluation activities of the company.

Key Responsibilities
  • Planning and conceptualization which will entail establishment of the organizational environment identify and analyze corporate objectives in relation to expected outcomes and define the key elements for structuring risk.
  • Identification, analysis and evaluation of risk, business processes and projects through the use of appropriate tools and techniques, comprehensively determine impact, ratings and ranking of risks.
  • Develop and implement detailed risk action plans.
  • Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems for business activities
  • Monitor and review risk management on a continuous basis to ensure new risks are detected and that the action plan is effectively implemented
  • Communication and reporting including circulation of the corporate risk register, action plans, milestone and all risk management reports.
  • Ensure robust, program-wide consistent M&E systems are in place and used effectively throughout the lifetime of the project.
  • Oversee the collection of high quality data to document project effect and impact. Contribute to ensuring adequate documentation is made for all activities undertaken in the course of the project.
  • Organize performance through performance contracts (PC) reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
  • Implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices.
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement and evaluate risk management plans as well as monitoring and evaluation systems aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
  • Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations as well as handle employee disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Assess staff performance and determine training needs as well as design and implement training programmes aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Prepare concept papers, board papers, periodic progress reports and annual reports showing organizational achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variances and areas of improvement.

Key Competencies
  • Broad knowledge of Risk Management and Monitoring and Evaluation principles and guidelines.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
  • Strong expertise in strategic management, project planning and service tariffs, budgeting and resource & performance management.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret operational, economic and financial data and apply management principles and practices.
  • Ability to develop and implement performance management systems.
  • Ability to empower staff.

Person Profile
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Commerce, Finance, Business Administration or a related field from a recognized University.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience from a large and busy organization four (4) of which must have been served at Senior Management
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.

Security Manager - 1 Post

Overall Job Purpose: Responsible for overseeing security operation in the company including safeguarding the Right of Way, company assets, employees and their properties.

Key Responsibilities

  • The principal adviser to the company on all matters related to security
  • Responsible for the security policy making and implementation of all agreed security policies
  • Liaison with the Kenya Police on all police matters concerning Kenya Pipeline • Liaison with the provincial administration at all levels on administration matters concerning the security of the Kenya Pipeline
  • Responsible for vetting and checking of staff integrity in the company in liaison with Human Resource Department
  • Responsible for vetting of hired/contracted security firms by Kenya Pipeline Company
  • Responsible for the preparation and control of the security budget
  • Responsible for protection and safety of company properties and assets
  • Responsible for recruitment and training of all security staff in liaison with Human Resource Department
  • Responsible for investigation of all reported cases and making recommendations to the management as necessary

Key Competencies
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills and ability to give written and oral instructions to supervisors and external (outsourced) security personnel
  • Must be able to work long hours including early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to work under own initiative and also as part of a team
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining security related issues
  • Ability to empower security staff through coaching and counseling by emphasizing accountability and result oriented management rather than direct supervision
  • Demonstrate professional approach and appearance including enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty, trust and loyalty
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends through continuing professional education, especially in the area of security
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulate vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivate staff to join change efforts.

Person Profile
  • Bachelor’s Degree in security related studies from a recognized University
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience from a large and busy organization five (5) of which must have been served at Senior Management

Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Assurance Manager - 1 Post

Overall Job Purpose: Oversee the functions of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Aviation, Safety, Health and Environment.

Key Responsibilities
  • Determine the strategic direction and work priorities within Quality, Assurance, Quality Control, Aviation, Safety, Health and Environment Sections
  • Provide guidance on the implementation of policies, objectives and goals pertaining to Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Aviation, Safety, Health and Environment Sections to ensure smooth execution and achievement of desired targets as contained in the Corporate Strategic Plan (CSP)
  • Promote quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the organization by ensuring compliance with national and international standards and legislation
  • Provide technical support to line management as appropriate to ensure compliance with related legislation, rules and Company standards

Key Competencies
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of KPC requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in Oil Industry and/or Engineering
  • Strong well developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining operations issues, sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way
  • Demonstrated ability to deal patiently and sympathetically with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in the petroleum sector
  • Proficiency in computer applications especially those used in quality assurance/control and engineering
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change
  • Ability to establish and lead flexible multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counseling

Person Profile
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering from a recognized University
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience from a large and busy organization five (5) of which must have been served at Senior Management
  • Professional Qualifications Membership to relevant professional body

Corporate Communications Manager - 1 Post

Overall Job Purpose: Responsible for the promotion of the company’s corporate identity and enhancement of its brand image through communication and exposition of information by publicizing the company’s objectives, policies and activities and fostering good customer relations, research, surveys and promotions.

Key Responsibilities

  • In charge of Policies formulation.
  • Develop and implement communication strategies.
  • Develop and implement KPC Public Relations strategy, taking into account the internal and external changes in the market.
  • Ensure that these are aligned with Corporate Strategic Plan and internal communications strategies.
  • Ensure that collaterals for KPC functions and other forms of communications by the company are prepared and issued in line with brand guidelines and are aligned with overall communications strategy.
  • Develop operational plans and budget for effective implementation of PR programmes.
  • Provide strategic PR advice to management and commission communication strategies.
  • Recommend and implement informational and promotional strategies (campaigns) for corporate and marketing purposes and design innovative PR and marketing promotional materials.
  • Respond to all queries in respect of KPC from general public, media, special interest groups and other components of the firm’s stakeholder ecosystem.
  • Ensure KPC leadership in managing issues pertinent to the industry is upheld and maintained.
  • Ensure and maintain absolute confidentiality on information obtained and released, as and when necessary.
  • Advise and recommend to KPC possible outcomes and response-scenarios based on strategic initiatives made in the year.
  • Act as a credible and trustworthy liaison between KPC and the various vendors and partners it deals with in the PR space to ensure cordial relations and value for money in all operations.
  • Collect and communicate information that may give KPC strategic advantage.
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, periodic reports within schedule and to standards.
  • Website development or related field.
  • Create and administer a proper filing system for the Communications Department.
  • Evaluate grants and sponsorship requests and implement appropriate Corporate Social Responsibility programmes.
  • Originate and co-ordinate displays and exhibitions for the company, both for corporate and market significance.
  • Coordinate social and welfare programmes that are under the auspices of corporate communication and marketing such as sports, parties, donations, anniversaries.
  • Promote customer and investor relations for the company.
  • Commission opinion and image surveys and interact with outside publics on both corporate and image related issues.
  • Spearhead corporate branding while ensuring the company is portrayed in the right corporate image.
  • Write speeches for management and staff for presentation in different forums.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
  • Conduct training needs assessment, design and implement training programmes aimed at equipping corporate communications staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
  • Coordinate Branding activities
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multi-disciplinary teams and company goals.

Key Competencies
  • Good network and experience with the media/PR firm (at least ten years’ experience).
  • Strong leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, Desk top Publishing.
  • Ability to take personal responsibility for dealing with customers’ issues and concerns,
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in Corporate Affairs through continued professional education.
  • Ability to deliver Kenya Pipeline Company’s articulated Mission, Vision and Policies.
  • Adequate financial management and presentation skills.
  • Ability to observe diplomacy and etiquette.
  • Ability to establish flexible teams to carry out tasks in an environment that promotes continuous learning, creativity and innovation.
  • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counseling by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong analytical skills, customer orientation, excellent writing and oral skills, organizational skills, integrity and basic knowledge in photography and videography.
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulate vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivate staff to join change efforts.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and at odd hours.
  • Effective leadership skills.

Person Profile
  • A Degree in Social Science or Communication from a recognized University
  • A postgraduate diploma in mass communication from a recognized institution
  • Membership to a relevant professional body
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience from a large and busy organization five (5) of which must have been served at Senior Management

Application Process

Suitably qualified candidates should apply in confidence to the address below by 29th January 2014 enclosing CVs with full details of education background, professional qualifications, relevant experience and attaché copies of certificates.

Applications may also be deposited at our Head Office, Kenpipe Plaza, Ground Floor in the Application Box or posted to:

The Managing Director
Kenya Pipeline Company Limited
P.O. Box 73442, 00200
Nairobi

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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