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Government Jobs in Kenya - Kenya Ferry Services

Kenya Ferry Services Limited is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure mandated with the operations of ferries in the country.

The company is seeking to recruit self motivated, qualified and competent individuals to join its management team in the following vacant positions:

1. Senior Internal Auditor

Reporting to the Principal Internal Auditor, the Senior Internal Auditor will be responsible for efficient and effective organization, co-ordination and supervision of audit teams to ensure completeness and accuracy of audit reports.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting the principal Internal Auditor in giving secretariat services to the Risk Committee of the Board.
  • Preparing audit programs for review and approval by the principal internal auditor
  • Working with the risk management committee to ensure the company has developed systems and controls that can ensure there is an effective and efficient risk management process.
  • Preparing reports for the review by principal internal auditor. (Following audit tasks and activities as applicable)
  • Co-coordinating of management actions and responses in respect to findings and observations raised by both the internal and external auditors.
  • Giving consultancy and advisory services to the risk and management committee, and other units in line with the relevant guidelines.

Minimum Requirements.
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting /Finance option) or business related degrees from a recognized university
  • CPA (K) or its equivalent.
  • At least 3 years working experience in internal or external audit.
  • Member of ICPAK
  • Possession of CISA will be added advantage
  • Computer literate
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of public sector financial management, regulations and practices.
  • Experience in evaluating systems, controls.
  • Knowledge in risk management and governance processes.
  • Experience in serving as secretary to the audit committee of the board will be an added advantage.

Personal Attributes & Competence
  • Team player
  • Good negotiation and planning skills
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills.

2. Senior Procurement Officer

Reporting to the Principal Procurement Officer, the Senior Procurement Officer will be responsible for coordinating procurement and stores activities in the company.

Key Responsibilities
  • Preparation of contract agreements
  • Supervise the management of contracted services (Validity, expiry and implementation
  • Processing of purchase requisitions from various users
  • Ensure that all the eligible supplies are put on contract arrangements for smooth operations
  • Ensure maintenance of proper records of procurement proceedings
  • Quotations analysis and Evaluation of tenders
  • Conduct Suppliers appraisal
  • Co-ordinate supplies inventory management

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Procurement and supplies
  • Member of KISM
  • Competence in Microsoft office applications
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in procurement and supplies at management level.

Personal Attributes & Competence
  • Conversant with Kenyan Public procurement law and procedures
  • Excellent Interpersonal/Communication skills.
  • Excellent report writing/presentation skills.
  • Analytical and a good negotiator
  • High levels of integrity and professionalism

3. Senior Engineer

Reporting to the Principal Engineer, the Senior Engineer is responsible for maintenance, operation and repair of all vessel electrical and mechanical systems.

He/she will communicate and enforce related company policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities
  • Maintaining the vessels in a state of readiness at all times
  • Conducting tests and commissioning of equipment and machinery
  • Ensuring adherence to company maintenance policy
  • Monitoring and ensuring completion of defect corrective measures
  • Overseeing all bunkering operations and ensures safety and environmental policy compliance
  • Overseeing and maintains systems including engineering, deck and infrastructure and ensure that the preventive maintenance programs are followed on daily, weekly and monthly.
  • Actively participating in the shipyard repair and maintenance schedules

Minimum Requirements.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Professional qualification in marine engineering will be added advantage
  • 3 years’ Experience in the maintenance of marine craft of at least 100 ton
  • Understanding of contemporary issues in maritime transport sector
  • Proficient user of computer systems, with ability to utilise MS software applications on a windows environment
  • Possession of the following licenses/certificates/registration will be considered as added advantage:
  • Engineers registration
  • Engineers license
  • Membership to a recognized engineers board
  • STCW
  • Fire Fighting certificate

Personal Attributes & Competence
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, decision making, communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to handle multi tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure, act quickly and decisively using sound judgement
  • Team player
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills.

The Positions are under permanent and pensionable terms.

If your background matches with the specifications for the above positions, please submit your application with a detailed CV, copies of your certificates and stating your current position, remuneration, e-mail, and telephone contact, names of two referees to reach us on or before l8thJune 2014 addressed to:

Managing Director,
Kenya Ferry Services Ltd,
P.O. Box 96242 - 80110,

Kenya Ferry Services Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.

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