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Governmental Jobs in Kenya - KEPSA

Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) is the voice of Kenya’s private sector and the apex business organization.

KEPSA is a member-centric organization with corporate and business organization members, and has positioned itself as the premier convenor of public-private sector dialogues in Kenya.

KEPSA is expected to provide thought leadership to complex public policy issues affecting the business environment and private sector in its dialogue with national and county governments, and business information and networking services to its membership.

To this end, KEPSA is now searching for exceptional individuals with the right competencies and strong leadership qualities to enable it deliver on its mandate.

Job Title: Policy Research & Analysis Officer (Sectoral Policies)

Reports to: Manager, Research & Policy Analysis

Job Summary: Is responsible for sector based policy research and analysis

Key Responsibilities
·                     Undertakes initial policy research, analysis, and advocacy outputs including policy briefs, policy papers, special studies, board and management presentations, and all of the content for public private dialogues.
·                     Undertakes research and surveys that provide data and information required for the periodic business & market intelligence reports, and economic & market surveys.
·                     Collects and collates primary and secondary data and information from public and privates sector providers.

Candidate Qualities

The successful candidate will have:
·                     Ability to produce high quality written outputs in a timely manner
·                     Excellent writing, analytical, and presentation skills
·                     Excellent organizational and coordination skills
·                     Excellent inter-personal and relationship skills
·                     Ability to engage with and maintain excellent relationships with providers of data and information

We are looking for a candidate who holds a master’s degree in business, economic, public policy, or any other related discipline with at least 5 years of experience since attaining the bachelor’s degree.

The candidates should also have worked in the private sector, public sector, business organization or international organizations in public policy analysis and research positions for at least 2 years.

Job Title: Trade & Investment Officer

Reports to: Manager, Public Private Dialogue

Job Summary: Is responsible for all trade & investment related activities

Key Responsibilities
·                     Is lead researcher & analyst on trade & investment related issues
·                     Organizes all trade & investment related activities and events between members and international delegations
·                     Follows up on actions agreed on following trade & investment activities and events
·                     Is the key liaison and protocol/events coordinator for KEPSA in trade & investment related activities.
·                     Help build, track and maintain trade and investments regulatory watch lists.
·                     Responsible for coordination of trade and investment sector board in KEPSA

Candidate Qualities

The successful candidate will have:
·                     Ability to coordinate well organized events and activities
·                     Good writing, analytical and presentation skills
·                     Good inter-personal and relationship management skills.
·                     Ability to develop and manage KEPSA’s trade & investment activities

We are looking for a candidate who holds a masters’ degree in business, economic, public policy, or any other related discipline with at least 5 years of experience since attaining the bachelor’s degree.

The candidates should also have at least 3 years of direct experience in trade and investment related positions in the private sector, public sector, business organization or international organizations.

Job Title: Public Private Dialogue Officer (Sector Boards)

Reports to: Manager, Public Private Dialogue

Job Summary: Is responsible for organization of all public private dialogue between sector boards and national government ministries.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Organizes all public private dialogue activities and events between sector boards and national governments
·                     Follows up on all public private dialogue publications and outputs from the sector boards
·                     Is initial liaison between sector boards and national government.
·                     Is the protocol and events coordinator for KEPSA in public private dialogues involving sector boards.
·                     Is secretary to assigned sector boards, takes the minutes, provides content for the agenda, and coordinates the sector board activities

Candidate Qualities

The successful candidate will have:
·                     Ability to coordinate well organized events and activities
·                     Good writing, analytical and presentation skills
·                     Good inter-personal and relationship management skills.
·                     Ability to develop and manage KEPSA’s project activities

We are looking for a candidate who holds a master’s degree in business, economic, public policy, or any other related discipline with at least 5 years of experience since attaining a bachelor’s degree.

The candidates should also have worked in the private sector, public sector, business organization or international organizations in project management, business management, or policy research positions for at least 2 years.

Job Title: Public Private Dialogue Officer (Counties)

Reports to: Manager, Public Private Dialogue

Job Summary: Is responsible for organization of all public private dialogues with devolved government.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Organizes all public private dialogue activities and events with devolved governments
·                     Follows up on all public private dialogue publications and outputs
·                     Is initial liaison between KEPSA and devolved government institutions
·                     Is the protocol and events coordinator for KEPSA in public private dialogues with devolved governments.

Candidate Qualities

The successful candidate will have:
·                     Ability to coordinate well organized events and activities
·                     Good writing, analytical and presentation skills
·                     Good inter-personal and relationship management skills.

We are looking for a candidate who holds a master’s degree in business, economic, public policy, or any other related discipline with at least 5 years of experience since attaining a bachelor’s degree.

The candidates should also have worked in the private sector, public sector, business organization or international organizations in project management, business management, or policy research positions for at least 2 years.

Job Title: Manager, Projects & Results Management

Reports to: Chief Policy & Public Private Dialogue

Job Summary: Is the line manager business strategy implementation, projects and results management.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Has managerial responsibility for all projects, including project proposals, project implementation, project monitoring & evaluation.
·                     Is the lead for the business strategy implementation process, including the Balanced Scorecard implementation.
·                     Has managerial responsibility for results management, and in particular ensuring business strategy KPIs that include the ease of doing business and competitiveness indices are met.
·                     Is the provider of results to the Board and Management of KEPSA.

Candidate Qualities

The successful candidate will have:
·                     Ability to develop and manage KEPSA’s project activities
·                     Ability to ensure all current and future project are embedded within the business strategy to enable internal coherence
·                     Ability to induct entire KEPSA team into the Balanced Scorecard and Hochin Karin strategy implementation methodologies
·                     Ability to build a reliable internal monitoring and evaluation system for the business strategy implementation
·                     Ability to produce high quality written outputs in a timely manner
·                     Knowledge and experience of project management tools
·                     Excellent writing, analytical, and presentation skills
·                     Excellent organizational and coordination skills
·                     Excellent inter-personal and relationship skills

We are looking for a candidate who holds a master’s degree in business, economic, public policy, or any other related discipline with at least 7 years of experience since attaining the bachelor’s degree.

The candidates should also have worked in the private sector, public sector, business organization or international organizations in project management, business management, or policy research positions for at least 3 years.

Job Title: Manager, Public Private Dialogue

Reports to: Chief Policy & Public Private Dialogue

Job Summary: Is line manager for KEPSA’s public private dialogue forums and events.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Has managerial responsibility for all public private dialogue activities including forums, events, and publications.
·                     Is the relationships manager and liaison between KEPSA and national and county government institutions.
·                     Is the coordinator of all the sector boards, and liaison with members for all public private dialogue activities
·                     Is the coordinator of all trade and investment activities and events

Candidate Qualities

The successful candidate will have:
·                     Ability to engage with and maintain excellent relationships with all levels of counterparts in the national and county government institutions, as well as development partners and members.
·                     Ability to plan and execute well organized events and activities
·                     Ability to deliver high quality publications and other materials for public private dialogues in a timely manner.
·                     Excellent writing, analytical, and presentation skills
·                     Excellent organizational and coordination skills
·                     Excellent inter-personal and relationship skills
·                     Sound knowledge of protocol and event management

We are looking for a candidate who holds a master’s degree in business, economic, public policy, or any other related discipline with at least 7 years of experience since attaining the bachelor’s degree.

The candidates should also have worked in the private sector, public sector, business organization or international organizations in public policy analysis and research positions for at least 3 years.

Job Title: Chief, Policy & Public Private Dialogue

Reports to: CEO

Job Summary: Is anchor for KEPSA’s thought leadership on policy issues providing intellectual and advocacy leadership to policy & advocacy team and public-private dialogue.

Key Responsibilities:
·                     Is the team leader for policy research, analysis, and advocacy in KEPSA under the National Business Agenda (NBA).
·                     Provides intellectual and coordination leadership for all the policy team’s outputs that will include policy briefs, policy papers, special studies, board and management presentations, and all of the materials for public private dialogues.
·                     Anchors the public-private dialogues at national and county levels, and is the public face of KEPSA’s policy advocacy.
·                     Provides intellectual leadership and quality control in the provision of business information services that will include periodic business & market intelligence reports, and economic & market surveys.
·                     Provides internal coordination of all policy process between the secretariat, sector boards, and business member organizations (BMOs).
·                     Provides oversight and leadership to all KEPSA’s project activities
·                     Is the key owner of the business strategy KPIs and ensuring the ease of doing business and competitiveness indices are met.

Candidate Qualities

The successful candidate will have:
·                     Ability to provide thought leadership for complex public policy issues affecting the business environment and propose practical strategies and solutions to these issues.
·                     Solid strategic and leadership abilities, confident and capable of providing intellectual and management leadership to the public-private dialogues, the policy & advocacy team, the projects team, and relationships with internal and external partners.
·                     Ability to engage with and maintain excellent relationships with top researchers, analysts, and public intellectuals in Kenya and elsewhere.
·                     Proven capabilities in coordinating and delivering high quality and timely outputs under tight schedules and pressure.
·                     Excellent analytical, writing, and presentation skills
·                     Knowledge of how the private sector works and business climate in Kenya
·                     Knowledge of Kenya’s political economy and policy and regulatory processes in the public sector
·                     Familiarity with regional and global business and regulatory environment
·                     Evidence of ability to interact, relate to, work with, and support the CEO, KEPSA Staff, the Board, Sector Boards, and other internal and external partners.

We are looking for a candidate who holds a master’s degree or Phd in business, economics, public policy, or any other related discipline with at least 10 or more years of experience since attaining the bachelor’s degree.

The candidates should also have worked in the private sector, public sector, business organization or international organizations in public policy analysis and research positions for at least 5 years.

How to Apply

All applications including a detailed CV and telephone contact of 3 referees should be sent to recruitment@kepsa.or.ke with the position applied for as the subject.

Applications must be submitted by 12th August, 2014.



Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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