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Re-Advertisement: The Competition Authority of Kenya (the Authority) is a statutory Agency established under the Competition Act No.12 of 2010. 

The Authority’s mandate is to promote and safeguard competition and also protect consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct.

The Authority wishes to invite qualified and experienced applicants to fill the following vacant position:
 

Internal Auditor 
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Manager, Internal Audit
 
Purpose of the Job (Job Summary)
 
The position is responsible for the implementation of the annual risk based audit plans as approved by the Board Audit Committee through execution of operational, compliance, systems, performance and value for money audit.
 
Principal Responsibilities
 
a) Implementation of Internal Controls
  • Plan and conduct risk based internal audits including operational, compliance, system and value for money audits in line with Authority’s Annual Audit Plan as approved by the Board Audit Committee.
  • Conduct discussions with Senior Management on key audit issues and recommendations through exit meetings at the end of the audit assignments.
  • Participate in the annual audit risk profiling and updating of the Authority’s risk register.
  • Follow up on implementation of audit recommendations and prepare statistics on the number of audit issues outstanding, resolved and prepare summary of action taken or to be taken to resolve unresolved issues.
  • Perform other adhoc audit assignments relating to governance, risk management and control as appropriate to the Authority.
  • Participate in the Corruption Prevention Committee of the Authority as directed by the Manager, Internal Audit.
  • Provide support to the External Auditors – both statutory by KENAO or other auditors, covering Financial and System Audits.
  • Carry out audit reviews of the strategic plan to ensure its implementation in line within set timelines.
b) Internal Audit Management
  • Prepare draft annual audit plan and budget for review by Manager, Internal Audit.
  • Create and develop audit programs, checklists to facilitate execution of audit assignments assigned.
  • Document audit work by preparing audit working papers and the audit file.
  • Prepare draft audit reports at completion of each audit assignment for review by the Manager, Internal Audit.
  • Facilitate Internal Controls /Risk Assessment workshops and issue targeted control sensitization communication aimed at improving internal control awareness in order to embed a control culture in the Authority as assigned by the Manager, Internal Audit.
  • Participate in preparation of the Board Papers for the Board Audit Committee
Required Qualifications
 
Education and knowledge
  • Bachelors degree in Finance and Accounting or Business related field;
  • Full professional qualification: Certified Public Accountant (CPAK) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) as an added advantage;
  • Proficiency in ICT
Experience
  • At least 5 years Internal Audit experience gained from reputable organizations; and
  • Diverse experience in in managing internal controls
Skills and Competences
  • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organization
  • Ability to write complex reports
  • Analytical skills
  • Organization and inter personal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task

Consumer Protection Department

Manager, Enforcement and Compliance

One Post
 
The successful candidate will be reporting to Director - Competition and Consumer Protection
 
Principles Duties
 
a) Cartels and Exemptions Investigations
  • Oversee investigation into restrictive trade practices (agreements / concerted practices and abuse of dominance)
  • Oversee performance management in the department
  • Follow up on the implementation of decision made in liaison with the legal department
  • Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department
  • Oversee evaluation of applications for exemptions
  • Lead the implementation of the strategic plan as appropriate
  • Supervise the seconded police/CID officers
  • Ensure maintenance of the customer compliments, complaints and enquiries register
b) Policy Development and Stakeholders Management
  • Liaise with the Research Policy and Advocacy Division in carrying out economic analysis of RTPs and conducting specific market inquiries;
  • Formulate guidelines on restrictive trade practices (agreements, abuse of dominance and exemption applications)
  • Liaise with the Legal department to develop relevant regulations and escalate them as appropriate
  • Convene RTP cases hearing conference where necessary
  • Convene settlement agreement hearing
  • Participate in Awareness creation
  • Offer advisory services to stakeholders on restrictive trade practices
c) Department Management
  • Develop work plans and budgets for the Department for approval
  • Oversee the execution of the approved departmental work plans and budgets
  • Oversee performance management in the department
  • Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department
  • Prepare a draft board management papers for approval
  • Identify training needs for the departmental staff
  • Spearhead the recruitment of staff within the department
  • Participate in the development of the CAK strategic plan
  • Support the induction of interns and oversee the Young Professionals Programs
  • Identify procurement needs of the department
  • Follow up on the implementation of agreed audit recommendation
  • Spearhead risk assessment of the department
  • Mentor and coach departmental staff
  • Oversee the development, documentation and implementation of procedures and processes in compliance with ISO 9001:2008
Required Qualifications
 
i) Education and knowledge
  • Masters degree in Law /Economics/Business
  • Bachelors degree in Law /Economics/Business
  • Specialist knowledge in competition policy/law; and
  • Proficiency in ICT
ii) Experience
  • At least 12 years’ experience in enforcement, competition policy and law gained from reputable organizations, with at least three (3) years in a management position;
  • Diverse experience in conducting investigations; and
  • Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals
  • Experience in litigation is an added advantage
iii) Skills and Competences
  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to interpret long term plans, programs and budgets developed senior management level;
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Project management skills;
  • Ability to develop plans, programs, SOPS, and coordination of workflows
  • Creativity; and
  • Strategic management Skills

Consumer Protection Department
 
Manager, Consumer Protection


1 Position
 
Principal Responsibilities
 
a) Policy Development and Consumer Protection


  • Oversee investigation of consumer complaints which involves review of reports and making recommendations to the Director
  • Develop and oversee implementation of policies and procedures to enable the Department function effectively.
  • Oversee the development of consumer protection guidelines and make recommendations to the Director for approval
  • Follow up on and ensure compliance with decisions made by the department in liaison with the Legal department
  • Develop product information and safety standards
  • Issue warning notices to consumers in regards to unsafe goods
  • Consult with the Kenya Bureau of Standard in all matters involving definition, specifications and grading of goods by quality
  • Ensure maintenance of the customer compliments, complaints and enquiries register
  • Conduct consumer awareness surveys and develop a framework to monitor compliance and impact
  • Spearhead the development and maintenance of the Authority’s Call Centre
b) Stakeholders Management
  • Carry out consumer awareness in liaison with the Communication Unit and other stakeholders
  • Spearhead advocacy initiatives for policy change in liaison with Policy Research and Advocacy Division
  • Promote for the creation, strengthening and recognition of consumer bodies
  • Offer advisory services to stakeholders on consumer affairs
  • Liaise with the Legal department in development and implementation of cooperation frameworks
  • Liaise with the Policy Research and Advocacy division to conduct market enquiries
  • Liaise with the Legal department to develop relevant regulations and escalate them as appropriate
c) Department Management
  • Develop work plans and budgets for the Department for approval
  • Participate in risk management committee and prepare departmental risk registers
  • Prepare the departmental service charter
  • Oversee the execution of the approved departmental work plans and budgets
  • Oversee performance management in the department
  • Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department
  • Prepare a draft Board management papers for approval
  • Identify training needs for the departmental staff
  • Spearhead the recruitment of staff within the department
  • Participate in the development of the CAK strategic plan
  • Support the induction of interns and oversee the Young Professionals Programs
  • Identify procurement needs of the department
  • Follow up on the implementation of agreed audit recommendation
  • Spearhead risk assessment of the department
  • Mentor and coach departmental staff
  • Oversee the development, documentation and implementation of procedures and processes in compliance with ISO 9001:2008
Required Qualifications
 
Education and knowledge
  • Masters degree in Economics/Business/Law;
  • Bachelors degree in Economics/Business/Law or a business related field;
  • Specialist knowledge in competition policy/law and consumer protection; and
  • Proficiency in ICT
Experience
  • At least 12 years’ experience in competition policy/law gained from reputable organizations, with at least three (3) years in a management position;
  • Diverse experience in consumer protection; and
  • Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals
Skills and Competences
  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to interpret long term plans, programs and budgets developed senior management level;
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Project management skills;
  • Ability to develop plans, programs, SOPS, and coordination of workflows
  • Creativity; and
  • Strategic management Skills
How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications given, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, salary, qualifications, experience, names, addresses (including email) and telephone number of three (3) referees, your email address and day time telephone contacts together with copies of your certificates and testimonials to:

The Director General
Competition Authority of Kenya
P O Box 36265 – 00200
Nairobi

Or eMail CV and cover letter to: recruitment@cak.go.ke

so as to reach him not later than close of business on 15th October, 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Applications may be dropped at the Records office, located at Kenya Railways Headquarters, Ground Floor Block ‘D’

Those who had applied earlier on need not apply


NB: The Competition Authority of Kenya is “An Equal Opportunity Employer” Women, Youth and Persons Living with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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