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The Central Bank of Kenya hereby invites applications from suitably qualified, experienced and self-motivated candidates with proven track record to fill the following position:

Central Bank of Kenya, Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS)

Human Resources Manager 
(1 Position)
 
Job Purpose: Reporting functionally to the Human Resource Director and administratively to Assistant Director Finance & Administration, the job holder will be responsible for the implementation of human resources programs, policies and activities including talent acquisition and retention, compensation & benefits, performance management employee relations and human resources information systems at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Contribute as a member of the HR Department’s management team, to the development and delivery of the Bank’s human resources strategy;
  • Participate in the establishment of annual action plans and human resource related budgets;
  • Monitor the achievement of the action plans against human resource milestones and key performance indicators;
  • Ensure all human resource operational processes and systems in the respective departments are complying with the laid down statutory requirements and are aligned to the Bank’s policies, procedures and standards;
  • In line with the Bank’s approved resourcing strategy, provide overall direction and monitoring of all recruitment within the respective departments;
  • Implement effective market driven compensation and benefit structures within stipulated guidelines;
  • Influence the culture and support the commitment to continued improvement through the effective implementation of approved talent management processes and change initiatives;
  • Undertake succession management to identify capabilities, strengths and weaknesses and carry out resource forecasting to ensure appropriate staffing that will meet current and future needs of the Bank;
  • Drive performance management processes and inspire line managers to set high standards of performance; holding employees firmly accountable for meeting those standards;
  • Implement employee development initiatives and career development activities.
  • Ensure compliance with the Constitution of Kenya, labour laws and HR policies and guidelines,
  • Participate in learning and development, organisational development, leadership development and talent mapping initiatives;
  • Manage the performance of staff within the HR unit.
Qualifications, Experience & Competencies
  • Degree in Human Resource Management or a related field
  • Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • Masters degree in Human Resource management or related field will be an added advantage
  • At least 7 years’ experience in generalist Human Resource Management role in a medium or large organization, three (3) of which must be at middle level management.
  • Proven employee and industrial relations skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities;
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment
  • A team player, possessing excellent communication, presentation, analytical, planning, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Should be open-minded and a change champion
  • Ability to think strategically with creative problem solving skills
  • Mature person with proven integrity, initiative & drive
  • Membership of the Institute of Human Resource Management
Technical & Behavioral Skills
  • Sound knowledge of the Kenyan and international labour legislation
  • Financial management and budgeting skills.
  • HR Standard Operational Procedures & HR Metrics/analytics
  • Job Analysis and Job Evaluation
  • Talent management
  • Performance management
  • Reward and payroll management
  • Pension management
  • Project management
  • Ability to lead, coach and mentor team members
  • Ability to energize teams to achieve set targets by providing sound leadership
  • Ability to make independent judgement which support business and HR objectives
  • Emotional intelligence and good negotiation skills
  • Customer centric

Procurement Manager 
(1 Position)
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Assistant Director, Finance & Administration, the Job holder will oversee the procurement of goods, works, and services for the School by ensuring that procurement processes are carried out efficiently in compliance with laid down procedures and statutes to achieve the School’s objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the formulation and interpretation of supplies and procurement management policies
  • Provide leadership and ensure efficient and effective management of staff and resources in procurement Division
  • Develop School’s annual Procurement Plan and integrate the same into the School’s budget to facilitate procurement of goods and services
  • Facilitate tender and contracts management including management of supplier relationships and ensure supplier performance monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensure compliance to the public procurement and disposal Act, 2005 and Regulations
  • Secretary to the Procurement Committee
  • Review purchase requests and specifications from users to ensure that right items are procured
  • Tender Preparation - Assess and clarify requirements and specifications with the user where appropriate, identify sources and prepare and issue tender documents, requests for quotes (RFQ) or bidding documentation as appropriate
  • Tender Evaluation – Open and record sealed bids in accordance with guidelines and evaluate the same
  • Provide secretarial services to Tender Committee
  • Teach in the School’s MDC programmes .
Qualifications, Experience & Competencies
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management, Commerce, Economics or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Procurement from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and supply (CIPS) or equivalent
  • At least eight (5) years’ experience in procurement or supply chain management; three of which should be at management level
  • Conversant with Public procurement and Disposal laws
  • Knowledge of ERP applications and experience in hotel purchases is desirable
  • Ability to work in large multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities;
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment, in a high pressure on-call environment with changing priorities.
  • A team player, possessing excellent communication, presentation, analytical, planning, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Should be open-minded and a change champion
  • Ability to think strategically with creative problem solving skills
  • Mature person with proven integrity, initiative & drive
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment
  • Membership of KISM

Head, Information Technology 
(1 Position)
Manager Level

 
Job Purpose: Reporting to Assistant Director, Finance and Administration, the job holder will be responsible for providing strategic direction and advice with regard to ICT needs of the school. 

A key part of this role is advising the school management on leveraging appropriate technology to offer efficient operational processes.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and ensure the implementation of ICT strategies in line the school strategy
  • Develop accountability structures, supervise periodic reporting and projects and monitor performance indicators for ICT division.
  • Undertake the development and implementation of effective policies, procedures, systems and processes for systems administration and security; business applications and support network administration.
  • Ensure the division is adequately resourced by professional and competent personnel
  • Undertake the development of ICT plans in coordination with other divisions
  • Advise the school on the development and implementation of institutional systems; including ERP systems, campus management systems and support operational systems, hospitality systems, collaborative systems
  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of business continuity plans in line with the school’s strategy and operations
  • Undertake the contracting and management of ICT and related services providers
  • Undertake the development of user training programmes and materials; coordination of ICT training initiatives
  • Coordinating the provision of timely ICT services to other divisions and the directorate
Qualifications & Experience 
  • Master’s degree and professional qualifications in ICT or related discipline 
  • At least 5 years’ experience in middle management position in a large public/private sector
  • Demonstrated track record in the delivery of ICT projects and services
  • Good knowledge of ICT equipment, devices, processes, software and hardware of the school is essential
  • Ability to work in large multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities;
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment, in a high pressure on-call environment with changing priorities.
  • A team player, possessing excellent communication, presentation, analytical, planning, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Should be open-minded and a change champion
  • Ability to think strategically with creative problem solving skills
  • Mature person with proven integrity, initiative & drive
  • Ability to make critical and timely decisions in a highly sensitive environment

IT Security Officer

(1 Position)
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to Information Security Manager, IT Services Division, the Information Security Officer (ISO) is responsible for ensuring the safeguarding information system assets by identifying and solving potential and actual security problems.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Protect systems by defining access privileges, control structure, and resources.
  • Recognize problems by identifying abnormalities; reporting violations.
  • Implement security improvements by assessing current situation; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
  • Determine security violations and inefficiencies by conducting periodic audits.
  • Upgrade systems by implementing and maintaining security controls.
  • Keep users informed by preparing performance reports; communicating system status.
  • Maintain quality service by enforcing the ICT policy
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing publications.
  • Analyze information security systems and applications and recommends and develops security measures to protect information against unauthorized modification or loss.
  • Evaluate and develop approach to security solutions such as security of the school’s Intranet and Internet sites.
  • Assess potential items of risk and opportunities of vulnerability in the network
  • Support day-to-day administration and monitoring of various security related services such as the web security systems.
  • Install, configure, monitor and respond to security system
  • Administer the school’s anti-virus and patch management system.
Qualifications, Experience & Competencies
  • Bachelor degree with specialization in Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Control or related discipline
  • At least 3 years’ experience in IT/Security assignments in a large public/private sector institution
  • Professional certifications such as Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM)
  • Technical knowledge in UNIX, Windows, Oracle, and SQL Server is preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of information security principles and practices.
  • Working experience with intrusion detection systems
  • Experience in centralized patch management systems.
  • Ability to work in large multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities;
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment, in a high pressure on-call environment with changing priorities.
  • A team player, possessing excellent communication, presentation, analytical, planning, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Should be open-minded and a change champion
  • Ability to think strategically with creative problem solving skills
  • Mature person with proven integrity, initiative & drive

Head, ERP 
(1 Position)
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to Head IT Services Division, the ERP Manager is responsible for the development of an effective planning process, for the creation of an integrated project schedule that encompasses all aspects for the ERP Program and for the actual execution of the plans and their continuous update and adjustment of plans in line with changing circumstances.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implements ERP system requirements by defining and analyzing system problems; designing and testing standards and solutions
  • Provide effective support to all the users of both bought-in and legacy application systems
  • Maintain in-house legacy application systems until such time when alternative systems are acquired and implemented
  • Facilitate development, acquisition, implementation and Maintenance of academic systems
  • Review documents, workflow and plans for implementation with customers/vendors
  • Coordinate and track new implementations projects
  • Install and configure interface software
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex implementation issues in regards to interface and information exchanges
  • Provide interface and related workflow solutions within the guidelines of the interface team’s procedures
  • Demonstrate leadership to define requirements for project risk
  • Develop solutions with the latest tools
Qualifications, Experience & Competencies
  • Master’s degree with specialization in Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering or related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a busy ICT systems development/deployment environment
  • Proven experience in project management
  • Experience in application or ERP systems development/deployment
  • Demonstrable skills in business systems analysis, applications programming, Database design / SQL
  • Good awareness of IT system security issues and challenges.
  • Ability to work in large multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities;
  • Proven ability to be flexible and work hard, both independently and in a team environment, in a high pressure on-call environment with changing priorities.
  • A team player, possessing excellent communication, presentation, analytical, planning, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Should be open-minded and a change champion
  • Ability to think strategically with creative problem solving skills
  • Mature person with proven integrity, initiative & drive
How to Apply

If you consider yourself proactive, self-driven and up to the challenge, please visit the following linkhttp://www.centralbank.go.ke/index.php/careers and submit your application online so as to be received on or before 4th March, 2015

Note:

INCOMPLETE application will not be considered
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
 
Canvassing, either directly or indirectly, will result to disqualification
 

“Central Bank of Kenya is an equal opportunity employer”

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