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Government Jobs in Kenya – EPZA (Massive Recruitment)

Export Processing Zones Authority is a State Corporation established by the Government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament - the Export Processing Zones Act (Cap 517 of the Laws of Kenya) for the promotion and facilitation of export oriented investment and for the development of an enabling environment for such investments.

The Authority seeks to recruit for the following position:

Risk and Audit Officer

 

Job Ref: EPZA/HR/RAO/10/2015

The Risk and Audit Officer (RAO) will be reporting to the Assistant Manager, Risk and Audit.
 
The duties and responsibilities attached to this post include:
  • Preparing and contributing to the preparation of work plans (including risk assessment) and audit programs for assurance and/or consulting engagements;
  • Conducting discussions of preliminary nature with Heads of operations audited;
  • Conducting compliance audits of complex, small and medium sized operations;
  • Obtaining required information directly or indirectly through substantive tests, analytical reviews and/or interviews with staff;
  • Preparing working papers and documenting adequately work performed and prepare draft reports on the results of work performed;
  • Assessing the reliability and effective use of internal controls and assist in reviewing administrative and governance procedures; and
  • Drafting potential recommendations for improving controls and enhancing business efficiency and effectiveness.
Qualification and Experience Required
 
The candidate must have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business related field;
  • CPA(K) and a qualification in Audit;
  • Been a Member of both the  Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and Institute of Internal Auditors; and
  • At least five (5) years experience in Risk and Audit.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Leadership Skills;
  • Must have excellent skills in Information Technology;
  • Thorough knowledge of Government Regulations and procedures;
  • High level of integrity and honesty;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good planning and organizational skills;
  • Team player; and
  • Ability to understand the Risk and audit approach methodology & tools of audit.

Planning Executive
 
Job Ref: EPZA/HR/PLE/09/2015
 
The Planning Executive will be reporting to the Manager, Research, Policy and Planning.

The duties and responsibilities attached to this post include
•    Coordinating the preparation of strategic Plans and monitor implementation;
•    Collating and monitoring the Annual Work Plans;
•    Supporting development and monitoring of Performance Contracts;
•    Developing Research Proposals;
•    Conducting Research and disseminating findings;
•    Conducting benchmarking competitiveness and sectoral studies; and
•    Analyzing policy recommendations and preparing policy position papers.

Qualification and Experience Required
 
The candidate must have:-
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or related field from a recognized institution;
  • A Diploma in Policy Analysis or Research;
  • A Master’s degree in Economics or related field will be a distinct advantage; and
  • At least seven (7) years of experience in either research, policy analysis or monitoring and evaluation or planning.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Leadership Skills;
  • Demonstrated analytic and report writing skills;
  • Good command of English;
  • Must have  proficiency in  Word processing, Statistical analysis package such as E-views, SPSS;  Database, Power Point presentation applications;
  • Self-driven and able to work with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal relations skills;
  • Good planning and organizational skills; and
  • Knowledge of research related software packages like E-views, SPSS etc.

Project Analyst
 
Job Ref: EPZA/HR/PA/08/2015

The Project Analyst will report to the Project Executive. 

The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:
  • Project screening;
  • Reviewing applications for EPZ licenses and preparation of project briefs;
  • Communicating with investors on the status of their applications;
  • Profiling regulatory requirement of specific sectors;
  • Developing  backward sourcing linkages for new  EPZ projects;
  • Supporting Joint Ventures and conduct matchmaking amongst EPZ investors;
  • Working on developing strategic partnerships between EPZA and other institutions including MOUs and other agreements;
  • Liaising with other agencies in relation to applications for EPZ license;
  • Assisting the Project Executive to conduct pre-feasibility studies;
  • Preparing reports on status of applications for EPZ license; and
  • Generating new ideas for projects to be executed by EPZA.
Qualification and Experience Required
 
The candidate must have:-
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration or Commerce with emphasis on Microeconomics, Accounting or Finance;
  • At least 3 years experience in busy commercially oriented investment project appraisal or corporate finance department in an investment company, financial institution or economic development agency;
  • Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) or similar qualification will be an advantage.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Demonstrated analytic and report writing skills;
  • Good command of English;
  • Must have  proficiency in  Word processing, Statistical analysis,  Database, Power Point presentation applications in Information Technology;
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal relations skills; and
  • Good planning and organizational skills.

Research Executive
 

Job Ref: EPZA/HR/RE/07/2015

The Research Executive will report to Manager, Research Policy and Planning.


The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:

  • Developing  research proposals;
  • Conducting research and disseminating findings;
  • Conducting benchmarking competitiveness studies;
  • Creating and updating export market and investment sector studies;
  • Supervising external consultants engaged in research;
  • Generating ideas for service and product improvement /diversification for further commercial exploitation; and
  • Enhancing knowledge management.
Qualification and Experience Required 
The candidate must have:-

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or related fields;
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in relevant subject;
  • A Master’s degree in Economics or related field will be a distinct advantage;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research methodology; and
  • At least seven (7) years experience in research, statistics or program management in NGOs, Public sector or private corporations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Leadership Skills;
  • Demonstrated analytic and report writing skills;
  • Good command of English;
  • Must have  proficiency in  Word processing, Statistical analysis,  Database, Power Point presentation applications in Information Technology;
  • High level of integrity and honesty;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Good planning and organizational skills;

Manager, Investment Promotion
 

Job Ref: EPZA/HR/MIP/06/2015

The Manager Investment Promotion will report to General Manager, Business Development.


The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:

  • Supervising  all investment promotion activities;
  • Developing systems for handling investment enquiries;
  • Planning and budgeting for promotion activities;
  • Development and execution of Marketing Strategy;
  • Sales Planning and coordination;
  • Leading the Brand Management team;
  • Developing and managing Promotional Materials; and
  • Developing and implementing EPZA Customer Service Strategy including the Service Charter.
Qualification and Experience Required
 

The candidate must have:-

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent with major in Marketing or Strategy;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Commerce or related fields;
  • Post graduate professional diploma in marketing or a related field; and
  • At least ten (10) years relevant experience in busy, commercially-oriented institution in Advertising, Marketing or Sales.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Leadership Skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good planning and organizational skills;
  • Must have proficiency in word processing, spread-sheeting, Power Point Presentations, Social Media marketing  skills;
  • High level of integrity;
  • Self-driven and willing to take initiative; and
  • Knowledge of a foreign language will be a distinct advantage.

Procurement Assistant
 

Job Ref: EPZA/HR/PRA/05/2015
The Procurement Assistant will be reporting to the Procurement Officer II
 

The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:

  • Providing proper, prompt receipt and storage of goods;
  • Ensuring that goods received conform to the required quantity and quality as specified in the order form and receipt documents;
  • Managing flow of stock / inventory from the warehouse/ store;
  • Ensuring that all the stock records for example Stock Cards, Inspection and Acceptance Certificates and other inventory records maintained in the warehouse/store are up to date;
  • Issuing goods as per user requests based on approval by the Procurement Executive/ Officer (Stock control, Warehousing and Disposal);
  • Ensuring that the stores are properly arranged;
  • Verifying the physical stock in the stores/warehouses with that in the stock records;
  • Identifying of unserviceable, obsolete or surplus stores or equipment and bringing to the attention of the disposal committee; and
  • Providing Secretariat services to the Disposal Committee.
Qualification and Experience Required
 

The candidate must have:-

  • A Diploma or Higher Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies, Procurement, Logistics or a related field;
  • At least one (1) year work experience in Procurement; and
  • Been a current registered member of the Kenya Institute of Suppliers Management (KISM) or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Computer literacy;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • High level of integrity and honesty;
  • Good planning and organizational skills and efficient work methods; and
  • Ability to effectively respond to daily changing priorities, good problem solving skills and a team player.
Procurement Officer II
 
Job Ref: EPZA/HR/POII/04/2015

The Procurement Officer will be reporting to the Procurement Officer I.
 
The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:
  • Liaising with stores to ensure that Stock Replenishment Documents (SRDs) are processed and raised in time;
  • Monitoring the consumption trend of all stock items in the Authority;
  • Reviewing stock ledger card balances and advise on Economic Order Quantities;
  • Reviewing the reorder quantities based on the consumption trends;
  • Providing proper and prompt postage of items procured into the ledger cards;
  • Approving issuance of goods/items from the stores as per user’s requests;
  • Organizing and coordinating annual stock taking;
  • Coordinating purchase requirements from user departments and field offices;
  • Ensuring proper maintenance of Procurement / the Authority’s equipment and assets;
  • Coordinating maintenance and repair of the Authority’s equipment and ensuring that the equipment is in proper working condition after repairs; and
  • Providing Secretariat services to the Inspection and Acceptance Committee.
Qualification and Experience Required
 
The candidate must have:-
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supplies Logistics, Procurement or any other relevant field;
  • A Diploma or Higher Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Logistics, Procurement or any other relevant field;
  • At least two (2) years’ work experience in Procurement; and
  • Been a current registered member of the Kenya Institute of Suppliers Management (KISM) or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Supervisory Skills;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • High level of integrity and honesty;
  • Good planning and organizational skills; and
  • Team player.

Procurement Officer I

Job Ref: EPZA/HR/POI/03/2015

The Procurement Officer will be reporting to the Procurement Executive
 
The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:
  • Sourcing for goods through quotations or cash as per Public Procurement and Disposal Act and regulations;
  • Ensuring all quotations are registered in the quotation register;
  • Ensuring that LPOs and LSOs are promptly raised and progressed so that goods and services are delivered in time;
  • Ensuring that no orders are issued without the necessary documentation such as LPO, LSO etc;
  • Liaising with Stores to ensure that goods being delivered conform with the user specification;
  • Progressing suppliers invoices through Finance to ensure timely settlement;
  • Maintaining an updated list of suppliers;
  • Carrying out Market Surveys to ensure that the Authority always obtains the best value for money;
  • Ensuring safe custody of all purchasing documents;
  • Participating in quotation opening and evaluation committees;
  • Keeping in safe custody of all contracts and ensuring follow up on deliveries; and
  • Providing Secretariat services to the Procurement Committee.
Qualification and Experience Required
 
The candidate must have:-
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supplies Logistics, Procurement or any other relevant field;
  • A Diploma or Higher Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Logistics, Procurement or any other relevant field;
  • A at least five(5) years’ work experience in a procurement ; and
  • Been a current registered Member of the Kenya Institute of Suppliers Management (KISM) or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Leadership skills;
  • Excellent skills in Information Technology;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • High level of integrity and honesty;
  • Good planning and organizational skills and efficient work methods;  and
  • Ability to effectively respond to daily changing priorities, good problem solving skills and a team player.

Procurement Executive
 
EPZA Job Ref: EPZA/HR/PE/02/2015

The Procurement Executive will report to the Procurement and Administration Manager. 

The duties and responsibilities of the post will include:
  • Carrying out planning and projection of procurement needs of the Authority and this includes feeding Data into the Procurement Plan;
  • Preparing, publishing and issuing of procurement opportunities, which include invitations to tender, RFQ and RFP in line with the Authority Procurement Procedures;
  • Maintaining filing of records and documentation system in accordance with the Public Procurement Act, Regulations and Internal Procedures on Procurement;
  • Preparing Procurement Committee and Tender Committee discussion papers and progress reports on all awards before and after approval;
  • Preparing Contracts, Purchase Orders and Processing of Letters of credit as per approved procedures;
  • Monitoring implementation of contracts as per the orders issued;
  • Carrying out periodic market surveys to check that prices offered by suppliers are realistic;
  • Taking part in reviewing internal procurement & stores procedures; and
  • Alternate secretary to the Tender Committee
Qualification and Experience Required
 
The candidate must have:-
  • A Degree in Purchasing and Supplies, Logistics, Procurement or any other relevant field;
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Must have a Diploma or higher Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies , Logistics, Procurement or a related field;
  • At least seven (7) years’ work experience in Procurement; and
  • Been a current registered Member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management or Chartered Institute of Supplies Management.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Leadership Skills
  • Must have excellent skills in Information Technology;
  • Thorough knowledge of Public Procurement Act, Regulations and procedures
  • Initiative and drive and can perform and meet expectations with minimal supervision
  • High level of integrity and honesty
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good planning and organizational skills

Human Resources Manager
Job Ref: EPZA/HR/01/2015

Key Responsibilities:
 
The HRM will head the HR department and shall report to the CEO for the following:
  • Developing HR policies with emphasis on Training, Career Planning and Development
  • Developing and implementing HR Management systems
  • Reviewing and Monitoring HR Management Systems and policies
  • Change management
  • Ensuring computerization of HR management information and data for effective management and decision making process
  • Leading staff related support to all units and departments of the Authority including team building
  • Handling employee relations inclusive of disputes
Qualification Requirements
  • MBA, MSc or MA in Human Resource Management or its equivalent
  • Degree in Human Resource Management or in any other discipline.
  • Post graduate diploma or Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management or its accepted equivalent.
  • Professional membership of IHRM (K) or its equivalent is mandatory
  • Excellent skills in IT for processing information and communication
  • Minimum 10 years progressive leadership experience at a senior HR management position, three (3) years’ experience in the public sectors is preferred.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • A team player
  • Great sense of initiative and creativity in carrying out assignments.
How to Apply

All eligible candidates are advised to CLICK HERE to download EPZA Job Application Form

The duly filled-in ‘EPZA/HRM Job Application Forms’ should be emailed to: epza.jobadverts@epzakenya.com. 

Please do not make any other attachments. 

Hard copy applications will not be accepted.

Please indicate Job Ref. on the email subject line. 

The closing date for receipt of the forms is 17th April 2015.


Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


If you do not hear from us within two months from the close of this advert, then consider your application unsuccessful.

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