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More than 20 Government Jobs in Kenya - National Housing Corporation

National Housing Corporation (NHC) is a State Owned Enterprise (SOE) established under the Housing Act Cap.117 of the Laws of Kenya and is the principal agent of the National Government in implementation of Housing. 

The principal role of NHC is development of decent and affordable housing, facilitating rural housing development as well as mobilization of local and international capital for housing development.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant position:


Internal Audit II
NHC Grade 9
Ref: NHC/IA II /06/2015
1 Post
 
Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, the Internal Audit II will be responsible for the following:
 

Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Systematically evaluate and assess the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes in the Corporation
·                     Ensuring that Corporation’s policies are adhered to and implemented efficiently.
·                     Evaluation of Corporation’s internal control systems and recommending their improvement where necessary.
·                     Evaluation of the Corporation procurement procedures.
·                     Review of Corporation sources of revenue and debt management.
·                     Review of Corporation expenses and creditors management.
·                     verification of assets and liabilities as per Balance sheet
·                     Report audit observations and recommendations to Internal Audit Manager.
·                     Review of NHC operations in branch offices.
·                     Review of NHC Human Resource management and practises.
·                     Examination of various accounting records e.g receipts, payroll, payment vouchers, bank reconciliation, statements, imprest etc.
·                     Assisting in special investigations and ensure that audits are carried out as per programmes.
·                     Liaison person between the Corporation and the KENAO.
Job Requirements
·                     Bachelor of Commerce or Business Administration degree from a recognized University
·                     Holder of CPA II or ACCA II professional qualification
·                     Have six (6) years’ experience as an Accountant or Auditor
·                     Be a team player and computer literate

Legal Officer I 
NHC Grade 10 
Ref: NHC/LOI /06/2015
1 Post
 
Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the Legal Officer 1 will be responsible for the following:
 

Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Advising the Corporation staff on legal matters affecting their undertakings and operations as sought.
·                     Preparation of legal documents e.g Sale Agreements, Transfers., Charges etc
·                     Attesting the Conveyancing documents and forwarding the same for signing by the Managing Director and Chairman.
·                     Preparation of Plaints, defences, and all relevant pleadings for filling in Court as well as Court attendance.
·                     Updates and reviews progress reports from the Corporations external Advocates legal opinion on cases
·                     Providing necessary legal back up to the Corporation’s debt collection unit through Issuance of Legal Notices.
·                     Realization of properties charged to the Corporation by loan defaulters.
·                     Attending to various Corporation clients.
Job Requirements
·                     Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized University
·                     Post Graduate Diploma in Law
·                     Must be admitted to the roll of advocates by the High Court of Kenya
·                     Have Six (6) years relevant work experience as an advocate or legal officer, six (6) years of which have been served after admission to the bar.
·                     Be computer literate
Legal Officer II
NHC Grade 9
Ref: NHC/LO II /06/2015
1 Post
 
Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, the legal officer II will be responsible for the following:
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Advising the Corporation staff on legal matters affecting their undertakings and operations as sought.
·                     Preparation of legal documents under the guidance of the Senior Legal Officer
·                     Confirmation of the accuracy of conveyancing documents drawn by the Corporation.
·                     Drafting of Plaints, Defences, and relevant pleadings for filling in Court as assigned.
·                     Maintaining a register of all case files and making progress reports.
·                     Preparation of draft contracts as guided by the legal officer 1
·                     Attending court for hearings on matters related to the corporation
·                     Update and reviews of progress reports from the Corporation’s External Advocates Legal Opinion on cases
·                     Drawing and Issuance of Legal Notices to defaulters in NHC managed schemes and properties.
·                     Realization of properties charged to the Corporation for loan defaulters.
·                     Attending to Corporation clients and correspondence on daily basis
Job Requirements
·                     Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized University
·                     Post Graduate Diploma in Law
·                     Must be admitted to the roll of advocates by the High Court of Kenya
·                     Have three (3) years relevant work experience as an advocate or Legal Officer, three (3) years of which have been served after admission to the bar.
·                     Be computer literate

Business Liaison Manager
NHC Grade 12
Ref: NHC/BLM/06/2015
1 Post
 
The Business Liaison Manager will report to the General Manager Business Development and will be responsible for the following:


Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Provide advice to Management and the Board on new business opportunities and ventures.
·                     Management of all joint ventures and other new business affiliations entered into by the Corporation.
·                     Responsible for innovations, preparation of forecast proposals on new ideas and overseeing implementation.
·                     Responsible for branding and marketing of all corporations developed properties and those under collaboration with partners.
·                     Responsible for analysis of industry trends and developments ,process mapping the nature and extent of business ventures proposed or being undertaken by the Corporation including conducting research to determine the efficacy of such projects.
·                     Accountable for preparation, review and implementation of Corporation’s business plans and proposals.
·                     Responsible for assessing the Economic viability and sustainability of existing Strategic Business Units of the Corporation.
·                     Responsible for promoting the Corporation locally and externally on matters of housing development.
·                     Spearhead the Corporation’s Public Private Partnerships initiatives and programmes.
Job Requirements
·                     Bachelors’ degree in either Economics, Commerce (marketing option), Planning or equivalent from a recognized University;
·                     A Masters degree in Economic Planning, Marketing, MBA or equivalent;
·                     Registered as a member of a relevant professional body ;
·                     Possess twelve (12) years’ experience as an Economist, Planner or Marketer, Six (6) of which must have been served in a senior managerial position;
·                     Have practical knowledge in the area of Business Liaison, Entrepreneurship, Business Research & Development;
·                     Possess excellent interpersonal, analytical and net working skills.

Technician Engineer (EPS) (Electro Welded Mesh Line Production) 
NHC Grade 6
Ref: NHC/TENG /06/2015
1 Post
 
Reporting to the Factory Manager, EPS Manufacturing Division, the Technician Engineer will be responsible for:
 

Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Controlling the assembly line and works- in- progress;
·                     Interpreting Civil and Structural designs for house design types and transposing these to panel designs;
·                     Undertaking of actual Panels Production processes in the workshop;
·                     Responsible for Occupational Safety and Health in the Factory shop floor;
·                     Undertaking Measurements and mixing of raw materials to conform with set standards;
·                     Supervision of Machine Operators, Artisans and Craftsmen;
·                     Maintenance of assembly equipment and machinery and ensuring adherence to maintenance manuals;
·                     Ensuring general cleanliness of work areas in the workshop.
Job Requirements
·                     Possess KCSE Certificate with a minimum of grade C plain;
·                     Possess a Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized institution;
·                     Have Five(5) years’ experience working in a production environment or Factory setup;
·                     Be registered as a Technician Engineer by the Engineers Registration Board (ERB);
·                     Have basic electrical engineering and/or electronics knowledge;
·                     Be computer literate.

Engineering Assistant / Draughtsman
NHC Grade 7
Ref: NHC/EAD/06/2015
1 Post
 
Reporting to the Principal Engineer the Engineering Assistant / draughtsman will be responsible for engineering drawings and details.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Taking site measurements
·                     Preparation of engineering drawings
·                     Preparation of engineering details and schedules
·                     Undertake site inspections and supervision
·                     Any other duties as assigned by supervisor
Job Requirements
·                     KCSE mean grade of C (plain).
·                     Diploma or Technician III qualification in Building or Civil engineering from KNEC
·                     Three (3) years’ experience in engineering draughtsman work.
·                     Computer literate in the use of computer aided design e.g. Auto-CAD; Archi-CAD
·                     Be a team player.
Engineer (Civil / Structural)
NHC Grade 9
Ref: NHC/ENG /06/2015
1 Post
 
The Engineer (Civil/Structural) reports to the Chief Engineer and is responsible for the following:
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Designing and preparation of Civil Engineering drawings;
·                     Designing of Structural Engineering drawings;
·                     Preparing schedules for implementation of Engineering projects;
·                     Preparation of Bills of Quantities and specifications for Civil and Structural Engineering works;
·                     Liaison with Clerk of Works to ensure that engineering work is done properly and accurately on site as per specifications;
·                     Supervision of Assistant Engineers and Technician’s work.
Job Requirements
·                     Have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from a recognized University ;
·                     Be a Registered Engineer with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) for a minimum of three (3) years;
·                     Have six (6) years relevant experience in Civil and Structural Works;
·                     Be a Corporate Member with the Institute of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
·                     Be computer literate and be proficient in Civil Engineering Design and Drawing Software (Auto CAD, Prokon or Eagle Point).
Engineer (Planning, Control & Design)
NHC Grade 9
Ref: NHC/ EPCD /06/2015
1 Post
 
The Engineer (Planning, Control & Design) reports to the General Manager Manufacturing (EPS Factory).

Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     All aspects of planning and design of Factory production processes;
·                     Undertaking of all planning activities including costing of projects;
·                     Technical drawings and design work;
·                     Ensuring quality control in the Factory in accordance with the set standards.
Job Requirements
·                     Have a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from a recognized University or equivalent;
·                     Be a Registered Engineer with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) for a minimum of three (3) years;
·                     Have six (6) years relevant experience in Civil and Structural Works;
·                     Be a Corporate Member with the Institute of Engineers of Kenya;
·                     Be computer literate and be proficient in Civil Engineering Design and Drawing Software (e.g Auto CAD, Prokon or Eagle Point).

Senior Building Supervisor (One Year Contract)
 
Ref NHC/SBS/06/2015
3 Posts
 
Reporting to the project architect the senior building supervisor will be responsible for:
 

Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Supervision of construction works in NHC projects as assigned by the project Architect and ensuring that works are carried out to specification
·                     Supervise maintenance tasks on NHC developed properties.
·                     Work with the contractor to ensure a safe, secure and healthy work environment by enforcing safe site procedures.
·                     Ensure a safe and conducive work environment in the site.
·                     Ensuring construction projects milestone are achieved as defined in the project scope and that designs are adhered to.
·                     Scheduling and co-coordinating site personnel, supervising sub-contractors, resolving design problems and implementing any change orders.
·                     Responsible for handling over completed houses and Co-ordination of post contract activities in the defects liability period.
·                     Coordinates and attends site meetings and prepares briefs to the project Architect on progress made on site.
·                     Maintain a register of daily materials usage.
·                     Prepare daily & weekly progress reports by the contractor.
Job Requirements
·                     Possess KCSE mean grade C minimum or equivalent.
·                     Have Higher Diploma in Building Construction (Structures option) from KNEC or other recognized institution or Construction Technician III Certificate
·                     Have twelve (12) years’ experience as a building supervisor or Clerk of Works, six (6) years of which must have been served after attaining Higher Diploma or Certificate.
·                     Be computer literate
This Position is on a One (1) year contract basis renewable based on performance and projects.

Architect
NHC Grade10
Ref: NHC/ARC /06/2015
1 Post
 
The Architect will report to the Chief Architect and shall be responsible for all aspects of the project including preparation of project proposals, design and supervision of construction work.
 

Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Prepares project proposals, design and supervision of construction work as a Project Architect.
·                     Undertakes all construction contract administration matters and advising the Chief Architect on the same.
·                     Preparation of forward budgets under the guidance of the Senior Architect.
·                     Attending site meeting and making project progress reports to the Chief Architect.
·                     Co-ordination of regional project teams activities.
·                     Supervises staff and architectural works in the drawing office.
·                     Undertakes all job costing and project feasibility studies.
·                     Prepares all drawings for repair works in Corporation’s rental schemes and properties.
·                     Ensures that all construction work is done in accordance with project specifications.
Job Requirements
·                     Possession of a Bachelors degree in Architecture from a recognized University.
·                     Be a Registered Architect by the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors for a minimum of three (3) years.
·                     Possess six (6) years work experience in Architectural work.
·                     Be a team player with good interpersonal skills.
·                     Be computer literate specifically ArchiCAD/AutoCAD.
·                     Possess relevant experience in Project Management
Assistant Architect

NHC Grade 8

Ref
 NHC/AARC/06/2015

1 Post

The Assistant Architect will report to the Project Architect and will be responsible for:
 

Duties and Responsibilities:


·                     Design and supervision of construction work under the guidance of a Project Architect,
·                     Preparation of housing project proposals and drawings,
·                     Job costing under the guidance of a Project Architect,
·                     Supervision of contractors during construction and confirmation of contract specifications.
·                     Taking minutes during site meetings
·                     Supervision of building supervisors and examination of clerk of works reports and schedules
·                     Supervises diminutive maintenance & repair works
·                     Responsible for ensuring site safety guidelines are adhered to (OSHA site issues).
Job Requirements


·                     Have a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from a recognized University
·                     Possess three (3) years professional experience in Architectural work
·                     Be a team player with good interpersonal skills
·                     Be computer literate specifically in the use of Archi CAD /Auto CAD

Senior Estates Officer

NHC Grade 11

Ref: NHC/SEO/06/2015 

1 Post
 
The Senior Estates Officer reports to the Chief Estates Officer and shall be responsible for:
 

Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Preparation of lease/tenancy agreements, maintenance, renting of premises, service charge administration.
·                     Rent determination, collection and accounting in collaboration with Finance Department;
·                     Negotiation and supervision of service contracts as approved by Management;
·                     Determination, collection and accounting for service charge; causing annual audit and apportioning of excess service charge;
·                     Maintenance and repairs of buildings;
·                     Ensuring payment of statutory dues(land rates, land rents) and utility bills (water and electricity);
·                     Preparations of letters of offer and leases in liaison with legal section and opening of accounts for new tenants.
Job Requirements
·                     Possess Bachelor of Land Economics degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
·                     Be registered as a full member with ISK,VEMS / Builders Board for minimum 6 years.
·                     Be in possession of a current practicing certificate issued by VRB and EARB
·                     Possess nine (9) years relevant work experience.
·                     Be a team player with good interpersonal skills.
·                     Be computer literate.

Chief Estates Officer
NHC Grade 12
Ref: NHC/CESO/06/2015
2 Posts
 
The Chief Estates Officer(s) will report to the General Manager Estates and will be responsible for the effective and efficient administration of the Estates Management function in the Corporation and coordination of regional offices.


Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Advising Management on letting and allocation of rental, commercial, mortgage and tenant purchase schemes;
·                     Coordination of regional offices
·                     Undertaking of user reaction surveys in Corporation developed schemes.
·                     Administration of leases/tenancy agreement/renewals
·                     Determination of service charge chargeable, collection, accounting, auditing and apportionment.
·                     Negotiates and supervises service contracts in NHC developed Estates and buildings.
·                     Ensures property insurance and periodic valuations for the same.
·                     Attends to tenants matters, welfare and complaints.
·                     Conducts preoccupancy education to users/tenants
Job Requirements
·                     Possess a Bachelors degree in Land Economics from a recognized University or equivalent.
·                     Master of Arts degree in Housing and/or property Management or its equivalent.
·                     Be a full member of the Institute of Surveyors of Kenya (VEMS) for a minimum of seven(7) years
·                     Be registered by Valuers Registration Board(VRB) and Estates Agents Registration Board (EARB) and/or Building Surveyors Board.
·                     Be in possession of a current practicing certificate issued by VRB and EARB
·                     Have twelve(12) years experience in housing or Estate Management duties, six (6) of which should have been served at a Senior Management level
·                     Be Computer literate and excellent communicator

Procurement Officer 1

NHC Grade 10

Ref: NHC/PROC 1 /06/2015

1 Post
 
Reporting to the Senior Procurement Officer the Procurement Officer 1 shall be responsible for:
 

Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Preparation of tender documents and ensuring appropriate tender registers and documentations are maintained
·                     Organizing for the sourcing of quotations and requests for proposals
·                     Coordination the activities and stages involved in the Procurement of goods works and services
·                     Assisting in the preparation of procurement plans
·                     Secretary to selected Evaluation Committees and responsible for preparation of evaluation reports
·                     Coordination the activities leading to disposal of obsolete stores, goods and idle Assets
·                     Follow-up of the preparation of Award letters and Contract documents in liaison with legal section
·                     Preparation of LPO documents
·                     Preparation of prequalified firms registers
·                     Convenes Board of survey meeting for inspection/boarding of obsolete items/assets
·                     Organises insurance of Corporation assets and maintains register.
Job Requirements
·                     A Bachelor of Commerce degree or a Bachelors degree in Procurement or equivalent from recognized University
·                     Possess a post graduate Diploma in Procurement or Supplies Management
·                     Possess six(6) years relevant experience in the field of Procurement and Supplies Management
·                     Be a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)
·                     Demonstrate proven experience in supervisory role in the area of procurement and supplies Management
·                     Be a team player with good interpersonal skills
·                     Be computer literate.

Senior Procurement Officer
NHC Grade 11
Ref: NHC/SPROC /06/2015
1 Post
 
The Senior Procurement Officer reports to the Chief Procurement Officer and is responsible for the following:
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Advising the Head of Section on all matters related to procurement of Goods, Works and Services.
·                     Responsible for undertaking procurement of Goods, Works and Services in addition to ensuring that the Corporation receives value for money.
·                     Organising Tender Committee meetings.
·                     Implementation of procurement policies and procedures in the Corporation, in accordance with the provision of the Public Procurement & Disposal Act.
·                     Preparation of letters of awards and overseeing administration of contracts executed.
·                     Preparation of Disposal plan and coordinating the disposal process of obsolete and idle assets.
·                     Secretary to Procurement Committee.
Job Requirements
·                     A Bachelor of Commerce degree or a Bachelors degree in Procurement or equivalent from recognized University.
·                     Possess a post graduate diploma in Procurement or Supplies Management
·                     Possess Nine (9) years relevant experience in the field of Procurement and Supplies Management.
·                     Demonstrate proven experience in the area of Procurement and Supplies Management as well as a thorough understanding of the Public Procurement & Disposal Act.
·                     Be a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)
·                     Be a team player with good interpersonal skills.
·                     Be computer literate.

Chief Procurement Officer
NHC Grade 12
Ref: NHC/CPROC/06/2015
1 Post 

The Chief Procurement Officer reports to the General Manager Corporate Services and shall be responsible for all matters related to procurement of Goods, Works and Services in the Corporation. The officer shall also be responsible for disposal of obsolete and idle assets as provided in the Public Procurement and Disposal Act.


Duties and Responsibilities:
·                     Supervision of the day to day running of the Procurement Section
·                     Advising Management on all matters related to procurement of Goods, Works and Services in accordance with the applicable laws and Regulations.
·                     Responsible for all procurements, preparation of Corporate Procurement Plan in addition to ensuring that the Corporation receives value for money.
·                     Secretary to the Tender Committee.
·                     Responsible for implementation and enforcement of procurement policies and procedures in the Corporation.
·                     Processing of all procurement contracts and related correspondence in liaison with the Legal Section and overseeing the implementation of such contracts.
·                     Coordinating the Disposal of obsolete and idle assets including preparation of Disposal plans.
·                     Ensuring that the organisation has optimal inventory and stock levels in liaison with the Cost and Management Section of Finance Division.
Job Requirements
·                     A Bachelor of Commerce degree or a Bachelors degree in Procurement or equivalent from recognized University
·                     Have a Masters degree in Procurement or Logistics and/or Supplies Management or MBA A post graduate Diploma in Procurement, Logistics and/or Supplies Management
·                     Have twelve(12) years’ experience in Procurement and Supplies Management, seven(7) of which should have been served at a senior level.
·                     Demonstrate proven experience in the area of Procurement and Supplies Management as well as a thorough understanding of the Public Procurement & Disposal Act.
·                     Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)
·                     Be a team player with good interpersonal skills
·                     Be computer literate
Application Procedure
 
Qualified applicants should submit their applications highlighting how they meet the job requirements and attach a detailed curriculum vitae stating current position, gross salary & benefits, their email address and telephone contacts(both landline and mobile). 

The names and telephone contacts of three (3) referees should also be submitted. 

Applications should be addressed to:

The Managing Director
National Housing Corporation
P.O. Box 30257 00100
Nairobi

Important:
 
1. Applications should be in a “sealed envelope” clearly marked “Application for the Position e.g. LEGAL OFFICER II - REF: NHC/LO II/06/ 2015” Quoted in bold print on the envelope.
 
2. Applicants must state their County
 
3. Applicants must meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya and will be required to provide evidence as proof.
·                     Certificate of good conduct from the Kenya police
·                     HELB clearance certificate
·                     Letter from the Credit Reference Bureau
·                     KRA tax clearance certificate
Closing date is Friday 10th July 2015

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



National Housing Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and persons with disability are encouraged to apply

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