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Massive Recruitment at the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Kenya

The Capital Markets Authority is a statutory agency charged with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient capital market in Kenya. 

The Authority invites applications from dynamic, goal - oriented, high performers, with strong problem - solving skills, for the following position:

Head Risk Analysis and Stress Testing – Derivatives Unit

Ref: HCA/FHRAST/8/2015

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Reporting to the Manager, Derivatives Unit, the successful candidate will be responsible;
  • To monitor volatility of Derivatives contracts to determine adequacy of price and position limits;
  • To advise and guide on initial determination and continual adequacy of initial margins, special margins, delivery margins, etc. for each and every futures contract;
  • To advise and guide on initial determination and continual assessment of adequacy of worst case margins, clearing limits and position limits from market level to the client level;
  • To guide on initial determination and continual adequacy of price limits, circuit breakers and any other risk management tools;.
  • To review and advise on stress testing the adequacy of Settlement Guarantee Fund;
  • To conduct credible stress testing scenarios;
  • To keep abreast with and advise Senior Management on best practices and trends on margining methodology and stress testing techniques (including for Central Counter Parties-CCCPs);
  • To monitoring volatility of all futures contracts listed at the Derivatives exchange and in particular, building up of price bubbles and/or extreme price moves; and
  • To interact with ‘Price & Market Surveillance’ Head on any unexpected or unusual price movements and determine reasons thereof.
  • Performing other duties as assigned from time to time
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, econometrics or in actuarial mathematics or relevant field.
  • Proficiency in risk management and market surveillance is definite advantage
  • Minimum of six (6) years relevant experience in the derivatives markets sector with at least 3 years’ experience in conducting risk management and surveillance in a Derivatives market environment
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Ability to optimize the use of the surveillance system to identify unusual price and position movements in a Derivatives Exchange, through effective risk management;
  • Ability to conduct regular back testing and stress testing of the Derivatives market’s default waterfall using various methodologies ;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook Express including financial and statistical packages;
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships;
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences;
  • Ability to develop and implement performance management systems, giving candid performance feedback, rewarding desirable behaviours and providing support to professional development efforts linked to Derivatives market risk management;
  • Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas and to transfer knowledge and skills; and
  • Ability to deliver results and to manage change,

Head Price & Market Surveillance – Derivatives Unit

Ref: HCA/FHPMS/8/2015

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Reporting to the Manager, Derivatives Unit, the successful candidate will be responsible for;
  • Identifying incidents of market manipulation, investigating complaints of the Derivatives Exchange and monitoring and surveillance of trades in Derivatives contracts;
  • Monitoring and Surveillance of trades in Derivatives contracts
  • Undertaking price/volume analysis and the basis relationship;
  • Monitoring daily settlement of trades and collection of variation margin data;
  • Interacting and liaising closely with the Head of Clearing & Settlements or similar functions of Derivatives Exchanges to monitor clearing and settlement of Derivative contracts;
  • Identifying incidents of market abuse and referring the same to the Unit’s Head of Licensing, Inspection, Audit & Compliance for further action;
  • Investigating complaints specific to trade /margins /settlement of specific nature, having direct bearing on current trades at the Derivative Exchange; and
  • Referring specific findings to the Enforcement Department for action.
  • Performing other duties as assigned from time to time
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • A Degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Information Technology or relevant field
  • Proficiency in risk management a definite advantage.
  • Minimum of six (6) years relevant experience in the capital markets sector with at least 2 years’ experience in conducting surveillance on Derivatives market platforms
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Appropriate work experience in market/product research to ascertain consumer behavior in a Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) environment;
  • Strong presentation and communication skills including ability to generate and interpret Derivatives trading and settlement surveillance reports;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages;
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships;
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences;
  • Ability to develop and implement performance management systems, giving candid performance feedback, rewarding desirable behaviours and providing support to professional development efforts linked to strategic objectives;
  • Ability to empower surveillance staff by removing obstacles hindering effective price and market surveillance and delivering what is promised, on time and within budget;
  • Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas and to transfer knowledge and skills; and
  • Ability to deliver results and to manage change

Head Derivatives Contract Development and Market Research – Derivatives Unit

Ref: HCA/FHFCDMR/8/2015

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Reporting to the Manger, Derivatives Unit, the selected candidate will be responsible for:
  • Overseeing of spot commodities and financial derivatives market research and policy analysis:
  • Determining the suitability of Derivatives contracts to be listed in a Derivatives Exchange
  • Development and continuous review of relevant guidelines on design and development of Derivatives Contracts
  • Maintaining continual contact with market players and coordinating the review of Derivatives contracts prior to approval for listing
  • Developing pricing analyses, conducting surveys,
  • Developing & maintaining a data base of daily spot and derivatives prices
  • Maintaining continual contact with spot market players to ascertain supply/demand situation in the spot market as Derivatives contracts approaches expiration
  • Performing other duties as assigned from time to time
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics or any other related field;
  • Professional qualification (CFA, CISA or equivalent) and membership to relevant professional body added advantage.
  • Minimum of six (6) years relevant experience in the capital markets sector, in Derivatives market research and policy formulation.
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Ability to undertake research in financial and commodity markets;
  • Knowledge of relevant commodity supply chain including major spot market players;
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with spot market players;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Product suite is a must;
  • Extensive experience in designing cash settled futures contract requires extensive research to ensure that the futures contract meets the hedging requirements of the cash market participants; and
  • Develop a detailed framework for developing both deliverable and cash-settled contracts.

Head Licensing, Inspection, Audit &Compliance – Derivatives Unit

Ref: HCA/HLIAC/8/2015

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Reporting to the Manager, Derivatives Unit, the successful candidate will be responsible for;
  • Overseeing and undertaking review of financial statements, investigating complaints, inspecting and auditing Derivatives exchanges and market intermediaries;
  • Undertaking the Licensing process of Derivatives exchanges and market intermediaries;
  • Undertaking review of the financial statements submitted by all other Derivatives market regulates;
  • Investigating complaints against Derivatives exchanges and market intermediaries;
  • Inspection and audit of Derivatives exchanges and market intermediaries; Market vigilance and intelligence;
  • Reviewing the governance of Derivatives Exchanges including the Minutes of the Board & Committee Meetings of such Exchanges; and
  • Coordination of Self-Regulatory Organizations (SRO) actions for non-payment of variation margin and, in liaison with the Head of Compliance of Derivatives Exchange recommending appropriate disciplinary action.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business , Finance, Commerce or any other related field; and
  • Professional qualification (Chartered Accountancy, CPA or equivalent)
  • Membership to relevant professional body is an added advantage
  • Minimum of six (6) years relevant experience, 2 of the years to have been in a Management level in the capital markets sector dealing with Derivatives markets licensing and inspections
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Experience must include audit & compliance;
  • Keen to learn a new line of business;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Product suite is a must.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook Express including financial and statistical packages;
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships;
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences;
  • Ability to develop and implement performance management systems, giving candid performance feedback, rewarding desirable behaviours and providing support to professional development efforts linked to Derivatives market risk management;
  • Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas and to transfer knowledge and skills; and
  • Ability to deliver results and to manage change.

Manager Derivatives – Derivatives Unit

Ref: HCA/HDU/8/2015

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Reporting to the Chief Executive, the selected candidate will provide strategic direction on and coordinate regulatory oversight and development of the Derivatives market in Kenya including but not limited to: Derivatives trading, clearing and settlement platforms; derivatives market intermediaries; and their clients. 

The key requirements of this job are as follows:
  • Providing strategic direction to the Derivatives Unit’s function heads in derivatives contract development
  • Providing strategic direction in market research; licensing, inspection, audit & compliance; price & market surveillance; risk analysis and stress testing;
  • Proactively engaging internal and external stakeholders at all levels to build consensus and support for the growth of a vibrant derivatives market in Kenya;
  • Coordinating with the Director of Market Operations on overall industry risk management and mitigation in the Derivatives market; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team on technology development and implementation.
  • Preparation of the annual budget for the unit and coordinating its implementation
  • Providing leadership to the unit team
  • Performing other duties as assigned from time to time
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • A Master Degree in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Business Law or other relevant field.
  • Professional qualification (Chartered Accountancy, CPA or equivalent) and membership to relevant professional body added advantage
  • Minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience in derivatives market regulation sector, with 3 years having been in Senior Management
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with sensitive issues with tact and discretion;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, demanding environment and to balance multiple competing demands;
  • Be a solution driven individual;
  • Knowledge of securities laws and regulations preferably in the Derivatives markets sub-sector;
  • Ability to identify policy, legal and regulatory impediments to a Derivative market environment through gap analysis and to provide practical solutions;
  • Strong presentation and communication skills including ability to develop proposals, concept papers, policy papers as well as write reports on Spot Commodities and Derivatives market;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages;
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships;
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences; and
  • Strong relationship-building, networking and leadership skill.

Product Development Officer

Ref: HCA/PDO/7/2015 

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Reporting to the Assistant Manager Market Development, the Product Development Officer is responsible for:
  • Conceptualizing , researching and engaging stakeholders on the development of new capital markets products, revamping existing products and managing product life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities;
  • Providing technical and logistical support to the Market Development Department on capital markets product research, design, launch, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Conducting gap analysis and providing advisories to senior management on emerging evolving global trends on capital markets products and services;
  • Supporting effective implementation or operationalisation of internal and collaborative research recommendations on capital markets products and services;
  • Developing and implementing policies, procedures, methodologies and quality standards for introducing new products and services into the capital markets; and
  • Analysing and recommending potential partner relationships for product development.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics or any other related field;
  • At least two (2) years demonstrable experience in product development and management in a Product Development Department/Section in a financial markets intermediary, financial institution or financial markets regulator.
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Natural flair for innovative ideas that can be translated into new products and services;
  • Ability to analyze capital markets and economic statistical data to project market trends and consequent products and services demand;
  • Knowledge of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO principles and local regulatory framework in relation to product and services development;
  • Excellent understanding of vanilla and structured capital markets products and their benefits to issuers and investors;
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites and statistical packages;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

Internal Auditor

Ref: HCA/IA/8/2015

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Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Internal Audit, and the selected candidate will be responsible for;
  • Conduct audits on operational procedures, systems, policies and records to ensure conformity with laws, regulations and policies and consistency with the Authority’s established objectives and goals in accordance with the annual internal audit work plan.
  • Develop audit programs and review procedures relevant to audit objectives;
  • Document audit work papers and findings in accordance with accepted auditing standards;
  • Obtain and review audit evidence and ensure that the audit conclusions reached are supported by appropriate and relevant audit evidence.
  • Draft audit reports for assignments undertaken identifying observations made and providing recommendations for their resolution.
  • Following up on the implementation of internal audit report recommendations for assignments undertaken and ensure implementation of agreed corrective actions;
  • Assisting in the planning and execution of any special audit investigation or forensic audit as may be called upon.
  • Assisting in the preparation of board papers for meetings of the Audit, Corporate Governance and Risk Management Committee of the board.
  • Undertaking any other responsibilities as and when assigned.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a Business, Finance or related field
  • A Professional qualifications in either CPA(K) , ACCA, CIA or CISA
  • A minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience in a reputable organisation.
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Initiative and self-drive for high quality performance;
  • Problem solving skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Experience on use an appropriate Audit Management Software
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites and statistical packages;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

Risk Analysis Officer

Ref: HCA/RAO/8/2015

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Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Risk Analysis & Compliance the selected candidate will be responsible for:
  • Assessing the governance and financial strengths of market participants and infrastructure providers to determine levels of risk exposure
  • Analyzing the risks inherent in the products offered by market participants across all asset classes including new complex derivative transactions
  • Participating in evaluating potential risks to market and systemic stability arising from newly introduced products and business lines in the market.
  • Participating in business relationship management by covering specific portfolio of intermediaries and or infrastructure providers with a responsibility for maintaining a close relationship with and deep understanding of assigned firms in order to identify business developments that could potentially impact firm’s risk profile
  • Evaluating and sharing information for a thorough assessment of the overall business environment and internal control factors of intermediaries’ and infrastructure providers and developing trend analyses.
  • Reviewing of business practices, changes in key personnel, changes in nature of service/products offered by market participants to identify key risks
  • Preparing bi-annual risk profiling reports highlighting intermediaries risk profiles to inform proper allocation of regulatory resources
  • Maintaining a comprehensive risk database that includes the profiles of the various intermediaries and infrastructure providers with highlights of key vulnerabilities and appropriate recommendations
  • Visiting intermediaries to evaluate their risk management processes and advise on ways of improvement
  • Circulation of risk and corporate governance questionnaires to market participants and review self-assessment reports from market participants
  • Organizing workshops to sensitize market participants on key risks identified in the market and mitigation measures
  • Undertaking any other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Mathematics or other related field
  • Any relevant professional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable Two (2) years relevant experience in a similar position in a reputable organisation.
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Pro-active and self-driven person with a great eye for detail, strong analytical skills and a strong desire to critically evaluate capital markets operations and risks
  • Strong quantitative and technology training
  • Presentation and communication skills including ability to write reports;
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites and statistical packages;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

Senior Human Resource Officer - Training & Development

Ref: HCA/SHRO/3/2015

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Reporting to the Manager Human Capital and Administration, the selected candidate will be:
  • Coordinating change management initiatives across the Authority to help deliver on key strategic needs across the directorates / departments.
  • Champion implementation of e-learning delivery in the Authority including liaising with infrastructure and content providers.
  • Consolidating suggested annual training needs, evaluating them against desired competencies and developing a strategically appropriate annual training plan and overseeing its implementation.
  • Justifying annual training budget by demonstrating received/potential return on investment.
  • Working closely with Director Corporate Services and Manager Human Capital and Administration ensure effective implementation of management trainees program.
  • Coordinating strategic Human Capital development and targeted training initiatives
  • Ensuring adequate knowledge management of lessons and experiences from training and tracking adoption into the work environment
  • Assisting in development of baseline trainings required at different levels of the organisation
  • Driving the culture of costs versus sustainable benefits analysis through aggressive evaluation of training plans and courses undertaken to determine return on investment and effectiveness in line with targeted business needs.
  • Coordinating the day to day operations of the Training and Development Function; liaising with Heads of departments and staff in identification of training needs in line with the strategic plan, performance management system and emerging business needs including monitoring submission of training reports, evaluations and other relevant documents by staff after training,
  • Implementing the internship programme in liaison with directorates and departments as per the laid down policy
  • Implementing the staff induction programme in line with the policy.
  • Liaising with external training providers on training arrangements and organizing in house trainings as required.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • A Bachelors Degree in business, social studies or a technical field backed by with a
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Membership to a professional body
  • 4 years’ experience in Human Resources services with hands on exposure in actual implementation of change management, training and development programmes in a reputable organization. Experience in e-learning delivery will be a strong advantage
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures.
  • Planning skills, communication skills (written and oral), and ability to be flexible and responsive to changing dynamics
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

Data Analyst

Ref: HCA/DA/8/2015

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Reporting to the Strategic Projects Manager, the selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Under the guidance of the Strategic Projects Manager, assist with the implementation of the section’s strategy;
  • Provide administrative support to the office of the Strategic Projects Manager on a day to day basis;
  • Preparation and maintenance of key projects data, charts, budget and overall project trends;
  • Liaising with Directorates & Departments on behalf of the Strategic Projects Manager to identify strategic projects to be selected from the pool of Authority’s projects database;
  • Assist the Strategic Projects Manager in preparing presentations; drafting briefing papers and /or compiling pertinent background materials and preparing summaries for discussion;
  • Assist Strategic Project Manager in tracking proposals on new sources of income and fundraising activities;
  • Updating the database on key metrics relevant for regional and international bodies that are crucial to the Authority’s strategic projects portfolio; and
  • Preparation and maintenance of annual, half yearly, quarterly and continuous reports emanating from the office of the Strategic Projects Manager
  • Undertaking other assignments as allocated from time to time
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Social Sciences / Communications or equivalent
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience relevant experience in project management, research and data management
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Project monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Proficiency in data analysis using MS Product Suites and/or Project Management software;
  • Knowledge of resources mobilization, public relations/international relations skills
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

Strategic Projects Manager

Ref: HCA/SPM/8/2015

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Reporting to the Chief Executive and facilitating Senior Management, the selected candidate will serve as the primary focal point for coordinating, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the Authority’s key organizational initiatives being carried out as strategic projects. 

The Manager, Strategic Projects will also support the Chief Executive in the coordination of sectoral, national, regional and international engagements and stakeholders in support of and complementary to the strategic delivery of the organization.


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of strategic projects by core functions and department of the Authority including but not limited design and introduction of new products and services, driving organizational change and efficiency and troubleshooting and launch of initiatives to improve service delivery internally and/or in the capital markets subsector in areas of regulation and market development ;
  • Evaluate existing and develop appropriate tools and techniques to be used by the Authority to manage, monitor and evaluate strategic projects to ensure that they are delivering the projected benefits and features and functioning consistently within the organization’s strategic goals;
  • Supporting Senior Management and owners of strategic projects to implement appropriate techniques and tools to ensure timely and impactful implementation including supporting negotiation of changes in project resources as necessary to achieve objectives and timelines ;
  • Develop organization wide monitoring and evaluation tools to ensure projects are proceeding according to timelines, meeting quality & cost targets and expectations and adhering to established operating parameters;
  • Preparing presentations, briefing papers and pertinent background materials and summaries for discussion in respect of cross cutting projects and initiatives;
  • Develop and oversee work-plans and budget for the Office of the Chief Executive;
  • Support Senior Management in the identification and development of new sources of income and tracking funding proposals for the Office of the Chief Executive and Authority’s strategic projects teams for raising funds to supplement the Authority’s other revenue bases;
  • Support the Office of the Chief Executive with the coordination of engagement with and responses to strategic partners of the Authority including regional and international member organizations;
  • Prepare annual, half yearly, quarterly and continuous reports to Senior Management on the status of implementation of the Authority’s strategic projects;
  • Carrying out any other duties as assigned by the Chief executive, including working closely with the Directorates within the Authority.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Social Sciences, Project Management or equivalent
  • Project portfolio management; resource portfolio management; project management mentoring and project management tool development and assessment qualifications are a definite advantage
  • Minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience, three (3) years of which has been in senior management, in project management and related functional areas, with an ability to carry forward ideas and monitor implementation of projects from conception to execution and conclusion
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Understanding of the Kenyan Capital Markets Master Plan and knowledge of financial sector flagship projects under the Kenya Vision 2030 economic blueprint is a key advantage;
  • Track record of taking initiative in managing competing organizational and Directorate/departmental priorities and working under pressure;
  • Track record of thinking conceptually, mastering complex matters quickly and conveying such concepts in a clear, concise and logical manner;
  • Superior critical analytical skills with capacity to identify and appropriately assess and prioritize competing interest amongst different projects;
  • Exceptional research and communication skills with focus on report writing for decision making;
  • Proficiency in Project management applications;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team as well as work with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with counterparts at different level of seniority with tact and discretion
  • Excellent organization and planning skills;
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites and statistical packages;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism

Manager, Investigations and Enforcement

Ref: HCA/MIE/8/2015

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Reporting to Director Market Operations, the selected candidate will be responsible for:
  • Designing, documenting, implementing and evaluating effective Investigation and Enforcement policies, and procedures
  • Developing and implementing long term strategies and objectives of the Investigations & Enforcement Department
  • Coordinate investigations at the Authority
  • Reviewing reports on incidents of violations, market malpractices and fraudulent operations and recommend appropriate enforcement action in line with CMA requirements
  • Regularly preparing reports in relation departmental progress
  • Develop and supervise staff in the department
  • Implementing Risk management activities and measures
  • Undertake any other responsibilities as and when assigned.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree in Law, Finance, Economics or any other related field
  • If a lawyer, must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, hold a current practising certificate with a professional qualification.
  • Otherwise possess professional qualification such as CFE or related and be a member of the relevant professional body
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in a regulatory environment and demonstrated leadership
Key skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Strong understanding of investigations and enforcement of capital markets operations as well as financial sector operations
  • Strong understanding of the Kenyan legislative system.
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Efficiency and objectivity in reviewing investigations and enforcement reports
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism
  • Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas and to transfer knowledge and skills;

Head, Legal Affairs

Ref: HCA/HLA/8/2015

1 Position
 
Reporting to the Director Corporation Secretary and Communications, the selected candidate will be responsible for;
  • Overseeing the procurement of legal services from external legal services providers/ advocates.
  • Drafting pleadings and coordinating their timely preparation and ensuring filing
  • Preparation of legal opinions on legal issues pertaining to the Authority’s mandate and issues arising in its engagement with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Liaison with external advocates on matters they are handling on behalf of the Authority.
  • Providing legal advice on legal issues as they arise from business operations Overseeing contract execution and supporting directorates on contractual issues
  • Overseeing litigation of court and tribunal cases.
  • Liaising with external advocates on witness identification and preparation of witness statements.
  • Development and supervision of staff
  • Performing other duties as assigned from time to time
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law – Kenya School of Law
  • Admission to the Bar- Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Certified Public Secretary
  • At least 6 years’ experience in a busy commercial law firm or government agency.
Key skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Qualifications as advocate with broad understanding of capital markets operations and legal framework.
  • Deep understanding of the laws of Kenya
  • Skills in drafting of legal pleadings
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Contract management skills
  • Case management skills
  • High level of creativity with strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Advanced experience in using MS Product Suites and statistical packages;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision
  • Team player disposition
  • Organization and analytical skills
  • Unquestionable Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism
How to Apply

If your background, experience and competence match the specifications outlined, please send your application, quoting the reference of the position you are interested in, including your current curriculum vitae, copies of your certificates and other testimonials, salary history, three referees (one of who must be either your current or previous employer), day telephone number, e-mail address and details of your current salary and benefits to:

The Chief Executive,
Capital Markets Authority
P. O Box 74800 – 00200, 
Nairobi

Applications should be received on or before 11th September 2015

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

“Capital Markets Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.

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