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Career Opportunities in HELB, Nairobi, Kenya

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Higher Education Loans Board is a state corporation whose mandate is to source funds and provide loans, scholarships and bursaries to Kenyans studying in recognised institutions of higher learning.

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Assistant Internal Auditor.

HELB is looking for highly competent, passionate, dedicated and self-driven individual of high integrity who is able to demonstrate skills and competence to fill the position.

The Position: Reporting to the Internal Auditor, the Assistant Internal Auditor will conduct various types of audits and reviews in accordance with accepted professional auditing standards to promote effective internal controls, efficiency of the policies and procedures, review the reliability and integrity of financial and operational information, review the means of safeguarding assets and verify their existence and to ensure adherence to applicable laws and regulations.

The Key Responsibilities and Duties:
·                     Preparation and implementation of annual risk based audit plans;
·                     Review and audit of compliance with policies, plans, procedures, laws, and regulation;
·                     Review and audit of the accomplishment of established objectives and goals for operations and programmes and whether the operations and programmes are being carried out as planned;
·                     Preparation of audit working papers;
·                     Drafting of audit reports;
·                     Ensuring up to date Internal Audit ISO procedures;
·                     Assist in developing an enterprise risk management and risk assessment programs and promoting their implementation;
·                     Assist in the preparation of quarterly summary activity reports to the Audit Committee of the Board meetings;
·                     Assisting external auditors as required;
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:
·                     A holder of bachelor’ degree in one of these fields: Accounting, Finance, Audit, Economics, Business Administration or any other business related field,
·                     CPA Part II or equivalent qualification,
·                     Possession of CISA or CIA or CFE will be an added advantage,
·                     Proficiency in TeamMate and IDEA,
·                     Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite,
·                     At least two (2) years of experience in audit,
·                     Good oral and written communication skills;
·                     Good Interpersonal skills,
·                     Ability to work with deadlines and without close supervision; and
·  Quick learner and adaptability.

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Assistant Human Resource Manager

HELB is looking for highly competent, passionate, dedicated and self-driven persons of high integrity who is able to demonstrate strong leadership skills to fill the following position.

The Position: Reporting to Head of Human Resource Management the Assistant Manager will lead and develop a seamless Human capital function to achieve a high performance culture in the Board. 

The person will Plan, direct and coordinate human resource management activities of the organization to optimize strategic use of human resources and maintain functions such as employee reward and compensation, resourcing, employee relations, wellness, learning, development, performance and talent management, HR policies and the HR partner with Strategic business units. 

He or she will be the key Human Capital Risk Manager of the organization.

The Key Responsibilities and Duties
·                     Assist the management team with HR functions related to implementation of the HR Strategy, Training / Development, Employee Relations, Recruitment and Compensation Benefits,
·                     Support the line-managers in all related HR strategy including new policies / procedures mentoring and coaching,
·                     Ensure and implement HR policies are aligned to legislative and regulatory changes related to organization,
·                     Manage and prepare Human Capital budget,
·                     Responsible for the administration of Employee Welfare Scheme including Medical Insurance and Benevolent Fund,
·                     Develop and support implementation of succession planning and effective Talent Management System,
·                     Monitor and identify work force requirements and skill mix and make appropriate recommendation to management for implementation,
·                     Review and analyze Salary Benefit Survey of the comparator organizations and evaluation compensation and benefit packages to present to management for decision-making,
·                     Ensure smooth running of Human Resources Management Information System,
·                     Administer Disciplinary and grievances handling for staff in support cadre, and
·                     Oversee and coordinate administration in the organization services.
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:
·                     A Degree in Social Sciences,
·                     Possession of an MBA in HR will be an added advantage,
·                     Possession of professional qualifications in Human Resources,
·                     At least 6 years’ experience in HR practice,
·                     A member of IHRM,
·                     Proven IT proficiency,
·                     Good report presentation skills: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management,
·                     Responsible for ensuring the attainment of departmental targets and objectives,
·                     Manage and motivate team members towards excellent performance,
·                     Strong counseling and problem solving skills,
·                     Excellent interpersonal relations and communication skills,
In addition, the ideal candidate should be equipped with demonstrable leadership skills, analytical skills, a good communicator and a team player with ability to work comfortably at all levels within the Board. 

A suitable candidate must demonstrate ability to meet deadlines and be a strategic thinker.

How to Apply

If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please send your application, detailed CV, relevant copies of testimonials and certificates, your date time contact, and contacts of three referees, to reach the office of chief Executive Officer on the contact below and not later than 18th December 2015
Chief Executive Officer,
Higher Education Loans Board,
P.O Box 69489-00400,

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Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

HELB is an equal opportunity employer

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