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Career Opportunities in Capital Markets Authority, Kenya

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

The Authority is looking for potential candidates who have focus for results and are interested in furthering their career at the Authority. 

The positions are as below:

Assistant Manager - Enforcement 

Ref: HCA/AME/2/2016

1 Position

Reporting to the Manager, Investigations & Enforcement, the selected candidate will be responsible for;
  • In liaison with the Manager investigations and Enforcement develop and implement the strategy for the section
  • Review investigations reports and evidence on market violations reported and provide recommendations to direct enforcement of market rules and regulations. 
  • Lead and provide strategic direction to and management of the Enforcement function;
  • Give guidance in the management and oversight of the enforcement program, policy development, the provision of policy advice and guidance to the Department of Investigations & Enforcement
  • Manage the enforcement portfolio and enforcement case stream;
  • Driving enforcement processes and ensuring completion within the set timelines;
  • Ensuring satisfaction of the relevant targets of the CMA Performance Contract and Balanced Score Card
  • Implementing various Risk management activities and measures;
  • Ensuring continuous compliance with ISO procedures
  • Development and continuous improvement of enforcement procedures and best practices on effective enforcement of the capital markets legal and regulatory framework
  • Undertake any other responsibilities as and when assigned
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Finance, Economics or any other related field;
  • If a lawyer, an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, holding a current practising certificate.
  • Otherwise possess a CFE, ICPAK, CFA, ACCA or ICPSK qualification.
Experience: Minimum of six (6) years relevant experience in enforcement, legal or regulatory processes in the financial sector

Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Strong understanding of capital markets operations and potential avenues for breach of the of the Capital Markets Regulatory Frame work;
  • Strong understanding of the Kenyan legislative system, criminal and civil proceedings;
  • Strong skills in investigations e.g. interviewing skills and strong understanding of enforcement processes in addition to efficiency and objectivity in reviewing investigations and enforcement reports;
  • Strong presentation and communication skills including ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position papers as well as write reports;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • 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; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences;
  • Knowledge of strategic management, project planning and budgeting, resource management, implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation; 
  • 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 staff by removing obstacles hindering the achievement of strategic objectives, focusing and deliver results and delivering what is promised, on time and within budget ;
  • Ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas and to transfer knowledge and skills;
  • Ability to deliver results and to manage change.

Management Trainees

Ref: HCA/MT/1/2016 

Ten (10) Positions

As part of strengthening institutional capacity, the Authority intends to hire 10 management trainees. 

Online applications are invited from dynamic fresh university graduates evidencing excellent performance and potential for development into future challenging roles in the Authority. 

This is a unique opportunity for trainees to gain a comprehensive appreciation of the critical perspectives and challenges in the capital markets sector.

The Management trainee programme will run for a duration of two years with evaluations to confirm suitability for continued engagement to the end of the training period. 

The successful trainees will be considered for absorption into normal staff of the Authority subject to availability of vacancies at the end of the programme.

Interested candidates must meet the following:

Minimum Requirements
  1. A minimum of Upper second class Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  2. Demonstrable relevant leadership capabilities through roles undertaken at school or community level.
  3. Must have graduated within the last two years ( i.e. from 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2015)
  4. Below 27 years of age as at January 29, 2016
Candidates will require to be available to work full time (8am - 5pm) for the duration of the 2 year programme without exception.

  • Team player 
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems logically
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong IT  skills
  • Unquestionable Integrity

Follow the instructions below to apply and attach a CV and a cover letter of not more than one page detailing why you believe you would excel as a CMA management trainee.

If you meet the above requirements, please
 CLICK HERE to login to the E-recruitment Portal and follow the following steps to submit an online application.:

1. Register

2. An email will be sent to the registered email address

3. Access email and click on link to activate your account

4. Login and fill your details and attach required documents

5. Apply for the advertised position under Vacancies

Applications should be received on or before January 29 2016

Note: Please upload a CV and one page Cover Letter only at this stage. No certificates or other testimonials will be required until interview stage. Please ensure that one of the referees specified is from the University program you attended.

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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