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Government Jobs in Kenya - Competition Authority of Kenya

The Competition Authority of Kenya (the Authority) is a statutory Agency established under the Competition Act No.12 of 2010. 

The Authority’s mandate is to promote and safeguard competition and also protect consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct.
 
The Authority wishes to invite qualified and experienced applicants to fill the following vacant position:
 

Policy, Research and Advocacy Department
 
Research Officer


1 Position
 
Principal Responsibilities
  • Conduct rigorous economic research in specific sectors supporting recommendations for initiation, where appropriate.
  • Conduct rigorous economic research into specific topics related to key competition concerns
  • Participate in conducting economic analysis in enforcement and merger cases and review outcomes following a merger or complaint decision;
  • Provide adequate findings to influence the policy and legislative processes through drawing on research and literature to craft well informed positions
  • Participate in creating internal and external awareness and understanding of economic principles and to present the authority’s point of view on competition matters.
  • Identify research areas, develop research proposals and execute research studies on the insurance industry
  • Design data collection methodologies and research related intervention in CAK’s priority programme areas.
  • Participate in research surveys in liaison with the parent departments.
  • Examine and analyze policy statements on competition from a regional and international perspective
  • Provide support in report writing and dissemination of research papers and policy briefs
Education and Knowledge
  • Bachelors degree in social studies with specialization in economics, statistics or development studies; Masters an added advantage;
  • Specialist knowledge in using at least one statistical package; and
  • Proficiency in ICT
Experience
  • Over five (5) years research experience gained from reputable organizations;
  • Diverse experience in identifying research areas, development of research tools, report writing and dissemination of information.
Skills and Competences
  • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organization
  • Ability to write complex reports
  • Analytical skills
  • Organization and inter personal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task

Analyst II


2 Positions

Principal Responsibilities 

Consumer Protection and Awareness
  • Carry out investigation of allocated consumer complaints and prepare reports
  • Participate in carrying out allocated consumer awareness activities
  • Participate in the development of advocacy initiatives for policy change
  • Participate in the implementation of approved initiatives aimed at promoting the creation, strengthening and recognition of consumer bodies
  • Participate in the implementation of cooperation frameworks as appropriate
  • Participate in the implementation of policies and procedures to enable the Department function effectively.
  • Participate in carrying out specific market inquiries
  • Participate in the implementation of consumer protection guidelines
  • Follow up on the implementation of approved product information and safety standards
  • Participate in the implementation of relevant procedures and processes in compliance with ISO 9001:2008
  • Participate in the implementation of policies and procedures to enable the department function effectively
  • Participate in carrying out consumer awareness surveys and develop a framework to monitor compliance and impact
  • Participate in departmental meeting
  • Manage the case files for allocated cases in the department
Education and knowledge
  • Bachelors degree in Economics, Law or Business related field;
  • Knowledge in competition policy/law and consumer protection; and
  • Proficiency in ICT
Experience
  • At least 3 years’ experience in competition policy/law gained from reputable organizations; and
  • Experience in consumer protection
Skills and Competences
  • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organization;
  • Ability to write complex reports; and
  • Analytical skills

Analyst II


1 Position
 
Principal Responsibilities
 
Cartels and Exemptions Investigation
  • Exemptions Investigations
  • Investigate restrictive trade practices/RTPs (agreements / concerted practices and abuse of dominance)
  • Assist in carrying out economic analysis of RTPs and conduct specific market inquiries
  • Evaluate applications for exemptions
  • Participate in awareness creation
  • Participate in formulating guidelines on restrictive trade practices (agreements, abuse of dominance and exemption applications)
  • Participate in RTP cases hearing conference and settlement agreement hearing where necessary
  • Participate in departmental meetings
  • Manage the case files for allocated cases in the department
Education and Knowledge
  • Bachelors degree in Economics, Law or Business related field, Law;
  • Knowledge in competition policy/law; and
  • Proficiency in ICT
Experience
  • At least 3 years’ experience in competition policy/law gained from reputable organizations; and
  • Experience in investigation
Skills and Competences
  • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organization ;
  • Ability to write complex reports; and
  • Analytical skills

Analyst II


1 Position
 
Principal Responsibilities
 
Merger Analysis
  • Review, investigate and analyze allocated merger notifications and prepare reports.
  • Investigate and analyze allocated mergers that may have been consummated without approvals and prepare reports.
  • Investigate and analyze allocated unwarranted concentrations of economic power and prepare reports.
  • Participate in carrying out economic analysis of mergers and conduct specific market inquiries.
  • Participate in development of relevant merger guidelines.
  • Implementation of relevant procedures and processes in compliance with ISO 9001:2008.
  • Implementation of policies and procedures to enable the Department function effectively
  • Participate in Departmental meeting
  • Manage the case files for allocated cases in the department
Education and Knowledge
  • Bachelors degree in Economics, Law or Business related field;
  • Knowledge in competition policy/law; and
  • Proficiency in ICT
Experience
  • At least 3 years’ experience in competition policy/law gained from reputable organizations; and
  • Experience in mergers analysis and investigations
Skills and Competences
  • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organization;
  • Ability to write complex reports; and
  • Analytical skills

Senior Accountant


1 Position
 
Principal Responsibilities
 
a) Financial Planning
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluating the laid down systems and make recommendations for improving the financial systems.
  • Identify and report to the Manager, Finance of any identified incidences of non-compliance with laid down financial systems and financial risks facing the Authority.
  • Liaise with other Departments so as to ensure that financial and related regulations are complied with and where applicable give procedural guidance including dealing with any staff enquiries on any payment related matters.
  • Contribute to formulation of the Authority’s budget by consolidation of all departmental budgets.
b) Financial Management
  • Analyze information received (financial and non-financial), call attention to trends/variances.
  • Ensure that all laid down periodical financial reports/returns are prepared and disseminated promptly.
  • Authorize general ledger journal entries and other documents necessary to effect accounting entries.
  • Ensure that accounts analysis and reconciliations (including bank reconciliations) are performed on a monthly basis and approve them once they have been prepared.
  • Coordinate the payment of suppliers of goods and services and ensure that Suppliers are paid promptly and deal with any supplier related enquiries.
  • Coordinate external system and financial audits.
  • Coordinate the handling and safe keeping of financial and accounting records.
  • Management of accounts receivables (receipting, banking, invoicing and reconciliations) and reporting on the same as appropriate.
  • Management of the Authority’s financial investment and assets.
  • Review the payroll and effect accurate salary payments.
  • Ensure that all purchases are properly authorized and within the approved budget.
c) Department Management
  • Participate in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual departmental reports.
  • Mentor and coach departmental staff.
  • Carry out induction for interns and young professionals.
  • Participate in the implementation of the performance management system in the department.
  • Participate in departmental meeting.
  • Implement and maintain procedures and processes in compliance with ISO 9001:2008 and recommend any changes.
Education and knowledge
  • Bachelors degree in Finance and Accounting or Business related field; a Masters degree an added advantage;
  • Full professional qualification (CPA – K) and membership to such professional bodies like ICPAK or equivalent;
  • Specialist knowledge in budgeting and financial management; and
  • Proficiency in ICT.
Experience
  • At least 8 years Finance and Accounting experience gained from reputable organizations, with at least three (3) years in middle management position;
  • Diverse experience in finance and accounts management; and
  • Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals.
Skills and Competencies
  • Decision making skills;
  • Ability to interpret long term plans, programs and budgets developed at senior management levels;
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Project management skills;
  • Ability to develop plans, programs, SOPS, and coordination of workflows;
  • Creativity; and
  • Strategic management skills.
How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications given, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, salary, qualifications, experience, names, addresses (including email) and telephone number of three (3) professional referees, your email address and day time telephone contacts together with copies of your National Identity card, certificates and testimonials to:

The Director-General
Competition Authority of Kenya
P O Box 36265 – 00200
Nairobi

OR

Email to: recruitment@cak.go.ke

So as to reach him not later than close of business on 18th February, 2016. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Hand delivery applications may be dropped at the Records office, located at Kenya Railways Headquarters, Ground Floor Block ‘D’

Please note that, applications without all the specified attachments including a copy of the National ID will not be considered.

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