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Career Opportunities in ICPAK, Nairobi, Kenya

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) is the professional organization for Certified Public Accountants in Kenya established in 1978 and draws its mandate from the Accountants Act No. 15 of 2008. 

Since then, ICPAK has been dedicated to development and regulation of the accountancy profession in Kenya so as to enhance its contribution and that of its members to national economic growth and development.  

In its endeavor on institutional strengthening, ICPAK is seeking to recruit dynamic, self-driven and results oriented individual to fit in a team that will propel it to a World Class Professional Accountancy Institute.

Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
 
Vacancy: Research and Business Development Manager
 
Job Ref: ICPAK 004/2016
 
Job Summary: The Research and Business Development Manager shall lead a team to build and expand the ICPAK’s clientele base in the areas of Training and development, Research and Consultancy not limited to ICPAK Members, but expand the niche to other potential clients.
 
Job Profile: The Research and Business Development Manager shall report to the Chief Executive Officer and shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
Business Growth in Consultancy, Training & Development and Research:
  • Drive ICPAK’s overall business growth pipeline in Kenya and beyond
  • Ensure ICPAK meets and exceeds its business growth targets by tracking progress and recommending areas and actions for improvement.
  • Identify and generate leads through networking, events, and business associations.
  • Establish new business channels on behalf of ICPAK
  • Identify, screen, evaluate and actualize potential business opportunities
  • Develop and implement business development plans and reporting systems
  • Conduct market research and propose viable business development ventures and strategies
  • Develop and actively participate in offering excellent client service
  • Promote professional image at all times and instill the same to entire business development team
  • To source sponsorship for ICPAK events and activities.
  • To source in house training opportunities and work with Training and Development department to deliver the training programmes
  • To source Consultancy and Research business opportunities for the Institute
Client Management:
  • Manage client relationships
  • Undertake business development campaigns and marketing workshops to reach out to client constituents and potential clients
  • Manage client contract renewals and pricing
  • Work with relevant Line Managers to ensure smooth delivery of professional services, including scheduling and resource allocation.
  • Ensure strong post-service evaluation and support.
  • Work with marketing team to develop case studies and testimonials
  • Communicate new products development to potential clients
  • Maintain records and business details of existing and potential clients
Leadership & Strategy:
  • Represent ICPAK at a high level with key clients and stakeholders
  • Lead the crafting of business development strategies for new products
  • Provide lead on business development strategies for entry into new markets
  • Through coaching, develop skills of business development executives
  • Develop a departmental budget covering business development initiatives 
Person Profile: 

Qualifications and experience
  • Academic Qualifications: Relevant Bachelor’s Degree in business related area
  • Professional qualifications: Diploma in Marketing or any other relevant post graduate qualifications
  • Relevant post graduate degree is an added advantage
  • 8 years working experience and exposure in Sales and Marketing, Business Development, client service and training 
  • Experience in leading and managing business development teams 
  • Membership to a relevant professional body will be an added advantage 
Key Competencies
  • Must be able to demonstrate good planning, organizing and coordinating skills
  • Must be computer literate
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, verbal and written skills
  • The ability to work effectively under time pressure and constraints
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Ability to execute multiple business development and marketing campaigns
  • Track record of strong performance and ability to work under pressure
  • Highly motivated, energetic, go getter and a self starter
  • Experience in handling customer/client relationships
  • Strong negotiation, influencing skills, and an ability to persuade buyers

Vacancy: Human Resource and Administration Officer
 
Job Ref: ICPAK 002/2016
 
Job Summary: The Human Resource and Administration Officer is responsible for providing support in the various human resource functions, which include recruitment, staffing, training and development, performance monitoring, administration support, employee welfare, workplace health & safety, and employee counseling.

Job Profile:
 The Human Resource and Administration Officer shall report to the Manager, Human Resource and Administration through the Assistant Manager, Human Resource and Administration and shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:
 
1. Administration of Employee Data & HRIMS
  • Maintain and regularly update all employee records to ensure that all pertinent information is captured in the database as well as their personal files
  • Implement HR module on ERP by ensuring HR processes are done through the Navision ERP
2. Administration of Internship and Short Term Recruitments
  • Connect with learning institutions to get C.V’s that will aid in getting the interns and casuals that fit the line managers specifications
  • Coordinating interviews for the interns and casuals between the line managers
  • Placement of interns and casuals and ensure they have appropriate working tools and also follow up to ensure they acquire necessary skills
3. Work Environment, Health and Safety
  • Coordinate employee satisfaction and work environment surveys
  • Coordinate all health and safety meetings and continuously update members of the committee on the progress
  • Keep health and safety records which include accident and incident summary reports, minutes of health and safety, and all health and safety regulation policies
  • Conduct at least one fire drill annually to check on proper evacuation procedure,
  • Ensure Training of first aiders and fire marshals is done and refresher courses
4. Administration of Insurance
  • Initiate procurement process for timely renewal of insurance covers Regularly communicate with the insurance providers to update the records and the scope of cover
  • Update the insurer of any accident or incident for their relevant action
  • Working closely with insurers and service providers on staff medical scheme
5. Other Human Resource Functions
  • Assist in the HR team in the administration of recruitment exercises
  • Assist in the HR team in the Coordination of staff social functions Assist the HR team in organizing for staff induction and staff orientation programmes. 
Person Profile: 

Qualifications and experience
  • Academic Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in relevant social science area
  • Professional qualifications: Diploma in Human Resource Management or Certification Courses in Human Resource Management
  • Additional qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Membership to IHRM will be an added advantage Key Competencies
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience
  • Must be able to demonstrate good planning, organizing and coordinating skills
  • Must be computer literate
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills
  • Should be a self starter and go getter
  • The ability to work effectively under time pressure and constraints without close supervision
  • Drive for results and achievement
How to Apply:

 Interested candidates should submit their application letter and CV in MS word or pdf format clearly indicating the position applied for, current and expected salary to the following: hradminofficer@icpak.com

Applications should be received on or before close of business on Friday 11th March, 2016.

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