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Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC) is the leading Development Financial Institution (DFI) providing affordable and accessible financial facilities and advisory services to the Tourism Industry. 
 
TFC’s mission is to develop and diversify Kenya’s Tourism industry by providing a range of advisory and financial services to investors in tourism related enterprises. 
 
The Corporation is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following position: 
 

Executive Administrative Assistant
 

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Executive Administrative Assistant is responsible for managing and overseeing the operations of the Managing Director’s office.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain MD’s calendars / diaries, schedule appointments and take responsibility for Boardroom management.
  • Provide timely and accurate operational support on behalf of the Managing Director to maintain day to day efficiencies in the office upkeep and cleanliness.
  • Provide administrative support and secretarial services required for the smooth functioning of the Office.
  • Coordinate management meetings, create and distribute pertinent documentation including reports, minutes, agendas etc.
  • Prepare reports as directed.
  • Receive and open Corporation’s mail.
  • Handle all confidential files in the Confidential Registry.
  • Attend to visitors, official calls and enquiries at the office.
  • Handle basic routine correspondences within the office which includes emails, handling classified and confidential documents and information.
  • Ensure security of office, documents and equipment.
  • Coordinate and handle travel arrangements.
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Strategy, business related field or its equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • Diploma in Secretarial studies or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of KCSE Mean Grade of C+ or its equivalent.
  • Have minimum typing speed of 50 w.p.m. and shorthand speed of 100 w.p.m.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Have worked in a busy executive office for not less than 3 years.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good office organization and management skills.
  • Excellent public relations and team player.
  • High Integrity.


Chief Public Relations & Communications Officer


Reporting to the Managing Director, the Chief Public Relations & Communications Officer will handle all outgoing communication for purposes of maintaining a good Corporate image and showcase the Corporation’s Brand Identity to stakeholders, the General Public and to International partners.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare and implement the Corporation’s Public Relations, Communications and Marketing Strategy, vision, mission and policies.
  • Develop and Plan the annual Departmental targets and ensure that the core objectives of the Corporation are achieved.
  • Advice the Managing Director on all outgoing communication as the Corporation’s spokesperson before it goes to press.
  • Plan and prepare Departmental budget and ensure that expenditure remains within the approved budget.
  • Plan and discuss with the Managing Director all publicity activities for the year.
  • Attend all Management meetings and present budgets and all proposals to the Board.
  • Discuss and draft the Managing Directors speeches and manage the flow of information to stakeholders.
  • Plan and direct all Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Sponsorships and projects
  • Represent the Managing Director in domestic and international events.
  • Ensure timely and efficient implementation of the Annual Work Plan.
  • Mentor, coach and provide leadership to the Public Relations and Marketing Team.
  • Coordinate surveys to measure customer satisfaction at the Corporation.
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication / International Relations / PR or its equivalent.
  • A postgraduate Diploma in Communication / International Relations / PR.
  • A Master’s degree from a recognize university.
  • Practicing Certificate from Public Relations Society of Kenya.
  • At least 7 years’ experience with 3 years in a managerial position.
  • IT proficiency.
  • Marketing Skills.
  • Negotiation and good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Trust worthy


Chief ICT Officer

 

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Chief ICT Officer will be responsible for developing, implementing, and securing ICT systems including overseeing implementation of ICT projects. 

The job holder will also interpret and implement ICT policies and strategies.

Key Responsibilities
  • Plan, coordinate, monitor and evaluate ICT program activities.
  • Develop and manage ICT vendor relation.
  • Coordinate the implementation of ICT projects and providing guidance to ICT project managers.
  • Coordinate ICT feasibility studies and market research and evaluating results for implementation.
  • Oversee quality assurance review, and provide overall direction and guidance to assigned project personnel.
  • Interpret policies and manage ICT programs in the Corporation in line with ICT goals and strategic objectives.
  • Plan, coordinate, monitor and evaluate the development and implementation of security of ICT data and systems.
  • Undertake periodic review of ICT systems projects and procedures and recommend improvements.
  • Prepare ICT status reports and ensure professional standards and guidelines are adhered to.
  • Initiate policy review and update existing regulations on computing management including drawing of specifications for ICT services and system projects.
  • Work with officers under him/her in formulating and presenting suggestions for development of ICT strategic plans.
  • Advise on emerging new technologies and development.
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information System, Computer Engineering.
  • A Master’s degree from a recognize university.
  • Any ICT specialized certification such as MCSE, CISM, CISA, CCNA, MCP,A+,DBA,CISCO etc.
  • At least 7 years’ experience with 3 years in a managerial position.
  • Member of Computer Society of Kenya or equivalent professional body.
  • Programming skills.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate feasibility and sustainability of ICT projects.
  • Project organization, management and control.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Team Player.



Head of Finance
 

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Head of Finance is responsible for designing, planning and co-ordinating all aspects of financial management at the Corporation and advice the Managing Director and the Board on the Corporation’s financial plans.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Design and develop financial policies and strategies and co-ordinates their effective implementation to ensure compliance and general review.
  • Advise the Managing Director and the Board on effective ways of maintaining adequate liquidity to finance the operations of the Corporation.
  • Design and manage the implementation of effective cash office systems for cashiering services, proper recording and billing, collection of all monies due, and institutions (Govt. ministries, departments and parastatals).
  • Supervise the preparation of payroll and payment of salaries ensuring that appropriate statutory deductions are made and remitted to respective authorities.
  • Design and implement appropriate controls with regard to debt and credit management, assets management, tariffs, charge rates, and all tax matters of the Corporation.
  • Guide, lead and manage the staff in the department.
  • Co-ordinate, guide and assist the Heads of Departments in the preparation and evaluation of all departmental annual budgets to consolidate the same into the Corporation budget and create systems and procedures for monitoring performance against budget.
  • Co-ordinate and supervise the preparation of Management and Financial information including the establishment and maintenance of effective control systems for preparation of monthly, quarterly and year end management.
  • Establish sound working relations with the market players in the sector so as to be updated on investment decisions.
  • Perform Treasury Management activities and manages the Corporation’s bank accounts, loans and other financial instruments and investment portfolio with a view to effective cash-flow management.
  • Liaise with the Treasury, Auditor General (Corporations) and parent Ministry for Coordination of Financial and accounting matters.
  • Prepare annual financial statements and forward to the National Audit Office.
  • Signatory of all Bank Accounts and any correspondence to the Bank.
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a relevant field from a recognized university.
  • A Master’s degree from a recognize university.
  • CPA(K), ACCA qualifications or equivalent.
  • Member of ICPAK or equivalent professional body.
  • Computer Literacy.
  • Good communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • At least 7 years’ experience with 5 years in supervisory role.



Head of Legal Services & Corporation Secretary
 

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Head of Legal Services & Corporation Secretary is the legal
advisor to the Board and Management on legal and corporate governance issues.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Providing sound legal advice to the Board and Management.
  • Advise the Board and Management on Corporate Governance and effective Board processes.
  • Ensure the Corporation complies with relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Plan and organize annual calendar of Board meetings of the Corporation and subsidiaries.
  • Prepare agenda and other documents, arrange and call for Board meetings.
  • Take minutes of Board meetings to ensure that proceedings from the meetings are accurately recorded and distributed.
  • Draw and ensure proper execution of contracts by authorized signatories.
  • Draw leases for the Corporation’s properties.
  • Register Title Documents for Corporation’s properties to ensure that all properties are properly accounted for.
  • Provide legal guidance to the Corporation on matters pertaining to debt collection.
  • Ensure effective management of legal risks through compliance with legal norms and corporate governance standards.
  • Liaise with external lawyers to facilitate collection and preparation of information related to court cases and court hearing.
  • Prepare legal documentation and briefs for legal proceedings in court for use by external lawyers assigned cases to prosecute or defend.
  • Ensure that the Corporation is represented ably in Court cases.
  • Settle potential legal matters before going to court to reduce costs that accrue due to over dependence on external lawyers.
  • Maintain secretarial records, statutory books and registers.
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law
  • A Master’s degree from a recognize university
  • Diploma in Law (Kenya School of Law)
  • CPS (K)
  • At least six (6) years’ experience with four (4) years in supervisory role
  • Computer Literacy
  • Good Communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Member of Law Society of Kenya or equivalent professional body.


Managing Director
 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director is responsible for implementing Board decisions in a result oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporation’s goals, objectives and
agreed performance targets.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Develop and recommend to the Board the long term strategy, business plans and annual operating budgets; and establish proper internal monitoring and control systems and procedures.
  • Ensure that there is effective communication between the Management and the Board as well as between different levels of Management.
  • Ensure decisions of the Board are implemented.
  • Provide leadership to the employees.
  • Attend to personnel matters including organizational structures, appointments, welfare, training, industrial relations, separation and effective management succession plans.
  • Ensure continuous improvements in the quality and value of services and products provided by the Corporation.
  • Ensure continuous achievement of the Corporation’s financial and operating goals and objectives.
  • Oversee and ensure implementation of corporate policies and programmes.
  • Maintain a conducive work environment for attracting, retaining and motivating employees.
  • Foster a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship.
  • Act as the principal spokesperson of the Corporation.
  • Ensure compliance with the laws of the Country.
  • Resource mobilization.
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or Strategy or a related discipline.
  • Master’s Degree from a recognize university.
  • 10 years of relevant work experience with at least 5 years in a senior management role.
  • Financial knowledge.
  • Understanding of the law.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Commitment to institution’s vision and values.
  • Membership of a professional body i.e. ICPAK, ACCA or its equivalent.
Shortlisted candidates will be expected to comply with chapter six (6) of the Constitution, 2010.

Compliance certificates from the following institutions should be attached.
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Credit Reference Bureau
  • Criminal Investigations Department
  • Higher Education Loans Board
The successful candidate will be accorded a competitive remuneration package that reflects the strategic importance of the position.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competences and skills, a detailed and updated CV, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, National ID, details and contacts of three professional referees, as well as current and expected remuneration to reach the undersigned by 1st July, 2016.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ag. Chairman
Board of Directors
Tourism Finance Corporation
Utalii House, 11th Floor
P.O. Box 42013, 00100.
Nairobi 

OR chairman@tourismfinance.go.ke

TFC is an equal opportunity employer

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