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Government Jobs in Kenya - Capital Markets Authority

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

The Authority invites applications from dynamic, goal-oriented, high performers, with strong problem-solving skills for the following position:
Investigations Officer
Ref: HCA/IO/8/2016
1 Post


Reporting to the Assistant Manager Investigations, the selected candidate will be responsible for;
  • Investigate capital markets financial crimes, conducting forensic analysis of financial data and prepare forensic reports from financial findings;
  • Perform forensic research to trace funds and identify assets for recovery;
  • Prepare analytical financial information for litigation and testify if need be;
  • Receiving complaints from investors and other stakeholders and identify capital market violations to be investigated;
  • Formulate investigations plans on investigations and identify the various stakeholders who are affected and require to be informed and involved on the matter under review;
  • Investigate complaints and obtain relevant evidence to support investigation findings;
  • Actively engaging with the Capital Markets Authority Fraud Investigations Unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on violations with criminal elements;
  • Engaging all other departments within the Authority to enhance efficiency in investigation matters;
  • Receiving and reviewing information on illegal operations of unlicensed market intermediaries and carry out background checks and site visits; and
  • Undertaking any other responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Finance, Commerce or any other related field;
  • Two (2) years relevant work experience preferably in forensic audit
  • Professional qualification (CFE, CISA, CPA or equivalent) and membership to relevant professional body are an added advantage.
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Skills in forensic accounting and ability to think analytically and to pay great attention to detail;
  • Sound understanding of potential capital markets fraud schemes and the Capital Markets Regulatory Frame work;
  • Strong presentation and communication skills including ability to write reports;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages;
  • 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;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team;
  • Organization and analytical skills.
How to Apply

Interested candidates should CLICK HERE to apply online as guided. 

Intern – Human Resources
1 Position

Reporting to the Human Resource Assistant, the selected candidate will be responsible for;
  • Draft internal and external correspondences on routine human resources matters
  • Implementation through coordination of the internship programme;
  • Assisting in management of staff records (manual and electronic);
  • Drafting internal and external correspondences on routine human resources matters.
  • Provide support in staff recruitment process through the guidance of the Human Resource Assistant
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • A continuing student pursuing a course in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or relevant degree in social sciences.
  • Basic computer skills
How to Apply

Please CLICK HERE to apply online.

Temporary Assistant – Financial Analysis

2 Positions

Reporting to the Assistant Manager Financial Analysis, the selected candidate will be responsible for;
  • Review annual and management financial statements of market intermediaries and listed companies to secure continued compliance with capital markets rules and regulations;
  • Review applications for registration and licensing of market intermediaries and also conduct premises inspections and provide recommendations for the registration and licensing of companies to operate in the country’s securities market;
  • Review prospectuses for potential or actual material accounting or financial reporting deficiencies to ensure that investors are provided with balanced information on which to base investment decisions;
  • Review of financial statements submitted in support of applications by issuers;
  • Analysis and compilation of comparative financial performance of market intermediaries from period to period;
  • Review of financial documents relating to take overs, Mergers and acquisitions, bonuses, splits, etc.  to determine costs and benefits of proposed merger or takeovers;
  • Participated in the monitoring of continuous financial reporting by listed companies and intermediaries and a timely review of those financial returns.
  • Monitor the publication of accounts by both issuers of securities as well as market intermediaries and review correctness of the published financial information
  • Any other duties as he might be assigned from time to time.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • A holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Commerce (Finance or accounting option), Statistics and Mathematics or a related field. 
  • Candidate already pursuing professional courses in accounting and Finance professional courses such as CPA or CFA have an added advantage.
Skills and Competencies
  • Computer skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team
How to Apply

Please CLICK HERE to apply online.

Temporary Assistant – Regulatory Framework

1 Position

Reporting to the Senior Officer, Regulatory Framework the selected candidate will be responsible for;

  • Undertake review of the legal and regulatory framework including NSE and CDSC Rules of procedure.
  • Conduct legal research on various legal and regulatory framework issues and preparing reports on the same.
  • Prepare reports on legal researches conducted
  • Preparing legal briefs and opinions.
  • Attending departmental and other meetings and preparation of minutes.
  • Assist in organization of stakeholder meetings and workshops, collating comments and preparation of feedback reports.
  • drafting of routine correspondence
  • Carry out general office duties
  • Undertake other assignments as assigned from time to time
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Good communication skills and teamwork;
  • Proficiency in standard office IT application packagers as well as e-mail and internet
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online.

Applications should be received on or before August 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. 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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