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Massive Recruitment in Kenya Pipeline Company, Nairobi

The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Limited is a State Corporation established under the Companies Act (CAP 486) of the Laws of Kenya to provide efficient, reliable, safe and cost effective means of transporting quality oil and gas from source to the customer.
 
Pursuant to this objective, the Company is seeking to recruit a highly motivated visionary, dynamic and results oriented candidate to fill the undermentioned position:


Operations Manager

JG 3
1 Post 
Ref No: KPC/ADVT/38/2016
 
Reporting to the General Manager (Operations & Maintenance), the role is responsible for planning, programming and coordinating all activities in Operations department in order to optimize storage and transportation of petroleum products through the pipeline in the most efficient, safe and economical manner and with utmost care to the environment.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • The storage and transportation of petroleum products through the pipeline in the most efficient, safe and economical manner.
  • Ensuring that a workable supply logistics programme, which is based on the statistical figures of the product supply and the corresponding product requirements, is maintained.
  • Ensuring the maintenance and preservation of the required product quality standards in the pipeline and storage system through liaison with SHEQ Manager.
  • Liaison with Oil Marketing Companies and other stakeholders on ullage allocations, product transportation and pipeline supply logistic programme and other operational matters.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with the Assistant Managers Operations on the day to day running of the department.
  • Advise the Chief Manager (Technical) on changes in operational requirements which may be necessary for optimization of petroleum pumping.
  • Ensure safe and proper equipment and machinery utilizations are achieved.
  • Liaise with Engineering Manager that proper maintenance schedules are affected to improve on plant and equipment availability and efficiency.
  • Ensure that budgetary provisions are made while expenditure in the department is controlled within agreed budgets.
  • Follow correctness and timely production of all Operations Department management reports and ensure proper dispatch and distribution of reports as necessary.
  • Ensure that all safety regulations are adhered to and that the environment is protected.
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets aimed at improving organisation performance.
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
  • Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations as well as handle employee disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Coordinate and implement training programs in Operations department, aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multi-disciplinary teams
Key Competencies
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering aspects in Oil/gas Industry including broad knowledge of local and international standards.
  • Strong well developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining engineering issues , sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in Petroleum industry.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change.
  • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to empower staff through coaching, mentoring and counseling.
Key Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum ten (10) years relevant experience, five (5) of which must be at senior management of a large organization.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a recognized university
  • Registered and licensed with EBK as a professional Engineer.
Terms of Service and Remuneration

These appointments will be on a three year (3) contract terms renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.


Projects Manager


JG 3
1 Post 
Ref No: KPC/ADVT/39/2016

Reporting to the General Manager (Infrastructure), the role is responsible for design and construction activities of engineering projects in the company to meet the intended purposes while ensuring that the funds are efficiently utilized and environmental issues are fully addressed.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for projects management in design, construction, commissioning and handing over to ensure that the company funds are efficiently utilized during all stages of the projects and that they are implemented in accordance with the contract so that they can meet the intended use at best quality.
  • Ensure proper running of all engineering projects in KPC through effective guidance to both staff in the Department and external suppliers/contractors.
  • Co-ordinate the design and construction of engineering projects and ensure they are executed in accordance with the contract in a professional manner to guarantee efficiency, cost effectiveness and timely completion.
  • Coordinating with other departments to achieve overall objectives of the Company.
  • Developing prudent departmental policies consistent with Company rules and regulations.
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organizational effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
  • Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations as well as handle employee disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Conduct training needs assessment, design and implement training programmes aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multi-disciplinary teams.
Key Competencies
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of KPC requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in engineering projects.
  • Strong well developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining civil engineering issues , sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal patiently and sympathetically with people from diverse backgrounds and to develop practical solutions to problems.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in engineering through continuing professional development.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivates staff to join change efforts.
  • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams in an environment conducive to continuous learning, creativity and innovation.
  • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counseling by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management rather than direct supervision.
Key Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum fifteen (15) years relevant experience gained in Project Management operations during design and implementation, ten (10) of which will be from a large business concern.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body – e.g. Engineers’ Registration Board.
Terms of Service and Remuneration

These appointments will be on a three year (3) contract terms renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.


Corporate Finance Manager


JG 3
1 Post 
Ref No: KPC/ADVT/40/2016
 
Reporting to the General Manager (Finance), the role is responsible for ensuring accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the annual financial reports, efficient and effective management of treasury function including investment decisions.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Planning and ensuring production of financial statements and coordination of external audits.
  • Coordinating the annual external audit within the department.
  • Managing treasury activities and recommending to management investment options for surplus funds and fulfilling daily cash requirements of the organization.
  • Keeping abreast with emerging accounting and regulatory issues and evaluating their impact on the company to ensure compliance.
  • Review the information processing systems and recommending improvements and ensuring that the existing internal controls are working and being adhered to by all.
  • Supervision and motivation of staff.
  • Ensure all claims against the company are settled in time while adhering to the laid down procedures.
  • Review the existing policies and procedures and come up with additional policies and procedures to address the identified gaps.
  • Ensure only goods and services consumed by the organization are paid for at the agreed terms with proper authorization.
  • Ensure compliance with Tax laws and other relevant Government legislation in respect to deduction and remittance of taxes and other statutory deductions.
  • Develop and motivate staff to improve productivity and efficiency.
Key Competencies
  • In-depth knowledge of financial management, credit evaluation techniques, loss control methods, due diligence processes and taxation law.
  • Considerable knowledge of principles, methods and practices of governmental accounting and budgeting
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to develop and prepare relevant reports for management
  • Ability to resolve problems in a timely manner, gather and analyze information skillfully
  • Ability to maintain professional status, high integrity and keep abreast of evolving trends in accounting and finance through continuing professional development
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages
  • Ability to deliver Kenya Pipeline Company’s articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivates staff to join change efforts
Key Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum eight (8) years relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, or Finance
  • CPA (K) or ACCA or recognized equivalent
  • Membership to ICPAK or equivalent professional body.
Terms of Service and Remuneration

These appointments will be on a three year (3) contract terms renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.


Executive Assistant to MD

JG 3
1 Post
Ref No: KPC/ADVT/35/2016
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Executive Assistant will support the Managing Director’s Office on the basis and thereof provide efficient managerial and administrative
 
Key Responsibilities:-
 
The major responsibilities of this position will be:
  • Schedule management: responsible for scheduling the MD’s and Executive Team’s engagement and meetings including agenda
  • Office management: responsible for overseeing the work of clerical and other administrative employees in the MD’s office, as well as making sure that everything is in place for the office to function smoothly,
  • Communication liaison: manage the flow of information to members of the Executive Leadership team including summarizing reports and memos that are received before passing the information on to Executive Team or MD
  • Information Preparation: will be responsible for preparing information for internal and external distribution. This may include letters and memos, compiling data for reports, creating presentations, writing reports and speeches, and other information preparation duties
  • Data Analysis: will be involved in data analysis, so as to guide decision making by the MD and the Executive Team using a combination of computer and critical thinking skills. This will include analysis of financial and other business data to create reports that provide the MD and the Executive with necessary insights for decision making;
  • Budget Management: will be responsible for management of the MD’s departmental budget, tracking monthly spend, variance analysis and reporting and supporting the MD in preparation of the annual departmental budgets;
  • Records Management: will be responsible for setting up and managing both electronic and paper filing systems for the MD, as well as Executive Team meetings record-keeping requirements
  • Discretion: position holder will be privy to information that must be protected, so being able to maintain utmost confidentiality and exercise discretion is essential for success in this job.
Key Qualifications & Experiences
  • Bachelor's degree in a Business and or Engineering related field from a recognized University/or Institution.
  • (Windows, Ms-Word, Ms-Excel, Ms-Access and Internet) from a recognized institution or Computer proficiency especially windows applications, SAP and or SCADA;
  • A master’s degree e.g. MBA, MSc - from a reputable institution;
  • At least Ten(10) years’ working experience, five (5) of which must have been in a middle to senior management position in a Commercial and or Engineering field
Key Competencies:
  • High integrity and confidentiality
  • Good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to work under pressure in an unstructured way,
  • Ability to perform within strict deadlines
  • good command of Business English, office practice and customer care
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and deal with large volumes of data and work assignments
Terms of Service and Remuneration

These appointments will be on a three year (3) contract terms renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.


Customer Relations & Marketing Manager



JG 3
1 Post 
Ref No: KPC/ADVT/36/2016
 
Reporting to the General Manager (Strategy), the role responsible for marketing activities, customer relationship management and business research for growth and diversification.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Guide and oversee the functions of Marketing, Business Development, and Customer Relations.
  • Coordinate business research programmes to guide strategies for business growth and diversification.
  • Coordinate surveys on new products and market needs.
  • Develop a competitive service pricing strategy
  • Guide and oversee formulation and implementation of marketing plans, customer relations and programmes.
  • Coordinate activities of market intelligence and competitor analysis to position the Company in the dynamic business environment.
  • Oversee development and compliance with Departmental Strategic Plan.
  • Manage performance within the Department.
  • Oversee adherence to policies and other statutory requirements.
Key Competencies
  • Knowledge of the petroleum industry
  • Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions
  • Leadership skills
  • Effective management skills
  • Communication and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of marketing and customer relations principles.
  • Ability to understand changing market dynamics.
  • Marshal resources; people, funding, material and support to get things done
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Develops and presents budgets that realistically reflect the needs of the departmental.
Key Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior level in a large and busy organization.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Commerce, Economics, Business Administration or any related field.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body e.g. MSK
Terms of Service and Remuneration

These appointments will be on a three year (3) contract terms renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.


Maintenance Manager


JG 3
1 Post 
Ref No: KPC/ADVT/37/2016
 
Reporting to the General Manager (Operations & Maintenance), the role is responsible for planning, programming and coordinating all activities in Engineering department in order to maximize the pumping Petroleum products as efficiently as possible through proper utilization of equipment and staff, with utmost care to the environment.

Key Responsibilities
  • Co-ordinate and follow on all aspects of Electrical, instrumentation & control, Mechanical, Corrosion Control Projects, Air wing and Civil, with an aim of maximizing equipment availability at the most economical cost.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with the Heads of Sections of Electrical, instrument & control, mechanical, Corrosion Control, Civil, Projects, and Air wing on the day to day running of the department.
  • Advise the Chief Manager (Technical) on changes in engineering and additional equipment (capacity enhancement) which may be necessary for optimization of Petroleum pumping.
  • Ensure proper equipment and machinery availability and utilization are achieved.
  • Ensure that proper maintenance schedules are affected to improve on plant and equipment availability and efficiency.
  • Prepare detailed maintenance capital budgets for the department and all on-gong projects.
  • Ensure that expenditure in the department is controlled and remain within agreed budgets.
  • Authorize and approve the purchase of materials, chemicals, and spare parts in the electrical, mechanical, projects, Civil, Air wing, Corrosion Control, instruments and control sections needed for efficient pumping of product.
  • Plan for modifications, upgrading, rehabilitation and improvement of terminals and depots and equipment in the company as necessary.
  • Follow correctness and timely production of all management reports and ensure proper dispatch and distribution of reports as necessary.
  • Ensure that all safety regulations are adhered to and that the environment is protected.
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets aimed at improving organization performance.
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
  • Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations as well as handle employee disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Coordinate and implement training programs in engineering department, aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
  • Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Effect and Coordinate engineering designs and implementation of the projects.
Key Competencies
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering aspects in Oil/gas Industry including broad knowledge of local and international standards.
  • Strong well developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining engineering issues , sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in Petroleum industry.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change.
  • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to empower staff through coaching, mentoring and counseling.
Key Qualifications & Experience
  • Minimum ten (10) years experiences in a related engineering field, five (5) of which must be at senior management of a large organization.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a recognized university
  • Registered and licensed with EBK as a professional Engineer.
Terms of Service and Remuneration

These appointments will be on a three year (3) contract terms renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.


General Manager (Supply Chain)


JG 2
1 Post 
Ref No: KPC/ADVT/32/2016
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the role is responsible for procuring goods, works and services at the right time, of the right quality and quantity, at the right price, and from right sources for KPC to get value for money, and thus enhance shareholder’s value.
 
Key Responsibilities
 
The role is divided between strategic orientation and operational execution as required. Other responsibilities include;
  • Maintaining and updating standing lists or pre-qualified suppliers and liaise with PPOA in respect of PPOA’s register of suppliers and procuring agents;
  • Managing the preparation, publication and distribution of Request for Proposals (RFP), Tenders, Pre-qualification and Expression of Interest (EOI) documents;
  • Coordinating receipt and opening of tender documents;
  • Maintaining , safeguard and archive procurement and disposal documents and records;
  • Submitting lists of pre-qualified suppliers and tendered documents to the CEO for approval;
  • Managing evaluation of tenders, quotations and proposals;
  • Recommending negotiation teams for appointment by MD;
  • Reviewing, approving and publish notices of award and tender acceptance; review and approve contract documents as per award decision;
  • Reviewing, approving and issuing rejection and debriefing letters;
  • Reviewing and approving contract variations and modifications to procurement documents;
  • Providing information for any petition or investigation to debar suppliers or any investigation under review procedures;
  • Liaising with PPOA and other bodies on procurement matters;
  • Submitting to PPOA reports required under the law;
  • Monitoring contract management by user departments to ensure implementation in accordance with terms and conditions of the contracts;
  • Reporting any significant departure from terms and conditions of contract to MD;
  • Approving consolidated procurement and disposal plans;
  • Approving aggregation of procurement to promote economies of scale;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the supply chain function;
  • Conducting periodic and annual stock takes;
  • Certifying supplier invoices and payment vouchers;
  • Approving extension of tender validity periods;
  • Any other duties relevant to the function.
Key Qualifications and Experience
 
To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and have;
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Supply & Logistics, Procurement or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Be a holder of a CIPS Graduate Diploma
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant experience 5 (five) of which should be at senior level in a large and busy organization.
  • Be a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
Key Competencies and Skills
 
The role requires an experienced and strong business leader with the necessary capabilities to ensure the successful delivery its requirements and deliver sustainable business value. 

These include;
  • Good knowledge of purchasing and supply chain principles
  • Extensive knowledge of demand forecasting, supply chain planning and inventory management
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to create and manage high performing teams
  • Ability to critically assess the department’s performance and set improvement plans
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • A strategic thinker with an eye for detail
  • In depth understanding of relevant legislation and statutory requirements
Other Competences
  • Strong leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills and the ability to relate to people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • In depth knowledge of Procurement Rules and Regulations
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Knowledge of SAP, Excel and other relevant Supply Chain Planning Tools
Terms of Service and Remuneration

These appointments will be on a three year (3) contract terms renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.


General Manager (Internal Audit) 

JG 2
1 Post 
Ref No: KPC/ADVT/33/2016
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the role is responsible for carrying out independent review of the internal control system and recommending ways of improvement in order to safeguard the Company’s assets from misuse, theft or misappropriation and strengthen the control environment.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare timely risk based annual departmental work plan for presentation to the Board Audit Committee.
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of the BAC approved annual work plan
  • Provide Management with reports on audit and/or anti-corruption work on a quarterly basis.
  • Maintain a competent and professional departmental work force through training for achievement of audit objectives.
  • Coordinate external audits.
  • Prepare Board Audit Committee papers on a periodic basis and provide secretarial services when required.
  • Conduct staff training needs assessment, prepare and submit an annual departmental training plan.
  • Conduct annual performance appraisal of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at enhancing capacity and performance.
  • Coordinate the Companywide ethics, integrity and compliance programs; provide the technical assistance in the development and implementation of the corruption prevention plans.
  • Supervise senior auditors in the department.
Key Qualifications and Experience
 
To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and have
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Engineering, Social Science, Law or their equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body and certified internal auditor (CIA).
  • Have CISA qualifications
  • Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant experience 5 (five) of which should be at senior level in a large and busy organization
Key Competencies
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of oil industry requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in auditing and corporate governance.
  • Strong well developed written and verbal communication, intense concentration of mental and interpersonal skills including ability to conduct computerized audits/investigations and prepare relevant and quality reports
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining complaints, sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and to ensure absolute discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters
  • Ability to solve complex and outstanding technical and administrative problems by generating alternative workable solutions
  • Ability to deliver corporate articulated vision for change, create sense of urgency around change and motivate staff to join change effort.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to manage staff of different orientation.
Terms of Service and Remuneration

These appointments will be on a three year (3) contract terms renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.


Company Secretary


JG 3
1 Post 
Ref No: KPC/ADVT/34/2016
Reporting to the Managing Director, the role is responsible for providing technical and strategic leadership in the development and enforcement of a robust and facilitative legal framework through sound legal pleadings and evidence, tender documents, contracts and all other legal instruments aimed at protecting the rights of Kenya Pipeline Company and its stakeholders.
 
Key responsibilities
  • Provide technical leadership and strategic direction in the development, implementation and evaluation of professional legal services including overseeing, scheduling and coordinating the provision of corporate services as necessary.
  • Attend Board meetings, take minutes of proceedings and direct the business affairs of the company by disseminating the decisions of the Board of Directors to relevant Managers for implementation.
  • Formulate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of work-plans related to the formulation of an enabling framework for litigation, compliance, contracts and convincing matters.
  • Provide legal advice and assistance on all relevant aspects of government regulation and applicable law.
  • Prepare Legal opinions and legal interpretations on various matters as required including interpretation of court and arbitral rulings affecting the Company.
  • Spearhead the formulation of a sound contract management process from tendering to contract preparation, negotiation and execution.
  • Oversee the smooth implementation of all convincing matters to ensure perfection of documentation and securities.
  • Monitor developments in relevant law, conduct legal research and participate in outreach programs to strengthen corporate governance and improve the quality of service delivery.
  • Draft legal documents as required.
  • Oversee performance management in the Legal Services Unit and participate in organizational performance reviews, business process improvements aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
  • Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations; handle disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Assess staff performance, identify training needs, as well as design and implement training programmes to equip staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve service delivery.
  • Prepare concept papers, board papers, periodic progress reports and annual reports as necessary.
Key Qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Be a holder of CPS (K)
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law with a current valid practicing license
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior level in a large and busy organization.
  • Membership to relevant professional body - LSK & ICPS (K).
Other Competencies
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in the Petroleum subsector.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Board and legal matters
  • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change and support staff to embrace change.
  • Strong leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiations skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of commercial law, litigation and convincing.
  • Ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position papers as well as write reports and prepare relevant publications
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in providing high quality customer service
  • Proficiency in computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, data base, presentation, email, internet etc.
  • Ability to deliver Kenya Pipeline Company’s articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivates staff to join change efforts
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving legal trends through continuing legal education.
Terms of Service and Remuneration

These appointments will be on a three year (3) contract terms renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

Application Requirements

NB: Candidates interested in these positions are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of the following certificates;
1.    Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal investigations
2.    Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3.    Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
4.    Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
5.    Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Suitably qualified candidates should apply in confidence to the address below enclosing CVs with full details of education background, professional qualifications, and attach copies of certificates and relevant testimonials.

Applications may be deposited at our Head Office, Kenpipe Plaza, Ground floor in the APPLICATION BOX or posted to:

The Managing Director
Kenya Pipeline Company Limited
P.O. Box 73442, 00200
Nairobi.

All applications should be received not later than Friday, 14th October, 2016.

Kenya Pipeline Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women and Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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