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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:


Revenue & Accounting Manager

JG 3
1 Post
Ref: KPC/ADVT/45/2016

The position that reports to General Manager (Finance Manager) is to provide financial decision making information, organize, co-ordinate and control product accounting and stock control processes and reporting in order to ensure accuracy and adherence to product accounting procedures.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Improvement of controls by evaluating, redesigning, developing, documenting and implementing of Product Accounting procedures, processes and instruction manual in compliance with the company policy, changing tax regimes and regulations in the Oil Industry.
  • Accomplishing finance and the company’s mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Co-ordinate the accounting of all receipts, transfers and deliveries in and out of all Kenya Pipeline installations countrywide.
  • Co-ordinate billing of for ex KPC deliveries, side contracts services and any other service offered by KPC.
  • Compiling monthly performance reports for KPC system including monthly product throughput/ revenue trends, causes and implications.
  • Facilitate preparation of accurate and timely monthly and periodic reports on KPC product movements and revenue in line with IAS and oil industry requirements suitable for management decision making.
  • Co-ordinate and ensure proper management of the Collateral Financing arrangement.
  • Supervise, develop and motivate staff to enhance productivity.
  • Liaise and development of profitable business relations with KPC’s customers (Shippers and other stakeholders) for smooth day to day product accounting functions.
  • Liaise with other sections to facilitate team building and synergize the operations and or company’s performance.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Key Competencies
  • In-depth knowledge of financial management, loss control methods, due diligence processes.
  • 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
  • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams in an environment conducive to continuous learning, creativity and innovation.
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 Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, or Finance
  • CPA(K) or ACCA holder
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.


Quality Control Manager

JG 3
1 Post 
Ref: KPC/ADVT/44/2016


Reporting to General Manager (Operations & Maintenance), the role is responsible for quality of Petroleum Products handled by the company, Testing facilities and Laboratory Management Systems.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure availability of resources to implement and maintain the quality system including ISO/EI 17025
  • Ensure laboratory equipment calibration or verification programs are implemented by authorized personnel.
  • Reviews policies and procedures to determine the need for new procedures or modification of procedures.
  • Ensures that equipment and reagents procured meet the requirements of the test methods.
  • Verifies adequacy, approves, and maintains Quality Management System documents.
  • Ensures that management review meetings are held as per plan
  • Ensures customer complaints are resolved and customer feedback surveys are periodically carried out.
  • Reviews, approves and ensures corrective action plans for non-conforming tests is implemented and monitored
  • Identifies and documents the required education, experience, and professional credentials for each position in the laboratory.
  • Ensures that test methods are verified and uncertainty of measurement for all methods is determined.
  • Facilitates budgetary provision for the section on test equipment and associated accessories and spares
  • 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 Quality Control 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 ISO/EI 17025.
  • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
  • Review incidents of violations product quality infractions 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.
Key Competencies
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of KPC requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in petroleum and environmental testing
  • Strong well developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining Quality Control 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 product testing through continuing professional development.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, Power Point, and Outlook express including SAP.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, assurance the quality of test results.
  • 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 teams of quality control staff in an environment conducive to continuous learning, creativity, and innovation.
  • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counselling by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management rather than direct supervision.
  • Ability to coach and empower staff to adhere to ethics in testing in the laboratory
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 of Science in Chemistry or any related field from a recognized University
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.


Supply & Logistics Manager

JG 3
1 Post 
Ref: KPC/ADVT/43/2016
 

Reporting to the General Manager (Operations & Maintenance), the role is responsible for demand planning and forecasting of products transported through the pipeline and translating the output into pipeline pumping schedules for the pipeline network and import schedules.

In addition provide KPC management and the Oil industry with up to date and detailed, accurate and timely information on product stocks, ullage availability, oil industry planned product importation, pipeline operational status and scheduled pipeline plans for decision making.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Study products demands in the market and at KPC Depots/Terminals and carry out forecasts to determine realistic pumping schedules to maximize pipeline utilization and ensure adequate product stocks in the storage depots to meet customers’ requirements.
  • Plan the pipeline network pumping schedule in consultation with the oil industry coordinator and communicate to the respective pumping stations for implementation after approval by Operations Manager before.
  • Prepare and periodically update the KOSF shipping nominations and ensure implementation as planned by the Petroleum industry.
  • Prepare Transportation and Storage Agreements for new Pipeline users
  • Keep abreast of Petroleum Industry decisions between the Marketers and the Government and implement where KPC is involved.
  • Closely liaise with Kenya Revenue Authority on matters related to Petroleum products taxation and advice OM accordingly.
  • Represent KPC at Oil Industry supply coordination meetings, in the industry vessel scheduling/ullage committee and other industry stakeholder’s forums and update management on critical industry issues requiring KPC action.
  • Prepare daily/monthly Management reports on stock status and carry out other related activities as directed by the Operations Manager.
  • In consultation with Training Section, prepares training programs for staff as may be required from time to time.
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performance organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programmed activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices.
  • Motivation and direction of staff under him as to ensure discipline in conformity with Company’s Staff Rules and Regulations as amended from time to time.
  • Coordinate with procurement to ensure availability of sufficient stock of consumable items necessary for smooth running of the section.
  • Budget planning, implementation and monitoring for the section.
  • Carry out staff performance appraisals
  • Promote the Quality Management System (QMS) and the Performances Management System (PMS) in the section.
  • Any other duties as given from time to time by Management
Key Competencies
  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of KPC requirements including broad knowledge on Statistical Techniques.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
  • Sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
  • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining Operations 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 through continuing professional development.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including 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.
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.
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Commerce or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.


Enterprise Risk Manager

JG 3
1 Post 
Ref: KPC/ADVT/42/2016
 

Reporting to the General Manager (Strategy), the role is responsible to head the Risk Management Department for the efficient and effective coordination of risk management, and monitoring and evaluation activities of the company.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Planning and conceptualization which will entail establishment of the organizational environment identify and analyze corporate objectives in relation to expected outcomes and define the key elements for structuring risk.
  • Identification, analysis and evaluation of risk, business processes and projects through the use of appropriate tools and techniques, comprehensively determine impact, ratings and ranking of risks.
  • Develop and implement detailed risk action plans.
  • Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation systems for business activities
  • Monitor and review risk management on a continuous basis to ensure new risks are detected and that the action plan is effectively implemented
  • Communication and reporting including circulation of the corporate risk register, action plans, milestone and all risk management reports.
  • Ensure robust, program-wide consistent M&E systems are in place and used effectively throughout the lifetime of the project.
  • Oversee the collection of high quality data to document project effect and impact. Contribute to ensuring adequate documentation is made for all activities undertaken in the course of the project.
  • Organize performance through performance contracts (PC) reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
  • 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.
  • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to develop, implement and evaluate risk management plans as well as monitoring and evaluation systems aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
  • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that 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.
  • Assess staff performance and determine training needs as well as design and implement training programmes aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve organizational effectiveness.
  • Prepare concept papers, board papers, periodic progress reports and annual reports showing organizational achievements against planned targets as well as providing justification for performance variances and areas of improvement.
Key Competencies
  • Broad knowledge of Risk Management and Monitoring and Evaluation principles and guidelines.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills.
  • Strong expertise in strategic management, project planning and service tariffs, budgeting and resource & performance management.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret operational, economic and financial data and apply management principles and practices.
  • Ability to develop and implement performance management systems.
  • Ability to empower staff.
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 Economics, Commerce, Finance, Business Administration or a related field.
  • Be in possession of qualifications/Certification in Risk Management
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.


KPC Foundation Manager

JG 3
1 Post 
Ref: KPC/ADVT/41/2016


Reporting to the General Manager (Strategy), the role is responsible for ensuring that the Company achieves substantive improvements in its ongoing commitment to become a more sustainable and socially responsible company. 

A key part of this role will be to coordinate overall environmental efforts and act as lead staff on specific CSR initiatives.
 
Key Responsibilities: 

The major responsibilities of this position will be:
  • Craft and implement the corporate social responsibility strategy of KPC Foundation.
  • Introduce and implement global best practice in KPC’s CSR management
  • Create viable partnerships with other CSR stakeholders
  • Coordinate the activities of KPC’s network of community champions across the region
  • Organize communication forums for KPC Community Champions in conjunction with other stakeholders
  • Represent the KPC Foundation in appropriate forums and participate in CSR membership organizations, gather and share resources
  • Manage the disbursement of grants and donations from the KPC Foundation to beneficiaries
  • Develop and facilitate initiatives that promote KPC’s CSR commitment.
  • Develop recommendations for the KPC Foundation management and Board where needed.
  • Facilitate presentation of approved funds and ensure appropriate publicity and profiling
  • Conduct research on the impact of KPC Foundation’s initiatives and implement remedial actions
  • Facilitate sustainability reporting for the KPC
  • Monitor the implementation of funded projects and evaluate their impacts
  • Originate and disseminate relevant reports on the activities of the KPC Foundation
  • Benchmark competition and industry best practices.
Key Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • A university degree preferably in Social Sciences.
  • Professional qualification in Community Development, Public Relations and Communication will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of twelve (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior level in a large and complex organization.
  • Experience in foundation management and/or related activities
  • Membership to a relevant professional body
Other Competencies
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Cross‐functional, multi‐disciplinary project management and business analysis skills
  • Proven networking skills and a demonstrated capacity to work independently and in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop and manage relationships with stake holders.
  • Have good report writing and communication skills
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Result driven and willing to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability to travel within the region of KPC’s operation in pursuit of the company’s CSR objectives.
  • High level of integrity.
Application Requirements
 
NB: Candidates interested in these positions are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya. 

Specifically, those applying for positions listed above must obtain and submit with their application, copies of the following;
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)
The above appointments are on Three (3) Year Contract Terms (Renewable subject to good performance)

Suitably qualified candidates should apply in confidence indicating the Job Reference No. on both the application and envelope and send to the address below enclosing CVs with full details of education background, professional qualifications, and attach copies of certificates, relevant testimonials and National ID.

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 5.00pm on Wednesday, 19th 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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