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Corporate Affairs & PR Manager


Duties and Responsibilities

The Corporate Affairs & Public Relations Manager is responsible to the Managing Director for developing, coordinating and implementing the Corporation’s Communications and Public Relations strategy to build relationships and communicate a positive image & brand of Kenya Railways. The key roles include and not limited to:

·         Developing and implementing appropriate Corporate Affairs strategies, programmes, and policies for all stakeholders to achieve positive image & brand.
·         Designing programmes to create and maintain a positive image of the corporation to the external publics.
·         Managing the production and dissemination of information with targeted publics through appropriate channels in line with the corporate mission and vision.
·         Managing the Corporation’s Customer Care function to enhance client satisfaction in line with the Corporation’s Service Delivery Charter.
·         Managing and coordinating research into stakeholder’s perceptions and image of the Corporation, to achieve positive reputation for the Corporation.
·         Leading the implementation of the Corporation’s media-relations strategy to enhance goodwill and positive coverage for the Corporation.
·         Planning & managing the Corporation’s key events.
·         Managing the development and implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility programmes.
·         Developing and implementing crisis management strategies to alleviate crisis situations and maintain positive reputation.
·         Advising senior management on key strategic communications to uphold a positive image and reputation for the Corporation.
·         Management of the Corporate Affairs Department budget.
·         Preparing, managing and monitoring the department’s budgets.
·         Leading, motivating and developing the departmental staff to achieve business and people objectives.
·         Managing the department’s communication.
·         Identifying, implementing and benchmarking best practices in management.
·         Managing and implementing change initiatives to achieve desired business plans and culture.

Requirements for the Job

·         Masters degree in Communication, Marketing, Business, or relevant area
·         Bachelors degree in Communication, Marketing, business, social science or related fields
·         At least ten (10) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which should be in management position
·         Membership in PRSK/MSK/IPRA/ CIM or relevant professional bo
·         Attended a Leadership Course lasting not less than four weeks
·         Proficiency in Computer applications
·         Meets the provision of Chapter Six of the Constitution


Research, Planning & Compliance Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

The Research, Planning and Compliance Manager will be responsible to the General Manager Research Planning Compliance & ICT for updating and enhancement of strategic policy initiatives and Government priorities in line with the MTPF guidelines. The Key tasks will include and limited to:

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Overseeing the efficient coordination of the Economic and Strategic Planning, Quality Assurance and Corporate Communications;
·         Overseeing the facilitation of economic studies as part of the rail design and tender documentation process;
·         Providing technical and advisory support to rail sector stakeholders;
·         Building capacity for economic analysis related to transport and coordinating economic reviews of the rail projects;
·         Establishing and maintaining linkages with Consultants and other Stakeholders on economic matters;
·         Overseeing formulation of policies, strategies, procedures and systems for identifying alternative sources of revenue in the Corporation;
·         Reviewing potential business proposals, facilitating negotiations for contracts for alternative revenue sources and overseeing implementation of income generation activities;
·         Coordinating the development and implementation of local and international resource mobilization strategies;
·         Overseeing formulation and implementation of the Corporation’s corporate communications policies, strategies, procedures and systems and conducting programs designed to create and maintain a positive corporate image;
·         Overseeing Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes, stakeholders relationships and integrity assurance programmes;
·         Overseeing technical audits for works and services, including preparation of reports on quality assurance findings and recommendations;
·         Coordinating the preparation of risk assessment and classification system/criteria;
·         Overseeing identification of priority areas for risk assessment and mitigation planning, including risk assessment process, compilation and consolidation of risk management periodic reports;
·         Overseeing the smooth implementation and monitoring of the Corporation’s quality management system(ISO);
·         Overseeing the preparation of annual work programmes and budgets for rail planning and development

Requirements for the Job

·         Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in relevant work and at least three (3) years in a management position;
·         Be a member of a relevant professional body / institution where applicable;
·         Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Proficiency in computer applications;
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
·         Demonstrated competence in work performance.


Security Services Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

The Security Services Manager is responsible to the Managing Director for developing, coordinating and implementing the Corporation’s security strategies, policies and standards for protection and preservation of the Corporation’s assets to achieve Corporation mandate and business objectives. The Key roles include and not limited to:
·         Developing & enforcing security standards in line with the operating framework
·         Managing & monitoring the implementation of the security strategy in line with policies, processes & procedures to deliver business objective.
·         Managing security audits to identify possible threats and recommending preventive measures
·         Managing continuous information gathering and intelligence analysis with a view to developing preventive measures for enhanced security of the Corporation’s assets and operations
·         Managing, training and monitoring outsourced security service providers to meet KR security objectives and enhance performance.
·         Liaising with national security agencies to ensure security of Corporation’s assets and business operations.
·         Preparing security training programmes and carrying out sensitization initiatives to enhance compliance with security standards and policies
·         Overseeing incident response planning and investigation of security violations, contributing to disciplinary and legal matters associated with such violations as necessary
·         Maintaining an up to date databank of security incidents and trends and reporting for management information and security action
·         Contributing towards business continuity planning
·         Designing programmes and measures to prevent and eliminate encroachment
·         Preparing, managing and monitoring the departments budgets
·         Leading, motivating and developing the departmental staff to achieve business and people objectives
·         Managing the department’s communication
·         Identifying, implementing and benchmarking best practices in management
·         Managing and implementing change initiatives to achieve desired business plans and culture

Requirements for the Job

·         Masters Degree in Security Management, Social Sciences or equivalent
·         Bachelors Degree in Security Management or equivalent
·         Served in the Police or Military for at least ten (10) years,and attained the rank of Chief Inspector and at that level for at least three (3)years at that level.
·         Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks
·         Proficiency in Computer applications
·         Meets the provision of Chapter Six of the Constitution

ICT Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

The ICT Manager will report to the General Manager Research Planning Compliance & ICT for planning, development, deployment and provision of Information communication and technology services in support of the corporation business. The key tasks will include and not limited to:
·         Formulating and leading in the implementation of the ICT strategy in line with policies, processes & procedures to deliver business objective.
·         Working with business to define business and ICT performance metrics, and measures, tracks and reports on benefits realization.
·         Anticipates business needs and identifies and proposes ICT products and services to fulfil those needs
·         Leading the demand side of the ICT governance on behalf of the corporation and communicates high level business requirements.
·         Planning and leading the corporation in the ICT plans and creating awareness in the functional department on the development of specific systems solutions to meet the functional requirements and corporations objectives
·         Planning, managing and providing project management (PM) leadership and support for ICT projects using ICT PM methodology.
·         Managing all ICT systems and ensure that ICT policies are consistently applied and plans for the organization (business recovery plans) BRP and pandemics.
·         Managing overall systems control by safeguarding the systems against deliberate efforts to fraudulently abusing it through physical and logical systems security and establishment of security features within the system for control purpose, though network monitoring and management
·         Leading the corporation in the ICT services management, reviews and ensures that agreed ICT services are provided throughout the corporation
·         preparing, managing and monitoring the departments budgets
·         Leading, motivating and developing the departmental staff to achieve business and people objectives
·         Managing the department’s communication
·         Identifying, implementing and benchmarking best practices
·         Managing and implementing change initiatives to achieve desired business results
·         Reviewing ICT Risk management and Business continuity plans

Requirements for the Job

For appointment to this grade an officer must have at least:
·         Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines :- Information Technology, Computer Science/Engineering or Business Information Technology
·         Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: Information Technology, Computer Science or Business Information Technology from a recognized Institution.
·         A minimum of ten (10) years experience in relevant work and at least three (3) years in a supervisory role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
·         Professional certification such as Certified Computer Network Professional (CCNP), CCNA, MCSE, MCSA, MCSD, Oracle Certified Database administrator OCDBA, Microsoft Certified databases Administrator MCDBA or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Member of an ICT professional body.
·         Certificate in Leadership Development Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
·         Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

General Manager Finance

Duties and Responsibilities

The General Manager Finance is responsible to the Managing Director for ensuring financial stability and effective resource utilization to maximize the financial, capacity of the corporation to support its strategic direction. This is the senior most position in Finance
Department and its key functions include but not limited to the following:
·         Developing and overseeing the implementation of a dynamic Finance strategy that is able to deliver exemplary services and results as envisioned in the strategic plan;
·         Develop the Corporation’s budget and continuously monitor and evaluate its implementation;
·         Giving oversight to the Corporation financial affairs and advise the Corporation on financial planning strategies and policies;
·         Ensuring effective and efficient management of the Corporation Resources including Finances and Assets;
·         Ensuring the provision of meaningful, accurate and prompt financial and management accounts and reports to the Managing Director and the Board;
·         Negotiating with banks , donors and development partners for appropriate support;
·         Participating in the development and review of the Corporation strategic plan;
·         Ensuring compliance with Public Financial Management Act, IPSAS and IFRS and ISO Standards and legal and regulatory policies;
·         Reviewing the financial plans in line with the overall strategic objectives and government performance contract;
·         Construct and monitor reliable control systems;
·         Understand and mitigate key elements of the corporation financial risk profile;
·         Overseeing the operations of Finance & Accounting divisions.

Requirements for the Job

·         Master’s Degree in any of the following: Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Bachelor’s Degree in either Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         A Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant work experience and at least five (5) in a management role in the Public Service or Private Sector;
·         Membership and in good standing of a relevant professional body/Institution;
·         Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Proficiency in computer applications;
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
·         Demonstrated competence in work performance


Administration Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

The Administration Manager will report to the General Manager Human Resources & Administration for provision of administrative support services to the Corporation to maximize on service delivery and support the efforts towards the achievement of corporate goals.
The key roles will include and not limited to:
·         Formulating and reviewing administrative policies
·         Overseeing the management of service contracts and service level agreements for outsourced services;
·         Ensuring provision transport services
·         Ensuring records management is provided in compliance with the Legal provisions and Corporation quality standards
·         Ensuring provision of all auxiliary and housekeeping services
·         Overseeing the process of acquiring new service providers related to all outsourced services falling under administration section;
·         Ensuring travel clearance, visas and other necessary travel documents for the Board of Directors and staff travelling out of the country on official duties are done promptly
·         Developing departmental budgets
·         Monitoring budget expenditure and provide guidance to Administration Section on financial discrepancies;
·         Forecasting administrative staff needs for the Section;
·         Formulating and implementing Records Management policies

Requirements for the Job

·         Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Public/Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, or any other relevant equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution.
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: -Public/Business Administration, Transport and Logistics Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Political Science, Sociology or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution.
·         A minimum of ten (10) years relevant work experience and at least three (3) years in a position of Assistant Administration Manager or equivalent in the Public Service or in the recognized organization;
·         Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
·         Proficiency in computer applications.
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
·         Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Assistant Manager Board Services

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Manager Board Services will report to the General Manger Legal Services and Corporation Secretary for the following duties and responsibilities:
·         Coordinating Board matters by preparing and dispatching Board Agendas, Board papers, board minutes and board action reports;
·         Preparing and managing the Board annual work plans;
·         Preparing of Board Minutes, ensuring that they are confirmed and filed;
·         Communicating decisions of the Board to the Managing Director for appropriate action;
·         Monitoring implementation of Board decisions and preparing reports to the Board;
·         Custody of the Corporation seal and sealed legal documents;
·         Preparing reports on use of the Corporation Seal;
·         Coordinating induction and continuous development of Directors;
·         Coordinating Governance Audits and preparing reports required by the State Corporations Advisory Committee(SCAC);
·         Coordinating evaluation of the performance of the Board and preparing report to SCAC;
·         Prepare the Board Calendar and disseminate to Management staff;
·         Follow up with Management staff to ensure all Board papers are ready and disseminated on time;
·         Collate and analyze data related to Board Members and Board activities;
·         Follow up on compliance with Mwongozo Guidelines on Board affairs.
·         Preparing and monitoring of the Division’s budgets and expenditures;
·         Implementing and benchmarking best practices in Board matters;
·         Implementing change initiatives to achieve desired business plans and culture.

Requirements for the Job

·         Master’s degree in a relevant field from a reputable institution
·         Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent degree from a reputable institution
·         Post graduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law or such similar qualification from a reputable institution
·         An advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a member of the Law Society of Kenya
·         Working experience of not less than eight years (8), two (2) of which must have been at Principal Legal Officer level in the Corporation or in a comparable position in the Public service or in other reputable organization
·         Certified Public Secretary in good standing.
·         Attended a management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks
·         Certificate in Computer application’
·         Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
·         Demonstrated competence in work performance.

Assistant Architecture Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

The position will report to the Infrastructure Planning, Design and Environment Manager for the following tasks:
·         Developing and implementing the building/architectural plans, policies and standards in line with business objectives
·         Leading, managing and coordinating design of all buildings to required standards and specifications for professional accountability
·         Developing relevant Terms of Reference and managing contracted services to achieve set business objectives
·         Preparing and submitting development plans for approvals by regulatory authorities
·         Leading innovation in architecture and building technology
·         Preparing department’s plans & budget
·         Leading, motivating, organizing and developing the departmental staff to achieve business and people objectives
·         Managing the department’s communication period to end of the project.

Requirement for the job

·         Masters Degree in Architecture or equivalent from a recognized Institution;
·         Bachelors Degree in Architecture or equivalent from a recognized Institution;
·         Have Eight (8) years relevant experience and served as a Senior Architect or similar position in the Public Service or reputable organization for two (2) years at supervisory level;
·         Have attended Management course lasting not less than 4 weeks;
·         Registered as an Architect with the Architectural Association of Kenya;
·         Strong knowledge of mechanism and control system;
·         Certificate in Computer proficiency and
·         Meets the provision of Chapter Six of Constitution.
·         Demonstrated competence in work performance

Assistant Property Administration Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Property Administration Manager will report to the Real Estate Development and Maintenance Manager for the following tasks:
·         Preparing & processing documentation of leases transactions and contracts
·         Administering customer leases to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions
·         Reviewing and updating lease agreements to ensure compliance with National and County Government land laws, policies and regulations
·         Tracking the validity of Corporation’s leased land
·         Ensuring timely payments of ground rent and rates by the Corporation
·         Implementing and benchmarking best practices in management
·         Implementing change initiatives to achieve desired business plans and culture
·         collecting and collating data on final estimations of Land Values in all resettlement Action Plans utilizing the applicable valuation models;
·         Collecting, collating and disseminating information on land acquisition for the Corporation ;
·         Ensuring Development partners safeguards guidelines under RAP are adhered to during Compensation;
·         Coordinating the Corporation ’s land acquisition process; and
·         Preparing various reports as necessary under supervision of a senior officer.

Requirements for the Job

·         Masters in Land Economics, Land Administration, or Real Estate or equivalent from a recognized university
·         Bachelors Degree in Land Economics, Land Administration, or Real Estate or equivalent from a recognized university.
·         Post Graduate Diploma qualifying as a full member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) Chapter of Valuation and Estate Management Surveyors (VEMS) or Land Administration Management Surveyors (LAMS);
·         A minimum eight (8) years relevant work experience in the Public Service or in the Private Sector two (2) of which must have been in a supervisory level;
·         Been registered by any of the following bodies: Institution of Surveyors of Kenya, Estate Agents Registration Board, Valuers Registration Board, and any other relevant and recognized professional body;
·         Current valid annual Practicing License from VRB;
·         Proficiency in Computer applications;
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.


Assistant Business Development Manager

Duties and responsibilities

The Assistant Business Development Manager will report to Business Development Manager for the following tasks;
·         Initiating policy guideline in managing clients relationships to maximize revenue opportunities and grow future business
·         Managing Implementation of business ideas to achieve revenue targets
·         Managing implementation of the revenue and debt collection plans
·         Planning for stakeholder engagements to market Railways assets and services
·         Developing market development strategies to create demand for the Corporations assets and service
·         Fixing of rates, fares and other charges;
·         Developing costs and benefit analysis for business case proposals
·         Monitoring Implementing research findings and business development proposals Reviewing and analyzing all customer proposals and recommending for implementation of all feasible ideas
·         Supervision of regional offices in delivering their mandates
·         Leading, motivating and developing the departmental staff to achieve business and people objectives
·         Identifying, implementing and benchmarking best practices in management
·         Managing change initiatives to achieve desired business plans and culture
·         Reviewing departmental budgets for approval

Requirements for the Job

·         Master in Business Administration or equivalent from a recognized University
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related Subjects from a recognized University;
·         A minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience 2 of which at supervisory Level;
·         Be registered with a relevant professional body (CIM/MSK/ISK) where applicable
·         Valid Annual Practicing License where applicable
·         Certificate in Management Course lasting not less four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Proficiency in computer applications;
·         Fulfilled requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution;
·         Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results


Assistant Rail Safety Manager

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Rail Safety Manager will report to the Operations Manager for the following tasks:
·         Periodic review of safety risks in the Corporation
·         Leading in the formulation and review of safety policies of the corporation as appropriate
·         Carrying out independent accident investigations on major railway accidents and enforce compliance with safety standards
·         Maintaining an up to date databank of major accidents reported by rail operators as well as preparing reports as required
·         Development of safety training and awareness programs for all stakeholders
·         Development of Emergency Response and Incidents Management plans

Requirement for the Job

·         Masters Degree in Civil /Electrical /Mechanical /Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent from a recognized Institution;
·         Bachelors Degree in Architecture or equivalent from a recognized Institution;
·         Have six (8) years relevant experience and served as a Senior Architect or similar position in the Public Service or reputable organization for two (2) years at supervisory level;
·         Have attended Management course lasting not less than 4 weeks;
·         Registered as a Safety Officer
·         Strong knowledge of mechanism and control system;
·         Certificate in Computer proficiency and
·         Meets the provision of Chapter Six of Constitution.
·         Demonstrated competence in work performance.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates to attach their testimonials and certificates and address their applications to the:
Managing Director
Kenya Railways Corporation
P.O. Box 30121, 00100,
Note: Only the short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Kenya Railways is an equal opportunity Employer.

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