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Chief Executive Officer 

Job Description
The Kenya Film Commission (KFC) is a State Corporation mandated under Legal Notice No. 147 of 2015 to develop, promote and market the film industry locally and internationally. To fulfill the aforementioned mandate, KFC has an exciting career opportunity for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Chief Executive Officer – Job Ref No: KFC/CEO/2018
The Commission is seeking to recruit a dynamic, visionary and innovative person to fill the position of the CEO.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will provide strategic leadership by working with the Board and management team, to ensure the development of a robust local film industry and promote Kenya as the preferred destination for film production in Africa. DUTIES AND

Responsibilities

·         Fostering development, coordination and promotion of the film industry in Kenya.
·         Facilitating the development and promotion of local audiovisual content.
·         Establishing and administering a Film Promotion Fund.
·         Mobilizing resources for the Commission so as to meet its objectives.
·         Encouraging marketing, distribution, exhibition and dissemination of Kenyan films and television programmes.
·         Establishing a dynamic audiovisual archive and resource Center.
·         Promoting and marketing Kenya as a premier filming destination locally and internationally.
·         Facilitating the establishment of incubation centers for the industry.
·         Providing liaison services with government departments on matters relating to promotion, marketing and development of the film industry.
·         Developing fiscal and other incentives to promote investment in the local film industry.
·         Partnering, developing and creating linkages with county, national and international organizations, both public and private, to improve and facilitate investment in the film industry.
·         Be the principle spokesperson for the Commission and ensure that the Commission’s mission, programmes, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to stakeholders and the public.
·         Coordinating and certifying persons, associations and organizations participating in the production of film, photography, video, stills, animation, new media and related media.
·         Ensuring good corporate governance in line with Commission’s core values and promoting a robust performance-driven culture.

Requirements

The ideal candidate should possess the following:
·         A Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya.
·         Master’s Degree from a University recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage.
·         At least eight (8) years professional experience in the film industry.
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
·         Be a registered Member of a reputable Professional Body and must be in good standing with the said professional body.
·         Demonstrate business, managerial, administrative and resource mobilization skills.
·         Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural environment.
INTEGRITY CLEARANCE
In addition to the qualifications set above, applicants candidates will be required to provide copies of clearance certificates/letters of good standing from the following;
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
·         Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Credit Bureau Reference.
·         Professional bodies (where applicable)
TERMS OF SERVICE AND REMUNERATION The appointment to this position is on a three (3) year term contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 149,500 p.m – 206,400 p.m Job Group KFC 3



Legal Services Manager/Corporate Secretary
Job Ref: KFC/LSM-CS/2018
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the job holder will ensure delivery of the KFC’s legal services framework, contract administration, and compliance with legal, regulatory legislation and provides advice to management, staff and Board of Directors on legal issues affecting the Commission.

Responsibilities 

·         Formulate and implement strategies on risk management, litigation, records and assets management.
·         Provide legal services to the Board of Directors of the Commission and Board Committees and other management Committees.
·         Ensure compliance by the Commission of relevant statutory and regulatory requirements relevant to its business.
·         Ensure the development of the Film Bill for the film industry and any other relevant legislation, policies and regulations.
·         Safeguard Commission’s interests and ensure that they are adequately defended before the Courts either through internal legal resource or use of appointed external Commission lawyers.
·         Provide advice to the management of the Commission on all legal, regulatory and contractual matters affecting the operations, business interest or assets of the Commission, including industrial matters.
·         Draft and review of contracts and agreements and Commission statutes and rules to ensure that they adequately protect the Commission’s interests.
·         Auditing the quality of court presentation from external advocates and providing liaison with external advocates and advisers.
·         To maintain highest level of confidentiality concerning the sensitive ,strategic and integral legal & other information, decisions and developments taking place at the commission.
·         Formulation and implementation of a Corporate Legal Policy to ensure that the Commission complies with all applicable statutory requirements and related codes of regulations
·         Advising the Commission on all legal matters and facilitate review of the existing film laws for the growth of the film industry.
·         Guide the stakeholders on the application of the film laws
·         Developing legal agreements and advising on film co-production treaties, bi-lateral agreements and other legal issues
·         Review and approval of Commission contracts and agreements and identifying opportunities for efficiencies and improvements.
·         Draw, peruse, complete and interpret legal documents on behalf of the Commission and its subsidiaries / affiliates.
·         Performing any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications:

·         A Law degree from a recognized university.
·         Postgraduate Diploma in Law (KSL).
·         A Master’s degree in Law will be an added advantage.
·         Current advocate’s Practicing Certificate.
·         At least seven (7) years’ experience in a similar position, preferably in the public sector.
·         Member of Law Society of Kenya.
·         Self-motivation and ability to take initiative and work with minimum supervision.
·         Possess strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills.
·         Key strategic and negotiation skills with a strong background of managing teams are essential.
INTEGRITY CLEARANCE
In addition to the qualifications set above, applicants candidates will be required to provide copies of clearance certificates/letters of good standing from the following;
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
·         Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Credit Bureau Reference.
·         Professional bodies (where applicable)
TERMS OF SERVICE AND REMUNERATION The appointment to this position is on a three (3) year term contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 149,500 p.m – 206,400 p.m Job Group KFC 3
How to Apply
Please submit nine (9) hard copies of your application (which should include the application letter, CV, relevant Certificates, Testimonials and copy of National ID/Passport) to a sealed recruitment box at the reception of the Kenya Film Commission, 2nd Floor, Jumuia Place, Lenana Road, Kilimani, Nairobi and send a soft copy to lsmrecruitment2018@filmingkenya.com and should be received no later than 5.00pm on the Tuesday 5th June, 2018.
The application should be addressed to:
The Chairman of the Board, Kenya Film Commission, Jumuia Place II, 2nd Floor, Lenana Road, P. O. Box 76417- 00508 Nairobi.
KFC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women, youth and persons with disability are encouraged to apply. Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of required documents will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

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