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Recruitment by Kenya Power PF, Nairobi

Kenya Power Pension Fund (KPPF) is a Retirement Benefits Scheme registered with Retirement Benefits Authority, responsible for providing pension benefits to permanent and pensionable employees of Kenya Power, KETRACO and Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board upon their retirement or withdrawal and to their dependents in the event of death in service.

It is in this pursuit that KPPF is seeking to recruit top talent to join the innovative and transformative team to deliver on key milestones of the Fund.
The individuals to fill the executive positions should be result oriented, self-driven, with vision, creative and of high integrity.


Applications are therefore invited from qualified persons to fill the vacancy below:
Sales & Agency Officer
1 Post
Reports to Property Manager
Purpose of the job: The Sales & Agency Officer will be responsible for delivering maximum sales profitability growth and market penetration by effectively marketing and selling the Fund’s real
estate products and establishing, developing and maintaining business relationships.
Key Responsibilities
·         Develop and secure relationships with potential property buyers and offer guidance and support in property purchase decisions.
·         Create a database of existing customers for feedback and communication of upcoming property projects.
·         Present proposals to promote products and services to prospective clients.
·         Develop and execute marketing and sales strategy for property investments.
·         Create and maintain sales plans, trend analysis and preparation of periodic marketing and sales reports to Management and the Board.
·         Build sales partner initiatives with real estate agents/brokers.
·         Identify appropriate promotional initiatives to attract buyers for Fund properties.
·         Conduct due diligence on potential property buyers.
·         Initiate the sales process for vetted buyers through preparation of offer letters, sale / license agreements in liaison with appointed lawyers and following the process to sale completion and payment.
·         Train site sales representatives to offer excellent customer experience to potential buyers and visitors.
·         Seek opportunities for value add services to buyer’s e.g. financial advice or planning to ease the purchase process.
·         Track and report of sales targets on a pre-agreed periodic timeline.
·         Provide advice on pricing and real estate trends.
·         Participate in exhibitions events and marketing activities to enhance sales.
Candidate Profile
The job holder should possess the following minimum qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or related discipline from a recognized university.
·         Professional qualification in related discipline will be an added advantage.
·         Membership with a Professional body (Marketing Society of Kenya)
·         4 years’ experience in Real Estate Management with at least two (2) years in residential mid to high end properties.
·         Experience in leading a team of sales representatives and with knowledge of current property trends.
In addition, candidates should demonstrate the following personal traits and competencies:
·         Creativity and innovation skills.
·         Good oral and written communication skills.
·         Excellent customer relationship management skills
·         Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
·         Professionalism and integrity.
·         Personal motivation and drive exhibited through commitment to hard work, continuous improvement and achievement of goals.

Head of Procurement
1 Post
Reports to: CEO & Trust Secretary
Purpose of the job: The Head of Procurement will be responsible for providing oversight of the procurement function to ensure value for money on all procured items, quality service delivery and
support other functions within the Fund to achieve the goals effectively and efficiently.
To ensure that all procurement processes and procedures are in line with the Fund’s policy, best practice and the procurement law and regulations.
Key Responsibilities
·         Formulate procurement strategies and update procurement policy and procedures.
·         Plan for all procurement and disposal of items managed in line with the budgets.
·         Consolidating procurement items ensuring that delivery is done as per the users’ needs.
·         Monitor all procurements are processed within budget lines and advising users on unbudgeted and exceeded budgets items.
·         Proactively build, develop and maintain valuable relationships with key stakeholders and vendors.
·         Monitor the market and vendor bases for emerging services and trends for potential opportunities and advise management accordingly.
·         Implement/execute the decisions of the Evaluation Committee and in all Fund procurements.
·         Act as the Secretariat to the Evaluation Committee and coordinate committee meetings and negotiation meetings.
·         Communicate to suppliers on awards, regrets and any other communication necessary in execution of tenders.
·         Coordinate between the business units and suppliers and the Evaluation Committee to ensure that user requirements are met.
·         Guide on preparation of proposals (RFPs, RFQs and TORs) and specifications.
·         Manage the tendering process including; developing RFP’s, advertising, receiving and opening RFP’s etc.
·         Ensure that RFP’S are evaluated in accordance to set out specifications and the Act.
·         Provide professional advice to the Accounting Officer on all evaluation reports.
·         Monitor delivery and quality of goods, works and services by suppliers.
·         Conduct supplier evaluation and effect necessary actions based on contract terms and conditions.
·         Develop annual procurement budget.
Candidate Profile
The job holder should possess the following minimum qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement or Supply Chain Management or a related field from a recognized University.
·         Membership to a Professional body
·         Professional qualification (KISM, CIPS)
·         Eight (8) years’ post qualification experience in Procurement or Supply Chain management role in a medium or large size organization with at least three (3) years at management level.
·         A master’s degree in a related discipline will be an added advantage.
In addition, candidates should demonstrate the following Personal traits and competencies:
·         Strong leadership skills to foster teamwork; develop and motivate staff, ability to provide direction, guidance, momentum and vision in order to achieve the Fund’s objectives.
·         Demonstrated business acumen – able to create strategy and actions that impact business success.
·         Ability to be forward thinking and use technology and other modern tools to drive decision making and implementation.
·         Professionalism and integrity.
·         Risk awareness and focus – demonstrate understanding of risk management practices, standards and regulatory requirements.
·         Ability to lead, influence and drive change initiatives in support of business strategies.

Head of Human Resource & Administration
1 Post
Reports to CEO & Trust Secretary
Purpose of the job: The Head of HR & Administration will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and management over the Fund’s human resources and staff development and coordinating all administrative support services.
Key Responsibilities
·         Design, development, implementation and evaluation of HR strategic plan and align with the Fund’s Strategic plan.
·         Regularly review the Fund’s organization structure and provide strategic advice on its appropriateness and ensuring sufficient staffing and optimum establishment.

·         Develop, implement and maintain a framework of policies and procedures that enable the Fund to engage, develop and manage its people in accordance with the core values and within Kenyan labour laws.
·         Recruit high calibre skilled staff to match present and future operational and business requirements in line with the Fund’s Strategy.
·         Identify Trustees and employees training and development needs, plan and coordinate relevant training programmes.
·         Drive the performance management process in line with the framework and guidelines.
·         Implement talent management processes and development of the leadership and succession framework.
·         Ensure that succession planning is integrated with business planning and the prevalence of a knowledge transfer plan is designed.
·         Review, manage and propose compensation that enables the Fund to remain competitive and attractive.
·         Partner with functional leaders to compile, maintain and execute strategic workforce plans.
·         Provide professional expertise in the implementation of the talent review process and creation of an internal bench of top talent.
·         Coordinate processing of the monthly Payroll and other benefits and coordinate leave management.
·         Manage the disciplinary process and related processes ensuring documentations are done in accordance to set policies, procedures and Employment Act.
·         Manage all office administrative matters to ensure staff welfare matters are addressed and that the fund operates in a good working environment in line with OSHA.
·         Maintenance of confidential storage of all HR related documents including staff files, payroll, minutes and benefits database.
Candidate Profile
The job holder should possess the following minimum qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or related discipline from a recognized University.
·         Professional qualification(s) in Human Resources e.g. CHRP or equivalent.
·         Current and valid Human Resource Practicing License
·         Eight (8) years’ post qualification experience in a HR role in a medium or large size organization with at least three (3) years at management level.
·         Change management experience with knowledge of current best practices and trends.
·         A master’s degree in related discipline will be an added advantage.
In addition, candidates should demonstrate the following personal traits and competencies:
·         Strong leadership skills to foster teamwork; develop and motivate staff, ability to provide direction, guidance, momentum and vision in order to achieve the Fund’s objectives.
·         Demonstrated business acumen – able to create strategy and actions that impact business success.
·         Ability to be forward thinking and use technology and other modern tools to drive decision making and implementation.
·         Professionalism and integrity.
·         Risk awareness and focus – demonstrate understanding of risk management practices, standards and regulatory requirements.
·         Ability to lead, influence and drive change initiatives in support of business strategies.

ICT Manager
1 Post
Reports to CEO & Trust Secretary
Purpose of the job: The ICT Manager will be responsible for formulating the Fund’s IT Strategy in response to business needs and recommend appropriate and cost-effective technical solutions and establish budgetary and risk implications. He/she will also be responsible for overall management of the ICT function, implementation of ICT operations, infrastructure and information systems management.
Key Responsibilities
·         Formulate, review and implement ICT strategies, policies, procedures and execution of the ICT Governance framework.
·         Develop technical specifications and terms of reference in acquisition of new ICT systems and hardware.
·         Document and articulate the IT strategy to the business leadership and provide periodic progress updates.
·         Manage the contracting of vendors for IT services and liaise with them in matters regarding IT services provided.
·         Liaise with different stakeholders to establish Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for the ICT systems vendors to be able to provide the required support.
·         Coordinate installation, setup and maintenance of new and existing systems, application and hardware based on signed off SLAs and contracts with service providers.
·         Manage and monitor implementation of ICT projects.
·         Advice on required ICT systems and hardware’s based on current and future business needs, current technological advancements and innovations.
·         Responsible for risk assessment and management of ICT systems and infrastructure and exploitation of opportunities.
·         Monitor systems and Database administration for all the Fund’s ICT systems.
·         Responsible for safe custody of all ICT software’s, hardware accessories.
·         Review and implementation of business continuity plans, disaster recovery plans and emergency response.
·         Responsible for all ICT related equipment inventories and make requisition for ICT procurement as per the procurement plan.
·         Monitor system logs and conduct routine system audits.
·         Responsible for computer security and data integrity of the systems, safeguarding them from fraud and any kind of intrusion.
·         Manage preventative maintenance on ICT infrastructure by service providers and ICT equipment related repairs.
·         Prepare annual ICT Budget and manage its expenditure.
·         Provide leadership on ICT operations and infrastructure ensuring that an appropriate technical support framework is in place, including management and delivery of service.
·         Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the Fund can gain competitive advantage.
·         Inspect the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency.
·         Design and implement information security procedures based on best practice covering information system applications and infrastructure.
·         Ensure the security, privacy and regulatory compliance of all systems, including mobile and portable technology.
·         Lead, motivate and develop the capability of the ICT team, to achieve agreed annual targets; planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the divisional performance targets.
·         Manage the staff resources within the department by the assignment of tasks and ensuring that guidance is given for the teams to meet their goals.
Candidate Profile
The job holder should possess the following minimum qualifications:
·         A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or related field from a recognized University.
·         Professional qualification in ICT: MCSE, IMIS, CCNA or related qualification.
·         Membership to a Professional body
·         Eight (8) years’ post qualification experience in ICT role in a medium or large size organization with at least three (3) years at management level.
·         A master’s degree in Computer Science or management information system will be an added advantage.
·         Manage the career progression of the ICT staff, ensuring that assignments meet their career goals and that all relevant training is provided
·         Oversee key hiring and talent development programs within the ICT department.
In addition, candidates should demonstrate the following personal traits and competencies:
·         Strong leadership skills to foster teamwork; develop and motivate staff, ability to provide direction, guidance, momentum and vision in order to achieve the Fund’s objectives.
·         Demonstrated business acumen – able to create strategy and actions that impact business success.
·         Ability to be forward thinking and use technology and other modern tools to drive decision making and implementation.
·         Professionalism and integrity.
·         Risk awareness and focus – demonstrate understanding of risk management practices, standards and regulatory requirements.
·         Ability to lead, influence and drive change initiatives in support of business strategies.
How to Apply
Applications should be submitted through e mail to: recruitment@kplcpensionfund.co.ke to be received not later than Tuesday 19th March 2019.
In addition, please attach a Curriculum Vitae that contains details of your qualifications, experience and positions held relevant to the roles.
Also attach copies of certificates and other relevant testimonials and clearly indicate current and expected gross pay.
Include your telephone numbers, email address, names and addresses of three (3) professional referees.
Successful applicants will be required to undergo integrity and security background vetting.
Canvassing will lead to disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Website: www.kplcpensionfund.co.ke

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