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Government Jobs in Kenya - LBDA

Lake Basin Development Authority is a regional development authority established by an act of parliament cap 442 of the laws of Kenya and is mandated to spearhead development within the Lake Victoria basin and its catchment regions, with a view to fostering integrated sustainable economic development and empowering communities of the region.

In view of this and as part of fulfilling our mandate, the following positions on a three (3) year renewable contract terms are open for application from qualified candidates.

Tech. Services 

Responsibilities

The position reports to the Managing Director in performing the following duties and responsibilities:
o    Provision of strategic leadership to a professional team of staff in Engineering, Technical and water Services, Infrastructure, Irrigation and Green Energy Development as drivers and stimulators of enhanced development in LBDA’s area of jurisdiction.
o    Oversee and support departmental managers to effectively deliver on their respective assignments
o    Provision of technical direction for the development, design and systems integration for service engagement including contractual agreements from definition phase of projects or programs to implementation phases.
o    Provision of technical assistance/ advisory support to the management in the areas of functions addressed by the division
o    Implementation of the Authority’s technical projects and programs.
o    Ensuring that all in the engineering related tasks are carried out effectively & efficiently in accordance with all the Authority rules and regulations and according to standards
o    Ensuring clarity in definition, development and compliance with technical and contractual specifications in projects and programs of the Authority
o    Delegation of technical responsibilities and ensuring timely progress reporting of projects and programs
o    Provision of guidance in the management of technical resources within budgetary provisions and project or programs schedules.
o    Ensuring delivery of consistent and high-quality services to customers and to the Authority and /or clients in all projects and programs
o    Proposing and implementation of changes that will result in an improved tooling, fabrication, metal work and general engineering processes.
o    Maintaining existing facilities and equipment, making replacements or repairs where necessary throughout the Authority.
o    Performance management including realization of performance contract (PC) obligations and conducting periodic staff performance appraisals
o    Participation in negotiations for donor/partnership projects funding and implementation
o    Responsible for Internalization of Results Based Management and Performance culture within the Division.
Qualifications
o    Master’s degree in Civil engineering, Rural engineering or other related fields from a recognized university or equivalents with demonstrable 10 year-experience and achievements
o    At least ten (10) years’ experience in senior management position.
o    Must be registered with the relevant professional body.
o    Ability to work in high-pressure, deadline driven environment
o    Outstanding leaderships skills and ability to delegate responsibilities effectively
o    Exceptional communication and reporting skills
o    Should demonstrate clear understanding of the role of Regional Development in line with vision 2030 and the constitution of Kenya 2010
o    Must meet the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

HR Manager
The position reports to the Chief Manager – Human Resources and Administration in performing the following duties and responsibilities:
o    Formulation and continuous review of appropriate Human Resource management policies, procedures and strategies ensuring they are aligned to the legal framework that governs the Authority.
o    Development of guidelines for the implementation of human resource strategies and policies and building the capacity of line officers to implement.
o    Management of the performance management process including facilitating the setting and reviewing of performance objectives, training and development, succession planning and career development.
o    Implementation of terms and conditions of service including salary administration, reward and recognition, pension management and all other staff welfare matters.
o    Management of employee relations within the Authority including dispute handling and discipline management.
o    Ensure Implementation of the terms and conditions of service including salary administration, reward and recognition, pension management and all other staff welfare matters.
o    Maintain up-to-date staff records including leave, assessments, contracts etc as required by the Employment Act.
o    Prepare and submit periodic statutory reports to the various stakeholders as necessary.
Qualifications
o    Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or relevant social sciences from a recognized University
o    Post graduate qualifications in HR, CPS (K) Final or equivalent would be an added advantage
o    Membership with Institute of Human Resource Management
o    At least 5 years relevant experience with in a senior management position.
o    Knowledge of Kenya labour laws governing employee matters.
o    Outstanding leadership skills and ability to delegate responsibilities effectively
o    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
o    Must be computer literate.
o    Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

Supply Chain & Procurement Manager
The Position reports to the Managing Director in performing the following duties and responsibilities
o    Planning and implementation of the overall supply chain strategy
o    Collaboration with Sales, Operations, and Customer Service teams for the compilation and preparation of the organization’s annual procurement plan
o    Coordination and facilitation of the procurement process within the LBDA in liaison with respective departments.
o    Tracking and reporting key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
o    Discovering profitable suppliers and initiating business and organizational procurement partnerships
o    Negotiating with external vendors to secure advantageous terms
o    Foresee alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients
o    Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements
o    Identification of potential suppliers and issuance of requests for quotations on a need to need basis.

o    Leading due diligence initiatives, pre-qualification and qualification of suppliers.
o    Monitoring market trends and conditions and advise management on competitive pricing
o    Performance of source audits and facilitation of the prequalification process
o    Determination of key supply chain KPIs, Identification of process bottleneck, implementation of solutions in a timely manner provision of suggestions on solutions for process improvements.
o    Reviewing and approval of purchase requisitions and local purchase orders (LPOs).
o    Interpretation of the Procurement Act and provision of suitable advice to the management to ensure compliance with the Laws in all procurement processes.
o    Supervision of the performance of direct reports, providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance
o    Performance management including ensuring achievements of performance Contract (PC) obligations and conducting periodic staff performance appraisals
Qualifications
o    A Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, procurement, business administration, finance or equivalent in a similar field from a recognized university
o    Previous working experience as a Supply Chain Manager for 5 years
o    Hands on experience with supply chain management software
o    Ability to work in high-pressure, deadline driven environment
o    Exceptional communication and reporting skills
o    Good time-management skills
o    Membership to professional bodies
o    Team player and great interpersonal and communication skills
o    Ability to lead, train and mentor employees on a personal level
o    Comply with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

Planning, Strategy & Resource Manager
The position reports to the Managing Director in performing the following duties and responsibilities
o    Leading and advising the management in the development of strategies, policies and processes across all functions that will help to achieve the LBDA’s mission and core objectives
o    Initiating and coordinating the development and review of LBDA’s Master plan and the various Strategic Plans.
o    Undertaking Regional economic planning, identifying development priorities and coordinating feasibility studies
o    Coordinating of the preparation of and implementation of all Authority work plans
o    Participation in the preparation of Medium-Term Expenditure Frameworks, Medium Term Plans and other related assignments in the Annual government Budgeting cycles
o    Providing support to the management in the preparation of annual work plans and budgets and state Corporation budgets.
o    Designing and effecting a program of monitoring and evaluation of the performance of LBDA’s projects to improve performance and future planning
o    Coordination of the realization of Performance Contracts obligation and preparing quarterly and annual reports
o    Keeping service-related systems and procedures under review and implement changes where appropriate, including the use of new technology in delivering the planning service and to deliver best value.
o    Development and Translation of LBDA’s resource mobilization strategy and plans into action
o    Prescription, leadership and conducting market researches and marketing initiatives to assess donor and partners priorities to identify opportunities for resource mobilization
o    Establishment of a system for identification and response to calls with templates to manage the activities of resource mobilization.
o    Coordination of the development and writing of highly competitive resource mobilization proposals
o    Development and ensuring quality standards for proposals and concept notes and ensuring achievement
o    Development and maintenance of a database of donors, project concept notes and project proposals
o    Development and maintenance of an effective project tracking system and ensuring that all donor funding requirements are met in any fundraising document
o    Production of contents for communication materials in support of fundraising such as brochures, appeals, newsletters, Organizational capability statement and annual reports and their reviews
o    Sensitization and training of staff on fundraising skills and strategy execution
o    Development and coordination of online/web-based fundraising initiatives in collaboration with LBDA ICT unit
o    Managing resource mobilization functions and activities and managing donor and partner relationships in Liaison with the LBDA Liaison office
o    Production of fundraising status reports
o    Coordination of the preparation of project documents and participation in negotiations for donor/partnership projects funding and implementation
o    Conducting performance appraisals, promoting continuing professional development of staff within the department and setting standards of performance and to monitor achievement
Qualifications
o    Master’s degree in Economics/International Development/Natural Resource Planning and Management/ Marketing/International Relations or an equivalent in any other related field from a recognized University.
o    At least ten (10) years’ experience in senior management position.
o    Ability to work in high-pressure, deadline driven environment
o    Outstanding leadership skills and ability to delegate responsibilities effectively
o    Exceptional communication and reporting skills
o    Should demonstrate clear understanding of the role of Regional Development in line with vision 2030 and the constitution of Kenya 2010
o    Must meet the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

How to Apply
Interested  candidates  should  submit  their  applications  with  detailed  curriculum  vitae and photocopies  of  all  testimonials  stating  current  position,  remuneration,  contact  telephone numbers, names and addresses of three (3) professional referees to reach us on or before 9th April 2019
Applicants must also submit clearance certificates from the following:
Kenya Revenue Authority
Higher Education Loans Board
Ethics and anti-corruption commission
National Police Service
Credit Reference Bureau
Submit your application in a sealed envelope with the respective job reference number clearly marked to:
The Managing Director
Lake Basin Development Authority
P.O Box 1516-40100
KISUMU
Soft copies should be sent by email to info@Ibda.co.ke
Only successful candidates will be contacted.
Lake Basin Development Authority is an equal opportunity employer

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