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Tax Officer


TAX OFFICER – ONE (1) POSITION
Job Description
Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd is a key player in the tea industry providing management services to the smallholder tea sub-sector for efficient production, processing and marketing of quality teas.
To ensure continued success and growth, we are seeking dynamic and highly talented individuals to join our management team in the following exciting and challenging positions. To be considered you must be computer literate, proactive and resilient.  You must possess strong communication, analytical, organizational, planning and interpersonal skills

Reporting to the Manager, Tax, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing the required support towards achieving the optimal level in ensuring compliance to the tax laws as provided for by the existing tax legislation.
Responsibilities
·         Preparing Income and Deferred Tax computations (final & instalments), making payments and filing of the tax returns for the KTDA group and factory companies;
·         Preparing annual income tax computations and reconciliations for the KTDA group and factory companies;
·         Carrying out VAT Administration – correct and timely lodging of the refund applications and follow-ups from the department (VAT);
·         Provision of relevant documents to KRA to ensure VAT refunds are paid on a timely basis.
·         Preparing monthly tax reconciliations for factories and the KTDA Group.
·         Timely application of tax compliance certificates.
·          Carrying out tax checks on factories and subsidiary companies on their adherence and compliance with tax regulations;
·         Administration of KEBS Levy.
·         Handling tax related queries from KRA;
Qualifications
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies: –
•    Bachelor’s degree in a business related field from a recognized university;
•    Qualified accountant with CPA (K)/ACCA or an equivalent qualification;
•    Six (6) years’ experience working in a similar position, 4 of which should be post qualification experience in finance with specialization in one or two areas of financial accounting e.g. fixed assets, stock accounting, subledger accounting, profit and loss accounting;
•    Prior experience in dealing with Revenue Authority issues especially in applicable laws;
•    Knowledge of the tax legislation with awareness of the constantly emerging issues;
•    Strong analytical skills, a keen attention to details and a good learner;
•    Self-driven, results oriented, proactive and an ability to work without supervision.

Program Coordinator (Environmental Sustainability)
PROGRAM COORDINATOR (ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT) – ONE (1) POSITION
Job Description
Reporting to the Foundation Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordination and implementation of KTDA Foundation programs on Environmental Sustainability, Climate change and Economic Empowerment.
Responsibilities
·         Identifying, preparing and implementing sustainability programs, projects and project components to address environment, climate change issues and economic empowerment as envisaged in the strategic plan.
·         Preparing of regular reports on the trends in the area of environment, climate change and
economic empowerment to ensure programmes are positioned in a way that promotes
innovation and in line with international development and climate change agenda;
·          Tracking, monitoring and evaluating the execution of the environmental sustainability and
economic empowerment pillar initiatives;
·         Preparing concept papers and proposals as the technical lead on environment, climate
change and economic empowerment;
·         Creating, documenting and managing information on environmental sustainability and
economic empowerment pillars;
·          Participating and leading in publicizing the environmental sustainability, climate change and economic empowerment initiatives for the Foundation;
·         Building good relationships with the donors and stakeholders in the area of environment and international development;
·         Drafting, reviewing, editing papers and reports as needed;
·         Ensuring that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful
partnerships;
Qualifications 
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies: –
•    Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Social sciences (Environmental studies/Business or
related field);
•    Minimum (4) years of experience in a Foundation or development sector, 2 of which must
be in programmes on environment/climate change or economic empowerment;
•    Updated knowledge of the critical environment and climate change issues and economic
empowerment at both local and international levels;
•    Programme Management skills;
•    Ability to solve problems by applying relevant business sustainability knowledge;
•    Fundraising abilities;
•    Good proposal and report writing skills for project funding;
•    Must demonstrate high integrity and ethical practice;
•    Must demonstrate ability to work independently with minimum supervision;
•    Must be a team player who is able to work cordially in teams;
•    Must demonstrate ability to multitask;
•    Must demonstrate commitment to operational effectiveness;
•    Should demonstrate professional expertise in the relevant work area;
•    Must have the ability to communicate for both written and oral communication;
•    Must be a flexible person, who is willing to learn and able to work flexible hours to achieve
•    goals;
•    Must have knowledge in use of MS office packages

Supply Chain Officer
SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER (IMPORTS) – ONE (1) POSITION
Job Description
Reporting to the Senior Supply Chain Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for handling supply chain activities including receiving and issuing of overseas procured goods.
Responsibilities
·          Ensuring that stores items are issued and stock replenished at the right time;
·         Ensuring movement of products from suppliers to retail outlets.
·         Taking inventory and analysing all documentation such as invoices, bills and other supply documents.
·         Preparing shipping documentation as may be required.
·         Participating in stocktaking as per approved policies and procedures.
·         Ensuring compliance with supply chain activities standards and regulations.
·          Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with customers, suppliers and supply chain staff.
·         Verifying the invoices and submitting   them for approval.
·         Keeping records on supplies and orders for overseas supplies.  Updating inventory and reports for overseas supplies.

·          Ensuring sound management of inventory levels for overseas supplies.
·         Processing contracts and ensuring that supplies contracts are acceptable
·          Processing logistics requests from programs and ensuring all necessary follow-up action is completed.
·         Monitoring and summarizing all expenditures and providing activity reports to the logistics coordinator.
·          Receiving of overseas purchased items.
·          Liaising with customers to schedule, coordinate and ensure receipt of goods.
·          Assisting with completion of necessary statistical reports as requested.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies: –
•    A Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Logistics or related qualifications.
•    Professional certification in Supply Chain Management/ Diploma in Purchasing and supplies/Logistics Management.
•    A member of KISM/CIPS/CSPS.
•    Minimum of four (4) year experience in supply chain management or Logistics management.
•    Strong track record in delivering excellent customer service.
•    Must demonstrate high integrity and ethical practice.
•    Must demonstrate ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
•    Must be a team player who is able to work cordially in teams.
•    Must demonstrate ability to multitask.
•    Should have ability to solve problems by applying relevant business knowledge.
•    Should demonstrate professional expertise in the relevant work area.
•    Must be able to work under pressure.
•    Must be a flexible person, who is willing to learn and able to work flexible hours to achieve goals.

Program Coordinator
PROGRAM COORDINATOR (HEALTH) – ONE (1) POSITION
Job Description
Reporting to the Foundation Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordination of KTDA Foundation programs on the Health.
Responsibilities
·          Identifying, preparing and implementing programs, projects and project components to address health issues and opportunities as envisaged in the new strategic plan;
·         Preparing of regular reports on the trends in the area of health to ensure programmes are positioned in a way that promotes innovation and in line with international development agenda;
·          Tracking, monitoring and evaluating the execution of the health pillar initiatives including establishment of relevant databases;
·         Preparing concept papers and proposals as the technical lead on health;
·         Creating, documenting and managing information on health pillar;
·         Participating and leading in publicizing the health initiatives for the Foundation;
·          Building good relationships with the donors and stakeholders in the area of health;
·         Drafting, reviewing, editing papers and reports as needed;
·         Ensuring that stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful partnerships;
Qualifications
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies: –
•    Bachelor’s degree in Social science or any related fields in Community development (Health, Environment, Capacity Building);
•    Minimum four (4) years of experience in a similar environment, two (2) of which must be in the health development sector or CSR
•    Programme Management skills;
•    Fundraising abilities;
•    Good proposal and report writing skills for project funding;
•    Must demonstrate high integrity and ethical practice
•    Must demonstrate ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
•    Must be a team player who is able to work cordially in teams
•    Must demonstrate ability to multitask.
•    Must demonstrate commitment to operational effectiveness
•    Should have ability to solve problems by applying relevant business knowledge
•    Should demonstrate professional expertise in the relevant work area
•    Must have the ability to communicate for both written and oral communication
•    Must be able to work under pressure
•    Must be a flexible person, who is willing to learn and able to work flexible hours to achieve goals
•    Must have knowledge in use of MS office packages

Regional Engineer

REGIONAL ENGINEER – ONE (1) POSITION
Job Description
Reporting to the Regional Manager administratively and to the Head of Maintenance technically, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating project and maintenance works for KTDA managed factories.
 Responsibilities
•    Ensuring factories in their domain have developed and implemented maintenance programs:
•    Overseeing efficient utilization of available energy resources in order to minimize their costs.
•    Overseeing factory projects in the allocated factories.
•    Carrying out machinery/process equipment audits in the factories and initiating contractor payment certificates.
•    Training factory engineering staff/ recommend recruitment of wanting skills and assist factories in recruit interviews.
•    Advising factory Boards of Directors on pertinent engineering issues during the monthly Board meetings;
•    Provide on-site technical support.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies: –
•    Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering;
•    A minimum of six (6) years relevant experience, two (2) of which should be at supervisory level;
•    Be registered by the Engineering Board;
•    Should have thorough knowledge of the relevant industry/sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the relevant sector;
•    Must have ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate assigned goals;
•    Must demonstrate ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines;
•    Should have strong analytical and be result oriented;
•    Must have high standards of integrity and ethical practice;
•    Must be capable of functioning effectively both as a team player and a team leader;
•    Must have ability to accurately plan work assignments, prioritize tasks and deliver deadlines;
•    Should have effective people management and conflict resolution skills;
How to Apply
Apply online here https://www.ktdateas.com/recruitment ] on or before 1st November 2019.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
KTDA MANAGEMENT SERVICES LTD is an equal opportunity

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