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Massive Recruitment by Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC)

The Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC) was established as a key institution to support the Affordable Housing Pillar of the Government’s Big 4 Agenda.


In establishing KMRC, the Government adopted a public private partnership (PPP) arrangement with majority private sector ownership.
KMRC is a newly established non-deposit taking mortgage liquidity company under the supervision of the Central Bank of Kenya with the core mandate of mobilizing and providing long-term funds to primary mortgage lenders (Banks, Microfinance Banks and Saccos) in order to increase the availability and affordability of mortgage loans to Kenyans.


In order to drive our strategy, we seek to recruit suitable candidates in various positions who will support KMRC in attaining its commitment to affordable housing for Kenyans.
We require a suitable candidate to fill the following position:
Job Title: Chief Operations Officer (COO)
Location: Nairobi
Positions: 1
Job Ref: HR 1/1/2020
Purpose of the Job: The position will provide leadership in planning, implementation and monitoring of the Company’s business, market and product development; projects and portfolio management; portfolio quality and ensure that all aspects of the business functional areas are fully integrated and effectively managed in order to deliver on the institution’s mandate.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities are as follows:
I. Managerial Roles and Responsibilities:
a) Formulate and ensure implementation and review of operational policies, systems, processes and procedures;
b) Coordinate credit assessment and scoring of the participating financial institutions borrowing from KMRC and ensuring that the credit assessment and scoring reports are approved by the Board and used to ensure optimal credit management decisions are made;
c) Coordinate preparation of credit proposals for submission to the approving authorities; ensuring that accurate and comprehensive data is contained therein;
d) Ensuring that all funding proposals meet the credit policy requirements, and specified funding criteria;
e) Review project appraisal reports and investment proposals and present for consideration by management and the board of Directors;
f) Ensure effective management of credit management activities;
g) Coordinate development of information sources that allow KMRC to monitor the performance of and trends in and comparisons across KMRC’s borrowers;
h) Undertaking pre-refinancing analysis of potential borrowers to put together the information required to support credible decision-making and notifying the leadership team of negative trends to allow KMRC to make timely credit risk minimisation decisions;
i) Manage portfolio management responsibilities, including conducting field inspections of borrowers to validate information provided, check on and confirm the adequacy of documentation, quality of underwriting processes and collateral management;
j) Coordinate capacity building of the primary mortgage lenders to strengthen mortgage underwriting processes across the industry.
k) Coordinate development and standardization of mortgage practices across the market in order to achieve greater efficiency in the market;
l) Support capacity building of the operations team and oversee the work of direct reports.
m) Lead in the detailed appraisal of equity investments in KMRC by potential investors including by development finance institutions;
n) Liaise with the Risk Management and Compliance team to continuously review facilities granted, to highlight changes in risk profile and undertake remedial or risk mitigation action if required;
o) Oversee detailed project appraisal, in accordance with existing company policies and procedures;
p) Manage all back-office activities including credit, operations and ICT functions;
q) Ensure that Company office activities are carried out in line with KMRC’s mandate and in compliance with all regulatory requirements;
r) Ensure achievement of operating targets, including refinancing value, portfolio quality and investment returns;
s) Ensure compliance with the policy and regulatory framework of the company;
t) Develop and implement robust work processes and procedures to govern key operational activities such as funds transfer, safekeeping, collateral administration, reconciliation and loan processing; and
u) Coordinate the recruitment and selection of consultants including the selection of right partners, overseeing and evaluating the agreed scope and work performed.
II. Operational Roles and Responsibilities
a) Collaborate with direct reports and the executive team to develop a comprehensive strategy and provide the effective and inspiring operating leadership necessary to grow the company’s business;
b) Attain the financial objectives of the business through effective management of people, product, service and facility processes, including a focus on the revenue and profit components;
c) Improve sustainable operational and service systems and infrastructure designed to meet the high standards of excellence and continued growth of the KMRC business;
d) Ensure compliance with all laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the mortgage sector;
e) Continually assess and improve operating systems, day-to-day execution, cost controls, and building regional strength and ensure Portfolio Management and Recovery;
f) Develop an internal system to track all portfolios to determine current position and interventions required;
g) Supervise the classification of portfolios in the respective categories for effective monitoring and management; and
h) Liaise with legal department and identified external agencies, to institute the necessary recovery activities.
III. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Key Result Areas:
The jobholder’s accountability areas are outlined as follows:
·         Business growth results in terms of new project approvals and disbursements
·         Portfolio quality and meet non-performing loan targets
·         Quality asset management
·         Project delivery timelines
·         Customer satisfaction
·         New product development and uptake
·         Market development and growth
·         Team management and performance
·         Effective resource utilisation
·         Policy development and implementation
·         Successful implementation of the Department’s strategic goals and key strategic areas.
Department : Operations Department
Position Reports to : Chief Executive Officer
Position Supervises :
·         Credit Manager
·         ICT Manager
·         Operations Manager
*Required Master: Business Administration/Finance/Commerce/Accounting/Strategic Planning/Project Management/Other
* Required Degree: Business Administration/Finance/Commerce/Accounting/Strategic Planning/Other
Required Skills
The jobholder must possess:
·         A Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Commerce, Accounting, Strategic Planning, Project Management or a related field;
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Commerce, Accounting, Strategic Planning or a related field;
·         Minimum twelve (12) years’ senior management experience in leading credit operations, large scale real estate, and/or development finance;
·         Professional Qualification in banking, finance, investment banking;
·         Professional Membership with ICPAK Membership/ACCA or Project Management Professional (PMP)® from Project Management Institute (PMI)®
·         Must have demonstrated ability to handle budgets, resources, processes, projects and relationships;
·         Should have thorough knowledge of the financial sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the financial sector;
·         Must be capable of functioning effectively both as a team player and a team leader;
·         Must demonstrate high levels of integrity;
·         Must have strategic leadership skills with ability to build strategic relationships;
·         Should have experience in change management and the ability to drive change in a team;
·         Should have high level problem solving and decision-making abilities;
·         Should be an effective communicator with the ability to handle high level communication;
·         Should be result oriented with ability to deliver desired outcome;
·         Should demonstrate ability to identify and respond to risk areas within the department;
·         Should have effective people management and conflict resolution skills;
·         Must have knowledge in use of MS office packages.
How to Apply:
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Head of HR & Administration
Location: Nairobi
Positions: 1
Job Ref: HR 2/1/2020
Purpose of the Job: The Head of Human Resource and Administration will guide and manage the overall provision of Human Resources and Administration services, policies, and programs for the Company.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities are as follows:
I. Managerial Roles and Responsibilities:
a) Develop and monitor implementation of effective human resources strategies and policies in line with the business strategy;
b) Coordinate recruitment, deployment and retention of quality talents for the Company for optimal alignment of Human Capital to the strategic mandate;
c) Coordinate organizational Training Needs Assessment and plan training and development interventions in line with the overall strategy for improved performance;
d) Develop and maintain a cohesive and flexible performance-based culture that will deliver on the Company’s objectives;
e) Review the Company’s organizational structure for optimal establishment to support business processes and ensure effective manpower and succession planning;
f) Develop and maintain competitive remuneration and grading structures;
g) Develop and maintain robust administrative systems on Records Management, Transport and office maintenance;
h) Manage Employee Relations, Welfare, Safety and Health to foster a conducive work environment and ensure legal compliance;
i) Coordinate and supervise the administrative function and outsourced services of the organization including security services, management of the office premises, facilities and all office equipment and property and ensure safety in the workplace and provision of working tools;
j) Provide strategic direction on administration of the Company through development and implementation of administrative strategies, policies, procedures and systems;
k) Supervise direct reports work and other administrative matters; and
l) Mentor and coach staff.
II. Operational Roles and Responsibilities
a) Maintain and monitor the integrity of the Human Resources Information Management Systems for accurate employee data;
b) Develop and monitor implementation of the Human Resources and Administration Departmental budget for cost management;
c) Provide leadership and ensure efficient and effective management of staff and resources in the HR department;
d) Coordinate and ensure the successful implementation of change management initiatives;
e) Ensure implementation of management directives on administrative matters;
f) Review performance of direct reports; and
g) Identify training needs for direct reports.
III. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Key Result Areas:
The jobholder’s accountability areas are outlined as follows:
·         Compliance with statutory obligations
·         Development and implementation of the strategic initiatives for the Human Resources department.
·         Management of minor and major projects like job evaluation; organization structure reviews; salary reviews.
·         Manage staff separation and termination of contracts
·         Management of the HR & Administration Budget.
·         Effective supervision of employees assigned to the department
·         Maximization of productivity in the department
·         Continuous process improvement of services offered by the department
·         Ensure customer satisfaction for the consumers of the services offered by the department
Department: Human Resource and Administration Department
Position Reports to: CEO
Position Supervises
·         Procurement and Logistics Manager
·         Human Resources Officer
*Required Master: Human Resource Management/Business Administration/Social Studies/Other
* Required Degree: Human Resource Management/Business Administration/Social Studies/Other
Required Skills
Knowledge and Skills Required:
The jobholder must possess:
·         A Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Social Studies or related from a recognized institution.
·         A bachelor’s degree in human resource management, Business Administration, Social Studies or related from a recognized institution.
·         A Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management from IHRM
·         Minimum Ten (10) years’ experience in the HR Profession
·         Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM)
·         Holder of a Valid Practicing Certificate from IHRM
·         Must be capable of functioning effectively both as a team player and a team leader
·         Must have strong management and Leadership skills
·         Must have ability to accurately plan work assignments, prioritize tasks and deliver deadlines
·         Should have problem solving and decision-making abilities
·         Should be an effective communicator with the ability to handle both internal and external communication
·         Should demonstrate ability to identify and respond to risk areas within the department
·         Should have effective people management and conflict resolution skills
·         Must have knowledge in use of MS office packages
·         Knowledge of Corporate reporting
·         Must have demonstrated ability to handle departmental budgets, resources, processes, projects and relationships
·         Must have ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate departmental goals
·         Must demonstrate ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines.
·         Strong Negotiation skills
·         Should have strong analytical and be result oriented
·         Must have high standards of integrity and ethical practice
How to Apply:
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Head of Risk & Compliance
Location: Nairobi
Position: 1
Job Ref: HR 3/1/2020
Purpose of the Job: The position is responsible for ensuring risk containment with respect to all aspects of KMRC’s operations.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities are as follows:
I. Managerial Roles and Responsibilities:
a) In charge of implementing the Company’s Risk Management Policy Framework as periodically revised and approved by the Board of Directors while ensuring that the Company’s key risks of credit, market, operational are identified, assessed, measured, controlled and managed prudently;
b) Co-ordinate and oversee implementation of the Company’s Risk Management Policy Framework;
c) Ensure adherence to set thresholds in the grant of credit; lending programs and treasury operations with all excess approved/ratified by the Board;
d) Ensure all teams working within the company are embedding and actively enforcing risk management, monitoring and resolution tools and reporting as required;
e) Formulate new policy guidelines to manage credit, market and operational risks in line with emergent Best Practices
f) Convene and lead periodic meetings to discuss the Company’s risk profile with Management and Staff;
g) Monitor compliance to both internal policies external regulatory requirements, and highlight problem areas, together with required remedial actions;
h) Prepare and present the Company’s risk profile to the Credit & Risk Committee of the Board (as and when required) highlighting key risks facing the company and recommending appropriate mitigating measures;
i) Ensure that the regulatory regime is not only complied with but is also reported on in a timely and accurate manner;
j) Develop work plan and budgets for the department for approval;
k) Oversee the execution of departmental work plan and budgets;
l) Oversee performance management of staff in the department;
m) Identify training needs for the departmental staff;
n) Mentor and coach staff within the department;
o) Identify procurement needs of the department; and
p) Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
II. Operational Roles and Responsibilities
a) Ensure correct identification and mitigation of risks through the correct application of risk identification, assessment and evaluation and mitigation tools;
b) Monitor and report the Company’s Compliance Program and ensure adherence to the Company’s policies and overall governance requirements across the entire spectrum of KMRC’s activities;
c) Prepare and monitor the management of annual budgets for the department;
d) Develop and ensure implementation of a risk and compliance framework on the Company’s overall risk management strategies and annual work plans;
e) Report to the Board and Management in a timely manner on any risk related threats and advice on risk mitigation plans of identified risks;
f) Create risk awareness to management and staff on risks relevant to their departments and at individual level to enhance understanding of their accountability for their departments’ risks;
g) Provide support, education and training to staff to build risk awareness within the Company;
h) Assist in preparation of risk reports for stakeholders;
i) Assist in developing policy, procedure and systems for the departments, including documentation where necessary, revise operations, accounting, procurement, HR and IT manuals in order to ensure they cover all possible risks at the KMRC; and
j) Ensure appropriate controls and procedures are established in the key departments of the organization;
III. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Key Result Areas:
The jobholder’s accountability areas are outlined as follows:
·         Successful planning budgeting, utilization and reporting on financial resources assigned to the department
·         Effective and optimal organization of assets and resources assigned to the department
·         Effective leadership, supervision and management of manpower resources assigned to the department
·         Maximisation of productivity in the department through process-oriented improvements
·         Continuous process improvement of services offered by the department
·         Continuous monitoring of SLAs, Governance policies, Risk and Compliance policies implemented in the department
·         Successful implementation of the department’s strategic goals and key strategic areas
·         Documented risk management processes and updated policy and standards
·         Risk and compliance reports
·         Collection and compilation of risk evidence
·         Verification and testing for accuracy of transactions
·         Risk control and management initiatives
·         Defined risk management strategies
·         Risk and Compliance Plan
·         Defined Risks Parameters
·         Established Risk Mitigation plans
Department: Risk & Compliance
Position Reports to: CEO
Position Supervises
·         Compliance Officer
*Required Master: Business Administration/Finance//Economics/Other
* Required Degree: Business Administration/Finance//Economics/Commerce/Other
Required Skills
Knowledge and Skills Required:
The jobholder must possess:
·         Master’s Degree Qualification in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, or related fields
·         Bachelor’s degree qualifications in Economics, Commerce, Finance, or related field
·         A minimum of ten (10) years of related work experience, five of which should include extensive executive management experience preferably on risk management
·         Professional qualifications such as CPA K/ACCA
·         Professional Membership with ICPAK/ACCA or any other relevant professional membership
·         Ability to understand and document workflows and business processes
·         Must have demonstrated ability to handle departmental budgets, resources, processes, projects and relationships
·         Should have thorough knowledge of the banking and financial sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the sector
·         Must be capable of functioning effectively both as a team player and a team leader;
·         Must demonstrate high level of integrity
·         Must have strategic leadership skills with ability to build strategic relationships
·         Should have experience in change management and the ability to drive change in a team
·         Should have high level problem solving and decision-making abilities
·         Should be an effective communicator with the ability to handle high level communication
·         Should be result oriented with ability to deliver desired outcome
·         Should demonstrate ability to identify and respond to risk areas within the department
·         Should have effective people management and conflict resolution skills
·         Must have knowledge in use of MS office packages.
How to Apply:
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Head of Legal
Location: Nairobi
Positions: 1
Job Ref: HR 4/1/2020
Purpose of the Job: Responsible for managing contract preparation & review, board meetings & related documentation, litigation, and providing legal advisory to management and the Board on the appropriate course of action.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities are as follows:
I. Managerial Roles and Responsibilities:
a) Oversee the delivery of corporation secretarial services to KMRC’s Board of Directors and coordinate the business of the Board;
b) Negotiate and manage the drafting of Contracts / Agreements/MoUs and other legal documents between KMRC and other parties to ensure that the interests of the Company are protected;
c) Ensure that KMRC complies with relevant legislation/Regulations and Guidelines/rules and keep abreast with legal reforms;
d) Coordinate and facilitate the induction and training of Board members;
e) In consultation with external counsel where applicable provide legal advisory and opinion to KMRC to support strategic decision making;
f) Advise the Board and Management on requirements for compliance with corporate governance codes and relevant legislation;
g) Oversee the procurement of legal services providers and their effective management to ensure delivery of quality legal services;
h) Undertake legal research on best practices on matters relating to KMRC core business and propose appropriate determinations, decisions or recommendations thereon;
i) Undertake continuous and periodic review of executed contracts to ensure effective contract management;
j) Ensure safe custody of contracts and agreements and track their validity;
k) Represent the KMRC’s in legal proceedings, including amicus briefs;
l) Represent KMRC in resolution of complaints through mediation, negotiation and reconciliation;
m) Prepare periodic reports on legal disputes and remedial action taken by KMRC;
n) Participate in the preparation of work plans, procurement plans, progress reports, and other statutory reports of KMRC;
o) Prepare Legal and advisory opinions;
p) Provide recommendations or remedial alternatives for resolution of disputes;
q) Exercise supervisory and disciplinary control over officers’ subordinate to the position;
r) Advise the Board, Management and staff on changes to the laws affecting the company from time to time;
s) Participate in developing and leading corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the company’s matters;
t) Participate in internal audits and corporate compliance programs;
u) Oversee delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies and priorities;
v) Supervise the team of corporate counsel in the Legal department.
II. Operational Roles and Responsibilities:
a) Undertake all conveyancing activities in relation to KMRC refinancing operations;
b) Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaising with and managing external lawyers;
c) Monitor the execution of Board Resolutions;
d) Maintain records of contracts, leases, loan agreements and the covenants therein;
e) Provide timely information on renewals or termination of contracts/agreements;
f) Draw up contracts, lease documents, loan agreements and other legal documents;
g) Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken;
h) Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff;
i) Coordinate follow-up of all court cases facing the Company and attend hearings where necessary, follow up on judgements and costs on behalf of the Company;
j) Follow up with HODs on where action needs to be undertaken on matters arising from board meetings;
k) Ensure that all physical and electronic records including confidential and sensitive Company documents are always safely kept and a record of the same retained;
l) Compile board reports/board pack and power point presentations for board meetings; and
m) Take minutes in board meetings;
III. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Key Result Areas:
The jobholder’s accountability areas are outlined as follows:
·         Submission of accurate, timely and relevant reporting on legal activities

·         Compliance with statutory obligations
·         Management of contractual risks
·         Successful implementation of quality control standards for services offered by the department
·         Continuous improvement of services through efficient working
·         Enforcement of relevant guidelines, rules and regulations
·         Efficient coordination of meetings as may be assigned
·         Efficient management of filing and document retrieval system
·         Ensure customer satisfaction for the consumers of the services offered by the department.
Department: Legal Services
Position Reports to: CEO
Position Supervises
·         Legal Officer
*Required Master: N/A
* Required Degree: Bachelor of Laws
Required Skills
Knowledge and Skills Required:
The jobholder must possess:
·         A Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution
·         A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law
·         Must be a member of the Law Society of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
·         An advocate of the High Court of Kenya
·         A minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience
·         Should have thorough knowledge of the financial sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements;
·         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 management skills;
·         Must have ability to accurately plan work assignments, prioritize tasks and deliver deadlines;
·         Should have problem solving and decision-making abilities;
·         Should be an effective communicator with the ability to handle both internal and external communication;
·         Should have effective people management and conflict resolution skills;
·         Must have knowledge in use of MS office packages.
How to Apply:
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ICT Manager
Location: Nairobi
Positions: 1
Job Ref: HR 5/1/2020
Purpose of the Job: The position is mandated to install and maintain computer hardware, software and networks; to facilitate and effectively ensure that the information flow that ensures that the ICT needs of KMRC are met.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties and responsibilities are as follows:
I. Managerial Roles and Responsibilities
a) Manage and provide oversight for the implementation of an ICT security strategy and disaster recovery plan to minimise the risk of data loss and breach of privacy of the Company’s information;
b) Ensure the development, implementation and maintenance of all policies related to ICT services, including procurement, distribution and asset management;
c) Supervise the implementation and maintenance of technology infrastructure in line with the Company’s growth plans, and changing business requirements or technological advancements;
d) Supervise ICT system administration in specials projects, including planning, scheduling, managing and progress reporting for new system implementations;
e) Develop and coordinate implementation of records management policies and procedures in KMRC to ensure all staff adhere to as set out in the Company;
f) Develop and Supervise the implementation of retention and disposal schedules to identify the records to be disposed of in order to create space in office and storage equipment for the management of current records; and
g) Approve plans and budgets for projects and make any adjustments needed.
II. Operational Roles and Responsibilities:
a) Provide IT related support, by reviewing the Company’s needs, in terms of computerization, telecommunication, and other technology;
b) Manage the installation of new versions of the systems used and troubleshoot ad-hoc user problems in its functioning;
c) Manage the office multi-user computer network, as well as data and telecommunication facilities;
d) Plan the acquisition of specific computer software, coordinate its introduction into the office, and managing its maintenance;
e) Organize user training and support for all staff in KMRC;
f) Coordinate records management through establishment of a computerized records management system for the office in accordance with company’s guidelines and policies;
g) Provide technical guidance and support to regional offices on IT policies, maintenance of network and systems, and coordinate implementation of new system in zonal offices;
h) Scout for new technological innovations within KMRC’s core business areas; and
i) Support the design and implementation of IT policies and procedures.
III. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Key Result Areas:
The jobholder’s accountability areas are outlined as follows:
·         Successful implementation of quality control standards for services offered by the department
·         Effective supervision of employees assigned to the department
·         Maximization of productivity in the department
·         Continuous process improvement of services offered by the department
·         Ensure customer satisfaction for the consumers of the services offered by the department
Department: ICT Department
Position Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
Position Supervises
·         ICT Officer
*Required Master: IT/Computer Science
* Required Degree: IT/Computer Science/Software Engineering
Required Skills
Knowledge and Skills Required:
The jobholder must possess:
·         Bachelor’s degree in IT/ Computer Science, Software Engineering from a recognized institution
·         Master’s Degree in IT/ Computer Science from a recognized institution would be added advantage
·         Certification in IT – CISA/CISM, or any other ICT certifications
·         Minimum eight (8) years of experience in the IT Profession
·         Should have adequate knowledge of the financial sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the sector
·         Should be well knowledgeable of the ICT trends in the market
·         Knowledge of relevant legislation e.g. Public Archives and Documentation Service Act Cap. 19 of the Laws of Kenya, Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2014, The Information and Communications (Amendment) Act, 2013 and the Public Finance Management Act, 2012.
·         Knowledge of professional standards such as ISO 15489:2001, ISO 9001:2008
·         Knowledge in budgeting processes
·         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 management skills
·         Must have ability to accurately plan work assignments, prioritize tasks and deliver deadlines
·         Should have problem solving and decision making abilities
·         Should be an effective communicator with the ability to handle both internal and external communication
·         Should have effective people management and conflict resolution skills
·         Must have knowledge in use of MS office packages
How to Apply:
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Communications Officer
Location: Nairobi
Positions: 1
Job Ref: HR 8/1/2020
Purpose of the Job: Oversee the company’s marketing campaigns and play a key part in communication and management of stakeholder relations to achieve the company’s goals and objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities are as follows:
I. Operational Roles and Responsibilities:
a) Create awareness messages on various KMRC issues to the customers and key stakeholders;
b) Effectively control the flow of information between KMRC, its investors, and its stakeholders;
c) Ensure effective content management across all channels, ensuring that the right content reaches the relevant audience, right channel selection for each segment;
d) Ensure all adverts and publications are properly drafted in accordance to set guide lines and standards;
e) Responsible for all online web content and communications as well as social media interactions to ensure that all content put out by the company, both in print and online, is edited to conform to the business’s overall values and messages;
f) Lead efforts to leverage the Corporate Brand Positioning and solidify the Company’s mandate and vision;
g) Facilitate customer education on the Company’s products through exhibitions and fairs and other promotional activities;
h) Analyse market developments and advice on product development;
i) Participate in developing marketing plan geared towards customers, stakeholders and prospects;
j) Review marketing material to ensure that visual impact is in line with branding guidelines;
k) Day to day management of advertising, media and digital agencies relationships to drive efficiency in the marketing campaigns or related output;
l) Organize site meetings, open days, member visits, road shows etc;
m) Conduct research and market trend analysis, comparators offerings, demographics, and other information that affects marketing strategies;
n) Identify areas for improvement in product offerings, sales tactics, marketing strategy, and promotional activities;
o) Maximize brand presence on various channels (e.g. web, TV and social media);
p) Develop investor confidence and belief in the KMRC’s vision and strategy for delivering shareholder value through effective communications
q) Create a strong reputation by demonstrating consistent and clear communication between internal and external parties;
r) Participate in developing a robust investor relations strategy and framework;
s) Participate and manage conferences, press and communication forums for shareholders and customers;
t) Actively assume the role of primary representative to media outlets, the consumers, external partners, and business stakeholders; and
u) Implement and maintain appropriate metrics to evaluate impact and effectiveness of external communications;
II. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Key Result Areas:
The jobholder’s accountability areas are outlined as follows:
·         Submission of accurate, timely and relevant reporting;
·         Continuous process improvement of services through efficient working;
·         Enforcement of relevant guidelines, rules and regulations;
·         Ensure customer satisfaction for the consumers of the services offered by the department;
·         Efficient execution of work processes as assigned.
Department: Strategy & Corporate Communications
Position Reports to: Head of Strategy & Corporate Communications
Position Supervises
·         None
*Required Master: N/A
*Required Degree: Marketing/Business Administration/Journalism/International Relations/Public Relations/Communications/Other
Required Skills
Knowledge and Skills Required:
The jobholder must possess:
·         A Bachelor degree in Marketing/Business Administration, Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications, or related field from a recognized institution;
·         Additional qualifications in Digital Marketing will be an added advantage;
·         A minimum of five (5) years of experience working in a similar position;
·         Professional qualifications such as Certificate in Public Relations and Diplomacy;
·         Good Knowledge and experience in the banking and financial sector operations;
·         Good interpersonal and strong negotiation skills.
·         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;
How to Apply:
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Procurement & Logistics Manager
Location: Nairobi
Positions: 1
Job Ref: HR 7/1/2020
Purpose of the Job: The position is mandated to carry out effective procurement of goods and services
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities are as follows:
I. Managerial Roles and Responsibilities:
a) Prepare quotations, tenders and proposals in accordance with KMRC procurement policies;
b) Develop and maintain an up to date suppliers’ database;
c) Maintain and monitor contracts by ensuring that all documents are kept current and complete and that vendor performance is in line with agreed requirements;
d) Prepare strategic procurement plans and budget outlining key activities to be undertaken, the projected cost, as well as expected outcomes;
e) Develop and implement flexible and responsive procurement and stores management system for monitoring and tracking costs as well as maintaining up-to-date inventory of goods and services;
f) Provide oversight to sourcing in support of Company’s activities and conduct training on procurement, sourcing, contracting responsibilities, ethics and general guidelines;
g) Examine and re-evaluate existing contracts in line with performance. Perform risk analysis regarding supply contracts and agreements;
h) Ensure user departments adhere to procurement plans in line with budgets;
i) Use the market surveys report, monitor and evaluate performance of the supply chain function; Ensuring sound partnerships with suppliers, clients and relevant government agencies; and
j) Oversee the maintenance and safeguarding of procurement records and documents.
II. Operational Roles and Responsibilities:
a) Notify user departments of re-order levels for items purchased in bulk;
b) Establish in liaison with the relevant departments and end-users, quality specifications of goods and services;
c) Prepare and process purchase orders and documents in accordance with Company’s policies and procedures;
d) Provide technical leadership to drive the implementation of procurement and supplies policies and plans aimed at cost effective acquisition of high quality, materials, goods and services;
e) Review the supply chain to ensure it is efficient and effective;
f) Manage an annual supplier pre-qualification exercise;
g) Manage the disposal of obsolete and disposable items;
h) Maintain a comprehensive record–keeping and monitoring system for all procurement transactions and liaise with relevant user departments on disposal of obsolete and scrap materials;
i) Prepare monthly, quarterly/annual procurement plans/reports; and
j) Maintain business relationships with vendors and suppliers.
III. Perform any other relevant duties that may be assigned.
Key Result Areas:
The jobholder’s accountability areas are as follows;
·         Delivery of quality administrative services for the assigned department
·         Effective communication and maintenance of relationships through courteous and prompt response to all enquiries
·         Efficient coordination of meetings as may be assigned
·         Efficient management of filing and document retrieval system
·         Efficient liaison with external contacts
Department: Human Resource and Administration Department
Position Reports to: Head of Human Resource and Administration
Position Supervises
·         None
*Required Master: N/A
*Required Degree: Business Administration/Finance/Commerce/Accounting/Strategic Planning/Other
Required Skills
Knowledge and Skills Required:
The job holder must possess:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following; Procurement, Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, Procurement and Supplies Management, Marketing from a recognized university
·         Must have at least five (8) years proven work experience
·         Must have a Certificate in Professional certification in Supply Chain Management
·         Professional membership with KISM/CIPS/CSPS
·         Must be computer literate
·         Must be knowledgeable of budgeting processes
·         Must be fluent in both English and Kiswahili
·         Must have public financial competencies and professional standards
·         Must have a working knowledge of Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS)
·         Must be conversant and knowledgeable of Public Procurement procedures and systems
·         Must demonstrate experience in Public Policy and management
·         Must have leadership and supervisory skills
·         Must have good communication skills
·         Must have knowledge in conflict management and problem solving skills
·         Must have team building, negotiation, organizational and sound interpersonal skills
·         Must be able to work under pressure
How to Apply:
CLICK HERE to apply online

Finance Manager
Location: Nairobi
Positions: 1
Job Ref: HR 6/1/2020
Purpose of the Job: Responsible for the coordination of the planning, budget preparation, implementation and control to provide adequate financial resources for effective and efficient delivery of the KMRC mandate
Main Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities are:
I. Managerial Roles and Responsibilities
a) Monitor and Control of expenditures for KMRC to ensure Prudent Financial Management and efficient service delivery in line with the set guidelines;
b) Support the development of financial policies for the department in order to ensure that they are aligned to the relevant laws;
c) Co-ordinate the management of the Company’s revenue and expenditure;
d) Manage the planning, preparation and monitoring of capital and revenue budgets and controls, work plans and economic reports;
e) Coordinate and supervise the department’s accounts to ensure smooth running of the department’s operations;
f) Ensure all financial assets of the company are managed and accounted for and are under effective custody and realisation of better returns;
g) Ensure adherence to all approved financial policies and procedures approved by the Board and regulatory authorities;
h) Conduct appraisals for direct reports to help determine training needs of staff and liaise with the HR Department to ensure staff training;
i) Ensure all finance functions including those necessary for auditing, budgeting, financial analysis, capital asset and property management are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, financial policies and procedures, and all other applicable rules and guidelines; and
j) Conduct KMRC’s financial performance evaluation reports and making recommendations to Chief Finance Officer on policy changes.
II. Operational Roles and Responsibilities
a) Prioritization of activities, projects and programmes based on the Departmental submissions for the purpose of consideration by the Chief Finance Officer for financial allocation in the Budget;
b) Initiation of proposals seeking funds for additional expenditures and reallocation of funds in the Company Budget for consideration by the Chief Finance Officer;
c) Communicate approved annual estimates and progressive implementation to various Departments and ensure timely adjustment of work plans in line with the voted resources;
d) Analyse draft Budget estimates for decision making considerations;
e) Participate in negotiation of various contracts with service providers with the objective of providing advisory opinion to the Accounting officers for prudent financial management and service delivery; and
f) Offer advisory services to the Senior Management Team to ensure that expenditures are charged on the appropriate accounts for efficient and effective service delivery and compliance to the regulations.
III. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Key Result Areas:
The job holder’s accountability areas are outlined as follows;
·         Effective operational cost control of the Company’s financial resources
·         Successful implementation of the Company’s investment policies
·         Effective supervision of employees assigned to the department
·         Maximization of productivity in the unit
·         Continuous process improvement of services offered by the Company
·         Ensure customer satisfaction for the consumers of the services offered by the Company
Department: Finance Department
Position Reports to: Chief Finance Officer
Position Supervises
Finance Officer
*Required Master: N/A
* Required Degree: Commerce (Accounting or Business Administration with Finance Option)/Other
Required Skills
Knowledge and Skills Required:
The job holder must possess;
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Business Administration with Finance Option) or any other Business-related Degree from a recognized university.
·         Must have a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience
·         Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPAK), ACCA, CIFA, CFA
·         Member of ICPAK or CIFA
·         Must be computer proficient
·         Must have impeccable planning and budgeting skills.
·         Must have a good understanding of the Constitution, Public Finance Management Act and related legislations, Public Procurement and Disposal Act and regulations, financial reporting standards and Public Sector accounting standards.
·         Must have leadership and supervisory skills.
·         Must have good communication skills.
·         Must possess sound interpersonal and team building skills.
·         Must be able to work under pressure.
·         Must have proven problem solving skills and knowledge on conflict management.
·         Must have excellent negotiation skills
How to Apply:
CLICK HERE to apply online
Applications should be received on or before close of business on 28th February, 2020.
KMRC is an equal opportunity employer and qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
KMRC Website: https://kmrc.co.ke/careers

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