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Government Jobs in Kenya - SASRA

The Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority, a State Corporation with a mandate to Regulate, Licence and Supervise Sacco Societies in Kenya.

SASRA seeks to recruit qualified and competent persons for the following positions.

1. Procurement Officer 
Ref: SASRA 2/1(60)

The position holder will provide value added services in procurement and the disposal of unserviceable or surplus stores and equipments in accordance with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005.

Key Duties and Responsibility
  • Co-ordinate the development and implementation of procurement plans, budgets and administer logistic services;
  • Secretary to the Procurement Tender Committee and management of all procurement reports;
  • Undertake the Procurement rate analysis and negotiations for all materials related to all project works, services and interiors;
  • Ensure materials procured for the Authority are as per the specifications, quality and within budgeted cost;
  • Raise purchase orders for timely procurement of goods and services in liaison with the user department;
  • Responsible for Stores and Inventory control management;
  • Manage and Recommend disposal of unserviceable stores in accordance with the government and donor supplies policies and procedures;
  • Prepare progress and annual reports showing achievement of the procurement and logistics functions and providing justifications for performance variances.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration or Social sciences.
  • A Diploma in Procurement Management with Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies Management or other recognized institutions.
  • Membership to the relevant professional body
  • At least five years relevant experience in procurement department.
  • Ability to interpret and apply government procurement policies, procedures and directives issues to public sector organizations.
2. Compliance Officers - Information Systems 
Ref: SASRA 2/2(61)

The position holder will undertake and coordinate Sacco information systems reviews and Audits for compliance as per the regulations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Offsite and Onsite analysis of information requirements of Sacco societies to ensure compliance with Sacco societies Act and Regulations in terms of reporting;
  • Assess the inherent risks in the Sacco societies’ information systems and recommend measures to mitigate them; and
  • Perform information systems reviews as part of on-site inspection of SACCOs;
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, finance, economics, accounting, business or a related field;
  • Professional qualifications on Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and professional membership to relevant body
  • Additional professional qualifications in accounting will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years audit experience specializing in Information Systems audit.
  • Detailed knowledge of information systems governance and security principles & practices.
  • Must have the ability to work within strict deadlines with minimum supervision.
3. Compliance Officers - Legal 
Ref: SASRA 2/2(62)

The position holder will review legislation, regulations and guidelines governing Sacco Societies and implement enforcement programmes.

Key Duties and Responsibility
  • Provide legal advice and assistance on all aspects of regulation of Sacco societies and prepare opinions and legal interpretations on various matters related to interpretation of the Sacco Societies Act and other statutory requirements;
  • Review cases of violation against the Sacco societies Act and the regulations, provide legal opinion, and recommend disciplinary sanctions;
  • Carry out legal analysis to support assessment of legal risks, intervention strategies to enhance compliance;
  • Conduct legal research, develop concept papers, prepare legal briefs and opinions on emerging legal matters in regulation of Sacco societies;
  • Assist in preparation and review of contracts and other legal instruments between SASRA and other parties.
Minimum qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB).
  • Hold a post graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya school of law.
  • Must be an advocate of the High court of Kenya with current practicing certificate.
  • Professional qualifications such as CPS or equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum three (5) years experience in providing legal services in a comparable position with good understanding of commercial law .
4. Accounts Assistant 
Ref: SASRA 2/2(63)

The position holder will assist the Accountant undertake Accounting and Finance tasks in line with the requirement of Public sector financial management framework and relevant professional standards towards ensuring financial discipline and accuracy in a technically computerized environment.

Key Duties and Responsibility
  • Preparation of payment and receipts documentation e.g. Invoices , Vouchers and issuance of receipts;
  • Maintaining computerized cashbook and related ledger accounts to Trial balance;
  • Maintain records for debtors and creditors and generate regular reports on accounts due for action and any reconciliation thereof;
  • Promptly prepare monthly Bank reconciliations and weekly cash flow reports;
  • Filing and maintenance of account records in a manner consistent with the Authority’s policy and public sector requirements.
Minimum qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics or business administration,
  • Posses a minimum of CPA II accounting professional qualifications,
  • Demonstrable proficiency in use of MS office suite,
  • Minimum of three years working experience hands on in a computerized environment in Accounting and Finance,
  • Honest and of high integrity.
5. Customer Care Executive 
Ref: SASRA 2/2(64)

The position holder will provide frontline customer services in coordinating internal and external telephone communications for effective communication.

Key Duties and Responsibility
  • Management and control of visitors to the Authority;
  • Receive and direct all communications to the relevant departments;
  • Receive customer feedback through verbal , telephone calls, notes and forward to the relevant office;
  • Handle office administration duties;
Minimum qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management, Commerce (Marketing option) or Business related qualifications or Diploma certificate from a recognized college,
  • Proficient in MS software applications,
  • Minimum of three (3) years of continuous customer service working experience,
  • Strong in analytical, communication and interpersonal skills with a high integrity, cooperation, self motivation attributes.
SASRA is an equal opportunity employer, Interested candidates should submit their applications enclosing detailed CV, current position, current remuneration, 3 referees and their contact email address and telephone numbers quoting the above Job ref. number to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority
P.O. Box 25089–00100

To reach us not later than 10th June, 2011

Note: Only short listed applicants will be contacted and canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification

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