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Kenya Safari Lodges & Hotels Ltd Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Safari Lodges & Hotels Ltd (KSLH) was incorporated in 1966. 

Kenya Tourist Development Corporation is the majority shareholder in this Company. 

KSLH owns and operates three properties, namely Mombasa Beach Hotel, Mombasa, Voi Safari Lodge, Tsavo East and Ngulia Safari Lodge, Tsavo West.

Owing to ongoing restructuring, the Board is seeking to fill two key management positions with dedicated, experienced and highlytalented hospitality professionals who want to join the corporate management team based at the Company’s Headquarters, Mombasa.

Finance Manager 

Ref: FM/01/2013

Reporting to the General Manager, the Finance Manager, will be in charge of the overall accounting and financial management functions of the company. 

The job holder’s role will include the following:
Key Result Areas
  • Formulate and implement best practice financial management strategies, policies and accounting systems.
  • Participate in developing long-term corporate strategy and business plans.
  • Provide guidance and expertise in formulation of forward budgets and cash flow projections for the Units and the Group.
  • Organize and coordinate reviewing of performance against these.
  • Design and implement systems and controls for monitoring financial processes and procedures.
  • Direct, oversee and coordinate the work of UnitAccountants to ensure accurate and timely preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Review and interpret the Units’ and the Group’s trading reports and financial statements. Advise senior Management and the Board on all financial matters including capital commitments and investment plans of the group.
  • Develop and implement cost rationalization strategies to ensure reduction of overall operating costs.
  • Serve as champion and link person to senior Management of KSLH for purposes of Performance Contract planning, negotiating, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Train and develop accounting staff to ensure financial management functions and responsibilities are effectively and efficiently discharged to enhance financial integrity and safeguard company assets.
Qualifications, competencies and experience:
  • Bachelor of Commerce (accounting/finance option) or business related degree from a recognized university.
  • Postgraduate qualification, especially MBA will be an added advantage.
  • Professional accounting qualifications (CPA (K), ACCA).
  • A Member in good standing of a known professional body.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office); demonstrated proficiency with common hotel software (FIDELIO FO, MICROS POS, MICROS Material Control, Finance SAP and Sun Accounting systems or similar ERP application)
  • Minimum seven (7) years relevant experience in hotel/tourism or related service industry, three (3) of which must be at a senior financial management/leadership role. Hotel operations and systems expertise advantageous.
  • Proven Excellent planning, organizational, analytical and decision making skills with good communication, negotiation and problem solving skills. Self-driven with high level of integrity.
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of public sector financial management, regulations and practices.
Human Resource Manager

Ref: HRM/02/2013
Reporting to the General Manager, he/she will provide HR strategic support to line management at core business units and at corporate level. 

Will lead and oversee the HR team in developing and implementing HR policies and initiatives aligned to Company Strategy.
As strategic partner and advisor, will ensure efficiency and effectiveness in delivery of innovative, value-adding HR programmes, processes and practices and help create a high-performance work culture in KSLH.
Key duties and responsibilities
  • Participate in formulation and continual evaluation of business driven HR strategies, policies, plans and practices.
  • Prepare annual budgets for HR and oversee their implementation and control.
  • Participate in the annual performance contracting and lead the preparation and execution of HR work plans for each Unit and at Corporate level
  • Lead and direct line management on key HR functions including HR planning and staffing, induction/orientation, on-the-job training, deployment, performance appraisal, motivation, reward/retention, discipline and grievance handling, employee health, safety and welfare.
  • Plan and execute effective HR development programmes and build a highly skilled human resource
  • Establish and nurture cordial employee/employer relationships and help cultivate positive IR.
Qualifications, competencies and experience
  • First degree in Social Sciences or Business Administration with a bias in Human Resource Management.
  • Post graduate diploma in HR.
  • Postgraduate qualifications, especially in HR Management or MBA will be an added advantage.
  • Member in good standing of an HR practitioners’ professional body such as IHRM (K).
  • Minimum seven (7) years relevant HR Generalist experience with at least 3 years at senior management level. Experience in the Hospitality industry advantageous.
  • Excellent knowledge of Kenyan Labour Laws and hotel sector labour relations. Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Proficiency in MS office applications and HRIS software.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
If you believe you are the right candidate for the above positions and you can demonstrate that your knowledge, skills, abilities and work experience match the criteria given, please submit your application with a detailed CV attaching copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials, stating current position, current remuneration package, three professionals referees, email and telephone contacts to the address shown below by close of business on Friday, 15th February 2013.
Managing Director
Kenya Tourist Development Corporation
Utalii House, 11th Floor
P.O. Box 42013 - 00100 GPO, 
Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

KSLH is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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