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Government Jobs in Kenya - KWS

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation whose responsibility is to manage and conserve wildlife in Kenya. 

The Service seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced individuals to fill the following positions at the Headquarters.

Head - Marketing & Business Development - Job Grade “3b” - One (1) Vacancy

Reporting to the Deputy Director Strategy & Change, the overall responsibility will be to steer the formulation and implementation of sustainable marketing and business strategies and initiatives that will make KWS self supporting.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop, formulate and review marketing & business policies & strategies that can optimize benefits to KWS.
  • Develop and execute marketing plans and programmes, both short & long term, to ensure the profit growth and expansion of service products.
  • Research, analyze and monitor financial, technological and demographic factors so that market opportunities may be capitalized and the effect of competitive activity minimized.
  • Develop and implement appropriate business systems and managing KWS tourism facilities to meet customers’ expectations.
  • Develop tourism products and determine the appropriate pricing and marketing strategies that can optimize benefits to the organization.
  • Ensure timely and accurate tourism related management information is provided to stake holders and ensure appropriate MoUs with the stakeholders are written in line with the policy.
  • Explore potential commercial business opportunities to KWS.
  • Prepare and present regular reports on the KWS business status.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business related discipline, tourism or travel and tours.
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration with specialization in marketing management or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Team player with excellent managerial, organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Communication, report writing, interpretation of scientific and financial journals, legal documents, response to customer enquiries and complaints and negotiation skills are a must.
  • ICT skills.
  • Must be a member of a recognized professional body.
  • Minimum five (5) years working experience at senior management level.
  • Demonstrated track record in developing and implementing business and market strategies.
2. Risk Manager - Job Grade “4” - One (1) Vacancy – Re-advertisement

Reporting to the Head Internal Audit and Risk, the overall responsibility will be to develop and maintain a risk management strategy for the Service.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain a risk management strategy for the Service.
  • Develop and implement systems, policies and procedures for identification, collection and analysis of risk related information.
  • Evaluate adequacy and effectiveness of controls and methodology established by management to ensure that identified risks are appropriately mitigated at both strategic and operational level.
  • Participate in the formulation and review of risk management and control activities for the Service to ensure they meet the set objectives and are worthwhile investments.
  • Understand the environmental risk management systems and controls in conservation and put in place controls to monitor the full implementation of these systems with a focus on risk aggregation.
  • Develop a model for assessing risk and templates to be used by technical staff to assess the level of risk.
  • Review new and on-going management plans to ensure that they are carried out only after a comprehensive risk assessment is done.
  • Prepare reports for the Board Audit and Risk Committee and Senior Management in respect of ecological risk.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.
  • Certification in risk management will be an added advantage.
  • At least three (3) years working experience in risk management in a reputable organization.
  • Good understanding of key drivers that influence and determine strategic decisions.
  • Self motivated with ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a positive attitude towards work.
  • Good understanding of techniques to manage and mitigate operational risks.
  • Willing to challenge the status quo.
3. Senior Internal Auditor (Operations & Systems Audit) - Job Grade “6” - Two (2) Vacancies

Reporting to the Manager – Internal Audit, the overall responsibility will be to provide support to Internal Audit Department in order to achieve its objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in preparation of annual audit work plans.
  • Preparation of audit programs.
  • Undertake financial, operational and investigative audits.
  • Undertake detailed Information Systems audits.
  • Supervision of internal auditors.
  • Continuous risk assessment of strategic and operational risks.
  • Review of final accounts and management reports.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics or IT.
  • Must be CPA /ACCA Finalist or holder of equivalent qualification.
  • CISA will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge in use of CAATs e.g. ACL, IDEA.
  • Knowledge of BSC performance management system will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of relevant working experience in a reputable organization
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact - both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of three (3) referees, to reach the undersigned not later than Monday 25th March, 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya Wildlife Service
P. O. Box 40241 - 00100

KWS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and culture; women and persons with disabilities are therefore encouraged to apply.

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