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Job Vacancies in Government of Kenya - CAK

The Competition Authority of Kenya (the Authority) is a statutory Agency established under the Competition Act No.12 of 2010. 

The Authority’s mandate is to promote and safeguard competition and also protect consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct.

The Authority wishes to invite qualified and experienced applicants to fill the following vacant position:

Accounts Assistant

1 Position
 
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Senior Accountant
 
Purpose of the job (Job summary): The position is responsible for the maintenance of records of original entry and related transactions

Principal Responsibilities
 
Accounts 
  • Assistance Facilitate petty cash payments. 
  • Collect and delivery of bank correspondences. 
  • Prepare and issue receipts and facilitate banking transactions. 
  • Update of cash book. 
  • Prepare payments vouchers and receipts. 
  • Maintain accounting files and records. 
  • Undertake monthly remittances as appropriate. 
  • Participate in departmental meetings. 
  • Participate in committees as appropriate. 
  • Implement procedures and processes in compliance with ISO 9001:2008.
Required Qualifications
 
Education and knowledge 
  • Bachelors degree in Finance and Accounting or Business related field;
Professional qualifications: CPA K, ACCA or equivalent; and Proficiency in ICT.
 
Experience 
  • At least 3 years Accounting experience gained from reputable organizations 
  • Basic knowledge of accounting and financial systems
Skills and Competences 
  • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organization. 
  • Ability to write complex reports. 
  • Analytical skills. 
  • Ethical and integrity; and 
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task

Procurement Officer
1 Position
 
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Manager, Procurement
 
Purpose of the Job (Job Summary): The position is responsible for ensuring that procurement and supplies processes are carried out effectively and efficiently to achieve the Authority’s objectives.
 
Principal Responsibilities
 
a) Procurement
  • Consolidate the Annual Procurement Plan 
  • Prepare procurement/supplies reports & updates 
  • Secretary to the Procurement committee 
  • Prepare tender documents, notices, contract documents and proposals 
  • Participate in Stock taking exercise 
  • Consolidate user requirements to ensure economies in procurement process 
  • Maintain the procurement records 
  • Prepare periodic reports for submission to the HOD 
  • Drafting of annual and revised procurement and disposal plans for the Authority.
  • Maintain an up-to date database records of suppliers. 
  • Undertake supplier rating and appraisal and conduct regular market surveys. 
  • Liaise with the Finance Department for payments of goods, services and works
b) Tenders Management 
  • Prepare LPO’s, LSO’s, Notification of awards and contract agreements for all tender awards of goods, works and service as well as regret letters to unsuccessful bidders. 
  • Participate in the evaluation of tenders, proposals, quotations. 
  • Responsible for the management of the tender/quotation box. 
  • Keep track of tenders, quotations in progress and generating status reports 
  • Participate in various committees in the Authority.
Required Qualifications
 
Education and Knowledge 
  • Bachelors degree in commerce/procurement or Business related field; 
  • Post graduate Diploma in supply chain management; and 
  • Proficiency in ICT.
Experience 
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position; 
  • Specialist knowledge and diverse experience in procurement and supply chain management; and 
  • Knowledge of PPOA procedures and guidelines
Skills and Competences 
  • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organization 
  • Ability to write complex reports
  • Analytical skills 
  • Organization and inter personal skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task

Internal Auditor
 
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Manager, Internal Audit
 
Purpose of the Job (Job Summary): The position is responsible for the implementation of the annual risk based audit plans as approved by the Board Audit Committee through execution of operational, compliance, systems, performance and value for money audit.

Principal Responsibilities


  • Implementation of Internal Controls Plan and conduct risk based internal audits including operational, compliance, system and value for money audits in line with Authority’s Annual Audit Plan as approved by the Board Audit Committee. 
  • Conduct discussions with Senior Management on key audit issues and recommendations through exit meetings at the end of the audit assignments.
  • Participate in the annual audit risk profiling and updating of the Authority’s risk register. 
  • Follow up on implementation of audit recommendations and prepare statistics on the number of audit issues outstanding, resolved and prepare summary of action taken or to be taken to resolve unresolved issues. 
  • Perform other adhoc audit assignments relating to governance, risk management and control as appropriate to the Authority. 
  • Participate in the Corruption Prevention Committee of the Authority as directed by the Manager, Internal Audit. 
  • Provide support to the External Auditors – both statutory by KENAO or other auditors, covering Financial and System Audits. 
  • Carry out audit reviews of the strategic plan to ensure its implementation in line within set timelines.
Internal Audit Management
  • Prepare draft annual audit plan and budget for review by Manager, Internal Audit. 
  • Create and develop audit programs, checklists to facilitate execution of audit assignments assigned. 
  • Document audit work by preparing audit working papers and the audit file. 
  • Prepare draft audit reports at completion of each audit assignment for review by the Manager, Internal Audit. 
  • Facilitate Internal Controls /Risk Assessment workshops and issue targeted control sensitization communication aimed at improving internal control awareness in order to embed a control culture in the Authority as assigned by the Manager, Internal Audit. 
  • Participate in preparation of the Board Papers for the Board Audit Committee
Required Qualifications
 
Education and knowledge
  • Bachelors degree in Finance and Accounting or Business related field; 
  • Full professional qualification: Certified Public Accountant (CPAK) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) as an added advantage;
  • Proficiency in ICT
Experience
  • At least 5 years Internal Audit experience gained from reputable organizations; and 
  • Diverse experience in in managing internal controls
Skills and Competences 
  • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organization 
  • Ability to write complex reports 
  • Analytical skills 
  • Organization and inter personal skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task

How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of these positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications given, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, qualifications, experience, names, addresses (including email) and telephone number of three (3) referees, your email address and day time telephone contacts together with copies of your certificates and testimonials to:

The Head of Human Resources & Development
Competition Authority of Kenya
P O Box 36265 – 00200
Nairobi

Or

Email them to recruitment@cak.go.ke

so as to reach him not later than close of business on 8th August, 2014.
 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Applications may be dropped at the Records office, located at Kenya Railways Headquarters, Ground Floor Block ‘D’

NB: The Competition Authority of Kenya is “An Equal Opportunity Employer” Women, Youth and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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