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CEO Job Vacancy in Kenya

The Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (KEVEVAPI) is a state corporation established under the State Corporations Act, (CAP 446) through Legal Notice No. 223 and operating under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, The State Department of Livestock mandated with the production, manufacturing, research and marketing of veterinary vaccines.

The Board is seeking to appoint a committed, experienced, dynamic, and results oriented 
Chief Executive Officer who will lead the institute towards attaining and delivering on its mandate. 
Ref: KVVI/CEO/12/2016

The position will be for a three year contract period renewable once subject to performance. 
The successful candidate shall be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with State Corporations Advisory Committee (SCAC) guidelines.
Job Description: The Chief Executive Officer shall be responsible to the Board of Directors of the Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute to provide strategic leadership in the implementation of the Institute’s goals and objectives towards achieving its mandate. 

The successful candidate shall be responsible for the day to day activities of the Institute.
The duties and responsibilities shall include:
1.    Developing, recommending to the Board, and implementing the long term strategy, business plans, and annual operating budgets and establishing proper internal monitoring and controls;
2.    Ensuring effective administrative structures, processes and systems are in place;
3.    Overseeing financial management and investment undertakings;
4.    Ensuring that the Institute has an effective management structure, including succession plans;
5.    Ensuring continuous implementation of the Institute’s corporate policies, programmes, performance contracting and the achievement of financial and business goals and objectives;
6.    Preparing business proposals, reports, board papers, and other submissions for consideration by the Board;
7.    Providing regular, thorough and prompt communication to the board on key technical, financial and administrative matters;
8.    Ensuring that all board papers are accurately written, are relevant and are availed to the board members in good time; and effectively execute, and communicate board’s decisions, strategies and policies;
9.    Being responsible for stakeholder management and enhancement of the corporate image of the Institute;
10.  1Ensuring Continuous improvements in the quality, value and diversity of services and products provided by the Institute; linking and fostering sustainable business relationships among stakeholders with institutions in and outside the country;
11.  Providing leadership to senior management and staff and ensure compliance with all statutory, legal, and regulatory requirements;
12.  Advising policy makers on vaccine development and usage.
Person Specification
1.    Have a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVM) from a recognized University;

2.    Have a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Veterinary Medicine, Vaccinology, Microbiology, Veterinary Epidemiology, Finance, Business Management, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized university;
3.    Have knowledge in quality vaccine production, management and administration;
4.    Must have ten (10) years of working experience in a relevant field with at least five (5) years at a senior management position;
5.    Possession of a PhD qualification in relevant field will be an added advantage;
6.    Be registered with the Kenya Veterinary Board;
7.    Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and integrity.
Core Competencies:
1.    Demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and a clear understanding of strategic leadership, management and business skills;
2.    Ability to portray and uphold positive national image;
3.    Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;
4.    Have a clear understanding of manufacturing and commercial principles in a public sector setting;
5.    Have an understanding of the structure and functions of the public sector;
6.    Being a visionary and result oriented thinker;
7.    Be computer literate.
Mode of Application:
1. Each application shall be accompanied by Copies of Relevant Academic and Professional certificates, Testimonials, National Identity Card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents; a detailed Curriculum Vitae stating current position, remuneration, email and other contact details as well as names and contacts (telephone and email address) of three referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience.
2. Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and should submit among other documents the following:
a. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation;
b. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
c. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
d. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
e. Report from the Approved Credit Reference Bureau.
3. Interested applicants should submit twelve (12) hard copies of their applications which should clearly be marked Application for the position of Chief Executive Officer Ref: KVVI/CEO/12/2016.
4. Applications must be received on or before the l0 of January 2017 at 4.00pm.
5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
6. Applications should be addressed to:
The Chairman,
Board of Directors
Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute,
P.O. Box 53260 - 00200, 

KEVEVAPI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equity within the

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