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KENYA RURAL ROADS AUTHORITY

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

 

The Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure was established under the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 and charged with the mandate to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain rural roads.

 

In order to carry out this mandate successfully, the Authority invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyan citizens who wish to be considered for various senior management positions as follows:  

  1. General Manager (Finance) – 1 Position

Job Summary - Position Scope

 He/ She will be responsible for the management of the financial resources of the Authority.  The General Manager (Finance) will be the Head of the Authority’s Finance Department and will be responsible to the Director General for:

  • Overall financial planning for the Authority;
  • Design, monitoring and supervision of internal financial control measures and systems to safeguard the resources of the Authority;
  • Preparation, design, deployment and management of a computerized accounting and financial management system;
  • Preparation of the core budget for the Authority and provision ofappropriate information, support and advice to the other Departments and line managers during budgeting;
  • Assisting section heads in the management of their budgets through regular provisions of detailed financial information;
  • Preparation of Financial Reports and Statements of Accounts;
  • Leadership, management and organization of staff under the Finance Department;
  • Being the Chief Advisor to the Authority on all financial matters;
  • Preparation of financial regulations and guidelines;
  • Maintaining financial records and preparation of statutory accounts;
  • Liaison with external auditors;
  • Exercising of appropriate expenditure controls;
  • Coordinating the activities of the department and ensuring collaboration with other Departments;
  • Any other duties assigned by the Director General

 

Job Specifications – For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance Option), or its equivalent, from a recognized university
  • A Masters Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or their equivalent from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of eight (8) years post qualification experience in accounting and finance, three (3) of which should have been in a senior position such as Manager (Finance), or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Sector or Private Sector.  Experience in public service will be an advantage.
  • Possession of a Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Certificate, or its recognized equivalent;
  • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) as a CPA (K);
  • Certificate of Attendance of a Strategic Leadership Course or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution, is an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Public Procurement and Public Finance Management systems and processes as used by the Government of Kenya, multi-lateral, bi-lateral development partners and Public Private Partnerships (PPP);
  • Demonstrated understanding of the mandate of the Authority and Kenya Vision 2030 and the role of the Authority in achievement of the same;
  • Good communication as well as interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to manage staff and provide good leadership
  • Proficiency in Accounting Computer applications.

 

  1. Manager (Finance) – 1 Position

Job Summary - Position Scope

He/ She will be responsible for the management of the financial resources of the Authority.  The Manager (Finance) will be responsible to the General Manager (Finance) for:

(i)                 Expenditure controls and payments;

(ii)               Maintenance of up to date Books of Accounts;

(iii)             Maintenance the Asset Register;

(iv)             Supervision and preparation of all financial reconciliations;

(v)               Reviewing expenditure returns from the regions and departments;

(vi)             Preparing budgets;

(vii)           Accounting for funds disbursed to the Authority;

(viii)         Preparing management and statutory reports including final accounts;

(ix)             Participating in the development of supplementary financial regulations and procedures to enhance internal controls established through Treasury regulations and procedures, and ensuring compliance with the same;

(x)               Any other duties that may be assigned by the General Manager (Finance).

Job Specifications – For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance Option) or its equivalent, from a recognized university,;
  • A Masters Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or their equivalent from a recognized institution is an added advantage;
  • Minimum of six (6) years post qualification experience in accounting and finance, three (3) of which should be in a senior position, or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Sector or Private Sector.  Experience in public service is an added advantage;
  • Served in the grade of Senior Accountant or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Sector or Private Sector for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Possession of a Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Certificate, or its recognized equivalent;
  • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) as a CPA (K);
  • Certificate of Attendance of a Strategic Leadership Course or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution, is an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Public Procurement and Public Finance Management systems and processes as used by the Government of Kenya, multi-lateral, bi-lateral development partners and Public Private Partnerships (PPP);
  • Demonstrated understanding of the mandate of the Authority and the role of Finance and Accounts deliverables in achievement of the same;
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Good communication as well as interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to manage staff and provide good leadership;
  • Proficiency in Accounting Computer applications.

 

  1.  Manager (Information and Communication Technology (ICT)) - 1 Position

Job Summary - Position Scope

The ICT Manager will be responsible to the Director General for provision of leadership in the formulation and implementation of the Authority’s ICT strategy; development of information technology; and management of ICT security. Duties and responsibilities at this level will involve:

 

(i)                 Developing and implementing ICT objectives, policies, strategies and operational plans in relation to Authority’s strategic Plan;

(ii)               re-assessing and re-defining the organization-wide standards in hardware, software, and ICT services;

(iii)             Providing technical, functional and organizational guidance and support to projects;

(iv)             Monitoring and coordinating the implementation and adherence to ICT policies, procedures and standards;

(v)               Advising on new emerging technologies and innovations;

(vi)             Coordinating systems analysis, design and programme specifications;

(vii)           Timely implementation and effective maintenance of systems;

(viii)         Developing reports on ICT standards;

(ix)             Supervising overall systems documentation;

(x)               taking charge of Information Communication Technology equipment maintenance;

(xi)             preparing progress reports;

(xii)           evaluating and recommending on the suitability of Information Communication Technology equipment;

(xiii)         training of Information Communication Technology Hardware personnel and users;

(xiv)         designing Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN);

(xv)           preparing staff performance reports;

(xvi)         Advising the management on the up-take of new technology and strategic use of ICT and related cost reduction opportunities;

(xvii)       supervising and facilitating training for departmental staff;

(xviii)     ensuring that procedures and systems are adhered to;

(xix)         procurement of ICT equipment and services; 

(xx)           drawing up budget for ICT Unit; and

(xxi)         developing annual performance targets for the Unit.

 

Job Specifications – For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Business and Information Technology (BIT) or their equivalent from a recognized university;
  • A Masters Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution is an added advantage;
  • Minimum of six (6) years post qualification experience and demonstrated professional competence in ICT work as reflected in work performance and results,  three (3) years of which should be in a senior position, such as  Senior ICT Officer,  or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Sector or Private Sector.  Experience in public service will be an added advantage.
  • Registration as a member of the Information Communication Technology Association of Kenya (ICTAK), is an added advantage;
  • Certificate of Attendance of a Strategic Leadership Course or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution, is an added advantage;

·         A proper understanding of the Mandate of the Authority and the role of ICT in achievement of the same;

·        Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning, performance improvement and professional development;

·         Demonstrate a thorough understanding of emerging ICT technologies and challenges;

  • Good communication as well as interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to manage staff and provide good leadership

 

4.      Senior Legal Affairs Officer

Job Summary - Position Scope

The Senior Legal Officer will be responsible to the Legal Affairs Manager, and will assist in documentation, secretarial and legal activities of the Authority.  Duties and responsibilities at this level will involve:

(i)           Providing legal advice to the Authority;

(ii)         Monitoring and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance;

(iii)             Reviewing, advising, and making recommendations on new legislation, subsidiary legislation, rules and regulations;

(iv)             Providing legal opinions on various matters arising from the Departments / Sections of the Authority;

(v)               Undertaking research and reviews of existing laws that impact the Authority’s core functions;

(vi)             Drafting and reviewing contracts, leases and other conveyance documents;

(vii)           Providing necessary support in preparation for Board matters.

Job Specifications – For appointment to this grade, one must have:-

(i)              Five (5) years post qualification experience in the field of legal services in the Public Service or Private Sector; Experience in the Public Sector                        is an added advantage.

(ii)              A Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;

(iii)             A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;

(iv)             Registered as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;

(v)             A current Practicing Certificate;

(vi)            A Certificate of Attendance of a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution, is an added                            advantage;

(vii)            Proficiency in the use of ICT in discharging legal duties.

 

Terms of Service and Remuneration- The successful candidate will serve on a three (3) years’ contract, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes. The salary and other benefits attached to this position will be as determined by the Board guided by the State Corporations and Advisory Committee in consultation with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

For the detailed Job Profile, Specification and general information on KeRRA, please visit the Authority’s website www.kerra.go.ke.

 

Interested candidates are expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya. Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of clearance certificates from the following organizations:-

 

·         Kenya Revenue Authority.

·         Higher Education Loans Board.

·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

·         Department of Criminal Investigation (Certificate of Good Conduct).


Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications so as to reach the address shown below by close of business on Friday 14th October, 2016 at 5.00 p.m. Applications to include CVs with details of day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment, names and contacts of three referees. Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials, and copy of National ID / Passport.

 

The Director General,

Kenya Rural Roads Authority,

Blue Shield Towers, 6th Floor,

Hospital Hill Road,

P.O. Box 48151 - 00100,

NAIROBI.

Or emailed to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or hand deliveredand inserted in theRecruitment Box located on the 6th Floor.

 

KeRRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality.  Persons living with disability, women and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

 

Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documents / details as sought for will not be considered.  Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.Full Details of the Requirements for the Position  can be obtained via the link below;

 

 
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