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  • Posted: Mar 20, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 23, 2021
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  • Ewaso Ngiro South River Basin Development Authority (ENSDA) operates as a statutory body formed under the act of parliament Cap. 447 of the Laws of Kenya (1989). It is mandated to initiate, plan, co-ordinate and implement development projects/programmes within Narok, Kajiado, Transmara and parts of Nakuru and Nyandarua counties. In total the river basin cove...
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    Director, Planning, Business Development and Investment

    Job Description

    Director, Planning, Business Development and Investments will be answerable to Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer for

    • Coordinate the development and monitoring the implementation of long-range integrated basin-based development master plans
    • Coordinates the development and monitors the implementation of the Authority’s Strategic Plans;
    • Coordinates the development and management of the Authority’s strategies by identifying and driving execution of strategic initiatives and growth opportunities;
    • Developing and implementing sustainability strategies through income generating investments right from identification of suitable investment projects and appraisal through feasibility studies;
    • Overseeing research and innovation that develops new ways of meeting the Authority’s goals to achieve its mandate, vision and mission;
    • Organizing programmes/projects in line with the mandate, vision and mission of the Authority;
    • Determining, implementing and monitoring research and development strategies, policies and plans;
    • Leading research projects and coordinating activities of research workers;
    • Interpreting results of research projects and recommending associated product and service development innovations;
    • Providing advice on research and development options available to the authority;
    • Coordinating and managing the Authority’s result-based performance and accountability system;
    •  Coordinating the various studies of schemes within the basin such that human, water, animal, land and other resources are utilized to the best advantage;
    • Managing an Authority-wide process for the development, execution, and regular tracking of Authority’s projects, programmes and investment strategies and milestone achievement;
    • Monitoring and evaluating basin-based integrated development programmes and projects for effective planning and implementation;
    • Planning and overseeing a comprehensive fundraising/ resource mobilization program with the purpose of securing significant resources for implementation of Authority’s projects, programmes and Investments;
    • Organize stakeholder engagements and public participation;
    • Advice the MD/CEO on integrated regional development planning for the management and sustainable development of basin-based natural resources and recommend economic priorities;
    • Oversee the development of new programmes and projects to support the strategic direction of the Authority;
    • Coordinate planning for the development of the basin and initiate investment activities identified from such planning;
    • Coordinating the various studies of schemes within the basin such that human, water, animal, land and other resources are utilized to the best advantage;
    • Oversee the initiation and development of business plans, investment plans, concept notes and project proposals for various investment opportunities;
    • Oversee the development and implementation of resource mobilization and investments plans, strategies and approaches for mobilizing resources for investments as well as driving the implementation of Public Private Partnership
    • (PPP);
    • Coordinate the establishment of systems, linkages and partnerships with governments, diversified key donors, private sector and other agencies on investments including public private partnerships(PPP);
    • Coordinate capacity building on Integrated Regional Development Planning, investments and business development and opportunities within the area;
    • Oversee the development and implementation of marketing strategies for the Authority’s products and services.
    • Providing expertise and leadership in development and implementation of result based monitoring, evaluation and reporting system with detailed guideline for its implementation;
    • Support in project design including strategic frameworks (Results framework, log
    • frames);
    • Overseeing the establishment and maintenance of a database of natural resources and recommend sustainable utilization measures within the Basin;
    • Overseeing the development and implementation of information sharing and library policies, standards, procedures, documentation;
    • Developing new programmes and projects to support the strategic direction of the Authority
    • Providing leadership and direct all Departments and divisions of Planning, Business Development and Investments Directorate, (directly, and indirectly through subordinates), which includes prioritizing and assigning work; monitoring workloads, conducting performance evaluations; ensuring adherence to standards and procedures; developing staff;
    • Continuous training, mentoring and supporting of staff for improved performance and succession planning in the Directorate;
    • Liaising with the Parent Ministry, development partners, investors and other stakeholders on projects, programmes, investments;
    • Organizing consultative forums with relevant agencies and stakeholders on integrated development and sustainable utilization of natural resources within the basin;
    • Attendance at meetings and serve as a technical advisor to the Planning and Development Committee of the Board;
    • Undertake studies and surveys of the basin;
    • Monitor the implementation of the Annual Performance Contract, Annual work plan, and the Strategic Plan;
    • Identify and secure donor support;
    • Create and maintain a database on investment opportunities and development partners;
    • Ensure profitability and sustainability of the enterprises developed by the Authority;
    • Develop the Authority’s Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), annual investment plans and work plans;
    • Organize stakeholder engagements and public participation;
    • Identification of new business opportunities and undertaking investments for income generation and financial sustainability of the Authority;
    • Undertake the cost-benefit analysis of proposed business, research and development activities and investments of the Authority;
    • Building Capacity on Integrated Regional Development Planning, investments and business development and opportunities within the area;
    • Coordinating quarterly and annual reports depending on project requirements;
    • Development and strengthening institutional monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures within the Authority;
    • Develop, implement and monitor strategic plans, goals and objectives focused on achieving the Authority’s mission and priorities;
    • Interpreting results of research projects and recommending associated product and service development innovations;
    • Monitoring leading-edge developments in relevant disciplines and assessing implications for the authority;
    • Publishing results of significant research projects

    Appointment Specifications

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

    • Bachelor’s degree in any of following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Development Planning, Development Studies, Business Management, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or equivalent qualification from a
    • recognized institution;
    • Master’s Degree in any of following disciplines: Economics, Development Planning, Development Studies, Business Management, Business/ Public Administration, Corporate Communication/ Public Relations, Social-Sciences, International Relations, Finance, Marketing, Community Development equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Certificate in Leadership/Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Member of Professional body where applicable.
    • Have ten (10) years relevant work experience, five (5) of which must have been in a senior management position in a reputable organization or;
    • Have served in the grade of Manager Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation or Manager Business Development, Investments and Enterprise Management or in a relevant and comparable position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years
    • Demonstrate professional competency and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Communication and presentation skills;
    • Leadership and organization skills;
    • Negotiation skills and Persuasion Skills;
    • Strong crisis management and conflict mediation skills;
    • problem solving skills;
    • Critical thinking and analytical skills;
    •  Interpersonal/people management skills;
    • Resource Mobilization skills

    Method of Application

    Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below: – Interested
    and qualified persons are requested to make their applications to:

    The Managing Director
    Ewaso Ng’iro North Development Authority
    P.O Box 203-60300
    ISIOLO

    Applications should reach the Authority on or before 23rd March, 2021 latest 5.00 pm.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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