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  • Posted: Sep 15, 2022
    Deadline: Oct 4, 2022
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    The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited, Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme 2006 ("the Scheme”) was established on 1 July 2006, following the closure of the Defined Benefits (DB) Scheme on 30th June 2006. As a Defined Contributions Scheme, the Scheme is managed by a Board of Trustees whose membership is divided equally between Sponsor nominated Trustees and Member nominated Trustees. The administrative functions of the Scheme are undertaken by the Secretariat of the Defined Benefits Scheme in an arrangement whereby the DC Scheme pays an administrative fee to the DB Scheme. The Scheme was established by the Sponsor with the main objective being to provide benefits to employees (members) upon retirement or to their dependents in the event of death in service.
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    Manager Planning and Strategy – 1 Post

    Ref: KPPF/HRA-HR/1/22/9

    Key Responsibilities 

    • Actively participate in the development, implementation, and execution of corporate strategy by guiding the planning and review process and overseeing strategic initiatives and projects.
    • Lead periodic reviews of strategy in line with external and internal political, economic, social, environmental change drivers and advise on the strategic implications of these factors.
    • Advise management to enable a shared understanding of best practice strategic planning and to ensure that planning outcomes are highly effective and well aligned with the direction and objectives of the Fund.
    • Direct the alignment of corporate reporting systems and the identification of key performance indicators and high-level targets.
    • Facilitate the strategic review and planning processes with the heads of departments, to enable the development of aligned and integrated divisional/business plans. 
    • Enforce compliance with strategic planning reporting requirements by linking to independent performance management and departmental processes.
    • Lead process improvement initiatives through mapping of member journey and work with cross-functional teams to coordinate and streamline business processes; identify risks and issues and prioritize processes to be improved.
    • Facilitate teams to critically review current processes for effectiveness, quality, and simplification.
    • Implement process solutions to improve operational efficiency and recommend innovative solutions to achieve operational effectiveness, promote implementation of best practices.
    • Develop metrics to ensure processes improvement implementations are successfully measured and efforts are attached to improved member satisfaction.
    • Develop challenging quality metrics across the Fund and monitor performance.
    • Develop procedures to examine and report quality issues within the Fund.
    • Oversee service quality, maintain, and improve training platforms and work with management to improve key metrics.
    • Administer and implement the Fund’s quality management system (QMS) to ensure efficiency, compliance and continual improvement and automation using Q-Pulse system.
    • Act as the team leader of the ISO champions for coordination, planning and implementation of all quality audits, corrective actions, documentation reviews and records maintenance.
    • Ensure that work controls, training and other records are properly documented, securely stored and easily retrievable for quality audits.
    • Prepare QMS reports for management review meetings, staff and departmental meetings updates, external reporting for surveillance/certification audits.
    • Oversee risk management review, customer feedback management, organizational awareness, and training on QMS/ISO for champions and staff. 
    • Liaise with certification body and consultants for the Fund’s Quality Management System plans, certification/re-certification/surveillance audits and corrective action plans, training, and Q-Pulse system support.
    • Ensure implementation of audit recommendations from ISO, Internal and external audits.

    Candidate Profile
    For appointment to this grade, the candidate must have: -

    • At least eight (8) years’ working experience in corporate planning.
    • Master’s degree in Business related field will be an added advantage.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related field. 
    • Good understanding and experience in application of corporate planning principles and corporate services.
    • Membership of a professional body.
    • Knowledge and experience in ISO 9001 or a Certified QMS Lead Auditor will be an added advantage.
    • Understanding of quality assurance.

    In addition, the candidate should demonstrate the following personal traits and competencies;

    • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity/inclusion.
    • Creativity and innovation skills.
    • Action oriented and demonstrated ability to manage priorities
    • Quality focus and attention to detail.
    • Professionalism and integrity in line with Kenya Power Pension Fund values.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Personal motivation and drive exhibited through commitment to hard work, continuous improvement, and achievement of goals.
    • Risk awareness and focus - demonstrate understanding of risk management practices, standards and regulatory requirements,

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates are advised to visit the Fund’s website for detailed job descriptions for the roles at Applications should be submitted 
    through email to: to be received not later than Tuesday 4th,October 2022. 
    Please attach your Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and other relevant testimonials indicating your current and expected gross pay, your telephone numbers, email address, names and addresses of three (3) professional referees. 
    Successful applicants will be required to undergo integrity and security background vetting. 
    Canvassing will lead to disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    KPPF is an equal opportunity employer

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