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  • Posted: Dec 3, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 4, 2020
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  • The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry is registered as a not-for-profit private company limited by guarantee under the Companies Act Chapter 486 of the laws of Kenya. Before the promulgation of the Kenyan Constitution in August 2010, the KNCCI had its main operations at the head office in Nairobi with regional offices in the major towns in Keny...
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    Assistant Trade (Policy, Advocacy & Research)

    Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

    Contract: 3 Years Renewable Contract

    Role Description: As a Trade Policy, Advocacy & Research Assistant manager duties will include to support and manage overall KNCCI business policy, develop a framework through strategic Advocacy initiatives and Research Programmes.

    Additionally, overseeing the development & implementation of advocacy strategies of the organization while executing a strategic government relations plan on both county and national levels, as well as advocating on behalf of KNCCI and its members to ensure policies, legislation and regulation are conducive to a positive and successful business environment

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate Research, Policy and Advocacy activity in conjunction with KNCCI’s mission, vision, and annual legislative agenda
    • Represent KNCCI’s interests at public meetings and forums as necessary and advocate KNCCI’s interests as applicable to the adoption and enactment of public policies by both National and
    • County governments and agencies maintaining communication with those public and private sector officials involved, specifically maintaining strong relations with and a presence before the General Assembly
    • Keep informed of issues that may affect KNCCI members by monitoring business and legislative news in newspapers and reports of legislative sessions and other governmental agencies
    • Responsible for public relations initiatives required to promote KNCCI’s values, plans, policies and interests
    • Prepare and transmit other communications as necessary to keep KNCCI members informed of issues and actions as appropriate and contribute to other internal and external communication including Kenya Chamber magazine, newsletters, emails, website and Board of Directors reports.
    • Maintain a presence in such places as required to promote KNCCI’s interest and lobby on their behest at both county and national levels. Working closely with committees requiring advocacy
    • Draft, vet and implement the KNCCI’s annual legislative accountability programs for both National and County governments.
    • Perform research projects and prepare policy papers and advocacy briefs as appropriate to advance the KNCCI’s advocacy platform and support initiatives to the Parliamentary Committee.
    • Identify and develop collaborative relationships with key stakeholders in private sector, National & County government and development partners.
    • Identify research opportunities and contribute to proposals for research partnerships and funding.
    • Participate in official missions and deliver capacity building and training activities for internal audience, partners and governments.
    • Participate in the preparation of the economic plans to ensure sectoral plans and other strategies as budgeted for.
    • Maintain relationships with key economic development professionals, stakeholders and key KNCCI personnel
    • Implement trade mission strategy that includes undertaking Trade Fairs, Exhibitions and business missions and conduct promotion events, i.e. B2B
    • Provide methodological guidance and capacity building on measurement, sampling, data collection and data analysis
    • Implement marketing strategies and plans to promote Export Trade.

    Competencies

    • A proven track record of conceptualizing and delivering research in economics
    • Strong report writing skills on public economics, financial economics and sector specific economic issues
    • Understanding of advocacy and policy formulation matters
    • A relevant post-graduate qualification (preferably in economics) with Strong economic development skills abilities
    • To analyze, articulate and present complex issues clearly and concisely
    • To represent KNCCI in a professional and culturally sensitive manner
    • To facilitate and develop good team working amongst staff
    • To manage resources effectively
    • To initiate, plan and prioritize own work plan
    • To work under pressure with often challenging deadlines and competing priorities Essential skills
    • Proficient in google analytics
    • Proficient in research and global business trends
    • Excellent relationship management
    • A proven track record of written publications, journals and oral communications skills

    Requirements

    • University Degree (Masters or Bachelor) in Economics, Development Economics, International Economics, Statistics.
    • 5 years’ relevant experience
    • Technical Proficiency: Skills and experience in working on economic policy issues and data analysis. Strong conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills in these areas.
    • Membership to a professional body (e.g. ICPAK, ACCA etc.) in good standing or relevant proficiency body.
    • Experience in statistical software (STATA, SAS, E-views, and R&MATLAB).
    • Advanced skills in the usage of MS – Excel).
    • Demonstrated strategic leadership and ability to lead a unit/division to achieve its objectives
    • Certificate in computer applications.

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    Communication & Partnership Manager

    Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

    Contract: 3 Years Renewable Contract

    Role Description: Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) was established in 1965 as a business membership organization with a mandate to protect and develop the interests of the business community in Kenya.

    KNCCI is also an affiliate member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) & the World Chamber Federation (WCF). As communication manager will be responsible for managing all internal and external communications

    Key Responsibilities:

    Communications

    • Coordinate development and implementation of Chamber communication strategy
    • Design and produce Chamber Quarterly Business Magazine, flyers and promotional materials.
    • Liaise with other departmental heads in production of Chamber newsletters, website updates, and other publications
    • Maintain and regularly update membership database
    • Coordinate the implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
    • Implement communication plans to increase brand awareness and recognition of the Chamber
    • Develop relationships with key media to secure and grow media coverage both on-line and off-line
    • Communicate Chamber brand to all potential key stakeholders
    • Collect and analyze current communication and messages to ensure consistency
    • Monitor press publications to maximize opportunity for positive image and visibility
    • Develop and produce appropriate communication tools.
    • Proficient in social media and online marketing.

    Partnership

    • Identify and develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
    • Develop and implement partnership strategy.
    • Document and disseminate case studies from partner and program interventions
    • Development of communication plans that support partnership platforms.
    • Ability to communicate with confidence, clarity, conviction and enthusiasm, translating ideas, issues and observations into compelling messages.
    • Ability to build trusted, sustainable and collaborative relationships seen as a highly trusted technical resource for advice and guidance in strategic communications.
    • Ability to provide excellent coaching and mentoring support to help others grow and develop personally and professionally.
    • Ability to understand the dynamic and complex environment we operate in, finding creative solutions to adapt communications to resonate with different audiences.
    • Ability to develop effective work plans, anticipating linkages across different work streams and aligning plans as necessary.

    General

    • Spearhead and nurture relationships with key stakeholders.
    • Generate reports as per the institutional requirements.
    • Guide, coordinate/supervise staff reporting to the position.
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer.

    Competencies

    • Good communication skills to engage and influence internal and external stakeholders.
    • Strategic thinking and sound judgment with focus on impact and an ability to work effectively and succeed in a fast-paced working environment.
    • Ability to develop and execute strategic communications plans aligned with business brand needs and goals.
    • Ability to track results and provide measurable success.
    • Ability to take on new and creative ideas/concepts and carry them through to their conclusion.
    • Excellent people skills when dealing with all levels of stakeholders, including managing and advising business leadership.
    • Basic knowledge of multimedia including best practice, video, audio production, as well as print and design. Competence in MS Office systems.
    • Enthusiastic self-starter with well-developed administrative, organizational and self-management skills.
    • Proficiency and ability to develop, critique and edit compelling communications content.
    • Understanding of media and stakeholder landscape.
    • Understanding of corporate communications best practices.
    • Crisis and issues management.
    • Strong media relations network in broadcast Media.
    • Understanding social and digital media communication principles.

    Requirements:

    • Master’s degree in mass communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
    • Eight (8) years’ experience with three (3) years in management or senior management position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or mass communication, public relations or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, mass communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
    • Certificate in a Leadership course from a recognized institution.
    • Demonstrate a high degree of responsibility in discharging public relations duties.
    • Good writing and communication skills.
    • Membership to a relevant professional body in good standing.
    • Proficiency in computer applications.
    • Management course from a recognized institution
    • Ability to work well in a multicultural environment.

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    Human Resource Officer

    Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

    Contract: 3 Years Renewable Contract

    Role Description: As a Human resource officer your mandate will be ensuring efficient implementation of human resource and administration policy.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • To assist departmental heads in identifying manpower requirements training needs and in formulating and facilitating training programs.
    • To develop and maintain systems for recruitment, selection, orienting and placement of staff.
    • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude towards organization objectives
    • To deal with all industrial relations matters: disputes interpretation of various labor laws, staff regulations administration of the salaries and benefits package rewarding.
    • To implement human resource policy procedures and systems.
    • Coordinate implementation of Performance appraisal in consultation with respective Heads of Departments.
    • To ensure adequacy of staff welfare and safety and security at all working places.
    • To coordinate implementation of staff benefits and welfare Schemes
    • Maintain the leave management system
    • Manage transport for efficient usage by everyone in the organization
    • Coordinate effective administration of the office, cleanliness and maintenance of good working environment
    • Conduct exit interviews
    • Conduct staff training needs assessment
    • Prepare and implement staff training plans
    • Resolve and manage conflicts and arbitrate cases among staff;
    • Coordinate staff welfare matter
    • Liaise with finance in preparation of staff payroll.

    General

    • Generate reports as per the institutional requirements
    • Guide, coordinate / supervise staff reporting to the position
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Competencies 

    • Good strategic management skills.
    • Good knowledge in Labor laws and regulations.
    • Good knowledge in Administrative procedures.
    • Good leadership, networking and management skills.
    • Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
    • Negotiation, lobbying and conflict management skills.
    • Monitoring and evaluation skills.
    • High integrity and good ethical standards.
    • Ability to inspire, motivate and mentor.
    • Knowledge in financial management law and regulations.
    • Knowledge in relevant IT applications.
    • Good Report writing skills

    Qualification Required & Experience:

    • Preferably Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management /Human Resource Development, Industrial Relations or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution
    • Be a registered member with the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM)
    • A minimum of four 5 years post-Bachelor’s degree relevant work experience in a reputable organization.
    • Certificate in Computer Applications.
    • Very Strong Communication and presentation skills and experience including proficiency in Power point, Word and Excel
    • Passion/interest in business sector issues
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with stakeholders.
    • Exhibit a total commitment to maintaining high quality service standards of KNCCI; demonstrate service excellence skills in dealing proactively with members and all KNCCI contacts.
    • Ability to thrive in a network organization;

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    Accountant

    Reports to: Corporate Service Manager

    Contract: 3 Years Renewable Contract

    Role Description: As an accountant you are responsible for assisting in maintaining an accurate book of accounts.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assist in Collating, preparing and interpreting reports, budgets, accounts, commentaries and financial statements
    • Assist the Corporate Affairs Manager to develop long-term and short term business plans
    • Assist in Monitors, interpret and improve cash flow Produces accurate financial and analytic reports to specific deadlines
    • Assist to monitor company insurance, licensing, contracts and agreements to enhance compliance
    • Assist in Processing petty cash and cheques payment vouchers for all payments
    • Assist to draw and bank authorized cheques
    • Assist to ensure prompt collection of accounts receivables
    • Assist in daily posting of accounts receivables and payables transactions
    • Assist in timely preparation of staff payroll and disbursement of salaries and pay slips
    • Assist to Process monthly and annual PAYE, NSSF, NHIF, VAT returns and file them with KRA, NSSF and NHIF
    • Facilitate in the preparation and presentation of weekly accounts reports
    • Assist to Prepare and process monthly /annual payments including insurances, licenses, service bills, land rates and rents
    • Assist to Perform any other duties assigned from time to time.

    Competences

    • Must be a mature, respectful and honest person of high integrity that is able to work in a team and make meaningful contributions to the team objective.
    • Good communication and sound report-writing skills will be an added advantage.
    • Should be quick in understanding, keen in taking instructions, and able to work with minimum supervision.
    • Should be willing, ready and able to perform other duties as delegated to him/her by the supervisor.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Finance or Accounting option, Economics or any other business relevant qualification.
    • Qualified CPA K
    • Keen and pays attention to detail.
    • Ability to work well within a team.
    • Possess Excel spreadsheet and word-processing programs at a highly proficient level.
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to determine priorities and meet multiple deadlines.
    • Detail-oriented with good multi-tasking abilities and communication skills, both oral and written;
    • Exposure to one or more computerized accounting packages will be an added advantage;
    • The candidate must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of a Finance accountant
    • Flexibility and a can-do approach to tasks and the ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment

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    ICT intern

    Position: ICT intern                                                                                           

    Reports to: ICT Officer
    Contract: 3 Months (Renewable)                                                                                       

    ROLE DESCRIPTION:

     

    As a ICT intern will be responsible for functional knowledge and expertise of a number of software solutions, conduct training, requirement gathering, implementation/ rollout, coordinate system support and change management.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop and write computer programs to perform specific tasks related to organizational goals
    • Create workflow diagrams and charts to demonstrate the functionality of programs before coding them
    • Run software tests to spot and resolve bugs and inconsistencies
    • Write code for software patches and bug fixes
    • Work with team members to find creative, innovative solutions to problems
    • Collaborate with other departments to understand their needs and devise ways to accommodate them with software
    • Perform regular audits to identify software inefficiencies and mastermind ways to improve workflow
    • Write and continually update documentation for all programs for internal and external reference
    • Collaborate with business analysts and developers to produce software designs
    • Formulate program specifications and basic prototypes
    • Transform software designs and specifications into high functioning code in the appropriate language
    • Integrate individual software solutions to higher level systems
    • Use web-based tools to create advanced SaaS when applicable
    • Test code periodically to ensure it produces the desirable results and perform debugging when necessary
    • Perform upgrades to make software and systems more secure and efficient
    • Collaborate with technical writers to create documentation for user support
    • Skillful in Java, SQL, Python, among other programming language

    COMPETENCIES

    • Excellent interpersonal skill and willingness to work in a diverse and multicultural team.
    • Demonstrate professionalism, maturity and sound Judgement
    • A high level of organizational skill; excellent attention to detail.
    • Possess energy, drive, enthusiasm, commitment and passion for high quality work
    • Proven ability to solve problems independently without supervision.
    • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and
    • prioritize needs.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, IT or related field
    • Knowledge in programming languages: Java, PHP, Mobile(android/iOS), React native, C, C++ and C#
    • Knowledge in Development Frameworks: Spring Framework, NodeJS
    • SQL database or relational database skills: MySQL, Oracle
    • Knowledge in Web Technologies: Angular, HTML5, CSS3, JQuery
    • Knowledge in Methodologies: Object Oriented Programming, Agile Development.
    • Operating Systems: Windows, Linux.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are invited to forward their applications by email, enclosing an updated detailed CV and Cover Letter to [email protected] by Friday 4th December, 2020.

    The email subject should read Position of job once is applying for. i.e. Communication and Partnerships Manager.

    ONLY SHORT LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

     

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

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