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  • Posted: Mar 16, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 18, 2021
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  • Kenya Association of Manufacturers is the representative organisation for manufacturing value-add industries in Kenya. Established in 1959 as a private sector body, KAM has evolved into a dynamic, vibrant, credible and respected business association that unites industrialists and offers a common voice for businesses. KAM provides an essential link for co-o...
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    Green Growth Executive

    Reporting to: Centre for Green Growth and Climate Change Manager
    Supervises : None 
    Contract Type: 2 Year Contract Renewable subject to funding or performance

    Job Purpose:

    To deliver and expand the scope of energy efficiency and renewable energy integration in enterprises and ensure climate change issues receive the requisite attention including assisting enterprises develop comprehensive resource management programme.

    Key objectives

    • Promote quality green growth products and services
    • Efficient reporting on CGGCC/CEEC performance and its related activities
    • Support the growth of CGGCC/CEEC to enhance its contribution to KAM overall sustainability

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Provide technical advice on issues related to firm level resource management including energy, water/waste water and raw materials utilization;
    • Link industry with Energy, water and waste service providers to facilitate energy and water audits and support implementation of resource efficiency projects in their facilities;
    • Develop innovative products and services to support industry growth and generate income for KAM.
    • Promote green and circular economy best practices and green lending opportunities to ensure enterprises adopt low carbon /green growth initiatives in their operations;
    • Contribute in writing Terms of Reference (ToR) to mobilize specialized experts on specific assignments, facilitate experts to conduct their duties with ease ;
    • Promote trainings, seminars, Clean technology exhibitions and other related services to industry
    • Liaise with the Association of Large Electricity Consumers (AOLEC) to ensure concerns of the greater KAM membership are represented to the Government;
    • Assist the Centre for Green Growth and Climate Change Manager in coordination and supervisory functions as may be assigned from time to time;
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Executive.

    Requirements:

    • University degree in Environmental or Energy Engineering from a recognized institution;
    • CEM or EIA Certification will be an added advantage;
    • Good background in project development in areas of resource efficiency and/or renewable energy technologies;
    • Minimum 5 years of professional working experience;
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
    • Effective organizational skills, team player and attentive to detail;
    • Knowledge of the manufacturing industry

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    Global Compact Network Program Manager

    Introduction:

    Global Compact Network Kenya is a leadership sustainability initiative that is working to support companies in Kenya to translate their company’s commitment to the UN Global Compact 10 Principles and put the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into action. The
    Network brings together close to 1000 signatories to the United Nations Global Compact and the Code of Ethics for Business in Kenya, including a number of Kenya’s large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises and nonprofit organizations to advance corporate sustainability. Participation in the UN Global Compact and membership to the Kenya Network gives companies the opportunity to make a statement about their values and is revolutionizing how companies do business responsibly and keep commitments to society. Global Compact Network Kenya is hosted at the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) Head office in Nairobi. The specific terms of reference and person specifications for the position are as follows:

    Reporting to: Executive Director (ED) – Global Compact Network Kenya
    Contract Type: Two years renewable
    Location: Global Compact Network Kenya Office hosted at KAM Head Office in Nairobi.

    Job Purpose:

    To support execution of the Global Compact Network Kenya programs and initiatives including but not limited to: Project management, fundraising, stakeholder engagement in line with the Network’s strategic plan and work plan.

    The objectives of this position will be met through the following key tasks:

    • Projects management: Assist in projects design, execution, monitoring and evaluation, budget control and reporting
    • Coordination and supervision: Offer coordination and guide other Network staff to ensure delivery of work plans per schedule
    • Monitoring and evaluation: Coordinate the development of a tool for use to track and monitor progress of Global Compact Programs including the development of performance indicators and targets. 
    • Impact Initiatives: Lead the successful implementation of three Global Impact
    • Initiatives: Target Gender Equality, SDG Innovators and SDG Pioneers
    • Fundraising: Support the ED in the planning and execution of the Network’s resource mobilization strategy. This will include donor scoping and proposal development; donor management, overseeing membership subscription collection and overall fundraising efforts
    • Technical support: Provide advisory and capacity building support to UN Global
    • Compact member companies on sustainability integration as guided by the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and the SDGs. This will include technical workshop facilitation and in-house company support
    • Membership Management: Oversee effective membership administration in close liaison with the Participant Engagement Manager by activating thematic Working Groups on the UN Global Compact Ten Principles
    • Stakeholder management: Establish and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders including but not limited to: UN Global Compact Local Networks, UN Global Compact Office, Government, UN agencies, Civil Society, and Donors
    • Reporting and communication: Ensure timely and quality reports on achievements are prepared and effectively disseminated. This includes coordinating the preparation of effective reports for the Executive Director’s use and for the Board
    • Brand Management: Support the management of the UN Global Compact and Global Compact Kenya Brand while mitigating any reputational risks arising from misuse or misrepresentation
    • Representation: When required represent the ED and the Network in partner meetings, workshops and conferences to advance the UN Global Compact agenda
    • Any other tasks as may be delegated by the Executive Director

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies/ International relations/ Social Sciences/ Development studies/ Corporate / Social Sustainability or related fields. A Masters Degree is an added advantage
    • Strong understanding of the Corporate Sustainability Agenda. Understanding of the UN Global Compact and its 10 Principles is an added advantage
    • Minimum 7 years’ experience in Program or Project Management- relevance to Corporate Sustainability integration and disclosure is preferable
    • Strong written and oral communication, presentation and interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse teams across geographies
    • Proficient in training and providing technical assistance on sustainability integration to organizations 
    • Experience with team management, mentoring and development skills
    • Ability to establish and maintain strong collaborative partnerships/relationships with diverse stakeholder groups
    • Delivers to clear goals within strategies, identifies priority activities, tracks progress and adjusts priorities as required
    • Proficiency in MS Office applications

    UN Global Compact Values: Integrity; Respect for Diversity; Professionalism.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualifying candidates should complete the online application form and submit their CV and Application letter only to [email protected]kam.co.ke indicating the words “Green Growth Executive”  or “Global Compact Kenya Program Manager" on the email subject line so as to reach us not later than 18 th March, 2021. Click on Link to apply here: Only the shortlisted shall be contacted.

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

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