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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,

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    Senior Manager, Finance & Accounts – 1 Post

    Ref: KPPF/HRA-HR/1/22/8

    Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinating development, review and implementation of policies, rules, regulations,and corporate strategies for prudent financial management system;
    • Ensuring proper implementation of the annual budget according to RBA regulations.
    • Advising the Fund on all financial and accounting matters;
    • Overseeing the preparation and submission of statutory returns;
    • Overseeing the preparation of Board papers on financial matters;
    • Checking and approving expenditure and payments and signing bank instructions/cheques;
    • Presenting financial reports to the Fund and advice on financial implications and consequences.
    • Ensuring compliancewith relevant laws, regulations, and procedures in management of financial resources;
    • Reviewing and ensuring timely submission of annual report and financial statements;
    • Ensuring safe custody of the Fund’s accounts and records;
    • Ensuring the maintenance of proper books of accounts;
    • Ensuring the Fund’s liquidity position is appropriate and liaise with the investments teamfor release of allocated funds;
    • Addressing financial and accounts issues raised in the audit reports;
    • Ensuring review of audit queries and implementation of corrective actions; developing and implementing effective processes in the finance unit to ensure seamless flow of service delivery;
    • Overseeing timely preparation of monthly bank reconciliations;
    • Developing short term, medium- and long-term revenue and expenditure framework;
    • Controlling the Fund’s Finances to ensure that they are utilized in a lawful and efficient manner;
    • Planning and determining cash flow needs, forecast and establish cash flow trends of the Fund;
    • Preparing the annual budget execution reports, quarterly financial statements for programme and operational budgets.
    • Ensuring preparation of Fund and management financial reports;
    • Ensuring the provision of adequate financial resources for the Fund’s programme and activities; and
    • Ensuring maintenance of financial and accounting standards.

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

    • Served nine (9) cumulative years in a relevant or comparable position in a reputable organization with at least three (3) years in a management position.
    • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized university;
    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce (Accounting/Finance Option), Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)K by Kenya Accounts and Secretaries Examination Board (KASNEB), ACCA, or equivalent qualification from a Professional accounting institution;
    • Be a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants Kenya (ICPAK) of good standing;
    • Proficiency in computer application skills; and
    • Demonstrated professional competence and administrative capability as reflected in work performance and results.

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

    • Strong leadership and skills to foster teamwork; develop and motivate staff, resolve conflicts as well as ability to provide direction, guidance, momentum, and vision to achieve organizational objectives.
    • Demonstrated business acumen - able to create strategy and actions that impact business success.
    • High-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build consensus,
    • alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity
    • Ability to be forward thinking and use technology and other modern tools to drive decision making and implementation.
    • Strategic thinking a decision making-ability to consider emerging trends/developments and long-term opportunities for the Fund
    • Effective stewardship to serve and safeguard members’ assets
    • Independence of thought and objectivity
    • Professionalism and integrity
    • Efficiency and drive for results
    • High-level oral and written communication skills
    • Critical & analytical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Project management skills
    • Good customer relationship management skills (internal and external customers)
    • Risk awareness and focus - demonstrates understanding of risk management practices, standards, and regulatory requirements.
    • Ability to lead, influence and drive change initiatives in support of business strategies.

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    Assistant Procurement Officer- 1 Post

    Ref: KPPF/HRA-HR/1/22/10

    Key Responsibilities

    • Generate Local Purchase orders (LPO) for the Fund’s purchases and forward the LPOs to the Procurement officer for approval.
    • Work with suppliers to schedule shipping and delivery times.
    • Receive orders and verify that the correct items and amounts have been delivered.
    • Responsible for storing received items, issue of stationery items and general store management.
    • Verify current inventory levels and keep records to prevent inventory gaps. Inform the procurement officer when inventory needs to be replenished
    • Review prices and product specifications from various suppliers to ensure the Fund gets the best value.
    • Create and maintain purchasing files. 
    • Check requisition orders for accuracy.
    • Attend the tender committees and tender/quotation openings 
    • Keep custody of bid documents, bid bonds and samples presented during evaluation of tenders.

    Candidate Profile 
    The candidate should possess the following minimum qualifications:

    1. A Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management
    2. Knowledge of procurement processes, policies, and procedures
    3. Proficient in writing, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
    4. A minimum of one (1) year relevant experience in a procurement related role
    5. In addition, the candidates 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.
    • Good customer relationship management skills (internal and external customers).
    • 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 www.kppf.co.ke/careers/. Applications should be submitted 
    through email to: https://e-recruitment.kppf.co.ke 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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