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  • Posted: Jul 7, 2020
    Deadline: Jul 21, 2020
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    The Kenya Pipeline Company Limited is a State Corporation established on 6th September, 1973 under the Companies Act (CAP 486) of the Laws of Kenya and started commercial operations in 1978. The Company is 100% owned by the Government and complies with the provisions of the State Corporations Act (Cap 446) of 1986.
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    Deputy Director (Training & Academic Linkages)

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Director, Morendat Institute of Oil and Gas (MIOG), the role is responsible for day to day running of the institution, implementing and maintaining excellent training programs as well as establishing, growing and maintaining strong linkages with training and academic institutions.

    GRADE KPC 3

    JOB REF: KPC/ADVT/11/2020

    LOCATION: MORENDAT INSTITUTE OF OIL AND GAS – MORENDAT, NAIVASHA

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for implementing the MIOG master plan;
    • Developing systems, procedures and strategies for implementing the institutes mandate;
    • Supervising and coordinating training and academic linkage programs
    • Ensuring full operationalization of MIOG as a competency-based training institution;
    • Facilitating recruitment and selection of both academic and administrative staff;
    • Coordinating the planning, development and review of training programs in line with identified needs;
    • Translating Government policies into training programs that are relevant and up to date;
    • Liaising with other academic institutions and stakeholders in relation to training and academic linkages;
    • Identify and engaging potential partners and donors to support the Institute
    • Managing the selection, training and examining of trainees to ensure quality of courses and relevance to sector needs;
    • Monitor and ensure that programs are run within approved budgets.

    Key Qualifications and experience

    To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and have;

    • Master’s Degree in Education or a relevant field. An earned PhD degree in a related field will be an added advantage;
    • Bachelors degree in Education, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts or recognized equivalent.
    • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior management of teaching/administration in Universities, College or other institutions of higher education;
    • Membership to relevant professional body.
    • Fulfills the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

    Key Competencies

    • Strong well-developed interpersonal skills;
    • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining issues, sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way;
    • Understanding of Oil and Gas business i.e. upstream, midstream and downstream operations;
    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of industry requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in Oil and gas Industry;
    • Ability to deliver articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivate staff to join change efforts;
    • Demonstrated ability to deal patiently and sympathetically with people from diverse backgrounds and to develop practical solutions to problems;
    • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counselling by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management;
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, project management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.

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    General Manager (Internal Audit)

    Job Summary

    Reporting functionally to the Board and administratively to the Managing Director, the role is responsible for bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control mechanisms, and operational and governance processes.

    GRADE KPC 2

    JOB REF: KPC/ADVT/10/2020

    Key Responsibilities

    • Guide Management and the Audit Committee of the Board in its oversight of Audit through regular Audits & reports; recommend and implement improvements to ensure appropriate control environment for risk exposures is minimized or removed;
    • Leading the development and implementation of an internal risk-based audit strategy and annual plan for the Corporation;
    • Planning and undertaking audits to assess controls, operational and technical efficiencies and compliance with selected policies, procedures and regulations;
    • Driving operational improvements throughout the organization to improve overall efficiencies and enhance internal controls;
    • Periodically review internal Audit Charter and Audit Committee Charter in line with the changes in the internal Audit profession and Government guidelines;
    • Review the process of identification, Assessment and management of enterprise risks.
    • Promoting the highest standards of ethics and standards across the Corporation, based on the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence and confidentiality;
    • Ensuring due diligence in the management of the Corporation's affairs;
    • Review and report to the audit committee on actions taken by management to correct conditions reported by audit findings. Determines whether actions taken are appropriate for the circumstances or initiate further discussions with appropriate management and staff;
    • Recommend and implement adoption of new professional standards, codes of practice & policies, legislative issues, new audit regulations/trends and audit methodology;
    • Provide an independent view during implementation of new projects, processes and systems to ensure their quality and compliance with the corporation’s policies and procedures;
    • Build internal capability through periodic training to promote awareness on internal controls and compliance;
    • Advise on appointment of external audit firms and outsourced independent assurance services;
    • Serve as Secretary to the Audit Committee of the board.

    Key Qualifications and experience

    To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and have;

    • Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics, Engineering Statistics, Economics or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • A minimum twelve (12) years’ experience in relevant work at least five (5) years of which must be in a senior management position in the Public Service or in reputable organization;
    • Must have Certified Public Accountants (K), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) qualifications;
    • Be a Certified Internal Systems Auditor (CISA);
    • Be a Member of a professional body i.e. the Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK) and/or Institute of Internal Auditors of Kenya (IIA-Kenya);
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Fulfills the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Key Competencies:

    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of oil industry requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in auditing and corporate governance;
    • Strong well developed written and verbal communication, intense concentration of mental and interpersonal skills including ability to conduct computerized audits/investigations and prepare relevant and quality reports;
    • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining complaints, sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way;
    • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in auditing through continuing professional education (CPE);
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and to ensure absolute discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters;
    • Ability to solve complex and outstanding technical and administrative problems by generating alternative workable solutions;
    • Ability to deliver corporate articulated vision for change, create sense of urgency around change and motivate staff to join change effort;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to manage staff of different orientation.

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    General Manager (Human Resource & Administration)

     Job Summary

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the role is responsible for provision of leadership to heads of departments with directorate mandate for various HR and administrative functional areas. The job holder will guide the delivery of the entire spectrum of human resource and administrative strategies. A key part of this role will be to provide leadership in change management, organizational development initiatives and ensuring staff motivation by creating a conducive working environment.

    JOB REF: KPC/ADVT/09/2020

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of human resource strategies, policies and procedures to achieve KPC’s strategic objectives;
    • Identify, attract, deploy and retain qualified and skilled personnel;
    • Ensure continuous development and maintenance of effective performance management systems;
    • Oversee the implementation of the performance management system and ensure that individual and team performance is continuously monitored and measured against realistic but challenging targets aligned to the strategic direction by clearly defining performance measures and indicators, expected timeframe as well as resource requirements;
    • Maintain a robust remuneration strategy and appropriate terms and conditions of employment;
    • Lead and contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate change management initiatives;
    • Ensure efficient and effective administration services including maintenance of KPC’s property, offices and provision of transport services.

    Key Qualifications and experience

    To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and have;

    • Master’s degree in either Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Organizational Development and Management or Labour Management
    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Human Resource Management
    • Post Graduate Diploma in HR if first degree is not in HR management
    • Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior level in a large and complex organization.
    • Membership in Institute of Human Resource Management
    • Possession of a current Practicing License.
    • Proficiency in Computer applications
    • Fulfills the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

    Key Competencies

    • Strong leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills and the ability to relate to people from different cultures and backgrounds;
    • In depth knowledge of administration and human resources policies, systems and procedures;
    • Ability to lead staff, including training and conflict management skills;
    • Strong planning and organizational skills;
    • In depth understanding of labour laws and other relevant legislations;
    • Proven track record and ability to manage change and interpersonal conflict;
    • Proficiency in computer applications including computerized HR information systems;
    • Ability to deliver the articulated vision for change to staff members i.e. create a sense of urgency around change and motivate staff to join change efforts;
    • Be able to initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special research aimed at improving organizational effectiveness;
    • Ability to take personal responsibility for dealing with employee issues and concerns and making themselves fully available and taking actions beyond normal expectations;
    • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in management through continuing professional education programmes;
    • Demonstrated ability to deal patiently and sympathetically with people from diverse backgrounds and to develop practical solutions to problems.

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    General Manager (Pipeline Operations & Maintenance)

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the role is responsible for provision of leadership to heads of departments with directorate mandate for Operations, Maintenance, Quality Control as well as Supply Logistics departments. The job holder will guide the delivery of the entire spectrum of the respective departmental strategies. A key part of this role will be to provide leadership in supply and delivery of Petroleum products.

    GRADE KPC 2

    JOB REF: KPC/ADVT/05/2020

    Key Responsibilities

    • Responsible for ensuring petroleum products are transported through the pipeline in the most efficient, safe and economical manner.
    • Ensuring maintenance and preservation of the required product quality standards in the pipeline and storage system.
    • Liaising with oil marketing companies and other stakeholders on ullage allocations, product transportation and other operational matters and advising the Managing Director on changes in operational requirements which may be necessary for optimization of petroleum pumping.
    • Ensuring proper maintenance schedules are effected to improve on plant and equipment availability and efficiency.
    • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them to develop, implement and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets aimed at improving delivery of services.
    • Maintaining effective communication between staff of all cadres to provide the right working environment for achievement of Company goals.
    • Initiating and participating in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertaking specials investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
    • Writing and submitting project charters and/or business cases in order to secure resource commitments (e.g. Budgets, personnel and business systems) from the Board and Executive that will enable execution of initiatives.
    • Performing other duties as may be required from time to time.

    Key Qualifications & Experiences

    To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and have;

    • Master’s degree in a relevant field
    • Bachelor of Science in any Engineering field from a recognized university
    • Be a Registered Professional Engineer with ERB with a current valid practicing license
    • Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior level in a large and busy organization.
    • Fulfills the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

    Key Competencies

    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering aspects in Oil and gas Industry including broad knowledge of local and international standards.
    • Strong well-developed interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
    • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining engineering issues, sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality control as well as supply logistics.
    • Ability to deliver articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivate staff to join change efforts.
    • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams in an environment conducive to continuous learning, creativity and innovation.
    • Proficiency in computer applications especially those used in quality control, operations and engineering.
    • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counseling by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management.
    • Demonstrated ability to deal patiently and sympathetically with people from diverse backgrounds and to develop practical solutions to problems.

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    General Manager (Infrastructure Development)

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the role is responsible for provision of leadership to heads of departments with directorate mandate for Projects Research Planning & Design as well as Projects Construction departments. The job holder will guide the delivery of the entire spectrum of the respective departmental strategies. A key part of this role will be to provide leadership in projects management

    GRADE KPC 2

    JOB REF: KPC/ADVT/06/2020

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for projects research, planning, design, construction and civil works.
    • Responsible for commissioning and projects take-over to ensure that the company funds are efficiently utilized during all stages of the projects and that they are implemented in accordance with the contracts to guarantee efficiency, cost effectiveness and timely completion.
    • Carry out continuous monitoring and evaluation and provide technical advice.
    • Promote quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the organization by ensuring compliance with national and internal standards and legislation.
    • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them to develop, implement and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and operational efficiencies.
    • Writing and submitting project charters and/or business cases in order to secure resource commitments (e.g. Budgets, personnel and business systems) from the Board and Executive that will enable execution of initiatives.

    Key Qualifications and experience

    To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and have;

    • Master’s Degree from a recognized institution
    • Bachelor of Science in any Engineering field from a recognized university
    • Be a Registered Professional Engineer with ERB with a current valid practicing license
    • Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior management level in a large and busy organization.
    • Corporate Member to relevant professional body – IEK.
    • Fulfills the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

    Key Competencies

    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of industry requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in Oil and gas Industry and/or engineering.
    • Strong well-developed interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
    • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining engineering issues, sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, project management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
    • Ability to deliver articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivate staff to join change efforts.
    • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams in an environment conducive to continuous learning, creativity and innovation.
    • Ability to empower staff through coaching and counselling by emphasizing accountability and results oriented management.
    • Demonstrated ability to deal patiently and sympathetically with people from diverse backgrounds and to develop practical solutions to problems.
    • Ability to handle an Emergency Response situation and Team as well as handling safety oversight roles.

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    General Manager (Finance)

    Job Summary

    Responsible for providing technical and professional leadership in financial accounting, revenue accounting, management accounting and taxation including oversight of ICT functions in the Company. Other duties include, analyzing and interpreting policy issues and reports on financial and taxation issues affecting the oil and gas industry.

    GRADE KPC 2

    JOB REF: KPC/ADVT/07/2020


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Developing and overseeing the implementation of a dynamic Finance strategy that can deliver exemplary services and results as envisioned in the strategic plan;
    • Developing the Company’s budget and continuously monitor and evaluate its implementation;
    • Giving oversight to the Company’s financial and ICT affairs and advise the Management on financial planning and ICT strategies and policies;
    • Ensuring tax and financial compliance and other statutory requirements;
    • Providing professional leadership in the development and implementation of financial plans and budgets in order to ensure efficient and cost-effective provision of services;
    • Ensuring effective and efficient management of the Company’s resources including Finances and Assets;
    • Ensuring the provision of meaningful, accurate and prompt financial and management accounts and reports to the Managing Director and the Board;
    • Negotiating with banks, donors and development partners for appropriate support;
    • Participating in the development and review of the Company’s strategic plan;
    • Ensuring compliance with Public Financial Management Act, IPSAS and IFRS and ISO Standards and legal and regulatory policies;
    • Reviewing the financial plans in line with the overall strategic objectives and government performance contract;
    • Constructing and monitoring reliable control systems;
    • Overseeing the operations of Finance, Revenue & ICT departments.

    Key Qualifications and experience

    To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and have;

    • Master’s degree in a relevant field;
    • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Finance) from a recognized university or related field;
    • Be a holder of CPA (K) or ACCA;
    • Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior level in a large and busy organization;
    • Membership to relevant professional body;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Fulfills the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Key Competencies:

    • Considerable knowledge of financial management;
    • Comprehensive knowledge of international accounting standards including financial forecasting and monitoring of budgets;
    • Strong communication skills including ability to develop proposals, position papers as well as write reports;
    • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in an environment conducive to continuous learning, creativity and innovation;
    • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook express including financial packages;
    • A strategic thinker with an eye for detail and opportunity.

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    General Manager (Strategy & Compliance))

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Managing Director the General Manager (Strategy & Compliance) role is responsible for provision of technical and professional leadership to heads of departments with directorate mandate for Corporate Planning, Customer Relations & Marketing, Enterprise Risk Management, Corporate Communications as well as ensuring QMS compliance.

    GRADE KPC 2

    JOB REF: KPC/ADVT/08/2020

    Key Responsibilities

    • Ensuring proper and timely coordination of the company’s strategic plans, compilation of the company’s annual budget and monitoring & evaluation of company’s performance;
    • Developing tariffs and pricing strategies for petroleum transportation services and driving all business development initiatives;
    • Formulating business development, diversification and marketing strategies;
    • Coordinating activities of market intelligence and competitor analysis to position the Company in the dynamic business environment;
    • Identifying and evaluating organizational risk exposure in all KPC’s projects and activities in order to devise appropriate strategies and methods aimed at reducing potential loss;
    • Overseeing the Corporate Communication functions in line with the Communication strategy;
    • Ensuring that the Quality Management Systems in place comply to statutory requirements and international standards.

    Key Qualifications and experience

    To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and have;

    • Master’s degree in a relevant field
    • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Engineering or equivalent from a recognized university
    • Multi-functional skills in at least two key areas: marketing, sales and distribution, finance, engineering, operations, manufacturing, etc.
    • Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior level in a large and busy organization.
    • Membership to relevant professional body.
    • Fulfills the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

    Key Competencies

    • Superior business problem solving skills - analysis and synthesis;
    • Advanced knowledge of and sophisticated application of advanced principles, theories and concepts;
    • Comprehensive knowledge of economics, financial management and corporate planning;
    • Comprehensive knowledge of financial forecasting and monitoring of budgets;
    • Strong written and oral communication skills including ability to develop proposals, position papers as well as write reports;
    • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in an environment conducive to continuous change, learning, creativity and innovation;
    • Proficiency in computer applications such as PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook express including financial and statistical packages;
    • A strategic thinker with an eye for detail.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are requested to visit the KPC website www.kpc.co.ke under the Career Opportunities section where the Job Descriptions and Specifications as well as the User Manual containing instructions on how to apply for the positions have been posted.
    All applications should be received not later than 5.00pm (East African Time) on Tuesday, 21st July 2020.
    Kenya Pipeline Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
    Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) Limited on www.kpc.co.ke to apply
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