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  • Posted: Aug 3, 2020
    Deadline: Aug 11, 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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    Assistant Legal Officer (Property & Contracts)

    JOB REF: KPC/ADVT/18/2020 – Grade KPC 7,

    Responsibilities

    • Obtain details of assets to be insured in liaison with other departments.
    • Prepare insurance procurement plan and insurance tender documents in liaison with the procurement department.
    • Prepare and or vet contracts as assigned from time to time
    • Prepare contracts for insurance brokerage firms in liaison with the procurement department.
    • Receive and peruse policy documents to confirm KPC requirements are met, peruse risk notes and brokers’ reports, and vet all insurance payments.
    • Coordinate with external consultants’ with regard to risk surveys & insurance claims investigations.
    • Assist in the management of all insurance policies/ contracts;
    • Effectively manage claims files for expedited settlement of claims.
    • Liaise with heads of departments on claims documentation on company claims and with staff on staff personal injury claims.
    • Contract and tender vetting

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognised University
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
    • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
    • Proficiency in computer applications

    Key Skills and Competencies

    • Comprehensive understanding of litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution processes as well as commercial law including legal and regulatory framework governing the regulation of the Energy sector
    • Strong communication skills and ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position papers as well as write reports and prepare relevant publications
    • Flexibility and responsiveness in providing high quality customer service
    • Proficiency in computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, data base, presentation, email, internet etc.
    • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving legal trends through continuing legal education

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    Assistant Legal Officer (Litigation & Compliance)

    JOB REF: KPC/ADVT/17/2020– Grade KPC 7,

    Responsibilities

    • Prepare statements of evidence by witnesses and briefing papers for use by lawyers in case Kenya Pipeline Company is taken to court.
    • Assist the staff by providing information on legal processes that affect KPC.
    • Establish and maintain contractual agreements with externally appointed professional legal firms to provide legal services in case of civil or criminal litigation involving Kenya Pipeline Company
    • Brief witnesses and take notes of evidence
    • Gather evidence in cases involving Kenya Pipeline Company to establish and verify basis for legal proceedings in order to formulate legal defense or to initiate legal action
    • Conduct legal research, develop concept papers, prepare legal briefs and opinions as well as develop effective defense strategies, arguments and testimony in preparation for legal proceedings
    • Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations; handle disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and regulations.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognised University
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
    • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
    • Proficiency in computer applications

    Key Skills and Competencies

    • Comprehensive understanding of litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution processes as well as commercial law including legal and regulatory framework governing the regulation of the Energy sector
    • Strong communication skills and ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position papers as well as write reports and prepare relevant publications
    • Flexibility and responsiveness in providing high quality customer service
    • Proficiency in computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, data base, presentation, email, internet etc.
    • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving legal trends through continuing legal education

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    Legal Services Manager

    KPC/ADVT/16/2020 -Grade KPC 3,

    Responsibilities

    • Assist the GM on legal matters affecting the Company.
    • Provide company secretarial services to the Company
    • Monitor all aspects of the Board Secretariat and Legal services Division with the aim of developing a robust and facilitative legal and regulatory framework for enhancing organizational effectiveness.
    • Provide advice on good corporate governance practices.
    • Manage legal risks while taking advantage of opportunities.
    • Attend Board meetings, take minutes of proceedings and direct the business affairs of the company by disseminating the decisions of the Board of Directors to relevant Managers for implementation.
    • Provide technical leadership and strategic direction in the development, implementation and evaluation of professional legal services including overseeing, scheduling and coordinating the provision of corporate services as necessary.
    • Formulate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of work-plans related to the formulation of an enabling framework for litigation, compliance, contracts and convincing matters.
    • Provide legal advice and assistance on all relevant aspects of government regulation and applicable law.
    • Prepare Legal opinions and legal interpretations on various matters as required including interpretation of court and arbitral rulings affecting the Company.
    • Spearhead the formulation of a sound contract management process from tendering to contract preparation, negotiation and execution.
    • Oversee the smooth implementation of all convincing matters to ensure perfection of documentation and securities.
    • Monitor developments in relevant law, conduct legal research and participate in outreach programs to strengthen corporate governance and improve the quality of service delivery
    • Draft legal documents as required
    • Oversee performance management in the Legal Services department and participate in organizational performance reviews, business process improvements aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
    • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
    • Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations; handle disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and regulations.
    • Assess staff performance, identify training needs, as well as design and implement training programmes to equip staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve service delivery.
    • Prepare concept papers, board papers, periodic progress reports and annual reports as necessary.
    • Participate in the formulation and development of the Company’s Strategic Plan, plan and monitor set division targets and takes any necessary remedial actions.
    • Monitor all aspects of the Board Secretariat and Legal services Division with the aim of developing a robust and facilitative legal and regulatory framework for enhancing organizational effectiveness.
    • Provide advice on good corporate governance practices.
    • Manage legal risks while taking advantage of opportunities.
    • Attend Board meetings, take minutes of proceedings and direct the business affairs of the company by disseminating the decisions of the Board of Directors to relevant Managers for implementation.
    • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvements aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
    • Provide technical leadership to a team to develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organizational effectiveness.
    • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized reputable University
    • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
    • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which must have been at Senior Management level.
    • Certified Public Secretary (K)
    • Member of Law Society of Kenya (LSK)
    • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries (ICPSK) in good standing
    • Leadership Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks
    • Meet requirements of Chapter 6 of the constitution of Kenya.

    Skills and competencies

    • Comprehensive understanding of commercial law, litigation and conveyance.
    • Strong communication skills and ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position papers as well as write reports and prepare relevant publications
    • Proficiency in computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, data base, presentation, email, internet etc.
    • Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Flexibility and responsiveness in determining and handling Company Secretariat and Legal Services Division issues
    • 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 the Petroleum subsector
    • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change and support staff to embrace change
    • Ability to empower staff through couching and counselling
    • Strong leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiations skills
    • Demonstrated competence in work performance

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    Internal Audit Manager

    KPC/ADVT/13/2020 -Grade KPC 3,

    Responsibilities

    • Determining the objectives and scope of audit and develop overall programme for approval
    • Supervising and assigning resources to Audit teams and assigning tasks to achieve audit objectives
    • Ensuring that the audit is executed in accordance with Auditing standards
    • Reviewing Audit reports from Audit teams to ensure quality and achievement of Audit objective.
    • Liaising with Management and auditees in the planning and conducting of audit assignment
    • Reviewing work papers, evidence and reports of the audit team to ensure that audit conclusions are consistent with the evidence received and well-documented
    • Coordinating and conducting exit audit meeting/conferences with Management of the audited area to discuss findings, emerging risks and actions to address identified risks.
    • Following up on audit recommendations to confirm the adequacy of implementation of agreed action plan
    • Providing monthly progress reports and comparing audits performed against approved Annual Audit Plan.
    • Identifying, implementing and benchmarking best practices in internal audit
    • Formulate policies and procedures
    • Prepare Board audit committee papers and minutes
    • Liaison with External audits
    • Monitor the budget of internal audits

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) or Engineering or other recognized equivalent qualifications.
    • A minimum of ten (10) years in relevant work five (5) of which should have been at Senior Management level;
    • Be in possession of any of the following CPA (K), CISA, CFE, CIA or its equivalent and either.
    • Member of a professional body – Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK) and or Institute of Internal Auditors of Kenya (IIA-Kenya).
    • Leadership Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks
    • Proficiency in Computer applications.
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Demonstrated competence in work performance.

    Key Skills and 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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    Operations Manager

    KPC/ADVT/12/2020 – Grade KPC 3

    Responsibilities

    • Ensure storage and transportation of petroleum products through the pipeline in the most efficient, safe and economical manner.
    • Ensuring that a workable supply logistics programme, which is based on the statistical figures of the product supply and the corresponding product requirements, is maintained.
    • Ensuring the storage and preservation of the required product quality standards in the pipeline and storage system through liaison with SHEQ Manager.
    • Liaise and co-ordinate with the Terminal and Depot Managers on the day to day running of the department.
    • Advise the GM (Operations & Maintenance) on changes in operational requirements which may be necessary for optimization of petroleum pumping.
    • Ensure safe and proper equipment and machinery utilizations are achieved.
    • Liaise with Maintenance Manager that proper maintenance schedules are effected to improve on plant and equipment availability and efficiency.
    • Ensure that budgetary provisions are made while expenditure in the department is controlled within agreed budgets.
    • Follow correctness and timely production of all Operations Department management reports and ensure proper dispatch and distribution of reports as necessary.
    • Ensure that all safety regulations are adhered to and that the environment is protected.
    • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic corporate plans and budgets aimed at improving organization performance.
    • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices.
    • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
    • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
    • Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations as well as handle employee disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and regulations.
    • Coordinate and implement training programs in Operations department, aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
    • Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multi-disciplinary teams

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a recognized university
    • Minimum ten (10) years relevant experience, five (5) of which must be at senior management level gained in Project Management operations
    • Qualification in Project Management will be an added advantage
    • Registered and licensed with EBK as a professional Engineer or any other recognized professional body.
    • Proficiency in computer applications.
    • Leadership Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks
    • Fulfils the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

    Key Skills and Competencies

    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering aspects in Oil/gas Industry including broad knowledge of local and international standards (and petroleum and environmental testing
    • Strong well developed written and verbal communication and 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.
    • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in Petroleum industry.
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
    • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change.
    • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams.
    • Ability to empower staff through coaching, mentoring and counselling.
    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of KPC requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in engineering projects.
    • Accountability and results oriented management rather than direct supervision.
    • Ability to handle an Emergency Response situation and Team as well as handling safety oversight roles.

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    Projects Manager

    KPC/ADVT/14/2020 – Grade KPC 3,

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for projects management in construction, commissioning and handing 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 contract so that they can meet the intended use at best quality.
    • Ensure proper running of all engineering projects in KPC through effective guidance to both staff in the Department and external suppliers/contractors.
    • Co-ordinate the construction of engineering projects and ensure they are executed in accordance with the contract in a professional manner to guarantee efficiency, cost effectiveness and timely completion.
    • Provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organizational effectiveness.
    • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices.
    • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
    • Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
    • Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations as well as handle employee disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and regulations.
    • Conduct training needs assessment, design and implement training programmes aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
    • Plan, monitor and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals and multidisciplinary teams.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a recognized university
    • Minimum ten (10) years relevant experience, five (5) of which must be at senior management level gained in Project Management operations
    • Qualification in Project Management will be an added advantage
    • Registered and licensed with EBK as a professional Engineer or any other recognized professional body.
    • Proficiency in computer applications.
    • Leadership Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks
    • Fulfils the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

    Key Skills and Competencies

    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of engineering aspects in Oil/gas Industry including broad knowledge of local and international standards (and petroleum and environmental testing
    • Strong well developed written and verbal communication and 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 objective way.
    • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in Petroleum industry.
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.
    • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change.
    • Ability to establish flexible multidisciplinary teams.
    • Ability to empower staff through coaching, mentoring and counselling.
    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of KPC requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in engineering projects.
    • Accountability and results oriented management rather than direct supervision.
    • Ability to handle an Emergency Response situation and Team as well as handling safety oversight roles.

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    Quality Control Manager

    KPC/ADVT/15/2020- Grade KPC 3

    Responsibilities

    • Ensure availability of resources to implement and maintain the quality system including ISO/EI 17025
    • Ensure laboratory equipment calibration or verification programs are implemented by authorized personnel.
    • Reviews policies and procedures to determine the need for new procedures or modification of procedures.
    • Ensures that equipment and reagents procured meet the requirements of the test methods.
    • Verifies adequacy, approves, and maintains Quality Management System documents.
    • Ensures that management review meetings are held as per plan
    • Ensures customer complaints are resolved and customer feedback surveys are periodically carried out.
    • Reviews, approves and ensures corrective action plans for non-conforming tests is implemented and monitored
    • Identifies and documents the required education, experience, and professional credentials for each position in the laboratory.
    • Ensures that test methods are verified and uncertainty of measurement for all methods is determined.
    • Facilitates budgetary provision for the section on test equipment and associated accessories and spares
    • Coordinating with other departments to achieve overall objectives of the Company.
    • Developing prudent departmental policies consistent with Company rules and regulations.
    • Provide technical leadership to Quality Control teams to enable them develop, implement, and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and organizational effectiveness.
    • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement, and ISO/EI 17025.
    • Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process improvement programmes as well as undertake special investigations aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
    • Review incidents of violations product quality infractions as well as handle employee disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures, and regulations.
    • Conduct training needs assessment, design, and implement training programmes aimed at equipping staff with appropriate job competencies in order to improve the design and delivery of high quality services.
    • Plan, monitor, and evaluate the performance of staff against set targets and objectives and implementing development action plans aimed at building the capacity of individuals.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or any related field from a recognized University
    • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at senior management level.
    • Membership to a relevant professional body.
    • Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
    • Demonstrated competence in work performance and results
    • Leadership Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks.
    • Proficiency in computer applications

    Key Skills and Competencies

    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of KPC requirements including broad knowledge of international trends in petroleum and environmental testing
    • Strong well developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills including ability to prepare relevant reports.
    • Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining Quality Control issues, sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an impartial and objective way.
    • Demonstrated ability to deal patiently and sympathetically with people from diverse backgrounds and to develop practical solutions to problems.
    • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in product testing through continuing professional development.
    • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, Power Point, and Outlook express including SAP.
    • Demonstrate technical expertise in risk management, assurance the quality of test results.
    • Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change, create a sense of urgency around change and motivates staff to join change efforts.
    • Ability to establish flexible teams of quality control staff 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 rather than direct supervision.
    • Ability to coach and empower staff to adhere to ethics in testing in the laboratory.

    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, 11th August 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 e-recruitment.kpc.co.ke to apply
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