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  • Posted: Aug 16, 2021
    Deadline: Aug 25, 2021
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  • The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya , which became effective on 1st July 1995 . The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya. A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisio...
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    Assistant Manager – Innovation (Ideas Management)

    Job summary:

    This role is primarily responsible for assisting in the implementation of Innovation management strategy, idea management framework, manage sequencing and screening of ideas, maintain the idea management portal, manage reward of innovation and promoting innovation culture in the Authority.

    The role is also responsible for managing communication and engagement with internal/external innovators, technology companies and other institutions intending to showcase innovations with KRA.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Assist in development and implementation of the Innovation strategy, framework and policy.
    • Conduct idea evaluation, screening and sequencing of innovative ideas
    • Assist in development of business case proposals for innovative ideas for approval by top management
    • Conduct awareness and sensitizations aimed at promoting an innovation culture in the Authority
    • Conduct engagements with external stakeholders to explore and identity high impactful innovations that improve revenue administration.
    • Implement of measures that ensure innovation is effectively rewarded in the Authority
    • Implement strategic partnerships with departments and business units to support the implementation of Innovation initiatives, including review and selection of high impactful innovative ideas.
    • Prepare timely reports and provide updates on issues related to quality of ideas and portal, and assist in implementing actions to address feedbacks from staff and externals
    • Monitoring and evaluating effectiveness of innovation initiatives
    • Review awareness and sensitizations materials and plans aimed at encouraging usage of idea management portal (iNNOVATE)
    • Assist in implementation of work plans for initiatives that cut across in the organization: Audit, Integrity, Quality Management, Risk Management and others.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    1. Conducting review & approval of staff leave, performance contracts and appraisal
    2. Conduct regular meetings with team on innovation unit and external stakeholders
    3. Manage work assignment and allocation for staff.
    4. Provide operational support and guidance to staff.

    Academic and Professional qualifications

    Undergraduate degree in Business, Information Technology, Project Management, or related fields.

    Master’s degree is an added advantage.

    Professional Qualifications in Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation or Balanced Score Card is an added advantage.

    Relevant work experience required

    A minimum of four (4) years’ experience, of which one (1) year work experience should be at Supervisory level in the relevant field.

    Skills required

    • Excellent verbal communication, and the ability to convey information clearly and effectively
    • Strong leadership abilities
    • Excellent delegator and mediator
    • Great interpersonal skills and customer service
    • Knack for problem-solving
    • Excellent time management
    • Responsible, goal oriented and organized
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
    • Confident, proactive and willing to take on challenges
    • Great listening skills and able to take direction from individuals in higher-level positions
    • Able to manage and motivate others

    Additional requirements

    • Passion for innovation and creative-thinking
    • Forward-thinking and adaptable to dynamic situations
    • A solid understanding of innovation and how it should be applied in business.

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    Strategic Reporting & Performance Monitoring

    Job Purpose

    This role is responsible for supporting the strategic and performance monitoring, evaluation and reporting within the department.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Prepare departmental work plans
    • Prepare departmental performance reporting templates
    • Prepare monthly performance reports
    • Act as a liaison officer to performance management division
    • Assist in coordination of departmental performance meetings

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

    Academic qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics or Information Technology.
    • Proficiency in analytic tools such as: STATA, SPSS OR EXCEL

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    N/A

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    1 years’ relevant experience

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Excellent writing skills sufficient to draft professional reports and correspondences that are clear and concise.
    • Strong organizational skills to work independently and to prioritize a heavy workload under the pressure of competing assignments.
    • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent numerical, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
    • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.

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    Assistant Manager – Knowledge Management (Strategy & Programmes)

    Job summary:

    This role is responsible for implementing the corporate knowledge management strategy and policy. The job is primarily responsible for drafting strategies for review and implementation including knowledge retention and transfer process, knowledge sharing culture, awareness programmes, reporting performance, among others corporate wide.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Prepare initiatives and programmes to implement the corporate knowledge management strategy and policy
    • Implement measures to promote knowledge management and knowledge sharing culture in the Authority
    • Undertake the implementation of knowledge management awareness programme in the Authority
    • Undertake the implementation of knowledge retention and transfer programme in the Authority
    • Support the collection and publishing of knowledge resources in the Authority.
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports on knowledge management initiatives for review and submission.
    • Research and identify innovative ideas/approaches that could improve knowledge management practices in the Authority
    • Conduct knowledge sharing sessions and induction programme in liaison with HR division and other stakeholders
    • Undertake Day-to-day operations and supervision of staff in the subunit.
    • Review awareness and sensitizations materials and plans used for conducting capacity building and sensitizations.
    • Assist in implementation of the work plans for the following corporate initiatives in the unit: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
    • Implement capacity building sessions for appointed subject matter experts
    • Maintain subject matter experts database/register.
    • Assist in initiatives to improve ethics, culture and facilitate change management in the unit.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Conducting review & approval of staff leave, performance contracts and appraisal
    • Conduct regular meetings with team on knowledge management
    • Manage work assignment and allocation for staff.
    • Provide operational support and guidance to staff.

    Academic and Professional qualifications

    Undergraduate degree in Knowledge Management, Information Science, communication or Business Management.

    Membership to professional bodies

    Membership to a professional body in management or knowledge management.

    Relevant work experience required

    A minimum of four (4) years’ experience, of which one (1) year work experience should be at Supervisory level in the relevant field

    Skills required

    • Good journalistic skills
    • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
    • Develops high levels of credibility and accountability
    • Proactive, self-motivated and passionate about the value of KM.
    • Interpersonal skills and interview skills
    • Good team work and collaboration skills.
    • Ability to prioritise and organise workload
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Ability to multi-task as well as work under pressure
    • Good customer-service orientation
    • A person of integrity
    • Futuristic & goal oriented
    • Proficiency in Microsoft office
    • Master’s degree is an added advantage.

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