• Career Opportunities at Africa Management Solutions Limited - 6 Positions

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2017 Deadline: 27 November, 2017
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  • Africa Management Solutions Limited - Our client is a corporate body established under the Competition Act, No. 12 of 2010 (the Act). The client’s mandate is to enforce the Act with the objective of enhancing the welfare of the people of Kenya by promoting and protecting effective competition in markets and preventing misleading market conduct throughout Kenya.

    On behalf of the client, we seek to recruit highly experienced, highly competent, motivated and self-driven individual with excellent credentials and strategic minds to competitively fill the above aforementioned position.

    Director, Policy, Research and Advocacy

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    a) Strategic Planning

    • Be actively involved  in ensuring  that the strategy  gets translated into a  business plan and budget for the Division;
    • Ensure the consistency with the Authority’s strategy and business plan;
    • Ensure that risks are identified in the planning process and that the division is constantly aware of the managing of these risks;
    • Input meaningfully  into  the  Authority’s  strategy,  especially  with regard to economic analysis and policy, and as regards impact and prioritization;
    • Ensure  performance    measures    are    designed    to    evaluate performance against the strategic plan;
    • Ensure reporting on work done into the reporting structures in the Authority on a monthly; quarterly or annual basis;
    • Develop strategies  and  policy  in  line  with  legislation  and  good practice in relation to governance, accountability and standards; and
    • Work closely within the executive team (EXCOM) to develop and implement strategic  plans and company  goals and initiatives  and create associated policies and procedur

    b) Research

    • Review prioritization by sector and criteria for cases;
    • Ensure rigorous economic research conducted in specific sectors supporting recommendations for initiation, where appropriate;
    • Ensure rigorous economic research conducted into specific topics related to key competition concerns;
    • Ensure the effective identification of economic questions on which cases hinge and the identification of analysis required;
    • Ensure rigorous  economic  analysis  in  enforcement  and  merger cases;
    • Ensure the review of outcomes following a merger or complaint decision;
    • Influence the policy and legislative processes through drawing on research and literature to craft well-informed positions;
    • Create internal  and  external  awareness   and  understanding   of economic principles and to present the authority’s point of view on competition matters; and
    • Support the DG in fulfilling advocacy functions by ensuring that he is briefed timeously through relevant and meaningful briefing document

    c) Advocacy

    • Represent the authority in local and international forums such as the ICN, UNCTAD, ACF, OECD, as required;
    • Lead advocacy activities to influence policy change in regards to competition;
    • Track international debates and developments in literature;
    • Prepare input papers and submissions; and
    • Participate meaningfully in executive decision-making with view to objectives as set out in the Competition Ac

    d) Division Oversight

    • Build a highly effective team, by leading, managing and motivating staff and by directing and coaching them where appropriate, so that they achieve excellence in delivery;
    • To take  responsibility  for  the  reports  emerging  from  research division and all documentation sent to the DG;
    • Oversee  division’s   budgeting,   monthly,   quarterly   and   annual reporting, cash flow and debt management;
    • Coordinate departmental  and  corporate  wide  systems  purchases, implementations, and upgrades;
    • Manage the  skills  development  for  staff  to  ensure  that  training needs are properly identified and appropriate training is arranged;
    • Manage and  conduct  performance  management  reviews  for  the division;
    • Work  closely   with   department   heads   to   develop   goals   and initiatives; and
    • Ensure quality control and customer servic

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and knowledge

    • Masters and Bachelors degree in Economics, research or a business related field;
    • Professional qualifications and membership to a relevant professional body;
    • Specialist knowledge in economic research and advocacy;
    • Certificate in Strategic Leadership;
    • Proficiency in ICT; and
    • PhD in Economics will be an added advantage.

    Experience

    • Minimum of fifteen (15) years’ relevant experience with at least six (6) years at leadership level in a similar organization;
    • Experience in policy development management and economics; and
    • Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professional

    Skills and Competences

    • Operational problem solving skills;
    • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross functional operational plans;
    • Ability to operationalize strategy into action for the organization as whole;
    • ‘’World class specialists’’ on peer review; and
    • Strategic management skill

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    Director, Competition and Consumer Protection

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION 

    a) Strategic Planning

    • Be actively involved in ensuring that the strategy gets translated into a business plan and budget for the Division;
    • Ensure the consistency with the Authority’s strategy and business plan
    • Ensure that risks are identified in the planning process and that the division is constantly aware of the managing of these risks;
    • Input meaningfully into the Authority’s strategy, especially with regard to economic analysis and policy, and as regards impact and prioritization;
    • Ensure  performance    measures    are    designed    to    evaluate performance against the strategic plan;
    • Ensure reporting on work done into the reporting structures in the Authority on a monthly; quarterly or annual basis;
    • Develop strategies and policy in line with legislation and good practice in relation to governance, accountability and standards; and
    • Work closely within the executive team (EXCOM) to develop and implement strategic plans and company goals and initiatives and create associated policies and procedures

    b) Competition Act Implementation

    • Give expert insight to reduce the time needed for consideration by the technical team;
    • Provide support head of departments in balancing expert advice for one discipline against the expert  advice  of other  disciplines  and wider strategic, tactical and policy considerations;
    • Work collaboratively with the Head of Departments and Technical Team, respecting their responsibilities for delivery and their accountability as decision-makers on the overall project;
    • Play a  senior   leadership   role  in  bringing   the  CAK   internal community along to support the outputs delivered by developing effective and strategic relationships;
    • Play a senior leadership role in bringing external stakeholders along with  the   CAK   through   open,   professional    and   proactive engagement and with enforcement partners in relation to specific cases;
    • Operate and champion  new cross-office   project management systems and ways of working that will cover a wide range of CAK’s work;
    • Responsible for  making  sure  that  close  integration  of  multi- disciplinary teams works effectively in a manner that supports the HODs   of   Technical   departments’   responsibilities   for   project delivery and quality; and
    • Support the  DG  in  fulfilling  the  Competition  Act  functions  by ensuring   that   he   is   briefed   timeously   through   relevant   and meaningful briefing documents

    c) Division Oversight

    • Build a highly effective team, by leading, managing and motivating staff and by directing and coaching them where appropriate, so that they achieve excellence in delivery;
    • To take responsibility for the reports emerging from the division and all documentation sent to the DG;
    • Oversee  division’s   budgeting,   monthly,   quarterly   and   annual reporting, cash flow and debt management;
    • Coordinate departmental and corporate wide systems purchases, implementations, and upgrades;
    • Manage the skills development  for  staff  to  ensure  that  training needs are properly identified and appropriate training is arranged;
    • Manage and  conduct  performance  management  reviews  for  the division;
    • Work  closely   with   department   heads   to   develop   goals   and initiatives; and
    • Ensure quality control and customer service

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and knowledge

    • Masters degree in Law /Economics;
    • Bachelors degree in Law /Economics or a business related field;
    • Membership to a relevant professional body;
    • Specialist knowledge in competition law and policy development;
    • Certificate in Strategic Leadership; and
    • Proficiency in IC

    Experience

    • Minimum of fifteen (15) years’ relevant experience with at least six (6) years at leadership level in competition and consumer protection enforcement;
    • Extensive practical  experience  of  the  application  of  competition and consumer law  to  market  and competition analysis; and
    • Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals

    Skills and Competences

    • Operational problem solving skills;
    • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross functional operational plans;
    • Ability to operationalize strategy into action for the organization as whole; and
    • Strategic management skill

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    Manager, Policy and Research

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    a) Research and Policy Development

    • Provide technical and strategic leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of research programmes to advance knowledge on competition matters;
    • Coordinate the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of information education and communication (IEC) strategies designed to inform stakeholders and the general public about competition;
    • Execute research projects involving acceptable research methods and focused on different sectors performance, trends, existing or new competition requirements and their impact on operations of the various sectors;
    • Oversee the rigorous economic research conducted in specific sectors supporting recommendations for initiation, where appropriate;
    • Oversee rigorous economic research conducted into specific topics related to key competition concerns;
    • Assist in conducting economic analysis in enforcement and merger cases and review outcomes following a merger or complaint decision;
    • Provide adequate findings to influence the policy and legislative processes through drawing on research and literature to craft well informed positions;
    • Participate in creating internal and external awareness and understanding of economic principles and to present the authority’s point of view on competition matters;
    • Coordinate the development of research proposals and undertake research surveys and studies involving identifying key insurance issues, conducting in-depth research, analyzing and developing research reports and papers; and
    • Examine and analyze policy statements on competition trends and developments from regional and international perspective. 

    b) Database Management

    • Assess trends, measure outcomes and maintain a data bank of key developments in the various industry in the context of CAK priorities areas;
    • Develop and implement policies and strategies to ensure effective maintenance of a well-stocked and continually updated library and information resources;
    • Develop and implement effective methodologies and strategies for ensuring the integrity of research data, information and reports;
    • Creation of databases aimed at expanding the knowledge-base of the various industries on competition matters; and
    • Prepare and disseminate analytical reports liaison with communication’s department on topical research interest areas to promote exchange and learning in competition matters; 

    c) Department Management

    • Develop work plans and budgets for the Department for approval;
    • Oversee the execution of the approved departmental work plans and budgets;
    • Oversee performance management in the department;
    • Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department;
    • Prepare draft board management papers for approval;
    • Identify training needs for the departmental staff;
    • Spearhead the recruitment of staff within the department;
    • Participate in the development of the CAK strategic plan;
    • Support the induction of interns and oversee the Young Professionals Programs;
    • Identify procurement needs of the department;
    • Follow up on the implementation of agreed audit recommendation;
    • Spearhead risk assessment of the department;
    • Mentor and coach departmental staff; and
    • Oversee the development, documentation and implementation of procedures and processes in compliance with ISO 9001:2015.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and Knowledge

    • Masters degree in social studies or a business related field with specialization in economics, statistics or development studies;
    • Bachelors degree in social sciences or business related field;
    • Research based , statistics, modelling, data analysis professional qualifications;
    • Specialist knowledge in using at least one statistical package; and
    • Proficiency in ICT. 

    Experience

    • At least twelve (12) years’ experience in research gained from reputable organizations, with at least three (3) years in a management position;
    • Diverse experience in project management, development of research tools, monitoring and evaluation , report writing and dissemination of information; and
    • Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals 

    Skills and Competences

    • Decision making skills;
    • Ability to interpret long term plans, programs and budgets developed senior management level;
    • Interpersonal and leadership skills;
    • Project management skills;
    • Ability to develop plans, programs, SOPS, and coordination of workflows
    • Creativity; and
    • Strategic management Skills.

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    Manager, Finance

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION 

    a) Financial Planning

    • Monitor and evaluate the laid down systems and make recommendations for improving the financial systems;
    • Identify incidences of non-compliance with laid down financial systems and financial risks facing the Authority;
    • Liaise with other Departments so as to ensure that financial and related regulations are complied with and where applicable give procedural guidance including dealing with any staff enquiries on any payment related matters;
    • Monitor and implement the laid down expenditure controls so as to ensure that financial expenditure is planned, controlled and properly authorized; and
    • Lead the formulation of the Authority’s budget by consolidation of all departmental budgets;

    b) Financial Management

    • Oversee the mobilization of financial resources;
    • Coordinate the preparation of the Authority’s annual work plans and budgets;
    • Carry out budgetary control;
    • Management of accounts payables and receivable;
    • Oversee the management of the Authority’s financial investment and assets;
    • Coordinate the preparation and interpret financial statements, management accounts and reports; and
    • Coordinate development of finance policies and procedures.

    c) Strategic Planning and Implementation

    • Coordinate the development and implementation of the Authority’s strategic and operational plans;
    • Follow up on the implementation of agreed audit recommendation; and
    • Ensure risk exposure is managed and contained.

    d) Finance Department Management

    • Oversee performance management in the department;
    • Represent the department in management meetings;
    • Identify training needs for the departmental staff;
    • Develop department budget and work plan;
    • Spearhead the recruitment of staff within the department;
    • Mentor and coach departmental staff;
    • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department;
    • Prepare draft Board management papers for the DG’s approval;
    • Oversee the development, documentation and implementation of procedures and processes in compliance with ISO 9001:20015;
    • Identify procurement needs of the department; and
    • Prepare the departmental service charter.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and knowledge

    • Masters degree in Business Management, Finance / Accounting;
    • Full professional qualification (CPA-K) and membership to such professional bodies like ICPAK or equivalent;
    • Specialist knowledge in budgeting and financial management; and
    • Proficiency in ICT. 

    Experience

    • At  least   twelve (12)  years’   Finance   and   Accounting   experience   gained   from   reputable organizations, with at least three (3) years in a managerial/supervisory position;
    • Diverse experience in finance and accounts management; and
    • Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals.

    Skills and Competences

    • Decision making skills;
    • Ability to interpret long term plans, programs and budgets developed senior management level;
    • Interpersonal and leadership skills;
    • Project management skills;
    • Ability to develop plans, programs, SOPS, and coordination of workflows
    • Creativity; and
    • Strategic management Skills.

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    Manager, Communications and External Relations

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION 

    a) Planning and implementation

    • Identify and mitigate communications challenges and risks which could impact on the CAK’s reputation, briefing the DG and management team as appropriate;
    • Develop a joined up approach and consistency of communications across CAK, with oversight and professional leadership of all communications activity and improved planning and prioritization of communications and marketing efforts and resources;
    • Develop a strong internal communications policy that will support employee communication, in conjunction with HR and other functions;
    • Develop and implement  the Authority’  communication  strategies to engage external stakeholders;
    • In conjunction with other functions develop a consistent internal and external corporate brand;
    • Develop communications  key  messages  and  talking  points  and manage the implementation  across all communications  programs (marketing,  PR,  IR,  internal  etc);
    • Assist with  strategic communication requirements for executive team, including presentation development, interview talking points and speech writing. Assist in preparation of pre-production material for development of video documentaries and infomercials;
    • Establish corporate and digital media communications strategy; and
    • Spearhead  the   publication   of   CAK   newsletters   and   other publication materials.

    b) Media Stakeholders

    • Responsible for identifying and building relationships with new and existing editors, reporters, producers, bloggers and tech analysts to increase media coverage;
    • Drive editorial  story  planning,   writing   and  pitching   to  both domestic  and international  press, including  all necessary  reporter follow-up efforts (fact-finding, quote development/approval, executive   interview   coordination,   etc.)   Uncover   and   exploit exposure opportunities with key media outlets;
    • Proactively  seek    and    manage    strategic    executive    visibility opportunities   and   enhance   the   Authority’s   visibility   through thought leadership;
    • Works with  Advocacy  team  to identify  key media  opportunities with top tier media, economic and trade publications and analysts; and
    • Establish a stakeholder  management  strategy,  taking  account  of political and media agendas.

    c) Communication Management

    • Build internal capacity for effective communication;
    • Conduct daily media monitoring and reporting;
    • Develop and manage the Authority’s media library;
    • Develop  work   plans   and   budgets   for   the   Communication department for approval;
    • Oversee the execution of the approved departmental  work plans and budgets;
    • Oversee performance management in the department;
    • Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department;
    • Identify training needs for the departmental staff;
    • Spearhead the recruitment  of staff within the department;
    • Participate in the development of the CAK strategic plan;
    • Mentor and coach departmental staff; and
    • Participate in committees as appropriate.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and knowledge

    • Bachelors degree in Public Relations, Communications, Law or any other related field;
    • Post graduate diploma in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications;
    • Membership to PRSK;
    • Proficiency in ICT, and;
    • Masters degree in business related fields/Social Sciences will be an added advantage.

    Experience

    • At least twelve (12) years’ experience in a similar position in a reputable organization, with at least 3 years at a supervisory level;
    • Diverse experience in public relations, communication and events planning;
    • Knowledge of content development; and
    • Experience in preparation and edition of presentations 

    Skills and Competences

    • Decision making skills;
    • Ability to interpret long term plans, programs and budgets developed senior management level;
    • Interpersonal and leadership skills;
    • Project management skills;
    • Ability to develop plans, programs, SOPS, and coordination of workflows
    • Creativity; and
    • Strategic management Skills.

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    Director, Corporate Services

     

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    a) Strategic Planning

    • Be actively involved in ensuring that the strategy gets translated into a business plan and budget for the Division;
    • Ensure  the   consistency   with   the   Authority’s   strategy   and business plan;
    • Ensure that risks are identified in the planning process and that the division is constantly aware of the managing of these risks;
    • Provide  meaningful   inputs   into   the   Authority’s   strategy, especially with regard to organization  development  and operations, and as regards impact and prioritization;
    • Ensure  performance    measures    are   designed    to   evaluate performance against the strategic plan;
    • Ensure reporting on work done into the reporting structures in the Authority on a monthly; quarterly or annual basis;
    • Develop strategies and policy in line with legislation and good practice in relation to governance, accountability and standards; and
    • Work closely within the executive team (EXCOM) to develop and implement strategic plans and company goals and initiatives and create associated policies and procedures.

    b) Policy Development

    • Research, draft and implementing appropriate strategy and policy in relation to finance, human resources, remuneration, corporate governance and procurement issues;
    • Oversee  the   ongoing   review   and   reporting    of   internal performance  management,  with  the  aim  of  keeping  the  DG advised of performance  and development  of new performance management arrangements;
    • Develop,  maintain    and    oversee    property    management, acquisition, disposal and rationalization strategy;
    • Oversee  corporate     financial     operations     and     financial management; and
    • Ensure effective implementation and compliance of all legislative requirement relating to corporate services.

    c) Division Oversight

    • Build  a   highly   effective   team,   by   leading,   managing   and motivating staff and by directing and coaching them where appropriate, so that they achieve excellence in delivery;
    • Oversee organization of corporate  office, paperwork,  supplies, equipment, cleanliness, procedures and daily operations;
    • Oversee corporate  budgeting,  monthly,  quarterly  and  annual reporting, cash flow and debt management;
    • Coordinate departmental and corporate wide systems purchases, implementations, and upgrades;
    • Manage the skills development for staff to ensure that training needs are properly identified and appropriate training is arranged;
    • Manage and conduct performance management reviews for the division;
    • Work closely  with  department  heads  to  develop  goals  and initiatives; and
    • Ensure quality control and customer service.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and knowledge

    • Masters degree in a business related field/social sciences;
    • Bachelors degree in a business related field;
    • Membership to a relevant professional body;
    • Certificate in Strategic Leadership; and
    • Proficiency in ICT 

    Experience

    • Minimum of fifteen (15) years’ relevant experience with at least six (6) years at leadership level in a similar organization;
    • Experience in management and organization development; and
    • Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals

    Skills and Competences

    • Operational problem solving skills;
    • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross functional operational plans;
    • Ability to operationalize strategy into action for the organization as whole; and
    • Strategic management skills.

    Method of Application

    Applications can either be emailed to careers@amsol.co.ke or sent in hard copies, indicating the position being applied for on the envelope, to the address below:
    Africa Management Solutions Limited
    Vision Plaza 3rd Floor, Unit 12A, Mombasa Road,
    P.O. Box 11145-00100
    NAIROBI.

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