• Latest Jobs at Export Promotion Council - 9 Positions

  • Posted on: 6 December, 2017 Deadline: 20 December, 2017
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  • Export Promotion Council (EPC) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives. The primary mandate of the Council is to develop and promote export of Kenya’s goods and services. Exports are the primary driver of our national economy and the Council wishes to strengthen and enhance delivery of this mandate by recruiting a high calibre, results oriented, experienced and skilled professional for the following positions:

    Accountant

     

    Job Ref EPC/2017/013

    EPC Grade 6

    Roles

    • Inputing accounting transactions in the books;
    • Managing banking and bank reconciliation;
    • Maintaining income and expenditure records;
    • Collecting Council funds from GOK/Others and accounting for them;
    • Initiating and facilitating preparation of financial accounts;
    • Preparing audit schedules to facilitate yearly audits;
    • Maintaining general and subsidiary ledgers; and
    • Maintaining financial assets and liabilities.

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    Trade Information & Business Services Officer - 2 positions

     

    Job Ref EPC/2017/022

    EPC Grade 6

    Job Description:

    The role of this position is to assist in business advisory duties and in the development of exports and stakeholder information sharing and providing quality, accurate and timely trade information to the business community.

    Roles

    • Providing business counseling services to business community;
    • Data mining for relevant business information databases
    • Assisting in the dissemination of accurate, up-to-date and relevant trade information to the business community;
    • Assisting in development of appropriate trade information products and services at the Council.
    • Maintaining high quality standards in customer delivery
    • Assisting in preparing the Kenya Export Directory and trade information publications (e.g. brochures, bulletins, leaflets, newsletter) and design appropriate dissemination mechanisms.
    • Assisting in the maintainance of a comprehensive database of clients for targeted dissemination of specific information to identified users
    • Assisting in the organisation of trade information seminars for the business community to raise awareness on specific trade related topics.

    Job Requirements

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:-

    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Business Management/Administration, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Good communication skills
    • Proficiency in Computer applications.
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

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    Personal Assistant

     

    Job Ref EPC/2017/011

    EPC Grade 4

    The Chief Executive Office is supported by a Personal Assistant and Office Administrator for the day to day management and administration of the office.

    This position will be responsible for the efficient functioning of the Executive Office through coordination of the CEO’s Secretariat and effective management of communication in the Executive Office.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Providing comprehensive support services to the CEO that ensures a professional, responsive and effective experience with the organization as a whole;
    • Providing export liaison services between the CEO’s office and all the stakeholders;
    • Managing the CEO’s diary and prioritise inquiries and requests while troubleshooting conflicts;
    • Providing administrative interface between the office of the CEO and Management/Staff
    • Ensuring smooth day-to-day scheduling of engagements;
    • Administering internal and external correspondence;
    • Managing calls and prioritize messages, emails and other mail;
    • Handling all calls and visitors with grace and professionalism;

    Requirements

    • Bachelors degree in Business Administration or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
    • Professional qualification and membership where applicable
    • A minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work at least three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.
    • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
    • Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Strong communication, teamwork, interpersonal and organizational skills;
    • Good command of written and spoken English
    • Proficiency in computer applications

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    Senior Accountant

     

    Job Ref EPC/2017/012

    EPC Grade 5

    Job Responsibilities

    • Post data into the Financial Management System.
    • Prepare costing guidelines for activities;
    • Collate and circulate budget guidelines to budget holders;
    • Review divisional budgets estimates for accuracy and completeness and compliance to policies and procedures;
    • Review expenditure requests and postings to ensure they are charged to the correct budget line; and
    • Undertake budget monitoring through variance analysis.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:Commerce, Public Finance, Financial Auditing Financial Accounting or Business related degree from a recognized institution;
    • Certified Public Accountant Part III or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution; and
    • Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or member of any other relevant Professional body recognized in Kenya;
    • A minimum period five of (5) years relevant work experience;
    • Proficiency in Computer applications
    • Demonstrated competence in work performance.
    • Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

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    Internal Auditor

     

    Job Ref EPC/2017/016

    EPC Grade 6

    This will be the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under direct supervision of a senior officer.

    Duties

    • preparing draft audit test procedures, draft notifications and request for information Memos.
    • carrying out audit tests on internal controls in accounting, administration and operational procedures;
    • ensuring that the audit working and paper files are complete and well referenced.
    • reviewing prepared audit test procedures, drafts notifications and request for information Memos;
    • carrying out audit tests on internal controls in accounting, administration and operational procedures;
    • preparing draft audit reports;
    • preparing draft risk based audit plans, programmes and schedules; and examining and evaluating the Council’s
    • internal controls to ascertain their adequacy and make recommendations for improvement

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
    • Certified Public Accountant Part II or ACCA. Proficiency in Computer applications.
    • Proficiency in computer applications
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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    Assistant Security Warden

     

    Job Ref EPC/2017/020
     
    EPC Grade 10
     
    Job Description
     
    Job Description will entail:-
    • Securing premises and personnel by patrolling property
    • Monitoring access points and controlling entry.
    • Preventing losses and damage by reporting irregularities,
    • Ensuring effective operation of security equipment and reporting any defect
    • Recording unusual observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities.
    • Protecting the lives of the Council staff and visitors by ensuring that the working environment is safe.
    • Operating detecting devices to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited gadget into the Council’s premises.
    Appointment Specifications
     
    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
    • KCSE mean grade D or equivalent qualification
    • Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

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    Office Assistant (Messengerial / Catering)

     

    Job Ref EPC/2017/021
     
    EPC Grade 10
     
    Job Description
     
    This will be the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under direct supervision of a senior officer.
     
    Job descriptions will entail: –
    • Providing cleaning services and office arrangement,
    • Preparing and serving tea;
    • Packing, unpacking items;
    • Shifting, lifting and removing items;
    • Reporting of damages in area of deployment;
    • Dismantling, eliminating, destroying undesirable items;
    • Tending equipment to preserve and prolong usage and prevent adverse exposure;
    • Mail delivery other messengerial services.
    Appointment Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

    • KCSE mean grade D or equivalent qualification
    • Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

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    Drivers - 2 positions

     

    Job Ref EPC/2017/019
     
    EPC Grade 9
     
    Job Description
     
    Job descriptions will entail: –
    • Carrying out minor mechanical adjustments;
    • Identifying and reporting abnormal functioning of the vehicle;
    • Taking initiative for security and safety for the vehicle on and off the road and safety of passengers and/ or goods therein;
    • Maintain vehicle in clean condition; keeping the fuel cards safe;
    • Maintain work tickets for vehicles assigned;
    • Monitoring deadlines vehicle insurance;
    • Reporting of accidents, theft ; and
    • Verifying and monitoring repairs.
    Appointment Specifications
     
    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    • Certificate in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade D or equivalent qualification
    • Current driving license free from current endorsements and valid for all the classes of vehicles, which the candidate is required to drive;
    • Occupational Trade test for Driver grade III;
    • At least four (4) years previous satisfactory driving experience after obtaining the driving license;
    • Accident free record within the last four (4) years;
    • First Aid Certificate course lasting not less than one (1) week at St. Johns Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution; and
    • A valid Certificate of Good Conduct.
    • Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

    Method of Application

    Candidates who qualify are advised to CLICK HERE to download and complete the Candidates’ Profile and Application Form. The completed Form should be submitted in MS Word Format, through email hr@epc.or.ke, so as to reach the EPC by close of business on Wednesday 20th December, 2017. Only one email will be allowed per applicant. Candidates must also comply with the provisions of Chapter six of the Kenya Constitution, 2010. Applicants will be required to attach valid copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-

    Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
    Directorate of Criminal Investigations Department (DCI)
    Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    The EPC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women, people living with disabilities and those from marginalised communities are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. DISCLAIMER: The EPC does NOT require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment, selection and employment process.

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