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  • Posted on: 17 May, 2019 Deadline: 31 May, 2019
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  • Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC), also Kenya Railways (KR) is the national railway of Kenya. Established in 1977, KR is a state corporation. The KR has suffered from inefficient management, has a bloated work force, and has run deficit operations in spite of its potential. For several years there had been plans to privatize and revitalize the system. In 2005, Rift Valley Railways Consortium (RVRC) from South Africa won the concession to run KR and Uganda Railways Corporation.

    Equipment & Rolling Stock Manager

     

    Job Details

    • In-charge of Monitoring and tracking all Equipment and Rolling Stock on a daily basis by job site, type and use.
    • Responsible for securing all needed Equipment and Rolling Stock in the company or corporation.
    • Responsible for making sure that all the Equipment and Rolling Stock are in good condition and is always functional.
    • Coordinates, supervises and validates all Equipment and Rolling Stock repairs and maintenance with mechanics;
    • Generates purchase orders for repairs or required maintenance for all Equipment and Rolling Stock.
    • Prepares periodic and other budget reports for management outlining fixed and controllable Equipment and Rolling Stock costs.
    • Inspects all Equipment and Rolling Stock on a regular basis to comply with company safety policies, and to ensure their functionality.
    • Coordinates with suppliers/manufactures for training sessions for use of new Equipment and Rolling Stock with the equipment operators/staff as needed.
    • Prepares and maintains Equipment and Rolling Stock inventory and assures that these are available.
    • Coordinates updating all registration and current insurance for all Equipment and Rolling Stock in line with applicable regulations and laws.
    • In-charge of storage place for all of the Equipment and Rolling Stock.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Electrical/Mechanical /Telecommunication Engineering/Business administration, project management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • A minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience with three (3) as a senior manager from a public institution or private sector
    • Registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya as a professional Engineer;
    • Current membership to the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
    • Valid Practicing Licence from the Engineers Board of Kenya;
    • Certificate in Management/Leadership skills;
    • Proficiency in computer applications
    • Meets provisions of chapter Six of the Constitution

    Terms of Offer

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.

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    Assistant ICT Manager

     

    Job Details

    • Conducting evaluation and preparing periodic report of the Corporations business processes;
    • Collecting and collating data on the performance of the Corporations ICT business processes;
    • Coordinating cross-functional efforts within the Corporations to improve on proactive ICT risk management and continuity of operations;
    • Monitoring the implementation of ICT security action plans;
    • Planning and coordinating detailed ICT risk assessments;
    • Advising project teams to ensure new ICT initiatives, solutions and programmes have in-built continuity at design stage;
    • Managing ICT third parties engaged in support of BCMS;
    • Coordinating post-incident post-mortem;
    • Monitoring the Risk and Control Self Assessments.
    • Formulating cost effective strategies for increased Corporation’s business processes;
    • Coordinate the formulation of relevant ICT Policies and procedure for improved efficiency in the Corporation;
    • Designing programmes and procedures for the implementation of business processes;

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in any of the following fields:- Information Technology, Computer Science or Business Information Technology, or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • Bachelor Degree in any of the following fields:- Information Technology, Computer Science or Business Information Technology, or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in relevant work and at least two (2) years in a supervisory role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
    • Certification in the following: – CEH, CISA, CCNP(Security), CCNSE, CCIE or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • Current membership of a relevant professional body
    • Valid practicing License where applicable
    • Certificate in Supervisory/Management/Leadership skills;
    • Meets provisions of chapter Six of the Constitution

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    Assistant Corporate Affairs Manager

     

    Job Details

    • Initiating development of appropriate Corporate Affairs strategies, programmes, and policies for all stakeholders to achieve positive image & brand.
    • Responsible for executing the Corporate Affairs strategies, Policy and programs aimed at enhancing relationships with stakeholders and building a positive corporate image, Participate in development of the Department’s Work plan and budget; Prepare monthly
    • Quarterly and annual sectional reports
    • Participate in departmental and other strategic meetings
    • Coordinate all corporate investment responsibility programs and corporate sponsorship
    • Corporate advertising and corporate events.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Communications/ International Relations/International Business or equivalent from a recognized Institution;
    • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications or related field/Business administration or related field from a recognized Institution;
    • Post-graduate Diploma in Public Relations/Communications or in a relevant field;
    • A minimum of eight (8) years’ work experience and at least two (2) in a supervisory role in the Public Service or Private Sector;
    • Current Membership to related professional bodies – PRSK, CIM KIM or equivalent
    • Valid practicing License where applicable.
    • Certificate in Supervisory/Management/Leadership skills;
    • Proficiency in computer applications
    • Meets the requirements of chapter Six of the Constitution

    Terms of Offer

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.

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    Assistant Accounts Manager

     

    Job Details

    • Assisting in the production of the draft year end accounts, supporting schedules and liaison with auditors.
    • Support most aspects of accounting management;
    • Assist in the formulation of internal controls and policies to comply with legislation and international best practices;
    • Assist in the preparation of budget forecasts and monitoring;
    • Assist in management of revenue, projects and tax matters;
    • Review the corporation’s accounting information to identify and resolve inaccuracies and errors;
    • Assist in the maintenance of the corporation financial management systems.
    • Help in developments of reports for management and regulatory bodies;
    • Manage the activities of staff under the unit.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Business Administration preferably in Finance or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University or institution;
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • A minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience with at least two (2) years in Supervisory role in the Public Service or Private Sector;
    • Certified Public Accountant Kenya (CPA-K);
    • Current Membership of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or any other recognized professional body;
    • Valid Practicing License where applicable
    • Certificate in supervisory/management/leadership skills;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

    Terms of Offer

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.

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    Assistant Finance Manager

     

    Job Details

    • Assist in provision of financial management reports, with a focus in identifying trends, risks and opportunities to inform business decision;
    • Assist in development of robust forecasting systems and models to support in financial planning;
    • To manage a team of finance officers in the production of financial management information, income and expenditure for various departments;
    • Coordinating the overall annual business planning and budgeting setting process for all departments;
    • Participate in setting credit policy and undertaking customer credit worthiness profile;
    • Coordinating treasury activities in relation to cash, investments and payments
    • Ensuring compliance with Treasury regulations and procedures in financial management; and
    • Coaching and mentoring of accounts staff.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Business Administration preferably in Finance or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University or institution;
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Finance option), Economics, and Business Administration, Business Management or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • A minimum of eight (8) years’ work experience and at least two (2) in a supervisory role in the Public Service or Private Sector;
    • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Associate of Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA);
    • Current Membership of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or any other recognized professional body; Valid Practicing License where applicable
    • Certificate in Supervisory/Management/Leadership skills;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution;

    Terms of Offer

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.

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    Rail Transport Economist

     

    Rail Transport Economist (Assistant Manager) will report to Research, Planning and Compliance Manager

    Responsibilities

    • Collecting and collating statistical data on the planned railways programmes and projects;
    • Analyzing traffic data required in designing highways for development;
    • Preparing annual work programmes and budgets for rail planning and development;
    • Collecting and Preparing economic data and information on rail network;
    • Provide information and analyses towards the development of strategies for the rail operations
    • Stake holder participation in activities regarding rail services network development,
    • Conduct economic and sector work such as the identification and analysis of transport sector
    • Development trends, economic analysis for corporation
    • Provide technical inputs for the Corporation programming and contribute to the development of Corporations Partnership Strategy (CPSs) and Operational Business Plans for rail services
    • Undertake Policy and Project Evaluation for the rail services
    • Evaluate cost and benefits of projects as well as draw lessons for future rail projects for the Corporation
    • Preparing and presenting periodic reports as required; and
    • Compiling data for economic analysis of investment programmes and projects;

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation
    • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • A minimum of eight (8) years’ work experience and at least two (2) in a supervisory role in the Public Service or Private Sector;
    • Certificate in Supervisory/Management/Leadership skills
    • Current Membership of a relevant Professional Body
    • Valid Practicing License where applicable
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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    Assistant Architecture

     

    Job Details

    • Developing and implementing the building/architectural plans, policies and standards in line with business objectives
    • Leading, managing and coordinating design of all buildings to required standards and specifications for professional accountability
    • Developing relevant Terms of Reference and managing contracted services to achieve set business objectives
    • Preparing and submitting development plans for approvals by regulatory authorities
    • Leading innovation in architecture and building technology
    • Preparing department’s plans & budget
    • Leading, motivating, organizing and developing the departmental staff to achieve business and people objectives
    • Managing the department’s communication period to end of the project.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Architecture, Project Management, Business Administration or equivalent from a recognized Institution;
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or equivalent from a recognized Institution;
    • Have Eight (8) years relevant experience and served as a Senior Architect or similar position in the Public Service or reputable organization for two (2) years at supervisory level;
    • Registered as an Architect with the Architectural Association of Kenya;
    • Valid Practicing License where applicable
    • Certificate in Management/Leadership skills;
    • Proficiency in Computer applications.
    • Meets the provision of Chapter Six of Constitution.

    Terms of Offer

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.

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    Assistant Business Development

     

    The Assistant Business Development Manager will report to Business Development Manager

    Responsibilities

    • Initiating policy guideline in managing client relationships to maximize revenue opportunities and grow future business
    • Managing Implementation of business ideas to achieve revenue targets
    • Managing implementation of the revenue and debt collection plans
    • Planning for stakeholder engagements to market Railways assets and services
    • Developing market development strategies to create demand for the Corporations assets and service
    • Fixing of rates, fares and other charges;
    • Developing costs and benefit analysis for business case proposals
    • Monitoring Implementing research findings and business development proposals reviewing and analyzing all customer proposals and recommending for implementation of all feasible ideas
    • Supervision of regional offices in delivering their mandates
    • Leading, motivating and developing the departmental staff to achieve business and people objectives
    • Identifying, implementing and benchmarking best practices in management
    • Managing change initiatives to achieve desired business plans and culture
    • Reviewing departmental budgets for approval

    Qualifications

    • Master in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance or equivalent from a recognized University
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related Subjects from a recognized University;
    • A minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience 2 of which at supervisory Level;
    • Registered with a relevant professional body ( CIM/MSK/ISK) where applicable
    • Valid Practicing License where applicable
    • Certificate in Management/Leadership skills;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Meets requirements of chapter six of the Constitution;

    Terms of Offer

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.

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    Assistant Real Estate Valuation & Agency

     

    The Assistant Real Estate Valuation and Agency Manager will report to the Real Estate Valuation and Agency Manager

    Responsibilities

    • Preparing & processing documentation of leases transactions and contracts
    • Administering customer leases to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions
    • Reviewing and updating lease agreements to ensure compliance with National and County Government land laws, policies and regulations
    • Tracking the validity of Corporation’s leased land
    • Ensuring timely payments of ground rent and rates by the Corporation
    • Implementing and bench-marking best practices in management
    • Implementing change initiatives to achieve desired business plans and culture
    • Collecting and collating data on final estimations of Land Values in all resettlement Action Plans utilizing the applicable valuation models;
    • Collecting, collating and disseminating information on land acquisition for the Corporation;
    • Ensuring Development partners safeguards guidelines under RAP are adhered to during Compensation;
    • Coordinating the Corporation’s land acquisition process; and
    • Preparing various reports as necessary under supervision of a senior officer.

    Qualifications

    • Masters in Land Economics, Land Administration, or Real Estate or equivalent from a recognized university
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Land Economics, Land Administration, or Real Estate or equivalent from a recognized university.
    • Post Graduate Diploma qualifying as a full member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) Chapter of Valuation and Estate Management Surveyors (VEMS) or Land Administration Management Surveyors (LAMS);
    • A minimum eight (8) years relevant work experience in the Public Service or in the Private Sector two (2) of which must have been in a supervisory level;
    • Registered by any of the following bodies: Institution of Surveyors of Kenya, Estate Agents Registration Board, Valuers Registration Board, and any other relevant and recognized professional body;
    • Valid Practicing License from VRB;
    • Proficiency in Computer applications;
    • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

    Terms of Offer

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.

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    Assistant Rail Safety Manager

     

    Job Details

    • Periodic review of safety risks in operations
    • Leading in the formulation and review of safety policies of the train operations in the corporation as appropriate
    • Carrying out independent accident investigations on major railway accidents and enforce compliance with safety standards
    • Maintaining an up to date databank of major accidents reported by rail operators as well as preparing reports as required
    • Development of operations safety training and awareness programs for all stakeholders
    • Development of Emergency Response and Incidents Management plans

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in Civil /Electrical /Mechanical / Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent from a recognized Institution;
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil /Electrical /Mechanical / Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent from a recognized Institution;
    • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in relevant work in the Public Service or in the Private Sector with at least 2 years at supervisory level
    • Registered as a professional Engineer
    • Registered as a Safety Officer
    • Valid Practicing License where applicable
    • Current membership to a relevant professional body
    • Certificate in supervisory/management/leadership skills;
    • Proficiency in Computer applications.
    • Meets the provision of Chapter Six of Constitution.

    Terms of Offer

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.

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    Assistant M&E Manager

     

    Job Details

    • Formulating and coordinating the Corporation’s monitoring and evaluation strategies, policies, programmes and framework;
    • Coordinating the preparation of the Corporation’s Monitoring and valuation Plans, guidelines and development of Project Implementation & Post completion Indicators and Monitoring & Evaluation reports for Senior Management and Board of Directors;
    • Reviewing of periodic reports on all project activities;
    • Facilitating building capacity for monitoring and evaluation at the Corporation;
    • Facilitating establishment of linkages with consultants and other stakeholders on monitoring and evaluation for the Corporation’s mutual benefit;
    • Developing and reviewing monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures and impact indicators for the project success;
    • Coordinating the evaluation of Rail construction, rehabilitation & Maintenance Projects, Corporation’s strategic plans and performance contracts;
    • Coordinating the preparation of annual work plans, programmes and budgets for rail planning and development as well as realigning the plans to the budget;
    • Monitoring all project activities, expenditures and progress towards achieving the project output;
    • Coordinating the monitoring and evaluation of the sustainability of the project’s results and preparing reports on the findings and lessons learned from project innovations;
    • Facilitating the preparation of reports quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the Board of Directors and Senior Management;
    • Coordinating the preparation of terms of reference for monitoring and evaluation and facilitating implementation of related recommendations;
    • Facilitating carrying out of economic feasibility studies to determine project viability for future investment;
    • Coordinating post project implementation appraisals of completed projects and preparing management reports thereof;
    • Conducting project economic and financial appraisals to determine risks and the economic viability of rail projects; and
    • Facilitating economic analysis of investments, programmes and projects and preparing development and investment plans thereof.

    Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in relevant work in the Public Service or in the Private Sector with at least 2 years at supervisory level
    • Professional Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation or Project Management from a recognized institution;
    • Current Membership to a relevant professional body;
    • Valid Practicing License where applicable
    • Certificate in Management/Leadership skills;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and

    Terms of Offer

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates MUST complete the Kenya Railways application form (KR/HRA/KEA/FM08), attach their testimonials, certificates and National Identification Card (ID) and Curriculum Vitae (CV).

    • In compliance with the Chapter Six of the Constitution, attach the following clearance Certificates:
    • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
    • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    Applications to be addressed to the:

    Managing Director
    Kenya Railways Corporation
    P.O. Box 30121, 00100,
    NAIROBI

    To be received by Friday, 31st May, 2019.

    Note: Only the short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Kenya Railways is an equal opportunity Employer

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