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  • Posted on: 21 May, 2019 Deadline: 4 June, 2019
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  • Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a State Corporation established under the KBC Act (Cap. 221) and operating under the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology. The Corporation is committed to excellence in broadcast services to our audience, customers and the public. Its aim is to inform, educate and entertain the public through Radio services, Television services and other Digital Media platforms. The Corporation wishes to fill the following position on a two (2) years contract under Legal Department with a dynamic, self-driven and results-oriented professional to achieve its corporate objectives.

    Credit Control Manager

     

    While reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager, the Credit Control Manager will be responsible for developing and executing the Corporation’s credit management, debt recovery and debt collection efforts.

    Specific Terms

    Three (3) years contract of employment renewable subject to good performance output.

    Remuneration

    An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

    Responsibilities

    • Setting up an effective credit control system with clear terms and conditions of the receivable and payable balances
    • Formulating and /or reviewing credit policy
    • Ensuring Corporation’s debts are settled and recovered on time and efficiently.
    • Ensuring that all invoices are raised on time that invoices have the relevant attachments and are dispatched in an appropriate manner.
    • Maintaining accurate and up to date records of all debtors
    • Coordinating daily execution of debt follow ups and recovery
    • Responsible for negotiating re-payment plans whenever necessary
    • Identify changes in payment patterns and propose action to avert indebtedness
    • Formulating guidelines on the management of bad and doubtful debts
    • Managing the credit rating process of customers requiring credit facilities and give recommendations,
    • Handling disputed bills within the agreed terms resolving problems in relation to invoicing /payments
    • Compiling and making recommendations to the Management bad and doubtful debt provision and write-offs
    • Ensuring that all transactions are compliant with the Corporation’s policies

    Qualifications

    Educational Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Economics from a recognized University
    • A Master’s degree (MBA / MSc in Finance /Accounting or its equivalent) from a recognized University will be an added advantage.

    Professional Requirements

    • CPA (K) or any other recognized equivalent professional qualification
    • Computer proficiency
    • Must be a registered member of ICPAK

    Minimum Experience

    • At least seven (7) years working experience with at least three (3) years as Accounts Controller, Chief Accountant / Chief Revenue Officer or a higher position than Chief Accountant / Chief Revenue Officer in a large busy organization.
    • Must show evidence of experience in preparing financial statements, management accounts, budgets and accounts reconciliations.

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    Television Programmes Manager

     

    Three (3) years contract of employment renewable subject to good performance output.

    An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

    Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a State Corporation established under the KBC Act (Cap. 221) and operating under the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology.

    The Corporation wishes to fill the following vacant position with dynamic, self-driven and results-oriented professionals to achieve its corporate objectives. Qualified internal/external candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Those who had applied earlier for the re-advertised position need not re-apply.

    The Role:

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the TV Programmes Manager will be responsible for developing and managing suitable program content for the Corporation’s Television channels by making sure that programming is undertaken in line with the Corporation’s public and commercial broadcasting mandate in order to enhance effective competition in the market niche.

    In addition, he/she will be responsible for the day to day running of KBC TV Channels with an emphasis on growing audiences while repositioning KBC to compete effectively while ensuring that it remains steadfast to its role as a Public Broadcaster.

    Responsibilities

    • Planning, co-coordinating and controlling the production and operation of TV channels
    • Initiation, formulation and implementation of Television Programme policies.
    • Initiation, interpretation and implementation of National Policies and Commercials through Television Programmes
    • Developing attractive program schedules to ensure growth in audience and maintaining required high quality services
    • Consistent identification of communication solutions, needs and opportunities for the TV channels
    • Working with local and international partners to provide a wide spectrum of programming and arranging for co-production with other organizations
    • Driving growth through acquisition of new programs and retention of existing programs by implementing effective retention plans
    • Managing the implementation of all promotional/programming activities of the TV channels
    • Participating in high level engagement/presentation at Board and Management level to foster good relations and aid in faster decision making on schedule proposed
    • Preparing reports on statistical indicators on the performance of the TV channels as required
    • Managing, directing and evaluating the performance of a team of producers, programmers and designers to follow through the departmental strategy
    • Advising the Corporation on all Television Programme matters.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Broadcast Journalism, Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
    • Diploma in TV Production, Mass Communication or Broadcast Journalism.
    • Ten (10) years working experience in a broadcasting/media environment
    • Must have served in a managerial position in TV production/programming for three (3) or served as a Sectional Head or its equivalent for at least seven (7) years in a reputable broadcasting/ media organization
    • Must be conversant with contemporary and future trends and dynamics of broadcast media industry
    • Good leadership, managerial and interpersonal skills
    • High integrity and ability to work without close supervision
    • Must be computer literate.

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    Technical Services Manager

     

    Three (3) years contract of employment renewable subject to good performance output.

    An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

    The Role:

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the Manager – Technical Services will be responsible for facilitating high quality maintenance of radio and television broadcasts, broadcast equipment/systems and related facilities owned or operated by KBC; supporting the daily production and operations of the KBC radio and television network, including audio and video production, staff support and training, on-air studio operations and automation systems; and also overseeing the strategic direction of broadcast technologies and systems, their acquisition, deployment, use and post-implementation.

    Responsibilities

    • Management of KBC broadcast and technical services resources; planning for their acquisition, implementation, operation and optimal utilization
    • Overseeing the strategic development and improvement of broadcasting systems, as well as their commissioning, maintenance and/or decommissioning
    • Planning and scheduling of all activities in Technical Services Department and ensuring they are promptly completed within specified deadlines and budgets
    • Preparation and approval of technical services specifications to be used in the procurement of the required technical engineering facilities
    • Ensuring efficient, effective and timely implementation of technical engineering projects in the Department
    • Development, implementation and review of technical services policies, procedures, standards and work plans
    • Conducting staff performance appraisals and coordinating continuous improvement initiatives in the Department
    • Responsible for the overall discipline and performance of staff in the Department
    • Preparing budgets for Technical Services Department
    • Monitoring and optimizing the performance of technical engineering facilities.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunication, Electrical / Electronics Engineering, Broadcast Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution
    • Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
    • Must be a registered member of the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya or any other recognized Engineering Body at the level of Professional Engineer or Graduate Engineer.
    • At least ten (10) years practical experience in a broadcasting/media environment
    • Must be conversant with media legislation, digital broadcast, multimedia /web services, convergence of technologies and technological trends in the broadcasting industry
    • Must have worked in a managerial position for at least three (3) years while overseeing the operations of key systems in a similar organization
    • Demonstrable high standard of professional competence and requisite administrative ability required for direction and coordination of planning, development and maintenance of engineering technical facilities
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Creativity and innovation
    • Must be computer literate.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the above criteria must submit a detailed updated CV; copies of relevant certificates/testimonials; national identity card/passport; application/cover letter demonstrating how they qualify for the relevant position; and names /contact information & email addresses of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications, work experience, competence, character and integrity.

    Applications addressed to the undersigned must be received on or before 4th June, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

    ‘’KBC is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Persons with Disabilities and the Marginalized are encouraged to apply.’’

    MANAGING DIRECTOR
    KENYA BROADCASTING CORPORATION
    P.O. BOX 30456-00100
    NAIROBI.

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