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  • Career Opportunities at Kenya Power Pension Fund

  • Posted on: 29 July, 2019 Deadline: 13 August, 2019
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  • Kenya Power Pension Fund (KPPF) is a Retirement Benefits Scheme registered with Retirement Benefits Authority, responsible for providing pension benefits to permanent and pensionable employees of Kenya Power, KETRACO and Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board upon their retirement or withdrawal and to their dependents in the event of death in service.

    It is in this pursuit that KPPF is seeking to recruit top talent to join the innovative and transformative team to deliver on key milestones of the Fund.

    The individuals to fill the executive positions should be result oriented, self-driven, with vision, creative and of high integrity.

    Applications are therefore invited from qualified persons to fill the vacancy below:

    Senior Legal and Compliance Officer

     

    Purpose of the job

    The Senior Legal and Compliance Officer will be responsible for providing Board secretarial service to the Board of Trustees and legal advisory services to the Fund.

    Providing technical and strategic leadership in the development and implementation of a robust legal and risk management framework aimed at ensuring security of pension funds, protection of the rights of members and beneficiaries, stakeholders and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide legal input in the formulation of KPPF’s corporate strategy, including investment policies.
    • Oversee the articulation of the legal and board secretarial strategy, including a board engagement plan in line with the Fund’s overall strategy.
    • Establish and ensure implementation of an effective legal and compliance framework/ procedure for the Fund.
    • Develop and ensure implementation of a compliance plan to ensure all aspects of the Fund’s operations are in line with relevant regulations.
    • Keep abreast of local and global best practices with respect to compliance and risk management for the Fund’s operations and make recommendations.
    • Provide board/secretarial services to the Board of Trustees and advice on good corporate governance practices to enhance organisational effectiveness.
    • Coordinate the arrangement of Board meetings and attend to all matters relating to the operation and function of the Board.
    • Record and circulate minutes of the meetings of the Board, its Committees, AGM and Management in the course of these proceedings.
    • Represent the Fund on litigation matters involving the Fund.
    • Prepare legal opinions, advice and reports on technical legal matters to the Board and Departmental Managers including reviewing legal documentation, management of legal due diligence and liaising with external counsel as required.
    • Responsible for legal & regulatory compliance management including monitoring and reporting on changes to applicable statutes and regulations.
    • Responsible for contract management; drafting standard contracts and specialized contracts, review and negotiate contracts and ensuring such documents and third party contracts are properly and promptly executed.
    • Maintain proper coordination between the legal function and other user departments with respect to contracting with suppliers, vendors and third parties.
    • Develop a Risk Management Framework and continuously assess and evaluate risks and identify mitigation mechanisms.
    • Oversee the audits of policy and compliance to standards in the Fund’s operations including liaison with internal and external auditors.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognised University.
    • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
    • Relevant Professional qualification e.g. CPS (K)
    • Six (6) years’ post admission experience in providing a corporate legal office of a medium or large size organisation with at least three (3) years at management level.
    • A Master’s Degree in related discipline and board secretarial services experience will be an added advantage.
    • Risk management and compliance experience with knowledge of current best practices and trends.

    Competencies

    • Strong leadership skills to foster teamwork; develop and motivate staff, resolve conflicts as well as ability to provide direction, guidance, momentum and vision in order to achieve the Fund’s objectives.
    • High-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build consensus, alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity.
    • Ability to be forward thinking and use technology and other modern tools to drive decision making and implementation
    • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity/inclusion.
    • Creativity and innovation skills.
    • Critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity/inclusion.
    • Quality focus and attention to detail.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Personal motivation and drive exhibited through commitment to hard work, continuous improvement and achievement of goals.

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    Strategy Officer

     

    Purpose of the job

    The Strategy Officer will be responsible for providing guidance in the formulation and implementation of corporate strategic initiatives, monitor the set plans; drive innovation, implement and manage the operational business process management framework, ensure service and quality assurance with a view to enhancing customer experience and oversee the Quality Management System.

    Responsibilities

    • Participate in the development, implementation and execution of corporate strategy by guiding the planning and review process and overseeing strategic initiatives and projects.
    • Lead periodic reviews of strategy in line with external and internal, political, economic, social, environmental change drivers and advise on the strategic implications of these factors.
    • Advise management to enable a shared understanding of best practice strategic planning and to ensure that planning outcomes are highly effective and well aligned.
    • Direct the alignment of corporate reporting systems and the identification of key performance indicators and high level targets.
    • Facilitate the strategic review and planning processes, to enable the development of aligned and integrated divisional/business plans.
    • Enforce compliance with strategic planning reporting requirements by linking to independent performance management and departmental processes.
    • Lead process improvement initiatives through mapping of member journey, coordinate and streamline business processes; identify risks and issues and prioritize processes to be improved.
    • Conduct “voice of the customer” survey to establish priorities.
    • Implement process solutions to improve operational efficiency and recommend innovative solutions.
    • Develop metrics to ensure processes improvement implementations are successfully measured.
    • Develop challenging quality metrics; monitor performance and develop procedures to examine and report quality issues.
    • Ensure systems in use to serve members are “customer centric” and enable provision of a superior customer service
    • Administer and implement quality management system (QMS) to ensure efficiency, compliance and continual improvement and automation using Q-Pulse system.
    • Prepare QMS reports for management review meetings, external reporting for surveillance/certification audits and liaising with certification bodies.
    • Oversee risk management review, customer feedback management, organizational awareness and training on QMS/ISO.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related field from a recognized university.
    • Relevant professional qualification(s)
    • Advanced Training in Quality Management System
    • Five (5) years’ working experience in business management, business analytics or pension fund management & administration.
    • Knowledge and experience in ISO 9001 or a Certified QMS Lead Auditor will be an added advantage.

    Competencies

    • Demonstrated business acumen – able to create Fund strategy and actions that impact business success.
    • Understanding of quality assurance gained through experience of working in a customer focused, results driven team.
    • Good understanding and experience in application of commercial and financial principles.
    • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity/inclusion.
    • Creativity and innovation skills.
    • Quality focus and attention to detail.
    • Action oriented and demonstrated ability to manage priorities.
    • Professionalism and integrity.
    • Good oral and written communication skills; customer relationship management skills.
    • Risk awareness and focus – demonstrate understanding of risk management practices, standards and regulatory requirements.

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    Senior Investment Officer

     

    Purpose of the job

    The Senior Investment Officer will oversee the investments in equities, fixed income and alternative assets that include property, private equity, direct investments; and participate in analyzing investment data and modelling investment ideas. The job holder will also be responsible for alternative investments sourcing, evaluation and deals closure as well as be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance of the entire investment portfolio of the Fund.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop a database for investments to guide management in investment decision making.
    • Monitor and evaluate the performance of all investments and associated service providers.
    • Sourcing for alternative investments and guide due diligence, internal approvals, structuring and coordinating work of all advisors and team members from across multiple departments.
    • Develop financial analysis model to guide in the financial feasibility and pricing of real estate projects and other investment opportunities.
    • Monitor return on investment trends and advice management on their effect on the Fund’s investment portfolio and strategy.
    • Develop and regularly review investment management benchmarks.
    • Coordinate the determination and uploading rates of interest rates due to members’ accounts.
    • Develop periodic investment reports.
    • Review and execute the investment risk framework.

    Qualifications

    • A Bachelor Degree in Commerce, Business Administration or related discipline from a recognized University.
    • Relevant Professional qualification(s) – CPA (K) / CFA.
    • Six (6) years’ post qualification experience in an investment management, project finance transaction advisory or private equity role in a medium or large size organization with at least three (3) years at management level.
    • Alternative investments sourcing, evaluation and deal closure experience with knowledge of current best practices and trends.
    • A Master’s Degree in related discipline will be an added advantage.

    Competencies

    • Demonstrated business acumen – able to create Fund strategy and actions that impact business success.
    • Strong leadership skills to foster teamwork; develop and motivate staff, resolve conflicts as well as ability to provide direction, guidance, momentum and vision in order to achieve the Fund’s objectives.
    • High-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build consensus, alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity.
    • Ability to be forward thinking and use technology and other modern tools to drive decision making and implementation
    • Creativity and innovation skills.
    • Critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Good understanding and experience in application of commercial and financial principles.
    • Quality focus and attention to detail.
    • Professionalism and integrity.
    • Risk awareness and focus – demonstrate understanding of risk management practices, standards and regulatory requirements.

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    Marketing & Communication Officer

     

    Purpose of the job

    The Marketing & Communication Officer is responsible for providing marketing support, promoting brand visibility, strategic market intelligence, corporate social responsibility, internal communication and public relations.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead the development and implementation of the Fund’s marketing strategy ensuring alignment to the overall business plan to sustain growth and investment returns.
    • Develop and manage internal marketing communication systems on products and services.
    • Perform market studies to generate market information that support strategic and tactical decisions for the Fund.
    • Coordinate all activities of product development and enhancement to support quality of products and services.
    • Coordinate all activities to establish effective market segmentation for products and services.
    • Develop and manage external marketing communication systems on of the Fund’s capabilities and corporate activities.
    • Develop robust media campaigns that will positively profile the Fund among key publics.
    • Coordinate media monitoring activities and prepare a monthly report on coverage received.
    • Ensure corporate events are well publicized and well covered in the media and internally.
    • Continuously monitor the corporate website and other online media and ensure that information uploaded is accurate and projects a positive image.
    • Responsible for overseeing all the branding aspects of the Fund and production of the internal and external newsletters.
    • Develop and implement a corporate communications strategy and an internal communications plan.
    • Foster positive community relations through various initiatives and CSR programs and coordinate special corporate events.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor Degree in Commerce, Marketing, Communication or Business Management from a recognized university.
    • Registered Member of relevant professional body.
    • Five (5) years’ working experience in Marketing, Sales, Public Relations or Communication.
    • Marketing and Communication experience and knowledge of current best practices and trends.

    Competencies

    • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
    • Strong Writing and Editorial skills, Event planning and management skills
    • Creativity and innovation skills.
    • Established media relationships with a track record of securing high-quality press coverage.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Good customer relationship management and presentation skills
    • Personal motivation and drive exhibited through commitment to hard work, continuous improvement and achievement of goals.
    • Risk awareness and focus – demonstrate understanding of risk management practices, standards and regulatory requirements.

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    Head of HR & Administration

     

    Purpose of the job

    The Head of HR & Administration will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and management over the Fund’s human resources and staff development and coordinating all administrative support services.

    Responsibilities

    • Design, development, implementation and evaluation of HR strategic plan and align with the Fund’s Strategic plan.
    • Regularly review the Fund’s organization structure and provide strategic advice on its appropriateness and ensuring sufficient staffing and optimum establishment.
    • Develop, implement and maintain a framework of policies and procedures that enable the Fund to engage, develop and manage its people in accordance with the core values and within Kenyan labour laws.
    • Recruit high calibre skilled staff to match present and future operational and business requirements in line with the Fund’s Strategy.
    • Identify Trustees and employees training and development needs, plan and coordinate relevant training programmes.
    • Drive the performance management process in line with the framework and guidelines.
    • Implement talent management processes and development of the leadership and succession framework.
    • Ensure that succession planning is integrated with business planning and the prevalence of a knowledge transfer plan is designed.
    • Review, manage and propose compensation that enables the Fund to remain competitive and attractive.
    • Partner with functional leaders to compile, maintain and execute strategic workforce plans.
    • Provide professional expertise in the implementation of the talent review process and creation of an internal bench of top talent.
    • Coordinate processing of the monthly Payroll and other benefits and coordinate leave management.
    • Manage the disciplinary process and related processes ensuring documentations are done in accordance to set policies, procedures and Employment Act.
    • Manage all office administrative matters to ensure staff welfare matters are addressed and that the fund operates in a good working environment in line with OSHA.
    • Maintenance of confidential storage of all HR related documents including staff files, payroll, minutes and benefits database.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or related discipline from a recognized University.
    • Professional qualification(s) in Human Resources e.g. CHRP or equivalent.
    • Current and valid Human Resource Practicing License
    • Six (6) years’ post qualification experience in a HR role in a medium or large size organization with at least three (3) years at management level.
    • Change management experience with knowledge of current best practices and trends.
    • A master’s degree in related discipline will be an added advantage.

    Competencies

    • Strong leadership skills to foster teamwork; develop and motivate staff, ability to provide direction, guidance, momentum and vision in order to achieve the Fund’s objectives.
    • Demonstrated business acumen – able to create strategy and actions that impact business success.
    • Ability to be forward thinking and use technology and other modern tools to drive decision making and implementation.
    • Professionalism and integrity.
    • Risk awareness and focus – demonstrate understanding of risk management practices, standards and regulatory requirements.
    • Ability to lead, influence and drive change initiatives in support of business strategies.
    • Personal motivation and drive exhibited through commitment to hard work, continuous improvement and achievement of goals.

    Method of Application

    Applications should be submitted through e mail to: recruitment@kppf.co.ke to be received not later than Tuesday 13th August 2019.

    In addition, please attach your Curriculum Vitae that contains details of your qualifications, experience and positions held relevant to the roles.

    Also attach copies of certificates and other relevant testimonials and clearly indicate current and expected gross pay.

    Include your telephone numbers, e mail address, names and addresses of three (3) professional referees. Successful applicants will be required to undergo corruption and security background vetting in accordance with KRA and Government procedures.

    Canvassing will lead to disqualification.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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