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  • Posted on: 6 August, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The Kenya leather Development Council was gazette as a State Corporation in the then Ministry of Livestock Development vide an Executive Order through a legal notice No. 114 of the Kenya gazette supplement No. 113 of 9th September 2011, under the State Corporations Act (Cap 446) of the laws of Kenya to provide direction, harmony and coordination to the leather sub-sector in the country.
    KLDC was formed on a Private-Public Partnership to represent the interests of the leather sector. The representation is drawn from Kenya Livestock Marketing Council, Slaughter Houses Association, Hides, Skins traders, tanners, footwear manufacturers, informal leather manufacturers, academia long standing in the sub-sector and the environment.

    Director (Technical Services)

     

    Job Ref No.: KLDC/001/2019

    Responsibilities

    Reports to the CEO in all matters related to technical issues in the Council.

    The specific duties will entail coordinating:-

    • The development and review of leather sector policies, standards and guidelines.
    • The establishment and management of Leather Parks and Training Centres (Centres of Excellence).
    • Identification and recruiting MSMEs to be trained in production of leather and leather products.
    • The development and review of training curriculum and materials.
    • The assessment of impact of training on MSMEs productivity.
    • The development and review of standards in the leather sector in collaboration with KEBS.
    • Promotion, innovation, product development and branding.
    • Collaboration with County Governments and other Agencies on hides and skins quality improvement.
    • The registration of leather sector players, (Tanneries, exporters/importers, manufacturers, accessories, chemical suppliers and service providers).
    • The inspection and verification of leather and related products’ imports and exports.
    • The promotion of market linkages and access.
    • The marketing of leather parks and centres to attract investment.
    • Environmental compliance in collaboration with stakeholders.

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must;

    • Have a minimum period of twelve (12) years relevant work experience, five (5) of which should be in a management position.
    • Have a Bachelors Degree in leather related field from a recognized institution.
    • Possession of a Masters Degree in leather related field from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
    • Be a member of a professional body, where applicable
    • Have a certificate in Leadership course from a recognized institution.
    • Be proficient in computer applications.
    • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Demonstrate competence in work performance.

    In addition to the above, an officer must have the following personal qualities:

    • Ability to articulate and implement the Council’s Mandate.
    • Sound management skills.
    • Leadership and communication skills.
    • Appreciation and application of technology in the work environment.
    • Self-driven and results oriented.

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    Director (Corporate Services)

     

    Job Ref No.: KLDC/002/2019

    Responsibilities

    Reports to the CEO in all matters related to Corporate Services in the Council.

    The specific duties will entail:-

    • Overseeing the forecasting and planning of Human Resource and Administration, Corporate Communications and ICT needs.
    • Overseeing the implementation of human resource and ICT regulations and circulars as issued from time to time by the Government.
    • Overseeing the realization of the Council’s Strategic Objectives.
    • Developing, reviewing and implementing administrative policies, strategies and programmes within the Council.
    • Overseeing the overall administration, planning, coordination and execution of all IT functions.
    • Coordinating general administrative services of the Council and prudent utilization of resources.
    • Providing leadership in the human resource and administration function of the Council.
    • Spearheading change management programmes in the Council.
    • Superintend Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) of the Directorate.
    • Mentoring and coaching Directorate staff.

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must-:

    • Have a Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant work experience, five (5) of which should be in a management position in the Public Service or Private Sector.
    • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Commerce, Accounting, Finance, or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Possession of a Masters Degree in any of the following: Public Administration, Business Administration, Commerce, Accounting, or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
    • Be a member in good standing of a relevant professional body, where applicable.
    • Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
    • Be proficient in computer applications.
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Demonstrate competence in work performance.

    In addition to the above, an officer must have the following personal qualities:

    • Ability to articulate and implement the Council’s Mandate.
    • Sound management skills.
    • Leadership and communication skills.
    • Appreciation and application of technology in the work environment.
    • Self-driven and results oriented

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    Manager (Capacity Building)

     

    Job Ref No.: KLDC/003/2019

    Responsibilities

    Duties and Responsibilities will entail:

    • Carrying out training needs assessment in leather value chain.
    • Ensure the training Centres are operational and well maintained.
    • Carrying out the identification/recruitment of MSMEs to be trained in production of leather and leather products.
    • Advising on development and revision of training curriculum and materials.
    • Coordinating trainings across the Centres.
    • Ensuring a register of trained MSMEs is maintained.
    • Coordinating follow up and assessment of training impacts on MSMEs productivity.
    • Ensuring appropriate environmental management systems is in place.

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    • A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which should be in a management position in the Public Service or Private Sector.
    • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in leather related field from a recognized institution.
    • Possession of a Masters Degree in leather related field is an added advantage.
    • Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
    • Professional qualification and membership to a professional body, where applicable.
    • Be proficient in computer applications.
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Demonstrate competence in work performance

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    Manager (Promotions & Marketing)

     

    Job Ref No.: KLDC/004/2019

    Responsibilities

    • Initiate development and review of promotion and marketing leather policies, standards and guidelines.
    • Develop and implement promotion and market programmes.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders for optimal facilitation of business in leather sector.
    • Conduct market research to identify new markets, emerging demands and customer preferences.
    • Assess the impact of promotion and marketing on MSMES productivity.
    • Promote product development and branding.
    • Promote market linkages and access.
    • Market leather parks and centres to attract investment.

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-

    • Have a minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which should be in a management position in the Public Service or Private Sector.
    • Have Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Leather Technology, Leather Science, Animal Science, Manufacture Science,Material Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Possession of a Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Leather Technology, Leather Science, Animal Science, Manufacture Science, Material Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
    • Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
    • Professional qualification and membership to a professional body, where applicable.
    • Be proficient in computer applications.
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Demonstrate competence in work performance.

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    Manager (Leather Parks & Centres)

     

    Job Ref No.: KLDC/005/2019

    Responsibilities

    An officer at this level will be deployed to carry out specific duties related to the following areas:

    • Initiate development and review of leather parks and centres’ policies, standard and guidelines.
    • Initiate the establishment and management of leather parks and training centres’ (Centres of Excellence).
    • Assess impack of leather parks and centres on MSMEs productivity.
    • Maintain a database of MSMEs in leather parks and centres.
    • Market leather parks and centres to attract investment.
    • Ensure environmental compliance in collaboration with stakeholders.
    • Facilitate the provision of shared infrastructure within the parks and centres.

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-

    • Have a minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which should be in a management position in the Public Service or Private Sector.
    • Have Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Leather Technology, Leather Science, Animal Science, Manufacture Science, Material Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Possession of a Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Leather Technology, Leather Science, Animal Science, Manufacture Science, Material Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
    • Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
    • Professional qualification and membership to a professional body, where applicable.
    • Be proficient in computer applications.
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Demonstrate competence in work performance.

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    Manager (Human Resource & Administration)

     

    Job Ref No.: KLDC/006/2019

    Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

    • Forecasting and planning on human resource needs of the Council.
    • Initiating best practices in the management of human resource function.
    • Championing change management programmes in the Council.
    • Managing succession plans of the Council.
    • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of training and development programmes.
    • Leading the Council in formulating and implementing efficient Performance Management Systems.
    • Formulating and reviewing administrative policies, strategies, procedures and systems.
    • Managing service contracts and service level agreements for outsourced services.
    • Forecasting Council’s needs for equipment, security and cleaning services.
    • Overseeing the process of acquiring new service providers related to all outsourced services falling under administration section.
    • Coordinating renewal of general insurance covers for vehicles, buildings and equipment.
    • Ensuring efficient provision of transport, security and cleaning services in the Council.
    • Safeguarding the Council’s assets.
    • Facilitating Board and staff functions.
    • Facilitating travel clearance, visas and other necessary travel documents for the Board of Directors and all staff travelling out of the Country on official duties.
    • Initiating the identification and acquisition of the Council’s assets for repair, maintenance and disposal.
    • Developing budget plans for Administration section.
    • Overseeing the provision of efficient records management and information services in the Council.
    • Coordinating the preparation of periodic progress reports.

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must: –

    • Have a minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience, at least three (3) of which should be in a management position in the Public Service or Private Sector.
    • Have a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial Relations or its qualifications from a recognized institution.
    • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Public Administration, Business Administration or its qualifications from a recognized institution and Diploma in any of the following disciplines:- Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or any equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • Possession of a Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial Relations or its qualifications from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
    • Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
    • Be a Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management.
    • Be proficient in computer applications.
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Demonstrate competence in work performance.

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    Manager (Finance & Accounts)

     

    Job Ref No.: KLDC/007/2019

    Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-

    • Consolidating the budget and revised budget as per guidelines issued.
    • Authorizing all expenditure as per set ceilings.
    • Ensuring timely, accurate preparation of expenditure returns from departments, sections and regional offices, where applicable.
    • Supervising preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial management reports.
    • Ensuring quarterly financial management reports are submitted to parent Ministry and National Treasury as per PFM Act.
    • Developing and reviewing supplementary financial policies, procedures, and regulations to enhance internal controls established through Treasury regulations and procedures.
    • Ensuring compliance with Treasury regulations and procedures in financial management.
    • Authorizing payments and signing of cheques subject to set limits.
    • Liaising with parent Ministry and National Treasury for release of funds.
    • Handling all correspondences relating to the Department with external parties.
    • Reviewing all audit queries pertaining to the Department.
    • Interpreting National Treasury circulars issued from time to time.
    • Training and development of finance staff.

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-

    • Have a minimum of ten (10) years work experience, at least three (3) of which should be in a management position in the Public Service or Private Sector.
    • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Finance or Accounting option), Economics, Business Administration, Business Management or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • Possession of a Masters Degree in any of the following:- Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution is an added advantage.
    • Be a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Public Accountant Part III (CPA K,) or Associate of Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA).
    • Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
    • Be a member in good standing of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or or any other recognized professional body.
    • Be proficient in computer applications.
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Demonstrate competence in work performance.

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    Corporation Secretary

     

    Job Ref No.: KLDC/008/2019

    Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

    • Preparing Board Minutes and Papers, Resolutions, Action Points and Reports in a timely manner and ensuring their circulation.
    • Advising the Council on various legal matters and monitoring the compliance of the Council with various regulations issued by the Regulatory Bodies.
    • Advising the Council and coordination with the functional areas in relation to various legal requirements which must be complied with and the legal obstacles which must be overcome in order to obtain the Council’s targeted results.
    • Overseeing and managing compliance issues within the Council.
    • Responsible for the timely release of legal advice to assist the Council in making an informed decision.
    • Ensuring timely compliance with rules and regulations affecting the Council, including the Code of Conduct and Ethics.
    • Attending to all legal matters of the Council including advising, vetting and drafting of legal agreements in relation to the Council’s operations.
    • Liaising with the functional units on queries or legal matters that should arise that relate to the Council’s affairs.

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-

    • Have a minimum of ten (10) years work experience, at least three (3) of which should be in a management position in the Public Service or Private Sector.
    • Have a Bachelor of Laws Degree from a recognized institution.
    • Possession of a Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
    • Have a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education.
    • Be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
    • Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
    • Be a Certified Public Secretary (K) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Be proficient in computer applications.
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution.
    • Demonstrate competence in work performance.

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    Principal Leather Industrial Development Officer

     

    Job Ref No.: KLDC/009/2019

    Responsibilities

    Duties and Responsibilities will entail:

    • Promoting production of quality hides and skins.
    • Carrying out sensitization on standards on leather products.
    • Carrying out training needs assessment in leather value chain.
    • Identification/recruitment of MSMEs to be trained in production of leather and leather products.
    • Undertaking research on Leather production and marketing activities.
    • Analyzing Leather sector data.
    • Carrying out inspection and verification of imports and exports.
    • Updating the Leather databank.
    • Promoting appropriate environmental management in the leather sector in collaboration with NEMA.

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:-

    • Have a minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work experience.
    • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Leather Technology, Leather Science/Manufacture, or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
    • Be proficient in computer applications.
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Demonstrate competence in work performance.

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    Principal Supply Chain Management Officer

     

    Job Ref No.: KLDC/010/2019

    Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

    • Procuring goods, services and works.
    • Conducting disposal of stores and equipment.
    • Undertaking market surveys and research.
    • Managing and controlling inventory.
    • Maintaining and updating list of prequalified supplies, consultants and contractors.
    • Implementing decisions of the procurement, tender and disposal committees.
    • Preparing contract documents, purchase and service orders.
    • Participating in the evaluation of tenders, quotations and proposals; inspection and acceptance of goods, works and services.
    • Preparing statutory reports.
    • Providing secretarial services and advice to relevant committees.

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must: –

    • Have a minimum of eight (8) years work experience in the Public Service or Private Sector.
    • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: – Procurement and Supplies Management, Procurement and Logistics, Commerce, Business Administration (Supplies Management Option), Economics or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
    • Be a member of a professional body – either KISM or CIPS or both.
    • Be proficient in computer applications.
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Show merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

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    Principal Internal Auditor

     

    Job Ref No.: KLDC/011/2019

    Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

    • Developing a comprehensive programme of engagement coverage for assigned areas.
    • Ensuring conformity to acceptable standards, plans, budgets and schedules.
    • Assisting in the preparation of specific audit assignment plans and programmes.
    • Performing audit tests on the internal controls in accounting, administrative and operational procedures.
    • Ensuring that the audit findings are properly documented.
    • Preparing draft audit reports detailing audit findings.
    • Leading specific audit teams.
    • Preparing periodic audit reports.

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-

    • Have a minimum of eight (8) years work experience in the Public Service or Private Sector.
    • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Economics, Business Administration, Business Management or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
    • Be in possession of any of the following: – CPA (K), CISA, CFE, CIA or its equivalent qualification.
    • Be a member of a professional body – Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK) and/ or Institute of Internal Auditors of Kenya (IIA-Kenya).
    • Have a certificate in Leadership Course from a recognized institution.
    • Be proficient in Computer applications.
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
    • Demonstrate competence in work performance.

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    Senior Leather Industrial Development Officer

     

    Job Ref No.: KLDC/012/2019

    Responsibilities

    Duties and Responsibilities will entail:-

    • Promoting production of quality hides and skins.
    • Carrying out sensitization on standards on leather products.
    • Carrying out training needs assessment in leather value chain.
    • Identifying and recruiting MSMEs to be trained in production of leather and leather products.
    • Analyzing Leather sector data.
    • Carrying out inspection, verification of imports and exports.
    • Updating the Leather databank.
    • Promoting appropriate environmental management in the leather sector in collaboration with NEMA.

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:-

    • A minimum period of five (5) years relevant work experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Leather Technology, Leather Science/Manufacture or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Proficiency in computer applications.
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.
    • Demonstrate competence in work performance.

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    Senior ICT Officer

     

    Job Ref No.: KLDC/013/2019

    Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-

    • Installing and maintaining computer systems.
    • Analyzing, designing, coding, testing and implementing computer programs.
    • Configuring local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN).
    • Providing user support.
    • Developing and updating application systems.
    • Carrying out systems analysis, design and programme specifications in liaison with users.
    • Drawing up hardware specifications for information communication technology equipment.
    • User and systems support and logging of incidents.
    • Verifying, validating and certifying information communication technology equipment.
    • Ensuring effective working of systems for efficient service delivery.
    • Configuring new information communication technology equipment.
    • Implementing systems and network security.

    Qualifications

    For appointment to this grade an officer must:-

    • Have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in relevant work in the Public Service or in the Private Sector.
    • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Information Technology, Computer Science/Engineering, Business Information Technology or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
    • Have certification from relevant professional bodies in either CCNA, N+, A+, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) or other equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
    • Show merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya. Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application, copies of the following:

    • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
    • Clearance/Compliance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
    • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    • Clearance from recognized Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    Suitably qualified candidates are advised to download and complete the Candidates’ Profile and Application Form (from the ‘Vacancies’ section at www.leathercouncil.go.ke) indicating the Job Reference Number on the Job Application Form and send to kldc.jobadverts@gmail.com attaching certified copies of academic certificates and professional qualifications and National ID. Hand-delivered application can also be dropped at the Council’s Reception Desk located at CPA Centre, 5th Floor, Thika Road, next to KCA University.

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