Thursday, June 18, 2009

KASNEB Jobs and Career Opportunities

KASNEB is established under the Accountants Act No.15 of 2008 with the mandate to
  • develop syllabuses,
  • conduct professional and technician examinations;
  • certify candidates in finance, accountancy, management, information communication technology and related disciplines;
  • promote its qualifications globally and accredit relevant training institutions.
The vision of KASNEB is to be the preferred world-class professional examinations body in finance, accountancy, management, information technology and related disciplines.

In order to facilitate the realisation of the above vision, KASNEB is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following senior positions.

Director of Finance - DF/I

Responsibilities

The Director of Finance is the head of the Finance Division and will be expected to provide leadership, set and maintain financial management policies and procedures to deliver efficient and effective financial management services.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the director will be responsible for:
  • Developing and implementing a finance strategy.
  • Leading and supervising the budgeting process including budgetary control
  • Providing technical advice on financial matters to other divisions on a continuous basis.
  • Preparing board papers on financial matters
  • Preparing timely financial management reports
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date financial records and preparing quarterly, half-yearly and annual financial statements
  • Formulating and implementing a prudent financial risk management strategy
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and relevant international standards.
  • Performing any other duties assigned by the Chief Executive from time to time and/or incidental to the division.
Qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following academic and professional qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance from a recognised university.
  • Postgraduate degree in accounting or finance from a recognised university.
  • Must be a CPA graduate and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) in good standing.
  • Must show evidence of relevant experience of not less than 10 years in a senior management position.
  • Must be computer literate with hands on experience in the application of accpac accounting software and other related software packages.
Key personal attributes

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and probity
  • Be a team player with ability to provide strategic leadership and motivate staff
  • Demonstrate sound judgement, excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills,
  • Be able and willing to multitask and prioritise work schedules in order to meet deadlines and achieve results.
Director of Human Resources Management and Administration- DHRMA/II

Responsibilities

The Director of Human Resources Management and Administration is the head of the Human Resources Management and Administration Division and will be expected to provide leadership, set and maintain human resource policies and administrative procedures for efficient and effective service delivery.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the director will be responsible for:
  • Developing and implementing a human resources strategy.
  • Developing, executing and evaluating human resource policies and procedures
  • Advising on optimal recruitment, selection, placement and development of staff.
  • Preparing board papers on human resource and administrative matters
  • Performance management and performance appraisal
  • Job evaluation and advising on appropriate staff compensation and benefits
  • Developing administrative policies and procedures for ensuring proper and efficient administration, utilisation, custody and security of assets and property
  • Formulating and implementing an appropriate risk management strategy for the division
  • Performing any other duties assigned by the Chief Executive from time to time and/or incidental to the division.
Qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following academic and professional qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelors degree in human resources management, social sciences or related field from a recognised university.
  • Postgraduate degree in human resources management from a recognised university.
  • Must be computer literate with hands on experience in the application of human resources management packages.
  • Must show evidence of relevant experience in human resources management of not less than 10 years in a senior management position.
  • Possession of the CPS qualification and/or an LIB degree from a recognised university will be an added advantage.
Key personal attributes

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and probity
  • Be a team player with excellent people skills and the ability to recruit, motivate and develop a talented team of staff
  • Demonstrate proven ability to engage others in adopting change and delivering continuous improvement
  • Possess excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills
  • Be able and willing to multitask and prioritise work schedules in order to meet deadlines and achieve results.
Deputy Director - Quality Assurance and Accreditation - DDQAA/III

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Examinations, the Deputy Director - Quality Assurance and Accreditation will be responsible for:
  • Setting quality assurance compliance objectives and ensuring that targets are achieved
  • Ensuring compliance with national and international standards relating to education and training
  • Developing specifications for training institutions with regard to physical, human, library, financial and other resources
  • Conducting regular inspection of training institutions and submitting evaluative reports to the Chief Executive regarding the suitability of training institutions.
  • Setting up and maintaining controls and documentation procedures
  • Establishing standards of service for customers or clients
  • Ensuring quality in the development and implementation of examination syllabuses and other programmes
  • Performing any other duties assigned by the Chief Executive from time to time and/or incidental to the division.
Qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following academic and professional qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelors degree in education, social sciences or related discipline from a recognised university.
  • Postgraduate degree in education, quality management or related discipline.
  • Must have not less than 7 years working experience as a trainer or quality assurance manager in an education institution.
  • Must be familiar with the provisions of the Accountants Act No. 15 of 2008 as well as the Education Act 1968 and other regulations relating to education and training in Kenya.
  • Possession of any of the professional qualifications of KASNEB will be an added advantage.
Key personal attributes

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and probity.
  • Be a team player with ability to lead and motivate staff,
  • Possess excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills,
  • Be able and willing to multitask and prioritise work schedules in order to meet deadlines and achieve results.
Head of Planning and Strategy - HPS/IV

Responsibilities

The Head of the Planning and Strategy unit is part of the senior management team and reports directly to the Chief Executive.

He/she will be responsible for:
  • Designing and managing a framework for the development and implementation of the corporate strategic plan and operational plans,
  • Monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the corporate strategic
  • plan and operational plans.
  • Providing advice on policy formulation, analysis and review
  • Preparing and implementing annual performance contracts
  • Preparing and submitting quarterly and annual performance contract reports
  • Monitoring the environment and providing advice on change management programmes
  • Implementing and maintaining quality assurance processes such as ISO quality management systems
  • Performing any other duties assigned by the Chief Executive from time to time and/or incidental to the unit.
Qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following academic and professional qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelors degree in commerce, economics, business administration, strategic planning or related discipline from a recognised university.
  • Postgraduate degree in strategic management.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must show evidence of relevant experience in planning and strategy at a senior management level of not less than 7 years.
  • Possession of the CPA or CPS qualification and being a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) in good standing will be an added advantage.
Key personal attributes

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and probity
  • Be a team player with ability to develop and implement strategy and policy
  • Possess excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Possess good negotiation and coordination skills
  • Be ready and willing to multitask and prioritise work schedules in order to meet deadlines and achieve results.
Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs - HMCA/V

Responsibilities

The Head of the Marketing and Corporate Affairs unit is part of the senior management team and reports directly to the Chief Executive.

He/she will be responsible for:
  • Developing and implementing a marketing strategy.
  • Developing and implementing a brand strategy.
  • Developing and implementing a corporate communication strategy.
  • Formulating and implementing a strategy for promoting and enhancing a positive corporate image.
  • Market research and business development
  • Developing networking and strategic linkages across public and private sectors.
  • Formulating and implementing a corporate social responsibility policy
  • Editing and coordinating corporate publications
  • Initiating and drafting appropriate communication for use in the media
  • Performing any other duties assigned by the Chief Executive from time to time and/or incidental to the unit.
Qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following academic and professional qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelors degree in marketing, communication, public relations, media studies or related discipline from a recognised university.
  • Postgraduate degree in marketing, communication, public relations, media studies or related discipline from a recognised university.
  • Be a member of the Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) in good standing.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must show evidence of relevant experience of not less than 7 years in marketing and corporate communication at a senior management level.
  • Possession of the CPS qualification and being a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) in good standing will be an added advantage.
Key personal attributes

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and probity
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the market environment and competitive strategies
  • Be a team player, creative, outgoing, accomplished relationships builder and persuasive negotiator
  • Possess excellent, interpersonal, communication, analytical, presentation and reporting skills
  • Be able and willing to multitask and prioritise work schedules in order to meet deadlines and achieve results.
Application procedure

Interested and qualified candidates should send their hand-written applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and names and addresses of three referees so as to reach the undersigned not later than Friday, 3 July 2009.

The envelope should be marked "CONFIDENTIAL" and indicate the "REFERENCE NUMBER" of the position applied for and be addressed to:-

The Chief Executive
KASNEB
PO Box 41362-00100
Nairobi
18 June 2009

Providing professional and skilled human capital worldwide

KASNEB Towers
Hospital Road, Upper Hill
P.O. Box 41362-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: 254-020-2712640/2712828

Cellphone numbers: 0722-201214,0734-600624

Fax: 2712915

E-mail: info @ kasneb.or.ke

Website: www.kasneb.or.ke







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