Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) Job Vacancies

Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) was set up under the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 and charged with the mandate to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national roads and is an equal opportunity employer.

In order to carry out this mandate effectively, the Authority is seeking for dedicated, passionate and highly- driven individuals, who are able to demonstrate strong analytical skills, are result oriented, excellent time managers and team players to fill the vacancies below to join our team and help transform the Kenyan economy through provision of good roads.

General Manager (Finance)
Grade 9 - (1 Position at Headquarters)
Ref: HR/FIN/001

Reporting to the Director General, the holder will head the Finance function of the Authority.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Carry out Financial planning for the transactions of the Authority
  • Design, monitor and supervise the implementation of internal financial control measures and systems to safeguard the property and assets of the Authority.
  • Prepare, design and maintain a proper computerized accounting and financial system.
  • Prepare the core budget and provide technical support/ advice to the line managers during budgeting.
  • Assist divisional heads in the management of their budgets through regular provision of financial information.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports and statements of accounts.
  • Responsible for development, supervision and motivation of staff under the department.
  • Act as the chief adviser on all financial matters to authority.
  • Prepare financial regulations.
  • Maintain financial records and preparation statutory accounts.
  • Liaise with external auditors.
  • Exercise expenditure control.
  • Coordinate the activities of the department to ensure collaboration with other departments/ sections
Job Specification
  • A degree from a recognized institution
  • Certified Public Accountant- CPA (K) or its equivalent ..Possession of an MBA degree is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 10 years post qualification managerial experience in accounting and finance five of which should be in senior position.
  • Good communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage staff and provide good leadership
  • Working ICT knowledge in financial systems.
Manager - Environment & Social Interests
Grade 8- (Headquarters)
Ref: HR/PE/001

Reporting to General Manager (Planning & Environment), the holder of the position will be responsible for all matters relating to environmental and social management in the Authority.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Implementation of the law and policies of the Authority relating to the environment and social matters
  • Preparation of annual work programmes, budgets and procurement plans for the section
  • Ensuring road works and services are executed in accordance and in compliance with environmental and social management requirements
  • Undertaking environmental and social impact studies independently as part of the road design and tender documentation process and preparation of appropriate management plans
  • Overseeing the overall environmental compliance of ali of the Authority's activities
  • Preparation of periodic reports for the section
  • Perform any other duties as may be required from time to time.
Job Specification
  • A recognized first degree in a relevant field
  • Registration with NEMA as a Lead Expert
  • Minimum of 10 years'overall experience, two of which should be in the area of environmental assessment of roads
  • Proven knowledge of Environmental Management and Coordination Act 1999 and the Regulations arising there from
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to manage staff and provide leadership
  • ICT knowledge
Senior Accountants
2 Posts
Grade 7 - (Headquarters)
Ref: HR/FIN/002

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Finance Manager the holder will be responsible for the following
  • Maintaining up to date books of accounts
  • Preparation of Monthly, Quarterly and Annual financial reports
  • Preparation of budgets
  • Consolidation of Regional Offices Monthly, Quarterly and Annual financial reports
  • Coordination of responses to audit queries
  • Support in treasury management
  • Processing of the Authority's payments and other disbursements
  • Monthly bank Reconciliations
  • Monthly Balance Sheet schedules preparation and ageing analysts
  • Petty cash and Travel/ Business advances processing
  • Payroll management
  • Statutory deductions and returns (e.g. NSSF.NHIF, PAYE, Withholding tax etc)
  • Filing and safe custody of the authority's vouchers
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.
Job Specification
  • A first degree from a recognized university
  • CPA(K) or its recognized equivalent
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience
  • Good Analytical skills
  • Good communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge in accounting for donor funded projects
Accountants
12 Posts
Grade 6 - (2 at Headquarters and 10 in the Regions)
Ref: HR/F1N/003

Duties and Responsibilities

Their overall responsibility is to ensure the proper functioning of the general ledger & Accounts Payables unit within Finance Department in the Headquarters or Regional offices.

Other responsibilities include
  • Assisting in the preparation of periodic financial accounts
  • Assisting in the preparation of budgets
  • Budgetary controls
  • Preparation or review of periodic expenditure returns
  • Processing of Authority's contracts payments and other disbursements
  • Performing monthly bank reconciliations
  • Management of the Authority's general ledger
  • Management and reconciliation of payroll accounts
  • Timely remittance of statutory deductions
  • Preparation of withheld tax certificates and their timely remittance to KRA
  • Ensuring safe custody of Authority's payment and journal vouchers
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.
Job Specification
  • A first degree from a recognized university
  • CPA II or its recognized equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Good Analytical skills
  • Good communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems.
Accounts Assistants
14 Posts
Grade 3- (4 at Headquarters and 10 in the Regions)
Ref: HR/FIN/004

Their general responsibility is assisting the Accountants in processing of payments, expenditure control and capturing of data to the financial system and periodic bank reconciliations.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparation of payment vouchers or e-banking information
  • Preparation of journal vouchers
  • Data capturing to the accounting system
  • Payroll reconciliation
  • Processing of staff imprest/travel advances
  • Filing of the Authority's vouchers
  • Vote-book control
  • Maintaining of payment and other registers
  • Processing funding requests from the regions
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.
Job Specification
  • CPA II or its recognized equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience
  • Good communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems.
Senior Human Resource Officer
Grade 7- (Headquarters)
Ref: HR/001

The holder will be the principal assistant to the Human Resource & Administration Manager

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Review and recommend human resource policy initiatives that ensure the Authority maintains best practice;
  • Facilitate identification of suitable staff training programmes, including staff development, on-the-job training, specific courses and job rotation;
  • Ensure timely and efficient recruitment procedures are followed for all Authority vacancies;
  • Review and advise improvements to the staff performance assessment procedures and ensure adherence to HR Policies and procedures
  • Overall administration of the KeNH A medical scheme, including liaising with insurance com panics, doctors, etcon particular cases when required;
  • Review, process and provide relevant advice on all staff claims and entitlements in accordance with the current policies:
  • Attend to all administration requirements for the HR section including advertisement procedures, requisitioning for purchasing of necessary office stationery and equipment and responding to staffing enquiries;
  • Ensure all relevant Staff records are updated and maintained and all Personal Files safeguarded and kept confidential at all times;
  • Provide regular updates to Management on the status of the HR processes and provide timely advice to Finance on staff remuneration issues;
  • Generate information for periodical reports on overall HR status in the Authority
  • Facilitating the staff disciplinary process
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the HR & Administration Manager from time to time.
Job Specification
  • Degree from a recognized university
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Membership to relevant professional body
  • Minimum 8 years relevant working experience
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Proven communication skills
  • Computer proficiency and ability to operate an HR Information System
  • Rounded experience and knowledge of Labour laws, procedures and policies
  • Ability to interpret, find solutions and to communicate employee concerns
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and keep abreast with emerging trends in Human Resource Management
HR Administration Officer
Grade 6- (Headquarters)
Ref: HR/002

The holder will report to the Human Resource & Administration Manager

Duties and responsibilities
  • Ensure effective and efficient performance of administration related activities including transport office space, meetings scheduling, administrative staff management, contracted/ outsourced workers management, security and general office supplies etc.
  • Facilitate mobility and maintenance of Authority's fleet and buildings.
  • Ensure up to date maintenance of Authority's vehicle records and renewal of the various licenses and insurance covers,
  • Provide Administrative assistance to the regions and serve as link person for broader administration support between the headquarters and regional offices,
  • Ensure proper staff and administrative records
  • Coordinate responses to emergencies e.g electricity failures, water leakages,defective locks etc with approved service provider.
  • Coordinate provision of office supplies to officers
  • Ensure adequate staff supervision of transport personnel.
  • Coordinate/advice on general outsourcing requirements for HR & Administration services
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Job Specification
  • Degree from a recognized university
  • Professional qualifications in Human Resource, Business Management or related Studies
  • Membership to relevant professional body essential
  • Minimum 6 years relevant working experience
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Proven communication skills
  • Culture Change Agent
  • Computer proficiency
  • Critical time management skills
  • Rounded experience and knowledge of relevant legislations, administrative procedures and policies
HR Administration Assistant
Grade 4- ( Headquarters)
Ref: HR/003

Duties and responsibilities
  • Under the direction of the Senior HR Officer, the holder shall perform all support Human Resource Management and Administration related duties as assigned
Job Specification
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management or Business Management
  • Minimum 3 years relevant working experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Computer proficiency and ability to operate an HR Information System
  • Rounded experience and knowledge of Labour laws, procedures and policies
  • Ability to interpret,find solutions and to communicate employee concerns
Legal Administrative Assistant
Grade, 4 (Headquarters)
Ref: HR/LGL/001

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Legal & Corporate Affairs Manager, the holder of this position will be
  • Providing administrative and legal services support for the Manager.
  • Organizing and maintaining electronic and paper files database of core details of the Authority's records and contract documents in the Contract Records Office,other legal documents and various policy documents.
  • Developing and maintaining the Legal & Corporate Affairs Section's filing system and send documents off site after recording into the Records Management database.
  • Preparing and administering an effective bring up system on communication on all Legal matters and other related issues.
  • Documentation and storage of Legal and Gazzette Notices, Legal Journals and update of statutes
  • Establishing and maintaining a Case Management System.
  • Establishing a spreadsheet inventory of all executed contracts and other legal documents
  • Assisting in typing and editing all legal documents, minutes .correspondence, and performing related tasks.
  • Facilitating registration of all Contracts, Leases and other title Documents at the Lands Registry.
  • Developing control procedures to ensure security of records, legal instruments and other core documents belonging to the Authority.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Job specification
  • Be a holder of a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent professional qualification and/or Diploma in Legal Studies.
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience as a Legal Administrative Assistant in a Corporate Legal Department.
  • Excellent Computer skills including advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, Spreadsheets, Database Management, and other software applications.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise judgment and make decisions to promote smooth workflow, which requires a strong overall knowledge of the department operations.
  • Must be a team player, able to work under minimum supervision, handle complex projects, prioritize and manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are necessary
Senior Procurement Officer
Grade 7- (Headquarters)
Ref: HR/PROC/001

The Senior Procurement Officer will be responsible to the Procurement Manager

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assisting the Procurement Manager in procurement and inventory management
  • Preparing and updating procurement manuals and standard documents
  • Evaluating procurement and personnel performance
  • Coordinating the development of the Authority's consolidated annual procurement plan
  • Conducting training, job enrichment programmes and purchasing research
  • Managing key purchasing processes related to supplier selection, supplier evaluation negotiations and contracts management
  • Management of procurement records and staff
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Job Specification
  • Bachelor's degree in supplies management or in business related field with
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Graduate Diploma or its recognized equivalent.
  • A master's degree in supplies management or in business administration is an added advantage.
  • At least 7 years experience in the field of procurement and 3 years in similar position.
  • Knowledge of e-procurement
  • Working knowledge in Public Procurement and Disposal procedures as well as World Bank procurement guidelines is essential
Procurement Officer
12 Posts
Grade 6- (2 at Headquarters and 10 in the Regions)
Ref: HR/PROC/002

The holder will report to the Senior Procurement Officer / Procurement Manager depending on the location

Duties and responsibilities
  • Preparation of consolidated annual procurement plans
  • Conducting market surveys
  • Maintaining records, data and basic information
  • Coordinating the preparation of tender documents, advertising, opening, evaluation and negotiations
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Job Specification
  • First degree in supplies management or in business related field
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Graduate Diploma or its recognized equivalent.
  • At least 5 years experience in the field of procurement
  • Working knowledge in Public Procurement and Disposal procedures in line with the Act is essential
Procurement Assistants
12 Posts
Grade 3-(2 at Headquarters and 10 in the Regions)
Ref:HR/PROC/003

Duties and responsibilities
  • Preparation of tender and award notices
  • Processing purchase orders
  • Following up and expediting tenders
  • Participating in evaluation of tenders
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Job Specification
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies from a recognized institution of CIPS advanced Certificate
  • Three years relevant experience in the field of procurement
  • Proven skills of ICT.
Senior Corporate Communications Officer
1 Post
Post Grade 7-(Headquarters)
Ref - HR/CC/001

Reporting to the Director General, the Senior Corporate Communications officer will be responsible for the implementation of communications programs to enhance the Authority's corporate image

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Formulation of the Corporation's Communication Strategy.
  • Driving in initiatives that support the Authority's corporate strategy
  • Promotion of a positive corporate image
  • Implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility Policy.
  • Develop and administer the Authority,s communication data base
  • Creating and sustaining mutually beneficial relations with the media
  • Establishing and sustaining linkages with internal and external organizations on public affairs
  • Updating and upgrading the Authority's website
  • Preparing appropriate responses to issues raised, through the media and website.
  • Production of articles for internal and external publication.
  • Preparing news releases, press kits, supplements on KeNHA programs and activities.
  • Development of an electronic photo library strategically displayed in notice boards and on the KeNHA website.
Job Specification
  • Be a holder of a University Degree in Public Relations, Communication or Journalism from a recognized University.
  • Have at least seven (7) years' experience in a dynamic Communications/PR function in public and/or private sector with proven people leadership skills.
  • A proven track record in developing and administering strategic communication programmes
  • Ability to grasp complex technical and business concepts and express them in clear language, be flexible and open to changing priorities of the Authority and be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously within compressed time frames.
  • Have proven ability to design, develop, implement both strategic programmes and support tactics, with superior written and verbal communication skills coupled with highly developed interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Self-starter, highly organized and a team player
Systems Administrator
1 Post
Grade 7 (Headquarters)
Ref: HR/ICT/001

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the ICT Manager, the holder will be responsible for
  • Assisting in identification, implementation, and execution of information technology requirements in the Authority.
  • Coordinating ICT based functions and opportunities towards improving the quality and effectiveness of the ICT requirements.
  • Assisting in aligning ICT functions to meet supply and value chain objectives of the activities within the Intranet and Extranet technologies covering Financials, Engineering (Planning, Design, Archives, CIS, Road Maps Inventory), warehousing, HR, Audit, Legal and Logistics.
  • Management and administration of Voice over Internet Protocol (VolP) and data throughout the headquaters and the ten Regions.
  • Executing assigned ICT training needs and proposing necessary training for users and technical staff to effectively and efficiently meet emerging challenges within the Authority.
  • Maintaining an up-to-date Hardware, Software and allied Accessories inventory
  • Administration of the Information Resource Centre Unit within ICT
  • Troubleshooting and fixing malfunctions, faults and errors within the LAN and WAN and monitoring inbound/outbound portals of the Authority
  • Troubleshooting and Repair of Computer Hardware,Telephony System, Allied Accessories ^Printers, Scanners, UPSs, Phones)
  • Installation and deployment of relevant application and program Software for the Authority
  • Maintaining and ensuring secure ICT environment within the Authority
  • Ensuring internet and LAN Security to protect data and ICT resources
  • Managing an on-line electronic library
  • Maintaining regular Data and Information backups
  • Performing Systems Analysis and Ad-Hoc Programming to meet periodical needs within the Authority.
  • Any other duties as may be delegated by Manager- ICT
Job Specification
  • First Degree in Computer Science
  • Professional Certification in MCSE and CCNA
  • Over 7 years experience in a busy environment with extensive LAN,WiR and WAN coverage.
  • Knowledge of LAN,WAN,Wi-Fi,Vo!P and 3G Mobile interation
  • Experience in troubleshooting and configuration of LAN, Routers, WiFi, Access Terminals
  • In-depth knowledge of installation and configuration of Windows 2003/2008 Enterprise, Active Directory and Windows 2007 Exchange Server.
  • Knowledge of Geographical information Systems (GIS) will be an added advantage
  • Expensive hands-on and understanding of Microsoft SQL or Oracle DBA architecture and administration
  • Extensive (in-dept) knowledge of popular ERPs
  • A team Player with ability to work anywhere in the Country and flexibility to travel to sites across the Authority's ICT sites
ICT Infrastructure Officer
1 Post
Grade 6 - (Headquarters)
Ref: HR/ICTCC/002

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the ICT Manager, the holder will be responsible for
  • Assisting the ICTTeam and Units in ensuring implementation of ICT strategies and introduction/implementation of new technologies
  • Ensuring effective functioning of Hardware and Software application
  • Developing office automation to facilitate database and web based management services
  • LAN/WAN/ Network troubleshooting and administration
  • Assisting in the development (analysis, design, programming and deployment) of Ad-hoc applications for the Authority
  • Assisting in the development and regular updates of dynamic website
  • Ensuring Network security
  • Ensuring regular Backups of System resources and user data in secure repository
  • Providing Helpdesk support
Job Specification
  • First Degree in Computer Science / Information Technology
  • Skills and Hands on experience in configuration of Cluster servers
  • Excellent technical Knowledge of MS Applications (MS Windows 2007, Exchange 2007, Vista, XP, MS Office 2007)
  • Professional Certifications (MCSE and CISCO)
  • 5 years' experience in a large Organization with LAN and WAN infrastructure
  • Experience in troubleshooting and configuration of LAN, Routers, WiFi, Access Terminals
  • Good logical and analytical skills of ICT based problem identification and resolution
  • Thorough programming skills in V/Basic, Dotnet, HTML and web based applications
  • Ability to work and deliver within tight timelines
  • Team player
ICT Assistant
11 Posts
Grade 3- (1 at Headquarters and 10 in the Regions)
Ref: HR/KT/OO3

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist ICT Team and Units in ensuring implementation of ICT strategies and introduction/implementation of new technologies ensuring proper installation of Hardware and applications application by regular update of anti-virus on Authorities
  • Perform regular backups of use core business data, user information and resource Centre data.
  • Train users on effective and efficient way of utilizing ICT facilities
  • Helpdesk support
Job Specification
  • Diploma in Computer Science / Information Technology from a recognised institution
  • MOUSE, A+and N+Certifications
  • Skills and Hands on experience in configuration of Computers, Printers, Routers, Wireless equipment and telephony systems
  • Excellent technical Knowledge of MS Applications (MS Windows 2007, Exchange 2007, Vista, XP, MS Office 2007)
  • 3 Years experience in a large Organization with LAN and WAN infrastructure
  • Good logical and analytical skills of ICT based problem identification and resolution
  • A team player with ability to work and deliver within tight timelines
Senior Internal Auditor
1 Post
Grade 7 - (Headquarters)
Ref: HR/1 A/001

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager,he/she will be responsible for
  • Developing a comprehensive, practical programme of engagement coverage for assigned areas
  • Supervising the activities of staff assigned to the review of various organizational and functional activities
  • Ensuring conformance with 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 in audit working paper files and Preparing draft audit reports detailing audit findings.
Job Specification
  • Bachelors degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
  • CPA (K) or its acceptable equivalent. Possession of CISA, ClA or CFE will be a significant advantage
  • Must have worked in Auditing, Finance and accounting for at least six (6) years, three (3) of which must be in auditing
  • Computer literate and familiar with accounting packages and the Microsoft Office suite
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. Must be a team player and have excellent supervisory skills
Internal Auditor
2 Posts
Grade 6 (Headquarters)
Ref: HR/IA/002

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Internal Auditor, he/she will:
  • Participate in the development of risk based audit plans, programmes and schedules
  • Examine and evaluate the Authority's internal controls to ascertain their adequacy and make recommendations for improvement
  • Follow up audits to determine the extent of implementation of audit recommendations
  • Prepare and organize working papers; and
  • Perform any other duties as may be required.
Job Specification
  • Have a Bachelor of Commerce degree or its equivalent from a recognized University
  • Be a qualified Accountant with CPA (K) or ACCA or CMA or their recognized equivalents.
  • Possession of CISA, ClA or CFE will be a significant advantage
  • Have a minimum of three (3) years relevant working experience in Auditing, Financial Management and Accounting, two (2) of which most be in auditing
  • Have working knowledge of computer operations and systems
  • Be of high integrity, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have effective analytical skills and demonstrate effective leadership; and
  • Be able to demonstrate a high level of maturity and work with minimum supervision.
Assistant Internal Auditor
2 Posts
Grade 5- (Headquarters)
Ref: HR/IA/003

Duties and responsibilities

The Internal Auditor shall work under a Senior Internal Auditorand will perform the following tasks.
  • Carry out audit tests on internal controls in accounting, administration and operational procedures
  • Ensuring that the audit file is complete and well referenced;
  • Assist in the preparation of draft audit reports; and
  • Perform any other duties as may be required from time to time,
Job Specification
  • Bachelors degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Business administration or related field
  • CPA II or its acceptable equivalent and should be willing to pursue further professional qualifications
  • Must have at least two years experience in an auditing function
  • Computer literate
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be a team player
Candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their applications together with their updated CVs including details of their day time contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees, while at the same time attaching copies of all certificates and testimonials to be hand delivered or mailed so as to reach the Director General at the Address below not later than 18th August 2009.

All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked.

The Director General
Kenya National Highway Authority
Blue Shield Towers, 3rd Floor, Hospital Hill Road,
P.O. Box 49712-00100
Nairobi

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Any form of canvassing shall lead to disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.






1 comments:

Anonymous said...

TO THE ATTENTION OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
Dear Sir
I am writing this on behalf of property owners of Namanga in relation to the Arusha - Namanga Road.
it appears there is a deliberate move by your office to cause conflict on a project that would have ended well. the Ministry of lands officials who did the valuation on are through and have indicated to us as such. They did this together for everyone and openly.
Why is it that now on payment there is discrimination and it is being done in a haphazard manner? some property owners were paid 2 months ago while others are still waiting and yet it is one project, why the discrimination? some of those aid have started construction of other properties while we are still waiting for payment. There must be something fishy here!
Do you want people to go to the press or to the parliament?
Do something
Ole Seeton

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