Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Retirement Benefit Authority (RBA) Jobs Vacancy Announcements

The Retirement Benefit Authority (RBA) is a State Corporation set up to regulate and supervise the retirement benefit sector in Kenya.

RBA is established through the Retirement Benefit Act (No. 3 of 1997)

In an effort to enhance the operations of the existing team as well as increase its effectiveness in service delivery, RBA is seeking to recruit high caliber result-oriented persons with exceptional communication and IT skills who will work flexibly in a small but highly professional team and respond imaginatively to varied and demanding range of tasks.

Interested persons who are comfortable in high performance environment and have the ability to turn strategy into practical measures complexity and detail are invited to apply for the vacancies listed below:

Job Title: Human Capital Development & Administration Manager

Overall Purpose

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Human Capital Development & Administration Manager is responsible for; planning, coordinating and implementing human capital development, procurement and administration policies, strategies, systems and processes aligned to RBA strategic objectives.

Key Responsibilities
  • Organizational analysis and design, recruitment and selection of qualified and competent human capital performance management, assessment of training needs, design and delivery of staff induction training and development programs, job evaluation and pay structure design.
  • Benefit administration as well as employee relations aimed at raising staff morale, increasing productivity and enhancing organizational effectiveness.
  • Oversee implementation of an effective human resource management information system for monitoring, tracking and evaluating employees' activities, medical, pension and welfare programs.
  • Coordinate resolution of employee grievances and disciplinary cases.
  • Coordinating the preparation of strategic procurement plans and tender specifications for purchasing capital equipment goods and services as provided in the annual budget.
  • Coordinating the implementation of administrative support services.
Key Skills and Competencies
  • Demonstrated proven leadership and managerial skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Proven track record and ability to manage change and interpersonal conflict and strive for high quality performance.
  • Proficiency in computer application including computerized HR information systems and other relevant software packages.
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in human capital development practices, Labour Laws and other Legislations through continuing professional education programs.
  • Comprehensive understanding of procurement Act and its Subsidiary Rules and Regulations.
  • High level of honesty, integrity and confidentiality.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Human Resource Management or relevant post graduate degree in the Social Sciences focusing on the management and development of workforce.
  • Professional qualification such as IHR, IPS or membership to a relevant professional body
  • Minimum eight (8) years experience gained in relevant working experience in human resources management four of which should be at a senior level.
Job Title: Head, Information Communication & Technology

Overall Purpose

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the position holder will determine and review the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and communication systems within the Authority.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide overall strategic and operational responsibility for design, development, deployment and management of ICT resources and related services.
  • Formulate and enforce information technology policies, procedures and systems
  • Design, develop, implement and maintain databases and information systems for the Authority.
  • Plan and coordinate activities such as installation and upgrading of hardware and software, programming and systems design, development of computer networks, and implementation of internet and intranet site.
  • Oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of security networks
  • Providing technical support services to computer users as well as training computer users to acquire skills needed to implement computer-based information systems.
  • Coordinate the design, development and implementation of computer disaster recovery procedures to minimize on loss of data/or systems.
  • Coordinating and development of specifications, selection and evaluation of the Authority's ICT requirements.
Key Skills and Competencies
  • Experience in management of IT within a Microsoft environment with full MCSE qualification.
  • Demonstrate competency and experience in managing LAN/WAN including overseeing implementation of such networks.
  • High level of honesty, integrity and confidentiality.
Minimum Qualifications
Masters degree in computer science information and technology.
  • Post graduate qualification in Business Management shall be an added advantage.
  • At least 6 years experience three of which should be at senior management position in ICT systems development and management.
Job Title: Assistant Manager Legal Affairs & Corporate Services

Overall Purpose

Reporting to the Board Secretary/Manager Legal Affairs and Corporate Services and the position holder shall be reviewing the retirement benefits enabling legislation, rules, regulations and guidelines and recommending amendments that will spur the development of the pensions industry.

In addition shall be responsible for investigating and recommending disciplinary sanctions including prosecution against potential violations of the RBA Act.

Other duties include assisting (and deputising where necessary) the Board Secretary in providing company secretarial services, advising the Board on legal matters as well as implementing good corporate governance practices.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participate in the development of annual work-plans and budgets with a special focus on improving RBA's legal and regulatory framework in order to ensure the security of pension funds and protect the rights of members
  • Participate in the review of RBA's statutory legislation, including relevant aspects of cross-sectoral laws in order to recommend appropriate amendments that will spur the development of the pension industry
  • Conduct legal surveys, compile and analyze data and information to support the amendment of pension legislation and statutory instruments aimed at reducing systematic risk and ensure the security of pension funds
  • Review stakeholder complaints, conduct field investigations to collect evidence and determine extent of violations against RBA Act in order to provide legal interpretations and recommend regulatory sanctions
  • Observe high standards of fairness and confidentiality when exercising powers and delegated responsibilities in the public interest to ensure fair and consistent enforcement of applicable RBA laws, rules and regulations
  • Compile cases and update legal data-base to record information on successfully completed prosecutions or other enforcement actions to help improve pension industry surveillance capabilities
  • Provide legal advice and assistance on all aspects of pension regulation and prepare opinions and legal interpretations on various matters related to the interpretation and review of RBA Act and other statutory requirements
  • Review cases of violation against the RBA rules and regulations, provide legal opinion, recommend disciplinary sanctions and participate in all judicial proceedings to assist the RBA tribunal and courts of law in the interpretation of pension scheme laws, rules and regulations
  • Protect RBA rights, privileges and interests in intellectual property and other product innovations, processes through patents and copyrights and take the necessary action to protect and preserve such rights from infringement
  • Prepare legal drafts and negotiate contracts, leases, formal agreements and other legal instruments between the Authority and other parties, participate in settlement and arbitration of disputes to ensure compliance with RBA Act and related statutory requirements
  • Conduct legal research, develop concept papers, prepare legal briefs and opinions as well as develop effective defense strategies, arguments and testimony in preparation for legal proceedings
  • Liaise with Attorney General's Chambers, Registrar General, law enforcement agencies and stakeholders "throughout the country in connection with prosecution of offenders and to develop and advance criminal cases when the violation warrants more severe action
Key skills and Competencies
  • Comprehensive understanding of commercial law including legal and regulatory framework governing the regulation of financial sectors
  • Strong communication skills and ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position papers as well as write reports and prepare relevant publications
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in strategic change management, risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation
  • Proficiency in computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, data base, presentation, email, internet etc
  • Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving legal trends through continuing legal education, especially in the area of retirement benefit.
  • High level of honesty, integrity and confidentiality.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Law (LLM) and In addition must have LLB degree. Post graduate qualification in Business Management shall be an added advantage.
  • Professional qualifications such as CPS or equivalent and post-graduate Diploma in Law, Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Minimum six (6) years experience three of which should be at senior management position in providing legal and board secretarial services as well as demonstrated experience in law enforcement and prosecution
If your background, qualification, experience and competence match the above specification please submit your detailed CV, indicating day time telephone numbers, address and names of three referees to the address below not later than December 15th 2009, quoting the position applied for in a sealed cover.

The Chief Executive,
Retirement Benefits Authority.
Rahimtulla Tower - 13th Floor, Upper Hill Road,
P.O. Box 57733 - 00200.
Nairobi.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification





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