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Job Openings at Kenya Meat Commission

Job Openings at Kenya Meat Commission

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The Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) was formed in 1950 through an act of parliament with an objective of providing a ready market for livestock farmers and providing high-quality
meat and meat products to consumers. It is a public institution and by far the oldest and the most experienced meat processor in Kenya and the larger East African region. Kenya Meat Commission invites applications from self-motivated and qualified candidates for the following vacancies in its establishment. The particulars of the vacancies are as indicated hereunder.

Supply Chain Manager

Reporting to the Managing Commissioner, the Supply Chain Manager will manage and coordinate the Supply Chain function to ensure effective delivery of goods & services, and work in accordance with the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership on the development and implementation of supply chain business policies and procedures
  • Formulating supply policy management to ensure that the Commission’s supplies goals and objectives are met.
  • Reviewing the provision, procurement, stock-holding and stock control policies on a progressive basis
  • Ensuring that supplies accounting and other stores procedures are followed and updated as necessary.
  • Ensure timely and effective procurement of goods, services and works.
  • Ensuring maintenance of updated suppliers list.
  • Initiate and innovate strategies such as consignment stocking framework, and strategic contracts geared towards the creation of value for money.
  • Procuring various materials and other supplies for the Commission at the most competitive prices in accordance with approved Commission procedures.
  • Supervising, appraising staff and identifying their development and training needs.
  • Liaising with departments in organizing for specification of goods and services for procurement.
  • Organizing and managing of procurement through relevant committees.
  • Preparing budget and ensuring effective control.
  • Ensuring compliance to commission code of conduct and ethics.
  • Overseeing the effective storage and issuance of procured goods.
  • Carry out market surveys and research
  • Overseeing disposal of obsolete stocks or goods in liaison with relevant offices
  • Observing and complying with environmental, health and safety measures and regulations
  • Performing any other duty as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications

The ideal candidate shall possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management/Contract Management/Logistics or equivalent
  • Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 10 years hands-on experience 5 of which must be in a managerial position.
  • Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four(4) weeks from a recognized institution
  • Be a member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management/ Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies

Key personal attributes / functional skills

The ideal candidate should:

  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Be results oriented and willing to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
  • Have strategic leadership skills.
  • Be a team player with ability to motivate staff.
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with varied stakeholders.
  • Be customer centric and resourceful in problem solving.
  • Advanced computer skills.

Chief Legal Officer

Reporting to the Managing Commissioner, the Chief Legal Officer/Corporation Secretary will be expected to provide advice to the Board and Management on governance, legal, regulatory and compliance matters and provide corporate secretarial services to the Commission.

Responsibilities

  • Advising the Board on their duties, responsibilities and obligations, relevant laws and governance matters including implementation of Mwongozo: The Code of Governance for State Corporations.
  • Coordinating the governance, legal and compliance audit.
  • Assisting in preparation of Board and Committee work plans and charters.
  • Assisting in carrying out Board induction, training and evaluation.
  • Coordinating the timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee meeting papers and taking minutes thereof.
  • Keeping safe custody of the seal and other relevant documents.
  • Overseeing the legal function and providing well researched legal advice and opinion, legal interpretation on various matters and handling legislation and litigation matters relating to KMC.
  • Ensuring compliance with laws, rules and regulations by the Board and management.
  • Preparing and coordinating the implementation of Intellectual Property Rights policy and guidelines for the products and services of KMC.
  • Preparing, vetting and negotiating official legal documents including contracts and leases and participating in settlement and arbitration of disputes to protect the interests of KMC.
  • Liaising with the office of the Attorney General and external lawyers handling legal matters on behalf of KMC and attending Court hearings.
  • Preparing and implementing the Unit’s operational plan, work plan and budget.
  • Ensuring risk management in the Unit.
  • Overseeing the implementation of ISO Quality Management System in the Unit.
  • Ensuring performance management within the Unit through a target-based system.
  • Providing leadership and effective supervision to staff in the Unit.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate shall possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university.
  • Master’s degree in Law from a recognized university.
  • CPS qualification and member in good standing of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK).
  • Diploma from the Council for Legal Education.
  • A current practising certificate as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • At least (8) year’s relevant experience in legal/corporate secretarial practice four (4) of which should be in a senior management position.
  • Satisfy the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
  • Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four(4) weeks from a recognized institution

Key personal attributes/functional skills

The ideal candidate should

  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Be results oriented and willing to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
  • Have strategic leadership skills.
  • Be a team player with ability to motivate staff.
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with varied stakeholders.
  • Be customer centric and resourceful in problem solving.
  • Advanced computer skills.

Chief Internal Auditor

The Internal Audit Unit provides an independent and objective assurance and advise aimed at adding value and improving the operations of KMC. The Chief Internal Auditor reports administratively to the Managing Commissioner and functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board. The purpose of the position is to assist in the accomplishment of the objectives of KMC by ensuring a systematic, disciplined approach to the evaluation and improvement of the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes in order to support the overall efficiency and integrity of the organisation.

Responsibilities

  • Developing and managing an integrated internal audit function covering all the areas of the operations.
  • Reviewing and appraising the soundness and efficiency of all systems of controls including financial, operational and internal control systems and procedures.
  • Preparing the annual audit programme and ensuring that it is effectively carried out.
  • Periodically reviewing the suitability, reliability and use of management information produced within the organization.
  • Evaluating business risks and systems of controls in order to provide value added recommendations.
  • Analysing outcomes of audit activities, providing timely reports and following through to ensure that recommendations are considered and implemented.
  • Providing leadership in the co-ordination of external audits and ensuring that issues raised by the auditors are addressed.
  • Carrying out special audits and investigations (ad-hoc) as may be required from time to time and submitting reports of findings to the Board.
  • Monitoring the efficiency of the operations of the organization;
  • Identifying areas that offer opportunities for improvement and making appropriate recommendations.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the Board and or management from time to time.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate shall possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Accounting/Finance/Business Administration or related field
  • Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Professional accounting qualifications CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Five (5) years relevant experience at senior level in the management and execution of audits.
  • Practical experience in use of computer audit tools.
  • Understanding of public sector systems.
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) in good standing.
  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  • Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four(4) weeks from a recognized institution
  • Proficiency in computerized accounting packages (accounting software).

Key personal attributes/functional skills

The ideal candidate should:

  • Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism.
  • Demonstrate sound judgment, excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
  • Be results oriented and willing to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
  • Have strategic leadership skills.
  • Be a team player with ability to motivate staff.
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with varied stakeholders.
  • Be customer centric and resourceful in problem solving.
  • Advanced computer skills.

Method of Application
All candidates must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity, and obtain the appropriate certification from the:

  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • Higher Education Loan Board (HELB)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Interested and qualified candidates should fill and submit hard copies of the KMC employment application form which is available on the KMC website www.kenyameat.co.ke accompanied by applications detailed curriculum vitae, academic and professional certificates, national identity card, testimonials, current and expected salary and names and addresses of three referees so as to reach the undersigned not later than 28th June 2019.

Persons living with Disabilities, Women, Youth, persons from minority and/or marginalized groups who meet the requirements of the advertised positions are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will result in automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

The Managing Commissioner
Kenya Meat Commission
P.O Box 2-00204
ATHI RIVER

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