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Assistant Procurement Officer

Reports to Procurement Officer

The role is responsible for ensuring timely acquisition of high quality goods and services and ensuring constant supply of materials, services and equipment.

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Job Summary

The role is responsible for ensuring timely acquisition of high quality goods and services and ensuring constant supply of materials, services and equipment.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Generate Local Purchase orders (LPO) for the Fund’s purchases and forward the LPOs to the Procurement Manager for approval.
  2. Work with suppliers to schedule shipping and delivery times.
  3. Receive orders and verify that the correct items and amounts have been delivered.
  4. Responsible for storing received items, issue of stationery items and general store management.
  5. Verify current inventory levels and keep records to prevent inventory gaps. Inform the procurement officer when inventory needs to be replenished
  6. Review prices and product specifications from various suppliers to ensure the Fund gets the best value.
  7. Create and maintain purchasing files.
  8. Check requisition orders for accuracy.
  9. Attend the tender committees and tender/quotation openings
  10. Keep custody of bid documents, bid bonds and samples presented during evaluation of tenders.

Candidate Profile

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The candidate should possess the following minimum qualification;

  1. A Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  2. Knowledge of procurement processes, policies and procedures
  3. Proficient in writing, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
  4. A minimum of one (1) year relevant experience in a procurement related role
  5. In addition, the candidates should demonstrate the following personal traits and competencies:
  6. Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build collaborative
  7. relationships with sensitivity to diversity/inclusion.
  8. Creativity and innovation skills.
  9. Action oriented and demonstrated ability to manage priorities
  10. Quality focus and attention to detail.
  11. Professionalism and integrity in line with Kenya Power Pension Fund values.
  12. Good oral and written communication skills.
  13. Critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  14. Personal motivation and drive exhibited through commitment to hard work, continuous improvement and achievement of goals.
  15. Good customer relationship management skills (internal and external customers).
  16. Risk awareness and focus – demonstrate understanding of risk management practices, standards and regulatory requirements

Investment Analyst 

Reports to senior Investments Officer

Job Summary

This role is responsible for review and analysis of current Fund investments to advise management and Fund managers on investment risk and profitability and provide information for future investment decision making

Key Responsibilities

  1. Measure and evaluate return on investment trends that may affect the investment portfolio
  2. Review and analyse current investment portfolio and guide management on future investment decision making
  3. Review fund managers investment plans and advise on market trends and market risk.
  4. Undertaking research on the existing investment portfolio and on new investments
  5. Analyse financial information relating to specific companies, e.g. company results, profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow statements to determine how an organization is positioned to deliver for investment
  6. Keep up to date with market developments, new investment products and all other areas that can affect the markets, e.g. movements in the economies of relevant countries
  7. Carry out monitoring & evaluation of Funds portfolio returns
  8. Investment trends & scenario analysis and develop scenario models
  9. Undertake Project accounting-provide technical support to the property development to analyse financial implication and pricing decision
  10. Analyse and advise on partnership arrangements such as Joint venture, special vehicles and Public Private Partnerships etc.
  11. Evaluate the investment portfolio to determine and advise on the risk exposure
  12. Management and storage of department data
  13. Develop periodic reports. 

Candidate Profile

The job holder should possess the following minimum qualification

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Related field e.g. Finance, Commerce, Economics, Statistics etc.
  2. IT & Numerical skills
  3. One year (1) post qualification experience
  4. Membership of a relevant professional body will be an added advantage
  5. In addition, the candidates should demonstrate the following personal traits and competencies:
  6. Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity/inclusion.
  7. Creativity and innovation skills.
  8. Action oriented and demonstrated ability to manage priorities
  9. Quality focus and attention to detail.
  10. Professionalism and integrity in line with Kenya Power Pension Fund values.
  11. Good oral and written communication skills.
  12. Critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  13. Personal motivation and drive exhibited through commitment to hard work, continuous improvement and achievement of goals.
  14. Good customer relationship management skills (internal and external customers).
  15. Risk awareness and focus – demonstrate understanding of risk management practices, standards and regulatory requirements.

Investment Analyst – Capital Markets

 

Reports to Senior Investments Officer

Job Summary

This role is responsible for participation in the origination and execution of equity transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings and convertibles

Key Responsibilities

  1. Measure and evaluate return on investment trends that may affect the investment portfolio
  2. Review and analyse current investment portfolio and guide management on future investment decision making
  3. Review fund managers investment plans and advise on market trends and market risk.
  4. Undertaking research on the existing investment portfolio and on new investments
  5. Analyse financial information relating to specific companies, e.g. company results, profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow statements to determine how an
  6. organization is positioned to deliver for investment
  7. Keep up to date with market developments, new investment products and all other areas that can affect the markets, e.g. movements in the economies of relevant
  8. countries
  9. Carry out monitoring & evaluation of Funds portfolio returns
  10. Investment trends & scenario analysis and develop scenario models
  11. Evaluate the investment portfolio to determine and advise on the risk exposure
  12. Management and storage of department data
  13. Develop periodic reports

Candidate Profile

The job holder should possess the following minimum qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Related field e.g. Finance, Commerce, Economics, Statistics etc.
  • IT & Numerical skills
  • One year (1) post qualification experience
  • Membership of a relevant professional body will be an added advantage

In addition, the candidates should demonstrate the following personal traits and competencies:

  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity/inclusion.
  • Creativity and innovation skills.
  • Action oriented and demonstrated ability to manage priorities
  • Quality focus and attention to detail.
  • Professionalism and integrity in line with Kenya Power Pension Fund values.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Personal motivation and drive exhibited through commitment to hard work, continuous improvement and achievement of goals.
  • Good customer relationship management skills (internal and external customers).
  • Risk awareness and focus – demonstrate understanding of risk management practices, standards and regulatory requirements

Head of Strategy

Reports to CEO & Trust Secretary

Job Summary

The role is responsible for providing guidance in the formulation and implementation of corporate strategic initiatives, monitor the plans set to enable the Fund meet its strategic objectives. The role will also drive innovation within the Fund, implement and manage the operational business process management framework across various functions, ensuring
service and quality assurance – performance on Service Level Agreements with a view to enhancing customer experience.

  • The role holder will play an integral role in increasing member satisfaction and efficiencies through prioritized system enhancements and process improvements and will oversee the Quality Management System (ISO).

Key Responsibilities

  1. Actively participate in the development, implementation and execution of corporate strategy by guiding the planning and review process and overseeing strategic initiatives and projects.
  2. Lead periodic reviews of strategy in line with external and internal political, economic, social, environmental change drivers and advise on the strategic implications of these factors.
  3. Advise management to enable a shared understanding of best practice strategic planning and to ensure that planning outcomes are highly effective and well aligned with the direction and objectives of the Fund.
  4. Direct the alignment of corporate reporting systems and the identification of key performance indicators and high level targets.
  5. Facilitate the strategic review and planning processes with the heads of departments, to enable the development of aligned and integrated divisional/business plans.
  6. Enforce compliance with strategic planning reporting requirements by linking to independent performance management and departmental processes.
  7. Lead process improvement initiatives through mapping of member journey and work with cross-functional teams to coordinate and streamline business processes; identify risks and issues and prioritize processes to be improved.
  8. Facilitate teams to critically review current processes for effectiveness, quality and
  9. simplification.
  10. Implement process solutions to improve operational efficiency and recommend innovative solutions to achieve operational effectiveness, promote implementation of
  11. best practices.
  12. Develop metrics to ensure processes improvement implementations are successfully measured and efforts are attached to improved member satisfaction.
  13. Develop challenging quality metrics across the Fund and monitor performance.
  14. Develop procedures to examine and report quality issues within the Fund.
  15. Oversee service quality, maintain and improve training platforms and work with management to improve key metrics.
  16. Administer and implement the Fund’s quality management system (QMS) to ensure efficiency, compliance and continual improvement and automation using Q-Pulse system.
  17. Act as the team leader of the ISO champions for coordination, planning and implementation of all quality audits, corrective actions, documentation reviews and records maintenance.
  18. Ensure that work controls, training and other records are properly documented, securely stored and easily retrievable for quality audits.
  19. Prepare QMS reports for management review meetings, staff and departmental meetings updates, external reporting for surveillance/certification audits.
  20. Oversee risk management review, customer feedback management, organizational awareness and training on QMS/ISO for champions and staff.
  21. Liaise with certification body and consultants for the Fund’s Quality Management
  22. System plans, certification/re-certification/surveillance audits and corrective action plans, training and Q-Pulse system support.
  23. Ensure implementation of audit recommendations from ISO, Internal and external audits.

Candidate Profile

The candidate should possess the following minimum qualifications;

  • Master’s in Business related field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related field.
  • Good understanding and experience in application of commercial and financial principles and corporate services.
  • At least six (6) years’ working experience in Business Management.
  • Membership of a professional body.
  • Knowledge and experience in ISO 9001 or a Certified QMS Lead Auditor will be an added advantage.
  • Understanding of quality assurance.

General Manager, Investments

Job Summary

The General Manager, Investments will be responsible for development of sound investments policies, procedures, strategies and systems to maximize the Fund’s return on investment.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Review investment strategy, seek out new opportunities and recommend changes in investments to manage risk and generate returns
  2. Provide technical support to the Fund’s Strategy, Finance & Investment Board
  3. Committee for purposes of having Investment policies, procedures and also discuss any Investment risks and monitoring progress on Investments.
  4. Measure and evaluate return on investment trends that may affect the investment portfolio
  5. Responsible for appropriate due diligence to substantiate the long-term value of investments and confirm that the investments are consistent with the plan’s investment guidelines
  6. Supervise Fund Managers in line with existing Memoranda of Understanding,
  7. Service Level Agreements and work plans.
  8. Monitor performance of the investments against set targets and benchmarks to ensure optimal returns
  9. Coordinate and monitor implementation of various Property development projects in line with the existing project work plans and Service Level Agreements with stakeholders
  10. Plan & development of a departmental budget
  11. Advise on compliance with investment standards and regulations.
  12. Analyse and mitigate the Fund’s exposure by utilising all techniques to lessen losses by ensuring industry best practice at all times (policy, procurement and process)
  13. Planning, researching and sourcing for alternative investments
  14. Develop of a database for investments and maintain appropriate investment industry knowledge in order to guide management in decision making 
  15. Lead, develop and motivate a professional team in the Investment function in order to provide high-quality service
  16. Set performance objectives for each member of the team in accordance with the
  17. Department’s overall objectives.
  18. Regularly review performance to trigger feedback and prompt actions to ensure objectives for individuals and team are met.
  19. Ensure collaboration amongst the staff with other Departments and relevant stakeholders for the purpose of cultivating collective responsibility to achieve the Fund’s objectives.

Candidate Profile

The job holder should possess the following minimum qualification:

  1. Master’s degree in management, Economic, Insurance, Finance Accounting, Land
  2. Economics, Real Estate, Project Management, or related discipline from a reputable university.
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Economics, Insurance, Finance, Accounting Land Economics, Real Estate, Project Management, or related discipline from a reputable university.
  4. Professional qualification(s) in Accounting, Risk Management, Audit, Land Survey and Valuers or equivalent.
  5. Membership of a professional body.
  6. Minimum eight (8) years’ post qualification experience with at least three (3) years in a management position.
  7. Ability to assess financial information and investment opportunities
  8. Ability to use complex financial models to project future earning and profit potential and use this data to inform decisions
  9. Ability to use statistical methods to obtain, interpret and present information
  10. Ability to develop and implement valuation models in order to report accurate information on the value of investments
  11. Knowledge and experience in Private Equity and Real Estate.

In addition, the candidates should demonstrate the following personal traits and competencies:

  1. Strong leadership and skills to foster teamwork; develop and motivate staff, resolve conflicts as well as ability to provide direction, guidance, momentum and vision in order to achieve organizational objectives.
  2. Demonstrated business acumen – able to create strategy and actions that impact business success.
  3. High-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build consensus, alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity
  4. Ability to be forward thinking and use technology and other modern tools to drive decision making and implementation
  5. Strategic thinking and decision making- ability to consider emerging trends/developments and long-term opportunities for the Fund
  6. Effective stewardship to serve and safeguard members’ assets
  7. Independence of thought and objectivity
  8. Professionalism and integrity
  9. Efficiency and drive for results
  10. High-level oral and written communication skills
  11. Critical & analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  12. Project management skills
  13. Good customer relationship management skills (internal and external customers)
  14. Risk awareness and focus – demonstrates understanding of risk management practices, standards and regulatory requirements.
  15. Ability to lead, influence and drive change initiatives in support of business strategies

Interested and qualified candidates are advised to visit the Fund’s website for detailed job descriptions for the roles at www.kppf.co.ke/careers/. Applications should be submitted through email to : hr@kppf.co.ke to be received not later than Tuesday 28th December, 2021.

Please attach your Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and other relevant testimonials indicating your current and expected gross pay, your telephone numbers, email address, names and addresses of three (3) professional referees.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo integrity and security background vetting. Canvassing will lead to disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. KPPF is an equal opportunity employer.

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