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Deputy Director, Corporate Services – 1 Post

  • Reports to the CEO, the Deputy Director Corporate Services will oversee the management of the Finance and Accounts, Human Resource and Administration, Information and Communication Technology and Corporate Communication functions of the Fund.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership in the implementation of sound corporate management policies and strategies in the functional areas of Finance, Human Resource Management, Administration, ICT, and Corporate Communications;
  • Oversee Finance and Accounting functions for the Fund, s including budgeting, asset management, cash flow management, variance and accounts analysis, reporting and regular updates in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, financial policies and procedures
  • Provide in coordinating the development and implementation of the vision, mission and strategic plan of the Fund;
  • Assist the CEO in the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of Fund Strategic Plan in a timely manner to ensure the alignment of the Vision;
  • Assist the CEO in coordinating donor funded projects in compliance with the donor requirements and the government’s policies and laws;
  • Oversee the Human Resources Management and Development processes, and Administration processes in line with policies and laws;
  • Coordinating and overseeing the preparation of respective board papers for Board committees;
  • Assist the CEO in the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of Fund Strategic Plan in a timely manner to ensure the alignment of the Vision.
  • Spearhead the Fund resource mobilization efforts including submission of grant proposals;
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary teams charged with developing appropriate policies, strategies and development programmes at National and County governments;
  • Manage and provide prompt update on the external audit process for the Fund in partnership with the office of the Auditor General and any other project audit pertaining to funds from donors and partners, as may be deemed necessary by the CEO;
  • Provide guidance to departments and sections on the preparation of budgets in accordance with developed work plans and ensure that departmental/directorate budgets are approved and captured in the final Fund budget;
  • Lead in conducting targeted research to inform policy formulation and decision making as pertain to functional areas;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the annual work plans, budget, performance contract targets, staff performance appraisal targets;
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of ICT Policy and
  • Strategy in order to properly guide towards optimal utilization of ICT Resource;
  • Responsible for the implementation of the board resolutions on matters affecting under his or her oversite role;
  • Coordinating the development of the Fund’s Corporate Communication Strategy and oversee its implementation;

Job Requirements /Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields Commerce, Business Management, Human Resource, Finance, Economics, Mass communication, Public Administration or related field from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following field Commerce, Business Management, Human Resource, Finance, Economics, Mass communication, public relations or related discipline;
  • Doctorate degree in Commerce, Business Management, Human Resource, Finance, Economics, Mass communication, Public Relations or related discipline will be an added advantage.
  • At least Twelve (12) years work experience in Resource Mobilization and partnership development in Public Service or Private Sector, five (5) of which must be in a Senior Management position.
  • Membership to a professional and accredited body related Commerce,
  • Business Management, Human Resource, Finance, Economics, Mass communication, Public Relations in good standing;
  • A Leadership Course lasting not less than Four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Must be a member of a relevant professional body in good standing

Ref: NRFV/1/2024

Senior Planning Officer – 1 Post

  • This position is responsible for supporting in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating projects and programmes of the Fund to ensure that quality data is generated, reporting and dissemination is done timely and accurately.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparing reports on National Research Fund Projects;
  • Analyzing and compiling data on National Research Fund;
  • Maintaining and updating data on the Funded projects;
  • Preparing reports on the status of implementation of National Research Fund projects;
  • Preparing briefs and speeches on National Research Fund programmes;
  • Preparing reports on the status of implementation of National Research Fund programmes;
  • Maintaining and updating records for National Research Fund Projects implementation;
  • Advise management on all projects issues in the Fund;
  • Assist in developing of monitoring and evaluation tools for the projects;
  • To ensure prudent utilization of Projects funds;
  • Preparing concept notes and proposals for resource mobilization;
  • Prepare and Submit monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual organisational project report to the CEO;
  • Advise management on all projects issues in the Fund;
  • Preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Fund’s;

Job Requirements /Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Public Policy; Statistic, Mathematics;
  • Strategic Management, Public Administration, Project planning and Management or related disciplines;
  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience in Public Service or Private Sector;
  • Membership to a relevant and accredited professional body in good standing;
  • Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks;
  • Proficiency in computer applications

Ref: NRFV/2/2024

Method of Application

How to Apply
Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for the above positions.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by completing one (1) PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Public Service Commission website: www.publicservice.go.ke. Completed application forms together with copies of National ID, academic certificates and testimonials should be addressed to;
Chief Executive Officer
National Research Fund
NACOSTI Building, 3rd Floor, Upper Kabete, Off Waiyaki way
P.O Box 26036 – 00100
NAIROBI
And
Send via mail to: recruitment@nrf.go.ke The applications should be received on or before 19th February,2024 5:00 pm
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification
The National Research Fund is committed to availing equal opportunities to ALL KENYANS. Female candidates, youths and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates after interviews will be required to obtain the following documents:

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  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal
  • Investigations (DCI)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Clearance Certificate from Ethics and Anti-Corruption
  • Commission (EACC)
  • Clearance Certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
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