Recruitment in KenGen, Nairobi 2019
Career Employment Kenya: Recruitment in KenGen, Nairobi 2019
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Chief Communications Officer


Division/Department:
Corporate & Regulatory Services/Communications Department
Reports
To: Communications Manager
Ref:
HR&A/CRSD/01/05/2019

Reporting
to Communications Manager, the job holder will be responsible for augmenting
efforts to communicate the mission, vision and values of the company by
under-taking the delivery of external communications, including website and
other communications and publications, media relations and customer relations
in liaison with other staff.

Will
also be responsible for editing internal and external publications, and the
company’s social media platforms.
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To undertake the delivery of external
communications, including website and other communications and publications,
media relations and customer relations in liaison with other staff;
·        
Drafting press releases, responding
to media enquiries and building dialogue with journalists and ensuring media
coverage of KenGen activities and concerns
·        
Preparing speeches to further public
relations objectives.
·        
Coordination and implementation of
internal and external communications
·        
Day-to-day management of the KenGen
website, including updating and ongoing monitoring, gaining input from other
KenGen staff as necessary.
·        
leading work on the design, content
and production of flyers, brochures and factsheets targeting external
stakeholders together with the other staff, taking the lead on the development
of content and appearance of each edition.
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Sourcing articles and images from
sources within and outside the company
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Sub-editing and proof reading
articles.
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Writing articles.
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Monitoring media coverage of the
company
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Implementing and maintaining a “house
style” in all written communications.
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Build and regularly update a database
of key journalists
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Organize press conferences and other
media events
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Participate in the organization of
the KenGen Energy Management Awards
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Run the company’s digital media
platforms: Facebook, Twitter etc. and work closely with the Communications
Affairs Manager to respond to issues raised.
·        
Undertake the delivery of KenGen’s
corporate advertising
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Media relations
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External communications
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Publications
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Website and Intranet
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Writing and editing
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Advertising
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Digital media, including Twitter,
Facebook and Instagram
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Reporting to Communications Manager
and working closely with other staff in the department
·        
Establish a good relationship within
KenGen from whom information will be obtained
·        
Establish a strong relationship with
editors and reporters
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Previous experience working in a
media house or public relations department
·        
proven strategic communications
implementation experience, including media relations, government affairs,
thought leadership;
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Proven ability to implement crisis
communications
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Proven ability in managing and
implementing media relations
·        
Proven ability to make critical
decisions independently without supervision
·        
Ability to work closely and
cooperatively with internal and external associates
·        
Proven ability to manage websites and
digital platforms
·        
Attention to detail and strong
customer service focus
·        
Strong problem-solving skills
·        
Ability to work within an
ever-changing environment with flexibility and acceptance
·        
strong writing and editing skills
·        
Proven ability to make critical
decisions independently without supervision
·        
Ability to work closely and
cooperatively with internal and external associates
·        
Attention to detail and strong
customer service focus
·        
Bachelor’s degree in
Communication/Public Relations/Journalism/Media Studies from a recognized
institution
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Post-graduate qualification in Mass
Communication/Public Relations/Journalism/Media Studies/Science or a related
field is mandatory.
·        
Excellent editing skills
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Master’s degree in a related
discipline from a recognized institution will also be an added advantage
·        
Working experience as a Sub-Editor in
a media house will be an added advantage.
·        
At least seven (7) years working
experience preferably in communication and/or public relations, three (3) of
which must be at a Senior Officer level.
·        
Working experience as a Sub-Editor in
a media house will be an added advantage.
·        
Have working experience of not less
than 5 years preferably in Communication and/or Public Relations.
·        
Should have good attention to detail
and good relationship management skills.
·        
Extensive experience in
writing/editing in a professional environment.
·        
Knowledge of electronic publishing
and web design management.
·        
Active engagement and use of various
social media platforms, including writing/ creating institutional online
assets.
Candidates
shortlisted for the interview of Manager and Chief Officer positions will be
required to submit the following:
1. 
Certificate of Good Conduct from the
Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
2. 
Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board;
3. 
Tax Compliance Certificate from the
Kenya Revenue Authority;
4. 
Clearance from the Ethics and
Anti-Corruption Commission; and
5. 
Report from an Approved Credit
Reference Bureau.
Department:
Regulatory Affairs
Division:
Regulatory & Corporate Affairs
Section
/ Unit: Energy Economy
Location
/ Work station: Stima Plaza, Nairobi
Reports
to: Chief Energy Economist
Direct
reports: Financial Analyst
Reporting
to the Chief Energy Economist, the job holder will be responsible for providing
enough decision-making support in matters to do with cost effectiveness and
competitiveness of tariffs.
In
addition, the job holder will participate in the development and regular update
of the corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) financial risk profile for the
portfolio and make appropriate recommendations to management.
·        
Develop, maintain and continuously
improve project analysis and tariff setting models.
·        
Test analyse the impact of the
tariffs on the company’s revenue requirements over the forecasted period.
·        
Participate in the preparation of
KenGen tenders in response to the regulator for new power plants.
·        
Participate in the preparation of
PPAS.
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Participate in the development and
regular update of the corporate PPA financial risk profile for the portfolio
and make appropriate recommendations
·        
Engage in value analysis on the
impact of new legislation and regulations on KenGen’s business ensuring timely
communication on all relevant issues.
·        
Responsible for physical assets
assigned by the institution.
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Make decisions using standard
operating procedures
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Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics
or Finance from a recognized university.
·        
Master’s degree in Finance is an
added advantage
·        
Professional qualification in Finance
( CPA, ACCA) or related field is mandatory
·        
Member of ICPAK
·        
Certified Financial analyst (C.F.A.)
will be an added advantage.
·        
At least Seven (7) years’ experience
as a Finance officer in a busy commercial/finance working environment and
knowledge of Financial Modelling
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Technical skills
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Communication and interpersonal
skills
Process Improvement Officer
Current
job Level: Three (3)
Division:
Strategy & Innovation
Section:
Process Improvement
This
role is responsible for implementing the Company’s process improvement agenda
by identifying best-fit process improvement avenues and value-add or mitigation
measures to curb poor internal service delivery.
·        
Analyze and evaluate existing
business processes, both electronic and physical, and identify process
efficiency and effectiveness improvement opportunities such as bottlenecks,
risks, duplicate activities, compliance to regulations (when applicable), and
support process improvement activities in these areas;
·        
Implement Lean and/or Six Sigma
methods to design and implement process efficiencies;
·        
Provides direction and oversight to
process improvement project teams to design and implement solutions that meet
applicable business requirements;
·        
Identify new business improvements /
services / products generated from business performance / process analysis and
lead in their implementation rollout to ensure significant value to the
business;
·        
Manage a portfolio of best practice
avenues, benchmarking alternatives and tracking of the improvements;
·        
Perform project management,
analytics, and measure to ensure milestones are met and deliverables achieved.
To actively monitor project risks, foresee/identify potential problems and
proactively identify solutions to address in advance;
·        
To ensure the business impact and
project objectives/dependencies are identified, reported on and managed at all
times; and
·        
Maintain corporate processes related
documentation for purposes of sharing with relevant stakeholders and for staff
to improve their functional deliverables.
·        
Lead and facilitate continuous improvement
efforts in support of corporate strategic goals and operational business needs;
·        
Develop and co-ordinate the
performance excellence / performance improvement vision and deployment planning
as defined by the Executive Team;
·        
Facilitate the design and
implementation of new/improved process models and organizational structures;
·        
To assist in the development and
implementation of a ‘best-in-class’ continuous improvement strategy;
·        
Ensure key business process and
improvement activities are aligned to the strategic priorities of the business
and identified best-practice benchmarking; and
·        
Support in Strategy review through
process-based Situational Analysis of internal processes and review sessions.
·        
Support in problem and solution
development while helping key stakeholders break through organizational
barriers and identify value-proposition;
·        
Coordinate periodic operational
review meetings and quarterly strategic / top management review meetings to
examine progress and overall business performance;
·        
Implement and maintain Business
Intelligence metrics to provide top management with real-time developments of
critical performance-related elements; and
·        
Undertake continuous Business
Processes Reviews and Improvements based on process value analysis relative to
the strategy and coordinate review meetings with process owners to examine
progress and overall impact on business performance.
·        
Prepare quarterly Board papers on
process improvement progress;
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Ensure progress monitoring, evaluation
and reporting and prepare papers on process improvements to ExCo; and
·        
Develop corporate presentations and
maintain a repository of reports and presentations submitted by the Company.
·        
Identify, develop, deploy and retain
talented staff including completing performance appraisals, personal
development and succession plans effectively and on time in accordance with the
established performance management system;
·        
Prepare and submit sectional budgets
for approval by the Management and Director and ensure prudent use of
resources;
·        
Prepare and circulate the section’s
monthly report and ensure follow through for the gaps; identified;
·        
Review tender documents initiated in
the department and ensure timely availability of resources necessary to meet
departmental objectives.
·        
Involved in preparation of reports
for other stakeholders as well as Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and project
briefs.
·        
Represent the Strategy Manager in
internal and external consultative meetings and engagements.

·        
Spearhead corporate culture
activities in the department;
·        
Coordinate and conduct ISO audits in
the section.
·        
Represent the Strategy Manager in key
stakeholder engagements that may include project collaborations and resolution
of corporate performance issues.
Judgment and decision making
·        
Implement critical decisions
regarding the company future in light of current and future conditions;
·        
Recommend business improvement ideas
to be implemented across the business, process improvement tools and program of
process turn around measurement and evidence gathering;
·        
Identify action plans for development
and implementation of cost management initiatives; and
·        
Provide procedural advice to
departmental staff, conduct performance appraisal for the officers and
recommend staff for promotion; re-deployment, training and competency
development.
·        
Advise management on business
improvement initiatives to be implemented and updates on key areas of process
improvements;
·        
Provide advice on development /
revision of Company policies and procedures in line with the strategy as well
as for the Strategy Development department;
·        
Prepare Board approval papers on
objective corporate performance;
·        
Liaise with consultants on best
practices;
·        
Undergraduate degree in a Technical,
Science or Business-related field;
·        
Possession of a Master’s degree in a
managerial, strategy or in a business related field is an added advantage;
·        
Relevant professional qualifications
and membership in a related field from a recognized institution is mandatory
·        
Professional qualification in Project
Management would be an added advantage.
·        
At least Seven (7) years’ experience
with at least three (3) years at senior management level in a leading
organization;
·        
A proven track record in process
improvement programs, improvement analytical experience from a similar role,
including project management and business analysis;
·        
Excellent understanding of continuous
improvement concepts including Six Sigma, Lean and value stream mapping;
·        
Strong analytical, project and
product management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to
interpret business needs and translate them into operational requirements
·        
Excellent verbal and written
communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse
group of Partners, senior managers, and subject matter experts;
·        
Relevant experience in the energy
sector and familiarity with key sector stakeholders.
·        
Strong leadership and competence in
managing diverse teams. Proven experience in engaging top management teams,
anticipating, filtering and accelerating issues and problem resolution across
divisions, departments and teams.
·        
Planning, problem solving and
analytical skills
·        
Business acumen, organisational and
entrepreneurial skills
·        
Sound decision making and judgement
skills
·        
Negotiation and people management
skills
·        
Relationship management and
cross-functional business skills
·        
Proficiency in SAP and Business
Intelligence systems
·        
Oral and written communication skills
with Proficiency in MS Suite of packages
Candidates
shortlisted for the interview of Manager and Chief Officer positions will be
required to submit the following:
1. 
Certificate of Good Conduct from the
Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
2. 
Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board;
3. 
Tax Compliance Certificate from the
Kenya Revenue Authority;
4. 
Clearance from the Ethics and
Anti-Corruption Commission; and
5. 
Report from an Approved Credit
Reference Bureau.
Current job Level: Three (3)
Division: Strategy & Innovation
Section: Strategy and Alignment
This role is responsible for driving
the strategy formulation and planning processes; communication of the company’s
strategy both internally and externally and supporting the execution of key
initiatives across the company. The role is also responsible for managing
strategic partnerships.
·        
Develop inclusive strategy
formulation and planning processes.
·        
Facilitate company strategy
formulation and reviews and drive decision-making that creates medium-term and
long-term improvement
·        
Gather strategic business
intelligence and keep it updated. Undertake market analysis, competitor and
sector data and information analysis, demographic and economic profiling to
assist and advise the organization to identify opportunities for development.
·        
Establishing and reviewing key
strategic priorities and translating them into a comprehensive strategic plan.
Translating strategies into actionable and quantitative plans.
·        
Alignment of strategy by ensuring
division/departmental/unit strategic planning projects reflect organizational
strategic priorities.
·        
Partnering with institutional
leadership, special committees, and consultants to support execution of key
initiatives.
·        
Mobilizing and managing teams of
individuals charged with executing strategies.
·        
Acting as a resource across the
company to increase broad cohesion for strategic plans.
·        
Lead and or assist manage strategy
related collaborations and agendas with key stakeholders both internal and
external.
·        
Communicating and implementing a
company’s strategy internally and externally so that all employees, partners,
suppliers, and contractors understand the company-wide strategic plan and how
it carries out the company’s overall goals.
·        
Develop and Drive the Strategic
Change Agenda.
·        
Prepare section monthly, quarterly
and annual reports.
·        
Create a systematic approach to
partner outreach and relationship management.
·        
Develop and maintain strong
relationships with all potential and actual partners. Forecast, measure, and
report results of various projects with partners and keep great ongoing
relationships with current partners
·        
Shape and execute strategy to achieve
intended partnerships and impact; problem-solve stakeholder engagement and
identify opportunities for deeper value.
·        
Identifying partnership prospects and
sequencing requests to maximize opportunities.
·        
Research partners, identify key
players and generate interest.
·        
Lead role in partner discussions
ensuring alignment of process, critical inputs, goals, and reporting.
·        
Working collectively within the
partnership team and across the organisation around partner relationships.
·        
Initiate new as well as follows up on
existing partner relations. Develop the strategy and to execute the on-boarding
of new enterprise partners.
·        
Takes a leading role in the
partnership cooperation through cooperating with the expected partners to
achieve joint goal setting, leading to the implementation and
operationalisation of programmes to reach KenGen’s goals
·        
Provide support in strategic
cultivation, proposal development, negotiation of partnership terms and
MOU/contract development.
·        
Identify, develop, deploy and retain
talented staff including completing performance appraisals, personal
development and succession plans effectively and on time in accordance with the
established performance management system;
·        
Prepare and submit sectional budgets
for approval by the Management and Director and ensure prudent use of
resources;
·        
Prepare and circulate the section’s
monthly report and ensure follow through for the gaps; identified;
·        
Review tender documents initiated in
the department and ensure timely availability of resources necessary to meet
departmental objectives.
·        
Involved in preparation of reports
for other stakeholders as well as Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and project
briefs.
·        
Represent the Strategy Manager in
internal and external consultative meetings and engagements.
·        
Spearhead corporate culture
activities in the department;
·        
Coordinate and conduct ISO audits in
the section.
·        
Represent the Strategy Manager in key
stakeholder engagements that may include project collaborations and resolution
of corporate performance issues.
·        
Undergraduate degree in a Technical,
Science or Business-related field;
·        
Possession of a master’s degree in a
managerial, strategy or in a business-related field is an added advantage;
·        
Relevant professional qualifications
and membership in a related field from a recognised institution is mandatory
·        
Professional qualifications in
Project Management would be an added advantage.
·        
At least Seven (7) years’ experience
with at least three (3) years at senior management level in a leading
organisation;
·        
A proven track record in Strategy
Formulation and monitoring and evaluation of Strategic Initiatives;
·        
Evidence of the ability to organise and
present high impact information for top management and key stakeholders;
·        
Proven experience in engaging top
management teams, anticipating, filtering and accelerating issues and problem
resolution across divisions, departments and teams.
·        
Relevant experience in the energy
sector and familiarity with key sector stakeholders.
·        
Strong leadership and competence in
managing diverse teams. Experience in engaging teams, anticipating, filtering
and accelerating issues and problem resolution across divisions, departments
and teams.
·        
Planning, problem solving and
analytical skills
·        
Business acumen, organisational and
entrepreneurial skills
·        
Sound decision making and judgement
skills
·        
Negotiation and people management
skills
·        
Relationship management and
cross-functional business skills
·        
Proficiency in SAP and Business
Intelligence systems
·        
Oral and written communication skills
with Proficiency in MS Suite of packages
Candidates shortlisted for the
interview of Manager and Chief Officer positions will be required to submit the
following:
1. 
Certificate of Good Conduct from the
Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
2. 
Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board;
3. 
Tax Compliance Certificate from the
Kenya Revenue Authority;
4. 
Clearance from the Ethics and
Anti-Corruption Commission; and
5. 
Report from an Approved Credit
Reference Bureau.
Interested applicants should submit
application letters complete with detailed resume and copies of academic and
professional certificates to:
Human Resource & Administration
Director,
Or send to the following email
address: 
jobapplications@kengen.co.ke
The reference number of the job
should be clearly indicated on the envelope.
Closing date for applications is 17th May 2019
Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.

NB: KenGen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Canvassing
and falsifying or misinterpretation of qualifications will lead to automatic
disqualification.

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