Recruitment in KenGen, Nairobi

Chief Communications Officer


Division/Department: Corporate & Regulatory Services/Communications Department
Reports To: Communications Manager
Ref: HR&A/CRSD/01/05/2019
Job Purpose
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.
Responsibilities
·          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.
·          Sourcing articles and images from sources within and outside the company
·          Sub-editing and proof reading articles.
·          Writing articles.
·          Monitoring media coverage of the company
·          Implementing and maintaining a “house style” in all written communications.
·          Build and regularly update a database of key journalists
·          Organize press conferences and other media events
·          Participate in the organization of the KenGen Energy Management Awards
·          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
Dimensions
·          Media relations
·          External communications
·          Publications
·          Website and Intranet
·          Writing and editing
·          Advertising
·          Digital media, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Relationships
·          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
Knowledge and Experience
·          Previous experience working in a media house or public relations department
·          proven strategic communications implementation experience, including media relations, government affairs, thought leadership;
·          Proven ability to implement crisis communications
·          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
Skills and Competences
·          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
Qualifications
·          Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Public Relations/Journalism/Media Studies from a recognized institution
·          Post-graduate qualification in Mass Communication/Public Relations/Journalism/Media Studies/Science or a related field is mandatory.
·          Excellent editing skills
·          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.
Additional requirements
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.

Senior Financial Analyst
Grade: Level 4
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
Job Purpose
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.
Responsibilities
·          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.
·          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.
·          Make decisions using standard operating procedures
Qualifications
·          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
·          Technical skills
·          Communication and interpersonal skills

Process Improvement Officer
Current job Level: Three (3)
Division: Strategy & Innovation
Department: Strategy
Section: Process Improvement
Station: Central Office
Job Purpose
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.
Responsibilities
Process Improvement
·          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.
Strategy Management
·          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.
Business Performance
·          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.
Corporate Reporting
·          Prepare quarterly Board papers on process improvement progress;
·          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.
Managerial / Others
·          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.
Occasional duties:
·          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.
Advice/ Recommendations
·          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;
Qualifications
·          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.
Skills and Competences
·          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
Additional requirements
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.

Strategy Development & Alignment Officer

Current job Level: Three (3)
Division: Strategy & Innovation
Department: Strategy
Section: Strategy and Alignment
Station: Central Office
Job Purpose
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.
Responsibilities
Strategy Formulation
·          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.
Strategy Alignment
·          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.
Strategy Communication
·          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.
Strategic Partnerships
·          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.
Managerial / Others
·          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.
Occasional duties:
·          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.
Qualifications
·          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.
Skills and Competences
·          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
Additional requirements
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.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit application letters complete with detailed resume and copies of academic and professional certificates to:
Human Resource & Administration Director,
Stima Plaza,
6 th  Floor Room 6.01
P.O. Box 47936-00100
Nairobi
Or send to the following email address:  jobapplications@kengen.co.ke
The reference number of the job should be clearly indicated on the envelope.
Detailed job descriptions are posted on our website: 
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Closing date for applications is 17 th  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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