Government Jobs in Kenya – KNTC (Many Vacancies)

Kenya National Trading Corporation (KNTC) is a state owned Corporation whose mandate is to efficiently trade in quality products and services to ensure a balance of supply and demand in the country’s distribution networks while promoting wholesale, retail and e-commerce in line with Vision 2030. 

The Corporation is seeking for a qualified and competent individual to fill the following vacant position:

Corporate Affairs & Legal Services Manager

Salary Scale 3

Job Ref:  HR/CALSM /09/2016

Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate shall be responsible for effective and efficient management of board work, contract administration, company’s insurance, property shareholder affairs and compliance with legal and regulatory legislation including provision of legal advice to members of management.

Key responsibilities and duties:
  • As a member of the management committee, developing and reviewing corporate business plan, objectives, strategies, polices, corporate budget and performance monitoring
  • Develop and implement divisional plans, policies, norms and procedures and formulating and implementing strategies on risk management, litigation, records and property management
  • Provide secretarial services to the Board of Directors of the Company and Board Committees and other management Committees
  • Prepare and administer Board Budget
  • Provide advice to the divisions of the company on all legal, regulatory and contractual matters affecting the operations, operational interest or assets of the Corporation , including industrial matters
  • Ensure compliance by the company of relevant statutory and regulatory requirements relevant to its business
  • Safeguard the Corporation’s interests and ensuring that they are adequately defended before the Courts, relevant environmental regulatory bodies, tribunals, either through internal legal resource or use of appointed external company lawyers
  • Prepare, vet, negotiate and execute contracts on behalf of the Corporation
  • Keep custody of securities, agreements, minutes, titles, and other legal instruments and documents.
  • Ensure provision of optimum insurance cover for the assets and human resource of the Company.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Chairman’s Review annually and timely printing of annual Report of Accounts
  • Keeping custody of title documents, property administration, including leasing and rent collection
  • Plan for resource requirements for the department
  • Manage human, financial and material resources assigned to the department
  • Nurture departmental competencies and promoting a working environment that optimises individual and team potential.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to staff in the department
  • Manage performance in order to achieve department targets.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Educational Qualifications and Professional Qualifications
  • Degree – Bachelor of Laws
  • Diploma in Law (KSL)
  • Advocate of High Court Kenya
  • Member Law Society of Kenya
  • Computer Literacy
  • 5 years’ experience in an institution legal set up, two of which must be at management level
  • Strategic in mindset and sense of corporate result focus
  • Good administrative and coordination skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively supervise, motivate, train, mentor and performance – manage staff
  • Good networking and relationship building skills.


Financial Accountant

Salary Scale 4

Job Ref: HR/FA/09/2016

Reporting to the Finance & Accounts Manager, the successful candidate shall be responsible for all financial reporting and accounting functions of the corporation as well as overseeing the processing of payroll and other payments.

Key responsibilities and duties:
  • Develop and implement relevant policies, guidelines, strategies, accounting processes, procedures and internal controls.
  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of financial returns statements, monthly closing & annual reports and final accounts.
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of books of accounts.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions.
  • Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Receive payments from depots as revenue accrued from distribution transactions and rental incomes from tenants.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies.
  • Prepare and review revenue, expense, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents.
  • Supervise the input and handling of financial data and reports for the Corporation’s automated financial systems.
  • Recommend, develop and maintain financial data bases and accounts filing systems.
  • Participate in development of the Department’s Work plan
  • Prepare, monitor and review monthly, quarterly departmental reports and annual accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Interact with internal and external auditors in completing audits.
  • Carry out the compilation of the revenue records for submission to the director.
Required Qualifications, skills and attributes:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting or Commerce or Economics or a Relevant Degree.
  • CPA-K or ACCA-UK.
  • At least 5 years of experience in accounting with at least 3 year of supervisory experience.
  • IT Proficiency
  • Analytical skills
  • Knowledge of IFRSs, ISAs and IASs
  • Budgeting and financial management skills
  • Administrative and coordination skills
  • Decision making and problem solving skills


Management Accountant

Salary Scale 4

Job Ref: HR/MA/09/2016

Reporting to the Finance & Accounts Manager, the successful candidate shall be responsible for providing the financial information necessary for the planning and financial protection of the corporation and ensuring accurate stock costing, valuation of stocks and assets monitor and control revenue, credit and expenditure transactions.

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Create, implement and monitor process and procedures around the creation of monthly forecasts.
  • Prepare periodic financial statements, including profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries.
  • Inform key strategic decisions and formulation of business strategies.
  • Implement corporate governance procedures, risk management and internal controls.
  • Prepare periodic financial reports and financial statements, including profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries.
  • Monthly detailed revenue projections in collaboration with the sales and marketing manager and market research analyst.
  • Analyze and report on revenue trends against projections and advise accordingly on any required remedial measures.
  • Advise on the financial implications and consequences of business decisions and advise on ways of improving business performance.
  • Ensure reference to the relevant financial analysis, forecasts, trends and results analysis on aspects such as cash flow projections for all depots as well as product lines, variance analysis, detailed benefit analysis together with sales and marketing departments and carry out any other ad hoc reporting.
  • Responsible for year end working papers as determined by the Finance Manager
  • Ensure the verification of the revenue paid against any stock records.
  • Ensure the compilation of the revenue records for submission to the director.
  • Ensure effective maintenance of records of all credit transactions.
  • Reconcile all the credit transactions against any relevant settlements.
  • Advise on any necessary changes in the credit policies.
  • Participate in development of the Department’s Work plan and Corporation’s budget;
  • Participate in the implementation of the performance management system in the department.
  • Interpret and communicate financial data to non-financial managers.
Required Qualifications, Skills and attributes:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting or Commerce or Economics or a Relevant Degree.
  • CPA-K or ACCA-UK.
  • At least 5 years of experience in accounting with at least 3 years of supervisory experience
  • IT proficiency
  • Analytical skills
  • Knowledge of IFRSs, ISAs and IASs
  • Budgeting and financial management skills
  • Administrative and coordination skills
  • Decision making and problem solving skills


Executive Assistant

Salary Scale 

Job Ref:  HR /EA/09/2016

The successful candidate shall provide executive support to the Executive Managing Director and manage the day-to-day operations of the Executive Managing Director’s office in an efficient and effective manner.

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Organizing and maintaining the Executive Director’s diary and making appointments;
  • Prioritizing emails and incoming papers/correspondence and if necessary determine appropriate delegation/action;
  • Coordination, organization and facilitation of Board meetings and other stakeholders;
  • Producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations;
  • Preparation of Executive Managing Director’s/ Board of Directors official travel and accommodation arrangements;
  • Preparation of Executive Director’s travel expense reports;
  • Filing of paper and electronic documents;
  • Ad hoc activities which are either by their nature related to his/ her normal duties or evolve from operational requirements.
Required Qualifications, Skills and attributes:
  • Diploma in Business, Administration or Management/ Secretarial;
  • 3 years of proven work experience in a similar position in a fast paced, demanding environment.
  • Good organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at various levels within the organization.
  • Discretion, confidentiality and diplomacy;
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work strategically and cooperatively in a team environment with all levels of professional, technical and administrative staff
  • Detail-oriented, proactive professional and problem solver;


Depot Sales Manager

Salary Scale 

Job Ref No: HR/DSM/09/2016

Reporting to the Sales and Marketing Manager, the successful candidate shall provide effective management of the depot operations through responsive customer service, sales outreach and transaction accountability.

Key responsibilities and duties:
  • Manage depot operations and personnel while ensuring achievement of set goals and objectives
  • Analyze stock performance and valuation while advising on stock reorder levels
  • Build networks and appropriate channels for new markets and clients
  • Undertake market surveys and advise management on market trends
  • Compile, analyze and submit timely depot reports to the head office
  • Establish customer requirements and provide information for decision making
  • Manage credit control function for the depot
Required Qualifications, Skills and attributes:
  • Diploma in Business Administration / supply chain / warehousing
  • Computer literacy
  • 3 years’ experience in a busy warehouse with diverse products
  • Good customer care and coordination skills
  • Creativity, innovation and good analytical skills


Accounts Assistant / Cashier

Salary Scale 

Job Ref No: HR/AA/09/2016

Reporting to the Depot Sales Manager, the successful candidate shall handle payments for sales within the depot and offer accountability in reporting to the head office.

Key responsibilities and duties:
  • Receive payment by cash, cheque, credit cards, vouchers or automatic debits
  • Calculate total payments and reconcile with total sales daily
  • Process merchandise returns and exchanges
  • Carry out payment of depot bills by cash, vouchers or cheques
  • Daily banking of all collections
Required Qualifications, Skills and attributes:
  • KATC Final / CPA I
  • Computer literacy
  • One (1) year experience in a similar position
  • Honest with self-initiative
  • Good analytical and customer service skills


Storekeeper

Salary Scale 7

Job Ref No: HR/S/09/2016

Reporting to the Depot Sales Manager, the successful candidate shall manage the Corporations stores to ensure proper accountability for the use and issuance of all stock.

Key responsibilities and duties:
  • Receive and verify stock against delivery notes
  • Issue stock against authorized purchase requisitions
  • Carry out inventory audit periodically and manage reorder levels
  • Reconcile issuance of stock and give reports
  • Ensure that the store is properly arranged according to set procedures
Required Qualifications, Skills and attributes:
  • Diploma in stores management/purchasing and supplies/warehousing
  • Computer literacy
  • 3 years’ experience in stores management
  • Good administrative and coordination skills
  • Good analytical and customer service skills
How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the specified requirements should send their applications stating the current and expected salary, detailed curriculum vitae, copies of all academic certificates, testimonials, valid certificate of good conduct to the address below to be received not later than 28th September, 2016.

Quote Job Title & Ref No on the envelope. 

The Managing Director
Kenya National Trading Corporation
P.O. Box 30587 – 00100
Nairobi

Kenya National Trading Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

Women, Persons with Disabilities and people from the marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

Only successful candidates shall be contacted.

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