Massive Recruitment at FRC, Kenya (Over 15 Positions)

Human Resource Officer
Vacancy No. FRC/19/2017
Position Description
Reporting to the HR & Administration Manager, he/she will be responsible for providing appropriate HR support to the key functions of the organization, promoting the interests of the employer to enhance growth and sustainability of the organization in line with FRC’s strategic mission, vision and values.

Responsibilities

·         Assist the HR & Administration Manager with generalist HR matters, including developing relevant policies, regulations, procedures and systems that enable the FRC to attract, retain and develop the right people.
·         Undertake annual reviews of the FRC staff policy and procedures manual to ensure that the policy is up to date, accurate, and complies with relevant legislation.
·         Provide administrative and follow up support in recruitment, staff development, performance management, induction of new employees and exit management.
·         Participate in employee screening, selection, and interview processes where required.
·         Coordinate Orientation Sessions for all new employees, which will include ensuring that all relevant employee information is obtained and secured within an employee-personnel file.
·         Manage and maintain contracts, personnel files and other confidential employee information.
·         Ensure that all job descriptions are current and related employment agreements are maintained for all new and existing employees.
·         Coordinate training needs assessment, develop annual training calendar & coordinate internal and external learning and development programmes and prepare periodic reports on the same.
·         Complete all relevant human resource department reports to the HR and Administration Manager.
·         Participate in the preparation of staff emolument budget and provide advice to staff on pay and benefit system.
·         Manage the enrolment and de-enrolment of all staff within the FRC Pension and Benefits Plan in a timely manner.
·         Coordinate the implementation of performance appraisal process.
·         Accept employee grievances and develop plans for conflict resolution with the appropriate supervisor; and monitor the progress of resolution plans.
·         Assist with preparations for disciplinary and grievance hearings as necessary.
·         Coordinate preparation of a leave plan and maintain accurate and up to date records on all types of leave; ensure compliance with existing policy.
·         Ensure implementation of staff administration, industrial relations and welfare programmes for the FRC in compliance with the labour laws.
·         Research on leading practice strategies on human resource planning, talent sourcing, development, performance and career management, employee relations, reward, organisational development and update the Human Resource and Administration Manager.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in a field related to Human Resource Management, such as Public Administration, Business Administration, Commerce, or Psychology with a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management/ Development.
·         Membership to the relevant professional body.
·         Four (4) years’ experience a human resource generalist role.

Additional Skills and Competencies

·         Understanding of the FRC’s responsibilities together with a working knowledge of Kenya’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing regime.
·         Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills.
·         Excellent proven interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
·         Good customer relationship management skills (internal and external customers).
·         Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills.
·         Confidentiality.
·         Strong IT skills.
·         Ability to work on own initiative.
·         Ability to work in, and adapt to, a rapidly changing environment.
·         Knowledge of the Employment Act and related legislation.
·         Ability to work in a team environment.

Strategic Management, Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant Manager
Vacancy No. FRC/17/2017
Position Description
Reporting to the Director Corporate Affairs, HR & Administration, he/she will be responsible for driving FRC’s strategy management process from strategy formulation, review, alignment, communication and implementation; undertaking monitoring and evaluation of FRC’s performance in line with the strategy mission, vision and values.

Responsibilities

·         Initiate and drive the process of strategy formulation and development/review through an in-depth strategic and situational analysis of external and internal operating environment.
·         Provide guidance to FRC in the design of the strategic plan and ensure it is aligned to the Centre’s mandate.
·         Conduct organizational reviews to identify strengths and weaknesses and evaluate operational effectiveness.
·         Identify strategic opportunities and risks and prepare reports, advising management on appropriate course of action.
·         Design and implement a monitoring and evaluation framework for FRC in liaison with other heads of departments.
·         Undertake effective periodic monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the organisation’s activities as outlined in the strategic plan and annual work plan.
·         Formulate a timetable and process for review of the strategic plan, and advise on redevelopment in the run up to the next strategic period.
·         Make recommendations based on emerging trends, expansion opportunities, threats, and internal business process improvement.
·         Manage and develop organization’s KPI infrastructure in order to facilitate analysis and reporting of performance against plans and budgets as well as strategic objectives.
·         Provide support to the rest of the departments in the organization in the formulation of individual department strategies.
·         Supervise regular data collection through implementing partners and ensure quality of the data by random verifications and validations.
·         Oversee the recording, management and preservation of monitoring and evaluation data in a safe and accessible way.
·         Manage and support the monitoring and evaluation officer in his/her work with teams as well as providing M&E support directly as required.
·         Actively manage staff performance, development and succession planning, addressing issues appropriately as they arise.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Science, Administration, Information Management, Project Management, Finance or other relevant academic background.
·         Four (4) years in similar management experience, in strategy development and implementation; monitoring and evaluation.
·         A Master’s degree in Strategic Management or its equivalent from a recognised institution will be an added advantage.
·         Membership to a professional body in the field will be an added advantage.

Additional Skills and Competencies

·         Understanding of the FRC’s responsibilities together with a working knowledge of Kenya’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing regime.
·         Track record of providing intellectual leadership, delivering high quality results with notable achievements.
·         Sound advisory capability.
·         Excellent analytical and reporting skills.
·         Strong persuasion and negotiation skills.
·         Strong business acumen / business orientation.
·         Quality and management certification / process re-engineering certification (6Sigma; Lean etc.).
·         Project Management certification (PMP or Prince 2) (desirable).
·         Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis.
·         Experience in program design and M&E plan development.
·         Ability to design M&E tools, surveys, surveillance systems, and evaluations.
·         Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of others.
·         Excellent proven interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Human Resource & Administration Assistant
Vacancy No. FRC/18/2017
Position Description
Reporting to the Director Corporate Affairs, HR & Administration, The Human Resource Manager will provide strategic leadership and management oversight for the human resources and staff development in matters of strategy, policy compliance and operations in line with FRC’s strategic mission, vision and values.

Responsibilities

·         Develop and implement Human Resource Management policies, regulations, procedures and systems that enable the FRC to attract, retain and develop the right people.
·         Provide advice to the management on human resource development and ensure that line managers and staff understand and access HR policies and procedure as demanded by their roles and responsibilities.
·         Analyse utilization of human resources in the organization and advice on proper deployment and required staff numbers for the FRC to achieve its objectives.
·         Identify, design and oversee the implementation of training programmes based on identified needs to support the FRC’s objectives. Coordinate and oversee implementation of training and development plans.
·         Provide guidance on development and updating of the human resource database.
·         Formulate and ensure implementation of leading practice strategies on human resource planning, talent sourcing, development, performance and career management, employee relations, reward, organisational development and change management.
·         Coordinate the preparation of personal emolument budget.
·         Coordinate staff recruitment, selection, appointment, discipline and transfer.
·         Coordinate Human Resource target setting;
·         Coordinate the preparation and compilation of agreed periodic activities and performance reports for the attention of the Chief Executive Officer.
·         Coordinate the implementation of performance appraisal process.
·         Assess human resources policies and practices to ensure compliance with labour laws.
·         Ensure implementation of staff administration, industrial relations and welfare programmes for the FRC in compliance with the labour laws.
·         Provide advice to staff on pay and benefit system.
·         Ensure compliance with statutory requirements relating to Human Resource.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Sociology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Commerce With
·         Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management/ Development.
·         Four (4) years’ management experience or served as an Assistant Manager, Human Resource Management for a minimum period of four (4) years.
·         A Master’s degree in Human Resource Management /Development, Personnel Management, Personnel
·         Administration, Manpower Studies or its equivalent from a recognised institution will be an added advantage.
·         Membership to a professional body in the Human Resource field.

Network Administrator
Vacancy No. FRC/12/2017
Position Description
Reporting to the Director IT Services, the Network Administrator is responsible for maintaining computing environment by identifying network requirements; installing upgrades and monitoring network performance.

Responsibilities

·         Establish network specifications by conferring with users, analyse workflow, access, information, and security requirements, design router administration, including interface configuration and routing protocols.
·         Establish and maintain an effective network by evaluating network performance issues, including: availability, utilization, throughput, good put, and latency; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures; establishing connections and firewalls.
·         Maintain network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning, troubleshoot network problems and escalating problems to vendor.
·         Secure network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation and maintain proper documentation.
·         Prepare users by designing and conducting training programmes, provide references and support.
·         Upgrade network by conferring with vendors, developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements.
·         Meet financial requirements by submitting information for budgets and monitor expenses.
·         Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintain personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
·         Protect the FRC’s information.
·         Accomplish organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and explore opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Qualifications

·         A Bachelor’s degree in computer science; in computer software/computer systems engineering; electronics; or information technology.
·         Four (4) to six (6) years’ network administration experience in a financial institution, government agency, international organization or relevant private sector organization.
·         Network Administration/System Engineer certification will be an added advantage.
Additional Skills and Competencies
·         Understanding of the FRC’s responsibilities together with a working knowledge of Kenya’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing regime.
·         Network Performance Tuning.
·         Local Area Network (LAN) knowledge.
·         Network Design and Implementation.
·         Communication, teamwork and negotiation skills.
·         Problem-solving and good analytical skills.
·         Flexibility and adaptability.
·         Good organizational skills.
·         Ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure.
·         The ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

·         Awareness of business IT requirements.
·         A willingness to keep up to date with developments in new technology

Information Security Administrator
Vacancy No. FRC/13/2017
Position Description
Reporting to the Director IT Services, he/she is responsible of providing security of information/ data, infrastructure and risk services through use of innovative tools, techniques to prevent, detect and close down any emerging systems threats.

Responsibilities

·         Develop and maintain the information security policy and accompanying standards, procedures and guidance.
·         Conduct a continuous assessment of current IT security practices and systems and identifying areas for improvement.
·         Run security audits and risk assessments.
·         Deliver new security technology approaches and implement next generation solutions.
·         Oversee the management of the IT security department, giving leadership to the team and develop staff.
·         Driving change projects and building new IT capabilities.
·         Develop and implement business continuity plans to ensure service is continuous when a change programme is introduced or a security breach occurs or in the event that the disaster recovery plan needs to be triggered.
·         Protect the intellectual property of the organisation at all times.
·         Devise strategies and implement IT solutions to minimise the risk of cyber-attacks.
·         Communicate digital programmes and strategy to a range of stakeholders.
·         Promote security awareness by developing and implementing a security awareness and training programmes.
·         Manage the IT security budget and communicating this with the appropriate parties.

Qualifications

·         A Bachelor’s degree in computer science; in computer software/computer systems engineering; electronics; or information technology.
·         Four (4) to six (6) years’ Information Security experience in a financial institution, government agency, international organization or relevant private sector organization.
·         Information Security certification will be an added advantage.
Additional Skills and Competencies
·         Understanding of the FRC’s responsibilities together with a working knowledge of Kenya’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing regime.
·         A good working knowledge of information security including ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management Standard
·         Communication, teamwork and negotiation skills.
·         Problem-solving and good analytical skills.
·         Flexibility and adaptability.
·         Good organizational skills.
·         Ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure.
·         The ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
·         Awareness of business IT requirements.
·         A willingness to keep up to date with developments in new technology.

Human Resource & Administration
Vacancy No. FRC/14/2017
Position Description
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, he/she will be responsible for establishing and maintaining the highest level of corporate governance within the FRC.
This will include:
(i) Developing and implementing communication strategies, policies and projects; (ii) media management;
(iii) Information management and;
(iv) Leadership and oversight of the human resources, administration, finance and procurement functions.

Responsibilities

·         Provide leadership in the definition, development and implementation of communication policies and publicity strategies in line with the FRC’s strategic plan.
·         Coordinate the execution of the department’s work programmes and plans.
·         Provide editorial oversight for the organization’s website, and other corporate communications tools.
·         Oversee the maintenance of the corporate brand, and provision of corporate communications services to FRC including communications with internal and external stakeholders through web services, internal and external print and electronic media, ensuring that the content and delivery is properly targeted as well as monitor response through media analysis and research surveys.
·         Promote and participate in programmes aimed at enhancing organizational efficiency and effectiveness including events coordination and liaison for logistics support.
·         Oversee the development and implementation of communication and media strategies.
·         Come up with and review CSR proposals and make recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer.
·         Monitor management information on the department’s financial position.
·         Ensure the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, budgets, check’s and protocols for the department is complete.
·         Set the departmental targets for the team, review the department’s performance on a quarterly basis and provide support to the team in achieving their targets.
·         Spearhead training, development, supervision, guidance and mentoring of staff in the corporate affairs department.
·         Ensure compliance with employment regulatory requirements and reporting.
Human Resources & Administration
·         Spearhead the formulation and implementation of plans/procedures and policies relating to staff retention motivation and discipline, health and safety and staff welfare.
·         Oversee the development and implementation of a performance management system, planning and designing learning and development programmes.
·         Oversee knowledge management services for Corporate Affairs Department.
·         Supervise the general administration of FRC to ensure quality service to stakeholders including provision of administrative services for FRC premises, property and insurance services for FRC.
Finance
·         Oversee the preparation and implementation of the FRC monthly and annual budget and oversee the accounting functions such as and not limited to; payments, receivables, timely submission of financial statements, and preparation of annual financial reports and processing of payroll.
·         Liaise with the Treasury in respect of FRC financial management/budgetary provisions.
Procurement
·         Provide leadership in the development and implementation of the procurement strategy, plan and policies in line with the FRC’s strategic objectives.
·         Initiate and supervise procurement of purchases as per The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 – PPOA and oversee management contracts with appointed vendors.
Qualifications
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Full membership in a relevant Professional body in good standing.
·         Four (4) years’ senior management experience or served in a similar position in a financial institution, government agency, international organization or relevant private sector organization.
·         A Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance), Business Administration (Accounting), Human Resource Management/Development, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a Master of Science in Finance or post graduate diploma in Commerce, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
 Additional Skills and Competencies
·         Understanding of the FRC’s responsibilities together with a working knowledge of Kenya’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing regime.
·         Demonstrated strong stakeholder relationship management.
·         Track record of providing intellectual leadership, delivering high quality results with notable achievements.
·         Financial and business management knowledge and skills.
·         Excellent proven interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
·         Demonstrate ability to manage and supervise staff.
·         Experience in working with a Board.
·         Effective decision making, problem solving and mediation skills.
·         Demonstrated ability to share skills and knowledge with others.
·         Proficiency with office computer equipment and software.
·         Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and manage high workloads.

Assistant Manager, Procurement & Supply Chain Management
Vacancy No. FRC/15/2017
Position Specification
Reporting to the Director Corporate Affairs, HR & Administration, The Procurement & Supply Chain role will be responsible for developing and implementing the Procurement strategy in line with the Public Procurement & Disposal Act (the Act). This includes
(i) Initiating and supervising procurement of purchases in accordance with the Act and approved policies and procedures
(ii) Ensuring value for money is achieved
(iii) Responsibility for managing contracts with appointed vendors.

Responsibilities

·         Develop and implement Procurement Strategy in line with The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 – PPOA in order to realize the set corporate objectives and strategic goals.
·         Develop and implement the FRC’s Annual Procurement Plan and consolidate procurement budgets and plans.
·         Formulate the procurement manual, policies, regulations and procedures and continuously review and update the policy.
·         Monitor all risks related to procurement and ensure that appropriate controls are implemented to mitigate and eliminate the risks.
·         Liaise with relevant functional heads to collate business requirements and ensure that procurement plans address these needs and requirements.
·         Coordinate purchasing, warehousing and control of materials.
·         Ensure that procurement process is carried out within approved policies and procedures.
·         Ensure internal supply chain management processes and procedures are undertaken effectively.
·         Coordinate the identification of unserviceable, obsolete and surplus stores and equipment for disposal.
·         Lead the negotiation of contracts, prepare contracts and Service Level Agreements (SLA) and manage the same with the user departments.
·         Manage and develop supplier relationship and monitor their performance in terms of quality, service and price.
·         Ensure effective use of e-procurement system.
·         Ensure submission of reports and compliance with all regulatory requirements and ethical standards relating to procurement of goods, services and works.
·         Ensuring safe custody of procured goods.
·         Coordinate the preparation and maintenance of assets register, transfer and valuation.
·         Ensure periodic stock taking and stock audit is conducted effectively.
·         Spearhead training, development, supervision, guidance and mentoring of staff in the department.

  Qualifications

·         A Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management; Purchasing and Supplies Management, Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Contract Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Four (4) years’ experience as a Senior Supply Chain Management Officer.
·         Membership to a professional body in good standing.
·         A Master’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Business Administration (Purchasing and Supplies) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  
Additional Skills and Competencies
·         Understanding of the FRC’s responsibilities together with a working knowledge of Kenya’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing regime.
·         Understanding of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations.
·         Track record of providing intellectual leadership, delivering high quality results with notable achievements.
·         Knowledge of the laws that govern the prevention of money laundering and financing of terrorism.
·         Good communication, teamwork and negotiation skills.
·         Report writing skills.
·         Problem-solving and good analytical skills.
·         Flexibility and adaptability.
·         Good organizational skills.
·         The skill to work to tight deadlines under pressure.
·         The ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

Information Systems Auditor
Vacancy No. FRC/20/2017
Position Description
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer he/she will be responsible for execution and evaluation of internal controls, compliance computer information systems as well as carry out investigations and inspections.

Responsibilities

·         Perform general and application control reviews for computer information systems.
·         Perform information control reviews to include system development standards, operating procedures, system security, programming controls, communication controls, backup and disaster recovery, and system maintenance.
·         Direct and/or perform reviews of internal control procedures and security for systems under development and/or enhancements to current systems.
·         Recommend revisions to audit procedures to enhance efficiencies. Review internal controls throughout the Commission by evaluating the adequacy of system controls and recommends improvements.
·         Prepare audit findings memoranda and working papers to ensure that adequate documentation exists to support the completed audit and conclusions.
·         Prepare and present written and oral reports and other technical information in a pertinent, concise, and accurate manner for distribution to Management.
·         Follow up on audit findings to ensure that Management has taken corrective action(s).
·         Maintain currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
·         Conduct operational, compliance, financial and investigative audits, as assigned.

Qualifications

·         A degree from a recognized University preferably in Computer Science or a related field.
·         Eight (8) years’ work experience with at least three (3) years’ in a similar role.
·         Professional qualification in Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Cert Public Account (CPA).
Additional Skills and Experience
·         Understanding of the FRC’s responsibilities together with a working knowledge of Kenya’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing regime.
·         Demonstrated strong stakeholder relationship management.
·         Track record of providing intellectual leadership, delivering high quality results with notable achievements.
·         Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in the area of expertise
·         Excellent proven interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
·         Knowledge of auditing concepts and principles.
·         Ability to review system backup, disaster recovery and maintenance procedures.
·         Knowledge of software requirements for the auditing of computing systems and procedures.
·         Knowledge of computer systems development and programming.
·         Effective decision making, problem solving and mediation skills.
·         Demonstrated ability to share skills and knowledge with others.
·         Proficiency with office computer equipment and software.
·         Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and manage high workloads
Financial Management & Accounting Assistant Manager
Vacancy No. FRC/16/2017
Position Description
Reporting to the Director Corporate Affairs HR & Administration, he/she will be responsible for ensuring effective utilisation of the financial resources of FRC, including achieving cost efficiency in line with the Commission’s defined goals and objectives.

Responsibilities

·         Provide leadership and strategic direction in the execution of the financial management and accounting department’s work plans and programmes.
·         Coordinate the development of FRC’s budget, and the allocation / distribution of financial resources in line with the agency’s short, medium and long-term strategic plans.
·         Identify risks and long-term financial implications of intended projects / initiatives, and advise the Director accordingly.
·         Develop and implement cost management strategies to monitor and control costs.
·         Develop investment strategies that will ensure high returns on investment while assuring liquidity for the FRC’s operations.
·         Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key banks and other financial institutions.
·         Ensure implementation of an effective and adequate financial controls
·         Ensure availability of adequate funding as required for FRC’s operations, in line with the FRC’s financial policies
·         Coordinate timely preparation of financial statements and ensure that the statements reflect FRC’s financial position and comply with statutory and regulatory requirements.
·         Manage the interface between FRC and Auditor General to ensure FRC’s financial interest is protected.
·         Participate in management meetings and provide insight into the financial position of FRC and opportunities that can be explored.
·         Continuously review the department’s policies, processes and activities, and make recommendations for improvement to the Director.
·         Ensure on-going incorporation of leading practices in the operations and activities of the department.
·         Prepare and implement FRC monthly and annual budget and oversee the accounting functions such as and not limited to payments, receivables, timely submission of financial statements, and preparation of annual financial reports and processing of payroll.
·         Liaise with the Treasury in respect of FRC financial management/budgetary provisions.


Qualifications

·         First degree in any discipline
·         Professional accounting certification (mandatory), e.g. ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA
·         Eight (8) years’ experience in a reputable organisation with at least three (3) years in a similar role.
·         Experience in strategic financial planning and analysis.
·         Full membership in a relevant Professional body in good standing.

Additional Skills and Competencies
·         Understanding of the FRC’s responsibilities together with a working knowledge of Kenya’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing regime.
·         Demonstrated strong stakeholder relationship management.
·         Track record of providing intellectual leadership, delivering high quality results with notable achievements.
·         Financial and business management knowledge and skills.
·         Excellent proven interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
·         Demonstrate ability to manage and supervise staff.
·         Effective decision making, problem solving and mediation skills.
·         Demonstrated ability to share skills and knowledge with others.
·         Proficiency with office computer equipment and software.
·         Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and manage high workloads.
How to Apply
Interested applicants who meet the above requirements are advised to submit their applications via email to the email address esdfrc@kpmg.co.ke quoting the reference number of the vacancy on the subject line.
The application shall include:
1.   A detailed CV
2.   Current and expected remuneration
3.   Contact information of three references
4.   Scanned Copies of academic and professional certificates
Candidates will be required to obtain and submit copies of clearance certificates from the following organizations:
1.   Kenya Revenue Authority
2.   Higher Education Loans Board
3.   Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

4.   Criminal Investigation Department e) Credit Reference Bureau.

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