Jobs and Vacancies in Amsol Kenya (Many Positions)

Director Research and Advocacy
Our client is a corporate body established under the Competition Act, No. 12 of 2010 (the Act). The client’s mandate is to enforce the Act with the objective of enhancing the welfare of the people of Kenya by promoting and protecting effective competition in markets and preventing misleading market conduct throughout Kenya.
On behalf of the client, we seek to recruit highly experienced, highly competent, motivated and self-driven individual with excellent credentials and strategic minds to competitively fill the above aforementioned position.

Responsibilities

Strategic Planning
·         Be actively involved in ensuring that the strategy gets translated into a business plan and budget for the Division;
·         Ensure the consistency with the Authority’s strategy and business plan;
·         Ensure that risks are identified in the planning process and that the division is constantly aware of the managing of these risks;
·         Input meaningfully into the Authority’s strategy, especially with regard to economic analysis and policy, and as regards impact and prioritization;
·         Ensure performance measures are designed to evaluate performance against the strategic plan;
·         Ensure reporting on work done into the reporting structures in the Authority on a monthly; quarterly or annual basis;
·         Develop strategies and policy in line with legislation and good practice in relation to governance, accountability and standards; and
·         Work closely within the executive team (EXCOM) to develop and implement strategic plans and company goals and initiatives and create associated policies and procedures.
Research
·         Review prioritization by sector and criteria for cases;
·         Ensure rigorous economic research conducted in specific sectors supporting recommendations for initiation, where appropriate;
·         Ensure rigorous economic research conducted into specific topics related to key competition concerns;
·         Ensure the effective identification of economic questions on which cases hinge and the identification of analysis required;
·         Ensure rigorous economic analysis in enforcement and merger cases;
·         Ensure the review of outcomes following a merger or complaint decision;
·         Influence the policy and legislative processes through drawing on research and literature to craft well-informed positions;
·         Create internal and external awareness and understanding of economic principles and to present the authority’s point of view on competition matters; and
·         Support the DG in fulfilling advocacy functions by ensuring that he is briefed timeously through relevant and meaningful briefing documents
Advocacy
·         Represent the authority in local and international forums such as the ICN, UNCTAD, ACF, OECD, as required;
·         Lead advocacy activities to influence policy change in regards to competition;
·         Track international debates and developments in literature;
·         Prepare input papers and submissions; and
·         Participate meaningfully in executive decision-making with view to objectives as set out in the Competition Ac
Division Oversight
·         Build a highly effective team, by leading, managing and motivating staff and by directing and coaching them where appropriate, so that they achieve excellence in delivery;
·         To take responsibility for the reports emerging from research division and all documentation sent to the DG;
·         Oversee division’s budgeting, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, cash flow and debt management;
·         Coordinate departmental and corporate wide systems purchases, implementations, and upgrades;
·         Manage the skills development for staff to ensure that training needs are properly identified and appropriate training is arranged;
·         Manage and conduct performance management reviews for the division;
Work closely with department heads to develop goals and initiatives; and
·         Ensure quality control and customer services.

Qualifications

·         Masters and Bachelors degree in Economics, research or a business related field;
·         Professional qualifications and membership to a relevant professional body;
·         Specialist knowledge in economic research and advocacy;
·         Certificate in Strategic Leadership;
·         Proficiency in ICT; and
·         PhD in Economics will be an added advantage.
·         Minimum of fifteen (15) years’ relevant experience with at least six (6) years at leadership level in a similar organization;
·         Experience in policy development management and economics; and
·         Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals.
Skills and Competences
·         Operational problem solving skills;
·         Ability to develop long term integrated and cross functional operational plans;
·         Ability to operationalize strategy into action for the organization as whole;
“World class specialists” on peer review; and
·         Strategic management skills.
How to Apply
Applicants should download, fill and submit the employment application form which is located at our website www.amsol.co.ke/job/director-policy-research-and-advocacy/
Communications Manager
Our client is a corporate body established under the Competition Act, No. 12 of 2010 (the Act). The client’s mandate is to enforce the Act with the objective of enhancing the welfare of the people of Kenya by promoting and protecting effective competition in markets and preventing misleading market conduct throughout Kenya.
On behalf of the client, we seek to recruit highly experienced, highly competent, motivated and self-driven individual with excellent credentials and strategic minds to competitively fill the above aforementioned position.

Responsibilities

Planning and implementation
·         Identify and mitigate communications challenges and risks which could impact on the CAK’s reputation, briefing the DG and management team as appropriate;
·         Develop a joined up approach and consistency of communications across CAK, with oversight and professional leadership of all communications activity and improved planning and prioritization of communications and marketing efforts and resources;
·         Develop a strong internal communications policy that will support employee communication, in conjunction with HR and other functions;
·         Develop and implement the Authority’ communication strategies to engage external stakeholders;
·         In conjunction with other functions develop a consistent internal and external corporate brand;
·         Develop communications key messages and talking points and manage the implementation across all communications programs (marketing, PR, IR, internal etc);
·         Assist with strategic communication requirements for executive team, including presentation development, interview talking points and speech writing. Assist in preparation of pre-production material for development of video documentaries and infomercials;
·         Establish corporate and digital media communications strategy; and
Spearhead the publication of CAK newsletters and other publication materials.
Media Stakeholders
·         Responsible for identifying and building relationships with new and existing editors, reporters, producers, bloggers and tech analysts to increase media coverage;
·         Drive editorial story planning, writing and pitching to both domestic and international press, including all necessary reporter follow-up efforts (fact-finding, quote development/approval, executive interview coordination, etc.) Uncover and exploit exposure opportunities with key media outlets;
·         Proactively seek and manage strategic executive visibility opportunities and enhance the Authority’s visibility through thought leadership;
·         Works with Advocacy team to identify key media opportunities with top tier media, economic and trade publications and analysts; and
·         Establish a stakeholder management strategy, taking account of political and media agendas.
Communication Management
·         Build internal capacity for effective communication;
·         Conduct daily media monitoring and reporting;
·         Develop and manage the Authority’s media library;
·         Develop work plans and budgets for the Communication department for approval;
·         Oversee the execution of the approved departmental work plans and budgets;
·         Oversee performance management in the department;
·         Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department;
·         Identify training needs for the departmental staff;
·         Spearhead the recruitment of staff within the department;
·         Participate in the development of the CAK strategic plan;
·         Mentor and coach departmental staff; and
·         Participate in committees as appropriate.

Qualifications

·         Bachelors degree in Public Relations, Communications, Law or any other related field;
·         Post graduate diploma in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications;
·         Membership to PRSK;
·         Proficiency in ICT, and;
·         Masters degree in business related fields/Social Sciences will be an added advantage.
·         At least twelve (12) years’ experience in a similar position in a reputable organization, with at least 3 years at a supervisory level;
·         Diverse experience in public relations, communication and events planning;
·         Knowledge of content development; and
·         Experience in preparation and edition of presentations.
Skills and Competences
·         Decision making skills;
·         Ability to interpret long term plans, programs and budgets developed senior management level;
·         Interpersonal and leadership skills;
·         Project management skills;
·         Ability to develop plans, programs, SOPS, and coordination of workflows
·         Creativity; and
·         Strategic management Skills.
How to Apply
Applicants should download, fill and submit the employment application form which is located at our website www.amsol.co.ke/job/manager-communications-and-external-relations/

Director
Our client is a corporate body established under the Competition Act, No. 12 of 2010 (the Act). The client’s mandate is to enforce the Act with the objective of enhancing the welfare of the people of Kenya by promoting and protecting effective competition in markets and preventing misleading market conduct throughout Kenya.
On behalf of the client, we seek to recruit highly experienced, highly competent, motivated and self-driven individual with excellent credentials and strategic minds to competitively fill the above aforementioned position.

Responsibilities

Strategic Planning
·         Be actively involved in ensuring that the strategy gets translated into a business plan and budget for the Division;
·         Ensure the consistency with the Authority’s strategy and business plan;
·         Ensure that risks are identified in the planning process and that the division is constantly aware of the managing of these risks;
·         Provide meaningful inputs into the Authority’s strategy, especially with regard to organization development and operations, and as regards impact and prioritization;
·         Ensure performance measures are designed to evaluate performance against the strategic plan;
·         Ensure reporting on work done into the reporting structures in the Authority on a monthly; quarterly or annual basis;
·         Develop strategies and policy in line with legislation and good practice in relation to governance, accountability and standards; and
·         Work closely within the executive team (EXCOM) to develop and implement strategic plans and company goals and initiatives and create associated policies and procedures.
Policy Development
·         Research, draft and implementing appropriate strategy and policy in relation to finance, human resources, remuneration, corporate governance and procurement issues;
·         Oversee the ongoing review and reporting of internal performance management, with the aim of keeping the DG advised of performance and development of new performance management arrangements;
·         Develop, maintain and oversee property management, acquisition, disposal and rationalization strategy;
·         Oversee corporate financial operations and financial management; and
Ensure effective implementation and compliance of all legislative requirement relating to corporate services.
Division Oversight
·         Build a highly effective team, by leading, managing and motivating staff and by directing and coaching them where appropriate, so that they achieve excellence in delivery;
·         Oversee organization of corporate office, paperwork, supplies, equipment, cleanliness, procedures and daily operations;
·         Oversee corporate budgeting, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, cash flow and debt management;
·         Coordinate departmental and corporate wide systems purchases, implementations, and upgrades;
·         Manage the skills development for staff to ensure that training needs are properly identified and appropriate training is arranged;
·         Manage and conduct performance management reviews for the division;
Work closely with department heads to develop goals and initiatives; and
·         Ensure quality control and customer service.

Qualifications

·         Masters degree in a business related field/social sciences;
·         Bachelors degree in a business related field;
·         Membership to a relevant professional body;
·         Certificate in Strategic Leadership; and
·         Proficiency in ICT
·         Minimum of fifteen (15) years’ relevant experience with at least six (6) years at leadership level in a similar organization;
·         Experience in management and organization development; and
·         Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals.
Skills and Competences
·         Operational problem solving skills;
·         Ability to develop long term integrated and cross functional operational plans;
·         Ability to operationalize strategy into action for the organization as whole; and
·         Strategic management skills.
How to Apply
Applicants should download, fill and submit the employment application form which is located at our website www.amsol.co.ke/job/director-corporate-services/

Manager, Policy and Research
Our client is a corporate body established under the Competition Act, No. 12 of 2010 (the Act). The client’s mandate is to enforce the Act with the objective of enhancing the welfare of the people of Kenya by promoting and protecting effective competition in markets and preventing misleading market conduct throughout Kenya.
On behalf of the client, we seek to recruit highly experienced, highly competent, motivated and self-driven individual with excellent credentials and strategic minds to competitively fill the above aforementioned position.

Responsibilities

Research and Policy Development
·         Provide technical and strategic leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of research programmes to advance knowledge on competition matters;
·         Coordinate the design, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of information education and communication (IEC) strategies designed to inform stakeholders and the general public about competition;
·         Execute research projects involving acceptable research methods and focused on different sectors performance, trends, existing or new competition requirements and their impact on operations of the various sectors;
·         Oversee the rigorous economic research conducted in specific sectors supporting recommendations for initiation, where appropriate;
·         Oversee rigorous economic research conducted into specific topics related to key competition concerns;
·         Assist in conducting economic analysis in enforcement and merger cases and review outcomes following a merger or complaint decision;
·         Provide adequate findings to influence the policy and legislative processes through drawing on research and literature to craft well informed positions;
·         Participate in creating internal and external awareness and understanding of economic principles and to present the authority’s point of view on competition matters;
·         Coordinate the development of research proposals and undertake research surveys and studies involving identifying key insurance issues, conducting in-depth research, analyzing and developing research reports and papers; and
·         Examine and analyze policy statements on competition trends and developments from regional and international perspective.
Database Management
·         Assess trends, measure outcomes and maintain a data bank of key developments in the various industry in the context of CAK priorities areas;
·         Develop and implement policies and strategies to ensure effective maintenance of a well-stocked and continually updated library and information resources;
·         Develop and implement effective methodologies and strategies for ensuring the integrity of research data, information and reports;
·         Creation of databases aimed at expanding the knowledge-base of the various industries on competition matters; and
·         Prepare and disseminate analytical reports liaison with communication’s department on topical research interest areas to promote exchange and learning in competition matters;
Department Management
·         Develop work plans and budgets for the Department for approval;
·         Oversee the execution of the approved departmental work plans and budgets;
·         Oversee performance management in the department;
·         Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department;
·         Prepare draft board management papers for approval;
·         Identify training needs for the departmental staff;
·         Spearhead the recruitment of staff within the department;
·         Participate in the development of the CAK strategic plan;
·         Support the induction of interns and oversee the Young Professionals Programs;
·         Identify procurement needs of the department;
·         Follow up on the implementation of agreed audit recommendation;
·         Spearhead risk assessment of the department;
·         Mentor and coach departmental staff; and
·         Oversee the development, documentation and implementation of procedures and processes in compliance with ISO 9001:2015.

Qualifications

·         Masters degree in social studies or a business related field with specialization in economics, statistics or development studies;
·         Bachelors degree in social sciences or business related field;
·         Research based , statistics, modelling, data analysis professional qualifications;
·         Specialist knowledge in using at least one statistical package; and
·         Proficiency in ICT.
·         At least twelve (12) years’ experience in research gained from reputable organizations, with at least three (3) years in a management position;
·         Diverse experience in project management, development of research tools, monitoring and evaluation , report writing and dissemination of information; and
·         Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals.
Skills and Competences
·         Decision making skills;
·         Ability to interpret long term plans, programs and budgets developed senior management level;
·         Interpersonal and leadership skills;
·         Project management skills;
·         Ability to develop plans, programs, SOPS, and coordination of workflows
·         Creativity; and
·         Strategic management Skills.
How to Apply
Applicants should download, fill and submit the employment application form which is located at our website www.amsol.co.ke/job/manager-policy-and-research/
Director, Competition and Consumer Protection
Our client is a corporate body established under the Competition Act, No. 12 of 2010 (the Act). The client’s mandate is to enforce the Act with the objective of enhancing the welfare of the people of Kenya by promoting and protecting effective competition in markets and preventing misleading market conduct throughout Kenya.
On behalf of the client, we seek to recruit highly experienced, highly competent, motivated and self-driven individual with excellent credentials and strategic minds to competitively fill the above aforementioned position.

Responsibilities

Strategic Planning
·         Be actively involved in ensuring that the strategy gets translated into a business plan and budget for the Division;
·         Ensure the consistency with the Authority’s strategy and business plan
·         Ensure that risks are identified in the planning process and that the division is constantly aware of the managing of these risks;
·         Input meaningfully into the Authority’s strategy, especially with regard to economic analysis and policy, and as regards impact and prioritization;
·         Ensure performance measures are designed to evaluate performance against the strategic plan;
·         Ensure reporting on work done into the reporting structures in the Authority on a monthly; quarterly or annual basis;
·         Develop strategies and policy in line with legislation and good practice in relation to governance, accountability and standards; and
·         Work closely within the executive team (EXCOM) to develop and implement strategic plans and company goals and initiatives and create associated policies and procedures.
Competition Act Implementation
·         Give expert insight to reduce the time needed for consideration by the technical team;
·         Provide support head of departments in balancing expert advice for one discipline against the expert advice of other disciplines and wider strategic, tactical and policy considerations;
·         Work collaboratively with the Head of Departments and Technical Team, respecting their responsibilities for delivery and their accountability as decision-makers on the overall project;
·         Play a senior leadership role in bringing the CAK internal community along to support the outputs delivered by developing effective and strategic relationships;
·         Play a senior leadership role in bringing external stakeholders along with the CAK through open, professional and proactive engagement and with enforcement partners in relation to specific cases;
·         Operate and champion new cross-office project management systems and ways of working that will cover a wide range of CAK’s work;
·         Responsible for making sure that close integration of multi- disciplinary teams works effectively in a manner that supports the HODs of Technical departments’ responsibilities for project delivery and quality; and
·         Support the DG in fulfilling the Competition Act functions by ensuring that he is briefed timeously through relevant and meaningful briefing documents.
Division Oversight
·         Build a highly effective team, by leading, managing and motivating staff and by directing and coaching them where appropriate, so that they achieve excellence in delivery;
·         To take responsibility for the reports emerging from the division and all documentation sent to the DG;
·         Oversee division’s budgeting, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, cash flow and debt management;
·         Coordinate departmental and corporate wide systems purchases, implementations, and upgrades;
·         Manage the skills development for staff to ensure that training needs are properly identified and appropriate training is arranged;
·         Manage and conduct performance management reviews for the division;
Work closely with department heads to develop goals and initiatives; and
·         Ensure quality control and customer service

Qualifications

·         Masters degree in Law /Economics;
·         Bachelors degree in Law /Economics or a business related field;
·         Membership to a relevant professional body;
·         Specialist knowledge in competition law and policy development;
·         Certificate in Strategic Leadership; and
·         Proficiency in ICT.
·         Minimum of fifteen (15) years’ relevant experience with at least six (6) years at leadership level in competition and consumer protection enforcement;
·         Extensive practical experience of the application of competition and consumer law to market and competition analysis; and
·         Experience in managing and leading diverse teams of professionals
Skills and Competences
·         Operational problem solving skills;
·         Ability to develop long term integrated and cross functional operational plans;
·         Ability to operationalize strategy into action for the organization as whole; and
·         Strategic management skills.
How to Apply
Applicants should download, fill and submit the employment application form which is located at our website www.amsol.co.ke/job/director-competition-and-consumer-protection/

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