Government Jobs in Kenya - HELB

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The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) was established in 1995 through an Act of Parliament CAP 213A of the laws of Kenya. The mandate of HELB is to source for funds and provide universal affordable financing (through loans, scholarships and bursaries) to Kenyans pursuing higher education in institutions of higher learning in and outside Kenya as recognized by Commission for University Education (CUE) & and/or the Technical, Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA and recover funds loaned to create a National Revolving Fund.
A vacancy has arisen for the position of Head of Human Resource Management.
HELB is an innovative institution in the education sector whose focus is to leapfrog how financing higher education is executed in Kenya by amalgamating public and private sector resources in the country. HELB offers this service through a highly skilled and vibrant workforce. The person we need to fill the position and to join a highly performing team should not only be passionate, innovative, and qualified but also, be of high integrity, highly competent, has high dependability and
emotional intelligence, excellent interpersonal & communication skills, self-driven with innate dynamism and able to demonstrate strong leadership skills.
The Position
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Head of Human Resource Management will be a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), and will be responsible for overseeing the formulation and implementation of human capital strategies, systems, policies, and practices across HELB, to enable the institution attract, motivate and retain the best human capital to deliver the Board’s mission, vision, and growth strategies, ensuring that the institution fully complies with labour laws, mandate statutory requirements and also oversee the implementation of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework to mitigate any Human Capital Risks in the Institution.
Key Responsibilities
·         Contributes to the formulation of the organization strategy and ensures that all HR policies and procedures are sound;
·         Oversees the implementation of human resources strategies, policies, emerging best practices and initiatives in the institution;
·         Oversees the day to day management of human resources practices in the lines of recruitment, development, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, career planning, succession management and human resource data and records;
·         Provides oversight on safe custody and maintenance of manual and electronic records as well as ensuring smooth functioning of human resource management information system;
·         Oversees the interpretation and implementation of Government circulars and guidelines and ensures compliance with statutory regulations;
·         Oversees the development of human resources operations budgets and procurement plans;
·         Motivates and leads a high performing team to drive the human resource function in the institution;
·         Provides oversight and coordination in organizational development, review of jobs, skills and competency requirements, career progressions, rollout of the institution’s training program as approved by management and personal development of staff as well as Evaluate and monitor training programs;
·         Oversees the development and approves work plans and budgets for the Department;
·         Coordinates the preparation and presents human resource issues to the Board and management;
·         Spearheads the implementation of the Enterprise Risk Management Framework to mitigate against any possible human capital risks.
Minimum Requirements
·         Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or Organization Development;
·         Master’s degree in relevant field;
·         Human Resource Practicing certification;
·         Membership to IHRM;
·         Professional Qualification in human resource management will be an added advantage;
·         Exposure in Human Resource Management working environment;
·         A minimum of 10 years’ experience, 5 of which should be at senior level role in human resource function in a comparable organization;
Functional Skills
·         In-depth knowledge of labour laws and HR best practices
·         Strategic leadership skills
·         Analytical skills
·         IT Proficiency
Personal Attributes
·         High integrity and dependability
·         Leadership skills
·         Excellent Interpersonal & communication skills
·         High Emotional intelligence
·         Strong professional acumen, excellent communication, interpersonal, influencing and relationship-building skills;
·         Ability to work under pressure and achieve results within deadlines.

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Senior Officer, Finance & Operations Audit.
The Board is looking for a highly competent, passionate, dedicated and self-driven individual of high integrity who is able to demonstrate strong leadership skills to fill the position.
The Position
Reporting to the Assistant Manager-Audit, Senior Officer, Finance & Operations Audit the job holder is responsible for leading audit teams in conduct of various types of audits and reviews in accordance with International Standards for professional practice of Internal Auditing to promote efficiency and effective of operations, reliability and integrity of financial and operational information, safeguarding assets and to ensure adherence to applicable laws and regulations, policies and procedures, standards and contracts.
Key Responsibilities
·         Provide input in the development/review and implementation of internal audit strategies, policies and procedures;
·         Provide input in the preparation of risk based audit work plans and budget aligned to HELB’s strategy and objectives;
·         Lead audit teams in planning for and executing audit assignments as the approved work plan to provide assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal controls systems;
·         Lead audit teams in undertaking consulting assignments, adhoc audits and investigations as necessary;
·         Review audit reports prepared by functional staff to ensure all the requisite audit areas are covered and details captured with proposed practical and value adding recommendations to address control weaknesses and/or process inefficiencies;
·         Follow up with management to ensure that audit issues are resolved within defined timelines;
·         Work with the Board Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee Secretary to compile quarterly reports and minutes to assist the Committee to effectively carry out its oversight function;
·         Develop, train, coach, motivate and evaluate functional staff to achieve highest level of performance and persona development.
Minimum Requirements
·         Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or any other relevant field of study;
·         CPA (K)/ACCA;
·         At least five (5) years’ relevant experience, two (2) of which should be in a supervisory level position in internal audit.
Other Requirements & Competencies
·         CISA or CIA qualification;
·         Proficiency in use of Computer Aided Audit Tools (CAATS) e.g. Teammate and IDEA;
·         Competency in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC);
·         Knowledge in International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS);
·         Experience in Public Finance Management, Risk based Audits, Management Controls and Operations and
·         Value for Money Assessment;
·         Working experience in an ERP environment preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX System;
·         Proficiency in Microsoft office suite application ((e.g. MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Outlook);
·         Understanding of Quality Management Systems;
·         Highly analytical individual with ability to gather, analyze and evaluate facts and to prepare and present concise oral and written reports;
·         Interpersonal & communication skills;
·         Excellent team and client relationship management skills;
·         Ability to work under pressure and achieve results within deadlines;
·         High integrity and dependability.

A vacancy has arisen for the position of IT Audit & Forensic Services Officer.
The Board is looking for a highly competent, passionate, dedicated and self-driven individual of high integrity who is able to demonstrate strong leadership skills to fill the position.
The Position
Reporting to the Head of Audit, Risk Management & Compliance, IT Audit & Forensic Services Officer is be responsible for leading the delivery of IT Audits and Forensic Services across all IT operations systems, customer support systems, Value Added Services (VAS) systems, IT infrastructure and business systems.
Key Responsibilities
·         Provide input in the development/review and implementation of internal audit strategies, policies and procedures;
·         Provide input in the preparation of risk based audit work plans and budget aligned to HELB’s strategy and objectives;
·         Planning for and executing audit assignments as the approved audit work plan to provide assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal controls systems;
·         Perform ICT systems audits of business support systems, IT operations, network security, Value Added Services (VAS) systems, and IT infrastructure;
·         Perform Information control reviews to include system development standards, operating procedures, system security, programming controls, communication controls, backup and disaster recovery and system maintenance;
·         Perform reviews and provide independent assurance of internal control procedures and security for systems under development and/or enhancements to current systems;
·         Undertake consulting assignments and investigations as necessary;
·         Preparation of audit reports to effectively communicate audit findings with proposed practical and value adding recommendations to management on completion of each assignment to address control weaknesses and/or process inefficiencies in the area of technology;
·         Follow up with management to ensure that audit issues are resolved within defined timelines.
Minimum Requirements
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or related area from a recognized university;
·         Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA);
·         At least three (3) years’ relevant experience.
Other Requirements & Competencies
·         Proficiency in the use of CAATs such as IDEA and Teammate;
·         Proficiency in Microsoft office suite application (e.g. MS excel, MS word, MS PowerPoint, Outlook);
·         Proficiency in Auditing Principles and Techniques;
·         Knowledge in Risk Management Principles and Techniques;
·         CPA and CFE qualification;
·         Highly analytical individual with ability to gather, analyze and evaluate facts and to prepare and present concise oral and written reports;
·         Membership in Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA);
·         Working experience in an ERP environment preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX system;
·         Excellent team and client relationship management skills;
·         Ability to work under pressure and achieve results within deadlines;
·         High integrity and dependability.

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Management Accountant.
The Board is looking for a highly competent, passionate, dedicated and self driven individual of high integrity who is able to demonstrate strong leadership skills to fill the position.
The Position
Reporting to Assistant Finance Manager, the role is responsible for supporting management decision making through Corporate and Treasury Analytics and provision of effective insight and analysis of reports to assist the Board meet its objectives.
Key Responsibilities
·         Analyse and or collate financial/trends data to support recommendations for action;
·         Spearhead and oversee the preparation of timely and accurate Quarterly and Annual Report and Financial Statements;
·         Maintain and/or circulate periodically business information securely with due regard for confidentiality;
·         Spearhead and ensure the preparation and Overseeing the provision of timely and accurate monthly Bank reconciliation reports;
·         Ensure timely and adequate response and implementation of Audit or other financial matters recommendations;
·         Spearheading and overseeing the coordination of both Internal and External Audits;
·         Prepare and report monthly Budget variances to standard;
·         Spearhead and oversee the continuous review and implementation of risk management strategies that relate to the department;
·         Motivate, Lead, Supervise, Mentor, coach and manage performance in the management accounting section;
·         Provide effective insights and analysis to the Board and Finance in meeting the established financial objectives;
·         Recommend updates and improvements for accounting systems, system controls for new financial systems and develop procedures to improve existing systems;
·         As part of the departmental management team, communicate and manage the stakeholder expectations and customer experience;
·         Ensure compliance to laid down accounting controls procedures and processes and Compliance with the PFM Act & IPSAS and all statutory and regulatory guideline;
·         Spearhead and oversee the Review and implementation of the departmental ISO procedures;
·         Participate in committee meetings as appropriate;
·         Spearhead the preparation of audit schedules for all financial reports;
·         Perform any other lawful duties as assigned from time to time;
·         Analyse financial, costing and operational data and extract and define relevant information;
·         Interpret financial data for the purpose of determining the root causes of past figures, financial, costing and operational performance;
·         Assist in maintaining Key Performance Indicators & dashboard, and also in building a central database for reporting;
·         Generate standard, custom and or complex reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review and consumption by users, business managers and other relevant stakeholders;
Minimum Requirements
·         Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or any other relevant field of study;
·         CPA (K)/ACCA
·         At least 5 years’ experience in financial or accounting role
Additional Requirements
·         Masters Degree in Business Administration or Economics is an added advantage
·         Understanding of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)
·         Working experience in an ERP environment preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX system;
·         Proficiency in Microsoft office suite application (e.g. MS excel, MS word, MS PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio);
Personal Attributes
·         Strong Leadership and Supervisory Skills,
·         Committed team player with customer focus
·         Excellent Interpersonal & communication skills,
·         Reliable & Dependable
·         High integrity levels
·         Effective time management
·         Attention to details
Ethics and Integrity
Candidates who are shortlisted for interviews will be expected to prove their compliance with Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by obtaining and presenting during interview clearance/compliance certificate from the following organizations:
1.      Kenya Revenue Authority;
2.     Higher Education Loans Board;
3.     Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
4.     Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Certificate of Good Conduct) and;
5.     Credit Reference Bureau.
If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please send your application, detailed CV, relevant copies of testimonials certificates, day time contact, and contacts of three referees, to reach the office of Chief Executive Officer on the contact below and not later than 6th November,
2018.
Chief Executive Officer & Board Secretary
Higher Education Loans Board
P.O. Box 69489-00400
Nairobi.
OR Email Address: recruitment@helb.co.ke
HELB is an equal opportunity employer.
Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.
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