Massive Recruitment by Mumias Sugar Kenya

ICT Services Manager

Mumias Sugar Company (MSC) Limited is a leading producer of Sugar, Ethanol and Electricity in Kenya and is listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
MSC hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for recruitment to fill the following position:
Reporting to the Head of Finance, S/He will drive MSCs ICT strategy and day to day operational ICT infrastructure, Services and Business Systems, ensuring that MSC staff, clients and relevant stakeholders has suitable technical resources, applications and support to achieve the objectives of the organization effectively, securely, and with a competitive and innovative edge

Responsibilities

·         Develop a comprehensive ICT strategy to support defined organizational needs and objectives;
·         Promote best practice in the development of information systems;
·         Supporting the Head of Finance in the establishment, development and communication of the organization’s ICT and Business Systems strategies
·         Deliver an effective, resilient and responsive ICT support service to a wide range of MSC users and stakeholders;
·         Lead, manage, motivate and develop ICT team
·         Schedule, control, and manage delivery of ICT provision, support, hardware, and developments in a timely, cost effective, and efficient way, balancing the use of in- house and external resources appropriately
·         Ensure ICT developments and new software/hardware are fit for purpose and deliver the intended benefits
·         Ensure that ICT systems and procedures promote data and information security and business continuity, in line with best practice and relevant external standard
·         Champion the effective use of ICT throughout the business to enhance individual and organizational performance and efficiency
·         Proactively identify, anticipate and resolve MSC’s ICT needs in a systematic, planned and timely manner to ensure availability and reliability
·         Work with the supply chain management to procure a wide range of ICTs and related services and manage suppliers and third party service providers to ensure the highest levels of quality and customer service; budgeting & monitoring expenditure of the same
·         Direct, support and develop all ICT staff and provide advice to Director of HR on general ICT training and development requirements for the wider organization with the aim of raising skills, standards and awareness in the use of ICT applications
·         Working with “super users” in all departments to ensure the use of consistent, high standards in the management of information;
·         Providing support to all users, listening to concerns and identifying issues, finding and implementing solutions; providing “business analyst” skills to all user departments

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in IT from a recognized University
·         A recognized professional ICT qualification preferably Microsoft Certification.
·         At least ten (10) years’ experience, five (5) years spent at senior management level in significant organization
·         Experience in deployment & management of ERP Systems.
·         Excellent working knowledge with Microsoft SQL database or its equivalent
·         Knowledge of SAP is an added advantage


Audit, Risk & Compliance Manager
Reporting functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer, S/He will be responsible for generating the Company’s overall internal control and risk management of its operations and to independently perform risk based audits in line with the agreed audit plan to identify and assess the effectiveness of controls accuracy of financial records, systems and efficiency of operation risk management and compliance with Government regulations

Responsibilities

·         Planning of financial, regulatory, compliance and/or operational audits for MSC;
·         Coordinate work with Legal, Security Services, SHE, Quality Assurance and other control-related activities/functions;
·         Conduct risk assessments and identify controls in place to mitigate identified risks.
·         Perform audit procedures to verify that controls are operating through adequate testing and interviewing techniques.
·         Analyze and conclude on effectiveness and efficiency of the control environment.
·         Identify control gaps and opportunities for improvement.
·         Document the results of audit work in accordance with company policies and other relevant international standards
·         Prepare timely audit reports for executive management, the Board Audit Committee and the entire Board of Directors.
·         Assess, evaluate and promote compliance to internal MSC policies.
·         Contribute, as appropriate, in the year-end financial audit with the external auditor.
·         Provide advice on internal control and participate in enhancing internal audit standards and practices within MSC
·         Provide feedback on performance of Internal Auditors, on audit assignments, as applicable.
·         Carry out periodic risk assessment on information systems, identify information security risks and exposures, and develop risk assessment strategies in order to determine information systems security needs
·         Develop, revise, manage and enforce the necessary information systems (IS) security policies, standards and controls and regulatory controls across multiple platforms; evaluate roles and access levels, carry out Information Security Incident management.
·         Deliver computer forensic services as required and carry out periodic vulnerability and penetration tests in order to conform to audit standards and requirements.
·         Carry out periodic business impact assessments; manage Business Continuity Planning, implementation and review and co-ordinate ICT disaster recovery planning and testing activities
·         Develop and carry out Information Systems user privacy and security training and awareness programs in order to increase and enhance user information security literacy levels

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Bachelor of Commerce – Finance Option
·         Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Systems Security Manager (CISM) is desirable and a definite advantage
·         A Master’s Degree in Business Management and or a related field • Certified Information Systems Auditor is an added advantage
·         At least ten (10) years’ experience, five (5) years spent at senior management level in significant organization.
·         Understanding of the workings of Capital Markets Authority and Nairobi Securities Exchange is an added advantage


Head of Human Resources
Responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for the HR function, maximizing the opportunity to build, develop, inspire and retain a team supportive of our Vision and workforce plan in line with MSC strategy and succeeding change management initiatives.

Responsibilities

·         Provide ongoing strategy guidance, interpretation and technical support to management in all area of Human resources management
·         Advise on effective and timely recruitment processes in the hiring, developing and retaining the best talent available to support strategic human resources needs
·         Provide leadership and support to line managers to ensure implementation of Human Resources policies and procedures throughout in all the departments
·         Provide direction and oversight on policies and procedures in respect of staff recruitment, disciplinary, benefits, rewards, contracting, severance, grievances, training and development, performance management, talent management and succession planning
·         Support line managers and staff to understand and implement effective performance management based on MSC performance management system
·         Timely implementation of emerging labour relations issues to maintain a harmonious working relationship with the trade unions and staff population in general.
·         Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation requirements in executing all employee actions from hire to retire by continuously studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions from time to time
·         Develop and maintain an innovative, learning, technologically savvy and high performance culture in the organization through a variety of interventions.
·         Overall responsibility of Environmental Health and Safety in the Company

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, or other business related fields
·         A Master’s degree in Human Resources Management or related field
·         A post graduate qualification in Human Resources Management
·         Valid membership to the Institute of Human Resources Management
·         At least ten (10) years’ experience with at least five (5) years spent at senior management level in significant Organization
·         Good understanding of the Labour laws and ILO conventions
·         Good negotiation, counselling, mentoring and problem solving skill
·         Knowledge in workplace Safety and Health Management is an added advantage


Head of Agriculture
Responsible for developing and implementing strategies to ensure high quality Cane is provided to sustain Factory throughput by use of most suitable economical crop production techniques and ensure that farmers earn a decent return on their investment in cane production

Responsibilities

·         Carry out adaptive research that addresses the major challenges facing crop husbandry focusing on crop & soil nutrition, crop protection, variety development, crop physiology and quality assurance.
·         Responsible for the extension and education of our farmers to ensure technology transfer of research findings and proper agronomic husbandry practices are carried out to sustain crop production
·         Ensuring proper land preparation for crop growth by ensuring machinery are available for end-users to maximize on productivity and time
·         Ensure that the company fleet are managed as required for efficient operations
·         Ensure the timely supply of the right quality and quantity of cane to the factory to meet the organizations targets as set out in the strategic plan.
·         Develop strategic alliances and working relationships with stakeholders to ensure continued availability of quality cane at low costs and of quality to meet the annual factory demands
·         Lead the formulation and implementation of strategic and operational plans for the department that are in line with MSC business goals
·         Provide technical and administrative guidance to all the staff in the fields for the attainment of the goals and ensure sufficient staffing of Agricultural operations
·         Establishing and maintaining agronomy database and oversee cane nurseries
·         Ensure safety in all staff operations through adherence to safety regulations when carrying out farm operations;
·         Prepare regular financial and administrative reports
·         Prepare and control operational budget

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and Agriculture Engineering from a recognized University
·         A Master’s degree in Agriculture and or a related field
·         A minimum of Ten (10) years’ experience with at least five (5) spent at senior management level in a significant Organization
·         Excellent leadership competencies including analytical skills, organization and coordination skills, and ability to make difficult decision


Head of Finance
Responsible for providing leadership to the Board’s Finance and Accounting Strategy, to optimize the Company’s financial performance and strategic position, while coordinating operations, and ensuring internal controls, accounting standards across the core business departments.

Responsibilities

·         Take overall control of the Company’s accounting function by monitoring the day-to-day financial operations within the Company
·         Ensure that Company’s financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth
·         Lead and develop Finance teams
·         Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met
·         Manage Company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity disposals as appropriate
·         Determine, implement, monitor, review and evaluate budgetary and accounting strategies, policies and plans in consultation with line managers
·         Develop and implement financial and operational procedure statements and guidelines for use by other business units
·         Asses changing situations and respond accordingly by issuing strategic and tactical directions to various business units
·         Review policies and set standards and objectives for the different business units
·         Track the Company’s financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
·         Research and analyze financial reports and market trends
·         Coordinate and lead Annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the Finance Committee of the Board
·         Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation
·         Recommend strategies to reduce costs and improve profit’s monitoring risk management policies and procedures to ensure that the Company risks are minimized

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Commerce or any Business related field
·         A Master’s Degree in a related field
·         Chartered Accountant or Certified Accountant – CPA (K)
·         At least ten (10) years of professional experience with at least five (5) of which must be at a senior management level in significant organization
·         Valid Membership to the ICPAK
·         Understanding of the workings of Capital Markets Authority and Nairobi Securities Exchange is an added advantage


Company Secretary
Responsible for ensuring MSC’s compliance with the standard of legal regulations and corporate governance are maintained through Provision of Board Secretarial services, Legal advice, and legal compliance with regards to operations,

Responsibilities

·         Provide high quality, professional Board secretarial and legal support to enhance the administration of our governance function and ensure compliance with Articles of association and relevant statutory obligations.
·         Efficient administration of the Company, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and ensuring that decisions of the Board of directors are implemented
·         Act as the legal custodian and use of MSC’s Company seal, legal documents, board and Board Committee minutes, maintain statutory registers including the shares register and periodically file returns with registrar of Companies, Capital Markets Authority and Nairobi Securities Exchange
·         Convene and conduct Annual General Meetings (AGMs) in accordance with the law
·         Provide legal advisory services to all areas of the business with regard to contracts, Compliance, procurement, securities regulatory and other areas of potential risk to the business.
·         Establish efficient and effective insurance policies to protect MSC’s assets and earnings at the least cost possible
·         Ensure all Company Contracts and agreements safeguard MSC’s interest and protect the Company from contractual risks.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized University
·         A Master’s Degree in Law, Business and or a related field
·         A post Graduate qualification in Law from the Kenya School of law
·         An advocate of the High Court of Kenya
·         Valid Membership to the Law Society of Kenya
·         Certified Public Secretary of Kenya CPS (K)
·         Valid Membership to the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK)
·         Minimum ten (10) years’ experience with at least five (5) years spent at senior management level preferably in a manufacturing Organization
·         Understanding of the workings of Capital Markets Authority and Nairobi Securities Exchange is an added advantage
How to Apply
Applications enclosing cover letter with copies of certificates, testimonials, national identity card and a detailed CV indicating day-time telephone contact, e-mail, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to
The Chief Executive Officer,
Mumias Sugar Company Limited,
P.O Private Bag,
MUMIAS
OR
The Chief Executive  Officer,
Mumias Sugar Company Limited,
Nairobi Office,
Top Plaza, Ground Floor,
Kindaruma Road, Off Ngong Road,
P.O Box 57092 – 00200,
NAIROBI
The application should be sent by post, courier or email to be received not later than 5:00 pm on 28thFebruary, 2018. The email address is jobs@mumias-sugar.com
Mumias sugar Company is an equal opportunity employer

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