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Massive Recruitment by Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi


Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB) is established under Kenya Literature Bureau Act, Cap 209 of 1980 with the mandate to publish, print, and disseminate literary, educational, cultural, and scientific books and other materials. KLB is the leading publisher in Kenya and the region and is home to some of the world’s top authors, researchers and experts in book publishing and printing. KLB prides itself in providing high quality educational publications and printing services that are unmatched in the region.
Senior Assistant Sales & Marketing Officer
REF SASMO -13-2018
Reports to: Assistant Sales and Marketing Manager

Responsibilities

·         Facilitates Senior Sales and Marketing Officers and sales and marketing officers requests for sales materials, posters, fliers and other requests within 24 hours
·         Collect and collate market intelligence data
·         Participate in coordination and management of exhibitions
·         Develop marketing communication concepts
·         Analyse periodic target achievement for sales regions and prepare reports
·         Monitor departmental expenditure on a quarterly basis
·         Analyse and prepare reports on title sales performance and KLB’s share of titles in the orange book for timely interventions.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration (Business/ Business Management) Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications.
·         Higher National Diploma or Diploma in marketing or a relevant field from a recognized institution.
·         Minimum two (2) years of relevant work experience.
·         Problem solving, analytical, integrity, decision making skills, good communication, organization and planning skills
·         Good team player maintains high work standards, reliable easily adapts to new environments, self-motivated and pays attention to details.

Senior Assistant Designer (Fine Art Illustrator)
REF SASMO -12-2018
Reports to: Designer

Responsibilities

·         Develop book cover/layout designs to print ready artworks;
·         Conceptualise, plan and execute all forms of illustrations assignments for internal clientele;
·         Generate fine art illustrations;
·         Prepare digital content files from print ready files;
·         Carry out regular back up of all design projects.
·         Undertake photography assignments; and
·         Effect textual corrections on fine art assignments as directed by project managers/editors.

Qualifications

·         A Bachelors Degree in Art and Design/FineArts or Graphic Design Option.
·         Higher National Diploma or Diploma in Art and Design/Fine Art or a relevant field from a recognised body.
·         Minimum two (2) years of relevant work experience.
·         Problem solving, decision making, integrity, good communication, organisation and planning skills.
·         A good team player, maintains high work standards, reliable, easily adapts to new environments and self-motivated.

Senior Assistant Composing Officer
JOB REF HR SACO-11-2018
Reports to: Composing Officer

Responsibilities

·         Ensure that proofs conform to the original manuscripts;
·         Ascertain that the job is consistently proofread, copy marked and properly copy-fitted;
·         Check head levels and approximate placement of artworks;
·         Notify management of any unusual production requirements, to ensure proper quality control checks;
·         Prepare and mark all typographical layouts of all manuscripts; and
·         Prepare a final dummy for planning/estimating as a guide for mass production.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor of Printing Technology or Bachelor of Philosophy in Printing.
·         Higher National Diploma or Diploma in Printing Technology or a relevant field from a recognised institution.
·         Minimum two (2) years of relevant work experience.
·         Problem solving, decision making, integrity, good communication, organisation and planning skills.
·         A good team player, maintains high work standards, reliable, easily adapts to new environments and self-motivated.

Editor (English, E-Books)
REF HR E-10-2018
Reports to: Senior Editor

Responsibilities

·         Evaluate unsolicited manuscripts to determine whether they satisfy the Bureau’s publishing requirements;
·         Undertake substantive copy editing of manuscripts to meet set standards
·         Co-ordinate activities of typesetters, designers and illustrators and other suppliers to meet agreed upon production schedules;
·         Develop and design books and materials to create attractive products;
·         Prepare project proposals for presentation to management for decision making;
·         Assess manuscripts and prepare manuscript assessment reports;
·         Co-ordinate the copyediting process of manuscripts through the four stages; First proofs, Second proofs, Third proofs and Final proofs;
·         Organize and facilitate editorial workshops;

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Publishing or Education (English and Literature) or Communication, Information Sciences (Publishing).
·         Higher National Diploma or Diploma in Journalism or a relevant field from a recognized body.
·         Minimum five (5) years of relevant work experience.
·         Problem solving, integrity, good communication, organisation and planning skills.
·         A good team player, maintains high work standards, reliable, easily adapts to new environments, pays attention to detail and self-motivated.

Senior Editor (Chemistry, Biology)
REF HR SE-9-2018
Reports to: Assistant Publishing Manager

Responsibilities

·         Plan and implement sound publication plans and product development initiatives;
·         Prepare publishing proposals, manuscripts assessment and acquisition reports for decision making;
·         Acquire, develop and publish books as per set annual targets after examining market trends and demographics to establish the needs of the audience;
·         Co-ordinate the acquisition and assessment of unsolicited and Solicited manuscripts to meet market needs;
·         Edit manuscripts/typescripts for production of print ready electronic files;
·         Co-ordinate and monitor writing workshops and author’s activities for development of titles;
·         Interpret curriculum and syllabi, in area of specialisation;

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Publishing or Education (Chemistry and Biology Combination) or Communication, Information Sciences (Publishing).
·         Higher National Diploma or Diploma in Journalism or a relevant field from a recognized body.
·         Minimum seven (7) years of relevant work experience with at least three (3) years at a senior management/leadership position.
·         Problem solving, analytical, leadership, decision making, integrity, good communication, organization and planning skills.
·         A good team player, maintains high work standards, reliable, easily adapts to new environments, pays attention to detail and self-motivated.

Senior Designer
SENIOR DESIGNER, JOB LEVEL 5 (PUBLISHING DEPARTMENT): JOB REF HR SD-8-2018
Reports to: Assistant Publishing Manager

Responsibilities

·         Conceptualise, plan and execute all forms of graphic design assignments;
·         Develop book cover/layout designs to print ready artworks;
·         Effect textual corrections of graphic design assignments as directed by project managers/editors;
·         Generate line illustrations;
·         Develop internal promotional graphic design projects (banners, posters, flyers, brochures, etc.);
·         Digitize text and illustrations from hard copy files;
·         Develop e-content /digital content files from print ready book files for uploading to appropriate e-platforms.
·         Prepare digital content files from print ready book files;
·         Co-ordinate photography assignments as per project briefs; and
·         Execute regular back up of all design assignments.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Design/Fine Art or Graphic Design Option.
·         Masters of Business Administration or a relevant field is an added advantage.
·         Higher National Diploma or Diploma in Art and Design/Fine Art or a relevant field from a recognized body.Minimum seven (7) years of relevant work experience with at least three (3) years at a senior management/leadership position.
·         Problem solving, decision making, integrity, good communication, organisation and planning skills.
·         A good team player, maintains high work standards, reliable, easily adapts to new environments and self-motivated.

Senior Legal Officer
JOB REF HR SLO-7-2018
Reports to: Assistant Legal Services Manager

Responsibilities

·         Provide legal opinion and updates to Management on legal issues affecting the Bureau;
·         Participate in legal audit to ensure compliance with statutory requirements;
·         Undertake legal research on the tasks assigned under the legal section;
·         Compilation of litigation reports, debt collection reports and any other reports.
·         Prepare documents for instituting and defending of legal suits in liaison with external advocates;
·         Prepare legal drafts, leases, formal agreements and other legal instruments between the Bureau and third parties;
·         Responsible for ensuring that the company’s intellectual property is protected and up to date.
·         Manage contracts to ensure that KLB’s interests are properly safeguarded.

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Law (L.L.B.) or its equivalent
·         Masters of Business Administration or a relevant field.
·         Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience with at least three (3) years at senior management/leadership position.
·         Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
·         Post Graduate Diploma in law.
·         Knowledge of the Constitution of Kenya.
·         Member of Law Society of Kenya (L.S.K.) in good standing.
·         Valid Practicing Certificate.
·         Problem solving, decision making, integrity, good communication, organisation and planning skills.
·         A good team player, maintains high work standards, reliable, easily adapts to new environments and self-motivated.

Assistant Finance Manager
REF HR AFM-6-2018
Reports to: Finance Manager

Responsibilities

·         Ensure proper and accurate reporting of the financial operations.
·         To ensure proper accounting records are maintained.
·         Ensure proper planning and utilization of KLB resources.
·         Co-ordinate the preparation and presentation of monthly management accounts/reports to guide in internal decision making;
·         Implement and maintain the Bureau’s financial management system;
·         Design, establish and maintain effective internal control system;
·         Prepare periodic reports on compliance with the approved budgets for budgetary control;
·         Analyse expenditure variance and prepare monthly reports for decision making;
·         Analyse monthly Bank reconciliation reports and co-ordinate the implementation of the reconciling items;

Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance or relevant field.
·         Master’s Degree in Business Administration or a relevant field.
·         Minimum eight (8) years of relevant work experience with at least four (4) years at senior management/ leadership position.
·         Holder of Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountant – ACCA- UK)
·         Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and in good standing,
·         Certified Investment and Financial Analyst (CIFA – K) or Certified Financial Analyst (CFA – UK) will be an added advantage.
·         Member of the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts of Kenya (CIFA) will be an added advantage
·         Knowledge of Public Finance Act and International Financial Reporting Standards
·         Problem solving, analytical, leadership, decision making, integrity, good communication, organization and planning skills.
·         A good team player, maintains high work standards, reliable, easily adapts to new environments, pays attention to detail and self-motivated.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send applications clearly indicating the job title and reference number of the position, a comprehensive CV stating your current position, photocopies of relevant certificates and testimonials as well as names and contacts (telephone and e-mail address) of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience. Include your day and evening telephone numbers and your contact email address.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including; Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations; Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board; Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority; Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.
For the full details on these positions, including qualifications and experience, please visit KLB Website on www.klb.co.ke and send your applications to vacancies@klb.co.ke
Address your applications to:
The Managing Director
Kenya Literature Bureau (KLB)
Bellevue Area, KLB Road
P.O. Box 30022 – 00100 GPO
Nairobi
Kenya Literature Bureau is an equal opportunity employer. Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applications should reach us on or before 19 September 2018.
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