Vacancies in EPZ, Kenya

Corporate Secretary & Manager

Job Purpose
The job holder is responsible for ensuring the Authority functions effectively and operates within its mandate by providing Company secretarial services, governance and overall legal advice to the Authority as provided under the EPZ Act, (CAP 517) of the Laws of Kenya and other relevant legislation.
Responsibilities 
Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
·         Develop work plans and budgets for the Department for approval
·         Oversee the execution of the approved Department 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 Department staff
·         Participate in workforce planning and recruitment  of staff within the Department
·         Spearhead the development and review of the Authority’s strategic plan
·         Identify procurement needs of the Department
·         Mentor and coach Departmental staff
·         Participate in various committees in the Authority
Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
·         Advise Management and Board on all legal matters affecting the Authority.
·         Facilitate the holding of Board and Board Committee Meetings including collecting, organizing and distributing information, documents or board papers required for such meetings.
·         Ensure Board Committees are properly constituted and provided with clear terms of reference.
·         Prepare Annual Board work plan, Board calendar for meetings, take and maintain minutes and communicate board resolutions and action areas for management to attend to Board decisions and resolutions.
·         Continually review developments in corporate governance, facilitate proper induction of Board members into their roles and advise and assist them with respect to their duties and responsibilities.
·         Provide advice to the Board on legal and governance matters.
·         Provide legal advice to the Authority and Investors in the EPZ programme and give due interpretation to the provisions of the EPZ Act and other applicable legislation.
·         Ensure safe custody of the Authority Seal and other vital legal records and documents including Land Titles and lease agreements.
·         Oversee the drawing, designing and implementation of legal agreements and contracts in liaison with relevant divisions/departments at the Authority.
·         Oversee the preparation and processing of legal opinions, legal notices and licensing of EPZ Enterprises.
·         Oversee research on emerging legal issues and advise the Authority accordingly.
·         Ensure proper representation for the Authority in Court and Arbitration proceedings and liaise with outsourced external Lawyers.
·         Ensure the Authority complies with relevant regulatory and legal requirements as stipulated in the EPZ Act and all other applicable legislation.
·         Monitor the performance of the department including achievement of performance targets.
·         Provide overall guidance, mentorship, motivation and supervision to staff in the department
Qualifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Master’s degree  in Law or Social Sciences
·         Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution of higher learning
Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
·         Postgraduate Diploma in Law
·         Member of Law Society of Kenya with current practicing certificate
·         Advocate of High Court of Kenya
·         Registered Certified Public Secretary by ICPSK with current practicing certificate
·         Leadership Course Lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized Institution
·         5 Day Corporate Governance Course
·         Certificate in computer proficiency from a recognized institution; and
·         Meets the provision of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Previous relevant work experience required
·         Have nine (9) years’ relevant experience with three (3) years’ experience as Assistant Manager, Legal Services or comparable position in the Public Service or reputable organization.
Functional Skills
Analytical skills
IT proficiency
Minute writing skills
Behavioral Competencies/Attributes
Team Leadership
Interpersonal skills
Communication skills
Team leadership
Negotiation skills
Attention to detail
Salary
Minimum basic salary Kshs 140,318.00 to Maximum  basic salary Kshs 350,000.00
Total allowances 143,800.00
Successful candidate will enter a basic of Kshs 140,318.00.

Senior Investor Support Officer
Job Purpose
Job holder assists in provision of investor support services and facilitation of operations of investors in order to enhance growth and expansion of the EPZ programme.
Responsibilities
Managerial/Supervisory Responsibilities
·         Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
·         Supervise and mentor and coach subordinate staff.
Operational Responsibilities/Tasks
·         Promote the business incubator project to potential investors;
·         Liaise with key partner organizations on provision of business development services;
·         Provide support services to investors within the project;
·         Periodic appraisal of incubator projects performance;
·         Facilitate investor migration from the incubator project;
·         Handle investor queries.
·         Monitors subordinates work performance
Qualifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Bachelors Degree in Business Management/Administration/Human Resources or related field from recognized Institution
Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
·         Proficiency in Tax/Import/Export/Immigration Documentation, Business Licences/Permit Procedures
·         Supervisory Course from a recognized Institution
·         IT Proficiency
·         Member to a relevant professional body
·         Meets the provision of chapter six of the constitution
Previous relevant work experience required.
·         Have three (3) years’ experience as a Principal Investor Support Assistant or Investor Support Officer or comparable position in the Public Sector or reputable organization.
Functional Skills
·         Networking skills
·         IT proficiency
·         Report writing skills
·         Public relations skills
Behavioral Competencies/Attributes
·         Interpersonal skills
·         Communication skills
·         Customer care
Salary
Minimum basic salary Kshs 43,302.00 to Maximum  basic salary Kshs. 110,000.00
Total allowances 143,800
Successful candidate will enter a basic of Kshs 43,302.00.
How to Apply
Shortlisted candidates for interviews must fulfill the following requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
·         Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
·         Clearance/Compliance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.
·         Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC).
·         Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
Suitably qualified candidates should apply in confidence using the Job Application Form (the form can be downloaded from the “Notices” section on www.epzakenya.com ) and sent to epzajobadverts@epzakenya.com attaching copies of certificates, relevant testimonials and National ID.
All applications should be sent online in pdf format and should be received not later than 7th May, 2019 at Midnight East African time.
Export Processing Zone Authority is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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