Jobs and Vacancies in KenGen, Nairobi, Kenya

Environmental Conservation Officer


Reporting To Chief Environmental Conservation Officer
Division/Department Corporate & Regulatory Services
Level 4
Ref: HR&A/CRSD/05/05/2019
Job Purpose
The job holder is responsible for implementation of the company’s corporate strategic plans and programs for Environmental or Natural Ecosystems Conservation within the company operation areas and/ or catchment ecosystems, participate in conservation business case studies and demonstrate socio-economic and environmental returns on company investments on catchment conservation activities.
He/She ensures that company operations are in-line with all applicable environmental sustainability guidelines and international best environmental conservation practices, promote conservation of energy generation resources and formation of partnerships for conservation initiatives.
Responsibilities
·         Initiate conservation measures within the Company and its Environs.
·         Implement conservation partnerships undertaken by the Company such as the Kenya Energy Sector Environment Program (KEEP), WRMA, TNC, IDH, KWS KFS, etc.
·         Implement determination of areas within KenGen operation areas that require conservation efforts and prepare conservation plans and programs.
·         Implement monitoring and evaluating the benefits of the conservation initiatives by the Company by preparing annual reports detailing key areas of conservation such as acreage of conserved areas and assess benefits of conservation initiatives at global, national, and local communities’ levels.
·         Implement the review from time to time the Company’s environmental conservation strategy and plans and advice on any necessary revisions.
·         Advice the Company on legal requirements of Environmental Management and Conservation.
·         Prepare conservation reports for the Environmental Management Agency as and when they are required.
·         Collect scientific data and prepare reports relating to environmental conservation.
·         Keep updated with new environmental conservation developments such as Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) and recommend how the developments can be incorporated in the company operations.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Science (BSc.) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in any of the following: Environmental Science/Studies or Natural Resource Management, Environmental Planning and Management, Environmental Conservation related field (Biological Sciences, Forestry) or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Master of Science or Arts Degree in any of the following disciplines; Environmental Sciences/Studies, Climate Change Policy and related field, Natural Resource Sciences, Environmental Planning and Management, Climate Change or any other related field, is an added advantage.
·         Registration with NEMA as an EIA/EA expert
·         Registration with relevant Professional body such as Environment Institute of Kenya (EIK)Proficiency MS Office and General Computer literacy
·         Demonstrate understanding of the Environmental Policies and statutes.
·         At least 5 years of experience in conservation related work.
Skills and Competences
·         Communication
·         Stakeholder mobilization to support conservation activities
·         Social mobilizing skills
·         Project conception and proposal skills
·         Networking skills
·         Skills in applying different conservation methodologies
·         Conservation project monitoring skills
·         Project budgeting and monitoring

Senior Tax Officer
Job Level: 4
Ref: HR/F&ICT/01/05/2019
Grade: A
Supervisor / Manager title: Assistant Manager – Tax
Division: Finance & ICT
Department: Corporate Finance
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Assistant Manager-Tax, the ideal candidate will be accountable for implementing tax laws to ensure the company is tax compliant with minimum tax exposures while exploiting tax planning opportunities.
Responsibilities
·         Advise on various tax implications on company’s projects to reduce tax exposures and Review, advise and negotiate for favourable tax clauses in tender documents and contracts to reduce the burden of tax on the company.
·         Review, advise and negotiate for favourable tax clauses in the supplier contracts to reduce the burden of tax on the company.
·         Interpret and advise on Double tax treaties so to reduce the burden of tax on the company.
·         Apply and follow up on tax exemptions
·         Train staff on changes in tax legislations to ensure tax compliance.
·         Identify and prepare tax proposals to The National Treasury for consideration in the fiscal budget.
·         Respond to queries raised by internal and external stakeholders such as Kenya Revenue Authority.
·         Review of tax schedules and tax returns to ensure tax compliance. Coordinate and provide information necessary for internal and external tax compliance audits.
·         Compute current and deferred tax expenses for the company’s financial reporting.
·         Advise on tax planning initiatives to minimize the tax cost/exposure to the company within the Tax Law.
·         Supervise direct reports in the day to day activities.
Qualifications
·         A Bachelor’s degree holder in Finance or Accounting from a recognized university;
·         Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) or ACCA (UK) or its equivalent and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Kenya (ICPAK)
·         At least 8 years of experience as a officer in a reputable tax consultancy firm or in any relevant tax management environment with at least 5 years in a supervisory role.
·         Thorough understanding of Kenyan Tax Laws.
·         Thorough knowledge of accounting standards and principles.
Skills and Competences
·         Good interpersonal skills
·         Strong analytical skills
·         Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
·         Good negotiation skills.
·         IT skills with proficiency in MS Word, MS Project, Excel and PowerPoint
·         Ability to work well with cross functional teams.
·         Experience in use of SAP will be an added advantage.
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision

Communications Officer
Grade: Level 5
Ref: HR&A/CRSD/02/05/2019
Department: Communications
Division: Corporate & Regulatory Services
Section / Unit: Communications – Media relations
Location / Work station: Stima Plaza, Nairobi
Reports to: Chief Communications Officer- Media relations
Job Purpose
Reporting to Chief Communications Officer, Media Relations, the job holder will be responsible for assisting in editing and issuing press releases, and arranging media interviews, responding to media enquiries, requests, development of content and regularly updating the company’s website and assisting with the production of publicity materials, including leaflets and posters
Responsibilities
·         Assist in liaising with journalists, editing and issuing press releases, and arranging media interviews
·         Respond to media enquiries, requests
·         Assist in developing content and regularly updating the company’s website
·         Assisting with the production of publicity materials, including leaflets and posters
·         Maintain a media database.
·         Maintain records of media coverage and provide monthly analyses
·         Maintain a calendar of media events
·         Assist in developing media releases and speeches
·         Help identify media opportunities to raise the company’s profile
·         Planning and organizing visits of internal and external VIP guests , including media tours
·         Writing articles for internal and external publications
·         Design internal staff newsletter and other publications
·         Videography, shooting and editing.
·         Be responsible for the company’s photo library
·         Responsible for physical assets assigned by the institution.
·         Make Makes decisions using standard operating procedures
Qualifications
·         A Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field
·         A master’s degree in communication or related field is an added advantage
·         Professional qualification and valid membership of is mandatory ( PRSK)
·         Previous relevant work experience required.
·         A minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
·         Good command of English and Swahili
·         Knowledge and experience in Desk Top Publishing packages a must
·         Communication skills
·         Interpersonal skills

Dispatch Manager
Ref: HR&A/OD/01/05/2019
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Operations Director , the job holder is responsible for managing dispatch and monitoring of electricity generating units, optimal utilization of hydro resource, monitoring & taking action to remedy stability of the power system and for liaison between KenGen and Kenya Power & Lightning Company (KPLC) and other stake holders in the energy sector.
Responsibilities
·         To manage the KenGen Dispatch Centre by providing the link between KenGen and KPLC & other stake holders.
·         Coordinating all the operations and maintenance programs of the KenGen plants whilst ensuring plant availability, reliability, safety and security of the power system.
·         Monitor and report the KenGen energy sales contribution to the National energy demand
·         To ensure optimum hydro resource utilization while maintaining optimal dam levels and achieving the PPA Dependable energy requirement.
·         Coordinate with NCC (KPLC) during power system restoration after a system Blackout or system disturbance.
·         Provide daily updates of KenGen plants performance, hydrology, outages, declared capacity and availed energy.
·         Ensures timely monthly reconciliation of KenGen capacity, availed energy and fuel stocks data with KPLC for billing and invoice preparation purposes.
·         Advise management on the impact of additional power production by the Independ Power Producers (IPPS) on the KenGen’s market share
·         To ensure implementation and adherence to the PPAs.
·         Execute strategic initiatives to ensure operations efficiency
·         Monitor operations efficiency
·         Approve EFT, and workflowgen in the system
·         Prepare and regularly updates the department’s strategy and performance targets in line with KenGen’s strategy.
·         Prepare and monitor the department’s budget to ensure adherence to allocated budget.
·         Ensure that Staff policies and procedures are adhered to by all within the area
·         Maintain cordial Industrial relation within the Department in collaboration with Area and National office of the workers Union
Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution.
·         Relevant professional qualifications and membership in a related field from a recognized institution such as Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK), IEK, etc.
·         Post Graduate diploma in Project Management and relevant master’s degree from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
·         At least ten (10) years relevant experience in an engineering field, three (3) of which MUST be at the level of a Chief Engineer.
·         Knowledge in Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
·         Vast knowledge in standards, laws and regulations governing power plant operations.
·         Extensive experience in project management with proven track record of successful implementation.
Skills and Competences
·         Leadership and people management skills
·         Sound decision making and judgement skills
·         Business acumen and commercial skills
·         Problem solving and analytical skills
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills
·         Planning and organizational skills
·         Interpersonal and negotiation skills
·         Contract and project negotiation skills.
·         Personal initiative; ability to work independently and in a team under tight deadlines.
·         Ability to analyse and process complex information regarding plant operations.
·         Experience in usage of computers and office software packages
Additional requirements
Candidates shortlisted for the interview of Manager and Chief Officer positions will be required to submit the following:
1.      Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
2.     Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
3.     Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

Process Improvement Officer

Current job Level: Three (3)
Division: Strategy & Innovation
Department: Strategy
Section: Process Improvement
Station: Central Office
Job Purpose
This role is responsible for implementing the Company’s process improvement agenda by identifying best-fit process improvement avenues and value-add or mitigation measures to curb poor internal service delivery.
Responsibilities
Process Improvement
·         Analyze and evaluate existing business processes, both electronic and physical, and identify process efficiency and effectiveness improvement opportunities such as bottlenecks, risks, duplicate activities, compliance to regulations (when applicable), and support process improvement activities in these areas;
·         Implement Lean and/or Six Sigma methods to design and implement process efficiencies;
·         Provides direction and oversight to process improvement project teams to design and implement solutions that meet applicable business requirements;
·         Identify new business improvements / services / products generated from business performance / process analysis and lead in their implementation rollout to ensure significant value to the business;
·         Manage a portfolio of best practice avenues, benchmarking alternatives and tracking of the improvements;
·         Perform project management, analytics, and measure to ensure milestones are met and deliverables achieved. To actively monitor project risks, foresee/identify potential problems and proactively identify solutions to address in advance;
·         To ensure the business impact and project objectives/dependencies are identified, reported on and managed at all times; and
·         Maintain corporate processes related documentation for purposes of sharing with relevant stakeholders and for staff to improve their functional deliverables.
Strategy Management
·         Lead and facilitate continuous improvement efforts in support of corporate strategic goals and operational business needs;
·         Develop and co-ordinate the performance excellence / performance improvement vision and deployment planning as defined by the Executive Team;
·         Facilitate the design and implementation of new/improved process models and organizational structures;
·         To assist in the development and implementation of a ‘best-in-class’ continuous improvement strategy;
·         Ensure key business process and improvement activities are aligned to the strategic priorities of the business and identified best-practice benchmarking; and
·         Support in Strategy review through process-based Situational Analysis of internal processes and review sessions.
Business Performance
·         Support in problem and solution development while helping key stakeholders break through organizational barriers and identify value-proposition;
·         Coordinate periodic operational review meetings and quarterly strategic / top management review meetings to examine progress and overall business performance;
·         Implement and maintain Business Intelligence metrics to provide top management with real-time developments of critical performance-related elements; and
·         Undertake continuous Business Processes Reviews and Improvements based on process value analysis relative to the strategy and coordinate review meetings with process owners to examine progress and overall impact on business performance.
Corporate Reporting
·         Prepare quarterly Board papers on process improvement progress;
·         Ensure progress monitoring, evaluation and reporting and prepare papers on process improvements to ExCo; and
·         Develop corporate presentations and maintain a repository of reports and presentations submitted by the Company.
Managerial / Others
·         Identify, develop, deploy and retain talented staff including completing performance appraisals, personal development and succession plans effectively and on time in accordance with the established performance management system;
·         Prepare and submit sectional budgets for approval by the Management and Director and ensure prudent use of resources;
·         Prepare and circulate the section’s monthly report and ensure follow through for the gaps; identified;
·         Review tender documents initiated in the department and ensure timely availability of resources necessary to meet departmental objectives.
Occasional duties:
·         Involved in preparation of reports for other stakeholders as well as Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and project briefs.
·         Represent the Strategy Manager in internal and external consultative meetings and engagements.
·         Spearhead corporate culture activities in the department;
·         Coordinate and conduct ISO audits in the section.
·         Represent the Strategy Manager in key stakeholder engagements that may include project collaborations and resolution of corporate performance issues.
Judgment and decision making
·         Implement critical decisions regarding the company future in light of current and future conditions;
·         Recommend business improvement ideas to be implemented across the business, process improvement tools and program of process turn around measurement and evidence gathering;
·         Identify action plans for development and implementation of cost management initiatives; and
·         Provide procedural advice to departmental staff, conduct performance appraisal for the officers and recommend staff for promotion; re-deployment, training and competency development.
Advice/ Recommendations
·         Advise management on business improvement initiatives to be implemented and updates on key areas of process improvements;
·         Provide advice on development / revision of Company policies and procedures in line with the strategy as well as for the Strategy Development department;
·         Prepare Board approval papers on objective corporate performance;
·         Liaise with consultants on best practices;
Qualifications
·         Undergraduate degree in a Technical, Science or Business-related field;
·         Possession of a Master’s degree in a managerial, strategy or in a business related field is an added advantage;
·         Relevant professional qualifications and membership in a related field from a recognized institution is mandatory
·         Professional qualification in Project Management would be an added advantage.
·         At least Seven (7) years’ experience with at least three (3) years at senior management level in a leading organization;
·         A proven track record in process improvement programs, improvement analytical experience from a similar role, including project management and business analysis;
·         Excellent understanding of continuous improvement concepts including Six Sigma, Lean and value stream mapping;
·         Strong analytical, project and product management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into operational requirements
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of Partners, senior managers, and subject matter experts;
·         Relevant experience in the energy sector and familiarity with key sector stakeholders.
·         Strong leadership and competence in managing diverse teams. Proven experience in engaging top management teams, anticipating, filtering and accelerating issues and problem resolution across divisions, departments and teams.
Skills and Competences
·         Planning, problem solving and analytical skills
·         Business acumen, organisational and entrepreneurial skills
·         Sound decision making and judgement skills
·         Negotiation and people management skills
·         Relationship management and cross-functional business skills
·         Proficiency in SAP and Business Intelligence systems
·         Oral and written communication skills with Proficiency in MS Suite of packages
Additional requirements
Candidates shortlisted for the interview of Manager and Chief Officer positions will be required to submit the following:
1.      Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
2.     Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
3.     Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit application letters complete with detailed resume and copies of academic and professional certificates to:
Human Resource & Administration Director,
Stima Plaza,
6th Floor Room 6.01
P.O. Box 47936-00100
Nairobi
Or send to the following email address: jobapplications@kengen.co.ke
The reference number of the job should be clearly indicated on the envelope.
Detailed job descriptions are posted on our website: http://www.kengen.co.ke/jobs/
Closing date for applications is 17th May 2019
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB: KenGen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Canvassing and falsifying or misinterpretation of qualifications will lead to automatic disqualification.

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