Massive Recruitment by KenGen, Nairobi

Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) is the leading power producer in the country.

In order to strengthen the Corporate Strategy and consolidate our market leadership, we invite dynamic, innovative and self – motivated candidates to submit their applications for the following vacant position:
Strategy & Innovation Division
Strategy & Development Department
Chief Process Improvement Officer
1 Post
Ref: HR/S&I/03/05/2019
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.
Qualifications and Experience
What are the minimum educational requirements that the job holder is required to have to successfully perform in this position?
·         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 ¡n a leading organization with a proven track record in process improvement programs and excellent understanding of continuous improvement concepts including Six Sigma, Lean and value stream mapping;
Additional Requirements
Candidates shortlisted for the interview for 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 Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3.      Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
4.      Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
5.      Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Detailed Job Descriptions are posted in our website.

Strategy & Innovation Division
Strategy & Development Department
Chief Strategy Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
1 Post
Ref: HR/S&I/02/05/2019
This role is responsible for effective and efficient delivery of the Corporate Strategy, Development and implementation of an effective and objective G2G strategy monitoring and evaluation framework by providing hands-on support to problem and solution development and helping manage key stakeholders; and break through organizational barriers.
Manage strategic risk portfolio by ensuring strategy risks are properly identified, analyzed, monitored and mitigated.
Qualifications and Experience
What are the minimum educational requirements that the job holder is required to have to successfully perform in this position?
·         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 recognised 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 with a proven track record in Strategy monitoring and evaluation of Strategic initiatives.
Additional Requirements
Candidates shortlisted for the interview for 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 Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3.     Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Detailed Job Descriptions are posted in our website.

Strategy & Innovation Division
Strategy & Development Department
Chief Strategy Development & Alignment Officer
1 Post
Ref: HR/S&I/01/05/2019
This role is responsible for driving the strategy formulation and planning processes; communication of the company’s strategy both internally and externally and supporting the execution of key initiatives across the company.
The role is also responsible for managing strategic partnerships.
Qualifications and Experience
What are the minimum educational requirements that the job holder is required to have to successfully perform ¡n this position?
·         Undergraduate degree in a Technical, Science or Business-related field;
·         Possession of a masters 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 recognised institution is mandatory
·         Professional qualifications 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 with a proven track record in Strategy formulation, development and alignment.
Additional Requirements
Candidates shortlisted for the interview for 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 Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3.     Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Detailed Job Descriptions are posted in our website.

Finance & ICT Division
Corporate Finance Department
Senior Tax Officer
1 Post
Ref: HR/F&ICT/01/05/2019
Reporting to the Assistant Manager – Tax, the jobholder will be responsible for implementation of tax legislations, ensuring tax compliance and proactive tax planning.
In addition, the job holder will coordinate internal and external tax audits including managing relations with relevant stakeholders..
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should have:
·         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.
Additional Requirements
Candidates shortlisted for the interview for 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 Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3.     Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Detailed Job Descriptions are posted in our website.

Corporate & Regulatory Services Division
Environment and Sustainable Development Department
Senior Scientist / Officer, Environmental Conservation – Central Office
1 Post
Ref: HR&A/CRSD/05/05/2019
Job Summary: Reporting to the Chief Scientist / Officer, Environmental Conservation, the job holder will be responsible for implementing company’s corporate conservation activities within its various operation areas, restoration, this will also include restoration catchment ecosystems without duplication of efforts, monitoring and evaluating the impacts of company conservation programs and advise on areas for improvement.
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should have:
·         Undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences or Natural Resource Management or Environmental Conservation related field (Biological Sciences in Forestry, Wildlife Management or related courses) from a recognised institution.
·         Relevant professional qualifications and membership to environmental conservation related recognised association such as Environment Institute of Kenya and NEMA practicing license is mandatory.
·         Postgraduate MSc degree in either Environmental Sciences and / or Natural Resource Management will be an added advantage.
·         A minimum of five (5) years working experience as an officer in Environmental / Natural resource Conservation and Management at a position of Environmental Scientist / Officer.
Additional Requirements
Candidates shortlisted for the interview for 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 Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3.     Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Detailed Job Descriptions are posted in our website.

Corporate & Regulatory Services Division
Environment and Sustainable Development Department
Senior Scientist / Officer, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – Central Office
1 Post
Ref: HR&A/CRSD/04/05/2019
Job Summary: Reporting to the Chief Scientist/Officer – CDM, the job holder will be responsible for identifying and promoting Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction projects, climate change and environmental sustainability concepts in relevant company operations, and collecting, analyzing and maintaining carbon assets database under strict proprietary control, participate in adaptation programs and periodical Greenhouse Gas Protocol and sustainable development auditing and reporting.
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should have:
·         Undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences or any other environment related Physical Sciences or Environmental Engineering from a recognised institution.
·         Relevant professional qualifications and membership to Environmental / Climate Change related recognised association such as Environment institute of Kenya and NEMA practicing license is mandatory
·         Postgraduate MSc degree in Environmental Sciences/ Studies or Climate Change and policy studies will be an added advantage.
·         A minimum of five (5) years working experience as an officer conducting and managing of CDM projects and climate change related issues as a CDM Scientist / Officer.
Additional Requirements
Candidates shortlisted for the interview for 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 Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3.     Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Detailed Job Descriptions are posted in our website.

Corporate & Regulatory Services Division
Regulatory Affairs Department
Senior Financial Analyst
1 Post
Ref: HR&A/CRSD/03/05/2019
Reporting to the Regulatory Affairs Manager, the job holder will be responsible for providing enough decision-making support in matters to do with cost effectiveness and competitiveness of tariffs.
In addition, the job holder will participate in the development and regular update of the corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) financial risk profile for the portfolio and make appropriate recommendations to management.
Qualifications and Experience
·         Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics or Finance from a recognized university.
·         Professional qualification in Finance ( CPA, ACCA) or related field is mandatory
·         Registration with a relevant professional body is mandatory
·         Certified Financial analyst (C.F.A.) will be an added advantage.
·         At least Seven (7) years’ experience as a Finance officer in a busy commercial/finance working environment
Additional Requirements
Candidates shortlisted for the interview for 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 Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3.     Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Detailed Job Descriptions are posted in our website.

Corporate & Regulatory Services Division
Communications Department
Communications Officer
1 Post
Ref: HR&A/CRSD/02/05/2019
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
Qualifications and Experience
·         A Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field
·         Professional qualification and valid membership of is mandatory
·         A master’s degree in communication or related field is an added advantage
·         At five years’ work experience as a communications officer with 3 years editorial experience and two (2) years experiences updating website content and a good working knowledge in Desk Top Publishing packages.
Additional Requirements
Candidates shortlisted for the interview for 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 Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3.     Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Detailed Job Descriptions are posted in our website.

Corporate & Regulatory Services Division
Communications Department
Chief Communications Officer – Media Relations
1 Post
Ref: HR&A/CRSD/01/05/2019
Reporting to Communications Manager, the job holder will be responsible for augmenting efforts to communicate the mission, vision and values of the company by delivery of external communications, including website and other communications and publications, media relations and customer relations in liaison with other staff. Will also be responsible for editing internal and external publications, and the company’s social media platforms.
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should have:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Public Relations/Journalism/Media Studies from a recognized institution
·         Post-graduate qualification in Mass Communication/Public Relations/Journalism/Media Studies/Science or a related field is mandatory.
·         Relevant professional membership from a recognized institution is mandatory.
·         Master’s degree in a related discipline from a recognised institution will also be an added advantage
·         Working experience as a Sub-Editor in a media house will be an added advantage.
·         At least seven (7) years working experience and an officer in communications and/or public relations, three (3) of which must be at a Senior management level.
Additional Requirements
Candidates shortlisted for the interview for 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 Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3.     Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Detailed Job Descriptions are posted in our website.

Operations Division
Dispatch Management
Dispatch Manager
1 Post
Ref: HR&A/OD/01/05/2019
The job holder is responsible for managing dispatch and monitoring of electricity generating units, optimal utilization of power generation assets and liaison between KenGen and Kenya Power & Lightning Company (KPLC), and other stake holders in the energy sector.
Qualifications and Experience
·         Bachelor of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent from a recognised institution.
·         Relevant professional qualifications and membership in a related field from a recognised institution such as Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK), IEK, is mandatory.
·         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.
·         Excellent knowledge of the standards, laws and regulations governing power generation and implementation of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)
Additional Requirements
Candidates shortlisted for the interview for 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 Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3.     Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Detailed Job Descriptions are posted in our website.
Application Procedure
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 applied for should be clearly indicated on the envelope.
Closing date for applications is 17 May, 2019 at 4.00 p.m.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
NB: KenGen is an equal opportunity Employer.
Canvassing and falsifying or misrepresentation of qualifications will lead to automatic disqualification.

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