Vacancies at EPZ, Kenya

Senior Project Appraisal Officer

Job Title: Senior Project Appraisal Officer
Grade: EPZA 6
Directorate: Investment Promotion and Corporate Communications
Job Purpose
The job holder is responsible for Projects Appraisals pipeline and for conducting the initial assessment to ensure applications are well completed, and all required documentation is availed.
Responsibilities
Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
·         Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual sectional reports
·         Supervise, mentor and coach staff
Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
·         Assist investors on the EPZA applications process and ensure that the required information and documentation is prepared in accordance with the set guidelines.
·         Meet prospective investors to advice on EPZA policies, procedures and guidelines for licensing.
·         Respond to investor enquiries with regard to project appraisals.
·         Generate practice notes on emerging issues in the practice of project appraisals for industrial development.
·         Provide reports and analysis on pending applications highlighting any emerging issues for EPZA management’s attention.
·         Screen serious investment proposals prior to licensing and obtain any additional requirements before project is appraised.
·         Liaise with all relevant agencies and EPZA staff on issues related to individual applications, including but not limited to site inspections, due diligence and research support.
·         Analyse applications with respect to EPZA policies and criteria, and prepare initial approval recommendations.
·         Monitor the progress of investor applications and licences within the EPZA approval and issuing systems, and continue liaison with the investor until the relevant EPZA decisions have been conveyed.
·         Ensure expeditious facilitation of the implementation of new investments.
Qualifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Bachelors degree in Project Management, Economics, Business Administration, Commerce, or any related field from a recognized Institution;
Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
·         Supervisory Course from a recognized Institution;
·         Certificate in Computer Proficiency
·         Meets the provision of chapter six of the Constitution
Previous relevant work experience required
·         Have three (3) years’ experience in the position Project Appraisal Officer or comparable position in the Public Service or reputable Institution;
Salary Scale for the position
Minimum basic Salary Kshs 43,302.00 Maximum basic salary Kshs 110,000.00
Total allowances 46,000.00
Successful candidate will enter the scale at basic salary of Kshs 43,302.00

Internal Auditor

Job Title: Internal Auditor
Current Grade: EPZA7
Ministry /Corporation: EPZA
Department: Internal Audit
Location / Work station: EPZA Head Office, with considerable travel to other EPZA branches
Job Purpose
Responsible for conducting internal audits related to operations/processes and applications that support organizational functions. Provide advice on measures appropriate for gaps identified from systems audit findings
Responsibilities
Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
·         Conduct information systems audit engagements including testing and evaluation programs, quality assurance, and reporting of audit results
·         Assist in conducting continuous risk assessment of organization’s information technology environment including general system controls, infrastructure controls, and application controls
·         Support the financial and operational auditors in identifying high level information system risks, as well as designing and building automation tools for use by the audit department
·         Assist in implementing new technologies and business applications by offering risk and control consulting and advice to management
·         Assist in partnering with external consultants in certain areas to ensure quality audit approach, achievement of set audit objectives and completion within agreed schedule
·         Assist in preparing reports and analyses that communicate audit results for the relevant business conditions and business risks/controls
·         Recommend appropriate technical measures and solutions for gaps identified in the systems audits.
·         Prepare progress and annual reports showing achievement of the unit and provide justification for performance variances
Qualifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, Mathematics of Equivalent or Bachelor of Science – Engineering from a recognized university;
Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
·         Registered Engineer or Accountant with good standing
·         Meets the provisions of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Previous relevant work experience required
·         Direct entry for degree holders or 6 years serving experience for diploma in accounts/ CPA(K) holders
Salary Scale for the position
Minimum basic Salary Kshs 41,770.00 Maximum basic salary Kshs 73,952.00
Total allowances 40,500.00
The successful candidate will enter the scale at a basic salary of Kshs 41,770.00

Senior Assistant Office Administrator

Job Title: Senior Assistant Office Administrator
Grade: EPZA 6
Department: Human Resource and Administration
Location / Work station: Administration Building, Viwanda Road
Job Purpose
The job holder is responsible for engaging in general secretarial and office administrative duties.
Responsibilities
·         Supervise office assistants
·         Perform general office tasks, plan and schedule meetings and appointments.
·         Make travel arrangements and bookings for official travel.
·         Draft and respond to general correspondence.
·         Maintain office and equipment in good working conditions.
·         Take charge of documents and files, including classified materials; Facilitate travel, diary management.
·         Ensure general cleanliness of the office
·         Receive and attend to visitors.
·         Ensure security of the office, documents and equipment.
·         Store, retrieve and integrate information for dissemination to staff and clients.
Qualifications
Academic Qualifications
·         Bachelors Degree in Business Office Management or related field from recognized Institution
·         Diploma in Office Management/Diploma in Secretarial Studies from the Kenya National Examinations Council; OR
·         Business Education Single and Group Certificates (BES & GC) Stage I, II and III from the Kenya National Examinations Council
Professional Qualifications (KNEC)/ Membership to professional bodies
·         Shorthand III (Minimum 110 wpm)
·         Typewriting III (50 wpm)
·         Computerized document processing III
·         Business English III
·         Communication II
·         Commerce II
·         Office Practice II
·         Office Management III / Office administration management II
·         Secretarial Duties II OR
·         Higher Diploma in Secretarial studies from KNEC and
·         Certificate in public relations course for (2 weeks) from KSG or other recognized institution
·         Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution
·         Previous relevant work experience required.
·         Served in the grade of Office Administrator for a minimum period of three (3) years in the Public Service or comparable position from a recognized Institution;
Salary Scale for the position
Minimum basic Salary Kshs 43,302.00 Maximum basic salary Kshs 110,000.00
Total allowances 46,000.00
Successful candidate will enter the scale at basic salary of Kshs 43,302.00
How To Apply
Shortlisted candidates for interviews must fulfil 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 and can access the detailed job description and the Job Application Form (to be downloaded from the “careers” section at www.epzakenya.com) and send to epza.jobadverts@epzakenya.com attaching copies of certificates, relevant testimonial and National ID.
All applications should be sent online in pdf format and should be received not later than 26th August 2019 at midnight East Africa time.
Export Processing Zones 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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