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KNCCI Chief Executive Officer, Trade Development Manager, Finance & Admin and Business Development Manager



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Jan 18, 2014

Our client, The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) is a non-profit, autonomous, private sector institution and membership based organization.
With its headquarters in Nairobi, KNCCI has a countrywide outreach of over loo branches, which have recently been consolidated into 47 functional county units.

KNCCI is currently undergoing a restructuring process that will transform it into a modem one stop trade institution for international and local business.

Crowe Horwath EA has been contracted to manage and oversee the restructuring process at KNCCI, part of which involves the recruitment of dynamic and self-motivated individuals with excellent leadership skills, who will form the core team that will deliver on KNCCI’s ambitious strategic intent.
We seek competent individuals to fill the following positions:
Chief Executive Officer
Job Summary: The CEO in partnership with the Board will be responsible for the success of KNCCI. Together, the Board and CEO will assure the accomplishment of KNCCI’s mission and vision, and the accountability of the KNCCI to its diverse stakeholders.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Mission, Policy and planning: in consultation with the Board and Stakeholders, refine KNCCI’s mission, vision, and values, and deliver on short- and long-term goals.
  • Business Management &Administration: Provide general oversight of all KNCCI activities, and ensure a smoothly functioning and efficient organization.
  • Governance and Leadership: Work with the Board Chair to enable the Board to fulfill its governance functions and facilitates the optimum performance by the Board, its committees and individual Board members.
  • Financial Management and Reporting: Ensure sound financial policies and procedures, including delegated authorities are in place, maintained and followed and to work with the Board to ensure financing to support short- and long-term goals.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, management or other business related field.
  • Master’s degree in management.
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience, with at least five in a senior management position.
  • A system thinker who is goal driven, action oriented and innovative.
  • Must be a member of a professional body
Trade Development Manager 
Job Summary: The Trade Development Manager will work with the business community for better economic development.
The position requires a self- motivated, organized, energetic, and creative person.
The person will work hand in hand with the CEO to ensure that KNCCI’s mission and vision are accomplished.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain a current knowledge of the political and economic context of the local market and trade issues.
  • Use of trade intelligence to respond to requests for information from members, and/or provide strategic advice to them on doing business in the local market
  • Acts as the focal point of contact with members, to advise them on opportunities and reputable local and international contacts to assist them refine and implement their strategies.
  • Responsible for supervision of the Trade Development Team.
Qualifications & Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Commerce or related field.
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of working experience in the trade sector.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Should be a member of a professional body.
Financial and Administration Manager
Job Summary: The holder of this position will provide Financial and Administration oversight to the KNCCI.
He will report to the CEO and assist on strategic and tactical matters that relate to financial administration, budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and securing of funding.
The person will work hand in hand with the CEO to ensure KNCCI’s mission and vision are accomplished.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • As a business partner to the CEO, assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and company’s long term strategy.
  • Engage the Board Finance, Audit and Investment committees around issues, trends and changes in the operating models and operational delivery; and in developing short, medium and long term financial plans and projections.
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with KNCCI’s strategic plan especially as the company considers potential acquisitions and collaborations with external organizations.
  • Responsible for supervision of the Finance and Administration team.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Finance or Accounting)
  • MBA Finance or other related field an added advantage
  • Certified Accountant (CPA K).
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of financial and management experience with the day-to-day financial operations of a large organization
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
Business Development Manager
Job Summary: The Business Development Manager will build market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business (members’) relationships.
The position is responsible for the membership marketing, public relations and county liaison functions.
The person will work hand in hand with the CEO to ensure KNCCI’s mission and vision are accomplished.
 
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Identify trendsetter ideas by researching the trade industry and related events, publications, and announcements
  • Screen potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials, evaluating options, resolving internal priorities, recommending equity investments.
  • Develop negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partners’ needs and goals.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing or any related field
  • Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in business development
  • Business market knowledge is a required competence.
  • Membership to a professional body.
Interested candidates should send their applications by email only to [email protected] with the “Job title” as the subject heading.
This should only include a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae (as one document in MS word only) please do not attach copies of certificates/testimonials.
Note that the deadline for submission of applications is on or before 27th January, 2014.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Our client is an equal opportunity employer!!!!

 

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