Women Enterprise Fund Jobs and Vacancies in Kenya- WEF

Women Enterprise Fund (WEF) Jobs and Vacancies in Kenya

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Women Enterprise Fund (the Fund) is a flagship project under social and economic pillar in the vision 2030, and promotes the 1st, 5th and 8th SDGs on Poverty Reduction, Gender Equality and Economic Growth. The Fund was established under the (WEF) Regulations, 2007 in the Government Financial Management Act, 2004 and the Government Financial Management Act, 2012 categorizes it as a “National Fund”. The Fund’s overall goal is to empower Kenyan women socially and economically.

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Due to growth, the Fund now seeks to recruit dynamic and energetic Kenyans of unquestionable integrity who are passionate and committed to the cause of women empowerment and gender equality to fill the following vacant positions;

 

HR/No: 1/2016: Finance and Administration Manager – Grade WEF 2 (1 Post)

 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Finance and Administration Manager will be responsible for all aspects of finance and administration matters of the Fund.

 

Specific Responsibilities

 

  • Formulation and implementation of financial, administrative and accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage staff in Finance & Administration Department, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties to them
  • Preparation, implementation, control and coordination of the Fund’s budget
  • Ensure proper record keeping and preparation of management and statutory reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensure the assets of the Fund are efficiently deployed and managed to secure value for money
  • Coordinate and lead the annual external audit process
  • Manage the Fund’s cash flow and conduct proper forecasting
  • Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters
  • Establish and implement administration and logistics procedures in line with organizational requirement
  • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time

 

Minimum Requirements              

 

For appointment to this position a candidate must have:-

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce either in accounting or finance or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • A Master’s degree in business administration (MBA), economics, finance, commerce or a financial related discipline from a recognized university
  • Holder of a requisite professional qualification CPA(K) or ACCA
  • Must be a member of a recognized professional Body in good standing
  • At least five (5) years working experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of computerized financial and accounting systems
  • Sound knowledge of financial management principles in the public sector

 

Competencies required

 

  • Integrity, transparency and accountability
  • Leadership & decision making skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results

HR/No:2/2016:      Marketing, Research and Communication Manager                                                 Grade WEF 2 (1 Post)

                                                                                                              

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the job holder will be responsible for planning, research, development and implementation of marketing strategies, communication and public relation activities.

 

Specific responsibilities

 

  • Formulation and implementation of marketing, research & communication policies
  • Conducting research in line with the Fund’s mandates and requirements
  • Facilitate the design and rollout of market driven products and services
  • Identify and pursue market opportunities locally and abroad to improve market access for women products and services
  • Managing all media platforms (social, print, electronic) and liaising with advertising agencies  to build a strong brand
  • Developing and implementing communication strategy aimed at awareness creation
  • Mobilizing resources, forging and leveraging strategic and collaborative relationships to support the Fund’s mandate
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

 

Minimum Requirements

 

For appointment to this position a candidate must have:-

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in either marketing, communication or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • MBA in marketing, strategic management, entrepreneurship or related fields
  • Served in a similar position, or in an equivalent position for at least five (5) years in a recognized organization
  • A member of a relevant professional body in good standing

 

Competencies required

 

  • Customer oriented
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Thorough understanding of National Development Goals and familiarity with the latest emerging trends
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, writing and editing skills
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented

 

HR/No: 3/2016:     Assistant Manager, Supply Chain Management

Grade WEF 4 (1 position)

 

Reporting to Chief Executive Officer, the Assistant Manager, Supply Chain Management will be responsible for all procurement aspects of the Fund.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Reviewing, updating, interpreting and implementing existing procurement policies, regulations and procedures
  • Preparing procurement plans, carrying out internal monitoring and evaluation, assessing and measuring the performance of suppliers and contractors
  • Disposal of unserviceable stores in line with procurement regulations
  • Implementation of modern inventory management techniques and approaches
  • Undertaking Fund’s sourcing activities (supply market analysis, supplier evaluation, tendering, contract drafting and supplier management)
  • Managing vendor relations
  • Preparing management and statutory reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Managing the supply base in order to achieve optimum stock levels
  • And any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

 

Minimum Requirements

 

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce with procurement option or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Master’s degree from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
  • Member of a relevant professional body in good standing
  • Professional qualification (CIPS or KNEC Diploma)
  • Must have served in a similar position, or in a comparable position for at least four (4) years in a recognized institution

 

Competency required

  • Analytical skills
  • Integrity, transparency and accountability
  • Leadership and communication skills

 

HR/No: 4/2016:     Assistant Manager, Human Resource &Training                                                      Grade WEF 4 (1 Post)

Reporting to the Deputy Manager, Human Resource & Training, the job holder will contribute in developing human capital function to achieve a high performance culture in the Fund.

The Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of HR strategies and policies
  • Facilitate the implementation of training and development programmes e.g. conduct training needs assessment for staff & development of training program
  • Assist in preparation of monthly payroll and implement salary administration program
  • Administration of staff leave, and employee welfare including medical Insurance
  • Monitor and identify work force requirements and skills mix and make appropriate recommendation for implementation
  • Coordinate smooth running of Human Resources Management Information System
  • Assist in disciplinary and grievances handling for staff in support cadre
  • And any other duty as may be assigned from time to time

Minimum Requirements                                                  

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or its equivalent from a recognized university,
  • Possession of an MBA/ MSC in HRM from recognized university will be an added advantage
  • Must have served in a similar position, or in a comparable position for at least four (4) years in a recognized institution
  • Be a member of Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM).
  • Proven proficiency in IT.

Competencies required

  • Excellent communication, report writing and interpersonal skills
  • Strong counseling and problem solving skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality

 

HR/No: 5/2016:     Assistant Manager, Legal Affairs – Grade WEF 4 (1 Post)

 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Assistant Manager, Legal Affairs will be responsible for provision of advisory services related to legal and governance.

 

Key duties & Responsibilities

 

  • Advising on legal, regulatory and governance matters
  • Ensuring safe custody of collaterals and chattels and other organization properties
  • Coordinating issuance of legal undertakings
  • Advising on negotiations and taking part in corporate deals
  • Drawing contracts and agreements with service providers and other stakeholders
  • Interpretation of relevant rules and laws
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with the regulatory framework, managing litigations and advising on procedures and legal requirements
  • Offer secretarial services to the Board including custody of Board minutes
  • Facilitating Board induction & training, updating the Board charter, Code of Conduct and Ethics, preparation of Board calendar, Board evaluation, and governance audit
  • Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time

 

 

Minimum Requirements

 

For appointment to this position, an officer must have

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized institution.
  • Master’s degree in Law will be an added advantage.
  • Must have served in similar position for at least four (4) years in a recognized institution.
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries in good standing.
  • Be in possession of the Current Law Practicing Certificate.

 

Competencies required

 

  • Report writing skills
  • Litigation skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure

 

HR/No: 6/2016:     Senior Information Communication Technology Officer Grade WEF 5 (1 post)

 

Reporting to the Deputy Manager, Information Communication Technology, the job holder will be responsible for supporting the Deputy Manager, ICT in ensuring smooth running of smooth running of the Fund’s ICT systems for maximum benefit.

 

Key duties and responsibilities

 

  • Assist in the implementation of computer systems and providing user support including user training
  • Performing technical, systems and user documentation
  • Assist in maintaining high availability network infrastructure for local and wide area connectivity and remote access that provides proactive notification
  • Assist in ensuring existing equipment and applications are leveraged and optimized to increase the return on investments in line with the Fund’s objectives
  • Liaise with other departments in flagging out unreconciled items on a timely basis
  • Coordinate end of day, month and period processes including back-ups
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

 

 

Minimum Requirements

 

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Information Technology, Computer Science/Engineering, Business Information Technology or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution
  • Served in the grade of Information Communication Officer II in a recognized institution or an equivalent position in the Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum period of three (3) years
  • Certification in any relevant professional Body
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Microsoft SQL Server is a must
  • Experience in routing
  • Membership in an ICT professional Body;

 

Competencies required

 

  • Professional competence in ICT work as reflected in work performance and results
  • Strong networking and systems support skills
  • A person of integrity, team player and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively under on strict  deadlines

 

HR/No: 7/2016:     Information Communication Technology Officer                                                    Grade WEF 6 (1 post)

 

Reporting to the senior Information Communication Technology Officer, the job holder will be responsible for:

 

Key Duties & Responsibilities

 

  • Participate in setting up, configuring and deploying hardware, software and security systems
  • Handle users’ requests to install/move/add/change PC hardware and software
  • Participate in running daily backups
  • Offer IT support services to staff
  • To man the help desk services
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

 

 

 

Minimum Requirements

 

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Information Technology, Computer Science/Engineering, Business Information Technology or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution
  • Must have Served in similar position or grade in a recognized institution for at least one (1) year
  • Certification in any relevant professional Body
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of Microsoft SQL Server will be an added advantage
  • Membership of an ICT professional body will be an added advantage

 

Competencies required

 

  • Honest, and possess a high degree of personal integrity and probity
  • Able to demonstrate sound judgment
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

 

HR/No: 8/2016 Audit & Risk Management Officer – Grade WEF 6 (1 post)

 

Reporting to the Assistant Manager Audit & Risk, the job holder will support the Audit and Risk Department  in identification of risks, assessment, monitoring and reporting in line with the Fund’s risk management framework.

 

Key duties &responsibilities

 

  • Participate in developing risk assessment and measurement systems
  • Help in risk identification and evaluation, maintaining a comprehensive risk database and monitoring on an on-going basis;
  • Preparing initial reports on the results of risk assessment highlighting key vulnerabilities requiring follow up for conclusive resolution;
  • Participate in conducting financial and systems audit
  • Participate in ensuring compliance with policies and statutory requirements;
  • Any other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

 

  • A Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting/Finance option); from a recognized institution
  • Must have passed CPA II or its equivalent
  • Served in a reputable organization for at least three (3) years in a similar position
  • Computer application skills
  • Membership to, CIA, ISACA or any other professional body

 

Competencies required

 

  • Logic thinking /reasoning
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Integrity and strong ethical values
  • Attentive to detail
  • Proactive and able to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to prioritize work and to thrive under pressure

 

HR/No: 9/2016:     Credit Officer – Grade WEF 6 (5 posts)

 

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Credit, the Credit Officer will be responsible for:

 

  • Maintaining loan applications in the system Management of loan applications including receiving, sorting, recording mails, and filing
  • Compiling of weekly/monthly/quarterly credit reports such as loan uptake and repayment status
  • Analyzing/appraising loan application forms and observing compliance to the lending criteria
  • Participate in monitoring operations of financial intermediary partners
  • Monitoring and follow up of loan repayments
  • Ensuring timely reconciliations are done
  • Participate in identification and enlisting of key stakeholders support to ensure timely recovery of loans to ensure quality loan portfolio
  • Participate in awareness creation, publicity campaigns, and sensitization of women for quality loan portfolio
  • Handle customer complaints and take appropriate action to resolve them
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

 

 

 

Minimum Requirements

 

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related course from a recognized university
  • Served satisfactorily in a comparable position in a recognized institution for at least three (3) years
  • Demonstrated competence in credit control work
  • Proficiency in computer applications

 

Competencies required

 

  • Attention to detail
  • Through understanding of the lending cycle
  • Analytical skills
  • Statistical skills
  • High integrity

 

HR/No: 10/2016:  Executive Assistant – Grade WEF 7 (2 posts)

 

Reporting to the Executive Secretary, the Executive Assistant will offer secretarial, administrative and clerical support to the various departments.

 

Key duties and responsibilities

 

  • Handling the reception, customer care duties, receiving documents and circulating to the relevant officers
  • Typing departmental documents including minutes and other correspondences
  • Filing of documents including keeping records of confidential files and other valuable documents as may be assigned
  • Offering secretarial services to  other departmental line managers
  • Provide accurate, valid and complete information by using the right methods/tools Handle complaints, provide appropriate solutions and alternatives within the time limits and follow up to ensure resolution
  • Management of e-office, Effectively manage large amounts of incoming calls
  • Ensure proper documentation and timely filing of all records and reports in line with the company’s quality management system
  • And any other duty that may be assigned from time to time

 

 

 

 

Minimum Requirements

 

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

 

  • Diploma in secretarial studies/Business Administration or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution
  • Bachelors’ degree in business will be an added advantage
  • Served satisfactorily in a comparable position in a recognized institution for at least 3 years
  • Excellent computer application skills

 

Competencies required

 

  • Be a fast learner with a positive attitude
  • Able to multi-task
  • Excellent organizational skills and be a team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Loyalty and confidentiality
  • High level of integrity
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Terms of Engagement – 3 years’ renewable Contracts

 

 

 

 

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