Job Vacancies at Women Enterprise Fund

Women Enterprise Fund (the Fund) is a flagship project under social and economic pillar in the vision 2030, and promotes the 1 st , 5 th and 8 th 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.

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

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

NB: Applicants interested in these positions are expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya hence must submit copies of the following alongside their application;

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 & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
5. Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Qualified candidates should apply in confidence indicating the Job Reference No. on both the application and envelope and send to the address below enclosing CVs with full details of education background, professional qualifications, and attach copies of certificates, relevant testimonials, National ID and fully filled employment form below

All applications should be received not later than 5.00 pm on Friday, 27th May, 2016.

Women Enterprise Fund is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. YOUTH, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

Applications may be deposited at our Head Office, NSSF building, eastern wing, 11th, floor APPLICATION BOX or posted to:

                                                            The Ag. Chief Executive Officer

                                                             Women Enterprise Fund

                                                             P.O.  Box 17126-00100

                                                             Nairobi.