Saturday, May 25, 2013

National Land Commission Jobs in Kenya

The National Land Commission, a constitutional Commission established under S. 67 of the Constitution wishes to fill the following positions.

Director, Finance and Administration

The Director, Finance and Administration will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for the finance and administration function including advising the Commission, the Chief Executive Officer and Management on strategic financial performance of the Commission.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas:
finance, business planning and budgeting. 

In addition to the above he/she will he/she will:
  • Plan for optimum utilization of resources.
  • Provide leadership in the formulation and implementation of financial management strategies policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of sound financial management systems
  • Assess business risks and create financial awareness on resource allocation, cost reduction and financial discipline
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners, including thirdparty vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities (transport, Estates, Assets all over the Country) to ensure efficient and consistent operations in the Commission
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • A master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Economics from a recognized university plus
  • Must be a qualified accountant (CPA-K )
  • At least eight (10) years relevant experience, 5 of which with a reputable organization and at least 4 years at senior management level.
  • (Experience in the public sector will be an added advantage)
  • Demonstrated experience using and complying with international accounting standards
  • Knowledge of donor contracting policies and reporting standards
  • Well-developed IT skills with proficiency in computerized accounting applications and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • General management skills
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Director- Human Resources Management

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, The Director of Human Resources will be responsible for the developing and implementing appropriate Human Resource [HR] strategies that will ensure that the Commission attracts and retains a professional team of motivated employees.

Key Responsibilities
  • Advising the Commission on all matters pertaining to Human Resource.
  • Issuing administrative guidelines on interpretation and implementation of labour laws and other human resource related statutes.
  • Aligning the HR strategies to the overall strategy of the Commission.
  • Ensuring the Commission develops polices for attracting, retaining and developing Human Resource
  • Developing and reviewing the HR policies and procedures
  • Manage the recruitment process and analyze the training needs of Human Resource
  • Overseeing change management process
  • Coordinating policy monitoring and evaluation
  • Advising on career development of all employees within the Commission
  • Ensuring appropriate HR training and development programs are developed and implemented and
  • Putting in place an appropriate performance management system and managing performance contracts.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • Masters Degree in Human Resource Management or related field
  • A professional qualification in HR management
  • 10 years’ experience in a HR advisory role with at least 4 years as a HR leader in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated leadership, coordination and managerial capabilities
  • Excellent interaction and presentation skills
  • Computer literacy
Director, Legal Affairs and Enforcement

The Director, Legal Affairs will report to the Secretary of the Commission and will be responsible for the provision of leadership and advice on all legal matters.

Specifically, the director will be responsible for:
  • Developing appropriate legal and institutional frameworks for the implementation of the mandate of the Commission.
  • Coordinating litigation or court cases for the Commission.
  • Overseeing drafting of legal opinions and other relevant legal documents for the Commission;
  • Undertaking legal transactions including recovery, conveyance, agreements, leases and partnerships.
  • Developing and reviewing legal instruments for the Commission.
  • Reviewing existing laws and regulations relevant to the execution of the mandate of the Commission.
  • Coordinating enforcement of legal decisions and court orders for the Commission.
  • Performing any other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Secretary.
  • Conducting relevant Legal research for the Commission.
  • Advising on all Legal matters related to staff discipline.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • For appointment to this position, a candidate must:
  • Have at least a Master’s Degree in Law from a recognized university in Kenya.
  • Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate.
  • Have at least eight (10) years’ practicing experience in public/private sector or in a busy firm/organization, with at least 4 years in a senior position
  • Possess at least 5 years experience in litigation.
  • Experience in Alternative Dispute resolution will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a team player.
  • Computer literacy
Director, Surveying and Planning

The Director, Surveying and Planning will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for coordinating surveying and planning functions including advising the Commission, the Chief Executive Officer and Management on all aspects and types of surveys and related planning tasks the Commission may wish to undertake.

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to operate the following areas: cadastral surveys, topographical surveys, and compulsory acquisition surveys, settlement surveys, adjudication surveys, remote sensing surveys, hydrographical surveys, GIS and coordination of planning tasks.

In addition to the above, he/she will;
  • Provide leadership in the formulation and implementation of survey and planning management strategies and policies
  • Supervise and coordinate Land Adjudication and Settlement Schemes planning and surveys
  • Supervise and coordinate compulsory acquisition surveys
  • Supervise and coordinate topographical surveys when and where required
  • Coordinate and liaise with the National Mapping Agency for hydrographical, remote sensing and mapping surveys when and where required
  • Liaise with the National Planning Agency an county governments on planning tasks when and where required and County governments.
  • Oversee the development, coordination and implementation of sound Survey, Mapping and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) management
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including thirdparty vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations of the department of surveys and planning in the Commission.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication that meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:
  • A Masters degree in any Survey related field, GIS or Planning from a recognized university
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Surveying or Geomatic/Geospatial Engineering from a recognized university (compulsory requirement). A degree in planning would be an added advantage
  • A Full Member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (MISK) - Geospatial Surveyors Chapter (being a Licensed Surveyor would be an added advantage)
  • At least Ten (10) years relevant experience, 5 of which must be with a reputable organization and at least 3 years at senior management level (experience in the public sector would be an added advantage)
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding in various types of surveys and planning
  • Well-developed computer literate skills (knowledge and application of GIS would be an added advantage)
  • General management skills
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication
  • Meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution.
Important Information to all candidates:

All candidates are required to submit, on application, clearance certificates form Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Credit Reference Bureau, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), and the relevant professional body(ies).
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.
  • Shortlisted Candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates and Testimonials.
How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons should submit applications to:

The Chairman
National Land Commission
1st Ngong Road, Ardhi House, 12th Floor, Room 1205
P.O. Box 44417-00100
Nairobi.

All applications should reach the Commission by Friday 7th June, 2013 at 5pm.

Dr. Muhammad A. Swazuri, PhD, OGW
Chairman, National Land Commission.