NHC: ICT, Procurement, PR, Secretary, Finance Mgr, Corporate Services, Business Dev, and Technical Operations Jobs in Kenya 2012

National Housing Corporation (NHC) is a statutory body constituted under the Housing Act Cap 117 Laws of Kenya. The Corporation wishes to recruit for the following positions:
General Manager Technical Operations
- REF: NHC/GMTO/12/2012 (Re-advertisement)
Reporting to the Managing Director, the General Manager, Technical Operations will be responsible for coordinating all aspects related to the execution of housing development projects in the Corporation.
He/She will advise the Managing Director on all aspects of project planning, coordination and implementation.
The successful candidate will lead a team of technical personnel in the Architectural,
Quantity Surveying, Land Surveying and Engineering sections responsible for design supervision and administration of construction projects.
Job Requirements
  • A Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Building Economics, Architecture, Land Survey, or an equivalent in Built Environment.
  • Be registered with relevant technical professional bodies for a minimum period of 8 years.
  • Have fourteen (14) years work experience, eight (8) of which should have been served at a Senior Management Position.
  • Possess Project Management skills, with excellent interpersonal skills and be computer literate
  • Be assertive, flexible, results oriented and of high integrity.
A Masters Degree in the above disciplines will be an added advantage.
General Manager Estates

- REF: NHC/GME/12/2012 (Re-advertisement)
Reporting to the Managing Director, the General Manager – Estates will be responsible for providing overall leadership in the area of Estates Management.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the formulation and implementation of NHC Estate Management Policies.
He/She will provide leadership in the newly created Estates Division and advise the Managing Director on all Land related matters.
The General Manager will also oversee valuations of Corporation’s properties; undertake estates administration, leasing, letting, liaising with other sections on acquisition of title documents, advising on property trends and prices, enforcing rent collections, repairs and maintenance of NHC buildings and estates, marketing and sale of developed properties, undertaking user reaction surveys and all other incidental matters.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Land Economics or equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Be registered as a full member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) for a minimum period of eight (8) years.
  • Have fourteen (14) years work experience in Estates, Housing or Property Management, eight (8) of which should have been served at a Senior Management Position.
  • Be conversant with prevailing Property Laws and Housing Management issues.
  • Be a team player who is flexible and diligent.
  • Be computer literate.
A Masters degree in Housing Administration, Estate Management, Maintenance or Property Management will be an added advantage.
General Manager Business Development

- REF: NHC/GMBD/12/2012 (Re-advertisement)
Reporting to the Managing Director, the General Manager, Business Development will be responsible for coordinating and advising the Managing Director on all aspects of Corporate Planning as well as Business Strategy development, marketing and research.
She/He will be charged with spearheading the strategic management process in the Corporation, review of existing business structures and identification of new business opportunities .
The General Manager will manage the Corporate Planning portfolio of the Corporation by ensuring appropriate business planning, appropriate feasibility studies and Environmental Impact Assessment.
She/He will also be responsible for projects forecasting, programmes appraisal, performance contracts monitoring and evaluations, alignment of NHC programmes to Government Strategies.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Commerce, Statistics or Mathematics
  • Have a relevant professional registration or qualification.
  • Have fourteen (14) years work experience eight (8) of which should have been served at a Senior Management Position.
  • Be conversant with the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) regulations and the Physical Planning Act.
  • Posses good interpersonal skills and a broad understanding of the housing industry in Kenya.
  • Be a team player, customer focused and change oriented.
  • Be computer literate.
A Masters degree in Business Management or an equivalent will be an added advantage.
General Manager Corporate Services 
- REF:NHC/GMCS/12/2012 (Re-advertisement)
Reporting to the Managing Director, the General Manager Corporate Services will be responsible for the efficient management of the Corporation’s Corporate Services Division which consists of Human Resources, InformationCommunication Technology, Procurement, General Administration and Support Services.
The General Manager Corporate Services will be responsible for the following:
  • Provide leadership and oversight in the Corporation’s Corporate Services Division for effective service delivery.
  • Provide advice to the Board of Directors and Management on all matters relating to the functions of the various divisions.
  • Coordinate preparation of annual budget for the Corporation’s Corporate Services Division
  • Facilitating proper deployments and utilization of the Corporations Human Capital
  • Formulate and guide on all policy matters in the Corporation as well as developing a regulatory framework that promote positive values that are in line with emerging trends.
  • Ensuring the Corporation has adequate capacity in the area of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in terms of connectivity and ensures that it keeps apprised with new developments in this field.
  • Responsible for Capacity Building and Management Development activities in the Corporation.
  • Responsible for spearheading change management in the Corporation.
Job Requirements
  • A Bachelors and Masters degree in Management Information Systems, Human Resources Management, Public Administration or equivalent.
  • Have at least 10 years experience in Management of support and/or administration services, 5 years of which should have been served in a senior management position.
  • Experience in Human Resources matters at a senior management level will be an added advantage.
  • Have experience in leading a team of multi-disciplinary personnel
  • Be highly motivated, computer literate and have skills in Change Management processes.
  • Have professional registration or qualification from a relevant body.
  • Be a team player with good interpersonal skills and a person of high integrity.
General Manager Finance

- REF: NHC/GMF/12/2012
Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for advising the Managing Director on all financial management aspects.
The candidate should have outstanding professional competence in Financial Management and administrative capability required for the responsibility at the level of General Manager.
He/She will be charged with among others the responsibility of:
  • Providing leadership to the finance division as Head of Division
  • Management of all the Corporation’s finances, systems and operational procedures.
  • Overseeing implementation of the NHC Financial Management System, accounting processes and internal controls.
  • Development and implementation of the Corporation’s short and long term operation plans
  • Ensuring compliance with both internal and external reporting requirements including accurate preparation of financial and nonfinancial data.
  • Budgeting and ensuring effective and optimal utilisation of Corporation’s finances.
  • Undertaking financial analysis of the Corporation and advising the managing director and the board as appropriate.
  • Formulation and periodic review of the Corporation’s financial policies and procedures to ensure rational uses of funds.
  • Sourcing and procurement of funds for NHC operations and overseeing their investment.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting/Finance option) from a recognized University or equivalent
  • A holder of CPA III (K) final or ACCA (final).
  • Registered Accountant for a period of eight (8) years and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Kenya
  • Possess fourteen (14) years financial/accounting experience, eight (8) of which must have been served at a Senior Management Position.
  • Must be computer literate
A Masters Degree in Business Administration will be an added advantage.
Corporation Secretary 
- REF: NHC/CS/12/2012
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Corporation Secretary will be responsible for provision of Board secretarial services, preparation of the Board Charter, work plan and advising the Managing Director on legal implications of all decisions.
He/she will ensure that Board decisions are implemented and will be in charge of preparation of legal instruments and ensuring that employment contracts and decisions comply with the legal statutes.
He/she will supervise the activities of the Legal Unit.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor of Law degree and Masters of Law or Master of Business Administration.
  • Member LSK or CPS (K) and Registered public secretary for 8 years.
  • Have fourteen (14) years work experience as a Legal Officer or Advocate 8 of which are served at a senior management level.
  • Be computer literate and with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Be assertive, flexible, results oriented and of high integrity.
Public Relations Officer 
- REF: NHC/PRO/12/2012
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Public Relations Officer will be responsible for providing leadership in the area of public relations and promotion of the Corporation’s activities and corporate image.
The successful candidate will organize promotional activities, events and issue commentaries on matters pertinent to the corporation and give its perspective.
He/she will advice management on all matters of corporate communication and shall be In charge of protocol matters including the coordinating of all reception(s), Board and Management travels, tours and customer care.

Job Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or business administration from a recognized University.
  • Post graduate Diploma in Public Relations or Journalism or its equivalent
  • Possess 9 years relevant experience in the field of public relations field or journalism
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body
  • Be mature, a team player and an effective communicator with good interpersonal skills.
  • Be computer literate and with excellent interpersonal skills.
Chief Procurement Officer 
- REF: NHC/CPO/12/2012
Reporting to the General Manager Corporate Services, the Chief Procurement officer will head the procurement section in the corporation and will be responsible for procurement of goods works, and services in the Corporation.
He/she will be responsible for advising management on all matters related to procurement and disposal of obsolete goods and idle assets in line with the provisions of the Procurement and Disposal Act.
Job Requirements
  • A Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing option) degree or a bachelors degree in Procurement or equivalent from recognized University and
  • A post graduate diploma in Procurement, Logistics and Supplies Management
  • Have a Masters degree in a relevant discipline
  • 12 years experience in Procurement and Supplies Management, seven(7) of which should have been served at a senior level and two (2) years after attaining the masters degree
  • Member of Institute of Supplies Management
  • Be computer literate
Senior ICT Officer 
- REF: NHC/SIO/12/2012
Reporting to the ICT Manager, the Senior ICT Officer will be responsible for coordinating strategic and operational ICT initiatives which promote and support optimization of ICT usage in the corporation.
He/she will oversee the security of the system; ensure data backup, end user support, troubleshooting, LAN & website administration as well as monitoring and evaluating of the ICT master plan in the corporation.
Job Requirements
  • Be in possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or Information Technology from a recognized university.
  • Post graduate diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Have nine (9) years experience in the field of ICT.
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body.
The positions of General Managers will be on a three (3) year renewable contract term and the successful candidates will be subject to performance contracting.
The rest will be on permanent and pensionable basis.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications in confidence together with copies of detailed and up to date CV, certificates and testimonials indicating current and expected remuneration, and names of three referees to the following address: -
The Managing Director
National Housing Corporation
P.O. Box 30257 00100
Nairobi
Important:
Applications should be in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for the Position of (quote the position)” with the relevant Reference No. quoted in bold print on the envelope.
Closing date is Monday, 24th December 2012 and only short listed candidates will be contacted.
“National Housing Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and persons with disability (PWD) are encouraged to apply”
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