Engineering, Auditor, HR, and ICT Jobs with Kenya Ferry Services Mombasa Kenya 2013

Kenya Ferry Services Limited is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport mandated with the Operations of ferries in the country.
The company is seeking to recruit highy organized, analytical and self driven individuals to join its management team.
Project Officer (Engineering)
The Project Officer will report to the Managing Director and the position’s overall responsibility is to manage and co-ordinate the various construction activities and infrastructural development projects in the organization.
Key Responsibilities;
  • Coordination of activities relating to the construction and infrastructure development in the organization.
  • Undertaking technical and feasibility studies including site investigations for projects
  • Ensuring that the time and cost budgets are adhered to
  • Managing construction contracts and ensuring any contractual disagreements between the various parties are addressed in a timely manner
  • Liaising with clients and a variety of professionals including, consultant engineers, architects, subcontractors among others
  • Compiling job specifications and preparation of tender documents in liaison with the relevant departments
  • Developing and submitting relevant reports for any further necessary processing
  • Ensuring projects run smoothly and structures are completed within budget and on time.
  • General Project management
  • Advisor to the management on projects and works
  • The Officer will be responsible for coordinating functions between the appointed consultants and the contractors.
Minimum Qualifications;
  • Graduate Engineer or holder of Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Member, Institute of Engineers of Kenya
  • At least 3 years experience in Structural Engineering with a bias in water/marine Engineering
  • Knowledge and competence in Contract Management
  • Knowledge and competence in the application of engineering software; Autodesk Civil3D,Microsoft Office packages and Ms Project or equivalents
Personality Traits;
  • Team Player
  • Result Oriented
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
This is a 2 year renewable contract subject to satisfactory performance.
Senior Internal Auditor
Reporting to the Principal Internal Auditor, the successful candidate will be expected to assist in ensuring all the duties and responsibilities of internal audit are carried professionally, efficiently and economically.
Key Responsibilities
  • Participate in the development and implementation of internal audit work plans.
  • Assisting the principal internal auditor in giving secretariat services to the Risk and Audit Committee of the Board.
  • Preparing audit programmes for review and approval by the principal internal auditor
  • Ensuring that audit activating is carried as per the professional guidelines audit manual, charter and other relevant guidelines.
  • Working closely with all other staff in the internal audit to ensure that the evidence that is gathered during audit and review activities is up to the required professional standards and guidelines.
  • Arranging working papers in line with the applicable professional guidelines.
  • Working with the risk management committee to ensure the company has developed systems and controls that can ensure there is an effective and efficient risk management process.
  • Preparing reports for the review by principal internal auditor. (Following audit tasks and activities as applicable)
  • Cc —coordinating of management actions and responses in respect to findings and observations raised by both the internal and external auditors.
  • Giving consultancy and advisory services to the risk and audit committee, management and other employees in line with the relevant guidelines.
  • Assist in training and developing internal audit staff to ensure internal audit duties and responsibilities are effectively and efficiently discharged.
  • Supervision of the staff in the Internal Audit Section to ensure that they perform their duties as expected.
  • Any other duties that may be allocated from time to time.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting /Finance option) or business related degrees from a recognized university
  • Professional accounting qualifications (CPA (K), ACCA or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years working experience with at least 2 of those years in internal or external audit.
  • A member in good standing of a known professional body
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of public sector financial management, regulations and practices.
  • Experience or adequate knowledge in evaluating systems, controls and giving appropriate recommendations where necessary.
  • Experience or adequate knowledge in risk management and governance processes.
  • Experience in serving as secretary to the audit committee of the board will be an added advantage.
Personality Traits
  • Team player
  • Good negotiation and planning skills
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills.
This is a position under permanent and pensionable terms.

Human Resource Officer (Payroll)
The Human Resource Officer (Payroll) will report to the Human Resource & Administration Manager, the position’s overall responsibility will be to prepare the organisations’ Payroll using relevant software.

Key Responsibilities;
  • Preparation and vouching of accurate, complete and timely payroll on a monthly basis.
  • Proper processing of staff leave, salary advances through the payroll.
  • Dealing with relevant correspondence and interpretation of circulars/memos relating to payroll from  time to time.
  • Dealing with audit queries and attending to staff claims pertaining to payroll transactions.
  • Regular reconciliation of payments done.
Minimum Qualifications;
  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Certified Public Accountant Part II or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years work experience in payroll preparation
Personality Traits
  • Team Player
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with employees at all levels and other reporting agencies
  • Ability to work independently, with strong planning, organisational and execution skills
This is a position under permanent and pensionable terms.
ICT Officer
The ICT Officer will report to the Finance Manager.
Key Responsibilities
  • Providing guidance in formulation of ICT strategic plans;
  • Preparation of ICT budgets for the company and provide guidance in the procurement of ICT equipment and services.
  • Reviewing and evaluating feasibility studies and reports for implementation;
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluating ICT programmes to ensure that projects are completed within the planned time and budget
  • Approving of ICT standards for application; liaising with users to ensure that information processing needs are met;
  • Supervising ICT officers, facilitate company- wide lOT trainings
  • Ensuring that procedures and standards are adhered to;
  • Developing and implementing change management initiatives;
Minimum Qualifications
  • A first degree in computer science or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized institution. Advance degree an added advantage
  • A management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution would be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated professional ability, initiative and competence in organizing and directing work.
  • Working experience of five years, two of which is in management position
  • Excellent communication analytical and inter-personal skills.
Personality Traits
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with employees at all levels and other reporting agencies
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work in, and contribute to, team building environment.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work independently, with strong planning, organisational and execution skills
  • Must be able to speak, understand and write fluent English.
This is a position under permanent and pensionable terms.
ICT Maintenance Assistant
The position will report to the ICT officer.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
  • Installation and maintenance of computer systems;
  • Configuration of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network;
  • Developing and updating application systems; and carrying out systems analysis, design and programme specifications in liaison with users;
  • Managing the repairs and maintenance of Information Communication Technology equipment, software and associated peripherals; drawing up hardware specifications for Information Communication Technology equipment;
  • Verification, validation and certification of Information Communication Technology equipment;
  • Overseeing the process of configuration of new Information Communication Technology equipment and software
Minimum Qualifications
  • A first degree in computer science or its equivalent on any other ICT related discipline from a recognized institution.
  • Two years minimum working experience
  • Excellent computer skills, working knowledge of office automation software and practical knowledge of information and Communication technology (ICT)
Personality Traits
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with employees at all levels and other reporting agencies
  • Ability to work in, and contribute to, team building environment.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to work independently, with strong planning, organisational and execution skills
This is a position under permanent and pensionable terms.
The above positions are challenging and offer attractive remuneration packages.
If your background matches with the specifications for the above positions, please submit your application with a detailed CV, copies of your certificates and stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail, and telephone contact, names of two referees to reach us on or before 5th March 2013 addressed to:
Managing Director,
Kenya Ferry Services Ltd,
P O. Box 96242 – 80110,
Mombasa.
Kenya Ferry Services Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.



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