KPA Head of Corporate Development, Principal Economist, Head of Employee Relations Jobs in Kenya 2013

Our client, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure established by an Act of Parliament in 1978.
KPA is responsible for the operation and management of the principal Port of Mombasa, all other scheduled seaports along Kenya’s coast line, Inland Container Deports in Nairobi and Kisumu, Liaison offices in Kampala and Kigali.
In line with its corporate strategic roadmap, KPA focuses on, among other areas; capacity expansion, productivity improvement, growth in market share as well as safety and security.
In line with its growth and expansion strategy, KPA is seeking highly organized, analytical and self-driven individuals to fill the following key positions:
Head of Corporate Development
(1 Post) – Grade HE2 Ref: HCD/15/13
Reporting to the General Manager – Corporate Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for formulation and coordination of the Authority’s medium and long-term strategic plans.
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Preparing and maintaining the port master plan which guide future developments of the port;
  • Coordinating corporate planning initiatives with KPA’s business units;
  • Developing a monitoring & evaluation (M&E) and reporting mechanism;
  • Providing policy advice to management and overseeing implementation of management decisions;
  • Directing and guiding major studies and research projects;
  • Undertaking feasibility studies including project proposals for development partners;
  • Providing quality reports as required by management and the Board;
  • Liaising with government departments and ministries on issues related to port development and reforms; and
  • Coordinating implementation of the Authority’s performance contracts.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Master’s degree in Economics;
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant working experience;
  • Relevant research qualifications;
  • Proficient in use of relevant IT software; and
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Principal Economist (Planning and Development)
(1 Post) – Grade HM1 Ref: PEPD/15/13
Reporting to the Head of Corporate Development, the successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating the corporate planning processes within the Authority.
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Planning, directing, coordinating and implementing the Authority’s business plans;
  • Monitoring and evaluating of programmes and policy implementation in line with the business plan and long-term development goals including the Master Plan and Vision 2030;
  • Undertaking policy development, program coordination and planning;
  • Identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities that support business development initiatives;
  • Analyzing changes in the demand for port services and preparing long-range financial projections;
  • Preparing periodic reviews and generating position papers on strategic issues, including evaluation of proposals for private sector participation in the delivery of port services; and
  • Ensuring policy and operations coordination, and maintaining institutional relations with the government and stakeholders.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Bachelor degree in Economics. A Masters in Economics will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant working experience;
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Proficient in use of relevant IT software.
Head of Employee Relations  
(1 Post) – Grade HE2 Ref: HER/15/13
Reporting to the General Manager, Human Resources & Administration the job holder will be responsible for policy advice and guidance on industrial and employee relations matters and maintaining industrial peace and harmony in the Authority.
Key responsibilities will include:
  • Liaising with the human resources function in the development and implementation of industrial relations policy;
  • Providing strategic advice on staff relations and industrial relations strategies to management;
  • Advising management and line managers on employee relations matters, labour regulations, and emerging industrial relations trends;
  • Maintaining cordial relations and consulting widely with the Dockworkers Union, Federation of Kenya Employers, Industrial Court and the Ministry of Labour;
  • Disseminating employee related internal communication and monitoring feedback;
  • Advising management on the application of the industrial relations machinery and the disciplinary hand book regulations; and
  • Monitoring the industrial climate on threats to industrial harmony and smooth running of the business and advising management.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences. A Master’s degree will have an added advantage;
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant working experience; and
  • Excellent negotiation, people management and communication skills.
If you believe your career objectives match any of these exciting roles, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, current remuneration level, email, telephone contacts and the reference number for the position applied for to reach us on or before 21 June 2013 addressed to:
The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place
P.O. Box 40092 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Our client KPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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