Transactions Manager, Officer and Risk & Compliance Manager Jobs at Privatization Commission

On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
The Privatization Commission is a State Corporation established under Section 3 of the Privatization Act, 2005 which is mandated to formulate, manage, and implement the Privatization Programme. 
The Commission invites applications from persons wishing to be considered for appointment to the following positions:

Transactions Manager
Job Ref: PC/HRM/13/4/2012-13 
Grade: PC 3
Responsible To: Chief Manager, Transactions 
Vacant Positions: Two
 
Reporting to the Chief Manager, Transactions, key responsibilities will include:
  • Ensuring timely implementation of transactions assigned;
  • Creating awareness, publicity and advocacy to galvanize support for the Privatization Programme;
  • Creating and maintaining strong relationships and communications linkages with key stakeholders;
  • Monitoring and evaluating all aspects central to the execution of the transactions assigned;
  • Providing secretarial, logistical and coordination services to all transactions assigned;
  • Preparing transaction action plans, and the associated budgets;
  • Identifying required advisory services, developing TORs for advisory assignments and coordinating the procurement processes;
  • Monitoring privatization transactions and ensuring that data required for demonstrating transaction impact and lessons learned is collected, analyzed and integrated into transaction monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Conducting research on topical issues relevant to privatization programmes;
  • Leading assignments to develop specific technical papers/presentations, manuals and training materials as required; and
  • Any other functions as may be assigned from time to time.
Desirable qualifications, knowledge and experience
To qualify for this position, applicants must have the following:
  • Degree in Commerce, Finance or Economics from a recognized University or equivalent qualifications;
  • At least five (5) years progressive top level experience in transaction management or related fields;
  • Be a visionary, self-driven individual with outstanding knowledge and experience in planning and implementation of transactions;
  • Outstanding managerial and organizational skills and be able to lead and manage result oriented teams;
  • A clean track record of honesty and integrity;
  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal and team work skills;
  • Strong leadership skills and sound judgment to interpret, analyze and resolve operational problems; and
  • Clear understanding of the investment and development needs of the country.
  • A Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
Transaction Officer
Job Ref: PC/HRM/14/4/2012-13
 
Responsible To: Transaction Manager 
Vacant Position: Two
Reporting to the Transaction Manager, the position is responsible for:
  • Verifying invoices sent by consultants before payment by the Accounts department;
  • Provision of secretarial, logistical and coordination services for the assigned transactions;
  • Conducting research on topical issues relevant to privatization programmes;
  • Developing technical papers/presentations, manuals and training materials;
  • Undertaking transactions impact analysis;
  • Assisting in preparing transaction action plans and the associated budgets; and
  • Any other functions as may be assigned from time to time.
Ideal qualifications, knowledge and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance or Economics from a recognized University, or equivalent qualifications;
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills;
  • At least three (3) years progressive experience in transaction management or related field;
  • Proficiency in MS office and ability to undertake research work; and
  • Excellent negotiation, interpersonal and team work skills.
Risk and Compliance Manager
Job Ref: PC/HRM/15/4/2012-13 
Grade: PC 3
 
Responsible To: Executive Director/CEO
Vacant Position: One
Reporting to the Executive Director/CEO, the Risk and compliance Manager will aim at managing enterprise – wide risks as well as ensuring compliance of the organization with various statutory and operational requirements. Key functions will include:-
  • Facilitating outsourcing of internal audit function and overseeing the operations of the outsourced internal audit function; a Formulation and implementation of Commission’s risk, governance and compliance framework, policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring that the principles and requirements of managing risk are consistently adopted throughout the Commission in its realization of business objectives and continual development;
  • Review of the Commission’s operational procedures, systems, practices and records to ensure conformity with laws, regulations and policies;
  • Liaising with departmental heads to ensure audit, risk and compliance findings and recommendations are effectively implemented;
  • Ensuring that all strategic and tactical decisions appropriately consider risk, compliance and associated regulations and facilitate the inclusion of risk/risk acceptance in the decision making process;
  • Analysis of key risks and support management to deliver adequate mitigating controls and actions;
  • Facilitating capacity building for employees to ensure that all have a good understanding of risk and compliance issues;
  • Facilitating annual Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) within the Commission;
  • Overseeing and coordination of ISO Compliance Programmes and activities within the Commission;
  • Ensuring compliance of the Commission with statutory and ISO requirements;
  • Assessing internal controls to ensure adherence to established policies, procedures, practices and systems in order to mitigate any business and operational risks;
  • Liaising with external auditors on the annual audits and ensuring that the reports are implemented; and
  • Evaluation of the Commission’s performance and recommending changes to improve operational efficiency.
  • Any other functions as may be assigned from time to time.
Ideal qualifications, knowledge and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or Economics from a recognized University, or equivalent qualifications;
  • At least five (5) years of professional experience ideally within the compliance, risk or audit field in a computerized environment (experience in a transaction related environment will be an added advantage);
  • Confident and assertive manner in dealing with and influencing peers, senior and executive management;
  • Ability to perform analysis to challenge the process and control environment;
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a target focused environment and drive change where required
  • Good level of presentation skills and report writing skills
  • Must have a high degree of integrity and dependability;
  • Have good interpersonal relations, communication and computer skills; and
  • A Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities in the above role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and day time telephone number by hand, courier, or post so as to reach the undersigned by close of business on 14th May 2013. 
Applications can also be sent by email to [email protected] 
Please quote the job reference number.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Executive Director /CEO
Privatization Commission
Extelcoms House, 11th Floor
P.O Box 34542, GPO 00100, 
Nairobi
The Privatization Commission is an equal opportunity Employer
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