Research and Policy Advocacy Manager, Finance Manager, Legal Services Manager and Assistant Accountant at Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE)

On Sunday, August 4th, 2013
The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) is the national umbrella organisation for employers in Kenya and its key mandate is to promote the interests of employers. 
FKE seeks to ensure that national labour and social policy provides an environment favourable to enterprise sustainability and job creation.
We are seeking to engage dynamic and results driven professionals to fill the following positions:
Manager, Research and Policy Advocacy
Reporting to the Chief Manager, Strategy, Membership Development and Consultancy Services, the successful candidate will provide leadership to the Research function and be responsible for providing reliable up to date data on employment and industrial relations to inform advocacy. 

He/she will also be in charge of monitoring policy issues to inform the Federation’s strategic direction and service delivery to its members.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement a strategic advocacy policy; 
  • Coordinate strategic analysis across different FKE programs; 
  • Monitor policy issues to inform the strategic direction and service delivery; 
  • Provide Leadership in the development and implementation of the Employers advocacy agenda and partnership building strategy; 
  • Identify reliable data and information and develop write ups for advocacy;
  • Articulate best practices for improved labour productivity and social development outcomes; 
  • Provide support to Research Related Consultancies.
Minimum requirements:
  • Masters Degree in Economics, preferably in Labour Economics; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of research and policy analysis; 
  • Proficiency in the use of IT, hands-on knowledge of computer based data analysis and must demonstrate capacity to analyse and effectively interpret data;
    Good understanding of participatory and consultative approach to research; 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of the Kenyan labour market, with emphasis on the tripartite framework;
    Strong networking and partnership building capabilities; 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
    Proven organisational, research, negotiation and analytical capabilities;
  • Ability to work in a team.

Manager, Finance
Reporting to the Chief Manager Finance and Operations, the successful candidate will manage the Finance function of the Federation with the objective of ensuring prudent accounting, financial management, timely provision of relevant reports and compliance with statutory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Financial accounting and reporting; 
  • Management of the budgeting process; 
  • Financial accounting and reporting for affiliated associations; 
  • Financial accounting and reporting for donor funded Projects;
    Formulation, implementation and review of financial systems; 
  • Credit management;
  • Treasury/cash flow management;
  • Taxation planning and compliance;
  • Audit planning and compliance; 
  • Investment and Property/asset management.
Minimum requirements:
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and full CPA qualification;
  • At least 4 years post CPA qualification experience in similar position; 
  • Proven ability to develop and implement finance strategies;
    Excellent writing and communication skills; 
  • Knowledge of International Finance & Accounting Standards;
  • A working experience in Sage Accpac ERR
Manager, Legal Services
Reporting to the Chief Manager, Industrial Relations and Legal Services, the successful candidate will manage the Legal Services unit of the Federation and ensuring the effective delivery of quality legal services to clients.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Legal representation on behalf of members; 
  • Giving sound legal advice to Employers on the applicable Laws in Employment and Industrial relations; 
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts, agreements and other legal instruments entered into between the Federation and third parties;
    Guiding Employers and Workers’ Trade Unions in Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) negotiations and facilitating the registration of the duly signed CBA;
  • Training Employers on Labour Laws and Regulations; 
  • Providing arbitration services between Employers and Employees’ Unions and/or individual employees; 
  • Reviewing proposed laws in various sectors to ensure employers interests are adequately provided for;
  • Advocacy and representation of employers’ interests in all tripartite deliberations;
    Recruitment of members; 
  • Providing legal counsel to both the Board and Management from time to time.

Minimum requirements:
  • Masters in Law;
  • At least 8 years experience as a legal practitioner; 
  • Excellent writing, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of packages.
Accounts Assistant – Credit Control
Reporting to the Finance Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for quantifying outstanding debts arising from services rendered to members and laying down a programme for collecting them.

Minimum requirements:
  • KCSE C+; 
  • CPA Part 2;
  • A degree in Accounting or full CPA qualification will be an added advantage; 
  • At least 3 years’ experience in credit control and debt collection; 
  • Proficiency in Accpac Accounting Software and Microsoft Office Suite packages
Interested and qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, current and expected remuneration, copies of certificates and testimonials and three references with a daytime telephone contact to the following email address: [email protected] to reach the undersigned not later than I 6th August 2013. 
Only successful candidates will be contacted.

The Executive Director,
Federation of Kenya Employers,
P.O. Box 48311 -00100,
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