Finance and Administration Director at Kenya School of Government (KSG)

On Monday, December 28th, 2015
The Kenya School of Government (KSG) was established under the Kenya School of Government Act (No. 9 of 2012). 
The School is the successor of the former Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA), Kenya Development and Learning Centre (KDLC) and the Government Training Institutes (GTIs). 
The mandate of the School is to provide learning and development programs that enhance skills and competencies in the public service; conduct research; and offer consultancy services to inform public policy.

The School seeks to recruit highly qualified and competent Kenya citizens to fill the following vacant position:

Director, Finance and Administration

1 Post

Ref: DFA/01/2015

Reporting to the Director General, the Director Finance and Administration will be Head of the finance and administration Division in the School.

The appointee will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating finance, accounting and administration services of the School and its campuses.

Duties and responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Coordination and supervision of finance, accounting, human resource and administration services
  • Establishment and implementation of policy frameworks for attracting, motivating, developing and retaining staff
  • Prudent management and utilization of resources
  • Development, review and implementation of policies, systems, and procedures
  • Formulation of School budget
  • Compliance with statutory reporting requirements
  • Generation of information for management decision-making
  • Safe custody of official records and documents
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting on overall performance of the School, and
  • Other duties assigned by the Director General
Skills and Attributes:
The ideal candidate will have:
  • the Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • the Certified Public Accountants, Kenya (CPA-K) qualification
  • membership of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) in good standing
  • a certified qualification in Leadership and Management course lasting at least four weeks (Other relevant professional qualifications will be an added advantage)
  • at least eight (8) years of experience at senior management levels
  • knowledge and skills in computerized financial and management accounting systems
  • knowledge of laws regarding public financial management, employment, public procurement; and labor and industrial relations
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • initiative and ability to build and work with teams
  • evidence of fulfillment of the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Kenya Constitution 2010
How to Apply
If you believe your qualifications and career objectives match any of the vacant positions, please submit your application, including detailed curriculum vitae; stating your current position, email address, telephone contacts and the reference number of the advertised position.

Applications should be sent to the address below in both hard and soft copy so as to reach us on or before 8th January 2016.

The Director General
Kenya School of Government
P.O. Box 23030-00604
Lower Kabete Road,
Lower Kabete
Nairobi
e-mail: [email protected] ksg.ac.ke

Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.
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