The Competition Authority of Kenya (the Authority ), is a Statutory Agency established under the Competition Act No. 12 of 2010. 

The Authority’s mandate is to promote and safeguard competition and also protect consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct.

The Authority wishes to invite qualified and experienced applicants to fill the following vacant positions:-
 
Senior Information Communication Technology Officer 

One (1) Post
 

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Head of Corporate Services and will be responsible for providing advice and strategic direction on all issues related to ICT and maintenance of ICT equipment.
 
Main duties and responsibilities:-
  • To develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures to support ICT service level management, ICT financial management, ICT service continuity management, ICT change management and ICT configuration management and ensuring compliance with applicable regulations.
  • To develop, implement and maintain the ICT security policy and ensuring that appropriate procedures are put in place to safeguard Authority’s data.
  • To ensure that the Authority maintains software licensing compliance.
  • To develop, maintain and communicate ICT policies and procedures throughout the Authority.
  • To plan software and hardware audits and maintenance of the hardware and software inventories.
  • To develop positive and mutual relationships with ICT Service Providers and suppliers.
  • To report ICT performance against agreed targets.
  • To train staff in efficient use of ICT.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
The Candidate should have:-
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience two (2) of which should be at a Senior Level of an ICT Unit.
  • Have at least professional competencies in the following:-
  1. Database
  2. Programming
  3. Hardware
  4. Networking
  • Excellent communication, strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • High analytical and interpersonal.
  • Must be results oriented.
  • Should be able to create and maintain a climate of teamwork.
  • Ability to manage staff and provide good leadership.
  • Excellent time and work management skills.
  • Ability to manage disruptions in the work environment.
Accountant 

One (1) Post
 
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager.
 
Main duties and responsibilities
  • Control and Maintenance of all Ledgers and Cash Books
  • Provide comprehensive efficient banking services ensuring robust internal controls and up to date systems.
  • Timely and accurate preparation of financial reports and statements.
  • Manage the risk profile in the department to identify and minimize operations risks.
  • Manage Asset Register.
  • Budget and monitor utilization of budgeted/disbursed funds.
  • Control and maintain staff imprest and advance records.
  • Timely payments to suppliers and staff.
  • Accounting, banking and reconciliation of revenue collected.
The Candidate should have:-
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting from a recognized University.
  • A CPA(K) or equivalent.
  • MBA an added advantage.
  • Five (5) years experience at least two (2) years of which should be at a Senior Level Position.
  • Experience in performing complex accounting work according to accepted accounting standards, preparing clear and concise financing reports and monitoring expenditures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Support Services Structure and relevant legislation eg. PFMA, Public Procurement and Disposal Act.
  • Experience in Public Sector Environment and familiarity with financial accounting systems/ERP
  • High integrity with ability to understand, follow and confer written and oral instructions.
Administrative Assistant 

One (1) Post
 
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Human Resources and Development Manager.
 
Main duties and responsibilities:-
  • Access funding for training and write proposals.
  • Provide staff orientation/induction.
  • Process employees request for outside training while complying with policies and procedures.
  • Organize staff training sessions, workshops and activities.
  • Ensuring that accurate job descriptions and specifications are in place.
  • Monitor scheduled abscences such as annual leaves or travel and coordinate actions in conjunction with relevant supervisors to ensure staff absence has been adequately covered for to ensure continuity of services.
  • Monitor daily attendance of staff in conjunction with respective supervisors and prepare monthly returns.
  • Conduct reference checks on prospective employees.
  • Oversee the running of the Medical Scheme, Group Life and Group Personal Accident Insurance programmes.
The Candidate should have:-
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Business related course.
  • A Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized institution.
  • Strong analytical, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and good organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
Interested applicants who meet the above requirements are invited to submit their application letter, a copy of detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of Academic and Professional Certificates, Names and Contacts [Telephone and E-mail of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the applicants qualifications and background] to the:-
 
Human Resources and Development Manager
Competition Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 36265-00200
Nairobi
 
or e-mail: recruitment@cak.go.ke
 
So as to reach him not later than close of business on 3rd December, 2013. 

If you do not hear from us by 13th December, 2013, consider your application unsuccessful.

The Competition Authority of Kenya is “An Equal Opportunity Employer” 

Women and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply”.

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