KENAS Manager, Scheme Development, Training and Advocacy – Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the selected candidate will entail:

Advising management on policies and strategies relating to Scheme Development, Training, Capacity Building, Marketing Communication and Advocacy;

Developing programmes that nurture relations and cooperation with regional, international accreditation bodies, persons, associations, and organizations in the promotion of accreditation;

Ensuring the development of guidelines and criteria for accreditation of new schemes;

Piloting of new schemes developed;

Liaising with regulators, development partners and relevant stakeholders in developing and operationalizing schemes that are fit for the economy and that are a strategic fit for the region and in a global context;

Coordinating the generation of project proposals on scheme development and capacity building;

Ensuring the organization of events, activities and forums for promoting accreditation in Kenya, the region and globally and the use of accreditation marks;

Ensuring the organization of events and exhibitions, publications, website content, social media, media, to promote awareness of KENAS accreditation and its equivalence under the mutual recognition arrangement;

Ensuring the organization of events and exhibitions, publications, website content, social media, media, to promoting recognition of accredited bodies by users of conformity assessment;

Liaising with other departments to identify the training gaps and offer training for trainers, Assessors and technical experts;

Overseeing the process of conformity assessment training and other related training;

Carrying out advocacy and education campaigns;
Enhancing KENAS visibility through education, sensitization programs, billboards, advertising, publicity and marketing activities;

Coordinating corporate social responsibility activities;

Developing communication and branding strategy;

Liaising with the media to enhance corporate image;

Organizing stakeholder’s forums and meetings; and

Crisis Communication Management.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

At least ten (10) years working experience in the public or private sector; five (5) of which must have been a management role;

Bachelors Degree in Education, Human Resources, Commerce, Sciences, Strategic Management, Business Management, Marketing, International Business, International Relations or any other relevant discipline;

Masters Degree in Education, Human Resources, Commerce, Sciences, Strategic Management, Business Management, Marketing, International Business, International Relations or any other relevant discipline;

Professional qualification and membership in good standing where applicable;

Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

Demonstrated results in work experience;

Proficiency in computer applications;

Fulfil the requirement of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Skills and Competencies

Communicating with impact;

Managing people;

Applying technical expertise;

Planning and organizing;

Managing performance, coaching, and mentoring;

Budgeting and resource management;

Customer and stakeholder orientation;

Implementing policy and strategies;

Leading and managing projects;

Initiating and negotiating actions;

Strategic and innovative thinking;

Relating and networking; and

Technological savviness.
How to Apply

Apply for a position through a cover letter or email, attaching a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport.

In addition, all applicants must download and complete xlsx Bio-Data Form (in Microsoft Excel) and attach the completed Bio-Data Form. Any handwritten or scanned Bio-Data form not submitted as an Excel file will be rejected.

Note 1: Interested candidates should provide all the details requested, and it is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Candidates should submit their completed application form and required attachments by email to: recruit@kenyaaccreditation.org. All applications should be received on or before 5:00 pm (East African Time) on 31st August 2022.

Note 2: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Note 3: Successful candidates after interviews will be required to obtain the following documents:

Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)

Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

Clearance Certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

For more information and job application details, see;https://www.kenas.go.ke/careers//

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