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Senior Officer, Research & Planning at Kenya Industrial Estates

Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE) Limited was established in 1967 as a subsidiary of Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC) with a major role of promoting indigenous entrepreneurship by financing and developing small scale and micro enterprises. KIE Limited was established to facilitate development and incubation of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) countrywide by establishing industrial parks, providing credit and business development services (BDS) in a sustainable manner

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Direct reports Corporate Strategy and Planning Manager

Job Purpose: – The position is responsible for developing and reviewing periodic strategic and operational plans of the organization; monitor and evaluate all KIE programs in terms of quality, relevance, cost effectiveness and actual performance against planned targets to ensure that the company achieves set goals and objectives. The position also heads research and development activities for the company.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation/review Strategic Plans and implementation programmes
  • Assist in the preparation of operations plans (work plans)
  • In liaison with all the departments, put in place monitoring and evaluation systems (programs) for the work plans.
  • Assist in coordinating the preparation of the company’s performance contract
  • Monitor the achievement of the performance contract on quarterly and annually basis
  • Monitor and supervising the implementation of the organization’s action plans.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on the implementation of the Action plan.
  • Carry out impact assessment on all the action plans.
  • Ensure existence and effective compliance of the company policies and procedures.
  • Assist and participate in writing funding proposals to the government and other donors;
  • Assist in lobbying and negotiating for funding for the company programmes.
  • Carry out research on factors impacting on KIE operations both in the short term and long term
  • Implement and monitor research findings
  • Assist in ensuring compliance to Quality Management System requirements;
  • Maintain and update the company’s database/information centre;
  • Attend management meetings when necessary, compilation of management /departmental reports
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

Requirement For Appointment

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, statistics or any other relevant degree from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in relevant field from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • Experience in a business/planning/economic area with respect to the role;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Work experience spanning at least three (3) years;
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Fulfilled the provision of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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