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Thursday, December 16, 2010

NSSF Property, Marketing and Finance Managers Jobs in Kenya

Our client, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is a state corporation established by the NSSF Act (CAP 258) Laws of Kenya in 1965. Its key mandate is to register members, collect contributions from members, prudently invest contributions and to pay specifi ed benefi ts, according to contingencies stipulated in the Act.

In its quest to be a world class centre of excellence in the provision of social security, NSSF has embarked on a number of initiatives aimed at transforming and repositioning the Fund to be a leader in the pension industry.

The Board of Trustees recently adopted a new organisation structure aimed at enhancing organisational performance and improving the quality of services provided to its members.

It is against this background that NSSF is now seeking to recruit result oriented individuals with drive, vision and creativity to fi 11 various management positions in the Fund.

These positions will support the senior management in providing strategic leadership and driving the change.

Manager, Property Development
ESS 450/1

Reporting to the General Manager, Investments, the job holder will be responsible for developing new properties for the Fund.

Key responsibilities:

    * Conducting feasibility studies and making recommendations on development concepts, land acquisitions, preliminary programmes and budgets;
    * Conducting due diligence, selecting, appointing and contracting with project consultants, in consultation with the Legal Department,;
    * Monitoring activities and approving designs of project consultants;
    * Conducting the handing over process of projects to the project consultants;
    * Inspecting completed projects; and
    * Identifying potential construction related issues or contractual disputes and in liaison with the Legal department, effecting appropriate solutions.

We are looking for candidates with a Bachelors degree in Engineering, Architecture, Building or Quantity Surveying with at least five years' relevant management experience in the real estate sector. Experience in project management is essential.

Manager, Property Management
ESS 450/2

Reporting to the General Manager, Investments, the job holder will be responsible for managing existing properties of the Fund.

Key responsibilities:

    * Preparing bid documents for property management agents;
    * Conducting briefings for the property management agent on targets, rental levels, maintenance and general procedures;
    * Approving prospective tenants Funds properties fronted by the property management agent;
    * Establishing the need to introduce new service providers for the Fund's buildings as and when necessary;
    * Conducting monthly inspections and meetings with the property management agents and service providers;
    * Forwarding valuation requests and relevant documentation to the Chief Government Valuer and independent property valuers;
    * Analysing reports and recommendations from the Chief Government Valuer and independent property valuers; and
    * Preparing specifications for leasing undeveloped Fund properties.

We are looking for candidates with a Bachelors degree in Property, Real Estate, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering at least five years' relevant management experience in estate and/ or property management preferably in managing large residential or commercial buildings.

Manager; Marketing and Brand
ESS 450/3

Reporting to the General Manager, Operations, the job holder will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of the marketing and brand strategies of the Fund.

Key responsibilities:

    * Driving the coordination of all strategic initiatives associated with the development of the customer value propositions and the Fund's brand;
    * Managing and coordinating all marketing, advertising and promotional activities of the Fund;
    * Conducting market research to determine market requirements to increase the profile of services offered by the Fund;
    * Defining, developing and implementing marketing procedures relating to policies, products and services in line with the wider business strategies;
    * Liaising with the media and advertising; and
    * Ensuring synergy between the Marketing and Communications department.

We are looking for candidates with a Bachelors degree in Business or Marketing and a relevant post graduate qualification in Marketing with at least five years' relevant management experience.

Manager, Finance
ESS 450/4

Reporting to General Manager, Operations, the job holder will be responsible for planning, developing and evaluating financial policies, procedures, practices and systems as well as budgeting and financial resources controls.

Key responsibilities:

    * Formulating and implementing financial and accounting policies and procedures;
    * Supporting development of the other departmental financial policies and procedure;
    * Coordinating budgeting and budgetary control procedures;
    * Preparing financial reports;
    * Managing recurrent and capital expenditure; and
    * Preparing, analysing and interpreting variance reports e.g. performance contracts and strategic plans.

We are looking for candidates with a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Finance and Accounting option) or a degree in a related field and full accounting qualifications (ACA, ACCA, CPA or an equivalent qualification) and thorough knowledge of finance and accounting systems and procedures, with at least five years' relevant management experience, preferably in large financial institutions.

Knowledge of the Public Procurement Act will be an added advantage.

For all positions, it is important that job holders possess the following competencies;

    * Strong interpersonal, management and leadership skills;
    * Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and to achieve goals through teamwork;
    * Strong commercial awareness;
    * Excellent organisational skills; and
    * Demonstrable resilience and flexibility in a demanding and fast paced environment.

If you believe you fit the required profile, please write in confidence to the address below by Friday 7th January 2011 quoting the job reference number and title for the position you are applying for.

In addition, please provide a curriculum vita that contains details of your qualifications, experience and present position as well as day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three referees to:

Executive Search and Selection,
PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited,
P O Box 43963, 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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