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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya - Transit Transport Coordination Authority (TTCA) of the Northern Corridor

Republic of Kenya

Ministry of Transport

Vacancy Re: Advertisement

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant post:

Chief Executive Officer (Executive Secretary - SI) of the Transit Transport Coordination Authority (TTCA) of the Northern Corridor

The Transit Transport Coordination Authority of the Northern Corridor (TTCA-NC) is a Regional Organization established by an Agreement signed by Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo in 1985.

The Organization’s Secretariat has its Headquarters in Mombasa. It is responsible for smooth movement of transit goods along the Northern Corridor. It is headed by a Chief Executive Officer (Executive Secretary - SI), who the Organization intends to recruit.

Overall Purpose of the Post

Responsible to the Executive Board of the Transit Transport Coordination Authority for providing leadership, guidance and direction toward achieving the objectives and goals of the organization.

Directly Supervises Head of Finance & Administration, Program Manager, Interpreter - Translator, Head of Finance and Administration, ITC Officer, and Senior Secretary.

Core Duties & Responsibilities
Direct the activities of the Secretariat,
Ensure that the decisions taken by the Authority are implemented in a timely manner,
Ensure that the procedures for amendments and for consultation and settlement of disputes are carried out efficiently in accordance with the regulations provided by the Authority,
Initiate, formulate and prepare policy agenda and present to Executive Board and Authority,
Provide secretarial services and ensures efficient conduct of all meetings of the Authority and the Executive Board and any other meetings held in accordance with the provisions of the Northern Corridor Transit Agreement and its protocols,
Co-ordinate the preparation of working documents, papers and reports for all meetings of the TTCA, the Executive Committee and the Advisory forum of the Northern Corridor,
Take follow-up action on reports emanating from meetings held in accordance with the provisions of the Protocols of the Northern Corridor Transit Agreement,
Co-ordinate with member states through relevant Ministries with the objectives of fostering co-operation in the achievements of TTCA’s objectives and implementation of protocols,
Forge a close working relationship with regional and sub-regional International Organizations involved in transit transport such as: UNDP, ECA, EAC, COMESA, ISCOS, etc.
Disseminate relevant information to the parties concerned,
Negotiate technical assistance agreements on behalf of TTCA,
Explore and implement, when necessary, measures for enhancing the efficient undertaking of the Authority’s activities through use of modern ICT and related technology,
In collaboration with the other officers, prepare or amend as necessary rules and regulations governing financial, administrative and other activities of the TTCA and submit them to the Executive Board for approval,
In collaboration with Finance Officer and Professionals prepare annual budget, accounts and programme activities of the TTCA and submits them to the Executive Board for approval.
Determine the terms of conditions of service, including remuneration, and submits them to the Executive Board for approval,
Recruit staff for the Secretariat as provided for in the regulations,
Perform any other functions that the Executive Board may delegate or assign,
Spokesman for the Authority.
Minimum Qualifications & Experience
Masters Degree or equivalent professional qualification in Transport Economics, Transport Engineering, Highways Engineering or its equivalent,
A combined national and/or regional experience at senior management level of not less than 15 years in transport management.
Key Skills & Competencies
Strong leadership and management skills to foster teamwork, develop and motivate staff, resolve conflicts as well as ability to provide direction, guidance,, momentum and vision in order to achieve organizational objectives,
High level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity,
Ability to analyse, conceptualize and interpret transit transport data as well as financial data and apply management principles and practices in making sound organizational decisions.
Ability to maintain high standards of integrity. Establish straightforward, productive relationships. Treating individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender difference,
Strong communications, networking and negotiation skills,
Ability to empower staff by removing obstacles hindering the achievement of strategic objectives, focusing on results and delivering what is promised, on time and within budget,
Proficiency in computer and computer packages,
Language proficiency in French or English, a working knowledge of the either language is desirable.
Eligibility Criteria
Minimum age of 40 and maximum Age of 55 years at the time of recruitment,
Executive Secretary recruited on a 5-year fixed term contract renewable only once,
NCTTCA is an equal opportunity employer,
Must be a Kenyan Citizen.
Remuneration Package

An attractive remuneration package shall be offered to the successful candidate, which shall include: a consolidated salary payable in US Dollars and an executive car.

Other benefits include medical care for the incumbent, spouse and a maximum of four (4) dependant children in accordance with the Personnel Rules and Regulations and refund of 80% school fees for his/her children, within a prescribed maximum of 4 children upto the age of 23 years.

Interested and suitably qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications, detailed Curriculum Vitaes and Testimonials to the:

Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Transport, Transcom House
P. O. Box 52692 - 00200, Nairobi
before 27th January, 2011.

M. S. Gitari
For: Permanent Secretary

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