Tuesday, August 28, 2012

EPZA Investor Support General Manager Job in Kenya

Export Processing Zones Authority is a State Corporation established through an Act of Parliament Cap 517 of the laws of Kenya to oversee all aspects of development of Export Processing Zones (EPZs) in Kenya. 
The economic objectives of the EPZ program include employment creation, export diversification/expansion, investment attraction, technology transfer and backward linkages between the EPZs and domestic suppliers.
The Authority has the following vacant position:

General Manager - Investor Support
Job Ref: EPZA/HR/GM-IS/09/2012
The incumbent will be a highly motivated professional who shall report to the Chief Executive Officer and shall be responsible for the facilitation of the investors operations including investor care/support.
Key Responsibility Areas
The successful candidate shall be responsible for overseeing provision of investor support services including;
  • Formulation and implementation of investor support, legal services, incubator services, monitoring and compliance policies and procedures;
  • Development of procedures that ensures seamless investor operations;
  • Coordination of investor operations in various regions and zones;
  • Overseeing development and operation of incubator projects;
  • Provision of investor care/support services;
  • Ensuring compliance by investors with set guidelines;
  • Liaising with government departments/agencies on issues of investor support;
  • Registration and licensing of investors; and
  • Any other lawful duty as may be assigned from time to time.
Key Qualifications and Competencies
The candidate aspiring for the post of General Manager –Investor Support shall have:
  • A Masters degree in Social Sciences and preferably in legal studies or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Successfully served in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for at least three (3) years;
  • Wide experience in Government operations and regulations;
  • A high degree of integrity and dependability
  • Ability to work under pressure and consistently meet strict deadlines
  • Self-Driven with a “can-do”, “will-do” type of personality
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to confidently communicate at senior management level
  • Ability to drive change in a dynamic environment;
  • Strong management, leadership and negotiation skills;
  • Team building skills with the ability to uphold collective responsibility.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Salary Package and Terms of Service: Highly attractive salary packages commensurate with competencies will be offered to successful candidates.
Successful candidates for all General Manager Positions will be engaged on a 3 [three] year contract renewable subject to acceptable performance.
Method of Application
Suitably qualified candidates should:
i. Suitably qualified candidates should submit ten [10] copies of their applications together with updated curriculum vitae, certified true copies of certificates and current remuneration pay slips. Applications should be forwarded to the following address not later than 12th September, 2012:
The Chairman
Board of Directors
Export Processing Zones Authority
P.O. Box 50563 - 00200
Applications submitted by facsimile/e-mails shall be disqualified automatically.
ii. Provide day time telephone contacts and names of three referees [one of whom must be the current/last employer who should be in a position to attest to the duration of positions held by the candidate in the organization and managerial abilities as well as moral character and integrity.
“The Export Processing Zones Authority is an equal opportunity employer”