Tuesday, August 28, 2012

EPZA Utilities and Technical Services 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 - Utilities and Technical Services

Job Ref:
The incumbent will be a highly motivated professional who shall report to the Chief Executive Officer and shall be responsible for the Authority’s provision of utilities and technical services to clients and citizens.
Key Responsibility Areas
The successful candidate shall be responsible for overall delivery of utilities and technical services including:
  • Formulation, interpretation and application of utilities and technical services policies, procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Ensuring effective and efficient mobilisation and utilisation of water and sewerage resources;
  • Ensuring continuous supply of power, water and other utilities;
  • Liaising with Government Agencies and local authorities involved in physical planning, environment and land matters.
  • Liaising with consultants appointed by the Authority when putting up structures;
  • Coordinating sub-contracted cleaning (offices and grounds) and maintenance services;
  • Coordinating repair works required on the roads and buildings;
  • Approval of structural plans;
  • Provision of professional advice to the Authority in technical areas including environment, land, civil engineering, and physical planning;
  • Management of the Authority’s property; and
  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Key Qualifications and Competencies
The candidate aspiring for the post of General Manager –Utilities and Technical Services shall have:
  • A Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from an accredited University;
  • A registration as a member of a relevant professional body e.g. IEK
  • Have successfully served in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for at least three (3) years;
  • 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”