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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Chief Executive Officer / Board Secretary Job Re-Advertisement

The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) is a state corporation whose mandate is to source funds and provide loans, scholarships and bursaries to Kenyans studying in recognized institutions of higher learning in the East African region.
 
The Board has a loan portfolio of more than KSh. 30 billion and this is expected to increase significantly in the next five years in line with the planned expansion of higher education in the country.
 
As part of its growth and transformation strategy, the Board seeks to recruit a visionary and energetic professional for the position of Chief Executive Officer / Board Secretary and is, accordingly, inviting applications from qualified Kenyan citizens for this position.
 
Job Profile
 
Reporting to the Board, the CEO is expected to lead a team of professionals by:-
  • Providing an innovative and pragmatic leadership in the financing of a dynamic and fast growing higher education sector;
  • Developing strategies and partnerships that will promote and enhance the role of HELB in effective delivery of its statutory mandate;
  • Ensuring compliance with the constitutional and public financial management requirements through prudent management of all the resources of the Board;
  • Leading and motivating a talented team of a human capital operating under a performance-oriented culture.
Person Profile
 
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:-
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in senior positions with a bias towards financial management; candidates with experience in financing of education have a distinct advantage;
  • A solid educational attainment from a recognized university; candidates with a Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business studies or Education have an added advantage;
  • A deep understanding of how to mobilize funds and sustain a revolving fund scheme;
  • A proven track record in change management and institutional transformation;
  • An excellent understanding of the dynamics of the higher education subsector in Kenya and in the region;
  • An appropriate appreciation of Kenya’s public sector performance contracting processes;
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior government officers, heads of higher education institutions and the financial community.
It is expected that the applicant will have complied with Chapter 6 provisions of the Constitution.
 
The successful applicant will be appointed on a five (5) year contract and will be eligible for renewal once upon satisfactory performance. 
A competitive remuneration package will be offered.
 
Candidates must enclose a current CV giving details of day time contacts, names and contacts of three referees and copies of relevant certificates and testimonials so as to reach the Chairman of the Board at the addresses below not later than 15th September 2012
 
Chairman,
Higher Education Loans Board,
P.O. Box 69489-00400, 
Nairobi.
 
Or e-mail address: ceo@helb.co.ke
 
‘HELB is an equal opportunity employer’