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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Insurance Regulatory Authority Knowledge Management Officer and Accountant Jobs in Kenya

The Insurance Regulatory Authority is a State Corporation set up to regulate, supervise and develop the insurance sector in Kenya. 
The Authority is now seeking applications for the following vacant positions.
 
Knowledge Management Officer
 
Job Purpose
 
Reporting to the Policy, Research & Development Manager, the Knowledge Management Officer will be In Charge of developing and implementing effective knowledge management programs and activities and oversee the Authority’s Resource Centre/Library.
 
Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan, design, coordinate and implement comprehensive knowledge management initiatives and strategies.
  • Conduct needs assessment and baseline surveys to determine the information needs of various Insurance Industry Players.
  • Test Knowledge Management products and services for effectiveness, quality and responsiveness to the Authority’s needs.
  • Create avenues for exchange of information, converting data into valuable information and ensuring its accessibility and usage.
  • Maximize creation, discovery and dissemination of knowledge within the Authority.
  • Assess knowledge management needs, develop strategies to meet those needs, identify and obtaining required resources and ensuring accessibility of these resources to the staff, management and stakeholders.
  • Serve as a key contact for data requests by responding to queries and assisting clients in accessing Knowledge Management tools and resources.
  • Conduct outreach programs and oversee training for staff and clients in use ofKnowledge Management tools.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information science/library science, or related discipline.
  • Holders of Masters Degree in relevant fields will have an added advantage.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
  • Minimum eight (8) years experience in developing and implementing knowledge management programmes that contribute to strategic objectives in a reputable institution/library.
  • Working knowledge of educational media and technology including the internet and its utilization for electronic learning.
  • Proficiency in MS office suite.
Accountant
 
Overall Purpose
 
Responsible to the Senior Accountant for compiling and posting general ledger information and summaries concerning various financial transactions in order to ensure accurate and timely maintenance of accounting records in accordance with prescribed financial policies.
 
Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Compile and post general ledger information and summaries concerning various financial transactions in order to ensure accurate and timely maintenance of accounting records
  • Prepare general ledger journal entries to record cash, revenue, and expense activities.
  • Carry out bank reconciliation, selected account reconciliation, including cash reconciliation as well as prepare other appropriate schedules as required
  • To prepare and close monthly entries, analysis and reconcile all balance sheet accounts, prepare monthly financial statements and other accounting reports.
  • To check and verify expenditure before preparing payment vouchers, cheques and remittance payments
  • To prepare tax returns to ensure compliance with the required tax payment information and other statutory requirements
  • Proper maintenance, storage, security and filing of all financial and accounting documents in order to ensure that they are properly kept accessible for action.
  • Receive monthly levies and issue receipts in respect of all levies, license fee and all cash paid in.
  • Making cash payments in respect of staff claims.
  • To maintain and regularly reconcile assets register with the general ledger.
  • Analyse cash paid in, out and cash balance.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting Option) or related field
  • Hold CPA ( K ) qualification
  • Over five (5) years relevant work experience in the public sector in an equivalent position.
  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles, financial management and banking.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as MS office and financial packages
  • Should be below 35 years of age.
Terms of Offer
 
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate.
 
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications enclosing copies of their certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving telephone contacts, e-mail addresses, current remuneration, names and contacts of three referees on or before 8th March, 2013 to:
 
The Chief Executive Officer
Insurance Regulatory Authority
Zep -Re Place
P.O Box 43505-00100
Nairobi
 
Email: commins@ira.go.ke
 
Note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification