Women Enterprise Fund various Jobs vacancies in Kenya July 2013

The Women Enterprise Fund is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development.
The Fund was established under the Government Financial Management (Women Enterprise Fund) Regulations in 2007.
It is a flagship project under the social pillar in Vision 2030.
The Fund’s vision is “to socially and economically empower Kenya Julyn Women entrepreneurs for economic development” and the Fund’s mission is “to mobilize resources and offer access to affordable credit and business support services to women entrepreneurs”.
Due to growth the organization now seeks to recruit dynamic and energetic Kenya Julyns of unquestionable integrity who are passionate and committed to the cause of women empowerment and Gender equality to fill the following positions.
Terms of service will be on a three (3) year renewable contract.
V/No: 1/2012 Marketing, Research and Communication Manager
Grade WEF 2
Reporting to the chief executive officer, the marketing research and communication manager will be responsible for:
  • Formulation, interpretation and application of marketing research and communication policies,  rocedures, rules and regulations; research,
  • Designing and rolling out market driven products and services;
  • Facilitating participation of women entrepreneurs in local and international trade forums;
  • Develop and implement a communication and marketing strategy;
  • Undertaking promotions and publicity campaigns and establishment of market networks and linkages for beneficiaries’ product / services
  • Additional duties will involve organizing for market linkages, infrastructure development including business incubators and market spaces;
  • Ensuring effective market research and development;
  • Ensuring provision of research assistance and analysis services to the Fund and the beneficiaries of the Fund; ensuring production of quality research reports and facilitation of business development services.
Qualifications
For appointment to this position a candidate must have:-
  • Served in the grade of Deputy Manager, Marketing, Research and Communication or in a comparable position for at least four (4) years in a reputable organization;
  • A masters degree in either of the following fields:- marketing; strategic management, entrepreneurship or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • demonstrated professional ability, initiative and competency in organizing and directing work
  • A thorough understanding of the National goals and objectives and ability to translate them into marketing, research and communication concepts
V/No: 2/2012 Assistant Manager, Finance and Administration
Grade WEF 4 (1 POST)
Reporting to the Deputy Manager Finance and Administration, the Assistant Manager Finance and Administration will be responsible for:
  • Planning, designing, reviewing, coordinating, controlling and implementing accounting systems and supervising, guiding, training and development of staff in the division.
  • Expenditure, reviewing, forecasts and monitoring; prioritization of projects and activities for the purpose of financial reporting/allocations in the budget
  • Checking the cash book for correctness in postings and castings
  • Checking the reconciliation statements on a monthly basis
  • Processing of the annual budget for the Fund
  • Oversee all matters of transport and general office services including asset management
Qualifications
  • Served in a comparable position for at least four (4) years in a reputable organization;
  • Masters degree in business administration (MBA), economics, finance, commerce or in a financial related discipline from a recognized university
  • Holder of CPA(K) and Member of ICPAK
  • Computer application skills; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
V/No: 3/2012 Assistant Manager, Legal Affairs
Grade WEF 4 (1 POST)
Reporting to the Chief Executive and the Board, the Assistant Manager Legal Affairs will be
responsible for:
  • Advising on legal and regulatory matters; constitution of the Fund and stakeholders meetings
  • Advising on corporate governance
  • Ensuring safe custody of collaterals and chattels and other organization properties
  • Coordination of issuance of legal undertakings
  • Advising on negotiations and taking part in corporate deals
  • Provision of secretarial services to the Fund and its Committees and liaising with external lawyers and other legal bodies.
  • Drawing Contracts and Agreements and initiate periodic legal reviews of Legal Notice No. 147 and other relevant rules where necessary in liaison with the office of the Attorney General
  • Carrying out research and preparing detailed legal opinions on matters relating to legal notice and interpret and advice the Fund accordingly on other related laws
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with the regulatory framework; and managing litigations and advising on procedures and legal requirements on other matters relating to property management
  • Staff disciplinary and any other issues that may attract litigation.
Qualifications
  • Have served for at least four (4) years in a comparable position in a reputable organization;
  • Have a Bachelors Degree in Law;
  • Masters degree in Law
  • Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya July;
  • Be in possession of CPS (K);
  • Be possession of the Current Law Practicing Certificate;
  • Posses computer application skills; and
  • Have demonstrated outstanding professional competence, ability and integrity as reflected in work performance and results
V/No: 4/2012 Assistant Manager, Audit and Risk Management
Grade WEF 4 (1 POST)
Reporting to the Audit and Risk Manager the Assistant Manager Audit and Risk will be
responsible for:
  • Responsible for auditing work of wide scope and complexity. undertaking specific audit assignments and preparing detailed audit observations and reports
  • Carrying out institutional risk evaluation, and efficiency audit; conducting financial and systems audit
  • Ensuring compliance with tax regulations and other statutory requirements
  • Developing and updating of internal audit manual; The officer will also be required to carry out an independent review of accounting, financial and budgetary systems.
Qualifications
  • Served in the grade of a Senior Audit and Risk Management Officer or a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least four (4) years;
  • A Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting/Finance option); from a recognized university/institution;
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance option) or any other equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Holder of CPA(K) or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution and a member of ICPAK
  • Computer application skills.
V/No: 5/2012 Assistant Manager-Partnership & Resource Mobilization
Grade WEF4 (1POST)
Reporting to the Marketing Research and communication Manager the assistant manager partnerships and resource mobilization will be responsible for:
  • Manage a partnership strategy that optimizes relationships with partners that are key to advancing WEF Strategic Plan
  • Responsible for the submission of reports to partners in accordance to the agreed terms between WEF and the partner
  • Identify, research, build and maintain satisfactory relationships with partners at the regional and international levels
  • Establish and oversee a structure that monitors partnership relationships e.g. MOUs
  • Develop a fundraising and partnership plan and be responsible for the overall implementation of this plan
  • Develop and maintain a donor database including contact details, areas of interest/objectives, funding and contractual modalities and formats
  • Develop and establish standards for proposal writing and concept notes to secure resources
  • Preparing reports and analysis setting forth progress, trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions to the management.
Qualifications
  • Served in a grade of assistant manager partnerships and resource mobilization or a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least four years
  • A Bachelor degree in Commerce or Communication with specialization in marketing and/or fundraising from a recognized university/institution
  • A masters degree and postgraduate qualification in commerce/communication/marketing or any other equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution
  • A similar productive experience in fundraising with both governmental and non-governmental organization (NGO) with international exposure and good portfolio of local and international fundraising contacts or associates will be definite advantage.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
V/NO: 6/2012 Supply Chain Management Officer
Grade WEF 6 (1 POST)
Reporting to the Assistant manager supply chain management the supply chain management officer will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring security and safe custody of stores;
  • Procurement, storage, issuing and rationing of stores;
  • Assisting in the disposal of unserviceable stores.
Qualifications
  • Served in a comparable position for at least four (4) years in a reputable organization;
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree (Supplies Management option) or Bachelors degree in Business Administration or their equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Computer application skills; and
  • Shown merit and professional competence in work performance and results.
  • Be conversant with public procurement procedures
V/No: 7/2012 Clerical Officer II
Grade WEF 8 (6 POSTS)
Reporting to a Senior Officer the Clerical Officer II will be responsible for:
  • Carrying out duties of clerical nature relating to the area of deployment.
  • Compiling statistical records based on routine or special sources of information
  • Undertaking general office duties.
  • perform other similar clerical duties that may be assigned by senior officers
Qualifications
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C with at least C+ in English, and D+ in Mathematics or its recognized equivalent qualifications.
  • In addition, a candidate must be in possession of a certificate in a business related course or any other equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution.
The Fund will offer competitive market rate salary package
Those fulfilling the requirements for the above positions should apply online through our website www.wef.co.ke so as to reach the Chief Executive/Director not later than 1st November, 2013.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any canvassing prior to, during and after the interviews will lead to automatic disqualification.
Women Enterprise Fund is an equal opportunity employer
The Chief Executive / Director,
Women Enterprise Fund,
NSSF Building, Block A, Eastern Wing, 11th Floor,
P.O Box 17126-00100, NAIROBI
Women Enterprise Fund is an equal opportunity employer