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Utility Company Managing Director Job in Kenya

Our Client, a utility company mandated to provide cost effective and affordable quality water and sanitation services in Kenya, seeks to recruit goal-oriented, self-motivated and qualified persons to fill the following management positions:

Position: Managing Director 

Ref No. BoD/MD/2011
Reporting to: Board of Directors
Job Grade: 1

Job Purpose

The successful candidate will be responsible for setting and executing the overall business strategy for the Company and translating Board and shareholder mandates to the business and representing management to the board. 
The position ensures that the Company meets its strategic objectives in a changing environment to achieve overall goals of the Company.

Key Result Area / Principle Accountabilities and Duties

  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of the Company’s strategic plans to enhance profitability and shareholder value.
  • Ensure the business promotion is carried out as per developed and formulated plans so as to attain planned rate of return of assets.
  • Ensure effective mobilization and utilization of resources.
  • Advise the board on the Company’s performance.
  • Cultivate and encourage a productivity culture of results in the Company.
  • Establish, direct and manage the Company’s managerial, financial and operational systems, procedures and controls to ensure that they are professional, workable and sustainable.
  • Provide strategic direction on new investments, business opportunities and change initiatives.
  • Nurture the organization’s human resource and ensure that appropriate management structures and policies are developed and implemented.
  • Provide relationship management and networking with local and global business partners and stakeholders.
  • Promote sound corporate governance and ethical standards.
  • Provide proactive public relations and enhance the Company’s corporate image.
Educational and Professional Qualifications, and Work Experience:
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Finance, Economics, Management or Law from a recognized university;
  • Must have a relevant Masters degree from a recognized University;
  • Be a member of a professional body in the relevant professional field;
  • 8 years traceable experience and knowledge of corporate governance, 5 years of which must be at senior management level and three (3 years) in Utility Management;
  • Proven change management credentials.
Required Skills and Competencies
  • Must demonstrate team management, excellent leadership and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Have a clear understanding of the Vision and Mission of the company and ability to translate the company’s activities and plans in realization of the same;
  • Ability to provide sound leadership in managing a diverse workforce;
  • Must be a person of high integrity;
  • Excellent knowledge in computer operating packages;
  • Active participation at community level;
  • Demonstrate experience in driving change and initiate growth in an organization;
  • Ability to lead a team in a dynamic environment.
The position is senior and demand excellent people management and development skills, written and oral communication skills both in English and Kiswahili, and high degree of honesty and integrity.

Candidates who meet the above specifications and have the drive to join a highly motivated work team, should submit their applications with a detailed CV giving three (3) names of referees, attach copies of Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Clearance Certificate and KRA Tax Compliance Certificate.

Provide a reliable telephone and e-mail contact of self and referees, clearly quoting the reference numbers to reach us on or before Monday 16th July 2012 addressed to

DN/A 1318
P.O. Box 49010 – 00100,

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