KENTRADE Trade Facilitation Manager, and Finance Manager Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Trade Network Agency – KENTRADE

The Kenya Trade Network Agency (
KENTRADE) is a parastatal under the Guidance of the Ministry of Finance
which was established under an Executive Order and gazetted as Legal
Notice No 6 of 2011 on 28th January 2011. 
Kentrade’s mandate is the
implementation of the National Electronic Single Window System and Trade

KENTRADE wishes to engage suitably qualified
candidates who meet the specified job requirements as well as the
requirements of Chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution in the following key
Trade Facilitation Manager

Job Grade: KTNA 3
Accountable to: General Manager – Operations
Responsible for: Assistant Manager – Business Development
Assistant Manager — Business Process Re-Engineering

of the Job: To analyze the current trade facilitation measures
available for conducting trade within Kenya and the region and make
appropriate recommendations. 
Strengthening capacity as regards to
measures to facilitate and ease trade and cooperate with trading
community and business in general.

Monitor the effective implementation of the National Electronic Single Window System (NESWS) as a Trade Facilitation Tool.

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Provide leadership, strategic vision and manage the Trade Facilitation Unit of the Agency.
  2. Prepare Strategic , Business and Performance Work Plans for the Trade Facilitation Unit
  3. Prepare the Annual Budget for the Trade Facilitation Unit.
  4. Provide trade facilitation measures in line with the mandate of Kentrade (National Electronic Single Window System.)
  5. Prepare an analysis of the implementation status of Trade Facilitation
    measures being implemented in each Partner Government Agency
  6. Continuously analyze Trade facilitation Strategies with preliminary
    analysis of provisions required to implement them and an analysis of
    potential economic benefits to flow from each.
  7. Conduct
    consultative workshops with relevant partners to strengthen capacity as
    regards to measures to facilitate and ease trade and cooperate with
    trading community and business in general.
  8. To identify
    institutional, legal and functional gaps which hinder the introduction
    of trade facilitation measures in the country.
  9. To work closely
    with relevant Stakeholders & other partners, representatives of
    business and trading community in order to identify and specify needs,
    strengths and weaknesses in the existing systems and procedures for
    facilitating trade;
  10. To assess the current status and promote
    comprehensive cooperation and understanding among public sector
    (particularly Customs services) and trading community;
  11. To provide
    expertise and recommendations as to how to adapt internationally
    acclaimed trade facilitation measures to local realities;
  12. To
    contribute to the development of an action plan including critical steps
    on introduction of trade facilitation concepts and measures in Kenya;
  13. Kyoto Convention — interpretation of terminology and introduction into
    the national legislation, and/or in any other trade facilitation related
    area upon agreement with relevant agencies.
Undertake such other
duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the
level of responsibility of this job role

Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Commerce,
    Finance, International Business, Law or related field from a recognized
  • Possession of a Master’s degree in Business
    Administration, International Trade, International Relations or related
    field from a recognized.
  • Relevant Professional qualifications in a Trade related field.
  • Membership to a relevant professional Body
Professional Work Experience
  • At least 8 years relevant experience 4 of which must have been at a
    senior management level to prove technical qualifications and experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trade processes in Kenya and the region
    including knowledge on the East Africa Customs Management Act.
  • Experience in Business Process Re-Engineering.
Essential knowledge & Skills
  • Knowledge of current issues concerning Trade Facilitation and the National Electronic Single Window process.
  • Knowledge of current WTO issues related to trade facilitation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Personal Attributes
  • Ability to negotiate activity interests with a range of stakeholders,
    from high-level officials to private sector leaders and business
  • Ability to lead and inspire a multidisciplinary team under challenging circumstances to achieve results
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity. Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Brilliant Presentation skills
  • . Internal: NESWS Project team, ICT Unit, Finance Unit, Change Management Unit, procurement Unit,
  • HR & Administration Unit.
  • . External: representatives from other government Agencies, key stakeholders of the NESWS, Government Officials.
Finance Manager

Job Grade: KTNA 3
Accountable to: General Manager — Support Services
Responsible for: Management Accountant, Financial Accountant, Clerk

of the job Management of the Agency’s finances, the financial systems,
planning of financial services, monitoring expenditures and enforcing
financial compliance.

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Design,
    implement and review financial management policies, systems and
    procedures of KENTRADE to ensure efficient and effectives accounting and
    finance processes.
  2. Responsible for preparation of annual budgets and financial projections.
  3. Responsible for timely preparation of accurate Management Accounts and Financial Statements/Reports;
  4. Monitor the financial performance and Cash flows of the Agency, advice
    on matters arising and propose remedial measures where appropriate.
  5. Responsible for maintenance and updating of the fixed assets register
  6. Responsible for compliance matters in regards to taxation and statutory requirements.
  7. In liaison with the Human Resource and Administration Manager ensure proper payroll management and salary Administration.
  8. Facilitate external and internal audits and ensure effective implementation of audit recommendations.
  9. Advise management with regard to KENTRADE financial matters.
  10. Effective supervision of Departmental staff including conducting staff
    appraisals on time in accordance with the established Performance
    Management System.
  11. Undertake such other duties as may be
    reasonably required and which ai-e consistent with the level of
    responsibility of this job role
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance, Economics oi’ any i-elated field from a recognized institution;
  • Masters c1eree in Business Administration, Finance/Accounts option, or any other related field from a recognized institution;
  • Possession of CPA (K), ACCA or CFA qualifications
  • A member of ICPAK or ACCA of good standing;
Professional Work Experience
  • A minimum eight (8) years’ experience in a financial management and
    accounting environment 4 of which should be at a senior level in a
    reputable organization.
  • Experience in a computerized accounting environment
Essential Knowledge & Skills
  • Must have a thorough understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS’sJ.
  • Conversant with Public Sector Finance Management and knowledge of financial management laws and regulations
  • Excellent knowledge ofrelevant computer software and applications.
  • Proficiency in use of ACCPAC, Sage or related Modules
Personal Attributes
  • Committed team player with strong managerial skills;
  • High analytical and organizational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Strong
    strategic advisory and analytical skills with the ability to motivate
    teams and to establish and implement work plan objectives.
  • Internal: Finance Committee of the Board, Chief Executive Officer,
    Operations Division, HR & Administration Unit. And the Internal
    Audit, Risk & Compliance Unit.
  • External: Suppliers, External Auditors, Treasury Officials
Qualified and Interested candidates are requested to submit their
written application together with an up to date Curriculum Vitae, copies
of certificates & testimonials, email and telephone contacts
including names, telephone and email contacts ofthree (3) referees who
must be familiar with the candidates previous work experience. 
should be addressed as detailed below and be sent by post or hand
delivered to the Kentrade offices so as to be received not later than
5.00pm on Friday, 16th November 2012.

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Trade Network Agency
1st Floor, Embankment Plaza
Longonot Rd – Upperhill
P.O. Box 36943-00200
KEN TRADE is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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