Executive Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya – Professional Members Association

Our client an association of professional members formed in 1968 with the aim of promoting the Advancement of the Professionalism of Consulting Engineers by associating together for consultation and co-operation amongst those engineers whose work is of a purely consultative character. 
Their scope involves all engineering roles and providing facilities for Government, Public Bodies, and Associations.

The client provides a platform where representatives of Industry and Trade and others confer with consulting engineers as a body and ascertain their collective views.

They now require an Executive Officer to manage all affairs of the Association in accordance with the Constitution and as directed by the Council.

Responsible to: Association Council

Responsible for: Secretariat
Working with: Council and other stake-holders in the industry
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Post: Full-time
Other: As defined in our standard contract terms

Roles & Responsibilities:

Subject to the direction of the Council, the Executive Officer shall be responsible for: Overall management of all affairs of the Association in accordance with the Constitution and as directed by the Council.

The Executive Officer (EO) shall be responsible for:
Strategic Development:
  • Execution of the Association’s strategic plan.
  • Continuous professional development (CPD) of members
  • Development and implementation of sustainable financial plans.
  • Developing and maintaining strategic alliances with other business/professional associations.
  • Establishing and maintaining close relationship with government institutions, regulatory bodies, donor community and other stakeholders.
  • Representing members in meetings and other fora as directed by the Council.
  • Membership recruitment & mobilization
  • Attending all meetings of the Association and its committees, take and circulate minutes and maintain records of such meetings
  • Managing administrative activities of the Association.
  • Financial management of Association funds in accordance with the Council Budget
  • Develop and coordinate training programs in liaison with the Council.
  • Organizing professional and social events for the Association
  • Marketing and publicizing of activities of the Association
  • Any other duties the Council may assign.
  • Minimum – Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Commerce or Engineering from a Recognized University.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body
  • Relevant experience at Management level
Desired skills, experience and competencies:
  • Good varied interpersonal and communication skills with excellent face to face and telephone communicator
  • Experience of pro-actively generating leads and fund raising
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision,
  • Able to communicate and converse effectively with members in order to gain trust and confidence
  • Marketing, public relation and advocacy skills
  • Have good IT skills
  • Should be entrepreneurial and result oriented
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen for new experience, responsibility and accountability
  • Well presented and businesslike
Terms of service:
One year contract renewable on satisfactory performance.
Basic salary plus commission on performance.
Closing Date: 6th September 2013
Email: careersinafrika@gmail.com

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