Kenya Leather Development Council Secretary / Chief Executive Officer Job Vacancy

Vacancy: Secretary / Chief Executive Officer
The Kenya Leather Development Council (KLDC) was established under the State Corporations Act Chapter 446 of the Laws of Kenya vide Legal Notice No. 114 of 9th September 2011.
The functions of the Council as given under Clause 5 of the mentioned Legal Notice are:
(i) To provide advisory services to the Minister on matters related to processing of and trade in hides, skins, leather and leather goods for planning purposes.

(ii) To regulate the industry by promoting, directing, coordinating and harmonizing all activities in the leather sub-sector.
(iii) To guide the implementation of the Board’s Policies and Strategies.
(iv) To oversee licensing in the leather subsector.
(v) To collect, store, analyze and disseminate data in the leather sub-sector.
(vi) To enhance internal and external marketing strategies.
(vii) To perform such other functions as the Minister may consider necessary.
Kenya Leather Development Council is seeking to recruit a suitable self-driven, result oriented and
highly qualified individual to fill the position of the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer.
Key Responsibilities: The Secretary/CEO will be responsible to the Board of the Council, and shall be the Principal Officer of the Council responsible for the overall leadership and implementation of the Council’s mandate, vision, mission, objectives and aspirations.
Job Profile
  • Oversee the operations of the Council’s secretariat.
  • Chief adviser to the Council and regular preparation of briefs to the Council members.
  • Execute the Council’s mandate as guided by the Board of the Council.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Council’s performance contract.
  • Coordinating and implementation of the Strategic Plan and realization of its objectives.
  • Supervise preparation and implementation of all Human Resource Management issues related to staff including Performance Appraisal Systems and Contracts for KLDC.
  • Establish strategic partnership with development partners and relevant international and regional organizations.
  • Ensure prudent management of resources, fundraising and security of assets to the Council.
  • Ensure that periodic financial reports as required by the Legal framework are prepared to all relevant officers.
  • Execution of financial and administrative approvals.
  • Promote institutional accountability, timely decision making and effective communication within the organization.
  • Overseeing and ensuring implementation of corporate policies, projects and programmes.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Leather Technology/Science from a recognized university.
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration/ Finance/ Economics/ Public Administration from a recognized university. (Knowledge of the leather industry will be an added advantage).
  • Must have minimum experience of at least fifteen (15) years’, of which ten (10) of them in a senior managerial position. (Knowledge of the leather industry will be an added advantage).
  • Must have a proven knowledge in Strategic Leadership.
  • Those applying must also meet the requirements on Leadership and Integrity under Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letters in sealed envelopes clearly marked ‘Application for Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Leather Development Council’ on or before 28thJanuary, 2016 to the contact below, enclosing the following:

a) Certified Copies of Academic and Professional Certificates and Testimonials
b) A detailed Curriculum Vitae giving details of telephone contacts, email addresses, current position and remuneration, and

c) Names and contacts of three (3) referees.

The Chairman
Kenya Leather Development Council
P O Box 14480-00800


N/B: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification. 
Kenya Leather Development Council is an equal opportunity employer.

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