The Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA) is a State Corporation established under Micro and Small Enterprises Act No. 55 of 2012. The Authority (MSEA) is categorized as a Service Corporation, PC 3B and is domiciled in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives. MSEA was established for the promotion, development, regulation of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSE) Sector in Kenya.
The Authority is mandated to formulate and review policies and programmes, promote and develop MSE sector, monitor and evaluate implementation policies, programmes and activities related to MSE development.
Further, the Authority is established to coordinate, harmonize and facilitate integration of various Public and private policies, programmes and activities related to Micro and Small Enterprises in Kenya.
The Authority is seeking to recruit a highly competent, proactive and self-driven individual to fill the following vacant position:
Chief Executive Officer
Ref. No: MSEA-1/10/2018
Grade: MSEA Grade 1
The MSEA Board wishes to recruit a visionary and dynamic CEO to provide the stewardship required to deliver the Authority’s mandate.
The suitable candidate shall be employed on a 5-year contract, renewable once, subject to satisfactory performance.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The CEO, who will be responsible for the operations and management of the day-to-day affairs of the Authority, will report to the Board and shall be responsible for:
a) Serve as Secretary to the Board
b) Be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organisation
c) Providing leadership to senior management and staff
d) Prepare annual budgets and establish proper internal controls
e) Be responsible for the execution and communication of the Board`s strategies, decisions and policies
f) Develop and recommend to the Board the annual business plans for the organizations
g) Ensure that the organization has an effective management structure including successions plans
h) Ensure that all Board papers are accurately written, are relevant and are availed to the Board members in good time
i) Serve as link between the Board and the Management
j) Be responsible for the achievement of the objectives of the organization
k) Put in place effective administrative structures, processes and systems
l) Provide regular, thorough and prompt communication to the Board on key technical, financial and administrative matters
m) Be responsible for stakeholder management and the enhancement of the corporate image of the organization
n) Ensure compliance with the laws of Kenya
o) Any other responsibilities as may be directed by the Board
Qualifications, Competencies and Skills:
The successful candidate shall possess the following qualifications and qualities:
a) Hold a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences from a recognized institution.
b) Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social sciences or other related fields from a recognized University.
c) A minimum five years (5) experience in a senior management position in areas related to Micro and Small Enterprise Development and Entrepreneurship would be an added advantage
d) A minimum five years (5) in Senior Management experience in the areas of both personnel and budgetary control.
e) Hold a valid membership with a recognized professional body and be in good standing.
f) A proven track record and reputation for outstanding administrative performance, be of high integrity and honesty and demonstrate leadership skills.
g) Demonstrate thorough understanding of the mission, vision, and strategies of MSEA and the ability to interpret and apply the role of Micro and Small Enterprises in Kenya`s Social Economic development and particularly in line with vision 2030 and the Big four agenda
In addition, all prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of leadership and integrity set out in Chapter six (6) of the constitution of Kenya and attach the following documents to their applications:-
i) Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission clearance Certificate (EACC)
ii) Kenya Revenue Authority Tax compliance Certificate (KRA)
iii) Higher Education Loans Board clearance Certificate(HELB)
iv) Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
v) Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau
If you clearly believe that you to meet the criteria given above, please submit your sealed application letters with detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, 3 referees with their e-mail addresses and telephone contacts; quoting the Reference Number for the job being applied on both the envelop and the application letter.
All applications should either be sent through the post office or hand delivered or emailed to the Chairman not later than 3rd December, 2018.
Micro and Small Enterprise Authority (MSEA)
Utalii House 10th Floor, Left wing
P.O. Box 48823 – 00100
MSEA is an equal opportunity employer.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic disqualification