KenTrade Assistant Risk Management & Compliance Manager Job in Kenya

The Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) is a State Corporation under the National Treasury whose mandate is to implement, operationalize and manage the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System (Kenya TradeNet System) as well as Trade Facilitation.

To fulfil our mandate, we wish to engage a suitably qualified candidate who meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution for the following position:

Job Title: Assistant Manager – Risk Management & Compliance

Grade: KTNA 4

Reports to: Manager Strategy & Compliance

Job Purpose

The purpose of this job is to:

i. Monitor and report on the attainment of the Corporate Performance Contract targets and compliance with government directives and other regulatory requirements affecting business and support services as well as oversee the risk management function.

ii. Guide departmental heads in identifying and assessing threats/risks, put in place mitigation measures and advice on how to avoid, reduce or transfer risks.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager Strategy & Compliance, the duties and responsibilities for this position will entail:

1. Conduct risk based review / assessment of all functions of the Agency to establish a risk based work plan of action at the beginning of each financial year. The plan includes risk audit activities, risk management coordination, quality management and compliance reviews.

2. Ensure the implementation of the approved work plan, by undertaking activities which include audit and compliance reviews, risk management coordination and quality management system activities and prepare reports of the same

3. Carry out risk assessment, which involves analyzing risks as well as identifying, describing and estimating the risks affecting the business and come up with a risk plan, including risk mitigation measures and register

4. Develop, implement and review risk management policies and business continuity plans for the Agency.

5. Provide guidance to management and staff on compliance and risk aspects on various decisions and activities.

6. Prepare and implement the corporate risk register in line with the approved work plan

7. Monitor developments of various regulations, laws and developments that affect the Agency to ensure up to date advice on compliance and risk

8. Prepare risks reports from different levels of the organizations. For example, strategic risk areas and provide recommendations for long term risk management and staff role in risk management and personal risk exposure.

9. To manage the monitoring systems for departmental performance indicators and standards, including ensuring data quality and compliance with internal and external requirements

10. To coordinate and facilitate the preparation of quarterly reports

11. Maintain records relating to the Corporate Performance contracts and Annual work Plans

12. Such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this job role.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade,’one must haves

i. Masters Degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, Finance, Strategic Management, Business Management, Risk Management or a related field from a recognized institution

ii. Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Information Technology, Accounting, Social Sciences, Business Administration or related field from a recognized institution

iii. Senior Management Course lasting not less than 2 weeks

iv. Certificate in computer applications (proof of knowledge in using computer applications)

v. Membership to a relevant professional body

vi. Relevant work experience of not less than 8 years

vii. Attention to detail and Good interpersonal skills

viii. Certification as an Enterprise Risk Manager will be an added advantage

ix. Must meet the provisions of chapter six of the constitution

How to Apply

Qualified and Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications Curriculum Vitae that contains details of qualifications, experience, copies of all certificates & relevant testimonials, email and telephone contacts including names, telephone and email contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates previous work experience.

Candidates interested in these positions are also expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application, copies of the following documents;

i. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal investigations (CID)

ii. Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

iii. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

iv. Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)

v. Clearance from a Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Please note that applications without ALL ‘the Chapter 6 requirements SHALL NOT be considered.

Applications should be addressed as detailed below and be sent by post, hand delivery or email so as to be received not later than January 07, 2019.

The Chairman
Board of Directors
Kenya Trade Network Agency
1st Floor, Embankment Plaza
Longonot Rd Upperhill
P.O. Box 36943-00200


KenTrade is an Equal Opportunity Employer – women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification and only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Accounting and Finance, Audit and Quality Assurance, ICT and Technology
Updated: January 2, 2019 — 8:16 am