Senior Investment Officer Job at Kenya Power Pension Fund (KPPF)

Kenya Power Pension Fund (KPPF) is a Retirement Benefits Scheme registered with Retirement Benefits Authority, responsible for providing pension benefits to permanent and pensionable employees of Kenya Power, KETRACO and Nuclear Power & Energy Agency upon their retirement or withdrawal and to their dependents in the event of death in service.

It is in this pursuit that KPPF is seeking to recruit top talent to join the innovative and transformative team to deliver on key milestones of the Fund.

The individuals who will fill the senior positions should be result oriented, self-driven, creative, visionary and of high integrity.

Applications are therefore invited from qualified persons to fill the vacancy indicated below:

Senior Investment Officer

1 Post

Reports to General Manager, Investments

Purpose of the job: The Senior Investment Officer will oversee the investments in equities, fixed income and alternative assets that include property, private equity, direct investments; and participate in analyzing investment data and modelling investment ideas.

The job holder will also be responsible for alternative investments sourcing, evaluation and deals closure as well as be responsible for monitoring and evaluating the performance of the entire investment portfolio of the Fund.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a database for investments to guide management in investment decision making.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance of all investments and associated service providers.
  • Sourcing for alternative investments and guide due diligence, internal approvals, structuring and coordinating work of all advisors and team members from across multiple departments.
  • Develop financial analysis model to guide in the financial feasibility and pricing of real estate projects and other investment opportunities.
  • Monitor return on investment trends and advice management on their effect on the Fund’s investment portfolio and strategy.
  • Develop and regularly review investment management benchmarks.
  • Coordinate the determination and uploading rates of interest rates due to members’ accounts.
  • Develop periodic investment reports.
  • Review and execute the investment risk framework.

Candidate Profile

The job holder should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • A Bachelor Degree in Commerce, Business Administration or related discipline from a recognized University.
  • Relevant Professional qualification(s) – CPA (K) / CFA.
  • Six (6) years’ post qualification experience in an investment management, project finance transaction advisory or private equity role in a medium or large size organization with at least three (3) years at management level.
  • Alternative investments sourcing, evaluation and deal closure experience with knowledge of current best practices and trends.
  • A Master’s Degree in related discipline will be an added advantage.

In addition, candidates should demonstrate the following personal traits and competencies:

  • Demonstrated business acumen – able to create Fund strategy and actions that impact business success.
  • Strong leadership skills to foster teamwork; develop and motivate staff, resolve conflicts as well as ability to provide direction, guidance, momentum and vision in order to achieve the Fund’s objectives.
  • High-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build consensus, alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity.
  • Ability to be forward thinking and use technology and other modern tools to drive decision making and implementation
  • Creativity and innovation skills.
  • Critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Good understanding and experience in application of commercial and financial principles.
  • Quality focus and attention to detail.
  • Professionalism and integrity.
  • Risk awareness and focus – demonstrate understanding of risk management practices, standards and regulatory requirements.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted through e mail to: to be received not later than Tuesday 13th August 2019.

In addition, please attach your Curriculum Vitae that contains details of your qualifications, experience and positions held relevant to the roles.

Also attach copies of certificates and other relevant testimonials and clearly indicate current and expected gross pay.

Include your telephone numbers, e mail address, names and addresses of three (3) professional referees.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo corruption and security background vetting in accordance with KRA and Government procedures.

Canvassing will lead to disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interested candidates are advised to visit our website for more detailed job descriptions for the roles at

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Updated: July 29, 2019 — 6:33 pm