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Director Corporate Services Full-time Job

May 9th, 2023 at 16:51   General   Nairobi   Reference: 1909
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Job Description


Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.

Job Specifications

  • The Director, Corporate Services will be responsible for the following:-
  • Coordinate development of policies, plans and strategies in the functional areas of Human Resource, Finance, Administration, Corporate Communications, Communication Technology and Commercial Enterprises services;
  • Develop effective operational policies, procedures, internal controls and systems for identifying, measuring, monitoring and controlling Institute’s operations to drive the implementation of the approved strategy;
  • Oversee management of the Institute’s revenues and expenditure, assets and liabilities and staff payroll;
  • Foster a culture that promotes team capability and reflects the values which
  • facilitate performance, professionalism and innovation by staff throughout the institute;
  • Ensure financial prudence and discipline for Financial Accounting, Planning, budgeting and budgetary controls in compliance with the set legal guidelines;
  • Oversee planning, directing and executing all human resources strategies, policies and plans;
  • Coordinate provision of Engineering and maintenance services,
  • Ensure effective implementation and compliance with all legislative requirements relating to corporate services;
  • Coordinate the institute’s Management Information Systems and security;
  • Coordinate technology infrastructure in line with the institute’s goals and changing technologies;
  • Provide technical, strategic and policy advice on ICT matters and implementation of various ICT work processes, procedures and other administrative related matters;
  • Ensure conducive work environment in the institute;
  • Coordinate the establishment and management of income generating programs and activities
  • Coordinate the provision of physical security; and
  • Oversee Development, review and implementation of communications strategy to
  • support the Institute’s objectives;
  • Ensure development and implementation of corporate communications plans to enhance the visibility of the Institute;
  • Undertake business case analysis and due diligence as well as prioritization of new initiatives and business opportunities to ensure viability before investment;
  • Ensure appropriate systems and procedures are in place to maximize the safety and security of all staff, units and stakeholders;
  • Liaise with other security agencies on security matter;
  • Coordinate implementation of general administrative policies and programs;
  • Coordinate Management of the corporate image of the Institute; and
  • Coordinate the Institute’s public functions and corporate events.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • At least twelve (12) years’ relevant work experience five (5) of which must have been in management position;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or any other relevant social sciences from a recognized Institution;
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or any other relevant social sciences from a recognized Institution;
  • Professional qualification and membership to professional body where applicable;
  • Leadership course lasting not less four (4) weeks (cumulative).
  • Proficiency in computer application;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution

Key Skills and Competencies 

  • Strategic thinking;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Communication and reporting skills;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Mentorship skills;
  • Research fundraising skills;
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  • Team player

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 30 May. 2023

Company Description
Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI