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KAM Chief Operations Officer (COO) Job

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers – the representative organization for manufacturing value-add industries in Kenya is seeking to competitively fill the following positions:-

Designation/Title: Chief Operations Officer - COO

Effective Date: April 2011

Accountable to: The Chief Executive Officer

Job Summary:

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations activities, deputizing the CEO, coordination and direction of research and advocacy work and handling members services, as well as core operations including financial and budget oversight.

Nature of Work (Duties & Responsibilities):

The Incumbent will be expected to act as a deputy to the Chief Executive Officer and oversee the operations and performance of internal work functions.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:-
• Deputizing the CEO in all functions in organization oversight, leadership and financial management especially:
• Oversight over the organizations Research and advocacy and ensuring it is in line with the board mandates,
• Oversight over members services (fee-based and subscription based)
• Representation of organization in relevant meetings and opportunities and Participate in high level policy advocacy,
• Planning and budgeting
• Establish performance goals and targets, allocate resources, and assess performance of senior management.
• Fundraising for Organizations programmes and activities
• Develop, establish, and direct execution of operating policies to support overall company policies and objectives.
Planned Growth & Development: Potential to succeed the Chief Executive Officer.

• University Degree in either Economics, Law, Policy Analysis, Business Studies or Strategic Management.
• Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills.
• Solid working knowledge of the regulatory environment for business, policy research and advocacy, business development, membership growth in a business association, budgeting, marketing, and strategic planning.
• Ability to generate respect and trust from staff and external constituencies.
• At least 15 years of experience, with3 -5 in senior management in policy analysis and advocacy.
Applications from interested candidates accompanied by detailed CVs and testimonials should reach the undersigned on or before 18th February, 2011.

Late applications will not be considered.

Applications should be sent by email, post or hand delivery to:-

The Chief Executive
Kenya Association of Manufacturers
P.O Box 30225-00100 Nairobi


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