Sunday, 19 November 2017

KTDA Vacancies

Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd is a key player in the tea industry providing management services to the smallholder tea sub-sector for efficient production, processing and marketing of quality teas.

To ensure continued success and growth, we are seeking dynamic and highly talented individuals to join our management team in the following exciting and challenging positions. 

To be considered you must be computer literate, proactive and resilient. You must possess strong communication, analytical, organizational, planning and interpersonal skills.

Systems Developer 

(2 Positions)

The Role: 
Reporting to the Head of Business Systems, the successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, operationalizing and implementing computer softwares that are robust, reliable and secure in order to meet the organizational requirements in KTDA.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Designing, developing and implementing software for KTDA business, factories and subsidiaries.
·                     Providing programming for some in-house IT projects and custom developments.
·                     Providing technical expertise and recommendations in assessing new IT software projects and initiatives to support and enhance existing systems.
·                     Planning and delivering software platforms used across multiple products and organizational units.
·                     Assisting in the creation of the system design and functional specifications for all new development projects, writing technical procedures and documentation for the applications including operations, user guide, etc.
·                     Producing technical documentation for new and existing applications.
·                     Participating on IT project steering committees and be involved in the design phase of any new IT software development projects.
·                     Identifying opportunities that can improve efficiency of business processes.
·                     Investigating and resolving application functionality related issues, and troubleshoot application issues on existing systems.
·                     Troubleshooting technical issues and identifying modifications needed in existing applications to meet changing user requirements.
·                     Analyzing data contained in the corporate database and identify data integrity issues with existing and proposed systems and implement solutions.
·                     Providing assistance and advising business users in the effective use of applications and information technology.
·                     Ensuring adequate training for users and support personnel for systems.
Qualifications / Skills / Experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies: -
·                     Bachelor of Science Computer science, IT, or related fields;
·                     A minimum of five (5) year’s experience with at least 4 years’ hands-on technical roles in the field and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
·                     Certification in software development e.g. MCSD is an added advantage
·                     Experience with S.A.P ABAP and/or Java Webdynpro is an added advantage.
·                     Extensive knowledge of data processing, hardware platforms, and enterprise software applications.
·                     Technical experience with Systems Networking, Databases, Web development, and user support.
·                     Good background in Database Design and Development
·                     Strong programming skills in one or more of Delphi Pascal, C#, JAVA, PHP/ASP.NET, HTML/CSS/JAVASCRIPT.
·                     Strong project management skills with effective results focus within an information systems environment.
·                     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·                     Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
·                     High level of integrity
How to Apply:

CLICK HERE to apply online not later than 29th November 2017.


Senior Legal Officer

1 Position

Position Scope:
 Reporting to the Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, theckground-image: initial; background-origin: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-size: initial; margin-left: 0cm; text-indent: 0cm;"> ·                     Reviewing progress of outstanding litigation and liaising with and managing external lawyers;
·                     Formulating compliance check-lists to be used for the purpose of ensuring that all information required is provided accordingly;
·                     Maintaining records of contracts, leases, loan agreements and the covenants therein;
·                     Providing timely information on renewals or termination of agreements;
·                     Drawing up contracts, lease documents, loan agreements and other legal documents;
·                     Liaising with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken;
·                     Providing legal protection and risk management and advising management on contract processes;
·                     Providing and interpreting legal information, conducting training and disseminating appropriate legal requirements to staff ;
·                     Preparing, reviewing and modifying contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities;
·                     Negotiating, reviewing and drafting documentation for business transactions and advising on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time;
·                     Ensuring the undertaking of due diligence searches on behalf of KTDA Holdings Group and, KTDA MS managed Factory Companies and associated companies, also liaising with an external legal counsel as required;
·                     Ensuring the follow up of all court cases facing the Group Holdings and attend court hearings where necessary, follow up of Judgements and costs on behalf of the KTDA Group.

Qualifications / Skills / Experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies: -
·                     A Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
·                     An advocate of the High Court – Five years (5) post admission
·                     A minimum of five (5) years relevant experience;
·                     Member of Law Society of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
·                     A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law;
·                     A Certified Public Secretary & Member of ICPSK in good standing – will be an added advantage;
·                     Should have thorough knowledge of the relevant industry/sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the relevant sector;
·                     Must have ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate assigned goals;
·                     Must demonstrate ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines;
·                     Exposure to any special IT packages
·                     High levels of integrity and confidentiality
·                     Excellent leadership skills and negotiation skills
·                     Strong analytical and organizational skills
·                     Excellent networking, interpersonal and communication skills
·                     Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
How to Apply:

CLICK HERE to apply online not later than 29th November 2017.


Head of Secretarial and Governance 


One (1) Position

Position Scope: 
Reporting to the Group Company Secretary, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the Secretarial services function and ensuring compliance with statutory requirements (in relation to Company Law matters) by KTDA [H], its subsidiaries and the managed factory Companies.

Key Responsibilities
·                     Ensuring the research and review of Good Corporate Governance policies and best practices for the Group;
·                     Liaising with other departments for the effective provision of secretarial services by the division;
·                     Supervising co-ordination and preparation of KTDA Managed Factories and Company meetings;
·                     Taking minutes for KTDA Holdings, subsidiary and committee meetings;
·                     Supervising set up and maintain the shareholders register of the KTDA Group and associated companies;
·                     Supervising allotment and allocation of shares for all KTDA Group and associated companies including managing the share allotment control systems and procedures;
·                     Supervising the preparation and issuance of share certificates;
·                     Coordinating the processing and effecting of dividend payment to shareholders;
·                     Overseeing the verification of statutory returns with the Registrar of companies;
·                     Overseeing the electoral process for Directors of the factory companies and KTDA associated companies;
·                     Supervising the updating of the Memorandums and articles and maintenance of Company the Minute Books of the respective companies;
·                     Attending and resolve Shareholder queries and issues;
·                     Supervising the filing of statutory returns and notifications to the Registrar of Companies;
·                     Overseeing the preparation and submission of election notices;
·                     Facilitating assigned meetings within the KTDA Group;
Qualifications / Skills / Experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies: -
·            &nbtext-indent: 0cm;"> ·                     A Master’s degree in law or a business related field is an added advantage;
·                     A Certified Public Secretary – Seven (7) years post registration;
·                     Member of ICPSK in good standing
·                     An advocate of the High Court – Seven (7) years post admission
·                     Member of Law Society of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
·                     A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law;
·                     A minimum of Ten (10) years working experience in either a comparable position in medium to large private or public institution, inclusive of public sector;
·                     Demonstrate good grasp of Commercial law, Company Law and practices, Corporate Governance procedures and practices, the Constitution of Kenya and other relevant national laws;
·                     High levels of confidentiality;
·                     Demonstrate excellent relationship and networking management and communication skills necessary for interaction with both internal and external stakeholders;
·                     Demonstrate success in managing and conducting a variety of litigation matters ;
·                     Must have demonstrated ability to handle departmental budgets, resources, processes, projects and relationships;
·                     Should have thorough knowledge of the tea sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the relevant sector;

How to Apply:

CLICK HERE to apply online not later than 29th November 2017.

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