State Owned Corporation Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya

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Our client is a State owned Corporation, leaning more on biological sciences, with a mandate of ensuring safety to human and animal health as well as the provision of adequate level of protection to the environment.

Our Client is seeking to engage a dynamic, highly driven and result oriented individual to fill position of Chief Executive Officer.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will be responsible for overseeing all the strategic, operational and financial performance of the organisation.


Key Responsibilities

  • Execute and communicate the Board’s strategies, decisions and policies;
  • Provide overall day to day leadership and administration of operations under the guidance of the Board:
  • Develop and recommend to the Board short, medium and long term strategies, business plans, annual operating budgets, while establishing internal monitoring and control systems and procedures;
  • Manage internal multi-disciplinary teams and their interactions with external parties including key regulatory agencies and development partners to ensure achievement of set objectives;
  • Develop and strengthen networks and partnerships with other government entities and departments, the private sector and development partners, while spearheading collaborations and fundraising initiatives for regulatory projects implementation;
  • Direct and coordinate operations and administration to ensure that the institutional divisions operate in conformity with the overall strategic plan and perlormance targets;
  • Advise the Board of Directors on regulatory operations, financial management and sustainable regulatory programmes while eliminating any forms of risks;
  • Ensure compliance with applicable statutory, legal and any other government policies and directives;
  • Promote the Board’s image and maintain a conducive work environment for attracting, retaining and motivating employees while fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship;
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Doctoral (Phd) level qualification in biological sciences, biotechnology or related field, with research experience in related fields
  • Must be a member in good standing, and registered with the relevant professional body Certification in risk management will be an added advantage
  • Experience in working with government, national and international partners will be an added advantage
  • At least 15 years’ experience with at least 5 years in senior management
  • Must provide evidence of compliance with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Integrity and Ethics requirements i.e., certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, clearance certificate from HELB, tax compliance certificate from KRA, clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau.

Skills & Competencies

The ideal candidate must possess: strategic management skills; effective conflict and dispute prevention and resolution skills; sound knowledge of relevant laws in public financial management public procurement and disposal and the Kenya Constitution; visionary, transformative and result-oriented strategic thinker; ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills; and capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role above, please submit your application including copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae, including among other details your current position, current gross monthly salary, copies as evidence of having met the Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Ethics and Integrity requirements, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience on or before 4January 2018 addressed to:

The Director,
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way – Westlands,
P.O Box 40092- GPO 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

Our Client is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equity within the organisation. 

Women and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Canvassing will automatically lead to disqualification.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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