BrandKE Chief Executive Officer Jobs In Kenya

BrandKE Chief Executive Officer Jobs In Kenya

  • The Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency was established on 9th August 2019 vide Executive Order No. 110 of 2019.

  • The new Agency will play pivotal roles in the promotion of Kenya’s Exports and Nation Branding to bring about economic growth and development of the Nation that would lead to employment creation, poverty reduction through promotion of production and marketing of strong, authentically Kenyan export brands.

  • The new Agency is seeking to recruit a competent and visionary Chief Executive Officer who, together
    with the Board of Directors, will provide leadership and steer the Agency towards attaining its mandate,
    mission and vision.

  • The Chief Executive Officer will report to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for providing effective strategic leadership by guiding the operations of the Agency on day to day basis as well as implementing activities in accordance with the Law, Government Regulations and the guidance provided by the Board from time to time.

  • Appointment to this position will be on a three-year Contract renewable once subject to satisfactory performance.

    Functions of the Chief Executive Officer

  • Be the Accounting Officer in line with section 67 of the Public Finance Management (PFM) Act 2012 and perform the functions of the Accounting officer in line with the PFM Act 2012 and PFM Regulations 2015;

  • Undertake the Accounting Officer’s role as provided for under Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act (PPADA) 2015;

  • Advocate, coordinate, harmonize and implement Export Promotion and Nation Branding initiatives and policies to promote Kenyan goods and services in export markets;

  • Collect, collate, disseminate and serve as a repository of trade and Kenyan brand information;

  • Provide nation branding guidelines for stakeholders’ initiatives including Kenya missions

  • Advocate, promote and facilitate the development and diversification of Kenya’s export trade;

  • Promote and brand Kenyan exports through knowledge-based support and information to exporters and producers including export procedures and documentation, market entry requirements, and marketing techniques;

  • Encourage and monitor the observance of international standards and specifications by exporters;

  • Provide cooperation to the export inspection agencies on quality control and pre-shipment inspection of export products to ensure observance of international standards and specifications;

  • Promote and Brand Kenya as a supplier of high-quality goods and services;

  • Ensure the harmonized application of the national mark of identity for Kenyan goods and

  • Formulate and implement strategies for improved balance of trade, foreign exchange earnings and retention;

  • Offer advice to Kenyan exporters including in technology upgrading, quality and design improvement, standards and product development, and innovation;

  • Provide export assistance services, such as distribution of trade-related information to exporters, foreign country market research, and counselling to exporters;

  • Co-ordinate Kenya’s participation in trade promotion events including trade fairs and buyer-seller meets;

  • Provide market intelligence through; research, analysis and monitoring of trends and opportunities in international markets that Kenyan exporters can take advantage of to increase and or diversify exports;

  • Provide Kenyans with positive information about Kenya in order to promote national unity, patriotism and national pride;

  • Establish an integrated approach within Government and private sector towards international marketing and branding Kenya;

  • Build national support for the nation brand with other Government Agencies, nongovernmental organizations and the private sector;

  • Provide customized
    advisory services;

  • Be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization;

  • Provide leadership to staff;

  • Prepare the annual budgets and establish proper internal controls;

  • Be responsible for the execution and communication of the Agency’s strategies, decisions
    and policies;

  • Develop and recommend to the Agency’s Board the annual business plans for the organization for consideration and approval;

  • Ensure that the organization has an effective management structure, internal controls and processes;

  • Ensure that all Agency’s Board papers are accurately written, are relevant and are availed to the Agency Board members in good time;

  • Serve as the link between the Agency’s Board and the Management;

  • Be responsible for the achievement of the objectives of the organization;

  • Put in place effective administrative structures, processes and systems;

  • Provide regular, thorough and prompt communication to the Agency on key technical, financial and administrative matters;

  • Be responsible for stakeholder management and the enhancement of the corporate image of the organization and the nation brand;

    Qualification, Experience and Attributes

    The Ideal Candidate will be a Kenyan Citizen with the following qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, International Business/Marketing/Relations, Commerce or business related discipline from a recognized Institution;

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, International Business, Commerce or business
    related discipline from a recognized Institution;

  • Minimum KCSE C+ (plus) or its equivalent;

  • A minimum period of fifteen (15) years’ relevant work experience, five (5) years of which must be in Senior Management;

  • Professional qualification and membership to a relevant professional body;

  • Leadership course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Must have experience in International Marketing at a senior level with exposure to Expo Marketing;

  • Has knowledge and a clear understanding of export promotion and nation branding with wide
    experience in identification of core businesses activities, adaptation, flexibility to new demands
    and priorities;

  • Demonstrate good understanding of the organization’s Vision, Mission, Core Values and mandate and can effectively apply the same;

  • Demonstrate a high level of patriotism and love for the nation of Kenya;

  • Demonstrate a high level of Integrity according to chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya;

  • Have a proven leadership track records;

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; and

  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge in Government Financial management, relevant laws and statutes guiding Trade and Branding as well as Public service operations.

    All Candidates must comply with the provisions of Chapter six of the Kenya Constitution, 2010 and
    must submit the following documents:-

  • Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

  • Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);

  • Clearance certificate from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);

  • Clearance certificate from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI); and

  • Clearance certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; BrandKE Chief Executive Officer Jobs In Kenya

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