KEBS Chief Manager - Planning and Strategy Jobs in Kenya
KEBS Chief Manager - Planning and Strategy Jobs in Kenya The job holder is responsible for initiating and leading strategic processes for the development and
implementation of long-term, medium and short term plans; monitoring and evaluation of corporate
performance; spearheading the implementation of KEBS-wide Quality Management Systems and process improvement efforts, coordinating Project Management and Research and Development across the
organization in order to enable the realization of KEBS Mission and Strategic Objectives.
Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks
Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
Develop long, medium and short term corporate strategies and crystalize them into five year
Strategic Plans aligned to Kenya Vision 2030 under direction of Director of Finance and
Strategy, National Standards Council (Board), Managing Director, and Divisional Directors.
Coordinates translation of Strategic Objectives into annual work plans, quality objectives,
targets and initiatives to be met by each department
Drives implementation of the KEBS Strategic Plan by use of the Balanced Scorecard and
Quality Management Systems as tools for strategic management.
Align Strategies across the organization in liaison with the Directorate and Heads of
Departments using the Balanced Scorecard Methodology
Advise senior management on emergent strategies to counter risks related to changes in both
internal and external business environments.
Plan, Organize and Direct processes of the Planning and Strategy Department
Budget for the Departmental resources in liaison with Quality Systems Manager, Performance
Manager, Projects Manager and Research and Development Manager
Approve expenditures for the department to ensure delivery of departmental objectives.
Assign duties to Manager Quality Systems, Manager Performance Contracting, Manager
Planning and Project Management, and Manager Research and Development as per departmental work plans.
Nurture competencies of Planning and Strategy Department members through formal training
programs, mentorship, coaching and hands on learning.
Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department
Prepare draft board and management papers for approval
Participate in the recruitment of staff within the department
Identify procurement needs of the department
Participate in various committees in the Institution.
Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
Analyze both internal and external business environments by using strategy formulation tools to
determine viable strategic options that can be used to realize KEBS strategic objectives.
Evaluate and elaborate deeper insights of KEBS business processes in order to develop strategies
for business process improvement and risk management.
Determine risks related to strategic planning, Quality Management and Project Management and
device ways to mitigate their impacts
Ensure the implementation of KEBS policies and procedures at the department for performance
Undertake Directorate assignments relating to Kenya Bureau of standards mandate
Implement departmental plans, budgets, initiatives and procedures with Heads of Sections.to
realize set targets
Coordinate implementation of performance management and contracting in liaison with
Departmental Heads to realize Strategic Objectives
Lead the monitoring and evaluation of KEBS processes using the balanced scorecard and quality
management software (Entropy) to realize Strategic and annual objectives.
Coordinate the establishment and maintenance of the KEBS quality management system (policies, procedures and work instructions) to realize desirable outputs from processes.
Works with the Quality Management Representative and Heads of Departments to re-engineer processes to deliver value.
Evaluates Quality Management Systems reports and presents summaries of the status to senior
management for decision making and continual improvement.
Engage stakeholders to identify opportunities for new projects that support KEBS Strategies and
leads organization-wide project management, monitoring and evaluation to realize project
Analyze reports from Planning and Strategy sections and all Departments on the status of KEBS
performance and summarizes them into a form that enable Senior Management to make decisions
based on facts.
Coordinates research and development projects to realize project deliverables for the realization
of KEBS strategic objectives in liaison with Manager Research and Development, Heads of Departments and KEBS Directorate.
Development of budgets
Approval of expenditures
Approval of petty cash
Responsibility for Physical Assets
Responsible for physical assets assigned by the institutions.
Provide oversight for physical assets assigned to the department.
Makes strategic, operational and financial decisions.
Plans the work of subordinates
Assigns work to subordinates
Monitor subordinates work performance
Appraises/evaluates subordinates’ performance
Works predominantly within the office.
Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
Master’s Degree in Strategic Management or Economics
Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
Demonstrated competence in work performance; and
Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
Full Member of Kenya Institute of Management
Lead Auditor Certificate in any ISO management system.
Previous relevant work experience required.
Ten(10) years’ relevant work experience out of which five (5) must be in a Managerial level.
Need to know
Knowledge of international laws and regulations relating to the KEBS business environment
Knowledge of the Standards Act Cap 496 and other Laws of Kenya and their effect on strategic planning and management
Knowledge of GOK Performance Contracting
Knowledge of organizational development and business process re-engineering
Knowledge of advanced strategy analysis tools
Knowledge of Business Analytics and Business Intelligence tools
Knowledge of Management Information Systems
Knowledge of Technology Management,
Project management from a recognized institution,
Skills to use various statistical and quantitative analysis tools to solve complex organizational problems
Skills to utilize enterprise resource planning tools such as Sage ACCPAC, Entropy, HRIS to analyse
data for decision making,
Skills to utilize various Quality Management,
Project Management and Research tools to formulate solutions for realization of organizational
Ability to manage projects to completion within
Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic
Skills to manage organizational change and drive
organizational process improvements
Ability to obtain results from cross-functional,
multidisciplinary teams who do not necessarily
report to the position
Ability to utilize various Strategy Analysis Tools in strategy formulation.
Ability to provide a working environment that fosters personal and professional growth to encourage
teamwork, loyalty, openness of opinion and
Ability to motivate staff to meet departmental and corporate objectives
How to Apply
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