KenGen Chief Strategy Development and Alignment Officer - Jobs in Kenya

KenGen Chief Strategy Development and Alignment Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary:

This role is responsible for driving the strategy formulation and planning processes; communication of
the company’s strategy both internally and externally and supporting the execution of key initiatives
across the company.

The role is also responsible for managing strategic partnerships.

Key duties and responsibilities

Strategy Formulation

  • Develop inclusive strategy formulation and planning processes.
  • Facilitate company strategy formulation and reviews and drive decision-making that creates
    medium-term and long-term improvement

    Strategy Alignment

  • Alignment of strategy by ensuring division/departmental/unit strategic planning projects
    reflect organizational strategic priorities.
  • Partnering with institutional leadership, special committees, and consultants to support
    execution of key initiatives.
  • Mobilizing and managing teams of individuals charged with executing strategies.
  • Acting as a resource across the company to increase broad cohesion for strategic plans.

    Strategy Communication

  • Communicating and implementing a company's strategy internally and externally so that all
    employees, partners, suppliers, and contractors understand the company-wide strategic plan
    and how it carries out the company's overall goals.
  • Develop and Drive the Strategic Change Agenda.

    Strategic Partnerships

  • Create a systematic approach to partner outreach and relationship management.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all potential and actual partners. Forecast,
    measure, and report results of various projects with partners and keep great ongoing
    relationships with current partners
  • Shape and execute strategy to achieve intended partnerships and impact; problem-solve
    stakeholder engagement and identify opportunities for deeper value.

    Research partners, identify key players and generate interest.

  • Lead role in partner discussions ensuring alignment of process, critical inputs, goals, and
  • Working collectively within the partnership team and across the organisation around partner
  • Initiate new as well as follows up on existing partner relations. Develop the strategy and to
    execute the on-boarding of new enterprise partners.

    Managerial / Others

  • Identify, develop, deploy and retain talented staff including completing performance appraisals,
    personal development and succession plans effectively and on time in accordance with the
    established performance management system;
  • Prepare and submit sectional budgets for approval by the Management and Director and ensure
    ensure prudent use of resources;
  • Prepare and circulate the section’s monthly report and ensure follow through for the gaps;

    Occasional duties:
  • In bullet form, list any additional duties that the job holder would be required to carry out in the position on an infrequent / occasional basis.
  • Involved in preparation of reports for other stakeholders as well as Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
    and project briefs.
  • Represent the Strategy Manager in internal and external consultative meetings and engagements.
  • Spearhead corporate culture activities in the department;
  • Coordinate and conduct ISO audits in the section.

  • Leading various teams of staff from various departments during strategy formulation, alignment and
  • Number of staff will vary on the assignment, on average around 10.
  • Supervising
    external staff (largely consultants) under various contracts during strategy formulation and
    review projects. Number of engaged staff will vary on the assignment but typically about 10.
  • Undertaking alignment of the organization’s strategic agenda to over 2400 staff through periodic
    workshops / forums. Number of staff range from 20 - 100 per session.
  • Environment scans in definition corporate SWOT and PESTEL matrix;
  • Implement critical decisions regarding the company future in light of current and future conditions;
  • Recommend Strategic Initiatives to be implemented across the business and associated activities and
  • Strategy Communication programs to the various key stakeholders both internal and external;
  • Advise management on corporate strategic direction and choices and applicable strategic initiatives;

  • Undergraduate degree in a Technical, Science or Business-related field;
  • Possession of a master’s degree in a managerial, strategy or in a business-related field is an added
  • Relevant professional qualifications and membership in a related field from a recognised institution is
  • Professional qualifications in Project Management would be an added advantage.

    Previous Experience
  • At least Seven (7) years’ experience with at least three (3) years at senior management level in a leading
  • A proven track record in Strategy Formulation and monitoring and evaluation of Strategic Initiatives;
  • Evidence of the ability to organise and present high impact information for top management and key
  • Proven experience in engaging top management teams, anticipating, filtering and accelerating issues
    and problem resolution across divisions, departments and teams.
  • Relevant experience in the energy sector and familiarity with key sector stakeholders.

    Skills required
  • Planning, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Business acumen, organisational and entrepreneurial skills
  • Sound decision making and judgement skills
  • Negotiation and people management skills
  • Relationship management and cross-functional business skills
  • Proficiency in SAP and Business Intelligence systems
  • Oral and written communication skills with Proficiency in MS Suite of packages
  • Getting the right information and engagement with key stakeholders for an effective environmental


  • Getting the right information from the environment;
  • Formulation of strategic choices;
  • Complex problem solving and solution development across functional barriers;
  • Analyse and package high-level corporate presentations for different audiences;
  • Develop and implement cost management initiatives

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 4th June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; KenGen Chief Strategy Development and Alignment Officer - Jobs in Kenya

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