National Museums of Kenya Director General Jobs in Kenya

National Museums of Kenya Director General Jobs in Kenya

The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament, the National Museums and Heritage Act, No. 6 of 2006. It is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya’s past and present cultural and natural heritage.

This is for the purposes of enhancing knowledge, appreciation, respect and sustainable utilization of these resources for the benefit of Kenya and the world, for now and posterity. It is in line with the need to realize the above mandate that NMK management is seeking to recruit suitable and qualified person to fill the position of Director General.

Position Functions

The Director General will report to NMK Board of Directors and will be responsible for the following specific functions:

  • Carrying out the day to day business of the organization;

  • Advising the Board on all policies and strategies relating to the management of the

  • Developing and recommending to the Board the long term strategy, business plans and annual operating budgets; and establishing proper internal monitoring and control systems and procedures;

  • Ensuring prudent financial management within the organization;

  • Coordinating and preparing business related proposals, reports and other submissions for
    consideration by the Board;

  • Fostering strategic partnerships for the success of the organization;

  • Ensuring delivery of quality services to meet the expectations of all stakeholders;

  • Ensuring that there is effective communication between the management and the Board as well as between different levels of management;

  • Providing leadership to the NMK employees;

  • Attending to human resource management matters including organizational structures, appointments, welfare, training, industrial relations, separation and effective management of succession plans;

  • Ensuring
    continuous achievement of the organization’s financial and operating goals and

  • Overseeing and ensuring implementation of corporate policies and programmes;

  • Maintaining a conducive work environment for attracting, retaining and motivating employees;

  • Fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship;

  • Acting as the principal spokesman of the organization;

  • Ensuring compliance with the laws of Kenya; and

  • Any other responsibilities as may be necessary to achieve the organization’s objectives.

    Qualification requirements

    The applicant must:

  • Have a minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant working experience inclusive of managerial experience; five (5) of which must have been a Research Scientist or an equivalent position in a
    reputable research organization;

  • Have an earned Doctorate degree or equivalent qualification from a University recognised in Kenya, in a field of research relevant to NMK’s mandate;

  • Have published at least seven (7) scientific articles in peer review scientific journals as a first author;

  • Have demonstrated success in generating research funds for the specified area of study of not less than $ 200,000;

  • Have organized at least seven (7) seminars and workshops; and

  • Have shown exemplary administrative and leadership capabilities.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; National Museums of Kenya Director General Jobs in Kenya

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