Friday, April 1, 2011

KLB Corporate Services Manager, Finance Manager, Public Relations Manager, Administration Manager, Legal Officers, and Communication Officer Jobs



Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry

Kenya Literature Bureau is one of the leading Publishing and Printing firm in Kenya. We are committed to the publishing and printing quality Educational and Knowledge materials at affordable prices.

The Bureau is seeking suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following positions based in Nairobi.

1. Corporate Services Manager
KLB 10
Job Ref. HR-CSM-1-011

He/she will report to the Managing Director and will be responsible for and manage the Corporate Services Department.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Formulate and implement policies in line with the Bureau’s strategic direction and develop strategies for corporate services activities
  • Provide leadership and creativity in developing and managing staff
  • Manage and co-ordinate the provision of Administration, Transport and ICT Services
  • To manage the bureau’s assets and insurance services.
  • To establish a corporate profile to raise awareness and manage the image of KLB within targeted audiences
Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in social sciences or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • MBA degree or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Ten(10) years relevant experience, Five (5) of which at senior management in a reputable firm
  • Must be Computer Literate.
2. Finance Manager
KLB 10
Job Ref. HR-FM-2-011

He/she will report to the Managing Director and will be responsible for and manage the finance department

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To co-ordinate and control Kenya Literature Bureau’s financial resources and policies.
  • Formulate and prepare financial management plans, budget estimates and ensure compliance with international accounting standards and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective internal control system.
  • Liaise with National Audit office and the Ministry of finance on policy matters relating to finance.
  • Manage Kenya Literature Bureau’s investment portfolio including appraisal of capital expenditure proposals.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in Bcom (Accounts/Finance Option) or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Must be a CPA (K) and a member of ICPAK.
  • Masters in Business Administration (Finance/Accounts option) or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Ten(10) years relevant experience, Five (5) of which at senior management in a reputable firm
  • Must be computer literate.
3. Public Relations Manager
KLB 9
Job Ref. HR-PRM-3-011

He/she will report to the Corporate Services Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To carrying out research about the image of the organization, identifying events that the Bureau will participate in, packaging information appropriately disseminating of information and preparing media briefs, supplements, documents and press releases.
  • Identify and coordinate corporate social responsibilities (CSR) programme to help promote KLB’s image.
  • Coordinate customer satisfaction surveys.
  • Represent the Bureau on media interaction event and activities.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in social sciences plus a Diploma in Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations from a recognized institution.
  • Eight (8) years relevant experience, three (3) of which at senior management level in a reputable firm.
  • Masters degree in relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Must be computer literate.
4. Administration Manager
KLB 9
Job Ref. HR-AM-4-011

He/she will report to the Corporate Services Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Co-ordinate the provision of housekeeping, library and other office services.
  • Analyse internal processes and recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations.
  • In charge of office accommodation and services.
  • Monitor the bureau’s facilities to ensure that they remain safe and well maintained.
  • Oversee construction and renovation projects to ensure that they meet environmental, health, and security standards and comply with government regulations.
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of office machinery, equipment and electrical systems.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in social science or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • MBA degree in relevant field or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Eight (8) years relevant experience, three (3) of which at senior management level in a reputable firm.
  • Must be computer literate.
5. Senior Legal Officer
KLB 8
Job Ref. HR-SLO-5-011

He/She reports to the Legal Services Manager

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Receive court documents in the absence of the Manager, Legal Services.
  • Ensure Regulations that govern the operations of the Bureau are complied with at all times.
  • Assist in preparation and circulation of Agenda and facilitate smooth running of Board meetings and preparation of minutes in a timely manner.
  • Participate in the preparation, drafting and the negotiation of contracts, formal agreements and other legal instruments between the bureau and other parties and ensure that they are done in the bureau’s interest.
  • Draft legal documents, interpret court/arbitral rulings, and monitor implementation of laws, including government policies and regulation.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor of Law degree from a recognized institution;
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS) (K) qualification is an added advantage.
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • A Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
  • holder of a current practicing certificate.
  • Five( 5) years relevant experience, three (3) of which at a senior management level in a reputable firm
  • Must be computer literate.
6. Legal Officer
KLB 7
Job Ref. HR-LO-6-011

He/She reports to the senior legal officer

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist the senior legal officer in the preparation of legal drafts, leases, formal agreements and other legal instruments between the Bureau and other parties.
  • Organize for and report on searches at the Companies Registry.
  • Assist the senior legal officer to maintain proper Statutory records of the bureau
  • Assist the staff by providing information on legal processes that affect the bureau
  • Compilation of legal reports and ensures that they are filed.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor of Law degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • A Diploma from the Kenya School of Law;
  • Be an advocate of the high court of Kenya.
  • Minimum experience of three (3) years as Legal assistance in a reputable firm.
  • Must be computer literate.
7. Communication Officer I
KLB 7
Job Ref. HR-CO-7-011

He/she reports to senior communication officer.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Gathering information on activities/events related to the company business, editing the same and liaising with all Departments on issues of mutual benefit and scheduling interviews with staff and other stakeholders.
  • Source and write stories, take and select pictures for use in staff newsletter.
  • Assist in development of communication and media strategies, editing stories on various topical issues before publication and organizing events.
  • Facilitate media and public activities such as arranging press correspondences, press tours, and compiling press kits.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree in social sciences plus a Diploma in Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum experience of five (5) years at the Level of Communication Officer in a reputable firm.
  • Must be computer literate.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send an application letter enclosing a comprehensive CV, Photocopies of relevant Certificates and testimonials, together with telephone contacts, e-mail address and Names of three (3) referees to:

The Managing Director
Kenya literature Bureau
P.O. Box 30022 - 00100 GPO
Nairobi

E-mail to vacancies@kenyaliteraturebureau.com

Kenya Literature Bureau is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications should reach the above address on or before 15th April 2011.

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