Monday, February 27, 2012

Rift Valley Railways jobs in Kenya

Rift Valley Railways (RVR) is the Kenya-Uganda concessionaire exclusively operating freight (including marine) and passenger rail services in Kenya and Uganda under a 25 year concession agreement signed with both governments in 2006.

RVR has now embarked on a USD 287 million fully funded five year turn around programme that will see it improve its operations and achieve its vision of being the Best Transport and Logistics partner in Africa by 2020.

In order to execute this ambitious programme and to achieve its vision, RVR seeks to recruit highly driven and motivated Professionals to fill the following positions:

General Manager for Capex Projects

Ref RVR 12/2/6

Reporting to the Group Chief Executive, you will be responsible for driving the RVR Capex projects forward from the implementation stage to completion.

Key duties will include the following:
  • Preparing/updating the detailed project management plans and ensuring that all members of the RVR management team are conversant with the plan and have integrated it into their departmental work plans.
  • Ensure appropriate communication between the members of the project team and other project stakeholders including end users.
  • Monitor performance against the plan, identify performance shortfalls, investigate causes and lead the process of developing remedial plans.
  • Creating a cross enterprise Project Management Tool/Document for implementation of the Capex Project Plan
  • Working with finance department to establish and maintain proper project/capex costing system.
  • Track the status key inputs (procurement, recruitment, disbursement), with a view to identifying potential problems and planning or their mitigation.
  • Submitting weekly and monthly reports/updates against the established Project Plan to GCE and Board.
The ideal position holder must have:
  • A university degree and relevant professional qualifications.
  • 10+ years’ experience of managing multi-million dollar projects that are complex and time sensitive
  • Strong financial management skills and experience of a managing multiple reporting requirements.
  • Excellent people management, leadership, influencing, consensus building and problem solving skills
  • Strong negotiation, team building and interpersonal skills, and
  • Excellent communication skills.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Safety Manager

Ref RVR 12/2/8

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Safety Manager is responsible for overseeing safety programs within the workplace and serves as the specialist in safety by developing and carrying out procedures that effectively control accident and negative health exposure and minimize OSHA citations.

Reporting to the General Manager, SHREQ, you will train personnel in OSHA related matters, develop safety programs and investigate accidents.

Other duties will include:
  • Communicating OSHA regulations and standards to line and staff managementand guiding them in respect to the handling of OSHA compliance, inspections and citations.
  • Guiding operational staff on the handling of critical safety and health problems.
  • Evaluating hazardous conditions and practices and developing hazard control practices and programmes.
  • Communicating hazard control information and evaluating the effectiveness of controls.
  • Reviewing company accident statistics and recommending corrective action.
  • Examining new developments in the health and safety field and identifying their potential application to company operations.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Degree in safety engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field.
  • Five years’ safety management experience in a manufacturing or transport environment.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) status is an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy and ability to work effectively with a variety of IT based tools
Senior Analyst, Business Process & Controls

Ref RVR 12/2/9

You will take responsibility for building an effective internal risk and controls management structure to: achieve the highest level of business ethics and governance; balance business risk/controls with operational objectives and ensuring compliance with auditing guidelines and regulations.

Reporting to the Business Process & Control Manager, you will play an integral role in automating the controls during the development and implementation of the ERP and will also assume responsibility for:
  • Establishing an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programme consistent with Corporate Governance requirements. This includes developing and implementing an effective company-wide Policy and Procedure framework.
  • Providing guidance on business process re-engineering and assist with documenting established business processes
  • Managing business self-audit assessment processes
  • Serving as a liaison between the business process owners, operational and finance management.
  • Implementing change management assessments for new business developments to ensure business risks are identified, owned, and mitigated.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance and/or ICT; MBA/CPA/CIA/CISA highly preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience in developing and documenting business controls
  • 3+ years’ experience in Big 4 Audit experience preferred (including SOX)
  • Good understanding of business risks and controls
  • Ability to identify improvement opportunities and translate the same from concept to reality
  • Self-starting capability and a high level of diligence and ability to work on own initiative and in conjunction with other key process leaders
  • A goal oriented personality with a strong desire to see tasks through to completion
  • Ability to develop, sustain and leverage networks and relationships
  • Ability to influence others through logical reasoning, interact professionally and think creatively
Finance Analysis Manager, Business Strategy & Projects

Ref RVR/12/2/10

This is a highly visible role, supporting senior management in business decision making.

You will develop, implement and maintain an effective financial analysis capability that will provide senior leadership with appropriate analytical tools for critical decisions.

Key duties will include:
  • Developing financial models to assist management in the decision making process.
  • Suggesting trends, resulting implications, key actions, and strategic implications.
  • Leading scenario modeling efforts to maximize revenues and manage costs and participating as a key thought leader of the global finance team, influencing decision making, identifying finance priorities.
  • Influencing the accuracy and effectiveness of the corporate accounting consolidation and closing process and treasury operations through analytical review and trend analysis.
  • Developing and executing processes to allow for routine analytical reviews of company financial and operational performance.
  • Preparing presentations in support of board and shareholder meetings, monthly/quarterly senior leadership meetings and various strategic committees of the company.
  • Coordinating capital review meetings, pre-reviewing vetting process and all aspects of formal capital appropriation request documentation.
  • Modeling potential changes to capital structure, acquisition and divestiture planning and preparing shareholder returns.
  • Monitor competitive dynamics of the sectors (liaise with commercial associates)
The Ideal candidate will have:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance; MBA/CFA highly preferred
  • 7+ years’ experience as a Financial Analyst and/or Finance Manager, including hands-on experience in financial modeling (advance Microsoft Excel skills)
  • Ability to quickly understand and resolve complex business scenarios and to identify improvement opportunities and translate same from concept to reality
  • Goal oriented self-starter with a high level of diligence and ability to work on own initiative and in conjunction with other key process leaders
  • Ability to develop, sustain and leverage networks / relationships and to influence others through logical reasoning
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
Applicants should submit their application letters, with detailed CVs, including day time contact phone numbers and email addresses and quoting indicated reference numbers, before March 9, 2012 to:

Recruitment@rvr.co.ke,

or

The Chief Human Resource Officer
P.O.Box 62502 – 00200,
Nairobi

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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