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Aug 25, 2016

GDC General Manager (Corporate Services) Job in Kenya

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) is a 100% state-owned company with the mandate to among others, fast track the development of geothermal resources.
The Company’s vision is to be a world leader in the development of geothermal resources and a mission of developing 5000Mw from geothermal resources by 2030.

Towards this end, GDC has harnessed 409Mw of steam from Olkaria and another 135Mw from its pilot project in Menengai - Nakuru. 

Out of the 409Mw of steam, 320 Mw has been converted into electricity to achieve the Company’s objectives. 

GDC’s Board of Directors is seeking to recruit experienced, results oriented individuals with excellent leadership and technical skills, who are strategic thinkers, team players, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high pressure environment.

General Manager, Corporate Services
Ref: GDC/HPS/06/16/GM-CS/:
Overall Purpose: The General Manager - Corporate Services will be responsible to the Managing Director & CEO in offering strategic guidance that support the delivery of quality corporate services and ensure best practice service delivery standards for continual organizational performance improvement.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Maximizing the organization’s ability to achieve its strategic goals, the General Manager, Corporate Services translates the Corporate Strategy into a set of measurable annual targets, developing and negotiating the Company’s Performance Contract and aligning the entire organization in pursuit of these targets:
  • Responsible for development of organizational strategies, policies and systems that help deliver value in the areas of:
  1. Projects Performance:
  2. Systems Performance:
  3. Work performance:
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that ensure Safety & Quality compliance
  • Quality Assurance in the design, acquisition, delivery and processing of GDC products:
  • Building a sustainable positive work environment and culture that promotes performance accountability and success in all divisions:
  • Determine and efficiently manage operational and administrative practices in GDC’s regional offices:
  • Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and results to ensure that programme activities are undertaken on sound management principles and practices:
  • Establish and maintain appropriate community relations with various groups end stakeholders relevant to the Company’s project activities:
  • Efficiently manage the Company’s property including but not limited to land and buildings:
  • Ensure efficient management of the Company’s fleet of vehicles.
  • Ensure provision of Security and Guarding Services for all Company properties and installations;
  • Coordinate and ensure understanding of the Company’s communication strategy and the protection of the GDC brand among its critical stakeholders.
  • Perform any other duties as may be required from time to time.
Key Qualifications & Experience (Mandatory):
  • Masters degree in a relevant field:
  • Bachelors degree in Social Sciences or equivalent from a recognized university:
  • Post graduate diploma in Human Resources Management, Quality Management Systems, or its equivalent
  • Member of a relevant professional body:
  • At least Twelve (12) years working experience in a similar position five (5) of which must be in a managerial/senior position.
Key Competencies:
  • An all-round experience, exposure and proven track record in managing diverse range of functions of a corporate nature including Business Process Improvement or project monitoring & evaluation:
  • Community Engagement, safety & performance systems or its relevant equivalent in order to effectively manage the specialist functional managers:
  • Extensive experience in providing strategic leadership, influencing and leading change in complex organizations:
  • High level of integrity, ethics and self-discipline:
  • Research and analytical skills:
  • Strong administrative and business acumen:
  • Team Leadership and supervisory skills.
Terms of service and remuneration: The appointments will be for a contractual period of four (4) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

The successful candidate for the position will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the State Corporations guidelines
Application requirements
NB: Candidates interested in the above position are expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya. 

Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application copies of the following (Mandatory):
  1. Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA):
  2. Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  3. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC):
  4. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation;
  5. Clearance from Credit reference bureau.
How to Apply

Suitably Qualified candidates should apply in confidence indicating the Job reference No. on both the application and envelop and send to the address below enclosing CVs with full details of education background, professional qualifications and attach copies of certificates, relevant testimonials and National Identity Card.

Applications may be deposited at our head Office, Kawi House 4th Floor, Popo Road, South C, along Red Cross Road, in the Application Box, posted or emailed to:
The Managing Director & CEO,
Geothermal Development Company Limited,
P.O. Box 100746 - 00101, 
Nairobi, Kenya

All applications should be received not later than 500pm on Monday 12th September 2016

GDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality

Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted”.

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification

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