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Director, Corporate Planning, Strategy and Resource Mobilization (1 Post) at The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG)


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

KES Confidential
1 week ago

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Originally the Office was referred to as the Exchequer & Audit Department which with time changed to the Office of the Controller and Auditor-General. During this period, the Office derived its mandate from the Exchequer and Audit Act Cap which provided for the audit of the Central Government by the Controller and Auditor General. Later the Act was amended to provide for audit of Local Authorities and State Corporations. The public Audit Act which became effective on 9 January, established a more independent Office of the Controller and Auditor General and renamed it KENYA NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE (KENAO)

Duties and Responsibilities

Advise management on policies, strategies and programs relating to Planning, Performance Management, Resource Mobilization and Partnership Development; Initiate the development, review and implementation of the Office Strategic Plan and annual operation plans. Oversee preparation of operations annual plans for the Office’s activities as per the Strategic Plan; Advise management on the implementation of the strategic plan, workplans and the Operations Plans; Participate in development of the policies, MTEP and the National budgetary process; Carry out strategic management forecasting and corporate planning; Provide leadership in the performance management process in the Office; Provide leadership in the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation procedures and reporting standards; Initiate the development of monitoring and evaluation tools, policies, procedures, systems and programmes, performance frameworks and indicators and targets in the M&E systems for implementation and tracking; Ensure monitoring and evaluation of OAG policies, procedures, systems and programmes; Coordinate and supervise implementation and participation in INTOSAI, AFROSAI, AFROSAI-E, SAIs and other regional and international related activities; Develop a framework to manage Development Partners and International relations to safeguard OAG independence; In liaison with other OAG Directorates, coordinate the international technical assistance for the implementation of international agreements; Provide support in strengthening engagement of the OAG with other countries, organizations and stakeholders and address operational challenges of international stakeholder engagements while identifying available opportunities; Advise management on resource mobilization strategies to ensure sustained fundraising to supplement Government support to the Office; Develop and manage database for strategic partners; and Develop and implement resource mobilization strategies for sourcing funds from individuals, bilateral, multi-lateral, private organizations and other non-governmental organizations.

Job Specification

Requirements for appointment

Bachelor’s degree in in any of the following fields: Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Strategic Management, Business Development, Development Studies, and Business Administration, Communications, Public Relations, International Relations or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution; Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Project Management, Strategic Management, Economics, Statistics, Commerce, Business Management/Administration, Actuarial Science, Communications, Public Relations, International Relations or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; Leadership Course lasting not less than four weeks from a recognized institution will be added advantage; Professional qualification and membership where applicable; At least 15 years of practical experience in Leadership, Management or Strategy from a reputable organization preferably in the public sector, three of which must have been at the level of a Deputy Director or its equivalent and comparable position Knowledge and understanding of the current leading corporate planning and monitoring practices and experience in operating planning and monitoring policy and strategies

Core  Competences

Strategic Planning  – Systematically envision a desired future and translate this vision into broadly defined goals and a sequence of steps to achieve them. Strategy Formulation  – Develop clear strategies and project plans ensuring that the strategies are consistent with the vision and strategic goals of the Office. Project Management  – Knowledge and understanding of project management principles in the audit environment, knowledge of resource management, stakeholder engagement and the steps involved in defining and quantifying project parameters, timescales, selecting and applying suitable project management techniques and arranging post-project reviews. Budgeting –  Knowledge of the principles of budgeting and standard costing, calculation and evaluation of standard costs, variances and ratio analyses. Planning and Organizing  – Set goals, create, and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results. Determine priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, track details, data, information, and activities to ensure alignment of work to OAG goals. Strategic Communication  – Communicate openly and transparently to create a culture of caring and belonging that engenders staff and stakeholder engagement. Strive to reduce ambiguity and to simplify conversations, presentations and written communication. Simplify the complex and clarify it for others so they can achieve desired results. Legal Framework  – Knowledge of the constitution, legislation, regulations, and contracts that constitute the legal framework within which the Office operates. Information Management  – Knowledge of the processes to manage information effectively (collecting, classifying, organizing, retrieving and destroying), enabling staff in the Office to access the information they need to do their jobs more effectively. Handle Conflict  – Deal with disputes in a rational, balanced way through effective communication, problem resolving abilities and good negotiating skills, to restore the focus of the teams within the Office. Create and Implement a Vision  – Create a shared vision for the future of the Office that aligns with the purpose. Define strategic objectives and associated values. Leading Change  – Influence and enthuse others through personal advocacy, resilience, vision, and drive and, engage staff to build a solid platform for change. Facilitation Skills  – Ability to guide a group of people in sharing ideas, opinions, experiences and expertise to achieve a common goal and an agreeable action plan. Presentation Skills  – Ability to present information, ideas and arguments to a group of people in such a way that they will be informed, inspired, convinced and persuaded.

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