Director, business development services

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Description

The Kenyatta International Convention Centre is established as a State Corporation under the Tourism Act 2011 to discharge the following mandates:

Organize and host meetings and provide incentives for conferences and exhibitions at the Convention Centre.
Develop and implement National Meetings, Incentives for Conferences and Exhibitions, in collaboration with the Tourism Board upon consultation with the relevant stakeholders.
Market the Convention Centre, in collaboration with the Tourism Board.
Perform any other functions that are ancillary to the objectives and purpose for which the Convention Centre is established.

KICC is in the process of recruiting suitable person and invites applications for the following posts:


The Director Business Development Services reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for providing business development guidance by developing and implementing the national meetings incentives for conferences and exhibitions strategy.


Development and implementation of all programs aimed at marketing the Centre both locally and internationally
Development and implementation of The Centre’s strategic business development plans in line with the corporate strategic plan
Develop and implement marketing programs aimed at increasing the Centre’s market share
Bid for international conferences and exhibitions
Development and implementation of goals, objectives and policies of the Business Development Directorate including Sales, Marketing, Digital communications and business projects
Oversee the development of promotional, advertising and marketing materials for the organization
Develop new products, services and market expansion programs
Develop, plan and direct all business projects which can enhance the business of the organization
Develop and review pricing policy from time to time to reflect on the prevailing market rates
Study and analyze market trends to ensure the Corporation is in tandem with the prevailing markets


For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

Have a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in senior management level in tourism, hospitality or related sector;
Have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution;
Have a Master’s Degree in Business management or related field from a recognized institution;
Be a member of a professional body;
Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
Be proficient in computer applications;
Demonstrate professional competency and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.
Comply with the provisions of Chapter six of Constitution of Kenya, 2010


Applicants must comply with Chapter 6 of the Constitution and avail clearance certificates from:

Directorate of Criminal Investigation (certificate of good conduct)
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) – Tax Compliance
Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their applications which should include:

One-page statement on how you meet the requirements for the post.
Curriculum Vitae
Indication of current salary.
Professional certificates and testimonials.
Three Professional referees


The successful candidate’s appointment will be as follows:-

Job Grade KICC2 shall be appointed on a contract of five (5) years renewable once subject to performance
Job Grade KICC 3 shall be appointed on a contract of five (5) years renewable subject to performance.
Job Grade KICC 4, Job Grade KICC 5, Job Grade KICC 6 and Job Grade KICC 7 shall be appointed on permanent and pensionable terms

Applications should be sent under confidential cover and with the envelope clearly marked as per your application Ref. “Ref. KICC/ …… /2018” not later than 13th July, 2018 at 5:00pm to:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Kenyatta International Convention Centre,
P. O. Box 30746-00100,
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Persons with special needs that meet the requirements are encouraged to apply