Principal Planning Officer vacancy

  • 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 post:


The Principal Planning Officer reports to the Planning Manager and is responsible for developing and implementation performance contracts, research plans, initiatives, monitoring and evaluation.


Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-

Developing and implementing research and development plans, procedures and techniques
Assisting management and internal clients to understand the results and implications of research and development initiatives
Interpreting the results of research reports and recommend new products or services based on research analysis
Providing advice on research and development options available to the organization
Monitoring any developments in the research area and work out how these may affect the organization
Publishing results of significant research projects in various Marketing journals and periodicals
Developing and implement knowledge management and knowledge sharing framework in the corporation
Designing and implement performance monitoring system to ensure organization’s objectives and ensure targets are met
Preparing departmental quarterly and annual performance reports
Coordinating Annual Corporate performance contract evaluation exercise
Coordinating the development and implementation of departmental annual business plans
Cascading the Corporate performance Contract to the Directorate and departmental levels
Monitoring and evaluate implementation of the KICC Directorates’ and departmental performance contracts


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

A minimum period six of (6) years relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been at the level of senior officer
Bachelors Degree in Economics, Strategy, Marketing, Business Administration or any other related field from a recognized institution
Masters Degree in Economics, Strategy, Marketing, Business Administration and any other related field from a recognized institution
Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation course
Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks
Proficiency in computer applications
Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution


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