Assistant Manager Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Virtual Hr Recruitment Limited

Job Description

Current Grade: EPZA 4


Export Processing Zones Authority

Directorate: Operations and Investor Support

Department: Operations and Investor Support

Section / Unit: Investor Support

Location / Workstation:EPZA HQs

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Manager – Investor Support

Direct reports: Principal Investor Support Officer

Indirect reports: All other staff in the Operations and Investor Support Section

Job Purpose::-

The job holder is responsible for ensuring sound Investor Support and facilitation for the EPZ Enterprises as well as investor retention and general growth and expansion of the EPZ programme.

Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks


I. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

a) Develop work plans and budgets for the section for approval

b) Oversee the execution of the approved section work plans and budgets

c) Oversee performance management of staff who work in the office

d) Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the Region

e) Identify training needs for section

f) Participate in the recruitment of staff within the Region

g) Participate in the development and review of the organization strategic plan

h) Identify procurement needs of the section

i) Mentor and coach staff who work in the section

j) Participate in various committees in the Organization

II. Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

a) Implement policies and procedure manuals for investor support facilitate

b) Promotion of the EPZ programme

c) Ensure compliance with Kenya Laws by all EPZ Enterprises.

d) Partner with different organizations for effective Investor support Service.

e) Monitor performance of the EPZ Enterprises

f) Liaison with different government agencies

g) Undertake Pri – Investment and Post Investment facilitation for New EPZ


h) Facilitate Backward Linkages between EPZ Investors and domestic suppliers

i) Organise EPZ Stakeholders Forums.

j) Carry out performance appraisals for staff in the section

k) Source and disseminate strategic information to investors on International,

Regional and national initiatives on potential Business opportunities and Markets.

Job Dimensions:

I. Financial Responsibility:

a) Participate in budget development and implementation.

II.Responsibility for Physical Assets

Responsible for all EPZA physical assets in the Region/Zone/Head Office.

III. Decision Making:

a) Make strategic, operational and financial decisions

b) Plan work of subordinates

c) Assign work to subordinates

d) Monitors subordinates work performance

IV. Working conditions:

May be required to work odd hours

Required to be on call from time to time

Required to travel from time to time

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic Qualifications

a) Masters Degree Business Management/Administration or related field from a recognized Institution

b) Bachelors’ Degree in Business Management/ Administration or related field from a recognized institution

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

a) Management course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized


b) Member of a relevant professional body

c) Proficiency in Tax/Import/Export/Immigration Documentation, Business

Licences/Permit Procedures

d) IT proficiency

e) Meets the provision of chapter six of the Constitution

Previous relevant work experience required.

Have nine (9) years relevant experience with three (3) years’ experience as a

Principal Investor Support Officer or Principal Liaison Officer or Principal Industrial

Relations and Compliance Officer or relevant position in EPZA Job Group 5 or comparable position in the Public Service or reputable organization.

Functional Skills:

Organization skills

Good IT skills