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September 30, 2012

National Oil Corporation Job Opportunies in Kenya

Leadership Opportunities in the Petroleum Industry
National Oil Corporation of Kenya is a State Corporation founded under the Companies Act in 1981 with the mandate of participating in all aspects of the Kenyan petroleum industry. National Oil is involved in both Upstream and Downstream activities.

The Corporation is ISO certified and one of the fastest growing companies in the petroleum industry.

In a bid to support its ambitious growth strategy, National Oil is seeking strategic thinkers with excellent leadership skills to fill the following new senior management positions:

General Manager – Finance and Administration 

(GMFA/09/12)
Reporting to the Managing Director, the General Manager – Finance and Administration will drive improvement in shared services including Finance, Procurement, HR and Administration, ICT, Safety and Health in order to guarantee effective and efficient operations.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in the development of the Corporation’s strategy from a shared services’ perspective;
  • Overseeing the development, implementation and monitoring of shared services’ budgets;
  • Ensuring that shared services’ processes are consistent with the Corporation’s best practices;
  • Leading the Heads of Department in the implementation of radical performance improvement targets;
  • Enhancing and optimizing the processes for existing products and services offered by the Corporation and ensuring they are consistent with best practices;
  • Ensuring that the Corporation’s exposure to risks is mitigated through insurance;
  • Participating and monitoring the budget setting process for all departments to ensure that value for money is achieved and spending is allocated in accordance with agreed priorities; and
  • Coaching and mentoring Senior Managers to ensure excellent performance and effective succession planning.
Skills & Attributes:
  • Masters in Business Administration, Strategic Management, Information Technology, Finance or Accounting;
  • Bachelors degree in Economics, Finance, Commerce, or other business related field;
  • CPA-K or ACCA;
  • Membership of ICPAK/ACCA; and
  • At least 13 years relevant experience with 5 years’ experience at a Senior Manager level coordinating multidisciplinary teams.
General Manager – Upstream Operations 
(GMUO/09/12)
Reporting to the Managing Director, the General Manager – Upstream Operations will lead the Exploration and Production function in supporting the overall strategy by planning, monitoring and reporting the upstream affairs of the Corporation in liaison with the Ministry of Energy.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Administering petroleum legislation, regulations, production sharing agreements and policies;
  • Overseeing compliance to statutory requirements and the Corporation’s policies and procedures;
  • Conducting internal exploration programmes and leading the evaluation and interpretation of geo-scientific data;
  • Promoting exploration acreage and monitoring exploration activities in liaison with the Ministry of Energy;
  • Preparing, implementing and monitoring the annual departmental budget;
  • Providing technical support to National Advisory Fossil Fuels Committee (NAFFAC) in negotiation and evaluation of work programmes for performance sharing contracts;
  • Ensuring that ground activities do not result in conflict or legal suits by the affected communities; and
  • Coaching and mentoring Senior Managers to ensure excellent performance and effective succession planning.
Skills & Attributes:
  • Masters degree in Petroleum Geoscience, Petroleum Geochemistry, Petroleum Engineering or Petroleum Geo-Spatial Information Systems;
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Petroleum Engineering or Geo Spatial Information Systems;
  • Demonstrated experience in petroleum development, production and geophysical fundamentals; and
  • At least 13 years relevant experience with 5 years’ experience at a Senior Manager level leading petroleum exploration and production activities.
General Manager – Downstream Operations 
(GMDO/09/12)
Reporting to the Managing Director, the General Manager – Downstream Operations will oversee the cost effective implementation of procurement, supply, distribution and oil reserve processes, ensure excellence in customer service and optimization of sales opportunities.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the development and implementation of the Corporation’s operations, customer service, marketing, supply and distribution strategies;
  • Leading the control, monitoring and review of oil stocks at third party installations;
  • Establishing and maintaining good business relations with local and international suppliers and distributors;
  • Spearheading the development, implementation and monitoring of the division’s budget;
  • Leading the improvement and marketing of new and existing oil products;
  • Approving crude oil and oil product costing and determining local and international cost changes;
  • Approving upgrades and maintenance programs to optimize productivity across the Corporation;
  • Ensuring the achievement of all Service Level Agreements with suppliers and distributors;
  • Enforcing compliance of the Corporation’s policies and procedures to enhance operational safety and health; and
  • Coaching and mentoring Senior Managers to ensure excellent performance and effective succession planning.
Skills & Attributes:
  • Masters degree in Strategic Management, Purchasing and Supplies, Marketing or other related field;
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Purchasing and Supplies, Marketing, Business Administration or other related field;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills; and
  • At least 13 years relevant experience, 5 of which should have been at a senior manager level in purchasing and supplies planning, marketing or operations in the oil sector.
If you are a visionary individual with strong leadership qualities seeking to make a significant impact in the petroleum industry, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating the position applied for and reference number, your current position, current remuneration level, email and telephone contacts to reach us on or before 12 October 2012 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place
Muthangari
P.O. Box 40092 00100,

Nairobi, Kenya
Email: [email protected]

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