Ewaso Ng’iro North Development Authority – Director, Planning, Business Development and Investment.

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Director Planning Business Development and Investment

Job Description

Director, Planning, Business Development and Investments will be answerable to Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer for
(i) Coordinate the development and monitoring the implementation of long-range integrated basin-based development master plans;
(ii) Coordinates the development and monitors the implementation of the Authority’s Strategic Plans;
(iii) Coordinates the development and management of the Authority’s strategies by identifying and driving execution of strategic initiatives and growth opportunities;
(iv) Developing and implementing sustainability strategies through income generating investments right from identification of suitable investment projects and appraisal through feasibility studies;
(v) Overseeing research and innovation that develops new ways of meeting the Authority’s goals to achieve its mandate, vision and mission;
(vi) Organizing programmes/projects in line with the mandate, vision and mission of the Authority;
(vii) Determining, implementing and monitoring research and development strategies, policies and plans;
(viii) Leading research projects and coordinating activities of research workers;
(ix) Interpreting results of research projects and recommending associated product and service development innovations;
(x) Providing advice on research and development options available to the authority;
(xi) Coordinating and managing the Authority’s result-based performance and accountability system;
(xii) Coordinating the various studies of schemes within the basin such that human, water, animal, land and other resources are utilized to the best advantage;
(xiii) Managing an Authority-wide process for the development, execution, and regular tracking of Authority’s projects, programmes and investment strategies and milestone achievement;
(xiv) Monitoring and evaluating basin-based integrated development programmes and projects for effective planning and implementation;
(xv) Planning and overseeing a comprehensive fundraising/ resource mobilization program with the purpose of securing significant resources for implementation of Authority’s projects, programmes and Investments;
(xvi) Organize stakeholder engagements and public participation;
(xvii) Advice the MD/CEO on integrated regional development planning for the management and sustainable development of basin-based natural resources and recommend economic priorities;
(xviii) Oversee the development of new programmes and projects to support the strategic direction of the Authority;
(xix) Coordinate planning for the development of the basin and initiate investment activities identified from such planning;
(xx) Coordinating the various studies of schemes within the basin such that human, water, animal, land and other resources are utilized to the best advantage;
(xxi) Oversee the initiation and development of business plans, investment plans, concept notes and project proposals for various investment opportunities;
(xxii) Oversee the development and implementation of resource mobilization and investments plans, strategies and approaches for mobilizing resources for investments as well as driving the implementation of Public Private Partnership
(PPP);
(xxiii) Coordinate the establishment of systems, linkages and partnerships with governments, diversified key donors, private sector and other agencies on investments including public private partnerships(PPP);
(xxiv) Coordinate capacity building on Integrated Regional Development Planning, investments and business development and opportunities within the area;
(xxv) Oversee the development and implementation of marketing strategies for the Authority’s products and services.
(xxvi) Providing expertise and leadership in development and implementation of result based monitoring, evaluation and reporting system with detailed guideline for its implementation;
(xxvii) Support in project design including strategic frameworks (Results framework, log
frames);
(xxviii) Overseeing the establishment and maintenance of a database of natural resources and recommend sustainable utilization measures within the Basin;
(xxix) Overseeing the development and implementation of information sharing and library policies, standards, procedures, documentation;
(xxx) Developing new programmes and projects to support the strategic direction of the Authority.
(xxxi) Providing leadership and direct all Departments and divisions of Planning, Business Development and Investments Directorate, (directly, and indirectly through subordinates), which includes prioritizing and assigning work; monitoring workloads, conducting performance evaluations; ensuring adherence to standards and procedures; developing staff;
(xxxii) Continuous training, mentoring and supporting of staff for improved performance and succession planning in the Directorate;
(xxxiii)Liaising with the Parent Ministry, development partners, investors and other stakeholders on projects, programmes, investments;
(xxxiv) Organizing consultative forums with relevant agencies and stakeholders on integrated development and sustainable utilization of natural resources within the basin;
(xxxv) Attendance at meetings and serve as a technical advisor to the Planning and Development Committee of the Board;
(xxxvi) Undertake studies and surveys of the basin;
(xxxvii)Monitor the implementation of the Annual Performance Contract, Annual work plan, and the Strategic Plan;
(xxxviii)Identify and secure donor support;
(xxxix)Create and maintain a database on investment opportunities and development partners;
(xl) Ensure profitability and sustainability of the enterprises developed by the Authority;
(xli) Develop the Authority’s Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), annual investment plans and work plans;
(xlii) Organize stakeholder engagements and public participation;
(xliii) Identification of new business opportunities and undertaking investments for income generation and financial sustainability of the Authority;
(xliv) Undertake the cost-benefit analysis of proposed business, research and development activities and investments of the Authority;
(xlv) Building Capacity on Integrated Regional Development Planning, investments and business development and opportunities within the area;
(xlvi) Coordinating quarterly and annual reports depending on project requirements;
(xlvii) Development and strengthening institutional monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures within the Authority;
(xlviii) Develop, implement and monitor strategic plans, goals and objectives focused on achieving the Authority’s mission and priorities;
(xlix) Interpreting results of research projects and recommending associated product and service development innovations;
(l) Monitoring leading-edge developments in relevant disciplines and assessing implications for the authority;
(li) Publishing results of significant research projects

Appointment Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –
(i) Bachelor’s degree in any of following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Development Planning, Development Studies, Business Management, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or equivalent qualification from a
recognized institution;
(ii) Master’s Degree in any of following disciplines: Economics, Development Planning, Development Studies, Business Management, Business/ Public Administration, Corporate Communication/ Public Relations, Social-Sciences, International Relations, Finance, Marketing, Community Development equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
(iii) Certificate in Leadership/Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
(iv) Member of Professional body where applicable.
(v) Have ten (10) years relevant work experience, five (5) of which must have been in a senior management position in a reputable organization or;
(vi) Have served in the grade of Manager Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation or Manager Business Development, Investments and Enterprise Management or in a relevant and comparable position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years
(vii) Demonstrate professional competency and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.
(viii) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
(ix) Proficiency in computer applications;
(x) Communication and presentation skills;
(xi) Leadership and organization skills;
(xii) Negotiation skills and Persuasion Skills;
(xiii) Strong crisis management and conflict mediation skills;
(xiv) problem solving skills;
(xv) Critical thinking and analytical skills;
(xvi) Interpersonal/people management skills;
(xvii) Resource Mobilization skills

Method of applications

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below: – Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications to:

The Managing Director
Ewaso Ng’iro North Development Authority
P.O Box 203-60300
ISIOLO
Please Note:
(i) Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application.
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Authority is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit. Therefore, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the minorities are encouraged to apply.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates during interviews.
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
Applications should reach the Authority on or before 23rd March, 2021 latest 5.00 pm.

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