Geological Society of Kenya (GSK) – Chief Operations Officer (COO).

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Job Description

We are hiring a Chief Operations Officer (COO) to assist in daily running of the society alongside the General Council (GC). The officer will coordinate the activities of this umbrella geosciences organization in a professional, efficient and effective manner. Our ideal candidate has all-round experience from professional circles to the commercial industry.

Objectives and Responsibilities of this Role

  • Work together with the GC in driving organizational vision and implement operational strategy
  • Oversee administrative operations and continually ensure members participation to build a highly inclusive culture ensuring membership thrives.
  • Facilitate effective recruitment of members, on boarding, professional development and performance
  • Adhere to professional and local business requirements, enforcing compliance and taking action when necessary
  • Undertake stakeholder engagements alongside the members of the GC
  • Attend and organize networking functions to enhance the visibility of the society
  • Facilitate communication between the GC and the members and stakeholders.
  • Market the vision and intellectual and physical products of the society as may be developed from time to time
  • Organize, participate in meetings, conferences, workshops and symposia

Skills, Competencies and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Business Administration, communication, or related field; (a Master’s degree in business administration will be an added advantage)
  • Over 5 years’ experience in administration position
  • Leadership skills, with dedicated resolve and personal integrity
  • High personal motivation, self-driven, self-management and detail-oriented
  • Ability to take responsibility in meeting deadlines and making progress without direct supervision
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills
  • Capacity and willingness to learn new work routines quickly under minimal supervision of the General Council
  • Strong existing computer skills with Microsoft office (Word, Excel and Access), general internet and electronic communications.
  • Skills in regulatory issues
  • Be able to identify problems quickly and have foresight into potential issues
  • Willing to fundraise

Position details:

  • The person will report to the GSK General Council
  • The working hours are 8hrs per day
  • Salary: Starting Gross negotiable

How to Apply

Application accompanied by a detailed CV containing academic qualifications, email address, day telephone contacts as well as copies of relevant certificates, testimonials, national identification card are invited from persons qualified for the above positions.


The applicants should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of a least two referees who are knowledgeable about their competence and area of specialization. Your application should be received by 30th November, 2021.




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