Youth Enterprise Development Fund Chief Executive Officer Job opportunity in Kenya 2013


The Youth Enterprise Development Fund is a State Corporation under the Presidency, Ministry of Planning and Devolution with the overall mandate of economic empowerment of the youth.
The Fund now seeking a qualified and experienced person to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer
Ref: YEDF/CEO/10/2013
Job Purpose
The Chief Executive Officer will be under the general oversight of the Board of Directors.He/She will be the secretary to the board, will be responsible for:
  • Providing leadership, setting and executing the overall business strategy of the Fund and implementing its strategic plan as well as programmes in support of the Fund’s strategic direction.
  • Formulating operational policies, their advocacy and entrenchment, as well as aligning the Fund’s objective to the national goals as outlined in the Kenya’s Vision 2030.
  • Undertaking institutional risk management, design fund raising strategies for the Fund and negotiate with the government and development partners.
  • Provide leadership in the development of innovative initiatives; establish strategic partners (Both local and international), with specific emphasis on increasing pro – youth entrepreneurial investments and youth empowerment interventions.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the day to day running of the Fund under the direction and guidance of the Board.
  • Ensure compliance and implementation of Board policies.
  • Responsible for product development and implementation.
  • Oversee the design and marketing of the organizations products, services and programmes.
  • Facilitate the preparation and implementation of annual work plans, procurement plans, budgets, goals and objectives.
  • To prudently manage the Fund’s resources within those budget guidelines according to the organizational policies and government laws and regulations.
  • Ensure maintenance of effective external/Internal controls so as to safeguard the Fund’s assets and oversee the annual/quarterly or ad hoc financial audit processes as required.
  • Effectively manage the Fund’s human resources in line with the approved Human resource policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations. The CEO will also facilitate the adequate availability and development of the Human resources.
  • Ensure that the Fund’s Vision, Mission, programmes, products and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders – Media, public and private sector as well as the Kenyan youth.
Personal Competencies
Prospective applicants will be expected to demonstrate:
  • Sound personal attributes of leadership, professionalism and integrity.
  • Tact, negotiation and decision making skills.
  • Proven performance management/contracting skills.
  • Knowledge in quality management systems.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Minimum Job Requirements, Education and Work Experience
  • A Bachelors and a Masters Degree from a recognized university; in Business Administration, Strategic Management, Economics, Social Sciences and Finance.
  • Candidates must demonstrate their experience in strategy formulation and implementation, operations management and building partnerships.
  • A minimum of 8 years progressive experience at a senior management position in a reputable organization in the public or private sector.
  • Thorough knowledge of government financial management and procurement regulations, policies and procedures is necessary.
  • Experience in micro, small and medium entrepreneurship development and/or in a development or finance organization will be an added advantage.
  • Membership to a professional body will be an added advantage
The prospective candidate should provide the following:
  • Evidence of high integrity and meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
  • Higher Education loan’s Board( HELB) clearance certificate where applicable
  • Certificate of Good Conduct ( Criminal Investigation Department Clearance)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) tax compliance certificate
  • Ethics and Anti-corruption commission clearance certificate
  • Credit Reference Bureau clearance certificate
A competitive remuneration package will be offered in line with the guidelines for the remuneration of Executives of State Corporations.
If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your HARD COPY application, a detailed
Curriculum Vitae and all relevant testimonials stating the current position, current remuneration, expected salary, email address and telephone contacts.
All applications are also expected to quote the reference number on the envelope YEDF/CEO/10/2013 and provide postal, telephone and email contacts of three references.
Applications should be received on or before 25th October 2013.
All applications should be addressed to:
The Chairman
Youth Enterprise Development Fund,
National Bank House,8th Floor
P.O. Box 48610 – 00100
Youth Enterprise Development Fund is an equal opportunity employer.
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.