Kenya Association of Manufacturers

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1.      Personal Assistant

Kenya Association of Manufacturers established in 1959 is a representative membership organization representing over 750 leading manufacturing companies in Kenya. KAM seeks to competitively fill the following positions and invites qualifying candidates to apply:-

Designation:      Personal Assistant                        Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer, KAM

Location:             Nairobi

Job Purpose:

To provide high quality executive level secretarial and administration support to the office of the Chief Executive Officer and other Top level Executives.


Duties and Responsibilities

 Provide first level customer service support and manage a busy office and schedule of the CEO, including internal and external meetings, and local and international engagements, appointments, visitors and meetings.

 Receive, assist, direct, track, monitor and manage internal/external inquiries to the CEO’s  office;

 Drafting correspondence and/or respond/act on behalf of the CEO’s;

 Carry out background research on topical issues and prepare presentations for executive-level meetings,

 Take minutes and where assigned representing the CEO in important meetings

 On-behalf of the CEO, communicate sensitive information to external sources and senior management staff and following up on routine reports to ensure deadlines are met.

 Manage all travel arrangement(s) for the CEO and other Executives in liaison with Procurement and Finance department.

 Manage the CEO’s Social media profile, petty cash, filling returns, and maintaining records and expense reports /reconciliations.

 Performing any other duties as may be assigned.



·   Undergraduate Degree in law, economics, policy analysis, international relations, communication or similar discipline

·   Relevant experience in a busy environment

·   Strong personal Initiative, sense of urgency, and confidentiality

·   Eye for detail with strong problem solving, follow-up and closure.

·   Good Customer service and telephone skills

·   Strong Team, and Communication and interpersonal skills

·   Computer and social media proficiency

·   Good writing and communication skills and ability to communicate with diverse audiences


2.      Liason Officer – SMEs

                      Liaison Officer – SMEs                   

Reporting to:                     Head of KAM Consulting

Work Type:                        Term Contract – 2 Year Renewable Based on Performance

Location:                             Nairobi


Job purpose:

To work alongside the appointed SME Sub-sector Committee members and coordinate the activities of  the SME Sub-sector and offer requisite support and attention to advance the subsector’s interests


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop a well defined SME segment in the KAM membership
  2. Establish an up-to-date SME database
  3. Develop an SME strategy covering all pillars related to KAM: membership, policy advocacy, services and communication
  4. Identify at least 3 priority policy areas annually for SMEs in manufacturing and liaise with the Policy Research and advocacy unit to advocate for these areas
  5. Establish needs for the SMES and implement the SME Strategy for business services
  6. Design relevant communication tools for SMEs
  7. Recruitment of SME members
  8. Articulate membership issues and offer support / advocacy for the segment to advance their interests

9.       Identify and engage the relevant government agencies, regulatory authorities, and, all stakeholders, together with KAM, for and on behalf of the SME sub-sector.

10.   Lobbying the Government and advocating on matters affecting members of the sub-sector.

11.   Provide oversight on matters affecting and potentially capable of affecting members in the SME sub-sector.

12.   Convene meetings of the SME Sub-sectors.

13.   Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor or the Chief Executive.


·         A degree in Economics, Business Administration, Commerce, Marketing or in any related social sciences from a reputable university.

·         Relevant experience preferably from financial or Industrial sectors is an added advantage.

·         Have demonstrated ability in resource mobilization, stakeholder engagement and a flair for business advocacy and lobbying.

Interested qualifying candidates are encouraged to send their application and CV only and must indicate title of position being applied for on subject line of the email to the attention of;


Chief Executive; Kenya Association of Manufacturers

PO Box 30225 - 00100 GPO,

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Closing date is 18th April, 2014. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.