Job Vacancies at The Association of Consulting Engineers of Kenya (ACEK) in Nairobi Kenya 2013

The Association of Consulting Engineers of Kenya (ACEK)

Job Title: Executive Officer

Purpose: Overall management of all affairs of the Association in accordance with the Constitution and as directed by the Council.

Responsible to: ACEK Council
Responsible for: ACEK Secretariat
Working with: ACEK Council and other stake-holders in the industry
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Post: Full-time
Other: As defined in our standard contract terms


The Association of Consulting Engineers of Kenya (ACEK) was formed in 1968 with the aim of promoting the Advancement of the Professionalism of Consulting Engineers by associating together for consultation and co-operation amongst those engineers whose work is of a purely consultative character.
Their scope involves all engineering roles and providing facilities for Government, Public Bodies, and Associations.
ACEK provides a platform where representatives of Industry and Trade and others confer with consulting engineers as a body and ascertain their collective views.
The Association receives complaints on issues relating to the engineering industry from member firms for action with relevant bodies. It also acts as a public watch-dog on engineering matters.
The Association is a member of FIDIC- the International Federation of Consulting Engineers, GAMA- the Group of African Member Associations of FIDIC, APSEA- the Association of Professional Societies in East Africa and KEPSA- Kenya Private Sector Alliance.
ACEK sustains its activities from financial contributions of its members who pay in form of subscription, sale of publications and donations.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Subject to the direction of the Council, the Executive Officer shall be responsible for:
Overall management of all affairs of the Association in accordance with the Constitution and as directed by the Council.
The Executive Officer (EO) shall be responsible for:
Strategic Development:
  • Execution of the Association’s strategic plan.
  • Continuous professional development (CPD) of members
  • Development and implementation of sustainable financial plans.
  • Developing and maintaining strategic alliances with other business/professional associations.
  • Establishing and maintaining close relationship with government institutions, regulatory bodies, donor community and other stakeholders.
  • Representing ACEK in meetings and other fora as directed by the Council.
  • Membership recruitment & mobilization
  • Attending all meetings of the Association and its committees, take and circulate minutes and maintain records of such meetings
  • Managing administrative activities of the Association.
  • Financial management of Association funds in accordance with the Council Budget
  • Develop and coordinate training programs in liaison with the Council.
  • Organizing professional and social events for the Association
  • Marketing and publicizing of activities of the Association
  • Any other duties the Council may assign.
  • Minimum – Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Commerce or Engineering from a Recognized University.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body
  • Relevant experience at Management level
Desired skills, experience and competencies:
  • Good varied interpersonal and communication skills with excellent face to face and telephone communicator
  • Experience of pro-actively generating leads and fund raising
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision,
  • Able to communicate and converse effectively with members in order to gain trust and confidence
  • Marketing, public relation and advocacy skills
  • Have good IT skills
  • Should be entrepreneurial and result oriented
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Keen for new experience, responsibility and accountability
  • Well presented and businesslike
Terms of service: One year contract renewable on satisfactory performance.
Basic salary plus commission on performance.
Closing Date: COB- Tuesday 10th September 2013

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