Kenya Development Corporation Recruitment 2023/2024 Application Form

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Last Updated on May 10, 2023

Kenya Development Corporation Recruitment

Kenya Development Corporation Ltd (KDC) is a Development Finance Institution which was established in 2020 to merge the operations of Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC), Tourism Finance Corporation (TFC) and IDB Capital Limited. KDC is mandated to play a catalytic role in Kenya’s socio-economic development by providing long-term financing and other financial, investment and business advisory services. Therefore, KDC plays an important role in addressing critical gaps for long-term funding that cannot be met by commercial banks in target sectors in Kenya and elsewhere.

Kenya Development Corporation Recruitment Form 2023

We are currently recruiting to fill the following positions;

  • Assistant Manager Corporate Communication
  • Assistant Manager Risk Management and Compliance
  • Assistant Manager, Business Advisory
  • Senior Business Development Officer
  • Senior Partnership Development and Resource Mobilization Officers
  • Senior Business Advisory Officer
  • Senior Information Communications Technology Officer
  • Deputy Director Investments Appraisal and Administration
  • Manager, Internal Audit

Assistant Manager Corporate Communication

Duties and responsibilities

  • Incorporating online tools and in-person networking to create relationships and ultimately build the KDC brand, both online and off line.
  • Content creation, writing blog posts, articles, newsletters, communications materials, and material for social media channels.
  • Social media marketing– creating, managing and growing the authority’s presence through blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and other strategically relevant online properties.
  • Events and event planning– attending industry events and planning meetups for KDC leadership.
  • Managing incoming media requests and building relationships with industry journalists; creating, executing and measuring media campaigns.
  • Overseeing the customer support – collecting reports, and forwarding clients feedbacks to the management.
  • Managing any online feedback forums.
  • Implement strategic communications plans and to provide local market insight for the authorities public-facing communications.
  • Analytics– Using Google Analytics and other measurement tools to provide reports on metrics, and continually find ways to improve on those metrics  through testing and new initiatives.
  • Work with journalists, media producers, editors and strategic influencers
  • Gathering information on programmes and significant events in a specific KDC Cluster area.
  • Scheduling media interviews;
  • Assist in developing media plans, distribute and follow up media releases, book interviews and respond to media request.

Person Specification
For appointment to this grade an officer must have at least;

  • A minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work experience four (4) of which should have been at supervisory level.
  • Master’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing,
  • International Relations or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public R elations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, International Relations or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognizedinstitution.
  • Professional qualification and membership to a professional body where applicable.
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Detailed application instructions are available on the KDC website www.kdc.go.ke under the careers section. The applications should be received by 24th May 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Those who had submitted their applications in the previous advertisement are hereby required to re-submit their applications afresh.

Assistant Manager Risk Management and Compliance

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementing the Enterprise Risk Management policies and Enterprise Risk Management Framework;
  • Monitor implementation of intervention programs to address the Corporation’s adherence to Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) prudential guidelines;
  • Undertake proper analysis of risk and compliance;
  • Implementing effective risk appraisal and measurement tools;
  • Reviewing all applications for credit/investment so as to identify, measure and mitigate risk;
  • Preparing quality risk reports;
  • Ensuring proper maintenance of risk and compliance culture within the Corporation; 
  • Providing support, education and training to staff to build risk awareness within the Corporation;
  • Carrying out quarterly assessments for compliance and risk assessment at the Corporation.

Person Specifications

  • At least eight (8) years’ relevant work experience, four (4) of which must have been in a supervisory role;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Business or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field of study from a recognized Institution;
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya

Detailed application instructions are available on the KDC website www.kdc.go.ke under the careers section. The applications should be received by 24th May 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Those who had submitted their applications in the previous advertisement are hereby required to re-submit their applications afresh.

Assistant Manager, Business Advisory

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertaking Feasibility studies, and developing business plans for potential customers;
  • Reviewing stalled and ailing projects and advise the KDC on how to rehabilitate them;
  • Undertaking entrepreneurial development through non-financial support;
  • Undertaking enhancement of business plans for KDC’s prospective clients;
  • Developing turnaround plans for distressed clients applying for finance from the Corporation;
  • Offering client readiness support to bring a funding application to a bankable stage.;
  • Undertaking business diagnosis to identify gaps and opportunities in 
  • governance, strategy and management of the business;
  • Supporting businesses to undertake analysis, design and implementation of business solutions to close identified gaps and pursue identified opportunities. 
  • Advising investee companies and other enterprises on optimizing business operations through interventions such as business process re-engineering, supply chain and logistics management, operational efficiencies improvement, productivity improvement, pricing strategies, sales and channel effectiveness, customer relations management, and capital expenditure planning. 
  • Providing business enabling systems and tools such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), financial and human capital systems, mentorship and coaching, corporate governance and business management training. 
  • Identifying income generating programs including share registration, company secretarial services and book keeping for investee and associate companies of KDC. 

Person Specification 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  • Master’s degree in relevant field from recognized field. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Business, Finance, Commerce, Economics, Marketing or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; 
  • A minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work experience four (4) of which should have been at the level of supervisory level;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; 
  • Member of a relevant professional body in good standing where applicable; 
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; 
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and 
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Detailed application instructions are available on the KDC website www.kdc.go.ke under the careers section. The applications should be received by 24th May 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Those who had submitted their applications in the previous advertisement are hereby required to re-submit their applications afresh.

Senior Business Development Officer

Duties and responsibilities will entail;

  • Develop business and marketing plans in collaboration with other departments to achieve revenue goals.
  • Ensures continuous Identification of potential business investment opportunities for KDC.
  • Analyze the product deficiencies in order to provide recommendations for problem resolution.
  • Promotes KDC’s brand image to the general public.
  • Participates in business development activities.
  • Undertake corporate and product promotional programs
  • Assess effectiveness of various product distribution channels

Person Specification
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields, Business, Finance, Commerce, Economics, Marketing or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • At least four years work experience
  • Supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Detailed application instructions are available on the KDC website www.kdc.go.ke under the careers section. The applications should be received by 24th May 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Those who had submitted their applications in the previous advertisement are hereby required to re-submit their applications afresh.

Senior Partnership Development and Resource Mobilization Officers

Duties and responsibilities will entail; 

  • Developing proposals for funding; 
  • Analyzing the financial structures and risks of the PPP Projects; 
  • Analyzing proposals from potential strategic partners; 
  • Developing programs and proposals for resource mobilization; 
  • Assessing, evaluating and managing pre -contract PPP activities; 

Person Specification 
For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: –

  • At least four (4) years’ work experience. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in, Finance, Economics, International Development Studies, 
  • International management from a recognized institution from a recognized institution; 
  • Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution 
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications 
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance. 
  • Fulfilled requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution 

Detailed application instructions are available on the KDC website www.kdc.go.ke under the careers section. The applications should be received by 24th May 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Those who had submitted their applications in the previous advertisement are hereby required to re-submit their applications afresh.

Senior Business Advisory Officer

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail;

  • Undertake Feasibility studies, and develop business plans for potential customers.
  • Review stalled and ailing projects and advice KDC on how to rehabilitate them.
  • Assisting entrepreneurial development through non-financial support.
  • Enhancement of business plans for KDC’s prospective clients.
  • Developing turnaround plans for distressed clients applying for finance from the Corporation.
  • Offer client readiness support to bring a funding application to a bankable stage.
  • Undertake business diagnosis to identify gaps and opportunities in governance, strategy and management of the business.

Person Specification
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields, Business, Finance, Commerce, Economics, Marketing or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • At least four years work experience
  • Supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Detailed application instructions are available on the KDC website www.kdc.go.ke under the careers section. The applications should be received by 24th May 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Those who had submitted their applications in the previous advertisement are hereby required to re-submit their applications afresh.

Senior Information Communications Technology Officer

Duties and responsibilities

  • Developing documentation of computer programs according to instructions and specifications;
  • Installing and configuring computer systems and solutions;
  • Maintaining application systems;
  • Providing end user support and training users on effective and efficient use of ICT facilities;
  • Maintaining up to date equipment register;
  • Installing, configuring and monitoring Local Area Network components;
  • Administering and managing users in the Active Directory, e-mail server and User applications;
  • Maintaining an up-to-date ICT equipment register and issuance register;
  • Updating and maintaining the KDC website; and
  • Ensuring Business continuity by performing regular data and application backups.

Person Specifications
For appointment to this grade an officer must have at least:

  • Minimum of four (4) years relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Information Technology, Computer Science, Business IT, Software Engineering, ICT Project Management, Computer Engineering or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution.
  • At least any one (1) certifications from relevant professional bodies in either CCNP, CDCP, CCNA Cloud, CCNA Industrial/IoT, CCNA, MCSE, MCSA, MCSD, N+, A+ OCA, CISSP, Linux+, Network+, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), CISA, CISM, CGEIT or other equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • CISA Membership or an equivalent ICT professional body.
  • Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Detailed application instructions are available on the KDC website www.kdc.go.ke under the careers section. The applications should be received by 24th May 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Those who had submitted their applications in the previous advertisement are hereby required to re-submit their applications afresh.

Deputy Director Investments Appraisal and Administration

Duties and responsibilities

  • Developing and implementing customer centric strategies based on market needs;
  • Identifying opportunities to initiate viable projects;
  • Identifying project funding options;
  • Evaluating the viability of the investment opportunities;
  • Identifying and mitigating key project risks;
  • Monitoring the implementation and operation of projects;
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements in projects;
  • Managing the projects portfolio;
  • Developing and implementing strategies for attracting and retaining prime clients;
  • Preparing investment performance reports;

Person Specifications
For a candidate to be appointed to this position, they must have;

  1. At least ten (10) years’ relevant work experience six (6) of which must have been in a management position.
  2. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Business, Economics, Engineering, or any other relevant field from recognized institution;
  3. Master’s degree in any relevant field from a recognized institution;
  4. Certified qualification in any of the following; Financial Analyst (CFA), Investment and Financial Analyst (CIFA), Public Accountant (CPA (K) or Association of Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA (UK) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  5. Member of a relevant professional body;
  6. Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks
  7. Financial modelling and analysis skills;
  8. Proposal writing skills;
  9. Excellent business acumen;
  10. Excellent negotiation, and communication skills;
  11. Team development, strong leadership and managerial skills;
  12. Proficiency in Computer Applications.
  13. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya

Interested applicants should email their application letter and current updated curriculum vitae (CV) attaching certified copies of National Identification/Passport, certificates and testimonials in PDF format to the email: humancapital@kdc.go.ke. Job title should be the subject matter

Manager, Internal Audit

Duties and responsibilities

  • Formulating and coordinating the implementation of internal audit policies, strategies and plans;
  • Compiling and issuing internal audit reports;
  • Conducting special audits and investigations;
  • Setting up and implementing systems in accordance with auditing standards;
  • Testing the efficacy of the risk assessment systems;
  • Monitoring and reporting on the Board overall risk profile;
  • Supporting various departments in risk profiling;
  • Reviewing correctness and accuracy of accounting reports;
  • Providing of independent assurance on risk management process on both design and operation; and
  • Assuring on risk control effectiveness, efficiency and adequacy and risk management processes.

Person Specification
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • Have a minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience six (6) of which should have been on Managerial level;
  • Have Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (Finance and Accounting option) or relevant field from a recognized university;
  • Have Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) or relevant field from a recognized institution;
  • Have passed Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (K) or its equivalent qualification; 
  • Be a registered member of ICPAK in good standing and OR Be a Member of the IIA/ISACA in good standing;
  • Have a certificate in a management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; 
  • Be proficient in computer application skill; 
  • Have demonstrated professional competence and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and 
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

Interested applicants should email their application letter and current updated curriculum vitae (CV) attaching certified copies of National Identification/Passport, certificates and testimonials in PDF format to the email: humancapital@kdc.go.ke. The job title should be the subject matter.


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