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The Micro and Small Enterprise Authority (MSEA) is a state corporation established under the Micro and Small Enterprise Act No. 55 of 2012. The Act was developed through a stakeholder’s consultation process which took several years. The Authority is now domiciled in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives.

The Act gives the Authority the mandate to formulate and Coordinate policies that will facilitate the integration and harmonization of various public and private sector initiatives, for the promotion, development and regulation of the Micro and Small Enterprises to become key Industries of Tomorrow.

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The Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) occupies a very strategic position in the development of this country. They cut across all sectors of the Kenyan economy and have been identified as major contributors to employment creation and income generation. Micro and Small Enterprises are therefore a major vehicle for poverty reduction and wealth creation.

1. Assistant Registrar of MSES at Micro and Small Enterprise Authority (MSEA)

Job Grade MSEA 4

REF No. MSEA/5/10/2020

Reporting to the Registrar, the Assistant Registrar will be responsible for the following;

Duties and Responsibilities

The Assistant Registrar will assist the Registrar to implement the MSE Act. No 55 of 2012 on matters relating to registration of MSE Associations and Umbrella organizations.

Specific duties will entail:

  1. Registering MSE associations and umbrella organizations
  2. Investigating and ascertaining non-compliant MSE associations, maintain an up to date disaggregated data bank for all MSE Associations;
  3. Coordinating the management of MSE Associations registry.
  4. Recording cases of disputes emanating from MSE Associations
  5. Organizing for MSE Associations elections
  6. Coordinating work planning and performance contracting;
  7. Analyzing data and writing periodic reports and
  8. Supervision and coordination of staff in the unit.

Requirements for Appointment 

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

  1. Served in the grade of Chief Registrar or in a comparable and relevant position in public or private sector for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  2. Bachelor of Law degree from a recognized institution;
  3. Master’s degree in law or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  4. Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  5. been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  6. Membership to a professional body;
  7. Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and
  8. Demonstrated professional competence and managerial ability as reflected in work performance and results.

In addition, all prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of leadership and integrity as set out in Chapter six (6) of the constitution of Kenya and will be required to provide the documents listed and the academic and professional certificates during interview.

  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance certificate (EACC)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority Tax Compliance Certificate (KRA)
  • Higher Education Loans Board Clearance Certificate (HELB)
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigation
  • Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau

2. Senior Assistant Director Internal Audit and Risk Management at Micro and Small Enterprise Authority (MSEA)

Job Grade MSEA 4

REF No. MSEA 6/10/2020

Reporting to the Board the Senior Assistant Director Internal Audit and Risk Management will be responsible for the following;

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinating the review and development of audit techniques and procedures;
  2. Leading teams to undertake undertaking comprehensive audits;
  3. Reviewing the Authority’s compliance with the relevant statutes, policies, rules, regulations, administrative government circulars and guidelines;
  4. Monitoring and evaluating audit reports; carrying out compliance tests;
  5. Verifying utilization Authority’s capitals;
  6. Verifying payments to ensure validity and accuracy;
  7. Implementing regulations pertaining to financial control and management;
  8. Carrying out risk assessment and developing management guidelines;
  9. Implementing annual audit plans and Committee reports;
  10. Directing and conducting audit inspections of the Authority’s records;
  11. Monitoring and reviewing implementation of audit programmes;
  12. Verifying data on periodical financial returns, estimates and expenditure; and
  13. Evaluating and documenting audit evidence.

Requirements for Appointment

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

  1. Served in the grade of Assistant Director, Internal Audit and Risk Officer Management or in a comparable position in public or private sector for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  2. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce (Accounting/Finance option), Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  3. Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce (Accounting/Finance option), Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  4. Professional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA, ACA, CIA, CISA, CRISC or ACMA from a recognized institution;
  5. been a registered member of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) (Kenya Chapter) or any other a relevant professional body;
  6. A Leadership Course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
  7. Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and
  8. demonstrated professional competence and management capabilities as reflected in work performance and results.

In addition, all prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of leadership and integrity as set out in Chapter six (6) of the constitution of Kenya and will be required to provide the documents listed and the academic and professional certificates during interview.

  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance certificate (EACC)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority Tax Compliance Certificate (KRA)
  • Higher Education Loans Board Clearance Certificate (HELB)
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigation
  • Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau

3. Internship Opportunities-12 Positions (Various Departments)

S/No.: 8

Department: Strategy & Planning

Number Required: 1

Qualifications and Basic Requirements

  • A holder of Diploma or first degree from a recognized institution in any of the following disciplines: Entrepreneurship, Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Structural, Mechanical) Human Resource Management, Information, Communication and Technology, Supply Chain Management, Accounting & Finance, Legal, Communication & Public Relations, Procurement/Supply Chain Management
  • Be an unemployed Kenyan aged between 20 and 35 years and must have completed their training.

Method of Application

Applicants for the internship position are required to fill the Internship Application form via the following link: HERE with telephone contacts and send it to the email internship@msea.go.ke on or before 14th December at 5.00 PM.

If you clearly believe that you to meet the criteria given above, please fill in the Job Application Form on the website and submit to the Email: recruitment@msea.go.ke on or before 14th December 2020.

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