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20 May 2014

Business Analyst Job Vacancy

The Kenya Trade Network Agency (KENTRADE) is a State Corporation under the National Treasury whose mandate is to implement, operationalize and manage the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System also known the Kenya TradeNet System as well as Trade Facilitation.

To fulfil our mandate we wishes to engage suitably qualified Kenyans who meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution for the following positions:

Trade Facilitation Department
Position Title: Business Analyst
1 Post
Accountable to: Assistant Manager – Business Process Re-engineering

Purpose of the Job: 

Conduct business analysis and user needs in order to develop requirements documentation for the implementation of the National Single Window System and other applications projects for specified business units within KENTRADE.

Working in conjunction with the business users and development teams, create and Execute application test scripts, scenarios, and test plans that validate initial business requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Elicit requirements on trade facilitation from NESWS stakeholders using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from the various stakeholders, reconcile anomalies, and decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding.
  • Identify user requirements and distinguish user requests from the underlying real needs.
  • Understand the business users’ requirements for information, features, and functions and communicate them to the rest of the application development teams.
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: (Functional requirements, Business Requirements Document, Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs)
  • Become a subject matter expert on trade facilitation data, processes, and business methodologies.
  • Develop and execute plans to test and validate systems/applications and business requirements - including developing user documentation, first draft of training materials, manual updates, and field communications
  • Prepare training materials and conduct training for stakeholders on the use of the NESWS
  • Counsel and advise NESWS users on system capabilities and processes
  • Advise other departments affected by the development, maintenance, and implementation of all applicable systems
  • Convert the requirements and design documents into a set of testing cases and scripts that can be used to verify that the system meets the client needs
  • Execute or supervise the execution of those test cases and scripts.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this job role

Qualifications and Experience

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Commerce, Finance, International Business, Law or related field.
  • Training in Business Process Re-engineering.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in logistics or trade facilitation within the country.
  • Previous experience in training.
  • Exposure and experience in the use of ICT to automate business processes.Knowledge and experience of current issues concerning Trade Facilitation and the National Electronic Single Window process.
  • A thorough understanding of trade related business processes in the country
  • ICT & Microsoft Office Suite proficiency

All candidates are expected to possess the following:-

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Ability to multi task with high stress tolerance levels.
  • Strong work ethic with personal and professional Integrity.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Analytical and Reporting skills
  • Customer focus and relationship building expertise
  • Project Management experience.

How to Apply
Qualified and Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications, Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates & testimonials, email and telephone contacts including names, telephone and email contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates previous work experience.

Applications should be addressed as detailed below and be sent by post, hand delivery or email so as to be received not later than 5.00 pm on Friday May 30, 2014.

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Trade Network Agency
1st Floor, Embankment Plaza
Longonot Rd – Upper hill
P.O. Box 36943-00200
Nairobi

eMail: vacancies@kentrade.go.ke

KENTRADE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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