15 Jul 2014

Chief Executive Officer Job Vacancy

Washa Sacco, a medium sized Cooperative Society, is seeking to recruit a person for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

The person appointed in this position will Report to the Board of Directors, and will be required to provide leadership and strategic direction to the organization, guiding it to achieve its vision of success.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Providing overall leadership in the development and implementation of Washa SACCO’S Strategy and related policies, as guided by the Board;
  • Spearheading the formulation and implementation of annual business plans and budgets, designed to support the achievement of both long term and short term goals;
  • Overall responsible for managing the SACCO’s resources prudently and within budget guidelines;
  • Formulating and implementing best-practice management principles while fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethics and sound corporate governance;
  • Overseeing the operations of the organization by managing multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholders, thus ensuring that agreed targets are achieved;
  • Providing strategic direction on new investments, business opportunities and change initiatives;
  • Driving the achievement of expansion programs which involves launching new products and services, extending their reach and creating operational capacity to deliver;
  • Providing performance management oversight and direction and implementing measures and systems to monitor the achievement of strategic objectives.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and establishing mitigation measures against emerging business risks;
  • Maintaining a conducive work environment, suitable for attracting, developing and retaining a dynamic and competent workforce and
  • Ensuring effective public relations and enhancing the company’s corporate image with stakeholders and partners.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the cooperatives and SACCO sector in Kenya and the region, and have developed good networks with key stakeholders in the sector.

Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required;

  • Bachelors of Commerce (Finance/Accounting option)
  • CPA (K) final
  • A minimum of four (4) years relevant experience preferable in a reputable financial institution.
  • Excellent leadership skills particularly in strategy formulation and execution;
  • High ethical standards, integrity and professionalism;
  • Demonstrate commercial and financial management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, influencing and stakeholder management skills;

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet criteria for this role, please submit your application with detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail address and telephone contacts.

Candidates currently earning more than Ksh 100,000 do not need apply.

To be considered, your application must be received by 25th July 2014 addressed to;

The Chairman,
Washa Sacco Society Ltd,
P.O. Box 83256-80100,

or by email to

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