Senior Property Management Officer at Konza Technopolis Development Authority April, 2020

In 2008, the Government of Kenya approved the creation of Konza Technology City as a flagship Kenya Vision 2030 project. Vision 2030 aims to create a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030. As part of this vision, Konza will be a sustainable, world class technology hub and major economic driver for Kenya. Konza was initially conceived to capture the growing global Business Processing Outsourcing and Information Technology Enabled Services (BPO/ITES) sectors in Kenya. BPO/ITES business produced US$110 billion in revenues in 2010. Revenues from this industry are expected to increase three-fold to US$300 billion by 2015. Africa attracts about 1% of the total revenues accruing from this growing industry. Only a few African countries, including South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana and Mauritius, have made an effort to develop their BPO/ITES industries. Given the robust tech industry already in Nairobi, Kenya has a unique opportunity to capture a sizable amount of the growing global BPO/ITES industry. In 2009, the Government of Kenya hired the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank, to advise on the development and implementation of a world-class technology city, which would grow the BPO/ITES and other technology industries in Kenya. The Government commissioned feasibility studies that demonstrated the viability of Konza, the focus on BPO/ITES, and its potential contributions to local economic development. The studies conducted include a Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment, Legal and Regulatory Due Diligence, and a Demand Assessment. The initial feasibility and concept master plan was prepared by Deloitte and Pell Frischmann, a United Kingdom based consultancy. Pell Frischmann proposed the establishment of Konza, a technology park with world class infrastructure that will be sustainable and have inclusive growth as key drivers. In 2009, The Konza Technology City project was initiated with the procurement of a 5,000 acre parcel of land at Malili Ranch, 60km south east of Nairobi along Mombasa-Nairobi A109 road. With this, the realization of Africa’s Silicon Savannah officially launched. In 2012, the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology retained a team of consultants led by New York City based HR&A Advisors, Inc. to prepare a detailed business plan and master plan for Phase 1

Duties and responsibilities

  • Advise on property availability and applicable rates.
  • Liaise with Ministry of Lands and related offices.
  • Process land documents and ensuring payment of statutory dues.
  • Represent the Authority on land and property issues.
  • Negotiate service contracts to ensure efficiency at reasonable cost.
  • Optimize property returns by ensuring timely invoicing and recovery of income.
  • Follow up on rent payment by tenants.
  • Reconcile tenants accounts to ensure good and accurate records are kept.
  • Prepare periodic rent reports.
  • Undertake daily inspection for the outsourced services.
  • Prepare and submit timely and accurate reports on the outsourced services.
  • Prompt payment of land rent and rates.
  • Ensure continuous supply of power, water and other utilities to the investors.
  • Co-ordinate sub-contracted services such as offices cleaning and security

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Land Economics or any other relevant field.
  • Member of a professional body in good standing.
  • At least four (4) years relevant work experience in the Public Service or Private Sector.
  • Supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution.

Preferred qualifications

  • Undergraduate
  • Real Estate
  • Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate
  • Certificate in Estate Agency and Real Property
  • 5-8 years of Experince in prefered industry

Closing Date : 24 April, 2020

 

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