Chief Operation Officer (COO) Job in Kenya

One of our Clients in the Oil and Gas Industry is looking for qualified and experience person to take up the role of a Chief Operation Officer (COO).

Reporting to the Executive Director, the COO will have the primary responsibility of leading the day-to-day operations of the business.

He/She will be based in Kenya but manage other countries (South Sudan, DRC, Tanzania) and coordinate with UAE office in accordance with the strategic plan and operating and capital budgets.

Main Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the business
  • Develop, in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), an annual operating plan that supports the Business’s long term operations strategy.
  • Assist the Executive Director and the CFO in developing and overseeing the long term business strategies of the Corporation.
  • Assist the Executive Director in overseeing the Business’ achievement and maintenance of a satisfactory competitive position within its industry;
  • Keep the Executive Director fully informed in a timely and candid manner of the conduct of the day-today operations of the Business towards the achievement of its established goals and of all material deviations from the goals or objectives and policies established by the Board.
  • With respect to operational matters, ensure communications, resolution of issues and project development.
  • Ensure the development of health and safety practices for the Business and oversee compliance with those practices.
  • Be available to brief the Executive Director on operational matters for review in advance of meetings of the Board.
  • As may be requested by the Board, attend Board meetings and its Committees and present the information necessary or relevant to the Board or such Committee for discharging its duties.
  • Foster a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices, customer focus and service and encourages individual integrity.
  • Maintain a positive and ethical work climate that is conducive to attracting, retaining and motivating a diverse group of top-quality employees at all levels.
  • Coordinate the sustainability strategies of the Business.
  • Assess and manage the principal risks of the business within operations (proposals, projects and staffing).
  • Provide technical direction and guidance as well as hands-on operations management for all countries

Key Requirements

  • Holder of Degree in Business Administration or Bsc Engineering or any other related field. Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • 20 Years and above in Oil and Gas experience 10 of which should be in senior Leadership roles.
  • Proven track record in Operations Management
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing Operations System, policies, processes and procedures
  • Strong Project Management Skills
  • Strong Financials and budgeting Skills
  • Internal and External Client Management Skills
  • In depth understanding of process improvement and optimization disciplines, tools and techniques
  • Demonstrate team building and management skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communications

If you are interested and fit the above qualifications, please but urgently send your CV to

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