The Kenya Chamber of Mines, established in 2000, is a pivotal organization representing the mining sector in Kenya. It advocates for policies that support sustainable development, engages with governmental bodies and stakeholders, and promotes responsible mining practices. Through seminars, workshops, and conferences, it fosters knowledge exchange and capacity building within the industry. Additionally, the Chamber emphasizes environmental stewardship and social responsibility, collaborating with members and stakeholders to develop industry standards and guidelines. It serves as a platform for networking and collaboration, facilitating partnerships and initiatives for mutual benefit. Overall, the Chamber plays a crucial role in propelling the mining sector forward while ensuring its economic growth aligns with environmental and social considerations.

Position Title

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports to the Executive Council (EC) and oversees the work performed by a series of officers and /or interns. The CEO, in partnership with the EC, is responsible for the success of the Kenya Chamber of Mines (KCM). Together, the EC and the CEO ensure KCM’s relevance to the membership, the accomplishment of KCM’s mission and vision, and the accountability of KCM to its diverse stakeholders. The EC delegates responsibility for management and day-to-day operations to the CEO, and s/he has the authority to carry out these responsibilities, in accordance with the direction and policies established by the EC. The CEO facilitates and guides the EC as it carries out its governance functions.

Accountabilities of the CEO

1. Compliance

  • Ensures the filing of all statutory and regulatory documents.
  • Monitor compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

2. Mission, policy and planning

  • Work with the EC to determine KCM’s values, mission, vision, and short- and long-term goals.
  • Guide the EC in monitoring and evaluating KCM’s relevance to the membership, its effectiveness and delivery of results.
  • Keep the EC fully informed on the state of KCM on all important factors affecting its mission.
  • Identify problems and opportunities and addresses them; escalating those which are appropriate to the EC and, facilitate discussion and deliberation.
  • Inform the EC and its committees about trends, issues, problems and activities in order to facilitate policy-making.
  • Keep EC informed of developments in human services, not-for-profit management and governance, philanthropy and fund development.
  • Recommend policy positions.

3. Management and Administration

  • Provide general oversight of all KCM activities, manage day-to-day operations and ensure smooth and efficient functioning of the organization.
  • Ensure organizational stability through development and implementation of standards, controls, systems, procedures, and regular evaluation.
  • Ensure a work environment that recruits, retains and supports quality staff and volunteers. Ensures process for selecting, development, motivating, and evaluating staff and interns or volunteers.
  • Recommend staffing and financing to the EC on a quarterly basis. In liaison with EC , recruit personnel, negotiate professional contracts, and implement appropriate salary structures
  • Specify accountabilities for management personnel (whether paid or volunteer) and evaluates performance regularly.
  • Foster a culture that promotes performance, ethical practices and good governance.

4. Governance

  • Help the EC articulate its own role and accountabilities and that of its committees and individual members and helps evaluate performance regularly.
  • Work with the EC to enable the EC to fulfill its governance functions and facilitates the optimum performance by the EC, its committees and individual EC members.
  • Manage the EC’s due diligence process to assure timely attention to core issues.
  • Work with the EC and committee chairs to get the best thinking and involvement of each EC member and to stimulate each EC member to give his or her best.

5. Finance

  • Act as the chief development officer for fund development program by developing strategies and business proposals for fund raising and revenue generation that will meet KCM’s annual budget
  • Guide the EC, its fund development committee(s) and its individual EC members to participate actively in the fund development process.
  • Implement and monitor a viable fundraising plan, policies and procedures.
  • Participate actively in identifying, cultivating and soliciting donor prospects.
  • Ensure the availability of materials to support solicitation.
  • Ensure the development and operation of gift management systems and reports for quality decision-making.
  • Develop programs and services that are cost-effective, while maintaining an acceptable level of quality.
  • Oversees the fiscal activities of KCM including budgeting, reporting and audit.
  • Works with EC to ensure financing to support short- and long-term goals.
  • Procurement:
  • Prequalify suppliers for various items including event organizer for KCM activities.
  • Coordinate the procurement, receipt and verification of supplies, and inventory management
  • Oversee the proper maintenance, storage and security of procurement and logistics documents in order to ensure that they are properly filed, secured and readily accessible for action

6. Advocacy and communication

  • Acts as an advocate, within the public and private sectors, for issues relevant to KCM, its services and constituencies
  • Facilitate the integration of KCM into the fabric of the membership by using effective marketing and communications activities.
  • Engage KCM membership , volunteers, donors and the community in order to improve services and generate community involvement.
  • Ensures community awareness of KCM’s response to community needs.
  • Serve as chief spokesperson for KCM, ensuring proper representation of KCM to the membership and all stakeholders.

7. Stakeholder management

  • Foster strategic partnerships with relevant organizations, development partners and government including the Ministry of Mines
  • Initiate, develop, and maintain cooperative relationships with key stakeholders in both the public and private sectors.
  • Works with legislators, regulatory agencies, volunteers and representatives of the not-for-profit sector to promote legislative and regulatory policies that address the needs of KCM members and address the issues of KCM’s stakeholders.

The candidate needs to have a good understanding and working knowledge of KCM statutes and relevant EC policies. Physical demands and working conditions: This is a high-stress position with full responsibility for KCM operations. Handles complex concepts and problems, balances multiple tasks simultaneously, and makes quick decisions regarding administrative issues. Plans and implements programs. Establishes strong and appropriate relationships with EC, committees, volunteers, staff, donors, KCM members and government . Develops smooth and constructive relationships with executive colleagues, outside agencies, organizations and individuals. Plans and meets deadlines. Maintains a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management. Hours may be long and irregular. Conveys a professional and positive image and attitude regarding KCM and the not-forprofit and for-profit sectors. Demonstrates commitment to continued professional growth and development


A Masters Degree in any mineral development or social science discipline is required, coupled with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a senior management position.

As CEO, the individual must demonstrate critical competencies in four broad categories: commitment to results, business savvy, leading change, and motivating. 

1. Commitment to results: The CEO is a systems thinker who is customer focused and goal driven. The individual identifies relevant information and helps transform this information into individual and organizational knowledge and learning. The CEO is action oriented and innovative. S/he translates broad goals into achievable steps. S/he anticipates and solves problems and takes advantage of opportunities, is a self-starter and team player.


2. Business savvy: As KCM’s leader, this position requires an individual with knowledge of and experience in management and administration. The position requires demonstrated experience in integrating and coordinating diverse areas of management. Knowledge in the following areas is required: human resource, finance and personnel; oral and written communications; planning and evaluation; and governance. Some experience in the field of philanthropy, not-for-profit management and governance, and community relations is an added advantage. Practical skills in resource mobilization are mandatory.

3. A high level of people skills is required to make formal, persuasive presentations to groups and to deal effectively with people from all segments of the membership. The individual must be comfortable with diversity and respectful of a wide range of faiths, beliefs and experiences.

4. Leading change: The CEO possesses the skills and ability to lead change. S/he shares KCM’s values, mission and vision. S/he consistently displays integrity, models behavior, develops people and builds teams. This individual deals effectively with demanding situations and designs and implements relevant interventions as required.

5. Motivating: The CEO manages continuity, change and transition to the team at KCM as well as motivating partners to support. The individual must have the capacity to influence and facilitate all stakeholders in pursuit of KCM mission and vision.

How to Apply:

Address application to :

The Executive Council, Kenya Chamber of Mines, P.O.Box  3174 - 00200, Nairobi.

All applications must be submitted via the email address provided and cc

The applications must be received NOT later than 5:00 pm on Friday, 10th May, 2024.

Due to the high number of expected applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.