National Oil General Manager (Downstream Operations) Job in Kenya 2019
Job Employment Kenya: National Oil General Manager (Downstream Operations) Job in Kenya 2019
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National Oil Corporation of Kenya is mandated, by the Government of Kenya, to participate in all aspects of the oil and gas sector, covering the up-stream sector (oil and gas exploration), mid-stream (petroleum and gas infrastructure development) and down-stream (sales and marketing of petroleum products).

The Corporation is desirous of recruiting a qualified professional to fill the following position:-

Position: General Manager, Downstream Operations

Location: Head Office

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

Job Group: 2 – General Manager

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the ideal candidate will take overall charge of managing of the Corporation’s Sales, Marketing and Engineering departments while ensuring excellence in customer service and in the optimization of opportunities.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Developing and implementing the Corporation’s Sales, Marketing and Engineering strategies;
  • Ensuring that set Targets are met;
  • In charge of volume growth (market share growth) in line with the set strategy;
  • In charge of Division’s profitability in the sales department;
  • Designing and ensuring compliance and adherence to company policies, procedures statutory regulations and systems;
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring the Division budget;
  • Improving the marketing of new existing oil products;
  • Approving upgrades and maintenance programs to optimize productivity across the Corporation;
  • Ensuring that all projects are completed on time and within the budget;
  • Ensuring achievement of all Services Level Agreements with suppliers, distributors and all business partners in this directorate;
  • Ensuring all customers are trading within the approved terms;
  • Coaching and mentoring direct reports to ensure excellent performance and effective succession planning.


Academic Qualifications

  • Masters’ degree in Strategic Management, Marketing or any business field will be an added advantage.
  • Bachelors’ degree in Marketing, Business Administration or any business related field.

Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Business Management, Sales and Marketing, Customer Service or Business Management will be an added advantage.


  • At least twelve (12) years’ relevant experience, five (5) of which should have been at a senior management level in sales, operations or supply planning;
  • Experience in the oil and gas sector will be an added advantage;
  • Proven intellectual leadership in managing people, operations and financial resources;
  • Proven ability to think strategically and design long term plans;
  • Strong supervision, coaching and mentoring skills;
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills; and
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity, and are thus required to submit clearance certificates from the following institutions together with the job application:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate)
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics & Anti – Corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Evidence of on-going clearance is admissible subject to satisfactory results (presentation of a clearance certificate from the above institutions) before the selection process.

Applications should reach us not later than 5pm on Monday 25th February 2019.

Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.

Canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should either email applications to or drop hard copies indicating the position being applied for on the envelope and address to:-

National Oil Corporation
Kawi Complex, South C, Red Cross Road,
Off Popo Road, Behind Boma Hotel

For more information, applicants can access advertisement and application details on National Oil website

In addition, please attach curriculum vitae that contains details of your qualifications, experience and positions held relevant to this role.

Include your day and evening phone numbers, email address, names and addresses of three professional referees.

Job Summary:
Job Title

General Manager (Downstream Operations)

Job Category

Business Administration

Job Type


Company / Organization

National Oil Corporation of Kenya

Approx. Salary


Job Opening Date


Job Expiry Date


Job Details
Job Location


Nairobi, Kenya


Nairobi County


Business Administration & Management, Sales and Marketing


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