Thursday, February 04, 2010

Cricket Kenya CEO position advertisment



Kenya is one of the top two Associate Members on the ODI Championship Table and in 2009 qualified for its fifth successive ICC Cricket World Cup. Nowhere was Kenya’s ability and potential made more apparent than in the 2003 Cricket World Cup when Kenya defeated Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh on their way to the semi-finals of that tournament.

Cricket Kenya (CK) seeks to appoint on a fixed term basis, an experienced, dynamic and energetic individual as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead and manage its activities up to and beyond the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.

The successful candidate will report to the CK Board and will implement and spearhead the overall vision and strategic direction of CK’s cricket and commercial operations. The position carries an attractive salary package with benefits commensurate with experience.

The CEO will be a non-executive member of the Board and will, on a day to day basis, be responsible to, and work closely with, the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Hon Treasurer of the CK Board (“the office bearers”).

The CEO would be responsible for delivering in the following key duties:

- Overall responsibility for the day to day administration and financial activities of CK in conjunction with the office bearers and other members of staff

- Effective corporate governance and compliance with statutory requirements

- Strategic Planning, managing, implementation and regular overviews of business planning and long term strategies

- Development planning and youth and women’s programmes

- Financial performance, management and accountability including preparation of Annual Reports, Budgets and Funding Reports.

- Administration and arrangements of CK AGM, Board and Council Meetings.

- Responsibility for developing CK’s organisation, overseeing performance and conduct of all CK staff and regular preparation of all staff appraisals.

- Overseeing all marketing, fund-raising, communication and promotional activities and identifying sponsorship and other funding activities.

- Management of assets and facilities, activities and events

- National Team affairs

- Management of relations with the International Cricket Council (ICC), African Cricket Association (ACA) and other related sporting bodies

- Industrial relations, taxation and employee affairs

- Promotion of CK’s profile with ICC, sponsors, media and all key stakeholders

The CEO should have the following skills and competencies:

- Sound knowledge of information and computer technology

- Tertiary qualification, preferably degree level or equivalent.

- Minimum of 5 years in a senior Management level position preferably with financial and commercial experience

- Be an analytical and creative manager with strong leadership skills who works well under pressure

- Experience in sport, particularly cricket administration, would be advantageous

- Excellent business acumen, interpersonal and project management skills

Applications should include a covering letter and a detailed resume together with the names and contact details of three referees. The covering letter should address how your experience and skills meet the main duties above. Applications should also provide an indication of when the applicant would be available to commence but this would not preclude anyone with the right credentials from being considered. Further details may be requested by CK at a later date. Applications, by email only, should be received by close of business on Friday 19th February 2010 to:

Samir Inamdar Barbara Kokonya

Chairman Administration Manager

Cricket Kenya Cricket Kenya

PLEASE NOTE: Only short listed candidates will be contacted and if you have not been contacted by Friday 26th February, please be advised that your application was not successful.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Comprehensive Revenge

Kenya registered their first international win of 2010 with a comprehensive 8 wicket win over Uganda in he first 20-20 match at Nairobi Gymkhana earlier today.

Winning the toss, Maurice Ouma opted to field and was rewarded with a tidy effort from his bowlers who restricted Uganda to 123/9 in their 20 overs. Things started well enough for Uganda who raced out of the blocks at 10 an over before Nehemiah Odhiambo, who had been bearing the brunt of the onslaught had Arthur Kyobe trapped in front for 6 (Uganda 31/1). Just 2 balls later, Jimmy Kamande removed the explosive Roger Mukasa and Kenya were suddenly looking good.
From then on, it was a fairly regular procession back to the pavilion for the Ugandan batsmen as Odhiambo, Kamande, Varaiya and Obado all chipped in with 2 wickets a piece. Varaiya was Particularly impressive as he also conceded just 9 runs off his 4 overs - his second personal best in as many games. So far he is proving the form player for Kenya in 2010.

Kenya's reply saw a change in the batting line up with Steve Tikolo opening with recalled David Obuya. It proved to be a good decision as the pair raced to 66 before Obuya was out caught by Baig off Arinaitwe for 24. Tikolo continued the onslaught unfazed and was rewarded with his first international 50 at the shortest format of the game. He did later become the second and last Kenyan casualty as he finally holed out to Thawithemwira off Muhumuza, but by then he had made 63 off just 44 deliveries and Kenya were as good as home.

Maurice Ouma came in to join Alex Obanda who was en route to a personal best of his own with 31 off 24 deliveries including the winning runs which came as he dispatched Muhumuza to the boundary with 16 balls still remaining. It was a convincing and emphatic victory for a side that lost their last 20-20 series to Uganda 3-0 and will have injected some much needed confidence into the side after the recent Intercontinental Cup match to Scotland. It also indicates a vast improvement at this format which bodes well ahead of the World Cup qualifiers in February.

Kenya 127/2 (Tikolo 63, Obanda 31*)
Uganda 123/9 (Baig 23, Mukasa 23, Varaiya 2/9, Kamande 2/18)
by 8 wickets