Kenya Pipeline adopts new employee strategy

What you need to know:

  • Prior to this new shape, Kenya Pipeline comprised three divisions, namely technical, finance and strategy and human resource and administration. In the latest plan, company secretariat and corporate affairs, strategy, infrastructure, finance, and operations and maintenance are independent divisions.
  • Kenya Pipeline Managing Director Charles Tanui defended the reorganisation, saying it was targeted at achieving the company’s dream of transforming itself into a premier oil and gas company.
  • According to Mr Tanui, the company will be seeking to expand its operations in East Africa and increase the capacity of its infrastructure including expansion of the pipeline and storage.

Kenya Pipeline Company is set to effect changes in the top management in what it says is an undertaking to align the work force to its new strategy.

The structure has seen the State-owned firm create six new positions to be occupied by general managers who will report to the managing director.

They will replace three chief managers. Below them are departmental managers, who will supervise chief officers in charge of sections.

NEW VISION

“The company’s future is anchored in a new vision, which is a transformational plan. To drive this strategy, the company is looking for suitable candidates who will align with our values, develop and inspire others, drive innovative ideas and deliver results,” reads a notice published by the company last week.

Prior to this new shape, Kenya Pipeline comprised three divisions, namely technical, finance and strategy and human resource and administration. In the latest plan, company secretariat and corporate affairs, strategy, infrastructure, finance, and operations and maintenance are independent divisions.

Kenya Pipeline Managing Director Charles Tanui defended the reorganisation, saying it was targeted at achieving the company’s dream of transforming itself into a premier oil and gas company.

Being top positions, the latest move is, however, bound to add to the company’s burden of staff costs.

LINK COSTS WITH REVENUE

“You have to link costs with the revenue. We have done that analysis and established that with all the expansion plans we are undertaking, we require people who can support the company’s strategy,” Mr Tanui said in a telephone interview with the Nation.

In July 2013, Kenya Pipeline management was under scrutiny for irregular staff recruitment. The allegations led to the sacking of Mr Celest Kilinda, the managing director, on grounds of nepotism.

According to Mr Tanui, the company will be seeking to expand its operations in East Africa and increase the capacity of its infrastructure including expansion of the pipeline and storage.

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