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Nock hire Zimbabwean to draft strategic plan

Tuesday January 8 2019

National Olympic Committee of Kenya President Paul Tergat (left) and Acting Secretary General Francis Mutuku share a light moment with the media after a press briefing following the body’s Annual General Meeting on December 19, 2018. The assembly failed to adopt the committee’s 2016/2017 audited accounts. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

National Olympic Committee of Kenya President Paul Tergat (left) and Acting Secretary General Francis Mutuku share a light moment with the media after a press briefing following the body’s Annual General Meeting on December 19, 2018. The assembly failed to adopt the committee’s 2016/2017 audited accounts. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

AYUMBA AYODI
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International sports consultant Robert Mutsauki from Zimbabwe will now spearhead the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) Strategic Plan for 2019-2024.

Nock acting secretary general Francis Mutuku disclosed Monday that the Olympic body, in liaison with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has appointed Mutsauki to facilitate the process.

At the same time, Nock has appointed Career Directions Limited as their human resource consultancy firm so as to help them review and recommend a suitable organisational structure at Nock secretariat.

Mutuku said that several firms were invited to make presentations hence Career Directions Limited was picked based on the results of the interview.

Mutuku said that the Strategic Plan for 2019 to 2024 process has started and is scheduled to be completed by the end of March this year. It’s envisaged that the Draft Strategic Plan will be out after a three-day plenary session to discuss the document in February.

Mutuku said that Mutsauki, who was the technical director of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (Anoca), is a sports administrator and a consultant who has worked with IOC.

Complete questionnaires

“He is conversant with the workings of IOC and has been involved in the Strategy Planning of several National Olympic Committees,” said Mutuku, adding that the first phase of the plan is stakeholder identification and invitation to participate is currently on course.

Mutuku explained that the stakeholders will complete questionnaires provided by the consultant and have one-on-one interviews in the next four weeks.

“The draft will be refined by a central team of stakeholder representatives for the Executive Committees’ approval and presentation to Nock General Assembly for adoption,” said Mutuku as he urged interested parties who wish to be part of this process to come forward.

Mutuku explained that Career Directions Ltd will identify suitable positions under the recommended structure as well as develop a human resource manual incorporating policies and procedures for Nock operations.

“The will have to develop job descriptions and remuneration structure for the new positions and recruit suitable candidates for the position,” said Mutuku, adding that the exercise is required to be complete by the end of this month.

In November last year, the Nock executive committee expanded its secretariat with the creation of four positions in order to professionalise operations and provide improved services to affiliates and stakeholders.

These positions will be in the areas of Finance, Administration, Projects and Communications.

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