Mr. Joel Wamalwa is the Acting CEO of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) - the State agency mandated to regulate Film and Broadcast Content in Kenya.
Mr. Wamalwa has extensive and vast experience in civil, research and implementation of multi-stakeholders’ programmes, co-ordination and management of donor funded programmes, having worked with the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis(KIPPRA), the University of Nairobi (UoN) and the World Bank.
Prior to his appointment as the Ag. CEO, Mr. Wamalwa, was the Manager in charge of Licensing and Compliance at the Kenya Film Classification Board. His duties included: General administration and coordination of licensing and compliance function across the Board’s regional offices as well as overseeing film and broadcast content classification.
Before joining KFCB, he was the Chief Officer in the County Government of Kakamega,where he managed various programmes such as the Urban Cleaning Programme, Urban Infrastructure Development Programme, World Bank Municipal Programme grant and the Kenya Urban Support Programme grant, among others.
As the Programme Coordinator for the World Bank Lands Resources, Mr. Wamalwa carried out the Total Economic Valuation (TEV) of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) districts in Kenya for the Ministry of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands and Implementation of the Kenya Municipal Programme (KMP) Key Result Areas (KRAs).
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Makerere University and a Masters Degree in Environmental Planning from the UoN. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Environmental Economics and Planning.
He has also attended an array of short professional courses and written various Research Papers and Manuscripts on Environmental Planning and Management.
Advises the CEO, board of directors, committees of the board, management and other stakeholders on financial and accounting matters.
He also provides strategic direction and oversight on the formulation, interpretation and implementation of financial regulations, procedures and policies to enhance internal controls.
Additionally, the manager is responsible for supervising, training, mentoring and coaching departmental staff.
She provides strategic advisory on HR matters to the top leadership and management while ensuring progressive HR Policies, processes and structures are in place to guide daily operations and ensure quality decision-making.
She also ensures efficiency and effectiveness in staff performance by providing proactive HR practices conducive to motivating staff and ensuring the presence of an enabling work environment to achieve high performance and productivity.
Responsible for initiating, designing, developing, reviewing, and implementing the Communication Strategy to uphold a positive corporate image.
She also coordinates public functions and events to promote and publicize corporate activities.
The manager handles customer feedback, including compliments, suggestions, and complaints.
Reviews and appraises organisational efficiencies and controls, including financial, operational and internal control systems and procedures.
This role reports functionally to the board of directors and administratively to the CEO.
Provides legal services to ensure appropriate interpretation of the legal safeguards and rights, including patents, copyrights and trademarks.
She offers legal counsel and guidance on all aspects of governance, regulation and compliance.
The manager gives opinions and legal interpretations on various matters relating to the implications of relevant statutory instruments.
She is the custodian of corporate interests in regard to intellectual property rights and indemnity. The manager is secretary to the board of directors.
Loice Shalakha holds an LLM, LLB, Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Post Graduate Diploma in Program Management, and Post graduate Certificate in law.
Coordinates the preparation of the annual Ministerial Public Expenditure Review (MPER) and the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).
He collects, collates, processes and interprets statistical data for decision-making.
The manager coordinates the appraisal of development projects, and oversees preparation of progress reports on performance contracting.
Provides oversight to achieve efficiency in the supply chain function.
This role entails planning, sourcing, and monitoring of the procurement process.
The manager plans and drives initiatives that enhance attainment of strategic goals and objectives.
Plans and operationalizes systems to support the sustenance of an infrastructure that streamlines content regulation and classification.
This role is also responsible for the planning and implementation of special projects, quality assurance, and process evaluation.