Mutsauki Appointed To Lead NOCK Strategic Plan Roll Out

Jan 07 - by Mutwiri Mutuota for SportPesa News

Local Olympic body plans to send teams to five key competitions in 2019, set to complete human resource organisation at its secretariat by end of this month

NOCK president, Paul Tergat (seated left) and other high ranking officials including Sports Cabinet Secretary, Rashid Echessa (seated middle) at a seminar organized for athletes last year. PHOTO/File

  • The ANOCA Zone 5 Genocide Memorial Youth Games in Kigali, Rwanda (April), Africa Beach Games (Cape Verde, June), African Games (Morocco, September) and World Beach Games (San Diego, November) are the other listed competitions
  • Mutsauki is a former president of the then Amateur Athletic Association of Zimbabwe as well as the secretary general and chief executive officer of the country’s Olympics Committee
  • NOCK further appointed Career Directions Limited to review and recommend a suitable organisational structure of its secretariat as it seeks to modernise its operations in a process that is scheduled to be completed by the end of this month

NAIROBI, Kenya- The National Olympic Committee-Kenya (NOCK) has appointed Zimbabwean Robert Mutsauki to facilitate the roll out of their strategic plan for 2019 to 2024 that is set to be completed by end of March.

At the same time, the organisation is planning to send teams to represent the country in five key events of the year starting with the World Ski Championships in Sweden next month.

The ANOCA Zone 5 Genocide Memorial Youth Games in Kigali, Rwanda (April), Africa Beach Games (Cape Verde, June), African Games (Morocco, September) and World Beach Games (San Diego, November) are the other listed competitions. 

According to a press statement released by NOCK on Monday, Mutsauki is a sports administrator and consultant with previous experience working with the International Olympics Committee (IOC).

“He is conversant with the workings of IOC and has been involved in the Strategy Planning of several National Olympic Committees,” the brief signed by interim secretary general, Francis Mutuku, added.

Mutsauki is a former president of the then Amateur Athletic Association of Zimbabwe as well as the secretary general and chief executive officer of the country’s Olympics Committee.

In 2014, he left the Association of National Olympics Committees of Africa (ANOCA) after serving three and a half years in Abuja, Nigeria to set up a sports consultancy firm- RM Sports Management- in his native Zimbabwe.

For the NOCK strategic plan, stakeholders will complete questionnaires provided by Mutsauki and have one on one interviews with the consultant over the next four weeks.

Thereafter a plenary session will be held over three days in February to go through the entire process and come up with the draft strategy plan. 

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.

“Interested parties who wish to be part of this process are invited to express their interest for consideration,” NOCK stated.

As far as the five highlight competitions of the year are concerned, the Olympics body has been updating affiliate federations to prepare their teams for participation.

“There are also other regional, continental and international competition will be involved in which will form part of the qualification process to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics,” the statement underscored.

NOCK further appointed Career Directions Limited to review and recommend a suitable organisational structure of its secretariat as it seeks to modernise its operations in a process that is scheduled to be completed by the end of this month.

Suitable positions under the new system will be identified by the contracted firm that beat other interested candidates in an interview also tasked with developing a human resource manual incorporating policies and procedures of NOCK’s operations.

The human resource company will be responsible for developing job descriptions and recruiting suitable candidates of each position.

To drive its activities for the year, NOCK will rely on nine commissions that are either already established by the executive or are yet to be finalised.

List of NOCK Commissions

1. Athletes Commission

2. Athletes Entourage Commission

3. Women in Sports Commission

4. Sports and Environment Commission

5. Sports for All Commission

6. Olympic Academy Commission

7. Youth Development Commission

8. Media Commission

9. Medical and Scientific Commission (fully constituted and in operation)