The Kenya Sugar Research Foundation (KESREF) is a Semi Autonomous Government Agency (SAGA) in the Ministry of Agriculture, with its headquarters at Kibos near Kisumu.

KESREF is mandated to develop and disseminate appropriate technologies for enhanced productivity, value addition and competitiveness of the Kenyan sugar sub-sector.

KESREF wishes to recruit qualified and experienced individuals to the following vacant positions:

1. Finance Manager
Grade RF 13
1 Post

Ref FM/REC/01/11

Salary Scale RF 13 - Ksh: 94240 x 4070 - 102380 x 4380 - 111140 x 4440 - 115580 x 4690 - 120270 p.m.

The Finance Manager reports to the Director and the position exists at Kibos Headquarters.

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Provides overall leadership to the Finance Department
  • Develop, review and implement sound financial accounting policies to achieve the organization’s strategic objectives
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reports to facilitate decision making
  • Develop sound financial management controls.
  • Ensure effective cash flow management
  • Develop and implement appropriate budget plans
  • Ensure safe custody of all financial and accounting documents
  • Prepare and maintain asset register
  • Develop Departmental performance targets
  • Ensure the organization complies with the statutory requirements in financial matters
  • Ensure training , development and appraisal of staff in the Department
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director from time to time.
Level of Education & Experience
  • University degree
  • CPA (K)
  • At least five (5) years experience at a comparable senior position.
  • He/She must be a member of a recognized professional body e.g. ICPAK or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in computer applications and Accounting packages
Other Competencies
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of maturity and good leadership skills.
2. Internal Audit Manager
Grade RF 12
(1 Post- Re-Advertised)
Ref IAM/REC/02/11
Salary Scale RF 12 Ksh: 77,530x3880-81,410x4070-85,480x427— 89,750x4490 - 94,240x4712- 98,950p.m.

The Internal Audit Manager reports to the Director and the position exists at Kibos Headquarters. Applicants who responded to the earlier advert do not need to reapply.

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Ensure compliance with Government of Kenya regulations and policies.
  • Evaluate the effective utilization of organizational resources (physical, financial and Human resources).
  • Liaise with relevant professional bodies in order to secure current and up to date Auditing standards.
  • Prepare timely and regular internal audit reports and presentation to Management and Audit Committee.
  • Secretary to the Audit committee.
  • Ensure training , development and appraisal of staff in the Department
  • Undertake independent evaluation of the adequacy, efficiency and effectiveness of internal controls
  • Provide objective assurance to the Board and Management on the effectiveness and adequacy of the Foundation’s Risk Management strategies and processes.
  • Co-ordinate audit efforts with external auditors.
  • Preparation of Departmental work plans and budgets
  • Reviewing reliability and integrity of financial and operational information.
  • Provide adequate follow-up to ensure implementation of agreed audit recommendation.
Level of Education and experience:
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
  • CPA (K) and membership of a professional body e.g. ICPAK or equivalent..
  • A minimum of five (5) years Internal Audit experience in a relevant organization, three of which must have been at a senior level.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
Other Competencies
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of maturity and good leadership skills.
3. Human Resource Officer I
Grade RF 11
(1 Post)
Re:HRO/REC/03/11

Salary Scale RF 11 Ksh 63790x3190-66980x3340-70320x3520-73840x3690-
77530x3880-81410 p.m.

The Human Resource Officer reports to the Human Resource Manager and the position exists in Kibos Head Office

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Co-ordinate Foundation staff welfare and medical schemes.
  • Prepare man power training and development programes and schedules.
  • Implement training and development programmes.
  • Conduct the Foundation’s training needs analysis.
  • Prepare induction programmes for newly employed staff.
  • Organize and monitor attachment programmes for students.
  • Responsible for employees award schemes.
  • Liaise with relevant organizations offering relevant training programs.
  • Prepare unit budgets, work plans and reports.
  • Facilitate corporate staff survey.
  • Implement sound employee relation programmes.
  • Monitor performance of staff during and post training.
  • Supervise and develop unit staff.
Level of Education and experience:
  • University degree with professional qualifications in Human Resource Management
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • At least three (3) years experiences in a comparable organization.
  • Membership of a professional organization
Other Competencies
  • Proven team player, good interpersonal skills and ability to build impartial and personal relationships.
  • Proven leadership skills, honesty, assertive, result oriented.
  • Confidentiality.
Other Competencies
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of maturity and good leadership skills.
4. Assistant Research Scientist (Biometrics)
Grade RF 10 (1 Post)

Re:ARSB/REC/04/11
RF 10 - Ksh: 52000x1240-57060x1340-61110x1370-65300x1450-66750 p.m.

The Assistant Research Scientist (Biometrics) reports to the Biometrician.

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Assist in the organization and conduct of relevant in service courses for scientists to effectively integrate biometrics in their research and extension work.
  • Assist and / or advice research scientists in designing and conducting statistically-sound experiments, and in data analysis, interpretations, and report preparation.
  • Participate in identifying biometrical and mathematical needs and the strategies to address the needs.
  • Preparation of own scientific studies, complete with budgets, work plans and reports.
  • Work plan and Budget Preparations
Level of Education and Experience:
  • Degree in Biometrics/ Applied Statistics or equivalent
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience.
  • Computer literacy.
Other Competencies
  • Proven leadership, communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow research protocol and procedures.
  • Analytical and result oriented team player.
  • Honesty and confidentiality.
5. Executive Secretary
Grade RF 10

Re:ES/REC/05/11
Salary Scale RF 10 - Ksh: 52000x1240-57060x1340-61110x1370-65300x1450-
66750 p.m.

The Executive Secretary will be deployed at the Chief Executive’s Officer’s Office.

He /She will be expected to assume a degree of executive role in the management of the office.

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • In charge of section budgeting.
  • Manage communication and information flow to and from the Director’s office
  • Handling confidential reports and general correspondence
  • Manage events diary for the Director
  • Manage telephone calls to and from the Director’s Office
  • Supervision of staff in the office
Level of Education and Experience:
  • University degree in a relevant field
  • Full secretarial course with at least three (3) years experience in a comparable position.
  • ICT competency
Other Competencies
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity
  • Demonstrated high level of maturity and good leadership skills.
  • A team player with good communication and interpersonal skills, high sense of maturity.
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines.
6. Assistant Accountant
Grade RF 9 (1 Post)
Ref FA/REC/06/11

Salary Scale RF 9 - Ksh: 45370x1060-49700x1150-53240x1240-59500x1300-
60800 p.m.

The Assistant Accountant reports to the Financial Accountant;.

Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Maintaining and updating departmental files facilitating claims payment processing
  • Preparing market performance reports on outstanding balances
  • Reconciling debtor and creditor accounts
  • Processing receipts and payments
  • Assist with the preparation of corporate budgets
  • Funds control
  • Monthly financial statements
Level of Education and Experience:
  • KCSE C+ or equivalent
  • CPA II
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience in a comparable position.
  • Proficiency in computer applications and Accounting packages
Other Competencies
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity
  • Demonstrated high level of maturity and good leadership skills.
  • A team player with good communication and interpersonal skills, high sense of maturity.
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines.
7. Security Supervisor
Grade RF 9 – (1 Post)

Ref SS/REC/07/11
Salary Scale RF 9 - Kshs: 45370x1060-49700x1150-53240x1240-59500x1300-
60800 p.m.

The Security Supervisor reports to the Legal and Administration Officer. The position exists at Kibos Head Office

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Developing and implementing the Foundation’s security policies and programmes
  • Overseeing security service offered by contracted security service providers
  • Ensuring the security of the Foundation’s installation, materials and equipment from sabotage, destruction or other harmful effects.
  • Ensuring the security of the residents and employees of the Foundation.
  • Investigating any security irregularities/lapse within the Foundation and taking appropriate action
  • Collecting and collating intelligence information on current trends of crime and related matters that may affect the Foundation and recommend appropriate preventive measures.
Level of Education and Experience:
  • KCSE ‘C’ plain or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years experience in relevant organization
Other Competencies
  • Certificate of good conduct from Criminal Investigation Department
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity
  • Demonstrated high level of maturity and good leadership and analytical skills.
  • A team player with good communication and interpersonal skills, high sense of maturity.
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines.
8. Assistant Estates Manager
Grade RF 8-(1 Post)

Ref: AEM/REC/08/11
Salary Scale RF 8 - Ksh: 39660x920-42420x980-45360x1060-50660 p.m.

The Assistant Estates Manager reports to the Legal and Administration Officer.

Position exists at the KESREF Kibos office.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • General maintenance of the Foundation’s building and infrastructure.
  • Keep up to date records of Foundation’s inventory.
  • Provision of technical supervision of the Foundation’s infrastructural development and rehabilitation.
  • Assist in the implementation of the Foundation’s technical projects including installation, testing and commissioning of plant equipment.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and workplans.
  • Supervision and appraisal of staff in the section.
Level of Education and Experience:
  • Diploma in relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Three (3) years experience relevant experience.
  • Computer literacy
Other Competencies
  • Proven leadership, communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow research protocol and procedures.
  • Analytical and result oriented team player.
  • Honesty and confidentiality.
9. Accounts Assistant II
Grade RF 7- (1 Post)

Re:AAII/REC/09/11
RF 8 - Kshs: 39660x920-42420x980-45360x1060-50660 p.m.

The position exists in Kibos and reports to the Financial Accountant

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Originate payment vouchers and imprests
  • Process imprest requests
  • Ensure filing of accounting documents
  • Prepare bank reconciliation statements
  • Update the general ledger
  • Prepare invoices
  • Compute staff claims
Level of Education and Experience:
  • KCSE ‘C’ plain or equivalent
  • KATC Final
  • Computer literacy
  • Two (2) years in a similar position
Other Competencies
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity
  • Demonstrated high level of maturity and good leadership and analytical skills.
  • A team player with good communication and interpersonal skills, high sense of maturity.
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines.
Interested candidates for any of the above positions who meet the requirements may send their applications with the reference number clearly stated on the envelop and letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae containing current as well as expected remunerations, names and addresses of three referees and day time telephone contact, with copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to:

The Director
Kenya Sugar Research Foundation
P. O. Box 44-40100
Kisumu

E-mail: director@kesref.org

So as to reach him not later than 4.00 pm on -8th June 2011

KESREF is an equal opportunity employer.

Please Note that Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Chai Trading Company Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary Company of Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Ltd (KTDA) located in Mombasa.

We are in the business of Warehousing, Tea Trading, and Freight Forwarding to both local and international destinations.

We are looking for experienced professionals to fill the following positions:

Warehouse Officer

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Warehouse, the successful candidate will be expected to discharge the following key responsibilities among others:
  • Verifying of receipt and delivery of cargo, sanctioning arrival advises and delivery notes, and generating reports as necessary.
  • Day to day Management of manpower, allocation of tasks and supervising a multiplicity of functions to ensure delivery of products within set targets
  • Physically confirming that export cargo is containerized and sealed before release to the port.
  • Ensuring sound maintenance and optimum use of machinery equipment to minimize breakdowns as well maintain costs at sustainable levels.
  • Reviewing manpower requirements based on work load to ensure cost efficiency
  • Supervision of staff attendance and discipline
  • Overseeing security of the facility, counterchecking security records and reporting any incidences to management
  • Overseeing monthly stock taking and submission of stock reconciliation report.
  • Enforcing all the laid down procedures
  • Performing any other duty that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications/Skills/Experience

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree, preferably in a business related field
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Shipping, Clearing & Forwarding and Warehousing
  • Proficiency in computer application packages
  • At least 3 years experience in a similar job position
  • Possess organizational and supervisory skills with a demonstrable record of achievement in past roles
  • Ability to manage and deliver all services within a defined time frame
  • Good interpersonal skills
If you meet the above requirements, please submit a written application, and attach a detailed C.V. stating your age, qualifications, experience and present position.

Applications to be addressed to: -

Managing Director
Chai Trading Company Ltd
P.O Box 93324-80102
Mombasa

Or Email : info@chaitrading.com

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To be received not later than 3rd June 2011.
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  • Perform routine security assessments to ensure safety of staff and company assets.
  • Investigate and prepare reports on incidents/accidents.
  • Ensure proper documentation and authorization of goods leaving the premises.
Competences

Professionalism:
  • Good basic skills in security specialization to be able to recognize and evaluate the seriousness of threats and potential dangers.
  • Well developed analytical skills.
  • A self starter who can work with minimum supervision..
Planning and organization:
  • Good organization and coordination skills to plan and execute actions in response to security needs.
Communication:
  • Good communication skills capable of training security guards and staff on security and safety.
Technology:
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of associated electronic devices
Judgment:
  • A good judgment to deal with emergency situations e.g fire, break-in or natural disasters.
Teamwork:
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, contractors, suppliers and other security related organs.
Education:
  • Minimum form iv level of education and military or police training.
Work Experience:
  • Must have progressively responsible experience preferably related to military or police of 8 years.
How to Apply

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to send their applications with detailed CV names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address to:

info@personnelresource.com

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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