KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme

(Centre for Geographic Medicine Research – Coast)

The Epidemiology and Demography (ED) department at KEMRI - Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi is recruiting to fill various positions.

The department consists of a number of scientists working in the area of demography, invasive bacterial infections, childhood pneumonia, vaccines, tuberculosis, malaria, genetic susceptibility to infectious diseases and transmission of viral infections.

The department is searching for qualified, dynamic and motivated team members to work in different projects/studies in the following positions:

1. Senior Data Manager: In addition to providing data management support related to the Health and Demographic Surveillance (HDSS) database, the position holder will be overall data manager and systems analyst for the Cluster; to take primary responsibility for data management on assigned projects and to supervise the data management team so as to ensure effective data management support is provided to the Department.

2. Senior Statistician: The position holder will supervise and coordinate work for junior statisticians in the Department and will provide efficient and effective statistical support for on-going projects and to the research teams in order to conduct analysis, generate relevant reports, statistics and matrices to support research findings

3. Data Manager: The position holder will provide data management support for all projects within the Viral Epidemiology and Control research group in the ED Department.

For full job descriptions and application procedure details, please check our website ( Find the vacancies under the Careers section.

Deadline for applications is 1st September 2011

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Nampak Kenya Limited is a leading metal packaging manufacturing company based in Thika.

We are seeking qualified and committed individuals to fill the following vacant positions in our establishment.

Process Improvement Leaders

The position reports to the Production Manager and is responsible for the following among other duties;
  • Coordinating planned/preventive maintenance activities so as to achieve high machine utilization.
  • Working with teams to ensure that machine changeovers are executed as planned.
  • In liaison with production teams, undertaking effective root cause analysis on product quality issues.
  • Participating in design, installation and commissioning of projects.
Essential Qualifications
  • Minimum KCSE - C+
  • HND in any Engineering field with 3 years experience in production process improvement.
  • Must be computer literate and experienced in international manufacturing standards such as FSMS, QMS, EMS, OHS implementation.
CAD Design Draughtsman

The position reports to the Technical Services Manager and is responsible for the following among other duties;
  • Designing and developing drawings for tools to be manufactured in the company workshop.
  • Updating & recording modifications of tools and machine parts drawings.
  • Controlling and safe keeping of drawings and engineering specifications.
  • Updating and controlling of component drawings, sheet layouts and tin plate specifications.
  • Providing technical internal/external customer support.
Essential Qualifications
  • Minimum KCSE C+ with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD software.
  • 2 years working experience in a busy drawing/mechanical workshop.
Maintenance Technicians

The position reports to the Printing Manager and is responsible for the following among other duties;
  • Carrying out planned maintenance activities.
  • Providing timely attention to breakdowns and faults to minimize machine downtime.
  • Undertaking other electrical works and projects.
Essential Qualifications
  • Minimum KCSE C+ with a Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering.
  • 3 years working experience in design/installation and maintenance of electromechanical machinery, PLC design and operation.
  • Highly computer literate.
Mechanical Technicians

The position reports to the Maintenance Engineer and is responsible for the following among other duties;
  • Manufacturing & servicing of spares.
  • Carrying out maintenance on machines and equipment.
  • Attending to external customer requirements as and when required.
  • Calibrating equipment as and when required and maintaining accurate records.
Essential Qualifications
  • Minimum KCSE C+ with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 2 years working experience with proficiency in AutoCAD software.
  • Knowledge of numerical controlled machining will be an added advantage.
Line Mechanics

The position reports to the Production Manager and is responsible for the following among other
  • Operating assigned production equipment as per required standards.
  • Carrying out dimension/visual checks as per prescribed quality checks procedures.
  • Carrying out preventive, planned and corrective maintenance on production equipment.
Essential Qualifications
  • Minimum KCSE C+ with final craft certificate (credit) in Mechanical Engineering.
  • At least 2 years experience in manufacturing operations.
Candidates who possess the required qualifications are encouraged to submit their applications
to the undersigned not later than 31st August 2011.

Envelopes should be clearly marked on top “Application for the position of .....................“

Human Resources Manager
Nampak Kenya Limited
P.O Box 109-01000

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Nampak Kenya Limited is an equal opportunity employer.

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Lake Victoria North Water Services Board was established under the Water Act 2002, as part of the reforms in the water sector.

The Board is responsible for the efficient and economical provision of water and sewerage services within its area of jurisdiction as authorized by the Licence.

The Board seeks to recruit self driven and result oriented candidates to fill the following positions:


Water Services Provision Manager

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of water services provision of the Board.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, the Water Service Provision Manager will be responsible for:
  • Preparation and implementation of the investment of the Water Service Provider’s management strategy;
  • Preparation of proposals to donors for funding for Water Service Provider based projects;
  • Supervising and monitoring of Water Service Provider;
  • Developing and regulating small scale service providers in periurban Rural and Informal settings;
  • Monitoring of Service Provision Agreements;
  • Developing and promoting sustainable and viable water providers in urban and rural schemes with a view to clustering;
  • Coordination of community and rural water and sanitation schemes in liaison with relevant stakeholders;
  • Assist in the preparation of work plans and Budgets; and,
  • Monitor operations and maintenance activities of Water Service Providers
Requirements for the position
  • Must have a Bsc. in Civil Engineering from a recognized institution
  • Have at least 5 years experience in a busy utility organization, 2 years of which must have served in a senior management position
  • Have knowledge in operations and maintenance of water and sewerage utilities
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Proven and demonstrated leadership, managerial and administrative skills
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines.
  • A registered engineer with ERB and a corporate membership of IEK will be an added advantage.

Water Service Provision Officer

Reporting to Manager Water Service Provision, the position will be responsible for:
  • Assisting in supervising and monitoring water service providers;
  • Assisting in developing and regulating small scale water service water providers in peri-urban and informal settlements;
  • Promoting sustainable and viable water service providers in urban and rural schemes;
  • Coordinating community and rural water and sanitation programmes in liaison with relevant stakeholders;
  • Monitoring operations and maintenance of the activities of water services providers;
  • Coordinating implementation of sanitation facilities, hygiene promotion and education;
  • Carrying out of assessments and post-implementation monitoring;
  • Ensuring appropriate design, construction and implementation of WASH hardware according to technical standards, as well as proper maintenance and use of WASH equipment; and,
  • Developing and ensure the use of appropriate techniques and materials for hygiene promotion and training.
Requirements for the position
  • Have a University Degree in Civil Engineering or Water Engineering from a recognized Institution with a minimum of 3 years experience;
  • Higher National Development in Water Engineering with 5 years experience;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Must be computer literate and is familiar with standard computer applications; and,
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Internal Audit Officer

Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, the position will be responsible for:
  • Performing risk assessments, contribute to the preparation of annual audit plan and audit programmes;
  • Testing and appraising effectiveness and efficiency of the application of financial, HR and other operating controls;
  • Conducting audits of all operations and systems as detailed in the audit plan;
  • Conducting compliance reviews of organization processes/records to ensure compliance with government, Board and donor requirements;
  • Preparing audit reports and recommendations for improvements to the management;
  • Following up on implementation of audit recommendations;
  • Undertaking special audit investigations as may be required from time to time;
  • Assessing the relevance, reliability, integrity, timeliness and adequacy of programmes and financial information.
Requirements for the Position
  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • CPA Finalist
  • CIA and CISA qualification is an added advantage
  • 3 years experience in accounting/audit department in a busy environment with at least 1 year in a supervisory role.
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills and highly confidential;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications; and
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Registration with respective professional bodies will be an advantage.

Human Resource Officer

Reporting to Human Resource Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Providing support in the formulation and implementing of Human Resource strategies and policies in line with overall policies and guidelines.
  • Providing administrative guidance and management of office services and assets.
  • Coordinating the preparation of tools for monitoring staff performance and reporting on the same
  • Contribute to LVNWSB’s training and staff welfare policies, strategy, plans and budgets;
  • Coordinating LVNWSB’s training plans according to the Training Needs Analysis and identifying development solutions;
  • Providing support in the recruitment, induction, staff appraisal e.t.c. process;
Requirements for the position
  • Be a holder of a degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university;
  • Must have a diploma in HRM;
  • Have 3 years experience working in Human Resources Department in a large organization/busy environment;
  • Should be knowledgeable of Labour Laws; and,
  • Be a team player and have strong interpersonal, employee relations and management skills.
If you meet the requirements, please send your application attaching a detailed CV, copies of academic & professional certificates and testimonials, stating your current position, remuneration and telephone contact, names and contacts of three referees so as to reach the undersigned on or before 2nd September 2011.


The Chief Executive Officer
Lake Victoria North Water Services Board
P.O. Box 673 -50100



Canvassing will automatically lead to disqualification.

Only short listed candidates shall be notified.

LVNWSB is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and culture.

Women and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

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