Job Vacancy: Administration / Customer Service Position

Entry level position in a consulting company.

BCom or Business Administration Graduate.

One year practical work experience.

Deadline 21st December 2011.

Kindly send CVs to admin@sbaconsulting.co.ke

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Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is a State Corporation, established under the Science and Technology Act, Chapter 250 of 1979, and operates under the Ministry of Industrialization.

Its mandate is to carry out Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI) in industrial and allied technologies. The institute is expected to play a leading role in supporting the industrialization process in line with Vision 2030.

To achieve the above mandate, the Institute is seeking to recruit suitable, self-driven, result oriented, highly motivated and qualified personnel, to fill the following vacant positions:

1. Assistant Director, Finance (FIN) IR10


Ref: KIRDI – AD - FIN –01

Duties and responsibilities:

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Finance, Human Resources and Administration, the Assistant Director, Finance will be:
  • Responsible for planning, organizing, administration and control of the Finance division;
  • Interpretation and implementation of all financial policies, rules and regulations;
  • Analysing utilization of financial resources in the Institute and advising on proper utilization of financial resources,
  • Advising on financial management accounting, preparation of final accounts and statements, overheads planning and budgeting;
  • Ensuring accurate, timely, reliable financial information as well as timely submissions of annual financial statements of accounts; Reconciliation and maintenance of general ledger Accounts; Management of corporate tax, VAT, and other statutory deductions; and
  • Carrying out any other duties that may be assigned
Minimum Requirements:

For appointment to the position of Assistant Director, Finance, one must:
  • Have served as a Finance officer for twelve (12) years, five (5) of which must have been at a Senior position or
  • Have served as Chief Accountant for at least three (3) years
  • Master’s in Business related field or any other related and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution with CPA III or its equivalent from a recognized Institution;
  • Attended a Strategic Management course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized Institution;
  • Been registered with a professional accounting body
  • Be proficient in Finance management based computer application;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Demonstrated outstanding professional competence in Finance management issues.
2. Assistant Director, Human Resources Management and Administration (HR&ADM) IR10

Ref: KIRDI – ADHR & ADM–01

Duties and responsibilities:

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Finance, Human Resources and Administration, the Assistant Director, Human Resource Management and Administration will be responsible for:
  • Planning, organization, administration and control of activities in a Human Resource Unit;
  • implementation of human resources polices rules and regulations;
  • Analysis of the utilization of the human resource in the Institute
  • Advising on proper deployment, staff performance, career progression;
  • Making appropriate recommendations and proposals on human resource planning and succession management
  • Ensuring correct interpretation and implementation of human resource policies, rules & regulations, including those relating to pensions, salaries, labour laws and others statutes relating to human resources,
  • Guiding, mentoring and supervision of staff working under him/her
  • Carrying out any other duties that may be assigned
Minimum Requirements:

For appointment as the Assistant Director, Human Resources Management and
Administration, one must have:
  • Served in the Human Resource function for twelve (12) years, five (5) of which must have been at a relevant Senior position or
  • served as Chief Human Resource Management Officer for at least three (3) years
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences or equivalent qualification and CPS III/Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized Institution;
  • Attended a Strategic Management course lasting not less than six (6) weeks o from a recognized Institution;
  • Proficient in human resource management based computer application skills;
  • Demonstrated outstanding professional competence in human resource management issues.
3. Legal Officer (LO) IR10

Ref: KIRDI – LO- 01

Duties and responsibilities:

Reporting to the Deputy Director – Corporate Services, the Legal officer will be responsible for:
  • Advising and representing the Institute on all legal matters
  • Assisting the Deputy Director – Corporate Services in arrangement and follow-up on Board of Director’s Meetings
  • Custody of the Institute’s legal documents
  • Formulating, Reviewing and follow-up of the Institute’s Policies, Contracts, Agreements, MoUs, etc
  • Registration and Gazettement issues
  • Advice on the Institute’s Intellectual Property Policy; and
  • Carrying out any other duties that may be assigned.
Minimum Requirements:

For appointment to the position of Legal Officer I, a candidate must have (be):-
  • Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB);
  • Diploma in Legal Studies (Kenya School of Law);
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya
  • CPS III will be an added advantage; and
  • Computer Application skills.
4. Chief /Senior Principal/Principal/Senior /Research Scientist 1/11

4.1 Chief Research Scientist(CRS) IR12


Ref: KIRDI – CRS - 01

Duties and responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities as a Chief Research Scientist will include:
  • Spearheading the formulation of the Institute’s and national research/scientific policies and strategies
  • Planning and implementation of national industrial research agenda.
  • Initiating collaborative research and linkages with other institutions; and leading research teams in developing innovative products
  • Carrying out collaborative research with industry and other relevant Institutions
  • Evaluation and authentication of research projects for approval
  • Preparation of reports and technical/scientific publications
  • Enforcing safe and healthy working procedures to ensure safety at workplace.
  • Enforcing control measures and ethical practices to comply with the Anti-Corruption Act and other statutory requirements
  • Providing professional leadership and mentoring of research scientists in their area of specialization
  • Supervision of the Institute’s scientists undertaking further studies; and
  • Carrying out any other duties that may be assigned.
Minimum Requirements:

For appointment as a Chief Research Scientist, one must have:-
  • A PhD in any of the following fields; Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ceramics and Building Materials, ICT, Food Technology, Energy, Environment, Project Studies, Leather, Textiles or equivalent from a recognized Institution;
  • Proven experience of at least fifteen (15) years of uninterrupted research in a similar research institution of which five (5) must have been in senior principal researcher or its equivalent;
  • Be an author of at least eight (8) scientific publications in refereed journals OR relevant books (chapters) and one (1) verifiable technology/innovation which must have been packaged and disseminated;
  • Be a first (principal) author of three (3) grant-winning proposals in addition to at least one of the following achievements:-
  1. Be an author of a published book in a relevant field.
  2. Be an editor of a published book in a relevant field.
  3. Attended a strategic management course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized Institution;
  4. A certificate in Project Management from a recognized Institution; and
  5. Computer Application skills.
4.2 Senior Principal Research Scientist (SPRS) IR11

Ref: KIRDI – SPRS - 01

Duties and responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities as a Senior Principal Research Scientist will include:
  • Planning and implementing research programmes
  • Participating in the formulation of Institute’s and national research/scientific policies and strategies
  • Co-ordinating relevant research programmes
  • Carrying out critical evaluation of research projects at all stages of their implementation and review resource budgeting, utilization and management
  • Identifying research innovations that have practical significance and devise strategies for their implementation
  • Initiating collaborative research and linkages with other institutions
  • Preparation of reports and technical/scientific publications
  • Providing training, nurturing and mentoring; and enforcing safe and healthy working procedures to ensure safety at workplace
  • Enforcing control measures and ethical practices to comply with the Anti-Corruption Act and other statutory requirements
  • Supervising and evaluating performance of research scientists working under him/her, and
  • Carrying out any other duties that may be assigned.
Minimum Requirements:

For appointment as a Senior Principal Research Scientist, one must have:-
  • A PhD in any of the following fields; Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ceramics and Building Materials, ICT, Food Technology, Energy, Environment, Project Studies, Leather, Textiles or equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • Proven experience of at least twelve (12) years of uninterrupted research in a similar research institution which must include being an author of at least four (4) scientific publications in refereed journals or relevant books (chapters) and one (1) verifiable technology/innovation which must have been packaged and disseminated and the first (principal) author of one (1) grant-winning proposal in addition to at least one of the following achievements
  1. Be an author of a published book in a relevant field;
  2. Be an editor of a published book in a relevant field
  • Attended a course on strategic management and leadership for a period of not less than six weeks from a recognized Institution
  • A certificate in Project Management
  • Demonstrated a high degree of managerial and profession competencies as reflected in work performance and results
  • Demonstrated ability to translate National goals, policies and strategies to research programmes and projects; and
  • Computer Application skills.
4.3 Principal Research Scientist (PRS) IR10

Ref: KIRDI–PRS- 01

Duties and responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities as a Principal Research Scientist will include:
  • Formulating, planning and implementing research projects of multi-disciplinary nature
  • Co-ordination of multi-disciplinary research projects and consultancy services
  • Carrying out and review resource budgeting, utilization and management.
  • Conducting identification surveys & analysis
  • Carrying out collaborative research with industry and other relevant Institutions
  • Preparing reports and technical/scientific publications
  • Identifying research innovations that have practical significance and devise strategies for their implementation
  • Adopting, adapting and transferring technologies
  • Enforcing safe and healthy working procedures to ensure safety at workplace
  • Enforcing control measures and ethical practices to comply with the Anti-Corruption Act and other statutory requirements
  • Carrying out training, nurturing, and mentoring; supervising and evaluating performance of officers working under him/her; and
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.
Minimum Requirements:

For appointment as a Principal Research Scientist, one must have:-
  • A PhD in any of the following fields; Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ceramics and Building Materials, ICT, Food Technology, Energy, Environment, Project Studies, Leather, Textiles or equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • At least nine (9) years proven experience in a research Institution, which must include being the first author of at least five (5) refereed-journal papers or two (2) published book chapters in addition to at least one of the following achievements:
  1. Be at least the second author in a refereed journal paper.
  2. Be at least the third author of book in a relevant field.
  3. Be at least the second author of a relevant book chapter.
  4. Be at least the second author of a grant-winning proposal.
  5. Be the first author of at least two (2) verifiable papers in conferences/symposia with proceedings.
  6. Be at least the second author of at least four (4) verifiable papers in conferences/symposia with proceedings.
  7. Evidence of two (2) technologies transferred/policy development
  8. Registered a patent/utility model of an invention or innovation
4.4 Senior Research Scientist (SRS) IR9

Ref: KIRDI – SRS - 01

Duties and responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities as a Senior Research Scientist will include:
  • Formulation, co-ordination and Implemention of research project proposals
  • Carrying out constraint identification surveys and analysis
  • Collaborative research with industry and other relevant institutions
  • Preparation of reports and technical/scientific publications
  • Adoption, adaption and transfer of technologies
  • Resource budgeting, utilization and management
  • Co-ordinate multi-disciplinary research projects and consultancy services
  • Enforcing safe and healthy working procedures to ensure safety at workplace
  • Guiding, training, nurturing and mentoring, supervising and evaluating the performance of officers working under him/her and
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.
Minimum Requirements:

For appointment as a Senior Research Scientist, one must have:-
  • A PhD in any of the following fields; Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ceramics and Building Materials, ICT, Food Technology, Energy, Environment, Project Studies, Leather, Textiles or equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • At least seven (7) years proven experience in a research Institution, which must include;
  1. Be the first author of a refereed-journal paper or a published book chapter in addition to at least one of the following achievements;
  • Be at least the second author in a refereed journal paper;
  • Be at least the third author of a book in a relevant field;
  • Be at least the second author of a relevant book chapter;
  • Be at least the second author of a grant-winning proposal;
  • Be the first author of at least two (2) verifiable papers in conferences/symposia with proceedings
  • Be at least the second author of at least four (4) verifiable papers in conferences/symposia with proceedings; and
  • Have Computer Application skills
4.5 Research Scientist I (RS I) IR8

Ref: KIRDI – RS I - 01

Duties and responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities as a Research Scientist 1 will include:
  • Formulation, co-ordination and Implementation of research project proposals
  • Carrying out technology needs assessment and situational analysis
  • Preparation of reports and technical/scientific publications
  • Participate in reviewing resource budgeting, utilization and management
  • Identifying research innovations that have practical significance and devise strategies for their implementation
  • Adoption, adaption and transfer of technologies
  • Ensuring safe and healthy working procedures at workplace
  • Carrying out collaborative research with industry and other relevant institutions, and
  • Any other duties that may assigned.
Minimum Requirements:

For appointment as a Research Scientist 1, one must have:-
  • Have a Masters Degree in any of the following fields; Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ceramics and Building Materials, ICT, Food Technology, Energy, Environment, Project Studies, Leather, Textiles or equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • Have at least five (5) years proven experience in a research Institution
  • Be at least the second author of a refereed-journal paper in addition to having one of the following;
  1. Be the first author of a verifiable paper in a conference/symposium with proceedings;
  • Be at least the second author of at least two (2) verifiable papers in conferences/symposia with proceedings;
  • Computer Application Skills.
4.6 Research Scientist II (RS II) IR7

Ref: KIRDI – RS II - 01

Duties and responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities as a Research Scientist II will include:
  • Participating in the formulation and implementation of research project proposals
  • Identification surveys and analyses and plan intervention measures
  • Undertaking technology needs assessment and situational analysis
  • Preparation of reports and technical/scientific publications
  • Carrying out collaborative research with industry and other relevant institutions and in reviewing resource budgeting, utilization and management.
  • Identification of research innovations that have practical significance and devising strategies for their implementation
  • Adoption, adaption and transfer of technologies
  • Ensuring safe and healthy working procedures at workplace, and
  • Any other duties that may be assigned
Minimum Requirements:

For appointment as a Research Scientist 11, one must have:-
  • Have a Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields; Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ceramics and Building Materials, ICT, Food Technology, Energy, Environment, Project Studies, Leather, Textiles or equivalent from a recognized Institution, and
  • Computer Application Skills.
Grade IR 7: Ksh.59,970 x 2,880- 62,850 x 3,000 – 65,850 x 3,120 – 68,970 x 3,270 – 72,240 x
3,420 – 75,660 x 3,570 – 79,230 p.m.

Grade IR 8: Ksh.68,970 x 3,270 – 72,240 x 3,420 – 75,660 x 3,570 – 79,230 x 3,720 – 82,950 x
3,870 – 86,820 x 4,020 – 90,840 p.m.

Grade IR 9: Ksh.82,950 x 3,870 – 86,820 x 4,020 – 90,840 x 4,230 – 95,070 x 4,440 – 99,510 x 4,650 – 104,160 x 4,860 – 109,020 p.m.

Grade IR 10: Ksh.99,510 x 4,650 – 104,160 x 4,860 – 109,020 x 5,070 – 114,090 x 5,280 – 119,370 x 5,550 – 124,920 x 5,820 – 130,740 p.m.

Grade IR 11: Ksh.119,370 x 5,550 – 124,920 x 5,820 – 130,740 x 6,090 – 136,830 x 6,360
– 143,190 x 6,630 – 149,820 x 6,900 – 156,720 p.m.

Grade IR 12: Ksh.143,190 x 6,630 – 149,820 x 6,900 – 156,720 p.m. x 7,230 – 163,950 x– 7,560 – 171,510 x 7,890 – 179,400 x 8,220 – 187,620 p.m.

Applications accompanied by certified copies of certificates, detailed curriculum vitae, testimonials, current remuneration, current position/grade, expected salary and a day time telephone contact should be forwarded to the address below by 28th December 2011.

Please quote the respective Reference number for the position you would like to be considered for on the Application letter and envelope

The Director
Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI)
Popo Road, Nairobi South C
P.O. Box 30650 – 00100
Nairobi
Kenya

E-mail: dir@kirdi.go.ke

NB: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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