Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kenya Sugar Research Foundation Job Opportunity

The Kenya Sugar Research Foundation (KESREF) is a State Corporation in the Agricultural Ministry, with the headquarters in Kibos, off Kisumu-Miwani Road.

The research foundation is mandated to develop and disseminate appropriate technologies for enhanced productivity, value addition and competitiveness of the Kenyan Sugar Sub-sector.

This Foundation wishes to recruit qualified and experienced individuals to the following vacant positions on a temporary twelve (12) months period:

1. Extension Scientist

Grade RF 5

Ref: ES / REC/TEMP/01/13

1 Post

Salary Scale:- Ksh 63782 x 3189 - 66971 x 3349 - 70320 x 3516 -73836 x 3691 - 77527 x 3877 - 81404 p.m.

Duties and responsibilities

Start and implement extension projects; design, establish and manage trials; collect, compile and analyse data from extension experiments; compile and generate extension reports; supervise and manage resources; plan intervention measures; prepare scientific and technical reports; offer training and advisory services, prepare and communicate extension findings.

Job requirements

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have the following;
    •    Have at least a Masters Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
    •    Three (3) years experience in extension work,
    •    Show ability and merit in work performance and results;
    •    excellent  communication and interpersonal skills;
    •    excellent analytical and leadership skills;
    •    Be a result oriented team player;
    •    Possess Computer application skills.
2. Assistant Laboratory Technologist II

Grade RF 7

1 Post

Re: ALT/REC/ TEMP/ 02/13-(One Post)

Salary Scale: - Ksh 50670x1150-55270x1240-57730x1300-60330 p.m.

Duties and responsibilities

Collection and maintenance of laboratory records; indexing and processing experimental data; performing laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support scientific investigations; carrying out analytical and diagnostic tests; ensuring safety procedures are adhered to.

Job requirements

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have the following;
    •    At least a degree in Chemistry or relevant discipline from a recognized institution
    •    Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    •    Good analytical skills
    •    Be a result oriented team player
    •    Possess Computer application skills
3. Information Communication and Technology Officer III

RF 7-REF:ICTO/REC/TEMP/03/13

1 Post

Salary Scale: - Ksh 50670x1150-55270x1240-57730x1300-60330 p.m.

Duties and Responsibilities

Respond to client problem calls from 1st Line Support Officers and the Helpdesk; troubleshoot and resolve simple ICT hardware, Office and System software, and Business Application problems; forward unresolved problems to 3rd Line Support Officers; carry out simple preventive maintenance on specialised ICT equipment including switches, routers, and access points; carry out performance tuning on system software of personal computers; carry out back-up on user computers.

Job requirements

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have the following;
    •    a degree in Information and Communication Technology or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
    •    Professional Certification in the following areas: Systems Administration; Application Development; Hardware Administration; Network Administration; User Support; Information Security; Electronics;
    •    Possess good communication and interpersonal skills
    •    Good analytical skills
    •    Be a result oriented team player
4. Supply Chain Management Officer III

Job Grade: RF 7

Ref: SCMO III/REC/TEMP/04/13

(One Post)

Salary Scale: - Ksh 50670x1150-55270x1240-57730x1300-60330 p.m.

Duties and responsibilities

Carry out stock taking reconciliations; prepare and maintain records; provide guidance and advice to Officers working under him/her; prepare periodic and annual supply chain management reports; monitor the movement of stores; and recommending requisition when stocks approach reorder level; prepare procurement documents; evaluate and conduct cost/quality comparisons for good/services from suppliers; ensure compliance with procurement manual; consolidate procurement requisitions; compile specifications for user requirements; provide secretariat services to the procurement, evaluation, tender opening, inspection and acceptance committees.

Job requirements

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have the following:-
    •    Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution; OR
    •    A degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
    •    Computer applications skills;
    •    Be a member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management;
    •    Good communication and interpersonal skills
    •    Good analytical skills
    •    Be a result oriented team player
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 -21st June 2013

KESREF is an equal opportunity employer.

Please Note that Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.