Extension Scientist, Assistant Laboratory Technologist, ICT Officer and Supply Chain Management Officer Jobs at KESREF

On Sunday, June 16th, 2013
The Kenya Sugar Research Foundation (KESREF) is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Agriculture, with its headquarters at Kibos, off Kisumu-Miwani Road. 
KESREF is mandated to develop and disseminate appropriate technologies for enhanced productivity, value addition and competitiveness of the Kenyan Sugar Sub-sector.

The 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
Initiate 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 a Masters Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • Three (3) years experience in extension work,
  • Demonstrated ability and shown merit in work performance and results;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good 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 50670×1150-55270×1240-57730×1300-60330 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;
  • Bachelors degree in Chemistry or relevant discipline from a recognized institution
  • Possess good 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 50670×1150-55270×1240-57730×1300-60330 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;
  • Bachelor’s 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 50670×1150-55270×1240-57730×1300-60330 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
  • Bachelors 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
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.
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