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Railways Training Institute (RTI) Jobs in Kenya

Railway Training Institute (RTI) was established in 1956 as an implant school for Railways and Harbors in the East African Region.

The school is currently registered as a Technical Training Institute under Education Act Cap 211 to offer diploma and certificate courses in Engineering and Business studies in addition to Rail and Marine training.

The Institute is looking for suitable and qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions:

1. Lecturers 
Ref:HRR/ACC 001
(Procurement and Supplies, Marine Engineering, Civil Engineering, Rail Engineering

Key Responsibilities
  • Teaching using various methodologies such as group discussions and demonstrations in the area of specialization.
  • Planning, developing and evaluating relevant and usable teaching materials.
  • Identifying the problems which impede the organization development and conducting research with a view to coming up with feasible solutions via training.
  • Planning, designing and evaluating curricula in the specific area of specialization.
  • Guiding and counseling students in matters related to their academic and social welfare.
  • Evaluation of students
Minimum requirements
  • A Bachelors Degree in the area of specialization with a post graduate diploma in education
  • Satisfactorily served in the grade of Assistant Lecturer in the Institute or in a similar position in a comparable institution for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work well with minimal supervision.
2. Assistant Lecturers 
Ref: HRR/ACC 001
(Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism, civil engineering, ICT and Library)

Key responsibilities
  • Assisting in the preparation of audio-visual aids and materials for teaching and instruction in specific disciplines.
  • Participate in teaching specific subjects.
  • Assessing and evaluating students in specific subjects taught.
  • Exam administration
  • Assist in the development and organization of relevant teaching and learning materials.
  • Guidance and counseling of students.
  • Organizing extracurricular activities in the Institute.
Minimum requirements
  • A Bachelors Degree in the area of specialization with a post graduate diploma in education or Higher National Diploma in relevant discipline with a diploma in education from a recognized institution.
  • Satisfactorily served in the grade of Technician or instructor in the Institute or in a similar position in a comparable institution for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Demonstrated ability to convene and teach classes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work well with minimal supervision
3. Senior Librarian 
Ref:HRR/ACC 002

Key responsibilities

The Chief Librarian will be responsible for the overall management of Library services, including:
  • Planning, implementing and enhancing library automation projects and services.
  • Maintaining library collections of books, serial publications, documents, audiovisual, and other materials, and assists groups and individuals in locating and obtaining materials.
  • Serves as liaison for library services with clients and other libraries.
  • Furnishing information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services.
  • Examining book reviews, publishers' catalogs, and other information sources to recommend material acquisition.
Minimum requirements
  • A Bachelors Degree or Higher National Diploma in library or information studies from a recognized institution.
  • Satisfactorily served in a similar position in a comparable institution for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Demonstrated ability to convene and teach classes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work well with minimal supervision.
4. Senior Accountant 
Ref: HRR/ADM 001

Key responsibilities
  • Preparing monthly performance analysis.
  • Preparation of annual budget.
  • Carrying out variance analysis and advising management.
  • Production of timely and accurate management reports.
  • Implementation of sound accounting systems.
  • Proper management of receipts and payments.
  • Maintenance of the fixed assets register and depreciation schedules.
  • Preparing tax returns.
  • Maintaining the Institute’s general ledger.
  • Preparing bank reconciliation and analyzing transactions on a monthly basis.
  • Maintaining an optimum level of working capital in the Institute.
  • Overseeing custody and control of accountable documents
Minimum requirements
  • Bachelors of Commerce degree or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • CPA K or its equivalent.
  • Satisfactorily served as an Accountant I in the Institute or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum period of four (4) years.
  • Demonstrated high understanding of management accounting matters.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to details.
  • Strong team working skills.
  • Excellent computer skills with a demonstrated ability to use an ERP system
5. Admissions Assistant 
Ref: HRR/ADM 002

Key responsibilities

Shall be responsible for the maintenance of all student academic records including:
  • Implementation of registration policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring compliance with academic, regulatory and accreditation policies and requirements.
  • Preparation of all registration materials and forms for each registration period.
  • Compiling statistical data required for various class size, faculty load and enrollment reports.
  • Maintaining accurate records of all courses and curriculum requirements.
Minimum requirements
  • Bachelors degree from a recognized university preferably business administration.
  • A Post graduate Diploma in Records Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner.
  • High level of personal organization.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency
6. Systems Administrator 
Ref:HRR/ADM 003

Key responsibilities

Systems Administrator will be responsible for the maintenance and operation of the ICT
infrastructure of the Institute including reporting to the ICT Manager.
  • Provision of technical support and guidance for all data systems and infrastructure.
  • Analysis, design, coding, testing and implementation of computer programmes for user support.
  • Maintenance of ICT equipment and related peripherals.
  • Receiving, installing and certifying ICT equipment.
  • Ensuring that the network is operational and appropriate back-up rules are implemented
  • Carrying out preventive maintenance on the ICT systems.
  • Responding to and troubleshooting emergencies including server and system outages.
  • Designing and integration of appropriate ICT systems and ensure compatibility of existing systems and network infrastructure.
Minimum requirements
  • A Bachelors degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Satisfactorily served for at least three (3) years in the grade of ICT Assistant in the Institute or a comparable position in a similar institution.
  • Ability to identify and resolve computer operating systems.
  • Demonstrate an excellent command for win 2003 server installation, configuration and setup
  • Demonstrate excellent Knowledge of Microsoft office applications
  • Experience with an ERP system will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge of LAN and WAN set up and configuration
  • Self-motivated, able to take initiative and work well with minimal supervision
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail
  • High degree of integrity.
7. Store Keeper 
Ref: HRR/ADM 004

Key Responsibilities

Delivery of stock management services including:
  • Ensuring appropriate safe custody of stores.
  • Issuing of stores.
  • Determination of stock levels of each supply and maintenance of stock statistics.
  • Monitoring stock levels and re-ordering when stocks reach re-order levels.
  • Recommending on disposal of unserviceable stores.
  • Ensuring that all receipts are issued and recorded.
Minimum requirements
  • A Diploma in Stores Management or Purchases and Supplies Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with a minimum of mean grade C+ or its equivalent.
  • Satisfactorily served as a Stores Assistant in the Institute or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • High degree of integrity and dependability.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
8. Dean of Students 
Ref:HRR/ADM 005

Key responsibilities

The Dean of Students will responsible for management and coordination of programs and services that assist and support students in achieving academic and personal success.

Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Overseeing the planning, coordination and implementation of student welfare programmes in the Institute.
  • Counseling students on all types of problems to ensure their moral, spiritual and social growth in addition to their academic growth.
  • Administering the students’ code of conduct and ensuring that strict discipline is enforced amongst students at all times.
  • Establishing a network through students’ representatives, staff, clubs and individual meetings to be in touch with student’s problems that may require the schools immediate attention.
  • Networking with other similar institutions and organizations to keep abreast with new development initiatives and student problems and recommend appropriate actions.
  • Organizing interactive forums with students from similar institutions to facilitate sharing of ideas and experiences.
  • Coordinating sporting and entertainment activities in the school to enhance physical and social growth of the students.
  • Organizing student’s induction programmes including external speakers on relevant areas of the student social, moral and spiritual growth.
  • Implementing the Institute’s disciplinary committee decisions.
Minimum requirements
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences or equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Diploma in Counseling Psychology or comparable qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • Satisfactorily served for a minimum of three (3) years in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in a busy academic environment.
  • Demonstrated high degree of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct research in various students social activities
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good skills in decision making
  • Demonstrate knowledge of institutional and legal administrative procedure for students discipline management.
  • Good problem solving and analysis skills.
9. Academic Registrar 
Ref: HRR/ACC 003

Key Responsibilities

The Registrar will have the overall responsibility for coordinating the initiation and maintenance of academic records of each student and for the registration of all students including:
  • Formulation and implementation of registration, examination and certification policies and procedures.
  • Providing advice on the academic policies and programmes.
  • Ensuring the Institute’s compliance with academic, regulatory and accreditation policies and requirements.
  • Maintaining and safeguarding the accuracy and security of student academic records.
  • Maintaining examination standards and implementing the Institute’s academic policy.
  • Overseeing the compilation of all student records.
  • Responsibility for all the administrative affairs of the registrar's office.
Minimum requirements
  • A Masters degree in social sciences with a post graduate diploma in education or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Satisfactorily served in the same position in the Institute or in a similar position with equivalent responsibilities in a comparable institution for a minimum of three (5) years.
  • Ability to take initiative and work well with minimal supervision.
  • Expertise in extracting, analyzing and interpreting information and statistics.
  • High degree of integrity and dependability.
  • Well-developed communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good computer skills.
10. Head of Tourism and Hospitality 
Ref: HRR/ACC 004

Reporting to the Dean of Faculty-Business , Hospitality and Logistics

Key Responsibilities
  • Organizing, coordinating and facilitating academic training sessions.
  • Overseeing the delivery of courses by teaching staff in the department.
  • Review, appraisal and updating of the curriculum taught at the Institute.
  • Recommending on the reading materials to be acquired and stocked at the library.
  • Overseeing research and consultancy services in the department.
  • Overseeing the development of relevant teaching materials.
  • Overseeing the provision of appropriate teaching aids for teaching staff.
Minimum requirements
  • Hold a Masters Degree in Tourism and hospitality or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Degree or post graduate diploma in education
  • Have satisfactorily served as a Senior Lecturer in the Institute or in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like institutions for a minimum period of three (4) years.
  • Have demonstrated high leadership skills.
  • Possess high level of integrity.
  • Have ability to work within a team while taking responsibility for the team.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
11. Head of Electrical Engineering studies 
Ref: HRR/ACC 005

Reporting to the Dean of Faculty- Engineering

Key Responsibilities
  • Organizing, coordinating and facilitating academic training sessions.
  • Overseeing the delivery of courses by teaching staff.
  • Review, appraisal and updating of the curriculum taught at the Institute.
  • Recommending on the reading materials to be acquired and stocked at the library.
  • Overseeing research and consultancy services in the faculty.
  • Overseeing the development of relevant teaching materials.
  • Overseeing the provision of appropriate teaching aids for teaching staff.
Minimum requirements
  • Hold a Masters Degree in Electrical engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Degree or post graduate diploma in education
  • Have satisfactorily serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Institute or in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like institutions for a minimum period of three (4) years.
  • Have demonstrated high leadership skills.
  • Possess high level of integrity.
  • Have ability to work within a team while taking responsibility for the team.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
12. Head of Civil and Environmental Studies 
Ref: HRR/ACC 006

Reporting to the Dean of Faculty- Engineering

Key Responsibilities
  • Organizing, coordinating and facilitating academic training sessions.
  • Overseeing the delivery of courses by teaching staff.
  • Review, appraisal and updating of the curriculum taught at the Institute.
  • Recommending on the reading materials to be acquired and stocked at the library.
  • Overseeing research and consultancy services in the faculty.
  • Overseeing the development of relevant teaching materials.
  • Overseeing the provision of appropriate teaching aids for teaching staff.
Minimum requirements
  • Hold a Masters Degree in civil engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Degree or post graduate diploma in education
  • Have satisfactorily serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Institute or in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like institutions for a minimum period of three (5) years.
  • Have demonstrated high leadership skills.
  • Possess high level of integrity.
  • Have ability to work within a team while taking responsibility for the team.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
13. Head of Mechanical Engineering 
Ref: HRR/ACC 007

Reporting to the Dean of Faculty- Engineering

Key Responsibilities
  • Organizing, coordinating and facilitating academic training sessions.
  • Overseeing the delivery of courses by teaching staff.
  • Review, appraisal and updating of the curriculum taught at the Institute.
  • Recommending on the reading materials to be acquired and stocked at the library.
  • Overseeing research and consultancy services in the faculty.
  • Overseeing the development of relevant teaching materials.
  • Overseeing the provision of appropriate teaching aids for teaching staff.
Minimum requirements
  • Hold a Masters Degree in Mechanical engendering or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Degree or post graduate diploma in education
  • Have satisfactorily serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Institute or in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like institutions for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Have demonstrated high leadership skills.
  • Possess high level of integrity.
  • Have ability to work within a team while taking responsibility for the team.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
14. Head of Rail, Marine and Road 
Ref: HRR/ACC 008

Reporting to the Dean of Faculty- Engineering

Key responsibilities
  • Organizing, coordinating and facilitating academic training sessions.
  • Overseeing the delivery of courses by teaching staff.
  • Review, appraisal and updating of the curriculum taught at the Institute.
  • Recommending on the reading materials to be acquired and stocked at the library.
  • Overseeing research and consultancy services in the faculty.
  • Overseeing the development of relevant teaching materials.
  • Overseeing the provision of appropriate teaching aids for teaching staff.
Minimum requirements
  • Hold a Masters Degree in rail or marine or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Degree or post graduate diploma in education
  • Have satisfactorily serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Institute or in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like institutions for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Have demonstrated high leadership skills.
  • Possess high level of integrity.
  • Have ability to work within a team while taking responsibility for the team.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
15. Examination Officer

Key Responsibilities

Examinations officer is in charge of the administration of examinations including:
  • Overseeing examination processes in the Institute.
  • Preparation of a calendar of examination events.
  • Liaising with external examining bodies on matters relevant to examinations.
  • Dissemination of all information relating to exams.
  • Ensuring that students are duly registered for examinations within the stipulated time and schedules.
  • Briefing students on examination procedures and conduct, and producing examination guidelines for staff and students.
  • Issuance of examination results, official transcripts and certificates.
Minimum requirements
  • A Bachelors degree in Education or social sciences or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • High degree of integrity.
16. Head of ICT and Library Studies 
Ref: HRR/ACC 0010

Key Responsibilities
  • Organizing, coordinating and facilitating academic training sessions.
  • Overseeing the delivery of courses by teaching staff.
  • Review, appraisal and updating of the curriculum taught at the Institute.
  • Recommending on the reading materials to be acquired and stocked at the library.
  • Overseeing research and consultancy services in the faculty.
  • Overseeing the development of relevant teaching materials.
  • Overseeing the provision of appropriate teaching aids for teaching staff.
Minimum requirements
  • Hold a Masters Degree in ICT or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Degree or post graduate diploma in education
  • Have satisfactorily serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Institute or in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like institutions for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Have demonstrated high leadership skills.
  • Possess high level of integrity.
  • Have ability to work within a team while taking responsibility for the team.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
17. Head of Management and Business studies 
Ref: HRR/ACC 011

Reporting to the Dean of Faculty-Business , Hospitality and Logistics

Key Responsibilities
  • Organizing, coordinating and facilitating academic training sessions.
  • Overseeing the delivery of courses by teaching staff.
  • Review, appraisal and updating of the curriculum taught at the Institute.
  • Recommending on the reading materials to be acquired and stocked at the library.
  • Overseeing research and consultancy services in the faculty.
  • Overseeing the development of relevant teaching materials.
  • Overseeing the provision of appropriate teaching aids for teaching staff.
Minimum requirements
  • Hold a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Human Resource management or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Degree or post graduate diploma in education
  • Have satisfactorily served as a Senior Lecturer in the Institute or in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like institutions for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Have demonstrated high leadership skills.
  • Possess high level of integrity.
  • Have ability to work within a team while taking responsibility for the team.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
18. Head of Supply Chain and Logistics 
Ref: HRR/ACC 12

Reporting to the Dean of Faculty-Business , hospitality and logistics

Key Responsibilities
  • Organizing, coordinating and facilitating academic training sessions.
  • Overseeing the delivery of courses by teaching staff.
  • Review, appraisal and updating of the curriculum taught at the Institute.
  • Recommending on the reading materials to be acquired and stocked at the library.
  • Overseeing research and consultancy services in the faculty.
  • Overseeing the development of relevant teaching materials.
  • Overseeing the provision of appropriate teaching aids for teaching staff.
Minimum requirements
  • Hold a Masters Degree in procurement and supplies or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Degree or post graduate diploma in education
  • Have satisfactorily served as a Senior Lecturer in the Institute or in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like institutions for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Have demonstrated high leadership skills.
  • Possess high level of integrity.
  • Have ability to work within a team while taking responsibility for the team.
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
Download the application form at www.krc.co.ke and send the completed form with relevant certificates and testimonials to the Director.

While applying, quote the job reference number.

Applications should reach the Director on or before 28th January, 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Director
Railway Training institute
P.O. Box 42226-00100
Nairobi.

E-mail: info@krc.co.ke

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