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Government Jobs in Kenya - KEMSA

The Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA) Is a Stats Corporation established in 2000 with the mandate to Procure, Warehouse and Distribute medical commodities to over 5,000 public health facilities countrywide.

The Agency wishes to recruit competent staff to fill existing vacancies in various departments as outlined below:

Manager Internal Audit
Ref. No: MIA/HR/1J2011

Purpose Statement

Reporting to the CEO and with a functional line to the Audit Committee of the Board, the role of this position will be to manage an effective and efficient Internal Audit function ensuring a modern internal audit function is established in KEMSA; ensure that internal policies and procedures of the Agency enhance efficient resource utilization and that the Agency's resources/assets and other interests are safeguarded against all major risks,

Principal Accountabilities

The job holder will have the following principal accountabilities:
  • To formulate and execute annual audit work plans.
  • Develop audit standards of procedure;
  • Develop and ensure implementation of the Agency's Audit Charter
  • Review on continuous basis the Agency's systems; guidelines and processes to ensure they are effective;
  • To continuously monitor the Agency's strategy vis- -vis management plans/budgets ensuring they are aligned to the existing policies and procedures.
  • Continuously assess and monitor effective use of Agency resources ensuring they are optimally used and are safeguarded;
  • Advise management on effective ways of enhancing the internal control mechanism that minimize inherent operational/business risks;
  • To prepare appropriate pertinent reports and schedules for the Audit Committee of the Board and management and follow up on implementation of Audit recommendations;
  • Secretary to Audit Committee of the Board;
  • Liaison with external auditors
  • Departmental staff development;
  • Any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time by the Committee of the Board or the CEO
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate should possess:
  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Economics from a recognized university; MBA will be an added advantage;
  • CPA (K), ACCA qualifications and be a member of ICPAK or any other recognized professional body
  • Professional qualifications like CIA; CISA
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant audit experience since qualifying, at least 3 of them at senior management level with a reputable - organization (s).
  • An in-depth knowledge of modem audit, including the use of computerized auditing and diagnostic tools, accountancy and financial management practice and techniques.
  • Good knowledge of Computer Application systems, and proficiency in the use of computer packages.
Senior Systems Developer 
Ref. No: SSD/HR/1/2011

Purpose Statement

The Job holder will be reporting to the ICT Manager and the primary role of the job is to ensure the timely implementation and enhancements of ICT systems and that they are working effectively and meet the needs of the Agency.

Principal Accountabilities

The job holder will be required to:
  • Lead a system development implementation team.
  • Liaise with systems users for systems updates or any new requirements.
  • Analyze, design, programme and implement computer systems as per agreed business requirements
  • Keep up to date systems and operations documentation.
  • Provide user training on business systems
  • Identify and resolve program errors as per agreed Service Levels Agreements
  • Design develop and install business systems enhancement and upgrades
  • Monitor business systems performance
  • Regular security monitoring to identify intrusion
  • Do any other computer work as from time to time allocated by the ICT Manager
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate should:
  • Have a University Degree in ICT or related field.
  • Have at least 5 years experience in a similar position in a challenging environment.
  • Possess excellent working knowledge of Linux and associated administrative tools.
  • Possess excellent working knowledge of Linux Mail Server and Open office
  • Have excellent experience of Relational Data bases (Postgresql preferred)
  • Able to design and implement Jasper reports
  • Have knowledge in Source Code versioning (Subversion.Git or CVS)
  • Programming experience with JAVA will be a definite advantage.
  • Have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of information security including access control techniques and tools.
Systems Developer
Ref. No: SD/HR/1/2011

Purpose Statement

Reporting to the Senior Systems Developer, the primary purpose of the role is to develop custom application, develop and install enhancement and install application upgrades to support the Agency's ICT systems and requirements

Principal Accountabilities

The job holder will be required to:
  • Analyze, design, programme and implement computer systems in consultation with the Senior Systems Developer 2 Produce systems documentation and user manuals.
  • Develop and install enhancement and upgrade
  • Provide user training on developed applications
  • Provide user support on business systems
  • Monitor business systems performance
  • Do any other computer work from time to time as allocated by the Senior Systems Developer.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be a University Degree from a recognized university in IT or related field
  • Be able to carry out application Development using JAVA or Windows and Linux Operating System Administration.
  • Possess excellent working knowledge of Linux Mail Server and Open office
  • Possess RDBMS management (Postgresql preferred)
  • Be able to design and implement Jasper reports
  • Have knowledge in Source Code versioning (Subversion.Git or CVS)
  • Have at least 3 years experience in a similar position in a challenging environment.
Chief Security Officer
Ref. No: CSO/HR/1/2011

Purpose Statement

The Job holder will be reporting to the Human Resource and Administration Manager and the primary role of the job is to ensure that there are effective and efficient security systems to safeguard KEMSA assets or resources that include among others; the human resources; physical infrastructure; storage/warehousing facilities, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical supplies, motor vehicles, office equipments etc.

Principal Accountabilities

The job holder will have the following principal accountabilities:
  • To formulate and implement KEMSA's security policy and procedures (SOP's).
  • To continuously monitor and review adequacy of KEMSA security policy and systems.
  • To manage and advise the KEMSA management on all security matters.
  • To ensure that there is adequate and effective protective security systems in KEMSA's premises which include warehouses and depots.
  • To ensure that there are effective security systems that shall deter pilferage of medical supplies during movement and transhipment between KEMSA storage facilities and to customers.
  • To coordinate investigation in liaison with external security agencies carrying out investigations relating to any reported theft of KEMSA assets with a view to establishing the culprits and stopping such future occurrence.
  • To advise and co-ordinate security activities with other departmental heads of the Agency with a view to sensitizing them on security awareness.
  • Be responsible for coordinating the continuous training for KEMSA security staff in order to ensure that they remain relevant and effectively provide the necessary services.
  • Liaison with hired/contracted security companies/services and government security agencies on KEMSA's security matters
  • Any other tasks related to security that may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate should possess:
  • Higher Diploma in the related field
  • Bachelor's degree will be an added advantage.
  • Possess certificate of relevant qualifications in security management
  • Have sound security and intelligence training from recognised security institutions.
  • Possess certificate of training in disaster management
  • Have worked or currently working at a senior level not below the rank of Chief Inspector of Police or it's equivalent in other disciplined forces in Kenya and should possess clean references and testimonials
If you believe you are the right candidate and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration level, email and telephone contacts quoting the respective reference number for the position being applied for so as to reach us on or before 6th May 2011 addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (KEMSA)
13 Commercial Street, Industrial Area,
P.O. Box 47715, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

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