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Recruitment at KTDA


Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd is the Leading Management agency for the small scale tea farmers in Kenya. KTDA was formed on the privatization of Kenya Tea Development Authority in June 2000. It took over the assets; liabilities and the mandate of the Authority.  The new terms applying to the Agency are contractual agreement with the independent tea factory companies it manages.
KTDA Ltd is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified, dynamic and self motivated person to fill the following vacant positions:
1.      Mechanical Engineer - Projects

Position scope


Reporting to Head of Technical Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing mechanical engineering services within the company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing technical specifications and bill of quantities for equipment and machineries for KTDA and subsidiaries.
  • Providing designs and bill of quantities for mechanical services - plumbing and drainage for KTDA and subsidiaries.
  • Designing equipment and machinery layouts for new installations and reviewing drawing produced thereof.
  • Carrying out tender analysis and recommendations for award through TEC.
  • Carrying out/ ensuring pre-delivery inspections.
  • Planning, coordinating and monitoring new installations to ensure they are completed on time and on budget.
  • Carrying out financial valuation for payment facilitation.
  • Providing budgetary estimates for new projects and to enable adequate annual factory budget preparation.
  • Supervising, coordinating and evaluating staff under him/her.
  • Any other duties assigned to him/her.
Qualifications/Skills/Experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies: -
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering / Production Engineering
  • Be registered by the Engineering Board.
  • 5 years experience in maintenance and Projects, 2 of which must be at a supervisory level.
  • Good management skills
  • AutoCAD
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High level of integrity
How to apply

If you believe you fit the required profile, please write in confidence to the address below by 9th March 2012 attaching curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience and present position. 

In addition, please provide your telephone number, e-mail address and names of three referees.

The Group General Manager - Human Resource & Administration,
Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd,
P. O. Box 30213 - 00100,
Nairobi

e-mail: recruitment@ktdateas.com

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


2.      Administrative Assistant

Position Scope


Reporting to the Head of Risk Assurance and Compliance, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing effective and efficient logistical and administrative support to the company.

Key Responsibilities
  • Administering and overseeing the office requirements related to procurement and operations.
  • Assisting with preparation of business presentations i.e. texts, overhead and electronic presentations.
  • Assist in planning, scheduling and organizing meetings.
  • Designing, maintaining and archiving files.
  • Interfacing with various departments to collect information and responding to requests.
  • Compiling and distributing staff meeting minutes.
  • Taking part in administrative duties and special projects as required.
  • Attending to customer enquiries.
Qualifications /Competencies/ Experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies: -
  • A Bachelors degree in Business administration /Secretarial studies or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar position.
  • Excellent command of English language both verbal and written.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage own workflow.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must be mature, well organized, reliable and able to work under pressure
How to apply

If you believe you fit the required profile, please write in confidence to the address below by 9th March 2012 attaching curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience and present position. 

In addition, please provide your telephone number, e-mail address and names of three referees.

The Group General Manager - Human Resource & Administration,
Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd,
P. O. Box 30213 - 00100,
Nairobi

e-mail: recruitment@ktdateas.com

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


3.      Forest Officer

Position Scope


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Operations the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating KTDA / Factories’ wood fuel projects and ensuring adherence to stipulated land acquisition and development procedures.

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervising the management of wood fuel projects.
  • Coordinating feasibility/economic analysis of proposed projects.
  • Participating in the review of wood-fuel land procurement procedures.
  • Participating in the enhancement of financial controls of projects.
  • Coordinating, monitoring and evaluating economic factors around wood fuel projects.
  • Preparing timely and accurate reports on the performance of projects and recommend areas of improvement.
  • Undertaking research on market changes, impacts and strategies.
  • Identify Strategic partners and other business ventures.
  • Observing and complying with environmental health and safety measures.
  • Providing technical support to factories and contracted firewood farmers.
Qualifications /Competencies/ Experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies.
  • BSc. Forestry.
  • At least 3 years experience in Forestry Management.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Good communication, conceptual, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Valid driving license.
How to apply

If you believe you fit the required profile, please write in confidence to the address below by 9th March 2012 attaching curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience and present position. 

In addition, please provide your telephone number, e-mail address and names of three referees.

The Group General Manager - Human Resource & Administration,
Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd,
P. O. Box 30213 - 00100,
Nairobi

e-mail: recruitment@ktdateas.com

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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