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Recruitment at the Agricultural Society of Kenya

The Agricultural Society of Kenya works in partnership with stakeholders in organizing and staging Agricultural Exhibitions and Trade Fairs to promote excellence in Agriculture, allied industries and trade. 

Opportunity has arisen in the following positions.

1. IT Systems Manager

1 Position

The Role

Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the running of the IT systems and infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support the running of the IT systems and infrastructure.
  • Provide IT support to users, identify and troubleshoot problems based on user problem description.
  • Maintain systems backup, security and contingency plans to ensure continuity and high availability of existing business systems.
  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks.
  • Support users in the implementation of internal IT security policies and procedures for the Society.
  • Assist in the coordination, development and deployment of IT systems and infrastructure within the Society’s Head office and Branches.
  • Ensure the stable operation of Business Systems and network connections.
  • Develop and write procedures of installation, use and solving problems of networks and communications hardware and software.
  • Liaise with external service providers to ensure maximum systems availability.
  • Train end users on the various applications to optimize utilization of IT resources.
  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in IT (Or equivalent experience) or any other related field from a recognized University.
  • 5 years in the IT industry and at least 1 year Managerial Experience in a busy environment.
  • Excellent Communication and presentation Skills.
  • Proven troubleshooting skills of computer applications and Network.
  • Knowledge of database scripting (MS SQL/MySQL) and reporting a must.
  • Must be a strategic thinker who would be able to advise management of effective technology practices.
  • Experience in ERP and WAN administration an added advantage.
  • Exposure to SAP will be an added advantage.
2. Accounts Assistant

1 Position

Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain petty cash as well as receipting and cheque payments.
  • Maintaining personal accounts in respect of each debtor and creditor.
  • In charge of staff advances and Imprests.
  • Bank reconciliations and reconciliation of debtors and creditors accounts as well as advances and Imprests accounts.
  • Production of monthly statements of accounts for both debtors and creditors.
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
  • Minimum KATC 1 & 2, CPA I or its equivalent.
  • 3 years experience in similar position.
  • Excellent Communication and presentation Skills.
  • Ability to perform under pressure with minimum supervision.
3. Public Address System Operator / Technician

1 Position
Key Responsibilities
  • Service and maintenance of all electrical & electronics machines and equipments including telephone handsets and internal electrical lines.
  • Installing electrical extension lines when and where required.
  • Must be conversant with PA system and be able to maintain the system to provide highest quality sound in the Arena during Trade Fairs/Shows.
  • Ensuring that all electrical equipments, communications gadgets are in good working conditions.
  • Maintenance of pump house power/wiring system.
  • Any other task related to duties as directed by ASK management.
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
  • Minimum Form IV level of Education with at least a mean grade of C– and above.
  • Certificate in Radio, TV and Electronics Technician from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in setting up and operating a PA system.
  • Should be able to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
If you fulfill the above requirements, send your application with detailed CV, alongside relevant testimonials, stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail address and telephone contact to be submitted in hard copy to the undersigned not later than 15th January 2013. 

 ASK is an equal opportunity employer and any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Chief Executive Officer,
Agricultural Society of Kenya,
P.O. Box 30176-00100,

Jamhuri Park Showground
Off – Ngong Road


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