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The Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Industrialization established under the Industrial Property Act 2001 to administer and promote industrial property rights (IPRs) in Kenya. 

Its main functions include registration of patents, trademarks, industrial designs, utility models and technovations; promotion of innovative and inventive activities; dissemination of IP information to the public, screening of technology transfer agreements and licenses and offering training in IPR.

Chief Administrative Officer 

Grade KP “3”
Ref No. 1

1 Position
Duties and Responsibilities
At this level, the officer will be in charge of the administrative services, human resource development, procurement services, and financial services and will be responsible to the Deputy Managing Director (Finance, Planning and Administration). 

His duties include: -
(a) Assisting the Deputy Managing Director in the organisation, direction, administration, management, coordination, harmonization and supervision of activities of the department responsible for finance, planning and administration.
(b) Preparing progress reports for the division.
(c) Preparing performance reports on members of the staff under his supervision.
(d) Providing direction and guidance for technical developments and standards in his functional area.
(e) Determining the training requirements for the Institute.
Requirements for Promotion
For promotion to this grade, an officer must have, in addition to the minimum requirements for promotion to
the grade of a senior officer grade “KP 4’: -
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of a senior officer grade “KP 4’.
  • Demonstrated a track record of management skills.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in his professional field for at least seven (7) years.
  • Demonstrated a high standard of professional competence and administrative ability required for directing and co-ordination of planning activities.
Direct Entry
For direct entry to this grade the applicant must have:
(a) At least an upper second class Bachelors degree in social sciences (sociology, economics, public/business administration and law), commerce or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
(b) At least a Masters Degree in Business Administration (accounts option) or a Masters Degree in Economics or its accepted equivalent from a recognised institution.
(c) Be a holder of at least CPA II or CPS (K).
(d) At least six (6) years post qualification experience of which three (3) years will have been gained in the public sector or a big private sector organisation and three (3) years in strategy formulation and implementation in a senior management position.

Patent Examiner II 

Grade KP “6” 

Ref No. 2
2 Positions
Duties and Responsibilities
This is the entry grade for this cadre. 

Under the supervision of a Patent Examiner I, the appointee will undergo on-job training for a period of three (3) years, and will: -
  • Co-ordinate receiving and recording of applications for industrial property rights
  • Classify patent documents according to the International Patent Classification (IPC) System.
  • Examine patent applications as to form.
  • Examine utility model applications as to form.
  • Examine industrial design applications as to form.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.
Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to the grade of a Patent Examiner II a candidate must have at least:-
(a) An upper second class Bachelors degree from a recognized university in Science (Biochemistry / Biotechnology), Engineering, (Electrical/Electronics) or Physics.
(b) Good analytical and computer skills.
Planning Officer II 

Grade KP “6” 

Ref No. 3
1 Position
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in development and coordination of the organization’s long-term strategic plan.
  • Carry out analysis of major capital expenditures and their inclusion in the business planning process in coordination with the operations and finance departments.
  • Update the strategic plan.
  • Coordinate with finance to quantify strategic scenarios, assessing opportunities and making recommendations.
  • Preparing timely and accurate reports.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics
  • Relevant professional qualifications
  • Three (3) years experience in a business planning capacity.
Note: Canvassing, lobbying or reasonable suspicion for canvassing or lobbying for any position shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Interested applicants should send their applications with:-
(i) Application form (available on KIPI Website),
(ii) A detailed curriculum vitae highlighting academic qualifications and relevant experience and
(iii) Copies of relevant academic/professional certificates and testimonials.
Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications should be marked REF. No…….. and submitted to the address below by 7th June 2013.
The Managing Director
Kenya Industrial Property Institute
P. O. Box 51648 – 00200

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