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Massive Recruitment at KISCO Kenya (71 Positions)

Kiscol is committed to appointing and retaining the most qualified and competent staff who have proven future potential to effectively and efficiently perform duties and responsibilities that they shall be appointed to in accordance with the objectives of the organization.

Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) hereby invites applications from qualified and experienced individuals for the following positions:

Accountant

Accountable to: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Position Summary: 


To assist and support the CFO in the implementation of financial policies and ensure financial records are properly maintained to enable timely preperation of financial reports.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA, CPA).
  • More than three years experience in the areas of financial accounting and reporting.
  • The desired candidate must be computer literate competent in using at least one or two soft ware accounting packages.
  • Experience with accounting packages required. Experience with QuickBooks is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in MS Exel is essential.
  • Good command of communication in English language both oral and written as well as interpersonal relationship skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines. 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervision and guidance and delegation of duties to the Accounts staff under your office.
  • Ensure there is proper keeping of Financial records including Vouchers, receipt books, cheque books, bank statements etc.
  • Reconciliations : bank, suppliers, debtors, control accounts.
  • On monthly basis plan remittance to creditors based on agreed terms of payments.
  • Ensure all statutory requirements are met and prepare returns in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all assets of the company are properly recorded and are adequately insured.
  • Ensure month end close is done and reports prepared within 10 working days .
  • Assist in preparation of audit pack with all necessary schedules within one month of year end.
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Cost Accountant

Accountable to: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Position Summary

To assist and support the CFO in the ensuring that all resources are properly and efficiently utilized; costs properly accounted for and that cost and budget controls are implemented and monitored

Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA, CPA).
  • More than three years prior supervisory experience in the areas of management accounting.
  • Competent in using at least one or two soft ware accounting packages Experience with QuickBooks is an advantage
  • Proficiency in Ms Excel is essential
  • Good command of communication in English language both oral and written as well as interpersonal relationship skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervision, guidance and delegation of duties to the Accounts staff under your office.
  • Ensure there is proper keeping of Financial records
  • Ensure that vehicle log books are properly maintained and allocate vehicle costs.
  • Calculate, monitor and report on vehicle fuel consumption rate.
  • Ensure Man power costs are properly allocated.
  • Ensure all fields costs are properly allocated.
  • Assist in budget preparation.
  • Prepare monthly costs reports per Department with explanations (obtained from HODs) for variances from budget.
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Administration and Logistics Department Manager

Accountable to: Outgrowers Manager

Qualifications and Experience

BA in human resource management from a recognized university with two years experience

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Handles administrative and human resource management activities of the outgrowers division;
  • Establishes farmers working groups and enhance proper communication;
  • Coordinates the procurement and distribution of agricultural inputs;
  • Facilitates the availability and reimbursement of loans/credits to farmers;
  • Manages and records all material and financial expenses diverted to outgrowers;
  • Advises farmers on financing of farm operations (inputs, labour) and on proper utilization of cane money to improve the livelihood of the household;
  • Develops/amends policies and procedures related to outgrowers;
  • Develops and implements performance monitoring and evaluation system;
  • Prepares plans and budget which enable the Division to achieve its goal;
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Land Preparation and Cultivation Officers
Accountable to: Agricultural Mechanization Department Manager

Qualifications and Experience


Diploma in Agricultural Mechanization with two years experience

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Administers, directs and coordinates tillage, cultivation and leveling units;
  • Develops annual tractor work scheme;
  • Establishes reviews and controls the full application of performance standards for mechanical (cultivation and tillage) works;
  • Monitors and evaluates machine performances and taking actions on identified deviations;
  • Coordinates and undertakes bush clearing and tillage works;
  • Ensures collection, recording, maintaining and reporting of data pertaining to machinery performance, productivity and cost;
  • Prepares and reports periodic activity and factual reports.
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Agricultural Extension Officers

Accountable to:
Agricultural Extension Department Manager

Qualifications and Experience


Dip. In agriculture or related field with two years experience

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinates the distribution of agricultural inputs;
  • Coordinates and facilitates logistical and technical support for land development, seedbed preparation, cane cultivation, harvesting, loading and transporting;
  • Offers technical support and advisory servicesto farmers ;
  • Offers and organizes trainings, workshops, field days, visits;
  • Prepares planting and harvesting schedules jointly with the Nucleus estate agricultural operations management;
  • Facilitates and participates in undertakings of on-farm research;
  • Inspects and suggests corrective measures on quality of cane production operations;
  • Prepares technical and periodic performance reports;
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Inputs Supplies Officer (1 post)

Accountable to: Administration and logistics manager

Qualifications and Experience

Degree with two years experience or Dip. with four years experience in accounting.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To ensure that payments are made on due dates, accurately and to the correct beneficiary.
  • To ensure all farmers accounts are maintained correctly and on time
  • To ensure customer service to farmers is done promptly and efficiently
  • To ensure proper storage and custody of documents
  • To ensure administration of discipline in the section
  • To ensure accountability of staff working in out growers accounts section
  • To ensure timely production of the Outgrowers ledger.
  • To ensure prompt payments to farmers and contractors.
  • To ensure prompt and accurate recovery of inputs and services.
  • To conduct periodic reconciliation of the general ledger accounts.
  • Any other task as required by the Out growers company
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Workshop Supervisor (1 post)

Accountable to:
Agricultural Mechanization Department Manager

Qualifications and Experience
  • At least Diploma in Agricultural Mechanization and 7 years related
  • Or Experience or BSc in Agricultural Mechanization Engineering with 3 years related experience
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates, small repair, medium repair and overhaul activities of the section.
  • Develops and proposes (schedules) for maintenance of machineries on their emergency and priority requirement.
  • Undertakes the daily maintenance of Grader, excavators, crawlers and equipments.
  • Prepares and proposes work instruction for the use of maintenance crew.
  • Prepares and submits periodic activity and factual reports.
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Senior Plant Mechanics (3 posts)

Accountable to: Agricultural Mechanization Workshop Supervisor

Qualifications and Experience

Diploma in Agricultural Mechanization with 3 years experience on heavy machinery

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintains and repairs Graders, Excavators, dozers, Front loaders and heavy machineries.
  • Overhauls the engine of machineries
  • Maintains hydraulic systems, power train, final drives, and tandem and drive pumps of machineries.
  • Submit report of maintenance to his immediate supervisor.
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Plant Mechanic (2 posts)

Accountable to: Agricultural Mechanization Workshop Supervisor

Qualifications and Experience
  • Diploma in Agricultural Mechanization with 2 years experience
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintains and repairs Graders, Excavators, dozers, Front loaders and heavy machineries.
  • Overhauls the engine of machineries
  • Maintains hydraulic systems, power train, final drives, and tandem and drive pumps of machineries.
  • Submit report of maintenance to his immediate supervisor.
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Mechanical Electrician (1 post)

Accountable to: Workshop Supervisor

Qualifications and Experience
  • Diploma in Automotive Electrical System with 3 years experience
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintains electrical system of machinery
  • Repairs the charging system, starting and electrical system
  • Prepares battery solution to refill and maintain the level of battery
  • Diagnose the control system of machinery with the software system of the machine
  • Submits his job result to his immediate supervisor
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Welder (1 post)

Accountable to: Workshop Supervisor

Qualifications and Experience
  • Diploma in Welding with 3 years experience or Certificate in Welding technology with 6 years experience
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Welds steel, cast iron, and aluminum parts of the machine.
  • Modify the broken parts of the machineries with available materials
  • Reports to his immediate workshop supervisor after he finishes welding job to approval.
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Tyre repair Men (2 posts) Internal Position

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Dismounts and repair the tyre of machinery
  • Maintain the correct pressure of the tyre
  • Changes old tyre with new.
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Assistant Mechanic (13 posts) Internal Position

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists mechanics while doing repair jobs by lifting, tightening, cleaning parts.
  • Collect tools, washes engine, disassembled and greases.
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Heavy Machine Operators (16 posts)

General requirement: Valid driving license stamped under "specified"

Grader Operator: 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Operates 150hp- 200hp Grader, checks, oil, fuel and coolant to the correct level.
  • Grades the road
  • Roughly grades bush cleared area of the field
  • Spreads evenly the dumped gravel on the road.
  • Registers the engine hour of the machine before starting and finishing of the job.
Excavator Operator:

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Required to operate the track type excavator
  • Uproot trees and refill the area of uprooted tree by soil
  • Digs trench to flood channels
  • Dig and loads truck
  • Registers the engine hour of the machine before starting and finishing of the job.
Dozer operator:

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Required to operate dozer
  • Pushes soil and fallen trees to sides of the field
  • Windrows the fallen tree properly on the side
  • Demolishes the moulds
  • Registers the engine hour of the machine before starting and finishing of the job.
Backhoe Operator:

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Operate the backhoe
  • Uproot trees and refill the area of uprooted tree by soil
  • Digs trench to flood channels
  • Load on the truck properly
  • Registers the engine hour of the machine before starting and finishing of the job.
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Tractor Operators (20 posts)

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Operates tractor
  • Plough, harrow and furrows
  • Checks tractor externally and level of oil, coolant and fuel
  • Registers the engine hour of the machine before starting and finishing of the job.
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Low Bed Truck Driver (1 post)

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Transport Machineries from field to field.
Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Fuel Truck Driver (1 post) Internal Position

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Refill the tanker with the fuel
  • Distributes fuel to the field machine according to the approved fuel ration card

Based at Ramisi, Msambweni

Qualified individuals are invited to send their application along with detailed CV to careers@kwale-group.com so as to be received on or before 11th July 2013

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