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NGO Jobs in Kisumu Kenya - KESREF

The Kenya Sugar Research Foundation (KESREF) is a state corporation in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries with its headquarters at Kibos, off Kisumu-Miwani Road. 

KESREF is mandated to develop and disseminate appropriate technologies for enhanced productivity, value addition and competitiveness of the Kenya sugar sub-sector. 

The Foundation wishes to recruit qualified and experienced individuals to the following vacant positions:
1. Supply Chain Manager

Job Grade RF 3 

Ref: SCM/REC/01/13
The incumbent reports to the Director and the position exists at Kibos Headquarters.
Duties and responsibilities
  • Plan, organize and coordinate supply chain management activities; 
  • set performance targets; 
  • ensure compliance with established procurement policies and procedures;
  • maintain an up-to-date database of prequalified suppliers and identify new and alternative sources; 
  • develop and review the supply chain manual; 
  • assign duties and responsibilities to Departmental personnel; 
  • advise management on the tendering procedures; 
  • develop and implement annual procurement plan; 
  • compile quarterly and annual reports;
  • ensure timely provision of goods and services to the end users;
  • and mentor staff in the Department; 
  • secretary to the tender and disposal committees; 
  • monitor contract management by user Departments;
  • advise other Departments and staff on all matters to do with procurement of goods and services in line with Government procedures.
Job Requirements
For appointment to this grade a candidate must have the following:-
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management or its equivalent from a recognized Institution;
  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Fifteen (15) years relevant experience, three (3) of which must have been in senior management level in a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated outstanding professional competence in Supply Chain Management;
  • Be a registered member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management;
  • Be of integrity with good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Have computer application skills;
2. Research Scientist (Sugar Technology)

Job Grade RF 5
Ref: RSST /02/2013
The incumbent reports to the Director and the position exists at Kibos Headquarters.
Job Description
The Research Scientist will be expected to 
  • initiate and implement research projects;
  • design, establish and manage trials and surveys; 
  • Collect, compile and analyse data from experiments and surveys; 
  • compile and generate scientific reports; 
  • supervise and manage officers and resources below this cadre; 
  • plan intervention measures; 
  • prepare scientific and technical reports; 
  • offer training and advisory services, prepare and communicate research findings; 
  • development and validate diagnostic tools / technologies;
Job Requirements
For appointment to this grade a candidate must have the following:-
  • Masters Degree qualifications plus three (3) years demonstrable research experience;
  • Demonstrated ability and shown merit in work performance and results;
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good analytical and leadership skills;
  • Be result oriented team player; and
  • Computer application skills
Interested candidates for any of the above positions who meet the requirements may send their applications with the reference number clearly stated on the envelop and letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae containing current as well as expected remunerations, names and addresses of three referees and day time telephone contact, with copies of relevant certificates and testimonials to:
The Director
Kenya Sugar Research Foundation
P. O. Box 44-40100
So as to reach him not later than 4.00 pm on 26th July,2013
KESREF is an equal opportunity employer.
Please note that canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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