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Senior Internal Auditor

KEFRI 11- 1POST
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1986 whose mandate is to undertake research in forestry and allied natural resources, generate and promote improved technologies for sustainable development. The Institute is both EMS 14001: 2004 and QMS 9001:2008 certified.
The Institute wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven professionals to fill the vacant positions below:

Responsibilities

·         Provide input in the development of strategies, policies and procedures to ensure objectives are met as planned and actions are properly guided in reaching decisions.
·         Review audit reports prepared by subordinates to ensure all the requisite audit areas are covered and details captured.
·         Allocate work to subordinates to ensure targets are met and that time is properly utilized.
·         Prepare performance contracts with subordinates to direct their efforts to meet the required targets which contribute to achievement of the Institute’s mandate.
·         Evaluate the performance of subordinates to ascertain efficiency and effectiveness in work performance in meeting the objectives of the Unit.
·         Provide input in the preparation of risk based audit work plan and programs for audit engagements.
·         Provide input in the preparation of the draft budget for the unit to help in allocating financial resources.
·         Coordinate the implementation of the Institute’s risk management strategy to promote effective management of risk within the Institute.
·         Coordinate the implementation of the Institute’s counter corruption strategy to promote effective management of corruption within the Institute.
·         Mentor, guide and supervise subordinates through coaching and training to improve performance.
·         Lead a team undertaking audit assignments to confirm the adequacy and effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal controls systems.
·         Lead a team in fraud investigations to confirm whether there are material breaches in policy, procedures and relevant regulations.
·         Undertake risk assessment to determine appropriate levels of risk appetite and recommend appropriate mitigating actions through review of developed risk registers.
·         Follow up with management on the implementation of audit recommendations to ensure that all pending audit issues are implemented or closed.
·         Work with the Board Audit Committee secretary to compile quarterly reports and minutes to assist the Committee to effectively carry out its oversight function.
·         Lead a team when undertaking consulting and advisory services to offer advice and guidance to management in the development of control systems.
·         Monitor the implementation of the Institute’s Corruption Prevention Plan to effectively identify and manage corruption risks.
·         Work with the secretary to the Anti-Corruption Committee of the Institute in preparing the minutes of the meetings of the committee, reports on Anti-corruption activities and compiling quarterly reports to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

Requirements

·         Minimum nine (9) years’ audit experience with at least three (3) years in the grade of
·         Internal Auditor I or in a comparable position in a similar institution;
·         Certified Public Accountant (Kenya) or its equivalent from a recognised institution;
·         Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting Option/Finance) or its equivalent from a recognised institution;
·         Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or its equivalent;
·         Certificate in computer applications skills from a recognized institution;
·         Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent from a recognized Institution; and
·         Have clearance certificates as contained in Chapter six of the Kenya Constitution 2010 from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Ethics and Ant-Corruption Commission (EACC), Police, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), An approved Credit Reference Bureau and Commission on University Education (CUE) for degrees obtained outside Kenya.

Building Inspector II
KEFRI 7
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1986 whose mandate is to undertake research in forestry and allied natural resources, generate and promote improved technologies for sustainable development. The Institute is both EMS 14001: 2004 and QMS 9001:2008 certified.
The Institute wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven professionals to fill the vacant positions below:

Responsibilities

·         Reading and interpreting Architectural and Engineering drawings.
·         Examine plans to ensure structures comply with building codes.
·         Ensure efficient utilization of resources and budgetary control.
·         Undertake general routine inspection and service of electrical, mechanical and buildings.
·         Maintain, service and repair buildings; electrical installations, firefighting equipment, generators and general electrical items.
·         Ensure that repairs and alterations are performed correctly.
·         Ensuring that construction work in progress is in accordance with specifications and taking details of provisional items.
·         Compile quarterly and annual reports on maintenance and services.

Requirements

·         A minimum of three (3) years relevant experience in the grade of Building Inspector III or in a comparable position;
·         Have Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) of at least mean grade ‘C (Plain)’ or its equivalent;
·         Have Diploma in Building, Construction and Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Be accredited as a Construction Site Supervisor with the National Construction Authority(NCA); and
·         Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution


Senior Administrative Officer
JOB GRADE KEFRI
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1986 whose mandate is to undertake research in forestry and allied natural resources, generate and promote improved technologies for sustainable development. The Institute is both EMS 14001: 2004 and QMS 9001:2008 certified.
The Institute wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven professionals to fill the vacant positions below:

Responsibilities:

·         Formulate administrative procedures and regulations to aid in the provision of administrative services.

·         Budget and coordinate resources to ensure smooth operations in the division.
·         Supervise transport services to ensure efficient movement of staff and supplies
·         Supervise health and safety of staff, building & equipment to ensure a conducive work environment.
·         Supervise ground maintenance and janitorial services to ensure a clean work environment
·         Conduct performance appraisals to measure performance targets.
·         Sign performance contracts with administration officers and head of sections to set annual performance indicators.
·         Manage staff welfare matters pertaining to housing, health and safety to ensure their wellbeing.
·         Provision of office accommodation to ensure that staff have comfortable work stations
·         Oversee provision of secretarial services to facilitate smooth office operations.
·         Oversee efficient and effective utilization of office resources to ensure prudent use of the same.
·         Supervise security matters to ensure safe environment
·         Supervise maintenance of office buildings, estate, motor vehicles and equipment to enhance occupational health and safety
·         Oversee the conduct of drills and put in place safety equipment to enhance emergency preparedness
·         Oversee the renewal of motor vehicle and property insurance to minimize losses to the Institute.
·         Plan for trainings of the division staff in liaison with the human resource division to enhance capacity building
·         Plan activities of hiring of casuals and overseeing the implementation in order to meet set performance targets
·         Mail and telephone services for effective management of services within the Institute.
·         Oversee construction of offices, laboratories, and farmer’s resource centres to aid in research implementation and dissemination of research information.
·         Coordinate provision of water and maintenance of sewage systems for efficient utilization of resources.

Requirements

·         Minimum nine (9) years’ administration experience with at least three (3) years in the grade of three (3) years in the grade of Administrative Officer I or in a comparable position in a similar institution;
·         Bachelor’s Degree in any of the Social Sciences from a recognized institution;
·         Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (CPSK) OR Higher Diploma in Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Certificate in computer applications skills from a recognized institution;
·         Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent from a recognized Institution; and
·         Have clearance certificates as contained in Chapter six of the Kenya Constitution 2010 from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Ethics and Ant-Corruption Commission (EACC), Police, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), An approved Credit Reference Bureau and Commission on University Education (CUE) for degrees obtained outside Kenya



Internal Auditor I
KEFRI 10- 1POST
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1986 whose mandate is to undertake research in forestry and allied natural resources, generate and promote improved technologies for sustainable development. The Institute is both EMS 14001: 2004 and QMS 9001:2008 certified.
The Institute wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven professionals to fill the vacant positions below:

Responsibilities

·         Develop individual audit engagement plan including scope and objectives of the audit and audit procedures.
·         Undertake audit assignments to confirm the adequacy and effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal controls systems by performing substantive and compliance testing of accountable records and documents and preparing working papers.
·         Undertake fraud investigations to confirm whether there are material breaches in policy, procedures and relevant regulations through review of accountable documents and records and preparing working papers.
·         Performing risk assessment to determine appropriate levels of risk appetite and recommend appropriate mitigating actions through risk reviews and developing risk maps.
·         Provide input in preparation of audit reports for given assignments by capturing relevant audit findings and recommendations from working papers to give an assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of systems within the Institute.
·         Undertake reviews and reports on Anti-corruption activities.
·         Undertake consulting and advisory services to offer advice and guidance to management in the development of control systems.

Requirements

·         Minimum six (6) years’ audit experience with at least three (3) years in the grade of Internal Auditor II or in a comparable position in a similar institution;
·         Certified Public Accountant (Kenya) or its equivalent from a recognised institution;
·         Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting Option/Finance) or its equivalent from a recognised institution;
·         Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or its equivalent;
·         Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent from a recognized Institution; and
·         Certificate in computer applications skills from a recognized institution.


Librarian
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1986 whose mandate is to undertake research in forestry and allied natural resources, generate and promote improved technologies for sustainable development. The Institute is both EMS 14001: 2004 and QMS 9001:2008 certified.
The Institute wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven professionals to fill the vacant positions below:KEFRI 8-1 POST

Responsibilities:

·         Head library services in the Institute
·         Supervise the library staff
·         Custody, security and maintenance of library materials
·         Issue and return of library materials
·         Shelve books and periodicals
·         Coordinate and guide satellite libraries in KEFRI eco-regions
·         Organize, manage and undertake current awareness services
·         Classify, catalogue, index and digitize information resources.
·         Network with other libraries
·         Provide reference services to all library users

Requirements

·         Served satisfactorily for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Senior Library Assistant or comparable position;
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Library Studies or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Member of a library association
·         Worked in an automated library
·         Certificate in computer applications skills from a recognized institution.
How to Apply
Interested persons should send their applications and attach their Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates and national identification card.
They should also include their day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address and names and addresses of three referees to reach the undersigned not later than 5.00 PM on Monday, 11th June, 2018. Envelopes containing the documents should clearly be marked with the position applied for and addressed to:-
The Director/CEO
Kenya Forestry Research Institute
P.O. BOX 20412-00200,
City Square, NAIROBI
KEFRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Diversity and Gender Equality. Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of required documents will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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