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27 Government Vacancies in Kenya - Murang’a

IT Officer

JG ‘K’-
To manage ICT functions at the plant
·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or equivalent from a University recognized in Kenya.

·         Good administration, organization and analytical skills.
·         Ability to multi-task, motivate and lead others.
·         Professional certification will be an added advantage.
·         Maintenance of software support is an added advantage.
·         Reporting to the Head ICT, the Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:
·         Performing system analysis and suggest recommendations in liaison with user department.
·         Performing basic technical support for both hardware and software
·         Drawing and maintaining ICT equipment inventory.
·         Ensuring adherence to established ICT standards and policies.
·         Logging of ICT problems.
·         Performing system installation, configuration and renew software licenses.
·         Recommending and supervising hardware/software specification for information communication technology equipment.
·         Repairs and maintenance of information communication technology equipment and associated peripherals,
·         Drawing scheduling preventive maintenance of ICT infrastructure.
·         Troubleshooting of general ICT problems at the user level.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Sales Assistant
Job Group ‘H’
(9 Posts)
The key role of assistant Sales Representative is to provide support to the Sales Representative during selling. He/she will perform routine clerical duties and helps in van or truck selling
·         Advising customers and answering any queries, they may have, from stock availability and details of special offers to a product’s price
·         Handling customer’s transactions, while sales Representative is doing the selling,
·         Ensuring stocks in the van, trucks and wholesale are adequate,
·         Checking for First in First out (FIFO),
·         Helping in van delivery to customers,
·         Any other duty assigned by the Sales Representative
·         Diploma in Sales, Commerce, economics, business management or sociology,
·         At least 2 years’ experience in selling Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Skills and Competencies
·         Data Entry Skills,
·         Reporting Skills,
·         Administrative Writing Skills,
·         Understanding the Customers,
·         Customer Focus,
·         Attention to Detail,
·         Team-working skills

HR Assistant
Job Group `J’
This is the entry and training grade in this cadre. An officer at this grade will perform a variety of human resource management duties of limited scope and complexity under the guidance and supervision of a more senior officer.
·         Assisting in handling Human Resource matters.
·         Performance Management
·         Training and Capacity building
·         Implementation of human resource policies, rules and regulations.
·         Preparing Discipline, training and other agenda for the County Human Resource Advisory Committee
·         Keeping records efficiently and usefully
·         Supervisory duties
·         Report writing
·         Be in possession of a minimum of a bachelor`s degree in any of the social sciences from a recognized university.
·         Be a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management in good standing.

Finance Officer
Job Group ‘K’
The Finance Officer is responsible for the financial resources of the organization
·         Budget planning, Offering Financial advice to GM and Board,
·         Offering business decision support,
·         Collecting, interpreting and reviewing financial information,
·         Predicting future financial trends,
·         Reporting to management and stakeholders, and providing advice how the organization’s future business decisions might be impacted,
·         Producing financial reports related to budgets, account payables, account receivables, and expenses,
·         Developing long-term business plans based on financial reports,
·         Reviewing, monitoring and managing budgets,
·         Developing strategies that work to minimize financial risk,
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the  Managing Director
·         Degree in Finance, Economics, Commerce (Accounting or Finance Option) or CPA(K)
·         Over three (3) years’ relevant work experience.
·         Meet the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Skills and Competencies
·          Excellent analytical skills
·         Good negotiation skills, Ability to develop strong working relationships, Commercial and business awareness,
·         Good communication skills – both written and verbal,
·         A keen eye for detail,

·         Ability to probe further into data, Ability to stick to time constraints,
·         High integrity

Procurement Officer
Job Group ‘L’
To manage and coordinate all raw milk procurement activities in the field
·         Managing all raw milk field analysis,
·         Accounting for all raw milk collection quantities
·         Supervising activities at milk collection centers,
·         Training of staff in the field,
·         Liaising with Kenya Dairy Board on all official matters,
·         Liaising with farmers on issues of milk quality,
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager
·         Degree in Dairy Technology.
·         3 years’ experience in the industry.
·         Excellent  communication skills
·         Attention to detail
·         High integrity
·         Ability to work extra hours
·         Computer literate.

Quality Officer
Job Group ‘J’
(2 Posts)
To test milk and its by-products in accordance with the set Quality standards
·         Analyzing bacteriological and microbiological content of milk and milk products,
·         Analyzing chemical content of milk and milk products,
·         Grading milk at the point of receipt,
·         Sampling milk at the various critical control points/stages of processing,
·         Standardizing of chemicals for milk testing,
·         Testing detergent concentration before the cleaning process
·         Cleaning the laboratory,
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by immediate supervisor
·         Higher National Diploma in Laboratory Technology/Food Science/Analytical Chemistry, 2 years’ experience in related field

Maintenance - Creameries Processing
Job Group ‘L’
To manage the maintenance and servicing of factory machines
·         Overseeing the planning and implementation of maintenance of the factory machines;
·         Supervising the service and repairs of machines;
·         Liaising with the project Engineer on the planning and implementation of projects;
·         Ensuring compliance to the statutory inspections;
·         Ensuring availability of spares parts as well as monitoring stock levels and inventory control;
·         Conducting training of staff and assigning duties
·         Any other duties as assigned by immediate supervisory.
·         Bachelor degree in Engineering or its equivalent, Registered Engineer with Engineer’s Registration Board (ERB),
·         Over 5 years’ experience in Food Industry 2 of which should be at supervisory level,
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Job Group ‘J’
To enter into financial records all activities of transactional nature
·         Raise journals,
·         Post journals, Raise invoices,
·         Verify and match Goods Received notes with invoices,
·         Verify and post vouchers,
·         Pay on instructions,
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the senior accountant
·         Diploma in relevant field or CPA part II,
·         2 years’ work experience in a relevant field
Skills and Competencies
·         High analytical skills,
·         Attention to detail

Technical Operator

(8 Posts)
To operate and maintain milk packaging machines in line with the standard operating procedures and manuals
·         Operating the milk packaging machine and ensuring its cleanliness,
·         Identifying and documenting problems during operations,
·         Maintaining and servicing the milk packaging machine,
·         Maintaining a record of the machine,
·         Achieving the set daily production targets according to the set quality standards of production,
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by immediate supervisor
·         Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Over two (2) years’ work experience in a food industry
How to Apply
Application forms and details of the vacancies can be accessed at www.murang’ Applications should be submitted to the Public Service Board clearly indicating the position applied for ad reference number on the envelope addressed to:
Murang’a County Public Service Board
P.O. Box 52 – 10200
Applications can be hand delivered at the County Public Service Board Office located within the County Governor’s office, Murang’a on or before close of business on 8th January 2019.
Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Women, minorities and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, clearance and other relevant documents in support of their applications.
Applicants from other Counties are encouraged to apply

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