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Leather Laboratory Technician

Job Grade KLDC 9
Job Ref No.: KLDC/019/2019
Responsibilities
·         Carrying out chemical analysis on leather and leather products.
·         Carrying out physical analysis on leather, leather products and accessories.

·         Undertaking microbiological examination of water.
·         Maintaining records for chemicals, reagents, glassware, apparatus and consumable.
Qualifications
·         Have a Certificate in Laboratory Technology or relevant equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
·         Proficiency in computer applications is an added advantage.
·         Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Senior Leather Technician

Job Grade KLDC 8
(2 Positions)
Job Ref No.: KLDC/017/2019
Responsibilities
·         Training in footwear and leather goods manufacturing.
·         Preparing training materials.
·         Requisitioning and providing training materials specifications.
·         Monitoring and evaluating the efficient utilization of resources.
·         Participating in continuous evaluation of the trained artisans and entrepreneurs.
·         Preparing training reports.
Qualifications
·         Have at least four (4) years’ experience in footwear and leather goods manufacturing.
·         Have a Certificate in Leather Craft or Trade Test I leather works from a recognized institution.
·         Proficiency in computer applications is an added advantage.
·         Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Senior Leather Industrial Development Officer

JOB GRADE KLDC 5 (2 positions)
Job Ref No.: KLDC/012/2019
Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities will entail:-
·         Promoting production of quality hides and skins.
·         Carrying out sensitization on standards on leather products.
·         Carrying out training needs assessment in leather value chain.
·         Identifying and recruiting MSMEs to be trained in production of leather and leather products.
·         Analyzing Leather sector data.
·         Carrying out inspection, verification of imports and exports.
·         Updating the Leather databank.
·         Promoting appropriate environmental management in the leather sector in collaboration with NEMA.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:-
·         A minimum period of five (5) years relevant work experience.
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Leather Technology, Leather Science/Manufacture or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Proficiency in computer applications.
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.
·         Demonstrate competence in work performance.

Principal Leather Industrial Development Officer

JOB GRADE KLDC 4 (1 position)
Job Ref No.: KLDC/009/2019
Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities will entail:
·         Promoting production of quality hides and skins.
·         Carrying out sensitization on standards on leather products.
·         Carrying out training needs assessment in leather value chain.
·         Identification/recruitment of MSMEs to be trained in production of leather and leather products.
·         Undertaking research on Leather production and marketing activities.
·         Analyzing Leather sector data.
·         Carrying out inspection and verification of imports and exports.
·         Updating the Leather databank.
·         Promoting appropriate environmental management in the leather sector in collaboration with NEMA.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:-
·         Have a minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work experience.
·         Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Leather Technology, Leather Science/Manufacture, or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
·         Be proficient in computer applications.
·         Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
·         Demonstrate competence in work performance.

Human Resource & Administration

JOB GRADE KLDC 3 (1 position)
Job Ref No.: KLDC/006/2019
Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:
·         Forecasting and planning on human resource needs of the Council.
·         Initiating best practices in the management of human resource function.
·         Championing change management programmes in the Council.
·         Managing succession plans of the Council.
·         Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of training and development programmes.
·         Leading the Council in formulating and implementing efficient Performance Management Systems.
·         Formulating and reviewing administrative policies, strategies, procedures and systems.
·         Managing service contracts and service level agreements for outsourced services.
·         Forecasting Council’s needs for equipment, security and cleaning services.
·         Overseeing the process of acquiring new service providers related to all outsourced services falling under administration section.
·         Coordinating renewal of general insurance covers for vehicles, buildings and equipment.
·         Ensuring efficient provision of transport, security and cleaning services in the Council.
·         Safeguarding the Council’s assets.
·         Facilitating Board and staff functions.
·         Facilitating travel clearance, visas and other necessary travel documents for the Board of Directors and all staff travelling out of the Country on official duties.
·         Initiating the identification and acquisition of the Council’s assets for repair, maintenance and disposal.
·         Developing budget plans for Administration section.
·         Overseeing the provision of efficient records management and information services in the Council.
·         Coordinating the preparation of periodic progress reports.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, an officer must: –
·         Have a minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience, at least three (3) of which should be in a management position in the Public Service or Private Sector.
·         Have a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial Relations or its qualifications from a recognized institution.
·         Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Public Administration, Business Administration or its qualifications from a recognized institution and Diploma in any of the following disciplines:- Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or any equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
·         Possession of a Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Public Administration, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial Relations or its qualifications from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
·         Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
·         Be a Member of the Institute of Human Resource Management.
·         Be proficient in computer applications.
·         Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
·         Demonstrate competence in work performance.

Leather Parks & Centres

JOB GRADE KLDC 3 (1 Position)
Job Ref No.: KLDC/005/2019
Responsibilities
An officer at this level will be deployed to carry out specific duties related to the following areas:
·         Initiate development and review of leather parks and centres’ policies, standard and guidelines.
·         Initiate the establishment and management of leather parks and training centres’ (Centres of Excellence).
·         Assess impack of leather parks and centres on MSMEs productivity.
·         Maintain a database of MSMEs in leather parks and centres.
·         Market leather parks and centres to attract investment.
·         Ensure environmental compliance in collaboration with stakeholders.
·         Facilitate the provision of shared infrastructure within the parks and centres.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-
·         Have a minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which should be in a management position in the Public Service or Private Sector.
·         Have Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Leather Technology, Leather Science, Animal Science, Manufacture Science, Material Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Possession of a Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Leather Technology, Leather Science, Animal Science, Manufacture Science, Material Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
·         Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
·         Professional qualification and membership to a professional body, where applicable.
·         Be proficient in computer applications.
·         Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
·         Demonstrate competence in work performance.

Promotions & Marketing

JOB GRADE KLDC 3 (1 Position)
Job Ref No.: KLDC/004/2019
Responsibilities
·         Initiate development and review of promotion and marketing leather policies, standards and guidelines.
·         Develop and implement promotion and market programmes.
·         Collaborate with stakeholders for optimal facilitation of business in leather sector.
·         Conduct market research to identify new markets, emerging demands and customer preferences.
·         Assess the impact of promotion and marketing on MSMES productivity.
·         Promote product development and branding.
·         Promote market linkages and access.
·         Market leather parks and centres to attract investment.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-
·         Have a minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which should be in a management position in the Public Service or Private Sector.
·         Have Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Leather Technology, Leather Science, Animal Science, Manufacture Science,Material Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Possession of a Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Leather Technology, Leather Science, Animal Science, Manufacture Science, Material Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
·         Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
·         Professional qualification and membership to a professional body, where applicable.
·         Be proficient in computer applications.
·         Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
·         Demonstrate competence in work performance.

Capacity Building

JOB GRADE KLDC 3 (1 position)
Job Ref No.: KLDC/003/2019
Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities will entail:
·         Carrying out training needs assessment in leather value chain.
·         Ensure the training Centres are operational and well maintained.
·         Carrying out the identification/recruitment of MSMEs to be trained in production of leather and leather products.
·         Advising on development and revision of training curriculum and materials.
·         Coordinating trainings across the Centres.
·         Ensuring a register of trained MSMEs is maintained.
·         Coordinating follow up and assessment of training impacts on MSMEs productivity.
·         Ensuring appropriate environmental management systems is in place.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·         A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which should be in a management position in the Public Service or Private Sector.
·         Have a Bachelor’s Degree in leather related field from a recognized institution.
·         Possession of a Masters Degree in leather related field is an added advantage.
·         Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
·         Professional qualification and membership to a professional body, where applicable.
·         Be proficient in computer applications.
·         Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
·         Demonstrate competence in work performance

Leather Technician

Job Grade KLDC 9
(8 Positions)
Job Ref No.: KLDC/020/2019
Responsibilities
·         Operating leather and leather products production/ training machines.
·         Carrying out service and minor maintenance works for the machines.
·         Reporting on service, maintenance and safety incidences.
Qualifications
·         Have a Certificate in Leather Craft or Trade Test Grade III leather works.
OR
·         Have a two (2) years’ experience as a machine operator.
·         Proficiency in computer applications is an added advantage.
·         Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya. Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application, copies of the following:
1.   Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
2.   Clearance/Compliance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3.   Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
4.   Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
5.   Clearance from recognized Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Suitably qualified candidates are advised to download and complete the Candidates’ Profile and Application Form (from the ‘Vacancies’ section at www.leathercouncil.go.ke) indicating the Job Reference Number on the Job Application Form and send to kldc.jobadverts@gmail.com attaching certified copies of academic certificates and professional qualifications and National ID.
Hand-delivered application can also be dropped at the Council’s Reception Desk located at CPA Centre, 5th Floor, Thika Road, next to KCA University.

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