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Job Title:Procurement Officer

Reporting to:
 Senior Procurement Officer

 KW 6

Main Responsibilities
  • Formulating procurement policies and coordinate their implementation and the procurement function
  • Purchasing of adequate supplies and consumables
  • Effective storage, distribution and monitoring of stocks, suppliers and review the supplier performance periodically.
  • Carrying out regular stock management, including

    control, verification and preparation of regular reports on the same.
  • Acknowledging requisitions, orders, deliveries and initiation of the payment process for services, supplies and equipment
  • Carry out market research and survey and liaise with users on order specifications.
  • Maintenance and safeguard up to date files, documents and records on all contractual agreements, disposal and procurement.
  • Undertake tendering, evaluation, supplier selection, placement and monitoring of the portfolio of corporate contracts in accordance with Annual Procurement Plan and the Public procurement and Disposal Rules and Regulations.
  • Supervise assistants and clerks in the department and actively promote their training and development.
  • A Degree in BusinessAdministration, Commerce or relevant field.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies or CIPS Graduate.
  • Registered member of a recognized Institute of Purchasing and Supplies.
  • Excellent Computer Skills i.e. MS Office Suite.
  • Over Three (3) years proven experience in the Purchasing, supplies or accounting field.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, team working, reporting and communication skills.
  • A person of high integrity.
Job Title: Lecturer I – Water Quality

 Water Resources and Environmental Management

 KW 5

Reporting to:
 Head of Departments Water Resources and Environmental Management

Main Responsibilities
  • Teaching specified subjects in accordance with the syllabus;
  • Preparation of teaching/learning materials;
  • Setting and marking course work / examinations;
  • Carry out research under the guidance of a Senior Lecturer;
  • Develop and review curriculum;
  • Guiding and counseling students;
  • Evaluation of training programmes;
  • Market KEWI services to existing and potential clients.
  • Organize for practical sessions in the laboratory.
  • Preparation of procurement plans.
  • Maintenance of Inventory at the laboratory.
  • Analyzing samples

(a) Promotion
  • For promotion to the grade of Lecturer I an officer must have served satisfactorily in the grade of Lecturer II for a minimum period of three (3) years or served in an equivalent grade in a training environment.
(b) Direct Appointment
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or its equivalent from a recognized University
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Excellent facilitation and interpersonal communication skills;
  • In depth knowledge of lecturing area;
  • The officer should have at least three (3) years experience in a relevant field.
  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate training activities;
  • Computer literate.
Job Title: Water Research Officer I
 Appropriate Technology
Reporting to:
 Head of Department - Appropriate Technology
 KW 5

Main Responsibilities
  • Initiating, planning, ensuring implementation and evaluation of water research projects in his/her field of specialization in both public and private sector
  • Organizing seminars, workshops, science parks, field days, symposia for dissemination of research findings
  • Designing methodologies of conducting targeted and policy oriented special studies to generate data for planning and management programmes within the water sector
  • Compiling technical information and development
  • Developing Software for water research coordination and data processing
  • May be called upon to teach in their relevant field
  • A bachelor of Science Degree from a recognized University in any of the following disciplines:- Geology, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering and Geography or their equivalent
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Able to initiate and carry out research
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of the water sector
  • Ability to write research reports and present such reports in scientific forum
  • At least three (3) years as Water Research officer II or its equivalent carrying out research activities in the discipline
  • Write research proposals
  • A breast with latest developments in his / her field of specialization
  • Computer literate
Note: All applications should be addressed to

The Director KEWI
P.O. Box 60013-00200

to reach him not later than 16th April 2010.

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