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Government Jobs in Kenya - KEFRI


Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a state corporation undertaking research in forestry and natural resources. KEFRI is ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certified.
 
The Institute wishes to recruit qualified persons for the vacant positions outlined below:

Quality Assurance Officer: 


KEFRI 11

Duties and Responsibilities

Promoting quality culture and performance improvement throughout the Institute, ensure the processes needed for the Environmental Management Systems/Quality Management Systems are established implemented and maintained, handle Performance Contracting process, monitoring performance of the Environmental Management Systems (EMS)/Quality management Systems (QMS) and reporting to the Management, revising QMS/EMS processes and documenting the same in line with the changing operational environment, planning of internal audits, follow- up, management reviews, coordinating external audits as per certification contract, identifying quality and environment related training needs, liaising with external parties on matters relating to Environmental Management Systems/Quality Management Systems.

Qualifications for Appointment.
  • Worked for a minimum period of eight (8) years, three (3) of which must be at a senior position
  • Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Management / Management Science/Engineering Information Technology.
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent skills in Information Technology
  • Professional qualification in EMS, QMS or OHSAS
Manager – Karura Workshop

KEFRI 10

The Karura workshop is a fully equipped wood processing facility with a sawmill, a variety of machines and equipment including timber seasoning, treatment, finishing as well as pilot production of chemical products.
The KEFRI Management wants to operate this unit on a commercial basis with an aim of generating profit. The Workshop manager will be answerable to the Enterprise Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

Carry out market research to identify the products in demand; prepare production and profitability budgets; plan and supervise production; set up and implement quality control systems; plan and implement marketing strategies; organize employee training programmes; maintain vehicles and equipment to ensure optimum performance; ensure security of assets at the mill, raw material and finished products; prepare monthly management reports.

Requirements for Appointment
  • Worked for a minimum period of eight (8) years in a wood based industry three of which must be at the position of Workshop Manager.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Wood science/ Mechanical / Agricultural Engineering from a recognized institution
  • Diploma in Sales and Marketing / Workshop management will be an added advantage
  • Excellent Marketing and communication skills
  • Computer literacy
NB. Those candidates that had applied in the earlier advert need not apply.

Senior Internal Auditor

Job Grade KEFRI 11

Carry out Risk Assessment, prepare and implement annual audit plans, carry out audit checks to verify validity and accuracy, ensure that accounting procedures of the Institute are adhered to, implement regulations of the Institute pertaining to financial control and management, verify utilization of the Institute resources, prepare audit reports and follow up on implementation of management decisions, undertake audit investigations as may be required. Will be answerable to the Head of Internal Audit.

Requirements for Appointment
  • Worked satisfactorily for a minimum of six (6) years, three (3) of which should be at the grade of Internal Auditor I or in a comparable position.
  • A Certified Public Accountant (Kenya) or its equivalent.
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting Option / Finance) or its equivalent
  • Computer literate.
All Applications should be sent online to vacancies@kefri.org. All applications should be received on or before 21st March 2013 at Noon.

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