Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Coffee Board of Kenya Job Opportunites

Our client, Coffee Board of Kenya, a State Corporation mandated to promote competitiveness in the production, processing and branding of Kenya coffee at local and international level and to regulate the Coffee Industry in the public interest, seeks to recruit self motivated, dynamic and results-oriented persons to fill the following vacancies:

Coffee Advisory Manager
Scale CBK11
Job Ref. MN 4091

Job Profile
  • Maintaining close liaison with, including providing guidance to, the coffee working groups on issues pertaining to coffee development.
  • Co-ordinating the preparation of departmental/regional/ district reports and annual reports.
  • Handling issues relating to coffee production, policies and programmes; co-coordinating licensing activities in order to ensure conformity with laid down rules and regulations.
  • Taking responsibility for Board property under their care as well as handling administrative duties including supervision, discipline and training of staff.
  • Co-ordinating the inspection of licensed millers, marketing agents and other traders to ensure compliance with standards and laid down regulations that govern the industry.
  • Analyzing coffees involved in illegal deals, following up on coffee dealers not licensed by the board in order to bring them under the Board's control, preparing inspection reports and assessing the extent of the illegal coffee trade and arresting and prosecuting illegal coffee dealers.
  • Co-ordinating the preparation and follow up of timely and quality inspection reports.
  • Co-ordinating inspection of premises for new license applications and licensed coffee traders.
  • Working in liaison with the Board's Legal Section in cases of litigation and playing the witness role and participating in the arbitration process.
Person Profile
  • Served in the grade of Senior Coffee Advisory Officer or in a comparable position in a reputable organization for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • A Masters Degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics or in a related field from a recognized institution.
  • Attended a Management Course lasting not less than one (1) month from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated outstanding professional, managerial and administrative competence in undertaking the coffee advisory function.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership, personal initiative and integrity.
  • Must be fluent in English and Kiswahil.
  • Be computer literate.
Quality Control and Assurance Officer II
Scale CBK 8 (2 Positions)
Job Ref. MN 4092

Job Profile
  • Collecting, collating and compiling information on liquoring for dissemination to stakeholders.
  • Forging partnerships with roasters, packers and other agencies so as to promote coffee consumption.
  • Creating awareness and promoting coffee consumption by holding forums/ demonstrations on coffee consumption such as shows, trade fairs and exhibitions.
  • Liquoring/cupping of coffee samples.
  • Keeping custody of coffee samples and data on liquoring.
  • Analyzing liquoring data and preparing reports and disseminate information to stakeholders.
  • Educating and training industry participants on aspects of quality and value addition.
  • Analyzing trade and industry intelligence on consumption and industry developments.
Person Profile
  • Have a Degree Agriculture (Marketing or Home Economics option), Food Science, Nutrition, or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • Possession of a Liquoring Certificate will be an added advantage.
  • Served in the grade of Quality Control and Assurance Officer III or in a comparable and relevant position in a reputable organization for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership qualities, personal drive and integrity.
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Be computer literate.
Senior Human Resource and Administration Officer
Scale CBK 10
Job Ref. MN 4093

Job Profile
  • Handling all human resource matters within established olices, rules and regulations.
  • Supervision and guidance of staff working under him/her;
  • Industrial relations, discipline, establishment control, Staff welfare, payroll administration, and staff training and development.
  • Human resource requirements and succession management.
  • Responsible for Board assets.
Person Profile
  • Have served in the grade of Human Resource and Administrative Officer I or in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least three (3) years.
  • Be in possession of CPS (K) or post-graduate diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • Have demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and administrative ability in handling the Human Resource and Administration function.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Be computer literate.
Executive Secretary
Scale CBK 10
Job Ref. MN 4094

Job Profile
  • Drafting letters.
  • Recording dictation in shorthand and transcribing it in typewritten form.
  • Typing from drafts, manuscripts or recording from dictation machines.
  • Processing data and operating office equipment.
  • Attending to visitors/clients; handling telephone calls and appointments; ensuring security of office records, documents and equipment.
  • Effective management of office protocol and media issues.
  • Guiding and supervising secretarial staff.
  • Handling other issues relating to the Secretarial Cadre in a Department.
Person Profile
  • Have served in the grade of Senior Personal Secretary or a comparable position for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Have a Bachelors Degree in Secretarial Studies or Office Management or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • Have the following qualifications from the Kenya National Examinations Council:-
  1. Shorthand III (minimum 120 w.p.m.).
  2. Typewriting III (50 w.p.m.)/Computerized Document Processing III.
  3. Business English Ill/Communications II.
  4. Commerce II.
  5. Office Management Ill/Office Administration and Management III.
  6. Secretarial Duties II.
  • Have attended a Secretarial Management Course from the Kenya Institute of Administration, or any other Government Training Institution.
  • Have demonstrated professional competence in management of secretarial services.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Possess Certificate in Computer Applications (Windows, Ms. Word, Excel, Access and Internet) from a recognized institution.
Internal Auditor
Scale CBK 10
Job Ref. MN 4095

Job Profile
  • Undertaking specific audit assignments.
  • Preparing detailed audit observations, queries and reports.
  • Developing audit techniques and procedures.
  • Comprehensive audit.
  • Obtaining corrective action reports for irregularities, weaknesses and inefficiencies.
  • Secretary to the Audit & Governance Committee.
Person Profile
  • Be in possession of a Bachelors Degree from a recognized Institution in any of the following: Economics, Commerce or Business Administration.
  • Be in possession of CPA (K).
  • Be fluent in English & Kiswahili.
  • Be computer literate.
Senior Accountant
Scale CBK 10
Job Ref. MN 4096

Job Profile
  • Timely and accurate preparation of quality management accounting.
  • Preparation of financial accounts and statements for various purposes.
  • Project financial appraisal and management.
  • Supervision and development of staff in the accounts section.
  • Planning, directing, coordinating and supervising areas of control.
  • Training and development of staff under him/her.
  • Setting targets for the section(s).
  • Certify and verify returns, documents, vouchers, monitor collection of revenue including inspection.
  • Be responsible for accounting records and custody of accountable documents under his/her section.
Person Profile
  • Served in the grade of Accountant I or in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least three (3) years.
  • Passed Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent qualification. OR
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option) from a recognized institution or a relevant qualification adjudged to be its equivalent from an approved institution and have passed part II of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its equivalent qualification.
  • Attended a Management Course lasting not less than one (1) month from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and administrative capability in accounting duties as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Be computer literate.
Coffee Advisory Officer I
Scale CBK 9 (8 Positions)
Job Ref. MN 4097

Job Profile
  • Advising farmers and cooperatives on all aspects of coffee husbandry, management, processing and movement.
  • Undertaking regular crop forecasts.
  • Coordinating and supervising the movement of coffee seed/seedlings, parchment, mbuni and clean coffee from planters and licensed agents.
  • Monitoring illegal activities pertaining to coffee growing and quality, monitoring input availability, diseases and pest outbreak and other eminent problems in the area of operation.
  • Reporting on the eligibility of applicants for nurseries/ planters/pulping station licenses or any other authority permitted to deal with issues regarding coffee growing.
  • Disseminating information and educating coffee farmers and cooperatives through agricultural trade fairs in the area of operation in collaboration with the coffee extension officers.
  • Undertaking inspection role of licensed millers, marketing agents and other traders to ensure compliance with standards and laid down regulations that govern the industry.
  • Analyzing coffees involved in illegal deals, following up on coffee dealers not licensed by the board in order to bring them under the Board's control, preparing inspection reports and assessing the extent of the illegal coffee trade and arresting and prosecuting illegal coffee dealers.
  • Undertaking inspection of premises of new license applicants and licensed coffee traders.
  • Working in liaison with the Board's Legal Section in cases of litigation and playing the witness role and participating in the arbitration process.
Person Profile
  • Have a served in the grade of Coffee Advisory Officer II or in a comparable position for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Have attained at least a C+ grade at KCSE.
  • Have attended a Supervisory/Management course for at least two (2) weeks.
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Be computer literate.
Marketing and Research Officer I
Scale CBK 9
Job Ref. MN4098

Job Profile
  • Advising the Board and all coffee stakeholders on Coffee Marketing trends and opportunities for new markets both locally and internationally.
  • Explaining the role of CBK in the coffee industry and creating general awareness and publicity of coffee products and branding of Kenyan coffee through print, electronic media and road shows.
  • Conducting market research and gathering market intelligence.
Person Profile
  • Have served in the grade of Marketing Officer II or in an equivalent position in a reputable organization for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Have a Bachelors degree in Marketing or Social Science plus a post-graduate Diploma in Marketing from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership qualities, personal drive and integrity.
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Be computer literate.
Information Communication Technology Officer I
Scale CBK 9
Job Ref. MN4099

Job Profile
  • Installation and maintenance of computer systems.
  • Configuration of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network.
  • Developing and updating application systems.
  • Carrying out systems analysis, design and programme specifications in liaison with users.
  • Carrying out repairs and maintenance of Information Communication Technology equipment and associated peripherals.
  • Drawing up hardware specifications for Information Communication Technology equipment.
  • Maintaining the Board's website.
  • Maintaining the Industry Database.
  • Verification, validation and certification of Information Communication Technology equipment.
  • Overseeing the process of configuration of new Information Communication Technology equipment.
Person Profile
  • A degree in Computer Science/ Information Communication Technology or in Electronics/Electrical Engineering from a recognised institution.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Served in the grade of Information Communication Technology Officer II or in an equivalent position for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Be computer literate.
Senior Security Officer I
Job Group CBK 9
Job Ref. MN 4100

Job Profile
  • Ensuring efficient and effective security services in the Board.
  • Maintaining close liaison with Government Security Agencies.
  • Undertaking investigations where necessary and preparing security appraisal reports.
  • Advising the Board on security lapses and weaknesses and recommending appropriate corrective measures and keeping custody and disposing property recovered/found.
Person Profile
  • Served in the grade of Security Officer II or in a comparable position in a reputable a organization for a at least three (3) years.
  • Attended a Management course form a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated high degree of professional competence and administrative capability in security matters.
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Be computer literate.
Human Resource and Administration Officer II
Scale CBK 8
Job Ref. MN 4101

Job Profile
  • Verification of information relating to recruitment, appointment; transfers.
  • Maintaining personnel records and complement control.
  • Supervising and guiding clerical staff in the Section.
Person Profile
  • Have a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences such as Government, Sociology, Economics, Public / Business Administration, Human Resource / Personnel Management, from a recognized from institution;
  • Must be fluent in English and Kiswahili; and
  • Be computer literate.
Personal Secretary I
Scale CBK 8
Job Ref. MN 4102

Job Profile
  • Recording dictation in shorthand and transcribing it in typewritten form.
  • Typing from drafts, manuscripts or recording from dictation machines.
  • Processing data and operating office equipment.
  • Attending to visitors/clients.
  • Handling telephone calls and appointments.
  • Ensuring security of office records, equipment and documents, including classified materials.
  • Preparing responses to simple routine correspondence.
  • Undertaking any other secretarial duties that may be assigned.
  • Guiding and supervising junior secretarial staff.
Person Profile
  • Have served in the grade of Personal Secretary II or in a comparable position for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Have a Bachelors Degree in Secretarial Studies or Office Management or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • Have the following qualifications from the Kenya National Examinations Council.
  1. Shorthand III (minimum 110 w.p.m.).
  2. Typewriting III (50 w.p.m.)/Computerized Document Processing III.
  3. Business English Ill/Communications II.
  4. Commerce II.
  5. Office Management Ill/Office Administration and Management III.
  6. Secretarial Duties II.
  • Have Attended a Secretarial Management Course from the Kenya Institute of Administration, or any other Government Training Institution.
  • Must be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Possess Certificate in Computer Applications (Windows, Ms. Word, Excel, Access and Internet) from a recognized institution.
Coffee Advisory Officer II
Scale CBK 8
(5 Positions)
Job Ref. MN 4103

Job Profile
  • Advising farmers and cooperatives on all aspects of coffee husbandry, management, processing and movement.
  • Undertaking regular crop forecasts.
  • Co-ordinating and supervising the movement of coffee seed/seedlings, parchment, mbuni and clean coffee from planters and licensed agents.
  • Monitoring and evaluating illegal activities pertaining to coffee growing and quality, monitor input availability, diseases and pest outbreak and other eminent problems in the area of operation.
  • Reporting on eligibility of applicants for nurseries/planters/ pulping station licenses and any other authority permitted to deal with issues regarding coffee growing.
  • Disseminating and educating through agricultural trade fairs in the area of operation in collaboration with the coffee extension officers.
  • Undertaking inspection role of licensed millers, marketing agents and other traders to ensure compliance with standards and laid down regulations that govern the industry.
  • Analyzing coffees involved in illegal deals, following up on coffee dealers not licensed by the board in order to bring them under the Board's control, preparing inspection reports and assessing the extent of the illegal coffee trade and arresting and prosecuting illegal coffee dealers.
  • Undertaking inspection of premises of new license applications and licensed coffee traders.
  • Working in liaison with the Board's Legal Section in cases of litigation and playing the witness role; and participating in the arbitration process.
Person Profile
  • Have a Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or in any other relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Have a served in the grade of Coffee Advisory Officer III for a minimum period of three(3) year.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Must be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Be computer literate.
Accountant II
Scale CBK 8
Job Ref. MN 4104

Job Profile
  • Preparation and verification of vouchers in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations involving primary data entry and routine accounting work such as balancing of cashbooks, imprest and advances ledgers etc.
  • Be responsible for safe custody of records and assets under him/her,
  • Limited management accounting duties.
  • Preparation of financial accounts and statements for various purposes.
  • Project financial appraisal and management.
  • Any other accounts duties that may be assigned.
Person Profile
  • Have a pass in part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or it's equivalent; or
  • Have a Bachelor's degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option) from a recognized institution or a related equivalent qualification.
  • Have demonstrated professional competence in accounting work.
  • Have served in the grade of Accounts Assistant I or in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least three (3) years.
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Be computer literate.
Assistant Accountant
Scale CBK 7
(2 Positions)
Job Ref. MN 4105

Job Profile
  • Specialized duties such as cost and/or management accounting.
  • Preparation of budgets.
  • Financial analysis.
  • Verification of payment vouchers.
  • Collation of financial estimates.
  • Determination of aggregate expenditure.
  • Supervision of revenue collection process.
Person Profile
  • Be in possession of KCSE mean grade (C Plain).
  • Be in possession of CPA I or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Have served in the grade of Accounts Clerk for at least three (3) years or a comparable position in a reputable organization.
  • Be in possession of ACNC/KATC.
  • Have shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Be computer literate.
Procurement Officer II
Scale CBK 8
Job Ref. MN 4106

Job Profile
  • Overseeing effectiveness of the procurement function.
  • Procurement and safe custody of stores.
  • Issuance of stores.
  • Establishing the trend of stores.
  • Recommending disposal of unserviceable stores.
Person Profile
  • Have a Bachelor degree in either Commerce (Supplies Management option) or Business Administration or in a related field from a recognized institution.
  • Have served in a comparable position in a reputable organization of at least three (3) years.
  • Having a Post-graduate certificate in procurement/ supplies management in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Be computer literate.
Send your application and a detailed CV with a daytime telephone number and copies of your key academic certificates and both sides of your ID.

Please also summarize yourself as follows:-

Job Ref. No.
Your Name
Current/Past Salary
Year 2008 p.m
Year 2009 p.m
Year 2009 Benefits
If house, state market rent. If car state cc.

Send your application by hand, courier or post so as to reach us by 28th July 2009.

Executive Selections Division
Manpower Services (K) Ltd
3rd Floor, Landmark Plaza
Directly Opp. Nairobi Hospital Entrance
P.O. Box 50736-00200, Nairobi
Bus Route No. 46 from Kencom







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