Thursday, July 30, 2009

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) Vacancies

KEPHIS is a State Corporation in the Agricultural Sector and would like to invite
applications from qualified Kenyans who are computer literate and under the age of 40 years for the following position:

Inspector (Seed Analysis & Seed Health)
Ref: VA/1

Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Seed Science, Agricultural Sciences, Botany or any other relevant plant science from a recognized university
Inspector (Plant Nutritionist)
Ref: VA/2

Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Seed Science, Agricultural Sciences, Botany or any other relevant plant science from a recognized university.
  • Masters of Science Degree in Soil Science (Plant Nutrition/Soil Fertility) or any other relevant field from a recognized university will be an added advantage.
Inspector ( Quality Inspections)
Ref: VA/3

Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture or any other relevant field from a recognized university
  • Two (2) years experience in the field of produce quality inspection.
  • Understanding of international agricultural produce standards.
Inspector (Pest Risk Analysis & Surveillance)
Ref: VA/4

Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture or Biological Sciences and a Masters Degree in Plant Protection or any other relevant field such as entomology, phytopathology or plant virology from a recognized university.
  • Understanding of phytosanitary issues in relation to crop production and export market access.
Inspector ( Plant Examiner)
Ref: VA/5

Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, Botany or any other relevant plant science from a recognized university
  • Skills in data analysis and report writing
Laboratory Technologist (Instrumentation)
Ref: VA/6

Key Qualifications:
  • Higher National Diploma/Ordinary Diploma in Instrumentation or any other relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Relevant experience in laboratory/precision equipment maintenance and installation.
Analytical Chemist
Ref: VA/7

Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry or any other relevant field from a recognized university.
  • Good data analysis and report writing skills.
Accountant
Ref: VA/ 8

Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting), or be in possession of a degree from a recognized university majoring in fields relevant to the Accounting Function such as Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics etc
  • CPA II or any other comparable equivalent.
Human Resource Officer
Ref: VA/9

Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the Social Sciences/Humanities from a recognized university
  • Diploma in Human Resource Management.
Administrative Assistant (Quality Assurance)
Ref: VA/10

Key Qualifications:
  • Diploma or Higher Diploma in Business Administration or any other relevant field from a recognized institution.
Programmer (Software Developer)
Ref: VA/11

Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or relevant tertiary qualification
  • Certificate in a programming language such as C++, MSCD or Java is an advantage
ICT Support Technician
Ref: VA/12

Key Qualifications:
  • Diploma or Higher Diploma in ICT or any other relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Understanding of computers, operating systems, networking, hardware operation, leading software, local and wide area networks and applications.
Procurement Officer
Ref: VA/ 13

Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce/Economics/Business Administration (Supplies Management option) from a recognized institution
  • Diploma in supplies management from a recognized institution.
  • A member of the Institute of Supplies Management
Supplies Assistant
Ref: VA/14

Key Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Supplies and Purchasing from a recognized Institution.
  • A member of the Institute of Supplies Management
Front Office Receptionist
Ref: VA/15

Key Qualifications:
  • KCSE certificate C plain or its KNEC accepted equivalent.
  • Certificate in secretarial studies or related field.
  • Trained in telephone operations/reception or front office management in a recognized institution.
Details of major duties and responsibilities of the above positions and other additional qualifications required may be viewed on our website www.kephis.org

Applicants meeting the qualifications should send their applications giving full details of their age, qualifications, experience, present and expected remuneration, full contact address including daytime telephone number, detailed C.V., copies of certificates and testimonials and contact details of three referees.

The applications should indicate the position applied for including the reference number and addressed to:

Managing Director
KEPHIS
P.O. Box 49592-00100
Nairobi

So as to reach not later than 14th August 2009

NB: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.





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