KENYA MARINE FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

VACANCY

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries was established by an Act of parliament (The Science and Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology and Innovation Act No.28 of 2013.

The Institute mandate is to undertake research in marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecological studies, in order to provide scientific data and information for sustainable exploitation, management and conservation of Kenya’s fisheries resources, and contribute to National strategies of food security, poverty alleviation, clean environment and creation of employment as provided for under vision 2030.

The Institute has Research Centers and Stations located at Mombasa, Kisumu, Nairobi, Naivasha, Baringo, Kegati, Sangoro, Sag-ana and Turkana.

KMFRI is seeking to recruit self-motivated professionals who are team players to fill the following vacant positions within its approved establishment:

1. CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR (RI.12) – POSITIONS – ONE (1)-RE-ADVERTISEMENT
   

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible to the KMFRI Board of Management through the Board Audit Committee and the Director;
  • Develop and implement effective risk management, internal control and corporate governance framework;
  • Ensure maintenance of high audit standards within the unit and adherence to plans, budgets and work schedules;
  • Ensuring compliance with existing regulations, instructions and procedures in financial and other operations;
  • Verifying and pre-auditing of annual appropriation accounts, statement of assets and liabilities, fund accounts and annual audited statements prepared by Management for submission to the Auditor General;
  • Ensuring accountability and prudent management of resources and assets and ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity;
  • Liaise with the Director on matters raised in reference sheets from the office of the Auditor General, carry out investigations and head special audit tasks and prepare annual audit reports/returns;

   Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade of at least C+ (Plus) or its equivalent;
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting, or Finance) or its recognized equivalent from recognized institution;
  3. Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  4. Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) or its equivalent from recognized institution;
  5. A registered member of relevant Professional body;
  6. Satisfactorily served at the position of Principal Internal Auditor for minimum of three (3) years in a public sector or equivalent position in the private sector;
  7. A holder of Post Graduate Diploma in Internal Audit or CISA-Certified Information System Auditor or Certified Internal Auditor will be an added advantage;
  8. Meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.

2.  CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OFFICER (RI.12) – POSITIONS – ONE (1)-RE-ADVERTISEMENT
     

      Duties and responsibilities

  • In charge of the Supply chain management function of the Institute;
  • Preparation of professional opinion for the attention of the Director;
  • Efficient performance of the procurement function;
  • Compliance with Public Procurement and Disposal Act and regulations in the procurement process;
  • Preparation of procurement plans in accordance with budget process;
  • Maintenance of procurement and asset disposal records and Asset Register;
  • Undertake periodic stock taking.

   Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade of at least C+ (Plus) or its equivalent;
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following; Commerce, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management/Procurement, Economics, Marketing, Law or their equivalent qualification from a recognized University;
  3. Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business Administration, Finance or its equivalent qualification;
  4. A registered member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) with a valid practicing certificate;
  5. Satisfactorily served at the position of Principal Supply Chain Management Officer for minimum of three (3) years in a public sector or equivalent position in the private sector;
  6. Post Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management or Diploma in Supply Chain Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of Public Procurement Regulations. Meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution;
  8. Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and computer literate.

3. ACCOUNTANT I - (RI. 9) – POSITIONS – ONE (1)
    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collation of financial estimates;
  • Determination of aggregate expenditure;
  • Supervision of the revenue collection processes;
  • Preparation of final accounts and statements;
  • Interpretation of all regulations of the Institute pertaining to financial control and management;

 

    Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  1. Kenya certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a mean grade of at least C+ (Plus) or its equivalent;
  2. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following; Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration, or their equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution. Passed part III of Certified Public Accountant (CPA III) examination or its equivalent qualification from recognized institution;
  3. Satisfactorily served at the position of Accountant II for minimum of three (3) years in a public sector or equivalent position in the private sector;
  4. Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and computer literate.

Mode of Application
Interested candidates should submit their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address, not later than 26th September 2017.

 

The Director,
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
P.O. Box 81651 – 80100,
Mombasa
Phone: 020-8021560, 020-8021561
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Please write the Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject line of the application letter for hardcopy applications whereas online applicants to also attach application letter with position applied with similar requirements as hardcopy applicants.

KMFRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

Please visit the KMFRI web site www.kmfri.co.ke for more details on the advertisement

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.