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by an Act of parliament (The Science and Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology and Innovation Act No.28 of 2013.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, Sagana and Turkana.

KMFRI is seeking to recruit an Institute Engineer to fill the vacant position within its approved establishment:

 

  1. INSTITUTE ENGINEER (RI.12)(NEW)

      Duties and responsibilities

  • Head of Engineering and asset management department
  • Plan and coordinate activities in line of specialization.
  • Develop and maintain work plans for civil and marine works and other infrastructure related activities.
  • Maintenance and repair of institute research vessels.
  • Maintenance and repair of institute research vehicles
  • Electrical, electronic and control engineering at management level.
  • Inspection and supervision of building maintenance works.
  • Installation, inspection and testing of plant and equipment.
  • Marine engineering at management level
  • Supervision and overseeing training of staff in the department
  • Ensure that performance contracting targets remain on course in liaison with Deputy Directors
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

      Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  • Masters of science Degree in mechanical engineering, or electrical Engineering, or Building and civil engineering from a recognized institution
  • Must be registered by the engineers registration board of Kenya or its equivalent
  • Satisfactorily served seven (7) years at senior management position
  • Experience in marine engineering will be an added advantage.

      Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications with a detailed resume and copies of certificates and testimonials to the address shown below not later than Monday, 26th September, 2016

   

The Director,

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,

P.O. Box 81651 – 80100,

Mombasa

Phone: 020-8021560, 020-8021561

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Note:Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 


 

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, Sagana 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. CORPORATE AFFAIRS MANAGER (RI.15)

     Duties and responsibilities

  • Coordinate all the planning, legal, public relations, monitoring and evaluation functions of the institute.
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of the KMFRI Strategic Plan.
  • Develop marketing policies for the institute.
  • Articulate institutional policy statements to the general public.
  • Ensuring that KMFRI research activities have an impact on local communities hence contributing to the National development.
  • Plan and implement marketing strategies to ensure KMFRI remains a reputable institution both locally and globally.
  • Liaise with corporate/ professional bodies that share interest with KMFRI to establish profitable collaboration both locally and globally.
  • Ensure that Performance Contracting targets remain on course in liaison with Deputy Directors.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

     Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  • Masters of Arts (MA) or Masters of Commerce (Marketing option) /Masters of Business Administration  (MBA) from a recognized institution
  • Computer literate
  • Satisfactorily served in a senior management position in a research or related environment for a period of not less than ten (10) years.

 

  1. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCE/ADMINISTRATION (RI.13)

      Duties and Responsibilities

  • Principal Assistant to the Deputy Director Finance and Administration for all matters on Human Resource Management and Administration;
  • Advice management on Human Resource requirements and staff deployment in accordance with the Institute approved staff establishment. ;
  • Planning, co-ordination and interpretation of Human resource and administrative policies;  
  • Draft and review HR and Administrative policy documents in liaison with relevant government departments and other sister research institutions;
  • Oversee the processing and management of the payroll including remittances of statutory deductions.
  • Co-ordinate staff training in liaison government training institutions and other institutions.;
  • Co-ordinate staff development activities including staff performance appraisal in line with KMFRI scheme of service;
  • Oversee the administrative function including provision of office services such as utilities, telephone services, transport, maintenance and office accommodation and ensure conducive work environment for employees;
  • Oversee staff welfare function and ensure provision of medical services including other welfare activities.
  • Improve employee relations by engaging the trade union through negotiations in liaison with the Federation of Kenya Employers and Ministry of labour to ensure harmony at the work place;
  • Assist the Deputy Director Finance and Administration in taking minutes for the Board of Management and in implementation of Board decisions.
  • Must be a member of a relevant professional body.

    Requirements for Appointment

  • Masters of Arts (MA) Degree in Social Sciences from a recognized University;
  • Certified Public Secretaries CPS (K) or Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource;
  • Computer literate;
  • Proven relevant experience of not less than five (5) years in a large organization preferably in a government institution.

 

  1. LEGAL OFFICER - (RI. 12 ) - (SL 4 equivalent )

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advice the Institute on all legal, regulatory and corporate governance matters;
  • Represent the Institute in all litigation matters in liaison with KMFRI Institute lawyers/AGs office;
  • Ensure safe custody of collaterals and chattels and other organizational properties;
  • Advise on negotiations and take part in corporate business dealings;
  • Provision of secretariat services to the Board and its Committees;
  • Undertaking research on assigned legal issues, analyze research data and compile reports;
  • Administrative duties as directed by the Corporate Affairs Manager
  • Undertake preliminary preparation and review of legal documents/instruments, opinions and briefs;
  • Ensuring compliance with regional and international instruments
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity;

 

   Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from a recognized university;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Strategic Leadership Development Course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • At least Three (3) years post admission working experience from the Attorney General’s Chambers, Ministry/Government Dpt or a busy law firm;
  • A member of Law Society of Kenya.

 

  1. CHIEF ACCOUNTANT (RI.12)

     Duties and responsibilities

  • Overall in charge of Accounts Department;
  • Reporting to the Deputy Director Finance and Administration.
  • Determination of aggregate expenditure;
  • Supervision of the revenue collection processes;
  • Preparation of financial statements;
  • Staff training and development;
  • Interpretation of all regulations of the Institute pertaining to financial control and management;
  • Ensuring that proper accounting systems are in place
  • Handling and responding to audit queries;
  • Initiate the review of accounting procedures and practices;
  • Recommendation of payment vouchers;
  • Assisting in overhead planning and budgeting;
  • Coordinating both routine and non-routine accountancy matters;
  • Interpretation of financial policies and regulations;
  • Generation of financial returns and reports
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

 

   Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  • Masters of Commerce/ Business Administration (Finance/Accounting option) or Economics (Accounting option) from a recognized University.
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) or its equivalent;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, certificate in computerized accounting especially competence in evolving Enterprise Resource Programme (ERP);
  • Satisfactorily served at the position of Principal Accountant for at least three (3) years.

 

  1. CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OFFICER (RI.12)

  Duties and Responsibilities

  • In charge of the Supply chain management function of the Institute
  • Interpretation and implementation of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2015, the Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations 2006
  • Preparation of procurement plans in accordance with budget process.
  • Carrying out internal monitoring and evaluation of supply chain management procedures
  • Development of supply chain management manuals.
  • Handling and responding to internal and external procurement audit queries
  • Oversee the implementation of supply chain management policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Planning and coordinating of supply chain management activities.
  • Liaison with other heads of departments.
  • Personal advisor to Director on all procurement matters
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

   Minimum Requirements for Appointment

  • Masters of Arts Degree in any of the following:- Procurement and Supply Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Commerce, or any other relevant field from a recognized Institution;
  • A Post graduate diploma in supplies management or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • A member of recognized Institute of Purchasing and Supplies;
  • Satisfactorily served at the position of Principal Supply Chain Management Officer or its equivalent for at least three (3) years.

 

  1. CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR (RI.12)

   Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible to the Board of Management;
  • Preparing audit reports to the Management and follow up on action taken;
  • Verifying periodical financial returns that are required to be submitted from time to time;
  • Ensuring that the Institute’s physical assets, plant and equipment supplies, stores, etc are appropriately recorded in the relevant registers and kept under safe custody;
  • Ensuring that revenue appropriation in aid and other receipts due to KMFRI are collected promptly, banked immediately and accounted for;
  • Ensuring that pre-audit of the relevant document is carried out;
  • Reviewing internal control systems on financial and other operations of KMFRI;
  • Preparing audit observations and reports as required;
  • Reviewing budgetary controls on issuance of authority to incur expenditure and commitments;
  • Reviewing internal controls on Revenue/Appropriation-In-Aid (A-I-A) collection and accounting from time to time and advice on deviations from approved levels
  • Collecting audit evidence on major issues;
  • Preparation of draft reports and holding discussion with the clients;
  • Ensuring completeness and accuracy of records and reports;
  • Ensuring economy efficiency and effectiveness in financial and operating systems including computer systems;
  • Supervising staff under the officer including those on the job training and maintenance of high audit standards and general discipline;
  • Executing audit programmes;
  • In charge of the overall operations and programme of Audit Unit in KMFRI
  • Evaluation and implementation of audit report;
  • Reviewing audit working papers;
  • 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 accounting officers for submission to the controller and auditor general;
  • Liaising with accounting officers on matters raised in reference sheets from controller and Auditor General;
  • Carrying out investigations on irregularities identified or reported in audit reports;
  • Preparing annual audit reports/returns;
  • Ensuring KMFRI assets are safeguarded and properly utilized;
  • Identifying activities subject to audit coverage, evaluating their significance and assessing the degree of risk inherent in terms of the audit cost involved;
  • Determining adequacy and effectiveness of internal control systems; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

   Requirements for Appointment

  • Masters of Commerce/ Business Administration (Finance option) or Economics (Accounting Option) from a recognized University;
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) or its equivalent;
  • Computer literate;
  • Satisfactorily served at the position of Principal Internal Auditor for minimum of three (3) years in a public institution;
  • Experience in financial management and high administrative capability.

 

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications with a detailed resume and  copies of certificates and testimonials to the address shown below not later than Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016

 

The Director,

Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,

P.O. Box 81651 – 80100,

Mombasa

Phone: 020-8021560, 020-8021561

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

KMFRI is an Equal opportunity Employer.

 

Note:   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.