Coffee Research Foundation Research Officers, Lab Technologist, Senior Internal Auditor and Nurse Jobs in Ruiru Kenya

Coffee Research Foundation is a State Corporation whose mandate is to research, develop and disseminate appropriate technologies for enhanced productivity, quality and value addition.
 
The Foundation invites applications from qualified persons for the following posts.

1. Research Officer II (Crop Nutrition) 
Ref.No.RO/CHEM/15/2013 
1 Position
The successful candidate will be reporting to a Senior Research Officer.
 
Duties and responsibilities
  • Initiate and implement research projects in consultation with senior research officers in related disciplines.
  • Preparation of research project proposals in consultation and collaborations with senior research officers
  • Analyze data in consultation with senior research officers
  • Preparation of technical reports and publications in consultation with senior research officers
  • Undertake dissemination of research information and training activities
  • Provide technical support in the soil and leaf analysis service offered to farmers and other coffee stakeholders.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in agricultural sciences or its equivalent.
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be proficient in computer applications;
  • Possess strong analytical skills
  • Be results oriented and team player.
  • Basic supervisory skills.
  • Should portray knowledge in ISO 9001:2008
  • Age limit below 35 years.
2. Laboratory Technologist III 
Ref.No.LTECH/CHEM/16/2013
1 Position

An officer at this level will report to Senior Laboratory Technologist I.
 
Duties and responsibilities
  • Ensure the laboratory is safe and in good working condition.
  • Set up and operate laboratory equipment.
  • Ensure regular servicing and maintenance of basic laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in layout of experiments and data collection / summary.
  • Lay down demonstration materials.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Diploma in Analytical chemistry or its equivalent
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be proficient in computer applications;
  • Possess strong analytical skills
  • Be results oriented and team player.
  • Possess supervisory skills
  • Should be experienced in HPCL and GC-MS applications
  • Should portray knowledge in ISO 9001:2008
  • Age limit below 30 years.
3. Research Officer II (Entomology) 
Ref.No.RO/ENT/17/2013 
1 Position
The successful candidate will be reporting to a Senior Research Officer.
 
Duties and responsibilities
  • Initiate and implement research projects in consultation with senior research officers.
  • Preparation of research project proposals in consultation with senior research officers
  • Analyze data in consultation with senior research officers
  • Preparation of technical reports and publications in consultation with senior research officers
  • Undertake dissemination of research information and training activities
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in agricultural sciences or its equivalent.
  • Having registered for a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Entomology will be an added advantage
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Be proficient in computer applications;
  • Possess strong analytical skills
  • Be results oriented and team player.
  • Basic supervisory skills
  • Should portray knowledge in ISO 9001:2008
  • Age limit below35 years.
4. Research Officer II (Economics) 
Ref. No.RO/ECON/18/2013 
1 Position 
The successful candidate will be reporting to a Senior Research Officer
 
Duties will include
  • In consultation with senior research officers, prepare research proposals in the areas of socio-economics, sector development and policy
  • Undertake data collection, analysis and interpretation of research data
  • Analyze data in consultation with senior research officers
  • Preparation of technical reports and briefs
  • Undertake dissemination of research information and training activities
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics or its equivalent.
  • Having registered for Masters Degree in a relevant area will be an additional advantage.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications (MSExcel and Word)
  • Be results oriented and a team player.
  • Must demonstrate basic supervisory abilities.
  • Should portray knowledge in ISO 9001:2008
  • Age limit below 35 years.
5. Senior Internal Auditor II 
Ref. No. IA/AUD/19/2013 
(1 Position)

An officer at this level will be responsible to a designated Officer.
 
Duties and responsibilities
  • Initiates review and develops audit techniques and procedures.
  • Undertakes comprehensive audits on utilization of resource.
  • Ascertain the correctness of accounting records.
  • Prepares audit reports.
  • Ensures maintenance of internal checks and balances.
  • Reviews audit risk areas and recommends the necessary improvement.
  • Liaises with External Auditors.
Key skills and competencies
  • Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting) or its equivalent and CPA Part II or its equivalent
  • Must be certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Minimum of three years’ experience as Internal Auditor
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency in computer skills
  • Possess good analytical skills
  • Good organizational and supervisory skills
  • A person of high integrity
  • Must be results oriented and a team player
  • Demonstrated professional competency as reflected in the work performance and results
  • Possesses good record management skills
  • Should portray knowledge in ISO 9001:2008
  • Age limit below 35 years.
6. Nurse III 
Ref. No. NRS/ADM/20/2013 
(1 Position)
 
An officer at this level will report to a designated Officer.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Prepares patients for diagnosis
  • Processes, verifies and maintains information related to patients treatment 
  • gives support and health education to the community and patients
  • Ensures availability of supplies and equipment
  • Administers prescribed treatment.
  • Gives support and health education to the community
  • Attends to emergency cases.
  • Facilitates in referral cases and patient transfers
  • Ensures availability of medical supplies
Key skills and competencies
  • Diploma in Nursing or equivalent.
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Good public relations skills
  • Records management skills
  • Must be a team player
  • A person of high integrity
  • Commitment and patience
  • Should portray knowledge in ISO 9001:2008
  • Age limit below 35 years
To reach the Director of Research on or before 15th June 2013.
Clearly indicate on the envelope the Reference number of the job you are applying for.
 
Director of Research
Coffee Research Foundation
P. O Box 4, 00232, 
Ruiru.
 
We are an equal opportunity employee and ladies are highly encouraged to apply.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.