Tea Research Foundation of Kenya Jobs: Chief Internal Auditor, Chief Accountant and Assistant Research Officers (Tea and Health)

Career Opportunities
 
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenya citizens for the following job vacancies at Tea Research Foundation of Kenya Headquarters.
Chief Internal Auditor
Grade TRFK 6 
1 Post

Duties and Responsibilities

 
An officer at this level will be responsible for 
  • coordination of Internal Auditors works; 
  • assist in development and implementation of audit plans; 
  • undertaking special audit investigations as may be required from time to time; 
  • ensuring risk assessment and developing risk management guidelines as well as fraud investigation strategy; and 
  • assist in setting up and implementing systems in accordance with International Auditing Standards.   
The Internal Auditor will also assist in developing, implementing and auditing work programmes in line with set targets and annual work plans.

Requirements for Appointment
 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must:
  • Have served for at least nine (9) years, three (3) of which in the senior management role in an audit function in a reputable firm;
  • Have passed Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA (K) Examination or its recognized equivalent professional qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Have attended an auditing/risk management course or its equivalent from a recognized Institution;
  • Demonstrated professional competence in managing internal audit functions;
  • Be a results oriented team player with good interpersonal, communication and analytical skills;
  • Be a person of integrity. Compliant with Chapter six laws of Kenya.
  • Be committed to continuous learning, performance improvement and professional development.
  • Be computer literate and proficient in automated accounting and auditing systems.
Chief Accountant
Grade TRFK 6 
1 Post

Duties and Responsibilities
 
An officer at this level will be responsible for 
  • coordinating  management accounting and preparation of final accounts and statements; 
  • ensuring timely and proper bank reconciliation; 
  • interpreting regulations of TRFK pertaining to financial control and management; 
  • coordinating preparation of budgets based on work plans; 
  • ensuring provision of accurate timely reliable financial information as well as timely submission of annual financial statements of accounts; 
  • interpretation of financial policies for sound accounting principles, practices and control and management of corporate tax, VAT and other statutory deductions.
Requirements for Appointment
 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must:
  • Have served for at least nine (9) years, three (3) of which as head of Finance or equivalent position in a reputable organization;
  • Be in possession of  a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) and passed Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination;
or
  • Passed Part III of  Certified Public Accountants (K)  Examination or it’s recognized equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Have attended a financial management course from a recognized Institution;
  • Have demonstrated professional competence in accounts work as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Be a results oriented team player with good interpersonal and analytical skills;
  • Be a person of integrity. Compliant with chapter six Laws of Kenya; and
  • Be committed to continuous learning, performance improvement and professional development.
  • Be computer literate and proficient in automated accounting systems.
Assistant Research Officers (Tea and Health)
Grade TR 8 
3 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities
 
This will be the entry and training grade into the Research Officers Cadre.  
Work at this level will be limited in scope and complexity and will be carried out under guidance of a more senior officer.  
Specifically, duties and responsibilities will involve: 
  • introduction to research philosophy and methodology;
  • participation in seminars and short courses on research practice; 
  • participation in ongoing research activities; and 
  • assuming increasing responsibility for research activities, particularly supervision of Laboratories Technicians and Field Officers.
For appointment to the grade of Assistant Research Officer, a candidate must:
  • Be in possession of Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree (Second Class Honours Upper Division) in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Food Science from a recognized university;
  • Evidence of having done a project on tea preferably in the above specialized  areas;
  • Evidence of having been involved in active research for at least two years specifically on tea and health;
  • Evidence of having published at least one paper in peer reviewed journals;
  • Be able to get on well with the diverse workforce;
  • Possess good communication skills;
  • Be a Team player with good interpersonal skills; and
  • Possess analytical skills.
  • Be Computer literate 
  • MSc in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Food Science will be an added advantage.
Please post your application to the address below by 19th June 2013.

The Managing Director
Tea Research Foundation of Kenya
P.O Box 820-20200
Kericho.
 
Email: jobs@tearesearch.or.ke