Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya - NACOSTI (Over 27 Vacancies)

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a body Corporate established by the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013. The mandate of NACOSTI is to regulate, assure quality and advise the Government on matters of science, technology and innovation.


Senior Human Resource Officer
Grade St 5
Ref:SHRO/5/1/2018
Reporting to the Deputy Director, Human Resource and Administration.

Responsibilities

·         Providing input in the development of the HR
strategies, policies and procedures;
·         Undertaking training needs analysis, projections and develop trainingprogrammes
·         Assisting in recruitment;
·         Consolidating information for payroll processing;
·         Verifying and maintaining human resource records in an accurate and timely manner;
·         Providing employee counseling services;
·         Providing secretariat to the Management Advisory Committee;
·         Coordinating staff performance appraisal;

Requirements

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or Human Resource Management or equivalent from a recognized university;
·         Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized institution;
·         Masters Degree in Human Resource Management, or equivalent will be an added advantage;
·         Membership to a relevant professional body in good standing;
·         Practicing Certificate;
·         Supervisory course lasting not less two (2) weeks;
·         At least four (4) years’ relevant work experience in the public or private institution;
·         Demonstrated results in work performance; and
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;
·         Proficiency in ICT;

Deputy Director Internal Audit
Grade ST 3
Ref: DDIA/4/1/2018
Reporting to the Commission Board, the Deputy Director, Internal Audit will head the Internal Audit Department.

Responsibilities

·         Developing and coordinating implementation of audit strategies, policies and procedures to ensure achievement of Commission’s objectives;
·         Preparing and coordinating the implementation of the risk based annual audit plan in consultation with
·         Management and Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Board;
·         Coordinating the preparation of audit reports on completion of each assignment to ensure timely issuance to
·         Management for implementation of recommended actions;
·         Monitoring progress and effectiveness of action taken to implement audit recommendations received from both internal and external audits;
·         Coordinating execution of special audits/investigations;
·         Preparing and presenting quarterly audit reports to the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Board;
·         Providing secretariat duties to the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Board;
·         Evaluating the performance of staff in the Department to ascertain efficiency and effectiveness in work performance in meeting the objectives of the function; and
·         Developing budgets and work plans to match operational requirements with available funds, control and manage the budget and expenditure.

Requirements

·         Masters degree in Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) or relevant field from a recognized institution;
·         Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (Finance and Accounting option) or relevant field from a recognized university;
·         CPA (K)/ACCA finalist;
·         CIA/CISA;
·         Member of ICPAK in good standing;
·         Member of the IIA/ISACA in good standing;
·         At least ten (10) years’ relevant experience gained from a reputable public or private organization;
·         At least three (3) years’ experience in management;
·         Attended a management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Demonstrated results in work performance
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution; and
·         Proficiency in ICT applications.


Deputy Director Supply Chain Management
Grade ST 3
Ref: DDSCM/3/1/2018
Reporting to the Director General, the Deputy Director, Supply Chain Management will head the Supply Chain Management Department

Responsibilities

·         Developing and coordinating the preparation of annual procurement and disposal plans and their implementation;
·         Coordinating procurement and disposal activities in the Commission;
·         Preparing contract documents for goods, works and services;
·         Custodian of contract documents;
·         Liaising with the user department to ensure effective implementation of contracts for goods, works and services;
·         Providing secretariat to committees incidental to procurement of goods and services, and disposal of assets;
·         Coordinating disposal of assets activities;
·         Providing professional advice on procurement of goods, works and services and disposal of assets;
·         Preparing statutory reports to Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA); and
·         Reviewing procurement needs of the Commission.

Requirements

·         Bachelors degree in Commerce, Procurement and Supplies Management, or equivalent from a recognized university;
·         Masters degree in Supply Chain Management, logistics or equivalent from a recognized university;
·         Diploma in Supplies Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Member of professional body,either KISM or CIPS in good standing;
·         Attended a management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         At least ten (10) years relevant work experience in public or private institution;
·         At least three (3) years’ experience in management;
·         Demonstrated results in work performance;
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
·         Proficiency in ICT applications.


Deputy Director, Infrastructure, Information & Communications Sciences
Grade ST 3
Ref: DDIICS/1/1/2018
Reporting to the Director, Scheduled Sciences, the Deputy Director, will head the Infrastructure, Information and Communications Sciences Schedule.

Responsibilities

·         Overseeing the development of policy briefs for policy advisory and research priority setting for the Infrastructure, Information and Communications Sciences;
·         Overseeing implementation of programmes for the promotion and awareness creation on the research system for the Infrastructure, Information and Communications Sciences;
·         Proposing priority programmes for the development of Infrastructure, Information and Communications Sciences;
·         Providing input into the review of applications for registration of research institutions and licensing of research projects in Infrastructure, Information and Communications Sciences;
·         Providing secretariat to the Infrastructure, Information and Communications Sciences Advisory Research Committee;
·         Preparing position papers on various discourse in Infrastructure, Information and Communications Sciences;

Requirements

·         Masters degree in any Engineering field, Computer Science, Architectural Sciences and Construction Management, or equivalent from a recognized university;
·         Bachelors degree in any Engineering field, Computer Science, Architectural Sciences and Construction Management, or equivalent from a recognized university;
·         At least ten (10) years’ work experience in a public or private institution;
·         At least three (3) years’ experience in management;
·         Demonstrated results in work performance;
·         Up-to-date membership to a relevant professional body, where applicable;
·         Undertaken a leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
·         Proficiency in ICT applications;

Licensing, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Grade St 6 -2 Positions –
Ref:LMEO/6/1/2018
Working under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Director

Responsibilities

·         Assist in processing of applications for registration and accreditation of research institutions;
·         Assist in inspection, monitoring and evaluation activities;

Requirements

·         Bachelors degree in any of the Scheduled Sciences namely: Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences;
·         Physical, Industrial and Energy Sciences; Biological and Health Sciences; Infrastructure, Information and
·         Communication Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences or Earth and Space Sciences from a recognized university;
·         Undertaken a quality assurance and standardization course lasting not less than one (1) week;
·         Proficiency in Information Technology (IT) applications;
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;

Senior Driver
Grade ST 8
Ref: SD/18/1/2018
Working under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Office Administrator

Responsibilities

·         Driving vehicles as authorized;
·         Carrying out routine checks on the vehicles;
·         Detecting and reporting malfunctioning of vehicles system;
·         Maintaining records of vehicles;
·         Ensuring security and safety of the vehicle;
·         Overseeing safety of the passengers and or goods therein;
·         Maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle;
·         Ensuring adherence to or observations of traffic laws;
·         Reporting any incidents/accidents to police and/or the supervisor immediately they occur;

Requirements

·         KCSE D+ or equivalent from a recognised institution;
·         Valid driving license;
·         Four (4) years relevant work experience;
·         Demonstrated results in work performance;
·         Trade Test for Drivers Grade II and III;
·         First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week from a recognized institution;
·         Defensive Driving lasting not less than one (1) week from a recognized institution;
·         Good communication and reporting skills in both English and Kiswahili;
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;


Office Administrator
Grade ST 8
Ref: OA/17/1/2018
Working under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Office Administrator

Responsibilities

·         Preparing responses to simple routine correspondences;
·         Maintaining office diary and protocol;
·         Handling telephone calls and appointments;
·         Recording dictation in shorthand form;
·         Ensuring security of office records, documents and equipment;
·         Attending to visitors/clients; and
·         Planning and scheduling meetings;

Requirements

·         Diploma in Secretarial Services from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) from a recognized institution;
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
·         Proficiency in ICT;


Research Quality Assurance Officer
Grade ST 6
2 Positions
Ref: RQAO/7/1/2018
Working under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Director,

Responsibilities

·         Assist in processing of applications for registration and accreditation of research institutions;
·         Assist in inspection, monitoring and evaluation activities;

Requirements

·         Bachelors degree in any of the Scheduled Sciences namely: Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences; Physical, Industrial and Energy Sciences; Biological and Health Sciences; Infrastructure, Information and Communication Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences or Earth and Space Sciences from a recognized university;
·         Undertaken a quality assurance and standardization course lasting not less than one (1) week;
·         Proficiency in Information Technology (IT) applications;
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;


Property Management Officer
Grade ST 6
Ref: PMO/8/1/2018

Responsibilities

·         Implementing property management strategies, policies and plans;
·         Ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations;
·         Coordinating maintenance and letting of premises;
·         Assisting administration in updating Lease Agreements;
·         Assisting in undertaking regular inspection of the premises; and
·         Facilitating office occupation and vacation.

Requirements

·         Bachelor degree in Building/Land Economics, Construction Management or equivalent from a recognized university;
·         Registered with relevant professional Body;
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
·         Proficiency in ICT;


Senior Accountant
Grade ST 5
Ref:SA/9/1/2018
Reporting to the Deputy Director, Finance

Responsibilities

·         Checking vouchers and committal documents in accordance with laid down regulations;
·         Preparing financial reports and analyze income and expenditure against budgets;
·         Preparing monthly bank reconciliation and reconciliation of debtors and creditors ledgers;
·         Ensuring safe custody of financial records, documents, cheque books and assets;
·         Initiating budget proposals and financial plans; and
·         Reviewing petty cash reconciliation and facilitate withdrawal of cash for office use and ensuring safety of the same at all times.

Requirements

·         Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) or its equivalent from a recognized university;
Masters degree in Business Administration (Accounting or Finance Option) or its equivalent from a recognized university will be an added advantage;
·         CPA (K), ACCA Finalist or its equivalent;
·         Membership of the ICPAK or any other recognized professional bodyin good standing;
·         Supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks;
·         Four (4) years relevant work experience in the public or private institution;
·         Demonstrated competence in work performance;
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
·         Proficiency in ICT;


Senior Administration Officer
Grade ST 5
Ref: SAO/13/1/2018
Reporting to the Deputy Director, Human Resource and Administration

Job Responsibilities

·         Maintaining an inventory register;
·         Ensure assets are insured;
·         Manage Office transport system;
·         Ensure maintenance of office equipment, facilities and assets;
·         Generate reports on operations, maintenance and utilization;

Requirements

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology, Business Administration or equivalent from a recognized university;
·         Supervisory skills course lasting not less two (2) weeksfrom a recognized institution;
·         Fleet management is an added advantage;
·         At least four (4) years relevant work experience in public or private institution;
·         Demonstrated results in work performance;
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;
·         Proficiency in ICT;
How to Apply
Applications in sealed envelope clearly indicating the advert reference number should be delivered to:
The Director General/CEO
National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
NACOSTI Headquarters Building, Kabete Off Waiyaki Way
P.O Box 30623 – 00100 Nairobi, KENYA 
Applications should be received not later than 5.00 pm on Monday 7th May 2018.
NACOSTI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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