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Job Opportunities at Kabete National Polytechnic,

Job Opportunities at Kabete National Polytechnic

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The current Kabete National Polytechnic has a rich history that dates back to 1924 when the colonial Government started it as a Native Industry Training Depot. Later it was converted to a recruiting barracks for soldiers during the 2nd World war (1939-1945). After the 2nd World war was over it was reverted into a school for 3 years Trade courses for primary levels (former Std 8). With time and the conversion to a new system of Education Kabete became a National Technical Secondary School with the purpose of admitting Std 7 pupils who excelled in their Std 7 National Exams during the 7-4-2-3 system of Education. During this time, the Institution used to admit to form I the best and outstanding performers inStd7 National Examinations from all over the Country. It also admitted students from what then used to be referred to as Grammar Secondary without technical background. These were admitted in form 3 and were expected to pursue while in that form other trade areas such as plumbing, electrical, mechanical etc. as a gateway to joining technical colleges.

Manager, Human Resource Management

REF – KNP/2022/1

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

  • Overseeing the development and implementation of human resource management and administration strategies, policies, guidelines and programmes/work plans.
  • Establishing and managing an efficient and effective, professional and sustainable human resource management system.
  • Coordinating training and human resource development activities for the Polytechnic.
  • Overseeing the development of training projections and plans;
  • Organizing the validation and authentication of academic and professional certificates for polytechnic staff in liaison with the relevant institutions.
  • Overseeing and managing performance management and incentive systems.
  • Analyzing the utilization of human resource in the Polytechnic and advising on proper deployment.
  • Coordinating, monitoring and evaluating staff training and development programmes; ensuring implementation of computerized human resource management infrastructure.
  • Coordinating staff office accommodation.
  • Managing industrial relations issues.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • Served in the equivalent KNP/5 grade of an Assistant Manager, Human Resource Management Officer for a minimum period of four (4) years.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Human Capital Management/Human Resource Management, Public, Administration/ Business Management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Human Capital

Chief MIS/ICT Services Officer

REF – KNP/2022/2

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

  • Developing hardware and software specifications; developing and implementing ICT systems.
  • Undertaking upgrading of software.
  • Updating and keeping inventory on Information Communication Technology activities.
  • Designing, recommending and evaluating systems.
  • Implementing, maintaining and documenting standards of systems.
  • Maintaining support systems and training of users.
  • Repairing and maintaining of Information Communication Technology equipment and associated peripherals.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • Served in the grade of Information Communication Technology Officer I or in a comparable position for a minimum period of four (4) years.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Information Technology or its equivalent qualification from recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated professional competence as reflected in work performance and results
  • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage

Principal Audit/Risk Officer

REF – KNP/2022/3

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

  • Carrying out audit inspections of Institute’s records.
  • Carrying out audit checks and identifying any accounting errors.
  • Collecting data on periodical financial returns, estimates and expenditure.
  • Participating in developing and updating internal audit manual.
  • Stocktaking and carrying out risk assessment, corruption risk assessment and anticorruption awareness activities.
  • Examining vouchers, cashbooks, ledgers confirming the propriety and accuracy of the transactions; auditing of systems and processes.
  • Undertaking audit assignments and preparing detailed audit observations and reports.
  • Carrying out institutional risk evaluation, and efficiency audit.
  • Conducting financial and systems audit.
  • Selecting, evaluating and implementing risks mitigation strategies.
  • Reporting on risks status and mitigation actions.
  • Monitoring risk exposure and advice the management.
  • Identifying, analyzing, integrating and assessing areas of risks.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • Served in the grade of Internal Auditor II or in a comparable position for a minimum period of at least four (4) years.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce (Accounting/Finance option), Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Passed Part III of Professional qualifications such as CPA, ACCA, ACA, CIA, CISA, CRISC or ACMA from a recognized institution.
  • Be a registered member of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) (Kenya Chapter) or any other a relevant professional body.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer use and applications.

Senior Office Administrator /Executive (Paralegal) Secretary

REF – KNP/2022/4

Duties and Responsibilities

  • recording dictation in shorthand and transcribing in typewritten form using and managing e- office to process data;
  • Operating while ensuring security of office equipment, documents and records including classified materials, legal correspondences and MOUs;
  • attending to visitors/clients as well handling telephone calls or customer inquiries complaints or appointments, handling protocols and confirming travel itineraries;
  • coordinating schedules, planning and organizing meetings, workshop/conferences and seminars;
  • establishing and monitoring procedures for recording correspondences by maintaining an up-to-date file movements system
  • Perform accurate preparation of responses to routine correspondence and where necessary conduct legal research and analysis in consultation with relevant management staff while maintaining confidentiality and integrity.
  • Compile, proofread and revise drafts of legal documents and reports by Interpreting laws, rulings and regulations in legal documents.
  • Prepare and format compliance, legal and management reports and any other administrative services that may be assigned.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • served in the grade of Office Administrator or in a comparable position for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Bachelors Degree in Secretarial Studies or Bachelor of Business and Office Management from a recognised institution

OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences plus a Diploma in Secretarial Studies/Paralegal Studies from a recognised Institution
  • Certificate in Supervisory Skills lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer use and applications; and
  • Demonstrated professional competence as reflected in work performance and results

Security Officer

REF – KNP/2022/5

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carrying out investigation of all security cases in the Polytechnic.
  • Compiling data from suggestion box and security reports as well as collecting and gathering intelligence report.
  • Supervisin staff under them and overseeing the services of contracted Security Firm.
  • Ensure security of all visitors to the Polytechnic and making report thereof including enforcement of traffic discipline within the Polytechnic.
  • Making regular security surveys/reports summaries on polytechnic security.
  • Preventing and reporting any theft or loss of polytechnic properties in consultation with relevant law enforcement agencies.
  • Monitoring vehicles movement and assist the administrator in charge of transport on
  • security of the Polytechnic vehicles e.g., parking places, accidents, inspections etc.
  • Assisting coordinating with relevant law enforcement agencies in investigation of all security cases in regard to the Polytechnic.

Requirements for Appointment

For requirements to this appointment an officer must have: –

  • Served in the National Police Service or Disciplined Forces for a period not less than
  • 7 years and served at the rank of an Inspector of Police or equivalent rank.
  • Have Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade of D+ and above from Kenya National Examination Council or its equivalent qualification from a
  • recognized examining body.
  • Be a Kenyan citizen, physically and medically fit.
  • Have no criminal record

Workshop /Laboratory Technicians – 8 Positions

REF – KNP/2022/11

Areas of Specialization (No of Posts)

Automotive Technology (1); Building Construction Technology (1); Catering and Accommodation; Computer Science/ Computing Technology (1); Digital Electronics/Instrumentation and Control/ Telecommunication (1); Food Science and Technology (1); Mass Communication/Sound Engineering (1); Pharmaceutical Technology (1);

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Maintaining inventory for all tools, Machines and equipment’s in the workshop;
  • Prepare preventive maintenance schedules of the items;
  • Ensure compliance with both Statutory and Institute’s Safety Protocol regarding operation of workshops;
  • support the smooth running of the departmental workshop/laboratory/Kitchen;
  • Work hand in hand with the workshop practice lecturers when preparing materials for practical lessons;
  • Maintain work area, tools/machines/equipment cleaners and proper operation

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Served in the grade of Laboratory Assistant I or in an equivalent position for a minimum period of three (3) years; AND Possess a Craft Certificate the areas of
  • specialization from a recognized institution; OR Diploma in the Areas of specialization from a recognised institution
  • Ability to use a full range of tools, machines and equipment’s in the engineering workshop/Computer Laboratories/ Applied Science or Catering and Accommodation
  • Knowledge of basic Auto CAD/Arch CAD will be added advantage and
  • Demonstrated computer application skills.

Assistant Librarian I

REF – KNP/2022/12

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accessioning all new books; classifying and cataloguing books;
  • Preparing and filing or Updating the catalogue cards for books; compiling accessions list’ for books and dispatch to all technical officers;
  • Conducting orientation and registering new patrons;
  • Filing of borrowing cards; sending reminder notices for overdue publications;
  • Photocopying gazette notices with published standards and circulating to quality control officers;
  • Ensuring that shelves are tidy and publications are filed in their right places;
  • Compiling overdue materials lists; clearing fines of user accounts;
  • Manning the circulation area; assisting in providing reference information services;
  • Providing Library user education; and library clearance of students and staff.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • A Diploma in Library studies or Information Science or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized institution; and
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Assistant Procurement Officer

REF – KNP/2022/13

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper recording and custody of all procurement documents and inventory.
  • Safeguard and Dmanage procurement records and filing.
  • Ensure proper inventory of procured assets and boarded stores due for disposal and preparation of the reports.
  • Ensure that the store is well organized to enhance easy access to goods, efficient utilization of space, and easier administration of the store operations that safety
  • security management.
  • Issue goods to users as per the requests in a timely manner and as per the specifications raised by the user departments.
  • Monitor stock levels and advice when re – order levels are reached to minimize stock outs.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management / Business Management from a recognized Institution
  • Demonstrated Computer Literacy
  • Knowledge of Public Procurement and Disposal legislation.

Drivers – 2 Positions

REF – KNP/2022/14

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

  • Driving vehicles and detecting common mechanical faults
  • Carrying out minor repairs
  • Maintaining work tickets for vehicles assigned
  • Ensuring safety of the vehicle on and off the road
  • Ensuring safety of passengers and goods Maintaining cleanliness of the assigned vehicle.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Mean Grade D+ plain or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Valid driving license free from any current endorsements and valid for any of the classes of vehicles which the officer is required to drive;
  • First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week from a recognized institution;
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police;
  • Minimum period of four (4) years active driving experience; and
  • Adequate knowledge of the Highway Cod

How to apply

The details of the posts and applications procedures can be accessed from the website, www.kabetepoly.ac.ke . Interested qualified persons are requested to download the fillable PDF application forms, fill and submit via email to recruit2022@kabetepoly.ac.ke and also copy to knprecruit2022@gmail.com so as to reach the undersigned on or before Monday August 29th, 2022 11 am. No hard copies of the applications will be processed.

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