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  • Posted: May 31, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 12, 2023
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    Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) is the government parastatal whose responsibility is to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy, the environment and human health. Vision: Healthy plants, safe trade and sustainable aggro-environment for a prosperous Kenya. Mission: To provide a sc...
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    Senior Caretaker

    Job specification

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Monitor security inside and outside the building, movement of visitors carrying out temporal works around in the institution and coordination of all security and related activity;
    • Monitor the security of the buildings and all assets therein;
    • Monitor occurrences including flooding, building defects;
    • Monitor the performance of fire extinguishers and other safety installations including emergency showers;
    • Keep inventory of all keys in the buildings within the institution;
    • Ensure that all areas are locked as necessary;
    • Coordinate any work repairs in liaison with the works Inspectors.
    • Ensure supply of water and electricity;
    • Ensure repair and maintenance of the water tank and generator;
    • Manage access to all stores;
    • Ensure rooms /offices doors are opened and closed at the right time;
    • Monitor water pump and generator daily;
    • Serve as custodian of all spare keys;
    • Manage car park,

    Person specification
    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

    • Four years’ experience as caretaker;
    • KCSE certificate Grade C- (minus) or its KNEC accepted equivalent:
    • Basic knowledge in minor repairs and maintenance of buildings;
    • Basic knowledge on security management;
    • First aid certificate from a recognized institution;
    • Computer applications skills;
    • Interpersonal and communication skills and
    • Compliance with Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya,


    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Communication skills;
    • Interpersonal skills;
    • Report writing skills;
    • Negotiation skills; and
    • Problem solving skills.


    • Ability to work under pressure;
    • Ability to work independently and in a team;
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work; and
    • Demonstrated ability to implement Quality Management Systems.

    Method of Application

    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions in the Corporation. Eligible applicants are requested to submit their application letter together with detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic and professional certificates plus transcripts, relevant testimonials and National Identity card in a sealed envelope and addressed to:

    The Managing Director
    Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service
    Oloolua Ridge
    P.O. BOX 49592 -00100


    Hand delivered to the Office of the Managing Director by 12 June, 2023.

    Further, a summary of your biodata in the following format (Excel only) should be submitted to by 12 June, 2023

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