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  • Posted: Feb 1, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 13, 2023
  • Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established through the Science and Technology (Amendment) Act of 1979, which has since been amended to Science, Technology and Innovation Act 2013. The 1979 Act established KEMRI as a National body responsible for carrying out health research in Kenya.
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    Storeroom Attendant

    Vacancy No. CVDC/010/01/23

    Position summary

    The successful candidate will oversee the BOHEMIA store at KEMRI Kwale and will implement best record keeping and storage practices. They will be involved in receiving equipment/materials, managing inventory, conducting follow up on equipment when needed and communicating effectively with the management and fieldworker team. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year of experience as a storeroom attendant (or a similar type of position) with a demonstrated track-record in handling and organising inventory with highest degree of integrity and professionalism.

    Job Specification

    • Record and track the inventory of all stored items;
    • Maintain an active registry, updating records to register supplies and materials received and dispensed;
    • Conduct physical inventory checks on a routine schedule;
    • Verify inventory records and correct discrepancies;
    • Distribute storeroom materials in accordance with requisition forms or other;
    • Alert project manager when items need to be re-ordered and when anomalies/breakages are registered;
    • Ensure the storeroom is kept clean and orderly;
    • Other tasks as directed by the project manager team.

    Person Specification

    • KCSE mean grade D+ or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Minimum of a Certificate in procurement, supply chain, records management or any related field

    Key Skills and Competencies

    • Excellent English and Kiswahili communication skills;
    • Proficient computer skills with the ability to update and maintain a computer inventory register;
    • Ability to write and prepare packing slips and labels;
    • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
    • Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail and multitasking skills;
    • Excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills;
    • Demonstrated adaptability and ability to manage a rapidly changing environment;
    • Experience with Microsoft Office;
    • Experience developing an inventory control system will be an added advantage; and
    • Experience with environmental or health research or program is an added advantage.

    Desired Qualities

    • Have at least one (1) year experience as a storeroom attendant (or a similar type of position);
    • Demonstrated track-record in handling and organising inventory with highest degree of integrity and professionalism;
    • Ability to lift and carry heavy and/or cumbersome items;
    • Ability to work under tight timelines and in a fast paced environment; and
    • Must be a Kwale resident and proficiency in a Mijikenda language.

    Method of Application

    Applications MUST include the following:

    • Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
    • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
    • Contacts of three referees including telephone numbers and/or e-mail addresses
    • Copies of Certificates.
    • Contact telephone number

    Application letter should be addressed to 

    The Deputy Director, CGMR (C), 
    P. O. Box 428– 80108 Kilifi.

    Application deadline is February 13, 2023

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