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  • Posted: Nov 25, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 20, 2021
  • Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is situated in Juja, 36 kilometres North East of Nairobi, along Nairobi-Thika Highway. It was started in 1981 as a Middle Level College (Jomo Kenyatta College of Agriculture and Technology (JKCAT)) by the Government of Kenya with the generous assistance from the Japanese Government. Plans for the establishment of JKCAT started in 1977
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    Sales and Marketing Associate

    We are looking for a commercial sales representative to market/sale the Subsurface Water Retention Technology (SWRT) to farmers and other stakeholders in eastern Kenya and other regions where the technology is applicable. The successful candidate will also coordinate the installation of SWRT membranes, provide relevant advisory services and work closely with stakeholders within the food value chain in the region.

    Key Responsibilities

    Sales and Marketing

    • Conducting market research to identify selling possibilities and evaluate customer needs.
    • Actively seeking out new sales opportunities.
    • Setting up meetings with potential clients to determine needs.
    • Assist in negotiating and close deals and handle complaints or objections.
    • Assist in building and maintain relationships with clients and prospects.
    • Submit reports which include but not limited to sales forecast, budget performance report and any other report that will be requested of you.
    • Assisting in identifying, assessing and developing new products to our portfolio.
    • Gather market intelligence, information from the competition and other sources that can be helpful to the company in making insightful decisions for the future of the businesses.


    • Recruiting and managing all the suppliers in the supply chain.
    • Ensuring the supplies meet all the quality standards set.
    • Processing orders in collaboration with the procurement and finance office.
    • Following up with payments with the clients and assist in processing payments for suppliers.
    • Ensure the availability of stock for purchase and demonstration through stock management and procurement of the stock items.
    • Ensure timely delivery of the supplies ordered as agreed with the clients.


    • Ensure that all our products have been verified and certified by the relevant bodies.
    • Ensuring that all products are registered under the Rasmi brand.

    Academic Qualifications/Work Experience

    • Diploma in sales and marketing, Business Administration or any other relevant course.
    • Proven experience in a similar or relevant role. Previous experience as a medical sales representative will be an added advantage.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft 365.
    • Thorough understanding of marketing and negotiation skills.
    • Self-motivated with a results-driven approach.
    • Aptitude in delivering attractive presentations.

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    Project Assistant

    To provide support and creates balance in the time and scope of executing projects, under the direct supervision of the project Manager, we are looking for a qualified and experienced individual to join our dynamic team in the position of a Project Assistant.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Logging and tracking all project plans and project documentation..
    • Arrange Contracts, raise purchase orders and expenditure authorization forms for approval.
    • Respond to telephone inquiries and convey accurate information promptly and appropriately.
    • Carry out project logistics and administrative support..
    • Coordinating the consultation process with all stakeholders to meet set deadlines.
    • Assist in research and developing the project proposals and presenting to the Project Manager for validation.
    • Work collaboratively with the Project Manager and team to maximize productivity.
    • Collaborate with the whole project team, contributing to the entire project lifecycle.
    • Report updates to the project manager.
    • To undertake other duties as may be assigned.

    Skills and Requirements:

    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Keen attention to detail and an aptitude for problem-solving.
    • Able to proactively address potential issues.
    • Collaborative working style and team-player attitude.
    • Positive and encouraging personality.
    • Able to work independently with little supervision.
    • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic.
    • Reliable, trustworthy, and committed to the team’s success.
    • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
    • Able to thrive in a high-volume, deadline-driven work environment.
    • Good IT skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Project.

    Academic Qualifications/Work Experience

    • Diploma in Project Management, Business Administration/Management or its equivalent (advanced diploma is an added advantage).
    • At least 1 years work experience.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are invited to send their applications and detailed CV indicating current and expected salary to [email protected] on/or before 7th December, 2021, Due to the urgency to fill the position, shortlisting will be done on an ongoing basis. Those who shall not have heard from us by 20th December, 2021, should consider their applications unsuccessful.


    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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