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  • Posted: Dec 23, 2019
    Deadline: Jan 10, 2020
  • The Institute is expected to deliver on the following: Ø Co-ordinate and take charge of all veterinary vaccines production in the country. Ø Research, either alone or in collaboration with other research institutions, into new innovations of veterinary vaccines production. Ø Develop and produce chemicals, media...
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    Chief Marketing Officer

     Job Ref: CMO - KVVPI / 001/12/2019

     Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer
    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Establishing market networks both locally and internationally;
    • Building a market data base for the vaccine products
    • Evaluating performance of products in the market; 
    • Developing necessary interventions in order to sustain relevance of products in the market; 
    • Developing sales and marketing strategies; 
    • Undertaking market research surveys for products developed by the Institute;
    • Securing contracts with internal and external clients;
    • Developing business plans and strategies for marketing of products;
    • Determining product, price, and focused needs; 
    • Preparation of annual work plans and budgets. 
    • Liaising with the Legal Office on patenting and licensing; 
    • Liaising with other service providers in the industry on marketing of vaccines products; 
    • Supervise Staff; 
    • Identifying marketing opportunities for products; 
    • Drawing of policy documents on marketing.
    • Create, direct, and implement the Institute’s promotional programs to stimulate awareness and sales in particular market segments

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
    • A Master’s Degree in Business administration or a relevant field
    • Professional Certification in marketing is an added advantage 
    • Be registered member of a Professional Body (Marketing) with a valid membership  
    • Five (5) Years work experience in marketing in a private enterprise.
    • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 on Leadership and integrity.

    Skills and Abilities 

    • Has ideally worked in a start-up or high-growth environment
    • Strong analytical skills
    • A proven leader with very strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
    • Experienced in all elements of the marketing mix
    • Experienced in social media marketing
    • Creative and innovative; capable of driving the creation of new ideas
    • A strong strategic thinker with the ability to grasp and conceive business strategy
    • Strong decision-making and critical thinking skills
    • High energy and enthusiastic
    • High tolerance to ambiguity.
    • Ability to understand changing market dynamics, translating them into actionable strategies to achieve the Institute’s objectives.

    NB: Candidates who had applied earlier need not to re-apply.

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    Human Resource and Administration Officer II

    Job Ref: HRAO - KVVPI / 002/12/2019
    Reporting to the Chief Human Resources and Administration Officer.
    Duties and responsibilities

    • Payroll Administration and associated activities
    • Handling staff benefits matters i.e. Pension, housing, health etc
    • Processing of claims and benefits;
    • Filing of statutory returns to the relevant bodies 
    • Managing the staff welfare programmes 6. Interpreting service regulations and policies, circulars and communicate the same to staff. 
    • Preparing of reports and summaries on Human Resource and Administration functions
    • Collection, Compiling and Updating of Human Resources statistics for various uses.
    • Assisting in the implementation of Board Resolutions
    • Drafting of correspondences for the signatures of the seniors
    • Keeping and updating confidential files for officers
    • Assisting in the Monitoring and Evaluation of various HR and Administration programmes.

    Requirements for Appointment

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent from a recognized Institution;
    • Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management (KNEC) or Certified Human Resource Practitioner Part II (Section 3 & 4) 
    • Registered member of the Institute of Human Resource Management with valid membership
    • Proficiency in Computer Packages such as Word, Excel and Power Point
    • Three (3) years’ experience in Payroll Administration and filing of Statutory Returns

    Core competencies:

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions
    • Good interpersonal and team building skills necessary to drive initiatives and achieve results

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    Laboratory Assistant II

     JOB Ref: SLA – KVVPI/003/12/2019
     Duties & Responsibilities

    • Supervising laboratory assistants 
    • Healthy and safe disposal of Preparation Laboratory wastes     
    • Cleaning and Sterilizing of glassware, vaccine bottles and any other sterilisable materials used within the laboratory            
    • Issuing of glassware and other consumables to other laboratories  
    • Assisting in the collection of samples from experimental specimen/materials
    • Carrying out laundry assignments
    • Coaching attachees of and interns
    • Participating in the implementation and review of laboratory Standard Operating Procedures
    • Ensuring that officers under his/her supervision observe Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Good Laboratory Practices and Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Cleaning and disinfection of surface and the lab floors
    • Assisting in filling and capping of vaccines and vaccine diluent
    • Preparing monthly reports
    • Keeping and updating of laboratories’ records.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C or its equivalent.
    • Diploma in Life Sciences – Applied Biology/Microbiology/Medical Laboratory Science/Biomedical Science/Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Chemistry
    • Proficiency in Computer Packages.           

    Method of Application

    Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send their 10 copies of applications, quoting the vacancy position and Reference Number, enclosing updated curriculum vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identification Card and daytime telephone as provided on the guidelines to:-
    ROAD ‘A’ P.O. Box 53260 - (00200)

    So as to reach the office on or before 10th January 2020 at  4.00 pm.

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

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