• Job Opportunities at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) - 2 Positions

  • Posted on: 28 July, 2017 Deadline: 11 August, 2017
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  • 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.
     

    General Engineer

     

    Position Location: Kisumu. Responsible for WRP sites at Kericho and Nairobi, Kenya
    Supervisor: USAMRD-K Logistics Chief
    Target Grade: MR11
    Supervisory Status: None.

    General Engineer Job Requirements

    • 6 Years’ Experience in General Engineering
    • Bachelor’s in Engineering Program from Approved and Accredited School
    • Computer Aided Design & Drafting Qualified
    • Kenyan Driver’s License
    • Must be fluent in both English and Swahili, written and spoken
    • Must be a holder of a current and valid certificate of good conduct.

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    Driver/Artisan

     

    This position will be based in Nairobi and reports to the Transport Manager. The position holder will carry out vehicle repairs, routine maintenance and drive unit vehicles as assigned.

    Duties for the Driver/Artisan Job

    • Drive unit vehicle assigned in accordance with the driving Kenya legal requirements and Organization driving regulations.
    • Fulfill special requests of the office by picking up and delivering items as directed and running official errands.
    • Drive unit vehicles allocated with due care and attention, ensuring the safety of the passengers, general public and the vehicle.
    • Ensure that defensive driving is practiced throughout every journey, being aware of potential hazards and how to avoid them.
    • Report any incident/accident that involves injury to any passenger, pedestrian or/and damage to the vehicle or third-party property immediately, in line with organization reporting procedures.
    • Ensure that unit vehicle assigned is clean and making sure that it’s in good condition before leaving for an assignment.
    • Ensure that the vehicle one is driving has proper safety equipment including but not limited to functional safety belts, life saver kit and road side emergency kit.
    • Keep a running log of jobs and mileage on the work ticket and make sure the forms are filled correctly in line with each project request.
    • To report faults and other malfunctions on the vehicle.
    • Service Unit owned vehicles, ensuring that all required/recommended preventative/scheduled maintenance is accomplished in a timely and cost efficient manner.
    • Makes recommendations to the Supervisor (s) on repair work that requires outsourcing.
    • Inspects such outsourced vehicle works, both while in progress and on completion to ensure high quality parts are being used, and that high quality work is being achieved, in line with the contract/work order.
    • Ensures that each vehicle is safe to operate and may from time to time do road tests with the approval of the supervisor.
    • Confirm/Verify that appropriate parts have been procured and used to service the Unit vehicles.
    • Inspect vehicles to determine need for servicing, repair, parts replacement, and safety corrections, either in house or sub-contracted.
    • Carry out service on vehicles, including oil change, brakes and suspensions work, tire rotation and minor electrical work. Recommends necessary repair work to be done through out-sourcing-Inspects upon completion of the work (out sourced) to ensure that work has conformed to contract and delivery order specifications, that parts fitted and work performed are of high quality.
    • Submit a duly filled in and signed Motor Vehicle Maintenance Work Order (MVMWO) for each vehicle and provide necessary reports whenever requested.
    • Carry out an inventory of tools/equipment issued quarterly and report any missing tools. (xix) Ensure vehicle is clean after Servicing.
    • Perform any other driving duties and/ or tasks as assigned by the Transport Officer and/or Deputy Chief of Logistics.

    Driver/Artisan Job Requirements

    • Government Trade Test II in motor vehicle mechanic (or equivalent) from a recognized Institution.
    • At least three years’ experience as a company mechanic
    • Valid driving license class A, B, C & E (accident free).
    • Not less than three years working experience as a professional driver.
    • Must have completed secondary education.
    • Must be a holder of a current and valid certificate of good conduct.
    • Must be well conversant with the Kenyan traffic rules
    • Must be fluent in both English and Swahili, written and spoken

    Terms of Employment:

    One year contract renewable
    Grade: MR 6
    Probation period for the first 3 months.
    Remuneration: The salary is based on KEMRI salary scale.

    Method of Application

    Applications should include a Cover letter, C.V, 3 reference letters and relevant testimonials and day time telephone contacts no later than 11th August 2017. Apply to The Human

    Resources Office The Walter Reed Project P.O Box 29893-00202 Nairobi. Or email: Nairobi.HR@usamru-k.org

    KEMRI/Walter Reed Project is an equal opportunity employer. Women, the Youth, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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