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  • Career Opportunities at Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Ltd

  • Posted on: 14 June, 2019 Deadline: 28 June, 2019
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  • KTDA Power Company Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of KTDA Holdings Ltd. Its mandate is to encourage and promote the smallholder tea sector to develop small hydro-power projects (SHP) with the aim of reducing operating costs, increasing power supply reliability, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and diversifying sources of revenue.

    We are seeking to appoint competent, dynamic, highly qualified and talented professionals to join our management team in the following exciting and challenging positions. To be considered you must be computer literate, proactive and resilient.  You must possess strong communication, analytical, organizational, planning and interpersonal skills.

     

    Assistant Plant Supervisor

     

    Position scope

    Reporting to the Plant Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring smooth operation and maintenance of the hydropower plant.

    Responsibilities

    • Monitoring of instrument readings as per established schedule.
    • Performing physical inspections and approved minor repairs.
    • Performing site tests for condition assessment when appropriate.
    • Operating and maintenance of the power supply to the factory
    • Scheduling preventive maintenance or life extension based condition assessment.
    • Scheduling of Hydro generation in the factory in consultation with the plant supervisor.
    • Implementation of SOPs
    • Assisting the supervisor in the export/ import of power to KPLC and filling of the returns

     Qualifications

    The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies: –

    • O level C- (Minus) or equivalent.
    • Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
    • 3 years’ experience in a similar environment
    • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings.
    • Report writing and communication.
    • Fault finding and trouble shooting.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

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    Wayleave Officer

     

    Position scope

    Reporting to the Planner, KTDA Power Company, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring timely acquisition of wayleaves.

    Responsibilities

    • Participating in project land acquisition
    • Facilitating acquisition of power transmission line way leaves;
    • Coordinating valuation and compensation of land, biological assets and other related properties
    • Facilitating in dispute resolution
    • Representing the company in stakeholder meetings;
    • Overseeing acquisition and renewal of permits, licenses, change of user, physical planning and related compliance with Government Agencies;
    • Ensuring payment of rents, land rates etc.
    • Coordinating ESIA assessments, audits, SHE/ OHS

     Qualifications

    The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies: –

    • Bachelors’ degree in Land Economics/Real Estate or equivalent.
    • Minimum five (5) years’ experience preferably in the energy sector.
    • Relevant professional affiliations /MISK Membership.
    • Post Graduate Qualifications in Project Planning or Strategic Management will be an added advantage.
    • Mastered relevant property valuation software.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Must demonstrate ability to multitask.
    • Must have good public relations qualities
    • Must demonstrate commitment to operational effectiveness
    • Familiar with Chapter Five of the Constitution of Kenya – Land and Environment
    • Familiar with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya – Leadership and Integrity
    • Must demonstrate high integrity and ethical practice.

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    Field Systems Administrator

     

    Position scope

     Reporting functionally to the Manager, Regional ICT and administratively to the Factory Unit Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of ICT services within the Factory by providing technical support for all sections.

    Responsibilities

    • Working with users to analyze workflow, access, information, and security requirements as well as designing system infrastructure;
    • Installing and configuring servers and application software on all workstations;
    • Planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of PC and server hardware, LAN and WAN networks, and operating systems;
    • Maintaining and monitoring system performance by troubleshooting system hardware, and networks  and documenting system problems and resolutions.
    • Backing up and restoring files and critical data by performing/verifying daily backup for recoverability;
    • Database management and ensuring smooth data replication between factory and KTDA head office.
    • Installing, configuring, supporting and maintenance of electronic weighing solutions (EWS)
    • Performing and/or overseeing new software and application testing, implementation and review in the factory;
    • Supporting the design and implementation of IT policies and procedures;
    • Responsible for documenting technical configuration of installed systems;
    • Testing, evaluating, and installing system enhancements by scouting for new technological innovations within the factories core business areas;
    • Cconducting training to the factory
    • Developing system access, monitoring control, and evaluation; establishing and testing disaster recovery policies and procedures.
    • Management and administration of system user accounts and passwords;
    • Identifying systems upgrades by conferring with ICTB, vendors and services providers;
    • Ensure timely preparation and distribution of ICT reports as and when they fall due;
    • Responsible for the provision of ICT infrastructure services including desktop, laptops etc.;
    • Assessing the adequacy of the ICT equipment in the factories;
    • Monitoring and coordinating all new and existing ICT Projects and initiatives at the factory.

     Qualifications

    The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies: –

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
    • CCNA/CCNP/MCSE or related professional certification
    • Minimum four (4) years of experience in a similar set up.
    • Technical knowledge of hardware and network installation.
    • Must demonstrate high integrity and ethical practice
    • Must demonstrate ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
    • Must be a team player who is able to work cordially in teams
    • Must demonstrate ability to multitask.
    • Should have ability to solve problems by applying relevant business knowledge
    • Should demonstrate professional expertise in the relevant work area
    • Must have the ability to communicate for both written and oral communication
    • Must be able to work under pressure
    • Must be a flexible person, who is willing to learn and able to work flexible hours to achieve goals

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    Assistant Electrical Engineer

     

    Position scope

    Reporting to the Electrical Engineer, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing electrical engineering maintenance services to KTDA Factories.

    Responsibilities

    • Overseeing new electrical installation for KTDA Factories by managing suppliers to ensure high standards of installed materials and workmanship;
    • Monitoring electrical energy usage for purpose of advising factories on prudent electrical energy management;
    • Liaising with KPLC on matters of electrical supply and maintenance;
    • Assisting factories in electrical maintenance;
    • Participating in the development or testing of electrical aspects of new technologies;
    • Assisting Factories to develop adequate and competent electrical maintenance staff;
    • Supporting electrical engineers and other personnel to identify, define, and solve developmental problems;
    • Preparing periodic reports;
    • Performing any other relevant duties that may be assigned.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies: –

    • Higher National Diploma in Electrical A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is an added advantage.
    • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience;
    • Must demonstrate high integrity and ethical practice;
    • Must demonstrate ability to execute work assigned with minimum supervision.
    • Must be a team player who is able to work cordially in teams;
    • Must demonstrate ability to multitask;
    • Should have ability to solve problems by applying relevant knowledge;
    • Must have the ability to communicate for both written and oral communication;
    • Must be able to work under pressure;
    • Must be a flexible person, who is willing to learn and able to work flexible hours to achieve goals;
    • Must be able to deliver targets, and a good planner who pays attention to details

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    Office Services & Property Coordinator

     

    Position scope

    Reporting to the Manager, Property, the successful candidate will be responsible for Coordinating office services and property functions.

    Responsibilities

    • Carrying out frequent checks of the common facilities in the building including Conference/meeting rooms, stores and kitchens to ensure they are well kept and fit for purpose.
    • Coordinating the use of the Conference Rooms for scheduled meetings and ensuring that resources are provided.
    • Maintaining vendor and property files, including insurance certificates, outsourced contracts drafts, title deeds copies, etc. in accordance with prescribed standards.
    • Opening work orders, coordinating and monitoring status of work assigned to vendors.
    • Preparing land transaction and registration documents in liaison with legal department.
    • Ensuring that all property documentation records are well maintained, and liaising with the relevant National and County government authorities to regularize any changes.
    • Liaising with the Occupational Health & Safety Coordinator to ensure that the building inspection reports and certificates are obtained and filed accordingly.
    • Attending court cases on land matters from time to time in liaison with legal department.
    • Ensuring timely processing of Administration related service providers’ invoices for payment.
    • Preparing the budget drafts for administration department
    • Facilitating exemption from Stamp Duty for land transactions for KTDA and Her Factory Companies.
    • Facilitating issuance of work permits for foreigners who may be employed by the organization.
    • Ensuring that contracts for the service providers are up to date/ valid, and notifying management on expiry/renewal dates.
    • Ensuring that all Governments Statutory Demand Notes are paid on time.
    • Assisting the Head of Department in the management of KTDA Farmers Company.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies: –

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Property Management or Business Management related field.
    • Minimum of four (4) years experience in a similar role
    • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
    • Must demonstrate high integrity and ethical practice.
    • Must demonstrate ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
    • Must be a team player who is able to work cordially in teams.
    • Must demonstrate ability to multi-task.
    • Should have ability to solve problems by applying relevant business knowledge
    • Must have the ability to communicate for both written and oral communication
    • Must be able to work under pressure.
    • Must have demonstrated ability to handle departmental budgets, resources, processes, and relationships.
    • Should have thorough knowledge of the relevant industry/sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the relevant sector.
    • Must have ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate departmental goals
    • Must demonstrate ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines.
    • Must be a flexible person, who is willing to learn and able to work flexible hours to achieve goals.

    Method of Application

    If you fulfill the above requirements and wish to be considered, please apply using the link below not later than 28th June 2019.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

    KTDA MANAGEMENT SERVICES LTD is an equal opportunity employer.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd career website on ktdateas.com to apply

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