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Ongoing Recruitment at Bukura Agricultural College (May, 2020 Recommended Jobs)

Bukura Agricultural College is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament to provide middle level training in agriculture and related fields. The College started in 1974 as an Institute of Agriculture with 73 students following the recommendations of the Weir Commission of 1967 on Agricultural Education in Western Kenya. The Institute was later upgraded to a Diploma College in 1992. From 1992-2007 the College focussed on in-service training targeting staff mainly from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development. In 2007 the College opened its doors to secondary school leavers in response to the declining number of in-service trainees.

1. Academics Program Director

V/NO.1/2020

Salary Scale:   Ksh.123,930 – Ksh.165,750 p.m.      BAC ‘2’

 Terms of Service:     Contract

Requirements for Appointment

The Director, Academic programs will report to the CEO and coordinate all the College’s Academic Programmes.

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: –

  • At least twelve (12) years’ cumulative relevant work experience, two (2) of which must have been at the level of Senior Principal Lecturer or its equivalent;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Agriculture, Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Botany, Zoology, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Horticulture, Agriculture and Home Economics, Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural Education and Extension; Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Biological Sciences and Mathematics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following:- Agriculture, Food Science and Technology, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Botany, Zoology, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Horticulture, Agriculture and Home Economics, Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural Education and Extension; Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Biological Sciences and Mathematics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Professional qualification and membership to professional body where applicable;
  • Leadership course lasting not less than six (6) weeks;
  • At least six (6) Years’ experience in management;
  • Evidence of publication in refereed journals in the last three (3) years;
  • Computer Literacy; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of departmental work plans.
  • Coordinate and compile quarterly and annual reports on academic affairs of the College.
  • Coordinate cyclic curriculum review/development by carrying out SWOT analysis of the existing programmes and Labour Market Needs Assessment to ensure the training programmes meet the requirements of the labour market and new programmes are developed as per the College procedure for curriculum review/development to provide quality training for students
  • Coordinate and supervise the College on academic affairs by approving course allocations and monitoring classroom attendance by both staff and students
  • Carry out course evaluation at the end of every semester with the lecturers in order to identify any gaps that will be addressed in time for the new semester to ensure quality education for the students of the College
  • Review and approve the development of schedules for academic trips.
  • Coordinate curriculum implementation by sensitizing staff on new/revised training programmes and training materials.
  • Coordinate curriculum evaluation.
  • Teach, prepare course outlines, deliver course content as per the teaching timetable, and evaluate students for purposes of grading as per the College procedure to ensure quality training of College students.
  • Identify institutions requiring consultancy services for purpose of raising income for the College.

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2. Strategy & Performance Manager

V/NO.2/2020 – “RE-ADVERTISEMENT’’

Salary Scale:   Ksh.102,090 – Ksh.137,370 p.m.      BAC ‘3’

Terms of Service:    Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

  • Have at least ten (10) years relevant work experience in public or private institution two (2) of which should have been at management level;
  • Have Bachelors’ degree in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Have Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Be registered with a professional body where applicable;
  • Have a Certificate in Quality Management Systems, risk management or related field from a recognized institution;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Have proficiency in computer application skills;
  • Have demonstrated professional competence and administrative capability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution.

Duties and Responsibilities: –

The officer will be responsible for Monitoring and reporting on the performance of the College.

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

  • Developing monitoring systems of the performance of the Board;
  • Developing performance contracts for the Board;
  • Developing strategies on improvement of performance; and
  • Coordinating the preparation of quarterly and annual performance reports.

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3. Principal Office Administrator

V/NO.3/2020

Salary Scale:   Ksh.69,660 – Ksh.92,970 p.m.          BAC ‘5’ 

Terms of Service:    Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment: –

The Officer at this level will serve as a secretary to the Chief Executive Officer.

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have; –

  • served in the grade of Senior Office Administrator or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of four (4) years;
  • A Diploma in Secretarial studies from the Kenya National Examination Council; OR

Business Education Single and Group Certificates (BES & GC) from the Kenya National Examinations Council or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;

  • Shorthand III (120 W.P.M)
  • Typewriting III (50 W.P.M.)/ Computerized Document Processing III
  • Office Management III/Office Administration and Management III
  • Business English III/Communication II
  • Commerce II
  • Office Practice II
  • Secretarial Duties II
  • Certificate in Computer application skills;
  • Kenya National Secretaries Association Membership;
  • Certificate in Secretarial Course lasting not less than four weeks from the recognized institution.
  • Certificate in Computer application skills; and
  • Meet requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • Manage petty cash by drawing up the budget and transactions, recording and replenishing to keep track of the financial resources within the section.
  • Oversee the proper use and operation of office equipment to ensure longevity of the equipment and that work is completed in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Ensure security of office equipment, confidential documents and records in order to preserve aspects of institutional memory and to determine how long to retain records, their capacity for re-use as evidence of activities, transactions, and decisions, by ensuring security is adhered to.
  • Attend to visitors/clients, including telephone calls and appointments by reflecting professionalism in order to create a good image of the college.
  • Maintain an office diary and travel itinerary for the Chief Executive Officer by ensuring time is allocated in advance to timelines to work on the project and ensure meetings are properly scheduled.
  • Take oral dictation by ensuring a good test of spelling, writing, or language skills, when taking notes in meetings for correct recording of information in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Process word and data from manuscripts through the manipulation of input data with an application program to obtain desired output as an audio/video, graphic, numeric, or text data file for smooth flow of information within the College.
  • Prepare responses to general correspondences from prospective clients, staff and other key stakeholders of the College by ensuring all incoming correspondences reach the records office in a timely manner and circulated for immediate action.
  • Safeguard the integrity and confidentiality of data through the dispatch of documents to authorized staff and having a proper record in order to trace lost documents to ensure all information is preserved correctly.
  • Manage office protocol and etiquette by presenting practical, sound advice on common situations involving office etiquette in order to improve the institution’s image
  • Supervise office cleanliness and maintain office supply inventory, cleaning products and tools required for services for a clean and healthy environment.

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4. Supply Chain Management Officer

V/NO.4/2020

Salary Scale:   Ksh.57,120 – Ksh.76,830 p.m.          BAC ‘6’

Terms of Service:    Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment: –

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have; –

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Procurement or Supply Chain Management qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • Monitoring inventory, movement of stores, recommending requisition when stocks approach reorder levels in accordance with the laid down regulations and procedures;
  • Ensuring proper storage of stock items;
  • Issuing required quantities against authorized stores requisition;
  • Preparing list and making recommendation for assets, stores and equipment for disposal;
  • Conducting periodic and annual stock taking;
  • Drafting inspection and acceptance of goods, works and services reports;
  • Maintaining procurement documents and records related to stores;
  • Carrying out periodic market surveys to inform the placing of orders or adjudication by the relevant award committee; and
  • Participate in the opening of tenders, bids and quotations.

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5. Librarian

V/NO.6/2020 

Salary Scale:   Ksh.57,120 – Ksh.76,830 p.m.

BAC ‘6’

Terms of Service:    Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment: –

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have; –

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library Studies or Information Science or a related and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Membership to Kenya Library Association;
  • Certificate in Computer application skills; and
  • Meets the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • Catalogue newly acquired library material by providing multiple access points to facilitate retrieval;
  • Assist in the classification of newly acquired information material by assigning class number for purposes of shelving and retrieval;
  • Undertake abstracting by preparing summaries of articles, reports and other publication to facilitate understanding;
  • Index journal articles by assigning descriptors to facilitate easy retrieval.
  • Acquisition new information material by identifying, selecting, ordering processing, organizing in line with user needs to meet the current information gaps;
  • Provide information to aid in preparation of library reports and works programmes by listing activities undertaken by the library to provide information for decision making by the management;
  • Conduct current awareness services by display of and/or sending to inform users of new acquisitions.
  • Update electronic database by adding new records into the systems to ensure availability, integrity and security of data and information;
  • Carry out user profiling to facilitate provision of selective dissemination of information (SDI) that will meet the needs of various users;
  • Carry out annual inventory of library resources by physically ascertaining their availability and condition to identify existing gaps; and
  • Conduct information literacy by inducting new members on use of library resources to enable them be independent users.

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6. ICT Officer

V/NO.7/2020

 Salary Scale: Ksh.57,120 – Ksh.76,830 p.m.         BAC ‘6’

 Terms of Service:     Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment: –

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have; –

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Certificate in Cisco Certified Network Associate will be an added advantage; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • Developing documentation of computer programs according to instructions and specifications;
  • Installing and configuring computer systems;
  • Maintaining application systems;
  • Training users on effective and efficient use of ICT facilities;
  • Maintaining up to date equipment maintenance register;
  • Installing, configuring and monitoring Local Area Network components;
  • Assisting users in the Active Directory, e-mail server and User applications;
  • Updating and maintaining the College’s website;
  • Servicing and repairing ICT equipment; and
  • Performing regular data and application backups.

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7. Records Management Officer

V/NO.8/2020

Salary Scale: Ksh.57,120 – Ksh.76,830 p.m.         BAC ‘6’

Terms of Service:     Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment: –

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have; –

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Information Science Management, Archives and Records Management or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Be proficient in computer applications; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • Receiving, recording and dispatching all correspondences appropriately;
  • Ensuring that letters and other documents are appropriately filed and marked to action officers;
  • Up-dating and maintaining up-to-date file movement records;
  • Controlling, opening of files, renewing file covers and updating file index;
  • Ascertaining the general cleanliness of the registry;
  • Proper handling of documents, pending correspondence and bring-ups
  • Initiating appraisal and disposal of files/documents in liaison with National Archives and Documentation Services; and
  • Ensuring security of information, documents, files and office equipment;

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8. Library Assistant

V/NO. 9/2020

 Salary Scale: Ksh.46,980- Ksh.63,090 p.m.          BAC ‘7’

 Terms of Service:     Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment: –

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have; –

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examination (KCSE) mean grade C-or recognized equivalent qualification with at least a C- in either Mathematics, English or Kiswahili;
  • Diploma in Library Studies or Information Science or their recognized equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution; and
  • Certificate in Computer application skills.

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • Receive stamp and record incoming information materials through accessioning for ownership and security purposes;
  • Shelve information materials by class numbers for easy retrieval by the client;
  • Operate Current Awareness Services (CAS) through display of new arrivals and circulation of periodicals to abreast the patrons;
  • Charge and discharge library by library management system for dissemination of information to users;
  • Paste due date labels for stamping due date during circulation process for a clear reminder to the patrons on the return date;
  • Answer routine inquiries, and refer patrons in need of professional assistance to librarians for customer satisfaction;
  • Ensure compliance with due dates by checking due dates for equitable sharing of information resources by patrons;
  • Prepare and paste book pockets by gluing them on information materials to hold slips;
  • Issue reminders to patrons with overdue material through reminders for accountability, equitable sharing of resources and avoid hoarding of information materials; and
  • Implement documentation by filling of library catalogue for easy retrieval of information resources.

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9. Supply Chain Management Assistant

V/NO. 10/2020

Salary Scale: Ksh.46,980- Ksh.63,090 p.m.

BAC ‘7’

Terms of Service:     Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment: –

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have; –

  • Diploma in Procurement or Supply Chain Management or any other equivalent relevant qualifications from a recognized institution
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Fulfillment of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • Receiving and issuing stores
  • Preparing and maintaining stores records
  • Stock taking and reconciliation
  • Ensuring stores security, safety and cleanliness and
  • Preservation of stores.

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10. Agricultural Engineering Instructor

Salary Scale: Ksh.46,980 – Ksh.63,090 p.m.

BAC ‘7’

Terms of Service:     Permanent & Pensionable

  1. Department of Crop Science – 1 Instructor in Agricultural Engineering

Requirements for Appointment: –

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have; –

  • Diploma in any of the following disciplines: – Animal Production or Agricultural Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Computer Literacy; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • Undertake practical demonstrations to students to enhance practical skills for overall effective delivery of the curriculum.
  • Undertake teaching of the students to enhance necessary knowledge and skills.
  • Plan and coordinate laboratory and field demonstrations or experiments to ensure students acquire relevant skills and knowledge.
  • Requisition for practical equipment for the laboratory to ensure efficiency of the unit to the students in terms of timely practices for learning purposes.
  • Prepare training materials and equipment to facilitate smooth implementation of the practical classes.
  • Assemble and prepare practical materials to conduct the practical in accordance with the set curriculum for smooth implementation to students in the institution.
  • Ensure safe custody of practical materials and equipment for subsequent activities.

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11. Animal Production Instructor

Salary Scale: Ksh.46,980 – Ksh.63,090 p.m.

BAC ‘7’

Terms of Service:     Permanent & Pensionable

  1. Department of Animal Health and Production – 1 Instructor in animal production

Requirements for Appointment: –

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have; –

  1. Diploma in any of the following disciplines: – Animal Production or Agricultural Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  2. Computer Literacy; and
  3. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • Undertake practical demonstrations to students to enhance practical skills for overall effective delivery of the curriculum.
  • Undertake teaching of the students to enhance necessary knowledge and skills.
  • Plan and coordinate laboratory and field demonstrations or experiments to ensure students acquire relevant skills and knowledge.
  • Requisition for practical equipment for the laboratory to ensure efficiency of the unit to the students in terms of timely practices for learning purposes.
  • Prepare training materials and equipment to facilitate smooth implementation of the practical classes.
  • Assemble and prepare practical materials to conduct the practical in accordance with the set curriculum for smooth implementation to students in the institution.
  • Ensure safe custody of practical materials and equipment for subsequent activities.

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12. Driver

V/NO. 12/2020

 Salary Scale: Ksh.32,160 – Ksh.42,780 p.m.

BAC ‘9’

Terms of Service:     Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment: –

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have; –

  • A minimum mean grade D (plain) in KCSE or its equivalent;
  • A valid driving license free from any endorsements and valid for all the classes of vehicles, which the candidate is required to drive;
  • Knowledge of the traffic act and related regulations;
  • Passed the Suitability Test for Drivers Grade III from the Ministry of Public Works;
  • At least two (2) years previous satisfactory driving experience after obtaining the driving license;
  • A valid one (1) week first Aid Certificate from Kenya Red Cross, Kenya College of Highway and Building Technology or St. John’s Ambulance; and
  • Certificate in Computer application;
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • Carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling and oil systems, electrical system, tyre pressure, brakes;
  • Detecting and reporting malfunctioning of vehicle systems;
  • Maintenance of work tickets for the assigned vehicles;
  • Driving the vehicle as authorized;
  • Security and safety for the vehicle on and off the road;
  • Safety of the passengers and/or goods therein; and
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle.

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13. Food Technician

V/NO. 13/2020

Salary Scale: Ksh.39,000 – Ksh.51,750 p.m.         BAC ‘8’

Terms of Service:     Permanent & Pensionable

 Requirements for Appointment: –

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have; –

  • Certificate in Dairy Technology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Computer Literacy;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

Duties and Responsibilities: –

  • To operate and assist in the general maintenance of the equipment in the processing plant.
  • To assist with the preparation, distribution and storage of resources and materials.
  • To assist with the upkeep of both stock and equipment records within the processing plant.
  • To inform the plant manager of any health and safety implications as and when they arise.
  • To assist with the preparation of ingredients.
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness within the processing plant.

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