28 Apr 2014

Laboratory Assistant / Analyst Job Vacancy

The Kenya Sugar Research Foundation (KESREF) is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries with its headquarters in Kibos, off Kisumu – Miwani Road.

KESREF is mandated to develop and disseminate appropriate technologies for enhanced productivity, value addition and competitiveness’ of the Kenyan Sugar sub-sector.

The Foundation wishes to recruit qualified and experienced individuals on temporary terms for a one year period (12 months) for the following positions through a donor funded cane testing project at South Nyanza Sugar Company (SONY), in Awendo-Migori district.

Laboratory Assistant II/ Analyst
RF 9 Ref: LAII/SCTU/1/14
(2 Posts)

The position will report to the Assistant Laboratory Technologist II/Chemist.

He/she will be deployed at the Pilot cane testing unit in South Nyanza Sugar Company, Awendo .

Duties and responsibilities

  • Perform analytical/diagnostic work
  • Collection and analysis of cane samples
  • Preparation of reagents
  • Record Management
  • Maintenance of cane testing unit equipment
Academic qualifications and job requirements
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must posses the following:
  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Food Science & Technology or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C
  • At least three years relevant experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Be a result oriented team player
  • Computer application skills
Interested candidates for the above positions who meet the requirements may send their applications with the reference number clearly stated on the envelope.

The application should be accompanied with a cover letter,detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant certificates/testimonials and names and contacts of three referees to:

The Director
Kenya Sugar Research Foundation
P.O. Box 44-40100



Tel: 020-20407307

So as to reach him not later than 6th May 2014

KESREF is an equal opportunity employer.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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