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Feb 27, 2010

Kwale International Sugar Co. Ltd Jobs in Kenya

Located in the South Coast of Kenya, between Kwale and Ramisi, Kwale International Sugar Co. Ltd. (KISCOL) is in the process of establishing a greenfield sugar cane estate of 15,000 acres as well as a processing complex with a capacity of 3,000 TCD.

Our vision is to achieve world class standards by applying modern best practices such as drip irrigation on our sugar cane estate and cane processing plant (with residues being used in the co-generation and distillery plants).

KISCOL intends to integrate sound environmental guidelines as well as community values as part of its management policy. In addition, KISCOL aims at benchmarking itself with the best as a socially good employer, caring for its workers and being sensitive to the welfare of the many farmers supplying their produce to the factory.

KISCOL's challenge is to uplift the economic status of the communities in the South Coast and improve the livelihood of nearly 2,000 families directly involved in running the estate and factories and supply of cane to the complex.

In line with this vision, Kwale International Sugar Company hereby invites applications from qualified and experienced individuals for the following positions:

Civil Engineer

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Minimum of B.Sc. Civil Engineering, postgraduate qualifications in project management is highly desirable
  • Must be a registered engineer with relevant certification
  • At least five years relevant experience preferably in execution of large building and civil engineering projects
  • Excellent knowledge and use of MS Project, MS Office as well as relevant software packages used in project design
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written
  • Provide overall leadership in the management and implementation of all civil works related to the project
  • Contribute to plan evaluation as well as in drawing up scopes of work, bills of quantities and technical specifications
  • Discuss, negotiate and co-ordinate project work with consultant engineers/firms
  • Prepare and implement measures with respect to the environment, health and safety awareness
  • Demonstrate strong management skills
  • Propose and implement measures to ensure cost efficiency in the entire project
Surveyor/GIS Specialist

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Minimum of B.Sc. in Geography, Surveying, Cartography. Post graduate training in GIS/Remote sensing highly desirable
  • At least three years working experience involving the use of remote sensing and GIS in engineering survey works for feasibility studies to aid in project planning
  • Strong practical experience in using GIS software packages for e.g ArcView, Arclnfo, ERDAS Imagine etc in addition to working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Ability to use GRASS software is highly desirable
  • Must be able to accurately capture, interpret and present complex data in a format that is readily usable and understood by management for guidance in decision making
  • In addition to having excellent organisational skills, pay keen attention to precision and detail
  • A proven team player with the ability to relate well across all levels and within different cultural backgrounds
  • Develop, manage and update a computerised GIS for the project using appropriate software
  • Oversee the production, collection, interpretation, maintenance and dissemination of reports, aerial photographs, satellite images, digital data to assist in project planning and implementation
  • Offer training and support to users of GIS data within the project
Environmental & Community Relations Manager

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Minimum of B.Sc. in Natural Resources Management, or Environmental Management. Postgraduate training in Environmental Health/Science higly desirable
  • At least three years of relevant work experience in community based project(s) and hand on experience in participatory approaches to development
  • Good understanding of current, as well as emerging environmental issues, at the local, regional and international level
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of NEMA guidelines on environmental management/ environmental management tools such as EIA and Environment Audit
  • Demonstrate experience in the use or application of science based knowldege in community development
  • Computer literate with working knowldege of MS Office
  • Good interpersonal skills both oral and written
  • Ensuring compliance with environmental legislation
  • Ensuring the implementation of all mitigation measures identified in the environmental and social impact assessment
  • Overseeing/undertaking engagement with affected local communities and other key stakeholders (e.g. local authorities) regarding environmental and social issues related to the Project
  • Maintaining the Stakeholder Engagement Plan and list of stakeholders designed as part of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
  • Developing and implementing environmental and social procedures as per the Environmental and Social Management System e.g. coordinating all aspects of environmental pollution control, waste management, recycling, etc.
  • Monitoring social and environmental performance as per indicators developed in the ESIA and ESMS
  • Adjusting environmental and social procedures/mitigation measures in response to the results of monitoring data collected;
  • Overseeing/implementing social investment activities; and
  • Liaising closely with KISCOL management to provide regular updates on social and environmental issues and their resolution.
Crop Production Manager - Sugarcane

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Minimum of B.Sc. in Agriculture
  • At least three years of relevant work experience, exposure to sugarcane production and fertigation highly desirable
  • Being a management position one must posess good supervisory and overall managerial skills
  • A basic understanding of the current Kenyan labour laws
  • Excellent analytical as well as report writing skills
  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • Must be a team player and be able to work well within a multicultural environment
  • Forecast, plan and implement crop production output to match factory output requirements/targets
  • Provide leadership and support to the Outgrowers Association with respect to crop management
  • Participate in consultation with the management tearn in the preparation and implementation of budgets for crop production with respect to farm inputs - seed, fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides etc
  • Oversee the Environment, Health and Safety related issues within the area of specialisation
  • Identify knowledge and information gaps, provide training through extension visits or discussion forums to the Outgrowers Association
  • Ensure that all aspects of crop production meet standard requirements
  • In collaboration with the Finance Department, manage credit as per Company policy
Soil Technician

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Minimum of B.Sc. in Agronomy or applied agricultural sciences
  • At least three years of relevant work experience, exposure to sugarcane farming is an added advantage
  • Sound experience in soil science as a core component of the crop production cycle
  • Well grounded in the use of analytical software as well as MS Office suite
  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • Working together with the Crop Production Manager, setup and operationalise soil sampling with a view to optimising crop yield
  • Establish and implement best practices with respect to soil management
  • Carry out basic training and education for farmers with respect to crop production
  • Prepare accurate reports based on statistical analysis of collected data to guide present and future decision making in sugarcane production

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Minimum of B.Com. CPA (K) or ACCA qualification, added advantage
  • At least three years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrable management and supervisory skills
  • Excellent knowldege of accounting software packages and MS Office suite
  • Must be able to work independently as well as be a team player
  • Demonstrate high level of integrity and honesty from past references
  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • In consultation with management, prepare and implement a financial management policy guide for the Company
  • Formulate, establish and continually evaluate internal financial controls
  • Ensure that all statutory returns, payments and tax requirements are settled in time
  • Oversee the preparation, maintenance and review of budgets
  • Prepare analysis reports with respect to costs, revenue, obligations etc to guide decision making at the management level
Accounts Clerk

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Minimum of B.Com. CPA I qualification would be an added advantage
  • At least two years of relevant work experience
  • Good working knowledge of common accounting packages and MS Office suite
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Assist the Accountant in preparation of financial reports as well as in processing of statutory requirements in an accurate and timely manner
  • Maintain accurate books and records of accounting
  • Manage debtors and creditor accounts and-advise management on status

Qualifications & Experience:
  • Minimum National Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in a busy civil engineering office
  • Good working knowledge of CAD software packages and MS Office suite
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Assist the Civil Engineer in preparation of drawings and plans to specification
  • Ensure set standards and procedures are strictly adhered to
  • Contribute to the execution of project plans by providing technical support and guidance to the engineering component
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned by the Engineer in charge
Qualified individuals who meet the above minimum requirements, should send their applications along with current CV, and recent passport size photo and a daytime telephone contact to careers @

Deadline for applications is Monday 15th March, 2010

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