Job Opportunities

1.     Information Technology Officer

Job description

Reporting to ICT Manager through the Lead Systems Administrator, the Information Technology (IT) Officer will be responsible for providing day-to-day technical support on all IT related issues including but not limited to networks, hardware and software maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, configuration and user training among others..

Specific duties and responsibilities

  1. Administering, configuring and troubleshooting private or cloud-based servers Configuration, deployment, setting up and management of workstations, laptops and peripheral equipment.
  2. Provide software/hardware and system troubleshooting support.
  3. Manage the installation and upgrade process of computer hardware and software as per organizational guidelines and industry best practice.
  4. Ensure the availability of the local IP PBX and troubleshoot any challenges identified.
  5. Create mailboxes for new staff members.
  6. Offer support by troubleshooting mail access errors and assist in resetting passwords when necessary.
  7. Proactively monitor the network ensuring downtimes are identified and resolved with little to no impact to the business.
  8. Troubleshoot network issues and escalate to the relevant ISP.
  9. Offer support by troubleshooting, cable, wireless and other network infrastructure as needed.
  10. Communicate any technological failure to all staff e.g. internet outage, email problem.
  11. Servicing and maintenance of IT hardware equipment.
  12. Liaise with the relevant department to ensure identified hardware faults are fully resolved/repaired in a timely.
  13. Ensure timely and cost-effective replacement of network, software and peripheral equipment.
  14. Maintaining inventory of IT equipment/asset register.
  15. Provide basic user training and dissemination of technological information and updates to all staff.
  16. Plan frequent user training sessions.
  17. Ensure all devices have a valid software license and keep an inventory of the license keys.
  18. Enforce the adaptation of organizational IT policies and escalate as necessary when challenges arise.

Minimum requirement

  • University degree/Diploma in either Computer Science, Information Technology or Business Information technology.
  • At least two years of working experience in IT.
  • MCSE & Network Certifications will be an additional advantage – (Networking Essentials, N+), CompTIA A+ certification.

Key Competencies

  1. Working knowledge of virtualization, VMware, or equivalent Strong knowledge of systems and networking software’s, hardware and networking protocols
  2. Working knowledge and experience of switching and routing protocols.
  3. Working knowledge and experience in networks/systems monitoring tools and protocols
  4. Knowledge in ICT professional standards
  5. Familiarity with SQL server or other database platforms
  6. Ability to identify customer needs, develop service standards and deliver service excellence
  7. Experience in installing and supporting Linux environment.
  8. Experience setting up and managing AD, DNS,DHCP and other server roles


2.     Communications Officer (Writing & Social Media)

Job description

The Communications Officer (Writing & social media) will be responsible for supporting internal and external communication strategy, writing and disseminating publicity material as well as responding to inquiries from the public and media.

The Communications Officer (Writing & Social Media) will be tasked with the following:

  • Assist in developing and implementing a sound communications strategy
  • Write, edit and share content such as press release, website content, reports, speeches and publications
  • Respond to media inquiries and arrange interviews
  • Foster relations with media to enhance image and reputation of the project
  • Maintain records of media coverage

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications or related field with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in journalism or communications field
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems and social media platforms


3.     Graphics Designer & Illustrator

Job description

The Graphics Designer & Illustrator will be responsible for defining, visualizing and creating graphics such as illustrations, logos, layouts and photos. He/she will help in shaping the visual aspects of the website, magazines and product packaging.

The Graphics Designer & Illustrator will be tasked with the following:

  • Studying design briefs and determining requirements
  • Conceptualizing visuals based on requirements
  • Preparing rough drafts and presenting ideas
  • Developing illustrations, logos and other designs using software
  • Using appropriate colors and layouts
  • Test graphics across all media vii. Amend designs after feedback
  • Ensure final graphics and layouts are appealing

Minimum requirements

  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Graphics Design with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in graphic design
  • Conversant with graphics and design software
  • Excellent management skills
  • Be creative
  • Self-driven and able to work in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Able communicator


4.     Human Resource Officer

Job description

Human Resource Officer will be answerable to Human Resource Manager Responsible for and ensures that the HR activities are implemented to meet Labor laws of Kenya requirements and USAID regulations as well as other funding agent’s requirements the HR Officer will be responsible of the following among others:

  1. Ensure implementation of HR policies
  2. Participate in recruitment, promotions, induction, employee relations activities
  3. Facilitate training (CMEs etc.)
  4. Participate in disciplinary matters as directed by the HRM
  5. Carry out short listing, interviews, placement and induction
  6. Be able to maintain confidentiality in the handling of
  7. Any other task given to him/her

Minimum requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related field from a recognized university.
  2. Have experience in Human resource management for at least 3 years
  3. Be able to work extra hours including week ends
  4. Be a team player and ready to adapt to new approach to work
  5. Experience with USAID funded project
  6. Assist in preparation of salaries by taking the following duties;-
    1. Verification of Pay Change Advice and entering in the records
    2. Preparation of personnel emoluments and budgets
    3. Preparation of pay slips and dispatching on time
    4. Ensure dispatch of all external documents meet date lines.


5.     Payroll Clerk

Job description

Reporting to the Human Resource Manager the Payroll Clerk shall be responsible for the following among others:

  1. verification of Pay Change Advice and entering of data in the records
  2. Preparation of personnel emoluments and budgets
  3. Capture all the personnel details accurately as required before processing in the payroll.
  4. Ensure dispatch of all external documents and meet deadlines.
  5. Preparation of pay slips and dispatching on time

Minimum requirements

  1. Diploma in Business management/Administration and Human Resource from a recognized institution.
  2. Have at least 3 years work experience in a busy HR office environment.
  3. Demonstrate ability to keep confidential matters.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge in Dynamics Business Central
  5. Knowledge of Memory soft payroll software is an added advantage
  6. Must be computer literate and have competence in excel.


Method of Application

Candidates are advised to visit Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
website for respective positions applied for.

Candidates who satisfy the requirement stated above should forward ten (10) copies of their applications, quoting the reference number for the specific position applied for on the letter and envelope and include up to date curriculum vitae, details of current remuneration, certified copies of academic and professional certificates, and testimonials as well as names and contacts ( including postal and email addresses, and daytime telephone numbers) of three referees to reach the under-mentioned So as to be received on or before Friday 16th July 2021by 5.00 pm.

Applicants should also meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
P.O. Box 210 – 40601, BONDO, Kenya
TEL. 057 – 2501804
Email –

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity
employer. Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.


05 Jul, 2021

Lead Mechanical Engineer – Kilifi – Deadline: 30/07/2021

About the role

We are currently seeking an experienced Lead Mechanical Engineer who will work on Sanergy’s existing breeding facility to implement key retrofits and design changes to the current operating facility. The position is based in Kilifi with considerable movement to Kinanie, Machakos constituency.

A typical day for you might include the following:

  • Lead a team of engineers to design, select and procure mechanical equipment packages to be used in organic waste bioconversion facilities
  • Analyse existing operations and propose new retrofits to increase efficiency and reduce the overall operational costs
  • Perform design calculations for various engineering problems
  • Review vendor drawings and provide technical feedback to ensure specifications are met
  • Review controls and/or electrical plans for various equipment
  • Review/Develop mechanical engineering deliverables (Specification sheets, GA drawings)
  • Provide engineering input to civil and architectural drawings
  • Shortlist potential vendors and request designs for quotation
  • Lead meetings with vendors and engineering consultants
  • Along with the vendor, perform factory acceptance testing, test and balance activities, and functional performance tests
  • Responsible for the technical quality and accuracy of work developed by the mechanical engineering team
  • Prepare operating guidelines commissioning test forms, equipment checklists and commissioning reports and maintain commissioning issues lists
  • Develop clear and transparent communication channels with other staff including Engineers, Project Manager, and Administration Staff.
  • Lead and manage the installation and commissioning of various industrial equipment
  • Troubleshoot system operational issues that impact system operation, safety, and reliability
  • Provide hands-on field expert level support for construction
  • Perform field inspections to ensure construction meets the design specifications

Skills and qualifications you’ll need:

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant field
  • 5+ years of experience in engineering and design of processing units, equipment, waste treatment facility.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of how multi-disciplinary engineering team functions
  • Demonstrated working knowledge or interest in the operation of Boilers, Chillers, water treatment, Pumps, waste treatment and Control Systems is preferred.
  • Experience in operating factories in the waste sector is preferred
  • Experience in commissioning various mechanical and electrical systems
  • Effective interpersonal skills to properly represent Sanergy in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Ability to explain technical information to technical and non-technical people.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team, set priorities, handle budgets and provide constructive feedback to junior members

Qualities you’ll need to fit in well among the Sanergy-Stars:

  • A collaborative spirit that compels you to work beyond your team
  • A desire to understand and serve customers
  • A willingness to embrace diversity, integrity and empathy
  • An innovative approach to assessing and testing new ideas
  • An enthusiasm to achieve set targets and improve yourself professionally

The perks you’ll have:

  • A holistic benefits package
  • Unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • A unique chance to tackle critical challenges of sanitation, economic empowerment and food security

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