Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) is a state Corporation in the Agricultural Sector and
would like to invite applications from qualified Kenyans who are computer literate and under the age of
40 years for the following job positions.
Candidates from North Eastern Kenya are encouraged to apply.

Ref: VA/1
Major duties and responsibilities:
• To inspect import/export produce for conformance to market standards.
• To work in liaison with laboratory Staff to ensure accurate plant pest identification.
• To undertake surveillance and other prescribed measures at the major boarder points of entry to
prevent introduction of risky pests.
• Coordinate training and awareness of stakeholders on produce quality standards and marketing
• Organizing the Corporation’s participation in exhibitions, shows and field days.
• Responding to client queries from time to time.
• Prepare sectional reports in line with performance contracts.

Key qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Botany, Zoology, or any other relevant
field from a recognized university.
• Two year experience in the field of produce quality management or a first class honors in the
relevant area.
• Must demonstrate a thorough understanding of various marketing standards e.g. the EU
regulations, Global GAP, etc.
• Should be familiar with and understands the application of the WTO-SPS Agreement among
• Knowledge of Quality Management Systems will be an added advantage.

Applicants meeting above qualification should send their applications giving full details of their age,
qualifications, experience, present and expected remuneration, full contact address including daytime
telephone number, detailed C.V., copies of certificates and testimonials and contact details of three
Applications should indicate position applied for including the reference number and addressed to:

Managing Director
Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service
P. O. Box 49592-00100

So as to reach not later than 7th October 2011
NB: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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