The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979
through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently
established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and
Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in human health in
Kenya. KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading centre of excellence in human health research” and its
mission is “to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building and
KEMRI seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to fill the following positions: –
Terms of Service: The appointment is on permanent and pensionable terms.
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (3 Positions)
JOB GROUP: KMR 5
a) Job Specifications
The duties and responsibilities will entail:-
i. Examining payment vouchers and post in vote book/budget control records;
ii. Processing imprests, advances and other disbursements and remit statutory deductions;
iii. Making petty cash payments and maintain petty cashbook;
iv. Providing safe custody of accounting records, documents and assets;
v. Maintaining imprest ledger and follow up on surrender of imprest;
vi. Undertaking bank deposits, dispatch of cheques and cash withdrawal ; and
vii. Safe custody of Institute records and assets under his/her jurisdiction.
b) Person Specifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:-
i. Have a minimum of four (4) years relevant work experience;
ii. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce (Accounting/Finance
Option), Business Management (Accounting/Finance Option), Economics, or
equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
iii. Be CPA (K) or its equivalent;
iv. Be a member of ICPAK and in good standing;
v. Supervisory course lasting not less two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;
vi. Have proficient in computer application skills:
vii. Demonstrated work performance and results; and
viii. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
c) Key Skills and Competencies
i. Planning skills;
ii. Ethical and integrity.
iii. Analytical skills.
iv. Communication and reporting skills.
The following will be required during the interviews: – Certificate of good conduct, Higher
Education Loans Board compliance certificate, KRA Tax compliance certificate, Credit
Reference Bureau clearance certificate, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance.
Kindly attach your cv, cover letter, copies of certified academic and professional certificates,
testimonials and other relevant documents.
All the applications to be done through www.kemri.org on or before 18th May 2020 by 5.00 p.m.
KEMRI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY;
PERSONS WITH DISABILITY, WOMEN, YOUTH AND THOSE FROM MARGINALIZED
AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. KEMRI DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY
STAGE OF ITS SELECTION PROCESS INCLUDING APPLICATION, INTERVIEW AND
PROCESSING OF OFFER LETTER. IF ASKED FOR A FEE, REPORT SUCH REQUEST
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted