KEBS Jobs in Kenya - Assistant Lab Technician, Public Health, Physicist, Assistant Technicians, Assistant Standard Officers, Assistant Surveillance Officers, Assistant Quality Assurance Officers, Assistant Inspection Technician, Assistant Lab Analyst and Metrology Officer

The Kenya Bureau of standards (KEBS) is a statutory organization of the Government of Kenya established by the Standards Act, Cap 496 of the laws of Kenya in July 1974. 
The mandate of KEBS is to provide Standardization, Metrology and Conformity Assessment services through Promotion of standardization in commerce and industry, Provision of testing and calibration facilities, Control of the use of standardization marks, undertaking educational work in  standardization, Facilitation of the implementation and practical application of standards,   Maintenance and dissemination of the International System of Units (SI) of measurements.
 
KEBS wishes to recruit innovative and result oriented individuals for the following positions;

Assistant Laboratory Technician (Analytical Chemist)
2 Position

Reporting to:
Laboratory Manager
 
Job Role
 
Receiving, Handling and Testing of Samples in the food and agriculture laboratory in line with TES Quality Policy and ISO/IEC17025 Specification

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform tests on a variety of samples using standard operating procedures and methods.
  • Verifying, receiving and proper storage of all incoming samples from Sample Control Centre.
  • Carrying out preparation of samples and reagents as defined in the approved analytical procedure.
  • Operate, adjust and maintain equipment as defined by the manufacturer and the equipment work instruction.
  • Ensuring timely entry and validation of test Results entry in to the LIMS
  • Take Custody of the samples allocated through the analytical process.
  • Maintain integrity and confidentiality of testing records (e.g. protocols, equipment setups and monitoring, and experimental results).
  • Ensure proper use and management of laboratory equipment during analytical process (routine maintenance, reporting of fault and request for calibration).
  • Monitoring of chemical, reagent and other materials re-order levels and initiating requisitions of the same.
  • Participating in validation of new /revised test methods.
  • Conduct in-house training for new staff on first appointment and students on attachment.
  • Implement Testing health and safety policies and ensure good house keeping
  • Implementing the laboratory Quality Management System as documented.
Other Duties:
  • Participate in internal audits and management review as required by the laboratory Quality management system.
  • Disposal / return of tested samples to sample control centre.
  • Participating in technical committees when called upon
  • Providing expert testimony to the legal department in court cases involving testing issues when called upon
  • Managing training tours/visits into the laboratory
Job Grade: Assistant Technician, KS 8

Minimum academic qualifications
  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry  from a recognized Institution
Competencies
  • Integrity
  • Analytical
  • Communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Team Player
Application Link: Click here to apply online

Public Health / Environmental Science
1 Position
Reporting to: Manager, Training and Advisory Services
 
Job Role
  • Implement training programs
Key Responsibilities:
  • Conducting training;
  • Scheduling the  pool of trainers to conduct training;
  • Participate in Planning Training work for the year;
  • Assist Manager Training and Advisory Services in organizing for resources to implement training programs;
  • Preparation of Technical and financial proposals for training services;
  • Oversees training evaluation;
  • Providing reports on training programs
  • Develop, review and update of training materials
  • Liaise with client on specific training programme
  • Assist the manager training and advisory services in implementation of customer feedback.
  • Verification of accuracy and adequacy of training materials.
Other Responsibilities
  • Representing the NQI at meetings of stakeholders
  • Any other duties assigned by the manager training and advisory services, Chief Manager-NQI and the Managing Director through delegated authorit
Job Grade: Officer, KS 6

Minimum academic qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s relevant professional bodies
Professional qualification:
  • Total Quality Management
  • Knowledge of at least One ISO Management System (at lead trainer level)
  • Integrity
  • Assertiveness
  • Team Player,
  • Interpersonal Skills,
  • Counselling skills,
  • positive attitude,
  • Creativity,
  • Innovation,
  • Proactive,
  • Analytical
Relevant work experience:

Experience:  3 years as an Assistant Training officer
 
Application Link: Click here to apply online

Assistant Metrology Officer (Physicist)
1 Position

Reporting to:
Manager, Head of a Section
 
Job Role
 
To maintain and disseminate the units of measurement so as to provide national traceability of measurements to the International System of Units (SI) in line with the corporate vision and mission.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintain the laboratory measurement standards and  equipment in accordance with the established maintenance schedule;
  • Carrying out day to day calibrations of the laboratory and prepare certificates/reports;
  • Assist in maintaining custody of the National Measurement Standards;
  • Assist in maintaining the traceability of the National Measurement Standards to the International System of Units (SI).
  • Implement and maintain the  laboratory quality management system (QMS);
  • Assist in achieving and maintaining accreditation status of the laboratory;
  • Assist in the programme of attaining  international recognition of the national measurement standards, and the Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMCs) of the laboratory under the framework of the Mutual Recognition Arrangement of the International Committee of Weights & Measures (CIPM MRA);
  • Implement   the specific laboratory aspects of the strategic plan;
  • Implement  the laboratory performance targets;
  • Carry out assigned research and development work;
  • Carry out measurement inter-comparisons as necessary;
  • Comply with health and  safety procedures in the laboratory;
  • Keep abreast of changes in science and technology particularly in acoustic and vibration.
  • Marketing of laboratory services.
Other Duties:
  • Supporting KEBS and Country delegations in bilateral/multilateral, regional and international forums/arrangements in the relevant measurement field.
  • Leading/participating in Technical Committees, Task Teams and Measurement Schemes/Exercises at national, regional and international forums.
  • Providing knowledge transfer/training to developing National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) and industry within the region.
  • Providing technical expertise to the National Accreditation Body (Kenya Accreditation Service – KENAS)
Job Grade: Assistant Officer, KS 7

Minimum academic qualifications:
 
BSc. (Physics) or its equivalent from a recognized University.

Professional qualifications:
  • Specialized training in the relevant field of measurement.
  • Training on the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.
Competencies:
  • Analytical skills
  • Proactive
  • Results oriented.
  • Integrity
  • Assertive
  • Computer literacy
Application Link: Click here to apply online

 Assistant Technician (Electrical/Electronics)
1 Position

Reporting to:
Head of respective Metrology Laboratory
 
Job Role
 
To calibrate measurement equipment and assist in the maintenance of laboratory standard and equipment.

Key responsibilities:
  • Assist in the maintenance of measurement standards in accordance with the established maintenance procedure and schedules;
  • Maintain records of the temperature and relative humidity of the Laboratory;
  • Maintain laboratory documents & records
  • Observe and promote environmental health and safety (EHS) requirements in the Laboratory;
  • Participate in the implementation of the laboratory Quality management system in the Laboratory and the entire Bureau;
  • Keep abreast of changes in science and technology particularly in the specific field of measurements;
  • Identify and implement new measurement methods and techniques
  • Participate in review of the laboratory documents ;(QMS, EHS Etc)
  • Calibrate instruments/equipment and prepare calibration certificates /reports

Other Duties
  • To assist in training of new staff and attaches
  • Cleaning of the measurement standard and equipment.
Job Grade: Assistant Technician, K8

Minimum academic qualifications:
 
Ordinary Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from a recognized Institution.

Competencies:
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Proactive
  • Results oriented
  • Integrity
  • Computer literacy
Application Link: Click here to apply online
 
Assistant Technician (Mechanical Engineering) 
3 Positions
Head of respective Meteorology Laboratory
 
Job Role
  • To calibrate measurement equipment and assist in the maintenance of laboratory standard and equipment.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the maintenance of measurement standards in accordance with the established maintenance procedure and schedules;
  • Maintain records of the temperature and relative humidity of the Laboratory;
  • Maintain laboratory documents & records
  • Observe and promote environmental health and safety (EHS) requirements in the Laboratory;
  • Participate in the implementation of the laboratory Quality management system in the Laboratory and the entire Bureau;
  • Keep abreast of changes in science and technology particularly in the specific field of measurements;
  • Identify and implement new measurement methods and techniques
  • Participate in review of the laboratory documents ;( QMS, EHS Etc)
  • Calibrate instruments/equipment and prepare calibration certificates /reports.
Other Duties
  • To assist in training of new staff and attaches
  • Cleaning of the measurement standard and equipment.
Job Grade: Assistant Technician, K8

Minimum academic qualifications:
  • Ordinary Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized Institution.
Competencies:
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical
  • Proactive
  • Results oriented
  • Integrity
  • Computer literacy
Application Link: Click here to apply online

Assistant Standard Officers (Electrical/Civil) 
3 Positions

Manager Standards

 
Job Role
 
Planning and coordinating standardization activities within Specific fields in line with KEBS Strategic plan and the performance contract for the Division

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure development and maintenance of Kenya standards and other deliverables such as Publicly Available Specifications(PAS), Technical Reports(TR), Company standards and National workshop agreements(NWA), based on market/customer needs within Specific fields.
  • Conducts need assessment for standards within Specific fields.
  • Supervision of technical work of specific Technical Committees (TC’s), their sub-committees and working groups.
  • Serve as TC Secretary and convene TC/SC meetings.
  • Constitution and maintenance of specific technical committees.
  • Co-ordination between specific TC’s/SC’s/WG’s and resolving co-ordination issues.
  • Participate in the standardization activities of other standards bodies e.g. ISO, ARSO etc with a view to gathering data which can assist in preparing standards which are internationally acceptable.
  • Prepare and implement Work plan and work programs.
  • Evaluating the conformity of the technical work programme of the specific technical committees to their strategic policy statements, established priorities and monitoring target dates for the various stages of development of documents and taking appropriate action.
  • Undertaking corrective/preventive actions for maintenance of the quality management system.
  • Assisting in handling technical enquiries and complaints from internal and external customers.
  • Assists in preparation and implementation of budgets.
Other Duties
  • Identification of resource requirements
  • Carrying out special inter-committee co-ordination tasks as requested by the Management.
  • Serving as a resource person as required.
Job Grade: Assistant Officer, Ks 7

Minimum academic qualification:
  • Degree Electrical or Civil engineering
Competencies:
  • Integrity,
  • Assertiveness,
  • Team Player,
  • Interpersonal Skills,
  • Creativity,
  • Innovation,
  • Proactive,
  • Analytical,
  • Computer literacy
Application Link: Click here to apply online

Assistant Surveillance Officer (Civil/Food/Mechanical) 
3 Position
Reporting to: Chief Manager, Surveillance
 
Job Role
 
To undertake market surveillance and ensure compliance for both local and imported products in the Kenyan market.

Key  Responsibilities:
  • Implement developed strategies to ensure compliance of civil/food/mechanical products in the market.
  • Conducting raids on substandard and counterfeits products as necessary and any other action that may deter trade in such products.
  • Gather and evaluate market intelligence with regard to substandard   civil/food/mechanical products.
  • Liaise with other stakeholders in the various sectors in the fight against substandard commodities.
  • Implement the necessary actions to ensure compliance of civil/food/mechanical products as directed.
  • Undertake regular targeting of products in the civil/food/mechanical sector as advised.
  • Participation in the relevant technical committee meetings for development of standards for the civil/food/mechanical sector.
  • Implement programs to create awareness on products quality.
  • Implement relevant parts of the strategic plan and objectives of the department.
  • Train, coach and mentor staff.
  • Receiving, investigating and resolving consumer complaints on civil/food/mechanical products
  • Undertake investigations of complaints received in liaison with the relevant KEBS officers.
Other Duties
  • Preparing of work schedules, weekly  and monthly reports
Job Grade: Assistant Officer, KS 7

Minimum academic qualifications:
  • Degree in Civil/Food/Mechanical Engineering
Competencies:
  • Leadership skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication & negotiation skills
  • Integrity
  • Computer literate
Application Link: Click here to apply online

Assistant Quality Assurance Officers (Electrical/Electronics, Chemical , Food, Agriculture)
10 Position

Reporting to:
Manager In Charge Of Quality Assurance , Electrical Engineering, Chemical, Food, Agriculture
 
Job Role
 
Carrying out the implementation and enforcement of Kenya Standards and certification of products, in line with the laid down procedures and electrical/electronic standards

Key Responsibilities:
  • Facilitating implementation of Kenya Standards and other approved specifications in the industry, in the relevant field.
  • Receiving, analyzing laboratory test reports and giving feedback to the client
  • Implementing KEBS mandatory Standardization Mark Scheme.
  • Implementing KEBS voluntary Diamond Mark Scheme.
  • Participating in prosecution of the various parties contravening the Standards Act.
  • Receiving, investigating and resolving consumer related product complaints.
  • Providing consultancy services on product and process quality to industry and other stakeholders.
  • Implementing the quality management system in KEBS within the respective sectors.
  • Carrying out quality contractual services on products and processes in the relevant field, on behalf of KEBS.
  • Participating in the relevant technical committee meeting for development of standards.
  • Sensitizing and educating the public on the usage of standards and participating in implementation programs to create awareness on quality in the relevant sectors.
Other Duties
  • Preparing work schedules and monthly reports.
Job Grade: Assistant Officer, KS 7

Minimum academic qualifications:
  • Degree in a relevant technical field or its equivalent
Application Link: Click here to apply online

Assistant Inspection Technician (Chemical/Civil/Food)
 
7 Position
Reporting to: Assistant Manager, Inspection
 
Job Role
  • Carrying out quality inspection of goods as per laid down procedures and guidelines
Key Responsibilities:
  • Carrying out quality inspection of goods.
  • Enforce Kenya /approved standards and Legal Notice No. 78
  • Draw and submit samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Receive, interpret and forward laboratory reports to importers.
  • Advice importers on KEBS import regulations/ Standards.
  • Seize and destroy or reship substandard/ counterfeit goods.
  • Authorize release of goods meeting the requirements the relevant Kenya/ approved standards.
  • Maintain inspection records/ data.
  • Provide information necessary for development of new Kenya standards or review of existing ones.
Job Grade: Assistant Technician, K8

Minimum academic qualification:
  • Diploma in a relevant technical field or its equivalent
Competencies:
  • Integrity
  • Communication skills
  • Computer literacy
Application Link: Click here to apply online

Assistant Laboratory Analyst (Food/Biotechnologist)
4 Position
 
Reporting to: Laboratory Manager
 
Job Role
 
Carrying out analytical work within food and agriculture laboratory’s scope of tests using existing standards, customer supplied methods and laboratory developed test methods in line with ISO/IEC 17025

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform tests accurately and timely on a variety of samples using standard operating procedures and methods.
  • Evaluate, validate and interpreting test results before approval of test reports.
  • Performs special materials and technical studies as required.
  • Participate in quality assurance programs as designed by the laboratory.
  • Requisitioning, Verifying, receiving and proper storage of chemicals, materials and reagents.
  • Verifying, receiving and proper storage of test samples
  • Proper management of laboratory equipment including routine maintenance, reporting of fault and request for calibration and service).
  • Prepare , standardize and monitor quality of standard solutions, materials and reagents used in laboratory analyses
  • Calculating uncertainties of measurement for existing methods.
  • Implementing and participating in review of the laboratory quality system.
  • Conduct in-house training for new staff on first appointment and students on attachment .
  • Implement Testing health and safety policies and ensure good house keeping
Other Duties:
  • Deputizing for the laboratory manager when called upon
  • Participating in the relevant technical committees in standards development as a resource person
  • Providing expert testimony to the legal department in court cases involving testing issues.
  • Taking visitors on laboratory tours when called upon
  • Representing the institution in local, regional and international forum.
Job Grade: Assistant Officer, Ks 7

Minimum academic qualification:
  • University Degree in Food Science/ Technology
Competences
  • Integrity
  • Proactive
  • Communication skills
  • Assertive
Application Link: Click here to apply online

Metrology Officer (Medical Physicist) 
1 Position
Reporting to: Head of Radiation Dosimetry Laboratory
 
Job Role
  • To maintain and disseminate the unit of measurement so as to provide national traceability of measurement in the ionizing radiation to the international system of unit in line with corporate vision
  • Maintain the national measurement standards in ionizing radiation.
  • Carry out preventive and facilitate corrective maintenance of all measurement standards and equipment.
  • Providing expert advice in the relevant measurement field.
  • Identify and implement  new measurement methods and techniques.
  • Calibrate instruments/equipment and prepare calibration certificates /reports.
  • Participate in the implementation of the Quality management system in the Laboratory.
  • Maintain laboratory documents and record.
  • Observe and Promote Environmental Safety and Health (EHS) requirements in the laboratory.
  • Train new personnel and attachees.
Job Grade: Officer, KS 6
 
Minimum academic qualifications:
 
Masters of Science in Medical Physics.

Professional qualifications:
 
Specialized training in ionizing measurement.
 
Training on the ISO/IEC 17025 standard and knowledge on regulatory requirements in the ionizing radiation will be an added advantage.
 
Working  knowledge the following field:
  1. radiotherapy,
  2. mammography,
  3. Computer Tomography (CT)Dental radiation imaging
  4. cobalt 60,
  5. X-Ray
Training on laboratory safety and health
Competencies:
  • Interpersonal  skills
  • Analytical
  • Proactive
  • Integrity
  • Computer literacy
Application Link: Click here to apply online

Application and Submission
 
Application letters, Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant certificates must be attached to the application form available online at the link given below each job advert on or before 15th June, 2013.
Ensure that you fill in all the mandatory fields.
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Qualified Registered Persons with Disability and  Female candidates are encouraged to apply
 
All applicants for Engineering related fields must be Registered Engineers.

Terms and Condition
 
Please NOTE that KEBS is a multidisciplinary organizations with offices across the country, thus successful candidate will be deployed as per the available positions .

KEBS is an equal opportunity employer.