Thursday, November 13, 2008

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Career Opportunities

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) is a statutory body of the Government of Kenya, established by an act of Parliament in 1974, Cap 496 of the Laws of Kenya, The Standards Act.

The mandate of KEBS is to promote standardization in commerce and industry, provide testing and calibration facilities, control the use of standardization marks, undertake educational work in standardization, assist in the Implementation and practical application of standards and maintain and disseminate International System (SI) units of measurement.

KEBS wishes to recruit dynamic and result oriented individuals for the following positions:

1. Principal Internal Auditor (Systems)

Reporting to: CHIEF MANAGER, INTERNAL AUDIT

Job Role: Pre -auditing compliance to internal systems controls and security as defined and set out in user manuals and procedures to ensure integrity of data.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Carrying out spontaneous checks of the operating software to check on the security of connectivity.
  2. Verifying and checking conformance to user procedures and regulations at regular intervals
  3. Auditing the payroll input system to confirm integrity of data and security of source information.
  4. Checking the functionality of the security custodial systems of all security information holders in terms of passwords and related items.
  5. Determining and recommending remedial actions where lapses or inadequacy in security of data and information is detected.
  6. Auditing the payroll - Advances, mandatory contributions, charges in the year to ensure authority of the transactions.
  7. Verifying and confirming proper user of IT systems in all the Departments
  8. Testing and confirming the validity of all back up centers.
JOB SPECIFICATION:

Minimum academic qualification:
  • Bachelor of Commerce or its equivalent
Professional qualification:
  • CPA(k)
  • Must be a trained Systems Auditor
  • Knowledge of computer development and application at high level
Relevant work experience: 6 Years

Competencies: Integrity, Leadership skills, Communication skills, Assertiveness, Analytical

2 PRINCIPAL RESEARCH OFFICER

Reporting to: CHIEF MANAGER, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Job Role: To assist the research team in preparing, processing and analyzing data for scientific consumption.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Assisting Research scientists in collection and collation of data.
  2. Using the acceptable research analysis tools, analyze and arrange data logically for conclusion
  3. Prepare and disseminate reports and technical Publications as directed by the Chief research scientist
  4. Prepare materials for writing research protocols
  5. Provide research administrative support to the department
  6. Assist in the implementation of the research projects
  7. Custodian of research equipments and tools
  8. Review of all scientific papers incoming to the organization
JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Minimum academic qualifications:

Bachelor of Science or its equivalent Masters degree an added advantage

Professional qualification:
  • Postgraduate qualification in research analysis with specialization in
  • SPSS or its equivalent
Relevant work experience: 4 years experience

Competencies: Leadership skills, Analytical skills, Integrity, interpersonal skills

3. INSURANCE OFFICER

Reporting to: COMPANY SECRETARY

Job Role:
Ensuring that the Organizations Assets are adequately insured to her business interest.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Carrying out risk analysis of the insurable aspects of the business and advising Management accordingly.
  2. Ensuring that the Organization is adequately insured to reduce on the risks
  3. Maintaining an updated register of all policies and their performance due date
  4. Ensuring that the Organization keeps abreast with the legal, regulatory and financial developments in the insurance industry
  5. Promote cost effective insurance cover
  6. Ensure that all Machinery, plant and equipments internationally procured and on transit are covered adequately
  7. Ensure that all insurance claims are paid to the Company on time
  8. Liaise with insurance service providers to develop products that mitigate insurance costs
JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Minimum academic qualifications:
Bachelor of Commerce (Insurance option) or its equivalent from recognized university

Professional qualification: Postgraduate certificate in Insurance an added advantage

Relevant work experience: 3 years experience

Competencies: Leadership skills, Analytical skills, Integrity, interpersonal skills

4. HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICER

Reporting to: ASSISTANT MANAGER, HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

Job Role: Updating, maintaining and custody of computerized Human Resource Records to facilitate effective decision making

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Maintaining records and information related to staff.
  2. Managing the HRIS
  3. Producing HR action reports and effecting salary changes.
  4. Ensuring staff related records for management decision making are compiled.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Minimum academic qualification: Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences

Professional qualification:
  • Post graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management or equivalent
  • Excellent working knowledge of HRIS
Relevant work experience: 3 years

Competencies: Integrity, Excellent computer skills, Team player, Result oriented, high administrative and planning skills

5. METROLOGY OFFICER (MEDICAL PYSICIST)

Reporting to: MANAGER, ELECTRICAL METROLOGY

Job Role: Implementing policies and strategies aimed at providing national traceability of measurements in Time and Frequency measurements to the International System of Units (SI) in line with the corporate vision and mission.

Key responsibilities:
  1. Managing the technical and day to day operations of the laboratory.
  2. Maintaining custody of the National Measurement Standards.
  3. Maintaining the traceability of the National Measurement Standards to the International System of Units (SI).
  4. Preparing, implementing, controlling and reviewing laboratory budgets.
  5. Providing calibration services in respective fields.
  6. Implementing and maintaining laboratory quality management system (QMS).
  7. Developing new techniques of measurement, improving on the current ones and promoting their use.
  8. Achieving and maintaining accreditation status of the laboratory.
  9. Achieving and maintaining international recognition of the national measurement standards, and the Calibration and Measurement Capabilities (CMCs) of the laboratory.
  10. Calibrating industrial/ research equipments.
  11. Developing and implementing safety procedures in the laboratory.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Minimum academic qualifications:
Bsc. (Physics), Bsc. (Engineering), Bsc Technology 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, Integrity, Assertive, Computer literacy

Applications which include Curriculum vitae, a completed Personal Details Form and copies of relevant certificates should be submitted to:

The Managing Director
Kenya Bureau of Standards
P O Box 54974 00200
NAIROBI

NOTE: The Personal Details Form to be down loaded from the KEBS website: http://www.kebs.org.

Applications must be received by 27th November 2008.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.




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