Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – KEBS 2019
Job Employment Kenya: Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – KEBS 2019
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Our client, 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 and maintenance and
dissemination of the International System of Units (SI) of measurements.

In order to enhance institutional
capacity to deliver strategy, KEBS is seeking to recruit exceptional leaders
with high degree of integrity and innovation and ability to drive results to
fill the following position:



Reporting to National Standards
Council, the successful candidate will be a member and the secretary for the
National Standards Council and will be responsible for driving the Bureau’s
Vision, Mission and Strategy in line with the mandate as defined in the
Standards Act Cap. 496 of the Laws of Kenya and for implementation of Council’s
decisions to achieve the Bureau’s goals, objectives and agreed performance
targets.
·        
Provide visionary leadership and
direction to KEBS and ensure efficient management of staff and resources
·        
Lead development and Implementation
of KEBS’ strategy, business plans and operating budgets in order to meet
Country’s standardization, quality assurance, inspection, metrology and testing
needs:
·        
Oversee planning and execution of
KEBS’ technical programs and projects and ensure regular monitoring and evaluation
of these programs to deliver superior performance;
·        
Safeguard organizations assets
including prudent management of the organizations financial resources;
·        
Establish and maintain strategic
partnerships with relevant stakeholders at national and International levels to
ensure that the country remains competitive through standardization;
·        
Foster a culture of quality and
performance that promotes high standards of ethical practices, good corporate
citizenship as well as health and safety;
·        
Responsible for stakeholder
management and enhancement of corporate image of KEBS: and
·        
Ensure compliance with legal and
regulatory requirements for sustainable development.
·        
Be a holder of a Bachelors and a
Master’s degree in any of the following fields; Engineering, Sciences,
Technology, Commerce, Social Sciences, Education, Law, or any other related
field from a recognized University;
·        
Have not less than fifteen (15) years
of relevant work experience of which ten (10) years’ should have been spent in
senior management:
·        
Possess a Strategic Leadership
Development Certification or equivalent from a recognised Institution; and
·        
Certification In corporate governance
from a recognised institution will be an added advantage.
Candidates will be required to
satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
including:
·        
Certificate of Good Conduct from the
Directorate of Criminal Investigations:
·        
Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board;
·        
Tax Compliance Certificate from the
Kenya Revenue Authority;
·        
Clearance from the Ethics and
Anti-Corruption Commission; and
·        
Report from an Approved Credit
Reference Bureau.
Director, Standards Development
Reporting
to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will provide strategic
leadership and manage standards development, education in standardization and
system certification activities.
·        
Provide leadership in Standards
Development related matters by ensuring national standards are developed in
accordance to the laid down international standardization principles of
inclusivity and consensus building and that timelines and budgets are adhered
to;
·        
Ensure that participation at
international and regional forums is maintained and that country positions on
matters standardization where Kenya has interest are developed and presented
within set timelines while observing the principles of standardization;

·        
Provide leadership standardization
training based on Kenya and international standards in order to entrench a
culture of quality in the Kenyan society; and
·        
Facilitate system certification
activities based on management systems standards as well as personnel
certification.
·        
Be a holder of a Bachelors and a
Masters degree in any of the following fields; Engineering, Sciences,
Technology, Commerce, Social Sciences, Education, Law, or any other related
field from a recognized University;
·        
Have not less than twelve (12) years
of relevant work experience of which eight (8) years’ should have been spent in
a senior managerial position; and
·        
Possess a Strategic Leadership
Development Certification or equivalent from a recognised institution.
Candidates
will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
of Kenya 2010 including:
·        
Certificate of Good Conduct from the
Directorate of Criminal Investigations:
·        
Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board;
·        
Tax Compliance Certificate from the
Kenya Revenue Authority;
·        
Clearance from the Ethics and
Anti-Corruption Commission; and
·        
Report from an Approved Credit
Reference Bureau.
Director, Market Surveillance
Reporting
to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will lead monitoring
and evaluation of quality and compliance level of locally manufactured and
imported products in the Kenyan market to ensure that they meet relevant
approved Kenya / International Standards and codes of practices.
·        
Ensure health and safety of Kenyans,
protect the environment and promote fair trade;
·        
Ensure prompt response and action to
consumer complaints and appeals to enhance customer satisfaction levels; and
·        
Liaise with other stakeholders in the
fight against substandard and counterfeit products.
·        
Be holder of a Bachelor and Master’s
degree in a Science or related field from a recognized University;
·        
Have not less than twelve (12) years
of relevant work experience of which eight (8) years’ should have been spent in
a senior managerial position; and
·        
Possess a Strategic Leadership
Development Certification or equivalent from a recognised institution.
Candidates
will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
of Kenya 2010 including:
·        
Certificate of Good Conduct from the
Directorate of Criminal Investigations:
·        
Clearance Certificate from the Higher
Education Loans Board;
·        
Tax Compliance Certificate from the
Kenya Revenue Authority;
·        
Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption
Commission; and
·        
Report from an Approved Credit
Reference Bureau.
If
you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant
criteria for any of the roles above, please submit your application including
copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and your
curriculum vitae, including among other details your current position, current
remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees familiar with
your qualifications and work experience.
CLICK HERE to
log onto our e-recruitment platform for full details about this position and
information on how to apply.
Email
or hard copy applications will not be accepted.
Only
those applications submitted through the e-recruitment portal will be
considered.
To
be considered, your application must be received by not later than 15th
February 2019 addressed to:
The
Director,
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place
KEBS
is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and committed to diversity and gender
equality.
Canvasing
will lead to automatic disqualification.

Please
also note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE







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