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Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Managing Director Job Vacancy

Our client, the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), is the National Standards Body established under the Standards Act, Cap 496 of the Laws of Kenya.

KEBS mandate is to safeguard the reputation of Kenya’s products and services as well as the imports brought into the country by ensuring the quality, reliability and reputation of these products and services, facilitating industrial efficiency and development in order to improve public and industrial welfare.

KEBS vision is to be a global leader in standards based solutions that deliver quality and confidence.

In order to ensure that KEBS delivers on its mandate, we now seek to recruit a high calibre, results oriented and self driven professional who will be


employed by KEBS to provide leadership and strategic direction in the capacity of Managing Director.

The role

Reporting to the National Standards Council, the Managing Director will bear the ultimate responsibility of safeguarding the reputation of Kenya’s products and services as well as the quality of imports brought into the country.

S/he will be responsible for directing and managing KEBS’ projects, activities, technical and support staff and resources in order to deliver the organisation’s strategic plan and to meet the country’s standardization, quality assurance, metrology and testing needs for facilitation of trade and enhancement of the National Quality Infrastructure.

S/he will foster a culture of quality and performance that promotes high standards of ethical practices, good corporate citizenship as well as health and safety.

S/he will also inculcate a results-based management culture to improve performance and accountability for all staff and top leadership in the organization.

The person

The Managing Director will possess an undergraduate degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Electronic or Chemical) or a Bachelors degree in Science, Commerce or Law from a recognized university.

A Masters degree in Business Administration, Master of Science degree or a PhD in a related field from a recognised university will be an added advantage.

S/he will have a minimum of 10 years management experience, 5 years of which should have been at senior management level.

We are looking for a dynamic and visionary leader with demonstrated skills and experience in managing diverse teams including technical specialists.

S/he will posses a demonstrated track record of integrity and professionalism as well as delivering significant strategic initiatives in a complex environment.

The offer

This is a challenging and extremely exciting role that provides the qualifying candidate the opportunity to make a marked difference in the realisation of Kenya’s development aspirations.

Our client is prepared to offer an attractive salary and benefit package commensurate with the individual’s knowledge, skills, experience and demonstrated character.

The detailed job profile and reference number can be accessed onwww.eastafrica.kpmg.com
 or www.kebs.org

If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please write in confidence quoting the position title and reference number on the subject of your e-mail and cover letter on or before Friday, 16 April 2010 by 4.30pm East African time.

Applications including your curriculum vitae, a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees should be sent to the address below or emailed in PDF file format to Email: esdkebs @ kpmg.co.ke

Executive Selection Division
KPMG Kenya, Lonrho House
9th Floor, Standard Street
P O Box 40612-00100
Nairobi

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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