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The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) is a State Corporation established by the Biosafety Act No 2 of 2009 to exercise general supervision and control over the transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

In order to fulfill its mandate, the Authority is seeking for qualified and competent individuals for the vacant positions within its establishment.

The NBA is an equal opportunity employer and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to successful applicants.

Applications are therefore invited from qualified Kenyan citizens for the following positions:

Assistant Accountant
(1 Position)

Key roles and responsibilities
• Preparation and verification of vouchers
• Routine and verification of vouchers
• Imprest and ledger accounts
• Collation of financial estimates and
• Determination of aggregate expenditures
• Assist in annual report preparation
Academic/Professional qualifications at least:
• A Bachelor of commerce degree and CPA II or
• Must have passed CPA III or ACCA qualifications
• Computer Literacy
• A minimum 3 years experience.
Accounts Assistant
(1 Position)

Key roles and responsibilities
• Control of expenditure as per vote book ceilings
• Maintain annual ledgers
• Issue imprest and control
• Preparation of monitoring bank reconciliation statements
• Assist in annual report preparation
• Daily checking of cash book
Academic/professional qualifications at least:
• Professional Accounting Qualification of CPA II or ACCA Level II
• Diploma in Business Management
• Three years experience in a similar position
• Ability to organize time, Manage a variety of Tasks simultaneously and Resolve Routine Problems Independently
• Proficiency in computer Applications
(1 Position)

Key roles and responsibilities
• Proper Maintenance of cash book and daily banking thereof
• Custody of cash for office Expenses
• Cash payments and receipts
• Custodian of official receipt books and cheque books allocated to cash office
Academic/professional qualifications at least:
• Professional Accounting Qualifications of CPA 1 or ACCA Level II
• Diploma in Business Management
• Three years experience in similar position
• Proficiency in Computer Applications
Assistant Records Management Officer
(2 Positions)

Key role and responsibilities
• Ensuring security and files and documents, renewing of the files covers
• Ensuring proper handling of documents, pending correspondence and bring ups
• Receiving and dispatching letters and maintaining related registers
Academic/Professional qualifications at least:
• Bachelors Degree in information Science/Records Management or Social Science,
• One year relevant experience,
• Computer literacy, or
• Diploma in any of the following: Records/information Management/Law,
• Information/Library Science or Equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution,
• Two years of relevant experience
• Computer Literacy
Assistant Auditor
(1 Position)

Key roles and Responsibilities
• Assisting in preparation of Audit Programmes and carrying out routine Audit within the Authority
• Recommending systems of Internal Controls and Checks
• Implementing the recommendations of the External Auditors,
• Carrying out Audit Investigations,
• Periodic Audit Review of the process systems
Academic/Professional Qualifications at least:
• Bachelor of Commerce (Business Administration, Finance/Accounting Option)
• At least CPA II or its equivalent
• Four years experience in similar position
• Proficiency in Relevant Computer Packages
Assistant Supply Chain Management Officer
(1 Position)

Key Roles and Responsibilities
• Planning and coordination of supply chain Management activities
• Procurement of goods and services, distribution management procurement Planning,
• Market survey/research
• Inventory and stock control,
• Disposal of idle assets and supervision of staff under him/her
• Preparation and management of annual Procurement Plans
• Guidance and user on procurement and disposal methods and practice
• Maintain knowledge of all organizational and government rules affecting purchases and provide information about this rules,
• Monitor contract performance
• Prepare invitation bids forms and mail forms to supplier firms
Academic/Professional Qualifications at least:
• A degree in any of the following – commerce, business administration (supplies Management Option), procurement and supply management, or marketing
• Demonstrate professional competence in procurement
• Three years experience
• Computer competency in relevant packages
• Supervisory/management skills
Assistant ICT Officer
(1 Position)

Key Roles and Responsibilities

The officer at this level will be expected to do the following;-
• Implement, design, development and management of integrated ICT system for the organization,
• Provision of technical networks,
• Automation and application support to other departments
• Design and implementation of a disaster recovery systems,
• Maintain the payroll management system and the Authority website.
Academic/Professional qualifications at least:
• Degree in Computer Science/IT, or any other relevant qualifications from a recognized institution.
• One Year Experience
• Communication Skills
Assistant Human Resource Management Officer
(1 Position)

Key Roles and Responsibilities

The officer at this level will be responsible for;-
• Processing of recruitments appointments, transfers, promotions, and separations,
• Management of personal records,
• Complement Control,
• Salary Processing,
• Staff Performance Appraisal,
• Job analysis and specifications,
• Human resource planning
• Capacity Building
• Assist in Implementation of HR decisions,
• Rewards and incentives as well as supervision of clerical/support staff.
Academic/Professional Qualifications at least:
• Degree in Social Sciences/Public Administration/Sociology/Law/economics/
• Human Resource/BA or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution.
• Must have passed part II CPS/or diploma in Industrial Relations
• Two years experience
• Communication Skills
• Computer competency
Personal Secretary
(1 Position)

Key roles and responsibilities
• Recording dictation in shorthand and transcribing it in typewritten form,
• Typing from drafts, manuscripts or recording from dictation machines;
• Processing data;
• Management of e-office,
• Operating office equipment,
• Management of office petty cash,
• Handling telephone calls and appointments,
• Ensuring security of office records, documents and equipments; and
• Undertaking any other secretarial duties that may be assigned,
Academic/Professional Qualifications at least:
• A Bachelors Degree in Secretarial studies or Bachelor of Business and Office Management or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution and;
• A certificate in Computer Applications (Windows, Ms-word, Ms-Excel, Ms-access, and internet) from a recognized institution
• At least two years relevant experience or
• Served in the grade of Personal Secretary III or Secretarial Assistant I or any other relevant and comparable position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years; and possess the following qualification from the Kenya National Examination Council:
1. Shorthand III (minimum 100 w.p.m.)
2. Typewriting III (50 w.p.m.)/Computerized Document Processing III
3. Business English III/Communication II
4. Secretarial Duties II
5. Office Practice II
6. Commerce II or
• A Diploma/Higher Diploma in Secretarial Studies from the Kenya National Examinations Council or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institutional and
• A certificate in computer Applications (Windows, Ms-word, Ms-Excel, Ms-Access and internet) from a recognized institution.
• Two years experience.
(2 Positions)

Key Roles and Responsibilities

At this level the driver will perform the following functions;-
• Transport authorized persons for official duties
• Ensure safety of passengers, vehicle and other road users,
• Maintenance vehicle and
• Ensure safety of vehicle equipments
Academic and Professional Qualifications at least:
• KCSE certification minimum C- (Minus)
• Valid driving license Minimum 3 years experience
• Certificate of Good Conduct
• Suitability test
• Grade Test III
• First Aid Certificate
• Basic Knowledge in vehicle repairs and maintenance
Support Staff
(2 Positions)

Key Roles and responsibilities
• Messenger services
• Clerical tasks
Academic/Professional qualifications at least:
• Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Mean Grade C
• Computer Knowledge
• Must have a certificate of good conduct
Biosafety Officers
(2 Positions)

Duties and Responsibilities
• Analyze applications for GMO work and related activities
• Liaise with applications Review Experts
• Prepare Summary Dossiers for Technical Committees
• Monitor compliance with Biosafety Law
Academic and Professional Qualifications at least:
• Master of Science in Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Molecular Biology or Microbiology,
• 2 years post-qualification experience in relevant research or related fields,
• Demonstrate knowledge of Biosafety Regulation Issues.
Biosafety Communication Officer
(1 Position)

Duties and Responsibilities
• Media Liaison
• Biosafety Publication
• Public Relations
• Documentation
• Lead NBA outreach and awareness campaigns
• Develop press releases, presentations, speeches.
Academic/Professional Qualifications at least:
• Bachelor of Science Education in Biological Sciences, postgraduate diploma qualification in mass communication
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency in Computer Applications
• Three years experience in related fields
Applications, along with a cover letter, certified copies of academic/professional certificates, an up-to-date CV, names and contacts of three referees should be addressed to:

The Chairperson
National Biosafety Authority
P. O. Box 28251-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

So as to be received not later than 16th June 2011

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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