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Managing Director Job Vacancy - KEBS

Ref: CEO-KEBS/08/2011 

The Organization 

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 organization'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 direct and coordinate the company's operations and overall administration so as to ensure that the various units of the company operate in conformity with overall performance targets. 

The Managing Director will develop and maintain a robust and conducive work environment for attracting, retaining, and motivating employees. 

S/he will foster a culture of quality and performance that promotes 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. 

Management and Leadership Competencies 

The Managing Director will possess an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Science, Engineering or any other relevant field. A Master's and/or Phd degree in a related field from a recognized university or relevant professional qualification will be an added advantage. 

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

S/he should have excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills. 

The candidate should also be energetic, self-driven person of impeccable integrity and honesty; possess good knowledge of ethics; governance and operations of boards of directors and management teams will be desirable. 

We are looking for a dynamic and visionary leader aged 35 years and above with demonstrated skills and experience in managing diverse teams including technical specialists, as well as delivering significant results 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 realization of Kenya's development aspirations. 

The National Standards Council 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 

If your carrier 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, so as to reach us on or before Friday, 2nd September 2011 by 4.30 pm 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. 

The electronic copies of the application bundle should also be emailed in PDF file format to: 

The Chairman 
National Standards Council 
Kenya Bureau of Standards 
P.O. Box 54974-00200 

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Kenya Bureau of Standards is an equal opportunity employer 

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