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Regulatory Affairs Manager Job in Kenya


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Regulatory Affairs Manager

The role

Candidate will be responsible to Support all regulatory activities in Kenya and Malawi that accompany plants derived from biotechnology during their life cycle (from submitting an application to phasing out) 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The incumbent will be responsible for:
  • Being the primary interface of Monsanto regulatory organization with regulators and officials dealings with regulatory matters
  • Coordinating and performing regulatory submission in close collaboration with the regulatory affairs teams based in Brussels.
  • Giving guidance and provide appropriate recommendations to the team to enable endorsement of pragmatic and sciencebased regulatory processes, including monitoring programs
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance, including coordination of compliance of the consent conditions, throughout the life cycle of Monsanto’s products (from development, over launch to discontinuation) and proper implementation of monitoring conditions for biotech products, whether in testing or commercial phase. 
This in tight coordination with Monsanto functions responsible for the specific pieces of the program, with the cotton companies, with the local research partners, and other stakeholders.
  • In coordination with Regulatory Policy lead you will:
  • stay up-to-date with the latest developments in science, relevant legislation and guidelines
  • support development of pragmatic regulatory processes in the countries, and leverage at regional trade organization level (COMESA, EAC)
  • develop and maintain connection with international stakeholders operating in the field of regulatory processes
  • support issue management with regulatory implications
Applicants should:
  • Have a Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences-Botany, Agronomy, Environmental or Food Sciences. Phd holders will have an added advantage.
  • Have working experience either in academia, governmental organization or agricultural industry, preferably in the regulatory area.
  • Be a team player with excellent interpersonal and influencing skills. Good cross-cultural awareness. Forward looking and proactive while understanding the criticality of compliance.
  • Understands agriculture systems in Africa and is familiar to regulatory systems.
  • Preferably be Multi-lingual: Fluency in English mastering another language would be a plus
  • Writing skills: ability to write proficiently in English
  • Oral skills: ability to speak proficiently in English
INTERESTED? Submit your CV with a cover letter attached on our website: http//www.monsanto.com/careers.

Job Ref. 00E3H. The closing date for applications is 14th January 2013. 

If you do not hear from us within 14 days from the closing date, kindly assume that your application was unsuccessful. 

Preference will be given to Kenyan Nationals. 

Only web applications will be accepted.

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