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Government Jobs in Kenya - Pest Control Products Board (11 Positions)


The Pest Control Products Board, a statutory organization of the Kenyan Government established under an act of parliament, is charged with the responsibility of regulating the importation and exportation, manufacture, distribution, sale, use and disposal of pest control products.
 
The Board seeks to fill the following vacant positions with qualified individuals;
Pesticide Registration Officer I 
Scale
 PCB 7
Two (2) Posts
 

Duties and responsibilities
 
An officer at this level will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
·                     Evaluating efficacy trial reports, physical chemical and toxicological reports;
·                     Evaluating pesticide labels and preliminary dossiers;
·                     Carrying out efficacy trials on pesticides ;
·                     Carrying out completeness checks on technical dossiers;
·                     Verifying of imports/ exports applications;
·                     Updating registration database.
Requirements for appointment
·                     A Bachelor of Science degree in either of the following disciplines: Agriculture, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
·                     a Master’s degree in any of the following fields:- Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
·                     Have served as a Pesticide Registration Officer II or a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of three (3) years in a reputable organization;
·                     Be proficient in computer applications.
Chief Pesticide Registration Officer
Scale
 PCB 5
One (1) Post

Duties and responsibilities
 
An officer at this level will undertake the following duties and responsibilities
·                     Evaluating of technical data for registration of products;
·                     Developing and implementing guidelines and procedures for registration;
·                     Monitoring of efficacy, physical chemical properties and toxicological trials;
·                     Approving labels, packaging materials and advertisements;
·                     Developing and implementing programs;
·                     Keeping and updating the List of Registered Pesticides.
Requirements for appointment
·                     A Master’s degree with specialization in any of the following fields: - Plant Pathology, Crop Protection, Environmental Chemistry, Analytical chemistry, Toxicology, Entomology, Weed Science, Bio-chemistry or any other relevant discipline;
·                     Strategic management course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
·                     Have served as a Senior Pesticide Registration Officer or a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of three (3) years in a reputable organization;
·                     Be proficient in computer applications.
Pesticide Inspector II
Scale
 PCB 8
Four (4) Posts

Duties and responsibilities
 
An officer at this level will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
·                     Undertake inspection for pesticide quality and their suitability;
·                     Processing of imports and exports permits;
·                     Undertake certifying of Pesticides through the supply chain from manufacture to use approved and registered;
·                     Sampling of pesticides;
·                     Preparing field inspection reports and premises licence;
·                     Certifying of pesticides at ports of entry.
Requirements for appointment
·                     Bachelor of Science degree in any of the following disciplines: Agriculture, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, relevant Biological Sciences, or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution; and
·                     Be proficient in computer applications.
Senior Pesticide Inspector
Scale
 PCB 6
Two (2) Posts

Duties and responsibilities
 
An officer at this level will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
·                     Undertaking inspection and quality assurance of pesticides;
·                     Ensuring product certification;
·                     Undertake conformity assessment;
·                     Coordinating pesticide waste disposal;
·                     Supervise pesticide disposal in high temperature incinerators;
·                     Undertake field extension in liaison with other stakeholders;
·                     Compiling and disseminating of technical information on pesticides.
Requirements for appointment
·                     A Master’s degree in any of the following fields:- Agriculture, Plant Pathology, Crop Protection, Environmental Health, Environmental Chemistry, Livestock production, Analytical chemistry, Toxicology, Entomology, Weed Science, Bio-chemistry, Veterinary Medicine
·                     A management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; and
·                     Environmental Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks
·                     Served as a Pesticide Inspector I or a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of three (3) years in a reputable organization;
·                     Posses knowledge in manufacturing, storage, sale and distribution of pest control products;
·                     Be proficient in computer applications.
Chief Pesticide Inspector
Scale
 PCB 5
One (1) Post

Duties and responsibilities
 
An officer at this level will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
·                     Monitoring of safe use and disposal of pesticides;
·                     Conformity assessment of premises, firms and businesses dealing with pesticides products;
·                     Disseminating of information on pesticides to stakeholders and general public;
·                     Training dealers of pesticides and pest control operators;
·                     Developing of technical training and disposal guidelines and standards;
·                     Communicating topical pesticide information in the media to the public.
Requirements for appointment
·                     A Bachelor of Science degree in any of the following disciplines: Agriculture, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, relevant Biological Sciences, or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
·                     A Master’s degree in any of the following fields:- Plant Pathology, Crop Protection, Environmental Chemistry, Entomology, or any other relevant discipline;
·                     Attended a strategic management course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
·                     Environmental Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
·                     Served as a Senior Pesticide Inspector or a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of three (3) years in a reputable organization;
·                     Posses knowledge in manufacturing, storage, sale and distribution of pest control products;
·                     Proficient in computer applications.
Assistant Human Resource Manager
Scale
 PCB 4 
One (1) Post
Duties and Responsibilities
 
An officer at this level will undertake the following duties and responsibilities
·                     Coordinating and controlling of the functions and operations in the Human Resource unit;
·                     Ensuring adherence to Human Resource policies, rules, regulations, standards and procedures governing terms and conditions of service;
·                     Advising on administration of the Career Progression Guidelines and progressions.
·                     Planning, coordinating and directing of Human resource services in the Board in such areas as recruitment and promotion, compliment control, placement/deployment, staff development, employee relations, remuneration and staff welfare;
Requirements for appointment
·                     A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Human Resource Management/Personnel Management/Business Administration/Industrial Relations/Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management;
·                     A Master’s degree in Social Sciences or any other related and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
·                     attended a Strategic Management course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized Institution;
·                     Have served as a Chief Human Resource Management Officer or a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of three (3) years in a reputable organization;
·                     be conversant with Human Resource Policies, legislation and procedures;
·                     Be a member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM);
·                     Be proficient in computer applications.
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to send applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, national identity card, names and addresses of three (3) referees and day time telephone contacts to the following address so as to reach the undersigned by 12th March 2013.
 
The Pest Control Products Board is committed to availing equal employment opportunities to all Kenyans. 

People with disabilities who meet the requirements of the jobs are especially encouraged to apply. 

All genders are encouraged to apply.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
The Secretary / Chief Executive Officer,
Pest Control Products Board,
P.O Box 13794-00800,
Westlands,
Nairobi

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