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Government Jobs in Kenya - KEBS

The Kenya Bureau of standards (KEBS) is a statutory organization of the Government of Kenya established by the Standards Act, Cap 496 of the laws of Kenya in July 1974. 

The mandate of KEBS is to provide Standardization, Metrology and Conformity Assessment services through Promotion of standardization in commerce and industry, Provision of testing and calibration facilities, Control of the use of standardization marks, undertaking educational work in standardization, Facilitation of the implementation and practical application of standards, Maintenance and dissemination of the International System of Units (SI) of measurements.

KEBS wishes to recruit an innovative and result oriented individual for the following position:

Principal Risk Officer
1 Position
Reporting to: Head of Department - Internal Audit

Job Role: To provide an independent and objective assurance to KEBS management on the effectiveness of the risk management framework put in place by management and recommending risk mitigation measures.
  • To review organizational risk management process to ensure it is adequate and objectively gauges the effectiveness of risk management process.
  • To carry out reviews to ensure that risks relating to the organization are categorized into strategic, operational, compliance, environmental, political, financial and are then prioritized.
  • To carry out reviews to ensure risk mitigation measures are developed and implemented to reduce or otherwise manage risks that are otherwise determined to be acceptable to the organization.
  • Carry out reviews to periodically monitor and re-assess the risk and the effectiveness of controls to manage the risk.
  • Provide periodic report on the effectiveness of the risk management process.
Other Duties:
  • Train and coach internal auditors
  • Participate in developing and revising internal audit procedure manuals.
  • Undertake any other duties of similar level and responsibility as may be required from time to time.
Job Grade: KS 5
Minimum academic qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Commerce or its equivalent
  • CPA (K) or its equivalent
  • Masters Degree in a relevant field is an added advantage
  • Must have excellent IT skills e.g. on use of ACCPAC
  • Membership registration with a professional body
  • Skill in risk management
  • Management skills
  • Corporate governance
  • Audit/ Inspection skills
Competencies: Integrity, Assertiveness, Team Player, Interpersonal Skills, Counselling Skills, Positive Attitude, Creativity, Innovation

Relevant work experience: 5 yrs (3 years in risk, audit or inspection management)
Location: KEBS HQs Internal Audit Office
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to submit your application online including a filled application form for employment, Curriculum vitae and copies of relevant certificates 

Head of Department, Standards Development
1 Position

Reporting To: Director, Standards Development
Job Role: Managing standardization activities to ensure formulation of standards and other deliverables that respond to market / customer needs.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Assisting the DIRECTOR-SDD in the management of the Division.
  • Coordinating the entire process of Publication, documentation, acquisition and dissemination of Standards and related documents.
  • Participating in preparation and implementation of the Strategic plan.
  • Coordinating preparation of the Divisional budget and implementation
  • Overseeing the implementation of Bureau Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensuring profitability and sustainability of all programs in the Division.
  • Coordinating preparing and implementing work plans, work programs and work schedules.
  • Coordinating need assessment for standards.
  • Coordinating and Ensuring development and maintenance of Kenya standards and other deliverables such as Publicly Available Specifications (PAS), Technical Reports (TR), Company standards and National workshop agreements(NWA), based on market/customer needs.
  • Attending the Standards Approval Committee meetings
  • Guiding, monitoring and supervising job performance to ensure achievement of performance targets in the division.
  • Coordinating and participating in the development of Regional and International standards and coordinate national position development and their presentation.
  • Coordinating communication (complaints and enquires) and ensure response to consumers on standards development and related matters.
  • Assisting in implementation and maintenance of KEBS Quality management System
  • Liaising with other departments and external customers on standards development matters and promotes close consultative collaborations
  • Evaluating, coordinating and facilitating identification of skill gaps, personnel needs, equipment, workshops, meetings, and consultations for effective standards development and makes recommendations for required support.
  • Carrying out performance appraisal of staff in the department.
Job Grade: KS 2
Minimum Academic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in sciences or relevant field
  • Masters degree in any speciality an added advantage
Professional Qualifications
  • Must have undergone a standardization course
  • Course in project management and negotiation skills are added advantage
  • Advanced Corporate governance
  • Advanced Strategic Leadership skill
  • Senior management skill
  • Project management
  • Leadership
  • HR for Non HR managers
  • Finance for Non Finance managers
Competencies: Leadership, Integrity, Strategic, Assertiveness, Team Player, interpersonal Skills,

Relevant work experience: 10 yrs working experience, ( 3 years as a manager)

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to submit your application online including a filled application form for employment, Curriculum vitae and copies of relevant certificates 

Applications must be received by 8th May 2015. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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