Standards Officer Job in Kenya

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Standards Officer Job in Kenya

Standards Officer

Job Purpose

Responsible for the development of Standards and other guiding deliverables (Publicly Available Specifications (PAS), Technical Reports (TR), Company standards and National workshop agreements (NWA)) in sector specific industry and trade processes for the purpose of facilitating local, regional, and international trade and promoting innovation in Kenyan Industries for the realization of KEBS vision of becoming global leader in standard-based solutions that deliver quality and confidence while protecting the environment and entrenchment of a culture of quality.

Articulates Kenya’s position in Standardization, Metrology and Conformity Assessment (SMCA) in regional and international for a to promote innovation, trade, and quality life.

Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities N/A

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Coordinates the development of Regional Standards (East Africa Standards and ARSO Standards) and International Standards within a specific sector through involvement of stakeholders in Regional Technical Committees (TCs) for purposes of elimination of technical barriers to trade (TBTs);
  • Coordinates establishment of National Technical Committees (TCs)/mirror committees for purposes of balanced stakeholders’ engagement in standards development to influence the direction of development of standards at national, regional and international levels;
  • Coordinates the development and resolution of Kenya’s position to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Secretariats on draft International Standards for the purpose of influencing technical contents of the published international Standards;
  • Coordinates and is responsible for the development of Kenya Standards and other deliverables (Publicly Available Specifications (PAS), Technical Reports (TR), Company standards and National workshop agreements (NWA)) through involvement national Technical Committees (TCs) within a specific sector for purpose of facilitating trade, protection of health and safety of consumers and environment;
  • Implements corporate risk management framework in the section and advises on emergent strategies to reduce the likelihood and impact on realization of organizational objectives in the section
  • Conducts Standards publicity activities (through workshops, seminars) within various sectors for creation of awareness, training, increased uptake of published standards and integration of Standards in Regulations/policies;
  • Implements, maintains, monitors & evaluates Management systems adopted by KEBS for the purpose of ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and sustained customer satisfaction;
  • Undertakes research activities in the section with an aim to gathering relevant technical data on industry standardization needs for standards development;
  • Develops proposed standards projects within the section and recommends for approval;
  • Implements stakeholders’ feedback on the management of the standards development process and navigating challenges relating to requirements of standards specifications
  • Coordinates the development of national position by relevant National Technical Committee

Job Dimensions:

Financial Responsibility: N/A

Responsibility for Physical Assets

Responsible for computer assigned by the organization.

Responsible for standards information documents

Decision Making:

Makes operational decisions

Working Conditions:

  • Works predominantly within the office.
  • Expected travels within and outside the country

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and mathematics (STEM), humanities and social sciences.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

Registration with relevant professional bodies:

  • Engineers Board of Kenya,
  • Chemical society of Kenya
  • Physics society of Kenya
  • Food Nutrition and Dietetics Board
  • Computer Society of Kenya
  • Kenya Institute of Management
  • National Quality Institute

Previous relevant work experience required.


Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

Functional Skills

  • Negotiation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Information, communication, and technology skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Report writing
  • Analytical skills
  • Auditing Skills


  • Counselling skills.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Time management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

How to Apply

Please visit the careers page on KEBS website: for detailed job profile/description and instruction on how to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates applications should be submitted either SOFTCOPY to or HARDCOPY sent by post or hand delivered to KEBS HQ office addressed to the address below, indicating VACANCY NAME on the envelope on or before 15th February, 2023 at 17:00 HRs, EAT enclosing/attach Cover

letter, a detailed CV with full details on education background, professional qualifications and relevant experience together with copies of Testimonials, Academic Certificates and National Identification Card.

The Managing Director, Kenya Bureau of Standards

Popo Road, Off Mombasa Road,

P.O. Box 54974 – 00200 NAIROBI.


  • KEBS DOES NOT charge any fee in the recruitment process.
  • Persons with disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Academic Qualifications of external origin MUST be accompanied with a recognition and equation certificate from the relevant body in Kenya.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • All degree applicants for engineering related qualifications must be Registered as Graduate Engineers.
  • The applicants must comply with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.

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