Risk Management and Quality Assurance Officer Job in Kenya

Risk Management and Quality Assurance Officer Post (1)


Duties and responsibilities

  • Implementing of quality assurance and risk management strategies, policies and procedures to ensure achievement of objectives;
  • Carrying out risk assessments for various processes in the Institute;
  • Champion monthly review of controls and report on effectiveness of the controls;
  • Monitoring adherence to quality systems and comply with brand standards, governmental controls and ISO quality standards and maintaining requisite documents;
  • Implementing Quality Systems;

  • To ensure that only products that meet the company’s quality standards are produced and delivered to customers;
  • Providing timely feedback on potential quality deviation and providing support for rectification of anomaly;
  • Assist to roll-out risk awareness initiatives;
  • Obtain and consolidate the various risk and compliance reports from the various departments/units to ensure proper documentation;
  • Updating Directorate/Departmental and corporate risk registers;
  • Assist with administrative aspects of the risk and compliance unit;
  • Work with external parties to investigate and provide evidence where a breach of controls has been identified;
  • Develop and monitor due diligence procedures and KYC documentation that will be used for on boarding of business partners;
  • Defining quality procedures in conjunction with operational and technical staff, 
  • Maintaining controls and documentation procedures and policies;
  • Implementing annual quality assurance and enterprise risk management plan; 
  • Carrying out quarterly routine awareness programs to management on risk management;
  • Carrying out quarterly audits to ensure compliance with ISO procedures; 
  • Conducting and scheduling effective training for staff in regard to quality management systems and risk management; 
  • Preparing of reports for each quality assurance and risk management assignment to risk/process owners; and
  • Monitoring implementation of agreed risk management mitigation measures with risk/process owners. 

Requirements for Appointment/Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science such as Finance, Economics, Information Technology, Business Information Technology, Statistics, Business Studies, Project Management, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; 
  • Professional certification in risk management;
  • Proficient in computer applications; 
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution; 
  • Experience in designing, documenting and implementing risk management systems;
  • Ability to analyse data and identify trends and patterns; 
  • Ability to adhere to a code of ethical conduct; and
  • Attention to detail.

Key Competencies and skills

  • Knowledge of different quality management systems eg. ISO Standards 9001 & 17025;
  • Good problem-solving skills;
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Risk assessment skills;
  • Compliance management;
  • Ability to work to deadlines and targets, can prioritize tasks under pressure;
  • Communication skills;
  • Report writing skills;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Organizational skills; and
  • Team building.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates MUST complete the KMFRI Job Application Form, attach their testimonials, certificates, copy of their National Identification Card (ID) and Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Submit their applications both in HARD and SOFT COPY, and envelopes containing the documents should clearly be marked with the position applied for and sent to the address below not later than Monday, 17th July 2023. 

The Director General,
Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
P. O. Box 81651 – 80100,
Silos Road, English Point, Mkomani,
Mombasa, KENYA

Email: recruitment@kmfri.go.ke

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES in compliance with the Chapter Six of the Constitution will be required to present originals of the following documents:

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • Clearance/Compliance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Clearance from recognized Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Only SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES will be contacted and shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates during the interviews.

Any canvassing will lead to AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.