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  • Posted: Jan 31, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
  • The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has remained the premier government agency for the provision of Standards, Metrology and Conformity Assessment (SMCA) services since its inception in 1974. Over that period its main activities have grown from the development of standards and quality control for a limited number of locally made products in the 1970s to the...
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    Market Surveillance Officer- Textile Engineering (1 Post)

    Job Purpose
    The job monitors and evaluates quality and compliance of locally manufactured and imported products in the Kenyan market to ensure effective and efficient implementation of Market Surveillance strategies and procedures to ascertain that the products comply with approved Kenya, Regional and International Standards to support development of industries in the Kenya, prevent proliferation of substandard products in the market, protect local manufacturers from illicit trade, prevent dumping of substandard products from foreign countries, and Protection of consumer right as envisaged in Article 46 (a, b & c) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the Standards Act (Cap 496 Laws of Kenya) for the achievement of the African Union Agenda 2063, the Kenya Vision 2030, and the KEBS strategic objectives.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Targets consignments based on risk profiling so as to eliminate substandard products from Kenyan Market.
    • Reports on status of product inspection status to facilitate enforcement and corrective actions on products that fail to comply with the requirements of corresponding standards and other regulatory requirements are seizedin accordance with Section 14 Standard Act, Cap 496 Laws of Kenya.
    • Addresses customer complaints related to Market Surveillance activities at the section in order to ensure that all complaints are resolved as per the procedure and submits reports to Principal Market Surveillance Officer for action.
    • Implements, and monitors Management Systems adopted by KEBS in the department for the purpose of ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and sustained customer satisfaction;
    • Gathers and evaluates market intelligence information and discusses with Principal Market Surveillance Officer for appropriate action.
    • Monitors validity of product Certification Marks approved by KEBS on the products in the market.
    • Seizes non-conforming products, organizes for transportation to KEBS seized products warehouses and is responsible for safe custody of the products.
    • Organizes for destruction of seized products in consultation with Assistant Principal Market Surveillance Officer.
    • Maintains records for samples collected, seized and destroyed products
    • technical advice to customer enquiries
    • Analyses test reports of products sampled from the market.
    • Conducts risk assessment of products to inform on
    • Contributes in the development and implementation of Market Surveillance procedures in the section

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

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics (STEM).
    • Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
    • Registration with following professional bodies,
    • Chemistry society of Kenya
    • Physics society of Kenya
    • Food Nutrition and Dietetics Board
    • Computer Society of Kenya
    • Kenya Institute of Management 

    Method of Application

    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 24th 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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