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  • Posted: Feb 6, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 15, 2023
  • The Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (KEVEVAPI) is a state corporation established under the State Corporations Act, (CAP 446) through Legal Notice No. 223 of 4th June 1990 and operating under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives the State Department of Livestock.
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    Production Assistant III

    Job Ref: KVVPI/ PA/003/01/2022

    Job Purpose

    The job holder prepares and maintains conducive work environment in the laboratories as per the GMP, ISO Biosecurity and Biosafety stands thus facilitating efficient and effective production of vaccines by production officers

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Collecting used laboratory apparatus and equipment from various laboratories an assemblage to the decontamination unit
    • Cleaning and preparation of laboratory apparatus for sterilization process in autoclaves and hot air ovens
    • Participating in the weighing of media components, media preparation and sterilization
    • Collecting and selecting of eggs used in vaccine production
    • Decontaminating of used glassware, laboratory clothes, laboratory wastes to kill the biological contaminants
    • Reporting to senior production assistant on stock levels for cleaning materials and detergents
    • Cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and the lab floors
    • Disposing laboratory wastes in safe and healthy manner
    • Undertaking laundry services and providing clean personal protective wear (lab coats and uniforms) to the laboratory personnel
    • Issuing of personal protective wear (lab coats, dust coat, overall, clean room wear and uniform) from Laundry unit
    • Assisting in capping, filling and labelling of finished products
    • Filing of daily laboratory records;
    • Performing shift and 'on-call' as directed

    Academic and Professional Qualification

    • A two year course in applied science or medical or Biological Laboratory Technician certificate from a recognized institution

    Skills and Knowledge

    • Knowledge of GLP and Safety procedures.
    • Good housekeeping skills
    • Computer literate.
    • Be a team player

    Method of Application

    • Application should be accompanied with copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials, national Identity card or passport and other relevant supporting
    • documents, a detailed curriculum vitae stating current position remuneration, emails or other contact details (names, email addresses and mobile phones numbers) of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience
    • Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the
    • Constitution of Kenya 2010 and submit among other documents the following: -
      • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
      • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board
      • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
      • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
    • Report from the Approved Credit Reference Bureau
    • Interested applicants should submit ten (10) copies of their application and attachments which should be marked “Application for the position of" "Ref. No".
    • All applications should be addressed to:

    Chief Executive Officer
    Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute
    P O Box 53260 – 00200

    • Postal and Hand deliveries of the applications will be accepted.
    • Applications must be received on or before Tuesday 15th February 2022 at 4pm.

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