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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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    Quality Assurance Officer -Agriculture (2 Posts)

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks:

    • Implements conformity assessment systems based on Kenya Standard or approved specifications for the purpose of realization of sustainable development goals, Kenya vision 2030 and African Union Agenda 2063 and promote market access of Kenyan products;
    • Develops over 2,000 products in Kenya through implementation of standards within specific sectors in the section which are key to the achievement of the Agenda 2063, Kenya Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals;
    • Monitors the conformity assessment systems and legal requirements to safeguard health and safety of consumers and protection of environment;
    • Prepares reports on compliance of locally manufactured products with regulatory and statutory requirements within specific sectors in the section;
    • Implements the resource mobilization strategies to increase revenue base and ensure financial sustainability within specific sectors in the section;
    • Develops and monitors individual performance targets in line with strategic plan to ensure realization of organizational objectives within the section;
    • Executes contractual services requested by industry to ensure compliance of products to relevant standards within the section;
    • Implements, maintains, monitors & evaluates and improves Management systems adopted by KEBS for the purpose of ensuring efficiency and sustained customer satisfaction within the section;
    • Implements workplans, medium term expenditure framework, and procurement plans within the section;
    • Implements product certification schemes of supervision and control in the section in order to facilitate manufacturing, trade, protect environment and health and safety of the consumers;
    • Inspects and assesses factories for product compliance and gives feedback to the manufacturers and guides in implementation of corrective actions by manufacturers whose products fail to comply with the requirements of relevant standards within the section;
    • Prepares factory inspection reports for consideration by Assistant Manager, Quality Assurance;
    • Provides sector specific data for use in the review of Standards in the National and Regional standard development process in order to address emerging issues;
    • Prepares justifications for firms seeking certification to Diamond Mark and submits to the Assistant Manager, Quality Assurance for consideration;
    • Conducts risk profiling and analysis of locally manufactured products within specific sectors in the section and implements strategies for the safeguarding of the health and safety of consumers;
    • Tracks payments of Product Certification and Testing fees to ensure all payments due to KEBS are collected;
    • Implements of business continuity strategies to ensure resilience and sustainability of processes, products and services; and
    • Implements sectional strategies, and product certification procedures for locally manufactured products to ensure health and safety of consumers; and protection of the environment

    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 relevant professional bodies, e.g.:

    • Chemistry society of Kenya;
    • Physics society of Kenya;
    • Engineers Board of Kenya;
    • Food Nutrition and Dietetics Board;
    • Kenya Institute of Food Science and Technology;
    • Computer Society of Kenya;
    • National Quality Institute or any other relevant body;
    • Any other relevant professional body;

    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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