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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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    Standards officers - Civil Engineering (2 Posts)

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Coordinates the development of Regional Standards (East Africa Standards and ARSO Standards) andInternational Standards within a specific sector through involvement of stakeholders in RegionalTechnical Committees (TCs) for purposes of elimination of technical barriers to trade (TBTs);
    • establishment of National Technical Committees (TCs)/mirror committees for purposes ofbalanced stakeholders’ engagement in standards development to influence the direction of developmentof standards at national, regional and international levels;
    • Coordinates the development and resolution of Kenya’s position to International Organization forStandardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Secretariats on draftInternational Standards for the purpose of influencing technical contents of the published internationalStandards;
    • Coordinates and is responsible for the development of Kenya Standards and other deliverables (PubliclyAvailable Specifications (PAS), Technical Reports (TR), Company standards and National workshopagreements (NWA)) through involvement national Technical Committees (TCs) within a specific sectoror 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 toreduce the likelihood and impact on realization of organizational objectives in the section
    • Conducts Standards publicity activities (through workshops, seminars) within various sectors for creationof awareness, training, increased uptake of published standards and integration of Standards inRegulations/policies;
    • Implements, maintains, monitors & evaluates Management systems adopted by KEBS for the purposeof ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and sustained customer satisfaction;
    • Undertakes research activities in the section with an aim to gathering relevant technical data on industrystandardization 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 andnavigating challenges relating to requirements of standards specifications
    • Coordinates the development of national position by relevant National Technical Committee

    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

    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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