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  • Posted: Jun 8, 2021
    Deadline: Jun 17, 2021
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  • The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya , which became effective on 1st July 1995 . The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya. A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisio...
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    Supervisor – Testing Laboratory

    Responsible:

    Establishing the nature and composition of a wide range of trade goods and materials, including inorganic, organic industrial chemicals, foods, drugs, and various related trade materials for the purpose of supporting revenue collection, trade facilitation and enforcement activities.

    Tasks and Outputs:

    • Perform and supervise performance of chemical analyses and physical tests requiring the application of non-routine procedures and advanced analytical instrumentation.
    • Conduct background study of technical information and determine the kind and extent of analysis required to provide technical solutions.
    • Modify and adapt testing techniques and methods to suit inspection and testing needs and ensure the accuracy and validity of results.
    • Ensure proper operation and performance of unit laboratory testing equipment, maintenance and care of apparatus, chemical reagents, reference materials and standard solutions.
    • Implement quality control and quality assurance procedures to ensure validity of test results and safety of the work environment.
    • Perform necessary calculations, review and interpret analytical results and prepare reports; and give testimony concerning samples analysed, test methods, analyses results and conclusions.
    • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Skills required:

    Minimum qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or equivalent qualifications.

    Minimum years of experience

    • Three (3) years’ experience in a similar role.

    Competencies required for this Role:

    • Good organisation and planning skills.
    • Good research skills.
    • Excellent computer operation and laboratory application of software skills.
    • Good numeracy and data analytical skills.
    • Attentive to detail/ good recording of data.
    • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
    • Work collaboratively with others.
    • Thorough knowledge of the principles of chemistry, including qualitative and quantitative analysis; chemical laboratory procedures; and the principles and applications of advanced analytical instruments.
    • Have demonstrated ability to independently evaluate and select analytical methods and procedures; interpret results and prepare reports.

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    Officer – Testing Laboratory.

    Responsible for:

    Determining the chemical characteristics, physical properties and composition of a variety of assigned samples

    Tasks and Outputs:

    • Perform chemical analyses and physical testing requiring the application of established procedures and analytical instrumentation.
    • Select techniques and methods to suit the unique requirements of samples and ensure the accuracy and validity of results.
    • Prepare samples, solutions, reagents and standards; care and check performance of laboratory equipment and apparatus; and collect samples for analysis.
    • Adhere to quality assurance and safety procedures to ensure the validity of test results and safety of the work environment.
    • Perform calculations, prepare reports and maintain records of test results; and give testimony regarding samples analysed, test methods and results.
    • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

    Skills required:

    Minimum qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or equivalent qualifications.

     Minimum years of experience

    • One year’s experience in laboratory testing 

    Competencies required for this Role:

    • Ability to plan and schedule own work.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Have computer operation and application skills.
    • Good research skills.
    • Good numeracy and data analytical skills.
    • Attentive to detail/ good recording of data.
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Work collaboratively with others.
    • Knowledge of fundamentals of organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry.
    • Ability to learn and observe health and safety precautions; perceive colour; read laboratory instruments; and handle delicate instruments, glassware and laboratory equipment.
    • Ability to follow oral and written directions; and to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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