KENAS Principal Accreditation Officer - Calibration Laboratories Jobs in Kenya

KENAS Principal Accreditation Officer - Calibration Laboratories Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the selected candidate will entail:

  • Coordinate in carrying out accreditation activities in the assigned scheme – general testing, medical, Calibration and Proficiency testing, certification and inspection.

  • Advising management on policies and strategies relating to Accreditation;

  • Participate in developing policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations for maintenance of an internationally recognized management system for accreditation;

  • Participating in the formulation and monitoring of national regional and international guidelines and standards to facilitate the accreditation process;

  • Supporting KENAS in activities in mutual recognition agreements relating to accreditation at ILAC, IAF and AFRAC;

  • Coordinating in liaison with regulators with respect to any matter related to accreditation;

  • Assessing conformity assessment bodies for competence;

  • Advising for designation of accredited conformity assessment bodies by regulatory authorities;

  • Participating in the establishment and maintenance of a register of the accreditation status of conformity assessment bodies;

  • Promoting the use of regional and international accreditation marks;

  • Promoting the use of accreditation marks on certificates issued by conformity assessment bodies;

  • Planning use of resources to meet the organization’s objectives;

  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and accreditation bodies around the world;

  • Representing KENAS views at National, Regional and international forums;

  • Commenting and balloting on national, regional and international documents, standards and regulations;

  • Preparing, execution and reporting of work plans and resources for proper management of accreditation activities;

  • Developing a work plan for the Working Groups and evaluate their performance for the existing schemes;

  • Developing and reviewing criteria documents for conformity for the existing Schemes

  • Maintaining and reporting on the performance of
    accredited conformity assessment bodies;

  • Developing schedules and ensuring accreditation certificates are developed and transmitted promptly;

  • Administration and analysing of client’s feedback on accreditation;

  • Monitoring and provision of feedback to Assessors;

  • Identifying performance targets for the department;

  • Coordinating staff appraisal in the departments; and

  • Developing operational budgets for the division.

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • At least six (6) years’ working experience in Conformity Assessment, three (3) of which must have been at a supervisory position;

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science related fields;

  • Professional Qualification and membership in good standing where applicable;

  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Demonstrated results in work performance;

  • Trained in conformity assessment standards;

  • Trained Assessor in relevant conformity assessment standards;

  • Proficiency in Computer application; and

  • Fulfil the requirement of Chapter Six (6) of the constitution.

    Skills and Competencies

  • Communicating with impact;

  • Managing and supervising people;

  • Applying technical expertise and managing projects;

  • Planning, organizing, and managing performance;

  • Budgeting, analyzing, and innovating;

  • Customer and stakeholder orientation;

  • Coaching, mentoring, relating, and networking; and

  • Technological savviness.

    How to Apply

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