Kenya Accreditation Service Case Officer Technical Services Jobs

Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS) is a State Corporation and the Sole National Accreditation Body (NAB) mandated to provide accreditation services in Kenya and beyond. It is established under the State Corporations Act, Cap 446 Laws of Kenya; vide Legal Notice No. 55 of May 2009.

It gives formal attestation that Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) are competent to carry out specific conformity assessment activities that include inspection, testing and certification in all fields.

Responsible for the management and performance of conformity assessment systems to facilitate trade through evaluation of Conformity Assessment Bodies that include testing, calibration, medical and veterinary laboratories, proficiency test service providers, certification and inspection/verification bodies to adhere to the set KENAS requirements, relevant international standards and regulations


Key Responsibilities Duties / Tasks

  • Providing technical expertise in the relevant science related field during conformity assessment fields.
  • Design curricula for training of CABs in the fields of Testing & Calibration laboratories (ISO/IEC 17025), Medical laboratories (ISO 15189), Inspection and verification (ISO/IEC 17020),
    Certification (ISO/IEC 17021), Product certification (ISO/IEC 17065), proficiency testing (ISO/IEC 17043),Personnel certification (ISO/IEC 17024) and ILAC/ IAF guides
  • Promote uptake of accreditation as a means of reducing technical barriers to trade through
    engagement and sensitization of stakeholders nationally, regionally and internationally
  • Plan and carry out assessments and review reports from assessment teams for accuracy in
    population of assessment outcomes and for completeness prior to progression for internal
  • Manage assessments of Conformity Assessment Bodies
  • Supervise, evaluate and report on assessors and technical experts’ performance during
    each assessment.
  • Mentor and coach assessors and technical experts.
  • Co-ordinate Technical Committees in Certification, Inspection & Verification, Testing & Calibration, medical & veterinary sections on quarterly basis.
  • Develop assessment guides and criteria documents based on conformity assessment
    programmes at national, regional and international levels - African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC), International Laboratory Cooperation (ILAC), International Accreditation Forum (IAF), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electro-technical Commission (IEC).
  • Provide advice on suitable Proficiency Testing (PT) and Inter-laboratory Comparison (ILC) schemes for the testing, calibration and medical industry through undertaking research on available PT and ILC schemes at national and international level and informing the CABS on the same.
  • Formulate and provide technical advice to Accreditation Manager on accreditation programs, policies, procedures, proposals on an ongoing basis.
  • Organize and convene assessor conclave to sensitize and update assessors and technical
    experts on new developments in the
    conformity assessment field.
  • Develop and maintain cordial relationship with clients, regulators, associations and key
    stakeholders in the conformity assessment arena by acting as a point of contact for

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes/Skills Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science related fields
  • At least 8 years relevant experience with at least 5 years in management role.
  • Trained in quality management systems.
  • Trained in conformity assessment standards.
  • Trained assessor in relevant conformity assessment standards.
  • Affiliation to relevant professional bodies.

    Terms of Service and Remuneration

    Competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

    Interested and suitable qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, detailed CV indicating work experience, current and expected remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names and addresses of three referees, to reach the undersigned not later than 23rd May 2018

    P.O. BOX 47400 – 00100
    Email: [email protected]

    In addition, applicants MUST attach copies of National ID/Passport, certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board, Clearance Certificate from Ethics and AntiCorruption
    Commission and clearance certificate from Credit Reference Bureau that is valid within the past one year from the date of acquisition.
    Applications to be submitted in both soft and hard copies.

    Applications may be dropped at KENAS
    offices located at Embankment Plaza 2
    nd Floor along Longonot Road off Kenya Road Upper Hill, Nairobi
    clearly marking the position on the envelope.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

    KENAS is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disability, women and those from
    marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

    For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Accreditation Service Case Officer Technical Services Jobs

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