KEPHIS Chief Inspectors Jobs in Kenya

KEPHIS Chief Inspectors Jobs in Kenya


Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) is the government parastatal whose responsibility is to assure the quality of agricultural inputs and produce to prevent adverse impact on the economy, the environment and human health.

Our success is built with the efforts of our employees and support of our management.

Grounded in our core values; Integrity, Customer Focus, Teamwork, Innovation & Creativity, Professionalism, Corporate Social Responsibility.

KEPHIS is committed to be the employer of choice. We always seek to identify, engage and retain best talent to take up variety of roles.

KEPHIS provide the employees with opportunities for growth and development and reward those who are devoted to perform their best.

KEPHIS, a State Corporation in the Agricultural Sector invites applications from qualified Kenyans for the following position:

Chief Inspectors

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Coordination of farmer advisory services through stakeholder awareness meetings.
  • Coordinate and facilitate identification of pests and diseases.
  • Coordinate and facilitate field inspections and audits for market compliance.
  • Coordinate and facilitate inspection of agricultural produce for compliance to import and export requirements.
  • Coordinate and participate in inspection of containment facilities.
  • Coordinate in the development and maintenance of plant databases.
  • Organize and participate in post certification survey activities.
  • Coordinate and participate in undertaking pest and disease surveillance for phytosanitary compliance.
  • Development of scientific publication and report
  • Initiating development of Export certification, import regulation and border control, seed certification and plant variety protection guidelines and strategies.
  • Initiating development of Export certification, import regulation and border control, seed certification and plant variety protection plans, systems and procedures and coordinate implementation.
  • Coordinate review and update of plant import order book.
  • Monitoring and evaluating implementation of staff performance Contracts.
  • Providing technical leadership and guidance on matters pertaining to Export certification, import regulation and border control, seed certification and plant variety protection.
  • Coordinate development and maintenance of early warning system, emergency response systems, pest forecasting, monitoring and pest management.
  • Monitoring to ensure phytosanitary non-compliance are evaluate and ensure they are resolved.
  • Participate in identification of training need and formulating training modules and schedules for Export certification, import regulation and border control, seed certification and plant variety
    protection.

    Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, plant pathology, biotechnology, entomology, crop protection, molecular biology, seed science, Horticulture, Agronomy, Botany or its equivalent from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • MSC in plant pathology, biotechnology, entomology, crop protection, molecular biology, seed science, Horticulture, Agronomy, Botany or its equivalent from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • PhD in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Three (3) years relevant experience.
  • Knowledge on identification, diagnosis and management of pests and diseases.
  • Knowledge in Pest Risk Analysis, surveillance, general plant health and compliance determination in traded commodities.
  • Knowledge on biosafety and biosecurity.
  • Knowledge on pest management.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft office packages.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to make decisions independently.
  • Good communication, data analysis, report writing and presentation skills.
  • Can work well under pressure and prioritize work.
  • Experience with a Quality Management System.
  • Compliance requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified individuals are required to apply online through KEPHIS website by 31st January, 2019.
  • Use only one method of application: online through the KEPHIS website.
  • KEPHIS is an equal opportunity employer. Potential candidates from marginalized communities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to avail their original and copy of application letter, Curriculum Vitae; duly filled employment application form, certified copies of the relevant certificates; national identity card; clearance certificates from KRA; HELB; EACC; Credit Reference Bureau and Kenya Police as per chapter six of the Constitution during the interview.

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEPHIS Chief Inspectors Jobs in Kenya

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