National Biosafety Authority - Biosafety Officer Jobs in Kenya

National Biosafety Authority - Biosafety Officer Jobs in Kenya

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) is a State Corporation established under the
provisions of the Biosafety Act No.2 of 2009.

The mandate of NBA is to exercise
supervision and control over the development, transfer, handling and use of genetically
modified organisms (GMOs) with a view to ensuring safety to human and animal health
as well as the provision of adequate level of protection to the environment.

The Authority wishes to recruit qualified, experienced and dynamic persons to fill the
following positions:

Job Title

  • Biosafety Officer, Job Grade- C2

    Job specification

    This is the entry position for a Biosafety officer. A candidate in this level will work under
    guidance and supervision of a senior officer.

    The officer may be deployed to the departments of Biosafety Risk Assessment, Biosafety Education and Awareness, Compliance and Enforcement or Certification division.

    The duties and responsibilities at this level entail assisting in:

  • Receiving GMO applications;
  • Screening applications for administrative and technical completeness;
  • Carrying out risk assessment of GMO applications in a scientific, transparent and
    predictable manner ;
  • Coordinating training of Institutional Biosafety Committees and other stakeholders;
  • Developing materials for Biosafety awareness creation and education;
  • Developing tools for reviewing the impacts of awareness creation and education;
  • Preparing technical papers, policy briefs, reports and publicity materials;
  • Organizing forums for public participation and awareness creation
  • Monitoring of approved GMO research projects;
  • Post release monitoring of GMOs approved for release to the environment;
  • Conducting GMO market surveillance activities;
  • Inspection of GMO containment facilities prior to project commencement;
  • Preparing technical papers and reports
  • Facilitating trade through integration into the single window system
  • Vetting of documents, physical inspection and sampling of consignments at the
    point of entry;
  • Preparing of GMO-Free certificates for non-GMO export commodities.

    Person’s Specifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Molecular
    Environmental Science/Agricultural Sciences/Microbiology/Agricultural
    Economics or related fields from a recognized Institution.
  • A relevant Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in Computer applications.
  • Meets the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

    Key competencies and skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Report Writing Skills

    How to Apply

    In fulfilling the Chapter Six requirements, the applicants MUST attach clearance
    certificates from the following bodies:-

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    If you believe you meet the criteria for the position above, please submit your application including copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and a detailed Curriculum Vitae, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees in sealed envelope clearly marked with job title to the address below before 25th March 2019 to:
    Chief Executive Officer,
    National Biosafety Authority,
    Pest control Products Board (PCPB) building Loresho- Off Waiyaki way,
    P.O Box 28251 – 00100 – NAIROBI.

  • Email:
  • NBA is an equal opportunity employer; women and persons with disability are
    encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and they will be
    required to present valid clearance certificates as stipulated in Chapter Six of the
  • For more information and job application details, see; National Biosafety Authority - Biosafety Officer Jobs in Kenya

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