National Biosafety Authority Biosafety Officers Jobs in Kenya

National Biosafety Authority Biosafety Officers Jobs in Kenya


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 Specification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/
    Environmental Science/Agricultural Sciences/Microbiology or related fields from a recognized Institution.

  • Master’s degree in Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/
    Environmental Science/Agricultural Sciences/Microbiology or related fields
    from a recognized Institution will be an added advantage.

  • Proficiency in Computer applications.

  • Meets the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Key competencies skills

  • Good communication skills.

  • Analytical skills.

  • Report Writing Skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; National Biosafety Authority Biosafety Officers Jobs in Kenya



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