National Biosafety Authority Director - Technical Services Jobs in Kenya

National Biosafety Authority Director - Technical Services Jobs in Kenya


Job Specification

The duties and responsibilities at this level entails;

  • Initiating the formulation and implementation of policies, procedures, strategies and activities in relation to plant, animal and microbial biosafety including categorization, approval and certification of biosafety facilities.

  • Advising the Board on policies, procedures, strategies and activities in relation to plant, animal and microbial biosafety including categorization, approval and certification of biosafety facilities.

  • Ensuring Compliance with the policies procedures, strategies and activities in relation to plant, animal and microbial biosafety including categorization, approval and certification of biosafety facilities.

  • Developing and issuing of technical papers, reports and other submissions to the board and other stakeholders.

  • Ensuring that risk assessment for GMO applications is carried out in a scientific,
    transparent and predictable manner;

  • Advising the CEO on the establishment and operationalization of Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) in research institutions engaged in GMO research related activities.

  • Ensuring GMO sampling, detection and analysis protocols are developed for timely analysis of samples as well as reviewing the GMO analysis reports

  • Any other duties assigned from time to time.

    Person Specification

  • At least Twelve (12) years’ experience, five (5) of which must be in a senior management level in the public or private sector;

  • 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.

  • Doctorate (PhD) level qualification in Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Molecular
    Biology/Environmental Science/Agricultural Sciences/Microbiology/ or related fields from a recognized Institution.

  • Authorship in at least eight (8) peer reviewed publications on Biotechnology,
    Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Agricultural Sciences and related subjects.

  • Strategic Leadership Course lasting not less than six weeks from a recognized institution

  • Member of a professional Body in good standing (where applicable)

    Key Competencies and Skills

  • Strategic leadership skills

  • Excellent Interpersonal skills

  • Analytical skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Results orientated

  • Proficiency in Computer Applications.

  • High level of Integrity.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; National Biosafety Authority Director - Technical Services Jobs in Kenya



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