The Kenya Bureau Of Standards – (KEBS) Standards Officer.

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Reports to: Assistant Manager

Job Purpose
Responsible for the development of Standards and other guiding deliverables (Publicly Available Specifications
(PAS), Technical Reports (TR), Company standards and National workshop agreements (NWA)) in sector
specific industry and trade processes for the purpose of facilitating local, regional, and international trade and
promoting innovation in Kenyan Industries for the realization of KEBS vision of becoming global leader in
standardbased solutions that deliver quality and confidence while protecting the environment and entrenchment
of a culture of quality.
Articulates Kenya’s position in Standardization, Metrology and Conformity Assessment (SMCA) in regional and
international fora to promote innovation, trade, and quality life.

Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks
I. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

II. Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
a) Coordinates the development of Regional Standards (East Africa Standards and ARSO Standards) and
International Standards within a specific sector through involvement of stakeholders in Regional
Technical Committees (TCs) for purposes of elimination of technical barriers to trade (TBTs);
b) Coordinates establishment of National Technical Committees (TCs)/mirror committees for purposes of
balanced stakeholders’ engagement in standards development to influence the direction of development
of standards at national, regional and international levels;
c) Coordinates the development and resolution of Kenya’s position to International Organization for
Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Secretariats on draft
International Standards for the purpose of influencing technical contents of the published international
d) Coordinates and is responsible for the development of Kenya Standards and other deliverables (Publicly
Available Specifications (PAS), Technical Reports (TR), Company standards and National workshop
agreements (NWA)) through involvement national Technical Committees (TCs) within a specific sector
for purpose of facilitating trade, protection of health and safety of consumers and environment;
e) Implements corporate risk management framework in the section and advises on emergent strategies to
reduce the likelihood and impact on realization of organizational objectives in the section
f) Conducts Standards publicity activities (through workshops, seminars) within various sectors for creation
of awareness, training, increased uptake of published standards and integration of Standards in
g) Implements, maintains, monitors & evaluates Management systems adopted by KEBS for the purpose
of ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and sustained customer satisfaction;
h) Undertakes research activities in the section with an aim to gathering relevant technical data on industry
standardization needs for standards development;
i) Develops proposed standards projects within the section and recommends for approval;
j) Implements stakeholders’ feedback on the management of the standards development process and
navigating challenges relating to requirements of standards specifications
k) Coordinates the development of national position by relevant National Technical Committee
Job Dimensions
I. Financial Responsibility:
II. Responsibility for Physical Assets
Responsible for computer assigned by the organization.
Responsible for standards information documents
III. Decision Making: Makes operational decisions
IV. Working Conditions:

a) Works predominantly within the office.
b) Expected travels within and outside the country
Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).
Academic Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and mathematics (STEM), humanities and social sciences.
Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
Registration with relevant professional bodies:
a) Engineers Board of Kenya,
b) Chemical society of Kenya
c) Physics society of Kenya
d) Food Nutrition and Dietetics Board
e) Computer Society of Kenya
f) Kenya Institute of Management
g) National Quality Institute
Previous relevant work experience required. 
Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes.
Functional Skills
a. Negotiation skills
b. Project management skills
c. Supervisory skills
d. Information, communication, and technology skills
e. Leadership skills
f. Presentation skills
g. Report writing
h. Analytical skills
i. Auditing Skills
a. Counselling skills.
b. Problem solving skills
c. Time management skills
d. Communication skills
e. Interpersonal skills

How To Apply

Application form including testimonials shall be filled and submitted online via KEBS website on or before 10 September, 2021.All testimonials MUST be saved with applicant’s ID.N0. e.g.20441558_CV.pdf.

The Application should include attachments of;
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Copies of Academic and Professional certificates
4. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
5. Tax Compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
6. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Clearance (EACC)
7. Credit Reference Bureau clearance (CRB)
8. Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

NB: Any academic certificate from foreign Institutions MUST be accompanied with a recognition certificate from Commissioner of University Education, Kenya.


IMPORTANT NOTICE; Upon successful upload and submission of application,the applicant will receive a system generated email notification that the job application details have been successfully submitted.

Persons with disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Academic qualifications of external origin MUST be accompanied with a recognition certificate from relevant body.

All degree applicants for engineering related positions must be Registered as a Graduate Engineer where applicable.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.




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