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

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Reports to: Principal Officer, Certification

Job Purpose
The job Implements strategic objectives at the Certification Body by planning, organizing, coordinating and implementing the audit and certification schemes (QMS, FSMS, EMS, OHMS, ISMS, PC) in public and private
sector in order to promote industry (services/products) competitiveness and increasing efficiency and
effectiveness of its operations by providing internationally recognized conformity assessment service, based on adopted international standards and requirements in realization of sustainable development goals, Kenya
vision 2030 and African Union Agenda 2063 regional in relevant management system for effective and efficient
management of businesses/institutions.
Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks
I.Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
II.Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
a. Implements identified Conformity Assessment Schemes, aimed at promoting industry (services/products) competitiveness and increasing efficiency and effectiveness of the operations of the industry by providing internationally recognized conformity assessment services both nationally and in the African Region;
b. Provide technical support in decision making process on management system certification, personnel
registration and communicates final decisions to applicants;
c. Undertakes System Accreditation to adopted international standards KS ISO/IEC 17021 Conformity
assessment requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems, KS
ISO/TS 22003 food safety management systems requirements for bodies providing audit and
certification of food safety management systems, Food Safety System Certification FSSC 22000
Scheme requirements and KS ISO/IEC 17024 Conformity assessment requirements for bodies
operating certification of persons, for compliance purposes and improved international recognition;
d. Implements performance management and productivity improvement strategies in the section to
increase the Certifications Body market share;
e. Contribute towards the Certification Body’s achievement of KEBS Corporate Strategic Objectives;
f. Implements, maintains and evaluates the performance of Management systems certifications adopted
by KEBS for the purpose of ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and sustained customer satisfaction;
g. Coordinates conformity assessment system certification (QMS, EMS, ISMS, FSMS) issues in public
institutions to build, support and sustain the national quality culture;
h. Implements policies on personnel certification scheme and the established management system
schemes to guide in performance of department’s functions;
i. Participates in the FSSC integrity program including addressing nonconformities arising from the
Integrity Program and managing of FSSC auditor competence;
j. Participates in the accreditation assessment (Food Safety System Certification FSSC, Kenya
Accreditation Service KENAS and Dutch Accreditation Council RVA) to maintain the certification
body accreditation status for demonstration of competence and international recognition;
k. Undertakes internal audits and participate in departmental meetings for purposes of performance
improvement in the Certification Body;
l. Generates proposals/quotations for clients in accordance with the guidance documents such as
international accreditation forum mandate documents;
m. Implements adopted risk mitigation actions at the divisional level;
n. Markets and promotes certification services of the certification body (CB).
o. Resolves and Handles customer enquiries, complaints and appeals in relation to certification services.
Job Dimensions
I.Financial Responsibility:
a. Generates revenue of approximately KES 7 M per annum
II.Responsibility for Physical Assets
a. Ensures prudent utilization of physical assets (computer, workstation, phones and office Furniture’s and Equipment) in the section/division.
III.Decision Making
a. Makes operational decisions and
b. Makes financial 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
a. Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Chemistry or equivalent qualification
Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
Registration with relevant professional body e.g.
a. KEBS Personnel Certification scheme,
b. Kenya Institute of Management
c. Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute KNDI
d. International register for certification auditors. IRCA
e. Engineers Board of Kenya
f. Chemical society of Kenya.
g. Food Science and Technology Platform of Kenya.
Previous relevant work experience required.
Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes
Functional
a. Knowledge on management systems.
b. International standards development Skills
c. Information security management skills
d. Presentation skills
e. Report writing
f. Analytical skills
Behavioural
a. Counselling skills.
b. Problem solving skills
c. Time management skills
d. Communication skills
e. Interpersonal skills
f. Negotiation 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.

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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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