6 Apr 2021

Officer, Market Surveillance at Kenya Bureau of Standards

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Job Description

The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has remained the premier government agency for the provision of Standards, Metrology and Conformity Assessment (SMCA) services since its inception in 1974. Over that period its main activities have grown from the development of standards and quality control for a limited number of locally made products in the 1970s to the provision of more comprehensive Standards development, Metrology, Conformity Assessment, Training and Certification services. With the re-establishment of the East African Community (EAC) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), KEBS activities now include participation in the development and implementation of SMCA activities at the regional level where it participates in the harmonization of standards, measurements and conformity assessment regimes for regional integration. KEBS operates the National Enquiry Point in support of the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).

Grade KS 8

Directorate Market Surveillance

Department

  1. Agrochemical
  2. Engineering

Division Mechanical & Textiles Engineering, Electrical & Civil Engineering, Food, Agriculture, Chemical Section / Unit Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Food &Agriculture, Chemical

Location / Work station KEBS Headquarters Nairobi
Reporting Relationships
Reports to: Principal Market Surveillance Officer
Direct reports: N/A
Indirect Reports: NA

Job Purpose

The job monitors and evaluates quality and compliance of locally manufactured and imported products in the Kenyan market to ensure effective and efficient implementation of Market Surveillance strategies and procedures to ascertain that the products comply with approved Kenya, Regional and International Standards to support development of industries in the Kenya, prevent proliferation of substandard products in the market, protect local manufacturers from illicit trade, prevent dumping of substandard products from foreign countries, and Protection of consumer right as envisaged in Article 46 (a, b & c) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the Standards Act (Cap 496 Laws of Kenya) for the achievement of the African Union Agenda 2063, the Kenya Vision 2030, and the KEBS strategic objectives.

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and mathematics (STEM).



Method of Application

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Closing Date : 21st April, 2021






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