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Ongoing Recruitment at Kenya Diary Board (February, 2020 Recommended Jobs)

1. Director Regulatory Services

Grade KDB2

Reports to: – Managing Director

Duties and Responsibilities at this level will entail: –

  • Implement the Board’s policies, strategies and procedures;
  • Develop and enforce dairy policies, regulations and standards;
  • Ensure consumer safety and protection through market surveillance on quality and safety of dairy produce;
  • Develop and Implement measures for traceability of Dairy produce;
  • Oversee Licensing of milk handling premises and facilities to enable enterprise development;
  • Oversee the registration and licensing of dairy managers in dairy processing facilities;
  • Provide dairy industry information, statistics and other relevant data for planning and decision making
  • Carry out investigations and providing intelligence reports;
  • Oversee the provision of laboratory services to the industry for quality and safety assessment of marketed dairy produce; and
  • Provide advisory services to stakeholders.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Minimum requirements.

  • Have a minimum period ten (15) years relevant work experience and at least five (5) years in a management role in comparable position in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: – Dairy Technology, Food Science and Technology, Public Health, Veterinary Science, Animal Science or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Have a Master’s Degree in any of the following fields:  Dairy Technology, Food Science and Technology, Public Health, Veterinary Science, Animal Science, Project Management, Economics, Statistics or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Leadership course lasting not less four (4) weeks;
  • Demonstrate merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
  • Be proficient in computer applications; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Competencies

  • Strategy formulation and execution
  • Excellent communication skills oral and written
  • Very strong interpersonal skills
  • High standards of integrity, with a clean track record
  • Ability to influence
  • Strong Business acumen
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Highly organized with ability to multitask.
  • Assertive, proactive and diligent with commitment to high standards of service delivery
  • Creative and innovative, with a forward thinking approach
  • Ability to prioritize, organize own workload and manage projects to completion
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within tight time constraints
  • Knowledge of the country relevant legislation.

2. Laboratory Technologists – Chemical KDB 8

Reports to: – Laboratory Services Manager

Duties and Responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Prepare, sample, receive or collect, process, analyze and dispose samples in accordance with the laid down regulations
  • Prepare and disseminate analytical reports of sampled products
  • Prepare and manage reagents and consumables in accordance with the specific test methods
  • Perform routine and non-routine tests analyses using the appropriate technical equipment and instruments
  • Calculate test results, and log and report results using a computer
  • Perform quality control and calibrate equipment if necessary
  • Maintain equipment in proper working order and maintain a clean work area
  • Organizing and storing all laboratory inventories according to safety instructions.
  • Prepare and disseminate management reports, reviews and summaries
  • Manage laboratory inventory system including ordering and maintaining stocks and resources.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Minimum requirements

  • Have a minimum period of three (3) years relevant experience;
  • Have a Diploma certificate in Chemical Analysis or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Supervisory course lasting not less than two weeks;
  • Have proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  • Show merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Key Competencies

  • Independence
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good team working skills
  • Analytical skills

3. Laboratory Technologists – Microbiology

KDB 8

Duties and Responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Prepare, sample, receive or collect, process, analyze and dispose samples in accordance with the laid down regulations
  • Prepare and disseminate analytical reports of sampled products
  • Prepare and manage reagents and consumables in accordance with the specific test methods
  • Perform routine and non-routine tests analyses using the appropriate technical equipment and instruments
  • Calculate test results, and log and report results using a computer
  • Perform quality control and calibrate equipment if necessary
  • Maintain equipment in proper working order and maintain a clean work area
  • Organizing and storing all laboratory inventories according to safety instructions.
  • Prepare and disseminate management reports, reviews and summaries
  • Manage laboratory inventory system including ordering and maintaining stocks and resources.

Minimum requirements  

  • Have a minimum period of three (3) years relevant experience;
  • Have a Diploma certificate in Microbiology or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Supervisory course lasting not less than two weeks; (iv) Have proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  • Show merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Key Competencies

  • Independence
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good team working skills
  • Analytical skills

4. Laboratory Technician

Grade KDB 9

Reports to: – Laboratory Services Manager

Duties and Responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Receiving, store and prepare samples;
  • Preforming cleaning duties;
  • Assisting in sorting and disposal of laboratory waste;
  • Assisting in sampling and carrying out tests; and
  • Assisting in data collection and entry.

Minimum requirements

  • Have a Certificate in Chemical Analysis, Microbiology or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Have proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Key Competencies

  • Independence
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good team working skills (v) Analytical skills

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