Kenya Bureau of Standards Assistant Manager – Market

at NEWJOBS KENYA
Location NAIROBI, Kenya
Date Posted March 11, 2024
Category Engineering
Job Type Contract
Currency KES

Description

Kenya Bureau of Standards Assistant Manager - Market Surveillance Jobs Purpose

Coordinates monitoring and evaluation of the quality and compliance of locally manufactured and imported products in the assigned sectors including but not limited to: Mechanical, Civil, Building & Construction, Textile & Leather, Electrotechnical engineering; chemical, petrochemical, food and agriculture in the Kenyan market to ensure that the products comply with approved Kenya, Regional and International Standards; and taking appropriate enforcement actions as mandated under the Standards Act Cap 496, Laws of Kenya.

This is to facilitate local, regional and international trade and ease of doing business while safeguarding consumer health and safety, protection of environment in line with Articles 42, 43(a, b, c & d), 46 (a, b & c) of the Constitution of Kenya and the Standards Act (Cap 496 Laws of Kenya); and entrenchment of a culture of quality for the realization of Kenya’s vision 2030, African Union Agenda 2063 and United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals.

Responsibilities

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises implementation of strategies and policies for market surveillance in the assigned sectors in order to safeguard the health and safety of over 50 Million consumers in Kenya; protection of the environment; and entrenchment of a culture of quality in the country for delivery of KEBS mandate, realization of sustainable development goals, Kenya Vision 2030 and African Union Agenda 2063;
  • Executes the National Action Plan to Combat Illicit Trade in liaison of multiagency team in order to protect businesses in the assigned sectors from unfair competition;
  • Organizes market surveillance consultative forums in the assigned sectors to create awareness and enlist support for market surveillance enforcement strategies;
  • Monitors compliance of locally manufactured and imported products in the assigned sectors to
    safeguard the health and safety of consumers and protection of local industries in support of the
    Kenya Industrialization Strategy;
  • Organizes gathering, analyzing and sharing of intelligence in liaison with Interpol, International Maritime Organization (IMO), Coast Guard, Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Defence forces, and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to detect and prevent entry of substandard and illicit products and dumping of hazardous waste in the country;
  • Formulates and implements strategies for investigation and resolution of consumer complaints in the assigned sectors for purpose of protection of consumer rights;
  • Establishes, implements, monitors, evaluates and improves Management Systems adopted by KEBS
    in the department for the purpose of ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and sustained customer
    satisfaction;
  • Establishes and implements

    of corporate risk management framework to minimize risk for achievement of organizational objectives in the sections;

  • Advises the Manager, Market Surveillance on emerging issues on market surveillance and regulatory framework in the assigned sectors;

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Develops and implements sectional workplans, annual budgets procurement plans.
  • Develops and implements sensitization programmes in Conformity Assessment for economic
    operators;
  • Supervises development, maintenance and improvement of the database for consumer complaints, samples of tested products, seized products and their disposal status in the assigned sectors;
  • Compiles case files on non-conforming products for prosecution of offenders in liaison with
    Directorate of Criminal Investigation
  • Develops and supervises implementation of operating procedures for monitoring compliance of
    locally manufactured and imported products in the section;
  • Develops and supervises implementation strategies for risk profiling and analysis of product compliance in the assigned sectors and advises on implementation of appropriate strategies;
  • Sets sectional targets, reviews and approves performance targets, monitors implementation and
    submits performance reports to the Manager, Market Surveillance;
  • Collaborates with Standards Development, Metrology, Testing, Quality Assurance and Inspection departments to enhance operational efficiencies and effectiveness of service delivery;
  • Identifies and development of staff competencies in the division through formal training programs, mentorship, coaching and on-the-job training to deliver departmental objectives.
  • Allocates duties and approves leave for direct reports.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

    Academic qualifications

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

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Gazetted Inspector

    Registration with any of the following Professional bodies e.g.:

  • Engineers Board of Kenya,
  • Kenya Chemical society
  • Physical Society of Kenya,
  • Food Nutrition and Dietetics Board
  • Computer Society of Kenya
  • Kenya Institute of Management
  • National Quality Institute or any other relevant
  • Any other relevant professional body

    Previous relevant work experience required

  • At least 7 years’ relevant experience out of which 3 years must have been in a supervisory level.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Bureau of Standards Assistant Manager - Market Surveillance Jobs

    Find jobs in Kenya. Jobs - Kenya jobs. Search our career portal & find the latest Kenyan job positions, career opportunities & jobs in Kenya.

    Jobs in Kenya - banking jobs, IT jobs, accounting jobs, NGO jobs, business administration, ICT, UN jobs, procurement jobs, education jobs, hospital jobs, human resources jobs, engineering, teaching jobs, and other careers in Kenya.

    Find your dream job from 1000s of vacancies in Kenya posted and updated daily - click here!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to 3 Best Africa Jobs.

Free Scholarship Newsletter --- E-mail Address
First Name
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Advance Africa Newsletter.

Army Jobs - Navy Jobs - Military Jobs

Scholarship 2024/25

Current Scholarships 2024/2025 - Fully FundedFull Undergraduate Scholarships 2024/2025

Fully Funded Masters Scholarships 2024/25

PhD Scholarships for International Students - Fully Funded!


Funding Opportunities for Journalists 2024/2025


Funding for NGOs 2024/2025


Funding for Artists 2024/2025


Funding for Entrepreneurs 2024/2025

  • ✅Over 4500 Current Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students
  • ✅ Undergraduate Scholarships 2024
  • ✅ Masters Scholarships 2024

Applying Instructions

Drop files here browse files ... Dropbox ...
WARNING: Do not to pay any money to get a job. Please report fraudulent jobs to info@newjobskenya.com

Popular Jobs