Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Job Vacancies in Kenya

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) is the National Standards Body established under the Standards Act, Cap 496 of the Laws of Kenya with the mandate inter alia to:

Promote standardization in industry and trade; 

Provide facilities for the calibration of precision instruments and testing of commodities; 

Control the use of standardization marks and distinctive marks; 

Prepare, frame, modify or amend specifications and codes of practice; 

Quality assurance and inspection of imports; 

Assist the government or any local authority or other public body or any other person in the preparation and framing of any specifications or codes of practice; 

Provide traceability of measurement through calibration, dissemination of SI units and act as the custodian of measurement standards; 

Offer certification and training services to industry.

Vision: To be a global leader in standards based solutions that deliver quality and confidence

Mission Statement: To provide standardization solutions for sustainable development

Employment Opportunities
We wish to recruit highly qualified professionals and mature Kenya citizens age 40 & above to fill the following positions:

Director, Finance and Strategy
Reporting to: Managing Director

Job Role: 
The Post Holder will:

  • Provide leadership in Finance. Information and Communication Technology and Corporate Planning functions
  • Spearhead the strategic planning/reviewing and implementation process to ensure development of strategies that will ensure that KEBS meets its mandate to the various stakeholders, within the existing environment, in the medium and long term;
  • Oversee the preparation of budgets and periodical performance reports, based on KEBS medium and long term financial projections;

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the decisions of the Board and Management that relate to Finance, Procurement, Information Communication Technology, and Corporate Planning are implemented.
  • Preparation and consolidation of annual budget.
  • Liaison with internal and external auditors and respond to issues raised by the auditors.
  • Prepare and facilitate the printing of annual reports.
  • Ensuring timely formulation of a customer driven Finance, ICT, Procurement and Corporate Planning plans.
  • Drive the Divisions work plans & budgets.
  • Ensure high level of staff morale and commitment to work in the Division through leadership, talent management and mentorship.
  • Formulate organization strategy & oversee the mainstreaming of strategy implementaon framework through the strategy office.
  • Work with the Managing Director on the development and implementation of the strategic vision including fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships.
  • Participate in developing new revenue lines/sources, specifically: assist the MD in identifying new funding opportunities and drafting prospective budgets and develop and maintain systems of internal control to safeguard the financial assets of the Bureau.

Minimum academic qualification:

  • Bachelors’ degree in a Business related field e.g. Bachelor of Commerce or Economics and CPA (K) or CFA from a recognized institution.
  • Professional training in Strategic Management will be an added advantage
  • Member of a relevant recognized professional body

Relevant work experience:
At least (10) year’s relevant experience in a reputable organization five (5) of which must be at a Senior Management Level


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills,
  • Coordination and Leadership skills
  • Well developed ICT skills with proficiency in computerized accounting systems
  • Integrity

Director, Human Resources and Communication
Reporting to: Managing Director

Job Role: The post holder will:

  • Provide strategic leadership in Human Resources and Communication functions of KEBS in line with corporate objectives and strategies.
  • Contribute to the performance of KEBS with the development, review, implementation and promotion of Human Resources
  • Provide strategic direction for Human Resource and Communication Division and participate in corporate planning and draw up the Human Resource Plan and budget.

Key Responsibilities, duties and tasks

  • In conjunction with the user departments, Identify the resources and skills needed to deliver on the strategic plan and lead acquisition of those skills through training, recruitment and employee career management.
  • Formulation and review of human resources, administration and communication policies, strategies and procedures. This will include collating and maintaining a schedule of all policies and procedures to be implemented or updated within HR, including recruitment, to ensure that relevant assessments and consultations are undertaken and that proposed timescales are met.
  • Ensure that the decisions of the Board and Management that relate to the Division are implemented.
  • Facilitate the mainstreaming of Performance Management System (PMS), Evaluations and reward in accordance with the organization PMS policy including Talent Management
  • Spearhead HR & Communication preparation and implementation of the Organizations Strategic Plan.
  • Development and implementation of Divisional work plans.
  • Providing logistical support and services to the staff in the Organization.
  • Ensure high level of staff morale and commitment to work ¡n the Organization.

Minimum academic qualification:

  • Bachelors’ degree ¡n a business related field or Social Sciences, MBA in HR from a recognized institution
  • Professional training in Management, Administration and Communication will be an added advantage
  • Member of a relevant recognized professional body

Relevant work experience:
At least (10) year’s relevant experience in a reputable organization five (5) of which must be at a senior management level


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated Commitment, reliability and a high degree of personal integrity & Leadership
  • Human resource management & administrative skills

Director, Standards Development & Trade
Reporting to: Managing Director

Job Role: Providing strategic direction in the Division through visionary planning and executing standardization activities through the development of standards that will facilitate internal, regional and international trade including standards related to conformity assessments, consumer and/or public interest.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the business Vision for the Division.
  • Ensure that the decisions of the Board and Management that relate to the Division are implemented.
  • Providing direction in the National Quality Institute and the certification Body.
  • Implementing and maintaining comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) as per relevant Quality Management Standard.
  • Develop and lead a multi-stakeholder process of consultation and standards development through relationship management, partnership management, group facilitation and influencing.
  • Lead collaborative standards development initiatives to ensure international relevance of developed standards.
  • Anticipate market needs and provide innovative technical solutions, strategies and options in the division’s role. This will also involve creative approaches to emerging issues, and draft and present deliverables, recommendations and strategies to Management.
  • Business development and revenue generation as enumerated by the Strategic Plan.
  • Project Management including project structuring and managing multiple work streams independently.

Minimum academic qualification:

  • Bachelor of science or any other relevant degree
  • Masters degree in any specialty is an added advantage

Professional qualification:

  • Standardization /Project management course
  • Senior Management Courses
  • Relevant work experience:
  • 10 years experience in Standardization or Conformity assessment, five (5) of which must be at senior management level.


  • Competency in Project Management
  • Knowledge of WTO-TBT Technical Regulations
  • Leadership skills
  • Performance Management Skills
  • International networking skills
  • Integrity

Terms and remuneration
The successful candidates will be appointed to a three year contract. 

An attractive salary package will be offered based on government guidelines


The candidates will be based at the KEBS Head Office in Nairobi but will be expected to travel from time to time to supervise the regions and other centers.

If you fit any of these specifications and are up to the challenge, please submit your application with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of both academic and professional certificates, stating your current position, remuneration, three(3) professional referees, e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts to:

Managing Director
Kenya Bureau Of Standards
P.O. Box 54974-00200
Popo Road; 
Off Mombasa Road

Your application must be received not later than Friday 22nd February 2013 at 1000 hrs (EAST).

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