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Managing Director at Kenya Bureau of Standards


Management & Business Development

KES Confidential
2 weeks ago

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 . 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 s 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).


 Provide visionary leadership to KEBS and facilitate achievement of set goals and objectives through efficient management of staff and resources.  Lead development and implementation of KEBS strategy, business plans and operating budgets in order to meet the country’s standardization, quality assurance, inspection, surveillance and testing needs.  Oversee planning and execution of KEBS’ technical programs and projects and ensure regular monitoring and evaluation of these programs to deliver superior performance.  Safeguard the organization’s assets including prudent management of organization’s financial resources.  Establish and maintain strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders at national and international levels to ensure the country remains competitive through standardization.  Foster a culture of quality and performance that promotes high standards and ethical practices and good corporate citizenship as well as health and safety.  Responsible for stakeholders’ management and enhancement of KEBS corporate image and ensure compliance with legal and statutory requirements for sustainable development.  Implement transformation programmes across functions and organizational culture change.  Implement business process re-engineering, digitization, and automation to make KEBS a world class organization


 Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in any of the following fields; Engineering, Science, Technology, Commerce, Social Sciences, Education, Law, or any other related field from recognized University  A minimum of 15 years relevant work experience 10 (ten) of which must have been at Senior Management level.  Certification in corporate governance from recognized institution.  Membership to relevant professional body HELB Certificate, Tax Compliance Certificate from KRA, Certificate of Good Conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Clearance Certificate from approved Credit Reference Bureau will be required

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