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Kenya Dairy Board Careers : Laboratory Services Manager

Recours 4 Kenya
Full Time
Lab Technology


Kenya Dairy Board is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries established under section 4 of the Dairy Industry Act, Cap 336 of the laws of Kenya and whose primary mandate is to regulate the Dairy Industry on Kenya. The Board seeks to recruit a talented, creative, competent and dynamic scientist with proven track record as its Laboratory Services Manager.

Job Title: – Laboratory Services Manager

Reports to: – Director regulatory services

a) Implement Board’s policies, strategies and procedures;
b) Manage collection and testing samples along the dairy value chain;
c) Interpret and authorize reference and specialized testing for quality and safety;
d) Approve and manage the dissemination of findings for the quality based milk payment
e) Analyse data and prepare reports to advice the Management on the quality and safety
status of dairy produce;
f) Prepare and present evidence on enforcement of the Dairy Industry Act and regulations;
g) develop quality and safety surveillance programmes;
h) identify and recommend collaboration and partnership programmes
i) design hazard and risk management programmes;
j) Supervise and mentor staff in the division.
Minimum requirements:
a) Have a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in relevant work and at least three
(3) years in a Senior position;
b) Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Chemical, Micro Biological
Technology or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
c) Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Chemical, Micro Biological
Technology or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
d) Certificate in Supervisory skills course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a
recognized institution;
e) Certificate in Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a
recognized institution;
f) Proficiency in Computer applications;
g) Shown competence in work performance and results;
h) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
Key Competencies:
a) Strategy formulation and execution
b) Excellent communication skills oral and written
c) Very strong interpersonal skills
d) High standards of integrity, with a clean track record
e) Ability to influence
f) Strong Business acumen
g) Good organizational and planning skills
h) Highly organized with ability to multitask.
i) Assertive, proactive and diligent with commitment to high standards of service
j) Creative and innovative, with a forward thinking approach
k) Ability to prioritize, organize own workload and manage projects to completion
l) Ability to work well under pressure and within tight time constraints
m) Knowledge of the country relevant legislation.

In addition, all applicants should submit certified copies of clearance for the following
i) Criminal Investigations Department
ii) Kenya Revenue Authority
iii) Higher Education Loans Board
iv) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and
v) Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) Certificate and
vi) Two referees and their telephone numbers and email contacts
Shortlisted candidates shall bring originals of the above documents when attending the
Terms of Service
The post will be offered on a permanent and pensionable service subject to satisfactory
Interested and qualified candidate should send their applications, CVs and details of their day
time telephone contacts.
All applications should be addressed to:
The Managing Director,
Kenya Dairy Board,
Headquarter Office,
NSSF Building, Block “A”, Eastern Wing 10th Floor
P.O Box 30406-00100,
and submitted online via email before 4:00pm on 22nd May 2019 to

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