Officer, Metrology Officer at Kenya Bureau of Standards

Kenya Bureau Of Standards

Last Seen: 19th April 2021

Company NameKenya Bureau Of Standards

Job TypeFull Time

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 1974. 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 1970s 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).

Grade KS 8

Directorate Metrology and Testing

Job Purpose

Implements testing and calibration of precision instruments, gauges and scientific apparatus, determination of their degrees of accuracy by comparison with international standards; conduct scientific research on emerging measurement technology and dissemination of new measurement units and methods for traceability the assigned section. This is to promote comparability of measurements and related activities with the view of facilitating 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.