Standards 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 Standards Development
Department Standards Development and Trade
Division Mechanical, Textile & Leather, Chemical, Food, Agriculture, International/Regional/EAC Trade Section / Unit Mechanical, Civil, Building and Construction, Textile, Leather, Electrical, Metrology, ICT, Chemical, Environment, Petrochemicals, Food Safety and Hygiene, Processed food, Agriculture, Health, Safety, and related services, Tourism, Consumer and Education, Management Systems and Information Governance Standards

Location / Work station KEBS HQs, Popo Road, Off Mombasa Road

Job Purpose

Responsible for the development of Standards and other guiding deliverables (Publicly Available Specifications (PAS), Technical Reports (TR), Company standards and National workshop agreements (NWA)) in sector specific industry and trade processes for the purpose of facilitating local, regional, and international trade and promoting innovation in Kenyan Industries for the realization of KEBS vision of becoming global leader in standard-based solutions that deliver quality and confidence while protecting the environment and entrenchment of a culture of quality. Articulates Kenya’s position in Standardization, Metrology and Conformity Assessment (SMCA) in regional and
international fora to promote innovation, trade, and quality life.