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Chief Manager, Laboratories

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • At least ten (12) years working experience in conformity assessment, three (3) of which must have been in a Senior Management position;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science related fields;
  • Masters’ degree in Science, Management, or other related fields;
  • Professional Qualification and membership in good standing where applicable;
  • Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Demonstrated results in work performance;
  • Trained in the relevant conformity assessment standards;
  • Proficiency in Computer application; and fulfilling the requirement of Chapter Six (6) of the constitution.

Skills and Competencies

  • Communicating with impact;
  • Leading and managing people, programmes, and change;
  • Applying technical expertise;
  • Planning and organizing;
  • Managing performance, coaching and mentoring;
  • Budgeting and resource management;
  • Customer and stakeholder orientation;
  • Formulating policy and strategies;
  • Initiating and deciding actions;
  • Strategic visioning and innovative thinking;
  • Relating and networking; and Technological savviness.

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Responsibilities

  • Advising the Chief Executive Officer/Director and the Board on all matters of accreditation of Testing, Calibration and Medical laboratories, certification, inspection, verification and Proficiency Testing Providers;
  • Oversee the management of the accreditation schemes on general testing, calibration and medical testing and proficiency test providers;
  • Initiating development of policies, strategies, and procedures for maintenance of an internationally recognized management system for Testing, Calibration and Medical laboratories and Proficiency Testing Providers accreditation;
  • Overseeing the provision of technical assistance in areas relating to the competence of Testing, Calibration and Medical laboratories and Proficiency Testing Providers to clients and stakeholders regarding accreditation;
  • Overseeing the development and establishment of operational goals, policies, and procedures for the directorate, as appropriate; recommends, implements, and administers methods and procedures to enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Overseeing the development, organization, analysis and reporting of assessment outcomes and related activities to support planning activities;
  • Coordinating the preparation of annual assessment reports to summarize such findings, with emphasis on the quality of the assessment efforts and findings that influence institutional decision-making and policy development;
  • Providing strategic advice and consultation to leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of modifications and enhancements to existing operations, systems, and procedures;
  • Providing performance management feedback as appropriate;
  • Overseeing the preparation and development of organization policies and procedures and serving on planning and policy-making committees;
  • Oversee the coordination formulation and monitoring of national, regional, and international guidelines and standards to facilitate the accreditation;
  • Providing oversight on the activities under mutual recognition agreements relating to accreditation at ILAC, IAF and AFRAC concerning accreditation;
  • Ascertaining the use of regional and international accreditation marks;
  • Ensuring the establishment of appropriate working groups in the different sectors of accreditation;
  • Overseeing the development and review of criteria requirements for accreditation for existing schemes;
  • Coordinating the management of assessments for competence and advice for designation of conformity assessment bodies by regulatory authorities;
  • Providing oversight in the establishment and maintenance of a register of accreditation status for accredited conformity assessment bodies;
  • Recommending for the establishment of relationships with accreditation bodies around the world;
  • Providing comments and recommending to the Chief Executive Officer/Director for balloting on national, regional, and international documents, standards and regulations;
  • Advising Chief Executive Officer/Director on technical aspects of conformity assessment bodies activities impacting the economy;
  • Overseeing the development and reviewing of proposals aimed at promoting accreditation;
  • Advising Chief Executive Officer/Director on mutually beneficial partnerships and collaboration with governments, agencies, and other stakeholders;
  • Ensuring the development of the budget for the directorate;
  • Assisting the Chief Executive Officer/Director in developing the Board agenda on accreditation matters;
  • Ensuring the directorate achieves its performance targets, and staff are appraised appropriately; and
  • Responsible for the assets and finances of the directorate.

Manager, Scheme Development , Training And Advocacy

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • At least six (10) years working experience in the public and private sector; five (5) of which must have been a management role;
  • Bachelors Degree in Education, Human Resources, Commerce, Sciences, Strategic Management, Business Management, Marketing, International Business, International Relations and any other relevant discipline;
  • Masters Degree in Education, Human Resources, Commerce, Sciences, Strategic Management, Business Management, Marketing, International Business, International Relations and any other relevant discipline;
  • Professional qualification and membership in good standing where applicable;
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated results in work experience;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfil the requirement of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

Skills and Competencies

  • Communicating with impact;
  • Managing people;
  • Applying technical expertise;
  • Planning and organizing;
  • Managing performance, coaching, and mentoring;
  • Budgeting and resource management;
  • Customer and stakeholder orientation;
  • Implementing policy and strategies;
  • Leading and managing projects;
  • Initiating and negotiating actions;
  • Strategic and innovative thinking;
  • Relating and networking; and
  • Technological savviness.

Responsibilities

  • Advising management on policies and strategies relating to Scheme Development, Training, Capacity Building, Marketing Communication and Advocacy;
  • Developing programmes that nurture relations and cooperation with regional, international accreditation bodies, persons, associations, and organizations in the promotion of accreditation;
  • Ensuring the development of guidelines and criteria for accreditation of new schemes;
  • Piloting of new schemes developed;
  • Liaising with regulators, development partners and relevant stakeholders in developing and operationalizing schemes that are fit for the economy and that are a strategic fit for the region and in a global context;
  • Coordinating the generation of project proposals on scheme development and capacity building;
  • Ensuring the organization of events, activities and forums for promoting accreditation in Kenya, the region and globally and the use of accreditation marks;
  • Ensuring the organization of events and exhibitions, publications, website content, social media, media, to promote awareness of KENAS accreditation and its equivalence under the mutual recognition arrangement;
  • Ensuring the organization of events and exhibitions, publications, website content, social media, media, to promoting recognition of accredited bodies by users of conformity assessment;
  • Liaising with other departments to identify the training gaps and offer training for trainers, Assessors and technical experts;
  • Overseeing the process of conformity assessment training and other related training;
  • Carrying out advocacy and education campaigns;
  • Enhancing KENAS visibility through education, sensitization programs, billboards, advertising, publicity and marketing activities;
  • Coordinating corporate social responsibility activities;
  • Developing communication and branding strategy;
  • Liaising with the media to enhance corporate image;
  • Organizing stakeholder’s forums and meetings; and
  • Crisis Communication Management.
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