National Quality Control Laboratory (NQCL) Director Job in Kenya

The National Quality Control Laboratory (NQCL) is a body corporate established under Cap 244 of the Pharmacy and Poisons Act with the mandate to perform chemical, biological, biochemical, physiological and pharmaco-logical analysis and other pharmaceutical evaluation of locally manufactured and imported drugs or medicinal substances with the view of determining whether such drugs comply with the requirements of the above act.
The National Quality Control Laboratory (NQCL) wishes to recruit a competent candidate for the position of Director as outlined below:
Ref No: NQCL/HR/06/2012
The Director will be reporting to the Board of Management and will be responsible for day to day management of the laboratory.
Key responsibilities:
  • Articulating the policies of the board and ensuring that appropriate business strategies are developed and implemented.
  • Coordination of all official activities related to the quality control of pharmaceuticals and medical devices for human and veterinary use carried out at the laboratory.
  • Monitoring performance and putting into place the necessary management and administrative systems and procedures
  • Ensuring the proper allocation and utilization of resources in order to achieve organizational goals and objectives of the laboratory.
  • Ensuring that modern human resources management practices are adopted and implemented
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and any agreed protocols.
  • Enhancing the image of the organization
  • Advising the board on quality standards to be applied to pharmaceutical products and medical devices approved for the Kenyan market.
Qualification, competencies and experience
  • Holds a minimum of a Master Degree in pharmaceutical analysis
  • Post graduate degree in Business Administration will be an added advantage
  • Has at least 5 years working experience in Senior Management
  • Must be a registered pharmacist with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board
  • Has excelled in such functions as Strategic Planning, people management, resource mobilization and donor relations.
  • Has a proven track record of professional integrity, good conduct, visionary leadership, staff development and motivation.
  • Is an effective communicator, dealing effectively with local and international stakeholders.
If you believe you are the right candidate and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application together with copies of your certificates, detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration level, email and telephone contacts quoting the job reference number for this position as indicated above so as to reach us on or before 11th July 2012 addressed to:

The Chairman
Board of Management
National Quality Control Laboratory
Hospital Road, KNH Complex
R 0. Box 29726 – 00202

Note that any form of direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
NQCL is a World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualifled quality control laboratory

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