National Biosafety Authority Biosafety Officer Job in Kenya

The National Biosafety Authority is a State Corporation established
through the provisions of the Biosafety Act No.2, 2009 to exercise
supervision and control over the development, transfer, handling and
use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) with a view to ensuring
safety to human and animal health as well as the provision of adequate
level of protection to the environment.

The Authority is
seeking to recruit talented, creative, competent and dynamic team player
with proven track records to the following vacant position:

Biosafety Officer II
Salary Scale NB 7

The job holder will be responsible for initiating, planning and implementing Biosafety projects, innovations, offer guidance to less experienced Biosafety Inspectors on team Biosafety projects and disseminate scientific information through reports and technical publications.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Receiving of GMO applications in the Authority.
  • Screening for administrative and technical completeness.
  • Assist in liaising with regulators, applicants, expert reviewers and stakeholders.
  • Assist in analysis of feedback from regulators, expert reviewers and public comments.
  • Assist in compilation of risk assessment report.
  • Take part in preparation of Board papers, decision documents and approval documents.
  • Assist in updating of the information at the National Clearing House and the BCH.
  • Represents NBA in the most positive manner with prospective, employees, clients, suppliers and the community we serve, interacts effectively with a diverse group of staff, students and other customers of our services, learns and uses operating practices of NBA.
  • Upholds the Mission Statement: “To ensure and assure safe development, transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organism “
  • Perform inspections and surveillance of GMO activities within the country.
Requirements for Appointment:
An officer will qualify for appointment into this position by fulfilling the following requirements;
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology, Environmental Science, Agricultural Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related Biological Sciences from recognized institution. Masters degree in the above fields will be an added advantage.
  • Two (2) years of relevant experience with demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Proficiency in Computer applications.
  • Clearance from KRA , EACC,CRB,CID, and HELB
NB: All applications must be accompanied by the following documents:
  • An application letter
  • A detailed CV with three referees
  • Clearance certificates from:
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

How to Apply

and qualified persons should submit their applications together with
detailed CVs and copies of relevant certificates to the following

Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 28251-00100, 


Or our office in Gigiri
Commission for University Education Complex
Along Redhill Road, off Limuru Road

The application should reach us on or before 29th June 2016.

National Biosafety Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Persons with Disability, women and those from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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