Senior Production Officers Job Vacancies KEVEVAPI

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The Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (KEVEVAPI) is a state corporation established under the State Corporations Act, (CAP 446) through Legal Notice No. 223 and operating under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, The State Department of Livestock mandated with the production, manufacturing, research and marketing of veterinary vaccines.

In order to strengthen the corporate strategy and our market leadership, we invite dynamic, innovative and self motivated candidates to submit their applications for the following position.

Senior Production Officer – Kabete Vaccines

VPI.11

Ref. No: KVVI- 005/2016

Job Summary: Reporting to the Deputy Director, Technical Services, the Senior Production officer will be deployed at our Kabete vaccines Production Unit and responsible for providing relevant technical advice on veterinary vaccines production in support of the institute business, operations and processes.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Advising the Deputy Director Technical services on matters relating to veterinary vaccines production;
  2. Day to day management and administration of the vaccines production laboratory;
  3. planning, evaluation and implementation of laboratory services at the Institute’s level;
  4. development, validation and implementation of Standard Operation Procedures in the specified laboratories;
  5. ensuring compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Laboratory Practices;
  6. assessing new analytical techniques and kits,
  7. ensuring the development of appropriate specifications for laboratory chemicals and equipments, co-coordinating activities towards achievement and maintenance of international quality assurance and laboratory accreditation,
  8. implementing quality control procedures in laboratories,
  9. assist in research trials,
  10. Ensuring proper maintenance of the plant and equipment.
  11. planning and communicating to staff/clients through seminars, field days, workshops and conferences,
  12. ensuring compliance with laboratory safety measures,
  13. Documenting information on new products and technologies;
  14. identifying training needs and organizes for the same at the Institute’s level,
  15. Planning, budgets, co-coordinating the provision of laboratory services/facilities at the Institute’s level.
  16. implementation and realization of the Division’s strategic plans and objectives;
  17. preparation and implementation of the Division’s performance appraisal systems and contracts;
  18. Instituting operational accountability; and overall supervision, monitoring of activities of the Production Division.

Qualifications and experience

  1. Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Veterinary Medicine, Vaccinology, Microbiology, Veterinary Epidemiology, Applied Science, Medical Laboratory Technology, Biological Laboratory Science or equivalent qualifications from a recognized university;
  2. A minimum of three years experience as an officer in
  3. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and integrity.

Core competencies:

  1. Demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and a clear understanding of strategic leadership, management and business skills;
  2. Ability to portray and uphold positive national image;
  3. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;
  4. Have a clear understanding of manufacturing and commercial principles in a public sector setting;
  5. Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and results.
  6. Being a visionary and result oriented thinker;
  7. Be computer literate.

Senior Production Officer – FMD Vaccines Laboratory

VPI.11

Ref: KVVI- 006/2016

Job Summary: Reporting to the Deputy Director, Technical Services, the Senior Production officer will be deployed to our FMD vaccine Production Unit and responsible for providing relevant technical advice on veterinary vaccines production in support of the institute business, operations and processes.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Advising the Deputy Director Technical services on matters relating to veterinary vaccines production;
  2. Day to day management and administration of the vaccines production laboratory;
  3. planning, evaluation and implementation of laboratory services at the Institute’s level;
  4. development, validation and implementation of Standard Operation Procedures in the specified laboratories;
  5. ensuring compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices and Good Laboratory Practices;
  6. assessing new analytical techniques and kits,
  7. ensuring the development of appropriate specifications for laboratory chemicals and equipments, co-coordinating activities towards achievement and maintenance of international quality assurance and laboratory accreditation,
  8. implementing quality control procedures in laboratories,
  9. assist in research trials,
  10. Ensuring proper maintenance of the plant and equipment.
  11. planning and communicating to staff/clients through seminars, field days, workshops and conferences,
  12. ensuring compliance with laboratory safety measures,
  13. Documenting information on new products and technologies;
  14. identifying training needs and organizes for the same at the Institute’s level,
  15. Planning, budgets, co-coordinating the provision of laboratory services/facilities at the Institute’s level.
  16. implementation and realization of the Division’s strategic plans and objectives;
  17. preparation and implementation of the Division’s performance appraisal systems and contracts;
  18. Instituting operational accountability; and overall supervision, monitoring of activities of the Production Division.

Qualifications and experience

  1. Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Veterinary Medicine, Vaccinology, Microbiology, Veterinary Epidemiology, Applied Science, Medical Laboratory Technology, Biological Laboratory Science or equivalent qualifications from a recognized university;
  2. A minimum of three years’ experience as an officer in
  3. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and integrity.

Core competencies:

  1. Demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and a clear understanding of strategic leadership, management and business skills;
  2. Ability to portray and uphold positive national image;
  3. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity;
  4. Have a clear understanding of manufacturing and commercial principles in a public sector setting;
  5. Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and results.
  6. Being a visionary and result oriented thinker;
  7. Be computer literate.

Mode of Application

1. Application should be accompanied with Copies of Relevant Academic and Professional certificates, Testimonials, National Identity Card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents; a detailed Curriculum Vitae stating current position, remuneration, email and other contact details as well as names and contacts (telephone and email address) of three referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience.

2. Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and should submit among other documents the following:

a. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation;
b. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
c. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
d. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
e. Report from the Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

3. Interested applicants should submit ten (10) hard copies of their applications which should clearly be marked ‘Application for the position of…………………….. Ref. No….

4. Applications must be received on or before Friday, 16th December 2016 at 12 noon.

Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (KEVEVAPI)
P. O. Box 53260 – 00200,
Nairobi

Email: [email protected]

TEL: 020-3540071/020-2174418; FAX: 020- 2472881

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