The Biosafety Directorate is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to fill the position of Director, Biosafety Research, Standards and Licensing. The successful candidate will be responsible for advising the CEO and Board on policies and strategies related to biosafety research, standards and licensing, biosafety clearing house, international cooperation, monitoring and surveillance. They will also be responsible for implementing the Biosafety Act and regulations, establishing frameworks for GMO approval and management, compliance with international obligations, coordinating regional and international agreements, resource mobilization, registration and strengthening of institutional biosafety committees, facilitation of trade, approval of GMO-free certificates, proper labeling and traceability of approved GM commodities, and overseeing the monitoring and post-release monitoring of approved GMO research projects.
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Interested and qualified individuals should submit their applications by post or email, including copies of their National Identity Card (or Valid Passport), academic and professional certificates, testimonials, and a detailed curriculum vitae with email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees. Degree certificates acquired from foreign universities will be required to have been equated by the Commission for University Education. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line as the job title. The application package will be confirmed upon successful delivery. Applications must be received on or before 5th April 2023 at 5.00pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please note that the successful candidate will be required to submit clearance certificates from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Credit Reference Bureau, Kenya Revenue Authority, and Higher Education Loans Board.
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