National Biosafety Authority Senior Planning Officer Job

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:

Senior Planning Officer

Salary Scale NB 5

The Senior Planning Officer shall take lead in developing and communicating the Authority’s strategy as well as monitoring the implementation progress.

Duties and responsibilities

Formulates and co-ordinates corporate plans and strategies based upon priorities for resource allocation to various functional programmes.
Planning and formulation of the Authority’s development and resource mobilization strategies;
Draft the Authority’s strategic plan, coordinate its review and communicate to the various units.
Develop the relevant implementation tool (e.g. annual operation plan) in consultation with all other departments.
Continuously track the strategic plan implementation and report progress to senior management.
Coordinate and monitor implementation of The Authority’s performance contract between the Board and the Government.
Convene senior management forums on strategy development, implementation and review.
Analyze data collected during this activities and avail the information for decision making.
Identifies problems related to goals and policies and makes proposals for review.
Requirements for appointment

An officer will qualify for appointment into this position by fulfilling the following requirements:

Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, and Planning or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
Served in a comparable and relevant position in a public or private sector organization for a period of five (5) years and in a supervisory/managerial position for a period of two (2) years.
Leadership, negotiation and people management skills.
Hands on experience in Government Performance contracting will be an added advantage
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

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

Chief Executive Officer,
P.O. Box 28251-00100,
Email: nbarecruitment@biosafetykenya.go.ke

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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