Job Opportunities

Responsible for:

  • Providing technical leadership in provision of testing laboratory service.

Tasks and outputs:

  • Develops functional objectives and implements plans for provision of laboratory testing service.
  • Provide science based consultancy service to support interpretation and application of tax and border control policies.
  • Provides direction and operation guidance for the testing laboratory.
  • Develops, recommends and implements laboratory testing policies and procedures.
  • Directs the evaluation of technological advances and changes in services to support business process improvements.
  • Plan and direct research and development appropriate to laboratory testing function.
  • Preparation and administration of the division budget and monitors implementation of work plan.
  • Set staff performance targets, evaluate performance and monitor staff training and development.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure quality of testing and safety of the work environment.
  • Establish and maintain liaison with relevant government agencies and other organisations on matters related to laboratory testing and technology.
  • Preparation of management reports, and review technical recommendations and correspondences.
  • Performing such other duties as may be assigned.

Skills required:

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field.
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage.

Minimum years of experience

  • At least seven (7) years relevant experience with three (3) years at middle managerial level.

Competencies required for this Role:

  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise.
  • Strong research, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with third parties and staff.
  • Excellent decision making capabilities.
  • Resilient, focused and results oriented.
  • Motivated, dynamic and dedicated team player.
  • Broad knowledge of chemistry, good knowledge in the Harmonized System (HS) Nomenclature and familiar with relevant tax laws and related regulations.
  • Demonstrate ability to interpret scientific concepts, formulate and implement scientific programs and solutions to support administration of tax and related policies.

Apply Via https://www.kra.go.ke/en/careers/1294-chief-manager-cm-testing-laboratory?utm

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