Position title
Principal Seed Quality Assurance Officer (Seed Testing)
Description

Kenya Seed Company Limited, established under the Companies Act, 2015, is a Commercial State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation. Its primary mandate is to produce and market top quality certified agricultural seeds.

Responsibilities

i) To carry out authorized seed sampling, seed testing (purity testing, germination testing, moisture testing) as per the seeds and plant varieties (seeds) regulations and authorization guidelines.
ii) Coordinate technical operations of the seed testing laboratory and develop control standards.
iii) Ensure maintenance of records of all quality activities and test methods.
iv) Check through and sign all Certificates of analysis generated by or for Kenya Seed Co. Ltd before presenting for approval by Quality Assurance Manager.
v) Undertake quarterly ISTA and other regulatory proficiency testing programs.
vi) Coordinate maintenance, repair, servicing and calibration programs for all seed testing equipment.
vii) Indentify, oversee investigation and record non-conformities and potential non-conformities in the Laboratory on Corrective Action Requests and Preventive Action Requests respectively.
viii) Spearhead programs to continuously improve the performance of the laboratory and/or quality of seed testing services.
ix) Review seed research reports for customers or publication to ISTA or other organizations.
x) Prepare work plans and periodic work progress reports.

Qualifications

i) Bachelors Degree in Seed Technology, Botany, Biochemistry, Applied Biology qualifications from a recognized institution; or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
ii) At least eight (8) years relevant work experience in Public Service or Private Sector;
iii) Membership to relevant professional body.
iv) Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
v) Problem-solving and decision-making abilities;
vi) The ability to work under pressure;
vii) Good communication and presentation skills;
viii) Working knowledge in computer applications.
ix) Must have valid driving license.
x) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Employment Type
Full-time, Permanent & Pensionable
Industry
Agriculture
Job Location
Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
Base Salary
Ksh.Competitive
Date posted
December 14, 2022
Valid through
December 20, 2022
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