Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute Recruitment 2022/2023

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KEVEVAPI Recruitment 2022… Do you wish to apply for Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute Recruitment 2022? If yes, then this informative article is for you. You will be given detailed information about Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute Recruitment 2022, Requirements, And How To Apply.

The Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (KEVEVAPI) was established as a parastatal institution under, Cap 446 of the laws of Kenya on 5th May 1990 through legal Notice No. 223 of 4th June, 1990. This followed the dissolution of a joint venture between the Government of the Republic of Kenya and the Welcome Trust Foundation of the United Kingdom.

The Commission seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the below vacant positions;

Job Title: Quality Assurance Officer II

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Location: Nairobi

Job Field: Agriculture / Agro-Allied

Job Ref: KVVPI/ QA/002/01/2022- (One Post)

Reports to: Senior Quality Assurance Officer

Directly supervises Quality Assurance Assistants I/II

Job Purpose

The Quality Assurance Officers are directly involved in the execution of professional activities leading to the achievement of the departmental objectives, performance targets, strategy and the organizational mandate. They are the hands–on professionals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Executing the evaluation and signing off of laboratory records and documents
  • Troubleshooting existing products/processes in case of disruptions in the processes and drawing the corrective actions to be taken
  • Isolating and reporting the non-conforming products, reagents and materials to the senior Quality Assurance Officer for her/his attention
  • Monitoring storage conditions for materials and products and taking the necessary action in case of variation
  • Coaching attachés, interns and new staff in the laboratory under the supervision of the Senior Quality Officer
  • Executing safe disposal of biological and chemical waste materials
  • Recording the daily checks of cold rooms, hot rooms, incubators, liquid nitrogen tanks, fridges and freezers and taking action where necessary
  • Maintaining/keeping of working seeds used in vaccine production
  • Coordinating the decontamination of biological materials and glassware
  • Coordinating the cleaning, preparing and sterilizing of laboratory apparatus
  • Weighing of media components, media preparation and sterilization
  • Conducting tests of raw material, intermediates and new products
  • Analyzing experimental samples
  • Participating in development of Standard Operation Procedures
  • Collecting, preparing and managing of samples and specimens
  • Reporting their work related needs to the Senior Quality Assurance Officer
  • Operating within the boundaries of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Standard Operating
  • Procedures (SOPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), International Standards
  • Organization (ISO) requirements and biosafety and biosecurity measures
  • Using Laboratory Management Information System for data capturing, storage and retrieval
  • Reporting of dysfunctional laboratory equipment and machines for action
  • Prudent use of departmental resources to minimize wastage
  • Responsible for particular machines that they operate in the course of executing their duties.

Academic and Professional Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences such as Veterinary Sciences, Applied Science, Biological/Medical Laboratory Science any other relevant field OR Higher Diploma and Diploma in above disciplines from recognized institutions.

Work Experience

  • Entry level for degree holders OR worked as Quality Assurance Officer III for at least 3 years OR at least 5 years in a similar position in a relevant industry

Functional Skills, Behavioural Competencies/Attributes

  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Be a team player
  • Attention to details
  • Stress tolerance
  • Results–driven
  • Time–management
  • Multi–Tasking Knowledge of GLP and Safety procedures.

Job Title: Production Assistant III

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Location: Nairobi

Job Field: Agriculture / Agro-Allied

Job Ref: KVVPI/ PA/003/01/2022 – (One post)

Directly reports to Senior Production Assistant

Job Purpose

The job holder prepares and maintains conducive work environment in the laboratories as per the GMP, ISO Biosecurity and Biosafety stands thus facilitating efficient and effective production of vaccines by production officers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collecting used laboratory apparatus and equipment from various laboratories an assemblage to the decontamination unit
  • Cleaning and preparation of laboratory apparatus for sterilization process in autoclaves and hot air ovens
  • Participating in the weighing of media components, media preparation and sterilization
  • Collecting and selecting of eggs used in vaccine production
  • Decontaminating of used glassware, laboratory clothes, laboratory wastes to kill the biological contaminants
  • Reporting to senior production assistant on stock levels for cleaning materials and detergents
  • Cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and the lab floors
  • Disposing laboratory wastes in safe and healthy manner
  • Undertaking laundry services and providing clean personal protective wear (lab coats and uniforms) to the laboratory personnel
  • Issuing of personal protective wear (lab coats, dust coat, overall, clean room wear and uniform) from Laundry unit
  • Assisting in capping, filling and labelling of finished products
  • Filing of daily laboratory records;
  • Performing shift and ‘on-call’ as directed

Academic and Professional Qualification

A two year course in applied science or medical or Biological Laboratory Technician certificate from a recognized institution

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of GLP and Safety procedures.
  • Good housekeeping skills
  • Computer literate.
  • Be a team player.

Job Title: Production Assistant I

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Experience: 3 Years

Location: Nairobi

Job Ref: KVVPI/ PA/ 001/01/2022 – (One post)

Directly reports to Senior Production Assistant

Job Purpose

The job holder prepares and maintains conducive work environment in the laboratories as per the GMP, ISO Biosecurity and Biosafety stands thus facilitating efficient and effective production of vaccines by production officers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collecting used laboratory apparatus and equipment from various laboratories an assemblage to the decontamination unit
  • Cleaning and preparation of laboratory apparatus for sterilization process in autoclaves and hot air ovens
  • Participating in the weighing of media components, media preparation and sterilization
  • Collecting and selecting of eggs used in vaccine production
  • Decontaminating of used glassware, laboratory clothes, laboratory wastes to kill the biological contaminants
  • Reporting to senior production assistant on stock levels for cleaning materials and detergents
  • Cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and the lab floors
  • Disposing laboratory wastes in safe and healthy manner
  • Undertaking laundry services and providing clean personal protective wear (lab coats and uniforms) to the laboratory personnel
  • Issuing of personal protective wear (lab coats, dust coat, overall, clean room wear and uniform) from Laundry unit
  • Assisting in capping, filling and labelling of finished products
  • Filing of daily laboratory records;
  • Performing shift and ‘on-call’ as directed

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • A two year course in applied science or medical or Biological Laboratory Technician certificate from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years’ work experience in a Pharmaceutical company.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of GLP and Safety procedures.
  • Good housekeeping skills
  • Computer literate.
  • Be a team player.

Job Title: Quality Assurance Assistant II

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Location: Nairobi

Job Field: Agriculture / Agro-Allied

Job Ref: KVVPI/ QAA/004/01/2022- (One post)

Reports to the Senior Quality Assurance Officer

Job Purpose

The job holder does housekeeping activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collecting used laboratory apparatus and equipment from various laboratories an assemblage to the decontamination unit
  • Cleaning and preparation of laboratory apparatus for sterilization process in autoclaves.
  • Participating in the weighing of media components, media preparation and sterilization
  • Decontaminating of used glassware, laboratory clothes, laboratory wastes to kill the biological contaminants
  • Reporting to Senior Quality Assurance Officer on stock levels for cleaning materials and detergents
  • Cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and the lab floors
  • Disposing laboratory wastes in safe and healthy manner
  • Undertaking laundry services and providing clean personal protective wear (lab coats and uniforms) to the laboratory personnel
  • Issuing of personal protective wear (lab coats, dust coat, overall, clean room wear and uniform) from Laundry unit
  • Assisting in labelling, and packing of finished products
  • Filing of daily laboratory records;
  • Performing shift and ‘on-call’ as directed
  • Performing basic analytical work namely pH determination, serum separation and centrifuging of serum
  • Performing daily checks on freezers, fridges, hot and cold rooms and recording the readings for the attention of the supervisor
  • Participating in labelling and packing of finished products
  • Optimal use of resources in the Quality Assurance process to reduce wastage and costs

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • A Diploma course in Life sciences such as Applied Science, Medical Lab Science, from a recognized institution
  • KCE–Division IV/ K.C.S.E– D+ with pass in Mathematic/Physics, Biology and Chemistry

Work Experience

  • 3 years’ work experience as Quality Assurance Assistant III or at least 5 years’ work experience in a similar position in a Research Institution or its equivalent.

Functional Skills, Behavioural Competencies/Attributes

  • Good housekeeping skills
  • Computer literate.
  • Be a team player.

How To Apply

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send their ten (10) copies of applications, quoting the vacancy position and Reference Number, enclosing updated curriculum vitae, copies of Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identification Card, and daytime telephone as provided on the guidelines to: –

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

KENYA VETERINARY VACCINES PRODUCTION INSTITUTE

P.O. Box 53260 – (00200)

NAIROBI.

So as to reach the office on or before Tuesday, 15th February 2022 at 4.00 pm.

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KEVEVAPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equity within the organization. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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