Inspectors vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Description

Our success is built with the efforts of our employees and support of our management.

Grounded in our core values; Integrity, Customer Focus, Teamwork, Innovation & Creativity, Professionalism, Corporate Social Responsibility.

KEPHIS is committed to be the employer of choice. We always seek to identify, engage and retain best talent to take up variety of roles.

KEPHIS provide the employees with opportunities for growth and development and reward those who are devoted to perform their best.

Inspectors (10 positions) – Ref: VA/7/5/2018

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Coordination of farmer advisory services through stakeholder awareness meetings.
Development of monitoring, emergency response and pest management systems.
Identification of pests and diseases.
Field inspections and audits for market compliance.
Inspection of agricultural produce for compliance to import and export requirements.
Inspection of containment facilities.
Development and maintenance of plant databases.
Organize and participate in post certification survey activities.
Surveillance for pest and disease management.
Maintenance of accreditation and ISO certification.

Key Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, plant pathology, biotechnology, entomology, crop protection, molecular biology, seed science, Horticulture, Agronomy, Botany or its equivalent from a University recognized in Kenya.
Three (3) years relevant experience.
Knowledge on identification, diagnosis and management of pests and diseases.
Knowledge in Pest Risk Analysis, surveillance, general plant health and compliance determination in traded commodities.
Knowledge on biosafety and biosecurity.
Knowledge on pest management.
Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft office packages.
Ability to work independently and in a team.
Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to make decisions independently.
Good communication, data analysis, report writing and presentation skills.
Can work well under pressure and prioritize work.
Experience with a Quality Management System.