Finance and Administration Director Job in Kenya – National Biosafety Authority

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) is a State Corporation established under the provisions of the Biosafety Act No. 2 of 2009.

The mandate of NBA is 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 wishes to replace the following positions with qualified, experienced and dynamic persons as follows:



1 Post

The job holder is responsible for heading the Finance and Administration Division and oversees roles that provide enabling support to the organization’s core functions.

(a) Job Specification

The duties and responsibilities at this level includes;

i. Formulates and implements Financial, Planning, ICT, Human Resources and Administration policies, procedures and strategies

ii. Designs, implements, monitors and supervise internal financial control measures and systems to safeguard the property and assets of the authority.

iii. Prepares core budget and providing technical support/advice to the line managers.

iv. Ensures timely preparation and presentation of financial stat ements.

v. Advises the Board of Management and Management on matters relating to Finance, Planning, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Human Resources and Administration

vi. Ensures the authority performs to the requirements of state corporations act as well as international accounting standards.

vii. Ensures Effective financial mobilization and management including exercising expenditure control.

viii. Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.

(b) Person Specification

i. At least Twelve (12) years’ experience, five (5) of which must be in a senior management level in the public or private sector;

ii. Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Finance Option)

iii. Master’s degree in a relevant field

iv. Strategic Leadership Course lasting not less than six weeks from a recognized institution

v. Member of a professional Body in good standing (where applicable)

(c) Key Competencies and Skills

i. Strategic leadership skills

ii. Excellent Interpersonal skills

iii. Analytical skills

iv. Leadership skills

v. Results orienta ted

vi. Proficiency in Computer Applications

vii. High level of Integrity

How to Apply

If you believe you meet the criteria for the positions above, please submit your application in Hard OR Soft Copy enclosing copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and a detailed Curriculum Vitae, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees in sealed envelope clearly marked with job title to the address below

OR scanned copies of all your certificates and send to; [email protected]

on or before 13th April, 2021 at 5.00 p.m.

Chief Executive Officer
National Biosafety Authority
Nacosti Building, Loresho, – Off Waiyaki way
P.O Box 28251 – 00100 – NAIROBI

Email: [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and they MUST bring with them current clearance certificates during interviews from the following bodies: –

(i) Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

(ii) Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)

(iii) Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

(iv) Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and

(v) Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

NBA is an equal opportunity employer; women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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