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Deputy Director - Technical Services

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Qualifications and experience
1. Have a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine (BVM) from a recognized University;
2. Have a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Microbiology (Vaccinology, Bacteriology, Virology) or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized university.
3. Have knowledge in quality vaccine production, management and administration.
4. Must have Seven (7) years working experience in a relevant field with at least four (4) years at a senior management position.
5. Possession of a PhD qualification in relevant field will be an added advantage.
6. Be registered with the Kenya Veterinary Board and have current membership.
7. Demonstrate managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibit a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper vaccine production.
8. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and integrity


The duties and responsibilities shall include but not limited to:
1. Offering Technical advice to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board on all matters relating to technical services, technology dissemination and technical liaisons;
2. Developing, recommending and implementing long term strategic business plans annual work programmes and establishing proper internal monitoring and controls;
3. Providing regular, thorough and prompt communication to the Chief Executive Officer on key technical matters;
4. Ensuring continuous improvements in the quality, value and diversity of services and products provided by the Institute.
5. Overseeing proper management and accountability of resources allocated to the technical programmes.
6. Co-ordinating all technical programmes in liaison with other stakeholders on vaccine production;
7. Providing leadership to senior management and staff to ensure compliance with all statutory, legal, and regulatory requirements.
8. Ensuring that monitoring and evaluation of systems are fully institutionalized and operationalized;
9. Co-ordinating timely preparation of Board papers on technical matters and.
10. Coordinating, preparing, implementing, monitoring and evalu

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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