Job Vacancies at Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute


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Job Vacancies at Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute,

Job Vacancies at Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute

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The Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute (KEVEVAPI) is a state corporation established under the State Corporations Act, (CAP 446) through Legal Notice No. 223 of 4th June 1990 and operating under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives the State Department of Livestock.

Production Assistant I

Job Ref: KVVPI/ PA/ 001/01/2022

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

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Quality Assurance Officer II

Job Ref: KVVPI/ QA/002/01/2022

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 Operatin  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

  • Quality Assurance Officer II 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

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Production Assistant III

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Job Ref: KVVPI/ PA/003/01/2022

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

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Quality Assurance Assistant II

Job Ref: KVVPI/ QAA/004/01/2022

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

Method of Application

  • Application should be accompanied with copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials, national Identity card or passport and other relevant supporting
  • documents, a detailed curriculum vitae stating current position remuneration, emails or other contact details (names, email addresses and mobile phones numbers) of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the
  • Constitution of Kenya 2010 and submit among other documents the following: –
    • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
    • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
    • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Report from the Approved Credit Reference Bureau
  • Interested applicants should submit ten (10) copies of their application and attachments which should be marked “Application for the position of” “Ref. No”.
  • All applications should be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute
P O Box 53260 – 00200
NAIROBI.

  • Postal and Hand deliveries of the applications will be accepted.
  • Applications must be received on or before Tuesday 15th February 2022 at 4pm.

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