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Senior Inspector: Biosafety

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13 Jun 2017


28 Jun 2017

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Senior Inspector: Biosafety
Job Grading: Paterson C3
Primary Purpose of the Position:
To plan, co-ordinate, and monitor inspections of facilities, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and GMO products to ensure
compliance with the provisions of the Bio-safety Act.
Key Performance Areas:
  • Co-ordinate all activities relating to the inspection of products, laboratory facilities, port entry and the environment, as per the Biosafety Act, 2006.
  • Assist Research Institutions with the registration of laboratory facilities dealing with GMOs and issuance of permits as per the Biosafety Act, 2006.
  • Review inspection reports from Inspector(s), review the findings, and signs these off and see to it that necessary reports are forwarded to the relevant authorities.
  • Maintain a filing system of all relevant documentations.
  • Perform inspections in person whenever required, i.e. complex inspections, as per the Biosafety Act, 2006.
  • Respond to all technical queries referred by the inspectors and provides the clients with the necessary information and advice.
  • Provide technical advice to stakeholders where inspections do not meet criteria to enable the latter to remedial action.
  • Supervise all reporting staff and attend to all management and leadership responsibilities.
Minimum Qualification, Experience & Competence Requirement:
  • A Bachelor of Science degree (NQF Level 7), in Food Technology or Biochemistry/ Biotechnology or Environmental Science and at least five (5) years’ relevant working experience in inspection.
  • Candidate must be a critical thinker, who is able to demonstrate a high level of diplomacy, especially when conducting inspections.
  • Sound knowledge of international and national Biosafety frameworks.
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills.
  • Must be analytical and able to interpret relevant legislations.
  • Ability to supervise and lead a team.
  • Incumbent must have a valid drivers licence and must be able to spent some of the working time in the field.

Employment Conditions:

  • This is a permanent appointment with a performance agreement.
Enquiries should be directed to: Ms. Naimhwaka at Office Tel. No.: +264 61 431 7000.
Applications supported by a detailed CV and certified documents can be hand delivered at the NCRST Head Office, Erf 490, Platinum Street,
Prosperita, Windhoek, or posted to The HR Officer, NCRST, Private Bag 13253, Windhoek.
Please note that no electronic applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no
applications will be returned. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to various assessments including psychometric testing.
Closing Date: 28 June 2017 at 17h00