Department: Strategy Innovation & Risk Management

Division: Laboratory and Scientific Services

Section: Testing Laboratory

Reports to: Assistant Manager, Inorganic Chemicals and Materials

Direct reports: 1 Officer – Officer, Inorganic Chemicals and Materials


Performing a variety of test and procedures on a variety of goods and materials.

Tasks and Outputs

  • Perform chemical and physical tests and analytical procedures to determine the nature, identity and composition ofa variety of inorganic chemicals, metals and related materials.
  • Conduct chemical and physical tests and analytical procedures requiring the application of a variety of standard procedures and advanced analytical instrumentation.
  • Carry out background study to determine the type and extent of analysis necessary and select test methods for supporting revenue collection, trade facilitation and enforcement activities.
  • Modify and adapt analytical procedures and test methods to meet laboratory needs and ensure the accuracy and validity of results.
  • Prepares and standardises reagents; maintains and calibrates instruments; orders supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Ensure adherence to quality assurance procedures and compliance with safety requirements.
  • Perform necessary calculations, review and interpret analytical results and prepare reports; and give testimony concerning samples analysed, test methods, analyses results and conclusions.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Skills required

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or equivalent qualifications.

Minimum years of experience

  • Minimum three (3) years experience in a similar role.

Competencies required for this Role

  • Good organisation and planning skills.
  • Good research skills.
  • Excellent computer operation and laboratory application of software skills.
  • Good numeracy and data analytical skills.
  • Attentive to detail/ good recording of data.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Work collaboratively with others.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of organic chemistry, including qualitative and quantitative analysis; chemical laboratory procedures; and the principles and applications of advanced analytical instruments.
  • Familiar with the Harmonized System (HS) Nomenclature and the East African Community Common External Tariff and related regulations.
  • Have demonstrated ability to independently evaluate and select analytical methods and procedures; interpret results and prepare reports.

How To Apply

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  • All applications from interested and qualified candidates must be submitted online via the process below.
  • ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • All applications should be submitted online by 5.00 pm on 20thFebruary, 2019.
  • KRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming. Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.
  • KRA does not charge any application, processing, interviewing or any other fee in connection with our recruitment process.
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