Job at Rwanda Standards Boards: 8 Positions available (Deadline: 20 September 2017)

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Job at Rwanda Standards Boards: 8 Positions available  (Deadline: 20 September 2017)

Job at Rwanda Standards Boards: 8 Positions available (Deadline: 20 September 2017)

 

Job at Rwanda standards Boards: Building Materials Laboratories Officer (Deadline: 20 September 2017)

Job: Building Materials Laboratories Officer      

Organization: RWANDA STANDARDS BOARD

Level 5.II             

Reports to: Director of Materials Laboratories Unit

No. of Positions 1           

Deadline: 20/Sep/2017

Job Description

A. Being responsible for accurate and quick performance of analytical work assigned;




1. Receiving and ensuring proper storage of test samples, chemicals, materials and reagents;

2. Prepare and standardize solutions, materials and reagents used in laboratory analyses;

3. Carrying out tests, interpreting results and learning to spot obvious errors, identifying their source and rectifying;

4. Calculating uncertainties of measurement especially in cases of marginal test results

5. Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports;

6. Participating in the development of new test methods in liaison with the Lead officer.

B. Taking care of laboratory equipment

1. Maintain inventory of laboratories equipment;

2. Maintain the assigned equipment using the manufacturer’s instruction or the applicable work instruction;

3. Observe safety regulations;

4. Establish a maintenance plan and request for its implementation.

C. Assuring quality of test results

1. Documentation of laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and submit them for approval;

2. Planning and requesting for prompt and correct calibration of equipment and instruments under their care;

3. Participate in quality control programs and prepare statistical reports;

4. Implementing and participating in review of the laboratory quality system.

D. Procurement planning and acceptance of supplies

1. Give recommendation on equipment, chemicals and reagents required for testing including designing simple modifications and fixtures to facilitate performance of tests;

2. Preparation of proposal of technical specification of equipment spares parts and laboratory consumables for purchase;

3. Participation in evaluation of new equipment after commissioning

4. Maintaining inventories of laboratory supplies.

E. Participating in Technical committees meetings

1. Participating in the relevant technical committees in standards development as a resource person;

2. Providing expert testimony to the legal department in court cases involving testing issues;

3. Training of students on attachment and ensuring their supervision at all times.

Job Profile

A0 in Civil Engineering, Chemical engineering or Mechanical engineering

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

  • Good understanding and knowledge in Civil Engineering, Chemical engineering, industrial engineering;
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Leadership and management skills;
  • High analytic thinker;
  • Initiative skills;
  • Systems analysis & evaluation skills;
  • Proven computer skills,
  • Team work and Collaboration;
  • Time Management;
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Collaboration and team working skills;
  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and/ or French; knowledge of all is an advantage.




Job at Rwanda Standards Board: Verification Lead Officer (Deadline: 20 September 2017)

Job: Verification Lead Officer   

Organization: RWANDA STANDARDS BOARD

Level 5.III           

Reports to: Director of Legal Metrology Unit

No. of Positions 1           

Deadline: 20/Sep/2017

Job Description



  1. Prepare the Laboratory inventory
  2. Carry outindustrial l metrology duties
  3. Prepare draft calibration certificates and reports
  4. To prepare progress reports and schedules
  5. Approve raw data
  6. Maintenance of metrology laboratory standards/equipment
  7. Monitoring and recording the environmental conditions in the Laboratories.
  8. Establish, maintain and implement quality management systems of the Laboratory according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005

Job Profile

BSc in Engineering, (Civil, mechanical, electronic, electrical) Physics or with 2 years of working experience

Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required:

  • Knowledge on Metrology verifications
  • Knowledge of performance audits on metrology and quality processes;
  • Knowledge on Automated Calibration Software Platform
  • Knowledge to prepare laboratory documentation (calibration procedures, analysis spreadsheets, reference documents, and others) in a variety of formats including Word, Excel and Power Point;
  • Familiarity with various measurement units (meters, kilograms, seconds, amperes, etc.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good calibration/metrology-based evaluation
  • Familiar with writing SOP’s, Exception Reports and other documents.
  • Well versed in Good Documentation Practices
  • Knowledge of ISO17025, ISO9001, ANSI/NCSL Z540.1;
  • Knowledge of calibration standards and IM&TE;
  • Computer Skills;
  • High Organizational Skills;
  • Leadership Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills & Team working Skills;
  • High analytical Skills;
  • Time management Skills;



Job at Rwanda Standards Board : Organic Chemistry Laboratory Lead Officer (Deadline: 20 September 2017)

Job: Organic Chemistry Laboratory Lead Officer               

Organization: RWANDA STANDARDS BOARD

Level 5.III           

Reports to: Director of Chemical Laboratories Unit

No. of Positions: 1          

Deadline: 20/Sep/2017

Job Description

  • Organize and ensure the proper implementation of laboratory activities and plan for improvement
    1. Managing and organizing the storage, Handling, and distribution of test samples
    2. Receiving test samples, keeping record thereof, and assigning work to analyst
    3. Supervising and performing analysis of test items
    4. Planning of the section improvement activities and forwarding to the Laboratory Director for authorization
    5. Identifying and ordering adequate and detailed technical specifications of supplies



  1. Verificationthe supplied laboratory items (equipment, reagents, chemicals, materials needed for analysis
  2. Developing work programs for students on attachment and ensuring they are implemented and proper and adequate supervision
  3. Supervising and evaluating the performance of staff in the section
  4. Preparing and submitting section reports

B. Plan and ensure the quality control program of Laboratory

  1. Participate in the development of laboratory procedures and SOP’s
  2. Identifying verification practices for the quality of test results provided to customers and ensuring implementation by the laboratory
  3. Plan and participate ininter-laboratory comparisons, proficiency testing programs, use of reference materials, retesting of retained items, internal quality control schemes
  4. Development of maintenance and calibration schedules for equipment and application thereof
  5. Developing work instructions for proper storage and disposal of hazardous waste and ensure these are followed at all times
  6. Developing, formulating and validating Standard Operating Procedures, Test Methods and Work Instructions
  7. Ensuring corrective and preventive maintenance and calibration of equipment at all time and maintain the laboratory equipment inventory
  8. Investigating and identifying potential sources of deviations and institute corrective actions for all analytical work

C. Ensure the implementation of quality management system within the Laboratory

  1. Ensuring the use and application of safety precautions and procedures, especially for fire, explosions andnoxious fumes, in the laboratories
  2. Ensuring clean, safe and secure working environment by formulating and implementing procedures and create awareness on proper use and access to test areas, materials and equipment within the laboratory

Job Profile

A0 in Chemistry with 2 years of working experience in quality testing laboratories

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

  • Good knowledge Chemical testing procedures;
  • Excellent communication, organisation;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Leadership and management skills;
  • High analytic thinker;
  • Initiative skills;
  • Systems analysis & evaluation skills;
  • Proven computer skills,
  • Team work and Collaboration;
  • Time Management;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Collaboration and team working skills;
  • Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and/ or French; knowledge of all is an advantage.



Job at Rwanda Standards Board: Microbiology Lead Officer (Deadline: 20 September 2017)

Job: Microbiology Lead Officer                

Organization: RWANDA STANDARDS BOARD

Level 5.III

Reports to: Director of Biotechnology Laboratories Unit

No. of Positions 1           

Deadline: 20/Sep/2017

Job Description

A. Organize and ensure the proper implementation of laboratory activities and plan for improvement

  1. Managing and organizing the storage, Handling, and distribution of test samples
  2. Receiving test samples, keeping record thereof, and assigning work to analyst
  3. Supervising and performing analysis of test items
  4. Planning of the section improvement activities and forwarding to the Laboratory Director for authorization
  5. Identifying and ordering adequate and detailed technical specifications of supplies
  6. Verificationthe supplied laboratory items (equipment, reagents, chemicals, materials needed for analysis)
  7. Developing work programs for students on attachment and ensuring they are implemented and proper and adequate supervision
  8. Supervising and evaluating the performance of staff in the section
  9. Preparing and submitting section reports

B. Plan and ensure the quality control program of Laboratory

  1. Participate in the development of laboratory procedures and SOP’s
  2. Identifying verification practices for the quality of test results provided to customers and ensuring implementation by the laboratory
  3. Plan and participate ininter-laboratory comparisons, proficiency testing programs, use of reference materials, retesting of retained items, internal quality control schemes
  4. Development of maintenance and calibration schedules for equipment and application thereof
  5. Developing work instructions for proper storage and disposal of hazardous waste and ensure these are followed at all times
  6. Developing, formulating and validating Standard Operating Procedures, Test Methods and Work Instructions
  7. Ensuring corrective and preventive maintenance and calibration of equipment at all time and maintain the laboratory equipment inventory
  8. Investigating and identifying potential sources of deviations and institute corrective actions for all analytical work




C. Ensure the implementation of quality management system within the Laboratory

  1. Ensuring the use and application of safety precautions and procedures, especially for fire, explosions andnoxious fumes, in the laboratories
  2. Ensuring clean, safe and secure working environment by formulating and implementing procedures and create awareness on proper use and access to test areas, materials and equipment within the laboratory

Job Profile

A0 in Food Sciences, Microbiology, Biotechnology or Laboratory Technology with 2 years of working experience

Key technical skills and knowledge required:

  • High analytical skills; – Knowledge in laboratory testing procedures; – Organizational and leadership skills;- Quality assurance skills;- Time management skills;- Decision making skills;- Excellent communication skills; – Computer skills;- Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French; knowledge of all is an advantage




Job at Rwanda Standards Board: OHASAS Certification Officer (Deadline: 20 September 2017)

Job: OHASAS Certification Officer          

Organization: RWANDA STANDARDS BOARD

Level 5.II             

Reports to: Director of System Certification Unit

No. of Positions 1           

Deadline: 20/Sep/2017

Job Description

A. Prepare and implement certification audit plans


    1. Carry out audit activities
    2. Prepare audits reports and be signatory to the reports
    3. Make certification observations and opinions on the products/system audited
    4. Carry out surveillance audits for certified products and systems
    5. Monitor product compliance through market surveillance for certified products
    6. Data organization, generation and maintenance of directories

    B. Reporting

    1. Compile work reports and report to the Lead officer
    2. Ensure proper maintenance of certification clients’ files

    C. Participate in cross cutting activities in collaboration with other Units

    1. Participate in internal audits and peer assessment activities
    2. Participate in technical committee meeting for standards development
    3. Be resource persons for generic training of stakeholders
    4. Participate in unit meetings and other meeting as assigned
    5. Implementing the Top management resolutions

    Job Profile

    A0 in engineering, chemistry, Environmental sciences, Microbiology, Biotechnology or Quality Management System

    Key technical skills and knowledge required: – High analytical skills; -Factual approach to decision making;- Knowledge of certification procedures; – organizational and leadership skills;-Quality assurance skills;- Time management skills;- Decision making skills;- Excellent communication skills; – Computer skills;- Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French; knowledge of all is an advantage.




    Job at Rwanda Standards Board: Food laboratories Lead Officer (Deadline: 20 September 2017)

    Job: Food Laboratories Lead Officer       

    Organization: RWANDA STANDARDS BOARD

    Level 5.III           

    Reports to: Director of Chemical Laboratories Unit

    No. of Positions 1           

    Deadline: 20/Sep/2017

    Job Description

    A. Organize and ensure the proper implementation of laboratory activities and plan for improvement

    1. Managing and organizing the storage, Handling, and distribution of test samples
    2. Receiving test samples, keeping record thereof, and assigning work to analyst
    3. Supervising and performing analysis of test items
    4. Planning of the section improvement activities and forwarding to the Laboratory Director for authorization
    5. Identifying and ordering adequate and detailed technical specifications of supplies
    6. Verificationthe supplied laboratory items (equipment, reagents, chemicals, materials needed for analysis)
    7. Developing work programs for students on attachment and ensuring they are implemented and proper and adequate supervision
    8. Supervising and evaluating the performance of staff in the section
    9. Preparing and submitting section reports

    B. Plan and ensure the quality control program of Laboratory

    1. Participate in the development of laboratory procedures and SOP’s
    2. Identifying verification practices for the quality of test results provided to customers and ensuring implementation by the laboratory
    3. Plan and participate ininter-laboratory comparisons, proficiency testing programs, use of reference materials, retesting of retained items, internal quality control schemes
    4. Development of maintenance and calibration schedules for equipment and application thereof
    5. Developing work instructions for proper storage and disposal of hazardous waste and ensure these are followed at all times
    6. Developing, formulating and validating Standard Operating Procedures, Test Methods and Work Instructions
    7. Ensuring corrective and preventive maintenance and calibration of equipment at all time and maintain the laboratory equipment inventory
    8. Investigating and identifying potential sources of deviations and institute corrective actions for all analytical work

    C. Ensure the implementation of quality management system within the Laboratory

      1. Ensuring the use and application of safety precautions and procedures, especially for fire, explosions andnoxious fumes, in the laboratories
      2. Ensuring clean, safe and secure working environment by formulating and implementing procedures and create awareness on proper use and access to test areas, materials and equipment within the laboratory




    Job Profile

    A0 in Food Sciences with 2 years working experience in quality testing laboratories

    Key technical skills and knowledge required:

    • Good understanding and knowledge in Food testing procedures;
    • Excellent communication, organisation;
    • Analytical and problem solving skills;
    • Leadership and management skills;
    • High analytic thinker;
    • Initiative skills
    • Systems analysis & evaluation skills;
    • Proven computer skills,
    • Team work and Collaboration;
    • Time Management;
    • Interpersonal skills;
    • Collaboration and team working skills;
    • Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and/ or French; knowledge of all is an advantage.




    Job at Rwanda Standards Boards:Mechanical Engineering & Metallurgy Standards Officer (Deadline: 20 September 2017)

    Job: Mechanical Engineering & Metallurgy Standards Officer   

    Organization: RWANDA STANDARDS BOARD

    Level 5.II             

    Reports to: Director of Engineering and Urban Planning Standards Unit

    No. of Positions: 1          

    Deadline: 20/Sep/2017

    Job Description

    1. Carry out standards needs assessment ;
    2. Prepare Preliminary and Committee Drafts Standards;
    3. Conduct Technical/ Sub Committee or Working Group meetings to discuss and approve draft Rwanda Standards through consensus;
    4. Represent the organization in regional/international standards harmonization activities (ISO, IEC,, ARSO, COMESA,EAC, etc. );
    5. Organize public review of draft Rwanda Standards ;
    6. Assume responsibility of the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the standards under his field of standardization;
    7. Ensure that activities under his responsibility are executed in accordance with QMS procedure requirement and maintain records.




    Job Profile

    Key Technical Skills & Knowledge required:       

    BSc. in Electromechanical engineering          




    Job at Rwanda standards Board: Quality Management Systems Officer (Deadline: 20 September 2017)

     

    Job: Quality Management Systems Officer         

    Organization: RWANDA STANDARDS BOARD

    Level 5.II             

    Reports to: Division Manager, National Standards Bureau (NSB)

    No. of Positions 1           

    Deadline: 20/Sep/2017

    Job Description

      1. Work closely with the management of the Division to ensure that the processes needed for the quality management system are established,implemented and maintained ;
      2. Reporting to RBS QMS Manager on the performance of the quality management system and any need for improvement within NSB;
      3. Ensuring the promotion of awareness of customer requirements throughout the National Standards Bureau;
      4. Plan and monitor the implementation of Internal Quality Audits reviewand management reviews in the Division;
      5. Control the use of quality management documents for the Division;
      6. Compile the quality management documents due for the Division Manager’s Authorization ;
      7. Monitor the implementation of preventive and corrective actions in the Division;




    1. Initiate review of quality management;
    2. Remove/Withdraw obsolete documents from circulation, Documentations.

    Job Profile

    A0 in Engineering, Chemistry, Agricultural Sciences, Food Sciences, Biology

    Key technical skills and knowledge required: – High analytical skills; -Factual approach to decision making- Knowledge of standardization approaches and procedures – organizational and leadership skills-Quality assurance skills- Time management skills- Decision making skills- Excellent communication skills. – Computer skills.- Fluent in Kinyarwanda, English and/or French.




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