The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) is a Statutory Body established by the Biosafety Act No. 10 of 2007, with the mandate to regulate GMOs and their products in Zambia. NBA is now seeking to recruit suitably qualified Zambian citizens, in the permanent and pensionable positions listed below.

  1. BIOSAFETY INSPECTOR – RESEARCH AND FIELDS (1)

 JOB PURPOSE

To undertake inspections in order to enforce biosafety regulations, guidelines and standards in research and field facilities in the use and handling of GMOs and their products.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Undertakes effectively the inspections of research and field facilities on GMOs and their products in order to ensure compliance to Biosafety standards and regulations
  • Undertakes regular surveillance on research activities and field facilities in order to generate information and identification of appropriate interventions.
  • Undertakes effectively monitoring of research and field facilities in order to facilitate attainment of Sectional objectives
  • Develops timely individual work plans in order to contribute to the implementation and attainment of Sectional objectives.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

a) Minimum Primary/Secondary Education:

Full Form Five/Grade Twelve School Certificate

b) Minimum Vocational/Professional Qualifications:

BSc. degree in Genetics/Breeding/Biotechnology/Entomology and Agronomy or related field.

Communication Skills: Written and Oral

  • Able to write analytical reports in English
  • Able to communicate fluently in English

 Other Skills/Attributes

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Integrity
  • Innovative

  1. BIOSAFETY INSPECTOR – IMPORT AND EXPORTS (1)

 JOB PURPOSE

To undertake inspections in order to enforce regulations, guidelines and standards in the import and export of GMOs and their products.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Undertakes effectively the inspections of GMOs and their products at ports of entry and exit in order to safeguard human and animal health and protect the environment
  • Undertakes regular undertaking of surveillance of all import and export activities on GMOs and their products in order to generate information and identification of appropriate interventions.
  • Undertakes effectively the preparation and regular publication of inspection reports in order to facilitate decision making and dissemination
  • Develops timely individual work plans in order to contribute to the implementation and attainment of Sectional objectives.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

a) Minimum Primary/Secondary Education:

Full Form Five/Grade Twelve School Certificate

b) Minimum Vocational/Professional Qualifications:

BSc. degree in relevant science field.

Communication Skills: Written and Oral

  • Able to write analytical reports in English
  • Able to communicate fluently in English

Other Skills/Attributes

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Integrity
  • Innovative

To apply

Send your application letter accompanied by a CV of not more than three (3) pages with three traceable references, certified copies of relevant certificates and contact details to:

The Registrar

National Biosafety Authority

Plot 100, Off Lake Road

NAPSA complex, Ibex Hill Gardens

P.O. Box 51119

LUSAKA

 

Closing date: 15 June 2018 at 17:00 hours

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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