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  • Posted: Oct 6, 2020
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    Principal Biosafety Officer

    • Supervises the collation of relevant data for the formulation of policies;
    •  Supervises the implementation of programmes and activities of the Unit(s);
    •  Supervises the establishment of a system for the receipt and processing of applications;
    •  Facilitates the meeting and other activities of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC);
    •  Establishes administrative mechanisms for the appropriate handling and storage of documents and data in connection with the processing of applications;
    •  Collates relevant information for the drafting of permits and associated terms and conditions in consultation with the legal unit;
    •  Prepares draft communication on relevant matters to applicants, TAC, other experts and the public;
    •  Provides inputs for the establishment of a system for the handling of confidential information;
    •  Collates applications for the declaration of confidential business information;
    •  Enforces compliance with approval conditions;
    •  Supervises the inspection of facilities;
    •  Supervises the investigation of complaints and breaches of terms and conditions;
    •  Liaises with stakeholders in the performance of enforcement activities;
    •  Facilitates the inspection and compliance activities of Regulatory Agencies;
    •  Conducts public education and sensitization on the Unit’s activities in collaboration with the Public Relations Unit;
    •  Builds industry capacity in biosafety inspection;
    •  Develops project proposals for the Unit(s);
    •  Prepares annual and other periodic reports of the Unit(s);
    •  Prepares the annual work plan and budget of the Unit(s);
    •  Supervises and appraises the performance of immediate subordinate staff.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    •  A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences or any other related discipline from an accredited tertiary institution;
    •  A minimum of six (6) years relevant post Bachelor’s degree work experience, two (2) years of which must be in a senior management position in a relevant organization;
    •  Must pass a selection interview conducted by the Authority in collaboration with the Public Services Commission.


    •  Communication, report writing and presentation skills.
    •  Good research and analytical skills.
    •  Knowledge of project and programmes management.
    •  High integrity and good ethical standards.
    •  Team player.
    •  Good knowledge in biosafety enforcement procedures.
    •  Good networking skills.
    •  Good knowledge in labour laws and regulations.
    •  Knowledge in relevant Conventions and Treaties.
    •  Knowledge in the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) operations.
    •  Good leadership and mentoring skills.
    •  Knowledge in relevant IT applications.
    •  Good strategic planning.
    •  Monitoring and evaluation skills.
    •  Guidance and counselling.
    •  Proposal writing skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidate should send their CVs to:

    National Biosafety Authority (NBA)
    Box WY 669,
    Or email to: [email protected]
    Hard copies of applications should be submitted at the NBA Secretariat located on the campus of graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, GAEC, near Kwabenya Police Station
    GPS: GE-291-8394

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