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  • Posted: Oct 6, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Senior Biosafety Officer

    •  Collates relevant data for the formulation of policies;
    •  Implements programmes and activities of the Unit(s);
    •  Establishes a system for the receipt and processing of applications;
    •  Provides inputs for the establishment of administrative mechanisms for the appropriate handling and storage of documents and data in connection with the processing of applications;
    •  Collects relevant information for the drafting of permits and associated terms and conditions in consultation with the legal unit;
    •  Provides inputs for the preparation of draft communication on relevant matters to applicants, TAC, other experts and the public;
    •  Verifies clients’ compliance with approval conditions;
    •  Leads in the inspection of facilities;
    •  Leads in the investigation of complaints and breaches of terms and conditions;
    •  Facilitates the performance of enforcement activities in collaboration with key stakeholders;
    •  Collates inputs for use by Regulatory Agencies for their inspection and compliance activities;
    •  Conducts public education and sensitization on the Unit’s activities in collaboration with the Public Relations Unit;
    •  Facilitates the building of industry capacity in biosafety inspection;
    •  Provides inputs for the development of project proposals for the Unit(s);
    •  Provides inputs for the preparation of annual and other periodic reports of the Unit(s);
    •  Provides inputs for the preparation of 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 four (4) years relevant post Bachelor’s degree work experience 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.
    •  Knowledge in relevant Conventions and Treaties.
    •  Knowledge in the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) operations.
    •  Good networking skills.
    •  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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