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  • Posted: Oct 6, 2020
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  • To ensure and assure safe development, transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms.
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    Deputy Director, Biosafety

    •  Provides input for the formulation of policies;
    •  Supervises the implementation of programmes and activities of the Directorate;
    •  Oversees the development of project proposals for the Directorate;
    •  Oversees public education and sensitization on the Directorate’s activities in collaboration with the Public Relations Unit;
    •  Oversees the establishment of a system for the receipt and processing of applications;
    •  Provides secretariat support for the operation of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC);
    •  Supervises the establishment of administrative mechanisms for the appropriate handling and storage of documents and data in connection with the processing of applications;
    •  Drafts permits and associated terms and conditions in consultation with the legal unit;
    •  Communicate with applicants, TAC, other experts and the public on relevant matters;
    •  Establishes a system for the handling of confidential information;
    •  Reviews applications for the declaration of confidential business information;
    •  Oversees the management of the human, material and financial resource of the Directorate;
    •  Builds and manages an effective and dedicated work environment team;
    •  Oversees the preparation of annual and other periodic reports of the Directorate;
    •  Oversees the preparation of the annual work plan and budget of the Directorate;
    •  Responds to audit queries on financial matters;
    •  Oversees the implementation of the Performance Management System within the Directorate;
    •  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 relevant qualification in Public and or Business Administration would be an advantage;
    •  A minimum of eight (8) years relevant post Bachelor’s degree work experience, four (4) 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 Public Services Commission.

    COMPETENCIES

    •  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.
    •  Alternative Dispute Management.
    •  Good knowledge in financial management laws and regulations.
    •  Knowledge in relevant Conventions and Treaties.
    •  Knowledge in the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) operations.
    •  Good knowledge in labour laws and regulations.
    •  Good networking and resource mobilisation.
    •  Good leadership, mentoring and lobbying skills.
    •  Knowledge in relevant IT applications.
    •  Good strategic planning.
    •  Monitoring and evaluation skills.
    •  Attention to details.
    •  Guidance and counselling.
    •  Proposal writing skills.
    •  Biosafety administration procedures.
    •  Biosafety risk assessment.

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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.

    COMPETENCIES

    •  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.

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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.

    COMPETENCIES

    •  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.

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    Biosafety Officer

    • Supervises the collection of relevant data for the formulation of policies;
    •  Implements programmes and activities of the Unit(s);
    •  Collects and collates data for the establishment of administrative mechanisms for the appropriate handling and storage of documents and data in connection with the processing of applications;
    •  Collates data for the preparation of draft communication on relevant matters to applicants and the public;
    •  Participates in the verification of clients’ compliance with approval conditions;
    •  Inspects facilities;
    •  Investigates complaints and breaches of terms and conditions;
    •  Facilitates the performance of enforcement activities in collaboration with key stakeholders;
    •  Collects inputs for use by Regulatory Agencies for their inspection and compliance activities;
    •  Facilitates the conduct of 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;
    •  Collates data for the development of project proposals for the Unit(s);
    •  Collates data for the preparation of annual and other periodic reports of the Unit(s);
    •  Collates data 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 one (1) year 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.

    COMPETENCIES

    •  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.
    •  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.

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    Assistant Biosafety Officer

    •  Collects relevant data for the formulation of policies;
    •  Implements programmes and activities of the Unit(s);
    •  Collects data for the preparation of draft communication on relevant matters to applicants and the public;
    •  Participate in the inspection of facilities;
    •  Facilitates the investigation of complaints and breaches of terms and conditions;
    •  Facilitates the conduct of public education and sensitisation on the Unit’s activities in collaboration with the Public Relations Unit;
    •  Collects data for the development of project proposals for the Unit(s);
    •  Collects data for the preparation of annual and other periodic reports of the Unit(s);
    •  Collects data for the preparation of annual work plan and budget of the Unit(s).

    Qualification Required & Experience

    •  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences or any other related discipline from an accredited tertiary institution;
    •  Must have completed National Service;
    •  Must pass a selection interview conducted by the Authority in collaboration with the Public Services Commission.

    COMPETENCIES

    •  Communication skills.
    •  High integrity and good ethical standards.
    •  Team player.
    •  Knowledge in biotechnology and biosafety.
    •  Knowledge in the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) operations.
    •  Knowledge in relevant IT applications.
    •  Basic monitoring and evaluation skills.

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    Senior Biosafety Officer, Laboratory

    Collates data for the formulation of policies;

    •  Implements programmes and activities of the Unit;
    •  Undertakes forensic investigation and testing of toxicology on GM foods and crops;
    •  Maintains laboratory equipment;
    •  Participates in the conducts of routine analysis of GM foods, plants and other related products for safety;
    •  Develops and maintains an analytical data bank on regulated GM products;
    •  Maintains an up-to-date compendium of analytical methods;
    •  Maintains appropriate health, safety and environmental conditions for testing in the laboratories;
    •  Installs, validates/verify, maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment;
    •  Provides input for the preparation of the annual and other periodic reports of the Unit;
    •  Provides input for the preparation of the annual work plan and budget of the Unit;
    •  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.

    COMPETENCIES

    •  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.

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    Assistant Biosafety Officer, Laboratory

    Collects data for the formulation of policies;

    •  Implements programmes and activities of the Unit;
    •  Facilitates the testing of toxicology on GM foods and crops;
    •  Maintains laboratory equipment;
    •  Facilitates the conducts of routine analysis of GM foods, plants and other related products for safety;
    •  Provides inputs for the maintenance of an analytical data bank on regulated GM products;
    •  Provides inputs for the maintenance of an up-to-date compendium of analytical methods;
    •  Maintains appropriate health, safety and environmental conditions for testing in the laboratories;
    •  Installs, validates, maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment;
    •  Collects data for the preparation of the annual and other periodic reports of the Unit;
    •  Collects data for the preparation of the annual work plan and budget of the Unit.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    •  A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences or any other related discipline from an accredited tertiary institution;
    •  Must have completed National Service;
    •  Must pass a selection interview conducted by the Authority in collaboration with the Public Services Commission.

    COMPETENCIES

    •  Communication skills.
    •  High integrity and good ethical standards.
    •  Team player.
    •  Knowledge in biotechnology and biosafety.
    •  Knowledge in the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) operations.
    •  Knowledge in relevant IT applications.
    •  Basic monitoring and evaluation skills.

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    Senior Laboratory Technician

    Implements the maintenance schedules for laboratory equipment;

    •  Carry out routine insp`d obsolete laboratory equipment.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    •  A minimum of an HND/University Diploma in Engineering, Physical Sciences or other related disciplines from an accredited tertiary institution or any other related disciplines.
    •  Must have completed National Service.
    •  Must pass a selection interview conducted by the Authority in collaboration with the Public Services Commission.

    COMPETENCIES

    •  Preventive maintenance skills.
    •  Knowledge in Metal Works.
    •  Communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
    •  Knowledge in relevant IT applications.

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    Senior Biosafety Officer PRME

    Collates relevant data for the formulation of policies;

    •  Implements programmes and activities of the Unit(s);
    •  Facilitates public education and sensitisation on the Unit’s activities;
    •  Develops research and project proposals;
    •  Implements research findings and projects;
    •  Supervises the collation of data for the development of operational policies, guidelines, checklists and Standard Operating Procedures;
    •  Conducts impact assessment of projects;
    •  Provides inputs for the preparation of scientific/technical research projects for ethical approval;
    •  Participates in the monitoring and evaluation of the Authority’s activities;
    •  Collates data for the development of the strategic and other plans for the Authority;
    •  Prepares the 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 Planning, Statistics or Monitoring and Evaluation or any other related discipline;
    •  A Bachelor’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 organisation;
    •  Must pass a selection interview conducted by the Authority in collaboration with the Public Services Commission.

    COMPETENCIES

    •  Leadership, mentoring and management skills.
    •  Communication, report writing and presentation skills.
    •  Good research and analytical skills.
    •  Good monitoring & Evaluation skills.
    •  Knowledge of project and programmes management.
    •  High integrity and good ethical standards.
    •  Team work, inter-personal and collaboration skills.
    •  Alternative Dispute Management.
    •  Good knowledge in financial management laws and regulations.
    •  Knowledge in relevant Conventions and Treaties.
    •  Knowledge in the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) operations.
    •  Good knowledge in labour laws and regulations.
    •  Good networking and resource mobilisation skills.
    •  Knowledge in relevant IT applications.
    •  Good strategic planning.
    •  Attention to details.
    •  Proposal writing skills.
    •  Guidance and counselling.

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    Assistant Finance Officer

     Implements programmes and activities of the Directorate;

    •  Collects data for the preparation of annual budget for the Directorate;
    •  Complies with the provisions of the financial management laws, regulations and other fiscal policies;
    •  Collects data for the preparation of annual financial reports of the Authority;
    •  Collects data for the analysis of financial reports;
    •  Implements financial recommendations contained in audit reports;
    •  Collects data for the preparation of annual and other periodic reports for the Directorate.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    •  A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited tertiary institution in any of the following
    • fields: Finance, Accounting or other related disciplines.

    OR

    •  A minimum of Level II qualification from a recognised and relevant professional body (e.g. ICAGH, ACCA, CPA or CIMA).
    •  Must have completed National Service.
    •  Must pass a selection interview conducted by the Authority, in collaboration with the Public
    • Services Commission.

    COMPETENCIES

    •  Knowledge in financial management laws, regulations and fiscal policies.
    •  Communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
    •  Knowledge in relevant IT applications.

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    Senior Human Resource Officer

     Collates data for the formulation of policies;

    •  Implements and monitors the programmes and activities of the Unit;
    •  Maintains and updates the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) for the Authority;
    •  Collates data for the preparation of the organisational design and HR planning of the Authority;
    •  Provides inputs for the development of a mechanism for recruitment, placement, promotion, succession planning and the smooth exit of staff;
    •  Collates data for the preparation of employee compensation and benefits schemes;
    •  Implements programmes and activities relating to employee wellbeing and conducive work environment;
    •  Implements directives relating to disciplinary matters;
    •  Facilitates training, learning and development activities;
    •  Provides inputs for the preparation of the annual and other periodic reports of the Unit;
    •  Provides inputs for the preparation of the annual budget and work plan of the Unit;
    •  Supervises and appraises the performance of immediate subordinate staff.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    •  A minimum of a Master’s Degree from an accredited tertiary institution in any of the following fields: Business/Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Social Sciences or other related disciplines.
    •  Must be a member of a recognized professional body.
    •  A minimum of four (4) years post-Bachelor’s degree relevant work experience in a reputable organisation.
    •  Must pass a selection interview conducted by the Authority in collaboration with the Public Services Commission.

    COMPETENCIES

    •  Good strategic management skills.
    •  Good knowledge in Labour laws and regulations.
    •  Good knowledge in Administrative procedures.
    •  Good leadership, networking and management skills.
    •  Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
    •  Negotiation, lobbying and conflict management skills.
    •  Monitoring and evaluation skills.
    •  High integrity and good ethical standards.
    •  Ability to inspire, motivate and mentor.
    •  Knowledge in financial management law and regulations.
    •  Knowledge in relevant IT applications.
    •  Good Report writing skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidate should send their CVs to:

    National Biosafety Authority (NBA)
    Box WY 669,
    Kwabenya-Accra
    Or email to: [email protected]
    Notes:
    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

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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