Apply for Director of Pesticides Poisonous Substances and Chemical Unit at RWANDA FOOD AND DRUGS AUTHORITY: (Deadline 29 August 2022)

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Director of Pesticides Poisonous Substances and Chemical Unit at RWANDA FOOD AND DRUGS AUTHORITY: (Deadline 29 August 2022)

Job description

1. To plan and review resources needed for implementation, maintenance and improvement of the laboratory QMS
2. Planning of Medicines, Cosmetics and Chemicals Testing Unit safety and working conditions,
3. Prepare testing services cost and submit to the Division manager for approval
4. Prepare the proposal for new testing scope
5. Elaborate the list of testing parameters and matrices for accreditation
6. Plan for laboratory Proficiency Testing (PT) and evaluate PT results


7. Approval of Technical Specifications of equipment and reagents
8. Participating in the technical evaluation committee on laboratory supplies
9. Elaborate the list of approved suppliers and subcontractors
10. Maintain the equipment maintenance and calibration schedules
11. Approving and authorizing the procedures, test methods and standards operating procedures (SOPs) drafted
12. Participate in the development of laboratory procedures and SOP’s
13. Investigating and identifying potential sources of deviations and institute corrective actions for all analytical work
14. Approval of new test methods and methods verification processes
15. Initiate method development, method validation and estimation of uncertainty budget
16. Ensure test data obtained from analytical work within the laboratory is secure and confidentiality is maintained


17. To organize meetings with external advisors, auditing/accreditation bodies
18. To coordinate the preparation, publication, and dissemination of information on relevant quality standards in the laboratory
19. To provide training in areas of laboratory QMS for staff
20. Authorize the laboratory testing reports before final approval

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology3 Years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Microbiology1 Year of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology3 Years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology3 Years of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry1 Year of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Biology1 Year of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Agriculture Sciences1 Year of relevant experience
  • Master’s Degree in Biotechnology,1 Year of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Sciences3 Years of relevant experience

Competency and Key Technical Skills

  • Integrity
  • Strong critical thinking skills and excellent problem solving skills.
  • Inclusiveness
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client/citizen focus
  • Professionalism
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Resource management skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Networking skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Mentoring and coaching skills
  • Time management skills
  • Performance management skills
  • Results oriented
  • Digital literacy skills
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda, English and/ or French. Knowledge of all is an added advantage
  • Understanding of ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories
  • Proficiency on ISO 19011 Guidelines for auditing management systems and ISO/IEC 17043 requirements for proficiency testing for Quality Control Laboratory

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