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Deputy Director (Engineering) (3 Positions)

REF:KURA/RCAM/22/2

Job Purpose/Summary

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The job holder is answerable to the
Director (Engineering) in charge of the Directorate of Road Asset & Corridor Management (RACM) and is responsible for managing, directing and coordinating regional road maintenance functions in the relevant department/Regional office. 

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the ideal candidate must:

  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years’ work experience and at least five (5) in a supervisory role in the Public Service or Private Sector;
  • Have served as an Assistant Director
  • (Engineering) for at least three years;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized University
  • Have a Master’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized Institution
  • Have a Certificate in Senior Management
  • Course lasting not less than four weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Be a Registered Professional Engineer with the Engineers’ Board of Kenya (EBK) with a post registration experience of six (6) years; 
  • Have a valid Annual Practicing License from the Engineers Board of Kenya; 
  • Be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK); 
  • Have demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Responsibilities

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • overseeing formulation and implementation of road asset management policies;
  • overseeing the preparation of roadside development and control,
  • coordinating and undertaking annual road inventory and condition surveys;
  • overseeing preparation of engineering design of road maintenance works;
  • coordinating compilation and analysis of annual road maintenance work programmes;
  • liaising with Kenya Roads Board and other stakeholders on management of Roads Maintenance Levy Fund (RMLF),
  • overseeing preparation of annual procurement plans;
  • coordinating operations of the Authority’s regional offices,
  • coordinating preparation of region’s budget;
  • ensuring expenditure controls and measures within the region;
  • overseeing implementation of road works emergency response programmes,
  • overseeing preparation of tender documentation for road works;
  • coordinating the processing of road works tenders;
  • coordinating and monitoring supervision of road maintenance works;
  • ensuring implementation and conformance of road management systems
  • facilitating periodic reviews of the performance standards,
  • overseeing activities of axle load control;
  • reviewing and acting on reports on axle load control programmes;
  • representing the Authority in local and regional axle load stakeholder forums;
  • ensuring road maintenance contracts are prepared and implemented in accordance with set standards and specifications;
  • planning and implementation of roadside developments through institutional consultations and collaboration;
  • managing road reserve boundaries and usage through maintenance of road markers system and managing roads and survey data;
  • training and development of staff; and
  • carrying out any other lawful duties and responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time.

Deputy Director (Quality Assurance)

REF: KURA/PSC/QA/22/1

Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder is answerable to the Director (Policy, Strategy & Compliancand is responsible for formulating and implementing quality assurance policies, plans and procedures as well as overseeing technical audits for road works and services implemented by the Authority.

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the ideal candidate must:

  • Have a minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience and at least five (5) year’s in a supervisory role in comparable position in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
  • Have served as an Assistant Director, Engineering for at least three (3) years;
  • Have demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution,
  • Have a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized university;
  • Have a Diploma or its equivalent qualification in Quality Management Systems (QMS) from a recognized institution;
  • Have a Certificate in Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Be registered by Engineers Board of Kenya as a Professional Engineer with a minimum post registration experience of six (6) years;
  • Have a valid annual Practicing License from the Engineers Board of Kenya;
  • Be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK); and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities °

  • Formulation and implementation ofquality assurance policies and procedures for roadwork programmes;
  • Preparing a quality assurance plan for the Authority;
  • Ensuring high quality outcomes in road design, construction and maintenance operations through the development, implementation and review of an integrated quality assurance system;
  • Monitoring and evaluating works activities under the Authority;
  • Carrying out technical audits for works and services implemented by the Authority or on its behalf;
  • Identifying areas of technical weaknesses and suggesting remedial measures,
  • Follow-ups to confirm compliance with prior quality assurance recommendations;
  • Preparing quality assurance findings, recommendations and conclusions;
  • Undertaking post audit reviews to confirm compliance with prior quality assurance recommendations;
  • Certification of work completed within the Authority;
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor work of the Quality Assurance Department.
  • Preparing periodic quality assurance reports to the Authority; and
  • Performing any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Assistant Director, Projects (Audit)

REF: KURA/AS/22/1

Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder is answerable to the Deputy Director (Audit Services) and is responsible for leading audit teams, perform audits, draft and review audit reports and share audit issues with auditees.

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the idealcandidate must:

  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience and at least three (3) years in a supervisory role in comparable position in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Have a certificate in Management Course from a recognized institution;
  • Be registered by Engineers Board of Kenya as a professional Engineer;
  • Have a valid Annual Practicing License from the Engineers Board of Kenya;
  • Be a member of Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK); and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities °

  • Develop a comprehensive programme of engagement coverage for assigned areas;
  • Ensure conformity to acceptable standards, plans, budgets and schedules; prepare specific audit assignment plans and programmes;
  • Review the execution of the works carried out under the contracts, together with the associated supervision;
  • Review the quality of the works carried out to ensure they are in conformity with the contracts, technical specifications and in accordance with the best practice in the sector;
  • Review the project expenditures to ensure they are justified and were foreseen in the project budget;
  • Review the contractual obligations to ensure there is sufficient documentation for measurement and payments;
  • Review detailed dimensional drawings and design layouts for projects to ensure conformance to specifications;
  • Review the administration of environmental and safety provision under the contracts;
  • Ensure that audit findings are properly documented;
  • Lead specific audit teams; and
  • Perform any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Senior Land Surveyor

REF: KURA/URPD/SURV/22/2

Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder is answerable to the Deputy Director (Survey) and is responsible for coordinating the provision of all Land Survey Services within the Authority including identification, mapping and marking for protection and registration of the road reserves.

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the idealcandidate must:

  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience and at least three (3) years in a supervisory role in comparable position in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Have a certificate in Management Course from a recognized institution;
  • Be registered by Engineers Board of Kenya as a professional Engineer;
  • Have a valid Annual Practicing License from the Engineers Board of Kenya;
  • Be a member of Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK); and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Control the site levels and determine the quantities of road works on a project road,
  • Supervise the survey assistants/survey staff on site;
  • Ensure the standardization and certification of survey equipment used for road projects, monitoring and evaluating the integrity of survey work done for road works,
  • Organize the opening of road reserves and ensure the removal of illegal structures/utilities, and preparation of the necessary reports and documentation,
  • Control the site levels and determine the quantities of road works on a project road;
  • Supervise of the survey assistants/survey staff on site;
  • Prepare and submit of technical and administrative reports of the department;
  • Prepare Land Acquisition requests and plans to the National Land Commission on behalf of the Authority;
  • Identify and undertake mapping, marking and maintenance of road reserve boundaries,
  • Perform the establishment of Primary and Secondary Survey Control Network for use by the Authority;
  • Prepare and implement of the Department’s Performance Contract;
  • Plan and implement title Surveys for registration of the Authority’s road corridors;
  • Plan and perform the data collection and analysis on the status of the road reserves belonging to the Authority,
  • Participate in the stakeholder’s meeting for the land inquiry process of compulsory land acquisition;
  • Participate in the stakeholder’s meeting for the public participation before the commencement of road construction;
  • Set out the road alignment in civil works; and
  • Perform any other lawful as may be assigned from time to time.

Senior Records Management Officer

REF: KURA/CS/HRMA/22/25

Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder is answerable to the Assistant Director (Administration) and is responsible for managing the Authority’s records and information through development and updating of file index & records management policy, mail management, creation of records, sorting of records, movement of records, records storage, records appraisal, Records inventory, Records retrieval, Disposal of records and capacity building in records

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the idealcandidate must:

  • Have at least five (5) year’s relevant working experience in the public service or private sector;
  • Have served as a Records Management Officer or equivalent position in a comparable organization
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: Records Management, Information Management, Information Sciences,
  • Library Science, Knowledge Management or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Have a Postgraduate Diploma in Records Management, Information Management, Information Science, Library Science or any
  • other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Be proficient in computer applications especially in Electronic Document Management System,
  • Have a Certificate in Supervisory Skills Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate the development of records management policy, standard operating procedures & work instructions in line with the Public Service records management principles and guidelines;
  • Oversee the opening, folioing and closing of general files and personnel files;
  • Coordinate receipt of mails, sorting, opening, recording, date stamping and dispatching of all incoming and outgoing mails;
  • Ensure received mails are classified, filed and folioed into subject files;
  • Oversee retrieval and dissemination of information, records and files to action officers and users;
  • Coordinate preparation of records retention and disposal schedules and ensure records are disposed as per the Public Archives Act;
  • Ensure all records are protected from loss by developing mechanisms to track their movement;
  • Coordinate acquisition and installation of storage equipment for records;
  • Ensure all records in the Authority are properly stored and arranged in accordance with the subject area to aid easy retrieval;
  • Coordinate appraisal, archiving and disposal of records as per the records retention and disposal schedules and the Public Archives and Documentation Service Act;
  • Ensure records are protected from loss, theft, destruction and unauthorized access;
  • Ensure acquisition and use of technology in the management of records;
  • Provide guidance in referencing of records;
  • Prepare and update a file index for referencing of records;
  • Prepare and update a records master list;
  • Carry out a records inventory to establish the number of files in the Authority;
  • Liaise with Kenya National Archives & Documentation Services (KNADS) for guidance on disposal of records;
  • Guide staff in the Authority including the regional offices on the principles and practice of records management;
  • Prepare and plan for records management training and conferences for staff involved with management of records; and
  • Perform any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Records Management Officer

REF: KURA/CS/2/

Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder is answerable to the Assistant Director (Administration) and is responsible for managing the Authority’s records and information through development and updating of file index & records management policy, mail management, creation of records, sorting of records, movement of records, records storage, records appraisal, Records inventory, Records retrieval, Disposal of records and capacity building in records

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the idealcandidate must:

  • Have at least three (3) years relevant working experience in the public service or private sector;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: Records Management, Information Management, Information Sciences, Library Science, Knowledge Management or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution; 
  • Be proficient in computer applications especially in Electronic Document Management System;
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate the development of records management policy, standard operating procedures & work instructions in line with the Public Service records management principles and guidelines;
  • Oversee the opening, folioing and closing of general files and personnel files;
  • Coordinate receipt of mails, sorting, opening, recording, date stamping and dispatching of all incoming and outgoing mails;
  • Ensure received mails are classified, filed and folioed into subject files;
  • Oversee retrieval and dissemination of information, records and files to action officers and users;
  • Coordinate preparation of records retention and disposal schedules and ensure records are disposed as per the Public Archives Act;
  • Ensure all records are protected from loss by developing mechanisms to track their movement;
  • Coordinate acquisition and installation of storage equipment for records;
  • Ensure all records in the Authority are properly stored and arranged in accordance with the subject area to aid easy retrieval;
  • Coordinate appraisal, archiving and disposal of records as per the records retention and disposal schedules and the Public Archives and Documentation Service Act;
  • Ensure records are protected from loss, theft, destruction and unauthorized access;
  • Ensure acquisition and use of technology in the management of records;
  • Provide guidance in referencing of records;
  • Prepare and update a file index for referencing of records;
  • Prepare and update a records master list;
  • Carry out a records inventory to establish the number of files in the Authority;
  • Liaise with Kenya National Archives & Documentation Services (KNADS) for guidance on disposal of records;
  • Guide staff in the Authority including the regional offices on the principles and practice of records management;
  • Prepare and plan for records management training and conferences for staff involved with management of records; and
  • Perform any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

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Engineer (18 Positions)

REF: KURA/RACM/22/3

Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder is answerable to the Senior Engineer in the respective Department and is responsible for supervision of road construction projects funded through the Government of Kenya Development Vote to provide access, mobility and connectivity within urban areas across the country.

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the idealcandidate must:

  • Have at least three (3) years relevant working experience in the public service or private sector;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: Records Management, Information Management, Information Sciences, Library Science, Knowledge Management or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Be proficient in computer applications especially in Electronic Document Management System;
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body;
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties under Planning and Design

  • assisting in preparing road investment programs for road networks,
  • assisting in preparing Public Private Partnership arrangements;
  • assisting in preparing Materials testing and research programs,
  • assisting in carrying out traffic surveys and management of traffic data,
  • assisting in collecting and collating economic, environmental and social data for
  • road investment programmes and strategies;
  • assisting in preparing engineering design of road works and structures;
  • assisting in preparing tender documentation for road works and structures;
  • assisting in preparation of work plans;
  • assisting in preparing records for road assets database;
  • performing any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Duties Under Construction

  • assisting in preparing short, medium- and long-term road works programmes;
  • assisting in reviewing of engineering design for road works and structures;
  • assisting in preparing and reviewing tender documentation for road works and structures,
  • assisting in preparing procurement plans for road works and structures,
  • assisting in supervision of contracts;
  • assisting in undertaking road safety audits during road development; and

Road Asset and Corridor Management

  • assisting in formulating and implementation of road asset management policies;
  • assisting in undertaking annual road inventory and condition surveys;
  • assisting in preparing engineering design of road maintenance works,
  • assisting in compiling and analyzing annual road maintenance work programmes;
  • assisting in preparing tender documentation for road works;
  • assisting in supervision of maintenance contracts;
  • undertaking public sensitization on protection of road reserves; and
  • performing any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Duties Under Road Asset & Corridor Management

  • assisting in implementation of road asset Management policies;
  • assisting in undertaking annual road inventory and condition surveys;
  • assisting in compilation and analysis annual road maintenance work programmes;
  • assisting in implementation of road works emergency response programmes;
  • assisting in preparation of tender documentation for road works;
  • assisting in supervision of road maintenance contracts;
  • assisting in road assets protection and surveillance;
  • assisting in implementation and conformance of road management systems;
  • assisting in conducting periodic reviews of the performance standards;
  • assisting in ensuring road maintenance contracts are prepared and implemented in accordance with set standards and specifications;
  • assisting in planning and implementation of roadside developments through institutional consultations and collaboration;
  • assisting in undertaking public sensitization on protection of road reserves; and
  • performing any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Assistant Director (ITS & Modelling)

REF: KURA/URPD/TMRS/22/1

Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder is answerable to the Director (Policy, Strategy & Compliance) and is responsible for formulating and implementing research and innovation strategies, policies, plans and programs that will advise management on matters concerning road infrastructure management, development and maintenance.

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the ideal candidate must:

  • Have seven (7) years general work experience and at least three (3) years of proven
  • experience related field with focus on traffic operations,
  • Have served as a Senior Officer or its equivalent for at least three years in a comparable organization;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a comparable technology related field from an accredited university
  • Must have certification in either of the following, MCSE, MCITP, Cisco, Huawei, or any other equivalent technical professional certification,
  • Have a certificate in Management Course or its equivalent lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Be a member of a professional body such as ISACA, PMI, or Computer Society of Kenya; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities 

Guide and direct the development of strategic plans for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) by leading the planning, programming, deployment, maintenance, advancement of intelligent transportation technologies for the Authority;

  • Management ITS maintenance contracts including monitoring performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and making recommendations for payment in line with contract terms;
  • Oversee the operations and maintenance of the Authority’s Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS), including Traffic Control Signals and CCTVs;
  • Manage Traffic Management Centre (TMC) operators and traffic analysts to help with everyday operation of the TMC;
  • Approve work schedules submitted by contractors prior to commencing work;
  • Review invoices from contractors and recommend for payment;
  • Liaise with Development Partners for mobilization of funds for implementation of projects and programmes,
  • Liaise with other state agencies dealing with road safety;
  • Liaise with design engineers and project teams to incorporate ITS into the road designs and project cost estimates;
  • Evaluate latest traffic practices and technology; make recommendations as needed to continuously improve operations;
  • Develop traffic management strategies for the most frequent incidents that will have a significant impact on the network;
  • Develop network management strategies and plans for normal day-to-day traffic management;
  • Develop and implement plans for new traffic signal junctions and interfacing with UTC system;
  • Select and prioritise ITS requirements for consideration in the Authority’s budget and procurement plan,
  • Prepare proposals for inclusion in the development and review of policies, regulations and legislations affecting the road sector, the Roads Sector Investment programmes (RSIP), the National Medium-Term Development Plans, Roads Design Standards and Road Classification among others;
  • Formulate internal policies governing the planning, design, construction and monitoring and evaluation of roads and structures in the Authority that affect ITS;
  • Prepare proposals to be included in the development of the Authority’s Strategic Plan;
  • Prepare and implement department’s strategic objectives,
  • Handle correspondences with internal and external parties;
  • Monitor the changes in the funding priorities and requirements of the government and advice the Authority;
  • Monitor the changes in the priorities and requirements/conditions from the
  • Development Partners and advice the Authority on compliance requirements; and
  • Carry out performance monitoring and appraisal of staff under his/her purview; and
  • Perform any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Superintendent (3 Positions)

REF: KURA/RACM/22/4

Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder is answerable to the Engineer in the respective Department and is responsible for implementing road asset management policies, coordinate implementation of regional road network asset management programs, liaise with relevant stakeholders on road asset development matters, coordinate activities of road reserve protection activities.

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the ideal candidate must:

  • Have two (2) years’ relevant experience
  • Have a Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized Higher Learning Institution
  • Be registered as a graduate Technician Engineer with the EBK (Engineers Board of Kenya); and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Supervise project staff under road reserve protection division,
  • Supervision of road works assigned by the Resident Engineer and in accordance with the Contract: ,
  • Review the contractors’ proposed methodology for road reserve protection and advice the resident Engineer;
  • Review the contractor’s proposed health and safety plans and advice the Resident Engineer;
  • Review the effectiveness of the safety programmes being implemented by the Road contractor and recommend corrective action where necessary;
  • Assess the quality of the executed works and recommend for their certification as complying with the specifications,
  • Prepare and submit to the Resident Engineer, detailed periodic progress reports on Road works;
  • Inspect the completed works and recommend for Inspection;
  • Conduct surveys to collect field data on road reserve encroachments and road inventory;
  • Prepare and maintain site records and other road work records,
  • Prepare work plans in liaison with the supervisor;
  • Advise on priority list of roads to be incorporated in road reserve protection programmes;
  • Assist the Engineer in preparing and interpreting blueprints, drawings, drawings, layouts, and other visuals aids;
  • Undertake joint measurements of contracted works; and
  • Perform any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time

Assistant Office Administrator (5 Positions)

REF:KURA/CS/HRMA/22/8

Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder is answerable to the Head of Department and is responsible for facilitating proper flow of office operations, administrative activities and services by carrying out common secretarial duties,

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the ideal candidate must:

Have the following qualifications from the Kenya National Examinations Council-

  • Single and Group Certificates;
  • Typewriting III (50 w.p.m.)/Computerized Document Processing III
  • Shorthand II (80 w.p.m.
  • Business English III/Communications II
  • Office Practice II
  • Secretarial Duties II
  • Commerce II
  • Office Management III/Office Administration and Management III

OR

  • Diploma/Higher Diploma in Secretarial Studies from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution
  • Have a certificate in Computer Applications (Windows, MS-Word, MS Power Point MS Excel, MS Access and Internet) from a recognized institution.
  • Be a registered member in good standing with Kenya National Secretaries Association (KENASA)
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  • Minimal experience in work of similar nature in the public service or private sector will be an added advantage.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance to Authority’s policies;
  • Supervise other junior staff and assign responsibilities to ensure performance;
  • Manage agendas, travel arrangements and appointment for the Deputy/ Asst. Director;
  • Track and manage stocks of office supplies and place orders when necessary from the System;
  • Manage calls and correspondence (e-mails and letters.);
  • Handle internal and external customers;
  • Manage agendas, travel arrangements and appointments for office;
  • Schedule and facilitate meetings;
  • Serve as the liaison person for the Department with other departments and external stakeholders;
  • Manage and maintain Office Petty Cash;
  • Typing correspondences;
  • Dispatching internal mails; and
  • Perform any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time,

Assistant Director (Research And Innovation)

REF: KURA/PSC/22/2

Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder is answerable to the Director (Policy, Strategy & Compliance) and is responsible for formulating and implementing research and innovation strategies, policies, plans and programs that will advise management on matters concerning road infrastructure management, development and maintenance.

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the ideal candidate must:

  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in relevant work and at least three (3) years in a supervisory role in the public service or in the private sector;
  • Have served as a Senior Research & Innovation Officer or its equivalent for at least three (3) years in a comparable organization;
  • Must have demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: – Economics, Statistics, Finance, Engineering, or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; and
  • Have a certificate in Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Be in possession of relevant professional qualifications,
  • Be a member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya or a relevant professional body; and
  • Have a certificate in Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Formulate research and development strategies, tools, management processes and methodologies that will ensure effective identification, evaluation and implementation of R&D projects;
  • Develop research and innovation policies, procedures, guidelines and incentives that create a system approach to innovation;
  • Develop proposals, networks and collaborations with partners in order to leverage on strategic partnerships for width, depth of reach, tapping into specialized professionals for purpose of gaining financial and technical support;
  • Develop research methodologies and framework to be used in research projects within the Authority; and
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor work of the research and innovation engineers reporting to the job holder.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on progress of research and innovation projects to the Authority’s management and key stakeholders;
  • Carry out innovation idea hypothesis testing- scoping, evaluation and concept experimentation;
  • Screen and sequence innovative ideas within overall strategic direction;
  • Develop new technology, skills, tools, management process, metrics and systems to support innovation across the Authority;
  • Implement quick wins and rapid results initiative with significant value to the business and playing a key role in the identification of new business/services/products and support in their rollout;
  • Liaise with all the departments within the Authority to ensure adoption of cost effective and modern methodologies in all areas of operations;
  • Define scope of research projects and ensuring they deliver value at cost,
  • Initiate and evaluate implementation of Research and Innovation across the Authority;
  • Prepare project reports, proposals and grants; and
  • Perform any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Driver (2 Positions)

REF: KURA/CS/HRMA/22/9

Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder is answerable to the Senior Administrative Officer and is responsible for providing transport services in the Authority by driving motor vehicles, ensuring their cleanliness, fueling, security, servicing, repair & maintenance and filing of transport records.

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the ideal candidate must:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Mean Grade D Plain;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • A valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for the classes of vehicles, Occupational Trade Test III for drivers.
  • Defensive Driving Certificate from the Automobile Association (AA) of Kenya or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • A refresher course for drivers lasting not less than one (1) week at the Kenya Institute of Highways and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution.
  • A valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • A valid First Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week from St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway & Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution.
  • At least three (3) years driving experience in the public service or private sector; and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive assigned and authorized motor vehicle;
  • Carry out routine checks on the motor vehicle’s coolant, oil, electrical and braking system, tyre pressure and other areas;
  • Detect and report defective systems of the assigned motor vehicle;
  • Ensure vehicle dealers and garages service, repair and maintain vehicles;
  • Maintain work tickets for assigned motor vehicles;
  • Ensure safety and security of the motor vehicles while on and or off the road;
  • Ensure safety and security of the passengers and goods in the assigned motor vehicle;
  • Maintain cleanliness of the assigned motor vehicles;
  • Ensure the assigned motor vehicle is fueled and quantities of fuel drawn recorded in the work ticket;
  • Ensure the assigned motor vehicle has a valid insurance certificate displayed;
  • Report any accidents and incidents to the supervisor and/or nearest police station;
  • Monitor and report expiry of motor insurance policy and inspection certificates to the supervisor; and
  • Perform any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should apply for the positions by downloading the KURA Job Application Form from (https://kura.go.ke/index.php/careers/job-opportunities?download=26:kura-job-application-form), fill and submit together with their updated CVs and copies of National Identity Card, copies of all certificates & testimonials including Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya clearances, details of their day time contacts, names, contacts of three referees.

The application should be mailed (by post office/courier service) or hand delivered so as to reach the Director General by 5.00 pm onMonday, 11th July 2022. All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked and addressed to the following address:

The Director General
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
IKM BUILDING, Tower B, 5th Ngong Avenue, Opposite Bishops Gate
P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO,

NAIROBI

Applications without the KURA Job Application Form will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Youth, Persons Living with Disabilities and persons from marginalized communities/areas are encouraged to apply

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