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Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) Senior Economist Job in Kenya

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), a parastatal currently in category PC 3A was set up under the Roads Act, 2007 and charged with the mandate to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national roads and is an equal opportunity employer.

In order to carry out this mandate effectively, the Authority is seeking for a dedicated, passionate and highly- driven individual, who is able to demonstrate strong analytical skills, is result oriented, excellent time manager and a team player to fill the vacancy below and join our team to help transform the Kenyan economy through provision of good roads.

 Senior Economist
1 Post

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager (Planning), the Senior Economist will be responsible for:
  • Preparation and revision of the Authority’s strategic plan as well as the Service charter as the need arises.

  • Undertaking economic studies independently as part of the road design and tender documentation process.
  • Conducting Economic reviews of the Authority’s projects.
  • Providing Technical and advisory support to road sector stakeholders towards achieving positive and sustainable development outcomes including mobilization of support from donor funded programmes.
  • Building capacity for economic analysis related to transport at the Authority;
  • Preparation of Terms of Reference for Economic Surveys and facilitating implementation of related recommendations.
  • Establishing linkages with consultants and other stakeholders on Economic matters for mutual benefit of the Authority.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Job Specification

Applicants should be in possession of the following:
  • BA/BSc in Economics or equivalent degree from a recognized university.
  • MA/MSc in Economics/MSc in Transport Economics will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of Seven (7) years overall relevant working experience.
  • Previous work experience in Transport economics will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent IT user skills.
  • Good Interpersonal and Communication skills.
  • Experience in Qualitative/Quantitative data analysis skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in usage of Highway Development and Management System (HDM-4 Model)
Candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their applications together with their up to date CVs including details of their day time contacts(cell phones and email), current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three (3) referees, while at the same time attaching copies of all certificates and testimonials and be hand delivered or mailed so as to reach the Director General at the Address below not later than 20th August 2010.

All envelops/applications should have the respect job reference no.clearly marked.

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Any form of canvassing shall lead to disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

The Director General,
Kenya National Highways Authority
Blue Shield Towers, 9th floor, Hospital Hill Road
P.O. Box 49712- 00100, Nairobi

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