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Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) Managing Director Job Vacancy

Ministry of Industrialization

Kenya Industrial Property Institute

Managing Director

3 Years Contract: Grade KP I

Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 110,000/= to Kshs.270,000/=, Per Month, Exclusive of Allowances

Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) is a parastatal under the Ministry of Industrialization established under the Industrial Property Act, 2001.

Its mandate includes; considering applications and granting Industrial Property rights, screening technology transfer agreements and licenses, providing industrial property information for technological and economical development to the public, and promoting inventions and innovations in the country.

The institute plays a leading role in supporting industrialization activities in the country in tandem with Vision 2030.

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Advising the Board on matters related to the implementation of the business of the Institute;
  • Ensuring proper management of the institute;
  • Implementation of Board policies and decisions;
  • Registration of Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs and utility models;
  • Implementation of the Performance Contract signed between the Board and the Government;
  • Implementation of the provisions of the Trade Mark Act, Cap 506 and Industrial property Act, 2001;
  • Co-ordinating and preparing business related proposals, reports and other submissions for consideration by the Board;
  • Implementation of the relevant local, regional and international agreements to which Kenya is accredited;
  • Proper management and control of the Institute’s financial and non-financial resources in an efficient and cost effective manner, in consultation with the Board, Parent Ministry and all the relevant Government agencies and stakeholders;
  • Serving as the secretary to the Board of Directors; and
  • Carrying out other responsibilities necessary in the achievement of the Institute’s objectives
Qualifications and Experience

The organization is looking for a suitable candidate who meets the following qualifications:
  • A University degree in Law, Science, Information Technology or Business Administration from a recognized university;
  • A Masters degree in Law, Science, Information Technology or Business Administration will be an added advantage;
  • At least seven (7) years working experience in matters related to Industrial Property;
  • Should have served at top management position in a similar or equivalent capacity for a minimum period of five (5) years;
  • Must demonstrate good managerial, administrative or professional competences
  • Must have a clear understanding of the role of Industrial property Rights in Kenya’s socio-economic development;
  • Must be computer literate; and
  • Must be aged between 40 and 50 years.
Key Competences

The ideal candidate should:
  • Be a person of high integrity
  • Be a team player
  • Be a strategic thinker
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have good interpersonal skills
Please note that this information is also available on the Institute’s webmail,

Applicants should attach a detailed CV and copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, both in electronic and hard copies, and quoting the reference number both on the envelope and in the application, to reach the undersigned on or before 29th October 2010.

The Chairman, Kenya Industrial Property Institute
P. O. Box 51648 - 00200, Nairobi

Electronic copies should be sent to the indicating the reference number.

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