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Senior Administrative Officer Career – Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Roads established by the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 with the core mandate of management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of all public roads in the cities and municipalities in Kenya except where those roads are national roads.
As the leading Government Agency with the above mandate, we wish to competitively fill the position below with suitably qualified Kenyans as follows:
Senior Administrative Officer
Ref: KURA/HR&A/11/18
JG 6
1 Post
The successful candidate will report to the Chief Administrative Officer.
Job Summary
The job holder will assist in effectively managing, coordinating and administering all the Administration and Management Support functions and policies relating to employees, so as to ensure enhanced productivity.
Key Responsibilities
·         Ensure that timely and efficient services are provided to the Authority in the areas of general administration and property maintenance.
·         Undertake reviews of, and maintain the Authority’s administrative procedures and provide advice and recommendations regarding their further development or improvement.
·         Maintain Staff Regulations and update their interpretations as approved by the Director General from time to time.
·         Lead and manage the Administration Team and encourage improvement and development.
·         Prepare and manage the annual budget of the Administration Unit.
·         Oversee the provision of assistance for conferences and meetings as required.
·         Supervise data collection and analysis of internal and external personnel surveys.
·         Ensure up-to-date maintenance of the personnel files, staff lists, and leave records.
·         Carry out other duties from time to time as may be requested by the Manager in charge of Administration.
Qualifications and Competencies
·         Degree in social sciences from a recognized university.
·         Membership of a professional body essential.
·         Minimum three (3) years relevant working experience at a management level.
·         Knowledge in occupational health and safety is an added advantage.
·         Demonstrate working knowledge of ICT.
·         Knowledge in asset management.
·         Strong interpersonal & communication skills with management and leadership skills.
·         Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and achieve set targets through team work.
The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as may be required. If you don’t hear from us by 15th of May 2011 please consider yourself unsuccessful.
Only candidates who meet the set criteria should submit applications together with their updated CVs including details of their day time contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees, while at the same time attaching copies of all certificates and testimonials to be hand delivered or mailed so as to reach the Director General at the address below not later than 11th March 2011 at 5:00PM.
All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
The Director General
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
IKM Building, Bishops Road
P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO, Nairobi

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