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Manager Broadcast Technology Job in Kenya


Kenya Broadcasting Corporation is a State Corporation committed to excellence in broadcast services to our audience, customers and the public. Its aim is to inform, educate and entertain the public through Radio and Television Services. 

The Corporation wishes to fill the following vacant position with a result-oriented, dynamic and self-driven professional to achieve its corporate objectives;

Manager Broadcast Technology (1 Post)

Overall purpose of the Job:
  • To Head the Broadcast Technology Department and have the overall responsibility for planning, development, direction and management of Broadcasting equipment maintenance and activities to ensure efficiency in its operations.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Development and Implementation of a Broadcast strategy in line with the National and International guidelines
  • Overall coordination of all Technical activities of Television Technical and Radio Technical functions of the Corporation including financial control, stores, staff discipline, training and development
  • Evaluation and Maintenance of all types of Broadcasting equipment
  • Development and Implementation of short and long term strategies of all Television and Radio Technical projects
  • Alignment of Broadcast Engineering Investment with Modern Technological developments
  • Development and Implementation of a Disaster Recovery and Business continuity strategy for the Corporation
  • Integration of Television and Radio on a technologically sound infrastructure
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Broadcast Engineering or any other relevant degree. A Masters Degree in Broadcast Engineering will be an added advantage
  • At least five (5) years practical experience in an automated media environment with digital broadcast and conversant with media legislation, digital divide, multimedia /web services, convergence of technologies and technological trends in the industry
  • Have demonstrated a high standard of professional competence and administrative ability required for direction and coordination of planning, development and maintenance of Engineering services
  • Must be a registered member of Engineering Registration Board of Kenya or any other recognized Engineering Body.
Skills and Competencies

1) Conventional Broadcast
  • Television Studios Systems – from ingest to play out
  • Broadcast Video and Audio Techniques
  • Audio/video Instrumentation measurement
  • Broadcast Studio Acoustics
  • RF Transmission Techniques
2) Broadcast IT
  • Video compression – DV25,MPEG’s, DVB or ATSC (or ISDB)
  • Digital servicer play out technologies – VDCP, Lonth, Harris, Control protocols
  • Broadcast Automation systems
  • Disk storage – RAID/NAS/SAN technologies
  • Computer networking and configurations
  • Post production – video capture and non-linear editing systems (NLEs)
3) RF
  • RF Satellite uplinking – High-powered amplifiers (HPA)
  • RF Communications satellite downlinking – Band detection, carrier detection and IRD configuration, etc.
  • RF transmission systems and components – IOT, UHF, VHF, UHF, FM, AM transmitters, antennas, transmission line, high power filters, digital modulators, towers, tower lighting systems, backup generators.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may send their applications stating their current remuneration and enclosing detailed CVs, copies of certificates and testimonials, names of three referees, day time telephone contacts, so as to reach the undersigned on or before 6th July, 2012.

Those who had applied earlier need not reapply.

The Managing Director
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
P.O. Box 30456

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

We Are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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