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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 above positions with suitably qualified Kenyans as follows:

Chief Procurement Officer 

 KURA/PROC/12/001 JG 7 (1POST)

The successful candidates will report to the Manager Procurement.

Job Summary

The Chief Procurement Officer will provide support to Manager Procurement, acting as an expert source of advice to the budget holders, managers and staff to ensure understanding of, and compliance with the applicable law, policies and procedures of the Authority.

Key Responsibilities
  • To lead, coordinate and help develop consolidated annual procurement plan
  • Responsible for following the policies and procedures as defined in the Authority policy guidelines
  • Supervising, scheduling the work, professionally developing, and evaluating the performance of the procurement officers. Reviewing the performance objectives established by the professionals under his/her supervision.
  • Ensuring the smooth functioning of the department as a synergetic, service-oriented team, in meeting the many and varying needs of the Authority’s internal and external customers.
  • Responsible for preparing contracts and purchase orders within the guidelines of the applicable laws, procedures and policies in place.
  • With approval of the Head of Procurement, responsible for consulting with the Authority’s legal officer or other approved legal counsel regarding the legality of proposed procurement contracts.
  • Responsible for providing administrative support for all procurements and maintaining the official contract files
  • Responsible for ensuring purchasing orders and/or contracts are authorized in accordance with the approval matrix in place.
  • Participating fully in the opening, evaluation, negotiations and contract management.
  • Reviewing and approving the various procurement reports prepared by procurement officers including quarterly and annual reports.
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with both existing and new suppliers and contractors
  • To take an active lead in introduction, development and implementation of procurement best practices
  • Manage staff within Procurement Department.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in supplies management or in business related field with post graduate diploma in purchasing & supplies management from a recognized institution.
  • At least seven (7) years’ experience in procurement three (3) years of which must have been in a senior position.
  • A member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM).
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Good analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge in Public Procurement and Disposal procedures as contained in the public procurement and disposal act 2005 and regulation 2006 as well as development partners.
Chief Human Resource Officer 

KURA/HR&A/12/001 JG 7 (1 POST)

The successful candidate will report to Manager Human Resource and Administration

Job Summary

To effectively manage, coordinate and administer all the HR functions and policies relating to employees, so as to ensure peaceful Industrial relations and enhanced productivity.

Key Responsibilities
  • Deputize the Human Resource and Administration Manager in performance management related activities including performance review meetings, disciplinary committee meeting, teambuilding etc.
  • Coordinate Training activities for the Authority and carryout secretarial duties to the training committee functions as delegated by the Departmental Manager
  • Advice staff members on emerging local and international trends on both social and environmental issues likely to affect their employment.
  • Manage the collection and update of staff personal details
  • Assist in Developing Human Resource Plans and policies.
  • Participate in staff discipline processes, manage staff welfare, employee conflict and bereavement
  • Plan, co-ordinate and prepare reports pertaining to the Departments Performance Contract obligations.
  • Communicate performance expectations and coordinate performance appraisal for the entire Authority.
  • Manage and maintain peaceful Industrial relations in liaison with relevant Stakeholders
  • Ensure the implementation of Human Resource Policy and the Authority’s regulations in line with relevant legislation and observance by employees.
  • Advice and guide Management on all HR practices necessary, in having enhanced productivity and industrial peace. (Enumerate & sensitize staff on grievance handling procedures).
  • Prepare reports on how interpersonal relations and staff incentives within the Authority can be enhanced. (This includes co-ordination of employee recognition schemes, advice an appropriate staff rewarding and motivation system).
  • Provide guidance & counseling by helping needy employees, monitoring progress and provide various empowerment initiatives where necessary.
  • Organize induction, circulation programs and group-training sessions (in liaison with relevant HR committees) to enable employees manage the transition to new assignments and to cope with the demands of the Strategic Plan and Performance Contract.
  • Liaise with affiliate Ministries, like Labour, to ensure adherence to required labour practices and DPM requirements.
  • Make preparations for job evaluation exercises, help in the administration of the same, assist in developing supervisory skills for appraisal interviews, and analyze appraisal forms & co-ordinate recommendations from a selected committee.
  • manage the Authority’s Payroll Administration
  • Undertake any other official duties as may be assigned by the Human Resource and Administration Manager from time to time.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Social Science Degree from a recognized university and a Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • Professional qualifications in Human Resource Management.
  • Membership to relevant professional body essential
  • Minimum 7 years relevant working experience
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Proven communication skills
  • Culture Change Agent with time management skills
  • Computer proficiency and ability to operate HR Information System
  • Rounded experience and knowledge of employment laws, procedures and policies
  • Ability to interpret, find solutions and to communicate employee concerns
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and keep abreast with emerging trends in Human Resource Management
The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as the case may be.

Senior Procurement Officer

KURA/PROC/12/002 JG 6 (3 POSTS)

The successful candidate will report to Chief Procurement Officer.

Job Summary

The job holder will assist the Chief Procurement Officer in providing support to Manager Procurement in procurement related matters to ensure understanding of, and compliance with the applicable law, policies and procedures of the Authority.

Key Responsibilities
  • To lead, coordinate and help develop consolidated annual procurement plan
  • Responsible for following the policies and procedures as defined in the Authority policy guidelines
  • Supervises, schedules the work, professionally develops, and evaluates the performance of the procurement officers. Reviews the performance objectives established by the professionals under his/her supervision.
  • Ensures the smooth functioning of the department as a synergetic, service-oriented team, in meeting the many and varying needs of the Authority’s internal and external customers.
  • Responsible for preparing contracts and purchase orders within the guidelines of the applicable laws, procedures and policies in place.
  • With the approval of the Head of Procurement, responsible for consulting with the Authority’s legal officer or other approved legal counsel regarding the legality of proposed procurement contracts.
  • Responsible for providing administrative support for all procurements and maintaining the official contract files
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with both existing and new suppliers and contractors
  • Perform any other official duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in supplies management or in business related field with Post Graduate Diploma in purchasing and supplies management from a recognized institution.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the field of procurement and two (2) of which must be in a similar position.
  • Working knowledge in Public Procurement and Disposal procedures as well as contained in the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 and regulation 2006 as well as with Development Partners.
  • A member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM).
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Good analytical, communications and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in ICT.
Assistant Engineer 

REF- KURA/M/12/004 JG 5 [2 POSTS]

The successful candidates will report to the Engineer/ Regional Engineer

Job Summary

To undertake work in the fields of planning for road design, construction, maintenance, and other civil engineering structures. Further, the engineer will provide services in quality assurance and axle load control.

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare Engineering Analysis of urban roads projects to include: preliminary design, life cycle cost and equipment selection
  • Conduct Survey to gather field data.
  • Prepare and interpret blueprints, drawings, layouts and other visual aids.
  • Prepare construction specifications.
  • Perform engineering duties surrounding the following; roads, public works, sub-divisions, drainage, traffic, tunnel, bridge and environmental management systems.
  • Preparation of road work documents.
  • Management of project issues, budgets and schedules
  • Assist in the review and critique of proposed changes to urban roads engineering standards, policies or details.
  • Assist in the review of development plans for compliance with adopted roads engineering standards and good engineering practices.
  • Meet with the general public and or developers, landowners and interest groups concerning zoning, subdivision projects, building projects and engineering regulations, standards or policies.
  • Assist in coordinating the activities of the design and construction teams.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Manager in charge.
Qualifications
  • Degree in civil engineering or its equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Good communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Basic ICT knowledge.
The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as the case may be.


Manager Roads

KURA/M/12/001 JG 8 (1 POST)

The successful candidate will report to the General Manager (Maintenance)

Job Summary

The job holder will be responsible for the entire roads project life cycle to include design, construction, and maintenance and project completion.

Performance of any other duties as assigned by the General Manager (Maintenance)

Key responsibilities
  • Be responsible for the Road Project cycle which includes planning, design, construction and maintenance.
  • The person may be designated as a Regional Manager in any one of the Authority’s Regional offices within the country
  • The person shall be responsible for all the resources within his/ her Department/Region which includes funds, equipment and human capital.
  • Monitor and coordinate field operations to ensure compliance with the set standards and specifications.
  • The person may be designated as a Project Manager in any one of the Authority’s special projects.
  • Review development plans for compliance with adopted road engineering standards and good engineering practices.
  • Implementation of the policies of the Authority.
  • Preparation of annual work programs, budgets and procurement plans.
  • Supervision of road works and services.
  • Carrying out of general administration of road activities.
  • Accounting for all funds issued and/or spent.
  • Ensuring road works and services are executed in accordance with standards and specifications.
  • Monitoring the physical and financial aspects of road projects.
  • Coordinating all road development and maintenance activities.
  • Maintaining an up to date inventory of roads.
  • Maintaining an up to date record of road reserves and preventing encroachment of the same.
  • Managing expenditure control.
  • Maintaining technical and financial records.
  • Undertaking studies, designs and preparation of tender documentation.
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual and ad-hoc reports for all the projects and activities for which you are responsible
  • Provide direction and general leadership for staff working in the Department/Region.
  • Performance of any other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Registered engineer with the Kenya Engineers Registration Board
  • Working ICT knowledge for road management systems.
  • Be a member of Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK)
  • Experience in the Ministry of Local Government, Local Authorities and /or Ministry of Roads will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in Labour Based Works.
  • Five (5) years post registration experience, & serving at a senior management level with relevant experience and responsibility.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads
  • Demonstrable knowledge of public procurement systems and processes as used by government of Kenya, multilateral and bilateral development partners.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and achieve set targets through team work.
Senior Engineers 

KURA/M/12/002 JG 7 (11 POSTS)

The successful candidates will report to the Respective Managers/Regional Manager.

Job Summary

The job holder will be responsible for the entire roads project life cycle to include design, construction, maintenance and project completion. Performance of any other duties assigned by Manager Roads.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist in undertaking works in the fields of Quality Assurance, Axle Load Control, planning, design, construction, maintenance of roads and drainage structures.
  • Prepare engineering analysis of urban road projects which includes: preliminary design, calculation, and life cycle cost and equipment selection.
  • Conduct surveys to gather field data.
  • Prepare and interpret blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts and other visual aids.
  • Prepare technical construction specifications.
  • Perform civil engineering duties surrounding the following; roads and related buildings, sub-divisions, drainage, traffic, tunnel, bridge, and environmental management systems.
  • Prepare feasibility, design, and construction and maintenance documents.
  • Manage project issues, budgets, and schedules/programmes
  • Review and critique proposed changes to urban road engineering standards, policies, or details.
  • Review development plans for compliance with adopted road engineering standards and good engineering practices.
  • Meet with the general public and/or developers, landowners, and interest groups concerning zoning, subdivision of projects, building projects, and engineering regulations, standards, or policies.
  • Coordinate the activities of the design, construction and maintenance teams.
  • Perform any other official duties that you may assign by your supervisor.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Degree in civil engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Registered engineer with engineers registration board.
  • Be a member of institution of engineers of Kenya (IEK).
  • Three (3) years post registration experience, two (2) of which should be in road design, construction and/or maintenance.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads.
  • Demonstrable knowledge public procurement systems and processes as used by the government of Kenya multilateral and bilateral development partners.
  • Good communication skills as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage staff and provide good leadership.
  • Working ICT knowledge for road management system.
  • Experience in the ministry of local government, local authorities and/or ministry of roads will be an added advantage.
The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as the case may be.

Engineer 

Ref: KURA/M/12/003 – JG 6 – [2 POSTS]

The successful candidate will report to the Senior Engineer.

Job Summary

The job holder will be undertaking work in the fields of planning, road design, construction, maintenance, and other civil engineering structures. 

The job holder will also be providing services in quality assurance and axle load control.

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare engineering analysis of urban road projects to include: preliminary design, detailed design, life cycle cost and equipment selection.
  • Prepare and interpret blueprints, drawings, layouts, and other visual aids.
  • Prepare construction specifications.
  • Perform engineering duties surrounding the following: roads, public works, sub-divisions, drainage, traffic, tunnel, bridge, and environmental management systems.
  • Assist in the review and critique of proposed changes to urban road engineering standards, policies or details.
  • Assist in the review of development plans for compliance with adopted road engineering standards and good engineering practices.
  • Meet with the general public and/ or developers, landowners, and interest groups concerning zoning, subdivision projects, building projects, and engineering regulations, standards, or policies.
  • Assist in coordinating the activities of the design and construction teams.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Three (3) years post qualification experience, Two (2) years of which should be in road design, construction and/or maintenance.
  • Registration with Kenya Engineers’ Registration Board as a Graduate Engineer.
  • Professional registration with ERB is an added advantage.
  • Membership with the IEK is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable knowledge in planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of public procurement systems and processes as used by the Government of Kenya.
  • Ability to manage staff and provide good leadership.
  • Demonstrate working ICT knowledge for road management systems.
  • Experience in the Ministry of Local Government, Local Authorities and/or Ministry of Roads will be an added advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and adhere to set targets through teamwork.
Senior Surveyor 

REF: KURA/D & C/12/001– JG 6 – [3 POSTS]

The successful candidate will report to Manager Survey/Regional Manager.

Job summary

The job holder will report to the Manager-Survey and assist manager survey in all matters relating to survey and administration.

Duties and responsibilities.
  • Assist in the preparation of survey annual work plans.
  • Assist in provision of survey data during feasibility studies and final design
  • Identification of road reserves and mapping of the roads
  • Identification of survey requirements and standards for specific areas
  • Preparation of survey specification and Terms of reference for survey works to be contracted out
  • Supervision of survey consultant engaged by the KURA
  • Supervision of the civil works during construction.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Degree in Surveying and photogrammetry or equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Be conversant with modern survey equipment (GPS, Total Station etc.)
  • Should be competent in computer Aided design (CAD), GIS and Image processing software’s.
  • Demonstrate ability work with minimum supervision and be able to lead a team of surveyors.
  • Have at least five (5) years working experience in engineering survey in a busy digital map production office. Three of which at a management level.
  • Be a member of the Institutions of surveyor’s ok Kenya (ISK) or equivalent.
  • 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 the case may be.

Administrative Officer 

KURA/HR&A/12/002 JG 5 (2 POSTS)

The successful candidates will report to the Senior Administrative Officer.

Job Summary

To effectively manage, coordinate and administer all the administration and management support functions and policies relating to employees, so as to ensure enhanced productivity.

Key Responsibilities
  • Setting up and monitoring effective administrative systems
  • Coordinate the Authority’s operational and logistics, including transport and communication services
  • Overseeing safety and security matters, including putting in place appropriate measures to deal with emergencies
  • Ensuring un-interrupted availability of essential services such as water, electricity and telephones
  • Assisting in coming up with and overseeing actions to improve service delivery
  • Assisting in networking with partners to engender support to the Authority
  • Coordinate responses to emergencies like employees’ safety, electricity failures, water leakages, defective locks, doors etc with the approved service providers.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field from a recognized University
  • Diploma in Business Management/Administration studies
  • Membership to relevant professional body essential
  • Minimum 3 years relevant working experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven communication skills
  • Be a Team player
  • Culture Change Agent
  • Computer proficiency
  • Critical time management skills
  • Rounded experience and knowledge of employment laws, procedures and policies
  • Ability to interpret, find solutions and to communicate employee concerns
Transport Officer

KURA/HR&A/12/003 JG 5 (1 POST)

The successful candidate will report to the Senior Administrative Officer.

Job Summary

As the Authority’s Transport Officer, the job holder shall provide administrative services and facilitate mobility and maintenance of the Authority’s fleet.

Key Responsibilities
  • Devise cost effective and workable transport plan and logistics based on the Authority’s requirements.
  • Keep proper records and up to date inventory of all motor vehicles and tools.
  • Carry out needs assessment for vehicle utilization.
  • Provide for maintenance and servicing of the Authority’s vehicles by the various service providers(to include raising of relevant requisitions and advise on repairs)
  • Provide for up-to-date maintenance of records and renewal of the various licenses and insurance covers.
  • To compile monthly returns with due regard to expenses vis-à-vis available funds.
  • To maintain the work ticket (mileage, officer-in-charge etc)
  • Seek authorization for use of vehicle after officer hours, weekends, long distance etc.
  • Co-ordination and supervision of transport office personnel (to include daily visual checks of the Authority’s vehicles)
  • Ensure adequate staff supervision of transport personnel.
  • Implementation of transport policy approved by the management.
  • Propose improvements in the existing transport system.
  • Ensure that proper inventory of all components of vehicles are maintained and checked frequently.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field from a recognized university
  • Professional qualifications in Transport Management studies
  • Membership to relevant professional body essential
  • Minimum 4 years relevant working experience
  • The role requires flexibility and the ability to prioritize conflicting requests.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize workload as agreed with supervisor.
  • Organized and careful, accurate working practices.
  • Attentive to detail.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team.
  • Positive friendly and helpful manner.
  • Capability to work for long hours in a challenging environment.
The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as the case may be.

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 18th October, 2012.
 
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

Important notice:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

KURA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving work force diversity in terms of gender and culture. 

Persons with Disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. 

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