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The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Roadsestablished 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:
 

Corporate Affairs Officer

Ref: KURA/CA/13/002

1 Post

Location: Headquarters
 
Department: Corporate Affairs
 
Reports To: Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
 
Job Grade: 5
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide technical advice in the design of KURA website and digital newsletters/email advertising;
  • Undertake graphic design development for Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials;
  • Design layouts for publications such as newsletters, brochures, adverts bulletins, Cards, billboards, safety signs and signage;
  • Filming (recording) / Photographing of KURA functions & activities;
  • Production of documentaries, video editing and review of Authority adverts;
  • Archiving of film and photographic records and other documentaries; and
  • Performance of any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
 
Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:
  • Bachelors degree in Communication, Business or Social Science from a recognized University;
  • A diploma in fine art/graphic design;
  • Advanced program in 3D/2D design;
  • Proficiency in graphical designing through adobe photoshop Suite, dreamweaver, freehand, illustrator, InDesign and Quark Xpress;
  • Advanced Certificate in Photography /Film/television/Communication design are added advantage; and
  • Knowledge about press and electronic media, offset and large format printing is added advantage.

Senior Corporate Affairs Officer

Ref: KURA/CA/13/001
 
1 Post

Location: Headquarters
 
Department: Corporate Affairs
 
Reports To: Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
 
Job Grade: 6
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implementation of communications, public relations and media strategies within the established procedures;
  • Co-ordination of public relations activities of the Authority;
  • Ensuring timely and effective communication with the media;
  • Production and distribution of in-house journals, newsletters, and other related public corporate documents;
  • Editing of web content and ensuring maintenance and updating of information on the Authority’s website by the ICT department;
  • Implementation of Corporate Affairs Department plans in line with the corporate objectives;
  • Undertaking media monitoring, event management and customer care management;
  • Handling complaints raised by the Authority’s stakeholders;
  • Establishing networks with the Media and other stakeholders;
  • Development of documentaries and management of corporate branding.
  • Coordination of regional and county communication events;
  • Development and organization of press releases, media adverts, supplements, and tours;
  • Organizing and coordinating public relations events and activities including corporate social responsibility in KURA; and
  • Perform any other official duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
 
Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Marketing, Business or any Social Science from a recognized University;
  • Have Postgraduate Degree in Public Relations or Mass Communications; 
  • Have satisfactorily served in the grade of Corporate Affairs Officer in the Authority or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum period of three years;
  • Are members of professional body such as Public Relations Society of Kenya(PRSK) or a
    recognized relevant professional body;
  • Have good interpersonal, communication and computer skills;
  • Have excellent script and speech writing skills; and
  • Are assertive and team players.

Senior Electrical Engineer

Ref: KURA/P&E/13/009
 
1 Post

Location: Headquarters
 
Department: Planning and Environment
 
Reports to: Manager Design
 
Job grade: JG 6
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare electrical designs for various projects as required by the Authority
  • Analyze complex electrical engineering problems and offer effective resolutions
  • Creation and management of the electrical scope of work for the Authority
  • Sizing of overall electrical system
  • Specification, selection and purchase of all electrical equipment to meet the Authority requirements
  • Oversee development of detailed design drawings including one line diagrams, plans, details, wiring diagrams and fabrication drawings
  • Develop and maintain labour and material estimates for projects.
Qualifications & Skills
 
Appointment to this position will be made from persons who:
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Have been registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
  • Able to work effectively with a wide spectrum of people and Have good communication and interpersonal skills and
  • Are proficient in ICT use.

Senior Roads Safety Officer

Ref: KURA/P&E/13/008 

1 Post

Location: Headquarters
 
Department: Planning and Environment
 
Reports to: Chief Road Safety Officer
 
Job grade: JG 6
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring that Road Safety services are delivered in a cost effective and professional manner and that all statutory requirements are met;
  • Analyzing road designs on issues of road safety;
  • Undertaking training on road safety measures;
  • Undertaking road safety research projects and developing, road safety initiatives;
  • Undertaking analysis of road accident statistics and assisting in road safety audits when required;
  • Liaising with other organizations on issues of road safety; and
  • Performance any other lawful as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications & Skills
 
Appointment to this position will be made from persons who:
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university with professional Training in Occupational Health safety or equivalent qualification;
  • Have diploma in road safety;
  • Registration with the Directorate of Occupational Safety and Health Services (DOSHS);
  • Have satisfactorily served in the grade of Road Safety Officer in the Authority or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for at least 3 years;
  • Have thorough knowledge of Road safety and sustainable transport issues;
  • Are Able to work effectively with a wide spectrum of people; and
  • Are proficient in ICT use.

Senior Transportation Engineer

Ref: KURA/P&E/13/007
 
1 Post

Location: Headquarters
 
Department: Planning and Environment
 
Reports to: Chief Road Safety Officer
 
Job grade: JG 6
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the development, programming, calibration, validation, application and documentation of transportation and land use forecasting methods.
  • Prepares input data for simulation models, tabulates travel simulation model outputs using GIS tools and tabular forms. Compares model results with current and historical data.
  • Conducts individual highway and public transportation studies, including detailed specification of the problem, application of travel demand models, analysis and review of simulation results, interpretation and reporting of travel forecast results and the development of conclusions and recommendations for project implementation.
  • Prepares reports summarizing findings and recommendations of various studies, including text, tables, maps, charts, photos and other appropriate graphics and presents results to technical committees and the public.
  • Assists in the application of standard statistical data processing programs and techniques to tabulate process and analyze census and travel survey data.
  • Performs related technical work, as required.
Qualifications & Skills
 
Appointment to this position will be made from persons who:
  • Have a degree in Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized university
  • Have diploma in Statistics
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of transportation planning and transportation engineering, ability to relate this knowledge to the development and analysis of a regional transportation system and its components.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable computer applications, graphics programs, database design, word processing and spreadsheet software. Experience with Python, SQL, MS Access.
  • Familiarity with geographical information systems (GIS) and their applications.
  • Familiarity with field surveys, data analysis, and system evaluation.
  • Familiarity with advanced practice models, such as activity based models and dynamic traffic assignment.
  • Ability to effectively present results of research and technical analysis in oral, written and graphic form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with staff and other stakeholders.

Chief Environmentalist

Ref: KURA/P&E/13/006 

1 Post

Location: Headquarters
 
Department: Planning and Environment
 
Reports to: Manager Environment
 
Job grade: JG 7
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Reviewing environmental priorities for the Authority in collaboration with other stakeholders with a view to managing associated risks.
  • Undertaking environmental & social impact studies independently as part of the road design and tender documentation process and preparation of appropriate environmental management plans.
  • Designing, implementing and tracking progress on environmental and social performance systems with a view to ensuring compliance with corporate standards.
  • Establishing linkages with consultants and other stakeholders on environmental matters for mutual benefit of the Authority.
  • Conducting environmental & social reviews of the Company’s projects and supervising new portfolio investments.
  • Providing support to project development initiatives in the Authority and ensuring environmental & social development issues are addressed.
  • Providing technical and advisory support to road sector stakeholders towards achieving positive and sustainable development outcomes including mobilization of support from donor funded programmes.
  • Interacting with development partners/donor organizations to facilitate compliance with national environmental laws and regulations and other agreed performance standards.
  • Monitoring emerging regulatory and legislative policy changes and/or initiatives and facilitating incorporation and implementation of relevant strategies within the Authority’s activities.
  • Reviewing relevant Authority contracts to ensure provisions related to environmental provisions have been incorporated.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications & Skills
 
Appointment to this position will be made from persons who:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental/Environmental Engineering/Biological Sciences or equivalent degree from a recognized University.
  • Post Graduate Training in Environmental Studies or related studies.
  • Registered with NEMA as a Lead Expert.
  • Proven knowledge of Environmental Management and Coordination Act 1999 and the Regulations there from.
  • Minimum of Seven (7) years overall experience, two of which should be in the area of environmental assessment and monitoring of roads, and experience in work related to Donor Funded Projects will be an added advantage.
  • Good IT User skills.
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Assertive and team player.

Chief Sociologist

Ref: KURA/P&E/13/005 

1 Post

Location: Headquarters
 
Department: Planning and Environment
 
Reports to: Manager Environment
 
Job grade: JG 7
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Undertaking social impact studies independently as part of the road design and tender documentation process and preparation of appropriate social management plans.
  • Designing, implementing and tracking progress on social performance systems with a view to ensuring compliance with corporate standards.
  • Conducting social reviews of the Authority’s projects and supervising new portfolio investments.
  • Providing technical and advisory support to road sector stakeholders towards achieving positive and sustainable development outcomes including mobilization of support from donor funded programmes.
  • Reviewing relevant Authority contracts to ensure provisions related to social provisions have been incorporated.
  • Advising and recommending scenarios that will optimize on community benefits on the basis of assessments and surveys.
  • Preparing terms of reference for the social surveys and facilitating implementation of related recommendations.
  • Liaising with relevant staff/communication specialists and other stakeholders in the dissemination of public information relating to the Authority’s road projects.
  • Establishing linkages with consultants and other stakeholders on social matters for mutual benefit of the Authority.
  • Coordination of implementation of HIV/AIDS interventions to ensure appropriate mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS into roads projects.
  • Coordination of gender mainstreaming in road design with emphasis on equal employment opportunities for both men and women.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications & Skills
 
Appointment to this position will be made from persons who:
  • Bachelor degree in Social Sciences or equivalent degree from a recognized University.
  • Post Graduate Training in Social Work/Development Studies/Anthropology or related studies.
  • Minimum of Seven (7) years overall experience, two of which should be in the area of HIV/AIDS interventions, and experience in work related to Donor Funded Projects will be an added advantage.
  • Previous work experience in environmental & social impact assessment will be an added advantage.
  • Good IT User skills.
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Assertive and team player.

Chief Road Safety Officer

Ref: KURA/P&E/13/004

1 Post

Location: Headquarters
 
Department: Planning and Environment
 
Reports to: Manager Transport Economics
 
Job grade: JG 7
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Formulation and implementation of road safety policies and regulations;
  • Overseeing delivery of Road Safety services in a cost effective and professional manner and that all statutory requirements are met;
  • Participating in performance review and development meeting and undertaking a plan of training where necessary;
  • Undertaking road safety research projects;
  • Development and implementation of road safety initiatives;
  • Undertaking analysis of road accident statistics and assisting in road safety audits;
  • Liaising with relevant authorities on issues of road safety ;
  • Encouraging partnership with other organizations including providing guidance and assistance to schools and insofar as training on current Road Safety and travel awareness issues;
  • In charge of Children Traffic Parks in various parts of the Country
  • Performance of any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications & Skills
 
Appointment to this position will be made from persons who:
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Education
  • Have a Certificate in Engineering Computer Aided Programs eg AUTO CAD
  • Have knowledge in project planning and ability to disseminate knowledge;
  • Have thorough knowledge of Road safety and sustainable transport issues;
  • Understands strategic issues affecting casualty reduction;
  • Are Able to work effectively with a wide spectrum of people; and
  • Are proficient in ICT use.

Chief Urban Planner

Ref: KURA/P&E/13/003 

1 Post

Location: Headquarters
 
Department: Planning and Environment
 
Reports to: Manager Transport Economics
 
Job grade: JG 7
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Undertaking a wide variety of urban planning exercises including road corridor use planning, socio-economic analysis, infrastructure and environmental planning;
  • Preparing reports regarding the locations of different infrastructure, as well as population characteristics;
  • Evaluation of proposals and recommend denial, approval or conditional approval, as well as make changes as necessary;
  • Designing, promoting and administering KURA plans and policies affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, community facilities, housing, and transportation;
  • Assessing the feasibility of road proposals and identifying necessary changes;
  • Creating, preparing, or requisitioning graphic and narrative reports on land use data, including land area maps overlaid with geographic variables such as population density;
  • Researching and obtaining information regarding all applicable codes, and regulations which would affect the development of a site;
  • Analyzing preliminary zoning reports and determining the requirements and timelines to permit process of road infrastructure development;
  • Facilitating consultation with the government officials, land developers, lawyers, special interest groups, and the general public to develop or address issues regarding land use and road infrastructure development; and
  • Performance of any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications & Skills
 
Appointment to this position will be made from persons who:
  • Have a degree in Land Use, Urban planning or equivalent qualification;
  • Have satisfactorily served in the grade of Senior Urban Planner in the Authority or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for at least 3 years;
  • Are registered and practicing urban planner;
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Have working ICT knowledge for urban planning.

Manager, Transport Economics

Ref: KURA/P&E/13/002 

1 Post
 
Location: Headquarters
 
Department: Planning and Environment
 
Reports to: General Manger, Planning and Environment
 
Job grade: JG 8
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assessing infrastructure requirements of new developments to support planning applications or to inform development plans;
  • Undertaking studies for adoption of common technical standards for roads;
  • Initiating and formulating transport programmes covering roads;
  • Identifying potential solutions to transportation problems;
  • Initiating design ideas for new or improved transport infrastructure;
  • Formulating proposals for financing and implementing transport programmes;
  • Institutionalizing policy reforms for management and financing of various infrastructure;
  • Coordinating development of mathematical and computer simulation models to forecast the effects of road improvements, policy changes and/or public transportation schemes;
  • Designing and interpreting transportation and travel surveys;
  • Evaluating the benefits and costs of different strategies;
  • Preparing plans to promote investment in road; and
  • Performance of any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications & Skills
 
Appointment to this position will be made from persons who:
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Transport Economics or Civil engineering or its equivalent;
  • Have registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
  • Have satisfactorily served in the grade of Chief Transport Economist in the Authority or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for at least 3 years;
  • Have attended a project development and management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Strategic leadership development course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Have good communication and interpersonal skills; and
  • Have working ICT knowledge for transport economics.

Manager, Transportation Engineering

Ref: KURA/P&E/13/001

1 Post
Location: Headquarters
 
Department: Planning and Environment
 
Reports to: General Manger, Planning and Environment
 
Job Grade: JG 8
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
The Manager Transportation Engineering will be responsible for:
  • Formulation and implementation of policies, regulations and procedures that will ensure effective and efficient urban transport;
  • Coordinating implementation of axle load control policies for the roads under the Authority;
  • Preparing an axle load control programme;
  • Coordinating implementation of road safety and traffic control policies for the roads under the Authority;
  • Advising on traffic control policies;
  • Designing transit means and analyze effects of transit in urban areas;
  • Overseeing the design of road safety improvements;
  • Coordinating preparation and implementation of axle load control contracts; and
  • Performance of any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications & Skills
 
Appointment to this position will be made from persons who:
  • Hold a degree in civil engineering or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university;
  • Training in Transport Management
  • Are registered with Engineers Registration Board (ERB) and a member of Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
  • Have satisfactorily served in the grade of a Senior Engineer axle load/traffic/Chief Safety Officer in the Authority or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for at least 3 years;
  • Have attended sstrategic leadership development course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Have attended management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Have good communication skills as well as interpersonal skills;
  • Have ability to manage staff and provide good leadership; and
  • Have working ICT knowledge for road management system.
Candidates who meet the set criteria should apply for the position(s) as well as download and fill the Job Application Form, attach their updated CVs, copies of certificates and testimonials and e-mail them to Jobs@kura.go.ke or post or hand deliver them so as to reach the under signed not later than 6th February, 2013.

All applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked on the subject line of the email or envelope. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Director General
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
IKM Building, 5th Ngong Avenue
P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO, 
Nairobi

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