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Government Job Vacancies - Kenya Roads Board

Kenya Roads Board is a state corporation established by the Kenya Roads Board Act No. 7 of 1999. 

The mandates of the Board include the management of the Road Maintenance Levy Fund (RMLF) for the maintenance, rehabilitation and development of Kenya’s road network. 

To enhance its operations KRB is seeking to recruit experienced candidates to fill the following vacant positions;

1. Manager / Civil Engineer 

1 Post
Ref: KRB/2014-1
Reporting to a General Manager, the successful applicant will perform duties in Technical Compliance or in Planning and Programming functions of the Board.

Key duties and responsibilities include the following:
·                     Coordinating development of road network annual roads work programmes presented to KRB by the Road Agencies;
·                     Ensuring selected roads in the programme are prioritized in accordance with KRB’s requirements;
·                     Monitoring the implementation of delivery of works;
·                     Auditing Road Agencies’ processes and work policies and procedures and make recommendations for improvement;
·                     Following up on road works to ensure work implementation is as per the approved work programmes;
·                     Ensuring analysis of organizational performance is achieved.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Degree in civil engineering or equivalent from a recognized university;
·                     Registered Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK);
·                     Minimum of eight (8) years experience in road planning, design, construction and maintenance;
·                     Exposure to procurement systems and processes as used by Government of Kenya;
·                     Superior communication and interpersonal skills; and
·                     Leadership skills.
2. Deputy Manager / Civil Engineer
5 Posts
Reporting to a Manager/Civil Engineer, successful applicants will perform duties in Technical Compliance or in Planning and Programming functions of the Board.

Key duties and responsibilities include the following:
·                     Carrying out technical, performance and financial audits on all road works implemented by road agencies in accordance with set standards,
·                     Gathering, collating and analyzing technical data of road works for efficiency and effectiveness;
·                     Preparation of Comprehensive audit reports and making recommendations for Implementation;
·                     Coordinating with Road Agencies in development of road works programmes; and
·                     Ensuring programmes are within the approved financial ceiling;
·                     Monitoring the implementation of delivery of works.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Degree in civil Engineering from a recognized University;
·                     Minimum six (6) years practical experience in Planning, Design, Construction Maintenance and Technical & Performance Auditing;
·                     Registered with EBK and be a Corporate Member of IEK;
·                     Superior communication skills and ability to work with teams; and
·                     Experience in Computer applications.
3. Engineer III 
2 Posts
Ref: KRB 2014-3
The holder of the position will assist in reviewing of work programmes. In addition the position holder will assist in conducting technical and financial audits of works funded by the RMLF fund;
Key duties and responsibilities include the following:
·                     Reviewing work programmes to ensure that the programmes are done in KRB’s standard formats;
·                     Preparing expenditure and management reports;
·                     Assisting in conducting technical, financial and performance audits; and
·                     Assisting in coordinating road network maintenance needs and funding models;
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Degree in civil engineering or equivalent from a University recognized by Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).
·                     A minimum of three (3) years practical experience in monitoring work programmes and reporting systems; road design, construction and road maintenance and technical and financial audit;
·                     Registrable by the EBK; and
·                     Ability to be a good team player.
4. Transport Economist
1 Post

Ref: KRB 2014-4
Reporting to a General Manager, successful candidate will be responsible for studying economic trends, collecting data, using analytical tools and techniques to prepare reports and information for decision making.

Key duties and responsibilities include the following:
·                     Collecting data, forecasting and producing reports;
·                     Analyzing economic trends through complex quantitative methods for reliable forecast of economic activity and funding of roads;
·                     Conduct valuable research, present findings to support decision making; and
·                     Planning and policy developments in the road sector and ensure that Investment programming adds value to the economy.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Degree in Civil Engineering, Economics or Social Sciences;
·                     Master’s Degree in Transport Economics or Economics;
·                     Eight (8) years experience in macro and micro economic analysis and statistical analysis;
·                     Exposure to public service economic planning systems;
·                     Self-confidence and good interpersonal skills;
·                     Analytical skills and modeling skills; and
·                     Effective communication skills.
5. Legal Officer 
1 Post

Ref: KRB 2014-5
Reporting to the Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs.

Key duties and responsibilities include the following:
·                     Ensure regulations that govern the operations of the Board are complied with at all times;
·                     Assist in preparation and circulation of Agenda and facilitate smooth running of Board Meetings, preparing minutes in a timely manner;
·                     Develop and manage the Board’s litigation cases in liaison with Attorney General or other Board’s external lawyers;
·                     Ensure that signed and confirmed minutes are filed;
·                     Vet all contracts or agreements proposed to be entered into between the Board and a third party; and
·                     Assist in managing the corporate planning of the Board.
Qualifications and Experience
·                     Degree in Law;
·                     An advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
·                     Minimum of six (6) years post qualification experience; exposure to public sector legal systems will be an added advantage;
·                     Exposure to a computerized environment;
·                     Excellent business communication and report writing skills; and
·                     Good appreciation of strategic planning processes.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit written applications with detailed resume indicating education and qualifications, work experience, copies of certificates, your current position, remuneration level, day time contact phone numbers, E-mail and three referees. 

KRB is an equal opportunity employer. 

A competitive remuneration package will be offered.

The envelopes should be clearly marked with the reference number of the post applied for and addressed to:

The Executive Director
Kenya Roads Board,
3rd Floor, Kenya Re Towers, Upper Hill
P.O. Box 73718-00200

Applications should be received by 14th January, 2015.

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