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The Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) is a state corporation established under The Engineers Act, 2011 (No. 43) with the mandate to oversee the registration of engineers and engineering firms, regulation of engineering professional services, setting of standards, development and general practice of Engineering. 


EBK will contribute to the transformation of the engineering service which will be expected to function effectively and innovatively in a results- oriented and accountable manner.
 
EBK is seeking to recruit a creative, proactive, detail oriented and tenacious Kenyan citizen with the ability to quickly adapt to a dynamic work environment to fill in the following position:-
 
Public Communications Officer

EBK Grade 5

Reporting to the legal & public communications manager, the public communications officer will be responsible for :
  • Help in the formulation of public communications strategies.
  • Help in preparation of public communiqué and press releases.
  • Day to day management of the Board’s Website.
  • Development of print /electronic supplements /documentaries for the Board.
  • Co-ordinate the preparation of publicity material for the Board.
  • Act as the liaison between the Board and the public for information dissemination
  • Gathering and dissemination of relevant information through written articles, journals and editing newsletters for the Board
  • Oversee the functions of the customer service desk
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Communication or related field.
  • Postgraduate qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Undertaken a Senior Management Course from a recognized institution
  • Five (5) years relevant work experience.
  • Member of a relevant professional body
  • Proficiency in IT Skills
  • Excellent Communications and interpersonal skills.

Administrative Officer

EBK Grade
 5

Reporting to the Human Resources & Administration Manager, the Administrative Officer shall be responsible for:
  • Setting up and monitoring effective administrative systems
  • Ensure effective and efficient performance of administration related activities including transport, office space, scheduling of meetings, Supervision of staff in the section, contracted/outsourced workers management, security and general office supplies etc.
  • Facilitate mobility and up to date maintenance of the Board’s fleet and buildings.
  • Ensure up to date maintenance of the Board’s major vehicle records and renewal of various licenses and insurance covers.
  • Ensure proper staff and administrative records.
  • Coordinate responses to emergencies e.g. electricity failures, water, leakages, defective locks e.t.c. with approved service providers.
  • Ensure adequate supervision of transport personnel.
  • Assisting in coming up with and overseeing actions to improve service delivery
  • Assisting in networking with partners to acquire support to the Board
  • Assist in the evaluation of manpower requirements.
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, Administration or Management
  • Postgraduate qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Undertaken a Senior Management Course from a recognized institution
  • Five (5) years experience in similar or equivalent position.
  • Member of a relevant professional body
  • Excellent Communications and interpersonal skills.

Procurement Officer

EBK Grade
 5

Reporting to the Registrar the Procurement officer will be Head of supplies chain management for the Board and will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring compliance to the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations;
  • Coordinating the procurement processes for the Board;
  • Advice on all matters related to procurement matters;
  • Development of the Procurement Plan for the Board and coordinating with department and sections in relation to budgetary provisions and implementation of the procurement plan;
  • Head of supplies chain management for the Board Any other task as may be assigned by the Registrar.
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Supplies Management or Business related field.
  • Working knowledge of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 and the regulations.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge in ICT
  • Member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM)
  • Minimum Five (5) years’ experience in a senior position in Supplies Chain Management.

Assistant Registrar – Registration

EBK Grade
 5

Reporting to the Deputy Registrar Registration and Accreditation, the Assistant Registrar (Registration) will be responsible for:
  • Coordinate the operations of the registration secretariat
  • Reviewing and processing of applications for registration by the Board.
  • Processing and issuance of practicing certificates and licenses.
  • Updating of database for all the engineers.
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Management, Administration or Social studies.
  • Minimum Five (5) years’ experience in a similar position as a senior clerical officer or comparable position.
  • Postgraduate qualifications will be an added advantage.

Assistant Registrar – Internship Programme

EBK Grade
 5

Reporting to the Deputy Registrar capacity building & professional development the Internship programme officer will be responsible for:
  • Recruitment and placement of graduate interns.
  • Maintain a register of Graduate interns.
  • Prepare and maintain and update a register of trainers/training organizations.
  • Liaison person between the Trainers and the Board.
  • Establish partnership with key stakeholders in the engineering and related sectors in order to ensure sustainability of the internship programme.
  • Carry out monitoring and evaluation of the programme with an aim to ensure continuous improvement and sustainability.
  • Manage the interns’ records including training logs and reports
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Registered with the Board as a Professional Engineer.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience
  • Effective communication skills.

Assistant Registrar – Compliance Standards and Enforcement

EBK Grade
 5

Reporting to the Deputy Registrar Compliance and Standards, the Assistant Registrar (Compliance Standards and Enforcement) will be responsible for:
  • Development and implementation of standards and operations manual
  • Review of compliance documents submitted by Engineers.
  • Work alongside accredited checkers in review of engineering works/services rendered.
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Registered with the Board as a Professional Engineer.
  • Minimum Five (5) years experience.
  • Must demonstrate understanding of engineering design and supervision of engineering works.

Information Communication and Technology Manager

EBK Grade
 6

Reporting to the Registrar, the Information Communications and Technology Manager will be responsible for:
  • Provide vision and leadership for the Board’s ICT development.
  • Formulate an effective ICT strategy and policy and standards for the board and monitor adherence to the same.
  • Formulate and implement an effective ICT risk management strategy.
  • Implement, manage, monitor and undertake periodic review of ICT policy and technical designs including disaster recovery
  • Guide the procurement of hardware and software products for the Board.
  • Oversee support services and training to system users.
  • Manage ICT resources such as websites, intranet, local and wide area networks, data centre and telephony services.
  • Coordinate licensing issues with software/hardware vendors.
  • Plan, develop and implement the ICT budget, where appropriate, to ensure cost effectiveness and ensure operations meet approved budget levels
  • Research and advice on emerging technologies and trends in ICT that can benefit the Board
  • Promote teamwork and motivate staff to ensure effective working relations, coach, mentor and train new ICT support staff
  • Designing, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting network systems.
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • Five (5) years’ experience in similar or equivalent position.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body

Legal and Public Communications Manager

EBK Grade
 6

Reporting to the Registrar, the Duties and Responsibilities of the Legal and Public Communications Manager will be:
  • Secretary to the Board.
  • Responsible for all matters relating to litigation of the Board.
  • Drafting of agreements contracts, leases and maintaining records of such transactions.
  • Ensure regulations that govern the Board are complied with at all times.
  • In-charge of communication, public relations and media strategies within the Board.
  • Assist in identifying defense lawyers in liaison with state law office where necessary.
  • Review investigation reports to ensure that they are comprehensive enough to meet the needs to which they were sought for and recommend necessary action.
  • Maintain the Board’s minutes Book.
  • Ensure that all Board assets are kept in safe custody
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Law.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K)
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience.
  • Postgraduate studies will have an added advantage

Human Resource & Administration Manager

EBK Grade
 6

Reporting to the Registrar, the Human Resource Manager will be responsible for:
  • Establishing Human resource management systems for the effective implementation of the Boards human resource policies procedures.
  • In-charge of Planning Manpower Requirements of the Board.
  • Development and management of Performance Appraisal System
  • Preparing and analyzing various reports such as performance contracts.
  • Preparation of staff salaries and management of payroll.
  • Training and development of employees in support of succession.
  • Developing, coordinating and monitoring performance contracts.
  • Coordinate and advise on general outsourcing requirements for HR services.
  • Ensure that all staff adhere to rules and regulations governing staff.
  • Keep records on staff emoluments, pensions and statutory obligations.
  • Assess and advice on training needs of staff.
  • Co-ordinate staff welfare matters
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree in Social Science or Business Administration or Bachelor of Commerce (Major- Human Resource).
  • Post graduate qualifications in Human Resource management.
  • Minimum Five (5) years Experience in a senior position as a Human Resource Manager or equivalent in public or private sector.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Human resource management principles.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Performance Appraisal Systems

Finance Manager

EBK Grade
 6

Reporting to the Registrar, the Finance Manager will be responsible for:
  • Establishment of financial management systems for the effective implementation of the Boards financial and accounting policies and procedures;
  • Provide strategic leadership of the Finance Department;
  • Coordinating financial planning, budgeting control and accounting processes for the Board;
  • Overseeing production of timely and accurate Accounts reports for both GoK and Donor funds;
  • Ensure compliance with statutory obligations and financial reporting for the Board;
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce Business Administration or Business Management.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K)
  • Member of the Institution of Certified Public Accounts of Kenya – ICPAK
  • Minimum Five (5) years Experience in a senior position as an accountant or finance officer.
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Familiarity with Public Finance Management Act 2012 and Government of Kenya Financial regulations.

Deputy Registrar – Compliance Standards and Enforcement

EBK Grade
 7

Reporting to CEO/Registrar, the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Registrar – Compliance and Standards will be responsible for:
  • Development and implementation of standards and operations manual
  • Ensuring that professional/consulting Engineers and consulting Engineering firms hold practicing certificates.
  • Handling clients’ complaints related to compliance.
  • Co-ordinate the monitoring of Engineering works and services.
  • Preparation of reports related to compliance.
  • Formulating procedures for compliance.
  • Carrying out inquiries related to registration and practice of engineering.
  • Enforcement of code of ethics for Engineers.
  • Monitoring manual and monitoring checklist.
  • Management of projects registers for all Engineering projects.
  • Enforcing that professional services are rendered with regard to the professional scale of fees
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering.
  • Registered Professional Engineer.
  • Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya
  • Holds a valid practicing license.
  • Five (5) years Post Registration Experience.
  • Post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage

Deputy Registrar – Capacity Building and Professional Development
 
EBK Grade 7

Reporting to CEO/Registrar, the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Registrar Capacity Building and Professional Development will include:
  • Advice the Board on / and accrediting programs in public and private universities and other institutions offering Engineering training.
  • Plan, arrange, coordinate and oversee internship of graduate Engineers.
  • Set standards for Engineers in management, marketing, professional ethics, environmental issues, safety, legal matters or any other relevant field.
  • Oversee the formulation of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) policy for Engineers and its implementation.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the internship programme.
  • Formulate strategies that will ensure the development of the School of Engineering.
  • Coordinate the functions of the Kenya Academy of Engineering and Technology.
  • Any other duty as may be delegated to or assigned by the Registrar.
Key Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering.
  • Registered Professional Engineer.
  • Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya
  • Five (5) years Post Registration Experience.
  • Holder of a valid practicing license.
  • Post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage
How to Apply

Prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya and attach the following testimonials to the application.
  1. Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission clearance certificate
  2. Kenya Revenue Authority Tax Compliance Certificate
  3. Higher Education Loans Board clearance certificate or proof of ongoing repayment
  4. Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the Kenya Police Service
Candidates who meet the requirements should submit their applications so as to reach the specific address shown below by close of business on 30th July 2015 at 5.00 pm.

CLICK HERE to download the Job Application Form

Application forms should be accompanied by detailed CVs with details of their day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees. 

Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials and copies of National ID or Passport.

Applications for the positions should be addressed to:-

The Registrar,
Engineers Board of Kenya,
Transcom Building Annex First Floor,
P.O Box 30324-00100, 
Nairobi

EBK is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization and therefore encourages persons living with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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