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Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya - Competition Authority of Kenya

Legal Officer

Ref No. CAK/01.11/2018
Responsibilities
·         Coordinating provision of legal advisory services to the Authority;
·         Coordinating the Authority’s litigation function;
·         Representing the Authority before the Competition Tribunal;
·         Undertaking drafting of laws and regulations;
·         Monitoring legal and regulatory compliance;

·         Reviewing, advising, and making recommendations on new legislation, subsidiary rules and regulations;
·         Undertaking Governance Audits;
·         Coordinating Gazettement of the Authority’s decisions and other relevant matters;
·         Preparing preventive legal strategies for management of disputes;
·         Coordinating implementation of legal risk mitigation measures;
·         Ensuring realization of Departmental deliverables of the Authority’s Strategic Plan and Performance Contract;
·         Coordinating development of Departmental work plans and budgets; and
·         Coordinating drafting and reviewing contracts, leases and other conveyance documents; and
·         Providing necessary support in the Board Secretarial function.
Qualifications
·         Minimum eight (8) years relevant work experience;
·         Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
·         Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from Kenya School of Law
·         Master’s Degree in Law or other relevant social science from a recognized University;
·         Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
·         Member of the Law Society of Kenya;
·         A Valid Practicing Certificate;
·         Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks\
·         Certified Public Secretary, Kenya (CPSK);
·         Membership of the Law Society of Kenya and Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK);
·         Proficiency in computer applications;
·         Good communication and interpersonal skills ; and
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Senior Legal Officer
Ref No. CAK/02.11/2018
Responsibilities
·         Undertaking Legal research;
·         Attending court and appearing on behalf of the Authority before the Competition Tribunal
·         Preparing legal opinions and gazette Notices
·         Reviewing and Preparing pleadings on behalf of the Authority; Carrying out Legal Audits;
·         Undertaking research and reviews existing laws that impact on the Authority’s core functions;
·         Vetting and Drafting of contracts, leases and other conveyance documents; and
·         Providing necessary support in the Board Secretarial function (sending notices of
·         meetings, taking minutes during Board Meetings, management of the E-board and safe custody of Board minutes and equipment).
Qualifications
·          Minimum 5 years relevant work experience;
·         Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
·         Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law;
·         Admission to the Roll of Advocates of the High Court of Kenya; Member Law Society of Kenya;
·         Possession of Valid Practicing Certificate; Proficiency in computer applications;
·         Good communication and interpersonal skills; and
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Knowledge Management Officer
Ref No. CAK/03.11/2018
Responsibilities
·         Participating   in   planning,   designing,   coordinating   and   implementing comprehensive knowledge management initiatives and strategies
·         Identifying and obtaining required resources and ensuring accessibility of these resources to the Authority and its stakeholders
·         Creating avenues for sharing of information, converting data into valuable information and ensuring its accessibility and usage
·         Developing mechanisms for leveraging on existing knowledge within the Authority
·         Initiating the design and development of the appropriate platform for knowledge management that support archival, retrieval, data mining among others in liaison with ICT Department
·         Disseminating knowledge and responding to queries on Knowledge Management tools and resources;
·         Managing intellectual assets in the Authority;
·         Conducting outreach programs and overseeing training for staff and clients in use of Knowledge Management tools;
·         Serving as key contact for data requests by responding to queries and by assisting clients in accessing Knowledge Management tools and resources
·         Utilizing knowledge bases, networks, communities of practice and other sources to synthesize responses to queries;
·         Providing oral and written responses and briefings for queries by staff and managers;
·         Contributing to knowledge management resources by preparing best practices and capturing global practices through written stories and video debriefings; and Establishing a Knowledge Management Centre and ensuring safe custody of all the information.
Qualifications
·         Minimum 5 years relevant work experience;
·         Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Bachelor’s Degree in Information science/library science /Knowledge Management or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
·         Proficiency in Computer Applications;
·         Good communication and interpersonal skills; and
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Investigations Officer
Ref No. CAK/04.11/2018
Responsibilities
·         Investigating restrictive trade practices (agreements / concerted practices and abuse of dominance) and drafting investigation reports;
·         Carrying out economic analysis of RTPs and conduct specific market inquiries; Evaluating applications for exemptions and drafting reports;
·         Compiling intelligence on restrictive trade practices in the market; Participating in awareness creation;
·         Assisting in drafting of concept papers on the development of guidelines on restrictive trade practices (agreements, abuse of dominance and exemption applications);
·         Participating in RTP cases hearing conference and settlement agreement hearings where necessary;
·         Implementing cooperation frameworks as appropriate; and

·         Implementing the policies and Quality Management procedures to enable the Department function effectively.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines :- Economics, Law, Business Administration, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
·         Have five (5) years relevant work experience in competition Law or any other related field;
·         Investigations course on evidence collection and analysis of not less than a week; Good Communication skills;
·         Interpersonal skills; Analytical skills;
·         Proficiency in computer applications;
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Senior ICT Officer
Ref No. CAK/05.11/2018
Responsibilities
Systems Administration
·         Managing and ensuring effectiveness of servers, including e-mail and backup servers, and their associated operating systems and software; Maintaining on-site and off-site data centers;
·         Administering user accounts, permissions, and access rights in the systems;
·         Ensuring the availability, capacity, security, stability and performance of all systems;
·         Assisting with researching, planning, implementing and overseeing installation of new servers in the ICT environment as needed;
·         Controlling access permissions and privileges to various database as well as recommend upgrades to the database server and database management systems;
·         Evaluating and improving ICT Systems and processes to provide a more efficient ICT environment;
·         Evaluating and testing new software to ensure its operability on the Authority’s network;
·         Updating documentation on system setups and protocols;
·         Designing and carrying out the implementation of back up procedures, security measures and guidelines to safeguard ICT installations and systems against violations either accidental or unauthorized;
·         Monitoring performance and managing parameters to provide fast query responses to front-end users;
·         Undertaking back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users;
·         Allocating system storage quotas and advising future storage requirements for the database /file server system; and
·         Creating system backup schedules and test for effectiveness.
Network Administration
·         Managing and ensuring optimal operation of all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, hubs, UPSs, etc.;
·         Managing and ensuring effectiveness of security solutions, including firewalls, anti-virus solutions and intrusion detection systems;
·         Initiating development and implementation and maintenance of policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network resource administration and appropriate use;
·         Practicing network asset management, including maintaining of network component inventory, life cycle management and related documentation;
·         Ensuring the availability, capacity, security, stability and performance of the networking infrastructure in the Authority;
·         Ensuring the wireless network is available and adequate to meet the needs of all staff and stakeholders of the Authority;
·         Monitoring network traffic and ensuring adequate speeds and capacity are being met;
·         Updating documentation on networking setups and protocols at the Authority; Providing proposals and solutions for network upgrades needed to deal with higher network demands;
·         Constantly monitoring bandwidth utilization and ICT infrastructure security; and Creating backup for all network configurations.
Qualifications
·          Have five (5) relevant work experience;
·         Have Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Computer Science/Business   Information   Technology,   Telecommunication/   Electronic Engineering or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
·         Certification   in   any   of   the   following   CCNA,   MCSE/MCTS/MCITP/ITIL/CCNP/CEH/SQL;
·         Certification in Microsoft NAV and CRM;
·         Knowledge of programming ;
·         Good communication and interpersonal skills; and
·         Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution.

ICT Officer
Ref No. CAK/06.11/2018
Responsibilities
·          Effective operation, support, and continual improvement of existing business applications, computer hardware and networks(LAN); Providing ICT user administration and support;
·         Implementing computer security measures and guidelines to safeguard information against malicious or unauthorized access, modification, destruction and virus attacks by ensuring antivirus programs, patches are installed and up to date;
·         Maintaining ICT equipment inventory;
·         Commissioning new ICT equipment, repairing and maintaining existing equipment such as desktop PCs, laptops, printers, monitors, projectors, PABX, CCTV, Biometric, UPS and other computer equipment;
·         Reviewing, testing and evaluating both hardware systems and software solutions to determine their efficiency, reliability, compatibility and updating them as necessary;
·         Implementing of Authority’s ICT policies;
·         Conducting staff awareness on technological changes and emerging cyber security risks;
·         Maintaining backup of user data, CCTV and biometric data on various media; and Coordinating preventive maintenances process as scheduled.
Qualifications
·         Have Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Computer Science/Business Information   Technology, Telecommunication/Electronic Engineering or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
·         Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution; and
·         Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Driver

Ref No. CAK/07.11/2018
Responsibilities
·          Driving Authority’s motor vehicles as authorized;
·         Carrying out checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical and brake systems, tyres pressure and other related routine checks;
·         Detecting and reporting malfunctioning of vehicle systems; Maintaining work tickets for vehicles assigned;
·         Maintaining services and fuelling schedules for allocated motor vehicles; Ensuring security and safety for the vehicle on and off the road;
·         Ensuring safety of the passengers and/or goods therein;
·         Adhering to traffic highway code and safety precautions in order to avoid accidents and violations;
·         Reporting any accidents and incidents related to the allocated vehicles; and Maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle.
Qualifications
·         Minimum of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D+ or its equivalent;
·         Valid driving license for the classes authorized to drive; Passed Occupational Trade Test grade I for Drivers;
·         Attended a First-Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week at St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highway and Building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized Institution;
·         Be proficient in computer applications;
·         Good communication and interpersonal skills;
·         Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution; and Show merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
How to Apply
Interested applicants who meet the above requirements are advised to submit their applications to:
Director General
Competition Authority of Kenya
P O Box 36265 – 00200
NAIROBI
Or; Email: recruitment@cak.go.ke
or; log into the Authority’s Recruitment Portal https://jobs.cak.go.ke:802
or; Drop Point: Kenya Railways HQ’s, Block “D” ground floor,
The application shall include:
1.  Application letter;
2.  Detailed CV;
3.  Copy of National Identification Card;
4.  Certified copies of Academic and Professional certificates; and
5.  Names and contacts (telephone and e -mail) of three (3) professional referees.
Applications close on 26th November, 2018 at 1700hrs.
Only applications with all the required attachments will be considered. The Competition Authority of Kenya is “An Equal Opportunity Employer” Women, persons with disabilities and persons from minority and marginalized groups are encouraged to apply Canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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