Director, Road Safety, Job in Kenya

Director, Road Safety (Grade NTSA 2)

REF: NTSA/08/2023/31

Reporting to the Director General, the job holder will be responsible for promoting safe motoring culture in Kenya by providing strategic leadership and direction in the formulation, implementation and enforcement of road safety prevention and mitigation programmes in line with the Authority’s Strategic Plan.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  •  Provide continuous leadership, supervision, training and development of the directorate staff by ensuring an effective and motivated team;
  •  Ensure the fulfilment of the directorate’s performance contract targets;
  •  Develop mechanisms for corporate consultation, and increase public participation and involvement in the Authority’s policies and programs;
  •  Participate in the development and review of the Authority’s Strategic Plan;
  •  Develop work plans and budgets for the directorate;
  •  Oversee the execution of approved directorate work plans and budgets;
  •  Oversee performance management in the directorate;
  •  Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the directorate;
  •  Prepare Board and Management Papers for approval;
  •  Identify training needs for the personnel in the directorate;
  •  Participate in the recruitment of staff within the directorate;
  •  Participate in the development and review of the Institution’s strategic plan;
  •  Identify procurement needs for the directorate;
  •  Mentor and coach directorate staff; and
  •  Participate in various committees in the Authority upon appointment.

Technical Responsibilities / Tasks

  •  Lead in development and implementation of road safety policies and strategies in line with NTSA’s Vision, Mission and Mandate;
  •  Coordinate the development, promotion and implementation of the Authority’s strategic working documents including the Road Safety Action Plan as well as operational plans;
  •  Advise on long-term road safety strategic plans and establish effective internal monitoring and control systems and procedures to ensure the realization of the Authority’s road safety strategic goals;
  •  Build partnerships with other road safety agencies, and governmental, international and national organizations and coordinate the road safety resource mobilization efforts;
  •  Coordinate the development of a functioning Road Safety Crash Data System in the country;
  •  Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework to check the progress of implementation of road safety action plans both at the national and county levels and make appropriate corrective measures;
  •  Support the design, planning, execution and monitoring of the overall road safety strategic plan to make Kenyan roads safe;
  •  Initiate and coordinate road safety research, audit and awareness programmes;
  •  Coordinate the Transport and Safety Committees at the County level;
  •  Propose effective road safety programmes and interventions on speeding, drunk driving, pedestrian safety, and general compliance;
  •  Seek and build sustainable, mutually beneficial and collaborative relationships and networks with all stakeholders in the road transport sub-sethe ctor; and
  •  Coordinate all the agencies involved in road safety programmes.

Policy Development

  •  Develop, review and implement regulations, internal policies and procedures.
  •  Propose and advise on policy formulation within the public transport sector;

Key Qualifications and Experience:
To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and must possess the following key requirements:-

  •  At least fifteen (15) years of relevant work experience, five (5) of which must have been in a senior management position in a large organization;
  •  Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Education, Public Administration, Business Administration, Law, Engineering or a related field from a recognized institution;
  •  Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Education, Public Administration, Business Administration, Law, Engineering or a related field from a recognized institution;
  •  Attendance of a Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution is an added advantage;
  •  Computer proficiency;
  •  Demonstrate knowledge and experience of Road safety or involvement in Road Safety matters.
  •  Proven ability to develop policies and strategies in collaboration with diverse teams;
  •  Exemplary leadership & administrative skills;
  •  Visionary, transformative and result-oriented strategic thinker;
  •  Ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environments with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  •  Excellent negotiation, communication and lobbying skills; and
  •  Ability to drive change and innovation.

Skills and Competencies

  •  Excellent strategic leadership skills particularly in strategy execution, monitoring and evaluation;
  •  Highly accountable in decision-making and of integrity;
  •  Excellent interpersonal and networking abilities;
  •  Excellent organizational, reporting and stakeholder management skills;
  •  Ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environments with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  •  Negotiation and analytical skills; and
  •  Strong written and oral communication. 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should apply in confidence indicating the Job Ref. No. on both the application and envelope to the address below, enclosing CVs with full details of educational background and professional qualifications. The application should also have copies of certificates, relevant testimonials and the National ID. Applications may be deposited at the Authority’s Head Office Reception, 316 Upper Hill Chambers, Ground floor, 2nd Ngong Avenue, or posted to;

The Director General,
National Transport and Safety Authority,
P.O. Box 3602-00506,

All applications should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday 3, October 2023