Director, Frequency Spectrum Management, Job in Kenya - Communications Authority of Kenya

Director – Frequency Spectrum Management

Ref. D/FSM/2023

Job Summary: 

Under the supervision of the Director General, the Director of Frequency Spectrum Management will provide strategic leadership and technical expertise in managing the allocation, assignment, and utilization of frequency spectrum resources in Kenya.

This role requires a deep understanding of international best practices, regulatory frameworks, and emerging trends in frequency spectrum management. The successful candidate will be responsible for formulating and implementing policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure efficient and equitable spectrum allocation and utilization across various communication services and technologies.

Advise the Authority on the development and implementation of a comprehensive frequency spectrum management strategy, policies, and procedures in alignment with international best practices and regulatory frameworks.

Provide expertise in the planning, allocation, assignment, and monitoring of frequency spectrum resources to ensure efficient and effective utilization across different communication services and technologies.

Lead the development and implementation of spectrum pricing models and mechanisms, ensuring fairness, transparency, and sustainability.

Establish and maintain effective coordination and collaboration among key stakeholdersincluding government agencies, industry players, and international organizations in spectrum management.

Conduct research and analysis on emerging technologies, trends, and spectrum requirements to inform spectrum planning and decision-making.

Participate in international forums and conferences related to frequency spectrummanagement, representing the Authority’s interests and advocating for Kenya’s spectrum needs.

Implement programs to monitor and enforce compliance with spectrum usage rules and regulations, including spectrum audits and investigations.

Provide expert advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders on spectrum management issues, including resolving conflicts and addressing technical challenges.

Collaborate with other departments within the Authority to ensure alignment and integration of spectrum management activities with broader regulatory objectives.

Stay updated on technological advancements and global trends in spectrum management, proactively recommending innovative approaches and strategies to optimize spectrum usage and promote spectrum sharing.

Manage a team of spectrum management professionals, providing leadership, guidance, and professional development opportunities.

Prepare and present reports, proposals, and recommendations to the senior management team, the Board of Directors, and other relevant stakeholders from time to time.


Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.

A minimum of 12 years of experience in frequency spectrum management or a related field, preferably in a regulatory or telecommunications environment and at least four (4) years in a management role position in the public service or private sector.

Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution (2012)

Key Competenciess:

In-depth knowledge of international frequency spectrum management best practices, standards, and regulatory frameworks.

Familiarity with relevant international organizations and forums, such as ITU, CITEL, and regional spectrum management bodies.

Proven experience in formulating and implementing spectrum management policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Strong understanding of emerging technologies and their impact on spectrum requirements and management.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex technical issues and develop practical solutions.

Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse team of professionals.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and negotiate with stakeholders at various levels.

Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives and deadlines

How to Apply

The Authority offers a competitive package in line with its Human Resource Policies and Procedures and Public Service Guidelines.
Director level appointments shall be for a five (5) year contract term renewable subject to satisfactory
performance while the position of Deputy Director Human Resource Management shall be for three (3) years. The rest of the positions will be on permanent and pensionable terms.
The full details of the advertisement can be accessed on[1]us/careers/
Documents to be submitted by the applicants
Applications should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and copies of relevant academic and professional certificates.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the following documents: –

Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

Certificate of Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Dully filled and stamped Self-Declaration/Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

A Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

The Self-Declaration form from the EACC should indicate the respective position that is being applied for.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.
Submission of Applications
The application letter indicating the specific position and reference number should be addressed to:

The Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 14448
Nairobi 00800.

Applicants are invited to submit applications via email address: by Friday, 23rd June, 2023 at 5.00 p.m. East Africa Time.
The Authority is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified Kenyans including Persons Living with Disabilities are encouraged to apply