Kenya Urban Roads Authority Director - Urban Roads Development Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Urban Roads Authority Director - Urban Roads Development Jobs in Kenya

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of
Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works, established by the
Kenya Roads Act, 2007.

Our core mandate is to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national urban road networks.

The Authority seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced individuals to fill the
under-listed positions.

Positions in Job Grade 10 to 4 are on permanent and pensionable terms while those in job grade 2 and 3 are on a three year contract renewable depending on performance.

Director, Urban Roads Development
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overseeing preparation of short, medium and long term road works programmes;
  • Coordination of preliminary and detailed engineering road designs;
  • Oversee the preparation of preliminary and detailed engineering designs of road structures;
  • Coordinating preparation and finalization of road works tender;
  • Overseeing preparation of procurement plans for road work programmes;
  • Liaising with external financing agencies for resource mobilization;
  • Reviewing standards and specifications for road works;
  • Supervision of roads and structures works contracts;
  • Coordinating preparation of directorate budget;
  • Ensuring expenditure controls and measures within the directorate;
  • Facilitating resource mobilization from government and development partners;
  • Facilitating resource mobilization through public private partnerships;
  • Enhancing efficiency in utilization of financial resources;
  • Enhancing knowledge transfer and capacity building by encouraging partnership of
    foreign consultants and contractors with local firms in undertaking projects/consultancies;
  • Building capacity of young professional graduates through internship in projects;
  • Undertaking regular road safety audits during road development
  • Overall responsibility for implementation of the directorate strategic objectives; and
    building the capacity of staff and managing performance.

    Qualifications and Competencies

    For appointment to this grade, the ideal candidate must: -

  • Have a minimum of twelve (12) years’ experience in relevant work and at least five (5)
    years in a management role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification from a
    recognized institution.
  • Have a Master’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Be registered by Engineers Board of Kenya as
    a professional Engineer with a minimum
    post registration experience of eight (8) years.
  • Have a valid annual Practicing License from the Engineers Board of Kenya.
  • Have a certificate in Leadership Course from a recognized institution.
  • Be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK).
  • Have proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  • Demonstrate merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should apply for the positions by
    downloading the KURA Job Application Form from, fill and submit together
    with their updated CVs and copies of National Identity Card, copies of all certificates &
    testimonials including Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya clearances, details of their day time contacts, names, contacts of three referees. The application should be mailed (by post office/courier service) or hand delivered so as to reach the Director General by 5.00 pm on
    Tuesday, 16th July 2019.
  • All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked and addressed to the following address:
  • The Director General
  • Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
  • IKM BUILDING, Tower B, 5th Ngong Avenue,
  • Opposite Bishops Gate
  • P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO, Nairobi
  • Applications without the KURA Job Application Form will not be considered.
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • The Kenya Urban Roads Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Women, Youth, Persons Living with Disabilities and persons from marginalized communities/areas are encouraged to apply.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Urban Roads Authority Director - Urban Roads Development Jobs in Kenya

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