State Department for Public Works Secretary, National Building Inspectorate Jobs in Kenya

State Department for Public Works Secretary, National Building Inspectorate Jobs in Kenya


For appointment to this grade an officer must have:

  • Served for a minimum period of twelve (12) years, three (3) of which should have been at the grade of Deputy Director, Built Environment CSG ‘6’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines;- Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Quantity Survey, Survey, Design, Urban and Regional planning, Building Economics or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;

  • A Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Quantity Survey, Survey, Design, Urban and Regional planning, Building Economics or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;

  • Been registered by a relevant and recognized professional body;

  • Good understanding of the role of Built Environment functions and ability to translate them into national development goals; and

  • Demonstrated a high degree of professional, administrative capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of the Built Environment Functions

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The secretary will head the National Buildings Inspectorate and will be responsible to the Principal Secretary for providing strategic leadership and policy direction on matters of
    National Built Environment Services. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

  • Formulating and reviewing of national built environment policies, strategies, procedures, programs, guidelines and regulations in consultation with major stakeholder in the built environment sector;

  • Overseeing preparations of standard
    built environment manuals and templates for use by relevant agencies;

  • Working in collaboration with the National and County Governments agencies and stakeholder in ensuring all built environments structures conform to established standard guidelines and regulations;

  • Promoting collaborating with relevant stake holders in ensuring continuous and periodic inspection of built environment structures;

  • Facilitating coordination of multi-sectoral agencies in enforcing remedial measures in built environment structures;

  • Advising the cabinet secretary in respect to gazzettement of renewal zone areas;

  • Facilitating promotion of public private partnership programs in the management of the built environment structures;

  • Overseeing accreditation of checkers, establishment of vetting committees and verification of enforcement notices;

  • Issuance of compliance inspection certificate in consultation with relevant stake holders;

  • Spearheading research work and facilitating promotion of benchmark studies with other reputable institutions to keep abreast with emerging trends in built environment issues;

  • Ensuring effective management of built environment electronic database;

  • Overseeing mobilization of resources and management of performance, mentoring and development of staff.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; State Department for Public Works Secretary, National Building Inspectorate Jobs in Kenya


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