KeRRA Senior Transport Economist, Senior Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Rural Roads Authority

Employment Opportunities

The Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) is seeking for dedicated and self-motivated individuals, who are able to demonstrate strong analytical skills, achievement of results, excellent time management and teamwork, to fill the following vacancies:

1. Planning and Environment Department

Senior Transport Economist
Ref: KeRRA/HR/P&E/2013/001

Duties and Responsibilities:

Working under the general supervision of the General Manager (Planning and Environment), the Senior
Transport Economist will:-
  • Formulate, develop and coordinate annual, strategic, business, Performance Contract and investment plans for the Authority; advising the General Manager, Planning and Environment on strategic direction;
  • Conduct and coordinate economic analysis of investments, programmes and projects; analyze economic trends and advise on road transport issues related to the economy;
  • Coordinate feasibility studies/project cost-benefit and socio-economic analysis of planned road projects;
  • Monitor, evaluate, audit and review the implementation of the Authority’s plans, programmes and projects to enhance operational efficiency;
  • Benchmark KeRRA activities with similar Authorities;
  • Monitor and evaluate quantity and quality of on-going and completed works within the Authority;
  • Prepare workplans and re-aligning them to the budget;
  • Collect and analyze economic data and produce reports;
Required skills:
  • Should have extensive experience in providing socio-economic analysis related to road development. The candidate is also expected to have experience in developing economic policies and strategies for public institutions;
  • Should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to interact in a complex environment both in the public and the private sector. A clear understanding of the dynamics of GOK-Development Partners relationships is required; and
  • Should have the ability to understand technical issues related to the road sector and be able to prepare professional reports.
Qualifications & Experience required:-
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or related field from an internationally recognized university or college.
  • A Master’s Degree in Transport Economics will be a distinct advantage.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years experience in economics and planning, at least three (3) of which should be in the area of economic assessment of roads and related activities.
  • Knowledge and experience in use of a Highway Development and Management System, will be a further advantage.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
2. Legal Affairs Department

Senior Legal Officer
Ref: KeRRA/HR/LA/2013/002

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Legal Affairs Manager, the job holder will be expected to:
  • Assist in the provision of legal advice;
  • Assist in the Board Secretarial function as required;
  • Assist in the preparation and review of contracts;
  • Provide legal, administrative and support services to the office of the Legal Affairs Manager;
  • Review, advise and make recommendations on new legislation, subsidiary legislation, rules and regulations;
  • Assist in the Authority’s litigation function as appropriate;
  • Ensure legal, statutory and contractual compliance;
  • Prepare, file and maintain legal documents for the Authority as required;
  • Carry out legal research as required;
  • Prepare and file legal documents;
  • Register legal documents with relevant registries.
Qualifications & Experience required:-

For appointment to this position, a candidate must:-
  • Hold a Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
  • Possess Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Have at least four (4) years post qualification experience or served in the grade of Legal Officer, or in a relevant and comparable position for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Be a Registered Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practising certificate;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Certificate of attendance of a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution, will be an added advantage.
Candidates who meet the requirements above should submit their applications together with a detailed curriculum vitae stating age, present employer, position, day contact telephone number (s), current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up the appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees together with copies of the applicant’s national ID Card, academic certificates and testimonials so as to be received on or before Thursday 20th June, 2013 to the address below. 
All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked.

The Director General,
Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA),
Blue Shield Towers, 6th Floor, Hospital Road,
P.O. Box 48151-00100

KeRRA is an equal opportunity Employer. 
Any form of canvassing shall lead to disqualification.

Only short listed candidates shall be contacted.