EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development & Public Works. It was established under the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 and charged with the mandate to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national roads.
In order to carry out this mandate effectively, the Authority wishes to fill the vacant position of Deputy Director Research and Innovation, Grade 3 with a suitable Kenyan citizen who is able to quickly adapt to a dynamic work environment.
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JOB PROFILE AND SPECIFICATIONS
1. DEPUTY DIRECTOR, RESEARCH & INNOVATION, KeNHA GRADE 3 – REF. No. KeNHA/DD-R&I/003/2021
Job Title: DEPUTY DIRECTOR-RESEARCH & INNOVATION KeNHA GRADE 3 - 1 Position
Terms of Service: Contract
Place of Work: KeNHA Headquarters
Directorate: Policy,Strategy and Compliance
Reporting to: Director-Policy,Strategy and Compliance
Supervises: (i) Assistant Director Engineering (Roads)
(ii) Assistant Director Business Development & Innovation
a) Job Purpose
To advance research and innovations on KeNHA’s road engineering technologies and business processes for continuous enhancement of value for public resources and delivery on the Authority’s mandate.
b) Job Description
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:
(i) Lead in formulating, developing and delivery of research and innovation strategies for
(ii) Advising and spearheading priority innovative projects in the Authority and promoting the adaptation of new methods and products relevant to the Authority’s mandate.
(iii) Coordinating both technical and corporate research for the authority.
(iv) Coordinating the identification and growth of partnership for funding and implementation of research and innovation.
(v) Managing the authority’s innovation programmes and hubs.
(vi) Developing research methodologies and framework for strategic and action research and innovations programmes.
(vii) Leading in the knowledge management and dissemination of the same for the Authority
(viii) Managing outsourced research and business services.
(ix) Developing, monitoring, and controlling department’s budget.
(x) Promoting, supporting and empowering research and innovation intiatives.
(xi) Monitoring research trials for new methods and products .
(xii) Overseeing programmes in material testing and use of innovative technologies
in road works.
(xiii) Leading in identification of business development opportunities and new sources of
(xiv) Developing market research plans and strategies for the Authority.
(xv) Providing regular updates on research activities in the Authority.
(xvi) Developing and maintaining relevant influential linkages with innovators, academia and research institutions with the goal of identifying the strongest opportunities for improving efficiecny and effectiveness of the Authority’s mandate
(xvii) Identifying and championing of opportunities for open innovation
(xviii) Managing and developing staff in the department.
c) Job Specifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
(i) At least ten (10) years relevant work experience either in public or private sector, five (5) of which should be in a supervisory role.
(ii) Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
(iii) Masters Degree in Civil Engineering, Project Management, Public Policy, Research Methods, Statistics or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
(iv) A Doctorate Degree will be an added advantage.
(v) Membership to a relevant professional body with a current practicing licence.
(vi) Demonstrated Applied Research competence.
(vii) Proof of Published Journals will be an added advantage.
(viii) Demonstrated Leadership and Management competency including Project Management Skills.
(ix) Proven proficiency in computer applications.
(x) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.