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  • Posted: Feb 7, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 21, 2023
  • The Anti-Counterfeit Authority was established under the Anti-Counterfeit Act 2008 as a State Corporation with the mandates to enlighten and inform the public on matters relating to counterfeiting, combat counterfeiting, trade and other dealings in counterfeit goods, devise and promote training programs to combat counterfeiting and co-ordinate with national, regional or international organizations involved in combating counterfeiting. It is a state corporation currently within the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Trade. Although the Act was passed by Kenya’s Parliament in 2008, it came into force on 1st July 2009 with the principal aim of prohibiting trade in counterfeit goods. The Agency came into operation in June 2010.
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    Deputy Director - Research, Strategy and Policy


    Job Specifications

    The Deputy Director - Research & Policy is responsible to the Director - Research, Policy, Quality Assurance and will: -

    1. Supervise the staff in the Department;
    2. Manage and administer research activities in the Authority;
    3. Develop strategies for stakeholder consultations and engagements;
    4. Spearhead the development and implementation of the Authority’s research and development policy;
    5. Plan and implement research programmes;
    6. Spearhead the dissemination of research findings through publications and presentations at local and international fora;
    7. Carry out collaborative research with industries and other stakeholders on the aspects of counterfeiting;
    8. Ensure preparation of quarterly, biannual and annual implementation reports;
    9. Identify innovative ideas through research which have practical significance to the Authority’s mandate
    10. Monitor implementation of divisional budgets;
    11. Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the management.

    Person Specifications

    For appointment to the grade of Deputy Director Research & Policy, a person must have: -

    1. Masters degree in Public Policy, Administration, Economics, Education, Sociology or related disciplines;
    2. Bachelors degree in Education, Economics, Statistics, Sociology, or related disciplines;
    3. Professional qualification and membership to a professional body where applicable;
    4. A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant cumulative work experience;
    5. At least five (5) years relevant work experience in management;
    6. Proficiency in computer applications; and
    7. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates are advised to access the detailed descriptions of the job requirements, the application guidelines and job application form on Authority’s website

    Suitably qualified candidates should apply in confidence using the Job Application Form indicating the job reference number on the Job Application Form and on the envelope. Applicants should attach a covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and National Identity Card.

    All applications should be addressed to and received by the undersigned in hard copy not later than 21st February, 2023 at 5.00 p.m. East African Time.

    Executive Director
    Anti-Counterfeit Authority
    3rd Floor, National Water Plaza
    Dunga Road, Industrial Area
    P.O. Box 47771-00100


    Important Information to Note

    1. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
    2. ACA Does not charge any fees in the recruitment process.
    3. Anti-Counterfeit Authority is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Women, youth, minorities, marginalized and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
    4. Late applications and soft copy applications shall NOT be considered.
    5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    6. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to prove their compliance with Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by obtaining and presenting the following clearance certificates:
    7. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
    8. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
    9. Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI);
    10. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC); and
    11. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

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