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  • Posted: Aug 2, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 19, 2022
  • The Competition Authority of Kenya (the Authority) is a Statutory Agency established under the Competition Act No.12 of 2010. The Authority’s mandate is to promote and safeguard competition and also protect consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct.
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    Director General

    Job Purpose

    Responsible for day-to-day management of the Authority towards realization of its mandate of promoting and safeguarding competition in the national economy, prevention of abuse of buyer power and protection of consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Accounting Officer for the Authority.
    • Authorised Officer of the Authority.
    • Overseeing implementation of the Competition Act.
    • iLeading the Authority’s overall resource mobilization initiatives.
    • Overseeing regulation of market conduct and market structure in the national economy.
    • Advising the government on the effect of its policies, procedures and programmes, legislation and proposals for legislation on competition and consumer welfare.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Overall responsible for the day to day management of the Authority.
    • Ensuring that all Board papers are accurately drafted, are relevant and availed to Board Members within the stipulated timelines.
    • Providing regular, complete and prompt communication to the Board on key technical, financial and administrative matters.
    • Responsible for stakeholder management and enhancement of corporate image of the Authority.
    • Ensuring that there is effective communication between the management and the Board as well as between different levels of management.
    • Promoting a conducive work environment for attracting, retaining, and motivating employees.
    • Fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship.
    • Serving as the principal spokesperson of the Authority.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

    Academic qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Law, Business related or other relevant Degree from a recognized institution
    • Master’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Law, Business related or other relevant Degree from a recognized institution
    • Leadership Course lasting not less six (6) weeks from a recognized institution

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • At least 15 years relevant work experience with ten (10) of which must have been in a senior management position

    Method of Application

    All applicants MUST download and complete the Bio Data Form (in Microsoft Excel) ( and attach the completed Excel file. Any HANDWRITTEN or SCANNED Bio Data form not submitted as an Excel file will be rejected. Applicants should submit their completed application form and required attachments by email to: [email protected] The subject of the email shall read “Director General Job Ref: 2022/DG07/01” and applications should be sent so as to be received on or before 5:00 pm (East African Time) on 19th August, 2022

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