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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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    Principal Anti-Counterfeit Inspector

    Job Specifications

    The Principal Anti-Counterfeit Inspector is responsible to the Deputy Director Enforcement for the following: -

    1. Supervising staff in the designated region;
    2. Implementing the Authority’s policies and procedures;
    3. Coordinating investigations and prosecution of cases arising out of enforcement of the Act in the region;
    4. Receiving and acting on complaints related to enforcement of intellectual property rights;
    5. Maintaining complaints and prosecution register;
    6. Compiling reports of determined cases;
    7. Maintaining a database for the region as reference material for the Authority;
    8. Collecting, collating, analyzing data and compiling monthly, quarterly and annual reports for onward transmission to the head office;
    9. Liaising with the Authority’s legal officer on legal matters;
    10. Advising on policy and strategic changes necessary to facilitate protection of intellectual property rights; and
    11. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the management.

    Person Specifications 

    For appointment to the position of Principal Anti-Counterfeit Inspector, a person must have: -

    1. Master’s degree in Criminology, Social Science, Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
    2. Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Social Science, Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
    3. A minimum period of eight (8) years’ cumulative work experience;
    4. At least four (4) years relevant work experience in supervisory level;
    5. Professional qualification and membership to a professional body where applicable;
    6. Proficiency in computer applications; and
    7. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) 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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