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  • Posted: Oct 9, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 21, 2020
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  • The National Transport and safety Authority was established through an Act of Parliament; Act Number 33 on 26th October 2012. The objective of forming the Authority was to harmonize the operations of the key road transport departments and help in effectively managing the road transport sub-sector and minimizing loss of lives through road crashes. Vision: ...
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    Grants Manager - Safe Roads /Usalama Barabarani Programme

    Programme, (GRADE NTSA 4) - REF: NTSA/10/2020/12

    The position will be offered on contract for three (3) years and will be based in Nairobi with frequent visits to the counties.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The office holder will report to the Director, Road Safety and will be charged with the following roles.

    • Participate in the formulation, management and evaluation of the grant activities in the project;
    • Collaborate with County Transport and Safety Committees and national partners, as well as the Project Manager at the EU Delegation in Kenya to achieve key project
    • deliverables;
    • Manage grant's implementation unit on a daily basis to achieve the performance indicators agreed with NTSA and EU in line with set timelines within the scope of
    • approved Budgets and Work Plans;
    • Plan activities while prioritizing on strategic issues, follow-up on critical issues and work towards progress on institutionalization of programs;
    • Work in close cooperation with Heads of Safety Programmes and Education, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement on issues of planning, linking programmatic and operational processes and ensuring reaching of planned deliverables;
    • Work closely with the Lead Technical Expert (TE) in the sourcing, recruitment and selection processes of short term technical experts (STEs);
    • Monitor and Evaluate Financial and substantive activities of the programme;
    • Prepare and submit progress reports and financial reports for the programme;
    • Support the national strategic planning process for Road Safety based on evidence gained during project implementation;
    • Provide support to the National Monitoring and Evaluation Systems;
    • Advise on policy formulation for substantive engagement of stakeholders and enhance collaboration based on experiences and lessons learnt during project implementation;
    • Develop and build-up strategic partnerships and maintain good relations with the government counterparts and key stakeholders;
    • Ensure sound financial management of the Budget for the Action in collaboration with the relevant departments in NTSA;
    • Participate in monthly, quarterly and annual review and planning processes for the programme; and
    • Continuous support to the strategic development of the programme.

    Qualifications, Required Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Project Management, Strategic Management, Social Sciences or any other relevant field;
    • At least ten (10) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been at a middle management position in a large organization. Experience of working
    • with various stakeholders including non-governmental organizations is an added advantage;
    • Attended Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Strong understanding of and strong track record in programme financial management (CPA or equivalent would be an advantage);
    • Experience of working in international projects is an added advantage;
    • Experience of working in road transport sector or safety is an added advantage;;
    • Excellent computer skills;
    • Strong communication and writing skills in English and Kiswahili;
    • Demonstrated integrity and full commitment to public service values and ethical standards applicable to NTSA ;
    • Awareness of, sensitivity towards and non-discrimination towards differences of culture, gender, religion, race, ethnicity, nationality and age;
    • Demonstrated experience in programme and project management, and demonstrated capacity in leading the effective implementation of complex projects, including the management of data and reporting;
    • Strong people-management skills, ability to work under tight deadlines and under stress, goal-oriented and solution-seeking mind-set;
    • Excellent strategic, negotiation, analytical and planning skills;
    • Positive, constructive and dynamic work attitude;
    • Resourcefulness, initiative and mature judgment;
    • Commitment to continuing personal learning and development; and
    • Ability to promote a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office through leadership and personal initiatives.

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    Lead Technical Expert - Safe Roads /Usalama Barabarani Programme

    REF: NTSA/10/2020/11

    The position will be offered on a one year renewable contract and will be based in Nairobi with frequent visit to the counties.

    Scope of the Work

    The Lead Technical Expert (LTE) will be responsible for the provision of technical expertise during project implementation on regular basis to achieve the performance indicators agreed with NTSA and EU in line with set timelines within the scope of approved Budgets and Work Plans. The Lead Technical Expert will also build on the technical assistance previously provided through the Institutional Capacity Building to the Transport/Road Sector in Kenya (ICBTRS) project.

    The Expert will also be responsible for improving Road Safety Management including Capacity Building of NTSA, enhancing Road Safety Management and Coordination at both
    National and County Governments through capacity building of County Transport and Safety Committees, improving Safer Roads through safe road engineering and Audits and
    Research, Ensuring Safer Road users through Road Safety Awareness and Public Education, and improving driver Training and Testing

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The office holder will report to the Director, Road Safety and will be charged with the following responsibilities.

    • Ensure technical assistance is provided for all grant output areas and activities during the grant period specifically on improved capacity of NTSA Staff, enhanced operations of county transport safety committees, increased public education and awareness on road safety, improved driver training and testing and road safety audits and road safety improvements;
    • Work in close collaboration with NTSA’s Director, Road Safety, Steering Committee, County Transport and Safety Committees, national partners, as well as the Project Manager at the EU Delegation to ensure achievement of performance indicators agreed with NTSA and EU in the contract agreement and within set timelines and scope of approved Budgets and Work Plans;
    • Fast tracking on development and other international best practices on road safety in the course of project implementation and adapting suitable ones that will enable the programme to further realise its objectives within the project time frame;
    • Preparation and submission to NTSA, EU delegation and Steering Committee of project outcomes achieved in the course of project implementation in accordance with the Project Documents and EU requirements;
    • In close collaboration with NTSA’s Management, develop the Terms of the References for the recruitment of the Short Term Experts to enable implementation of the work plan envisaged in the project documents;
    • Work closely with the Project Team in assessment and evaluation of Short Term Experts’ performance, and provision of on-going feedback to the personnel;
    • Preparation and submission of technical progress reports for the project to the NTSA and subsequently to EU Delegation;
    • Technical support to the national strategic planning processes for Road Safety based on evidence gained during implementation;
    • Advise in policy formulation for substantive engagement of stakeholders and enhancing collaboration based on experiences and lessons learnt during project
    • implementation;
    • Development of a stakeholder engagement plan and building-up of strategic partnership and maintenance of good relations with government counterparts and key stakeholders;
    • Supporting project operations and technical oversight of the project as a whole including reporting systems;
    • Full participation in monthly, quarterly and annual review and planning processes for the project; and
    • Continuous support to the strategic development of the programme.

    Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Business Management, Project Management, Strategic Management, Law, Public Health, Engineering, Social sciences or any other relevant field;
    • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Business Management, Project Management, Strategic Management, Law, Public Health, Engineering, Social sciences or any other relevant field;
    • At least ten (10) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been as a Lead Technical Expert or a similar position in a large organization in the transport sector or safety at a national or international level;
    • Attended Safety Management Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Demonstrate professional knowledge and experience of Safety matters at both a national or international level;
    • Proven ability to develop manuals, policies and strategies in collaboration with diverse teams on safety;
    • Demonstrate excellent strategic leadership skills particularly in strategy execution, monitoring and evaluation;
    • Demonstrate excellent organizational, reporting and stakeholder management skills;
    • Experience of working in international projects in the road transport sector or in safety especially in Sub Saharan Africa is an asset;
    • Experience of working with various stakeholders including non-governmental organizations is an asset;
    • Excellent computer skills; and
    • Strong oral communication and English writing skills.

    Method of Application

    Candidates interested in these positions are expected to fulfill the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya. Candidates must therefore, obtain and submit the following documents together with their applications:

    1. Valid Clearance certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
    2. Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    3. Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
    4. Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) clearance will be sought for the successful candidates.

    Candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply in confidence indicating the Job Ref. No on both the application and envelope to the address below, enclosing the curriculum vitae with full details of educational background and professional qualifications and quote the expected basic salary in Kenya Shillings. The application should also have copies of certificates, relevant testimonials and the National ID card or passport.
    Applications may be deposited at the Authority’s Head Office, Hill Park plaza, ground floor,

    Upper Hill Road, Nairobi in the APPLICATIONS BOX or posted to;
    The Director General,
    National Transport and Safety Authority,
    P.O. Box 3602-00506,
    Nairobi

    All applications should be received not later than 5:00 p.m. on 21st October 2020.

    NTSA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Youth,

    Women and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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