• Job Opportunities at National Transport and Safety Authority - 5 Positions

  • Posted on: 13 July, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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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: Efficient, Reliable and Safe Roads in Kenya Mission: To continually improve accessibility of Kenya’s road transport system for all users. Core functions: The main functions of the Authority as outlined in section 4 of the NTSA Act; To advise and make recommendations on matters relating to road transport and safety. To implement policies relating to road transport and safety To plan, manage and regulate the road transport sector in accordance with the provisions of the Act no.33,2012 To ensure the provision of safe, reliable and efficient road transport service. Mandate Registering and licensing of motor vehicles, Conduct motor vehicle inspection and certification, Regulate public service vehicles (PSVS), Advise the Government on national policy with regard to road transport sector, Develop and implement road safety strategies, Facilitate the education of members of the public on road safety, Conduct research and audits on road safety, Compile inspection reports relating to traffic accidents, Establish systems and procedures for, and oversee the training, testing and licensing of drivers, Formulate and review the curriculum of driving schools, and Coordinate the activities of persons and organizations dealing in matters relating to road safety. Key Implementing Partners National Police Service County Governments National Government Road Authorities Ministry of Health (MoH) Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government Development Partners World Bank World Health Organization (WHO) United Nations (UN) The European Union (EU) Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) African Development Bank (AfDB) Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) Embassies and High Commissions Operators/Regulators PSV Operators Driving Schools Commercial Vehicle Operators Boda-boda Operators Operators Associations Other Stakeholders Civil Society Organizations Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) e.g. ASIRT National Road Safety Trust Car Dealers Institute for Development Studies (IDS),University of Nairobi Motorcycle Assemblers Association of Kenya Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Research Institutions
     

    Motor Vehicle Inspection Deputy Director

     

    REF: NTSA/02/2017/02

    The Deputy Director, Motor Vehicle Inspection will join the Authority’s senior management team and shall report to the Director, Technical Services. The jobholder will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all motor vehicle inspection centres and services offered through NTSA for compliance of public service and private vehicles, among others.

    Responsibilities for the Motor Vehicle Inspection Deputy Director Job

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Develop and manage the departmental budget;
    • Develop and oversee the implementation of the departmental work plan;
    • Direct the operations of the department;
    • Oversee performance management in the department;
    • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department;
    • Prepare Board and Management papers for approval;
    • Identify training needs for the departmental staff;
    • Participate in the recruitment of staff within the department; and
    • Participate in the development and review of the Authority’s Strategic Plan.

    Technical Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Implement motor vehicle inspection standards;
    • Oversee inspection of all vehicles for roadworthiness;
    • Oversee inspection of accident vehicles and reporting;
    • Implement motor vehicle inspection manuals;
    • Implement motor vehicle inspection policies;
    • Oversee privatization of motor vehicle inspection services; and
    • Develop and implement motor vehicle inspection system.

    Policy Development

    • Participate in development, review of regulations, internal policies and procedures.

    Administrative Matters

    • Provide continuous leadership, supervision, training and development of department staff ensuring an effective and motivated team;
    • Ensure the fulfilment of the departmental performance contract targets.
    • Any other duties as assigned from time to time

    Qualifications for the Motor Vehicle Inspection Deputy Director Job

    To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and possess the following key requirements;

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering , Automotive Engineering or in a related field from a recognized institution;
    • Master’s degree in Business or Engineering from a recognized institution;
    • A registered engineer with the Engineering Board of Kenya;
    • Proficiency in ICT;
    • Ten (10) years relevant experience, five (5) of which must have been at a management position in a large organization;
    • Proven experience in developing and reviewing policies and strategies in collaboration with diverse teams; and
    • Working experience and knowledge of transport sector will be an added advantage.

    Skills and Competencies

    • Visionary, transformative and result-oriented strategic thinker;
    • Ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environments with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
    • Ability to drive change and innovation;
    • Negotiation and analytical skills;
    • Strong organization and inter personal skills;
    • A strategic thinker with an eye for detail; and
    • Strong written and oral communication skills including ability to develop proposals, position papers and write reports;

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    Deputy Director Infrastructure & Projects

     

    REF: NTSA/02/2017/03

    The Deputy Director, Infrastructure and Projects will join the Authority’s Senior Management team and shall report to the Director, Technical Services. The jobholder will undertake road safety audits and advise the Authority on quality of road engineering design and, renovation and construction of roads so that they adhere to road safety standards.

    Responsibilities for the Deputy Director Infrastructure & Projects Job

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Propose and advice on policy formulation within the public transport sector;
    • Develop work plans and budgets for the department;
    • Oversee the execution of the approved department work plans and budgets;
    • Oversee performance management in the department;
    • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the directorate;
    • Prepare Board and Management Papers for approval;
    • Identify training needs for the departmental staff;
    • Participate in the recruitment of staff within department;
    • Participate in the development and review of the Authority’s Strategic Plan;
    • Identify procurement needs for the department;
    • Mentor and coach departmental staff; and
    • Participate in various committees in the Authority upon appointment.

    Technical Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Undertake road safety audits;
    • In collaboration with other Road Authorities, provide advisory on road safety compliance, road design and drafting services to roads design team in relevant Authorities;
    • Promote and improve professional standards for road engineering design;
    • Lead in development and implementation of road safety audit manuals and procedures;
    • Audit checking of on-site construction against intent of the road design in conformity to road safety standards;
    • Review road designs while ensuring that they meet road safety standards;
    • Coordinate with other Agencies/Actors in the Road Transport Sector; and

    Policy Development

    • Participate in development, review of Regulation, internal policies and procedures.

    Administrative Matters

    • Provide continuous leadership, supervision, training and development of department staff ensuring an effective and motivated team;
    • Ensure the fulfilment of the departmental performance contract targets;
    • Develop mechanisms for corporate consultation and increase public participation and involvement in Authority’s policies and programs; and
    • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications for the Deputy Director Infrastructure & Projects Job

    To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and possess the following key requirements;

    • A Bachelor’s degree in in Civil Engineering;
    • A Master’s degree in a business or Engineering related field;
    • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in civil or road engineering five (5) of which should be at a senior management level;
    • Good knowledge of computer based design packages;
    • A registered engineer with the Engineering Board of Kenya;

    Skills and Competencies

    • Excellent strategic leadership skills particularly in strategy execution, monitoring and evaluation;
    • Highly accountable in decision making and of integrity;
    • Demonstrable commercial experience;
    • Excellent interpersonal and networking abilities; and
    • Excellent organizational, reporting and stakeholder management skills.
    • Ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environments with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
    • Negotiation and analytical skills;
    • Strong written and oral communication skills including ability to develop proposals, position papers and write reports.

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    Deputy Director Licensing

     

    REF: NTSA/02/2017/04

    The Deputy Director, Licensing will join the Authority’s senior management team and shall report to he Director, Registration and Licensing. The jobholder will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating licensing and compliance of public service vehicles, drivers licensing among others.

    Responsibilities for the Deputy Director Licensing Job

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Propose and advice on policy formulation within the public transport sector;
    • Develop work plans and budgets for the Department for approval;
    • Oversee the execution of approved departmental work plans and budgets;
    • Oversee performance management in the department;
    • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department;
    • Prepare draft Board Management Papers for approval;
    • Identify training needs for the departmental staff;
    • Participate in the recruitment of staff within the Department;
    • Participate in the development and review of the Authority’s Strategic Plan;
    • Identify procurement needs for the department;
    • Mentor and coach departmental staff; and
    • Participate in various committees in the Authority upon appointment.

    Technical Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Oversee and coordinate licensing of all drivers in the country;
    • Oversee licensing of all public service vehicles operating in the country;
    • Oversee licensing of motor vehicle dealers both new and used vehicles;
    • Oversee licensing of driving schools;
    • Oversee licensing of tour vehicles;
    • Oversee licensing of commercial vehicles;
    • Oversee licensing and issuance of PSV license and badges to drivers and conductors.
    • Coordinate sensitization of stakeholders in the transport industry;
    • Coordinate compliance of PSV Regulations to ensure safety on the roads; and

    Policy Development

    • Participate in development, review of Regulation, internal policies and procedures.

    Administrative Matters

    • Provide continuous leadership, supervision, training and development of department staff ensuring an effective and motivated team;
    • Ensure the fulfilment of the departmental performance contract targets; and
    • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications for the Deputy Director Licensing Job

    To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and possess the following key requirements;

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution;
    • A Master’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution;
    • Proficiency in ICT;
    • Ten (10) years relevant experience, five (5) of which must have been at a management position in a large organization;
    • Proven experience in developing and reviewing policies and strategies in collaboration with diverse teams;
    • Membership of a relevant professional body will be an added advantage;
    • Working experience and knowledge of transport sector will be an added advantage.

    Skills and Competencies

    • Visionary, transformative and result-oriented strategic thinker;
    • Ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environments with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
    • Ability to drive change and innovation;
    • Negotiation and analytical skills;
    • Strong organization and inter personal skills;
    • A strategic thinker with an eye for detail; and
    • Strong written and oral communication skills including ability to develop proposals, position papers and write reports.

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    Deputy Director Corporate Strategy & Planning

     

    REF: NTSA/02/2017/05

    Reporting to the Director, Corporate Support Services, the Deputy Director, Corporate Strategy and Planning, will be responsible for translating the Authority’s mission and strategy into a comprehensive set of measurable annual work plans and targets and drive strategy implementation to ensure that the NTSA’s mandate is delivered.

    Responsibilities for the Deputy Director Corporate Strategy & Planning Job

    • Assessing current and future business environment to determine the changes required in business objectives;
    • Writing and submitting project funding proposals and/or business cases in order to secure resource commitments from financiers and development partners;
    • Responsible for projects management including resource mobilization and ensures that the project funds are efficiently utilized during all stages of the project and that they are implemented in accordance with the contract to guarantee efficiency, cost effectiveness and timely completion;
    • Coordinating the delivery of all key strategic initiatives in the business and coaching the multidisciplinary champions of the strategic plan in order to deliver expectations;
    • Identifying and evaluating organizational risk exposure in all NTSA’s projects and activities in order to devise appropriate mitigating strategies aimed at eliminating potential risks;
    • Ensuring proper and timely implementation of the Authority’s strategic plan and monitoring & evaluation of the programmes and projects thereto;
    • Providing technical leadership to the teams working in the Strategy and Planning department to enable them develop, implement and evaluate strategic management plans and budgets; and
    • Performing any other duties as may be required from time to time.

    Qualifications for the Deputy Director Corporate Strategy & Planning Job

    To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must possess the following key requirements;

    • Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, strategic planning, project Management, Engineering or equivalent from a recognized university;
    • Master’s degree in any of the above fields;
    • Proficiency in computer applications preferably Microsoft Project, financial and statistical packages;
    • A demonstrable understanding in corporate governance/leadership;
    • Multi-functional experience in at least two key areas of corporate strategy and planning, projects planning and management, finance, and operations will be an added advantage;
    • Must have a minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which should be at Manager level in a large and busy organization dealing with matters of corporate strategy, planning and, project management, or closely related functions; and
    • Must be a member of a relevant professional body.

    Skills and Competencies

    • Business problem solving skills – analysis and synthesis;
    • Comprehensive knowledge of economics, financial management and corporate planning;
    • Comprehensive knowledge of financial forecasting and monitoring of budgets;
    • Strong written and oral communication skills including ability to develop proposals, position papers and write reports;
    • Ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in an environment conducive to continuous change, learning, creativity and innovation; and
    • A strategic thinker with an eye for detail.

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    Director Technical Services

     

    REF: NTSA/02/2017/01

    The Director, Technical Services will be part of the NTSA’s Senior Management team and shall report to the Director General. The jobholder will oversee the technical services provided under motor vehicle inspection, infrastructural services and projects that incorporate road design and review for road safety.

    Responsibilities for the Technical Services Director Job

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Propose and advice on policy formulation within the public transport sector;
    • Develop work plans and budgets for the directorate;
    • Oversee the execution of approved directorate work plans and budgets;
    • Oversee performance management in the directorate;
    • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the directorate;
    • Prepare Board and Management Papers for approval;
    • Identify training needs for the personnel in the directorate;
    • Participate in the recruitment of staff within the directorate;
    • Participate in the development and review of the Institution’s strategic plan;
    • Identify procurement needs for the directorate;
    • Mentor and coach directorate staff; and
    • Participate in various committees in the Authority upon appointment.

    Technical Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Ensure efficient and effective management of the Motor Vehicle Inspection Centers;
    • Develop and implement road safety audit manuals and procedures;
    • Ensure implementation and monitoring of the motor vehicle standards;
    • Review road designs while ensuring that they meet road safety standards;
    • Oversee the upgrading of motor inspection centers;
    • Lead in inspection of public service vehicles whilst ensuring safety of the public;
    • Monitor and regulate NTSA’s motor vehicle safety inspection programs;
    • Coordinate with other agencies/actors in the Road Transport Sector; and

    Policy Development

    • Develop, review and implement regulations, internal policies and procedures.

    Administrative Duties

    • Provide continuous leadership, supervision, training and development of the directorate staff by ensuring an effective and motivated team;
    • Ensure the fulfilment of the directorate’s performance contract targets; and
    • Develop mechanisms for corporate consultation, increase public participation and involvement in Authority’s policies and programs.
    • Generate and streamline revenue collection for the Authority.

    Qualifications for the Technical Services Director Job

    To be appointed to this role, the successful candidate must be a Kenyan citizen and possess the following key requirements;

    • A Bachelor’s degree in either civil, automotive or mechanical engineering;
    • A Master’s degree in a business or engineering related field;
    • At least twelve (12) years’ experience in civil, automotive or mechanical engineering within the transport industry in either public or private sector, five (5) of which must be at a senior management level;
    • Been trained or have a demonstrable understanding in corporate governance/leadership;
    • Training/working knowledge in traffic engineering will be an added advantage.
    • A registered engineer with the Engineering Board of Kenya; and

    Skills and Competencies

    • Excellent strategic leadership skills particularly in strategy execution, monitoring and evaluation;
    • Highly accountable in decision making and of integrity;
    • Demonstrable commercial experience;
    • Excellent interpersonal and networking abilities; and
    • Excellent organizational, reporting and stakeholder management skills.
    • Ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environments with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
    • Negotiation and analytical skills;
    • Strong written and oral communication skills including ability to develop proposals, position papers and write reports.

    Method of Application

    Candidates interested in the above positions are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya. Candidates must therefore, obtain and submit the following documents together with their applications:

    Clearance Certificate from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID);

    Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);

    Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

    Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and

    Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

    Qualified candidates should apply in confidence indicating the Job Ref. No. on both the application and envelope to the address below enclosing CVs with full details of educational background and professional qualifications. The application should also have copies of certificates, relevant testimonials and the National ID. Applications may be deposited at the Authority’s Head Office, Hill Park Plaza, Ground Floor, Upper Hill Road, Nairobi in the application 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 5:00pm on 25th July 2017. NTSA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Youth, Women and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply. Please note that only short listed candidates shall be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

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