VACANCY: KENYA RURAL ROADS AUTHORITY

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

Our Client’s organisation , The Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development, was established under the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 and charged with the mandate to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain rural roads.

In order to carry out this mandate successfully, the Authority invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyan citizens who wish to be considered for various senior management positions.

GENERAL MANAGER, (ROADS), KeRRA GRADE 9

JOB DESCRIPTION

An officer at this level may be deployed in any of the technical areas of the Authority.

1. Planning, Environment & R2000 Function

(i) Planning

Under the planning function, duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Implementing road sector policies, plans and strategies for the efficient operation of road infrastructure services under the jurisdiction of the authority;
  • Preparing road investment program for road network under the jurisdiction of the authority;
  • Preparing, coordinating and monitoring Strategic Plans;
  • Coordinating Performance Contracts of the Authority;
  • Monitoring and evaluating projects;
  • Ensuring equitable distribution of road maintenance resources to the county;
  • coordinating traffic planning and managing traffic data;
  • coordinating collection and collation of economic, environmental and social data for road investment programs and strategies;
  • Administering and protecting road reserves;
  • Liaising with Ministry for the time being responsible for road safety;
  • Preparing departmental budget;
  • Liaising with external financing agencies and consulting firms;
  • Coordinating the activities of the department to ensure collaboration with other Divisions;
  • Training and development of staff.

(ii) Environment

Under the Environment function, duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Implementing the Authority’s Environmental Policy;
  • Spearheading the achievement and reporting on the Environmental Sustainability Performance Contract Targets;
  • Providing support to project development initiatives in the Authority and ensuring that environmental and social development issues are addressed;
  • Ensuring compliance with environmental legal framework and facilitating incorporation and implementation of the same within the Authority’s activities;
  • Coordinating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Studies (ESIAs) being carried out both in-house and by Consultants under Planning & R2000, Design & Construction, Maintenance, and Special Projects Departments;
  • Submission of Final ESIA Project Reports to NEMA, responding to NEMA’s comments and follow ups to ensure issuance of EIA Licenses for projects under the Authority’s purview;
  • Representing the Authority in National Forums geared towards promoting Environmental protection and conservation.

(iii) Roads 2000

Under the Roads 2000 function, duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Coordinating and spearheading the development of management tools for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Roads 2000 program;
  • Developing short and medium-term plans for Roads 2000 program;
  • Coordinating the selection of roads for improvement and maintenance, and advising on the use of appropriate technical and socio-economic selection criteria;
  • Drawing up an national annual plan in consultation with and full participation of regional managers and using Road Management Systems (RMS) developed by KeRRA;
  • Coordinating the development and regular update of standard Contract Documents and Specifications suitable for small to medium sized employment intensive works;
  • Coordinating the production and updating of Roads 2000 operations manuals (planning, administration and technical) in collaboration with relevant institutions, e.g., KIHBT, KTC and various universities;
  • Coordinating the procurement of contractor and consultancy services related to the Roads 2000 program and advise on  tender evaluation processes;
  • Assisting in selecting suitable trainees, amongst targeted emerging entrepreneurs  and the Road Authorities’ staff, in collaboration with the Regional Managers and KIHBT/KTC;
  • Coordinating the implementation of training activities under the Roads 2000 projects nationwide targeting Road Authorities’ staff, small scale entrepreneurs (contractors and their technical staff) and supervisors;
  • Liaising with development partners on all policy and operational issues related to the implementation of Roads 2000 projects;

2. Design & Construction Function

Under the design and construction function, duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Preparing annual road development work program and budget;
  • Ensuring road construction projects are executed in accordance with the standards and specifications;
  • Ensuring payments of work done for development projects are in accordance with the contract provisions;
  • Liaising with external financing agencies and consulting firms;
  • Initiating road safety audits for road designs and implement road safety  countermeasures;
  • Ensuring equitable distribution of road bridges and other structures   resources to the county;
  • Coordinating designs of roads, bridges and other drainage structures projects;
  • initiating and coordinating tender documentation of roads, bridges and other drainage structures projects;
  • Providing technical support and advise to the Authority on road works executed under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) framework, including undertaking review on Project proposals, Terms of References for Stakeholder engagements, Project Feasibility Study Reports, Tender Evaluation Reports, and draft PPP contracts, and other emerging PPP-related matters;
  • Assisting the Authority in establishing and operationalising systems and frameworks to ensure compliance with the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Act 2013.
  • Preparing departmental budget;
  • Coordinating the activities of the department to ensure collaboration with other Divisions; and
  • Training and development of staff.

3. Maintenance Function

Under the maintenance function, duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Implementing maintenance policies, plans and strategies for the efficient maintenance of the roads under the Authority;
  • Preparing annual road maintenance work program;
  • Ensuring implementation and operation of Road Management Systems (RMS) and periodic reviews of the performance standards;
  • Monitoring and coordinating field maintenance operations to ensure compliance with set standards and specifications;
  • Initiating preparation of tender documentation of road projects;
  • Ensuring equitable distribution of road maintenance resources to the county;
  • Appraising, design, documenting, negotiating and monitoring Performance Based Road Maintenance Contracts (PBC) throughout their life cycle;
  • Assisting the Authority in establishing and operationalising systems and frameworks to ensure compliance with the PBC Guidelines;
  • Providing  advice on the PBC capacity building requirements of the Authority;
  • Assisting the Authority in coordinating Contractors’ activities undertaken under PBC Framework
  • Coordinating the activities of the department to ensure collaboration with other departments/sections;
  • Ensuring road maintenance contracts are prepared and implemented in accordance with set standards and specifications;
  • Training and development of staff.

4. Special Projects Function

Under the Special Projects Function, duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Coordinating and spearheading the development of management tools for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Special Projects / programs, in a cost effective manner;
  • Developing short and medium-term plans for Special Projects / programs;
  • Coordinating the selection of roads for improvement and maintenance, and advise on the use of innovative, appropriate technology, technical and socio-economic selection criteria;
  • Drawing up an national annual plan in consultation with and full participation of the Departmental Managers and other staff;
  • Coordinating the development and regular update of standard Contract Documents and Specifications;
  • Liaising with development partners on all policy and operational issues related to the implementation of Special Projects / programs;
  • Liaising with all development partners on all issues related to the Special Projects / programs support;
  • Coordinating the preparation of review meetings between the GoK and participating Development Partners;
  • Assisting in the development of adequate field planning and reporting procedures and associated data storage, retrieval and presentation systems;

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