18 Nov 2020

Assistant Director, Social Safeguards at Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA)

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Who We Are An autonomous road agency, responsible for the management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of international trunk roads linking centres of international importance and crossing international boundaries or terminating at international ports(Class A road), national trunk roads linking internationally important centres (Class B roads), and primarily roads linking provicially important centres to each other or two higher-classroads (Class C roads). Our Vision A leading Highways Authority committed to quality, safe and adequate National Trunk Roads. Our Mission To construct and manage national trunk roads that enhance socio-economic growth and prosperity. Our Mandate To Manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national roads.

Terms of Service Permanent & Pensionable
Place of Work: Headquarters
Directorate: Highway Planning & Design
Reporting to: Deputy Director, Environmental & Social Safeguards
Supervises: Senior Sociologists

Job Purpose

The job holder will be responsible for implementation of social strategies; and social Impact Studies.

Duties and responsibilities:

  •  formulating strategies for achievement of social provision objectives;
  • ensuring proper management and rational utilization of resources on a sustainable basis;
  • overseeing collecting, collating, storing and dissemination of social research findings;
  • monitoring, assessing, evaluating the impact of development activities on the social issues and advising on corrective measures where appropriate;
  • overseeing social impact studies of new projects; and
  • coordinating monitoring and evaluation of road projects and ensuring social concerns are properly addressed.

Job Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in relevant work and at least three (3) years in a supervisory role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Sociology, Anthropology, social work, community development or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor’s Degrees in any of the following disciplines: Sociology, Anthropology, social work, community development or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Gold Membership with Kenya Institute of Social Works or a relevant professional body;
  • Demonstrated Management Competency including Project Management skills;
  •  Proven Proficiency in Computer applications; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;


Method of Application

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization and therefore encourages persons with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply. Applicants with disability are requested to indicate their status on the application cover letter for ease of identification.

Prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya and shall be required to present the following documents during the interview.

  • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission Clearance Certificate
  • Kenya revenue Authority Tax Compliance Certificate
  • Higher Education Loans Board Clearance Certificate or proof of ongoing repayments
  • Certificate of Good Conduct issued by National Police Service
  • Certificate of Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
The terms of appointment for the following positions shall be on Permanent & Pensionable Terms of Service:

Candidates who meet the requirements detailed in the Job Specifications should submit their applications so as to reach the specific address. Applications to include CVs with details of day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees. Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials and copies of National ID or Passport.

Applications for the positions of Director, Audit Services Grade 2; Deputy Director, Research & Innovation Grade 3 and Deputy Director, Corporate Communications Grade 3 clearly quoting the reference number (as shown in the detailed Job Specifications) should be hand delivered and inserted in the Recruitment box placed on the 4th Floor (Outside the Director General’s Office) OR Emailed to

[email protected]

And addressed to:

The Chairman-Board of Directors,
Kenya National Highways Authority,
Barabara Plaza, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
Off Airport South Road, along Mazao Road
P.O. Box 49712 - 00100 Nairobi.


Closing Date : 7th December, 2020






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