Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Republic of Kenya - Ministry of Finance - Members of the Competition Authority

Republic of Kenya

Ministry of Finance

Members of the Competition Authority

The Competition Authority (the Authority) is established under section 7 of the Competition Act, 2009, Chapter 504 of the Laws of Kenya (the Act).

The Act is aimed at promoting and safeguarding competition in the national economy and protecting consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct, among others.

The Minister for Finance invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the positions of five (5) Members of the Authority.

A. Position: A Non-Executive Member of the Authority

No. of vacancies: Five (5)

For the appointment to this position, a person should:-

(i) be a Kenyan citizen;

(ii) possess a degree from a university recognized in Kenya;

(iii) meet the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution;

(iv) must be tax compliant;

(v) have experience of not less than ten (10) years in any of the following fields:-
  • Industrial Organization
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis
  • Competition regulation
  • Economic regulation
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Law
  • Protection and enhancement of consumer welfare Banking, insurance and finance
(vi) have had a distinguished career in his/her respective field, and;

(vii) is judicious in decision making and also has ability to work in a collegial atmosphere.

NB: Good knowledge of Government systems will be an added advantage

B. Kindly Note:
  • Persons disqualified under Articles 77(1) and 77(3) of the Constitution Need Not Apply.
  • Before formal appointment, persons proposed shall be vetted and approved by Parliament through the relevant committee of Parliament.
  • The positions are Non-Executive
  • The persons will be appointed on a three year term
C. How to Apply

All applications should be submitted, together with detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents.

Candidates should also give the names, telephone and mail contacts of three referees who must be familiar with the candidate’s professional and social standing.

Applications should be submitted by 29th February, 2012 (latest by 5.00 p.m.) in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for Member of Board of the Competition Authority” and addressed to:

The Permanent Secretary/Treasury
Ministry of Finance
P. O. Box 30007 – 00100

Submissions may be

(i) sent or, delivered during office hours, to: -

The Office of the Investment Secretary,
Treasury Building,
2nd Floor Room 230


(ii) through email: boardselection@treasury.go.ke


(iii) by Post; P. O. Box 30007 – 00100, Nairobi

to reach us by 29th February, 2012.

Joseph K. Kinyua, CBS
Permanent Secretary/Treasury



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