Saturday, 6 June 2015

Senior Transport Economist

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure was established under the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 and charged with the mandate to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national roads.

In order to carry out this mandate effectively, the Authority wishes to fill the following vacant position. 

KeNHA is seeking to recruit a creative, proactive, detail oriented and tenacious Kenyan citizen with the ability to quickly adapt to a dynamic work environment.

Job Title: Senior Transport Economist 


One Vacancy 

Place of Work: Head Office 

Department: Planning and Environment 

Reporting to: Manager – Planning 

Supervises: None
Purpose of the Job: The Senior Transport Economist reports to the Manager Planning and will be responsible for carrying out economic analysis, studies and evaluation of projects as well as the preparation and revision of the Authority’s Strategic Plan. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical and advisory support to road sector stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities
  • Preparation and revision of the Authority’s strategic plan as well as the Service Charter as the need arises.
  • Coordinating economic studies as part of the road design and tender documentation process.
  • Coordinating economic reviews of the road projects.
  • Providing technical and advisory support to road sector stakeholders towards achieving positive and sustainable development outcomes.
  • Building capacity for economic analysis related to transport.
  • Conducting project appraisals to determine risks and the economic viability.
  • Preparing Terms of Reference for Economic Surveys and facilitating implementation of related recommendations.
  • Undertaking post implementation appraisals of completed projects and preparing management reports thereof.
  • Establishing and maintaining linkages with Consultants and other Stakeholders on economic matters.
  • Coordinating the preparation of annual plans for the Authority and realigning it to the budget.
  • Coordinating economic analysis of investments, programmes and projects.
  • Coordinating the implementation of the Authority’s plans and performance contract.
  • Coordinating the preparation of annual work programmes and budgets for road planning and development.
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the implementation of the Authority’s plans, programmes and projects.
Job Specifications
For appointment to this grade, the candidate must have:-
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Transport Economics or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • A master’s degree in either Economics, Transport Economics or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution is an added advantage.
  • Served in the grade of Economist or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum period of three years.
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Statistics related packages;
  • Demonstrated professional competence and administrative ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the following key personal attributes and core competencies:
Personal Attributes
  • Self-drive, Innovative and creative.
  • Integrity and honesty.
  • Respect for others and Resilience.
Core Competences
  • Teamwork, Communication skills, People management, and Project management.
  • Problem solving, Leadership skills, Mentoring and coaching.
  • Professionalism, Analytical skills and Negotiation skills.
How to Apply

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization and therefore encourages persons living with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply.

Prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya and attach the following testimonials to the application.
  • 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 Kenya Police - CID
Candidates who meet the requirements detailed in the Job Specifications should submit their applications so as to reach the specific addresses shown below by close of business on 19th June 2015 at 5.00pm. 

Applications to include CVs with details of their 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 position should be addressed to:-

TThe Director General,
Kenya National Highways Authority,
Blue Shield Towers, 9th floor, Hospital Hill Road,
P.O Box 49712-00100, 

Or emailed to:

or hand delivered and inserted in the Recruitment box placed on the 1st Floor (HR Department). 

Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documentation / details as sought for will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization



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