Kenya Roads Board Executive Director Job Re-Advertisement

Kenya Roads Board (KRB) is a statutory body established by the Kenya Roads Board Act No7 of 1999.
The object and purpose for which KRB was established is to oversee the road network in Kenya and coordinate the maintenance, rehabilitation and development funded by the Kenya Roads Board Fund as established under the Act and to advise the Cabinet Secretary responsible for roads on all matters related thereto.
The Board seeks to recruit a dynamic, experienced and result oriented person to the position of Executive Director.


The Executive Director shall be responsible for the day to day management and operations of KRB, implementation of the decisions of the Board, organization and control of all functions and assets of KRB under the statutory supervision of the Board.

Under the provisions of the Act the Executive Director is an ex-officio member of the Board and is its Secretary.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Formulation and implementation of plans and strategies to achieve KRB mandates in accordance with the Act.
  • Preparation of business and corporate plans for Board approval.
  • Preparation and submission to the Board consolidated annual work programmes and revenue estimates.
  • Preparation of annual budgets and financial reports of KRB operations and utilization of its funds.
  • Evaluation and execution of the work programmes and preparation and submission to the Board monthly financial and operational reports.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of approved annual public roads programmes (through technical compliance, performance and financial audits) and submission of regular reports to the Board,
  • Supervision of consultants commissioned to carry out activities on behalf of KRB.
  • Motivating and managing KRB staff towards achieving the Board’s objectives and building a high performance team culture.
  • Compliance with all relevant statutory requirements.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Board.
  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Have a Civil Engineering degree from a university recognized by Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).
  • Is a professional Civil Engineer, duly registered by EBK under provisions of the Engineers Act 2011 of the Laws of Kenya, with at least fifteen years practical experience five of which must have been gained in a senior managerial position.
  • Holds a valid and current practicing license issued by EBK.
  • Possession of MBA or advanced degree will be added advantage.
  • Have proven ability to translate initiatives into achievable action plans.
  • Possess ability to build effective networks and partnerships with stakeholders.
  • Have outstanding communication and motivation skills.
  • Possess good computer working knowledge.
  • Have a good working knowledge of the Public Sector.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
Terms of Service:
The Executive Director will serve on contract for a period of three years renewable subject to satisfactory performance as appraised by the Board.
The successful candidate will be offered competitive remuneration package, including house allowance, medical benefits, gratuity and other benefits in accordance with the State Corporations Advisory Committee and Salaries Remuneration Commission guidelines.

How to Apply:
Each application shall be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials or other supporting documents.
The application should also indicate the names and contact of three referees.
Scanned copies of these documents must accompany online application.
All applications should be clearly marked “Application for the position of the Executive Director” and submitted in any of the following ways:
A. Hand delivered application in sealed envelope addressed to the Chairman, Kenya Roads Board to be dropped at the reception of Kenya Roads Board Offices 3rd Floor, Kenya Re Towers, off Ragati Road in Upper Hill, Nairobi.
B. Online applications should be emailed in pdf attachment to
C. Posted applications should be addressed to:
The Chairman
Kenya Roads Board
3rd Floor, Kenya Re-Towers, Off Ragati Road
P.O. Box 73718- 00200 
Nairobi, Kenya
Note: Interested applicants are expected to obtain clearance from the following bodies:
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department (certificate of Good Conduct), and
  • Credit Reference Bureau.
Applicants must submit copies of these clearance certificates with the application. 
Those that had applied earlier need not apply, but may update their applications if need be.

All applications must reach the Chairman on or before 18th February, 2014.

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