Director, Urban Roads Development Job at Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works, established by the Kenya Roads Act, 2007.

Our core mandate is to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national urban road networks.

The Authority seeks to a recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced individual to fill the under-listed position:

Director, Urban Roads Development

JG 2

Ref: KURA/URD/D/19/1

1 Post

Duties and Responsibilities

a) Overseeing preparation of short, medium and long term road works programmes;
b) Coordination of preliminary and detailed engineering road designs;
c) Oversee the preparation of preliminary and detailed engineering designs of road structures;
d) Coordinating preparation and finalization of road works tender;
e) Overseeing preparation of procurement plans for road work programmes;
f) Liaising with external financing agencies for resource mobilization;
g) Reviewing standards and specifications for road works;
h) Supervision of roads and structures works contracts;
i) Coordinating preparation of directorate budget;
j) Ensuring expenditure controls and measures within the directorate;
k) Facilitating resource mobilization from government and development partners;
l) Facilitating resource mobilization through public private partnerships;
m) Enhancing efficiency in utilization of financial resources;
n) Enhancing knowledge transfer and capacity building by encouraging partnership of foreign consultants and contractors with local firms in undertaking projects/consultancies;
o) Building capacity of young professional graduates through internship in projects;
p) Undertaking regular road safety audits during road development
q) Overall responsibility for implementation of the directorate strategic objectives; and building the capacity of staff and managing performance.

Qualifications and Competencies

For appointment to this grade, the ideal candidate must: –

a) Have a minimum of twelve (12) years’ experience in relevant work and at least five (5) years in a management role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
b) Have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
c) Have a Master’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution
d) Be registered by Engineers Board of Kenya as a professional Engineer with a minimum post registration experience of eight (8) years.
e) Have a valid annual Practicing License from the Engineers Board of Kenya.
f) Have a certificate in Leadership Course from a recognized institution.
g) Be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK).
h) Have proficiency in computer applications.
i) Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
j) Demonstrate merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Positions in Job Grade 10 to 4 are on permanent and pensionable terms while those in job grade 2 and 3 are on a three year contract renewable depending on performance.

The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as the case may be.

Candidates will be expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Specifically, they must obtain and attach copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions/organizations;

  • Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  • Criminal Investigations Department
  • Credit Reference Bureau

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should apply for the positions by downloading the KURA Job Application Form HERE from, fill and submit together with their updated CVs and copies of National Identity Card, copies of all certificates & testimonials including Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya clearances, details of their day time contacts, names, contacts of three referees.

The application should be mailed (by post office/courier service) or hand delivered so as to reach the Director General by 5.00 pm on Tuesday, 16th July 2019.

All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked and addressed to the following address:

The Director General
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
IKM Building, Tower B, 5th Ngong Avenue, Opposite Bishops Gate
P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO, Nairobi


Applications without the KURA Job Application Form will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women, Youth, Persons Living with Disabilities and persons from marginalized communities/areas are encouraged to apply.

Engineering and Technical
Updated: June 29, 2019 — 10:49 am