Deputy Director (Quality Assurance) at Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

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Deputy Director (Quality Assurance) at Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

KURA is responsible for the management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of Urban National Trunk Roads. Other functions of KURA include – Constructing, upgrading, rehabilitating and maintaining roads under its control; Controlling urban roads reserves and access to roadside developments;

Deputy Director (Quality Assurance)

REF: KURA/PSC/QA/22/1

Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder is answerable to the Director (Policy, Strategy & Compliancand is responsible for formulating and implementing quality assurance policies, plans and procedures as well as overseeing technical audits for road works and services implemented by the Authority.

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this position, the ideal candidate must:

  • Have a minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience and at least five (5) year’s in a supervisory role in comparable position in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
  • Have served as an Assistant Director, Engineering for at least three (3) years;
  • Have demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution,
  • Have a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized university;
  • Have a Diploma or its equivalent qualification in Quality Management Systems (QMS) from a recognized institution;
  • Have a Certificate in Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Be registered by Engineers Board of Kenya as a Professional Engineer with a minimum post registration experience of six (6) years;
  • Have a valid annual Practicing License from the Engineers Board of Kenya;
  • Be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK); and
  • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities °

  • Formulation and implementation ofquality assurance policies and procedures for roadwork programmes;
  • Preparing a quality assurance plan for the Authority;
  • Ensuring high quality outcomes in road design, construction and maintenance operations through the development, implementation and review of an integrated quality assurance system;
  • Monitoring and evaluating works activities under the Authority;
  • Carrying out technical audits for works and services implemented by the Authority or on its behalf;
  • Identifying areas of technical weaknesses and suggesting remedial measures,
  • Follow-ups to confirm compliance with prior quality assurance recommendations;
  • Preparing quality assurance findings, recommendations and conclusions;
  • Undertaking post audit reviews to confirm compliance with prior quality assurance recommendations;
  • Certification of work completed within the Authority;
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor work of the Quality Assurance Department.
  • Preparing periodic quality assurance reports to the Authority; and
  • Performing any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should apply for the positions by downloading the KURA Job Application Form from (https://kura.go.ke/index.php/careers/job-opportunities?download=26:kura-job-application-form), 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 onMonday, 11th July 2022. 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

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