Kenya Roads Board Recruitment 2023/2024 Application Form

Last Updated on September 21, 2023

The History of KRB dates back to 1992 when the Kenya Government together with the Road Maintenance Initiative (RMI) World Bank team hosted a Road Sector Stakeholders Seminar, to address the deteriorating condition of the road network in Kenya and the constraints to timely and proper road maintenance. The identified constraints were institutional, managerial and financial.

We Fund, Oversee and Coordinate Road Maintenance, Rehabilitation and Development through Optimal Utilization of resources for a sustainable Road Network.

Our functions

  • Co-ordinate the optimal utilization of the Fund in implementation of programs relating to the maintenance, rehabilitation and development of the road network;
  • Seek to achieve optimal efficiency and cost effectiveness in road works funded by the Fund;
  • Manage the fund;
  • Based on five-year road investment program approved by the Cabinet Secretary and the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, determine the allocation of financial resources from any other source available to the Board required by road agencies for the maintenance, rehabilitation and development of the road network to ensure that the allocation of funds is pegged to specific categories of roads.
  • Monitor and evaluate, by means of technical, financial and performance audits, the delivery of goods, works and services funded by the Fund;
  • Recommend to the Cabinet Secretary appropriate levels of road user charges, fines, penalties, levies or any sums required to be collected under the Road Maintenance Levy Fund Act, 1993 and paid into the Fund;
  • Recommend to the Cabinet Secretary such periodic reviews of the fuel levy as are necessary for the purposes of the Fund;
  • Identify, quantify and recommend to the Cabinet Secretary such other potential sources of revenue as may be available to the Fund for the development, rehabilitation and maintenance of roads.

Kenya Roads Board Recruitment 2023

Kenya Roads Board has been undergoing massive job recruitment intakes annually for the past few years. We’ve received numerous requests from aspirants on various platforms yearning for legit information about the Kenya Roads Board application form and guidelines for 2023/2024. Many applicants have been asking us questions like;

  • Is the Kenya Roads Board 2023 job application form out?
  • Where can I obtain the 2023 Kenya Roads Board Recruitment form?
  • When will Kenya Roads Board start 2023 Recruitment?
  • I need Kenya Roads Board 2023 Recruitment updates,
  • How can I apply for Kenya Roads Board Recruitment 2023? Just to list a few.

Kenya Roads Board Recruitment 2023 is ongoing. Applications are open for the following positions; 

  1. Deputy Director HR & Administration
  2. Deputy Director Urban Park Roads

Deputy Director HR & Administration

Job Specification
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail and not limited to;

  • Providing guidance in the development, interpretation, implementation and review of human resource management and administration strategies, policies, programmes and workplans;
  • Ensuring implementation of Terms and Conditions of service for Kenya Roads Board, coordinating organizational development and job reviews;
  • Establishing and monitoring staff recruitment, promotion, discipline and capacity building; developing, reviewing and coordinating implementation of welfare and other incentive schemes for Kenya Roads Board;
  • Managing the staff establishment and analyzing the staffing levels within Kenya Roads Board and recommending proposals for succession planning and proper deployment;
  • Managing Transport Services for Kenya Roads Board;
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of grievance handling mechanisms;
  • Initiating best practices in the management of human resource function;
  • Championing change management programmes in Kenya Roads Board;
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of training and development programmes;
  • Overseeing the implementation of administration policies, rules, standards and regulations;
  • Managing and maintaining Kenya Roads Board Assets;
  • Monitoring adherence and implementation of the departmental work plans;
  • Oversee the Management of Cross Cutting Issues
  • Oversee the Administration and Records Management functions of Kenya Roads Board;
  • Overseeing the provision of security for premises and staff;
  • Overseeing the design, implementation, and periodic review of security systems;
  • Overseeing the preparation and submission of quarterly reports on performance, and appraisals for staff within the Department;
  • Leading Kenya Roads Board in formulating and implementing efficient Performance Appraisals;
  • Coordinating outsourced services including office management services, office accommodation, transport and logistics;
  • Coordinating Investigation of incidences of security lapse in Kenya Roads Board in liaison with the Police and other security agencies; and
  • Ensuring the acquisition of legal documents such as motor vehicle and assets insurances and licenses in liaison with the Legal unit and other relevant agencies.

Person Specifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  • A minimum period of twelve (12) years relevant work experience and at least four (4) years in a management role in comparable and relevant position;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Human Resource Management, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Human Resource Management, Public/Business Administration, or equivalent qualification from recognized institution;
  • Certified Human Resource Professional, CHRP(K);
  • Leadership Course or its equivalent lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Membership of the Institute of Human Resource Management in good standing;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Demonstrated results in work performance;
  • Meet the provision of Chapter six of the Constitution.

Key Competencies and skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Communication and reporting skills
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Team player

Deputy Director Urban Park Roads

Job Specification
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail and not limited to;

  • Review, individually, the annual roads work programmes submitted by the road agencies and consolidate the annual roads works programme into annual public roads programme (APRP),
  • Develop and implement the prioritization criteria for road maintenance programs;
  • Monitoring implementation of APRP and prepare half year and annual APRP implementation reports;
  • Planning, organizing, and conducting training programs for Road Agencies and Counties to enhance delivery of road maintenance;
  • Maintaining partnerships and collaborations with Road Agencies, County Government, and other relevant stakeholders to enhance delivery of road maintenance programs;
  • Monitoring operations of the Board’s regional offices;
  • Coordinating and managing, in consultation with the Director, the activities of the Directorate to ensure achievement & performance of assigned duties;
  • Monitoring implementation of Road Sector Investment Program;
  • Maintaining collaboration and partnerships with development partners supporting road maintenance programs in the road sector;
  • Conducting Technical audits of Road agencies to ensure prudent utilization of resources;
  • Preparing Audit reports and submit to the Board for approval and submission to the Principal Secretary, State Department of Roads;
  • Conducting Technical audits of Programmes funded by Development Partners, where requested, as an assurance and prerequisite for Disbursement of funds;
  • Preparing and reviewing the annual audit programme for technical audit of road work activities funded by the Board;
  • Preparing audit guidelines, manuals, procedures, and methodology for technical audits; Carrying out post audit reviews and follow-ups to confirm implementation by road agencies of prior audit recommendations;
  • Coordinating and actively participating in regional audit dissemination workshops for feedback and participation in audit process by RAs and County Governments for continuous improvement;
  • Preparing Terms of References for consultancy services to undertake Monitoring and Evaluation for County Governments;
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Director from time to time.

Person Specifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  • A minimum of twelve (12) years relevant experience and at least four (4) years in a managerial role in comparable position in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Project Management, Business Management, Environmental Planning, Economics, GIS, Physical Planning, Procurement or any related field from a recognized institution;
  • Registered by Engineers Board of Kenya as a Professional Engineer;
  • Valid Annual Practicing License from the Engineers Board of Kenya;
  • Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Membership of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key competencies and skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic and innovative thinking
  • Negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Initiative and problem solving
  • Team Player

Method of Application

Terms of Service:
The positions are for a 3 – year contract period, renewable upon satisfactory performance. Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance, medical benefits, gratuity and other benefits in accordance with State Corporations Advisory Committee and Salaries Remuneration Commission guidelines.

Applications shall be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of 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 be included in the online applications.
All applications should be clearly marked “Application for the Position of Deputy Director Urban & Park Roads” or “Application for the Position of Deputy Director Human Resource & Administration” and submitted not later than 5.00pm on 11th October, 2023 in any of the following ways:

Hand delivered application in sealed envelope addressed to:

The Director Corporate Services
Kenya Roads Board
to be dropped at the reception of
Kenya Roads Board Offices, 6th Floor, Kenya Re Towers,
off Ragati Road in Upper Hill, NAIROBI

Online applications should be through the Recruitment Portal

Note: The candidates who will be successful shall be required to present the following clearance certificates:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Credit Reference Bureau.

Persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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