Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board is a state corporation established under Gazette Notice no 170 of 16th November 2012, and is charged with the responsibility of fast-tracking and implementing Kenya’s Nuclear Power Programme in line with the Government’s Vision 2030 development blueprint.

The core mandate of the organization is to promote and expedite the development of nuclear electricity generation in Kenya through the Nuclear Power Programme by developing policies and legislations, undertaking public education and awareness, identification of suitable sites for the construction of Nuclear Power Plants and development of human resource capacity.
The mission of the organization is to promote safe and secure application of nuclear technology for sustainable electricity generation and distribution in Kenya.
To achieve this mandate, the Board of Directors, Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board, seeks to recruit a dynamic and competent Chief Executive Officer.


Job Summary:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, The Chief Executive Officer also doubles as the Country’s National Liaison Officer with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in coordinating all the IAEA Technical Cooperation Projects in the application of Nuclear Science and Technology in Kenya. He/she will be responsible for providing leadership and direction towards achievement of the organization’s mission and vision by:

a. In consultation with stakeholder ensure planning, development, monitoring and review of nuclear development strategies, policies, laws and international instruments for Nuclear Power Development.
b. Overseeing management of financial and non-financial resources of the organization.
c. Coordinating resource mobilization to support the organization’s programs
d. Continuous engagement with the public and other stakeholders on Nuclear Power Programme
e. Ensuring that the organization has an effective risk management framework, effective internal control systems and complies with laws, regulations and government policies and directives
f. Effective management of human capital to ensure optimum organizational performance, staff engagement and development.
In the execution of this assignment, the Chief Executive Officer will be expected to ensure and uphold exemplary Corporate Governance in line with Organization’s core values and promote a robust performance-driven culture.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

Candidates must have the following:-
• Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following fields: Engineering, law, Business Management, Finance and any other relevant field from a recognized institution
• A master’s Degree in a relevant field
• Be a registered member of good standing with a relevant professional Body.

Related Job Experience

Must have at least 15 years work experience, ten (10) in senior management position and five (5) of which in executive Management position.

Knowledge Skills and Competencies

The candidate must possess the following skills and competencies:-
a. The Candidate must have a good knowledge of the Energy Sector in Kenya
b. Knowledge in the linkages between Kenya and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
c. Knowledge of Nuclear Power Programme will be an added advantage
d. Demonstrate understanding of public service values
e. Demonstrate distinguished leadership and people skills in public sector organization, management and operations.
f. Meet the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution
g. Strategic capability with proven ability to relate emerging global issues with the organization’s mission, vision and strategy
h. Proven ability to build effective teams
i. Proactive, initiative, good networking, negotiation and collaborative skills;
j. Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
k. Detail oriented, meets all the deadlines and delivers on the results.
l. Excellent analytical and structured problem solving skills.

Terms of Service and Remuneration

The appointment will be for a contractual term of three (3) years, renewable for a further one term of three years, subject to effective performance and delivery of set targets.

The successful candidate for the position will be offered a competitive remuneration package.

How to Apply

Interested candidates must obtain clearance from the following:-
• Kenya Revenue Authority
• Higher Education Loans Board
• Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
• Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation.

Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications so as to reach the address below on or before 12th April 2017 by 5.00pm East African Time (clearly stating the reference in the letter and on the envelope). 

Applications to include Curriculum Vitae with details of day-time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment, names and contacts of three referees.

Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/ Testimonials, and copy of National ID/Passport.

The Chairman,
Board of Directors,
Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board,
KAWI COMPLEX, 4th Floor,
Popo Road, South C, along Red Cross Road,
P.O. Box 26374-00100

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Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.

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

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.