The Nuclear Power and Energy Agency, formerly Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB), is a State Corporation established under the Energy Act 2019. It is charged with the responsibility of promoting and implementing Kenya’s Nuclear Power Programme, carrying out research and development for the energy sector. 

Towards attainment of its mandate, the Nuclear Power and Energy Agency shall develop policies and legislation, undertake public education and awareness, identify suitable sites for the construction of Nuclear Power Plants; carry out research, development and innovation on energy technologies as well as capacity building for the energy sector.

The Board of Directors seeks to recruit dynamic and competent officers to fill the following positions:



Research Assistants:

·      Physical Scientists (Physicist/Chemist) (1 Position);

·      Civil Engineer (1 Position);

·      Electrical Engineer (2 Positions);

·      Mechanical Engineer (1 Position); CLOSED

Job Ref No. KNEB/HRA/ENG/1/2019

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Technical Officer, the job holders will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data for technical studies aimed at the establishment of a sustainable national nuclear infrastructure that provides support for the nuclear programme throughout its life cycle by:

a. Conducting siting activities of future nuclear power plants and waste disposal facilities that include site characterization.

b. Assisting in performing feasibility studies on the viability of introducing nuclear power plants and research reactors in Kenya.

c. Participating in the development and implementation of planning activities which include conducting power system planning, power economic planning, conduct grid studies and Nuclear Power Program Human resource planning.

d. Assisting in developing of national policies and strategies for nuclear power programme infrastructure.

e. Assisting in planning and coordination of expert missions, national workshops and technical meetings.

f. Engaging and educating stakeholders on issues of nuclear power to enhance ownership and support of the programme.

Academic Qualifications

Candidates must possess the following Academic Qualifications:-

Bachelor’s degree in;

 Physics/Chemistry for Physical Scientists.

 Civil Engineering for Civil Engineer.

 Electrical Engineering for Electrical Engineer.

 Mechanical Engineering for Mechanical Engineer.

Related Job Experience

Entry Level.


Knowledge Skills and Competencies

The candidates must possess the following skills and competencies: -

 The Candidate must have a good knowledge of the Energy Sector in Kenya;

 Meet the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

 Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

 Be detail oriented and have ability to meet deadlines; and

 Be results oriented.

Terms of Service and Remuneration

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

The successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package for the positions.


How to Apply

Interested candidates for the above positions MUST submit the following clearances and certificates:-

 Kenya Revenue Authority;

 Higher Education Loans Board;

 Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;

 Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct);

 Credit Reference Bureau; and

 Academic Certificates.

Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications so as to reach the address shown below (clearly stating the reference in the letter and on the envelope) by close of business on 19th June, 2019 by 5.00 p.m. East African Time.

Applicants to include CVs with details of day-time contacts, expected salary and 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 and Bio Data Form (attached below)

Applications can be sent through email, post or delivered to the following address:-

The Director, Human Resource and Administration,

Nuclear Power & Energy Agency,

KAWI COMPLEX, 2nd Floor,

Popo Road, South C, along Red Cross Road,

P.O. Box 26374-00100


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Vacant Positions At Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board 

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Nuclear Power and Energy Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. Persons living with disability (PWD) who have the required qualifications and skills are encouraged to apply.

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.