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Deputy Director Of Industries

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

(i) served for a minimum period of ten (10) years and currently serving at the grade of
Principal Industrial Development Officer, CSG ‘8’ and above or in a comparable and
relevant position in the wider public service;
(ii) a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Business
Administration, Mathematics, Biological/Physical Sciences, Entrepreneurship,
Statistics, Economics, Project Planning and Management, Engineering (Mechanical,
Civil, Electrical, Chemical, Industrial, Electronics, Metallurgy, Aeronautical,
Agricultural). Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Food Technology, Clinical Nutrition and
Dietetics, Textile Technology, Production Technology, Leather Sciences, Wood
Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Geology, Environmental Science,
Chemistry, Biochemistry or Computer Science from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) demonstrated high degree of professional, technical and administrative competence
as reflected in work performance and results.


An officer at this level will deputize the Director in the day-to-day operational and managerial
activities and will be deployed in any of the following departments: Industrial Support Services,
Micro & Small Industries, Medium and Large Industries, Industrial Information and Policy
development. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: -
Industrial Support Services
(i) preparing strategies and action plans to implement industrial clusters;
(ii) coordinating the subcontracting arrangements among MSI and Medium and Large
(iii) developing and reviewing frameworks to support incubation including
infrastructure, overseeing monitoring and evaluation of projects/programs;
(iv) promoting the concept of resource efficiency and cleaner production technologies;
(v) promoting utilization of industrial rights;
(vi) identifying causes of underutilization of installed capacity and factory closures;
(vii) developing and implementing sustainable sectoral industrial support programmes
in consultation with both the public and private sectors;
(viii)developing linkages between private sector and public institutions for employment,
internship and mentorship programmes;
(ix) providing advice to entrepreneurs on the arbitration of disputes on standards;
(x) supporting industrial research and development, innovation and technology
transfer in liaison with research and development centres, industry and academic
(xi) organizing mentoring programmes to potential and existing entrepreneurs; and
(xii) negotiating on industrial related issues at bilateral, regional multilateral fora.
Micro and Small Industries
(i) promoting and implementing resource efficient cleaner production technologies for
(ii) promoting the development of niche products for existing and new markets;
(iii) overseeing surveys on benchmarking of industries with best practices with a view
to promoting industrial competitiveness;
(iv) undertaking resource endowment mapping activities, development of industrial
profiles and dissemination of information on investment opportunities; and
(v) planning for training of entrepreneurs in micro and small industries (MSIs) on
business plans and Business Development Services (BDS).
Industrial Information and Policy Development
(i) preparing proposals on the review and harmonization/rationalization of taxes and
(ii) coordinating the collection, processing, analyzing and dissemination of industrial
statistics and information;
(iii) conducting complex studies and baseline surveys on the performance of the
surveys on the performance of the industrial sector in Kenya; and
(iv) evaluating the impact of sectoral, fiscal and other policies on industrial sector.
Medium and Large Industries
(i) Preparing technical inputs for the development of standards and promoting
enforcement in liaison with Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and industry
(ii) overseeing the development and implementation of sustainable incentive schemes
for industrial investments;
(iii) providing advise on promotion and implementation of resource efficient cleaner
production technologies for MLIs;
(iv) promoting the development of niche products from medium and large industries;
(v) overseeing surveys on benchmarking of industries with best practices with a view to
promoting industrial competitiveness.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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