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Deputy Director, Research & Innovation Grade 3

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Job Purpose
The Job holder will be in charge of Research and Innovation reporting directly to the Director, Policy Strategy & Compliance and is responsible for building partnerships towards the achievement of KeNHA’s Mandate and Strategic Plan, promoting Research & and building capacity towards the achievement of KeNHA’s strategic objectives.
Job Specifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
(i) At least twelve (12) years relevant work experience either in public or private sector, five (5) of which should in senior management position;
(ii) Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Risk Management, Finance or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
(iii)Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Commerce, Economics, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Risk Management, Finance or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
(iv)Member to a relevant professional body in good standing;
(v) Demonstrated Leadership and Management Competency including Project Management skills.
(vi)Proven Proficiency in computer applications; and
(vii) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:
(i) Formulating and implementing the Authority’s Research and Innovation policies, objectives and initiatives;
(ii) Undertaking research, planning and implementing new research strategies, programs and protocols within the Authority;
(iii)Developing proposals based on the identified innovation strategy and working with partners to access funding and /or technical support;
(iv) Developing research methodologies and framework to be used in research projects within the Authority;
(v) Ensuring all the departments within the Authority adopt cost effective and modern methodologies in all areas of operations;
(vi) Advising on new Business Development opportunities and development of corporate marketing strategic plans;
(vii) Conducting and oversighting research projects and programs that address infrastructure needs;
(viii) Consulting with top management on recommendations based on research findings and product performance;
(ix)Creating linkages with Research and Learning Institutions for effective research and industry relations;
(x) Coordinating the development of knowledge management and sharing initiatives with the Authority;
(xi) Coordinating technical and corporate research;
(xii) Assessing the scope of research projects and ensures they deliver value at cost;
(xiii) Spearheading innovation in the Authority and promoting the adaptation of new methods and products relevant to the Authority’s mandate in all departments;
(xiv) Initiate and evaluating the implementation of Research and Innovation across the Authority;
(xv) Ensuring proper management of Human, Financial and Material resources assigned to the department;
(xvi) Developing and implementing departmental plans, policies, norms and procedures;
(xvii) Creating functional strategies, specific objectives, develop budgets, policies and procedures for the department to support the functional infrastructure.
(xviii)Managing performance in the Research Department;
(xix) Managing innovation projects and hubs;
(xx) Leading specific projects in material testing and used of innovative technologies in road works;
(xxi)Training and developing of staff of the Department

Job Requirements

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