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Assistant Director, Social Safeguards at Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA)

Who We Are An autonomous road agency, responsible for the management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of international trunk roads linking centres of international importance and crossing international boundaries or terminating at international ports(Class A road), national trunk roads linking internationally important centres (Class B roads), and primarily roads linking provicially important centres to each other or two higher-classroads (Class C roads). Our Vision A leading Highways Authority committed to quality, safe and adequate National Trunk Roads. Our Mission To construct and manage national trunk roads that enhance socio-economic growth and prosperity. Our Mandate To Manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national roads.

Terms of Service Permanent & Pensionable
Place of Work: Headquarters
Directorate: Highway Planning & Design
Reporting to: Deputy Director, Environmental & Social Safeguards
Supervises: Senior Sociologists

Job Purpose

The job holder will be responsible for implementation of social strategies; and social Impact Studies.

Duties and responsibilities:

  •  formulating strategies for achievement of social provision objectives;
  • ensuring proper management and rational utilization of resources on a sustainable basis;
  • overseeing collecting, collating, storing and dissemination of social research findings;
  • monitoring, assessing, evaluating the impact of development activities on the social issues and advising on corrective measures where appropriate;
  • overseeing social impact studies of new projects; and
  • coordinating monitoring and evaluation of road projects and ensuring social concerns are properly addressed.

Job Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in relevant work and at least three (3) years in a supervisory role in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Sociology, Anthropology, social work, community development or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor’s Degrees in any of the following disciplines: Sociology, Anthropology, social work, community development or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Gold Membership with Kenya Institute of Social Works or a relevant professional body;
  • Demonstrated Management Competency including Project Management skills;
  •  Proven Proficiency in Computer applications; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

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