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Monday, August 27, 2012

NCA Executive Director Job in Kenya

Executive Director

The National Construction Authority (NCA) is a state owned Agency established under an Act of Parliament, the National Construction Act No 41 of 2011. 
The object for which the Authority is established is to oversee the construction industry and coordinate its development.

About the Position

The Authority requires a dynamic, visionary and enterprising Executive Director to provide leadership towards achieving its mission / vision in restoring sanity in the construction industry. 
Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyan citizens for this position.

The Position:

Reporting directly to the Board, the principal responsibilities of the Executive Director shall include:
  • Assist the Board in the implementation of the National Construction Act No 41 of 2012.
  • Oversee and supervise the day to day management and activities of the Authority.
  • Providing leadership in the development of long term strategy, business plans, budgets, establishment of internal management systems and procedures as well as monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
  • Fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethical values and practices including the maintenance of corporate governance and best practice.
  • Advising the Board on matters relating to the implementation of the Authority’s business strategy opportunities and investments in the construction industry.
  • Ensuring effective communication between the Board, Management and Staff.
  • Maintaining a conducive work environment for attracting, retaining a well-motivated team of employees.
  • Acting as the principal spokesperson of the Authority and maintaining effective communications and liaison with the stakeholders.
  • Ensuring continuous achievement of the Authority’s objectives, financial and operational goals.
  • Attending to the human resource issues.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaboration with local and international partners.
  • Ensuring efficient and cost effective provision of appointed services to the construction industry in compliance with and according to the laws of the land.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Board.
Applicant’s Profile
  1. Must be a holder of a degree in Architecture, Quantity Surveying or Engineering disciplines from a recognized University.
  2. Is registered professional with valid current practicing certificate under the relevant law for the time being in force.
  3. Should have at least 10 years post registration experience in management position in a private or public organization within the construction industry.
  4. Holders of a post graduate qualification in a relevant field will have an added advantage.
  5. Must have all current professional and practical certificates.
  6. Must demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of corporate governance principles and procedures.
  7. Must have and demonstrate strategic planning skills and ability to design long term plans for the organization.
  8. The ideal candidate shall be a team player, a person of high integrity and strong character, energetic and willing to work long hours.
  9. Must comply with chapter 6 and Article 10 of the constitution of Kenya.
  10. Must demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and capacity for effective management of financial, physical and human resources.
  11. Must demonstrate excellent communication and networking skills within the construction locally and regionally.
  12. Must demonstrate ability to manage a start-up organization with capacity for quick exponential growth.
  13. Must be fully computer literate.
Terms and Conditions of Service

Duration of contract: The successful applicant will be appointed on a three (3) year renewable contract depending on performance.

Package: The Executive Director is a public officer and shall serve on such attractive terms and conditions as determined by the Board.

Integrity Clearance
In addition to the qualifications set above the applicant must further submit the following clearances:
  • Ethics and Anticorruption commission (EACC)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • Director of public Prosecution
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Relevant Professional Bodies
  • Credit Reference Bureau Africa Limited or Metropol Credit Reference Bureau
How to Apply
  1. Interested candidates are requested to apply, together with an updated curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, copies of identity card, email and telephone contacts together contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates previous work experience
  2. Applications sent by email shall be submitted in PDF format to the email Hand delivered and courier delivered applications shall be dropped in the National Construction Authority (NCA) applications box located on the Second floor of Hill Plaza Building.
  3. Deadline for submission is 17th September 2012 at 5.00pm.
Disqualification Criteria

A person shall be disqualified if:
  • He/she is undischarged bankrupt
  • Has been convicted of a felony
  • Removed from public office for contravening the provisions of the constitution or any other law
  • Any person who has been mentioned adversely in any report of by a commission of inquiry or any parliamentary committee report.
  • Any person who canvass directly, indirectly, by proxy, by omission, by tribal or clan whipping by pressure groups, by other associations in any other way.
  • Any person who knowingly, willingly and bluntly lies, misrepresents, cheats and fails to disclosure material facts.
Important Notice:
Only shortlist candidates will be contacted for interviews

Applications and supporting documents shall be addressed to
The Chairperson
National Construction Authority
Hill Plaza, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 30743-00100 , NAIROBI

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