Communications Radio Technology Expert – National Communications Secretariat

The National Communications Secretariat established under Section 84 of the Kenya Information and Communications Act 1998, is the policy advisory body to the Government of Kenya on all matters pertaining to the ICT sector through the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Kenyans for the position of COMMUNICATIONS RADIO TECHNOLOGY EXPERT in the Secretariat.






The job holder is expected to advise on the adoption of radiocommunication activities including policies, laws, regulations, guidelines and other official national government instruments which:- promote the benefits of technological development to all users of ICTs; foster national safety and security, economic prosperity and the delivery of critical social services through ICT; facilitate and contribute to the full development of competition and efficiency in the provision of services both within and outside Kenya; and foster full and efficient use of ICT resources including effective use of the radio frequency spectrum in a manner which encourages the most beneficial use thereof in the public interest.

The Communications Radiotechnology Expert is responsible to the Communications Secretary for research, analysis and formulation of national broadcasting and radio frequency spectrum planning and management policies and strategies.

This shall include research, analysis, formulation and drafting of, where necessary, appropriate radiocommunication policies and strategies through use of best practices.

He/she is expected to participate and contribute to the development of inputs to be used during deliberations at the national, regional and international level on radiocommunication matters.

Qualification, Knowledge and Experience:

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (preferably in Telecommunications and Microwave options), or Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering with a bias in Microwave and Radiowave propagation or its equivalent from an accredited Tertiary institution in Kenya or an internationally recognized university.

2. Must have knowledge of the role of organisations such as the East African Community, COMESA, African Telecommunications Union, African Union Commission and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in radio communication, standardization and development of the ICT sector.

3. At least 8 years relevant experience with three (3) at a directly subordinate role.

In addition, any of the below would be an added advantage:

1. Knowledge of the preparatory process for major continental and international telecommunications and related conferences

2. Having undergone a Senior Management Course or its equivalent

3. Master’s Degree in: Electrical/ Electronic Engineering with a bias in Telecommunications; Telecommunications Engineering with specialization in radiocommunication and/or radio propagation studies.

4. Corporate Membership to either of the below: –

a. Engineers Registration Board(R.Eng)
b. Institute of Engineers of Kenya (MIEK)

How to Apply

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements can email applications


or submit to:

National Communications Secretariat
P. O. Box 10756 – 00100

Applications must include a cover letter stating how the applicant meets required specifications and a detailed CV including work experience and three professional referees with complete and current contact information.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and should submit the following among other documents; Police Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations; Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board; Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority; Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

National Communication Secretarait values diversity therefore Special Interest Groups including youth, women, Persons With Disability (PWD) and Minority & Marginalized are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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