Director Competition Management – Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the regulatory authority for the ICT industry in Kenya with responsibilities in telecommunications, e-commerce, broadcasting and postal/courier services.

CA is also responsible for managing the country’s numbering and frequency spectrum resources, administering the Universal Service Fund (USF) as well as safeguarding the interests of users of ICT services.

The Authority is seeking to recruit a highly competent, proactive and self-driven individual to fill the following position:

Director Competition Management 

Job Grade CA3

Ref: CA/DCM/HCA2021

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to Senior Director/Competition, Consumer Protection and Education Awareness, the duties and responsibilities of this position shall entail:

  1. Advising Management and the Board on relevant interventions to correct market failure;
  2. Advising Management and the Board on enhancement of the economic regulatory mechanisms and strategy;
  3. Initiating development and enforcement of the market competition policy, regulations and guidelines;
  4. Contributing to the development and review of policy, regulatory and legal frameworks;
  5. Initiating development of pricing policies/frameworks and mechanisms to ensure services are affordable;
  6. Undertaking ICT market studies, statistical and policy analysis to inform regulatory decisions and interventions;
  7. Collecting and analyzing data for sectoral regulation and prepare statutory and Statistical Reports;
  8. Liaising locally, regionally/internationally on ICT technical/regulatory issues;
  9. Developing and providing ICT sector inputs for inclusion in national and international policy bulletins and reports
  10. Responsible for domesticating and implementing relevant international Treaties and agreements with regard to ICT services.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant should meet the following specifications: –

  1. Bachelors Degree in any of the following: Applied and Physical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business related fields, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  2. Masters Degree in any of the following: Applied and Physical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business related fields, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  3. At least Twelve (12) years relevant work experience in Public Service or Private Sector, four (4) of which must be in a management position;
  4. A Management Course lasting not less than Four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  5. Member of a relevant professional body and in good standing where applicable;
  6. Proficiency in computer applications;
  7. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Key Competencies and Skills

The key competencies and skills required for this position are:-

  1. Analytical skills
  2. Strong communication and reporting skills
  3. Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills
  4. Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  5. Team player
  6. Integrity

Terms and Conditions of Service

The Authority will offer competitive package in line with the Public Service Guidelines.

The appointments shall be for a five (5) year Contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

Documents to be Submitted

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following documents

  1. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  2. Certificate of clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  3. Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and
  4. Duly filled and stamped Self Declaration /Clearance Form from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

The Self-Declaration form from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) should indicate the position of “Director/Competition Management” for Communications Authority of Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and invited for interviews.

Submission of Applications

Applicants are invited to submit applications by 26th October 2021, 5.00 p.m. East African Time.

Applications quoting Ref: CA/DCM/HCA2021 for the Position of Director/Competition Management should be emailed to or the hard copy delivered in clearly marked envelope addressed to:

Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
CA Centre, Waiyaki Way
P.O. Box 14448

CA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Canvassing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic disqualification.

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