Director Frequency Spectrum 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 individuals to fill the following position:

Director Frequency Spectrum Management 

Job Grade: CA3

Ref: CA/DFSM/HCA2021

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to Senior Director/Licensing, Standards and Frequency Management, the duties and responsibilities of this position shall entail:

  1. Providing advisory services to CA management and Board on all matters pertaining to frequency spectrum management;
  2. Managing the utilization of radio frequency spectrum resource to ensure maximum efficiency and optimal utilization;
  3. Undertaking radio frequency spectrum planning, taking into account the need to facilitate new and emerging technologies;
  4. Undertaking frequency spectrum assignment in accordance with the prescribed policies and guidelines;
  5. Maintaining a database pertaining to the radio frequency technical information;
  6. Articulating and presenting national positions on frequency governance issues at regional and international fora.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant should meet the following specifications: –

  1. A minimum period of twelve (12) years in relevant work experience and at least four (4) years in management role in a position in the Public Service or Private Sector;
  2. Relevant Bachelors degree in Electrical/Electronic /Telecommunications Engineering, Commerce, Economics, relevant physical sciences or any other related field from a recognized institution;
  3. Relevant Masters degree in Electrical/Electronic/Telecommunications Engineering, Commerce, Economics, Business Management, or any other related field from a recognized institution;
  4. 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. Strong analytical skills
  2. Effective communication skills
  3. Strategic and innovative thinking
  4. Strong interpersonal skills
  5. Ability to mobilize resources
  6. Negotiation skills

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

  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Certificate of clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and
  • 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/Frequency Spectrum Management” for Communications Authority of Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and invited for interviews.

Submission of Applications

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

Applications quoting Ref: CA/DFSM/HCA2021 for Director/Frequency Spectrum Management should be emailed to recruitment@ca.go.ke or the hard copies delivered in clearly marked envelope addressed to

Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
CA Centre, Waiyaki Way
P.O. Box 14448
Nairobi, 00800

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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