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Director General Chief Executive Officer (DG/CEO) Job at Kenya Space Agency (KSA) - Career Opportunity in Kenya
Job Category: Administrative
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 24 August 2020
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 03-08-2020
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No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 03-08-2020
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 03-08-2065
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Job Description

Vacancy title:
Director General Chief Executive Officer (DG/CEO)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Admin & Office ]

Jobs at:

Kenya Space Agency (KSA)

Deadline of this Job:
24 August 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Kenya Space Agency (KSA) is established as a State Corporation in the Ministry of Defence vide Legal Notice No. 22 of 7 March, 2017. The mandate of the Agency is to promote, coordinate and regulate space related activities in the country.
To achieve its mandate, the Corporation seeks to recruit a dynamic and competent individual as Director General/ Chief Executive Officer.
Job Purpose:
The Director General /Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible to the Board for the day to day management and coordination of activities in the Agency. He/She will also be the Accounting and Authorized Officer of the Agency and Secretary to the Board. .

The Director General/Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the following functions among others:
• Providing strategic leadership in accordance with the mandate of the Agency as stipulated in the legal Notice;
• Managing the day to day affairs of the Agency:
• Advising the Board on all policies and strategies related to Kenya Space and development;
• Overseeing the development of the Strategic Plan, business and annual plans of the Agency and ensuring implementation and review;
• Ensuring formulation, implementation and review of the Agency's policies, legislation, strategies, standards, procedures, and guidelines;

Key Competencies
• Strong analytical skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Communication skills;
• Strategic and innovative thinking;
• Ability to mobilize resources; and
• Negotiation skills.

Person Specifications
• At least fifteen (15) years relevant work experience in Space Science and Technology/ related field in public or private sector ten (10) of which must have been in a Senior Management position;
• Bachelor's degree in space science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
• Master's degree in space science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
• Membership of a relevant professional body where applicable;
• At least four (4) weeks Leadership course, Corporate Governance or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
• Meets the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution;
• Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and results and
• Thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to the Agency's mandate.

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Other Requirements
Pursuant to Chapter 6 of the Constitution, applicants should attach copies of the following:
• Certificate of Good Conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigation
• Clearance certificate from Credit Reference Bureau
• Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board • Clearance certificate from Ethics Anti-Corruption Commission.
• A valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.
• A recent letter from the profession association confirming that one is in good standing.

Work Hours: 8


Job application procedure
Candidates who meet the above requirement should submit their written applications together with their detailed CVs (Clearly stating three referees (3) and contacts), copies of all academic and professional certificates and testimonials, a copy of National ID/Passport and Bio Data Form (to be downloaded from
Completed applications should be sent to the Chairperson, Board of Directors Kenya Space Agency, PO Box 7046-00200 NAIROBI or delivered in an enclosed envelope at KSA Headquarters, Pitman House (4** Floor) Jakaya Kikwete Road, on or before 24th August 2020.
For detailed job description and remuneration, please visit Kenya Space Agency and Ministry of Defence website: and and on
• Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
• Qualified persons irrespective of gender, age, race, culture, religion, marital status or disability are encouraged to apply.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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