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  • The Communications Authority of Kenya is the regulatory authority for the communications sector in Kenya.
  • Established in 1999 by the Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998, the Authority is responsible for facilitating the development of the Information and Communications sectors including; broadcasting, multimedia, telecommunications, electronic commerce, postal and courier services.

This responsibility entails

  • Licensing all systems and services in the communications industry, including; telecommunications, postal, courier and broadcasting.
  • Managing the country’s frequency spectrum and numbering resources. Facilitating the development of e-commerce.
  • Type approving and accepting communications equipment meant for use in the country. Protecting consumer rights within the communications environment.
  • The Director General shall be the Chief Executive Officer and secretary to the Board of the Authority and shall bear the responsibility for the day-to -day management of the Authority.Reporting to the Board of Directors, the
    Director-General shall:
  •  Manage the day-to-day business of the Authority.
  • Serve as Secretary to the Board of Directors.
  • Provide overall leadership to the Authority.
  • Develop and recommend to the Board, the Authority’s strategic plans, work plans and annual operating budgets.
  • Establish proper internal control systems and procedures.
  • Foster and maintain effective communication between the Board and Management, all levels of staff and between the Authority and external Stakeholders.
  • Act as the principal spokesman of the Authority on administrative matters.
  •  Ensure continuous improvement in the quality and responsiveness of ICT regulatory frameworks.
  • Ensure industry stakeholders comply with the regulatory frameworks.
  • Ensure continuous achievements of the Authority’s mission, vision, operating goals and objectives.
  •  Maintain a conducive work environmentthat attracts, retains and motivates skilled and talented employees.
  • Foster a corporate culture that promotes implementation of ethical and good corporate governance practices.
  •  Ensure compliance with the laws of Kenya.
  • Any other responsibility as may be necessary to achieve the Authority’s objectives.


  • The successful applicant should possess extensive leadership and managerial experience of at least 15 years, 10 of which must be at a senior managerial level.
  •  He/she must also possess a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline and must be affiliated to a professional body.
  • The ideal candidate should also demonstrate in-depth knowledge and experience preferably in a regulatory environment.
  • Appointment to the position will be on contract for a term of four (4) years, renewable once, subject to satisfactory performance

How to Apply

  • Applications for the position must include a detailed CV, certified copies of National ID or passport, academic certificates, proof of current membership to a professional body, and any other relevant credentials. Shortlisted candidates will be required to present the following documents during the interviews:
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Certificate of Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and
  • Duly filled and stamped Clearance Form by the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC).
  • This advertisement supersedes all previous advertisements relating to the vacancy. Applicants who had applied for the position previously, and are still interested should reapply.
  • Please note that the Self-Declaration form from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) should indicate the Authority as the State Office for which declaration is being submitted.
  • Applications, which should be submitted quoting Ref: CA.DG/HCA2020 and sent to, may also be hand delivered in a clearly marked and sealed envelope addressed to:The Chairman
    Board of Directors
    Communications Authority of Kenya CA Centre, Waiyaki Way
    P.O Box 14448
    Nairobi 00800
  • Applications should be received at the above addresses by 9th June 2020 at 5pm EAT. CA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvasing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic disqualification.
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