Director - Frequency Spectrum Management (CA3) at Communications Authority of Kenya

  • Experience Required:12 Years
  • Total Positions:1
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: Management
  • Minimum Education: Degree
  • Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Posted on: May 26, 2023
  • Last Date: June 23, 2023

Job Description

Ref. D/FSM/2023
Job Title: Director – Frequency Spectrum Management (CA3)
The Communications Authority of Kenya (The Authority) is the regulatory agency responsible for
regulation of the communications sector in Kenya. We are committed to promoting and facilitating
the development of a vibrant and inclusive communications industry. As part of our strategic
objectives, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Frequency Spectrum
Management to join our team. This is a key leadership role responsible for effectively managing
and optimizing the allocation and usage of frequency spectrum resources in Kenya.

Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Director General, the Director of Frequency Spectrum Management
will provide strategic leadership and technical expertise in managing the allocation, assignment,
and utilization of frequency spectrum resources in Kenya. This role requires a deep understanding
of international best practices, regulatory frameworks, and emerging trends in frequency spectrum
management. The successful candidate will be responsible for formulating and implementing
policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure efficient and equitable spectrum allocation and
utilization across various communication services and technologies.
1. Advise the Authority on the development and implementation of a comprehensive
frequency spectrum management strategy, policies, and procedures in alignment with
international best practices and regulatory frameworks.
2. Provide expertise in the planning, allocation, assignment, and monitoring of frequency
spectrum resources to ensure efficient and effective utilization across different
communication services and technologies.
3. Lead the development and implementation of spectrum pricing models and mechanisms,
ensuring fairness, transparency, and sustainability.
4. Establish and maintain effective coordination and collaboration among key stakeholders
including government agencies, industry players, and international organizations in
spectrum management.
5. Conduct research and analysis on emerging technologies, trends, and spectrum
requirements to inform spectrum planning and decision-making.
6. Participate in international forums and conferences related to frequency spectrum
management, representing the Authority's interests and advocating for Kenya's spectrum
7. Implement programs to monitor and enforce compliance with spectrum usage rules and
regulations, including spectrum audits and investigations.
8. Provide expert advice and guidance to internal and external stakeholders on spectrum
management issues, including resolving conflicts and addressing technical challenges.
9. Collaborate with other departments within the Authority to ensure alignment and
integration of spectrum management activities with broader regulatory objectives.
10. Stay updated on technological advancements and global trends in spectrum management,
proactively recommending innovative approaches and strategies to optimize spectrum
usage and promote spectrum sharing.
11. Manage a team of spectrum management professionals, providing leadership, guidance,
and professional development opportunities.
12. Prepare and present reports, proposals, and recommendations to the senior management
team, the Board of Directors, and other relevant stakeholders from time to time.

1. Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, or a related field.
Master's degree preferred.
2. A minimum of 12 years of experience in frequency spectrum management or a related
field, preferably in a regulatory or telecommunications environment and at least four (4)
years in a management role position in the public service or private sector.
3. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution (2012)
Key Competenciess:
4. In-depth knowledge of international frequency spectrum management best practices,
standards, and regulatory frameworks.
5. Familiarity with relevant international organizations and forums, such as ITU, CITEL, and
regional spectrum management bodies.
6. Proven experience in formulating and implementing spectrum management policies,
procedures, and guidelines.
7. Strong understanding of emerging technologies and their impact on spectrum requirements
and management.
8. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex
technical issues and develop practical solutions.
9. Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a
diverse team of professionals.
10. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage
and negotiate with stakeholders at various levels.
11. Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple
initiatives and deadlines.

Skills Required

Communication Skills
Interpersonal Skills

Application Details

Terms and Conditions of Service for the Advertised Positions
The Authority offers a competitive package in line with its Human Resource Policies and Procedures
and Public Service Guidelines.
Director level appointments shall be for a five (5) year contract term renewable subject to satisfactory
performance while the position of Deputy Director Human Resource Management shall be for three (3)
years. The rest of the positions will be on permanent and pensionable terms.
The full details of the advertisement can be accessed on
Documents to be submitted by the applicants
Applications should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and copies of relevant
academic and professional certificates.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the following documents: -
i. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
ii. Certificate of Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
iii. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
iv. Dully filled and stamped Self-Declaration/Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption
Commission (EACC).
v. A Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
The Self-Declaration form from the EACC should indicate the respective position that is being applied
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.
Submission of Applications
The application letter indicating the specific position and reference number should be addressed to:
The Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 14448
Nairobi 00800.
Applicants are invited to submit applications via email address: by Friday, 23rd June,
2023 at 5.00 p.m. East Africa Time.
The Authority is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified Kenyans including Persons Living
with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Canvassing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic

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