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.
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
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)
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
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.