Communications Authority is looking for a DG

April 15, 2015
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In advertisement placed on the dailies on Wednesday, the authority’s board chairman Ngene Gituku said the applications process is now open until May 15, 2015/FILE
In advertisement placed on the dailies on Wednesday, the authority’s board chairman Ngene Gituku said the applications process is now open until May 15, 2015/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 15 – The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has kicked off the recruitment of a new Director General, ahead of the expiry of Francis Wangusi’s first term in August.

In advertisement placed on the dailies on Wednesday, the authority’s board chairman Ngene Gituku said the applications process is now open until May 15, 2015.

“The authority is seeking to recruit a highly competent, proactive and self- driven individual to fill the position of the Director General. The Director General shall be the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary to the Board of the Authority,” the chairman said.

“Appointment of the position will be on contract terms for a tenure of four years, renewable once, upon satisfactory performance.”

The successful applicant should possess extensive leadership and managerial experience of at least 15 years, ten of which must be at a senior managerial.

He or she must also possess a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline and must be affiliated to a professional body.

According to the Kenya Information (Amendment) Act 2013, the current Director General Francis Wangusi whose term expires in August this year is eligible for re-appointment.

“The Director General shall be appointed for a term of four years renewable once,” says section 41A of the Act, “The board shall determine the terms and conditions service of the Director General, in consultation of the Public Service Commission.”

Wangusi’s appointment was confirmed on August 21, 2012 after serving in an acting capacity for a year.

In the recent times Wangusi has been in the limelight following the digital migration process which saw him clash with media houses who protested the move.

The authority has also come up with new proposals to now regulate advertising for both for television and radio among other changes which could rekindle fresh debate.

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