The Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration (NCIA) was established in 2013 by an Act of Parliament (The Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration Act No. 26 of 2013) as a Centre for promotion of international commercial arbitration and other alternative forms of dispute resolution.

We are an equal opportunity employer seeking diversity and gender parity. We look to employ competent individuals who will be committed to the objectives and the vision of the Centre.



The Centre is looking for a suitable person to join its secretariat team in the post below. If you meet the requirements under the vacancy advertised. Please access NCIA FORM H1 (here), complete the form in BLOCK LETTERS, electronically (download filled form to sign) scan and submit the form online to as an attachment. A downloadable version is also available (here) to be completed, enclosed in an envelope marked “Job Vacancy” and submitted at the Centre’s address provided below. Closing date for receipt of applications is 21st November 2017. Application received after this date will not be accepted for consideration. DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES OR TESTIMONIALS TO THE FORM.The Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration is a State Corporation established under the Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration Act No. 26 of 2013 with the primary mandate to promote the practice of international commercial arbitration in Kenya and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in the domestic arena. The Centre offers dispute administration services and facilities for the conduct of arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution mechanism.



An officer at this level will report to the Manager Business Development Department.

Duties and Responsibilities.

As head of the Capacity Building Unit the Principal Capacity Building Officer will be responsible for:- formulation and implementation of policies and strategies for the Unit; overseeing the nationwide training needs assessment in Alternative Dispute Resolution; providing technical oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the planning and implementation of program capacity building activities in Alternative Dispute Resolution; developing Alternative Dispute Resolution training strategies; developing training criteria, qualifications, schedules and certification of courses; development and execution of the public awareness campaigns on Alternative Dispute Resolution policies and plans; supervision, guidance and development of staff working in the Unit; conducting baseline surveys and customer satisfaction surveys; and ensuring continuous monitoring and evaluation of the Unit’s work-plans and initiate appropriate action.


For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  1. Served in the grade of Senior Capacity Building Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years,


Have relevant working experience of at least seven (7) years with a minimum of five (5) years in a senior management position in a public or private organization;

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in either law, arbitration, economics, communication studies, Business Administration, Public Relations, Education or a related field from a recognized university;
  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant field.
  1. Attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized institution or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  2. Have met all the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya;
  3. Be a member of a recognized professional body in good standing.

Please ensure that you have completed the application form fully. Only complete forms will be considered and shortlisted candidates notified of the prospective interview dates. Any canvassing or solicitation by or on behalf of an applicant for the above vacancies will disqualify the applicant. Closing date for receipt of applications is 21st November 2017.


Registrar/Chief Executive Officer

Nairobi Centre for International Arbitration

Cooperative Bank House, 8th Floor

Haile Selassie Avenue

P.O. Box 548 – 00200