Monday, July 08, 2013

PSC Government Jobs in Kenya

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the positions shown below.
 
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications online through one of the Commission’s websites www.publicservice.go.ke and www.psckjobs.go.ke OR by completing ONE application form PSC 2 (Revised 2007). 
The form may be downloaded from the Commission’s websites.

Please Note
·                     Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form.
·                     ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
·                     Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
·                     Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
·                     The Public Service Commission is committed to availing equal employment opportunities to all Kenyans. People with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised jobs are especially encouraged to apply.
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, transcripts and testimonials during interviews.

Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.

Completed application forms should be sent to:

The Secretary
Public Service Commission of Kenya
P.O. Box 30095 – 00100
Nairobi.

so as to reach the Commission on or before 22nd July, 2013

Chief Commission Counsel
One (1) Post V/No. 41/2013

Basic Salary Scale:Ksh.120,270 - 180,660 p.m. (Job Group ‘S’ (SLG 8))
House allowance : Ksh. 60,000
None Practicing Allowance : Ksh. 20,000
Responsibility Allowance : Ksh. 12,000
Prosecutorial Allowance : Ksh. 40,000
Entertainment Allowance : Ksh. 7,500
Commuter Allowance : Ksh. 20,000
Extraneous Allowance : Ksh. 40,000
Leave Entitlement : Ksh. 30 working days
Leave Allowance : Ksh. 10,000

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade an officer must have:-
·                     served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Chief Legal Officer, Job Group ‘R’ (SLG 7) or in a comparable position in the Public Service:
·                     a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
·                     a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal studies from the Council of Legal Education;
·                     a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from a recognized university;
·                     attended a Strategic Leadership Development Course lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized institution;
·                     proficiency in Computer applications; and
·                     demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of legal affairs.
Duties and Responsibilities

The Officer will be the head, Legal Services in the Commission, responsible to the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer for the overall review, formation and implementation of legal policies in the mandate areas of the Commission.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
·                     initiating policy research, formation, development and reform;
·                     coordinating and facilitating research on legal issues;
·                     preparing cabinet briefs, papers and memoranda;
·                     reviewing legal documents/instruments;
·                     coordinating and facilitating the preparation of opinions and briefs;
·                     reviewing relevant periodic reports and ensuring compliance with the regional and international instruments;
·                     developing strategies for stakeholder consultations and engagement;
·                     developing proposals for reform on emerging legal issues;
·                     ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; and
·                     advising the Commission on legal policy issues.
Assistant Deputy Commission Counsel
One (1) Post V/No. 42/2013

Salary Scale:Ksh.77,527 - 103,894 p.m. (Job group ‘P’ (SLG 5))
House Allowance : Ksh. 40,000
Non-practising Allowance : Ksh. 20,000
Responsibility Allowance : Ksh. 4,000
Prosecutorial Allowance : Ksh. 30,000
Entertainment Allowance : Ksh. 1,500
Commuter Allowance : Ksh.12,000
Extraneous Allowance : Ksh. 20,000
Leave entitlement : 30 working days per year
Leave Allowance : Ksh.10,000

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
·                     served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Principal Legal Officer, Job Group ‘N’ (SLG 4) or in a comparable position in the Public Service;
·                     a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
·                     a Post graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
·                     a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from a recognized university;
·                     Attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks in a recognized institution;
·                     proficiency in computer applications; and
·                     shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level include:
·                     undertaking research on assigned legal issues;
·                     analyzing research data and compiling reports;
·                     preparing Preliminary Legal documents/instruments;
·                     preparing legal opinions;
·                     coordinating stakeholder consultations;
·                     undertaking law review;
·                     ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; and
·                     advising the Commission on legal policy issues.
Principal Legal Officer
One (1) Post V/No. 43/2013
 
Basic Salary Scale:Ksh.48,190 - 65,290 p.m. (Job Group ‘N’ (SLG 4))
House Allowance : Ksh. 24,000
Extraneous Allowance : Ksh. 15,000
Commuter Allowance : Ksh. 8,000
Non Practising Allowance : Ksh. 15,000
Responsibility Allowance : Ksh. 3,000
Prosecutorial Allowance : Ksh. 30,000
Entertainment Allowance : Ksh. 1,500
Leave entitlement : 30 working days per year
Leave Allowance : Ksh. 6,000 (paid once a year)

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
·                     served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Senior Legal Officer, Job Group ‘M’ SLG 3 or in a comparable position in the Public Service;
·                     a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
·                     postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
·                     attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·                     proficiency in computer applications; and
·                     shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include:
·                     undertaking research on assigned legal issues;
·                     analyzing research data and compiling reports;
·                     preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments;
·                     preparing legal opinions;
·                     undertaking law review;
·                     ensuring compliance with regional and international instruments;
·                     ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; and
·                     organizing stakeholder consultations.
Deputy Director, Information Communication Technology
One (1 Post) V/No. 44/2013

Basic Salary Scale:Ksh.109,089 - 144,928 p.m. (Job Group ‘R’)
House Allowance : Ksh.40,000
Extraneous Allowance : Ksh. 20,000
Commuter Allowance : Ksh. 16,000
Leave entitlement : 30 working days per year
Leave Allowance : Ksh.10,000 (once yearly)

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
·                     served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Senior Assistant Director of Information Communication Technology, Job Group ‘Q’ or in a comparable position in the Public Service;
·                     a Bachelors degree in Computer Science or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized university;
·                     a Masters degree in Computer Science or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized university;
·                     attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized institution; and
·                     demonstrated professional ability, initiative and competence in organizing and directing work.
Note:  
Possession of relevant professional qualifications in ICT such as Certified Information Security Manager(CISM), Certified Information Systems Analyst(CISA), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator(MCDBA), Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional(MCITP),or Cisco
Certified Network Administrator(CCNA) shall be an added advantage;

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will report to the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
·                     developing and managing Information Technology policies; and programmes within the Commission;
·                     drawing up IT plans for implementation;
·                     coordinating all Information Technology programmes in the Commission;
·                     overseeing the preparation and utilization of the IT section’s budget; and
·                     coordinating IT staff matters.
Senior Assistant Director Of Corporate Communications
One (1 Post) V/No. 45/2013

Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.89,748 - Ksh.120,270 p.m.(Job Group ‘Q’)
House Allowance : Ksh. 40,000
Extraneous Allowance : Ksh. 20,000
Commuter Allowance : Ksh. 14,000
Leave Entitlement : 30 working days per year
Leave Allowance : Ksh. 10,000 (once yearly)

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
·                     served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Assistant Director of Public Communications, Job Group ‘P’ or in a comparable position in the Public Service:
·                     a masters degree in any of the following disciplines: Communication Studies; Mass Communication; Journalism, Public Relations; Information Science, International Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·                     attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized institution;
·                     good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili, as evidenced by publication and interaction with the media;
·                     high integrity, motivated, and a team player;
·                     advanced computer application skills such as Desktop Publishing; and
·                     demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will head the Corporate Communications Unit at the Commission where he/she will be responsible to the Secretary/CEO for all public communication matters in the Commission.
Specific duties and responsibilities include
·                     identifying Government/Commission events in a specific sectoral area that require packaging for dissemination to the media and the public;
·                     preparing and organizing fora where Government/Commission policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted;
·                     gathering information on policies, programmes, significant events and how they impact on customers and disseminating the same to the public/media;
·                     ensuring proper projection of corporate image of the Commission; and
·                     carrying out research based on both local and international press on possible causes of negative publicity on Government/Commission and developing appropriate interventions.
Senior Assistant Director, Policy Analysis and Research
One (1) Post V/No. 46/2013

Basic Salary scale: Ksh. 89,748 – 120,270 p.m. (Job Group ‘Q’)
House allowance : Ksh. 40,000
Extraneous allowance : Ksh. 20,000
Commuter allowance : Ksh. 14,000
Leave entitlement : 30 working days per year
Leave allowance : Ksh. 10,000 (Once yearly)

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:
·                     served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Assistant Director of Programmes, Research and Analysis, Job Group ‘P’ or in a comparable position in the Public Service;
·                     a Masters degree in Business or Economics from a recognized university;
·                     attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized institution;
·                     a thorough knowledge and understanding of the concepts and techniques of academic research, with particular emphasis on Public Policy Analysis and publication;
·                     ability to write and edit in a clear, concise and understandable manner;
·                     have creativity and innovativeness;
·                     be of high integrity, motivated and a team player;
·                     possess advanced computer application skills; and
·                     demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.
Duties and responsibilities

An officer at this level will be the head of programmes, research and policy analysis in the Commission where he/she will be responsible to the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer for all programmes, research and analysis.

Specific duties include:
·                     provision of non-partisan professional research assistance and analysis to the Commission and its committees;
·                     providing expert interpretation, explanation and analysis;
·                     assessing the strengths and weaknesses of existing policies;
·                     providing technical back-up to the committees of the Commission; and
·                     publishing conference papers.

Alice A. Otwala (Mrs.), MBS Secretary/CEO Public Service Commission

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