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Job Vacancies in the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 – Economist II/Statistician II

Public Service Commission of Kenya – Vacant Positions in the Public Service
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the positions shown below.
Economist II/Statistician II
Two Hundred and Nineteen (219) Posts
(Department of  Planning)
V/No.122/2010
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.26,323 – Ksh.31,996 p.m. (Job Group ‘K’)
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must be in possession of a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours degree in either Economics, Economics and Mathematics, or Economics and Statistics OR a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours degree in any of the above subjects plus a bias towards Computer Science, Operations Research, Survey Techniques and Demographic Techniques from a recognized university.
Note: A Master’s degree in Economics or a Post-Graduate Diploma in a relevant field such as Project Management Appraisal, Policy Formulation and Feasibility Studies, Strategic and Participatory Planning, etc will be an added advantage.
Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will be responsible for a specific sector, location, service or area of activity.
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:
1.     providing economic planning data;
2.     undertaking economic analysis and formulation of development strategies;
3.     identifying, preparing and evaluating development projects and programmes as well as monitoring their implementation;
4.     conducting feasibility studies; determining project viability and setting project priorities; collecting, collating, computerization and analyzing data relating to production and marketing of agricultural/industrial products; writing and submitting reports on specific assignments; and controlling and supervising technical and other support staff.
In the statistical field, duties will include:
1.     managing a specific economic sector or an area of activity;
2.     drawing up survey questionnaires and setting up control procedures for receiving returns and taking the necessary action;
3.     collecting, collating, computerization and analysis of data;
4.     writing and submitting reports on specific assignments; and
5.     directing and supervising technical and other support staff.
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
  • Serving officers should first register their personal profiles on the Commission’s website before making an application for a job online. Those already registered may edit their profiles if need be.
  • Candidates should NOT attach any copies of academic and professional certificates 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.
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and testimonials during interviews. Serving officers will 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 21 st May  2010.

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