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The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya.

Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and the County Governments; and sharing of revenue among the County Governments.

The Commission seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant positions.

The incumbents will report directly to the Commission Secretary.

1. Director, Revenue Allocation

Key Responsibilities:

  • The development and continuous validation of the criteria for revenue sharing;
  • Generating processes for alignment of fiscal and financing policies between the national and county governments;
  • Undertaking timely financial and macro-economic analysis of the impact of various revenue allocation modules to the quality and efficiency of delivery of basic services to the targeted communities;
  • Developing a system for monitoring the compliance of county governments operations to public finance principles and regulations;
  • Identifying revenue enhancing measures and opportunities at both national and county government levels; and
  • Ensuring the maximization of fiscal capacity and efficiency of County Governments.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • Masters degree in finance, accounting or economics or the equivalent qualifications, with relevant experience of over five (5) years;
  • Knowledge of financial analysis, public finance management principles and processes;
  • Relevant Professional qualification;
  • Demonstrated successes in the fields of financial analysis, project formulation, planning, monitoring and evaluation; and
  • Practical knowledge in the field of project monitoring and evaluation techniques will be an added advantage.
2. Director, Research and Policy

Key Responsibilities:
  • Developing, validating and updating the Commission’s research policy and strategy;
  • Spearheading and coordinating the Commission’s research assignments;
  • Collecting and analyzing macro-economic, socioeconomic and fiscal data.
  • Identifying individuals and institutions to partner with CRA in generating objective evidence for policy formulation;
  • Developing a quantitative modeling approach to inform recommendations on the vertical and horizontal revenue allocations and;
  • Undertaking relevant analyses of critical fiscal, socioeconomic, cultural and development policies.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • Masters degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline;
  • Strong credentials on undertaking and managing research assignments for over five (5) years;
  • A PhD in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage; and
  • Thorough understanding of socio-economic and cultural research involving diverse survey methodologies.
3. Director, Corporate Services

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the human capital function, ensuring the provision of advice on human capital matters to the Commission;
  • The periodical review of human capital development strategies; policies and procedures;
  • Manage all procurement activities in accordance with Public Procurement Statutory Framework;
  • Develop and implement the Commission’s finance policies and oversee the finance function, ensuring proper administration of the Commission’s financial affairs;
  • Preparing and monitoring the Commission’s budget;
  • Ensuring timely preparation and submission of Commission financial reports; and
  • Developing and implementation of the Commission’s Computerization strategy and policies.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Masters degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated credentials in public administration/management and information management systems delivery for over (5) years.
  • A recognized accountancy professional qualification.
  • Membership of good standing in a relevant professional body.
  • Thorough grasp of current approaches to public finance, Human Resources Management, strategic planning and result based performance assessment.
4. Director, Communications

Key Responsibilities:
  • Development of the Commission’s Communication policy strategies;
  • Liaison with the core Commission stakeholders;
  • Ensuring on-time generation of Commission reports;
  • Disseminating relevant Commission reports to stakeholders;
  • Planning and organizing stakeholder consultations strategies;
  • Liaising with the media concerning the activities and programme of activities of CRA; and
  • Managing and updating the CRA website.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • Masters degree or its equivalent in communications studies, journalism or public relations with five (5) years of relevant experience;
  • Possession of excellent written and oral communications and analytical skills;
  • Commitment to national values and sensitivity to cultural and gender issues;
  • Demonstrated self-authored or produced report(s) or publications.
5. Senior Legal Officer

Key Responsibilities:
  • Reviewing the Constitutional legal framework regarding revenue sharing functionality;
  • Organizing and coordinating the review of the Constitutional Legal Framework including legislation, rules, regulations and guidelines and proposing amendments where need arises;
  • Organizing and coordinating the review of relevant aspects of cross-sectoral and regional laws affecting the revenue allocation and propose amendments;
  • Conducting surveys and collecting data and information to support the amendment of revenue allocation regulations in addition to coordinating stakeholder workshops and exposure sessions;
  • Engage with relevant internal and external stakeholders to ensure the timely development and where necessary enactment of transparent and efficient laws, rules and regulations;
  • Represent the Commission in all consultations pertaining to the enactment of laws touching on the Commission’s mandate; and
  • Develop, review and ensure continued compliance with transparent, clear and concise guidelines and procedures to guide timely development and implementation of the requisite legal reforms.
Minimum Qualifications and experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in Law (LLB);
  • Masters Degree in Law.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
  • Other relevant professional qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • Prior experience with legislative drafting and legal research for purposes of legislation or regulation.
  • At least 3 years experience in dealing with the Constitutional Legal Framework.
  • A high level of attention to detail.
Terms and Conditions of Service

The successful candidate for the Senior Legal Officer position will be offered a competitive remuneration package.

The successful candidates for the Director positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on three year term renewable on satisfactory performance

General Competencies

All applicants should possess the following general competencies:
  • He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams;
  • Demonstrated high ethical standards;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications and;
  • Ability to work in a team-modulated and collaborative environment.
Application Process

If your training, experience and competence match the above qualifications, send your application with detailed current curriculum vitae, two (2) copies of the application/ cover letter together with copies of certificates and testimonials, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts.

You should also give the names, telephone and mail contacts of three referees who must be familiar with your previous work experience.

Application should be addressed to the Chairman, CRA and be sent by post or hand delivered to the Commission offices at 2nd floor, Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) by latest 29 July 2011 as follows:

Commission on Revenue Allocation,
KICC 2nd Floor, Harambee Avenue,
P.O. Box 1310 - 00200, Nairobi

The CRA is an equal opportunity, gender sensitive and compliant employer.

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