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The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006). 

It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody.

It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following positions:-

1. Senior Manager of Population and Social Statistics (SMPSS)

KNBS: Level 3
Ref: KNBS/ SMPSS/1/2011
No. of Posts: 1 (Re- Advertisement)

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Director of Population and Social Statistics, the Senior Manager of Population and Social Statistics will be expected to oversee all activities relating to Population and Social Statistics data collection and dissemination services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take charge of collection, analysis and dissemination of population and health-related data/information;
  • Spearhead the implementation of population censuses and demographic and health surveys, including dissemination of findings;
  • Technically backstop sensitization and resource mobilization efforts among partners in population and health programming;
  • Ensure that the activities of the Division are documented on a continuous basis;
Minimum Requirements
  • Must have at least a Masters degree in demography or population studies from a reputable/recognized institution;
  • Must have at least 10 years relevant technical experience;
  • Should have at least 5 years experience in a managerial position in a public institution or reputable private sector institution;
  • Must have demonstrable expertise in project management, particularly relating to the conduct of censuses, large-scale surveys and other statistical ventures;
  • Should be familiar with financial regulations and procedures for GOK and key development partners;
  • Should have demonstrable statistical training, data analysis and report writing skills;
  • Should have working knowledge of word processing software (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint), census processing software (CSPro and IMPS), and statistical analysis software (SPSS, STATA, SAS etc.)
  • Should be a Kenyan Citizen aged 50 years or below.
2. Senior Manager, Internal Audit

KNBS: Level 3

Ref: KNBS/ SMIA/2/2011

No. of Posts: 1 (Re- Advertisement)

Job Purpose: The Officer will be responsible to the Audit Committee for all technical / professional aspects and will be reporting to the Director General on administrative issues. The officer will oversee all activities relating to Internal Audit.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct systems audits to provide reasonable assurance that the organizations’ operating systems such as cash management, procurement, transport, revenue/AIA among others are functioning effectively;
  • Conduct Risk Based Audits (RBA) to provide reasonable assurance that risk management processes and structures put in place by management are functioning effectively;
  • Provide consulting services to the Bureau in developing appropriate risk management, control and governance frameworks;
  • Conduct value for money (VFM) performance Audit geared towards economic, effective and efficient use of public resources and sound management of public expenditure;
  • Conduct IT supported audits, including payroll audits with a view to enhancing internal controls in a computerized environment;
  • Review, analyze and evaluate budgetary allocation and re-allocations process and periodical budgetary performance reports submitted to Treasury by the Bureau;
  • Review and evaluate Annual Appropriation Accounts, Fund Accounts, and Statements of Assets & liabilities before they are submitted to Controller and Auditor General by the Director General;
  • Verify and analyze periodical financial returns that are required to be submitted to Treasury by the Bureau from time to time;
  • Provide secretarial support to the KNBS Audit Committee;
  • Carry out investigations/special audits on irregularities identified or reported on any wastage of public funds;
  • Conduct periodic Public Expenditure Tracking Surveys (PETS) on specific programmes in different sectors to ascertain economical, effective and efficient utilization of resources.
Minimum Requirements
  • B.Com degree in Accounting or other related areas with over 10 years experience in internal audit in a large organization and a Masters degree in Finance;
  • Must possess professional qualifications such as CPA (K), ACCA.
  • Must be a member of a professional body;
  • Possess knowledge of computerized management and financial systems;
  • Experience at senior level of management dealing with the audit committee and the board;
  • Possess excellent analytical and interpersonal skills with a good sense of judgment and initiative;
  • Experience in managing resources of an internal audit department to ensure delivery on key performance areas in audit and risk management;
  • Be 50 years or below.
3. Senior Manager, Procurement

KNBS: Level 3

Ref: KNBS/SMP/3/2011

No. of Posts: 1 (Re- Advertisement)

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Director General, the officer will oversee all activities relating to procurement and disposal of identified assets at the KNBS.

Key Responsibilities
  • Implementation and enforcement in the Bureau of the Public Procurement Act and Regulations.
  • Development of the Bureau’s procurement and Disposals plan and ensuring its implementation;
  • Secretary to the KNBS tender committee;
  • Maintenance of Suppliers and materials data base;
  • Conducting stock taking in the Bureau;
Minimum Requirements
  • Be in possession of a Masters Degree in Finance, Business Administration or any other related area from a recognized institution;
  • Must have a B. Com or related degree;
  • Must have a Professional qualification and be a member of a recognized institute of purchasing and supply ;
  • Must have 10 years experience in Procurement and Supply management in a large institution ;
  • Possess excellent analytical and interpersonal skills with a good sense of judgment and initiative;
  • Have a knowledge of computerized management and financial systems;
  • Have working knowledge of Public Service procurement regulations;
  • Be 50 years or below.
4. Human Resource Assistant

KNBS: Level 7

Ref: KNBS/HRA/4/2011

No. of Posts: 1

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Human Resource Manager the Officer will be expected to offer assistance to the overall Human Resource Function in the organization by carrying out various duties as assigned.

Key Responsibilities
  • Preparation of training projections;
  • Summary of training cases and advisory matters ;
  • Record Management ;
  • Any other assignments given by the Senior Manager Human Resource Management and Development;
Minimum Requirements
  • Must have professional qualification in Human Resource Management/Record Management at diploma level;
  • 4 years experience in Human Resource Management in a similar or higher position;
  • Be conversant with Public Service Human Resource Management Circulars;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Be of age 35 years or below.
5. Senior Officer Accounts

KNBS: Level 6

Ref: KNBS/SOA/5/2011

No. of Posts: 1

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Accountant the Officer will be expected to carry out various duties as assigned in the Finance Department.

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial records that ensure that the accounting, financial reporting and other financial management arrangements meet the requirements of the Government Public Accounting Procedures and development partner’s requirements in line with the relevant financing agreements and other instruments and are in conformity with the prevailing international standards and practices;
  • Ensure that the proper cash and payment procedure is followed, any expenditure incurred are supported by proper authority and other valid accounting documents;
  • Implement computerized financial information systems to cover financial transactions such as the ledgers and cashbooks;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Accountant, Financial Accounting;
Minimum Requirements
  • Have first degree in Commerce from a recognized University;
  • Be a holder of CPA II or its equivalent;
  • 3 years financial accounting experience;
  • Be familiar with workings of computerized financial systems;
  • Be familiar with Government Financial systems;
  • Be of age 35 years or below.
Applicants should submit Application letters accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, full names and contacts of three (3) referees, daytime contacts, copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts and testimonials. 

The reference number for the post applied should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:-

The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistical
P. O. Box 20366 – 00100
Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 102

Applications must be received not later than 28th July, 2011. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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