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CIC Recruiting (5 Positions)

The Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) is a Constitutional Commission established under Section 5 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution and section 4 of the Commission for the Implementation of The Constitution Act, 2010.

The function of the Commission is to monitor, facilitate and oversee the development of legislation and administrative procedures required to implement the Constitution.

The Commission’s monitoring, facilitative and oversight roles involve scrutinizing the development and application of all policies, laws, systems and administrative procedures to ensure compliance with the letter and spirit of the Constitution.

In addition, Section 15(d) of the Sixth schedule requires CIC to monitor the implementation of the system of devolved government effectively.

The Commission is obligated, under Article 249 of the Constitution, to protect the sovereignty of the people, secure the observance by all state organs of democratic values and principles; and promote constitutionalism.

In order to ensure that the Commission delivers on its mandate, CIC is seeking to recruit high caliber, results oriented and self driven professionals to provide leadership in the following roles:

1. Secretary / Chief Executive Officer to the Commission


The role:

Reporting to the Commission, the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer is the Commission’s Accounting Officer responsible for the day to day management of the Secretariat and ensuring the implementation of the Commission’s decisions, policies and strategies.

This is a strategic job requiring the holder to have the foresight and ability to adapt infrastructure and organizational culture to accommodate change within a fast paced and complex work environment.

Key results areas:

  • Leadership: Provide leadership to a fresh team of highly qualified professionals in the various key functions so as to meet the operational and strategic objectives of the Commission;
  • Strategic planning: Facilitate the strategic planning process for the Commission including the preparation and implementation of the Commission’s annual work plans and budgetary requirements as per the Strategic Plan;
  • Annual fiscal and operational planning: Develop and implement tight performance and financial management controls so as to ensure cost optimization and resource utilization by the Secretariat;
  • Program co-ordination: Co-ordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the various Commission’s programs;
  • Reporting: Development and delivery of constitutional and statutory reports by the Secretariat to the Commission in line with the CIC Act 2010 and the Constitution;
  • Asset Management: Prudent procurement and management of the Secretariat’s assets in line with the procurement and asset care policies and procedures;
  • Stakeholder management: Oversee the design and implementation of a robust communication capability necessary to forge good relations/linkages between the CIC’s constitutional partners, relevant line ministries and other stakeholders and the people of Kenya generally so as to create unity of purpose in the implementation of the Constitution;
  • Secretarial: Provide secretarial services for the Commission so as to ensure timely and accurate recording and custody of the Commission’s proceedings;
  • People leadership: Promote a culture in which staff feel supported through best in class people practices so as to motivate them deliver exceptional results;
  • Culture and governance: Champion a culture of integrity, transparency and accountability so as to align Secretariat staff behaviors to the vision, mission and values of the Commission and role model for the Nation the values embedded in Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya; and
  • Performance management: Ensure implementation of a results based management process so as to monitor Key Result Areas and outcomes both internally and externally.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Hold a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in any Social Science from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • At least fifteen (15) years transferable experience, ten (10) of which should have been in a leadership position at senior management level in a Public Service or Private Sector organization;
  • Has knowledge of policy development, legislation, institutional reforms and the development and application of administrative procedures;
  • Has demonstrable strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation as well as financial management skills;
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
  • Demonstrates good understanding of the social, political and economic situation in Kenya;
  • Has demonstrable understanding of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
  • Should not be involved in active participation in affairs of any political party;
  • A creative and astute planner, innovative in work flow design and management; and
  • Effective communicator with excellent negotiations and people-leadership skills;
  • Is self-motivated and has tenacity to work in a demanding, dynamic and fast paced work environment.
2. Head of Monitoring and Evaluation


Reporting to Director, Programs the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation will be responsible for the development and implementation of sound monitoring and evaluation systems in line with the Commission’s objectives and the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Key result areas
  • Develop and implement participatory frameworks for monitoring and evaluating the execution of strategies and activities by implementing agencies towards the implementation of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Ensure each program strategy has a practical and appropriate evaluation plan that will track and measure progress and incorporate learning on an on-going basis;
  • Develop and apply appropriate tools and approaches at the organizational, thematic and program levels for monitoring the strategies and activities of implementing agencies;
  • Oversee periodic evaluation of activities of implementing agencies in all thematic areas and programs of the Commission;
  • Facilitate evidence-based discussions on the progress made by implementing agencies against strategic milestones;
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and provide feedback to all implementing agencies; and
  • Ensure the function is adequately resourced by professional and competent staff and foster a culture in which staff feel supported so as to deliver exceptional results.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Social Science from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • At least (10) years experience in conducting or managing multi-method program and strategy evaluations, seven (7) of which should be at a senior management level;
Skills and personal attributes
  • Demonstrable ability to manage complex relationships with staff and other implementing agencies;
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills with the ability to listen and learn from diverse constituencies and to assist them to find common ground on complex issues;
  • Demonstrable ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Strong time management proficiency;
  • Strong consultative skills with the ability to negotiate in settings characterized by ambiguity and complexity;
  • Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm and diplomacy both individually and as part of a complex team;
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills and attention to detail;
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours under stretch targets in a fast paced working environment; and
  • Must be computer literate.
3. Head of Legal


Reporting to Director, Management Services the Head of Legal is the principal legal counsel to the Commission and will provide professional legal advice, so as to ensure legal compliance, advice on dispute prevention and resolution and support legal reform initiatives.

Key result areas
  • Provide legal advice that is premised on a platform that is well researched, reasoned and timely;
  • Ensure compliance of the Commission with relevant laws and the Constitution;
  • Develop preventive legal strategies to forestall avoidable disputes, controversies and litigation;
  • Ensure that all legal disputes concerning the Commission are professionally resolved including prosecution and/or defense of the Commission’s cases;
  • Represent the Commission in Court cases;
  • Advice the Secretary/CEO and management in the outsourcing of legal work and other contracted services and ensure that the Commission obtains value for money.
  • Ensure timely filling of statutory, regulatory reports and liaison with the CEO and other functional heads, coordinate the preparation of the CIC quarterly reports.
  • In consultation with the Secretary/CEO, document Commission minutes, directives, circulars, procedures and other instructions; and
  • Maximize staff performance through objective setting, appraisal, review and feedback.
Qualifications and experience
  • Holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court with a current practicing certificate;
  • At least Seven (7) years experience in legal practice.
  • Management experience shall be an added advantage.
Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Has attention to detail and is analytical;
  • A good organizer with individual leadership skills;
  • Strategic orientation and demonstrates a flair in continuous learning and research;
  • An astute communicator in both oral and written communication skills;
  • Willingness and ability to work long hours under stretch targets in a fast paced working environment; and
  • Must be computer literate.
4. Communications Manager

Reporting to the Chairperson, the Communications Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive and innovative communication strategy in consultation with the Commission.

Key Result Areas
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the Commission Communications strategy
  • Respond to all queries from all the stakeholders, while bearing in mind the mandate of the Commission.
  • Ensure adherence to the Commission’s strategic plan and the national values and principles under the Constitution.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive media relations strategy. Act as the Commissions liaison officer with the media and members of the general public.
  • Ensure that communication of functions and other forms of communications by the commission are prepared and issued in line with set guidelines, and are aligned with the overall communications strategy.
  • Maintain and improve the Commission’s Public Relations strategy and that of its various units.
  • Advise and recommend to the Commission any possible outcomes and response scenarios based on strategic initiatives made in the year.
  • Manage and coordinate the Commission’s advertising and publicity
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, periodic reports within schedule and to required standards.
  • Manage the Commission’s corporate brand, reputation and image.
  • Maintain all commission communication records and photographs, and provide professional assistance to the commission in all areas of communication.
  • Produce a variety of institutional literature including reports, brochures and newsletters on matters relating to implementation of the Constitution.
  • Ensure the materials developed are factually and technically accurate.
  • Work on a number of diverse projects simultaneously and is expected to meet deadlines on each to ensure accuracy and timeliness of assigned projects, effectiveness of special events, and attention to details.
  • Analyze feedback from stakeholders and recommend changes in information content and format where necessary.
  • Because much of the work of the Communications Manager represents the official positions of the Commission, the incumbent must exercise judgment on a wide range of issues in written and verbal expression, style, tone, length, organization, etc.
Qualification and Experience:
  • Hold a Degree in Communications, Public Relations or a related field
  • A post-graduate qualification in Communications or Public Relations will be an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ work experience in strategic PR and Communications role.
Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Must be a driven and motivated, can-do, team-player and possess skills in relationship building and collaboration.
  • Must demonstrate excellent writing and presentation skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Ability to travel and work off-site at short notice, and sometimes outside office hours with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge in desk top publishing
  • Familiarity with use of social media in creating public awareness and community mobilization will be an added advantage.
5. Information and Communication Technology Officer

Reporting to the Director, Management Services the Head of Information and Communication Technology will be responsible for providing efficient and effective information and telecommunication systems to enhance efficiency in the execution of the Commission’s mandate.

Key result areas
  • Formulate an ICT policy and co-ordinate the design so as ensure full compliance with the ICT policy and leverage technology in the implementation of the Commission’s mandate;
  • Co-ordinate the development and update of application software for the various programs within the Commission;
  • Develop security system in order to enhance security through efficacious firewalls so as to protect vital information and records; secure retrieval systems to ensure a virus free environment and confidentiality of information disseminated to and out of the Commission;
  • Oversee the configuration of the Local Area Network (LAN) and the Wide Area Network (WAN) to ensure no down time in the Commission’s connectivity;
  • Co-ordinate the implementation of an efficient and effective communication systems (PABX/GPN etc),VOIP and other IT communication tools and capabilities in order to ensure the Commission is accessible at all times;
  • Coordinate and oversee the Commissions Internet profile including managing the Commission’s website and other web based communication media
  • Develop and oversee the management of a vibrant Internet communication strategy for the commission including a vibrant social media platform.
  • Oversee the installation and maintenance of computer systems including configuration of new ICT equipment so as to ensure efficient equipment operation at the Commission;
  • Ensure efficient implementation of all the Commission’s ICT projects to ensure value for money;
  • Monitor service level agreements (SLA) for outsourced ICT services with service providers so as to ensure value for money for the Commission;
  • Ensure the department is adequately resourced by professional and competent staff and foster a culture in which staff feel supported so as to deliver exceptional results; and
  • Any other relevant work that may be assigned to the job holder from time to time.
Qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, or related field from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • At least seven (7) years experience in information management or information communication technology, three (3) of which should be at senior level in the Public Service, Private Sector or International Organization.
Skills and Personal Attributes
  • A demonstrable professional competence in information management or information communication technology;
  • Demonstrated personal integrity and Strong leadership and management skills;
  • Problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to establish and retain good working relationships with other staff;
Each applicant must meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution, have an understanding of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and not be active in any political party.

Each applicant must be results-oriented, have ability to effectively deliver quality work under very tight deadlines and work long hours under demanding circumstances with minimal supervision. 

They should be willing to selflessly and impartially serve the people of Kenya under the new dispensation of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. 

Additionally, their work ethic must continuously be informed by the national values and principles of Article 10 of the Constitution and apply a human rights based approach to work.

CIC is committed to respect the national values and principles and, the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, with respect to recruitment of staff. 

CIC is further committed to implementing affirmative action measures and to this end encourages women, minorities and persons from historically marginalized areas and groups with the requisite qualifications to apply for the advertised jobs.

The above positions are extremely exciting and CIC will offer competitive packages for the right candidates. 

Detailed job profiles and reference numbers can be accessed at

If your career aspirations match these exciting opportunities, please write in confidence quoting the job title on both the cover letter and envelope, before January 30, 2012.

Enclose your Curriculum vitae containing an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees and send by email and hard copy to:

The Chairman, 
Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution, 
Delta House, Chiromo Road, 
P.O. Box 48041-00100, Nairobi; 


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