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Latest Government Jobs in Kenya – DPP’s Office (45 Positions)


Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications online through one of the Commission’s websiteswww.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.
·                     Candidates applying for posts at Job Group ‘N’ and above will be required to have attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks in a recognized institution. Those applying for positions graded at Job Group ‘P’ and above will be expected to possess a Masters degree in a relevant field from a recognized university. Candidates applying for positions at Job Group ‘Q’ and above will, in addition to the Masters degree, be required to have attended a Strategic Leadership Development programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized institution.
·                     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 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 10th May, 2012

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions

Three (3) Posts 
V/No. 106/2012

Basic Salary Scale:
 Ksh.120,270 – Ksh.180,660 p.m. DPP 3 
(SLG 8, JG ‘S’)
Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
·                     House Allowance Ksh. 60,000 p.m.
·                     Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 40,000 p.m.
·                     Leave Allowance Ksh. 11,500 p.a.
·                     Robe Allowance Ksh. 5,000 p.a.
·                     Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 12,000 p.m.
·                     Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 7,500 p.m.
·                     Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·                     served for a minimum period of twenty (20) years in Public Prosecutions in the public service three (3) of which should have been at the level of Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions DPP 5 (SLG 6, JG ‘Q’) Or be a practicing Advocate in Criminal Law with relevant experience of not less than twenty (20) years and has a current practicing license;
·                     a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
·                     a Masters degree in law or any other relevant social science from a recognized university;
·                     a Postgraduate Diploma in legal studies from the council of legal education;
·                     been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
·                     attended a Strategic Leadership Development programme (SLDP) lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized institution;
·                     proficiency in computer applications;
·                     demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance; and
·                     exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and the ability to relate them to proper management of legal affairs.
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be responsible professionally to the Director of Public Prosecutions directly and administratively to the Director of Public Prosecutions through the Secretary, Public Prosecutions. 

The officer will head any of the following departments of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions namely; Department of Offences against the Person; Department of Economic, International and Emerging Crimes, and Department of County Affairs and Regulatory Prosecutions or such other Departments as may be established in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

As head of department, the core duties of the Officer include:
·                     overall supervision and management of the day to day operations of the department;
·                     exercising constitutional and legal prosecutorial powers and functions for and on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions;
·                     providing positive, technical ,professional and managerial leadership to the department;
·                     leading in designing, development and implementation of strategies, systems, plans and policies necessary to enable the department to deliver services to the government and the public effectively, efficiently and fairly;
·                     leading in the development, launch, dissemination and implementation of key prosecutorial instruments including the national prosecution policy; the code of conduct & ethics for prosecutors and the training manual for prosecutors;
·                     leading, managing, supervising and monitoring and evaluating the performance of professional prosecuting counsel and support staff in the department;
·                     representing the State in sensitive and complex criminal prosecutions, appeals and judicial reviews and constitutional petitions and references;
·                     directing, guiding and supervising prosecuting counsels in the department in devising and executing pre-trial, in-trial and post-trial prosecution strategies and techniques to ensure efficient, effective and just prosecution results;
·                     co-ordinating, supervising and monitoring the training and capacity building of public prosecutors, para-legal and support staff in the department;
·                     organizing and conducting seminars, workshop, conferences and/or symposia on topical criminological issues for staff of the department in order to broaden their knowledge, skills and expertise;
·                     directing and supervising the conduct of legal research in the department;
·                     directing, coordinating and supervising the receipt, recording and processing of criminal investigation files submitted to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions by investigative Agencies and rendering general legal advice to government Ministries/Departments and State Corporations on matters pertaining to the application of criminal law and prosecution policy;
·                     providing effective leadership in the development of strategic alliances to promote and strengthen collaborative and symbiotic partnerships and networks between the department and other
·                     criminal justice agencies and stakeholders;
·                     co-ordinating and supervising the collection, collation and analysis of criminal statistical data and the publication and submission of statutory reports relating to the mandate of the department;
·                     soliciting and mobilizing donor support (technical, material and financial) for key reform initiatives undertaken by the department;
·                     performing other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director of Public Prosecutions from time to time.
Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions

Four (4) Posts 
V/No. 107/2012

Basic Salary Scale:
 Ksh.109,089 – Ksh.1449280 p.m. DPP 4 
(SLG 7, JG ‘R’)
Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
·                     House Allowance Ksh. 40,000 (Nairobi), Ksh. 20,000
·                     (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri,Eldoret,
·                     Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi, Ksh. 15,000
·                     (Other Municipalities), Ksh. 12,000 (Other Areas)
·                     Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 20,000 p.m.
·                     Leave Allowance Ksh. 11,200 p.a.
·                     Robe Allowance Ksh. 5,000 p.a.
·                     Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 10,000 p.m.
·                     Commuter Allowance Ksh. 16,000 p.m.
·                     Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 7,200 p.m.
·                     Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·                     served for a minimum period of eighteen (18) years in Public Prosecutions three (3) of which should have been at the level of Senior Principal Prosecutions Counsel DPP 6 (SLG 5 JG ‘P’) or equivalent OR be a practicing advocate in Criminal Law with relevant experience of not less than eighteen (18) years and has a current practicing license;
·                     a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
·                     a Masters degree in Law or any other relevant Social Science from a recognized university;
·                     attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) not lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized institution;
·                     a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
·                     been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
·                     proficiency in computer applications; and
·                     demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance.
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level may be deployed to head any of the divisions/sections at the Headquarters or the County offices of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP).

Duties and responsibilities at this level include;-
·                     initiating policy research and undertaking research on legal issues;
·                     reviewing legislation, legal documents/instruments, opinions and briefs;
·                     preparing county/periodic reports and ensuring compliance with regional and international instruments;
·                     preparing cabinet briefs, papers and memoranda;
·                     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 Ministries/Departments on legal policy issues.
·                     implementation and realization of the strategic plans and objectives in respect of the legal function;
·                     coordinating and implementing work plans for the Division/Legal Unit;
·                     preparing and implementing performance appraisal systems;
·                     preparing Divisional/Legal Unit budgets; managing resources,
·                     overall supervision, control, discipline, staff training and development; liaising with the administrator of the Scheme; and
·                     handling complex prosecutions and related proceedings in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Assistant Director of Public Prosecution

Four (4) Posts 
V/No. 108/2012

Basic Salary Scale:
 Ksh.89,748 – Ksh.120,270 p.m. DPP 5 
(SLG 6, JG ‘Q’)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
·                     House Allowance Ksh. 40,000 (Nairobi), Ksh. 20,000
·                     (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri,Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi, Ksh. 15,000 (Other
·                     Municipalities), Ksh. 12,000 (Other Areas)
·                     Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 20,000 p.m.
·                     Leave Allowance Ksh. 8,000 p.a.
·                     Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 20,000 p.m
·                     Commuter Allowance Ksh. 14,000 p.m.
·                     Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 1,700 p.m.
·                     Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·                     served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years in Public Prosecutions three (3) of which should have been at the level of Principal Prosecution Counsel DPP 7(SLG 4, JG ‘N’) or equivalent; OR be a practicing Advocate in Criminal Law with relevant experience of not less than fifteen (15) years and has a current practicing license;
·                     a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
·                     a Masters degree in Law or any other relevant Social Science from a recognized university;
·                     attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized institution;
·                     postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
·                     been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
·                     proficiency in computer applications; and
·                     demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance.
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level may be deployed to head any of the sections/legal units at the Headquarters or the County offices.

Duties and responsibilities include:
·                     identifying issues and areas for policy formulation and reform;
·                     undertaking research on legal issues;
·                     reviewing legal documents/instruments, opinions and briefs;
·                     preparing periodic/county reports and ensuring compliance with regional and international instruments;
·                     coordinating stakeholder consultations;
·                     undertaking Law Review;
·                     ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; and
·                     advising Ministries/Departments/Agencies on legal policy issues;
·                     implementation and realization of the strategic plans and objectives in respect of the legal function;
·                     coordinating and implementing work plans for the Section/Unit;
·                     preparing and implementing performance appraisal systems;
·                     preparing the Section’s/Unit’s budgets;
·                     managing resources;
·                     overall supervision, control, discipline and staff training and development; and
·                     handling of complex prosecutions and related proceedings in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Senior Principal Prosecution Counsel

Six (6) Posts 
V/No. 109/2012

Basic Salary Scale:
 Ksh.77,527 – Ksh.103,894 p.m. DPP 6 
(SLG 5, JG ‘P’)
Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
·                     House Allowance Ksh. 40,000 (Nairobi), Ksh. 20,000
·                     (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru,
·                     Nyeri,Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi,
·                     Ksh.15,000 (Other Municipalities), Ksh.
·                     12,000 (Other Areas)
·                     Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 20,000 p.m.
·                     Leave Allowance Ksh. 6,000 p.a.
·                     Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 4,000 p.m.
·                     Commuter Allowance Ksh. 12,000 p.m.
·                     Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 1,500 p.m.
·                     Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·                     served for a minimum period of twelve (12) years in Public Prosecutions three (3) of which should have been at the level of Senior Prosecution Counsel, DPP 8 (SLG 3 JG ‘M’) or equivalent; OR a practicing Advocate in Criminal Law with relevant experience of not less than twelve (12) years and has a current practicing license;
·                     a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
·                     a Masters degree in Law or any other relevant Social Science from a recognized university;
·                     a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
·                     been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
·                     attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4)weeks in a recognized institution;
·                     proficiency in computer applications;
·                     shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level may be deployed in any of the offices at the headquarters or County offices. Specific duties and responsibilities 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;
·                     settling criminal charges;
·                     ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; and
·                     advising Ministries/Departments on legal policy issues and handling complex prosecutions and related proceedings in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Principal Prosecution Counsel 

One (1) Post 
V/No. 110/2012

Basic Salary Scale:
 Ksh.47,272 – Ksh.63,492 p.m. DPP 7 
(SLG 4, JG ‘N’)
Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
·                     House Allowance Ksh. 24,000 (Nairobi), Ksh. 17,000
·                     (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri,Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi,
·                     Ksh. 13,000 (Other Municipalities),
·                     Ksh.11,000 (Other Areas)
·                     Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 15,000 p.m.
·                     Leave Allowance Ksh. 6,000 p.a.
·                     Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 3,200 p.m.
·                     Commuter Allowance Ksh. 8,000 p.m.
·                     Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 1,500 p.m.
·                     Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·                     served for a minimum period of three (3) years as a Senior Prosecution Counsel JG ‘M’ (SLG 3) in the Public Service; OR be a practicing Advocate in Criminal Law with relevant experience of not less than (9) years and has a current practicing license;
·                     a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
·                     a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
·                     been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
·                     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 result.
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level may be deployed at any of the Headquarters or County offices.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
·                     undertaking general and specialized prosecution work and 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 regional and international instruments;
·                     ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; and
·                     organizing stakeholder consultations.
Senior Prosecution Counsel

Fifteen (15) Posts 
V/No. 111/2012

Basic Salary Scale:
 Ksh.40,835 – Ksh.54,743 p.m.
DPP 8 (SLG 3, JG ‘M’)
Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
·                     House Allowance Ksh. 20,000 (Nairobi), Ksh. 15,000
·                     (Mombasa, Kisumu,Nakuru, Nyeri,
·                     Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi,
·                     Ksh. 12,000 (Other Municipalities),
·                     Ksh. 10,000 (Other Areas)
·                     Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 15,000 p.m.
·                     Leave Allowance Ksh. 6,000 p.a.
·                     Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 3,200 p.m.
·                     Commuter Allowance Ksh. 8,000 p.m.
·                     Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·                     served for a period of three (3) years as a Prosecution Counsel 1 (SLG 2, JG ‘L’) or equivalent in the Public Service; OR be a practicing Advocate in Criminal Law with relevant experience of not less than six (6) years and has a current practicing license;
·                     a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
·                     a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
·                     been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
·                     proficiency in computer applications; and
·                     shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and result.
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level may be deployed at any of the Headquarters or County offices.

Specific duties include;-
·                     undertaking research on assigned legal issues;
·                     analyzing research data and compiling reports;
·                     preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments;
·                     liaising with Investigative Agencies;
·                     advising on various legal briefs; and
·                     handling general and specialized prosecutions in Court.
Prosecution Counsel I

Sixteen (16) Posts
V/No. 112/2012

Basic Salary Scale:
 Ksh.35,275 – Ksh.45,021 p.m. DPP 9 
(SLG 2, JG’L’)
Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
·                     House Allowance Ksh. 20,000 (Nairobi), Ksh. 15,000
·                     (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri,
·                     Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi,
·                     Ksh. 12,000 (Other Municipalities),
·                     Ksh. 10,000 (Other Areas)
·                     Non Practicing Allowance Ksh. 15,000 p.m.
·                     Leave Allowance Ksh. 6,000 p.a.
·                     Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 3,200 p.m.
·                     Commuter Allowance Ksh. 6,000 p.m.
·                     Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·                     served for a minimum period of three (3) years as a Prosecution Counsel II ( SLG 1, JG ‘K’) or equivalent in the public service ; OR be a practicing Advocate in Criminal Law with relevant experience of not less (3) years and has a current practicing license;
·                     a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
·                     a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
·                     been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
·                     proficiency in computer applications; and
·                     shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and result.

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level may be deployed at any of the Headquarters or County offices.
·                     undertaking research on assigned legal issues;
·                     collecting and collating research data;
·                     liaising with investigative agencies;
·                     advising on various legal briefs; and
·                     handling general and specialized prosecutions in court.
Prosecution Counsel II

Sixteen (16) Posts
V/No. 113/2012

Basic Salary Scale:
 Ksh.30,472 – Ksh.40,835 p.m. DPP 10 
(SLG 1, JG ‘K’)
Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
·                     House Allowance Ksh. 10,000 (Nairobi), Ksh. 8,000
·                     (Mombasa, Kisumu,Nakuru, Nyeri,
·                     Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi,
·                     Ksh. 6,000 (Other Municipalities),
·                     Ksh. 5,000 (Other Areas)
·                     Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 15,000 p.m.
·                     Leave Allowance Ksh. 6,000 p.a.
·                     Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 2,500 p.m.
·                     Commuter Allowance Ksh. 5,000 p.m.
·                     Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·                     a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
·                     a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
·                     been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; and
·                     proficiency in computer applications.
Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry grade for this cadre. An officer at this level may be deployed to work at the Headquarters or County offices under the guidance of a more senior and experienced officer. Duties and
responsibilities include:
·                     undertaking research on assigned legal issues;
·                     collecting and collating research data;
·                     interviewing clients for proper referrals; and
·                     handling general prosecution work.
Bernadette M. Nzioki, Ebs
Secretary
Public Service Commission of Kenya

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