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Republic of Kenya
 
Transition Authority
 
Vacancies in the Transition Authority
 
The Transition Authority (TA) is a statutory body with a constitutional mandate of facilitating and coordinating the transition to the devolved system of government in Kenya pursuant to the provisions of the Transition to Devolved Government Act 2012 and Section 15 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

In order to effectively deliver on its mandate, the Transition Authority seeks to recruit high caliber, visionary and results-oriented professionals from qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following key positions:

Secretary (Chief Executive Officer)
 
Salary and Benefits: Attractive and competitive package will be offered
 
Terms of Service: Three (3) year contract
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Secretary will be the Accounting of the Authority and will be responsible to the Authority.

Duties and responsibilities will include:
  • day to day administration of the functions of the Authority;
  • implementation of the decisions of the Authority;
  • facilitating preparation and implementation of the Authority’s strategic and annual work plans;
  • ensuring prudent management of resources and assets as well a safe custody of the records and documents of the Authority;
  • formation and development of an efficient administration;
  • organization, control and management of staff;
  • maintaining accurate records of financial matters and resource utilization;
  • ensuring the drawing up and approval of the required budget;
  • ensuring monitoring and evaluation of the Authority’s programmes and activities; and
  • performing any other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Authority.
Qualifications and Experience
 
For appointment to this position, a candidate must:
  • be a citizen of Kenya;
  • have a minimum qualification of a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management, Business Administration, Economics, Organizational Development and Public Administration from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • have a minimum of ten (10) years experience in a senior leadership and management position in the Public or Private Sector;
  • meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
  • demonstrate experience in results based strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation as well as financial management skills; and
  • be an effective communicator with excellent negotiations and people-leadership skills.
Director, Corporate Support Services

One (1) Post
 
Salary and Benefits: Attractive and competitive package will be offered
 
Terms of Service: Three (3) year contract
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Director, Corporate Support Service report to the Secretary and will be responsible for providing administrative support services to the Authority. 

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
  • providing administrative, financial, human resource, accounting, procurement and logistics support services to the Authority;
  • facilitating results based planning, budgeting and performance measurement;
  • ensuring prudent management and utilization of financial and capital resources within the Authority;
  • preparing and submission of reports; and
  • performing any other duties that may from time to time be assigned by the Secretary.
Qualification and Experience
 
For appointment to this position, a candidate must:
  • be a citizen of Kenya;
  • have a minimum qualification of Master’s degree in any of the following: Business Management/Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Finance , Accounting from a recognized university;
  • have a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in a senior leadership/management position in either the public or private sector
  • be conversant with the relevant legal, regulatory and Constitutional provisions that relate to provision of support services including Procurement , Financial the Labour Laws.
  • be a team player with exemplary leadership qualities, networking and collaborative skills;
  • have good interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • have advanced computer skills.
Director, Policy Analysis & Advocacy
 
One (1) Post
 
Salary and Benefits: Attractive and competitive package will be offered
 
Terms of Service: Three (3) year contract
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Director, Policy Analysis and Advocacy will report to the Secretary and will be responsible for policy analysis, strategy development and advocacy.

Specific duties will include
  • supervising research and policy analysis and development ;
  • developing a comprehensive policy framework for research, policy analysis and advocacy with a view to facilitate smooth transition to devolved system of government;
  • undertaking research and strategic analysis to inform appropriate policy direction on the Authority’s key result areas;
  • providing credible data essential for evidence-based policy and advocacy ;
  • developing a robust communication and advocacy plan to promote the image and work of the Transition Authority;
  • conducting investigations and inquiry on risk management areas in relation to the Authority’s mandate;
  • monitoring and evaluating the implementation of various activities as well as performance measurement and impact assessment ;and
  • performing any other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Secretary.
Qualification and Experience
 
For appointment to this position, a candidate must:
  • be a citizen of Kenyan;
  • have a minimum qualification of a Master’s Degree in either Business, Public administration, Public Policy, Strategic Management, Economics, Political Science and Sociology from a recognized university;
  • have at least eight (8) years’ research experience in a busy research organization;
  • have demonstrated merit and ability to undertake research, develop models, organizational designs and frameworks;
  • be a team player; and
  • have advanced computer skills.
Director, Legal and Intergovernmental Relations

One (1) Post
 
Salary and Benefits: Attractive and competitive package will be offered
 
Terms of Service: Three (3) year contract
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Director, Legal and Inter-Governmental Relations will report to the Secretary and will be responsible for the provision of leadership and advice on all legal matters. 

Specifically, the director will be responsible for:
  • developing appropriate legal and institutional frameworks for the implementation of the mandate of the Authority;
  • overseeing drafting of legal opinions and other relevant documents in relation to the transition process;
  • undertaking legal transactions including; recovery, conveyance, agreements, leases and partnerships.
  • Undertaking risk management including reviewing operations of the TA and advising on legal implications/impediments to the work of TA.
  • Reviewing and advising on transition related intergovernmental relations.
  • Developing and reviewing legal instruments for intergovernmental relations.
  • reviewing existing laws and regulations relevant to the execution of the mandate of the Authority
  • Reviewing and advising on transition related intergovernmental; and
  • performing any other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Secretary.
Qualification and Experience
 
For appointment to this position, a candidate must:
  • be a citizen of Kenya;
  • have at least a Master’s Degree in Law from a recognized university in Kenya;
  • be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate;
  • have at least eight (8) years’ practicing experience in public/private sector in a busy firm/organization
  • be a team player; and
  • have advanced computer skills.
Director, Transition Coordination

One (1) Post
 
Salary and Benefits: Attractive and competitive package will be offered
 
Terms of Service: Three (3) year contract
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Director, Transition Coordination will report to the Secretary and will be responsible for coordinating field transition activities including ensuring that all preparatory arrangements are in place for a smooth transition.
 
Specifically, duties will include:
  • providing a link between the transition team and the Authority Headquarters;
  • coordinating transition activities in the Counties;
  • liaising with relevant Agencies to ensure establishment of Financial, Human Resource and Procurement systems;
  • sensitizing public servants and local authority staff to ensure uninterrupted service delivery;
  • projecting positive image and maintaining progressive Public Relations for the Transition Authority.
  • coordinating county forum; and
  • performing any other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Secretary.
Qualification and Experience
 
For appointment to this position, a candidate must:
  • be a citizen of Kenya;
  • have at least a Master’s Degree in either Public Administration, Education, Sociology, Economics, Management and Political Science from a recognized university;
  • have at least ten (10) years’ experience in Leadership and Management level in the public or private sector;
  • be a team player with exemplary leadership qualities, networking and collaborative skills;
  • have good interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • have advanced computer skills.
Important Information to all applicants
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, Academic and Professional certificates, transcripts and testimonials.
How to Apply
 
Interested candidates should enclose up to-date CVs giving details of day time contacts, names and contacts of three referees, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials and other supporting documents.
 
Manual applications indicating the position applied for should be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to:
 
The Chairperson
Transition Authority
Commission House
P.O. Box 30095-00100
Nairobi
 
or hand delivered to Room 409, 4th Floor, Commission House between 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on working days
Online applications may be submitted as a Ms Word attachment via email to transitionauthority@publicservice.go.ke
 
Closing date: 1st October 2012 by 5 pm.
 
Kinuthia Wamwangi
Chairperson
Transition Authority

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