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Government Jobs in Kenya - PSC


Kenya National Assembly

Parliamentary Service Commission
Republic Of Kenya

The Parliamentary Service Commission seeks to recruit Persons who are Energetic and result Oriented in the following Positions:

Director, Legal Services (National Assembly) (PSC 15)

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities for this position include-
  • head of the legal services function of the Senate;
  • legal advisor to the Speaker, the Clerk, Committees and Senators on legislative business including all matters dealing with Bills and amendments to Bills;
  • preparation of legal opinions on matters relating to the functions of the Senate;
  • assisting Committees and individual Senators with the drafting of Bills and amendments to Bills and providing other legal services;
  • responsible to the Speaker for legal advice and opinion, the drafting and preparation of legal documents and legal research;
  • supervision, guidance, counselling, training and development of all the staff in the Directorate of Legal Services; and
  • coordination, administration and overall management of the legal services provided to the Senate.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this position, a candidate must-
  • be the holder of a Bachel  or possess an equivalent qualification in a common-law jurisdiction;
  • have at least seven (7) years’ experience as an advocate of the High Court, a Judge or a professionally qualified Magistrate; or
  • have at least seven (7) years’ experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in some other relevant legal field;
  • be the holder of a certificate in legislative drafting from a recognized institution;
  • be in possession of a current Advocate’s Practising Certificate;
A Masters degree in Law will be an added advantage.

Director, Legislative And Procedural Services (National Assembly) (PSC 15)

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities for this position include-
  1. coordination and supervision of the functions and operations of the Directorate of Legislative and Procedural Services of the National Assembly; and
  2.  responsible, to the Clerk of the National Assembly, for:
  • the Table Office including marshalling of published Bills, Motions and Sessional Papers; and processing of weekly programme of Business and preparation and timely circulation of Order Papers and Votes, and Proceedings of the House;
  • The Journals Office including keeping custody of House Journals and records and archiving of those records;
  • Matters connected to Parliamentary associations like CPA, IPU,ACP-EU, Pan African Parliament, EALA etc and exchange programmes, Friendship Groups and International desks and Conferences; and
  • Public Participation in Legislative process including responding to inquiries from Members of Parliament, the staff, the public and other legislative bodies.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this position, a candidate must-
  • have served for a minimum of three (3) years at the level of Senior Clerk Assistant in Parliament or in a comparable position in the public or private sector;
  • be the holder of a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences or Humanities or in a relevant field from a recognized university;
  • have demonstrated interest, commitment and a flair for parliamentary procedure, including comparative experience of other parliamentary jurisdictions, and have wide experience in the roles, functions and operations of Parliament;
  • have attended a senior management or leadership course from a recognized institution;
A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

Director, Legislative and Procedural Services (Senate) (PSC 15)

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities for this position include-
  1. coordination and supervision of the functions and operations of the Directorate of Legislative and Procedural Services of the Senate; and
  2. responsible, to the Clerk of the Senate, for:
  • the Table Office including marshalling of published Bills, Motions and Sessional Papers; and processing of weekly programme of Business and preparation and timely circulation of Order Papers and Votes and Proceedings of the Senate;
  • The Journals Office including keeping custody of Senate Journals and records and archiving of those records;
  • Matters connected to Parliamentary associations like CPA, IPU, and exchange programmes, Friendship Groups and International desks and Conferences; and
  • Public Participation in Legislative process including responding to inquiries from Senators, the staff, the public and other legislative bodies.
  • Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this position, a candidate must-
  • have served for a minimum of three (3) years at the level of Senior Clerk Assistant in Parliament or in a comparable position in the public or private sector;
  • be the holder of a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences or Humanities or in a relevant field from a recognized university;
  • have demonstrated interest, commitment and a flair for parliamentary procedure, including comparative experience of other parliamentary jurisdictions, and have wide experience in the roles, functions and operations of Parliament;
  • have attended a senior management or leadership course from a recognized institution;
A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

Director, Information and Research Services (PSC 15) 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of Information and Research Services shall provide overall leadership of the Directorate of Information and Research Services, including:
  • The provision of analytical and fiscal research required to support the members of Parliament and PSC staff;
  • The support of information, communication and technology needs of Parliament;
  • The provision of library services;
  • Management of public relations, protocol and media relations;
  • Provision of House broadcasting services
  • Management of information resources;
  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Key Result Areas (As Head of Directorate)

Supervisory coordination of all the personnel of the Directorate :--
  • Research Officers
  • Public Relations, Media Relations & Protocol Officers
  • ICT Officers
  • Librarians
  • Printing Services Personnel
  • Broadcasting officers
Requirements for Appointment

Appointment to the position will be made from persons who have:
  • A Masters Degree in Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • Satisfactorily served in a large organization for a minimum period of ten (10) years, three (3) of which must have been in the grade of Chief Research Officer/ Chief Librarian/ Chief ICT Officer/ Chief Public Communications Officer/ Chief Media Relations Officer or a comparable position.
  • Demonstrated high management capability and understands Parliamentary processes and procedures.
Applications including Curriculums Vitae and Copies of Certificates and Testimonials should be addressed to:-

The Clerk/ Secretary Parliamentary Service Commission.
P.O. Box 41842 – 00100
Nairobi

Deadline for the applications is 6th December, 2012.

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