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Director General

Advert No.011/2013:

The National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning.

The Board of the NCPD would like to recruit a visionary dynamic leader for the position of Director General/Chief Executive Officer.

The Director General will be responsible to the Board through its Chairperson for the day to day management of the Council and overall formulation and coordination of multi-sectoral national population policies, strategies and programmes.

Duties and Responsibilities:-

  • formulation of multi-sectoral national population policies, strategies and programmes in concert with the Board of Directors in order to realize the population and development goals of the Kenya Vision 2030;
  • overall planning, direction and coordination of implementation of multisectoral population policies, strategies and programmes;
  • evaluation of population policies and programmes and determine their impacts;
  • high level advocacy of population and development strategies including reproductive health;
  • liaising with donors and the government for support to the NCPD activities;
  • budgeting and management of financial resources, optimal execution and utilization of population and development services;
  • supervision of senior professional staff in all the departments of the NCPD and making recommendation to the Board;
  • overall manpower development programmes of the Council; and,
  • secretary to the Board.
Requirements for Appointment:-

For appointment to the position of Director General, a candidate must have:
  • served at the level of a Chief Executive Officer or equivalent position in a reputable organization for at least five (5) years or at top management level in a reputable organization for at least ten (10) years;
  • demonstrated professional ability, initiative and competence of a high level in organizing, controlling, directing and execution of work;
  • demonstrated a high degree of administrative ability and have had wide experience and proven ability for population, health, development planning and building strategic alliances with partners for population activities;
  • demonstrated a commitment to National Values including integrity, gender, diversity and others, as elaborated in Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. To this end applicants must have written clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC), and the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  •  ability to reconcile, communicate and interact effectively with diverse and a broad range of stakeholders, including the public, civil society, Faith Based Organizations, and development partners;
  • capacity for leveraging the resources of national and county governments, private sector, and development partners; and,
  • a minimum of EITHER a Masters Degree in Population Studies or Demography or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution and professional experience of at least ten (10) years OR a Masters Degree in Public Health or relevant Social Science discipline with postgraduate qualification in Population Studies or Demography and professional experience in the population field of at least ten (10) years.
Remuneration and terms of service will be commensurate with qualification, skills and experience. 

Applicants who meet the above qualifications should send their applications including: copies of academic and professional certificates; testimonials; a copy of identity card; and, detailed curriculum vitae containing work experience, names and addresses of three (3) referees, current position/grade, current and expected remuneration, and telephone number(s) to:

The Board Chairman
National Council for Population and Development
P. O. Box 48994-00100

Not later than Wednesday 17th July, 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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