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Government Jobs in Kenya – SRC

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an independent Commission established under Article 230 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, with the mandate to set and regularly review the remuneration and benefits of all State Officers and to advise the National and County governments on the remuneration and benefits of all other public officers.

In carrying out its mandate, the Commission has to take into account the principles of; fiscal sustainability of the public compensation bill, attraction and retention of requisite skills for service delivery, productivity and performance, transparency and fairness and equity.

The Commission seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant position:

Principal Analyst - Compliance, M&E
One Position

Job Summary: The job holder will be responsible to the Deputy Director, Research and Compliance and will be involved in carrying out compliance checks and audits, and monitoring and evaluation. The position will support Research, Policy Analysis and Compliance relevant to remuneration and benefits in the public sector.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collect, analyze and utilize research data to assess the remuneration practice of public institutions.
  • Participate in comparative studies of remuneration approaches and make appropriate recommendations on future trends.
  • Develop, coordinate and maintain a database of relevant baseline survey information.
  • Develop operational reporting template that facilitate the acquisition and aggregation of data from public institutions.
  • Follow up on monitoring and evaluation exercises for various initiatives in SRC.

Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics or any other relevant analytical area of study.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, mathematics or related field.
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of economic/econometric, statistical analysis, public finance management principles and processes.
  • Appreciable knowledge and practice in monitoring and evaluation environment.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of public sector policy analysis.
  • Practical knowledge in the field of economic policy analysis.
  • Leadership and integrity qualities as set out in chapter six of the Constitution and demonstrated compliance to the Public Service Values and Principles as defined in the Constitution.

Key Competencies
  • Ability to appropriately breakdown complex information into analytical reports.
  • Ability to work under pressure/deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Must be proactive.
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer packages.

Salary Scale: Ksh. 65,000 x 10,0000 – 75,000 x 10,000 – 85,000 x 10,000 – 95,000 x 10,000 – 105,000 x 10,000 – 115,000 x 10,000 – 125,000 x 10,000 – 135,000 x 10,000 – 145,000

Assistant Director, Planning
One Position

Job Summary: The position is responsible to the Director (Research Compliance Policy and Planning) but reports to the Deputy Director (Policy and Planning).

The Role holder will lead the strategic planning function of the Commission.

The work will involve strategic plans formulation, design of annual work plans, performance contracting, monitoring & evaluation of Commission programmes and activities.

The position will also interact with the budgeting process and take lead in Commission performance reporting.

Periodically the position shall take leadership on regular and summative evaluation of the Commission plans and strategies and make appropriate recommendations.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate strategic formulation of long-term plans and strategies for the organization.
  • Coordinate review of programme strategies, outcome monitoring and impact assessment.
  • Coordinate annual plans preparation and quarterly performance reporting.
  • Support the MTEF budgeting process and resource utilization.
  • Support internal policy reviews and organization processes

Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Econometrics, Statistics, or any other relevant analytical area of study;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics or any other relevant analytical area of study;
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant experience;
  • Demonstrated practical working knowledge of strategic planning, budgeting, qualitative and statistical analysis;
  • Demonstrated successes in the fields of strategic planning and/or public policy analysis; and
  • Relevant Professional qualification;

Key Competencies:
  • Ability to appropriately communicate sensitive information and to judge how and with whom this information should be shared.
  • Ability to work under pressure/ strict deadlines.
  • Have strong analytical, verbal and written skills.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Relevant Computer skills.

Salary Scale: Ksh. 110,000 x 11,875 – 121,875 x 11,875 – 133,750 x 11,875 – 145,625 x 11,875 – 157,500 x 11,875 – 169,375 x 11,875 – 181,250 x 11,875 – 193,125 x 11,875 – 205,000.

Application Process

Qualified candidates should submit their applications together with detailed Curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials in a sealed envelope clearly marked at the top “Application for the position of………..(indicate the position applied for)” and mailed OR delivered to:

The Commission Secretary
Salaries and Remuneration Commission
Williamson House, 6th Floor
4th Ngong Avenue
P.O. Box 43126 – 00100

Applicants should also indicate current salary and give the names of three referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email address.

Deadline for application 23rd May, 2014

All applicants for these positions must be compliant with Chapter 6 of the Constitution on integrity and leadership and Article 232 on values of the Public Service.

Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Qualified persons irrespective of their gender, age, race, culture, religion or disability are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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