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Secretary Job in Kenya

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:

1 Position

Job Summary: The Secretary will be responsible to the Deputy Director Human Resource and Administration. The job holder will provide general Secretarial services.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Typing from drafts, manuscripts or record from dictation machines.
  • Drafting routine letters, memos and reports from drafts and manuscripts.
  • Ensuring security of office equipment, documents and records.
  • Assist management with accomplishment of routine tasks.
  • Receiving, recording and dispatching mail.
  • Handling telephone calls, diary and appointments.
  • Handling routine office duties.
  • Attending to visitors while observing protocol and public relations.
  • Cross referencing correspondences.
  • Preparing and responding to routine office correspondence.
  • Handling confidential documents.
  • Maintaining office diary, protocols, scheduling appointment and travel itineraries.

Minimum Requirements
  • Proven work experience of at least six (6) years in Secretarial services.
  • Bachelors Degree in either Secretarial Studies or Bachelor of Business and Office Management or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • Certificate in computer applications.
  • Demonstrate professional competence in management of secretarial services.

Key Competencies
  • Ability to get on well with the diverse workforce.
  • Good knowledge in the field of specialization.
  • Ability to apply need to know principle.
  • Ability to care for resources.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical skills.

Office management skills.
Salary Scale: Ksh. 45,000 x 5,000 – 50,000 x 5,000 – 55,000 x 5,000 – 60,000 x 5,000 – 65,000 x 5,000 – 70,000 x 5,000 – 75,000 x 5,000 – 80,000 x 5,000 – 85,000

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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