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Committee Secretary / Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya

Republic of Kenya

Public Service Commission

Declaration of Vacancies

Vacancy for the Position of Secretary / Chief Executive Officer to the Power of Mercy Advisory Committee

The Constitution of Kenya, 2010

The Power of Mercy Act, 2011

Pursuant to section 16 (2) of the Power of Mercy Act 2011, the Public Service Commission seeks to nominate persons to be considered for appointment to the post of Secretary to the Power of Mercy Advisory Committee by His Excellency the President.

The Public Service Commission hereby invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyans who may wish to be considered for nomination.

For nomination to this post, a candidate must:

  • be a citizen of Kenya;
  • possess a degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • have at least ten (10) years of proven distinguished experience and track record in matters relating to their respective field;
  • have at least three (3) years experience in a leadership position or senior management level in a Public Service or Private Sector Organization;
  • have demonstrated professional administrative, managerial and financial competence; and
  • meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Secretary shall be the Chief Executive Officer and head of the Secretariat.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • providing strategic leadership to facilitate effective delivery of Committee’s mandate as per its Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan;
  • being responsible for the day to day administration of the affairs of the Advisory Committee;
  • coordinating the Committee’s petition reviews and evaluations;
  • taking custody of all the Committee’s records and documents;
  • maintaining accurate records of the Committee’s financial matters and use of resources;
  • managing the Committee’s proceedings and records maintenance;
  • securing the maintenance and provision of facilities and services required for the discharge of the Committee’s functions; and
  • executing decisions of the Committee.

Duration of Service: The Secretary once appointed shall hold office for a term of five (5) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

Important Information to all Candidates:
  1. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.
  2. Shortlisted Candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts and Testimonials.

Shortlisted applicants will also be required to obtain clearance from the following bodies:
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB); and
  • Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

How to Apply:

Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for the post of Secretary to the Power of Mercy Advisory Committee” and addressed to:

The Secretary
Public Service Commission
Commission House - Off Harambee Avenue
P. O. Box 30095 – 00100,

Applications may be posted OR hand delivered and signed for at Secretary/CEO’s office 4th Floor, Commission House, off Harambee Avenue.


Electronic applications may be submitted to


(i) Each application should be accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of the National Identity Card or Passport and certified copies of academic certificates, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents.

(ii) Those applying online should scan the documents and e-mail them with the application.

Applications should reach the Commission on or before 25th June, 2014

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