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Government Jobs in Kenya - Office of the Auditor General

The Office of the Auditor General draws its mandate from the Constitution of Kenya.

Article 229 of the constitution establishes the Office of the Auditor General which is mandated to audit Accounts of all National and County Governments, among other Public Entities.

Pursuant to Article 252 (1) (c) of the Constitution, the Office seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following position:-

Director of Finance
KENAO Scale 3
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1 Vacancy

Duties and Responsibilities

Director of Finance will be responsible for:-
  • Preparation of timely management and annual financial reports, expenditure, reviewing, forecasts and monitoring budget.
  • Prioritization of projects and activities for the purpose of financial reporting/allocations in the budget
  • Assessing compliance and facilitate dissemination to staff of all Financial and Accounting policies, rules, laws, regulations and standards .
  • Responsible for efficient and effective organization, co-ordination, control and supervision of all financial functions in the office.
  • Processing of the annual budget for the Office of the Auditor General.
  • Responsible for staff development and discipline in respect of all officers falling under the division. Requirement for appointment

To be appointed as a Director of Finance, one must have:-
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting/Economics or related discipline from a recognized University.
  • Be a CPA (K) holder or equivalent
  • An MBA in relevant field will be an added advantage
  • At least 15 years’ experience in Finance, five (5) of which must be at a senior management level in a reputable and similar organization
  • Be proficient in computer applications with strong emphasis on data and financial management software.
  • Have demonstrated professional competence in public financial management
  • Must be a member of a relevant professional body


Director of Information Communication and Technology
KENAO Scale 3
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1 Vacancy

Duties and Responsibilities

Director of Information Communication and Technology will be responsible for:-
  • Develop and implement corporate ICT strategy, supporting policies and defining standards associated with information management;
  • Develop and manage the ICT budgets in line with the organization’s overall objectives;
  • Ensure effective security of information in ICT Systems in the Office;
  • Ensure Disaster Recovery System is fully operational at all times for business continuity;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the Office ICT systems strategy and infrastructure;
  • Ensure optimal use of both LAN and WAN;
  • Assist in corporate strategy development and implementation, particularly the application of ICT to the management of audit assignments and the audit processes.
  • Overseeing the provision of technical support for all hardware or software problems while ensuring a high degree of customer service;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of training programs to ensure that all users of computer hardware and software receive the relevant training and advice; and
  • Coach, mentor and develop the ICT team and ensuring excellent performance and effective succession planning in the Department.

Requirements for Appointment
  • Must possess a Masters’ Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or any other relevant field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or any other related/relevant field.
  • Must possess a relevant ICT professional certification such as CCNP, MCSE, CISA, CISM, CISSP, Prince 2.
  • At least 10 years relevant experience five (5) of which should have been as a Senior ICT personnel in a busy environment.
  • Proven intellectual leadership in managing people, operations and financial resources.
  • Proven ability to think strategically and design long term plans.
  • Proven ability and experience in ICT project implementation and management.
  • Strong organization and coordination skills
  • Superior Communication skills both written and Oral.
  • Well-developed analytical skills.


Director of Audit
KENAO Scale 3
1 Vacancy

Duties and Responsibilities

Director of Audit will be responsible for-:
  • Auditing of Accounts of various National Government Sectors and County Governments including Public Entities within those Sectors or Counties.
  • May be deployed to head Performance Audit, Forensic Audit, Clients IT Systems Audit or assigned any other duty or responsibility the Office may deem appropriate.
  • Oversee the development of Annual Audit Plans and assist audit staff in the planning, organizing, directing and monitoring Audit operations.
  • Responsible for efficient and effective organization, co-ordination, control and supervision of all audit or administrative functions in the Sector/County.
  • Responsible for staff development and discipline in respect of all officers falling under the Division.

Requirements for Appointment

To be appointed as a Director of Audit, one must have:-
  • A Business related Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  • A qualified accountant and a registered member of a relevant professional body such as IIA, ICPAK, ICFE.
  • At least 15 years’ experience in Audit, five (5) of which must be at a Senior management level in a sizeable in a similar organization
  • Shown outstanding competence in managing the audit function or other responsibilities at a senior level, matched with broad experience and knowledge of public sector financial management, policies and goals.
  • Demonstrated a high degree of administrative capability required for the responsibilities at the level of Director of Audit.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Information Technology
  • Additional relevant expertise (e.g. Forensic, Performance Audit, Value for Money and IT systems Audit) will be an added advantage.

How to Apply

Applications together with a detailed resume, scanned copies of the applicants’ professional and academic Certificates, other testimonials and National Identification card should be submitted.

The application must have the daytime telephone contacts, names and addresses of three referees from the applicant’s previous employers.

Hard copies will not be accepted.

The application should be submitted to the e mail address shown against each of the vacancies on or before 23rd July 2014 addressed to:

Auditor -General
Office of the Auditor General
P. O. Box 30084-00100
Nairobi, Kenya.


The Office of the Auditor-General is an equal opportunities employer and seeks to have diversity in workforce in line with the Constitution.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.


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