Government Jobs in Kenya – SRC

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) 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, Policy & Planning
(One Position) 
Job Summary: The job holder will be involved in carrying out different economic analysis on public finance policy and management. 

The position will also be crucial in policy formulation and implementation strategy arising from existing research findings. 

The position requires liaison with public sector research institutions to document policy developments in the field of remuneration analysis and pay determination.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support periodic fiscal sustainability analysis of the impact of various remuneration and benefits packages to ensure affordability of total compensation bill by collecting remuneration data from public sector institutions.
  • Carryout macro and micro economic studies on remuneration and benefits.
  • Interrogate various Government policies impacting on remuneration, benefits and pension with a view to providing required advice.
  • Support development of relevant policy positions for different sectors of the public service.
  • Participate in comparative studies of remuneration approaches used in the public sector through quantitative modeling and make appropriate recommendations during various salary cycles.
  • Support remuneration analysis by applying policy guidelines that determine aggregate remuneration spending for different sub-sectors of the public service
  • Conduct assessment on what comparable jobs pay across public sector in the country 
Minimum Requirements
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Policy Analysis 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.
  • Demonstrated skills and knowledge of economic analysis, public finance management principles and processes.
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of public sector policy analysis.
  • Practical knowledge and experience in the field of economic policy analysis.
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.

Principal Communication Officer (Electronic Media) 
(1 Position)

Job Summary: The incumbent will assist the Deputy Director of Corporate Communication and interface with internal and external stakeholders for the successful implementation of public education and communication programmes related to the activities of the Commission.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the Commission’s communication strategy, media policy, production policies and standards and multimedia applications and adhering to communications and branding standards.
  • Assist in organizing press conferences, media coverage and attending to media enquiries.
  • Draft news release.
  • Plan communications messages, formats, and designs which meet SRC’s needs and have impact with the intended audience(s).
  • Assist in producing and managing content for documentary, educational videos and infomercials that can be used across digital platforms, including website, social media and electronic media.
  • Operate video and photo (stills) cameras and audio recorders.
  • Edit, archive and retrieve multimedia resources.
  • Avail multi-media resources to users such as media and webmaster.
  • Maintain and upgrade multi-media equipment and software.
Minimum Requirements
  • A Bachelors’ degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Social Sciences or the equivalent from a recognized university.
  • A post-graduate qualification in Public Relations, Multimedia Design or Journalism is an added advantage.
  • Adequate knowledge of Kenya’s media scene.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in media production.
  • Excellent creative skills.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
Key Competencies
  • Knowledge of electronic media issues, social marketing theory and practice, communications strategies and implementation and behavioural sciences.
  • Experience in TV/Radio production.
  • Knowledge of marketing, public relations, advertising, promotion and other marketing communication methods.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Proficiency with graphics, especially Adobe Photoshop.

Assistant Director Finance
(1 Position) 
Job Summary: The job holder will report to the Director, Corporate Services and will assist in the administration of the financial systems, planning of financial services, monitoring expenditures and enforcing financial compliance.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing of advisory services to the Commission with regard to financial matters.
  • Develop and implement financial management policies, standards, systems and procedures at the Commission.
  • Coordinating accounting activities for improvement and enforcement of internal controls in the Commission.
  • Ensure prudent financial management of the Commission.
  • Prepare annual budget of the Commission and communicate the same to various users within the Commission.
  • Prepare periodic reports on financial matters.
  • Verify the accuracy of finance performance analysis.
Minimum Requirements
  • At least Seven (7) years proven work experience in areas of Finance and Administration.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Commerce (Finance or Accounting Option), Economics, Business Administration (Accounting Option), Business Management, or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Holder of CPA (K).
  • Experience in Public Sector Accounting will be an added advantage.
  • Relevant accounting packages from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated professional competence and achievement of performance targets and results as reflected in the performance appraisal.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
Key Competences
  • Possess high integrity.
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards.
  • Be proficient in use of relevant ICT packages.
  • Must be self-driven and result oriented.
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

You should also indicate your 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. 

The Commission will carry out reference checks and vetting before a successful candidate is given an offer of appointment.

Deadline for application 5th March, 2015

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.