Finance and Administration Director Job in Kenya - Government

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a State Corporation established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act of 2013. 

The Commission is a Statutory Agency mandated to regulate and assure quality in the Science, Technology and Innovation sector and advise, promote and coordinate on all matters relating to Science, Technology, Innovation and Research issues necessary for proper co-ordination and economic developments of the Country. 

To achieve this mandate the Commission seeks to fill the following vacant position:
Director, Finance and Administration (DFA)

STIC Grade 13
Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director, Finance and Administration (DFA) will be the Head of Finance and Administration Division and will be responsible to the Director General/CEO in carrying out the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Ensuring sound financial and accounting procedures, principles and controls
  • Implementing computerized financial information systems
  • Interpreting financial reports, statements and accounting records
  • Developing and implementing sound financial management policies, systems and procedures aimed at improving financial reporting and accounting
  • Planning and coordinating timely preparation of annual work plans and budget estimates
  • Coordinating ISO processes and compliance
  • Managing of donor funds and un-voted provisions
  • Providing strategic direction in the Finance, Administration and Planning functions of the Commission
  • Working closely with the Management team and advising on financial implications of the proposed actions
  • Developing, reviewing and implementing appropriate Financial Policy Framework to guide decision making
  • Ensuring that the Human Resource and Financial Strategy are linked to the overall strategy of the Commission
  • Monitoring effective implementation of the Financial, Human Resource and Accounting strategy
  • Developing and implementing Corporate Information Communication Technology strategies to improve performance.
  • Oversee Resource Mobilization for the Commission
  • Ensuring adherence to contractual agreements
Minimum Qualifications:
Masters Degree in Finance, Accounting, Public/Business Administration or any other relevant qualification from a University recognized in Kenya.

In addition the candidate should possess the following qualifications:
  • At least twelve (12) years experience in Administration, Human Resource Management, Finance and Accounting, three (3) of which should have been in a Senior Management position in the Public Service or Private Sector
  • Be in good standing with a relevant professional body
  • Attended a course in Strategic Leadership/ Senior Management Development
  • Have demonstrated professional administrative capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of a public/private organization
  • Proficiency in application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Have good understanding of the Public Service Financial, Accounting, Administrative and Human Resource management operations.
Key Competencies:
  • Strategic Planning
  • Good interpersonal relations with proven communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and organizational skills
  • Strong leadership and management skill
  • Team player
  • Corporate Governance
How to Apply

Interested Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications enclosing copies of updated Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates. 

Additionally, they should provide names of three (3) referees one of whom must be an immediate or past supervisor. 

A copy of national identity card, details of remuneration history and current contact must be provided.

Candidates shortlisted for interview for the three (3) posts of Directors (STIC 13) must further submit the following:
  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)
  2. Clearance letter from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  3. Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  4. Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  5. Clearance by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)
NB: Candidates with Degrees from Universities outside Kenya must submit a Certificate of Equation and Recognition from the Commission for University Education (CUE).

The successful Candidates for the positions of Directors – STIC Grade 13, will be engaged on a five (5) years Contract renewable for one further term of equivalent period..

Applications must clearly indicate the Reference (REF) of the vacancy (on the envelope and letter) and should be sent either by post to:-

The Director General/CEO
National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation
P.O Box 30623 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya


Hand-delivered to Utalii House, Utalii lane, off Uhuru Highway, 9th Floor, Room 902, to be received by Friday 2nd April 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation is an Equal Opportunity 

Employer and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.