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Government Jobs in Kenya - Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006). 

It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody. 

It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:-
 
Job Title: Manager, Internal Audit
 
KNBS: Level 4
 
Ref: KNBS/ MIA/3/2015
 
No. of Posts: 1
 
Reporting to the Senior Manager Internal Audit, the Manager will carry out internal audit assignments that will enable internal audit unit fulfill its mandate of governance, risk management and control through annual audit work plan.

Key Responsibilities
  • Managing annual audit plan, budgets and work schedules
  • Assisting in planning of a risk based annual audit plan
  • Identifying, finalizing and presenting significant, material, value adding audit reports to the Senior Manager Internal Audit
  • Facilitating enterprise-risk assessments and evaluating adequacy and effectiveness of the risk management and governance process of KNBS
  • Assisting in reviewing, analyzing and evaluating budgeting process and the quarterly financial returns submitted to Treasury by the Bureau.
  • Compiling monthly and quarterly activity reports to the Senior Manager, Internal Audit
  • Supervising, Appraising and carrying out quality control reviews of the work undertaken by other staff in Internal Audit
  • Ensuring achievement of performance targets
  • Ensuring the activities of the Unit are documented on a continuous basis
  • Participating in policy development, implementation monitoring and evaluation
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Manager Internal Audit.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting or Finance option) or related disciplines from a recognized university
  • Possess at least seven (7) years relevant experience in a comparable institution of which three (3) must have been at the level of Assistant Manager or its equivalent
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) or ACCA final qualification
  • Must be a registered Member of ICPAK or equivalent professional body
  • Must be Proficient in Computer Aided Audit Techniques (CAATS) preferably teammate and ACL
  • Must have a sound knowledge of government auditing regulations and laws
  • Must be able to demonstrate professional competence and achievement of performance targets
  • Holders of CIA, CISA or CFE qualification will have an added advantage
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Job Title: Senior Manager, Administration
 
KNBS: Level 3: S
 
Ref: KNBS/ SMA/2/2015
 
No. of Posts: 1
 
Reporting to the Director Finance and Administration, this is the head of Administration Division.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Formulating policies for the organization’s overall administration, ensuring staff adherence to the policies and implementing corrective action to address any issues raised through internal and external audits
  • Ensuring that the organization’s premises are well maintained to the required standards of ambiance
  • Identifying obsolete assets, recommending and managing their disposal in a timely manner
  • Liaising with the Legal department to ensure that lease agreements are always in place and up to date
  • Assuring the safety and well- being of all staff, clients and visitors to all the Bureau’s premises
  • Ensuring adherence to the required security standards in all Bureau’s premises
  • Ensuring safety of all the Bureau’s assets through the implementation of adequate security systems and security manning levels in all organization’s premises.
  • Ensuring that all staff are effectively employed and adequately equipped to perform their  responsibilities
  • Ensuring that the Bureau’s utilities are operational and that bills are settled promptly
  • Ensuring that all the fleet of vehicles is insured, maintained and available for official use by all  employees while maintenance and usage (fuel cost) are maintained economically
  • Preparing work-plans and budgets for the division
  • Supervising and managing staff in the division
  • Implementing performance management activities
  • Participating in policy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensuring the activities of the division are documented on a continuous basis
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Head of the Directorate.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a post graduate qualification (MBA in Management or Business Administration)
  • Must be a holder of a first degree in Social Sciences or Business Administration from a recognized university
  • At least ten (10) years working experience in the public sector, 3 (three) of which must have been at the level of Manager or its equivalent
  • Must have passed the Administrative officers exam set by the Public Service Commission
  • Must have attended the Senior Management course
  • Must have outstanding communication and motivation skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Certified Public Secretaries (CPS) certificate will be an added advantage
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Job Title: Director, Macro Economics Statistics
 

KNBS: Level 2
 

Ref: KNBS/ DMES/1/2015
 

No. of Posts: 1
Reporting to the Director General the Director will be responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating of all Macro Economic Statistics activities within the directorate.

Key Responsibilities


  • Providing technical advice to other directorates on methodologies consistent with international standards for collecting, analyzing and dissemination of official macroeconomic statistics
  • Heading the coordination and supervision of all data collection activities related to the macroeconomic statistics
  • Providing leadership in strategic planning and effective production and management of macroeconomic statistics
  • Formulating indicators for monitoring economic performance
  • Responding to data request related to statistics
  • Providing technical support to stakeholders
  • Providing data for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects
  • Contributing to statistical databases within the East Africa Region and International arena.
  • Working closely with the macroeconomic surveillance and with offices dealing with trade,  investment, financial market, integration, customs and taxation
  • Ensuring that the activities of the Directorate are documented on a continuous basis
  • Preparing and implementing annual work programmes
  • Coordinating the budgeting process for the directorate
  • Ensuring the achievement of performance targets
  • Providing leadership to the staff in the directorate
  • Identifying capacity gaps and recommending staff for training and development
  • Participating in policy development, implementation monitoring and evaluation
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Masters Degree in Statistics /Applied Statistics, Economics or related disciplines from a recognized university
  • Must have a Bachelors Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or equivalent disciplines from a recognized university
  • Must have ten(10) years progressive track record in statistical work in a key Public or Private Sector Institution, with a minimum of 3 (three) years in the position of Senior Manager, or its equivalent;
  • Must be adept with appropriate computer skills
  • Must have outstanding communication and motivation skills
  • Must have working knowledge and experience in financial management with respect to planning and budgeting
  • Must have analytical and human resource management skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Job Title: Manager, Human Resource Development
 

KNBS: Level 4
 

Ref: KNBS/ MHRD/6/2015
 

No. of Posts: 1
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Human Resources Management and Development the Manager will oversee all activities relating to Human Resource Development.

Key Responsibilities
  • Preparing and presenting agenda for Training Committee meetings and coordinating implementation of the committee’s decisions
  • Identifying training gaps and developing strategies to address them
  • Organizing, facilitating and coordinating training and development activities
  • Developing and implementing the training plan and training budget
  • Management of Attachment and Internship programmes
  • Developing and implementing induction programmes for newly appointed staff
  • Initiating and implementing knowledge management, talent management and succession planning activities
  • Developing and implementing the performance appraisal process
  • Coordinating competency development programmes
  • Custodian of the staff skills inventory
  • Ensuring achievement of performance targets
  • Ensuring activities of the section are documented on a continuous basis
  • Participating in policy development, implementation, monitoring & evaluation
  • Supervising and managing staff in the section
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Manager Human Resource Management &  Development.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Bachelors degree in Human Resource management/ development, Education, Social Sciences or related disciplines from a recognized university
  • Must have a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management from a recognized institution
  • Must have served in the grade of Assistant Manager, Human Resource Development/management or its equivalent for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Must have a certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution (s)
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Job Title: Manager, Population and Social Statistics
 

KNBS: Level 4 

Ref: KNBS/ MPSS/5/2015
 

No. of Posts: 1
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Social Statistics, the Manager will be responsible for planning and implementation of all education statistics activities within a section.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Preparing, developing and maintaining education related database
  • Providing technical support in education statistics
  • Developing proposals for surveys and censuses
  • Preparing sectional work plans and related budgets
  • Collecting, compiling analyzing and disseminating education statistics
  • Representing the section at the divisional meetings
  • Implementing performance management activities
  • Supervising and managing staff in the education section
  • Developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of policies
  • Ensuring the activities of the Unit are documented on a continuous basis
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Manager Social Statistics.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Bachelors Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related disciplines from a recognized university
  • Must have six (6) years progressive track record in statistical work in a Public or key Private Sector Institution, three (3) of which must have been in the position of Assistant Manager or its equivalent
  • Must have experience in the planning, coordination and supervision of statistical activities and programmes undertaken within Research or Statistical Institution(s)
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and inter personal skills
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Job Title: Manager, ICT - Data Dissemination
 

KNBS: Level 4
 

Ref: KNBS/ MICT/4/2015
 

No. of Posts: 1
Reporting to the Senior Manager Data Processing, the Manager will be responsible for data dissemination operations in the directorate and, spearhead development and maintenance of Data Dissemination systems and programmes.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Retrieving, manipulating and managing data from large data sets, sample surveys and censuses or large administrative databases
  • Providing timely responses to data requests via available communication channels
  • Identifying clients’ data requirements and recommending suitable KNBS products and services that meet those requirements
  • Developing and maintaining data dissemination systems
  • Data querying, formatting and customization to meet clients’ needs;
  • Producing explanatory notes for clients on terminology, data use and application
  • Designing and implementing suitable data packaging solutions for information sharing
  • Designing and implementing appropriate reports and publication formats for KNBS products
  • Providing updates on the e-commerce portal, KNBS website and dissemination applications
  • Supervising and managing staff in the section
  • Implementing the performance management activities
  • Participating in policy development implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensuring the activities of the section are documented on a continuous basis
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Manager Data processing.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Statistics, or related disciplines from a recognized university
  • Must have a Certificate in data processing packages such as IMPS, CSPro, SPSS, STATA, SAS
  • Must have Experience of at least five (5) years in Data Processing, Analysis and Dissemination, three (3) of which must have been at the level of an Assistant manager or its equivalent
  • Must have Experience in Desktop Publishing using major publishing tools such as Adobe Master Suite
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge in web authoring and publishing
  • Experience in computer programming is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of RDBMS such as MySQL, MS SQL will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of a geospatial data system such as ArcGIS will be an added advantage
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and inter personal skills
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Job Title: Assistant Manager, Financial Statistics
 
KNBS: Level 5
 
Ref: KNBS/ AMFS/11/2015
 
No. of Posts: 1
 
Reporting to the Manager, Financial Statistics, the Assistant Manager will be responsible for designing, collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of Financial Statistics and other related indicators/ information.

Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Designing, collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of Financial Statistics and other related indicators/ information
  • Ensure best practices on Standards and Measurements in the production of Financial Statistics
  • Maintenance of relevant Statistics database
  • Monitoring statistical trends and development of trade statistics aggregates
  • Developing proposals for surveys
  • Preparing proposals and concept papers for the overall technical development of Financial Statistics
  • Drawing work plans and budgets for the Unit
  • Supervision and management of staff in the Unit
  • Any other duties assigned by the Manager, Financial Statistics.
Minimum Requirements:-
  • Must have a Bachelors degree in Statistics, Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized university
  • Must have a minimum of 6 (six) years experience in handling any of the macroeconomic statistics of National Accounts or External Sector statistics, Monetary and Financial statistics Government Finance statistics, Tourism Statistics or Transport Statistics
  • Must have served for a minimum period of 3(three) yeas in the position of Senior Officer/Statistician or its equivalent
  • Evidence of being well grounded in statistical analysis, computer literacy and experience in reporting on economic developments
  • Training in compilation and analysis of any of the specialized macroeconomic statistics frameworks at the IMF institute will be an added advantage
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Job Title: Assistant Manager, External Trade Statistics
 
KNBS: Level 5
 
Ref: KNBS/ AMETS/10/2015
 
No. of Posts: 1
Reporting to the Manager, External Trade Statistics, and the Assistant Manager will be responsible for designing, collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of external trade statistics and other related indicators/information.

Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Designing, collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of external trade statistics and other related indicators/ information
  • Ensure best practices on Standards and Measurements in the production of external trade statistics
  • Maintenance of relevant Statistics databases;
  • Monitoring statistical trends and development of trade statistics aggregates
  • Developing proposals for surveys
  • Preparing proposals and concept papers for the overall technical development of trade statistics
  • Drawing work plans and budgets for the section
  • Supervision and management of staff in the Unit
  • Any other duties assigned by the Manager, External Trade Statistics.
Minimum Requirements:-
  • Have a Bachelors degree in Statistics, Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized university
  • Must have a minimum of 6 (six) years experience in handling any of the macroeconomic statistics of National Accounts or External Sector statistics, Monetary and Financial statistics Government Finance statistics, Tourism Statistics or Transport Statistics
  • Must have served for a minimum period of 3(three) years in the position of Senior Officer/Statistician or its equivalent
  • Evidence of being well grounded in statistical analysis, computer literacy and experience in reporting on economic developments
  • Training in compilation and analysis of any of the specialized macroeconomic statistics frameworks at the IMF institute will be an added advantage
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership skills, excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Job Title: Assistant Manager, Internal Audit
 
KNBS: Level 5
 
Ref: KNBS/ AMIA/9/2015
 
No. of Posts: 1
 
Reporting to the Manager Internal Audit the Assistant Manager Carries out Internal audit assignments that will enable the internal audit department fulfill its mandate of governance, risk management and control through the annual work plan.

Key Responsibilities
  • Planning, carrying out and issuing value adding reports on internal audit assignments in head office, field offices and projects as per the annual audit work plan, using a risk based audit approach in line with International best practices and emerging trends
  • Reviewing all systems including IT, internal controls and risk management approaches to provide assurance on compliance, adequacy and mitigation of risks which will ensure achievement of KNBS objectives
  • Reviewing finance records to confirm that financial information is accurate and financial transactions are in compliance with established practises, policies and values
  • Undertaking performance audits on regular basis
  • Leading internal audit teams
  • Issuing timely reports to all relevant stakeholders
  • Liaising with external auditors, funding partners and other review agencies on matters relating to audit and ensure proper follow up of implementation of recommendations
  • Ensuring activities of the section are documented on a continuous basis
  • Any other duties related to Internal Audit as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline from a recognized university
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant CPA (K)
  • Must have at least three (3)years experience in Internal Audit in a large and busy organization
  • Must be a member of a recognized professional body
  • Holder of CIA, CFE or CISA will have an added advantage
  • Must be proficient in computer applications including being familiar with workings of a computerized systems
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and inter personal skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the constitution of Kenya 2010.
Job Title: Senior Officer, Financial Statistics
 
KNBS: Level 6
 
Ref: KNBS/ SOFS/12/2015
 
No. of Posts: 1
Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Financial Statistics, the Senior Officer will be responsible for assisting the Assistant Manager in collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of Financial Statistics and other related indicators/information.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Monitoring changes in Financial Sector
  • Supervision of data collection, editing and validation in the Sector
  • Preparation of reports on statistical trends and developments in the Sector
  • Handling data requests
  • Any other duties assigned by the Assistant Manager, Financial Statistics.
Minimum Requirements:-
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline from a Must have either a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or Applied Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related disciplines from a recognized university 
OR
  • A Diploma in Statistics or Economics from a recognized institution and 3(three) years progressive track record in statistical work in Public or a key Private Sector Institution
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal & communication skills;
  • Must be a Team player with relevant leadership skills and experience;
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Job Title: Senior Officer, Cartography / GIS
 
KNBS: Level 6
 
Ref: KNBS SOC/8/2015
 
No. of Posts: 2
Reporting to the Manager, Cartography / GIS, the Senior Officer will be responsible for the spatial data collection, preparation and production of census and survey maps within cartography section

Key Responsibilities
 
The officer at this level will be responsible for implementing, planning, directing and coordinating activities within a unit which will include
  • Collecting, compiling, composing, merging and verifying spatial data
  • Undertaking identification, plotting of boundaries, delineating Enumeration Areas, and transferring boundaries to base maps
  • Scanning, geo referencing, digitization of field manuscripts/ maps from other sources, processing and loading of coordinates, creation of attribute tables, cleaning of polygons, area measurements
  • Editing maps, geo databases and geography file
  • Preparing thematic maps
  • Ensuring quality specifications and standards are adhered to
  • Preparing work plans and budgets for the unit
  • Servicing map requests and other correspondences
  • Preparing reports
  • Training of the staff on editing of field manuscripts and preparation of geo databases
  • Identification of cluster boundaries for sampling frames
  • Undertake spatial analysis and modeling
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have either a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Cartography, Geo-informatics/ Geo-informatics and Information Technology, Land surveying and photogrammetric, Geomatics engineering, Geography or any other discipline from a recognized university 
OR
  • A Diploma in Cartography or Geographic Information Systems from a recognized institution and 3 (three) years progressive track record in cartographic work in a Public or any key Private Sector Institution
  • Must have experience in censuses and surveys mapping
  • Must have knowledge in use of Global Positioning System and interpretation of aerial imageries
  • Must be computer literate and proficient in Geographic Information System(GIS)
  • Must be able to undertake vigorous field activities and work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication skills and leadership skills
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Job Title: Senior Officer, Population and Social Statistics
 
KNBS: Level 6
 
Ref: KNBS/ SOPSS/7/2015
 
No. of Posts: 9
Reporting to the Manager, Population and Social Statistics the Senior Officer will be responsible for implementing activities of a unit or County office.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Data collection,
  • Data summaries
  • Data entry and editing
  • Work plans and budgeting
  • Preparation of Reports
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have either a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or Applied Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related disciplines from a recognized university 
OR
  • A Diploma in Statistics or Economics from a recognized institution and 3 years progressive track record in statistical work in Public or a key Private Sector Institution
  • Knowledge in field data collection
  • Must be computer literate
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Applicants should submit Application letters accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae using the given format (CLICK HERE to download), full names and contacts of three (3) referees, daytime contacts, and certified copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts, testimonials and National ID /Passport. 

The reference number for the post applied should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:-
 
The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 131
Nairobi
 
Or email to: careers@knbs.or.ke
 
Applications must be received not later than 6th April, 2015
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics is an equal opportunity employer
 

Women and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply

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