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Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya

The Office of the Controller of Budget is an independent Office established under Article 228 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Its core mandate is to oversee implementation of the budgets of the National and County governments, approve withdrawals from the Consolidated Fund (Article 206), County Revenue Fund (Article 207) and Equalisation Fund (Article 204) and report on Budget Implementation to Parliament every four months.

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


Research Officer
Grade
 COB 7
1 Post

Reporting to the Principal Research & Planning Officer, the officer will be responsible for implementation of the research policies, systems and procedures considering best practices for research.


Key Responsibilities
  • Implement research and planning strategy, policies, systems and procedures on budget implementation;
  • Implement the strategic plan of the institution;
  • Collate and analyzes macro-economic, socio-economic and fiscal data;
  • Undertake objective research and analysis on budget implementation in policy issues with the ultimate goal of advising on improvement in budget implementation;
  • Collaborate with external research institutions, policy makers and other stakeholders;
  • Implement the organization’s research and planning assignments;
  • Prepare and implement the departmental work plans;
  • Prepare research and planning reports;
  • Research and carry out presentations as required by the Controller of Budget.
Requirements for the position
  • A Bachelors degree in either Economics, Statistics, Commerce, Business Administration, Social Science or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Must have at least 2 years relevant work experience.
  • Must be versed with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
  • Broad knowledge of Research and project management.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act
Terms and Conditions of Service: Successful candidates for the above positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on a three (3) year contract term.

Senior Fiscal Analyst
Grade COB 6
1 Post

Reporting to the Principal Fiscal Analyst, the officer will be responsible for analyzing the performance of the National and County governments budgets and preparation of periodic and adhoc reports.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Monitor monthly budget absorptions by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and County governments;
  • Verify supporting documents for requisitions for withdrawal requests from public funds.
  • Continuously monitor monthly expenditure returns.
  • Prepare quarterly budget implementation review reports for County and National governments.
  • Monitor expenditure trends by economic classification for national and county governments.
  • Prepare annual/ adhoc reports to the Executive and the Legislature
  • Conduct macro and micro economic budget analysis
  • Analyze periodic National and County government budget reports
Requirements for the position:
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Commerce, Finance, Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
  • Must have at least 3 years relevant work experience.
  • A Masters degree in Economics, Business Administration, Commerce, Finance, Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized university will be an added advantage
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Good corporate governance
  • Team player
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws and government regulations and policies.
  • Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act, 2012.
Fiscal Analyst
Grade COB 7
2 Posts

Reporting to the Senior Fiscal Analyst, the officer will be responsible for undertaking analysis and scrutiny of National government budget and the County government budgets.

Key Responsibilities
  • Monitor monthly budget implementation for the National Government;
  • Verify supporting documents for withdrawal requests from public funds;
  • Analyze monthly expenditure returns and monitor expenditure trends;
  • Prepare quarterly, annual and special reports on budget implementation for the Legislature and the Executive;
  • Undertake macro and micro economic budget analysis.
Requirements for the position
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Social Sciences or its relevant from a recognized institution
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience
Required Skills & Personal Attributes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act
Terms and Conditions of Service: Successful candidates for the above positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on a three (3) year contract term.

Internal Auditor
Grade COB 6
5 Posts

Reporting to the Chief Internal Auditor, the officer will be responsible for implementing internal audit policies, systems and procedures in line with the audit plan.


Key Responsibilities
  • Implement internal control systems for the organization;
  • Implement and maintains internal audit policy, systems and procedures;
  • Implement the audit plan;
  • Prepare periodic/adhoc audit reports;
  • Undertake internal audits in accordance with generally accepted international auditing standards;
  • Operationalize the organization’s compliance with statutes, regulations and government guidelines;
  • Undertake forensic investigations;
  • Verify correctness and validity of pension claims;
Requirements for the position
  • Must have a Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Commerce Finance/Accounting or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Must have at least 3 years relevant work experience;
  • Must be a qualified Accountant;
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
  • Must be an active member of a relevant professional body with good standing;
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Team player
Terms and Conditions of Service: Successful candidates for the above positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on a three (3) year contract term.

Personal Assistant
Grade COB 5
1 Post

Reporting to the Controller of Budget, the officer will be responsible for providing technical and operational support to the Controller of Budget.


Key Responsibilities
  • Provide full administration support to the Controller of Budget;
  • Prepare correspondence on behalf of the Controller of Budget including drafting of general responses;
  • Responsible for travel and accommodation logistics for the Controller of Budget;
  • Produce documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations;
  • Establish a good rapport with stakeholders;
  • Responsible for comprehensive diary management;
  • Responsible for organization of meetings, taking of minutes and follow-up action.
Requirements for the position
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Must have minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience preferably gained in providing support to a top Executive;
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
  • A Masters degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized university will be an added advantage
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Excellent Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Good corporate governance
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act
Terms and Conditions of Service: Successful candidates for the above positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on a three (3) year contract term.

Principal Research & Planning Officer
Grade COB 5
1 Post

Reporting to the Director Research & Planning, the officer will be responsible for implementing the strategic plan of the institution, research policies, systems and procedures.


Key Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement research and planning strategy, policies, systems and procedures on budget implementation;
  • Ensure implementation of the strategic plan of the institution;
  • Collate and analyze macro-economic, socio-economic and fiscal data;
  • Ensure objective research and analysis on budget implementation in policy issues with the ultimate goal of advising on improvement in budget implementation;
  • Collaborate with external research institutions, policy makers and other stakeholders;
  • Ensure implementation of the organization’s research and planning assignments;
  • Oversee the preparation and implementation of the departmental work plans;
  • Undertake research and prepare presentations as required by the Controller of Budget;
  • Coordinate preparation of research and planning reports.
Requirements for the position
  • Must have a Bachelors degree in either Economics, Statistics, Commerce, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
  • Must have at least 5 years relevant work experience;
  • Broad knowledge of Research work and Project Management;
  • A Masters degree in Economics, Statistics, Commerce, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university will be an added advantage.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Good corporate governance
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act
Terms and Conditions of Service: Successful candidates for the above positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on a three (3) year contract term.

Senior Internal Auditor
Grade COB 5
1 Post

Reporting to the Chief Internal Auditor, the officer will be responsible for the implementation of appropriate internal control systems


Key responsibilities
  • Implement appropriate internal control systems for the organization
  • Implement internal audit policies, systems and procedures,
  • Implement audit plans;
  • Compile periodic and special audit reports;
  • Undertake internal audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards;
  • Implement risk mitigation strategies and policies;
  • Carry out post audit reviews to ensure implementation of agreed corrective action plans;
  • Continuously review procedures and policies to ensure that adequate controls are in place;
  • Execute special assignments as per the specified terms of reference;
  • Verify correctness and validity of pension claims;
  • Approve payment of pensions claims.
Requirements for the position
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in either Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant;
  • Must have at least 5 years experience in an auditing environment at management level;
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
  • Must be an active member of a relevant professional body with good standing;
  • A Masters Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university will be an added advantage.
Required skills and personal attributes
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Team player
  • Should be conversant with the Constitution of Kenya
Terms and Conditions of Service: Successful candidates for the above positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on a three (3) year contract term.

Manager, Human Resources & Administration
Grade COB 5
1 Post

Reporting to the Chief Manager HR & Administration, the officer will be responsible for review and implementation of Human Resources & Administration policies and strategies.


Key Responsibilities
  • Implement and review Human Resources & Administrative policies and strategies;
  • Implement performance management system;
  • Administer competitive compensation strategies and systems;
  • Design the necessary staff database;
  • Operationalize the succession plan;
  • Maintain and review staff establishment;
  • Implement a competitive compensation scheme for staff;
  • Implement the staff development plan;
  • Implement staff induction, mentoring and coaching policy framework;
  • Oversee the management of service providers;
  • Ensure proper management of organization’s physical assets;
  • Develop and implement of health, safety and environmental policies.
Requirements for the position
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Social Science or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Must have at least 5 years experience in HRM/ Administration;
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
  • Sound knowledge of Labour Laws and Employment Act 2007;
  • Must be an active member of a relevant professional body with good standing;
  • A Masters degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Social Science or its equivalent from a recognized university will be an added advantage.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Good corporate governance
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act
Terms and Conditions of Service: Successful candidates for the above positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on a three (3) year contract term.

Director, Legal Affairs
Grade COB 3
1 Post

Reporting to the Controller of Budget, the officer will be responsible for formulation and implementation of Legal, Governance and Compliance policies, systems and procedures and overseeing research on legal matters.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Head the Legal Services Directorate;
  • Advise management on legal, governance and compliance issues;
  • Formulate legal, governance & compliance strategic direction aligned to government policies and the Constitution;
  • Oversee implementation of legal, governance & compliance policies, systems and procedures;
  • Ensure compilation of reports on Legal, Governance & Compliance;
  • Initiate research on legal issues;
  • Provide legal counsel on legal and legislative issues impacting on the Office;
  • Advise on any legal issues that may arise in the course of executing the mandate of the office;
  • Oversee drawing of contracts and agreements for the organization;
  • Advise and ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements;
  • Ensure safe custody of legal documents.
Requirements for the position:
  • Must have a Masters degree in Law from a recognized university;
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university;
  • Must have a Postgraduate Diploma in Law;
  • Must have at least 10 years’ relevant work experience at senior management level;
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court;
  • Must be thoroughly conversant with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, government policies and regulations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Excellent Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act
Manager, Legal Affairs
Grade COB 5
1 Post

Reporting to the Director Legal Affairs, the officer will ensure implementation of legal policies, systems and procedures and undertake research on legal matters.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the management of the legal affairs of the organization;
  • Implement legal policies, systems and procedures;
  • Prepare reports on legal matters;
  • Custodian of all legal instruments;
  • Drawing of contracts and agreements for the organization;
  • In consultation with the Director Legal Affairs, responsible for representation of the office in any litigation;
  • Develop mechanisms for mediation and conciliation by the office where appropriate;
  • Make recommendations on legal interventions required to ensure compliance with the Constitution;
  • Undertake research on various legal aspects and processes relating to the mandate of the office.
Requirements for the position:
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized university;
  • Must have a Postgraduate Diploma in Law;
  • Must have at least 5 years’ relevant experience at management level;
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court;
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Sound knowledge or relevant laws, government policies and regulations;
  • A Masters Degree in Law from a recognized university will be an added advantage
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Excellent leadership skills;
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Integrity;
  • Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act;
  • Ability to articulate and interpret and national / county policies and development goals
Terms and Conditions of Service: Successful candidates for the above positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on a three (3) year contract term.

Application Process

Qualified interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the job title on both the envelope and the cover letter.

Enclose a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating your current remuneration, Home County, e-mail address and reliable daytime telephone contacts, together with copies of your certificates, testimonials and national identity card.

You should also give the names of two referees who must be familiar with your previous work / academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Controller of Budget
Bima House 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue.
P.O Box 35616-00100
Nairobi

The closing date is 15th September, 2015.

Only complete applications received by this deadline will be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


The Office of the Controller of Budget is an equal opportunity employer.

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