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Government Job Vacancies in Kenya - KSG

The Kenya School of Government (KSG) was established under the Kenya School of Government Act (No. 9 of 2012). 

The School is the successor of the former Kenya Institute of Administration (KIA), Kenya Development and Learning Centre (KDLC) and the Government Training Institutes (GTIs). 

The mandate of the School is to provide learning and development programs that enhance skills and competencies in the public service; conduct research; and offer consultancy services to inform public policy. 

The School seeks to recruit highly qualified and competent Kenya citizens to fill the following vacant position:

Principal Accountant
 
2 Posts
 
Ref: PA/04/2015

Reporting to the Campus Director, the Principal Accountant will assist in budgeting, prudent utilization of resources, and financial reporting.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The appointee will coordinate and supervise:
  • preparation of financial statements and schedules
  • completion of monthly close procedures
  • daily analysis and recording of revenues and expenses
  • monthly reconciliation of bank and other accounts
  • periodic analysis of financial performance
  • submission of financial and tax reports for audit
  • preparation of tax returns and other reporting requirements
  • monitoring and documentation of internal controls
  • other tasks assigned by the Director
Requirements for Appointment
 
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA (K) qualification
  • Five years of experience in a busy accounting or finance function
  • ICPAK membership
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative and ability to work independently
  • Ability to build and work with teams
  • Knowledge of working with accounting software

Deputy Director, Learning & Development
 
6 Posts
 
Ref: DDLD/03/2015

Reporting to Campus Directors the officer will be responsible for coordination of training, research and consultancy services at campus level.

Duties and Responsibilities:
 

The appointee will:
  • Supervise training, research and consultancy services
  • Develop and recommend long term business strategies and plans
  • Maintain accurate records of academic activities and programs
  • Preparation of budgets
  • Ensure compliance with the School Quality Management System and Standards
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of programs
  • Coordinate achievement of Performance Contract targets
  • Ensure optimal utilization of human resources
  • Ensure compliance with established course admission criteria and procedures
  • Coordinate preparation of business proposals
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Director
Requirements for Appointment
 
The ideal appointee will have:
  • the Master’s Degree in Education, Public Administration, Business Administration or any other relevant social science from a recognized institution
  • served in the position of Senior Principal Lecturer or equivalent for at least five (5) years
  • membership of a professional association in good standing
  • attended a management course lasting at least four (4) weeks
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • initiative and capacity to build and work with teams
  • evidence of fulfillment of the requirements contained in Chapter Six (6) of the Kenya Constitution 2010

Deputy Director, Academic Affairs

1 Post

Ref: DDAA/02/2015

Reporting to the Director Academic Affairs, the Deputy Director will assist in planning, coordination and implementation of training, research and consultancy activities in the Academic Division of the School
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Formulating draft policy guidelines, regulations and procedures for development and management of academic programs
  • Planning and supervising implementation of academic activities and programs
  • Directing data collection, analysis and storage ¡n respect of academic activities and programs
  • Preparing discussion papers for Council and Academic Board meetings
  • Safekeeping of official records
  • Coordinating examination and certification process
  • Coordinating activities required for maintenance of academic standards
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Director Academic Affairs
Skills and Attributes:
 
The ideal candidate will have:
  • the Master’s Degree in Education, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Finance and Accounting or any other relevant social science discipline from a recognized institution (an earned Ph.D. will be an added advantage)
  • a certified leadership and management course lasting at least four weeks
  • served in a management position within a training institution for at least five (5) years
  • membership of a professional organization in good standing
  • knowledge of laws regarding management in public service and institutions of training
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • initiative and ability to build and work with teams
  • evidence of fulfillment of the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Kenya Constitution 2010
How to Apply
 
If you believe your qualifications and career objectives match any of the vacant positions, please submit your application, including detailed curriculum vitae; stating your current position, email address, telephone contacts and the reference number of the advertised position.

Applications should be sent to the address below in both hard and soft copy so as to reach us on or before 8th January 2016.

The Director General
Kenya School of Government
RO. Box 23030-00604
Lower Kabete Road,
Lower Kabete
Nairobi
 
e-mail: recruitment@ ksg.ac.ke

Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.

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