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Government Jobs in Kenya - Parliamentary Service Commission

Republic of Kenya
Parliamentary Service Commission
Job Advertisement
The Parliamentary Service Commission seeks to recruit energetic and results- oriented individuals to the following positions  in the Parliamentary Service.
The particulars of the vacancies are as indicated below.

Senior Deputy Clerk - Senate 

 PSC Scale 16

Vacancy No. SDC/PSC16/02/2016

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this grade will comprise:-
  • Deputizing the Clerk of the Senate/Secretary to the Parliamentary Service Commission;
  • General supervision of all Directorates;
  • External relations including international relations, inter-parliamentary relations, conferences and protocol affairs;
  • Enhancing public understanding and knowledge of the work of Parliament and increasing public accessibility and awareness and its operations;
  • Offering procedural advice to the Speaker, other Presiding officers and Members of Parliament as required and overseeing the proceedings of the House;
  • Preparation and presentation of orientation programs for newly elected Members of Parliament; and
  • Introduction and management of the parliamentary internship programme.
Requirements for Appointment
Appointment to this grade will be made from Deputy Clerks / Directors who will have:
  • Meritoriously executed the duties and responsibilities at that grade for at least three (3) years;
  • Shown proven and enduring flair for parliamentary procedures and practice, and have wide experience on the role, functions and operations of Parliament, through exhaustive service in all spheres of Parliament;
  • Attended a Senior Management Course from a recognized institution; and
  • Mastered a wealth of knowledge on the role, functions and operations of Parliament, through exhaustive service in all spheres of Parliament.
  • A Masters degree in a relevant field from a recognized University will be an added advantage.
Director of Administrative Services

PSC Scale 15

Vacancy No. DAS/PSC15/02/2016

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this grade will comprise:-
  • Formulation, interpretation and application of human resource policy, procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Personnel emoluments, estimates and expenditure control;
  • Administration of pension schemes, gratuities, schemes of service and approval of leave;
  • Staff performance management and career development;
  • Staff insurance, salary advances and salary in advance;
  • Providing guidance in matters related to appointments and placement, promotions and confirmation of staff;
  • Budget and expenditures control for the Human Resource Department;
  • Implementation of Advisory Committee, Selection Board decisions as regards appointments, promotions, discipline;
  • Management of staff in the Human Resource Department;
  • Provision of catering and health club and recreational services; and
  • Provision of office services.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Served for at least ten (10) years in a Human Resource Office, three (3) of which must be at the grade of Deputy Director of Administrative Services; or its equivalent position in a large organization;
  • Masters degree in Human Resources Management;
  • Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence, administrative capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of human resource and a thorough understanding of Human Resource Management policies, regulations and employee relations, understanding labour laws and other statutes that impact on human resource; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Director, Speaker’s Office - National Assembly 

PSC Scale 15

Vacancy No. DSO/PSC15/02/2016
Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities for this position will include-
  • Reporting to the Clerk of the National Assembly, the Director shall be responsible for the co-ordination of administrative activities in the Speaker’s Office;
  • Acting as the liaison person between the Speaker’s Office and the rest of the parliamentary offices;
  • Responsible for carrying out research, preparation of speeches and overseeing travel and protocol arrangements in the Speaker’s Office;
  • Responsible for preparation and review of correspondence and reports as directed by the Clerk of the National Assembly.
Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this position, a candidate must
  • Have served for a minimum of three (3) years at the level of Senior Clerk Assistant in Parliament or in a comparable position in the public or private sector;
  • Be the holder of a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences or Humanities or in a relevant field from a recognized university;
  • Have attended a Senior Management or leadership course from a recognized institution;
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Have good interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style; and
  • Have the ability to multitask and work well under pressure.
  • A Masters degree will be an added advantage.
Applications must include a cover letter, duly completed Parliamentary Service Commission Job Application Form (Form 1 J), which can be downloaded HERE or obtained from the Office of the Head of the Commission Secretariat, 1st Floor, County Hall, Parliament Buildings, copies of academic certifications and/or testimonials.

Applications should be addressed to -

Clerk of the Senate/Secretary,
Parliamentary Service Commission,
P.O. Box 41842 – 00100, 

or hand delivered to the Office of the Head of the Commission Secretariat, 1st Floor, County Hall, Parliament Buildings, during office hours 

or emailed as a PDF file attachment to to be received on or before 26th February, 2016.

Please note:
 Applications from applicants who do not complete the Parliamentary Service Commission Job Application (Form 1J) referred to in this advertisement will NOT be considered.

Clerk of The Senate/Secretary,
Parliamentary Service Commission

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