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Government Jobs in Kenya – NCPD

The National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning. 

The Council seeks to fill the following vacant position:

Population Programme Officer
 
1 Post
 
Advert No: 007/2016

Reports to Senior Population Programme Officer at head office or county offices.
 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist in collecting, receiving and analyzing programme data and assessing their impact on population issues.
  • Assist in preparing preliminary reports for research papers.
  • Assist in coordinating/undertaking research activities.
  • Assist in formulating and appraisal of project proposals.
  • Assist in dissemination of information to the public through publications, barazas, newsletters, mass media, shows, exhibitions, conferences.
  • Participate in carrying out population advocacy activities.
  • Assist in coordinating population programmes in the County
  • Assist in the development of county plans of action.
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation of population activities in the County.
  • Participate in undertaking programme coordination activities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and an understanding of ICT software tools for qualitative and quantitative research and monitoring and evaluation.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors degree majoring in either Population Studies or Demography or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university.
OR
  • A Bachelors degree in any of the following Social Science disciplines: - Economics, Sociology, Statistics or relevant qualification from a recognized university with a postgraduate qualification in Population Studies or Demography.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Shown merit and competency in data collection, data processing and report writing.


Deputy Director, Finance and Accounts
 
1 Post
 
Advert No: 006/2016

The job holder will report to the Director Corporate Services.
 
Job purpose: The jobholder is responsible for overseeing financial operations.
 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare reports on Project budgets and Donor / GOK financial statement requirement.
  • Ensure that sound accounting principles and controls are applied to all transactions of the Council.
  • Organize and manage the Finance and Accounts Division.
  • Update and implement Financial and Accounting policies, strategies and programmes.
  • Interpret financial policies and undertake budgetary controls, management of Accounting methods and financial returns.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting/Finance option): Economics, Finance, Commerce or equivalent;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce / Business Administration / Finance / Accounts or related:
  • Attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme / Course lasting not less not than four (4) weeks or its equivalent:
  • CPA or ACCA qualification:
  • Nine (9) years of relevant work experience, five (5) of which must be at managerial level;
  • Shown merit and ability in work performance and results:
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and accounting packages.


Deputy Director, Policy and Research

1 Post

Advert No:
 005/2016

The job holder will report to the Director Technical Services.


Job Purpose: The jobholder is responsible for overseeing undertaking research on population issues; development of research papers; implementation and updating of National Population Policy and development of policy briefs.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee planning, designing and implementation of researches on population and development issues.
  • Oversee coordination of multi - sectoral process on population and development related policy formulation.
  • Supervise development of policy briefs to convince target audience of urgency of current population problems and need to adopt alternative course of action.
  • Conduct policy analysis for effective decision making
  • Formulate and appraise project proposals.
  • Oversee analysis of research findings of various researches conducted in the country.
  • Supervise Training of Research teams, data clerks and data users.
  • Oversee monitoring the implementation of the Population and Development Research Agenda
  • Providing technical support to partners implementing population and development on policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national and county level strategies and plans for the National Population Policy.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s degree in Population Studies, Demography or Social Sciences;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences;
  • Attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme / Course lasting not less not than four (4) weeks or its equivalent;
  • Nine (9) years of relevant work experience, five (5) of which must be at managerial level;
  • Shown merit and ability in work performance and results;
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and an understanding of CT software tools for qualitative and quantitative research and monitoring and evaluation.


Director, Technical Services
1 Post
Advert No:
 004/2016

The Director will report to the Director General and will be the head of the Directorate.


Job Purpose: The job holder will be responsible for coordination of population / programmes / projects undertaken by various stakeholders; undertaking research on population issues; analysis of research documents prepared by stakeholders; formulating and appraising project proposals; monitoring and evaluating ongoing programmes / projects; coordinating international and regional programmes and plans of action; implementation and updating of National Population Policy; and ensuring that the public is well informed on key issues on population.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee development and update of the National Population Policy and preparing policy briefs.
  • Provide strategic leadership on all matters pertaining to technical issues on population and development in the Council.
  • Oversee development and implementation of the Council’s population research programs.
  • Supervise formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national and county level strategies and plans for the National Population Policy.
  • Coordinate ongoing national and County level population programme activities including those undertaken by stakeholders.
  • Coordinate international and regional population related initiatives as well as developing action plan and reporting progress on population and development issues.
  • Oversee implementation of viable advocacy for support of population programmes and ensuring that the public is well informed.
  • Oversee the development of project and activity budgets and advise on utilization of resources.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
 
For appointment to this post a candidate must have:
  • Masters degree in Population Studies / Demography / Economics or equivalent:
  • Bachelors degree in Social Sciences;
  • Twelve (12) years of relevant work experience, seven (7) of which must be at managerial level:
  • Attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme / Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks or its equivalent;
  • Demonstrated outstanding capability in implementation of population development policies;
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body:
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and a understanding of ICT software tools for qualitative and quantitative research and monitoring and evaluation.
Method of Application
 
Applicants who meet the above requirements should send their application letter together with detailed CV indicating three (3) names of references, current position/grade and daytime telephone numbers, copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and a copy of National Identity Card/Passport.

In addition, applicants are required to attach copies of current Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations:. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority, Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Kenya Credit Reference Bureau and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

Applications should reach the undersigned not later 30th September, 2016

The Director General
National Council for Population and Development
P.O. Box 48994-00100
Nairobi - Kenya
 
Email to: info@ncpd-ke.org
 
Important note: Only one application method should be used. Either via email or hard copy.

Hand - Delivered applications can be delivered to National Council for Population and Development head office situated at the Chancery Building, 4th floor, Valley Road. 

The advert number and job title should be indicated on the envelope and the application letter.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

NCPD is an equal opportunity employer; persons with disabilities and people from marginalized groups with requisite qualification are encouraged to apply.

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