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Procurement Assistant

The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments.
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Holder of the position will be responsible for the movement, storage and issue of supply and services from origination to consumption. The incumbent will also ensure that procurement is done in accordance with Public Procurement & Asser Disposal Act (2015), rules and regulations.

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

·         Assist in prequalification of suppliers and prepare reports on procurement status.
·         Develop and maintain suppliers master data and assist in inspection and acceptance of suppliers.
·         Ensure proper recording, filing and custody of all procurement documents.
·         Compile reports on opening of tenders and quotations for relevant committees.
·         Monitoring delivery times to ensure they are on time.
·         Provide secretarial services to the Procurement Committees.
·         Storage and issue of supply services.
·         Involved in the disposal of surplus, obsolete or unserviceable assets.
·         Carry out market surveys.
·         Prepare reports for disposable assets in the Commission.
·         Assist in the development and implementation of Internal Procurement procedures and policies.
·         Conduct periodic annual stock taking.
Academic Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supplies from recognized University.
·         Diploma in purchasing and Supplies Management from recognized Institution.

Experience, Knowledge And Skill Requirements:

·         At least three (3) years’ experience in a reputable organization.
·         Must be well versed with Public Procurement and Disposal procedures in line with
·         Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015
·         Knowledge in IFMIS and ERP processes will be an added advantage.
·         Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications
·         He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player.
·         Excellent communication skills.
·         Registered Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM).


Finance Officer
The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments.
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Reporting to Finance Manager, the job holder will assist in the administration of the financial systems, planning of management accounts, monitoring expenditures and enforcing compliance.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

·         Develop and implement financial policies and regulations in line with the government financial regulations and the PFM Act (2012).
·         Must be able to prepare financial statements in line with recommended international Public-Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS – Accrual basis).
·         Preparation of monthly management accounts and expenditure controls reviewed by the Finance committee of the Commission.
·         Maintenance of timely and accurate records on fixed assets including depreciation and Net book value of assets.
·         Carrying out of end of year procedures e.g. posting of accruals, prepayment and acquisition of bank statements and certificates of balance.
·         Ensure proper coordination of both systems and final audits.
·         Oversee submission of corporate tax returns for the Commissions.
·         Preparation of board papers for the Finance Committee and reports to the full Commission.
·         Oversee adherence to statutory regulations especially for salary clearances by the accounts assistant.
·         Oversee timely preparation of monthly bank reconciliations.
·         Oversee accuracy of posting in the general ledger and proper book keeping.
Academic Qualifications:
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance, Economics or any other in the financial field.
·         Possession of at least CPA(K)/ACCA.
·         At least one accounting package qualification will be an added advantage.
·         Possession of a Masters’ degree will be an added advantage.

Experience, Knowledge And Skill Requirements:

·         A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an accounting environment.
·         Knowledge in IFMIS and ERP processes.
·         Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications.
·         Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams.
·         He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player.
·         Competent and organized.
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
·         Ability to work in a team.
·         Membership to a Professional body is desired.


Legal Affairs Manager
The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments.
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Roles & Requirements

·         In charge of coordination and review of the Constitutional Legal Framework on legislation, rules, regulations, guidelines and proposing amendments where appropriate.
·         Develop, review and ensure continued compliance with transparent, clear and implementation of requisite legal reforms.
·         Conduct surveys and collect data and information to support amendments of revenue allocation regulations in addition to coordinating stakeholder workshops and xposure sessions.
·         Review all contracts or any other documentation where the Commission has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the attention of the Management.
·         Continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise the Management accordingly.
·         Engage with relevant internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely development and where necessary enactment of transparent and efficient laws, rules and regulations.
·         Supervising, appraising staff and identifying their training and development requirements.
·         Undertake any other duties and assignments as may be required or as may be assigned from time to time by the Commission.
Academic Qualifications:
·         Master’s Degree in Laws (LLM)
·         Diploma from Kenya School of Law.

Experience, Knowledge & Skill Requirements

·         Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over seven (7) years standing and current practising certificate.
·         Knowledge of legal drafting, research and legislation.
·         Proven track record of providing accurate and effective legal counsel.
·         Track record on development of comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risks and penalties.
·         Demonstrate knowledge of and experience with laws dealing with government and or commercial contract administration, negotiations, preparation, preparation and execution.
·         Possession of good understanding of Constitutional Laws and its operation in Kenya.
·         Demonstrate ability to build cohesive teams and to achieve goals through teamwork.
·         Excellent Communication, presentation and presentation skills.
·         Assertive, result oriented and able to work under pressure.
·         Be a person of integrity and effective interpersonal skills.
·         Experience in working in a Policy environment.
·         Member of relevant professional body.


Internal Audit Assistant
The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments.
Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, the position holder will assist by independently evaluating and improving on the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes of the Commission.

Duties And Responsibilities:

·         Carry out internal audits in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards;
·         Evaluate the adequacy of internal controls, generate quarterly report findings and recommend improvements for effective management.
·         Examine financial data and statements;
·         Review management systems and programs and recommend improvements
·         Participate in developing a flexible annual audit plan using appropriate risk-based methodology, including any risks or control concerns identified by the management.
·         Implement the annual audit plan as approved, including, as appropriate, assist in investigations requested by the management, the audit committee or the commission.
·         Review the adequacy of controls established to ensure compliance with internal policies, procedures, statutory and regulatory requirements
·         Follow up on the implementation of internal and external audit recommendations and evaluate the response and actions taken by management.
·         Ensure the commission utilizes its resources according to financial guidelines.
Academic Qualifications:
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance, Economics or any other in the financial field.
·         Possession of at least CPA(K)/ACCA.
·         Possession of at least CIA (Part I) will be an added advantage.

Experience, Knowledge & Skill Requirements

·         A minimum of 3 years’ experience in internal/external audit environment in a reputable organization.
·         He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player.
·         Competent, organized, excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
·         Excellent knowledge of relevant basic computer applications and.
·         Ability to work in a team environment.
·         Must be a member of Professional body.


Deputy Director Stakeholder Management
The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments.
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Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer the position holder shall play an integral role in developing and implementing the Commission’s stakeholder mapping, stakeholder engagement plan, and shall be charged with relationship management undertaking to ensure that the Commission establishes and maintains essential strategic partnerships.

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

·         Initiate and participate in development of the Commission, stakeholder Engagement strategy.
·         Establish stakeholder inhouse support processes and structures.
·         Carry out a stakeholder needs assessment and continuously monitor their needs.
·         Maintain relations and networks with government regulators, investors, policy makers, community stakeholders and key decision makers.
·         Seek and pursue opportunities for the Commission to network across the relevant sectors.
·         Integrate and align external stakeholder programs and coordinate the implementation of relevant plans.
·         Develop a clear, strong and presence among all key stakeholders.
·         Ensure that CRA is accurately promoted across all key stakeholder groups.
·         Networking with stakeholders to gather direction of their policies and work, so as to feed into CRA work.
·         Work with Manager of Communication to develop and implement marketing and communications campaigns with an aim of building a positive image of the Commission.
·         Identify opportunities for stakeholder events while ensuring participation by representatives of relevant departments within the Commission.
·         Design methods of monitoring stakeholder perceptions and experiences with the Commission.
·         Draft departmental budgets for approval by the relevant Commission Committee.
·         Regularly review departmental budget for adoption by the Commission.
Academic Qualifications:
·         A Master’s degree in Business, Economics, Mass Communications, Marketing or Social Sciences.

Experience, Knowledge And Skill Requirements:

·         At least ten (10) years’ experience in a reputable Organization with five (5) of these in top managerial position.
·         Experience in working in a policy environment.
·         Proven experience in fostering and managing stakeholder relations.
·         Experience in executing across several media platforms.
·         Experiencing in engaging donors and development partners.
·         In depth knowledge of national and county governments and parliamentary procedures;
·         A high level of attention to detail.
·         Demonstrable ability to build cohesive teams and to achieve goals through teamwork.
·         Organising of public forums, conferences and events Management.
·         Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills.
·         Result oriented and ability to work under pressure.
·         Be a person of integrity and effective interpersonal skills.



Deputy Director Fiscal Affairs
The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments.
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Reporting to the Director Fiscal Affairs, the job holder shall deputize in provision of leadership in developing financial management systems for counties, developing county revenue enhancement strategies while building fiscal management capacity for counties in line with CRA mandate.

Duties And Responsibilities:

·         Support the Director Fiscal Affairs in spearheading the execution of the Commission’s Fiscal Affairs mandate.
·         Support the Director Fiscal Affairs in developing, validating and implementing strategies and policies for policy and guideline in formulation in line with CRA’s mandate.
·         Participate in the development of the Directorate’s budget and work plan to support its operations.
·         Assign responsibilities to subordinates and carry out performance appraisals as required.
·         Assist in the development of high level analysis of county financial reports to inform policy development.
·         Review county financial statement and provide timely reports on findings.
·         Review county expenditures to inform recommendations relating to revenue allocation.
·         Work with counties on identifying opportunities for revenue generation.
·         Review financial reports to ensure compliance with the relevant laws.
·         Make recommendations on measures to be taken by counties to ensure compliance and uniformity.
·         Make recommendations on measures to be taken by counties on their financial management.
·         Advise on the structure of financial reports for counties to ensure compliance and uniformity.
·         Make recommendations on revenue management to ensure efficiency in collection and administration.
·         Develop and deliver training material for county budget monitoring and implementation.
·         Work closely with the Director in engaging county officials to clarify and make recommendations on matters of devolution and in line with Commissions mandate.
·         Participate in planning and budget making of the directorate.
·         Deputize the director in authorization of expenses in their absentia.
Academic Qualifications:
·         Master’s Degree in Finance, accounting or economics or the equivalent qualifications, with relevant experience of over ten (10) years.
·         Holder of CPAK or its equivalent.

Experience, Knowledge And Skill Requirements:

·         A minimum of seven (7) year’s relevant progressive experience in fiscal policy development and /or implementation.
·         At least three (3) year’s in a supervisory role.
·         Knowledge of financial analysis, public finance management principles and processes.
·         Demonstrated successes in the fields of financial analysis, project formulation, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
·         He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player.
·         Demonstrable report writing, presentation skills, interpersonal and communication skills.
·         Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications and
·         Ability to work in a team.


Revenue Allocation & Budget Analysis Senior Analyst
The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments.
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Reporting to Deputy Director, Economic Affairs, the job holder is responsible for development and maintenance of revenue Allocation formula, monitor and evaluate expenditure and revenue trends at both national and County governments.

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

·         Provide input into development of the Directorates strategies, policies and guidelines to support the execution of its mandate.
·         Provide input into development of the Directorates budget and workplans.
·         Allocate work to Research Officers and Analysts and carry out periodic performance appraisal as required.
·         Build capacity and mentor staff to ensure competence within the Directorate.
·         Collaborate with partner Institutions in generating objective Research.
·         Develop and maintain revenue allocation formula for their assigned thematic areas.
·         Monitor and evaluate expenditure and revenue trends at both National and County government levels touching on budget, out-turns and exchequer issues.
·         Provide Technical assistance to members of the Commission along adopted thematic and other relevant thematic areas.
·         Work jointly with Fiscal Affairs department to execute the revenue enhancement mandate of the Commission.
·         Work jointly with statistics section to perform revenue forecasting at National and County Government Level.
·         Monitor devolution process, particularly allocation and utilization of resources by County Governments and report on the same.
·         Carry out capacity building initiatives at County Governments on issues relating to Public Finance.
·         Conduct thematic research to inform revenue sharing recommendations in line with Commissions mandate.
Academic Qualifications:
·         Master’s degree in Economics, Development Economics or Finance from a reputable University

Experience, Knowledge And Skill Requirements:

·         A minimum of seven (7) years relevant progressive experience in fiscal policy development and /or implementation.
·         At least three (3) years of work experience in a supervisory position
·         A good understanding of how to conduct research. Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications
·         He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player.
·         Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams.
·         Competent and organized.


Deputy Director Economic Affairs
The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments.
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Reporting to the Director Economic Affairs, the jobholder shall deputize in the provision of leadership and development of policies on intergovernmental transfers and developing criteria for equitable resource sharing between national and county governments and among county governments.

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

·         Support Director Economic Affairs in spearheading the Commissions Economic Affairs.
·         Supports Director Economic Affairs in developing, validating and implementing strategies for economic affairs in line with CRA’s mandate.
·         Participate in development of the Directorate’s budget and workplan to support its operation.
·         Assign responsibilities to subordinates and carry performance appraisals as required.
·         Assist the director in developing a qualitative modelling approach to inform revenue allocation.
·         Lead the Research team in analysis of fiscal, socioeconomic and development policies and make recommendations based on good practice.
·         Provide technical assistance to members of the Commission along adopted thematic and other relevant areas.
·         Interpret and analyze macroeconomic issues and lead the research team in the development of relevant reports.
·         Establish collaborations with relevant institutions as the Deputy to the Director
·         Assist counties in the budgeting process, reviewing document
·         Represent the commission in different forums as required.
·         Prepare and make presentations to disseminate the Commission’s recommendations
·         Prepare Board/ Commission papers on technical issues as required.
Academic Qualifications:
·         Master’s Degree in Economics or Statistics or its equivalent in a relevant discipline.
·         Possession of PhD is an added advantage.

Experience, Knowledge And Skill Requirements:

·         Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience and at least five (5) years in Top management position in a reputable organization.
·         Strong credentials on undertaking and managing research assignments for over ten (10) years.
·         At least published five relevant articles in refereed journals.
·         Thorough understanding of socio-economic and cultural research involving diverse survey methodologies.
·         A good understanding of econometrics and ability to use standard econometrics software to conduct research and modeling.
·         Advanced technical skills in Modeling, Research and Management.
·         He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills.
·         Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams to attain departmental goals.


Manager Research
The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments.
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Reporting to the Director Research and Knowledge Management, the job holder will monitor developments at the macro and micro economy level and analyse their impact on CRA’s constitutional mandate.

Main Duties And Responsibilities:

·         Day-to-day running and management of the macroeconomics unit and work with the director in running the directorate.
·         Develop a suite-of-models for policy simulation and forecasting.
·         Conduct research and policy analyses on macroeconomic management.
·         Monitor and report on national and county economic developments.
·         Collaborate with partner institutions in generating objective policy research.
·         Work jointly with the statistics division to update CRA’s socio-economic database.
·         Perform capacity building and mentoring of staff within the department.
Academic Qualifications:
·         Master’s degree in Economics or Statistics from a reputable University

Experience, Knowledge And Skill Required

·         A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant progressive experience in policy analysis and economic modeling.
·         At least three (3) years of work experience in a supervisory position.
·         Good research publications record in refereed journals.
·         A good understanding of econometrics and ability to use standard econometrics software to conduct research and modeling such as STATA/SPSS, RATS and CATS.
·         He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player.
·         Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams.
·         Demonstrable report writing and presentation skills, interpersonal and communication skills.
·         Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications.
·         Ability to work in a team-modulated and collaborative environment.


Director Research & Knowledge Management
The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments.
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Reporting to the Deputy Commission Secretary/DCEO, the job holder will be responsible for driving independent research to continually build and update the stock of knowledge needed by the Commission’s directorates responsible for implementing it’s constitutional mandate as envisioned in the CRA Act.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Ensure preparation and execution of annual research program of the Commission. Research Programs shall have clear links with the Commission’s broader mandate and be synchronized such that research outputs are ready on time for realization of other mandates.
·         Develop suites of modelling for policy simulation and forecasting, design, preparation and dissemination of analytical economic work and reporting including, macroeconomic modelling and forecasting.
·         Offer support to the CRA team by contributing to policy notes, studies and reports on a wide range of issues and specifically on fiscal policies, tax spending, equity, natural resource revenue management, economic diversification, productivity and fiscal decentralization.
·         Oversee the preparation of the Directorate’s budget and implementation of the financial plan for inclusion in the Commission’s budgetary cycle.
·         Champion the development of internal capacity within the Commission for collection or acquisition and management of data bases relevant for discourse on devolution and fiscal decentralization.
·         Seek out, establish and nurture the Commissions participation in relevant local, regional and global research network.
·         Propose and manage the Commissions round of technical presentations.
·         Propose and implement production of periodic publications such as journals, articles and policy briefs that are instrumental in growing and consolidating the Commission’s profile within the devolution space.
·         Prepare Commission papers on topical issues, analytical findings as may be required from time to time.
·         Provide leadership and management of the Research Team of the Commission.
Academic Qualifications:
·         A PhD in either Economics or Statistics from a recognized University.

Experience, Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

·         At least five (5) years’ post PhD experience in a reputable organization, preferably in a research role.
·         At least five (5) years of work experience in supervisory role.
·         At least ten publications in refereed Journals.
·         Demonstrated track record in producing user friendly written outputs.
·         A good understanding of econometrics and ability to use standard econometrics software to conduct research and modeling such as STATA/SPSS, RATS and CATS.
·         Knowledge and experience in development arena – Ability to understand policy making process, distil operationally relevant recommendations for stakeholders.
·         Policy Dialogue Skills: Ability to identify assess and engage policy issues and play an active role in dialogue with a broad range of stakeholders.
·         Lead and innovate – Develops innovative solutions, to entrench devolution.
·         Demonstrable ability to build cohesive teams and to achieve goals through teamwork.
·         Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills and result oriented and ability to work under pressure.
·         Be a person of integrity and effective interpersonal skills.
How to Apply
Note the following changes in the designations:
Assistant Director, Research (Macro/Micro) changes to Manager, Research (Macro/Micro) (CRA 4)
Assistant Director, Revenue Allocation and Budget Analysis changes to Senior Analyst, Revenue Allocation and Budget Analysis (CRA 4)
If your training, experience and competence match or exceed any of the above minimum requirements, please send a secured copy of your application, a detailed up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts, together with copies of certificates and testimonials. You should also give the names of three (3) referees who must be familiar with your previous work and academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses.
Application should be addressed to the Commission Secretary, CRA and be sent by post or hand delivered to the Commission offices at 14 Riverside Drive by Thursday
29th March 2018 at 5.00 pm. as follows:
Application for the position of ___ (insert appropriate position)
To The Commission Secretary
Commission On Revenue Allocation
14 Riverside Drive
Grosvenor Block
P.O. BOX 1310 – 00200
NAIROBI.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear from us in the next three months from the date of this advertisement, then consider your application unsuccessful.
The CRA is an equal opportunity, gender sensitive and compliant employer

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