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Government Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006). It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody. It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:-


Corporate Services Director
KNBS: Level 2
Ref: KNBS/DC/3/2018
No. of Posts: 1
Terms of Employment: Five (5) Years Contract Renewable once
Monthly Remuneration:
Basic Salary – Kshs. 212,310 – Kshs. 290,000
House allowance – Kshs. 60,000
Commuter allowance: Kshs. 25,000
Reporting to the Director General, the jobholder will be responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating activities in the Corporate Services Directorate.

Responsibilities

·         Providing leadership and coordinating administrative support services including Finance, Human Resource and Administration, Information & Communication Technology, and Corporate Communications;
·         Leading the development of the Directorate’s strategy;
·         Providing leadership in the development and implementation of budgets, policies and procedures to support services;
·         Providing leadership in development of work plans for staff at all levels;
·         Providing leadership in the planning, development, operation and maintenance of Bureau Communication & Networks Infrastructure and Services;
·         Spearheading development of performance measurement tools and implementation of staff appraisals;
·         Ensuring adequate financial resources, human resources and assets necessary for the delivery of services;
·         Reporting on the performance of Corporate Services Directorate;
·         Coordinating development of staff in line with both individual and institutional performance objectives;
·         Spearheading financial resource mobilizing and budgeting;
·         Coordinating and ensuring understanding of the Bureau’s communication strategy and the protection of the Bureau’s products among stakeholders;
·         Championing working linkages between technical Directorates and support services in the Bureau.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

Requirements

·         Must have at least ten (10 ) years working experience in management, of which three (3) years should have been at the level of a Senior manager or equivalent position;
·         Must have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences or any other equivalent disciplines from a recognized institution;
·         Must have a Masters degree in Social Sciences or any other equivalent disciplines from a recognized institution;
·         Membership to a recognized professional body;
·         Must have a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Must be adept with appropriate computer skills;
·         Must have outstanding communication and motivation skills;
·         Must have analytical and human resource management skills;
·         Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
·         Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and submit the following documents:-
1.   Tax Compliance Certificate from KRA
2.   Certificate from CRB
3.   A current Certificate of Good conduct from CID
4.   Clearance Certificate from HELB
5.   Clearance from EACC


Statistical Coordination & Methods Director
KNBS: Level 2
Ref: KNBS/DSCM/2/2018
No. of Posts: 1
Terms of Employment: Five (5) Years Contract Renewable once
Basic Salary – Kshs. 212,310 – Kshs. 290,000
House allowance – Kshs. 60,000
Commuter allowance: Kshs. 25,000
Reporting to the Director General, the job holder will be responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating activities in the Statistical Coordination and Methods Directorate.

Responsibilities

·         Coordinating, monitoring and supervising NSS programmes;
·         Undertaking research on specialized statistical areas and new areas of statistics methodology;
·         Promoting the use of best practices and methods in the production and dissemination of statistical information across the National Statistical System (NSS);
·         Establishing Statistical standards and assess the quality of statistics produced;
·         Harmonizing of national and international development indicators;
·         Designing, developing, updating and managing sampling frames;
·         Designing sample surveys and estimation procedures;
·         Maintaining statistical coordination and methods database(s);
·         Coordinating the operations of field services;
·         Generating development related indicators data; and
·         Preparing relevant Chapters in the Annual Economic Surveys and Statistical Abstract.
·         Providing leadership in the development and implementation of budgets and policies;
·         Providing leadership in development of work plans for staff at all levels;
·         Ensuring adequate financial resources, human resources and assets necessary for the delivery of services;
·         Reporting on the performance of the Directorate;
·         Coordinating development of staff in line with both individual and institutional performance objectives;
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

Requirements

·         Must have at least ten (10 ) years working experience in Statistics, of which three (3) years should have been at the level of a Senior manager or equivalent position;
·         Must have a Bachelors degree in Statistics; Mathematics; Economics or any other equivalent disciplines from a recognized institution;
·         Must have a Masters degree in Statistics; Mathematics; Economics or any other equivalent disciplines from a recognized institution.
·         Must have a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Must be adept with appropriate computer skills;
·         Must have outstanding communication and motivation skills;
·         Must have working knowledge and experience in financial management with respect to planning and budgeting;
·         Must have analytical and human resource management skills;
·         Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
·         Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and submit the following documents:-

1.   Tax Compliance Certificate from KRA
2.   Certificate from CRB
3.   A current Certificate of Good conduct from CID
4.   Clearance Certificate from HELB
5.   Clearance from EACC


Production Statistics Director
KNBS: Level 2
Ref: KNBS/DPS/1/2018
No. of Posts: 1
Terms of Employment: Five (5) Years Contract Renewable once
Monthly Remuneration:
Basic Salary – Kshs. 212,310 – Kshs. 290,000
House allowance – Kshs. 60,000
Commuter allowance: Kshs. 25,000
Reporting to the Director General, the job holder will be responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating all activities in the Production Statistics Directorate.

Responsibilities

·         Overseeing preparation of concept papers and proposals;
·         Spearheading design, development and review of data collection instruments;
·         Ensuring and assuring on quality of data released;
·         Providing inputs into Monthly Leading Economic Indicators, Statistical Abstract and Economic Survey reports;
·         Monitoring statistical trends and dynamics;
·         Providing inputs for development of international standards and methods on compilation of data;
·         Formulating statistical indicators for monitoring economic performance;
·         Advising and monitoring on statistics produced by stakeholders;
·         Overseeing development and review of data quality assessment frameworks for production of statistics;
·         Providing inputs into design, development and review strategy for the National Statistical System;
·         Constituting and convening stakeholders technical committees on statistics;
·         Domesticating international standards and methods of statistics;
·         Training stakeholders on production of statistics;
·         Presenting and disseminating statistics;
·         Overseeing preparation of statistics reports;
·         Providing leadership in the development and implementation of budgets and policies;
·         Providing leadership in development of work plans for staff at all levels;
·         Ensuring adequate financial resources, human resources and assets necessary for the delivery of services;
·         Reporting on the performance of the Directorate;
·         Coordinating development of staff in line with both individual and institutional performance objectives;
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

Requirements

·         Must have at least ten (10 ) years working experience in Statistics, of which three (3) years should have been at the level of a Senior manager or equivalent position;
·         Must have a Bachelors degree in Statistics; Mathematics; Economics or any other equivalent disciplines from a recognized institution;
·         Must have a Masters degree in Statistics; Mathematics; Economics or any other equivalent disciplines from a recognized institution.
·         Must have a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Must be adept with appropriate computer skills;
·         Must have outstanding communication and motivation skills;
·         Must have working knowledge and experience in financial management with respect to planning and budgeting;
·         Must have analytical and human resource management skills;
·         Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
·         Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and submit the following documents:-
1.   Tax Compliance Certificate from KRA
2.   Certificate from CRB
3.   A current Certificate of Good conduct from CID
4.   Clearance Certificate from HELB
5.   Clearance from EACC

Corporate Communications Senior Manager
KNBS: Level 3
Ref: KNBS/SMCC/4/2018
No. of Posts: 1
Terms of Employment: Permanent and Pensionable
Basic Salary – Kshs. 169,380 – Kshs. 236,460
House allowance – Kshs. 50,000
Commuter allowance – Kshs. 20,000
Reporting to the Director General, the jobholder will be responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating activities in the Corporate Communications Division.

Responsibilities

·         Overseeing the interpretation and implementation of corporate communication policies, strategies and programmes;
·         Developing standards and regulations in the management of public communications functions;
·         Overseeing research conducted on public opinion and providing appropriate strategies to address issues raised;
·         Overseeing the initiation and maintenance of good relations with media practitioners and the publics;
·         Liaising with media practitioners and the public on issues of mutual concerns;
·         Overseeing the promotion of corporate brand and image of the Bureau;
·         Overseeing preparation of media supplements, documentaries, press release and media features;
·         Spearheading editing and dissemination of information to the public and media;
·         Managing and developing staff;
·         Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

Requirements

·         Must have at least three (3 ) years working experience in the grade of manager, corporate communications or equivalent position;
·         Must have a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Corporate Communications; Mass Communication; Journalism, Public Relations or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Must have a Masters in any of the following disciplines:- Corporate Communications; Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Must have a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Membership to Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) or any other related recognized body;
·         Must be adept with appropriate computer skills;
·         Must have outstanding communication and motivation skills;
·         Must have working knowledge and experience in financial management with respect to planning and budgeting;
·         Must have analytical, financial and human resource management skills;
·         Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
·         Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and submit the following documents:-
1.   Tax Compliance Certificate from KRA
2.   Certificate from CRB
3.   A current Certificate of Good conduct from CID
4.   Clearance Certificate from HELB
5.   Clearance from EACC
How to Apply
Applicants should fill and submit hard copies of the employment application form Ref. 93-1-6, which is available on the KNBS website www.knbs.or.ke accompanied by copies of academic, professional and other relevant certificates, transcripts and testimonials. The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:
The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 102
NAIROBI
Applications must be received not later than 31st July, 2018 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
KENYA NATIONAL BUREAU OF STATISTICS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
MINORITIES AND MARGINALIZED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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