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Procurement Officer


Purpose of the Job
This role will provide support to the Head of Procurement for timely, efficient, cost effective procurement of goods and services in compliance with the Public Procurement and Disposal legislation.
Responsibilities
·         Assist in the development of Procurement guidelines and manuals to streamline, standardize and ensure integrity of procurement processes

·         Assist in the development and implementation of procurement plans as per budget through continuous monitoring and reporting on procurement status
·         Implement adherence to and compliance with requirements of the Public procurement and Disposal legislation.
·         Coordinate monitoring of the procurement status and advice as appropriate;
·         Coordinate inspection of supplies against specification and samples given to ensure the commission only receives and pays for goods that meet the specifications set
·         Compile annual procurement plans for the commission through the consolidation of needs from user departments, to ensure all needs for user departments are captured and addressed and in line with SRC work plan
·         Prepare and draft supplier correspondence
·         Carry out market surveys and research to inform continuous improvement initiatives for the supply chain function
·         Sensitize staff on the application of procurement manual.
·         Maintain data of all records of purchased goods including costs, deliveries and inventories as per legislation.
·         Record minutes during tender and procurement meetings to ensure information is captured and used to advice the procurement process in line with the commission policies and procedures, and the Public Procurement Act.
·         Ensure relevant procurement processes are captured through IFMIS
·         Regularly update the supplier register.
·         Prepare relevant documents to facilitate payment of suppliers.
·         Prepare procurement quarterly reports.
·         Prepare and evaluate quotations and submit the report to the head of procurement
·         Ensure use of updated list of pre-qualified suppliers or contractors to supply and provide various services and goods
·         Provide feedback to enhance business processes and initiate process improvement
·         Develop individual work plans, monitor own performance and seek requisite support to ensure delivery of agreed targets
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management or related field from a recognized university or related field with Diploma in Supplies Management.
·         Membership to the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) in good standing.
·         Three years’ relevant experience
Key Competencies
·         Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
·         Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment.
·         Ability to identify customer needs and deliver service excellence.
·         Demonstrate knowledge in relevant legislation and applicable standards.
·         High level of interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision and under strict timelines.
·         High level of attention to detail.
·         Knowledge of relevant computer applications.
·         Excellent analytical and communication skills

Principal Procurement Officer

Purpose of the Job
The role is responsible for ensuring proper procurement and disposal of items in the Commission as per the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations and other relevant legislation.
Responsibilities
·         Provide leadership in the development and execution of the Commission’s strategy on procurement
·         Develop and implement policies, procedures and manuals to safeguard integrity of the procurement processes of the Commission
·         Develop effective work plans drawn from the Strategic Plan and undertake continuous performance monitoring and reporting
·         Develop, motivate and manage the performance of the team and ensure continuous alignment to the goals and values of the Commission
·         Ensure adequate budgetary provisions, monitor absorption and ensure optimal utilization and alignment to the Commissions strategic activities
·         Ensure prudent financial management in the achievement of the function
·         Ensure efficiency of systems, processes, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to achieve the operational excellence that drives the Commission’s objectives
·         Identify, evaluate, mitigate and monitor operational and strategic risks of the function
·         Ensure implementation of a business continuity and disaster recovery plan for the procurement function
·         Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements, Government Circulars and Commission’s policies.
·         Provide requisite regular reporting in compliance with internal and external guidelines and requirements.
·         Develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders
·         Identify learning interventions and drive self-development.
·         Provide advice and respond to procurement related matters in the Commission.
·         Provide professional opinion and technical advice on procurement and disposal matters as per the legal provisions.
·         Report on status of the contracts to the Commission Secretary
·         Recommend appointment of the members of tender processing committees to the Commission Secretary.
·         Ensure continuous training of prospective tender processing committee members and suppliers.
·         Develop tender documents, coordinate evaluation, provide technical advice, and give feedback to all bidders
·         Prepare agenda and meetings of the Tender and Disposal Committees, provide technical advice during meetings and take minutes
·         In liaison with user departments, identify procurement needs, initiate prequalification, oversee evaluation, register and monitor suppliers’ performance
·         Develop and administer a supplier satisfaction survey questionnaire to enhance supplier relationships with the Commission
·         Ensure all procurement records are secure and safely maintained for ease of retrieval and future reference
·         Liaise with User departments to identify obsolete and unserviceable stores for disposal
·         Coordinate periodic and annual stock taking for prudent inventory management
Qualifications
Minimum qualifications and experience
·         Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management or related field from a recognized university.
·         Master’s degree from a recognized university is an added advantage
·         Certificate in Leadership from a recognized institution
·         Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) in good standing.
·         Full qualification from the Chartered Institute of Supplies Management (CIPS).
·         Eight (8) years of service, three years of which should be relevant to this position and obtained in a reputable organization
Key Competencies
·         Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Keya
·         Demonstrate ability to manage and lead high performing teams.
·         Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment.
·         Capacity to demonstrate strategic mind-set and innovation.
·         Ability to identify customer needs, develop service standards and deliver service excellence.
·         Demonstrate knowledge in relevant legislation and applicable standards.
·         Strong interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision and under strict timelines.
·         High analytical and organizational skills, with ability to gather, analyze and evaluate facts and to prepare and present concise written reports
·         High level of attention to detail.
·         Knowledge of relevant computer applications.
·         Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations

Principal Legal Officer

Job purpose
The Role holder is responsible for the provision of efficient legal services, provide legal advice, handle and manage litigation and prepare legal instruments to ensure the Commission’s interests are safeguarded.
Responsibilities
·         Draft, review and interpret contracts and other legal documents;
·         Represent the Commission in proceedings before court, arbitral or quasi-judicial bodies, including preparation and filing of necessary legal documents;
·         Liaise with external lawyers and relevant actors on matters before court;
·         Undertake legal research, prepare legal opinions and provide legal advice;
·         Disseminate relevant laws, regulations and guidelines to relevant stakeholders;
·         Undertake review of the legal framework for remuneration and benefits for the public service, including conducting comparative analysis of the Kenyan legal framework and those of other jurisdictions and make recommendations to strengthen the legal framework as appropriate;
·         Analyse the judgements made by courts and other quasi-judicial bodies to ensure that emerging issues are identified and make appropriate recommendations;
·         Keep the legal department informed of developments in laws and regulations that potentially affect the Commission;
·         Prepare and submit monthly reports to the Head of Legal Services;
·         Contribute to the development of the work plan, policies and procedures of the Department;
·         Supervise and evaluate performance of legal clerk;
·         Provide secretarial services to the Commission’s Legal Committee as may be assigned by the Head of Legal;
Qualifications
·         A bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university;
·         Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing certificate;
·         At least six (6) years proven work experience in the legal field;
·         Experience in litigation, legal drafting and legal research;
·         Demonstrate understanding of the national goals and policies and ability to relate them to the mandate of the Commission;
·         Ability to identify customer needs, develop service standards and deliver service excellence;
·         Capacity to demonstrate strategic mind-set and innovation;
·         Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment;

·         Demonstrate ability to manage and lead high performing teams;
·         Demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation and applicable standards;
·         High level of integrity and interpersonal skills;
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision and under strict timelines;
·         High level of attention to detail;
·         Possess problem solving skills;
·         Knowledge of relevant computer applications;
·         Excellent analytical and communication skills; and
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Head of Corporate Communications

Job purpose
This position reports to the Commission Secretary and is responsible for the planning and implementation of corporate communications strategy that seeks to facilitate the achievement of mandate and vision of SRC.
Responsibilities
·         Provide leadership in the development and execution of the Commissions strategy on the Communication function
·         Develop and implement policies, procedures and manuals to ensure improved efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.
·         Develop effective work plans, undertake continuous performance monitoring and reporting.
·         Develop, motivate and manage the performance of the team and ensure continuous alignment to the goals and values of the Commission.
·         Prepare budgets for programs monitor absorption and ensure prudent financial management in the achievement of the function.
·         Ensure efficiency of systems, processes, Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) to achieve the operational excellence that drives the Commission’s objectives.
·         Identify, evaluate, mitigate and monitor operational and strategic risks of the function.
·         Ensure compliance on all statutory requirements, Government Circulars, Commission’s policies.
·         Establish clear protocols and guidelines to ensure effective internal, external and crisis communications.
·         Cultivate, manage and sustain meaningful relationships and collaborations with media and other key stakeholders internally and externally to ensure that the Commission is projected appropriately.
·         Oversee the conduct of periodic surveys to establish stakeholder satisfaction and the Commission’s standing among its target audiences.
·         Ensure relevant media training is availed to the Commissioners and senior leadership and prepare Commissioners for media interactions.
·         Responsible for editorial direction, design, production of all the Commission’s publications and audio visual productions documentary and radio productions.
·         Responsible for conceptualization, content development and design print and Radio/TV advertisements that seek to educate stakeholders on the Commission’s mandate and policies.
·         Design, advise and manage crisis communications plans on an as needed basis.
·         Research, develop and edit content for print media and electronic to ensure the Commission communicates accurately and timely on emerging issues arising from the Commission’s mandate, policies and decisions.
·         Develop and oversee execution of advocacy programs for the Commission to create awareness, understanding of the constitutional principles guiding the Commission.
·         Responsible for media monitoring and content analysis to ensure the image of the Commission is maintained.
·         Manage press conference and media briefing by ensuring all the required media houses are invited, the correct information is shared and order is maintained.
·         Ensuring that Commission website is regularly updated to reflect the accurate and status of the Commission activities.
·         Review the commission’s key messages for accuracy and consistency in messaging
·         Formulate and manage the Commission’s brand policy so as to ensure a strong brand is maintained
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Journalism from a recognized university or Any Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with Post graduate in Mass Communication or Journalism.
·         Masters in a related field.
·         Leadership certificate from a recognized institution.
·         Ten (10) years of service, four (4) of which should be in a comparable position from a reputable organization.
Key Competences
·         Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
·         Demonstrate ability to manage and lead high performing teams.
·         Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment.
·         Capacity to demonstrate strategic mind-set and innovation.
·         Ability to identify customer needs, develop service standards and deliver service excellence.
·         Demonstrate knowledge in relevant legislation and applicable standards.
·         Strong interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to work with minimum supervision and under strict timelines.
·         High level of attention to detail.
·         Excellent analytical and communication skills.
·         Knowledge of media specific computer software.

Remuneration Services Director

Job purpose
The job purpose is to develop, oversee and lead the designing of strategies that will ensure a harmonized, equitable and fair remuneration and; implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive Research and Compliance strategy.
Responsibilities
·         Provide leadership in the development and execution of the Commissions’ Strategic Objectives on Research and Compliance; Job Evaluation; Allowances and Benefits; Productivity and Performance and Collective Bargaining Negotiations
·         Develop and implement policies, procedures and manuals on remuneration and benefits for improved efficiency and effectiveness;
·         Spearheading the development of Public Sector policies on remuneration and benefits management;
·         Develop effective work plans drawn from the strategic plan and undertake continuous performance monitoring and reporting;
·         Develop, motivate and manage the performance of the team and ensure continuous alignment to the goals and values of the Commission.
·         Prepare budgets for programs, monitor absorption and ensure optimal utilization and alignment to the Commissions strategic activities.
·         Ensure efficiency of systems, processes and standard operating procedures to achieve the operational excellence that drives the Commission’s objectives.
·         Develop and implement a risk management framework for the directorate;
·         Ensure Implementation of a business continuity and disaster recovery plan for the directorate;
·         Ensure compliance on all statutory requirements, Government Circulars and Commission policies.
·         Provide regular reports in compliance with internal and external guidelines and requirements.
·         Ensure quality and timely reports to the Commission’s committees and to the Commission;
·         Develop and implement a Service Charter for the Directorate;
·         Develop and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders;
·         Develop team capabilities, build a cohesive team and foster a culture that promotes the core values of the commission.
·         Initiate remuneration reviews of public sector salary structures and make appropriate recommendations in line with the Commissions principles;
·         Oversee the analysis of salaries, remuneration and benefits for state officers and other public offices;
·         Spearhead the development of a total compensation structure;
·         Spearhead the acquisition, customization and application of a Job Evaluation system for the Public service;
·         Oversee job evaluation exercise for public sector jobs;
·         Provide oversight and advice on collective bargaining negotiations processes in relation to the mandate of the commission;
·         Plan, initiate and formulate the Commission’s research strategy, annual research plan and conduct research that will inquire into and advise on the salaries to be paid out of public funds;
·         Ensure timely communication of appropriate advice to the Commission through provision of research findings and progress reports through various fora;
·         Develop and implement methods, tools and procedures for monitoring and evaluating research projects that will ensure the public service’ ability to attract and retain required skills.
·         Maintain a comprehensive and up to date knowledge of developments in policy and practice in relation to research information, compliance and relevant intelligence;
·         Develop internal and external linkages to effectively manage the Commission’s relationships with relevant stakeholders in relation remuneration and benefits;
·         Develop and implement a framework to recognize productivity and performance in pay determination and foster a culture of productivity.
·         Minimum Qualifications and Personal Specifications
Qualifications
·         Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Human Resources, Public or Business Administration or other relevant field from a recognised university;
·         Proven relevant experience of at least twelve (12) years, six (6) years of which must be at management level in a reputable organization;
·         Relevant Professional qualification will be an added advantage;
·         Certificate in a Leadership Course from a recognized institution;
Key Competencies
·         Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
·         Demonstrate ability to manage and lead high performing teams.
·         Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment.
·         Capacity to demonstrate strategic mind-set and innovation.
·         Ability to identify customer needs, develop service standards and deliver service excellence.
·         Demonstrate knowledge in relevant legislation and applicable standards.
·         High level of integrity and interpersonal skills.
·         Excellent analytical, report writing, collaboration and communication skills.
·         Significant expertise and experience in identifying, reviewing, analyzing and summarizing complex papers;
·         Knowledge of project monitoring and evaluation techniques; analysis, public finance management principles and processes;
·         Appreciation of the macro and micro economic environment;
·         Be conversant with the Public Service Policies and practices on remuneration systems;
·         Good understanding of the Kenyan labour laws and related statutes;
·         Demonstrated competences and capabilities in handling remuneration matters;
·         Must be able to work with high level of confidentiality
How To Apply
Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their applications indicating their current salary together with a detailed Curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials.
Applicants MUST attach clearance certificates from the following bodies:
·         Kenya Revenue Authority
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation
·         Higher Education Loans Board
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and
·         Credit Reference Bureau
Applications in sealed envelopes clearly marked at the top “Application for the position of…” and mailed OR delivered to:
The Commission Secretary
Salaries and Remuneration Commission
Williamson House 6th Floor
4th Ngong Avenue
P.O Box 43126 – 00100
And be received on or before 22nd October 2019.

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