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Deputy Commissioner for Cooperative Development


Salary Scale: Kshs. 98,500 -Kshs. 166,780p.m. (CSG 6)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
Responsibilities
An officer at this level may be deputy head of a Directorate/Division. Duties and responsibilities will entail: –

·         providing technical advice on co-operative investments, finance, credit, marketing, project management extension and advisory services;
·         developing and ensuring implementation of policies;
·         enforcing compliance with co-operative legislation;
·         designing, coordinating and monitoring the implementation of co-operative activities, programmes and policies;
·         carrying out market research and disseminating research findings;
·         preparing and validating registration and de-registration of co-operative societies’ documents;
·         developing education and training packages for the co-operative movement; promoting value addition and processing; and
·         undertaking co-operative risk assessment;
Qualifications
·         a minimum service period of fifteen (15) years and currently serving in the grade of Assistant Director for Cooperative Development, Grade CSG 7 or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
·         a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Sociology, law, Agricultural Economics, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance or Agri-business from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Sociology, Law, Agricultural Economics, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance or Agri-business from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         a certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance & exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and an ability to relate them to the Co-operative Development and Marketing Function.

Cooperative Audit Director
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable or Local Agreement – Contract
Basic salary Scale Ksh. 132,000 p.m. rising to 195, 410 p.m (CSG 5)
Responsibilities
The Director of Co-operative Audit will be answerable to the Principal Secretary responsible for Co-operative Development and Marketing for policy formulation, planning, organizing, directing, co-coordinating and controlling the Co-operative Audit Services. Duties and responsibilities will entail: –
·         setting and maintaining professional audit standards for Co-operative Audit;
·         developing and issuing co-operative audit manuals and guidelines;
·         certifying annual audit co-operative societies’ accounts;
·         ensuring provision of continuous and compliance audit; registering audited societies’ accounts;
·         collecting and accounting for Appropriation-in-Aid;
·         offering tax consultancy to co-operative societies;
·         overseeing and ensuring preparation and implementation of strategic objectives; and
·         overseeing finances and assets management of the department;
Qualifications
·         a minimum service period of fifteen (15) years and currently serving in the grade of Deputy Director for Cooperative Audit, Grade CSG 6 or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
·         a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce (Accounting/Finance option), Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Administration or Cooperative Management from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines:- Commerce (Accounting/ Finance option), Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Auditing, Business Administration or Co- operative Management from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         a certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         been a registered member of any of the following professional bodies:-Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA);
·         demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to the co-operative audit function.

Deputy Director of Pensions
Basic Salary: Kshs.98,500 – Kshs.166,780 p.m. (CSG 6)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:
·         implementing pensions policies and monitoring their effectiveness;
·         developing and reviewing pensions policies and strategies;
·         vetting and ensuring security of pension claim documents;
·         approving statutory awards;
·         coordinating pensions legislation amendments;
·         managing performance and capability building;
·         coordinating research on pension matters;
·         monitoring and coordination of services between the field offices and the Pensions Department;
·         providing leadership in either Assessment or Payroll or Claims Divisions;
·         advising on assessment and processing of pensions and gratuity awards;
·         coordinating the budget process; and
·         developing annual divisional work plans;
Qualifications
·         served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently serving at the grade of Principal Pensions Officer, CSG 8 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service;
·         a Bachelors degree in any of the following fields: Actuarial Science, Economics, Commerce, Insurance, Business Administration, Human Resource Management or any other equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         attended a Strategic Leadership Development Course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         be well versed in the interpretation of Pension Laws and be able to provide guidance on such laws; and
·         demonstrated professional competency and administrative capability in managing the pensions functions
NOTE: Possession of a relevant Masters degree will be considered as an added advantage.

Assistant Director of Pensions
Basic Salary: Kshs.85,110 – Kshs.119,730p.m. (CSG7)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:
·         developing pensions policies and strategies;
·         administering pension benefits;
·         drafting amendments to legislation on pension matters;
·         monitoring changes in legislation that may affect the pensions functions and propose interventions;
·         coordinating research on matters relating to pensions in public and private sectors; and
·         participating in pensions litigation ns and court cases
Qualifications
·         served for a minimum period of twelve (12) years, and currently in the grade of Principal Pensions Officer, CSG 8 or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service;
·         a bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Actuarial Science, Economics, Commerce, Insurance, Business Administration, Human Resource Management or any other equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;

·         attended a Senior management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         be well versed in the interpretation of Pension laws and be able to provide guidance on such laws; and
·         demonstrated professional competency and administrative capability in managing the pensions functions
NOTE: Possession of a relevant Master’s degree will be considered as an added advantage.

Commissioner for Cooperative Development
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.166,780 – Ksh.322,040 p.m. (CSG 4)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable/Local Agreement
Responsibilities
The Commissioner for Cooperative Development will be the head of the Technical
Department and responsible to the Principal Secretary for all issues relating to cooperative legislation and related statutes, their interpretation, application and implications.
The specific duties and responsibilities at this level will include: –
·         effective coordination of activities of the co-operative technical services;
·         overseeing formulation and implementation of co-operative policies, legislation and programmes;
·         spearheading formulation and implementation of policies and strategies related to the co-operative sector;
·         setting long-term goals for the development of co-operative movement;
·         developing linkages with development partners and other relevant stakeholders within the co-operative sector nationally, regionally and internationally;
·         identifying and acting on impediments and constraints to the implementation of policies and programmes;
·         securing and managing financial support for development plans; and
·         designing and implementing well prioritized and competitive programmes.
Qualifications
·         a minimum service period of eighteen (18) years and currently serving in the grade of Deputy Commissioner for Co-operative Development, CSG 6 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
·         a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Sociology, Law, Agricultural Economics, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance or Agri-business from a university recognized Kenya;
·         a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Sociology, Law, Agricultural Economics, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance or Agri-business from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         a certificate in Strategic Leadership Development programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution; and
·         demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence and a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and an ability to relate them to proper management of the Co-operative Movement.

Senior Deputy Commissioner for Cooperative Development
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.132,000 p.m. – 195, 410 p.m. (CSG 5)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable or Local Agreement – Contract
Responsibilities
The Senior Deputy Commissioner for Co-operative Development may head a
Directorate/Division. Duties and responsibilities will entail: –
·         co-operative policy formulation and implementation;
·         enforcing compliance with co-operative legislation;
·         developing and overseeing implementation of education and training, projects and programmes,
·         efficient and effective provision of extension, management, legal and registration services;
·         ensuring good co-operates governance practices in the co-operative movements.
·         overseeing and ensuring preparation and implementation of strategic objectives;
·         preparing and implementing the divisions performance contracts, work plans and appraisal systems;
·         instituting operational accountability; and
·         overseeing finances and assets management of the division.
Qualifications
·         a minimum service period of fifteen (15) years currently serving in the grade of Deputy Commissioner for Co-operative Development, CSG 6 or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service;
·         a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Sociology, Law, Agricultural Economics, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance or Agri-business from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Sociology, Law, Agricultural Economics, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance or Agri-business from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         a certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance & exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and an ability to relate them to the co-operative development and marketing function.

Assistant Commissioner for Cooperative Development

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
Basic salary scale: Ksh 85,110 p.m.. – Ksh 119,730 p.m. (CSG7)
Responsibilities
An officer at this level may be deployed to head a specialized unit. Duties and responsibilities will entail:
·         providing technical advice in area of specialization;
·         advising on cooperative investments;
·         analyzing data for policy formulation;
·         enforcing compliance with co-operative legislation;
·         carrying out market research and disseminating research findings;
·         promoting value addition and processing;
·         conducting co-operative banking inspections;
·         undertaking co-operative risk assessment; and
·         preparing and evaluating co-operative activities and trends for promoting the cooperative movement.
Qualifications
·         a minimum service period of twelve (12) years and currently serving in the grade of Principal Cooperative Officer, CSG 8 or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
·         a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Sociology, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance or Agribusiness from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Sociology, Law, Agricultural Economics, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance or Agri-business from a a university recognized in Kenya;
·         a certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; and
·         demonstrated administrative ability and professional competence in work performance.
How To Apply
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications as follows:
·         online through one of the Commission’s websites www.publicservice.go.ke and www.psckjobs.go.ke
OR
·         by completing ONE PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Commission’s websites.
Please Note
·         Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
·         Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
·         Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
·         THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION IS COMMITTED TO AVAILING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL KENYANS. PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Completed applications should be sent or delivered to:
THE SECRETARY/CEO
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMMISSION HOUSE
P.O. BOX 30095 – 00100
NAIROBI
so as to reach the Commission on or before 12th November 2019

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