Duration of contract
This is a Three (3) years contract renewable once.
Overall Job Summary
The Commission secretary/CEO is responsible for the provision of leadership in the development and implementation of strategies and structures to ensure overall achievement of the institutions objective. The Commission Secretary is also the accounting officer of the Commission.
Duties & Responsibilities
Oversee the development and implementation of the Commission’s strategic plan, align the strategic plan with the directorates and departments functions to ensure efficient and effective operations in the Commission.
Support the implementation of the constitutional and legal mandate of the Commission.
Oversee coordination of programmes geared towards alleviating all forms of ethnic discrimination and promote diversity and knowledge creation, capacity building, advocacy and pertinent policy development to ensure achievement of a peaceful, united, harmonious and integrated Kenyan society.
Oversee and ensure prudent financial management; adequate budgetary allocations; establishment of strict approvals and adherence to approved budgetary allocations.
Oversee staff to ensure the Commission attains high level of professionalism and ethical standards in execution of its entire mandate, policies and programmes.
Oversee the development and implementation of the Commission’s Annual Work Plans to support efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of the Commission strategic plan within set timelines and quality
Oversee the development and implementation of transparent and prudent procurement and operational processes that enhance efficiency in the utilisation of the Commission’s resources.
Keep safe custody of the Commission key documents to ensure exposure only to authorized persons, ensure ease in accessibility when required and to sustain the institutional memory.
Provide leadership in the recruitment of highly competent staff to ensure the Commission has the capabilities required to effectively deliver on the Commission’s mandate.
Report to the Commissioners on all matters relating to the Commission to facilitate decision making.
Build and manage good relations with key partners and stakeholders and act as the contact person for the stakeholders.
Allocate work to the officers in the Commission based on the specific area of operations.
Oversee performance management in the Commission and report on the performance of departments and sections to the Commissioners.
Give input in the design of internal HR policies.
Ensure staff compliance with public service values and ethics and implement the Commission’s code of conduct.
Oversee transport and logistics management to ensure smooth flow of operations.
Master’s degree in any relevant field from a University recognized in Kenya
At least Eighteen (18) years’ experience, eight (8) of which should have been in a senior position that involves mapping out the strategic direction of comparable institution/ directorates
The Commission Secretary/CEO should possess the following attributes;
Good work ethic
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to build and lead cohesive teams
Problem solving skills
Good skills in resource mobilization
Salary and benefits
Salary Scale : Ksh. 383,550 – 534,470
House Allowance: Ksh.80,000
Official transport and airtime will also be provided.
Applicants should present originals of the following documents during the interview if shortlisted:
Kenyan National Identity Card/Passport;
Academic and professional certificates and transcripts;
Any other supporting documents and testimonials; and
Valid and current clearances from the following bodies:
Kenya Revenue Authority;
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
Higher Education Loans Board;
Any of the Registered Credit Reference Bureaus;
Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Police Clearance Certificate).
Submit recommendations from relevant professional bodies (where applicable).