SENIOR DEPUTY COUNTY COMMISSIONER I /DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION

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Job Summary

Category: Social Sciences Entry Experience: 10 years
Job Type: Contract Positions: 1
Min Qualification: Bachelor Salary: Undisclosed
Entry Level: Senior Level Date Posted: Aug 17, 2023
Location: NAIROBI Apply Before: Sep 5, 2023
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Brief About Employer

Public Service Commission

Public Service Commission

Job Description

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: -
(i) served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Senior Deputy
County Commissioner II/Senior Deputy Secretary, CSG 6;
(ii) a Bachelors Degree in any Social Science field or equivalent qualification from a
university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) a Masters Degree in any Social Science field or equivalent qualification from a
university recognized in Kenya;
(iv) certificate in Administrative Officers’ Induction Course lasting not less than 4
(four) weeks;
(v) passed Administrative Officers’ Examinations;
(vi) certificate in Administrative Officers Paramilitary Course lasting not less than
three (3) months from a recognized institution;
(vii) a Diploma in Public Administration;
OR
Advanced Public Administration (APAO) Certificate;
(viii) shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
(ix) demonstrated a clear understanding of National development policies, goals and
objectives and ability to integrate them into the Administrative Officer’s function.
Duties and Responsibilities:-
An officer at this level will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and policy
direction in the area of deployment. The officer may be deployed in either Field
Administration or in any of the Ministry /State Department Headquarters. Specific
duties and responsibilities include:
Field Administration
(i) coordinating National Government functions which include; promoting
cohesion, integration and patriotism to enhance peace and national unity;
(ii) co-ordinating administrative functions;
(iii) implementing presidential and Government directives;
(iv) coordinating implementation of Government policies, programmes and project;
(v) convening and chairing security and peace committees and coordinating
implementation of their resolutions handling public complaints;
(vi) holding public “barazas” to articulate and facilitate citizen participation in
development;
(vii) ensuring enforcement of lawful administrative actions/decisions;
(viii) coordinating national and state functions;
(ix) managing and maintaining administrative boundaries, security roads and
airstrips and, vital installations;
(x) coordinating campaigns against drugs, alcohol and substance abuse;
(xi) overseeing the provision of agency services Government Department for
Pensions Department and the Public Trustee Department;
(xii) conducting civil marriages;
(xiii) promoting peace building and conflict resolution; and
(xiv) managing disasters and emergency response;
(xv) monitoring, evaluating and compiling reports on implementation of
programmes, strategic plans and performance contracts for the department; and
(xvi) responding to Parliamentary business specific to area of deployment.
Ministry/State Department Headquarters
(i) formulating and disseminating policies, programmes and strategic plans;
(ii) representing the Principal Secretary in various meetings and in stakeholders fora;
(iii) supervising, managing and developing National Government and field offices;
(iv) coordinating and mobilizing resources for effective public service delivery;
(v) monitoring, evaluating and compiling reports on implementation of
programmes, strategic plans and performance contracts for the department;
(vi) coordinating responses to audit queries for submission to Parliament; and
(vii) coordinating parliamentary policy matters, official functions, and litigation
matters affecting the department; planning, budgeting, performance
management and capacity building

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How to Apply

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE
through the Commission website: www.publicservice.go.ke or jobs portal:
www.psckjobs.go.ke
Please Note:
(i) Applicants should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It
is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of
academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert
should not be included.
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful applicants will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of
the Constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation
of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities
to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.
THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND
THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National
Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during
interviews.
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
(vii) Serving officers shall be required to avail Original letters of appointment to the
current substantive posts during the interviews.
Applications should reach the Commission on or before 5th September, 2023 latest 5.00
pm (East African Time)

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