26 Aug 2014

Deputy Director, Policy and Planning Job Vacancy

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an independent Commission established under Article 230 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, with the mandate to set and regularly review the remuneration and benefits of all State Officers and to advise the National and County governments on the remuneration and benefits of all other public officers.

In carrying out its mandate, the Commission has to take into account the principles of; fiscal sustainability of the public compensation bill, attraction and retention of requisite skills for service delivery, productivity and performance, transparency and fairness and equity.

The Commission seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant position:

Deputy Director, Policy and Planning
1 Position

Job Summary: 
The job holder will report to the Director, Research, Compliance, Policy and Planning, and will ensure the planning and implementation of relevant policies resultants from the research and compliance role in line with the continuous validation of the commissions mandate, functions and principles.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertaking periodic fiscal sustainability analysis of the impact of various Remuneration and Benefits packages to ensure affordability and sustainability of the total Public Compensation Bill.
  • Undertake macro and micro economic studies on Remuneration and Benefits and advice on harmonization and equity to ensure implementation of smooth Remuneration and Benefits cycles.
  • Generating processes for alignment of Remuneration and Benefit’s policies as per the Commission mandate with other fiscal policies.
  • Interrogate various Government policies impacting on Remuneration, Benefits and Pension and advice on best practice to the Commission.
  • Develop a quantitative modeling approach to various salary cycles and proposals received by the Commission to inform recommendations on the Remuneration and Benefits structure.
  • Continuous benchmarking of the Commissions mandate and functions with relevant comparators and advice of various recommendations.
  • Undertaking relevant analyses of critical development and Remuneration and Benefits policies.
  • Leading the Commission strategic planning function, work plans and reporting.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Policy Analysis, Statistics or a related field from recognized University.
  • Relevant work experience of at least eight (8) years at senior management level in a strategic organization.iii. Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Policy Analysis, Statistics or any relevant field of study from a recognized university.
  • Knowledge of Public Financial Management Principles and Processes and financial analysis.
  • Relevant professional qualification.
  • Good numerical skills and demonstrated successes in the field of financial analysis, project formulation, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Practical knowledge in the field of project monitoring and evaluation techniques.

Key Competencies

  • Demonstrated possessions of policy formulation and planning techniques.
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding appreciation of the local and global macro and microeconomic issues
  • Significant expertise and experience in identifying, reviewing, analyzing and summarizing complex policy papers and electronic sources of quantitative and qualitative data with a high level of numerical and statistical ability.
  • ICT competencies in relevant statistical packages.
  • Have initiative in identifying issues and producing quality work.
  • Have Tax and EACC clearance certificate.

Application Process
Qualified candidates should submit their applications together with detailed Curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials in a sealed envelope clearly marked at the top “Application for the position of………..(indicate the position applied for)” and mailed OR delivered to:

The Commission Secretary
Salaries and Remuneration Commission
Williamson House 6th Floor
4th Ngong Avenue
P.O. Box 43126 – 00100

You should also indicate your current salary and give the names of three referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email address.

The Commission will carry out reference checks and vetting before a successful candidate is given an offer of appointment.

Deadline for application 5th September, 2014

All applicants for these positions must be compliant with Chapter 6 of the Constitution on integrity and leadership and Article 232 on values of the Public Service.

Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Qualified persons irrespective of their gender, age, race, culture, religion or disability are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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