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  • Director, Strategy & Planning at National Youth Council

  • Posted on: 6 November, 2019 Deadline: 26 November, 2019
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  • The National Youth Service (NYS) is a State Corporation established under section 5 (1) of the NYS, Act, 2018 (the Act) to train and mentor Kenyan youth. The functions of the Service as provided in the Act are undertaking paramilitary training, technical and vocational training in various trades, national building programmes, commercialization of assets to optimize utilization of its resources as well as research and innovation, hence creating a critical mass of technologically skilled and effective Kenyan youth ready to join the global village.
    In line with its mandate, the Service is seeking to recruit suitably qualified candidates for the following five senior management positions:

    Director, Strategy & Planning


    NYS GRADE 3 (1 post)

    Salary Scale: NYS 3: Kshs. 181,900 x 8,100 – 190,000 x 8,200 – 206,400 x 8,200 – 222,800 x 8,300
    – 256,000


    • House Allowance Kshs. 60,000 p.m.
    • Commuter Allowance Kshs. 20,000 p.m.
    • Leave allowance Kshs. 10,000 p.a.

    Terms of Service

    Three year, renewable contract based on performance.

    Job Description

    The Director, Strategy and Planning reports directly to the Director General/CEO of the National Youth Service. The office is responsible for providing advisory functions to the management and ensuring that the Service adopts and implements effective strategies in planning, strategy, research and innovation, performance management, Quality assurance and risk management as well as ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements. It also ensures that NYS leverages on ICT to realize its mandate.


    Duties and responsibilities of the Director, Strategy and Planning will entail:

    • Formulation, interpretation and implementation of corporate policies, strategies and
    • Development of a master strategy for the Service;
    • Development and implementation of strategies of respective departments.
    • Coordination of the preparation of board papers for departments under his/her supervision;
    • Implementation of the board’s resolutions on matters affecting the departments under his/her supervision;
    • Monitoring implementation of the strategic plan;
    • Managing performance management process;
    • Overseeing the preparation and implementation performance contract;
    • Coordinating the performance of all the departments and divisions; and
    •  Submitting monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual organisational performance report to the Director General.
    •  Supervision of staff in the Central Planning and Project Monitoring Unit (CPPMU) Department
    • Any other duty, assigned by the Director General/CEO of the Service


    For appointment to this post, the candidate must;

    • Have a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honors Degree in any of the following areas: economics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, project planning and management, business administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    •  Have a master’s degree in any of the following areas: economics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, project planning and management, business administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Have a minimum of twelve (10) years relevant work experience with at least three (3) years in a senior management position;
    • Be a member of a relevant professional body;
    •  Have a certificate in Strategic Leadership Course from a recognized institution;
    •  Be proficient in computer applications;
    • Demonstrate strong abilities on a spectrum of key work performance competences such as managerial, teamwork, interpersonal, negotiation, analytical, numerical and organization skills; and
    • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter VI of the Constitution


    Method of Application

    Applicants who meet the above requirements should send their application letters in a sealed envelope marked with the title of the position being applied for; together with detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic certificates testimonials, and national identity card/passport.
    In addition, applicants are required to attach certified copies of good conduct from the Directorate for Criminal Investigations, tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Kenya Credit Reference Bureau and a compliance certificate the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
    The applications should reach the undersigned not later than Tuesday, 26th November, 2019.

    Director General/CEO
    National Youth Service
    P. O Box 30397 – 00100, GPO

    Sealed hand-delivered applications can be dropped at the Registry – National Youth Service
    Headquarters, Ruaraka, Thika Road, Ground Floor. The applicants can also email their applications to: director.generalnys@gmail.com or Director.general@nys.go.ke with the title of the position being applied for as the subject. Those without relevant qualifications, copies of documentation and details as sought for will NOT be considered.
    Any form of canvassing shall lead to Automatic Disqualification. ONLY shortlisted candidates
    shall be contacted.
    NYS is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Matilda P. Sakwa (Ms.), EBS DIRECTOR GENERAL

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