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  • Posted: May 24, 2022
    Deadline: Jun 13, 2022
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    The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection was established following the reorganization of Government in May, 2016. The Ministry has two State Departments; Labour and Social Protection. The two State Departments have existed in various forms since independence in 1963. They were under the then Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Service, prior to the reorganization of Government in 2016.
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    Labour Secretary/Commissioner for Labour

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

    • served for a cumulative period of sixteen (16) years, three (3) of which should have been at the grade of Deputy Commissioner for Labour, CSG 6 and above or in a
    • comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
    • a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Human Resource Management/Development, Law, Business Administration, Economics, Sociology,
    • Psychology, Anthropology, Statistics, Labour Relations or Industrial Relations from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • a Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Labour Relations, Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management or Development or Planning, Law,
    • Business Administration, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Statistics, Labour and Development Studies, Public Administration or International Relations from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • a certificate in a Prosecution Course lasting at least One (1) month from a recognized institution
    • professional competence and conversant with Labour administration, Labour Laws and International Labour Organisation and Internal Organisation of Migration
    • instruments, and the ability to integrate them to Kenya Vision 2030.


    Possession of a certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than Six (6) weeks from a recognized institution will be considered an added advantage.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • formulating labour policies;
    • implementing departmental programmes and policies on the administration and enforcement of Labour Laws;
    • handling matters related to International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), East Africa Community (EAC),
    • African Union (AU), World Trade Organisation (WTO), Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) on matters related to Labour;
    • liaising with social partners, other arms of Government and relevant agencies on all labour related issues;
    • advising on negotiations and consultative machinery on social dialogue between employer and employee relations
    • advising on desirable measures to be taken for creating of employment opportunities, maintenance of industrial peace and development of labour market information systems for employment promotion

    Method of Application

    Please Note:

    • Candidates 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.
    • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
    • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
    • The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.
    • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
    • It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
    • Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
    • Applications should reach the Commission on or before 13th June, 2022 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).
    Interested and qualified? Go to Ministry of Labour on to apply

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