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  • Posted: Apr 3, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 23, 2024
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    The Commission dates back to 1954 when Civil Service Commission was established by British Colonial Government following Holmes Commission Report, 1948; Civil Service Commission was advisory to the Governor in matters of appointments; At independence in 1963 it was enshrined in the constitution and renamed Public Service Commission; Independence Constitut...
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    Secretary/Chief Executive Officer

    Requirements for Appointment:
    A person is qualified for appointment as a Secretary/Chief Executive Officer if the person:-

    • Is a citizen of Kenya;
    • Holds a degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • Has at least ten years relevant professional experience;
    • Has at least five years’ experience in a leadership position at senior management level in a public service or private sector organization; and
    • Meets the requirements of leadership and integrity as prescribed in Chapter Six of the Constitution;

     Duties and Responsibilities
    The Secretary shall be —

    • The Chief Executive Officer;
    • The head of the secretariat of the Commission;
    • The accounting officer of the Commission;
    • The custodian of the records and seal of the Commission;

    Responsible for —

    • The execution of the decisions of the Commission;
    • Assignment of duties and supervision of the staff of the Commission;
    • The preparation and submission of the programmes necessary for the achievement of the Commission's mandate for approval by the Commission;
    • Ensuring compliance by the staff with the values and principles of the public service; and
    • The performance of such other duties as may be assigned by the Commission or any other written law.

    The Secretary/Chief Executive Officer shall be accountable and answerable to the Chairperson and members of the Commission in the performance of his/her duties and responsibilities.

    Method of Application

     Terms of Service

    • The Secretary shall hold office for a term of five years and shall be eligible for reappointment once.
    • The gross monthly salary and benefits attached to the position will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission vide Kenya Gazette 8795 Vol. CXXIV-No.145 of 27th July, 2022.
    • Application should be accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents should accompany an online application.
    • Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide clearances from the following bodies at the interview:
      • Kenya Revenue Authority.
      •  Higher Education Loans Board.
      • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
      • Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
    • All applications should be clearly marked “Application for the position of Secretary/Chief Executive Officer” and addressed to:-

    The Chairperson
    Public Service Commission
    P. O. BOX 30095-00100
    Commission House, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi

    • Manual applications should be hand-delivered to the office of the Chairperson situated at 1st Floor Commission House, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi.
    • Online applications should be emailed in PDF format to:
    • Names of shortlisted candidates will be published in the newspapers and on the Commission’s website. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
    • Before assuming office, the Secretary shall take and subscribe to the oath of office as set out in the Fourth Schedule of the PSC Act, 2017

    Closing Date

    • All applications should be received on or before Tuesday 23rd April 2024 by 5.00 p.m

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