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  • Posted: Nov 23, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 6, 2021
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  • The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA), is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the national and the county governments, and among the county governments. FUNCTIONS OF CRA The functions of the Commiss...
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    Commission Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer

    MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Commission Secretary shall be the Chief Executive Officer and Accounting Officer of the Commission and shall be responsible to the Commission for the following duties and responsibilities:

    1. Provide leadership and efficiently manage the day to day operations of the Commission;
    2. Lead and manage staff to ensure delivery of the Commissions Constitutional mandates;
    3. Ensure the Commission operates in line with its core values of “Excellence, Inclusiveness, Integrity and Objectivity” towards its stated mission and vision of leaving no Kenyan behind; 
    4. Coordinate the functions of various stakeholders and ensure strict adherence to the public code of conduct;
    5. As Accounting Officer to provide utmost discipline in financial management and ensure that the Commission’s accounts, assets and liabilities are kept and reported in line with public sector accounting standards;
    6. Continuously build and maintain professional working relationship with the public, Government agencies as well as other stakeholders;
    7. Strict and timely implementation of all Commission’s decisions, policies and programs;
    8. Report to the Commission all activities carried out at the Secretariat; and
    9. Perform all other duties as may be assigned by Commission from time to time.

    REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT:

    Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:

    • Holds at least a Master’s degree in Economics, Business or Law or its equivalent from a reputable accredited University and has relevant professional qualifications;
    • Have at least fifteen (15) years post Master’s working experience of which ten (10) must be at Senior leadership level in Public or private entities dealing with economic, financial or policy matters;
    • Demonstrate compliance with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the Leadership and Integrity Act;
    • Knowledge of Fiscal Decentralization and Public Sector Policy and Management shall confer additional advantage.

    OTHER ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

    1. Ability to conceive, communicate and implement initiatives with broad strategic impact;
    2. Lead, innovate and manage change;
    3. Have the ability to coordinate, motivate and manage teams;
    4. Demonstrate ability to engage productively with top officials in Public and Private sectors;
    5. Have ability to persuade and influence others;
    6. Possess high standards of integrity and ability to instill the same among teams; 
    7. Demonstrate strong problem solving and decision-making skills; and,
    8. Possession of strong interpersonal, team building and communication skills.

    This is a key position open to persons with the relevant exposure and experience. It should interest those with a passion for success and who aspire to make discernible change that positively impacts Kenya and its people. The appointment is for five (5) year term, renewable for one further term subject to relevant public service regulations governing staff tenure. 

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    Deputy Director Internal Audit

    Reporting to the Commission Secretary and the Commission Audit Committee, the position holder will assist by independently ensuring the effectiveness of policies, procedures and standards by which the Commission’s financial, physical and intellectual resources are procured, deployed and managed.

    MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. To develop internal audit strategies, policies, systems and procedures;
    2. To coordinate programmed and ad hoc audits of operations and activities of the Commission and to monitor and evaluate use of the Commission’s resources;
    3. To offer Secretarial services to the CRA Audit Committee; 
    4. To coordinate the review of financial systems in place and CRA compliance to financial policies, records maintenance, accounting procedures and reporting guidelines
    5. To coordinate the preparation and issuance of periodic reports to CRA Audit Committee and Management on the status of implementation of the Internal Audit work plan;
    6. To provide advisory services to the Commission with regard to sound management systems (Governance), risk and internal control processes;
    7. To develop systems to identify, determine and evaluate risk areas, level of risk and suggest remedial measures;
    8. To advise management on the integrity of processes and operations to ensure that the Commission obtains value for money;
    9. To monitor the implementation of audit recommendations in the Commission.
    10. To review and appraise the soundness, adequacy, and application of accounting, financial and other operating controls and promote effective control at reasonable cost;
    11. To ascertain the reliability of management data and information available for effective and efficient decision making at the Commission;
    12. To evaluate measures put in place by management to ensure that the Commission’s assets are accounted for and safeguarded from losses of all kind.
    13. To monitor and appraise performance of Internal Audit staff in line with quality standards and work processes to ensure the achievement of the departmental objectives and recommend operating improvements.
    14.  To liaise with Commission’s external auditors.

    REQUIRED ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    The applicant will be required to meet the following requirements:

    1. Minimum of a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce (Accounting/ Finance option), Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Auditing, Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution; 
    2. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce (Accounting/ Finance option), Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Auditing, Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
    3. A Professional Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K), ACCA or any other professional accounting qualification;
    4. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) finalist or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) will be an added advantage;
    5. Registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). Being a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), or Information Systems Audit Control Association (ISACA) will be an added advantage.

    EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

    The applicant will be required to meet the following requirements:

    1. At least ten years (10) years’ experiences in a busy organization, preferably within the public service with three (3) years as Head of Internal Audit section.
    2. Advanced technical skills in in Management, Finance, Procurement, and or related discipline.
    3. Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams to attain departmental goals.
    4. He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player.
    5. Competent, organized, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    6. Excellent knowledge of relevant basic computer applications and
    7. Ability to work in a team-modulated and collaborative environment

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    Executive Secretary

    This position is responsible for overseeing the administrative support of the Executive Office and act as a liaison to the Commission, Chairperson and Staff and ensure that provision of services are effectively executed to realize the mandate of the Commission.

    MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Manage and maintain the Commission’s and Chairperson’s diary ensuring a smooth and seamless Schedule.
    2. Manage and prepare the budget for the Chairperson’s office in consultation with the Manager, Finance.
    3. Schedule appointments for the Commissioners and the Chairperson.
    4. Arrange for meetings and meeting facilities for Commissioners and the Chairperson. 
    5. Make travel arrangements for Commissioners and Chairperson including flights and accommodation and Visa application for international travel.
    6. Organize conferences, follow up on issues of concern for Commissioners and the Chairperson and determine the correct course of action referral or responses.
    7. Draft correspondences and acknowledgement letters to facilitate Chairperson’s ability to lead the Commission.
    8. Serve as a liaison with departmental heads to ensure manageable flow of work and communication.
    9. Maintain office supply inventory and order additional supplies as needed for Commissioners’ and the Chairperson’s offices. 10)Attend to visitors and queries while observing protocol.
    10.  Manage and review filing systems for Commissioners and the Chairperson.
    11. Ensure a neat and orderly office environment.

    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Bachelor’s degree in either Secretarial Studies, Business and Office Management or Social Sciences;
    2. Certificate in Computer Applications (covering at minimum Word processor and Spreadsheet) from a recognized institution;
    3. Secretarial Management Course from a Government recognized training institution;
    4. Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to work well with others in a busy work environment. He/she must be a person of integrity and demonstrate excellent communication skills;
    5. Ability to deliver within deadlines;
    6. Any other relevant qualifications will be an added advantage.

    EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Minimum of five (5) year’s relevant experience in a progressively responsible Organization preferably in the Public Sector;
    2. Advanced technical skills in secretarial studies and Public Relations; 
    3. He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
    4. Strong managerial skills and ability to work for longer hours.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Commission on Revenue Allocation on cra.go.ke to apply

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