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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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    Inspector of Explosives

    VACANCIES IN THE MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM AND MINING STATE DEPARTMENT FOR PETROLEUM

    Poisitions: 10

    V/No. 272/2020
    Basic Salary Scale: Kshs 38,270 - Kshs 51,170 p.m. (CSG 10)
    House Allowance: Ksh.7500 - 16, 500 (Depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh.5, 000
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Three (3) years contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance

    Requirements for appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have a Bachelors degree in any of the following fields: Explosives Science/Engineering, Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science/Engineering, Chemistry and Physics for a university recognized in Kenya.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An inspector at this level will undergo an intensive two-year on-the-job training and will be supervised by an experienced officer.

    Duties at this level include:-

    • carrying out safety and technical inspections of explosives magazines;
    • writing reports;
    • preparing safety notices; and
    • preparing permits under the Explosives Act.

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    Office Administrator II

    No of Positions: 250

    V/No.273/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 31,270 – Ksh. 41,260 p.m. (CSG 11)
    House Allowance: Ksh.4,200 - 10, 000 (Depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh.4, 000p.m.
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Three (3) years contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance

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

    Bachelors degree in Secretarial Studies or Business and Office Management from a university recognized in Kenya;
    OR
    Bachelors degree in Social Sciences from a university recognized in Kenya plus a Diploma in Secretarial Studies from a recognized institution.

    Duties and responsibilities

    This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. duties and responsibilities at this level include: -

    • taking oral dictation;
    • word and data processing;
    • managing e-office;
    • operating office equipment;
    • handling telephone calls and appointments;
    • maintaining office diary and travel itinerates;
    • maintaining office protocol;
    • ensuring security of office records, documents and equipment;
    • maintaining an up to date filing system in the office; and
    • supervision of office cleanliness.
       

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    Chief Geologist (Energy)

    V/No. 261/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 133,870 – Ksh. 197,800 p.m. (CSG 5)
    House Allowance: Ksh.48, 000 – 60,000p.m (Depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh.20, 000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable or Local Agreement

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

    • served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently in the grade of Chief Superintending Geologist, CSG 7 and above or in a comparable and relevant
    • position in the wider public service or private sector;
    • a Bachelor of Science degree in any of the following disciplines: Geology, Engineering Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geo-science or equivalent
    • qualification from a recognized institution;
    • a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Geology, Engineering Geology, Physics, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geo-Science, Environmental Geology or its
    • equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
    •  be registered by the Geologists Registration Board of Kenya and be a member of the Geological Society of Kenya;
    • demonstrated professional competence in work performance and results; and
    • a clear understanding of the role of geo-energy section in national development.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • formulating and reviewing of policies, laws, regulations, standards and guidelines in geo-energy sector
    • developing a master plan and strategies for development of geo-energy sector
    • reviewing and approving proposals and reports in geo-energy sector;
    • planning and budgeting for geo-energy functions;
    • initiating negotiations for bilateral agreements related to geo-energy resources
    • initiating engagements for public private partnerships in geo-energy sector;
    • participating in national, regional and global conferences and conventions related in geo-energy sector;
    • domesticating provisions of treaties and conventions related to geo-energy sector;
    • reviewing and approving contract specifications for geo-energy resources;
    • liaising with relevant environmental agencies for approval of environmental and social impact assessment reports related to geo-energy sector projects;
    • implementing performance management system and evaluating its impact on service delivery;
    • providing technical advice to Government agencies and the public on matters relating to geo-energy resources; and
    • ensuring prudent management of financial and non-financial resources

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    Chief Superintending Geologist (Energy)

    No of Positions: 2

    V/No. 262/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360- Ksh.121,430 p.m. (CSG 7)
    House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: -

    • served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and currently serving at the grade of Geologist I, CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
    • a Bachelor of Science degree in any of the following disciplines: Geology, Engineering Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geo-science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • be registered by the Geologists Registration Board of Kenya and be a member of the Geological Society of Kenya; and
    • demonstrated professional competence in work performance and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • monitoring and reviewing geological exploration activities in coal, geothermal and nuclear energy;
    • coordinating the design of geo-exploration field projects in coal, geothermal and nuclear energy;
    • developing geological exploration standards and guidelines in geo-energy sector;
    • reviewing geological exploration reports;
    • verifying exploration contract documents for compliance;
    • monitoring conformity to legislation and statutes related to geological exploration activities in geo-energy sector;
    • ensuring implementation of environmental and social impact assessment recommendations for geo-energy sector projects; and
    • ensuring proper management of resources.

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    Chief Superintedning Geophysicist

    No of Positions: 2

    V/No. 263/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360 - Ksh.121,430 p.m. (CSG 7)
    House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have:

    • served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and currently serving at the grade of Geophysicist I (Energy), CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
    • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Geophysics, Physics, Geology, Geo-Science or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • demonstrated professional competence in work performance and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Duties and responsibilities will include:

    • overseeing design of geophysical field projects;
    • coordinating and managing geophysical field projects;
    • overseeing the analysis of geophysical data;
    • reviewing geophysical exploration reports;
    • developing geophysical exploration standards and guidelines in geo-energy sector
    • monitoring conformity to legislation and statutes related to geophysical exploration activities in geo-energy sector;
    • ensuring implementation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment recommendations for geo-energy sector projects; and
    • ensuring proper management of resources.

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    Chief Superintending Geochemist

     

    No of Positions: 2

     

    V/No. 264/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360 - Ksh.121,430 p.m. (CSG 7)
    House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have:-

    • served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and currently serving at the grade of Geochemist I, CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the
    • wider public service;
    • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Geochemistry, Geology, Chemistry, Geo-Science or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in
    • Kenya; and
    • demonstrated professional competence in work performance and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • overseeing designing of geochemical field projects;
    • coordinating and managing geochemical field projects in geo-energy sector;
    • reviewing geochemical exploration reports;
    • overseeing the analysis of geochemical samples/data;
    • developing geochemical exploration standards and guidelines in geo-energy sector;
    • monitoring conformity to legislation and statutes related to geochemical exploration activities in geo-energy sector;
    • ensuring implementation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment recommendations for geo-energy sector projects; and
    • ensuring proper management of resources.

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    Secretary Petroleum

    V/No. 265/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 169,140 - Ksh.324,430 p.m. (CSG 4)
    House Allowance: 80 ,000 p.m
    Entertainment Allowance: Ksh. 65,000 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12, 000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Extraneous allowance: Ksh.60,000 p.m.
    Domestic Servant Allowance: Ksh.15.600
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent or Local Agreement

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    • served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently serving at the grade of Deputy Commissioner, Petroleum, CSG 6 and above or in a comparable and
    • relevant position in the wider public service or private oil and petroleum sector;
    • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Engineering Technology, Petroleum Geophysics, Petroleum Geochemistry, Petroleum Geo-Science, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Economics, Geology, Physics, Chemistry or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • a Masters degree in any of the following fields: Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Geophysics, Petroleum Geochemistry, Petroleum Geo-Science, Petroleum Economics or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • registration and valid membership in any of the following professional bodies: - Geological Society of Kenya (GSK); Geologists Registration Board (GRB); Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) or any other relevant professional body(where applicable);
    • demonstrated outstanding professional competence and managerial ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
    • a thorough understanding of the global, regional and national developmental goals, policies and programs and the ability to relate them to the ministry’s mandate.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    An officer at this level will be responsible for overall coordination of the Petroleum function. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

    • advising the Government on decisions for non-compliance relating to international bodies on matters relating to oil and gas;
    • initiating development and review of modalities and strategies for licensing of petroleum blocks;
    • initiating development of systems for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects in the oil and gas sector, ensuring maintenance and management of petroleum data;
    • ensuring compliance with environmental protection and management regulations in liaison with the relevant agencies;
    • ensuring local content capacity building in line with national policy goals;
    • overseeing execution of agreements with purchasers for the export of crude oil and natural gas; and
    • ensuring security of supply of petroleum products in Kenya and regional markets.

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    Assistant Commissioner, Petroleum (Geochemist)

    V/No. 266/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360 - Ksh.121,430 p.m. (CSG 7)
    House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have: -

    • served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and currently serving in the grade of Senior Petroleum Officer, CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant
    • position in the wider public service;
    • a Bachelors of Science degree in any of the following disciplines: Geochemistry, Geology, Chemistry, Geo-science or equivalent qualification from a university
    • recognized in Kenya; and
    • shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.


    Duties and Responsibilities
    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: -

    • overseeing development, implementation and reviewing of policies, strategies and programs in the oil and gas sector; advising the government on the commercial and economic value of oil and gas fields;
    • overseeing implementation of environment and social impact assessment report;
    • coordinating and analyzing geochemical and exploration reports;
    • analyzing and preparing geochemical models for oil and gas exploration and production projects;
    • coordinating all geochemical operations relating to petroleum exploration and production;
    • reviewing geochemical reports;
    • interpreting geochemical survey and data;
    • analyzing and preparing geochemical models for oil and gas exploration and production projects; and
    • coordinating all geochemical operations relating to petroleum exploration development and production.

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    Assistant Director, Petroleum Economic Analysis

    V/No. 267/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360 - Ksh.121,430 p.m. (CSG 7)
    House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must: -

    • served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and currently serving at the grade of Senior Petroleum Economic Analyst, CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and
    • relevant position in the wider Public Service;
    • a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Economics and Mathematics, Economics and Statistics, Petroleum Economics or its equivalent
    • qualification from a university recognized in Kenya; and
    • demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: -

    • undertaking economic modeling and forecasting;
    • reviewing petroleum projects proposals on oil and gas;
    • undertaking economic evaluation on opportunities in exploration, development and production in oil and gas;
    • monitoring and evaluation of petroleum projects;
    • ensuring adequate stock of petroleum products;
    • liaising with various agencies involved in scheduling of imports and distribution of petroleum products;
    • monitoring of petroleum operational stocks and build-up; and
    • undertaking research on economics of oil and gas.

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    Assistant Director, Petroleum Audit and Risk Analysis

    V/No. 268/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360- Ksh.121,430 p.m. (CSG 7)
    House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

    • served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and be currently serving at the grade of Senior Petroleum Audit and Risk Analyst, CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
    • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce (Accounting option or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option) or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • a Part III of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination or Part III of the Association for Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • be a Certified Information System Auditor (C.I.S.A.);
    • been registered with relevant professional body; and
    • demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

    • interpreting petroleum cost audit for sound audit principles and controls in line with the best practices of oil and gas industries;
    • developing risk assessment and management framework for oil and gas projects;
    • preparing and submitting audit reports;
    • reporting on implementation of annual audit work plan;
    • reviewing audit reports and verifying credibility of petroleum cost claims posted by licensed oil companies; and
    • preparing oil and gas audit inspection programs.

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    Assistant Director, Petroleum Financial Analysis

    V/No. 269/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360- Ksh.121,430 p.m. (CSG 7)
    House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

    • served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and currently serving at the grade of Senior Petroleum Finance Analyst, CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and
    • relevant position in the wider public service;
    • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Commerce (Accounting option or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option) or
    • equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • a Part III of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination or Part III of the Association for Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) or equivalent
    • qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • registered with relevant professional body; and
    • demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

    • coordinating monitoring and evaluation of oil and gas projects and reviewing implementation of petroleum projects;
    • co-coordinating the design and financial aspects for new petroleum projects;
    • undertaking financial management research on petroleum related activities.
    • evaluating quarterly expenditure forecasts for oil and gas projects;
    • monitoring expenditure of projects and programmes on a periodic basis and ensuring that timely corrective measures are taken;
    • verifying proposals seeking funds for additional expenditures and re-allocation of voted funds during the financial year; and
    • consolidating budgets for the recurrent and development votes

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    Assistant Director, Petroleum Communications and Marketing

    V/No. 270/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360- Ksh.121,430 p.m. (CSG 7)
    House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have:-

    • served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and currently serving at the grade of Senior Petroleum Communications and Marketing Officer, CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
    • a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: - Journalism, Mass Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, International Relations, Communication and Media or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • a Membership to relevant professional body; and
    • demonstrated professional competence and managerial ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

    • implementing communication and marketing policies, strategies and programmes for petroleum exploration, development and production;
    • coordinating awareness programmes on issues related to oil and gas operations;
    • initiating development of a communications and marketing framework in oil and gas operations;
    • designing communications and marketing programmes;
    • identifying innovative communications and marketing trends that are relevant in the oil and gas sector and updating emerging developments in oil and gas sector;
    • approving publications on oil and gas operations;
    • monitoring and evaluating the impact of communication and marketing strategies in the oil and gas sector;
    • liaising with relevant stakeholders in information sharing on oil and gas operations;
    • coordinating research for best practices in petroleum communication and marketing;
    • participating in negotiations on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes to be undertaken by the oil companies;
      • coordinating the implementation and evaluating the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes as undertaken by oil companies; and
      • developing and implementing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies and programmes and ensuring compliance with existing laws on oil and gas, ethical
      • standards, national and international norms relating to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes

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    Assistant Director, Petroleum Legal and Compliance

    V/No. 271/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360- Ksh.121,430 p.m. (CSG 7)
    House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have: -

    • served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and currently serving at the grade of Senior Petroleum Legal and Compliance Officer, CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public Service;
    • a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • a Diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education;
    • been an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    • a Valid Practicing Certificate from Law Society of Kenya;
    • demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.


    Duties and Responsibilities
    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: -

    • ensuring petroleum legal framework is aligned to the Constitution and other related statutes;
    • ensuring compliance with statutory petroleum legislations and policies;
    • Assessing and reviewing oil and gas contracts and agreements in line with existing legal framework;
    • undertaking research on petroleum related legal developments;
    • providing advice on legal aspects of oil and gas policies and standards;
    • interpreting and implementing court orders, judgements, rulings, arbitration awards and other court documents in liaison with the State Law Office;
    •  issuing instructions in litigation and arbitration proceedings relating to oil and gas where necessary;
    • providing legal guidance for licensing and acquisition of oil and gas exploration blocks;
    • developing legal mechanisms for contractual management of petroleum agreements;
    • conducting due diligence on upstream, midstream and downstream legal transactions;
    • initiating review of petroleum legal documents in consultation with relevant stakeholders, where necessary;
    • determining the appropriate dispute resolution mechanisms including alternative dispute resolution; and
    • ensuring compliance with legal obligations on the licenses.

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    Chief Superintending Engineer (Mechanical)

    No of Positions: 2

    V/No.257/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360- Ksh.121,430 p.m. (CSG 7)
    House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade an officer must have:

    • served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and currently serving at the grade of Engineer I (Mechanical), CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
    • a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • be registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
    • current valid annual practicing licence from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
    • corporate membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
    • demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of power generation projects; and
    • a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and programmes and the ability to translate them towards achieving the power generation plans.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Duties and responsibilities include:

    • monitoring and evaluation of power generation projects;
    • reviewing environmental impact assessment report studies related to thermal, geothermal, hydro and major wind power generation projects;
    • participating in the development of technical standards on power generation sector in collaboration with Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS);
    • supervising implementation of technical standards related to power generation projects;
    • reviewing feasibility studies on power generation projects;
    • carrying out pre-investment studies on power generation projects
    • assisting in the energy policy formulation;
    • assisting in tariff studies;
    • participating in the least coast power development plan; and
    • appraising of power general projects.

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    Chief Engineer (Electrical)

    V/No.258/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 133,870 – Ksh. 197,800 p.m. (CSG 5)
    House Allowance: Ksh.48, 000 – 60,000p.m (Depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh.20, 000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable or Local Agreement

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    • served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently in the grade of Chief Superintending Engineer (Electrical), CSG 7 and above or in a comparable and
    • relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
    • a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya.
    • be registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
    • current valid annual practicing licence from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
    • corporate membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
    • demonstrated a high degree of professional competence; administrative capability required for effective planning, direction, control and coordination of power sector programmes; and
    • a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and programmes and the ability to translate them towards achieving the power generation plans.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

    • formulating energy policy in the electricity sub sector;
    • enhancing, reinforcing and upgrading of the power sector infrastructure;
    • mobilizing of fund for power transmission and distribution projects;
    • coordinating the national electrification strategies towards achieving universal access to electricity;
    • coordinating the development of the National Electricity Master Plan;
    • coordinating following up and reviewing of feasibility studies on national transmission and distribution projects
    • coordinating power tariff study;
    • developing energy sector cooperation frameworks and protocols with regional Governments and international bodies;
    • promoting of strategies that will minimize international energy trade barriers, attract investments and facilitate exchange of information and data;
    • coordinating the development of a new and robust national grid system;
    • coordinating the development and review of budgets of the Directorate; and
    • coordinating the monitoring and evaluation of power transmission and distribution projects.

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    Senior Principal Superintending Engineer (Electrical)

    No of Positions: 2

    V/No. 259/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 99,900 - Ksh. 169,140 p.m (CSG 6)
    House Allowance: Ksh.20, 000 – 50,000 p.m (Depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh.16, 000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

    • served for a minimum period of twelve (12) years and currently serving at the grade of Senior Superintending Engineer (Electrical), CSG 8 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
    • a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • be registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
    • current valid annual practicing licence from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
    • corporate membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK); and
    • demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of electrical services programmes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • participating in Energy Policy formulation in electricity subsector;
    • developing framework to enhance, reinforce and upgrade of the electricity grid network;
    • assisting in mobilization of funds for power transmission and distribution projects;
    • developing and coordinating electrification strategies towards achieving universal access to electricity;
    • participating in development of the National Electricity Master Plan;
    • identifying, transmission line projects that will serve the projected power demand;
    • reviewing of feasibility studies on national transmission and distribution projects;
    • coordinating of power tariff study;
    • participating in development of energy sector cooperation frameworks and protocols with regional Governments and International bodies;
    • promoting of strategies that will minimize international energy trade barriers, attract investments and facilitate exchange of information and data; and
    • supervising the development and review of budgets for the Directorate.

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    Chief Superintending Engineer (Electrical)

    No of Positions: 2

    V/No. 260/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360- Ksh.121,430 p.m. (CSG 7)
    House Allowance: Ksh.16, 800 – 45,000p.m (depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh. 12,000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

    • served for a minimum period of nine (9) years and currently serving at the grade of Engineer I (Electrical), CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
    • a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • be registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
    • current valid annual practicing licence from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
    • corporate membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK); and
    • demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of electrical services programmes.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:

    • assisting in facilitating and coordinating customer connectivity and electricityaccess;
    • participating in updating Least Cost Power Development Plan;
    • developing in distribution network through the national electrification fund to increase connectivity;
    • updating rural electrification (RE) Master Plan;
    • participating in preliminary designing and cost estimating of rural electrification projects;
    • assisting in mobilizing financial resources for establishment of revolving funds to fiancé power distribution and rural electrification projects;
    • developing a prudent and financially sustainable customer connection policy to accelerate consumer connections towards achieving universal access;
    • reviewing of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports studies related to rural electrification projects;
    • participating in promotion of strategies that will minimize international energy trade barriers, attract investments and facilitate exchange of information and data;
    • participating in formulation of strategies to ensure that there is reliable power to customers; and
    • carrying out monitoring, supervision and evaluation of Rural Electrification projects including rural electrification and mini grid development.

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    Deputy Director, Climate Change Adaptation

    V/No. 254/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 99,900 - Ksh. 169,140 p.m (CSG 6)
    House Allowance: Ksh.20, 000 – 50,000 p.m (Depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh.16, 000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    • served for a minimum period of twelve (12) years and currently serving at the grade of Principal Climate Change Adaptation Officer, CSG 8 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
    • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Environmental Science, Environmental Law, Environmental Planning and Management, Meteorology, Natural Resource Management or any other related field from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • a track record of teamwork, leadership, good knowledge of international, government policies and regulations relating to climate change;
    • shown professional competence, high integrity and leadership capability in work performance and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • planning and implementation adaptation projects, programmes activities across various sectors;
    • preparing guidelines on National and County adaptation planning and implementation;
    • coordinating technology development and transfer , research required for adaptation across the different sectors;
    • spearheading development of adaptation projects for domestic and international
    • mainstreaming climate change adaptation into national development planning processes;
    • participating in the preparation and reporting in National Communications and other international and national reporting requirements related to adaptation;
    • developing and disseminating climate change programmes and projects communication, outreach and public education strategy;
    • liaising with the relevant sectors and other climate change stakeholders on issues relating to climate change adaptation programmes;
    • tracking climate change adaptation programmes, trends, impacts and implications at the national and county level; and
    • capacity building and awareness creation for institutions and stakeholders on climate change adaptation programmes and projects.

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    Chief Engineer (Mechanical)

    V/No. 255/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 133,870 – Ksh. 197,800 p.m. (CSG 5)
    House Allowance: Ksh.48, 000 – 60,000p.m (Depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh.20, 000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent or Local Agreement

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

    • served for a minimum period of fifteen (15) years and currently in the grade of Chief Superintending Engineer (Mechanical), CSG 7 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
    • a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • be registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
    • current valid annual practicing licence from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
    • corporate membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
    • demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of power generation projects; and
    • a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and programmes and the ability to translate them towards achieving the power generation plans.

    Duties and Responsibility

    Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

    • formulating and developing of electrical energy policies
    • sourcing financing for power generation projects
    • formulation of policy and development of technical standards on matters pertaining to power generation;
    • coordinating and reviewing of appraisal of energy generation projects;
    • coordinating the preparation of budgets, strategic plan, work plans, procurement plans and progress reports
    • developing and formulating of technical standards in collaboration with Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS);
    • facilitating power generation planning under the Least Coast Power Development Plan;
    • facilitating and reviewing of feasibility studies on power generation projects
    • overseeing of the management, monitoring and appraisal of staff in the department
    • overseeing monitoring and evaluation of power generation projects; and
    • (xi) facilitating and coordinating activities of the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB).

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    Senior Principal Superintending Engineer (Mechanical)

    V/No.256/2020
    Salary Scale: Ksh. 99,900 - Ksh. 169,140 p.m (CSG 6)
    House Allowance: Ksh.20, 000 – 50,000 p.m (Depending on duty station)
    Commuter Allowance: Ksh.16, 000p.m
    Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
    Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
    Medical Cover: As provided by the government
    Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

    • served for a minimum period of twelve (12) years and currently serving at the grade of Senior Superintending Engineer (Mechanical), CSG 8 and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
    • a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • be registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya;
    • current valid annual practicing licence from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya
    • corporate membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
    • (vi) demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of power generation projects; and
    • (vii) a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and programmes and the ability to translate them towards achieving the power generation plans.


    Duties and Responsibility

    Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

    • participating in formulating and articulation of policy on matters pertaining to power generation;
    • assisting in mobilizing of resources for thermal, nuclear, geothermal and major wind power generation projects;
    • coordinating and reviewing of pre-investment feasibility studies on power generation projects to determine their technical and economic viability;
    • spearheading the development of a comprehensive legal and regulatory framework for Kenya’s nuclear power programmes;
    • coordinating, monitoring, supervision and evaluation of petroleum and natural gas pipeline construction
    • coordinating and reviewing of appraisal of energy generation projects;
    • developing and formulating of technical standards in collaboration with Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS);
    • facilitating power generation planning under the Least Coast Power Development Plan;
    • facilitating and reviewing of feasibility studies on power generation projects; and
    • facilitating and coordinating activities of the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB).

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website: www.publicservice.go.ke or jobs portal: www.psckjobs.go.ke

    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. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
    • 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 15th September 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).

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