The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) is an independent Commission established under Article 230 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, with the mandate to set and regularly review the Remuneration and Benefits of all State Officers and to advise the National and County Governments on the Remuneration and Benefits of all other Public Officers.
In carrying out its mandate, the Commission has to take into account the principles of; fiscal sustainability of the public compensation bill, attraction and retention of requisite skills for service delivery, productivity and performance, transparency, fairness and equity.
The Commission seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant position:
Job Title: Principal Officer, Commission Secretarial Services
Job Grade: RL 4
Directorate: Office of the CEO Department: Office of the CEO
Reporting to: CEO
Job Purpose: The position reports to the Commission Secretary (CS)/CEO and is responsible for providing secretarial support services to the Commission.
Roles and Responsibilities
(a) Coordinate Commission Secretarial Services in line with best practice, in liaison with the Commission Secretary / CEO to ensure:
(i) Timely preparation and filing of all agenda documents.
(ii) Maintenance and archiving of Commission files.
(iii) Maintenance of Commission Circulars and ensure serialization for ease of retrieval.
(iv) Cross referencing past and present Commission advisories to ensure consistency.
(v) Development of standards for Commission’s and Committees’ minutes.
(vi) Periodic quality assurance and capacity building on standards for Commission and Committee minutes.
(b) Ensure accurate and complete documentation in line with the Commission’s and Committee’s agenda items;
(c) Prepare high quality Commission minutes during the meetings and ensure:
(i) Contextualization of Commission decisions and accurate reporting based on the Commission’s deliberation.
(ii) Understanding of complex information and process it into well-articulated minutes.
(iii) Compliance with the Commission’s mandate.
(d) Track implementation of Commission’s Resolutions in liaison with various Directors and Section Heads and preparing succinct reports on a weekly basis to CEO.
(e) Act as a link between the standing Committees and the Commission and ensure that the agendas of the Committees are presented and feedback is provided as per the functions of the Committees.
(f) Support the Commission Secretary/CEO in the following:
(i) Issuing of notices of meetings.
(ii) Presenting the agenda at the Commission’s meetings to ensure that all pertinent matters are highlighted and discussed.
(iii) Cross referencing of minutes to ensure consistency in Commission Advisories.
(iv) Organizing and coordination of all the meetings of the Commission.
(v) Receiving agenda items.
(vi) Circulating agendas and reports for Commission meetings.
(vii) Dissemination of action points to related officers.
(viii) Follow up on Commission invitation to meetings by various stakeholders.
(g) Liaise with the Directors in reviewing the Directorates and Corporate Performance Report and preparing it on a quarterly basis for the CEO to review in readiness for presentation to the Commission.
(h) Coordinate the activities of the Commission Secretarial Services.
(i) Identify, evaluate, mitigate and monitor risks in the area of Secretarial Services and Commission document management policy.
(j) Provide feedback to enhance business processes and initiate process improvement to achieve operational excellence.
Qualification and Personal Specification / Profile:
(i) Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/ Human Resource Management/ Social Science or related field from a recognized university.
(ii) Certified Public Secretaries – CPS (K).
(iii) Relevant work experience of at least eight (8) years with at least four (4) years’ experience in Board/Commission Services.
(iv) Membership to a related professional body.
(i) Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
(ii) Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment.
(iii) Ability to identify customer needs and deliver service excellence.
(iv) Demonstrate knowledge in relevant legislation and applicable standards.
(v) Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and integrity.
(vi) Strong interpersonal skills.
(vii) Critical thinking skills.
(viii) Ability to work with minimum supervision and under strict timelines.
(ix) High level of attention to detail.
(x) Knowledge of relevant computer applications.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their applications indicating their current salary together with a detailed Curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials.
Applicants MUST attach valid clearance certificates from the following bodies:
- Kenya Revenue Authority,
- Directorate of Criminal Investigation,
- Higher Education Loans Board,
- Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and
- Credit Reference Bureau (Must provide certificate or report)
Application to be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked at the top “Application for the position of……” and mailed OR delivered to:
The Commission Secretary
Salaries and Remuneration Commission
Williamson House 6th Floor
4th Ngong Avenue
P.O. Box 43126 – 00100
And be received on or before 24th March, 2020.
Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an equal opportunity employer.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Qualified candidates irrespective of their gender, race, culture, religion or disability are encouraged to apply.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
The details of the position can be accessed in the Commission’s website: www.src.go.ke