Labour Secretary / Commissioner for Labour Job in Kenya (322K)

Public Service Commission

Our Vision: A citizen-centric public service

Our Mission: To reform and transform the public service for efficient and effective service delivery.

Vacant Positions in the Public Service

Ministry of Labour and Social Protection

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.

Labour Secretary / Commissioner for Labour

One (1) Post

V/NO. 59/2020

Salary Scale: Ksh.166,780 – Ksh.322,040 p.m

(CSG -‘4’)

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable or Local Agreement

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

(i) served as a Deputy Commissioner for Labour or in a senior position in the field of Labour or its equivalent in the wider public service or private sector;

(ii) 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 recognized institution;

(iii) masters degree in any of the following disciplines:- Labour Relations, Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management or Development or Planning, law, Business Administration, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Statistics, Labour and Development Studies, Public Administration, International Relations from a recognized institution;

(iv) Attended a Strategic Leadership Development Course from a recognized Institution;

(v) Certificate in a Prosecution Course lasting at least three (3) months from a recognized institution; and

(vi) professional competence and be thoroughly 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Commissioner for Labour will head the labour Department and will be responsible to the Principal Secretary for its effective and efficient management and administration. Specific duties and responsibilities include:

(i) formulating departmental programmes and policies on the administration and enforcement of the Labour Laws;

(ii) settlement of industrial disputes through the enforcement of labour laws to maintain harmonious industrial relations within the country;

(iii) creating awareness among the working community regarding labour laws and promotion of social dialogue to establish industrial peace in the country;

(iv) implementation of labour standards relevant to the trades, conduct of surveys on new trades and formation of standards for those trades in accordance with international standards;

(v) developing and implementing Strategic Plan;

(vi) enforcement of laws pertaining to the security and employment of children;

(vii) reviewing existing labour policies;

(viii) liaising with international organizations, local institutions and other Government departments in regard to related to Labour;

(ix) development, implementation and realization of the Department’s strategic plan and objectives;

(x) overall supervision, control, discipline, recruitment, staff training and development; and

(xi) initiating ratification of 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.

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website or jobs portal

Please Note:

(i) Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form. 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.

(ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

(iv) 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.

(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.

(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.

(vii) 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 11th May, 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).

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Updated: April 23, 2020 — 11:24 pm