Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The National Assembly Jobs in Kenya: Clerk, Senior Deputy Clerk, Legislative & Procedural Services Director, Committee Services Director and Speaker’s Office Director

Our client, the Parliamentary Service Commission (“PSC”), is constitutionally mandated to manage the administration of parliament. 

This includes the provision of services and facilities to ensure effective and efficient running of parliament, preparation of parliamentary expenditure budgets and estimates, constitution of offices in the parliamentary services and the appointment and supervision of office holders. 

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 introduced the citizens of Kenya to a new parliamentary system through the establishment of a Senate in addition to a National Assembly as set out in Chapter 8. 

In recognition that each arm of parliament has a distinct but uniquely different role and function, PSC wishes to recruit for positions in the administration structure of each arm of parliament and the Parliamentary Joint Services (“PJS”) that supports the members of both structures.

The National Assembly 

Clerk of the National Assembly 

(ESS 473)
 
As Administrative Head of the National Assembly and Principal Advisor to the Speaker of the National Assembly, the jobholder will serve as the Accounting Officer/Authorised Officer for the National Assembly.
 
The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • All policy and organisational matters;
  • Enhancing public understanding and knowledge of the National Assembly and increasing public accessibility to and awareness of the National Assembly;
  • Dealing with external relations;
  • Principal advisor to presiding officers and to all Members of the National Assembly.
  • Chairing the Board of Management;
  • Advising the Speaker in the exercise of the powers and functions of the office;
  • Marshalling all legislative measures passed by the National Assembly;
  • Receiving reports from the budget office; and
  • Supervising and coordinating all the Directorates of the National Assembly.
The jobholder will also serve as a member of the Constituency Development Fund Board, the Honorary Secretary of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Kenya Branch and Honorary Treasurer of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Kenya Group.
 
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or a relevant field and a Masters degree in a relevant field. In the absence of a Masters degree a minimum of seven years relevant working experience will suffice. 

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three years experience at the level of Assistant Deputy Clerk/ Deputy Director in parliament or a comparable position in the public or private sector. Experience working with the public service shall be an added advantage.

Senior Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly
 
(ESS 474)
 
As deputy to the Clerk of the National Assembly, the jobholder will be responsible for overseeing the proceedings of the Assembly and offering procedural advice to the Speaker, other presiding officers and Members of the National Assembly.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • General supervision of all Directorates;
  • External relations;
  • Enhancing public understanding and knowledge of parliament and increasing public accessibility to and awareness of its operations;
  • Preparing and presenting orientation programmes for new Members of the National Assembly and staff; and
  • Supervising and managing staff undergoing parliamentary internship programmes.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or a relevant field and a Masters degree in a relevant field. In the absence of a Masters degree a minimum of five years relevant working experience will suffice. 

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three years at the level of Principal Clerk Assistant/ Principal Officer in parliament or a comparable position in the public or private sector.
 
Director, Legislative and Procedural Services of the National Assembly 

(ESS 475)
 
Reporting to the Senior Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, the Director will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of the functions and operations of the Directorate of Legislative and Procedural Services of the National Assembly.
 
The jobholder will also be responsible to the Clerk of the National Assembly for:
  • The Table Office including marshalling of published bills, motions and sessional papers, processing of weekly programme of business and the preparation and timely circulation of order papers, votes and proceedings of the House;
  • The Journals Office including keeping custody of house journals and records and archiving of those records;
  • Matters connected to parliamentary associations; and
  • Public participation in legislative process.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or a relevant field. A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage. 

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three years at the level of Senior Clerk Assistant in parliament or a comparable position in the public or private sector.

Director, Committee Services of the National Assembly 

(ESS 476)
 
Reporting to the Senior Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, the jobholder will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of the functions and operations of the Directorate of Committee Services of the National Assembly.
 
The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Select committees, departmental committees and ad hoc committees of the National Assembly;
  • Facilitation of public participation and involvement in the activities of the committees; and
  • Safe keeping of records of the house committees and responding to inquiries on the activities of  the committees from the public and other legislative bodies.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or a relevant field. 

A Masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage. 

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three years at the level of Senior Clerk Assistant in parliament or a comparable position in the public or private sector.

Director, Speaker’s Office of the National Assembly 

(ESS 477)
 
Reporting to the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Director shall be responsible for the co-ordination of administrative activities in the Speaker’s Office and will be responsible for:
  • Acting as the liaison person between the Speaker’s Office and the rest of the parliamentary offices;
  • Carrying out research, preparation of speeches and overseeing travel and protocol arrangements in the Speaker’s Office;
  • Preparation and review of correspondence and reports as directed by the Speaker.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or a relevant field. 

A Masters degree will be an added advantage. 

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of three years at the level of Senior Clerk Assistant in parliament or a comparable position in the public or private sector. 

For all the positions in the National Assembly, it is important that the jobholders
  • Have attended a senior management or leadership course from a recognised institution;
  • Demonstrated enduring flair for parliamentary procedure and practice, including comparative experience of other parliamentary jurisdictions coupled with wide experience in the role, functions and operations of parliament;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style; and
  • The ability to multitask and work well under pressure.
If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your applications in confidence to ess.ke@ke.pwc.com by Friday 20 July 2012 quoting the job reference number and the title of the position you are applying for. 

In addition, please provide your curriculum vitae containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/academic certificates. 

Include your day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.





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