Monday, September 17, 2012

Office of the Controller of Budget Jobs in Kenya: Deputy Controller of Budget, Director Corporate Services, Director Research & Planning, Director Legal Services, Chief Fiscal Analysts, County Budget Coordinator, Fiscal Analysts, Manager Registry & Library Services and Librarian

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Office of the Controller of Budget

Career Opportunities

The Office of the Controller of Budget is an independent office established under Article 228 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. 

Its core mandate is to oversee implementation of the budgets of the national and county governments by authorizing withdrawals from the Consolidated Fund (Article 206), County Revenue Fund (Article 207) and Equalisation Fund (Article 204), if satisfied that the same is in accordance with the law (Article 228(5).

Pursuant to Article 252 (1) (c) of the Constitution, the Office seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant positions.

1. Position: Deputy Controller of Budget

Reporting to the Controller of Budget, the successful candidate will oversee implementation of the budgets of the national and county governments and ensure timely preparation of all statutory reports.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deputize for the Controller of Budget;
  • Head the Budget Implementation Department;
  • Oversee implementation of the budgets of national and county governments;
  • Ensure accuracy of documentation for withdrawal requests from public funds (Consolidated Fund, County Revenue Fund and Equalization Fund;
  • Develop and review policies, systems and procedures for budget implementation reporting;
  • Coordinate preparation of quarterly, annual and special reports to the legislature and executive on implementation of the budgets of national & county governments;
  • Monitor compliance of budget performance with the law;
  • Advise the Controller of Budget on effective methods of budget implementation;
  • Develop and implement Monitoring and Evaluation policies, programs, systems and procedures for tracking budget implementation;
  • Any other relevant duties assigned by the Controller of Budget from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Must have a Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Must be a member in good standing of a professional body for accountants recognized by law
  • Must have a minimum of 12 years’ relevant work experience at senior management level;
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the Constitution of Kenya;

Required Skills and Personal Attributes

Applicants to this position should possess the following skills and personal attributes;

  • Excellent leadership skills;
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Integrity;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, government regulations and policies;
  • Ability to articulate, interpret and implement national policies and development goals;
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

2. Position: Director Corporate Services

Reporting to the Controller of Budget, the successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating the development of organizational policies, systems and procedures and coordinate the delivery of quality services in Accounting, ICT, Human Resources and Supply Chain Management, Corporate Communications and Public Relations Divisions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Head the Corporate Services Department;
  • Oversee the management of the Finance/Accounts, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, ICT, and Corporate Communications and Public Relations Divisions.
  • Formulate administrative policies, systems and procedures for the organization;
  • Oversee the development of financial and accounting strategies and systems;
  • In consultation with the Controller of Budget, coordinates the development of performance management tools and standards and mechanism for ensuring compliance with the Constitution;
  • Oversee the development of supply chain management strategies, policies, systems and procedures;
  • Develop a policy framework for attracting, motivating, developing and retaining staff;
  • Coordinates information exchange with all stakeholders and the public to ensure customer expectations are met;
  • Coordinate the compilation of departmental reports;
  • Responsible for the good corporate image of the organization;
  • Oversees the effective administration of office support and security services;
  • Any other relevant duties assigned by the Controller of Budget from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field from a recognized university;
  • Must have a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Must be a member in good standing of a professional body for accountants recognized by law
  • Must have a minimum of 12 years’ relevant work experience at senior management level;
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya;

Required Skills and Personal Attributes

Applicants for this position should possess the following skills and personal attributes:

  • Excellent leadership skills;
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Integrity;
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of computerized accounting systems;
  • Ability to articulate, interpret and implement national policies and development goals;
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, government regulations and policies;
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

3. Position: Director Research and Planning

Reporting to the Controller of Budget, the successful candidate will ensure strategic leadership in formulation and implementation of research policies, systems and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Head the Research & Planning Department;
  • Coordinate the development & implementation of research strategy, policies, systems and procedures;
  • Facilitate implementation of the strategic plan for the institution;
  • Spearhead and coordinate the organization’s research assignments;
  • Collating and analyzing macro-economic, socio-economic and fiscal data;
  • Oversee objective research and analysis on budget implementation policy issues with the ultimate goal of advising on improvement in budget implementation;
  • Any other relevant duties assigned by the Controller of Budget from time to time.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, from a recognized university
  • Must have a Master’s degree in Economics, from a recognized university
  • Must have at least 12 years’ relevant work experience at senior management level.
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya
  • Possesses broad knowledge of Research and Project Management
  • Possession of a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree would be an added advantage.

Required Skills and Personal Attributes

Applicants to this position should possess the following skills and personal attributes;

  • Excellent leadership skills;
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Integrity;
  • Good quantitative skills;
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of statistical application packages;
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, government regulations and policies;
  • Ability to articulate, interpret and implement national/county policies and development goals;
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

4. Position: Director Legal Services

Reporting to the Controller of Budget, the successful candidate will be responsible for formulation and implementation of Legal, Governance and Compliance policies, systems and procedures and overseeing research on legal matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Head the Legal Services Department;
  • Advise management on legal, governance and compliance issues;
  • Providing legal counsel on legal and legislative issues impacting on the Office;
  • Formulate Legal, Governance & Compliance strategic direction aligned to the constitution and government guidelines;
  • Oversee implementation of Legal, Governance & Compliance policies, systems and procedures;
  • Ensure compilation of reports on Legal, Governance & Compliance issues;
  • In consultation with the Controller of Budget, responsible for representation of the Office in any litigation;
  • Develop mechanisms for Mediation and Reconciliation by the Office where appropriate;
  • Make recommendations on legal interventions required to ensure compliance with the Constitution;
  • Undertaking research on various legal aspects and processes relating to the mandate of the Office;
  • Oversee drawing of contracts and agreements for the organization;
  • Any other relevant duties assigned by the Controller of Budget from time to time.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university;
  • Must have a Master’s degree in Law from a recognized university;
  • Must have at least 12 years’ relevant experience at senior management level;
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court;
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya;

Required Skills and Personal Attributes

All applicants should possess the following skills and personal attributes;

  • Excellent leadership skills;
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Integrity;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, government regulations and policies;
  • Ability to articulate, interpret and implement national/county policies and development goals; and
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

5. Position: Chief Fiscal Analyst - County Governments

Reporting to the Deputy Controller of Budget, the successful candidate will analyze, implement and coordinate the budget implementation of the county governments.
 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Head the County Government Budgets Division;
  • Coordinate approval for withdrawals from the County Revenue Funds;
  • Coordinate preparation of budget implementation reports for the county
  • governments;
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of the reports on monthly fund releases from the County Revenue Funds;
  • Conduct macro and micro-economic budget analysis and prepares budget analysis reports for County governments;
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of quarterly, annual and special reports on implementation of the budgets of County governments;
  • Any other relevant duties assigned by the Deputy Controller of Budget from time to time.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from a recognized university;
  • Must have a Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Must have at least 10 years’ relevant work experience at senior management level.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes
 

Applicants to this position should possess the following skills and personal attributes
  • Leadership skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Integrity;
  • Team player;
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, government regulations and policies;
  • Ability to articulate, interpret and implement national/county policies and development goals.

6. Position: Chief Fiscal Analyst - National Government

Reporting to the Deputy Controller of Budget, the successful candidate will be responsible for the analysis, implementation and co-ordination of the National Government budget.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Head the National Government Budget Division.
  • Coordinate approval for withdrawal requests from the Consolidated Fund and Equalization Fund;
  • Prepare quarterly, annual and special reports on Budget Implementation;
  • Review and analyses monitoring and evaluation reports for Ministries, Departments and Agencies;
  • Conduct macro and micro-economic budget analysis and prepare budget analysis reports for the National Government;
  • Assist the Deputy Controller of Budget in development and review of policies regarding budget implementation;
  • Any other relevant duties assigned by the Deputy Controller of Budget from time to time.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from a recognized university;
  • Must have a Master’s Degree in either Economics, Business Administration or Finance from a recognized university;
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Must have at least 10 years’ relevant work experience at senior management level.

Required Skills and Personal Attributes

Applicants to this position should possess the following skills and personal attributes

  • Leadership skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Integrity;
  • Team player;
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, government regulations and policies;
  • Ability to articulate, interpret and implement national/county policies and development goals.

7. Position: County Budget Coordinator

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Reporting to the County Regional Coordinator the successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing the performance of the county government budget and preparation of periodic and special reports.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day running and management of the County Office;
  • Analyse the performance of the county government’s budgets;
  • Organize public participation programs on budget implementation in the counties;
  • Prepare quarterly, annual and special reports on implementation of the budgets of the County governments;
  • Verify supporting documents for withdrawal of funds from County Revenue Funds and process all requisitions for withdrawals;
  • Analyse county government budgets by sector, sub-sector, economic classifications, programs and projects;
  • Monitor and analyse monthly expenditure returns from the county governments;
  • Any other relevant duties assigned by the Chief Fiscal Analyst County government.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Commerce, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Must have a Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Must have at least 3 years relevant work experience;

Required Skills and Personal Attributes

Applicants to this position should possess the following skills and personal attributes

  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Team player
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, government regulations and policies;

8. Position: Fiscal Analyst

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Reporting to the Chief Fiscal Analyst, the successful candidate will assist in undertaking analysis and scrutiny of the National Government Budget.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in monitoring monthly budget implementation by Ministries, Departments and Agencies;
  • Assist in verifying supporting documents for withdrawals requests from public funds;
  • Assist in analyzing monthly expenditure returns and preparation of monthly budget summary reports for the sectors including expenditure trends;
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly, annual and special reports on budget implementation to the legislature and executive;
  • Assist in conducting macro and micro budget analysis;

Requirements for the position:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya
  • Must have at least 2 years relevant work experience

Additional skills

All applicants to the above positions should possess the following additional skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Team player
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, government regulations and policies.

9. Position: Manager Registry and Library Services

Reporting to the Deputy Controller of Budget, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementation and co-ordination of registry policies, strategies and programs including the receipt and dissemination of reports.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop a comprehensive records management programme for the organization;
  • Ensure proper storage and dispatch of reports on timely basis;
  • Liaise with the Heads of Departments and Units in implementation of records management policies and procedures;
  • Coordinate mailing, filing and the disposal of documents;
  • Coordinate the receiving, recording and distribution of all office correspondence;
  • Ensure full compliance with Kenyan legislation on records ;
  • Ensure timely collection, delivery and registration of postage and courier distribution services;
  • Initiate the disposal of records in line with laid down Government procedures.
  • Design and implement maintenance and tracking of records control tools;
  • Any other relevant duties that may be assigned by the Deputy Controller of Budget from time to time.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Library and Information Science, Social Sciences, or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Must have a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Library and Information Science, Social Science or its equivalent.
  • Must have at least 5 years’ relevant work experience.
  • Must be versed with the Constitution of Kenya.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

Applicants to this position should possess the following skills and personal attributes
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Team player
10. Position: Librarian

Reporting to the Manager Registry and Library Services, the successful candidate will provide professional library services to both internal and external customers.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Implement library policies, strategies and programs
  • Maintain the library service infrastructure.
  • Assist patrons in selection and location of books, reports, journals and other materials;
  • Assist in automation and networking of the library services;
  • Assist with the use and routine maintenance of library equipment and resources;
  • Assist in selecting and purchasing relevant materials in consultation with departmental heads;
  • Any other relevant duties that may be assigned by the Manager, Library / Registry Services from time to time.
Requirements for the position:
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • At least 2 years relevant work experience;
  • Should be conversant with Kenya Constitution.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

Applicants to this position should possess the following skills and personal attributes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity;
  • Team player;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Be conversant with library management procedures and practices.
Successful candidates for the above positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on a three year contract renewable upon satisfactory performance.

Application Process

If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenges, please write in confidence quoting the job title on both the cover letter and envelope accompanied by a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating your current remuneration, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, home county, your e-mail and telephone contacts.

Your c.v must clearly indicate four names of referees who must be familiar with your previous academic/work experience and indicate their telephone, postal and email addresses. Attach copies of your educational, professional certificates, Identity Card and testimonials.

Applications should be addressed to the Controller of Budget P.O Box 35616-00100 Nairobi and be sent by post or hand delivered to our offices at Bima House 12th Floor by 28th September, 2012.


The Office of the Controller of Budget is an equal opportunity employer.

Canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification





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