Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK) Hiring

Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK) Hiring

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.

Director – Weights and Measures

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

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Deputy Director,
  • Weights and Measures CSG 6 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
  • a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Physics, Mathematics, Law, Legal Metrology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Instrumentation, Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical/Electronics),
  • Micro-processors or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • a Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines: Instrumentation, Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Physics, Mathematics,
  • Chemistry, Law, Legal Metrology, Engineering Mechanical/Electrical/ Electronics),
  • Micro-processors, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • an Advanced Certificate offered by the Institute of Trade Standards Administration (Kenya);
  • a Certificate of Membership of the Institute of Trade Standards Administration (Kenya);
  • demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and capability required for
  • effective planning, organization and administration of weights and measures function and;
  • thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives and the ability to translate them into Weights and Measures

Duties and Responsibilities

  • An officer at this level will be the head of the Department and will be responsible to the
  • Principal Secretary for the overall management and administration of the Weights and Measures services. Duties and responsibilities include:-
  • being the chief advisor on issues relating to the Weights and Measures Act (Cap 513)  and the Trade Description Act (Cap 505) and the subsidiary legislations made under
  • them and interpretation, application, implications and reviewing of these laws;
  • spearheading the formulation, implementation and reviewing of policies and  programmes relating to consumer protection and weighing and measuring
  • equipment used in connection with trade, human and animal health, safety and the protection of the environment;
  • ensuring acquisition, custody and maintenance of Kenya Primary Standards and Kenya Primary Reference Standards;approving of new patterns of weighing and measuring equipment; and
  • reviewing of existing legislation and procedures in liaison with national, regional and international bodies/institutions and other stakeholders on matter relating to legal metrology

Assistant Director of Industries (5 Position)

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

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Principal Industrial Development Officer CSG 8 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider
  • public service;
  • a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Business Administration, Mathematics, Biological/Physical Sciences, Entrepreneurship,
  • Statistics, Economics, Project Planning and Management, Engineering ( Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Chemical, Industrial, Electronics, Metallurgy, Aeronautical, Agriculture), Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Food Technology, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Textile Technology, Production Technology, Leather Sciences, Wood Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Geology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Computer Science from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • a Certificate in any of the following fields; Project Planning, Project Appraisal, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Entrepreneurship, Public Policy Analysis, Small Enterprises Policy and Promotion, Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing, Environmental Management or Business Development Services lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution; and demonstrated high degree of Professional, Technical and Administrative  competence as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: –

  • reviewing sectoral reports on Tariff and Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBS) for manufacturing industry;
  • liaising with research and development institutions and other Industry Stake
  • Holders to backstop industry on the development of industrial tooling and machining;
  • identifying potential foreign investors in specific industrial sectors;
  • documenting and promoting the commercialization of research and development findings; Further,
  • categorizing industrial clusters for industrial development;
  • Negotiating on industrial related issues at bilateral, regional and multilateral fora;
  • sensitizing entrepreneurs on industrial investment opportunities, providing
  • advisory services and mentoring to/ for potential and existing entrepreneurs;
  • locating potential foreign investors in specific industrial sectors in liaison with
  • relevant government agencies; and undertaking monitoring and evaluation of projects/ programme

Deputy Director-Regional Social Integration

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, Regional Social Integration Officer, CSG 8 and above or in a
  • comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
  • a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Sociology, Social Work, Culture and Sports Science, Development Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies,
  • Gender Studies, Anthropology, International Relations/Studies, Entrepreneurship, Public/Business Administration, Human Resource Management/ Planning/ Development, Education, Medicine or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • a membership to a relevant professional body(where applicable);
  • demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work
  • performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies,
  • objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of regional social integration function

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

  • coordinating the development and implementation of social sector policies and
  • strategies on East African Community (EAC) integration;
  • monitoring and evaluating EAC social sector projects, programmes, summit and council decisions;
  • initiating development and implementation of activities related to social sector;
  • creating and sustaining networks for constructive exchanges on EAC social
  • integration with the public and private sector;
  • making recommendations on analytical background papers, country profiles,
  • reports on EAC social integration process;
  • preparing briefs and speeches on social integration issues;
  • coordinating research/studies on EAC social integration process;
  • widening and deepening social sector cooperation among the EAC partner states;
  • coordinating the implementation of the EAC Treaty, Protocols and Agreements’
  • provisions related to social affairs integration;
  • collaborating and liaising with the border agencies to facilitate movement of
  • persons, workers, goods and services as well as cross border relations;
  • coordinating delegations to bilateral and regional social integration meetings.
  • overseeing the preparation and implementation of work plans, performance contracts in the Division;
  • ensuring accountability and prudent management of resource in the Division;
  • Instituting operational accountability and teambuilding;
  • ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance,
  • transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; and supervising, managing and developing staff within the Divisions.

Director-Research, Science and Technology

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

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Deputy Director of Research, CSG 6 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public
  • service or private sector;
  • a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Education, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • a Masters Degree in any of the following fields: Biological Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Earth Sciences from a university
  • recognized in Kenya; and demonstrated a high standard of professional competence and administrative capability in the development of science and technology policies as well as
  • appreciation of cross sectoral issues of science and technology for development

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Director of Research, Science and Technology is the overall technical and administrative head of the Directorate of Research, Science and Technology. The officer
  • will be responsible to the Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education and Research for:-
  • overseeing implementation of the performance contract programmes in the Directorate;
  • efficient management of the Directorate of Research, Science and Technology;
  • advising the Government through the Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education and Research on activities going on locally and
  • internationally on research, innovation and technology transfer in both public and private sectors; and
  • guiding the Ministry of Education in development and implementation of relevant research, technology transfer and innovation policies for national development

Secretary-University Education, Research, Science, Technology and Innovation

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

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Director, University
  • Education or Research, CSG 5 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
  • a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Education, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Natural Sciences, Earth
  • Sciences or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • a Master’s Degree in any of the following fields: Education, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • demonstrated an 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.

NOTE:

  • Possession of a PhD from a recognized university in Kenya will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • An officer at this level will be responsible for overall coordination of the University
  • Education and Research Sub Sector. Duties and responsibilities will include:-
  • advising the Government through the Principal Secretary, State Department for
  • University Education and Research on activities going on locally and internationally on University Education, Research, Innovation and Technology transfer in both public and private sectors;
  • guiding the Ministry of Education in development and implementation of relevant
  • University Education, Research, Technology transfer and Innovation policies for national development;
  • coordinating formulation, implementation and reviewing of policies, strategies
  • and programmes of University Education, Research Management and Development;
  • ensuring international collaborations, partnerships and global obligations in University Education, Research, Innovation and Technology are adhered to and observed; and providing linkages between Government, Research, Academia, Industry and the Society

Labour Secretary/Commissioner for Labour

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

  • served for a cumulative period of sixteen (16) years, three (3) of which should have been at the grade of Deputy Commissioner for Labour, CSG 6 and above or in a
  • comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;
  • 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 university recognized in Kenya;
  • a Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Labour Relations, Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management or Development or Planning, Law,
  • Business Administration, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Statistics, Labour and
  • Development Studies, Public Administration or International Relations from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • a certificate in a Prosecution Course lasting at least One (1) month from a recognized institution; and
  • professional competence and 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.

NOTE:
Possession of a certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than Six (6) weeks from a recognized institution will be considered an added advantage.

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

  • formulating labour policies;
  • implementing departmental programmes and policies on the administration and enforcement of Labour Laws;
  • handling matters related to 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;
  • liaising with social partners, other arms of Government and relevant agencies on all labour related issues;
  • advising on negotiations and consultative machinery on social dialogue between employer and employee relations; and advising on desirable measures to be taken for creating of employment opportunities, maintenance of industrial peace and development of labour market information systems for employment promotion.

How to apply

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.
  • 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 13th June, 2022 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).

Interested and qualified? Go to Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK) on www.psckjobs.go.ke to apply

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