National Council for Population and Development massive Jobs in Kenya 2013

The National Council for Population and Development is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency.
The Council seeks to fill the following vacant positions:

Advert No.001/2013

Director, Technical Services 
Grade NCPD 2
Reporting to the Director General
 
Duties and responsibilities
  • providing strategic leadership on all matters pertaining to technical issues on population in the Council;
  • overseeing development and implementation of the Council’s population research programme including projects proposals formulation and appraisal, research papers, programme data analysis and impact assessment;
  • developing/updating national population policy and preparing policy briefs;
  • supervising formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national and county level strategies and plans for the national population policy;
  • coordinating ongoing national and county level population programme activities including those undertaken by various stakeholders;
  • developing annual and quarterly work plans, performance contracts and reports;
  • coordinating international and regional population related initiatives, developing action plans and reporting progress; and,
  • undertaking advocacy for support of population programmes and ensuring that the public is well informed on population and development through electronic and print media, barazas and other public fora;
Qualifications and Experience
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • served in the grade of Deputy Director, Technical Services or in a comparable position in the public or private sector for a minimum period of four (4) years;
  • a Masters degree in Population Studies, Demography or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • attended a Strategic Leadership and Development course or equivalent programme lasting not less than six(6) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • demonstrated outstanding capability in development and implementation of population policies and programmes; and,
  • shown merit and professional competency as reflected in work performance and results
Advert No.002/2013
Director, Corporate Services 
Grade NCPD 2
Reporting to the Director General
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • providing strategic leadership on all matters pertaining to financial management in the council;
  • overseeing formulation and interpretation of financial policies, strategies and programmes;
  • coordinating resource allocations in line with the council’s policies;
  • prioritization of projects and activities for the purpose of financial management and reporting;
  • overseeing of commitment of council’s resources and expenditure trends;
  • offering resource based planning and performance measurements;
  • overseeing human resource management, administrative and procurement matters;
  • initiating and implementing maintenance of corporate image and appropriate customer care strategies; and,
  • coordination of gender issues and integrity assurance.
Qualifications and Experience:-
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • four(4) years experience in the position of Deputy Director, Finance or Deputy Director, Human Resource Management and Administration or in a comparable position in a reputable organization;
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Human Resource Management or Public Administration from a recognized university;
  • attended a Strategic Leadership and Development course or equivalent programmes lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution; and,
  • shown merit and professional competency as reflected in work performance and results.
Advert No.003/2013
Assistant Director of Population 
Grade NCPD 4
Reports to Deputy Director, Technical Services and will be deployed to the Council Headquarters in any of the three main technical divisions.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • undertaking research on population issues and development of research papers;
  • carrying out analysis of research documents prepared by stakeholders;
  • implementation and updating of National Population Policy;
  • development of policy briefs;
  • coordination of population programmes /projects undertaken by various stakeholders and monitoring and evaluating ongoing projects /programmes;
  • collecting ,receiving and analyzing programme data and assessing their impact on population issues;
  • formulating and appraising project proposals;
  • developing annual and quarterly work plans, performance contracts and reports;
  • coordinating international and regional programmes and developing plans of action;
  • ensuring that the public is well informed on key policy issues on population through publications, barazas, newsletters, mass media, electronic media, shows, exhibitions, conferences etc; and,
  • carrying out advocacy for support on population programmes.
Qualifications and Experience
For appointment to this grade, one must have:-
  • served in the grade of Senior Population Programme Officer or in a comparable position in a reputable organization for at least four (4) years;
  • a Masters Degree in any of the following:- Economics, Population studies, Demography or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
  • attended a senior management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • computer application skills;
  • shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance andresults.
Advert No.004/2013
Senior Population Programme Officer
Grade NCPD 5
The officer will be deployed to a County Population Office and report to Assistant Director of Population, Programmes Coordination and M&E Division.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • responsible for collecting, receiving and analyzing programme data and assessing its impact on population issues;
  • formulating and appraising project proposals;
  • developing annual and quarterly work plans;
  • assisting in coordinating population programmes;
  • developing plans of action;
  • assist in dissemination of information to the public through publications, barazas, newsletters, mass media, shows, exhibitions, conferences etc; and,
  • participate in carrying out population advocacy activities.
Qualifications and Experience
must have at least four(4) years experience in the grade of Population Programme Officer or equivalent position in the Public Service or in a reputable organization;
must have a Bachelors degree majoring in either Population Studies or Demography or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university:
or
a Bachelors degree in any the following Social Science disciplines: Statistics, Economics, Sociology or any other relevant qualification from a recognized university with a postgraduate qualification in either Demography or Population Studies;
  • a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: – Population Studies or Demography, Economics or any other relevant qualification from a recognized university;
  • should have computer application skill; and,
  • shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Advert No.005/2013
Internal Auditor
Grade NCPD 6
Reports to the Chief Internal Auditor.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • assisting in undertaking specific audit assignments and preparing detailed audit observations and reports;
  • assisting in carrying out institutional risk evaluation, and efficiency audit;
  • assisting in conducting financial and systems audit;
  • assisting in ensuring compliance with tax regulations and other statutory requirements; and,
  • assisting in developing and updating of internal audit manual.
Qualifications and Experience
  • four (4) years relevant experience in the Public Service or ina reputable organization.
  • must have a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting/Finance option)or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university/institution and passed CPA II. A three parts of Certified Internal Auditor Exams will be an added advantage; and,
  • must have computer application skills.
Advert No.006/2013
Driver II 
Grade NCPD 9
Reporting to Administrative Assistant in charge of logistics
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • driving and keeping assigned vehicle clean;
  • detecting and reporting faults;
  • carrying out minor repairs, including oiling and greasing;
  • maintenance of a work ticket for vehicles assigned to him/her; and,
  • ensuring safety of the vehicle, goods and passengers on and off the road.
Qualifications and Experience
For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D+ or its equivalent qualifications;
  • clean driving license free from any endorsement;
  • adequate knowledge of the highway code;
  • at least four (4) years driving experience;
  • a PSV certificate;
  • occupational Test Grade III for drivers; and,
  • a certificate of good conduct
Terms of Employment
The successful candidates for the post in Advertisement Nos. 001/2013 and 002/2013 will be appointed on a three (3) year contract term while those in Advertisement Nos. 003/2013 to 006/2013 will be appointed on permanent and pensionable terms.
 
Method of Application
Applicants who meet the above qualifications should send their applications including copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, a copy of identity card, detailed CV indicating work experience, three (3) names of references and daytime telephone numbers to:
The Director General
National Council for Population and Development
P. O. Box 48994-00100
Nairobi
so as to reach the Council on or before 8th March, 2013.
The advert number should be indicated on the envelope and the application letter.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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