Kenya National Bureau of Statistics Jobs career in Kenya 2013

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006).

It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody.

It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following positions:-

Senior Manager, Coordination of National Statistical System

KNBS: Level 3

Ref: KNBS/ SMNSS/1/2013

No. of Posts: 1

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Strategy & Development. An officer in this level will be in charge of Coordination of National Statistical System and shall be responsible for the coordination of the National Statistical System (NSS) which includes government Ministries and agencies who produces official statistics, data suppliers and data users.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation and updating the national Statistical Systems (NSS) work plan in line with KNBS Strategic plan;
  • Coordinating the NSS and providing technical support required by benefiting institution in the activities of the National Statistical System with regard to production of official statistics;
  • Monitoring activities of the National Statistical System with regard to production of official statistics;
  • Ensuring best practice on Standard and Measurements in the production of Statistics;
  • Reviewing standards and mechanisms for promoting and use of international best practice and methods in the production and dissemination of statistical information across the NSS;
  • Carry out international bench marking and best practice in areas of statistical development;
  • Liaising with universities and other research institution on pertinent issues requiring research;
  • Coordinating quarterly meeting for users and producers of official statistics;
  • Any other assignment given by the Director, Strategy and Development;
Requirements for Appointment
  • Be a holder of an Msc in Applied Statistics or MA in Economics from a recognized university;
  • Have substantial strategic and budgetary management experience;
  • Have demonstrable success in change and project management, including managing a diverse range of services in a coordinated way towards achieving corporate objectives;
  • Be familiar with applied statistical concepts , practices, and procedures;
  • Have at least 10 years progressive track record,5 of which must have been in leadership and management in key Public or Private Sector Institutions relating to research;
  • Have a working knowledge and experience on handling and coordinating projects funded by Development Partners;
Assistant Manager-Procurement

KNBS: Level 5

Ref: KNBS/ AMP/2/2013

No. of Posts: 1

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Senior Manager, Procurement the Assistant Manager, Procurement will be responsible for carrying out procurement and logistics activities in accordance with the KNBS Procurement Policy and in line with the Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations, 2006.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting in reviewing, updating, interpreting and implementing supply chain procedures and systems in line with Public Procurement and Disposal Act,2005;
  • Assisting in the implementation of the procurement manual;
  • Disposal of unserviceable and obsolete stores;
  • Coordinating the process of Receiving, Inspecting, Posting & Issuing of Goods and Services;
  • Assisting in preparation and implementation of annual procurement plans;
  • Offering secretariat services to the various statutory procurement committees;
  • Any other duty assigned by the Senior Manager, Procurement.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Logistics, Economics, Commerce or related discipline from a recognized university.
  • Must have a Higher Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Preferably CIPS);
  • Must have a minimum of four (4) years relevant work experience in handling Public Procurement and conversant with the operations of the Public Procurement and Disposal;
  • Must be a member of a recognized professional body in Supply Chain Management (e.g Kenya Institute of Supply Management);
  • Must demonstrate Strong leadership skills, excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Proficiency in computer applications especially ERP Solutions;
  • High level of integrity and ethical behavior .
Assistant Manager- Internal Audit

KNBS: Level 5

Ref:
KNBS/ AMIA/3/2013

No. of Posts: 1

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Manager Internal Audit, the Assistant Manager Internal Audit will be responsible for carrying out Internal audit assignments that will enable internal audit department fulfill its mandate of governance, risk management and control through annual work plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting in planning, carrying out and issuing of value adding reports on internal audit assignments at the head office, field offices and projects as per the annual audit work plan, using a risk based audit approach in line with International best practice and emerging trends;
  • Assisting in reviewing of all systems including IT, internal controls and risk management approaches to provide assurance on compliance, adequacy and mitigation of risks which will ensure achievement of KNBS objectives;
  • Assisting in reviewing of finance records to confirm that financial information is accurate and financial transactions are in compliance with established practises, policies and values;
  • Leading internal audit teams;
  • Assisting in issuing of timely reports to all relevant stakeholders;
  • Liaising with external auditors, funding partners and other review agencies on matters relating to audit and ensuring proper follow up of implementation of recommendations;
  • Any other duties assigned by the Manager, Internal Audit.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline;
  • Must possess CPA III;
  • Must have a minimum of four (4) years experience in Internal Audit in a large and busy organization;
  • Proficiency in computer applications including being familiar with workings of computerized Internal Audit Systems;
  • Membership of a recognized professional body;
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills.
  • CIA or CISA Certificate would be an added advantage;
  • High level of integrity and ethical behavior.
Transport Officer

KNBS: Level 7

Ref: KNBS/ TO/4/2013

No. of Posts: 1
Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Manager, Administration, the Transport Officer will be responsible for managing transport activities and work with the drivers towards enhancing control measures aimed at effective and efficient use of transport facilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implementing the Bureau’s Transport Policy on fuel management and control on daily basis;
  • Compiling and submitting management reports relating to transport activities in a timely manner;
  • Allocation and scheduling of vehicles on daily basis;
  • Maintenance of vehicles based on a maintenance schedule;
  • Preparation and implementation of vehicle maintenance schedules;
  • Journey authorization through administration of work tickets;
  • Ensuring timely insurance of motor vehicles;
  • Maintaining Motor vehicle inventory;
  • Monthly reporting of fuel consumption;
  • Management of drivers grievances and maintaining discipline;
  • Administration of fleet management system reports;
  • Any other duty assigned by the Manager, Administration.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a minimum of grade C in KCSE or its equivalent;
  • Diploma in Fleet Management or Motor-vehicle Engineering;
  • At least four years experience in management of transport fleets in a Public organization;
  • Must be computer literate and have knowledge of fleet management systems.
Assistant Transport Officer

KNBS: Level 8

Ref: KNBS/ ATO/5/2013

No. of Posts: 1

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Transport Officer, the Assistant Transport Officer will be responsible for assisting in the management of transport activities and working with the drivers towards enhancing control measures aimed at effective and efficient use of transport facilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting in implementation of the Bureau’s Transport Policy in fuel management and control on daily basis;
  • Assisting in compilation and submission of management reports relating to transport activities in a timely manner;
  • Assisting in reporting of disciplinary and grievance matters relating to drivers;
  • Assisting in maintenance of vehicles and implementation of vehicle maintenance schedules;
  • Assisting in timely insurance of motor vehicles and preparation of motor vehicle inventory;
  • Assisting in preparation of monthly reports of fuel consumption;
  • Assisting in administration of the fleet management system reports;
  • Any other duties assigned by the Transport Officer.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a minimum of grade C in KCSE or its equivalent;
  • Certificate in Fleet Management or Motor-vehicle Engineering
  • At least two years experience in management of transport fleets in a Public organization;
  • Must be computer literate and have knowledge of fleet management systems.
Applicants should submit application letters accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae using the given format, provide daytime contacts and copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts, testimonials and National ID/Passport.

Kindly note that failure to attach the required documents will lead to disqualification.

The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:-

T he Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266 00100
Herufi  House, 1st Floor, Room 131
Nairobi

Applications must be received not later than 8 th February, 2013 . Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya National Bureau Of Statistics is an equal opportunity employer

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