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Monday, March 26, 2012

Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) Directors, Program Officers and Senior Admin Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) is a Constitutional Commission established under Section 5 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution and Section 4 of the Commission of the Implementation of the Constitution Act, 2010.

The function of the Commission is to monitor, facilitate and oversee the development of legislation and administrative procedures required to implement the Constitution.

The Commission’s monitoring, facilitative and oversight roles involve scrutinizing the development and application of all policies, laws, systems and administrative procedures to ensure compliance with the letter and spirit of the Constitution.

In addition, Section 15(d) of the Sixth schedule requires CIC to monitor the implementation of the system of devolved government effectively.

The Commission is obligated, under Article 249 of the Constitution, to protect the sovereignty of the people, secure the observance by all state organs of democratic values and principles; and promote constitutionalism.

In order to ensure that the Commission delivers on its mandate, CIC is seeking to recruit high caliber, results oriented and self-driven professionals to provide leadership and operational management in the following roles:

1. Director, Programs

1 Post

Reporting to the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, the Director Programs will provide strategic leadership and operational management in the implementation of CIC’s programs in line with the Commission’s Strategic Plan and the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Key Responsibilities
  • Strategic planning: In consultation with the Commissioners, design and oversee the implementation of program strategies and policies to ensure robust implementation of the Commission’s programs
  • Program management: Oversee the delivery of the Commission’s program mandate in line with the Commission’s strategic objectives
  • Program monitoring and evaluation: Develop and oversee the application of appropriate guidelines to monitor and evaluate program activities on a regular basis to ensure compliance with the approved work plans and execution timelines
  • Resource mobilization: Prepare proposals for resource mobilization
  • Reporting: Coordinate the preparation of quality reports
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya; and
  • At least twelve (12) years work experience in program coordination, administration or management, eight (8) of which should be at senior level or senior management level in State or Non-state organizations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

The applicant must possess the following skills and personal attributes:
  • Knowledge and understanding of policy development, legislation, institutional reforms and the development and application of administrative procedures;
  • Strong program management skills with a proven track record in managing complex, multi-faceted programs;
  • Competencies in strategic planning ,monitoring and evaluation;
  • A creative and astute planner who is innovative in work flow design and management; and
  • A self-motivated and an effective communicator with excellent people-leadership abilities.
2. Director, Management Services 

1 Post

Reporting to the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, the Director Management Services will coordinate the delivery of quality services in financial, accounting, legal, information technology, human resources, procurement and facilities management and prudently manage the commission’s resources.

Key Responsibilities
  • Strategic planning: Facilitate the implementation of the Commission’s strategic plan for the function and recommend aligned service delivery objectives;
  • Organizational policies: Facilitate the development of organizational policies and procedures;
  • Financial & accounting management: Oversee the development of financial and accounting strategies and systems;
  • Performance management: : In consultation with Chief Executive Officer d develop staff performance managements tools; and
  • Reporting: Oversee the development of quality reports.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Hold both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya; and
  • At least twelve (12) years work experience in finance, administration or management, eight (8) of which should be at senior level or senior management level in State or Non-state organizations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

The applicant must possess the following skills and personal attributes:
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent people-leadership abilities;
  • Good understanding of relevant Government rules and regulations;
  • Ability to manage relationships with staff and other implementing agencies;
  • Strategic planning skills; and
  • A creative and astute planner, with innovative work flow design competencies.
3. Principal Program Officer, Legislative Development 

1 Post

The Principal Program Officer, Legislative Development, will coordinate the review of and review proposed bills and existing legislation to ensure conformity with the letter and spirit of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct research
  • Prepare reports
  • Review and coordinate the review of proposed bills and existing legislation
  • Review the processes applied in the development of legislation
  • Make recommendations on legislative interventions required to implement the Constitution of Kenya 2010; and
  • Draft concept papers and program documents in line with established work plans;
Qualifications and Experience
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya; and
  • Have at least ten (10) years work experience in legislative development and implementation, seven (7) of which should be at senior level or senior management level in State or Non-state organizations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

The applicant must possess the following skills and personal attributes:
  • Knowledge in legislative development
  • Appreciation of legislative drafting
  • Strong program management competencies
  • Excellent in planning and organizing
  • Strong critical analysis and problem solving abilities and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
4. Principal Program Officer, Legislative Drafting 

1 Post

The Principal Program Officer, Legislative Drafting will coordinate the activities of the technical support team and provide technical support in the review of bills by CIC in conformity with the letter and spirit of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct research
  • Prepare reports
  • Draft proposed amendments to bills required for the implementation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and prepare accompanying reports; and
  • Make recommendations for amendments of existing legislation to ensure compliance with the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Master’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya and, a postgraduate qualification in legislative drafting;
  • At least ten (10) years legal work experience seven (7) of which must be in legislative drafting at senior level or senior management level in State or Non-state organizations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

The applicant must possess the following skills and personal attributes:
  • Knowledge of legislative drafting
  • Strong program management skills
  • Strong problem solving and critical analytical and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
5. Senior Program Officer, Legislative Drafting 

2 Posts

The Senior Program Officer, Legislative Drafting will provide technical support for the drafting of bills reviewed by CIC in conformity with the letter and spirit of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct research
  • Draft bills required for the implementation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and prepare accompanying reports
  • Make recommendations for amendments of existing legislation to ensure compliance with the constitution of Kenya 2010; and
  • Prepare reports.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a university recognized in Kenya and a postgraduate qualification in legislative drafting; A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • At least Six (6) years legal work experience, three (3) of which must be in legislative drafting at middle level or middle management level in a State or Non-state organizations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

The applicant must possess the following skills and personal attributes:
  • Knowledge of legislative drafting
  • Strong program management skills
  • Strong problem solving and critical analysis and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
6. Principal Program Officer, Policy Development 

2 Posts

The Principal Program Officer, Policy Development will coordinate the review of and review policies proposed and, the processes applied in the development of the policies by implementing agencies to ensure conformity with the letter and spirit of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct research
  • Coordinate the review and review proposed policies and the processes of their development
  • Make recommendations on policies and policy development to ensure compliance with the constitution of Kenya 2010
  • Draft concept papers, policies and policy development, program documents and reports in line with established work plans; and
  • Prepare reports.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Hold both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya. and
  • Have at least ten (10) years relevant work experience Seven (7) of which should be in policy development at senior level or senior management level in State or Non-state organizations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

The applicant must possess the following skills and personal attributes:
  • Knowledge in policy analysis and development
  • Strong program management skills
  • Ability to undertake independent research and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
7. Senior Program Officer, Policy Development 

6 Posts

The Senior Program Officer, Policy Development will provide technical support in the review of policies proposed and the processes applied in their development by implementing agencies, to ensure conformity with the letter and spirit of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct research
  • Coordinate the Commission’s review of proposed policies to ensure conformity with the Constitution of Kenya 2010
  • Review policies and policy development processes
  • Make recommendations on policy development to ensure compliance with the constitution of Kenya 2010
  • Draft concept papers, policies, policy development, program documents and reports in line with established work plans
  • Monitor the application of policies by implementing agencies; and
  • Prepare reports.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya. A Master’s degree will be added advantage.
  • Have at least eight (8) years relevant work experience, Six (6) of which should be in policy development at middle level or middle management level in State or Non-state organizations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

The applicant must possess the following skills and personal attributes:
  • Knowledge in policy analysis and development
  • Good program management
  • Ability to undertake independent research and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
8. Program Officer, Policy Development 

5 Posts

The Program Officer, Policy Development will review policies proposed by implementing agencies to ensure conformity with the letter and spirit of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct research
  • Review proposed policies and the processes applied to ensure conformity with the Constitution of Kenya 2010
  • Make recommendations on policy development
  • Draft concept papers and reports in line with established work plans
  • Monitor the application of policies by implementing agencies and
  • Prepare reports.
Qualifications and experience
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya.
  • A Master’s degree will be added advantage; and
  • Have at least five (5) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which should be in policy development at middle level or middle management level in State or Non-state organizations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

The applicant must possess the following skills and personal attributes:
  • Policy analysis and development
  • Good at program management
  • Ability to undertake independent research and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
9. Principal Program Officer, Organization Development / Institutional Strengthening 

1 Post

The Principal Program Officer, Organization Development and Institutional Strengthening will design and oversee the implementation of change management and institutional strengthening
programs in conformity with the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct research
  • Undertake the review of institutional frameworks, systems and administrative procedures of implementing agencies to determine compliance with Constitution in line with the CIC mandate
  • Facilitate, monitor and oversee organizational and institutional development
  • Facilitate, monitor and oversee behavior and systems change and their application
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of the interventions and
  • Prepare reports.
Qualifications and experience
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya; and
  • At least ten (10) years experience in organization development or institutional strengthening, seven (7) of which should be at a senior level or senior management level in State or Non-state organizations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

The applicant must possess the following skills and personal attributes:
  • Knowledge and ability in the institutional strengthening and/or organization development;
  • Strong problem analysis and solving skills; and
  • Excellent in oral and written communication skills.
10. Senior Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation 

4 Posts

The Senior Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation will develop and implement sound monitoring and evaluation systems in line with the Commission’s objectives.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement participatory frameworks for monitoring and evaluating the execution of strategies and activities by implementing agencies towards the implementation of the Constitution of Kenya
  • In consultation with the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation and the Commissioners in their respective thematic areas, develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation plans for each program and thematic area
  • Apply appropriate tools and approaches for monitoring and evaluation programs, implementing agencies and thematic areas
  • Monitor and evaluate all thematic areas and programs
  • Facilitate the application of lessons learnt; and
  • Prepare reports and provide feedback to all.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya .A Master’s degree will be added advantage.
  • Have at least eight (8) years relevant work experience, Six (6) of which should be in monitoring and evaluation at middle level or middle management level in State or Non-state organizations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

The applicant must possess the following skills and personal attributes:
  • Excellent monitoring and evaluation competencies
  • An understanding of processes for the development of administrative procedures
  • Good organizing and analytical; and
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
11. Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation 

2 Posts

The Program Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation will implement sound monitoring and evaluation systems in line with the Commission’s objectives.

Key Responsibilities
  • Implement participatory frameworks for monitoring and evaluating the execution of strategies and activities by implementing agencies towards the implementation of the Constitution of Kenya
  • Implement approved monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Apply appropriate tools and approaches for monitoring and evaluation programs, implementing agencies and thematic areas
  • Monitor and evaluate all thematic areas and programs;
  • Facilitate the application of lessons learnt; and
  • Prepare reports and provide feedback.
Qualifications and experience
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya
  • A Master’s degree will be added advantage.
  • Have at least five (5) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which should be in monitoring and evaluation middle level or middle management level in State or Non-state organizations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

The applicant must possess the following skills and personal attributes:
  • Excellent monitoring and evaluation competencies
  • An understanding of processes for the development of administrative procedures
  • Good organizing and analytical; and
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
12. Senior Administration Officer 

1 Post

The Senior Administration Officer will provide effective office management and administrative services for the Commission.

Key Responsibilities
  • Office and stores administration and management
  • Work Safety , security management and administration
  • Logistics management and administration
  • Transport, travel and motor vehicles
  • Supervising support staff of the Commission; and
  • In liaison with the procurement department, ensure availability of work equipment/tools and office supplies.
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya. A Master’s degree will be added advantage.
  • Have at least eight (8) years relevant work experience, Six (6) of which should be in administration middle level or middle management level in State or Non-state organizations.
Required Skills and Personal Attributes

The applicant must possess the following skills and personal attributes:
  • Excellent in planning and organizing;
  • Good at task structuring; and
  • Excellent human relations skills.
The above positions are extremely exciting and CIC will offer competitive packages for the right candidates. 

Each applicant must:-
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;
  • Have an understanding of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
  • Not be active in any political party;
  • Have utmost personal integrity;
  • Be results-oriented and have ability to effectively deliver quality work under very tight deadlines;
  • Work long hours under demanding circumstances with minimal supervision;
  • Have computer proficiency in packages for application in area of specialisation and general IT know how in the use of office application packages;
  • Willing to selflessly and impartially serve the people of Kenya under the new dispensation of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010; and
  • Have work ethic that is informed by the national values and principles of Article 10 of the Constitution and apply a human rights based approach.
CIC is committed to respect the national values and principles and, the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, with respect to recruitment of staff. CIC is further committed to implementing affirmative action measures and to this end encourages women, minorities and persons from historically marginalized areas and groups with the requisite qualifications to apply for the advertised jobs.

Detailed job profiles and reference numbers can be accessed atwww.cickenya.org.

If your career aspirations match the requirements of these exciting opportunities, please write in confidence quoting the job title on both the cover letter and envelope, before 13th April 2012.

Enclose your Curriculum Vitae containing an e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, experience, copies of academic and professional qualifications and of ID/Passport, details on present position held, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees and send by email, post or hand delivered to:

The Chairman, Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution,
Parklands Plaza, Muthithi Road and Chiromo Lane Junction,
P.O. Box 48041-00100, Nairobi.

E-mail: chairapplications@cickenya.org

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