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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

IEBC HR Officer (Ethics), Communication Officers, Procurement Officer, Accountants, M&E Officer and Political Parties Liaison Officers Jobs in Kenya

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is established under article 88 of the Constitution of Kenya with the mandate of conducting or supervising referenda and elections to any elective body or office established by this Constitution, and any other elections as prescribed by an act of Parliament.

Other duties include delimitation of electoral units, registration of voters, regulation of political parties, voter education, settling of electoral disputes and modernization and reforming of electoral processes and systems.

IEBC ensures that elections are credible, transparent, free and fair. It is committed to upholding national values and principles of good governance and democracy.

The Commission adheres to principles of the law on public services especially on leadership and integrity.

The IEBC invites applications for the following positions.

Human Resource Officer (Ethics)

Duties
  • Incorporate Commissions values into a code of conduct, and ensuring the code conforms with the Public Officers Act provisions
  • Responsible for training programs to familiarize employees with the Commissions ethical values of the Commission
  • Ensures the correct filling of staff wealth declaration forms and analyzes and keeps a database on the same
  • Develop and maintain a system for the reporting of integrity breaches among Commission staff
  • Make periodic reports to management on the state of corporate ethical affairs.
  • Carry out periodic training on integrity requirements
Job Description
  • Degree in social science or related field
  • Higher national Diploma in human resources management
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in human resources
  • Must be computer literate
Communication Officer (Electronic)

Duties
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the Commission’s multimedia applications
  • Operate video and photo (stills) cameras and audio recorders
  • Edit, archive and retrieve multimedia resources
  • Avail multi-media resources to users such as media and webmaster
  • Maintain and upgrade multi-media equipment and software
Job Description
  • A Bachelors’ degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Social Sciences or the equivalent from a recognized university
  • A post-graduate qualification in Public Relations, Multimedia Design or Journalism is an added advantage
  • Adequate knowledge of Kenya’s media scene
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in media production
  • Excellent creative skills
Communication Officer (Print)

Duties
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the Commission’s media and publications policy
  • Assist in organizing press conferences, media coverage and attending to media enquiries
  • Draft speeches, news releases and any other presentations
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the Commission’s Information, Education and Communication (IEC) and related publicity activities
  • Design and edit publications
Job Description
  • A Bachelors’ degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Social Sciences or the equivalent from a recognized university
  • A post-graduate qualification in Public Relations, Communication or Journalism in media is an added advantage
  • Adequate knowledge of Kenya’s media
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in corporate communications
  • Excellent script and speech writing skills
  • IT savvy especially on design and graphics applications
Procurement Officer

Duties
  • Processing of Orders;
  • Coordination of inspection, verification and receiving of goods and services;
  • Coordination of payments for goods and services;
  • Assist in the preparation of procurement plans;
  • Assist the regions in all procurement matters;
  • Secretary to the Commission’s Procurement Committees.
Job Description
  • Must have a minimum of Bachelor degree in Commerce , Economics, Business Administration from a recognized university;
  • Must possess a postgraduate diploma in Procurement/Supply Chain Management from a recognized institution of higher learning or a professional body;
  • Must be a member of a professional procurement body;
  • Must have 5 years of working experience in procurement;
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills, team player, good management and leadership skills;
  • Must be computer literate and possess good analytical skills;
  • Must be conversant with the provisions of the Public Procurement & Disposal Act and Regulations;
  • Must be a person of unquestioned integrity.
Accountant

4 Posts

Duties
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Develop and maintain financial databases
  • Preparation of expenditure and Authority to Incur Expenditure (AIE) funding returns on quarterly basis
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses
  • Prepare bank and ledger reconciliations.
Job Description
  • Have a minimum undergraduate degree in Commerce (Finance, Accounting), Mathematics, Statistics, Business Administration, Economics, etc from a reputable university;
  • Professional qualifications, CPA(K), ACCA, or equivalent professional qualifications;
  • Membership to professional body added advantage;
  • At least 3 years relevant working experience;
  • Proficiency in the use of office MS office applications, ERP knowledge an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of government Financial Regulations and Procedures an added advantage;
  • Must have good interpersonal and communication skills, team player with strong leadership and management skills.
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Duties
  • Develop and manage systems for the monitoring and evaluation of all project components
  • Participate in the design of assessment protocols, questionnaires, and other Monitoring and Evaluation tools
  • In collaboration with the Director and technical staff, update and use the Monitoring & Evaluation Framework (MEF) to assess project performance and make performance based decisions
  • On a quarterly basis, review the compiled data against the quality assurance criteria
  • Lead finalization of the project monitoring plan, and systems for monitoring and evaluating project activities and outcomes
Job Description
  • Degree in Economics, Statistics, Research or other relevant field
  • Post graduate Diploma/Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Three years of professional experience in monitoring & evaluation, data analysis and management, report writing, research.
  • Must be conversant with Excel, word and other IT software
Political Parties Liaison Officers

2 Posts

Duties
  • Prepare meeting schedules for liaison committees
  • Verify political parties’ liaison representations
  • Coordinate engagements with political parties such as meeting venues and parties’ representation
  • Receive and verifying list of parties representation
  • Work with constituency coordinators on Constituency Liaison Committees
  • Maintain a register of registered political parties lists of liaison members
Job Description
  • Have law degree or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Have diploma in law from Kenya School of law
  • Be admitted as advocate of a High court
  • Demonstrate outstanding professional competence, ability and integrity in work performance and results
  • Have report writing skills
The Job Application Process

Applicants should fill the online form provided on the Commission website www.iebc.or.ke/careers.

A printed copy of the form and copies of certificates can be dropped or posted to the

Chief Executive Officer/ Commission Secretary
at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Anniversary Towers,
6th Floor Reception, University Way,
P. O. Box 45371 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.

Forms are also available at the Commission Headquarters and Regional Offices.

Applications must be received on or before 30st March 2012.

The Commission is a equal opportunity employer.

Canvassing will lead to disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Shortlisted candidates will be vetted as per Chapter Six of the Constitution.

OJ.H. Oswaco
Chief Executive Officer / Commission Secretary

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