Massive Recruitment in the Government of Kenya – KNBS (133 Vacancies)

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.

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

Job Title: Assistant Manager, ICT - Data Processing
 

KNBS: Level 5
 
Ref: KNBS/ AMICTDP/11/2016
 
No. of Posts: 1
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Manager, Data Dissemination the Assistant Manager, Data Processing will be responsible for developing data capture applications for various KNBS surveys using CSPro, data cleaning and tabulation using SPSS, STATA, CSPro and other data analysis software and managing Data Processing activities.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Developing data capture applications for various KNBS surveys using CSPro;
  • Managing Data Processing Centre and KNBS ICT directorate staff in Nyayo House;
  • Data cleaning and tabulation using SPSS, STATA, CSPro, advanced Excel and other data analysis software;
  • Desktop publishing for Economic Survey publications, Statistical Abstract publications and other KNBS publications in word, excel and InDesign software;
  • Training the data entry clerks during various surveys and checking the quality of data being  captured by data entry clerks;
  • Assisting in data querying, formatting the outputs to meet client’s needs;
  • Assisting in responding to data requests via available communication channels;
  • Developing the data cleaning/ editing specifications for various surveys
  • Reports to Manager Data Processing;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Manager, Data Processing.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Bachelor degree in Statistics/ Economics/Computer Science, Information Technology, or related qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Must have a Certificate in data processing packages such as IMPS, CSPro, SPSS, STATA and SAS;
  • Must have served for a minimum progressive period of three (3) years as a Senior Officer (KNBS level 6) or its equivalent in a public or key private sector institution;
  • Experience in Desktop Publishing using major publishing tools such as Adobe Master Suite is an added advantage;
  • Experience in computer programming is an added advantage;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and inter personal skills;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Job Title: Manager, Livestock Statistics (Production)
 

KNBS: Level 4
 
Ref: KNBS/MLSP/9/2016
 
No. of Posts: 1
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Senior Manager, Agriculture and Livestock Statistics, the Manager, Livestock Statistics will be responsible for compilation of Livestock Statistics.

Key Responsibilities
  • Managing the collection, compilation and dissemination of agricultural statistics;
  • Developing proposals for surveys, studies and censuses to fill data gaps in the field of or the Livestock and Cooperatives sectors;
  • Updating supply utilization accounts and production of annual food balance sheets and report;
  • Ensuring that data requests are promptly responded to;
  • Developing annual work plans and related budgets for the section;
  • Representing the section at the Divisional meetings;
  • Implementing performance management activities;
  • Ensuring that the Quality Management System (ISO) is implemented accordingly;
  • Ensuring the activities of the section are documented on a continuous basis.
  • Supervising and managing staff in the Livestock Statistics section;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Manager, Agriculture& Livestock Statistics
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Bachelors Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • A Master’s Degree in Statistics, Economics or related qualifications from a recognized Institution will be an added advantage;
  • Must have at least six (6) years progressive track record in statistical work in a Public or key Private Sector Institution, three (3) of which must have been in the position of Assistant Manager or its equivalent;
  • Must have a strong background in statistical/economic analysis;
  • Must possess skills in statistical data analysis using the various statistical soft wares;
  • Must have experience in the planning, coordination and supervision of statistical activities and programmes undertaken within Research or Statistical Institution(s);
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and inter personal skills;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Job Title: Assistant Manager, Senior Accountant (Financial Management)
 

KNBS: Level 5
 
Ref: KNBS/ AMSAFM/12/2016
 
No. of Posts: 1
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Manager, Chief Accountant the Assistant Manager, (Senior Accountant) will be responsible for assisting in all activities in respect to Financial Management.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Implementing the Bureau’s accounting policies and procedures;
  • Supervision of cash office operations to ensure prompt banking of cash and cheques, timely recording of receipts, payments, reconciliation of bank and petty cash accounts;
  • Handling all bank reconciliations and bank correspondences;
  • Verification of payment vouchers and accruals of funds;
  • Maintenance of accurate and updated accounting information;
  • General Ledger administration;
  • Monitoring and authorizing Petty Cash expenses and reimbursements;
  • Preparation of Annual Financial Statements;
  • Management of staff imprests and advances;
  • Apportioning of prepayments and district surrenders to specific cost centers;
  • Provide the liaison with external auditors in audit of financial statements;
  • Managing Fixed Assets portfolio register;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Manager, (Chief Accountant).
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Bachelor degree in Commerce or related qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Be a holder of CPA II or its equivalent;
  • Must have served for a minimum progressive period of 3 years financial accounting experience;
  • Be familiar with workings of computerized financial systems;
  • Be familiar with Government Financial systems.
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication and inter personal skills;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Job Title: Senior Officer, Population and Social Statistics
 

KNBS: Level 6
 
Ref: KNBS/ SOPSS/15/2016
 
No. of Posts: 5
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Head of unit/ County Statistical Officer, the Senior Officer Population and Social Statistics will be responsible for implementing activities in the KNBS County Statistical Office.

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervising Research Assistants;
  • Data collection;
  • Preparation of data summaries;
  • Data entry and editing;
  • Participating in preparation of work plans and budgeting;
  • Preparation and submission of Reports ;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of unit/ County Statistical Officer
Requirements for Appointment
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related qualifications from a recognized Institution. OR Diploma in Statistics or Economics from a recognized Institution with three (3) years progressive track record in statistical work in Public or a key private sector institution;
  • Proficiency in the use of computer statistical packages;
  • Have good interpersonal & communication skills;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Job Title: Senior Officer, Labour Statistics (Production)
 

KNBS: Level 6
 
Ref: KNBS/ SOLSM/14/2016
 
No. of Posts: 1
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Labour Statistics the Senior Officer, Labour Statistics will be responsible for assisting in the Master File Section

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervising Research Assistants;
  • Preparing of questionnaires for conducting establishment based enquiries or surveys;
  • Documenting and updating particulars of establishments contained in the Master File;
  • Monitoring changes occurring in the various economic sectors and profession;
  • Updating the Master File through LE questionnaires and district specific checklist;
  • Monitoring changes occurring in the County’s establishments;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Assistant Manager, Labour Statistics
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related qualifications from a recognized Institution. OR Diploma in Statistics qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Proficiency in the use of computer statistical packages ;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must demonstrate good communication and inter personal skills;
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Job Title: Senior Officer, Library Services (Librarian)
 

KNBS: Level 6
 
Ref: KNBS/SOLSL/16/2016
 
No. of Posts: 1
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Library services the Senior Officer, Library services will be responsible for the dissemination of statistical information to the public and the custodian of all KNBS publications.

Key Responsibilities
  • Establish and implement library and information policies and procedures;
  • Dissemination of KNBS Publications;
  • Custody, selection and acquisition of various library materials;
  • Management of electronic Information resources;
  • Conducting Library User Education;
  • Provision of library information service to the staff and the public;
  • Payment of subscriptions;
  • Preparation of the library budget;
  • Ensure accuracy and compliance with national and international standards for bibliographic control;
  • Compilation of various library reports;
  • Cataloguing and classification of library materials;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Assistant Manager, Library services.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Degree in Information Science / Library science or related qualifications from a recognized Institution;
  • Proficiency in the use of computer statistical packages ;
  • Have good interpersonal & communication skills;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must demonstrate good communication and inter personal skills;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Job Title: Statistical Assistant, Labour Statistics (Production)
 

KNBS: Level 7
 
Ref: KNBS/ SALSP/17/2016
 
No. of Posts: 2
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Senior Officer, Labour Statistics the Statistical Assistant, Labour Statistics will be responsible for Data collection.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Collecting monthly retail prices from outlets in an assigned data collection zone;
  • Entering paper assisted personal interview (PAPI) data into a computer and/ or in a tablet for computer assisted personal interviews (CAPI)
  • Editing and validating data;
  • Collecting data on International Comparison Program and other price statistics surveys;
  • Conducting Interviews in Households and Establishment Based Surveys;
  • Conducting follow-ups with a view to obtaining statistical returns;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Officer, Labour Statistics.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Diploma in Statistics OR Ten (10) years experience as an Enumerator, OR Certificate in Statistics from a recognized institution with three (3) years progressive track record in statistical work in a public or a key private sector institution;
  • Must possess basic computer skills;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must demonstrate good communication and inter personal skills;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010


Job Title: Statistical Assistant, Population and Social Statistics
 

KNBS: Level 7
 
Ref: KNBS/ SAPSS/19/2016
 
No. of Posts: 34
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Senior Officer, Population Statistics / County Statistical Officer, the Statistical Assistant will be assisting in the implementation of county activities.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Data collection;
  • Preparation of data summaries;
  • Data entry and editing;
  • Preparation of Field Survey Reports;
  • Any other duties assigned by the County Statistical Officer.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Diploma in Statistics, Economics or related qualification from a recognized institution OR: Certificate in Statistics from a recognized institution with 3 (three) years progressive track record in statistical work in a public or a key private sector institution;
  • Must possess basic computer skills;
  • Must have good communication and inter personal skills;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Job Title: Statistical Assistant, Agriculture Statistics (Production)
 

KNBS: Level 7
 
Ref: KNBS/ SAASP/18/2016
 
No. of Posts: 1
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Senior Officer, Agriculture Statistics the Statistical Assistant, Agriculture Statistics will be responsible for Data collection.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare Checklist of agricultural establishments;
  • Organizing for Dispatch of agricultural questionnaires to establishments and farms;
  • Editing and validating agricultural data;
  • Conducting follow-ups with a view to obtaining statistical returns;
  • Updating of responses in the master list; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Officer, Agriculture Statistics.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Diploma in Statistics OR Ten (10) years’ experience as an Enumerator, OR Certificate in Statistics from a recognized institution with three (3) years progressive track record in statistical work in a public or a key private sector institution;
  • Must possess basic computer skills;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must demonstrate good communication and inter personal skills;
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Job Title: Office Assistant, Admin
 

KNBS: Level 11
 
Ref: KNBS/ OAA/22/2016
 
No. of Posts: 6
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Head of functional office, the Office Assistant will be responsible for office administration
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Cleaning of offices;
  • Dispatch of letters and/or publications;
  • Preparation of tea;
  • Facilitation of functions;
  • Ensuring security of offices;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Head of the functional office
Requirements for appointment
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade D (plain) or equivalent qualification;
  • Must possess basic computer skills;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must demonstrate good communication and inter personal skills;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Job Title: Secretarial Assistant Administration
 

KNBS: Level 7
 
Ref: KNBS/ SAA/21/2016
 
No. of Posts: 3
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the head of functional office the Secretarial Assistant will be responsible for all secretarial work.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Taking oral dictation;
  • Managing and organizing office records and documents;
  • Operating office equipment;
  • Attending to visitors/clients;
  • Handling telephone calls and appointments;
  • Maintaining office diary and travel itineraries;
  • Ensuring security of office records, equipment and documents including classified materials;
  • Preparing responses to single routine correspondences;
  • Establishing and monitoring procedures for record keeping of correspondences and file movements;
  • Ensuring security, integrity and confidentiality of data;
  • Managing office protocol and etiquette;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the head of functional office.
Requirements for appointment
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C (Plain) with at least C (plain) in English or Kiswahili language or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Business Education Single or Group Certificates (BES and GC) from the Kenya National Examination Council or any other recognized institution in the following subjects:-
1.       Typewriting II (minimum 40 w.p.m)/Computerized Document processing II;
2.       Business English I/communications;
3.       Office Practice I;
4.       Commerce I
5.       OR Craft certificate in Secretarial Studies from the Kenya National Examination Council or any recognized institution;
  • Must have at least 3 (three) years progressive track record in secretarial work in a public or a key private sector institution;
  • Certificate in Computer applications skills from a recognized institutions;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must demonstrate good communication and inter personal skills;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Job Title: Statistical Assistant, Transport and Storage Statistics
 

KNBS: Level 7
 
Ref: KNBS/ SATSS/20/2016
 
No. of Posts: 1
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Senior Officer, Transport and Storage Statistics the Statistical Assistant will be responsible for collection, coding and filing of data collection instruments for Transport and Storage Statistics within Macroeconomic Statistics Directorate.

Key Responsibilities
  • Collecting data on Transport and Storage Statistics;
  • Updating the Transport and Storage Statistics Register;
  • Coding and filing Transport and Storage Statistics questionnaires;
  • Editing Transport and Storage Statistics questionnaires;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Senior Officer, Transport and Storage Statistics.
Requirements for appointment
  • Must have Diploma certificate in statistics or Economics or related qualification from a recognized institution. OR Certificate in Statistics from a recognized institution with three (3) years progressive track record in statistical work in a public or a key private sector institution;
  • Experience in field data collection will be an added advantage;
  • Must possess basic computer skills;
  • Must have good communication and inter personal skills;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Job Title: Mapping Assistants, Population and Social Statistics
 

KNBS: Level 7
 
Ref: KNBS/ MAPSS/24/2016
 
No. of Posts: 50
 
Terms: 3 years Contract
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Manager, Cartography the Mapping Assistant will be responsible for geospatial data collection activities for the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Geospatial data collection (picking GPS coordinates of all points of interest and their attribute data);
  • Data editing;
  • Data entry.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Cartography
Requirements for the Appointment:
  • Must have at least form four level of education with a minimum aggregate of C plain, and a minimum of C plain in Geography or equivalent qualification;
  • Experience from previous KNBS census mapping, cluster development and or Cluster updating will be an added advantage;
  • Must possess basic computer skills;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to speak Kiswahili and English;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Job Title: GIS Technicians, Population and Social Statistics
 

KNBS: Level 6
 
Ref: KNBS/ GTPSS/23/2016
 
No. of Posts: 24
 
Terms: 3 years Contract
 
Job Purpose: Reporting to the Manager, Cartography / GIS, the GIS Technician will be responsible for Preparation of 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census Enumeration Area Maps.

Key Responsibilities
  • Geospatial data collection;
  • Scanning and geo-referencing geospatial data;
  • Digitizing features;
  • Building topology and cleaning data ;
  • Generating attribute data and metadata for digitized features;
  • Constructing EA maps;
  • Editing and effecting edits on EA maps before final production;
  • Generating areas for the EA polygons;
  • Clipping and uploading the final shape-file into tablets;
  • Printing all the assigned EA maps ;
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Manager, Cartography/GIS.
Requirements for the Appointment:
  • Bachelor Degree in any of the following disciplines: Cartography, Geographic Information System, Geo informatics, Photogrammetry, Environmental Studies or Geography from a recognized Institution.
  • OR Diploma in Cartography, Geographic Information System, Land Surveying, Photogrammetry, Geo informatics or Environmental Studies from a recognized institution, with 1 (one) year of progressive track record in geospatial related work in Public or a key Private Sector Institution;
  • Proficiency in the use of computer statistical packages;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.


Job Title: Corporation Secretary / Head of Legal Division
 

KNBS: Level 3
 
Ref: KNBS/CSL/8/2016
 
No. of Posts: 1

Job Purpose:
 The Corporation Secretary will be the head of the Legal and Compliance Unit and will be responsible for advising the Board and Management on governance, legal, regulatory and compliance matters and will also provide corporate secretarial services.

Key Responsibilities
  • Advising the Board on their duties, responsibilities, obligations, relevant laws and governance matters;
  • Coordinating governance, legal and compliance audits;
  • Assisting in preparation of Board and Committee work plans, budgets and charters;
  • Assisting in carrying out Board induction, training and evaluation;
  • Coordinating the timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee meeting papers and taking minutes thereof;
  • Keeping safe custody of the Corporation seal, Board correspondences, records and other relevant documents;
  • Preparing legal advice and opinion, legal interpretation of various matters and handling legislation and litigation matters relating to Bureau;
  • Ensuring compliance with laws, rules and regulations by the Board and management;
  • Preparing and coordinating the implementation of Intellectual Property Rights and policy guidelines for the products and services of the Bureau;
  • Preparing, vetting and negotiating official legal documents including contracts and leases and participating in settlement and arbitration of disputes to protect the interests of Bureau;
  • Liaising with external lawyers handling legal matters on behalf of Bureau and attending Court hearings;
  • Implementing risk management systems within the Division;
  • Developing annual work plans and related budgets for the Division;
  • Representing the Division in meetings;
  • Implementing performance management activities;
  • Ensuring that the Quality Management System is implemented accordingly;
  • Ensuring the activities of the Division are documented on a continuous basis;
  • Supervising and managing staff within the Division;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Masters degree in Law from a recognized Institution;
  • Bachelors degree in Law from a recognized Institution;
  • Certified Public Secretaries (CPS) qualification and member in good standing of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK);
  • Diploma from the Council for Legal Education;
  • At least fifteen (15) years relevant experience in legal/corporate secretarial practice in a Public or key private institution , Three (3) of which must be in the position of Manager or its equivalent;
  • A current practicing certificate as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Must have knowledge and experience with Quality Management System (ISO) processes;
  • Must have outstanding communication and inter personal skills;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Computer skills will be an added advantage;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
How to Apply

Applicants should fill and submit hard copies of the employment application form Ref. 93-1-6 which is available HERE on the KNBS website www.knbs.or.ke accompanied by copies of academic, professional and other relevant certificates, transcripts and testimonials. 

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

The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266
00100
H
erufi House, 1st Floor, Room 102
N
airobi

Applications must be received not later than 29th September, 2016 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics is an equal opportunity employer.

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