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Assistant Director (Higher Education) (4 Posts)


Salary Scale: Kshs.85,110 – Kshs.119,730 pm (CSG 7)
Terms of service: Permanent and pensionable
Qualifications
·         served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Principal Education Officer Job Group ‘N’(CSG 8) or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
·         a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from a University recognized in Kenya;
OR
·         a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Science from a University recognized in Kenya and a postgraduate Diploma in Education from an institution recognized in Kenya;
·         a Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Education, Arts, Science, Business Administration in a management related field from a University recognized in Kenya;
·         have a Senior Management Course not lasting less than four (4) weeks from an Institution recognized in Kenya; and
·         demonstrated merit and ability in management within the education sector.
Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: –
·         implementing and reviewing University Policies, Programs and Projects relating to quality education;
·         coordinating integration of Career Offices in Universities;
·         preparation and implementing of bilateral agreements;
·         coordinating of linkages and partnerships of local & international universities;
·         preparing proposals of funding for University Education; and
·         coordinating resource mobilization for University Education.

Deputy Director of Higher Education (4 Posts)

Salary Scale: Kshs.98,500. –166,780 p.m. (CSG 6)
Terms of service: Permanent and pensionable
Qualifications
·         served for a minimum period of three(3) years in the grade of Assistant Director of Education Job Group ‘P’ or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
·         a Bachelors degree in Education from a university recognized in Kenya;
 OR
·         a Bachelors degree in Arts or Science with Education from a university recognized in Kenya;
 OR
·         a Bachelors degree in Arts or Science from a university recognized in Kenya and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from an Institution recognized in Kenya;
·         a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: Education, Arts, Science, Business Administration in a management related field from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution; and
·         demonstrated ability and professional competence in management within the education sector.
Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-
·         formulating, implementing and reviewing policies, strategies and regulations of University Education Projects and Programs.
·         liaising with stakeholders in education sector to provide quality education in University Education.
·         promoting access and equity in University Education.
·         coordinating and Monitoring implementation of government policies by University Management Councils.

Assistant Director (Research, Science & Technology) (85-119K)

Salary Scale: Kshs.85,110 – Kshs.119,730 pm (CSG 7)
Terms of service: Permanent and pensionable
Qualifications
·         served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Principal Research Officer, Job Group ‘N’(CSG 8) or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
·         a Bachelor’s degree in any research area including and not limited to Agriculture and related studies, Industrial Sciences, Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         a Master’s degree in any research area including and not limited to Agriculture and Related Studies, Industrial Sciences, Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         a certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from an institution recognized in Kenya; and
·         demonstrated merit and ability in managing Research, Science and Technology.
Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: –
·         developing Research, Science and Technology policies and strategies, as well as frameworks;
·         liaising with Research Institutions, Universities and Private Sector in implementing research policy guidelines drawn by the Government;
·         organizing and or participating in Research, Science and Technology workshops/conference/round table discussions with stakeholders at national level; and
·         developing Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) for partnerships in Science, Technology and Innovations.

Deputy Director (Research, Science & Technology) (2 Posts)

Salary Scale: Kshs.98,500. –166,780 p.m. (CSG6)
Terms of service: Permanent and pensionable
Qualifications
·         served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Assistant Director of Research, Job Group ‘P’ (CSG 7) or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
·         a Bachelors degree in any research area including and not limited to Agriculture and related studies, Industrial Sciences, Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences from a University recognized in Kenya;
·         a Masters degree in any research area including and not limited to Agriculture and related studies, Industrial Sciences, Health Sciences, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences from a University recognized in Kenya;
·         a certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from in a recognized institution; and
·         demonstrated merit and ability in managing Research, Science and Technology.
Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: –
·         leading teams in reviewing and establishing collaborations, partnerships and linkages in Science, Technology and Innovation, locally and internationally;
·         developing and reviewing policies, strategies, frameworks in Science, Technology and Innovation;
·         evaluation of the National Technology Transfer System in Universities and Research Organizations;
·         organizing Workshops and Conferences for international audience in areas related to Science, Technology and Innovation; and
·         undertaking Science, Technology and Innovation programmes and projects outlined in Kenya Medium Term Plans.

Director (Research, Science & Technology) (132-195K)

Salary Scale: Kshs.132,000 – Kshs.195,410p.m. (CSG 5)
Terms of service: Permanent and pensionable
Qualifications
·         served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Deputy Director, Research, CSG 6 or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
·         a relevant Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in any of the relevant fields in;- Biological Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Earth Sciences from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         a certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution; and
·         demonstrated a high standard of professional competence and administrative capability in the development of science and technology policies as well as appreciation of cross sectoral issues of science and technology for development.
Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: –
·         formulation and implementation of policies, strategies and programmes for research management and development;
·         management and development of the national innovation system;
·         development, promotion and application of science and technology;
·         establishing international collaborations, partnerships and global obligations in research science and technology;
·         undertaking national science, technology and innovation statistics ;
·         establishing linkages between government, research, academia, industry and the society
·         overseeing implementation of performance contract programmes in the directorate;
·         efficient management of the directorate;
·         advising the government through the Principal Secretary, on on-going local and international activities on research, innovation and technology transfer in both public and private; and
·         guiding in development and implementation of relevant research, technology transfer and innovation policies for national development.

Public Communications Officer II (10 Posts)

Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.30,170– Ksh.40,060 p.m. (CSG 11)
Three (3) years contract (Renewable subject to satisfactory performance)
Qualifications
·         A Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Mass Communication, Public Relations, Communication Studies or Media Studies/Science from a recognized institution;
OR
·         a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences with a Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication, Public Relations, Communication Studies or Media Studies/Science from a recognized Institution;
Responsibilities
This will be the entry and training grade for this cadre. Duties and responsibilities will include:-
·         assisting in building corporate relations;
·         developing content on topical issues for uploading onto institutional website, Information Education Communication (IEC) materials and undertaking media monitoring;
·         assisting in the preparation of media reviews, briefs, press releases/statements and supplements;
·         maintaining public relations records and documents; and
·         participating in event organization.

Information Officer II (50 Posts)

Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.30,170– Ksh.40,060 p.m. (CSG 11)
Three (3) years contract (Renewable subject to satisfactory performance)
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Communication Studies, Media Studies, Photojournalism from a recognized institution;
OR
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences with a Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism, Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Communication Studies, Media Studies from a recognized Institution;
Responsibilities
This will be the entry and training grade for this cadre. Duties and responsibilities will include:-
·         gathering, writing, verifying, translating and editing news, information and features;
·         uploading content onto Kenya News Agency website and Information Resources Centres; and
·         managing information gathering and dissemination systems.
How to Apply
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications as follows:
·         online through one of the Commission’s websites www.publicservice.go.ke and www.psckjobs.go.ke
OR
·         by completing ONE PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Commission’s websites.
Please Note
·         Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
·         Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
·         Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
·         THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION IS COMMITTED TO AVAILING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL KENYANS. PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Completed applications should be sent or delivered to:
THE SECRETARY/CEO
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMMISSION HOUSE
P.O. BOX 30095 – 00100
NAIROBI
so as to reach the Commission on or before 12th November 2019
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