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The National Cohesion and Integration Commission was established to facilitate and promote equality of opportunity, good relations, harmony and peaceful co-existence between persons of different ethnic and racial communities of Kenya and to advise the Government on all aspects thereof.

The Commission intends to recruit a highly professional self-driven individual to fill the following vacant position:

Job Title                                    

Director Finance and Administration – (One vacant position)

Reporting to

The Commission Secretary/CEO

Overall Job Summary

This position is responsible for implementation of finance, human resource and administration strategies that best support the Commission to deliver its mandate

Duties & Responsibilities

Managerial Responsibilities:

a) Develop strategies and define standards of delivery expected in all the support departments inclusive of Finance, Human Resource and Administration to ensure compliance with legal and statutory obligations in all area

b) Develop the directorate’s budget in accordance with the Commission’s financial guidelines

c) Ensure the organization’s financial reports are done in good time to meet the requirements of the Public Finance Management Act and donor systems

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d) Provide managerial support and confirm payments to the banks as part of random control checks

e) Coordinate the Commission’s annual audit process to mitigate for queries from government and donor

Operational responsibilities

a.)Report on the performance of the support departments in the directorate to ensure their activities are in line with the overall strategy of the organization

b) Initiate action reforms and follow up on budgetary requirements for the support departments in the areas of Finance, Human Resource and Administration to remain accountable and prepared for parliamentary queries, executive briefs or presentations

c) Oversee the performance appraisal of staff within the departments of Finance, Human Resource and Administration to ensure that the directorate’s performance is on track with the delivery contract for the organization

d) Oversee the Commission’s procurement requests and approve or disprove purchases for cost saving and accountability

e) Oversee Administration support and logistics management in order to ensure smooth operations for the organization

f) Monitor budget implementation with the different departmental heads and advise on expenditure


g) Oversee the Commission’s annual planning and budgeting process

e) Perform the role of a signatory for all the Commission’s bank accounts


  1. )Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics or an equivalent from a recognized institution
  2. )15 years of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization
  3. )Certified Public Accountant (CPA)(K) or Certified Public Secretaries (CPS)
  4. )Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
  5. )Knowledge of relevant legislation affecting including Public Procurement and Disposal Act, Labour Laws and the Public Financial Management Act

Skills (attributes)

The Director Finance and Administration should possess the following attributes;

  1. Good work ethic
  2. Communication skills
  3. Interpersonal skills
  4. Organisational skills
  5. Leadership Skills
  6. Ability to work under pressure
  7. Negotiation skills
  8. Ability to build and lead cohesive teams
  9. Problem solving skills

Terms of service

This is a permanent and pensionable position based on satisfactory completion of the six (6) months probation period

Salary and benefits

Salary range       :     Ksh. 242,000-305,000

House allowance    :     Ksh.60,000

Commuter allowance :     Ksh.24,000

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Airtime allowance   :     Ksh. 8,000

The position also attracts a comprehensive medical cover and a contributory pension scheme.

Documents required

Applicants should present originals of the following documents during the interview if shortlisted:

(a) National Identity Card/Passport;

(b) Academic and professional certificates and transcripts;

(c) Any other supporting documents and testimonials; and

(d) Valid and current clearances from the following bodies:

– Kenya Revenue Authority;

– Higher Education Loans Board;

– Any of the Registered Credit Reference Bureaus;

– Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Police Clearance Certificate).

(v) Submit recommendations from a relevant professional body


  1. Applicants are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission’s recruitment portal accessible through
  2. All applications should be submitted together with detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents. The documents are to be uploaded in the portal.

All applications should be submitted on or before 28th July,2020 by 5.00 p.m. (East African Time).

About Whispers from the North

Whispers from the North is an online platform that appreciates the ecological, cultural and socio-economic diversities of Northern Kenya. We also acknowledge that the lives of the communities of northern Kenya has been shaped by a number of intrinsic and extrinsic factors which have led to complex challenge that calls for a multifaceted approach.

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