Secretary/Chief Executive Officer at Public Service Commission Kenya (PSCK) – April 2024


Secretary/Chief Executive Officer

Requirements for Appointment:
A person is qualified for appointment as a Secretary/Chief Executive Officer if the person:-

  • Is a citizen of Kenya;
  • Holds a degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Has at least ten years relevant professional experience;
  • Has at least five years’ experience in a leadership position at senior management level in a public service or private sector organization; and
  • Meets the requirements of leadership and integrity as prescribed in Chapter Six of the Constitution;

 Duties and Responsibilities
The Secretary shall be —

  • The Chief Executive Officer;
  • The head of the secretariat of the Commission;
  • The accounting officer of the Commission;
  • The custodian of the records and seal of the Commission;

Responsible for —

  • The execution of the decisions of the Commission;
  • Assignment of duties and supervision of the staff of the Commission;
  • The preparation and submission of the programmes necessary for the achievement of the Commission’s mandate for approval by the Commission;
  • Ensuring compliance by the staff with the values and principles of the public service; and
  • The performance of such other duties as may be assigned by the Commission or any other written law.

The Secretary/Chief Executive Officer shall be accountable and answerable to the Chairperson and members of the Commission in the performance of his/her duties and responsibilities.

Submit Your Application

 Terms of Service

  • The Secretary shall hold office for a term of five years and shall be eligible for reappointment once.
  • The gross monthly salary and benefits attached to the position will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission vide Kenya Gazette 8795 Vol. CXXIV-No.145 of 27th July, 2022.
  • Application should be accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents should accompany an online application.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide clearances from the following bodies at the interview:
    • Kenya Revenue Authority.
    •  Higher Education Loans Board.
    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
  • All applications should be clearly marked “Application for the position of Secretary/Chief Executive Officer” and addressed to:-

The Chairperson
Public Service Commission
P. O. BOX 30095-00100
Commission House, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi

  • Manual applications should be hand-delivered to the office of the Chairperson situated at 1st Floor Commission House, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi.
  • Online applications should be emailed in PDF format to: [email protected]
  • Names of shortlisted candidates will be published in the newspapers and on the Commission’s website. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
  • Before assuming office, the Secretary shall take and subscribe to the oath of office as set out in the Fourth Schedule of the PSC Act, 2017

Closing Date

  • All applications should be received on or before Tuesday 23rd April 2024 by 5.00 p.m