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PSC Extends the Application Deadline for the Position of Principal Secretary

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has extended the application deadline from Tuesday, September 20 to Tuesday, September 27 for the Principal Secretary jobs.

Kenyans are being sought by PSC for the Principal Secretary roles, which will be recommended to be nominated by President William Ruto.

Simon Rotich, the chief executive officer of the commission, made the seven-day extension announcement on Tuesday and encouraged interested individuals to take advantage of the extra time to submit their applications.

“The Public Service Commission has extended the deadline for submission of applications for the advertised positions of Principal Secretaries in the public service from today 20th September 2022 to Tuesday 27th September 2022,” a notice from the commission read in part. 

“Interested applicants now have seven more days to apply for the positions that are expected to fall vacant following the General Elections held on 9th August 2022.”

According to the prior announcement, which was published in a gazette notice on September 7th, the qualified applicant must meet the following requirements:

I be a Kenyan citizen

(ii) possess a degree from a Kenyan university.

(iii) possess at least ten years of relevant professional experience, five of which should have been spent in a managerial or leadership capacity in the public or private sector.

(iv) be familiar with the structure and operations of government.

(v) Show that you comprehend the nation’s aims, policies, and developmental objectives.

(vi) Possess demonstrable leadership and management skills, including expertise in strategic people management and financial management.

(vii) satisfy the leadership and integrity standards of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

After being appointed as PS, the individuals’ responsibilities will include acting as the State Department’s Accounting Officer and Authorized Officer, carrying out government policies and the Strategic Plan, and assisting in the accomplishment of the aims of programs and projects funded by the government and other governments.

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Additionally, they will create and implement an effective performance management system, guarantee the effective and efficient use of financial, human, and other resources, and submit regular statutory reports as needed. They will also work to advance the ideals and principles outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Kenyan Constitution in the course of the State Department’s operations.

The Pay and Remuneration Commission (SRC) will decide on the salaries and benefits for the eligible PSs, and the PSC may also award them a leave of absence.

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