Office of the Controller of Budget Chief Fiscal Analyst - Parliamentary Liaison Jobs in Kenya

Office of the Controller of Budget Chief Fiscal Analyst - Parliamentary Liaison Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

  • This position is responsible for providing leadership and advice in the management of
    liaison with both houses of Parliament on the memorandum of issues raised in the report of the Controller of Budget. The officer shall also be responsible for tracking pending issues by the MDAs in the memorandum.

    Key Responsibilities/Duties/Tasks

    Managerial/Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Heads the office of the Controller of Budget Parliamentary Liaison department

  • Liaise with the Parliamentary Committees on Budget matters in the COB report

  • Prepares presentations and briefs for the Controller of Budget on issues raised by both
    houses of parliament.

  • Provides technical support to relevant Parliamentary committees

  • Identifies issues emerging from deliberations of relevant Parliamentary committees that require the Controller of Budget’s attention

  • Recommends to the Controller of Budget the measures to enforce budgetary ceilings emanating from committee deliberations

  • Develops and maintains effective systems to support and improve the liaison process

  • Develops and maintains effective office systems, strategies, policies and procedures to
    support the timely preparation of OCOB responses to Parliamentary queries

  • Mentors, coaches, capacity builds and implements performance management to staff in the department

  • Maintains a tracking report for both the National and County Government Consolidated recommendations from Parliament

  • Follows up and reports on the implementation of issues raised by Parliament in OCOB reports.

  • Develops engagement frameworks with County Assemblies in liaison with County Budget Coordinators.

  • Liaises with other Parliamentary institutions (Parliamentary Budget Office, Parliamentary Service Commission)

  • Attends Parliamentary audit review meetings (with all County Governments as necessary)

  • Any other relevant duties assigned by the Controller of Budget.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Assists in preparation of special reports on funds withheld by the Cabinet Secretary pursuat to investigation conducted under Article

  • Monitors the implementation of resolutions adopted on the reports with the relevant Government entities and regularly report to the Controller of Budget

  • Organizes regular briefing and updates to Management

  • Provides clarifications to relevant Parliamentary Committees on National/ County
    governments budget implementation issues raised

  • Sensitizes OCOB staff and stakeholders on liaison related issues

  • Attends Public Participation forums on the budget process

  • Participates in Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR)mechanisms

  • Represents the Controller of Budget in relevant Parliamentary committee hearings

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility

  • Preparation and monitoring the execution of departmental budget

    Responsibility for Physical Assets

  • Responsible for the assets assigned by the office of the Controller of Budget as
    per office’s asset register

    Decision Making/Job Influence

  • Strategic

  • Financial

  • Advisory

  • Analytical

  • Operational

    Working Conditions

  • Is exposed to minimum disagreeable conditions. The jobholder has normal office facilities which include own office with desk and access to a telephone.

  • The role is predisposed to risk of prosecution arising from incomplete/inaccurate
    information published which may result in false or misleading reports and wrong decisions being made as well as loss of funds due to the approval process.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

    Academic qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or equivalent from a
    recognized institution

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or equivalent from a
    recognized institution

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA)(K) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or its equivalent

  • Must be a member of a recognized professional body e.g. Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)

  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program or Advanced level proficiency in managerial skills.

  • Previous relevant work experience required.

  • Eight (8) years of relevant work experience in a management position from a reputable

    Functional Skills, Behavioural Competencies /Attributes:

  • Good understanding of national development policies, goals and objectives.

  • Knowledge and experience of the Country’s Public Sector Financial Management framework.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Proficiency in computer applications.

  • Knowledge of the budget process.

  • Knowledge of the Controller of Budget Act 2016.

  • Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act 2012 and Regulations, 2015.

  • Knowledge of County Governments Acts 2012.

  • Knowledge of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

  • Demonstrated Communication and Interpersonal skills.

  • Supervisory and organizational skills.

  • Resource management skills.

  • Risk management skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Conciliation, Mediation and Negotiation skills.

  • Team building skills.

  • Problem-solving skills/techniques.

  • Report-writing and presentation skills.

  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Office of the Controller of Budget Chief Fiscal Analyst - Parliamentary Liaison Jobs in Kenya

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