Office of the Controller of Budget Research and Planning Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Office of the Controller of Budget Research and Planning Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Reports to: Senior Research and Planning Officer

Direct Reports: N/A

Indirect Reports: N/A

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for designing, developing and reviewing research and innovation programmes.

Implementing research policies, systems and procedures to guide research programs in the office of the Controller of Budget. The position is also responsible for monitoring implementation of Strategic Plan for the OCOB.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

Duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Undertaking objective research and analysis on budget implementation matters;

  • Collecting, collating and analyzing data on budget implementation;

  • Updating database on macro-economic and fiscal indicators relating to budget implementation matters and preparing briefs;

  • Preparing research papers and policy briefs on budget implementation;

  • Identifying areas of research and preparing concept papers;

  • Carrying out research on compliance to budgetary ceilings by Parliament on National and County government expenditure in line with section 5(d) of the Controller of Budget Act, 2016;

  • Undertaking research and preparing special reports on particular issues on budget implementation;

  • Reviewing County Fiscal Strategy Papers and Budget Policy Statements in line with section 8 of the Controller of Budget Act, 2016;

  • Collecting, collating and analyzing macro-economic and socioeconomic fiscal data;

  • Undertaking research activities on matters that have come to the attention of the Controller of Budget in accordance with Article 252(1)(a);

  • Updating data & information and documentation centers for information sharing; and

  • Undertaking research on the effect of emerging trends on budget implementation.

    Job Dimensions:

    I. Financial Responsibility

  • Implementation of the budget for the department

    II. Responsibility for Physical Assets

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

    III. Decision Making / Job Influence

  • Analytical

  • Operational

    IV. 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.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

    Academic qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, Information Science, Knowledge Management, Communication, Finance, Research or equivalent from a recognized institution;

    Must have undertaken at least one-year Internship in relevant discipline with a reputable organisation.

    Functional Skills,
    Behavioural Competencies /Attributes:

  • Proficiency in computer applications

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

    Terms And Conditions Of Service

    The terms of service for each position are as specified in the Job Description. Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package.

    Application Process

    Qualified interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the job title on both the envelope and the cover letter.

    Enclose a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating your current remuneration, home county, e-mail address and reliable daytime telephone contacts, together with copies of your certificates, testimonials and national identity card.

    You should also provide the names of two referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses. Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application.

    Upon being successful and granted an offer of employment, successful candidates must present clearances and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing copies of the following;

  • Tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)

  • Clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB

  • Clearance Form from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

    Applications should be sent by post or hand delivered to our office addressed to:

    The Controller of Budget
    Bima House 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue.
    P.O Box 35616-00100 Nairobi

    so as to reach the Office of the Controller of Budget not later than 27th September, 2022 at 5.00pm.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more information and job application details, see; Office of the Controller of Budget Research and Planning Officer - Jobs in Kenya

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