Labour Secretary Job in Nairobi – Ministry of Labour

PositionLabour Secretary/ Commissioner – Labour 

Salary Scale: Ksh.166,780 – Ksh.322,040
p.m (CSG -‘4’)

Terms of Service: Permanent and


  • served as a Deputy Commissioner for Labour or
    in a senior position in the field of Labour or its equivalent in the wider
    public service or private sector;

  • a bachelors degree in any of the following
    disciplines:- Human Resource Management/Development, law, Business
    Administration, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology,
    Statistics, Labour Relations or Industrial Relations from a recognized

  • masters degree in any of the following
    disciplines:- Labour Relations, Industrial Relations, Human Resource
    Management or Development or Planning, law, Business Administration,
    Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Statistics, Labour and
    Development Studies, Public Administration, International Relations from a
    recognized institution;

  • Attended a Strategic Leadership Development
    Course from a recognized Institution;

  • Certificate in a Prosecution Course lasting at
    least three (3) months from a recognized institution; and

  • professional competence and be thoroughly
    conversant with Labour administration, Labour Laws and International
    Labour Organisation and Internal Organisation of Migration instruments,
    and the ability to integrate them to Kenya Vision 2030.


The Commissioner for Labour will head
the labour Department and will be responsible to the Principal Secretary for
its effective and efficient management and administration.

Specific duties and responsibilities

  • formulating departmental programmes and
    policies on the administration and enforcement of the Labour Laws;

  • settlement of industrial disputes through the
    enforcement of labour laws to maintain harmonious industrial relations
    within the country;

  • creating awareness among the working community
    regarding labour laws and promotion of social dialogue to establish
    industrial peace in the country;

  • implementation of labour standards relevant to
    the trades, conduct of surveys on new trades and formation of standards
    for those trades in accordance with international standards;

  • developing and implementing Strategic Plan;

  • enforcement of laws pertaining to the security
    and employment of children;

  • reviewing existing labour policies;

  • liaising with international organizations,
    local institutions and other Government departments in regard to related
    to Labour;

  • development, implementation and realization of
    the Department’s strategic plan and objectives;

  • overall supervision, control, discipline,
    recruitment, staff training and development; and

  • initiating ratification of International
    Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for
    Migration(IOM), East Africa Community (EAC), African Union (AU), World
    Trade Organisation (WTO), Intergovernmental Authority for Development
    (IGAD) on matters related to Labour.

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