Principal Officer – Allowances and Benefits at Salaries & Renumeration Commission

The Commission was established when the fiscal sustainability of the wage-bill; attraction and retention of requisite skills to execute public service functions; productivity and performance; and transparency and fairness in remuneration setting and review, is seriously in question. It came at a time when the slow growth of the economy and high cost of living has eroded the purchasing power of most workers. The Salaries and Remuneration Commission was established with a view to bring order and sanity in salary setting. VISION Equitable and sustainable remuneration and benefits for state and public officers in kenya. MISSION To set, review and advise on fair, competitive and sustainable remuneration and benefits through research and analysis. CORE VALUES Integrity Objectivity Team Work Inclusiveness Responsiveness Creativity and Innovation Accountability and Transparency

Job Grade: RL 4
Directorate: Remuneration Services
Reporting toDeputy Director, Allowances and Benefits Job Type:

Job Description

Job purpose

To analyse data and information relating to allowances and benefits for public sector and make appropriate recommendations in line with the Commissions mandate.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing allowances and benefits for public sector;
  • Conduct surveys on Allowances and Benefits and recommend reviews as appropriate;
  • Analyse submissions on allowances and benefits from stakeholders and make appropriate recommendations;
  • Assess the impact of decisions made on allowances and benefits on fiscal sustainability and report to the Commission on a quarterly basis;
  • Undertake periodic reviews and make recommendations on pensions to compensate for the rise in the cost of living;
  • Analyse the impact of salary remuneration reviews on pension and make recommendations on its sustainability;
  • Interrogate various Government policies impacting on allowances and benefits and advice on best practice to the Commission;
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports to Supervisor;
  • Implement the functional risk management framework;
  • Adhere to budgetary allocation;
  • Contribute to the development of the Work plan, policies and procedures of the Department;
  • Provide feedback to enhance business processes and initiate process improvement to achieve operational excellence.
  • Develop individual work plans, monitor own performance and seek requisite support to ensure delivery of agreed target

Qualification and Personal Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Economics, Statistics, Human Resources, Public Administration) or relevant field of study from a recognized university;
  • Master’s degree Economics, Statistics, Human Resources, Public or Business Administration or other relevant field from a recognized university is an added advantage;
  • Pension Trustees Development Programme Certificate or any other related field is an added advantage
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Human Resources/ CHRP II/Law or in a related field;
  • Relevant work experience of at least eight (8) years in a reputable organization;
  • Relevant professional qualification.
  • Membership to relevant professional body

Key Competencies

Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
Knowledge of public finance management principles and processes;
Demonstrated competency and capability in handling remuneration matters.
Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment.
Ability to identify customer needs and deliver service excellence.
Demonstrate knowledge in relevant legislation and applicable standards.
Excellent analytical and communication skills;
Report writing and presentation skills
Knowledge of the Public Service Policies and practices on remuneration;

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