Senior Officer – Productivity and Performance 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 5
Remuneration Services Department:
Reporting to:
Principal Officer – Productivity and Performance Job Type:

Job Description

Job Purpose
This position is responsible for the analysis and interpretation of performance and productivity data of public service organisations and making appropriate recommendations for incentive pay in line with the Commission’s mandate.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Implement performance and productivity strategy and specific departmental assignments;
  • Undertake periodic analysis of performance and productivity data from public sector organisations and submit reports in line with the Commission’s guidelines;
  • Collect and collate data on various performance and productivity advisories to facilitate tracking and reporting on their impact;
  • Analyze and maintain an up to date data base on performance and productivity;
  • Analyze submissions on performance and productivity from stakeholders and make appropriate recommendations;
  • Carry out monitoring and evaluation processes to determine level of compliance to Commission’s advisories;
  • Make follow ups on benchmarking recommendations from relevant country/institutional comparators;
  • Provide feedback to enhance business processes and initiate process improvement to achieve operational excellence in the department;
  • Analyze the impact of performance and productivity rewards in the public service and make recommendations on their impact and sustainability;
  • Participate in the preparation of the departmental work plan and compilation of budget estimates;
  • Implement the functional risk management framework;
  • Ensure compliance with relevant statutory requirements, Government Circulars and Commission policies;
  • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the Supervisor;
  • Draft letters communicating the Commission’s decisions to relevant stakeholders in the Public Service;
  • Prepare reports arising from the proceedings of the technical Committee on performance and productivity;
  • Provide feedback to enhance business processes and initiate process improvement to achieve operational excellence; and
  • Develop individual work plans, monitor own performance and seek requisite support to ensure delivery of agreed targets.

Qualifications and Personal Specifications Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Economics, Statistics, Human Resources, Public Administration) or relevant field of study from a recognized university.
  • Proven relevant experience of at least six (6) years in a reputable organization
  • Relevant professional qualification; and
  • Membership to a 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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