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27 Nov 2021

Full-Time Jobs at Parliamentary Service Commission (18 Positions)

 The Parliamentary Service Commission – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

The Parliamentary Service Commission of Kenya is one of the Independent Commissions in Kenya established under Article 127 the Constitution of Kenya to ensure smooth functioning of the Houses of Parliament i.e.

Media Relations Officer III 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinating all public relations related activities, including publishing of brochures, handbooks, flyers, etc;
  2. Updating the Parliamentary website in liaison with the IT department;
  3. Coordinating of the outreach program;
  4. Coordinating and receiving non-VIP visitors to Parliament;
  5. Preparing press releases, reacting to media stories and proactive media reporting through the available channels; and
  6. Coordinating with the Parliamentary Broadcast Unit on broadcast/media aspects.

Requirement for Appointment

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

  1. Have a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Media Communication or any other relevant field; and
  2. Be competent in use of IT as a working tool.

Clerk Assistant III

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Planning and carrying out the functions of more than one sector of a division within the Clerk’s Chambers;
  2. Co-ordinating operations of a group of functions in any of the Divisions, namely, Procedural Research, Committees, Legislative, Commission and Administration;
  3. Advising the Speaker, other Presiding Officers and Members of Parliament on parliamentary procedures and practices; and
  4. Co-ordinating operations of the Speaker’s Chambers.

Requirements for Appointment

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

  1. Possess a degree in Social Sciences, that is, either in Government, Political Science, History, Sociology, Public Policy, International Relations, Economics, Public Administration, Law, Business Administration, Management Sciences, Communication Studies or Education, among other related disciplines from a university recognized in Kenya;
  2. Possess at least a C+ (plus) in KCSE or its equivalent qualification with a C+ (plus) in either English or Kiswahili or similar qualifications in the equivalent of KCSE;
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the roles and functions of the legislature;
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic legislative processes;
  5. Demonstrate possession of writing skills; and
  6. Experience or training in the legislative process and procedure will be considered a competitive advantage for appointment to the position.

 

Legal Counsel

Duties and Responsibilities

A Legal Counsel II shall be responsible to the Director Legal Services and will assist in: –

  1. Drafting of Private Members’ Bills;
  2. Drafting of amendments to Bills to be proposed to the House by any Member of Parliament or any Committee of Parliament;
  3. Giving legal interpretation of Acts and Bills and generally giving legal advice on matters relating to Parliament;
  4. Providing legal advice to the Parliamentary Service Commission, Parliament and its Committees;
  5. Providing any other legal services that may be required by Parliament, the Committees, the Speaker, the Parliamentary Service Commission or the Clerk;
  6. Ensuring that Bills passed by Parliament comply with the Constitution;
  7. Liaising with the Office of the Attorney General on litigation matters involving Parliament;
  8. viii. Legal representation of Parliament and the Parliamentary Service Commission in court proceedings;
  9. Giving of legal opinions on matters before or relating to Parliament and giving legal advice on commercial matters;
  10. Providing any other legal services that may be required by Parliament, the Committees, the Speaker, the Parliamentary Service Commission or the Clerk;
  11. Undertaking legal research on matters before the Department;
  12. Providing legal advice to the Speakers of Parliament, the Parliamentary Service Commission, the Clerks of Parliament, the Board of Senior Management, the various Departments, Members of Parliament and staff on issues of a corporate nature;
  13. Advising the Speakers, the Parliamentary Service Commission, the Clerks of Parliament, the Board of Senior Management, the various Departments, Members of Parliament on compliance with the Constitution and all existing legislation in the country;
  14. Drafting contracts and other legal instruments for the Parliamentary Service Commission; and
  15. Conveyancing for the Parliamentary Members and staff mortgage schemes.

Requirements for Appointment

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

  1. Have a Bachelor of Laws degree;
  2. Be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  3. Be in possession of a current practicing certificate; and
  4. Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications.

 

Sales Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Negotiating and closing contracts for training and consultancy products offered by the CPST;
  2. Representing the CPST in trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations;
  3. Protecting the organization’s value by keeping information confidential;
  4. Ensuring safe custody of all records relating to sales and contracts;
  5. Implementing and reviewing annual sales plans;
  6. Supporting data collection to support sales performance of training and consultancy services at the CPST; and
  7. Collecting data and information to support development of training consultancy products at the CPST.

Requirements for Appointment

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

  1. Have a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (with specialization in Marketing) or its equivalent from a university recognized by the Commission for University Education;
  2. Have a Diploma in Marketing from Marketing Society of Kenya or a Diploma from Chartered Institute of Marketing of the UK or any other Diploma in Marketing from a recognised university approved by the Technical and Vocational Training Authority (TVETA);
  3. Be a member in good standing of the Marketing Society of Kenya;
  4. Have at least six (6) years relevant work experience in the areas of sales or marketing, three (3) of which must have worked as a sales officer or Marketing Officer II;
  5. Have sound experience in marketing;
  6. Be a team player with excellent supervisory skills;
  7. Have a proven record in working as a marketing officer; and
  8. Be a strategic thinker with very good performance track record.

Media Relations Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assisting in preparation of all public relations related activities including publishing of brochures, handbooks, etc.;
  2. Assisting in collating data for the updating of the parliamentary website in liaison with the IT department;
  3. Assisting in coordination of the outreach program; and
  4. Assisting in coordinating and receiving non-VIP visitors to Parliament;

Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

  1. Have a Diploma in Public Relations and Media or any other relevant field;
  2. Have Three (3) years’ experience in handling public relations and media issues; and
  3. Be competent in use of IT as a working tool.

 

Public Communications Assistant

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assisting in preparation of all public relations related activities including publishing of brochures, handbooks etc.;
  2. Assisting in collating data for the updating of the parliamentary website in liaison with the IT department;
  3. Assisting in coordination of the outreach program; and
  4. Assisting in coordinating and receiving non-VIP visitors to Parliament;

Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

  1. Have a diploma in Public Relations and Media or any other relevant field;
  2. Have at least three (3) years experience in handling public relations and media issues; and
  3. Be competent in the use of IT as a working tool.

 

Research Officer III

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Providing of non-partisan professional research assistance and analysis to Members, Committees and staff of Parliament;
  2. Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of policy options;
  3. Providing expert interpretation, explanation and analysis;
  4. Maintaining a periodically updated inventory of publications on current issues, legislation and major public policy issues/questions; and
  5. Providing back up to parliamentary committees.

Requirements for Direct Appointments

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

  1. Have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a specialized discipline including Economics, Finance, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Sociology, Political Science, International Trade/Commerce and other Science-related fields;
  2. Have attained a minimum of C+ (plus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent with a C+ (plus) or above in English; and
  3. Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the concepts and techniques of professional research, with particular emphasis on public policy analysis, and an ability to write, edit in a clear, concise and understandable manner.

 

Public Communications Officer III

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinating all public relations related activities including publishing of brochures, handbooks, flyers etc;
  2. Updating the Parliamentary website in liaison with the IT department.
  3. Coordinating of the outreach program;
  4. Coordinating and receiving non-VIP visitors to Parliament;
  5. Preparing press releases, reacting to media stories and proactive media reporting through the available channels; and
  6. Coordinating with the Parliamentary Broadcast Unit on broadcast/media aspects.

Requirement for Appointment

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

  1. Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and Media Communication or any other relevant field; and
  2. Be competent in the use of IT as a working tool.

 

Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leading the Speaker’s procession;
  2. Performing Messengerial duties;
  3. Maintaining order & decorum;
  4. Conducting Security checks at the entrance;
  5. Sorting and distribution of mail, letters, newspapers;
  6. Enforcing and implementing Speaker’s orders and other directives;
  7. Controlling and regulating Visitors;
  8. Facilitating school visits and admission to galleries;
  9. Ushering of Diplomats, former MPs and other dignitaries to the Speaker’s row;
  10. Ensuring that fire extinguishers are up to date and are inspected accordingly;
  11. Responding to disasters and emergence;
  12. Enforcing Speaker’s rules and orders with respect to admission to offices;
  13. Controlling and regulating the admission of persons within the buildings;
  14. Custody of Keys of the Parliament Building;
  15. Inventory control within the Department;
  16. Attending to Committee Rooms;
  17. Booking daily visitors registers and Occurrence Book;
  18. Responding to disasters and emergencies;
  19. Maintaining Security of the Parliament Chambers, Chamber precincts and other related areas;
  20. Controlling the filming and photographing within the Parliament precincts as per the orders of the Speaker;
  21. Issuing of Gate Passes;
  22. xxii. Securing of meeting venues;
  23. Crowd management;
  24. Assisting in evacuation procedures; and
  25. Identifying and ushering members during official events.

Requirements for Appointment

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

  1. Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Minimum grade C- (Minus) or its equivalent;
  2. Be in possession of a Paramilitary Training qualifications;
  3. Have a certificate in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution;
  4. Have served satisfactorily in the uniformed service for a period of not less than four years as a Corporal;
  5. Have a First Aid certificate; and
  6. Be in possession of a certificate of exemplary service.

 

Audio Officer III

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities at this level entail day to day care and operation of the Digital Recording System, and ensuring general safety of the machines;

  1. Recording of proceedings and maintaining the cleanliness of the machines;
  2. Testing of the Machines; and
  3. Charging the digital recorders.

(b) Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

  1. Have a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C-(Minus) and above or its equivalent;
  2. Have a certificate in Sound Technology or Electronics; and
  3. Be computer literate.

 

Food & Beverage Controller III

 Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Preparing food/ beverages summaries;
  2. Reporting discrepancies;
  3. Preparing consumption reports;
  4. Preparing members statements and dispatching the same; and
  5. Preparing all payment vouchers.

Requirements for Appointment

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must;

  1. Be in possession of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education [KCSE] mean grade C – (minus), or it’s approved equivalent;
  2. Be in possession of CPA Part I;
  3. Be in possession of a Front Office Operations Certificate from a recognized institution; and
  4. Have served for at least two years as a Food and Beverage Controller in a two-star hotel or its equivalent.

 

Constituency Liaison Officer III

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assisting in preparation of briefs (by providing input from respective areas of operation) for presentation to Honourable Members of Parliament so that complaints are addressed as they arise;
  2. Analysing and examining of financial claims to ensure that supporting documents are compliant with financial regulations;
  3. Analysing quotations submitted for the purchase of furniture and equipment to ensure adherence with set rules;
  4. Analysing submitted financial returns from County/Constituency offices to ensure compliance with regulations;
  5. Capturing financial returns from County/Constituency offices to ensure internal control in expenditure as per the individual item / vote heads;
  6. Production of expenditure statements from County/Constituency offices, so as to guide in authorization of subsequent payment;
  7. Flagging off any inadmissible supporting documents submitted to ensure financial prudence;
  8. Giving advice / opinion on the authenticity of the supporting documents to ensure adherence to government regulations;
  9. Analysing documents for service gratuity payments for proper execution of the contract;
  10. Calculating the service gratuity payable to exiting staff for proper execution of the contract; and
  11. Advising and guiding County / Constituency office managers on matters affecting their offices to ensure timely resolution of issues that may affect service delivery;

Requirements for Appointment: –

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

  1. Have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution; and
  2. Have passed Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Kenya Examination or any other acceptable professional accountancy qualification.

 

Accountant 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Collation of financial estimates;
  2. Verification of payment vouchers in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations;
  3. General accounting work involving book-keeping knowledge and routine accounting entries;
  4. Determination of aggregate expenditure;
  5. Control of expenditure and below-the-line group of accounts; and
  6. Supervision of the revenue collection processes.

Requirements for Appointment: –

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/institution; and
  2. Have passed Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Kenya Examination or any other acceptable professional accountancy qualification.

 

Legal Clerk II

Duties and Responsibilities

A Legal Clerk II will be responsible to the Senior Legal Clerk for: –

  1. Taking hearing dates in Litigation matters;
  2. Facilitating service of Legal Documents;
  3. Collecting, circulating and filing of published bills and subsidiary legislation;
  4. Filing of court documents and any other legal documents;
  5. Organizing the Legal Department Registry;
  6. Drafting Legal Documents under the supervision of the Litigation Counsel; and
  7. Providing any other Clerical services that may be required by Parliament, the Committees, the Speaker, the Parliamentary Service Commission or the Clerk.

Requirements for Appointment

For direct appointment to this position a candidate must: –

  1. Have a Certificate in Law from a recognized institution;
  2. Be proficient in the use of basic computer applications; and
  3. Possess a current Process Server’s Certificate.

 

Senior Marketing Officer

 Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Negotiating and closing sales contracts for training and consultancy products;
  2. Representing the CPST in trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations and protecting the organization’s value by keeping information confidential;
  3. Developing, implementing and evaluating advertising, merchandising and trade promotion programs and developing field sales action plans within the CPST Strategic Plan;
  4. Preparing and completing action plans; quality improvements and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements and implementing change;
  5. Carrying out review of all marketing activities in order to realise the marketing and sales objectives;
  6. Gathering, analyzing and reporting market, customer and competitor information and trends; and
  7. Ensuring safe custody of all records relating to sales and contracts.

Requirements for Appointment

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

Have a Master’s degree in Commerce (with specialization in Marketing) or its equivalent from a university recognized by the Commission for University Education;

  1. Have a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (with specialization in Marketing) or its equivalent from a university recognized by the Commission for University Education;
  2. Have a Diploma in Marketing from Marketing Society of Kenya or a Diploma from Chartered Institute of Marketing of the UK or any other Diploma in Marketing from a recognised university approved by the Technical and Vocational Training Authority (TVETA);
  3. Be a member in good standing of the Marketing Society of Kenya;
  4. Have at least nine (9) years relevant work experience in the areas of marketing, three (3) of which must have worked as a Marketing Officer I;
  5. Have sound experience in marketing;
  6. Be a team player with excellent supervisory skills;
  7. Have a proven record in working as a Marketing Officer; and
  8. Be a strategic thinker with very good performance track record.

 

Office Assistant

 Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Cleaning of offices, kitchen, and entire compound;
  2. Collecting and cleaning tea-serving facilities in offices;
  3. Collecting and delivering documents outside the organization; and
  4. Delivering documents within the organization.

Requirements for Appointment

KCSE D (plain)

 

Waiter Assistant 

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Assisting in serving food and drinks in the restaurant, Committee rooms and during state functions;
  2. Clearing all equipment used during service and ensuring that all equipment is accounted for, cleaned and stored well;
  3. Presenting and settling of bills; and
  4. Ensuring that a good standard of hygiene and cleanliness is maintained, to meet the required standards of practice.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

  1. Be in a possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum grade D plain;
  2. Have a Certificate in Food and Beverages Service from a recognized institution; and
  3. Be Fluent in Kiswahili and English.

 

Cook Assistant

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Cleaning up all cutlery, crockery and silverware after usage;
  2. Cleaning the catering offices and replenishes used items;
  3. Operating the dish washing machine;
  4. Emptying the garbage bins; and
  5. Assisting Cook II in Production duties.

Requirements for appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

  1. Be in a possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum grade D (plain); and
  2. Have at least one (1) year experience in a busy Hotel/ institutional kitchen.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE ONLY through the Parliamentary Service Commission website; www.parliament.go.ke/vacancies or http://careers.parliament.go.ke/PSC so as to reach the undersigned on or before 10th December 2021.

NOTE: APPLICATIONS THROUGH THE POST OFFICE, EMAIL OR HAND DELIVERY SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A NEW RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND THAT THE PREVIOUS DATA ON REGISTRATION WAS PURGED AND APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER A FRESH TO PROCEED WITH APPLICATION. For any Enquires and assistance related to this recruitment, a help-desk with the following email addresses and phone numbers have been provided. Emails:
  1. applications@parliament.go.ke
  2. parliament@gmail.com
Phone numbers
  1. +254 202848000
  2. +254 113522445
  3. +254 738663100
Please note that any communication relating to the processing of the applications shall be only through the Parliamentary website, the above emails and/ or the online recruitment system notices. Interested and qualified? Go to The Parliamentary Service Commission on careers.parliament.go.ke to apply

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