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Chief Finance Officer

The Commission dates back to 1954 when Civil Service Commission was established by British Colonial Government following Holmes Commission Report, 1948; Civil Service Commission was advisory to the Governor in matters of appointments; At independence in 1963 it was enshrined in the constitution and renamed Public Service Commission; Independence Constitution had Regional PSC’s but abolished in 1964 following constitutional amendments; It is the oldest Constitutional Commission and its mandate has expanded over the years. The Commission then constituted of a chairman, a deputy chairman and fifteen members all appointed by the President. The Commission, since then, has handled matters of human resource management in the public service especially the civil service and local authorities. Constitution of Kenya, 2010 promulgated on 27th August 2010 reconstituted the Commission with a redefined and expanded mandate and a lean membership.

Job Title: Chief Finance Officer 

Job Description:


Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.109,089 – Ksh.144,928 p.m. (Job Group ‘R’)

Qualifications for the Chief Finance Officer Job

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • served for a cumulative period of twelve (12) years, three (3) of which should have been in the grade of Senior Principal Finance Officer/Assistant Director of Budget, Job Group ‘P’ and above or in comparable relevant positions in the Public Service;
  • a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following discipline: Commerce (Finance Option), Economics, Business Administration, Business Management or Finance from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • any other Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya plus Certified Public Accountant II (CPA II) qualification;
  • a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), Economics, Finance, Commerce or in any other Financial related discipline from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • shown outstanding capability in Financial Management; and
  • demonstrated understanding of national development goals, policies, objectives and national values and principles of governance.

NOTE: Possession of a strategic leadership course from a recognized institution will be considered an added advantage

Responsibilities for the Chief Finance Officer Job

  • An officer at this level will be deployed as a head of Finance Department in a Ministry/State Department or in the Budget Department at the National Treasury.
  • At the Ministry/State Department, the officer will be responsible for: developing budgetary requirements for the department; ensuring systematic expenditures consistent with work plans;
  • Developing contract liability projections for the identification and budgeting of contractual and legal financial obligations;
  • Budget planning, preparation and implementation;
  • Coordinating the preparation of annual work plans, procurement plans and cash management;
  • Advising the accounting officer on financial management matters; and
  • Coordinating the preparation of the Ministerial Public Expenditure reviews and the sector reports.
  • Coordinating the allocation of resources among a number of ministries through public sector process;
  • Providing leadership in budget management;
  • Taking charge of all matters pertaining to the budget, including preparation, printing and submission of the estimates to Parliament;
  • Dealing with parliamentary questions and issues pertaining to expenditure, monitoring and control;
  • Advising the Treasury on Budget management; and
  • Assessing the risk involved in new and existing budget policies.

Method of Application

The details of the posts and mode of application can be accessed on the Commission’s website. Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications as follows:

Online through the Commission website: www.publicservice.go.ke or jobs portal: www.psckjobs.go.ke OR By completing ONE PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Commission website.

Completed applications should be sent to: THE SECRETARY/CEO PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION P. O. BOX 30095-00100 NAIROBI So as to reach the Commission on or before 15th June, 2017.

Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application.

Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification. The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.


Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates.

Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the

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