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Children Officer II

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: Children Officer II

Job Description:


Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.24,662 – Ksh.29,918 p.m – Job Group ‘J’

Qualifications for the Children Officer Job

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have a Bachelor’s Degree in the following disciplines:-

  • Sociology, Guidance and Counseling, Psychology and Criminology from a university recognized in Kenya.

Responsibilities for the Children Officer Job

This is the entry grade in this cadre. An Officer at this level will work under the close supervision of a senior officer. Duties and responsibilities will entail: –

  • Rescuing children from hostile environments;
  • Preparing and generating children welfare related reports;
  • Creating awareness and Advocacy on Children Services;
  • Visiting homes to conduct interviews and compile reports for presentation to courts of law;
  • Collecting data on children welfare matters;
  • Identifying and committing Children to safe places; and
  • Receiving and recording complaints and any other reports regarding violation of children rights.

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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