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Social Development 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: Social Development Officer

Job Description:


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

Qualifications for the Social Development Officer Job

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:-

  • Sociology, Social Work, Community Development, Anthropology, Business Administration/Management, from a university recognized in Kenya.

Responsibilities for the Social Development Officer Job

This is the entry point for Social Development Officers. An officer at this level will perform duties of limited scope and will closely work with a more experienced officer. Duties and responsibilities will include:-

  • Working with communities to identify and mobilize local resources for the implementation of development projects;
  • Guiding communities develop Community Action Plans (CAPs);
  • Liaising with local communities and other development agencies in implementing
  • Community development programmes;
  • Identifying self-help groups and community based organizations for registration;
  • Collecting social development related data for planning;
  • Guiding communities and self-help groups to identify their social economic needs; and
  • Mobilizing communities to implement their development projects; and mainstreaming
  • Disability in programmes and projects.

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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