SRC Principal Officer (Allowances and Benefits) Job in Kenya 2021
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Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) is an independent Commission established under Article 230 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, with the mandate to set and regularly review the Remuneration and Benefits of all State Officers and to advise the National and County Governments on the Remuneration and Benefits of all other Public Officers.

In carrying out its mandate, the Commission has to take into account the principles of; fiscal sustainability of the public compensation bill, attraction and retention of requisite skills for service delivery, productivity and performance, transparency, fairness and equity.

The Commission seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant positions.

Job Title: Principal Officer – Allowances and Benefits

Job Grade: RL 4

Directorate: Remuneration Services

Reporting to: Deputy Director, Allowances and Benefits

Job Description

Job Purpose: To analyse data and information relating to allowances and benefits for public sector and make appropriate recommendations in line with the Commissions mandate.

Roles and Responsibilities

(i) Reviewing allowances and benefits for public sector;

(ii) Conduct surveys on Allowances and Benefits and recommend reviews as appropriate;

(iii) Analyse submissions on allowances and benefits from stakeholders and make appropriate recommendations;

(iv) Assess the impact of decisions made on allowances and benefits on fiscal sustainability and report to the Commission on a quarterly basis;

(v) Undertake periodic reviews and make recommendations on pensions to compensate for the rise in the cost of living;

(vi) Analyse the impact of salary remuneration reviews on pension and make recommendations on its sustainability;

(vii) Interrogate various Government policies impacting on allowances and benefits and advice on best practice to the Commission;

(viii) Prepare and submit monthly reports to Supervisor;

(ix) Implement the functional risk management framework;

(x) Adhere to budgetary allocation;

(xi) Contribute to the development of the Work plan, policies and procedures of the Department;

(xii) Provide feedback to enhance business processes and initiate process improvement to achieve operational excellence.

(xiii) Develop individual work plans, monitor own performance and seek requisite support to ensure delivery of agreed targets

Qualification and Personal Specifications

Qualification and Experience

(i) Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Economics, Statistics, Human Resources, Public Administration) or relevant field of study from a recognized university;

(ii) Master’s degree Economics, Statistics, Human Resources, Public or Business Administration or other relevant field from a recognized university is an added advantage;

(iii) Pension Trustees Development Programme Certificate or any other related field is an added advantage

(iv) Post-graduate Diploma in Human Resources/ CHRP II/Law or in a related field;

(v) Relevant work experience of at least eight (8) years in a reputable organization;

(vi) Relevant professional qualification.

(vii) Membership to relevant professional body

Key Competencies

(i) Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

(ii) Knowledge of public finance management principles and processes;

(iii) Demonstrated competency and capability in handling remuneration matters.

(iv) Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment.

(v) Ability to identify customer needs and deliver service excellence.

(vi) Demonstrate knowledge in relevant legislation and applicable standards.

(vii) Excellent analytical and communication skills;

(viii) Report writing and presentation skills

(ix) Knowledge of the Public Service Policies and practices on remuneration;


Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their applications indicating their current salary together with a detailed Curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates
and testimonials.

Applicants MUST attach current clearance certificates from the following bodies:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigation
  • Higher Education Loans Board and
  • Credit Reference Bureau (Must provide certificate or report)

Application to be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked at the top “Application for the position of……” and mailed OR delivered to:

The Commission Secretary
Salaries and Remuneration Commission
Williamson House 6th Floor
4th Ngong Avenue
P.O. Box 43126 – 00100

To be received on or before 8th March, 2021.

Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Qualified candidates irrespective of their gender, race, culture, religion or disability are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The details of the positions can be accessed in the Commission’s website:

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