Director General Job Opening at Kenya School of Government 2013  (Job Re-Advertisement)


Director General 
The Kenya School of Government (KSG) is a State Corporation established under the Kenya School of Government Act (No. 9 of 2012).
Its role is to provide learning, consultancy and research services designed to inform public policy, promote national development and standards of competence and integrity in the Public service.
KSG will contribute to the transformation of the public service which will be expected to function effectively and innovatively in a results-oriented and accountable manner.

Section 13 of the KSG Act mandates the Council to recommend a person for appointment by the Cabinet Secretary as Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the School.

Pursuant to the provisions of the KSG Act, the Council invites applications from suitable qualified persons who wish to be considered for the position of Director General, Kenya School of Government.
Reporting to the Council, the Director General will be the Chief Executive Officer as well as the Accounting and Authorized Officer responsible for:
  • Providing strategic policy direction for improved service delivery in training and human resource development in Civil Service and Counties;
  • Developing and implementing an effective performance management system;
  • Developing and implementing Strategic Plans and Performance Contracts;
  • Providing leadership in learning, consultancy and research services designed to inform public policy, promotion of national development and high standards of competence in the Public service;
  • Implementing the decisions of the Council;
  • Ensuring efficient and effective use of financial and human resources, management of information systems and regular financial reporting as required;
  • Maintaining effective collaboration and partnerships with organs of Government and Government Agencies, County Governments, International Organizations, Private Sector and other Stakeholders;
  • Providing leadership in mainstreaming Information Communication Technology in the operations of the School;
  • Promoting values and principles spelt out ¡n Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya in the operations of the School; and
  • Ensuring the achievement of the goals and objectives of Kenya Vision 2030, Devolution and other Government and Inter-Governmental programs and projects that rely on training, consultancy and research.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Minimum of a Masters degree or higher academic qualifications in Education, Business or related Social Science fields from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Continuing Membership of a Professional Association/body will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant professional experience ¡n a senior management and leadership position in the public service or private sector;
  • Demonstrate experience in executive management, leadership in training with knowledge of trends in public service skills training and competencies;
  • Knowledge of the organization and functions of Government;
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives including the Kenya Vision 2030;
  • Demonstrate leadership and management capacity including knowledge of financial management and strategic people management;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity; and
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
Core interpersonal abilities and competencies:
The following core competencies and skills will be required for the position of Director General, Kenya School of Government:
  • Being a visionary, transformative and results-oriented strategic thinker;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines; and
  • Be Self-driven, a team-player and mentor/coach.
Terms of Service:
  • The Director General will serve on contract for a period of five years, renewable once subject to satisfactory performance; and
  • Salary and other benefits attached to this position will be as determined by the Council in consultation with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
How to apply
If you believe your qualifications and career objectives match this exciting role, please submit your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae stating your current position, current remuneration level, email and telephone contacts quoting reference number DGIO8.02.
Copies of the following documents should be attached to the application:
  • Relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents.
  • Valid clearance certificates from the following bodies:
  • Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  • Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigation Department.
Women, minorities, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.
For more information applicants can visit the KSG website:
To be considered, your application should be sent to the address below on or before 30 August 2013.
The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
P.O. Box 40092 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya

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