5 vacancies at the Commission on Administrative Justice 2024

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

The Commission on Administrative Justice

Introduction:

Welcome to the Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman), a Constitutional Commission dedicated to upholding integrity and accountability in the public sector of Kenya. Established under Article 59(4) of Chapter fifteen of the Constitution and the Commission on Administrative Justice Act, 2011, our mandate extends to addressing all forms of maladministration and enforcing the implementation of the Access to Information Act, 2016. As we continue to advance our mission, we’re seeking passionate individuals to join our dynamic team in various capacities.

Position Location Job Grade No. of Openings Apply By
Senior Compliance Officer Headquarters CAJ 5 1 14th May 2024, 5:00 PM
Planning and Strategy Officer Headquarters CAJ 6 1 14th May 2024, 5:00 PM
Investigations Officer Headquarters CAJ 6 1 14th May 2024, 5:00 PM
Clerical Officer II Headquarters CAJ 9 1 14th May 2024, 5:00 PM
Driver II Headquarters CAJ 10 2 14th May 2024, 5:00 PM

1. Senior Compliance Officer

Location: Headquarters (HQ)
Job Grade: CAJ 5
Number of Openings: 1

Position Overview: Are you a detail-oriented professional with a keen eye for compliance? We are seeking a Senior Compliance Officer to join our headquarters team. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements and organizational policies. If you have a strong background in regulatory compliance and a passion for promoting transparency and accountability, we encourage you to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement compliance policies and procedures.
  • Conduct internal audits to assess compliance levels.
  • Provide guidance and training to staff on compliance matters.
  • Monitor regulatory developments and update internal policies accordingly.
  • Investigate compliance issues and recommend corrective actions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in compliance or related role.
  • Strong knowledge of regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

2.  Planning and Strategy Officer I

Location: Headquarters (HQ)
Job Grade: CAJ 6
Number of Openings: 1

Position Overview: Are you a strategic thinker with a passion for organizational development? We are seeking a Planning and Strategy Officer to join our headquarters team. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans to drive organizational growth and efficiency. If you have a proven track record in strategic planning and a desire to make a meaningful impact, we encourage you to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategic plans aligned with organizational goals.
  • Conduct market research and analysis to identify growth opportunities.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive strategic projects.
  • Provide strategic guidance and support to senior leadership.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Strategic Management, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in strategic planning or related role.
  • Proven ability to develop and execute strategic plans.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

3. Investigations Officer I

Location: Headquarters (HQ)
Job Grade: CAJ 6
Number of Openings: 1

Position Overview: Are you a skilled investigator with a passion for justice? We are seeking an Investigations Officer to join our headquarters team. In this role, you will be responsible for conducting thorough investigations into allegations of maladministration and other misconduct. If you have a background in investigative techniques and a commitment to upholding integrity, we encourage you to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct investigations into complaints of maladministration and other misconduct.
  • Gather evidence through interviews, document review, and other methods.
  • Prepare detailed investigative reports with findings and recommendations.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure fair and impartial investigations.
  • Provide support to complainants throughout the investigation process.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Criminology, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in investigative work.
  • Strong knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

4. Clerical Officer II (General Administration)

Location: Headquarters (HQ)
Job Grade: CAJ 9
Number of Openings: 1

Position Overview: Are you a detail-oriented professional with strong organizational skills? We are seeking a Clerical Officer to join our general administration team at headquarters. In this role, you will provide essential administrative support to ensure the smooth operation of our office. If you have a proactive attitude and thrive in a fast-paced environment, we encourage you to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the general administration team.
  • Assist with document management, filing, and data entry tasks.
  • Coordinate meetings, appointments, and travel arrangements.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests from staff and external stakeholders.
  • Maintain office supplies and equipment inventory.

Requirements:

  • Diploma in Business Administration, Secretarial Studies, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a clerical or administrative role.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

5. Driver II

Location: Headquarters (HQ)
Job Grade: CAJ 10
Number of Openings: 2

Position Overview: Are you a responsible and safety-conscious driver? We are seeking two Drivers to join our team at headquarters. In this role, you will be responsible for providing transportation services to staff and official visitors. If you have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record, we encourage you to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide transportation services to staff and official visitors.
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of passengers at all times.
  • Maintain cleanliness and regular maintenance of assigned vehicle(s).
  • Adhere to traffic laws and regulations at all times.
  • Assist with loading and unloading of cargo as needed.

Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license (Class BCE).
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a professional driver.
  • Clean driving record with no history of accidents or violations.
  • Knowledge of local traffic laws and routes.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to visit our website www.ombudsman.go.ke for detailed job specifications and application requirements. Applications should be submitted by 14th May 2024, 5:00 PM, with the job reference number clearly marked on the document to the address below:-

THE COMMISSION SECRETARY

COMMISSION ON ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE

2ND FLOOR, WEST END TOWERS – WAIYAKI WAY

PO BOX 20414 CITY SQUARE, 00200

NAIROBI

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The Commission on Administrative Justice is an Equal Opportunity employer.


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