Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission – Directorate Of Ethics And Leadership.

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Job Profile
Reporting to the Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer, the job holder
is responsible for the provision of leadership, implementation of strategies, policies and procedures in the promotion and enforcement of integrity and ethical conduct among state/ public officers as provided for under Chapter Six of the Constitution, Leadership and the Integrity Act 2012 and Public Officer Ethics Act, 2003. This position is also responsible for overseeing investigations/ verification on ethical breaches, development of codes of conduct, declaration of income assets and liability, undertaking integrity verification (vetting) for appointment to public office and review of policies and legislation on promotion of ethical standards in the public sector.
Duties and Responsibilities

i. Overseeing implementation of the Strategic Plan on ethics promotion and
enforcement in the public sector under Chapter Six of the Constitution, Leadership
and Integrity Act, 2012 and the Public Officer Ethics Act, 2003;

ii. Overseeing formulation, development and review of policies, regulations and
guidelines on ethics legislation;

iii. Coordinating the formulation, development and implementation of ethics and
integrity programmes;

iv. Overseeing investigations/ verification of reports on ethical breaches by State/ public
v. Overseeing development, approvals and implementation of code of conduct for
State/ public officers;

vi. Coordinating approvals for opening and or operation of bank accounts held outside
Kenya by State/ public officers;

vii. Overseeing implementation of declaration of income, assets and liabilities (DIALs)
by Responsible Commissions;

viii. Overseeing initiation of petitions on enforcement of Chapter Six of the Constitution
and Leadership and Integrity Act;

ix. Overseeing implementation of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Mutual
Legal Assistance (MLA) requests;

x. Overseeing provision of advisories under Chapter Six of the Constitution and
Leadership and Integrity Act to public entities and State/ public officers;

xi. Overseeing integrity verification (vetting) for persons seeking appointment and or
election to public office;

xii. Overseeing development, implementation and monitoring of annual work plans;

xiii. Overseeing implementation and monitoring the budget and procurement plan;

xiv. Planning and implementing staff capacity building programmes;

xv. Coordinating the development of proposals for legislative and policy reviews on
ethics and integrity laws;

xvi. Coordinating development on standards and best practices on ethics and integrity.

xvii. Any other duty as may be assigned by the Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment as the Director Ethics and Leadership, a person must possess the
following qualifications:

i. Be a citizen of Kenya;

ii. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

iii. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Law, Audit, Governance, Ethics,
Public Administration or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

iv. Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Law, Economics, Education,
Audit, International Relations, Education, Communication, Public Administration,
Political Science, Ethics and Leadership, Governance, Business Administration or an
equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

v. Minimum relevant work experience of fifteen (15) years, three (3) of which should
have been at the level of a Deputy Director or a comparable position in a reputable

vi. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E.) minimum mean grade of C+ or
its equivalent from a recognized institution

vii. Thorough knowledge of the emerging issues and jurisprudence in the
implementation of Chapter Six of the Constitution and integrity legislation.

viii. Knowledge and demonstrable experience on key integrity and governance issues in
Kenya’s Public Sector;
ix. Leadership, Governance or Management Training lasting not less than six (6) weeks
from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.

x. Professional Training in Ethics, Integrity and AntiCorruption will be an added

Key Attributes

The following key attributes will be required for the position of
Director Ethics and Leadership

i. Be of high moral character, integrity and impartiality;

ii. Proven high degree of professional competence, communication skills, fairness and good temperament;

iii. Possess excellent leadership skills;

iv. Be a visionary, transformative and resultsoriented;

v. Strategic thinker; vi. Be selfdriven, a teamplayer and mentor/ coach; and

vii. Ability to cultivate partnership and collaborations.
Terms of Service

The successful candidate will be appointed for a five (5) year term and may be eligible
for reappointment. A competitive remuneration package will be offered in line with the
terms of service for EACC Staff.

How To Apply:

In addition to the qualifications set above applicants must further obtain clearances from
the following:

Ethics and AntiCorruption Commission (EACC)

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)

Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Registration and good standing in relevant Professional Bodies

Interested candidates who meet the set criteria should complete EACC Form 1 online
from and attach copies of ID, CV, academic/ professional
certificates (certified by the issuing institution), clearances and testimonials.
All applications must be made online and will be acknowledged via an email. Only
shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

To be considered applications should be received not later than Thursday, 9th
September, 2021 at 5.00 pm.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.





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