Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) – Principal Officer, Job Evaluation and Salary Structures.

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Job Title: Principal Officer, Job Evaluation and Salary Structures
Grade: RL4
Corporation/Organization: Salaries and Remuneration Commission
Directorate: Remuneration Services
Department: Job Evaluation and Salary Structures
Division: N/A
Section / Unit N/A
Location / Work Station Nairobi (Head -office)

Reporting Relationships

Reports to Deputy Director Job Evaluation and Salary Structures
Direct Reports Senior Officer, Job Evaluation and Salary Structures
Indirect Reports N/A

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for the execution of the Commission’s Strategy on job evaluation and salary structures to achieve equitable, affordable and fair remuneration in the public sector.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  1.  Oversee the preparation and review of technical papers and reports to ensure they conform to the required Standards;
  2. Initiate mechanisms to design, monitor and evaluate framework systems and tools for data analysis to enable the Commission to make remuneration decisions for the Public sector;
  3. Coordinate compensation surveys for the purpose of informing remuneration decisions;
  4. Provide technical input to the development and review of training curriculum for job evaluation;
  5. Implement policies, procedures and manuals on Job Evaluation and Salary Structures;
  6. Implement departmental work plans and undertake continuous performance monitoring and reporting on the work plan activities;
  7. Oversee the implementation of Job Evaluation grading and salary structures recommendations;
  8. Guide provision of feedback to enhance business processes and initiate process improvement to achieve operational excellence;
  9. Draft and review job evaluation and remuneration guidelines;
  10. Provide input into the departmental work plan and compile budget estimates to inform the departmental planning process;
  11. Lead the development and performance management of staff that report to the position for the achievement of both individual and departmental goals;
  12. Carry out training needs assessment and propose training programmes for departmental staff;
  13. Mentor and coach staff that report to the position; and
  14. Implement the departmental risk management framework, through identification and evaluation of risks and implications of all the departmental activities.

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  1. Consolidate and analyze remuneration data from public institutions to enable the provision of advice to the Public Sector;
  2. Design remuneration structures for State and Public officers;
  3. Develop and maintain remuneration and grading structure data base for all Jobs in the Public Sector to ensure ease of retrieval, confidentiality and consistency;
  4. Review the analysis and recommendations made in the departmental technical papers/ reports generated by senior analysts as part of the quality assessment process ;
  5. Present technical reports to the relevant Commission’s Technical Committee;
  6. Coordinate remuneration reviews for all State Officers and make recommendations based on data collected and market practice;
  7. Carry out job evaluation exercises for both State and Public Officers and ensure successful implementation of the adopted recommendations;
  8. Train, sensitize and provide technical support to state and public sector institutions to build capacity in job evaluation;
  9. Review request for job evaluation reviews and re-evaluating cases as appropriate;
  10. Maintain the job evaluation system that is used in the Public Sector;
  11. Train and provide technical support to public sector institutions to build capacity in job evaluation.
  12. Coordinate the analysis of remuneration benefits for all State and Public Officers to ensure rationalization and harmonization of remuneration structures;
  13. Carry out salary surveys to provide benchmark salaries payable to public officers;
  14. Prepare and submit departmental monthly, quarterly ,annual reports and provide status of ongoing programs to the head of department;
  15. Provide feedback to enhance business processes and initiate process improvement to achieve operational excellence; and
  16. Develop individual work plans, monitor own performance and seek requisite support to ensure delivery of agreed targets.

Job Dimensions:

Financial Responsibility

Provide input in development of Departmental budget and procurement plans.

Responsibility for Physical Assets

  1. Computer; and
  2. Office furniture and equipment

Decision Making / Job Influence

  1.  Managerial
  2. Analytical; and
  3. Operational

Working Conditions

An office setting with occasional travel

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills). Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Economics, Statistics, Human Resources, Public Administration) or relevant field of study from a recognised university; and
  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences (Economics, Statistics, Human Resources, Public or Business Administration) or other relevant field from a recognised university is an added advantage.

Professional Qualifications /Membership to professional bodies

  1. Relevant professional qualification; and
  2. Membership to a relevant professional body;

Previous relevant work experience required.

Relevant work experience of at least eight (8) years with four (4) years in a comparable position from a reputable organization.

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

  1. Meets the requirements of chapter six of the constitution;
  2. Knowledge of public finance management principles and processes;
  3. Demonstrated knowledge in the field of employee and compensation and remuneration policy formulation;
  4. In-depth knowledge in the field of job evaluation and remuneration policy.
  5. Mastery and expertise in design of salary structures.
  6. Ability to deliver results in a dynamic environment.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge in relevant legislation and applicable standards.
  8. Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  9. Ability to appropriately breakdown complex information into analytical reports/analytical skills;
  10. Financial management skills;
  11. Presentation skills;
  12. Interpersonal skills and Team player;
  13. Project management skills.


Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their applications indicating their current salary together with detailed Curriculum vitae, Copy of national ID, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials. Details of the positions are in the Commission website.

Upon granting an offer of employment, the successful candidate MUST present and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing copies of the following documents;

A valid tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI); A valid Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);

A valid Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) (Must provide certificate or report); and

A Valid Clearance form from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC)

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 1st August 2022.

Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities, marginalized and minority groups who meet the job specifications are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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