Establishment and Management Consultancy Services
The Directorate is responsible to Commission Secretary/CEO for offering management consultancy services to ministries, departments and other public-sector institutions; provision of guidelines on establishment and abolition of offices and organizational structures; development of organizational structures in line with functions; provision of advisory on establishment& staff complement to ensure optimal staffing levels for effective service delivery; provision of advisory to public service institutions on Public Service management matters; review of schemes of service and other career progression guidelines; and review, publish and issue a report to the National Government on qualifications relating to all public offices established by the Commission or under the authority of the Commission.
Recruitment and Selection
The Directorate is responsible to the Commission Secretary/CEO for reviewing and establishing recruitment policy and procedures in compliance with the relevant statutes; designing strategy on recruitment, appointment and assessment for the service; planning, directing and coordinating recruitment and selection annual master plan in liaison with Ministries/Departments; processing applications, compiling data and undertaking pre-selection; preparation of recruitment and selection annual master plan in liaison with Ministries/Departments; advising the Commission on best practices on recruitment and selection; developing recruitment and selection standards and assessment tools to be used in the public service; and partnering with professional bodies, institutions of learning and other stakeholders on matters relevant to the recruitment and assessment in the public service.
Compliance and Quality Assurance
The Directorate is responsible to Commission Secretary/CEO for promotion of the values and principles in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution in the public service; promotion of good governance, ethics and integrity in the public service in accordance with Public Officer Ethics Act (POEA) and Leadership and Integrity Act; evaluating and preparing report to the President and Parliament on public service compliance with values and principles provided under Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya; investigating, monitoring and evaluating the organization, administration and personnel practices of the public service; auditing of MDAs to establish whether they are complying with the laid down legislations, service regulations, policies and guidelines in discharge of delegated authority; and evaluating and reporting Quarterly to the Board on efficiency and effectiveness of the discharge of the delegated HR functions in Ministries.
Human Resource Management and Development
The Directorate is responsible to Commission Secretary/CEO for formulation, interpretation and monitoring of human resource management and development policies, rules, regulations, and procedures in the Public Service; development of Human resources in the Public Service; development and implementation of Performance Management Systems in the Public Service; development and review of human resource planning guidelines and succession management strategy for the public service; review and making recommendations on terms and conditions of service for public service; development of discipline and appeals policies and exercising disciplinary control; establishment of systems for hearing and determining appeals from county governments; embrace best practices in human resource management and development; and Promote employee wellness and welfare services.
Performance Management and Service Delivery Improvement
The Directorate is responsible to the Commission Secretary/CEO for ensuring a strategic and integrated approach to performance management to improve public service delivery and outcomes desired by the citizens; ensuring alignment of tools and coordination of performance improvement plans and activities in the public service; defining strategic public service performance priorities; ensuring alignment and accountability; institutionalizing a performance culture in the public; and making performance improvement sustainable.
The Directorate is responsible to Commission Secretary/CEO for providing strategic leadership in the development of the Commission’s mandate implementation strategy; ensuring that the strategy is aligned to the constitution, the relevant policies and national development agenda; ensuring that the strategy is cascaded for implementation by the various directorates through work plans and performance contract; monitoring, evaluation and reporting on the strategy implementation; linking the Commission’s strategy with the Government Budget Policy Framework for funding; offering technical and professional leadership in financial management; coordinating the development and implementation of work plans, procurement, and cash flow plans;
undertaking periodic budget performance reviews and report; reviewing, evaluating and recommending improvements to the Commission’s internal financial control systems and procedures; aligning the Commission’s ICT policies and strategies to the Commission’s vision and mission; management of the ICT function at the Commission; aligning the ICT function to the e-government initiatives; coordination of the Commission’s supplies, inventory and stores services; and offering technical opinion to the Accounting Officer on procurement of goods, works and services.
The office is responsible to the Commission Secretary/CEO for handling civil, criminal and industrial cases initiated by the Commission or brought against the Commission; researching and drafting opinions on legal matters in response to requests of the Commission, the Secretary/CEO, Directors, and staff of the Commission; researching relevant laws and preparing measures to implement policy decisions of the Commission; drafting and/or reviewing contracts and other legal documents to which the Commission is party; advising the Commission on compliance with all laws, regulations and laid down procedures; continuously updating the Commission on any changes in the law; and providing day-to-day legal advice to the Commission, the Secretary/CEO, Directors, and staff of the Commission.
Board Management Services
The office is responsible to the Commission Secretary/CEO for scrutinizing and analyzing of cases from Ministries, Departments, State Agencies and General public to ensure compliance to regulations and other guidelines before tabling to the Board; preparation of agenda for the Commission’s Board meetings; processing of briefs/notes/board papers; offering technical advisory on HR matters to the Board; preparation of minutes of the Commission’s Board Meetings; preparation of decision letters and reports; and research, policy analysis and development of strategic partnerships