ACCOUNTANT

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Office of the Controller of Budget (OCOB)

Job Description

The Office of the Controller of Budget (OCOB) was established by the Constitution of Kenya 2010, under Article 228 and became operational upon the appointment of the Controller of budget on 27th August 2011. Prior to this, some of the functions of the Office of the Controller of Budget were performed by the Controller and Auditor General and the Treasury while others did not exist.

Two new independent constitutional offices were therefore created by splitting the control function of the Controller and Auditor General into the Office of the Controller of Budget and the Auditor General under Articles 228 and 229.

Academic qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Business Administration, Finance or itsequivalent from a recognized university

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodiesMembership of a related professional bodyPrevious relevant work experience required.5 years of relevant work experience in a reputable organization

Functional Skills,

Behavioural Competencies/Attributes:

  1. Knowledge of national development policies, goals and objectives
  2. Knowledge of the Country’s Public Sector Financial Management framework
  3. Leadership skills
  4. Proficiency in computer applications
  5. Knowledge of the Controller of Budget Act 2016
  6. Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act 2012 and Regulations, 2015
  7. Knowledge of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
  8. Ability to work under pressure
  9. Team building skills
  10. Problem solving skills/techniques
  11. Report writing and presentation skills
  12. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

Responsibilities.

Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Business Administration, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
  • Membership of a related professional body Previous relevant work experience required.
  • 5 years of relevant work experience in a reputable organization

Functional Skills, Behavioural Competencies/Attributes:

  • Knowledge of national development policies, goals and objectives
  • Knowledge of the Country’s Public Sector Financial Management framework
  • Leadership skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Knowledge of the Controller of Budget Act 2016
  • Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act 2012 and Regulations, 2015
  • Knowledge of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Team building skills
  • Problem solving skills/techniques
  • Report writing and presentation skills
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

This role is responsible for the development and implementation of a framework for monitoring, evaluation, and reporting as per the law

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Develops the framework for monitoring and evaluation as per the COB Act, 2016.
  • Guides the planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities inline with the office of the Controller of Budget mandate.
  • Coordinates monitoring and evaluation exercises for the office of the Controller of Budget as required by law
  • Collaborates and partners with key stakeholders in monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Coordinates the implementation of the risk management framework in the department.
  • Reviews budget planning documents including Budget Policy Statement, Budget
  • Estimates, County Fiscal Strategy Papers and make recommendations.
  • Monitors the preparation and implementation of the sectorial work plan

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Develops project specific monitoring and indicator tracking tools in consultation with ICT department.
  • Carries out monitoring and evaluation activities and prepares reports as per the law.
  • Develops and maintains a project database for monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Prepares concept papers to undertake monitoring and evaluation as per the office of the Controller of Budget mandate.
  • Prepares monitoring and evaluation reports.
  • Partners and collaborates with key institutions to undertake monitoring activities.
  • Develops and implements a monitoring and evaluation plan for the office of the Controller of Budget.
  • Prepares departmental work plans and budgets for the monitoring and evaluation department.

Job Dimensions:

  • Financial Responsibility Implementation of the budget for the department
  • Responsibility for Physical Assets
  • Responsible for the assets assigned by the office of the Controller of Budget as peroffice’s asset register
  • Decision Making / Job Influence
  • Strategic
  • Advisory
  • Analytical
  • Operational

Working Conditions

  • Is exposed to minimum disagreeable conditions with frequent travels to remotes areas. The jobholder has normal office facilities which include own office with desk and access to a telephone. The role is predisposed to risk of prosecution arising from incomplete/in accurate information received from public entities which may result to false or misleading reports.


Method of Application

Candidates shortlisted for interviews for the above positions will be required to submit the following;

  1. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  2. Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  3. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
  4. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

Applications should be sent by post or hand delivered to our office addressed to:
The Controller of Budget
Bima House 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue.
P.O Box 35616-00100 Nairobi

Closing Date : 31 August. 2021