SENIOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, KENYA NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND DOCUMENTATION SERVICES – EIGHT (8) POSTS - V/NO. 108/2016
Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will be deployed to head a Records Centre/Unit. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
(i) conducting research on user trends of the archival materials;
(ii) overseeing development of annual archival calendar for records to be released to the public for access;
(iii) overseeing the development of records retention/disposal schedules in the public
(iv) verifying administrative history, descriptive lists and abstracts for record groups;
(v) ensuring security of records from physical, biological or chemical agents of destruction;
(vi) identifying the migrated archives for purpose of repatriation; and
(vii) coordinating training on records and archives management.
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
(i) served for a minimum of three (3) years in the grade of Assistant Director, Kenya
National Archives and Documentation Services, Job Group ‘P’;
(ii) a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Information Science (Records and Archives Management option), Library and Information Science (Records and Archives Management option), Science (Records and Archives Management option), Technology in Information Science (Records and Archives Management option) from a university recognized in Kenya;
a Bachelors degree in a Social Science and a postgraduate Diploma in Records
Management and/or Archival Studies;
(iii) a Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: Science (Records and Archives Management option), Philosophy in Information Science (Records and Archives Management option), Information Science (Records and Archives Management option) field from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iv) attended a strategic leadership course in a recognized institution;
(v) be conversant with the Public Archives and Documentation Service Act (Cap.19), Records Disposal Act (Cap.14) and other policy documents relating to the management of public records and archives; and
(vi) demonstrated professional competence in work performance and understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to archival function.
VACANT POSITIONS IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications as follows:
1. online through one of the Commission’s websites www.publicservice.go.ke and www.psckjobs.go.ke
2. by completing ONE PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Commission’s websites.
Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
- Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
- Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
- THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION IS COMMITTED TO AVAILING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL KENYANS. PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates.
Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Completed applications should be sent or delivered to:
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
P.O. BOX 30095 – 00100
so as to reach the Commission on or before 1st September, 2016.