PSC Jobs Deputy Chief Finance Officer (89-120K) (12 Posts) 2017




National Treasury 


Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.89,748 – Ksh.120,270 p.m. (Job Group ‘Q’)

Qualifications for the Deputy Chief Finance Officer Job

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • served for a cumulative period of twelve (12) years, three (3) of which should have been in the grade of Principal Finance Officer/Principal Budget Officer, Job Group ‘N’ and above or in comparable and relevant positions in the Public Service;
  • a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following discipline: Commerce (Finance Option), Economics, Business Administration, Business Management or Finance from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Any other Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya plus Certified Public
  • Accountant II (CPA II) qualification;
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA), Economics, Finance, Commerce or in any other Financial related discipline from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Shown outstanding capability in Financial Management; and
  • Demonstrated understanding of national development goals, policies and objectives, national values and principles of governance.

NOTE: Possession of a strategic leadership course from a recognized institution will be considered an added advantage

Responsibilities for the Deputy Chief Finance Officer Job

  • An officer at this level will be deployed as a head of Finance Department in a Ministry/State Department or in the Budget Department at the National Treasury.
  • Specific duties and responsibilities at the Ministry/State Departments include: controlling of budgetary commitments; financial evaluation and processing of major policy changes (i.e. changes with
    substantial financial implications); incorporating State Corporations budgets and other agencies funded in the parent
  • Ministry/Departments budget; release of funds for State Corporations and monitoring the use of the financial resources;
  • Monitoring and servicing of guaranteed loans by State Corporations and taking follow up action on the recovery of funds owed to the Government;
  • Monitoring and review of programme implementation and taking corrective measures;issuance of Authority-to incur Expenditure (AIE) to various spending points,
  • Particularly to the sub-counties and ensuring that AIEs are consistent with quarterly ceilings; and undertaking risk management.

Responsibilities for the Deputy Chief Finance Officer Job

  • Coordinating overall budget preparation of Sector and Ministerial levels;
  • Financial evaluation and processing of major policy changes;
  • Developing improved budget practices and systems within the public service;
  • Monitoring and reviewing of financial and physical implementation of projects and
  • Programmes and initiating corrective action;
  • Initiating policy changes with regard to the overall expenditure patterns;
  • Coordinating proposals for release of exchequer;
  • Facilitating budget implementation and execution by ministries/departments and agencies (MDAs);
  • Reviewing project proposals and recommendation for funding;
  • Analyzing quarterly and annual ministerial budget performance reports; and
  • Undertaking risk analysis in budget management.


How to Apply

The details of the posts and mode of application can be accessed on the Commission’s website. Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications as follows:

Online through the Commission website: or jobs portal: OR By completing ONE PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Commission website.

Completed applications should be sent to: THE SECRETARY/CEO PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION P. O. BOX 30095-00100 NAIROBI So as to reach the Commission on or before 15th June, 2017.

Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application.

Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification. The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.


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.