Position: Labour Secretary/ Commissioner – Labour
Salary Scale: Ksh.166,780 – Ksh.322,040 p.m (CSG -‘4’)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
- served as a Deputy Commissioner for Labour or in a senior position in the field of Labour or its equivalent in the wider public service or private sector;
- a bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines:- Human Resource Management/Development, law, Business Administration, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Statistics, Labour Relations or Industrial Relations from a recognized institution;
- masters degree in any of the following disciplines:- Labour Relations, Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management or Development or Planning, law, Business Administration, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Statistics, Labour and Development Studies, Public Administration, International Relations from a recognized institution;
- Attended a Strategic Leadership Development Course from a recognized Institution;
- Certificate in a Prosecution Course lasting at least three (3) months from a recognized institution; and
- professional competence and be thoroughly conversant with Labour administration, Labour Laws and International Labour Organisation and Internal Organisation of Migration instruments, and the ability to integrate them to Kenya Vision 2030.
The Commissioner for Labour will head the labour Department and will be responsible to the Principal Secretary for its effective and efficient management and administration.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
- formulating departmental programmes and policies on the administration and enforcement of the Labour Laws;
- settlement of industrial disputes through the enforcement of labour laws to maintain harmonious industrial relations within the country;
- creating awareness among the working community regarding labour laws and promotion of social dialogue to establish industrial peace in the country;
- implementation of labour standards relevant to the trades, conduct of surveys on new trades and formation of standards for those trades in accordance with international standards;
- developing and implementing Strategic Plan;
- enforcement of laws pertaining to the security and employment of children;
- reviewing existing labour policies;
- liaising with international organizations, local institutions and other Government departments in regard to related to Labour;
- development, implementation and realization of the Department’s strategic plan and objectives;
- overall supervision, control, discipline, recruitment, staff training and development; and
- initiating ratification of International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration(IOM), East Africa Community (EAC), African Union (AU), World Trade Organisation (WTO), Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) on matters related to Labour.
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