Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.
VACANCY IN THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL PROTECTION
STATE DEPARTMENT FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION AND SENIOR CITIZEN AFFAIRS
CHILDREN OFFICER II– FIFTY (50) POSTS – V/NO. 226/2023
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh 32,700 p.m – Ksh 42,690 p.m. (CSG 11)
House Allowance: Ksh 5,000p.m.- Ksh10,000 p.m (Depending on duty station)
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 4,000 p.m.
Leave Allowance: As provided in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days
Medical Cover: As provided by the Government
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Sociology, Child Psychology, Social Work, Community Development, Criminology, Guidance and Counselling, Social Development or Social Studies from a university recognized in Kenya.
Duties and Responsibilities:
This is an entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer. Specific duties and responsibilities include:-
(i) rescuing children from hostile environment;
(ii) preparing and generating children welfare related reports;
(iii) creating awareness and advocacy on Children Services;
(iv) visiting homes to conduct interviews and compile reports for presentation to courts of law;
(v) identifying and committing Children to safe places;
(vi) receiving and recording complaints and any other reports regarding violation of children rights; and
(vii) collecting data on children welfare matters.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE
(i) Applicants should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. 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.
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful applicants will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
(vii) Serving officers shall be required to avail Original letters of appointment to the current substantive posts during the interviews.
Applications should reach the Commission on or before 21st November, 2023 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time)
Applications have closed