Principal Fiscal Analyst, County Governments Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: Principal Fiscal Analyst, County Governments 

The Office of the Controller of Budget is an independent office established under Article 228 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Pursuant to Article 252 (1) (c) of the Constitution, the office seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant position.

Grade: COB 5

Corporation / Organization: Office of the Controller of Budget

Directorate: Budget Implementation- County Governments

Department: Budget Implementation, County Governments

Location / Work Station: Headquarters

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to
    • Chief Fiscal Analyst, County Government
  • Direct Reports
    • Senior Fiscal Analyst, County Government
  • Indirect Reports
    • Fiscal Analyst, County Government

Job Purpose: This position is responsible for advising management on effective methods of budget implementation. Facilitates authorisation of withdrawals from Pubic Funds and prepares statutory and special reports on budget implementation.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

I. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

(i) Developing, implementing and reviewing policies, strategies, frameworks, work plans, legislation, guidelines, standards, procedures and regulations on budget implementation in the County Governments;

(ii) Analysing and verifying requests for withdrawals from the County Revenue Fund and any other public fund which by an Act of Parliament requires approval of the COB for withdrawal from that fund;

(iii) Preparing and validating quarterly budget implementation reports for the County Governments under Article 228 (6) of the Constitution for submission to COB;

(iv) Analysing and verifying documentation for requests from County Governments and making recommendations to the COB on measures to improve budget implementation in accordance with Article 228(6) of the Constitution;

(v) Developing formats for requisitions and approvals of withdrawals of funds;

(vi) Ensuring enforcement of budgetary ceilings by Parliament on County Governments' expenditure;

(vii) Preparing special reports on particular issues upon request by the President or Parliament under Article 254 (2) of the Constitution;

(viii) Preparing special reports to Parliament and County Assemblies on funds withheld by the Cabinet Secretary in charge of finance;

(ix) Reviewing County Fiscal Strategy Paper, County Budget Review Outlook Paper and County Debt Management Strategy Paper and making appropriate recommendations;

(x) Ensuring that the County Fiscal Strategy Paper, County Budget Review Outlook Paper and County Debt Management Strategy Paper are aligned to the Budget Policy Statement;

(xi) Preparing and reviewing budget implementation reports for the County Governments under Article 228 (6) of the Constitution;

(xii) Ensuring accounting officers from public entities comply and implement the recommendations of the COB reports;

(xiii) Preparing and reviewing special reports on particular issues as may be requested by an Accounting Officer at the County level;

(xiv) Publicising reports emanating from County Governments on any matters that have come to the attention of the COB under Article 252(1)(a);

(xv) Capacity building on public participation on budget implementation;

(xvi) Maintaining a Risk Management Register and advise on mitigating measures for addressing risks in the department;

(xvii) Developing and implementing business continuity plans for the department;

(xviii) Implementing Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) in the department;

(xix) Facilitating stakeholder engagement and fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship;

(xx) Developing and implementing the department’s strategic plans, budgets and performance contract; and

(xxi) Mentoring and coaching staff in the department.

Job Dimensions:

I. Financial Responsibility

i) Review County Governments exchequer requests

ii) Preparation and implementation of the payments for all approvals

II. Responsibility for Physical Assets

Responsible for the assets assigned by the office of the Controller of Budget as per the office’s asset register

III. Decision Making / Job Influence

a) Financial

b) Technical

c) Advisory

d) Operational

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic qualifications

i) Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, Finance, Commerce, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and

ii) Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, Finance, Commerce, Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

i) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or its equivalent; and

ii) Membership in good standing with a relevant professional body

Previous relevant work experience required

Served in the grade of Senior Fiscal Analyst for a minimum period of four (4) years or at least ten (10) years’ experience in a relevant field, three (3) years of which must have been at the management level.

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies / Attributes:

(i) Certificate in report writing and editing lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognised institution;

(ii) Certificate in a management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

(iii) Proficiency in computer applications;

(iv) Met the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and

(v) Demonstrated professional competence and ability as reflected in work performance and results.


Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package.

Qualified interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the job title on both the envelope and the cover letter.

Enclose a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae indicating your current remuneration, home county, e-mail address and reliable daytime telephone contacts, and copies of your certificates, testimonials and national identity card.

You should also provide the names of two referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses.

Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application.

Upon being successful and granted an offer of employment, the successful candidate MUST present clearances and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing copies of the following;

1. Tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

2. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)

3. Clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB

4. Clearance Form 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

So as to reach the Office of the Controller of Budget by 29th August 2023 at 5.00 pm.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Office of the Controller of Budget is an equal-opportunity employer.