Senior Fiscal Analyst, County Government Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: Senior Fiscal Analyst, County Government

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 6

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

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
    • Principal Fiscal Analyst - County Government
  • Direct Reports
    • Fiscal Analyst
  • Indirect Reports
    • N/A

Job Purpose: This position is responsible for performance analysis for County Government Budgets, review of withdrawal requests from Public Funds and preparation of statutory and special reports.

Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

(i) Implementing policies, strategies, frameworks, work plans, legislation, guidelines, standards, procedures and regulations for the OCOB;

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

(iii) Coordinating the preparation of budget implementation and monitoring reports for County Governments and make recommendations to the COB on measures to improve budget implementation in accordance with Article 228 of the Constitution;

(iv) Implementing the formats for requisitions and approvals of withdrawals of funds;

(v) Enforcing budgetary ceilings by Parliament on County Governments’ expenditure;

(vi) Providing technical advice on the preparation of special reports on particular issues upon request by the President, Parliament or County Assembly under Article 254 (2) of the Constitution;

(vii) Providing technical advice on preparation of special reports to Parliament and County Assembly on funds withheld by the Cabinet Secretary in charge of finance;

(viii) Reviewing and making recommendations for every County Fiscal Strategy Paper, County Budget Review Outlook Paper and County Debt Management Strategy Paper;

(ix) Ensuring that the County Fiscal Strategy Paper, County Budget Review Outlook Paper and County Debt Management Strategy Paper are aligned with the Budget Policy Statement and the County Integrated Development Plan.

(x) Preparing quarterly budget implementation reports for the County Governments under Article 228 (6) of the Constitution;

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

(xii) Ensuring proper internal monitoring and control systems and procedures at the County;

(xiii) Publicising the reports which are submitted to the County Assemblies;

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

(xv) Attending County Assembly sessions and following up on the implementation of the recommendations raised in the reports;

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

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

(xviii) Capacity building on public participation in budget implementation in the Counties;

(xix) Ensuring business continuity plans are developed and operational in the Counties;

(xx) Implementing Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) in the Counties;

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

(xxii) Implementing the OCOB’s strategic plans, budgets and performance contract.

Job Dimensions:

I. Financial Responsibility

Review County Governments exchequer requests.

II. Responsibility for Physical Assets

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

III. Decision Making / Job Influence

a) Analytical

b) Operational

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

Academic qualifications

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

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

i) CPA (K), ACCA, CFA or equivalent professional qualification.

ii) Membership in good standing with a relevant professional body

Previous relevant work experience required

Served as Fiscal Analyst for a minimum of four (4) years or at least eight (8) years’ experience in a relevant field.

Functional Skills, Behavioural Competencies / Attributes:

i. Certificate in a management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognised institution;

ii. Proficiency in computer applications;

iii. Met the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and

iv. Demonstrated professional competence and ability 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.