The Public Service Commission (PSC) has invited members of the public to submit their views on the proposed establishment of the position of Chief Administrative Secretary.

PSC sent the invitation through a press statement issued on Wednesday by PSC chairperson Anthony Muchiri directing how and where members of the public should address their views 

“The views in writing should be addressed to the Secretary. Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 30095, 00100, Nairobi or hand delivered to the Commission's offices at Commission House, Harambee Avenue or by email [email protected] not later than 6 October 2022,” the statement read in part.

The invitation for public participation follows a proposal by President William Ruto to the Commission to establish the offices of Chief Administrative Secretary in accordance with the provisions of Article 132(4)(a) of the Constitution.

"The President has proposed to establish the offices of Chief Administrative Secretary, which will be offices in the public service and will be under the direction of Cabinet Secretaries," Muchiri said.

The Commission will recommend persons to hold the position of Chief Administrative Secretary for appointment through a competitive recruitment process that shall culminate in a nomination by the President and vetting by the National Assembly.

According to the statement, the functions of Chief Administrative Secretaries will entail responding to issues touching on the portfolio assigned to the office such as; 

  • Providing liaison with the National Assembly and Senate
  • Providing liaison with County Governments on matters of concurrent mandate and common interest
  • Providing inter-ministerial /sectoral coordination
  • Representing the Cabinet Secretary at any meeting, as instructed by the Cabinet Secretary
  • Executing any other duties and responsibilities specifically assigned to the office by the Cabinet Secretary in furtherance of the interests of the Ministry.

The statement also outlined the requirements applicants should have before applying for the position.

"Interested applicants will be required to possess a Bachelor's degree from a recognised university and excellent interpersonal and communication skills," the statement read.

“They will also be expected to demonstrate ability to manage the administrative-political interface, articulate public policies and programmes, and undertake complex and high-pressure tasks that require engagements with multi-institutions and other public officers/offices among others.”