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Assistant Director, Registration at Office of The Registrar of Political Parties

Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) is a state office established under Article 260 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, and the Political Parties Act, 2011. The mandate of the office, among others is to regulate the formation, registration, and funding of political parties in accordance with the Constitution and rule of law. The Act is the primary legal reference for management of political parties in accordance with Articles 91 and 92 of the Constitution, which envisages well governed political parties that respect internal democracy and their constitutional status in the Kenyan political system. The ORPP has an organizational structure headed by the Registrar of Political Parties, deputized by three (3) Assistant Registrars. There are four (4) directorates namely; Registration and Regulation; Financial Management; Planning, Research and ICT; and Human Resource Management and Administration.

GRADE ORPP 4

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director, Registration and Documentation for management and coordination of registration and documentation functions.

The Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • developing and implementing strategies and policies for registration and deregistration of political parties;
  • developing manuals, guidelines and statutory forms for verification and scrutiny of application documents for provisional and full registration of political parties in line with the Political Parties Act (PPA);
  • developing procedures for verification and scrutiny of changes to constitutive documents and particulars of political parties;
  • preparing all statutory documents on registration for publication in the Kenya Gazette and advertisement in the newspaper as provided for in law;
  • registering political parties and all their particulars including name, symbols and colours, officials, members, and offices;
  • developing guidelines and manuals for verification and scrutiny of coalition and merger agreements deposited at the office of the Registrar of Political Parties;
  • ensuring publication of all statutory documents on registration;
  • maintaining a depository of all coalition documents and communicating to relevant institutions including Parliament and County Assemblies;
  • developing and implementing the section’s work plans, budgets and procurement plans
  • Supervising section staff and conduct staff appraisal.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

  • Served in the grade of Senior Registration Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years or in a comparable and relevant position in the public or private sector for accumulative period of nine (9) years;
  • Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Law, Public Administration, Political Science or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution;
  • Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines: Law, Public Administration, Political Science or any other equivalent or related qualification from a recognised institution;
  • Membership to a relevant professional body in good standing;
  • Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than six (6) weeks form a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer application skills; and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Terms of Service

The successful candidate will serve on pensionable terms.

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