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Director Compliance 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Director Compliance will be responsible to the Assistant Registrar, Compliance and Regulation for efficient and effective operations of compliance and regulation functions.

Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

  • developing policies, strategies procedures, and systems for compliance and regulation of political parties;
  • providing advice on all matters relating to surveillance and inspection of all registered political parties;
  • advising political parties on the conformity of their constitutions to the Political Parties Act;
  • liaising with relevant authorities to undertake prosecution for non-compliance under the political Parties Act;
  • Developing and implementing guidelines and procedures for investigation into offences instigated by political parties against the requirements of the Political Parties Act.
  • Develop and issue guidelines on sanctions for noncompliance to inform the parties on key  areas of compliance and the respective sanctions for non-compliance
  • Spearhead continuous improvement initiatives for the division through the development of new regulations and guidelines or enhancement of existing ones to support the full implementation of the Political Parties Act
  • Preparing annual work plans, performance reports, budgets and procurement plans for the division
  • Allocate duties, supervise and conduct performance appraisals for staff under his/her supervision direction.


For appointment to this post, one must have:

  • Served in the grade of Assistant Director, Compliance for a minimum period of three (3) years or in a comparable and relevant position in public or private sector for accumulative period of at least twelve(12) years;
  • Degree in any of the following fields: Laws (LLB) and admitted to the roll of advocates; Public Administration, Political Science or its equivalent from a  recognised institution;
  • Masters in any of the following fields: Law, Public Administration, Political Science or any other related social science from a recognised institution;
  • Certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer application skills;
  • been a person of high moral character and integrity and has satisfied the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  • demonstrated professional competence, integrity and achievement of performance targets and results as reflected in the performance appraisal

Terms of Service

The successful candidate will serve for a three (3) year contract renewable once subject to satisfactory performance.

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