Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006). It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody.

KNBS: Level 3

Ref: KNBS/SMESS/38/2020

Monthly Remuneration:

  • Basic Salary – Kshs. 169,380 – Kshs. 236,460
  • House allowance – Kshs. 50,000
  • Commuter allowance: Kshs. 20,000

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Director, Macroeconomics Statistics, the job holder will be responsible of planning, implementing and coordinating activities in the External Sector Statistics Division.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Designing and implementing survey programmes in the areas of balance of payments, international merchandise trade, international trade in services external remittances and external debt statistics;
  2. Developing concept papers for the overall technical development of External Sector statistics;
  3. Compiling and analyzing balance of payments statistics;
  4. Compiling and analyzing international investment position statistics;
  5. Compiling and analyzing external debt statistics;
  6. Compiling and analyzing international merchandise trade statistics;
  7. Compiling and analyzing international trade in services statistics;
  8. Compiling and analyzing external remittances statistics;
  9. Producing the Quarterly Balance of Payment reports;
  10. Analyzing External Sector Statistics for economic analysis and other related services;
  11. Monitoring statistical trends of national, regional and international regional External Sector statistics;
  12. Establishing, maintaining and deploying appropriate systems for measuring and evaluating data quality of external sector statistics;
  13. Developing, maintaining and updating External Sector databases;
  14. Producing statistical data relating External Sector Statistics for sharing with international and regional agencies that Kenya is party to; and data subscribers;
  15. Writing and submitting technical reports on specific subject;
  16. Developing annual work plans and related budgets for the Division;
  17. Implementing performance management activities;
  18. Ensuring that the Quality Management System is implemented accordingly;
  19. Supervising and managing staff within the Division;
  20. Any other duty as may be assigned by the Director from time to time.

Requirements for Appointment:

  • Must have served in the grade of Manager Statistics or equivalent position for a minimum period of three (3) years
  • Must have a Bachelor Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or any other related qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Must have a Master Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Statistics; Economics, Mathematics or any other related qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Must have a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Must be adept with appropriate computer skills;
  • Must have analytical, financial and human resource management skills;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and submit the following documents: –
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
    • Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
    • A current Certificate of Good conduct from DCI
    • Clearance Certificate from HELB
    • Clearance from EACC
    • National identity card / passport

Method of Application

Applicants should fill and submit hard copies of the employment application form Ref. Ref. KNBS/F/93/29 accompanied by copies of academic, professional and other relevant certificates, transcripts and testimonials.


The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:

The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
Real Towers, Upper Hill, 4th floor
Hospital Road

Applications must be received not later than 10th December 2020 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenya National Bureau Of Statistics Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Persons With Disabilities, The Marginalised And The Minorities Are Encouraged To Apply


Closing Date : 10th December, 2020