Sampling, Methods & Standards Senior Manager Job, Other Professions,

Job Title: Senior Manager, Sampling, Methods And Standards

KNBS: Level 3

Ref: KNBS/SMSMS/39/2020

Basic Salary – Kshs. 169,380 – Kshs. 236,460

House allowance – Kshs. 50,000

Commuter allowance: Kshs. 20,000

Job Description

Reporting to the Director, Statistical Coordination and Methods, the job holder will be responsible planning, implementing and coordinating activities in the Sampling, Methods and Standards Division.


  • Developing sample survey designs and selecting sampling units and compute data weights;
  • Designing , developing, maintaining and updating master household sampling frame and stand-alone frames;
  • Reviewing and advising on sample surveys proposals from stakeholders by providing technical support in planning and budgeting;
  • Reviewing and computing variances/Standard Errors for survey indicators;
  • Preparing survey methodology reports;
  • Designing, developing, maintaining and updating business master sampling frames;
  • Formulating sample designs and calculating sample sizes for undertaking various surveys;
  • Providing technical guidance on sampling techniques across the NSS;
  • Facilitating planning, budgeting and logistics for sample surveys;
  • Developing and updating the National Data Quality Assessment Frameworks for Kenya (KENQAF);
  • Assessing the data quality of statistics produced across the NSS;
  • Establishing, implementing and reviewing the criteria for designating statistics as ‘official’;
  • Preparing statistical compendium on concepts, definitions, classifications and methodologies;
  • Preparing metadata dictionary;
  • Reviewing statistical classifications and methodologies for compiling official statistics;
  • Enforcing use of acceptable standards, methodologies and classifications for quality statistical production;
  • Monitoring the use of statistical sampling frames;
  • Conducting regular trainings and sensitization on standards and methods;
  • Developing annual work plans and related budgets for the Division;
  • Implementing performance management activities;
  • Ensuring that the Quality Management System is implemented accordingly;
  • Supervising and managing staff within the Division;
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Director from time to


  • 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

How to Apply

Applicants should fill and submit hard copies of the employment application form Ref. Ref. KNBS/F/93/29 which is available on the KNBS website 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.