Population & Social Statistics Director Job, Other Professions,

Job Title: Director, Population And Social Statistics

KNBS: Level 2

Ref: KNBS/DPSS/37/2020

No. of Posts: 1

Terms of Employment: Five (5) Years Contract Renewable once

Basic Salary – Kshs. 212,310 – Kshs. 290,000

House allowance – Kshs. 60,000

Commuter allowance: Kshs. 25,000

Job Description

Reporting to the Director General, the job holder will be responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating all the activities carried out in the Population and Social Statistics Directorate.


  • Coordinating the provision of technical support on population and health, social statistics , cartographic and Geographical Information system data to stakeholders;
  • Coordinating all activities of Kenya Population and Housing Census;
  • Overseeing the undertaking of scheduled ad-hoc, demographic and health surveys;
  • Ensuring the provision of population data and write-ups for Annual Economic Survey and National and County Statistical Abstract;
  • Coordinating the constitution of the census and household based surveys Management Committees;
  • Coordinating census cartographic mapping and map production activities;
  • Overseeing development and management of a geospatial database;
  • Providing leadership in the development and implementation of budgets and policies for the Directorate;
  • Providing leadership in the development of work plans for staff in the Directorate;
  • Reporting on the performance of the Directorate;
  • Coordinating development of staff in the Directorate in line with both individual and institutional performance objectives;
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Director General from time to time.


  • Must have at least ten (10) years working experience in Statistics of which three (3) should have been at the level of a Senior manager or equivalent position;
  • Must have a Bachelor Degree in Statistics; Mathematics; Economics, Demography or any other related qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Must have a Master Degree in Statistics; Mathematics; Economics, Demography or any other related disciplines 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 outstanding communication and motivation skills;
  • Must have working knowledge and experience in financial management with respect to planning and budgeting;
  • Must have analytical 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.