Job Description

Department Of Education

Designation : RECRUITMENT & SELECTION OFFICER (Code- EDU23-00608)

Job Description / Responsibilities:


1.1. Assist in preparing internal and external advertisements by liaising with divisions to confirm vacancies derived from the staff establishment record, confirm if vacancies are funded and seek approval from the divisional head and the Secretary to advertise.   

1.2. Assist in advising applicants by preparing acknowledgement letters, notices to successful and unsuccessful applicants.

1.3. Assist in preparing applicants files for selection panels by culling applicants not meeting requirements and creating each applicant file containing documentation.

1.4. Assist in conducting quality assurance checks to ensure recruitment and selection processes and decisions are consistent with the Recruitment Policy & General Order.  

1.5. Assist in facilitating the recruitment of casual employees by liaising with divisions, prepare a shortlist of applicants and conduct an impartial selection process.  

1.6. Assist in maintaining accurate records by keeping all hard copy recruitment files for at least a year before destroying and all committee decision files are to be maintained and transferred to archives.

1.7. Assist in facilitating the post counselling meetings by being the contact person to arrange meetings between applicants and branch heads or an applicant’s preferred officer.

1.8. Maintain work performance in the branch and division by assisting other officers to complete other tasks when required.

 1.9. Incorporate Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Principles and values of Honesty, Integrity, Accountability, Respect, Wisdom and Responsibility in programs, Activities and initiatives to foster positive work ethics.


2.1. Qualifications

 2.1.1. Diploma or Degree qualification in Education, Human Resource or Administration.

2.2. Knowledge

2.2.1. Sound knowledge of the Recruitment, Selection and appointment policy and procedures.

2.2.2. Knowledge of the sections of the General Order dealing with Recruitment and selections.

2.2.3. Knowledge of Financial Procedure manual.

2.3. Skills

2.3.1. Ability to complete takes using planning and organization skills to meet dead deadlines.

2.3.2. Ability to interact with officers in and outside of the department.

2.3.3. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

2.3.4. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

2.3.5. Ability to take initiatives in the work area. 

2.3.6. Computer literate, especially in Microsoft applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

2.4. Work Experience

2.4.1. 4-5 years’ experience in similar role or in a human resource area.

Job Type:

Full Time

Language Requirements:


Salary(per annum):

K38,145 – K46,621

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