OCOB Recruitment 2024, Vacancies, Eligibility, Deadline

Has it been your wish to work in Kenya Office of the Controller of Budget? If yes, note that OCOB recruitment started on Tuesday, 31st May, 2024 and will be closing on 114th May.

Complete update on how the application process works, how you can best apply for vacancies available as well has the eligibility criteria and deadline for application is available on this page.

The Office of the Controller of Budget seeks to recruit competent, result oriented and problem solving individuals for vacant positions. This is in accordance to Article 252 (1) (c) of the Constitution.

Overview of OCOB

Before we proceed, it is necessary you have an understanding of what Controller of Budget (OCOB) represents, its functions and roles in the daily affairs of the government.

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This is also to equip you with enough information so you can apply for roles from an informed position.

The Office of the Controller of Budget (OCOB) is an independent office with the primary function of ensuring implementation of budgets both for the National and County governments.

In this regard, it is the duty of the office to get ready, establish and publicize statutory reports, conduct investigation where necessary and also put in place dispute resolution mechanism to resolve possible disputes.

Carrying such heavy duties requires an active team of professionals willing to prioritize and actualize the set objectives of the office thus the need for OCOB recruitment.

Office of the Controller of Budget (OCOB) recruitment process is purely based on merits and candidates ability to match set expectations.

Both the application form and process does not demand any fee i.e. it is free of charge, all you have to do is channel your energy to meet the requirements.

Open Positions at OCOB

Based on Office of the Controller of Budget (OCOB) recruitment official notification, there are fourteen (14) vacant positions as listed below.

  • Director of Corporate Services
  • Manager of Legal Services
  • County Budget Coordinator
  • Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Care Assistant
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Clerical Officer
  • Driver
  • Support Staff

Two persons are needed for Administrative assistant, driver and support staff posts. Additionally, all the announced vacancies are permanent and pensionable.

Eligibility, Qualifications, and Skills Needed

You may ask who is eligible to apply. OCOB vacant positions are open to all Kenyan citizens who have National ID or Passport and then meets the requirements of chapter six (6) of Kenya constitution.

This could also be seen as the general requirements but more specifically, below are the qualifications and skills demanded for each role.

Director of Corporate Services

The occupant of this post will be responsible for preparing financial reports and ensuring that allocated funds are prudently used.

Educational Qualification: A Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in either Commerce, Business Administration, Business Management, or equivalent qualification is required.

Professional Qualification: Applicant of this position must be a Certified Public Accountant and also should be registered in the Institute of Certified Public Accounts of Nigeria (ICPAK).

Experience: He or should must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years’ experience including working at managerial levels.

Skills: You should be a computer literate, have good communication, administrative and managerial skills etc.

Manager Legal Services

Your duty would be to specifically be providing legal instructions and advice with regards to litigation, dispute resolution and legal compliance.

Educational Qualification: You must have a Masters and Bachelor degree in law from an approved university.

Professional Qualification: You should be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and be in good standing with Law Society of Kenya.

Experience: You should possess most minimal ten (10) years of work experience in relevant positions including ones at managerial level.

Skills: Been proficient in computer applications is basic, attending any management course that lasted at least one (1) month is mandatory and you should be able to conduct your duties professionally.

County Budget Coordinator

Your duty as County Budget Coordinator would be advising Controller of Budget on effective strategies to implement and authorize county budgets.

Educational Qualification: You need to have Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Commerce, Business Administration etc. to qualify for this post.

Professional Qualification: Been certified by CPAK, ACCA or CFA is mandatory.

Experience: You must have served as Fiscal analyst in a reputable organization for not less than fur (4) years. An alternative to this is possess a total of eight (8) years of relevant work experience.

Skills: Been proficient in computer applications is basic, attending any management course that lasted at least one (1) month is mandatory and you should be able to conduct your duties professionally.

OCOB Recruitment Process

The Office of Controller of Budget, OCOB recruitment application is done offline through submission of necessary documents.

Get started by writing a cover letter indicating your preferred position, add to that an up-to-date CV, a copy of your National ID card, KRA tax compliance certificate, Certificate of good conduct from Directorate of Criminal investigation (DCI), then HELB and EACC clearance certificates etc.

Put these documents in a sealed envelope addressed to the Controller of Budget office. Ensure this is done on or before 5:00pm of Tuesday, 14th May, 2024. Also note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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While OCOB recruitment offers various opportunities, you may still wish to to explore additional resources to access for a wider range of job openings for 2024.

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