CRA - Commission Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer Job

The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA), is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the national and the county governments, and among the county governments. FUNCTIONS OF CRA The functions of the Commission include: 1. Recommend the basis of equitable sharing of revenue raised by national government between national and county governments. 2. Recommend the basis of equitable sharing of revenue raised by national government among county governments. 3. Recommend on matters concerning the financing of both the national government and county governments. 4. Recommend on matters concerning financial management of both national and county governments. VISION A trusted and effective adviser on equitable distribution of resources for rapid and balanced economic growth. MISSION To make recommendations on equitable sharing of revenue, financing of, and financial management for both national and county governments.


The Commission Secretary shall be the Chief Executive Officer and Accounting Officer of the Commission and shall be responsible to the Commission for the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Provide leadership and efficiently manage the day to day operations of the Commission;
  2. Lead and manage staff to ensure delivery of the Commissions Constitutional mandates;
  3. Ensure the Commission operates in line with its core values of “Excellence, Inclusiveness, Integrity and Objectivity” towards its stated mission and vision of leaving no Kenyan behind;
  4. Coordinate the functions of various stakeholders and ensure strict adherence to the public code of conduct;
  5. As Accounting Officer to provide utmost discipline in financial management and ensure that the Commission’s accounts, assets and liabilities are kept and reported in line with public sector accounting standards;
  6. Continuously build and maintain professional working relationship with the public, Government agencies as well as other stakeholders;
  7. Strict and timely implementation of all Commission’s decisions, policies and programs;
  8. Report to the Commission all activities carried out at the Secretariat; and
  9. Perform all other duties as may be assigned by Commission from time to time.


Applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Holds at least a Master’s degree in Economics, Business or Law or its equivalent from a reputable accredited University and has relevant professional qualifications;
  • Have at least fifteen (15) years post Master’s working experience of which ten (10) must be at Senior leadership level in Public or private entities dealing with economic, financial or policy matters;
  • Demonstrate compliance with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the Leadership and Integrity Act;
  • Knowledge of Fiscal Decentralization and Public Sector Policy and Management shall confer additional advantage.


  1. Ability to conceive, communicate and implement initiatives with broad strategic impact;
  2. Lead, innovate and manage change;
  3. Have the ability to coordinate, motivate and manage teams;
  4. Demonstrate ability to engage productively with top officials in Public and Private sectors;
  5. Have ability to persuade and influence others;
  6. Possess high standards of integrity and ability to instill the same among teams;
  7. Demonstrate strong problem solving and decision-making skills; and,
  8. Possession of strong interpersonal, team building and communication skills.

This is a key position open to persons with the relevant exposure and experience. It should interest those with a passion for success and who aspire to make discernible change that positively impacts Kenya and its people. The appointment is for five (5) year term, renewable for one further term subject to relevant public service regulations governing staff tenure.

How To Apply

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application addressed as:

APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF ___ (insert appropriate position)
14 Riverside Drive
Grosvenor Block
P.O. BOX 1310 - 00200

Closing Date : 6 December. 2021

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