Vacancy announcement in the office of auditor-general

Vacancy announcement in the office of auditor-general

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In Exercise of the powers conferred by Section 11(2) of the Public Audit Act, 2015, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces, declare a vacancy in the position of the Auditor-General and invite applications from qualified persons for nomination for appointment to the office.

To be qualified for appointment as the Auditor-General, a person is required to:-

  • be a citizen of Kenya;
  • have extensive knowledge of public finance, or at least ten (10) years’ experience in auditing or public finance management;
  • hold a degree in finance, accounting or economics from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and,
  • be a practicing member of good standing of a professional body of accountants recognised by law.

A person is not eligible for appointment as the Auditor-General if such person:-

  • is a member of Parliament or County Assembly;
  • is an official of a governing body of a political party;
  • is an undischarged bankrupt; and,
  • has been removed from office for contravention of any law.

Interested candidates may apply manually (hard copy) or electronically (online) as follows:-

  • All applications should be submitted together with detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of identity card or passport, copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents.
  • Manual applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for the post of Auditor-General” and delivered to:-

The Secretary/Chief Executive Officer
Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 30095 – 00100
Online applications should be submitted via email to: auditor-general@publicservice.go.ke

All applications should be received by 5.00 p.m on the 9th September, 2019. Shortlisted applicants will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interview:-

  • National identity card or passport;
  • Academic and professional certificates and transcripts;
  • Any other relevant supporting documents and testimonials;

Clearances from the following bodies:-

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