Job Description/Requirements

The National Youth Service (NYS) is a State Corporation established under section 5 (I) of the NYS, Act, 2018 (the Act) to train and mentor Kenyan youth. The functions of the Service as provided in the Act are undertaking paramilitary training. technical and vocational training in various trades, national building programmes, commercialization of assets to optimize utilization of its resources as well as research and innovation, hence creating a critical mass of technologically skilled and effective Kenyan youth ready to join the global village.

In line with its mandate, the Service is seeking to recruit suitably qualified candidates for the following posit ions:


Economist II/ Statistician II CSG 10, JOB GROUP ‘K’ (2) POSTS
Salary Scale NYS: 
Kshs. 38,270 – 51,170 P.M

House Allowance    Kshs.16,500 P.M
Commuter Allowance Kshs. 5,000 P.M
Leave allowance    Kshs. 6,000 P.A


Terms of Service
Three-year, renewable contract based on performance.

(a] Duties and Responsibilities will include;
Providing economic planning data; economic analysis; formulation of development strategies; identification, preparation and evaluation of development projects and programmes and monitoring of their implementation; conducting feasibility studies, determining project viability and setting project priorities; collection, collation and analysis of data relating to production and marketing of agricultural/ industrial products, computerization and analysis of data; writing and submitting of reports on specific assignments: and control and supervision of technical and other supporting staff.
In the statistical field, duties will involve management of a specific economic sector or an area of statistical activity; drawing up survey questionnaires and setting up control procedures for receiving returns and taking the necessary action; collection. collation, computerization and analysis of data; writing and submitting reports on specific assignments; and direction and supervision of technical and other supporting staff.


(b) Person Specification
For appointment to the grade of Economist II / Statistician II, candidates must be in possession of:

(i)    A minimum of an Upper Second-Class Honours degree in Economics, or Economics and Mathematics. or Economics and statistics from a recognized university/institution: or
(ii)    A minimum of an Upper Second-Class Honors degree in any of the subjects enumerated at (i)) above with a bias towards Computer Science, Operations Research. Survey Techniques and Demographic Techniques from a recognized university/institution: or
(iii)    A minimum of an Upper Second-Class Honours degree in Statistics with appropriate specialization from a recognized university/Institution; or
(iv)    A postgraduate Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi or equivalent institution or a post graduate diploma or Master’s degree in subjects enumerated at (i) — (iii) above.

Application Procedure
Applicants who meet the above requirements should send their application letters in a sealed envelope marked with the title of the position being applied for: together with detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic certificates testimonials, and national identity card/passport.
In addition, applicants are required to attach certified copies of good conduct from the Directorate for Criminal Investigations, tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Kenya Credit Reference Bureau and a compliance certificate the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

The applications should reach the undersigned not later than Friday, 9th July. 2021
Director General/CEO
National Youth Service
P.O. Box 30397 – 00100. GPO NAIROBI

Sealed hand-delivered applications can be dropped at the Registry – National Youth Service Headquarters, Ruaraka, Thlka Road, Ground Floor.

The applicants can also email their applications with the title of the position being applied for as the subject.

Those without relevant qualifications, copies of documentation and details as sought for will NOT be considered.

Any form of canvasing shall lead to Automatic Disqualification. ONLY Shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

NYS is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Matilda P.Sakwa (Ms.),EBS


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