Deputy Director of Industries

Public Service Commission

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the position shown above.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 12 years

Job Description


Our Vision

“A citizen-centric public service”

Our Mission
“To reform and transform the public service for efficient and effective service delivery”


Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website: or jobs portal:

Please Note:
(i) Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution - Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
(vii) Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Applications should reach the Commission on or before 29th September 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).


Deputy Director of Industries – THREE (3) - V/No.202/2020

Salary Scale: Ksh. 99,900 - Ksh. 169,140 p.m (CSG 6)
House Allowance: Ksh.20, 000 – 50,000 p.m (Depending on duty station)
Commuter Allowance: Ksh.16, 000p.m
Leave Allowance: As existing in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the government
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
(i) served for a minimum period of twelve (12) years and currently serving at the grade of Principal Industrial Development Officer, CSG ‘8’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
(ii) a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Business Administration, Mathematics, Biological/Physical Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Statistics, Economics, Project Planning and Management, Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Chemical, Industrial, Electronics, Metallurgy, Aeronautical,
Agricultural). Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Food Technology, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Textile Technology, Production Technology, Leather Sciences, Wood
Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Geology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Computer Science from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) demonstrated high degree of professional, technical and administrative competence as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will deputize the Director in the day-to-day operational and managerial activities and will be deployed in any of the following departments: Industrial Support Services, Micro & Small Industries, Medium and Large Industries, Industrial Information and Policy development.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include: -
Industrial Support Services

(i) preparing strategies and action plans to implement industrial clusters;
(ii) coordinating the subcontracting arrangements among MSI and Medium and Large Industries;
(iii) developing and reviewing frameworks to support incubation including infrastructure, overseeing monitoring and evaluation of projects/programs;
(iv) promoting the concept of resource efficiency and cleaner production technologies;
(v) promoting utilization of industrial rights;
(vi) identifying causes of underutilization of installed capacity and factory closures;
(vii) developing and implementing sustainable sectoral industrial support programmes in consultation with both the public and private sectors;
(viii) developing linkages between private sector and public institutions for employment, internship and mentorship programmes;
(ix) providing advice to entrepreneurs on the arbitration of disputes on standards;
(x) supporting industrial research and development, innovation and technology transfer in liaison with research and development centres, industry and academic
(xi) organizing mentoring programmes to potential and existing entrepreneurs; and
(xii) negotiating on industrial related issues at bilateral, regional multilateral fora.

Micro and Small Industries
(i) promoting and implementing resource efficient cleaner production technologies for MSIs;
(ii) promoting the development of niche products for existing and new markets;
(iii) overseeing surveys on benchmarking of industries with best practices with a view to promoting industrial competitiveness;
(iv) undertaking resource endowment mapping activities, development of industrial profiles and dissemination of information on investment opportunities; and
(v) planning for training of entrepreneurs in micro and small industries (MSIs) on business plans and Business Development Services (BDS).

Industrial Information and Policy Development
(i) preparing proposals on the review and harmonization/rationalization of taxes and tariffs;
(ii) coordinating the collection, processing, analyzing and dissemination of industrial statistics and information;
(iii) conducting complex studies and baseline surveys on the performance of the surveys on the performance of the industrial sector in Kenya; and
(iv) evaluating the impact of sectoral, fiscal and other policies on industrial sector.

Medium and Large Industries
(i) Preparing technical inputs for the development of standards and promoting enforcement in liaison with Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and industry
(ii) overseeing the development and implementation of sustainable incentive schemes for industrial investments;
(iii) providing advise on promotion and implementation of resource efficient cleaner production technologies for MLIs;
(iv) promoting the development of niche products from medium and large industries;
(v) overseeing surveys on benchmarking of industries with best practices with a view to promoting industrial competitiveness.


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