Employment in Kenya

Chairperson at Central Bank of Kenya


Chairperson at Central Bank of Kenya,

The Central Bank of Kenya is a public institution established under Article 231 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. The Bank is responsible for formulating monetary policy to achieve and maintain price stability and issuing currency.


For appointment to the position of Chairperson Central Bank of Kenya, a person should:

  • be a citizen of Kenya;
  • be a fit and proper person of recognized professional standing;
  • have a Bachelors degree in any of the following fields: Economics, Banking, Finance or Law;
  • have over ten (10) years’ experience at senior management level in the field of economics, banking, finance, law, or other fields relevant to the functions ofthe Central Bank;
  • have knowledge or experience in monetary, financial, banking, and economic matters or other disciplines relevant to the functions of the Central Bank;
  • have undergone corporate governance training; and
  • be a person of integrity and meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya


  • leadership and people management including performance management;
  • high level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build consensus, alliances, and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • organisational and administrative skills;
  • oral and written communication skills- ability to communicate clearly, simply and in a structured manner; and to use communication tools appropriately and effectively;
  • knowledge and ability to ensure good governance practices;
  • strategic, result oriented and creative thinker able to make precise decisions;
  • ability to make sound judgment; and
  • excellent liaison and negotiation skills


The Chairperson shall convene and chair the meetings of the Board which shall be responsible for:

  • determining the policy of the Bank, other than the formulation of monetary policy;
  • determining the objectives of the Bank, including oversight for its financial management and strategy;
  • keeping under constant review the performance of the Bank in carrying out its functions;
  • keeping under constant review the performance of the Governor in discharging the responsibility of that office;
  • keeping under constant review the performance of the Governor in ensuring that the Bank achieves its objectives;
  • determining whether the policy statements made pursuant to section 4B are consistent with the Bank’s primary function and policy objectives under section 4; and
  • keeping under constant review the use of the Bank’s resources


No person shall be appointed as Chairperson of the Central Bank of Kenya if he/she is:

  • a Member of the Parliament or a Member of a County Assembly.
  • a salaried employee of any public entity (except on a secondment basis).
  • a director, officer, employee, partner in or shareholder of any specified bank or specified financial institution.


  • The Chairperson shall hold office for a term of four (4) years, but shall be eligible for reappointment for one further term of four years.
  • The Chairperson shall be paid by the Bank such allowances as may be determined from time to time.


  • Serving public officers will be required to resign or be granted leave of absence if successful;
  • The names of all applicants and those shortlisted shall be published in the print media and on the Commission’s website;
  • Applicants should attach current and valid clearances from the following bodies:
    • Kenya Revenue Authority;
    • Higher Education Loans Board;
    • A Registered Credit Reference Bureau;
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigations ( Police Clearance Certificate);
    • Printed Online Self-declaration Application Acknowledgement Receipt or a Selfdeclaration Form duly stamped for this Job Application by the Ethics and AntiCorruption Commission; and
    • Recommendation from relevant professional bodies and associations (where applicable).

Method of Application

Application should be submitted together with detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials, publications (if any) and any other relevant supporting documents.
Applications should be submitted:


In a sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for Chairperson, Central Bank of Kenya” and addressed and delivered to:

The Secretary/CEO,
Public Service Commission
Commission House
P.O Box 30095-00100


Online via email:cbk2023@publicservice.go.ke All applications should reach the Commission, on or before 23rd May 2023 (latest 5.00 pm. East African Time)

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