Requirements, Allowances And Salary Of Assistant County Commissioner In Kenya
ACC Lyndah Amoit in Kuresoi Sub-County in Nakuru Photo/USAID

By Cliff Njoki

A District Officer (D.O.) now known as Assistant country county (ACC) is a respectable position that requires leadership skills and fairness in dispensing their duties. To be considered for this position falling under job grade CSG-11, one must possess Bachelors Degree in any Social Science or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya.

The duties of an ACC include:

This is the entry and training grade for National Government Administrative Officers cadre. The officer at this level will work under guidance and supervision of a senior officer. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

Field Administration Services

  • overseeing implementation of National Government development projects in the area of jurisdiction;
  •  carrying out general administrative duties;
  • coordinating disaster management;
  • coordinating the maintenance of law and order;
  •  initiating peace building initiatives;
  • identifying persons for national and civil registration;
  • coordinating campaigns against drugs, alcohol and substance abuse; and
  • ensuring security of Government property, assets, facilities and inventory.

Duties and responsibilities in a Ministry/Department headquarters include:

  • general office administration;
  • assisting in handling general public complaints;
  • compiling returns, daily operational and incident reports;
  • collecting and collating data for preparation of speech briefs and report writing; and
  • updating biodata of administrative officers.

The salary and allowances of an ACC 

Salary Scale: Ksh.30,170 – 40,060 p.m. (CSG – 11)

House Allowance: Ksh.4,200 – 10,000 p.m (depending on duty station)

Commuter Allowance: Ksh.4,000 p.m

Leave Allowance: Ksh.4,000 (once yearly)

Medical Cover: As provided by the government

Terms of Service: Three (3) years Contract (Renewable subject to satisfactory performance) Next