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County Government of Kirinyaga
County Public Srvice Board

The Kirinyaga County Government wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions as per the constitution of Kenya 2010 and section 451, 150 and 510 of the County Government Act No.17 of 2012.

County Directors (16 posts)
Job Group: R
Job Ref: KCPSB/CS/6/2013

DIRECTORS OF DIVISIONS IN RESPECTIVE COUNTY DEPARTMENTS
The posts will be one in each of the following divisions.
Director of Land, Physical Planning and Housing
Director of Agriculture
Director of Livestock Development, Veterinary and Fisheries
Director of Education
Director County Public Service
Director of Water Services
Director of Environment & Natural Resources
Director of Medical Services
Director of Public Health & Sanitation
Director of Culture, Social Services, Youth, Gender & Sports
Director of Economic Planning
Director Cooperatives
Director of Tourism, Trade, Industry and Enterprise Development
Director of Transport and Public Works
Director of Water Services
Director of Information Technology and Communication

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director will be answerable to the Chief Officer in the relevant Department and will be responsible for the following tasks.
Development , implementation and evaluation of the relevant division strategic plans, programmes and projects in collaboration with other departments and stakeholders
Planning and supervision of the relevant division’s programmes and activities.
Organization, direction, control and co-ordination of the functions of the division.
Interpreting and applying national and county laws and other related statutes in the relevant division in line with the county goals and objectives.
Developing appropriate county departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for implementation of the mandate of the division.
Handling administrative, Human Resources and assets management issues.
Oversee preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets
Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures
Co-ordination of production, documentation and dissemination of the relevant division’s information.
Provide advice and guidance in recruiting, hiring and staff development.
Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Officer.

Requirements
Be a Kenyan Citizen
Be a holder of a relevant 1st degree from a recognized University in Kenya in the relevant field.
A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
Have a relevant knowledge and experience of not less than five (5) years in the field applied.
Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation.
Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Devolution, the County development objectives and vision 2030.
Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.

Terms of Service
Contract, a Basic Salary, House allowance, Other allowances, and Medical cover

HOW TO APPLY
All applications should be sent by post quoting the job reference number on the subject of the application and on the envelop. Applications can also be hand delivered to the County
Governor’s office, Kirinyaga at the County Public Service Board Office on or before 7th November 2013.

NOTE
All applicants are required to obtain clearance from the following institutions;
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
The Ethics and Anti –Corruption Commission (EACC)
Credit Reference Bureau
Copies of these certificates must be attached to the applications.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Kirinyaga County Government is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Persons with Disabilities and other disadvantaged persons who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply.

The Salary and benefits attached to each post may be subject to review as would be advised by Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Secretary
Kirinyaga County Public Service Board
P.O Box 260
KUTUS

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