Kirinyaga County Public Service Jobs in Kenya: County Secretary, County Chief Officers, Legal / Security / Diaspora Relations Chief Officer and Legal Officer

 

Republic of Kenya
County Government of Kirinyaga
County Public Service Board

The Kirinyaga County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions.

A. County Secretary

Job Group: T

Job Ref: KCPSB/CS/1/2013
Reporting to the County Governor, the County Secretary will be the Chief Administration Officer of the County.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Head of the county Public Service and secretary to the County Executive Committee.
  • Ensure efficient management of resources and coordination of County Government resources
  • Interpret, disseminate and oversee implementation of National and county Government policies
  • Communicate and follow up the decisions of the Executive Committee to the appropriate persons.
  • Coordinate County state functions
  • Conveying decisions of the executive committee to the appropriate persons or authorities
  • Provide direction and guidance to public officers in the County
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the County Executive committee.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be in possession of Bachelors degree from a university recognized in Kenya
  • Have a relevant masters degree or higher academic qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya
  • Have 10 years’ experience in senior administration and management
  • Possess knowledge of organization and functions of Government
  • Have thorough knowledge of the structural, legislative and regulatory framework of the Public Service.
  • Membership to a professional Association body will be an added advantage.
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter 6 of the constitution of Kenya
Core Competencies:
The following core competencies and skills will be required for the position of county Secretary.
  • Ability to portray and uphold a positive County/National image
  • Being a visionary result oriented strategic thinker.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi —ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
Terms of Service
  1. Contract
  2. Basic Salary: Kshs. 135,000-180,000 p.m
  3. House allowance: Kshs. 70,000 p.m.
  4. Other allowances: Kshs. 20,000 -50,000 p.m
  5. Medical cover
B. County Chief Officers
9 Posts
Job Group: S
Job Ref: KCPSB/CS/2/2013
Terms of Service: Contract
The posts will be one for EACH of the following positions
  1. Land Physical Planning and Housing
  2. Agriculture, Livestock, Veterinary and Fisheries
  3. Education & Public Service
  4. Environment, Water & Natural Resources
  5. Medical Services, Public Health & Sanitation
  6. Culture, Social Services, Gender & Sports
  7. Finance and Economic Planning & Marketing
  8. County Transport and Public Works
  9. Co-operative Development, Tourism, Trade Industry and Enterprise Development
Duties and Responsibilities
The Chief Officer will be the Accounting and Authorized Officer for the Department assigned and will be responsible to the Executive Member for the following:
  • General administration and coordination of respective County Departments
  • Development and implementation of county strategic plans and sector development plans
  • Formulate and implement effective program plans to attain vision 2030 and sector goals
  • Computerization of the operations of the department
  • Promotion of National values and principles of governance and values and principles
  • Overseeing implementation and monitoring of performance management systems.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Committee Member or the county Secretary
Requirements
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Possess professional qualifications in the relevant field;
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution.
  • Have relevant knowledge and experience and a distinguished career of not less than ten (10) years in a senior position in the Public Service or Private sector
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
Terms of Service
  1. Contract
  2. Basic Salary: Kshs. 120,270 – 180,660 p.m
  3. House allowance: Kshs. 60,000 p.m.
  4. Other allowances: Kshs. 20,000 p.m
  5. Medical cover
C. Chief Officer – Legal, Security and Diaspora Relations
1 Post
Job Group: S
Job Ref: KCPSB/CS/3/2013
Terms of Service: Contract
Duties and Responsibilities
The Chief Officer will be the Accounting and Authorized Officer for the Legal Affairs, Security and Diaspora Relations
  • General administration and coordination of Legal, Security and Diaspora Relations
  • Liaison with national government on matters to do with security
  • Liaison with security agencies on security matters regarding the county
  • Data collection for Kirinyaga residents in the Diaspora
  • Identifying investment opportunities that could attract Diaspora investment
  • Convening forums to interact with the Diaspora
  • Identifying states that the county can twin with for the posterity of the county
  • Serve as the focal person for Kirinyaga residents in the Diaspora in distress
  • Development and implementation of county strategic plans and sector development plans
  • Formulate and implement effective program plans to attain vision 2030 and sector goals
  • Promotion of National values and principles of governance and values and principles
  • Overseeing implementation and monitoring of performance management systems in Legal affairs, security and Diaspora Relations
  • Any other duties as may be assigned
Requirements
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
  • Have a Bachelors Degree in Law. Masters in Law will be an added advantage
  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya for at least five years
  • A member of the Law Society of Kenya
  • Excellent legal and analytical skills and sound judgment
  • Be in possession of the Current Law Practicing Certificate
  • Must be computer proficient
  • Have demonstrated outstanding professional competence, ability and integrity as reflected in work performance and results.
Terms of Service
  1. Contract
  2. Basic Salary: Kshs. 120,270 – 180,660 p.m
  3. House allowance: Kshs. 60,000 p.m.
  4. Other allowances: Kshs. 20,000 p.m
  5. Medical cover
D. Legal Officer
1 Post
Job Group: S
Job Ref: KCPSB/CS/4/2013
Duties and Responsibilities
To provide specialized legal support to the governor and the county government agencies
 
Key responsibilities will include:-
  • Advising the Governor and county agencies on legal and regulatory matters
  • Interpreting and advising the County accordingly on other related laws
  • Assisting in managing litigations
  • Monitoring compliance with legal regulatory framework
  • Advising staff disciplinary committee on prosecution procedures and legal requirements
  • Participation in design and implementation of local agreements, international documents and contracts.
  • Advising on corporate governance
  • Ensuring safe custody of collaterals and chattels and other organization properties
  • Advising on negotiations and taking part in legal corporate deals
  • Assist in drawing Contracts and Agreements and initiate periodic legal reviews of the county’s legal documents and other relevant rules where necessary in liaison with the office of the Attorney General
  • Undertaking research and preparing detailed legal opinions on matters relating to legal notice
  • Offer general legal advice to the county government
Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
  1. Have a Bachelors Degree in Law. Masters in Law will be an added advantage
  2. Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya for at least five years
  3. A member of the Law Society of Kenya
  4. Excellent legal and analytical skills and sound judgment
  5. Be in possession of the Current Law Practicing Certificate
  6. Must be computer proficient
  7. Have demonstrated outstanding professional competence, ability and integrity as reflected in work performance and results.
Terms of Service
  1. Contract
  2. Basic Salary: Kshs. 109,089 – 144,928 p.m
  3. House allowance: Kshs. 40,000 p.m.
  4. Other allowances: Kshs. 16,000 p.m
  5. Medical cover
If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your applications in confidence to:
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 25th October 2013.
 
Note: All applicants are required to obtain clearance from the following institutions;
  1. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  2. The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  3. The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  4. The Ethics and Anti –Corruption Commission (EACC)
  5. Credit Reference Bureau
  6. Copies of these certificates must be attached to the applications.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original National Identity Cards and Testimonials, Clearance Certificates from CID, HELB, KRA, EACC, CRB and Professional Body during
the interview.
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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