Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya - Vihiga

Vihiga County Public Service Board is a Body corporate established under section 57 of the County Government Act 2012 pursuant to Article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. Section 59 of the County Government Act 2012 outlines the functions of the Board. Pursuant to Constitutional and Legal provisions, Vihiga County Public Service Board invites applications from qualified persons for the following positions.

Liason Officer – Chief Administrative Officer
Reporting to the County Secretary
Job type: Contract

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Attend and monitor proceedings of all County Assembly sessions
·         Document all information relevant to the County Executive as discussed in the county assembly.
·         Submit weekly reports of the proceedings of the County Assembly.
·         Any other duties relevant to the liaison office as may be assigned from time to time by the County Secretary.

Requirements for Appointment

·         Be a citizen of Kenya.
·         Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Job Group Lin the public service or its equivalent in the private sector.
·         A Bachelors degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university
·         A master’s degree in social sciences from a recognized university will be an added advantage.
·         Computer skills.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to work unsupervised under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
·         Knowledge of sign language will be an added advantage.
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
ALL candidates MUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Good Conduct).


County Head of Water Services

Duties and responsibilities

The Country Head of Water will be responsible to the Chief Officer in-charge of Water Resources for planning, directing, controlling and coordinating technical administrative activities of water and sewerage systems.
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail the following: –
·         Preparing professional and quality standards for construction of water supply and sewerage infrastructure;
·         Overseeing the construction of water and sewerage works undertaken directly or by contract;
·         Formulating, monitoring and evaluating requirements of physical and financial progress of development projects and programmes;
·         Verifying technical tender documents on water supply and sewerage infrastructure;
·         Overseeing the formulation of water pricing policies and strategies for rural, urban and waste water recycling systems and;
·         Liaising with development partners and other stakeholders in the water sector for effective formulation, planning, coordination and implementation of programs, projects and activities.
·         In addition, the office will be responsible for developing and implementing water sector strategic plans and work plans; budgeting for the Department; and deployment, training and development of staff in the department.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Chief Officer Department of Environment, Water, Natural Resources and Energy.

Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this grade the officer must: –
·         Be a Kenyan citizen;
·         Have served in a comparable and relevant position in public service for at least ten (10) years of which, at least three (3No.) years in the grade of Deputy Head/Director (?Head Water and Sewerage Engineer) orSenior Principal Superintending Engineer Water Officer (Water and Sewerage);
·         Have Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Water and
·         Environmental Engineering, Environmental and Sewerage Engineering, Bio-Systems Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or a related Water Science from a recognized institution;
·         A Master’s degree in the respective field from a recognized institution would be an added advantage;
·         Be registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya as an Engineer with a valid current annual Practicing License;
·         Be a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
·         Have certificate in Strategic Leadership Development programme lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Be well versed in application of computer software for modelling water resources;
·         Have demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of water and sewerage engineering programs, projects, and activities; and
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
ALL candidates MUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Good Conduct).


Payroll Officer

Duties and responsibilities

·         Monthly payroll processing
·         Assist in preparation of the personnel budget
·         Preparing and submitting monthly reports to designated offices, as well as preparing ad-hoc reports (when required),
·         Conducting appropriate audits to ensure integrity of the payroll
·         Preparing and maintaining relevant accurate human resource records
·         Coordinating with relevant government department whose functions have been devolved to ensure staff are remunerated fairly.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Requirements for Appointment

·         Be a citizen of Kenya;
·         Bachelors degree in social sciences; Human Resource option
·         Relevant working experience of not less than 1 year in payroll department especially with the IPPD system
·         2 years experience in human resource administration
·         Well versed with IPPD Software for Payroll Management.
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
ALL candidates MUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Good Conduct).


Director of Economic Planning

Requirements for Appointment

·         For appointment to the grade of chief economist/Chief Statistician, an officer must have:-
·         Be a citizen of Kenya;
·         Be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Operations Research or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         Be in possession of a relevant Master’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         Membership to a relevant professional body shall be an added advantage;
·         Have at least twelve (12) years relevant professional experience in financial management, five years of which should have been in a Senior leadership position or at a top management level in the Public Service or Private Sector;
·         Be conversant with laws governing public participation in decision making processes;
·         Served in the grade of Chief Economist/Deputy Chief Statistician form at least three (3) years or other comparable and relevant position in the economic palling; or in compilation and production of statistical data for national economics planning and development for at least twelve (12) years of which three (3) years must be a Senior Economic Policy Research/Planning Position;
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;

 Duties and responsibilities

·         Headship of central planning and project monitoring division in a department;
·         Director of economic planning functions or production of statistical data and County level.
·         Coordination and formulation of County development strategies, policies and programmes within the department responsible for County economic planning and in other departments for collation and presentation on statistical data in the form of survey reports and bulleting;
·         Preparation of County development plans and coordination of County positions on national economic subjects;
·         Monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes.
·         Planning and management of human resources, projection of manpower needs and training to meet County development objectives, population surveys and compilation of data for planning and social services, manpower surveys and in conjunction with the department responsible for employment, undertaking labour force studies and monitoring employment in the County.
·         Assisting in collection, collection, processing and administration of statistical data in accordance with the Statistics Act.
·         Formulating coordinated strategies, policies and programmes for the harmonious development of economics sectors, carrying out sector studies and research, monitoring changes in key indicators of sectoral economic structures, trends and efficiency.
·         Supervising of officers in his/her division
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Chief Officer Department of Finance and Economic Planning
ALL candidates MUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Good Conduct).


Valuation Officer II
Contract
Reporting to the Director Lands

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Inspection and valuation of properties for preparation of fixed and movable assets register and inventory;
·         Assessment of ground rent and stamp duty;
·         Assessment of property rent for county owned or leased properties;
·         Compulsory acquisition and assist in preparation of valuation rating rolls;
·         Any other duties that may be assigned to him by the Director Lands.

Requirements for Appointment

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Land Economics, Real Estate, Valuation and Property
·         Management, or its equivalent from a University recognized in Kenya
·         Computer literate;
·         Have met the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya; and Public Officer Ethics Act 2003.
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
ALL candidates MUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Good Conduct).


Deputy Director Cooperatives

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Officer Cooperative Services the officer will:-
·         Provide technical support to the directorate of Cooperatives on registration of Cooperative Societies in the county.
·         Hold consultative forums with stakeholders for the purpose of forming cooperative societies.
·         Spearhead development of Cooperative policies.
·         Provide technical support in training of Cooperative Society managers.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Officer Cooperative Services.

Requirements for Appointment

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Atleast 15 years working experience in Cooperative management
·         Holder of a Bachelor degree in Economics, Cooperative studies OR any other relevant Degree from a recognized university.
·         Post graduate Diploma in Management
·         Experience in international Cooperative Management will be an added advantage.
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
ALL candidates MUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Good Conduct).


Chief Superintending Inspector Roads 
Reporting to the Chief Officer Transport & Infrastructure

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Preparing work plans;
·         Carrying out annual road inspection and condition surveys;
·         Preparing bills of quantities for incorporation in roads work tenders;
·         Management of road works contacts;
·         Preparing monthly progress and annual road works implementation reports.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Chief Officer Transport & Infrastructure.

 Requirements for Appointment

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         A diploma in civil engineering from a recognized institution;
·         Have twenty (25) years working experience in the public roads sector;
·         Be familiar with the road management system (RMS) program.
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
ALL candidates MUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Good Conduct).


ICT Officer I – Website Administrator 
Reporting to the Chief Officer Transport & Infrastructure

Duties and responsibilities

·         Design and install website and web related systems.
·         Perform website routine maintenance.
·         Analyse, design, code, test and implement computer programmes.
·         Provide user support, and maintain support systems.
·         Carry out regular internet traffic analysis.
·         Regulate and maintain website access rights to users.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Senior I.C.T Officer.

Requirements for Appointment

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Bachelor’s degree in computer Science or IT related field.
·         Atleast 2 years in a busy IT office environment.
·         Experience in website design and administration.
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
·         Must have knowledge of HTML/CSS/PHP/javascript/MySQL
·         Experience working WordPress
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
ALL candidates MUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Good Conduct).


Transport & Logistics Officer

Duties and responsibilities

·         Supervise the Transport section and maintain close liaison with the County Secretary on all transport matters.
·         Implement the County Transport Policy.
·         Ensure regular maintenance of vehicles
·         Keeping of all county vehicle records in terms of repairs, fuel consumption, logbooks and other documentation.
·         Keeping and maintenance of vehicle work tickets.
·         Dealing with Government Vehicle Check unit matters.
·         Assignment of vehicles to departments.
·         Ensuring all vehicles are insured and are in compliance with motor vehicle regulations both legislative and security.
·         Organize and manage the daily work for the pool vehicles and drivers.
·         Recommend and implement a viable fleet management system for reporting and internal control.
·         Recommend and ensure drivers regular training and related re-certification.
·         Ensure vehicles have requisite documents for operation.
·         Ensure efficient use and accurate accounting of all county vehicles.
·         Advice on procurement specifications of vehicles.
·         Prepare regular and comprehensive reports for the section.
·         Supervise staff in the transport section.
·         Registration of county vehicles.
·         Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Requirements for Appointment

·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         For a minimum period of three (3) years in Job group N as an administrative officer in-charge of transport OR management of large fleet OR an equivalent position in the private sector.
·         Bachelors degree Administration, Economics, Social Sciences OR related field from a recognized institution OR Motor vehicle related field.
·         Attended Senior Management course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized institution.
·         Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
·         Demonstrated managerial, leadership and professional competence in work.
·         Exhibit a thorough understanding of the national relevant laws and regulations and ability to relate them to the transport function.
·         Be in possession of a relevant drivers management course/courses
·         Be computer literate
·         Have worked in a supervisory position for not less than 5 years.
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
ALL candidates MUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Good Conduct).


Director of Human Resource
Reporting to the Chief Officer Public Service Administration and Coordination of County Affairs.

Duties and responsibilities

·         Coordinate development of policies and provide over sight on the Human Resource Management function in the county.
·         Provide leadership in the implementation of National Human Resource policies at the county level and in Human Resource Development.
·         Undertake job evaluation and analysis to determine the relative worth and crating of jobs in the County Public Service.
·         Review work processes with a view to enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery.
·         Take leadership in the development and implementation of Human Resource Planning and Training and Capacity Building for the county.
·         Manage the on-boarding/employee orientation process for new employees.
·         Undertake regular skills auditing and maintain a skills inventory for the county.
·         Develop a frame work for handling disciplinary matters.
·         Formulate and review strategies and policies for Human Resource Management and Development in the County Public Service.
·         Facilitate, coordinate and monitor the implementation of performance management systems.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Officer Public Service Administration and Coordination of County Affairs.

Requirements for Appointment

·         Be a citizen of Kenya.
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences/Human Resources/Public Administration
·         Have a  masters  degree  in  Human  Resource  or  Public/Business  Administration
·         (Human Resource Management Option) from a university recognized in Kenya.
·         Be a member of, and in good standing witha relevant professional body.
·         Have at least 10 years’ experience in Human Resource Management, Management Consultancy organization Development, Public Administration and 3 years of which should have been at Job Group Qor above in the Public Service or equivalent experience in the private sector.
·         Have demonstrable professional competency, administration capabilities and initiatives in the general organization and management of public organization.
·         Be proficient in the application of information communication technology.
·         Proficiency in Human Resources related software programmes will be an added advantage.
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
ALL candidates MUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Good Conduct).


Liason Officer- Nairobi Office 

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Coordinate all communication with other county offices in Nairobi
·         Coordinate Donor and Diaspora engagement meetings.
·         Liaise with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of the county.
·         Liaise with non-governmental organizations willing to engage with the county.
·         Coordinate all county activities with the Council of Governors.
·         Attend all meetings at the Council of Governors in the absence of the specific county officials.
·         Update the county officials on the upcoming events that require attention of the county government at the Council of Governors.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the County Secretary.

Requirements for Appointment

The candidate must have:-
·         Be a citizen of Kenya.
·         Served for a minimum of 2 years in Job Group “N” in the Public Service or equivalent in the Public Sector
·         Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or IT from a recognized University. A master’sDegree in the same will be an added advantage
·         Experience Strategic Planning
·         Experience in negotiations and non-governmental operation will be an added advantage.
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
ALL candidates MUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Good Conduct).

County Chief Officer (2 Posts)
Each chief officer will be in charge of one of the following departments:
·         Administration and Coordination of County Affairs
·         Information, Communication& Technology

Requirements for appointment

·         Be a Kenyan citizen;
·         Have a relevant Bachelor’s degree from  a  recognized  institution  in
·         Possession of a master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage
·         Have vast knowledge and experience of not less than 10 years in the relevant field, 5 of which should be in a senior/managerial position in a large organization;
·         Demonstrate thorough understanding of County development objectives of vision 2030;
·         Be a strategic thinker and results-oriented;
·         Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills;
·         Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict timelines;
·         Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
·         Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the National, Values and Principles of Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010; and
·         Be Computer literate.
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;

Duties and responsibilities

·         The Chief Officer will be the authorized officer and accounting officer in the specific department and shall be responsible to the respective County Executive Committee Member. The specific duties will include:
·         Day to day administration of a County department;
·         Formulation and implementation of programs to attain Vision 2030 and sector goals;
·         Development and implementation of Strategic plans and sector development plans;
·         Implementation of policies and regulations;
·         Providing strategic policy direction for effective service delivery;
·         Ensuring compliance with National Values and Principles of good Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010; and
·         Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
ALL candidates MUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:
·         Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
·         Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·         Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·         Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
·         Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Good Conduct).
How to apply
Each application should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity card or passport, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents.
Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope with the position applied for clearly marked on the left side and sent by post or hand delivered to the Office of the Secretary, County Public Service Board, Governors Building Room 3, on or before 5.00 pm, Monday11th March 2018.
The Secretary,
Vihiga County Public Service Board,
P.O. Box 880 -50300
Maragoli.

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