Government Jobs in Kenya - Murang’a

Senior Assistant Commissioner for Cooperative Development (1 Post)


Responsibilities:
·         Providing technical advice in area of specialization;
·         Advising on cooperative investments
·         Preparing reports for policy formulation
·         Enforcing compliance with cooperative legislation
·         Designing, coordinating and monitoring the implementation of cooperative activities, programs and policies
·         Carrying out market research and disseminating research findings
·         Promoting value addition and processing
·         Conducting cooperative banking inspection
·         Undertaking risk assessment
·         Developing new financial products and credit policies
Qualifications:
·         Served in the grade of assistant commissioner for cooperative development for a minimum period of three (3) years
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: –  Commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Sociology, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance or Agribusiness from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Sociology, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance or Agribusiness from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution
·         Demonstrate administrative ability and a high degree of professional competence in planning, conducting and supervising cooperative work.

Municipal Manager (1 Post)

Responsibilities:
·         Answerable to the board and implement the decisions and functions of the board as per Urban Areas and Cities Act,2011 Section 20 and 21
·         Manage Administration in accordance to the Urban and Cities Areas Act, 2011 and applicable legislations.
·         Formulation and implementation of policies, strategies, plans and programs
·         Develop, implement an integrated Development Plan and monitor its progress
·         Act on behalf of the Municipal Board by ensuring the execution of the decisions of the Board
·         Prepare and present for approval to the Board of the Municipality, an annual estimate of revenue and expenditure.
·         Be principally responsible for building and maintaining a strong alliance and effective working relationships between the Board and the civil society, private sector and community based organizations;
·         Prepare, and submit to the Board an annual report on the activities and accomplishments of the departments and agencies comprising the executive branch of the Municipality.
·         Act as Board Secretary and as an ex-officio member of all committees of the Board; and
·         Exercise supervision over all departments and agencies of the Municipality and coordination of its activities
·         Enforce the provisions of this Charter, Municipal By-laws, and all applicable laws; and other Municipality decisions;
·         Prepare and administer the annual Municipality budget;
·         Administer Municipality utilities and property;
·         Encourage and support regional and intergovernmental cooperation;
·         Promote cooperation among the Board of the Municipality, staff and citizens in developing Municipality policies and building a sense of community;
·         Exercise such other powers as may be prescribed by Charter, by-laws and applicable laws.
·         Any other duties as directed by the Board
Qualifications:
·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Management, Public Administration, Business Management or any other relevant Degree from a university recognized in Kenya
·         Possession of a relevant Master’s Degree would be an added advantage
·         Must have at least Seven (7) years of experience, two (2) years of which must have been in a senior management level in reputable organization;
·         Must be computer literate in Microsoft package from a recognized institution;
·         Understanding national goals, policies and development objectives of vision 2030;
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Demonstrate a thorough understanding of socio-economic dynamics in Murang’a County
·         Be a strategic thinker and result oriented Wide knowledge in Urban Development Policies and Financial Management
·         Be a registered Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICSK) of good standing.
·         Good knowledge and interpretation of key and related Urban Areas and Cities Legislations and Policies, Knowledge of Municipal Operations and Delegation of Powers
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution on Leadership and integrity

Director, Human Resource Management & Development (1 Post)

Responsibilities:
·         Assist Board Secretary in drafting human resource management and development Policies, Rules and Regulations for Board approval,
·         Analyzing the impact of the policies, rules and regulations on performance;
·         Assisting the Board Secretary to Monitor Compliance by offices vested with delegated powers including constituted committees and panels.
·         Monitoring the implementation of the county performance management systems and preparing reports thereof.
·         Conducting Payroll Audits;
·         Assist the Board secretary in the implementation of programs designed to promote in the county public service the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232;
·         (Coordinating the preparation of human resource management and development reports;
Qualifications:
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
·         Served in the grade of Senior Assistant Director of Human Resource Management and Development for a minimum period of three (3) years;
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Planning, Business Administration, Education, Sociology, Political Science/Government, Anthropology or any other relevant Social Science from a recognized institution;
·         Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Planning, Industrial Relations, Labor Relations, Education, Public Administration, Business Administration, Counselling Psychology or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Membership to a relevant professional body;
·         Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution;
·         demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance.

Economist & Statistician (1 Post)

Job Description:
The officer at this level will work under the guidance and supervision of senior officer.
Responsibilities:
·         collecting, collating and analyzing data in relevant sectors;
·         compiling sector-specific draft report;
·         providing support in the preparation of policy briefs and reports on the relevant sectors;
·         capturing data on budgetary requirements; and uploading information in the National Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (NIMES)
Qualifications:
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Economic, Statistics, Economics and Mathematics, Economics and Finance or Economics and statistics from a recognized institution.
·         Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution

Trade Development Officer (1 Post)

 Responsibilities:
·         Collecting and compiling economic and trade related data
·         Disseminating business information to the business community
·         Facilitating international trade promotion activities through trade fairs and exhibitions
·         Participating in the implementation of trade related development projects
Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Commerce, Marketing, Business Administration, Business Management, Entrepreneurship,International Trade/Business/Relations or its equivalent from a recognized institution
·         Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution

Enforcement Officer (2 Posts)

Job Description:
The officer will be deployed in the Alcoholic Drink Control Directorate
 Responsibilities:
·         Enforcing the county alcoholic control act and other county laws
·         Participating in regular patrols in the parking areas to ensure orderly parking and traffic management,
·         Maintaining county laws, sanity and order in market and other business
·         Receiving and scrutinizing charge sheets from investigation officer, giving evidence in court where county has interest in traffic matters,
·         Handling drills and parade matters,
·         Receive and scrutinizes charge sheet from investigation officer,
·         Peruses and advised on investigations witness in court,
·         Produces exhibit in court, bonds prosecution witnesses and takes plea in court,
·         Safe custody of exhibits,
·         Coordinate with the head of respective enforcement in preparation of cases and witness and produces the past record of an accused person in court, and
·         Supervising and maintain discipline amongst subordinates
Qualifications:
For appointment to this grade an officer must have: –
·         Served in enforcement or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service for a minimum period of twelve (10) years
·         Approved enforcement officers course or police training course or Administration police course from a recognized government institution
·         Physical fitness as applicable to the Kenyan Police Service plus a fitness medical certificate from a recognized institution.
·         Certificate of Good Conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigation
·         Certificate in computer application
·         Demonstrate merit and shown ability as reflected work performance and result

ICT Officer (1 Post)

 Responsibilities:
·         Writing and testing simple computer programs according to instructions and specifications
·         Assisting in implementation of the computer systems
·         Providing user support and training users
·         Repair and maintenance of ICT equipment and associated peripherals
·         Monitoring the performance of ICT equipment’s
·         Reporting any faults for further action
Qualifications:
·         Diploma in any of the following disciplines: – Computer Science, electrical/ electronic engineering or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
·         Kenya certificate of secondary Education mean grade C plain with at least a C- in mathematics and English/ Kiswahili or its approved equivalent,
How To Apply:
Application forms and details of the vacancies can be accessed at www.murang’a.go.ke. Applications should be submitted to the Public Service Board clearly indicating the position applied for on the envelope addressed to:
Secretary
Murang’a County Public Service Board
P.O. Box 52 – 10200
MURANG’A
Applications can be hand delivered at the County Public Service Board Office located within the County Governor’s office, Murang’a on or before close of business on 6th September 2019.
 NB:
·         Applicants from other Counties are encouraged to apply.
·         Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
·         Women, minorities and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
·         Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, clearance and other relevant documents in support of their applications.

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