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Pursuant to Article 235 (1) (b) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and Section 59 (1) (b), of The County Governments Act No.17, 2012, The County Public Service Board of Busia invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill vacant positions in the Department of Finance, Economic Planning and ICT.


DIRECTOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICES JOB GROUP “R” (ONE (1) POSITION)
Responsibilities
  • Ensuring adherence to the laid down procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Analyzing the impact of Supply Chain Management policies, rules and regulations;
  • Advising the Accounting Officers on Supply Chain Management standards;
  • Assisting in procurement planning and budget preparation;
  • Advising departments on Supply Chain Management matters and interpreting of other laws and statutes that impact on Supply Chain Management
Qualifications
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: – Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, Procurement and Supplies Management, Marketing or their equivalent qualification
  • A Master’s degree in any of the following: – Procurement and Supply Management, Business Administration, Commerce, Logistics and Supply Chain Management or any relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Must have served in the grade of Deputy Director Supply Chain Management Job Group “Q” or in an equivalent and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years and five (5) years in the private sector
  • Must have attended a Senior Management Course (SMC) and Strategic Leadership and Development Programme (SLDP) from Kenya School of
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, administrative capabilities and initiative in organization and management of supply chain Management functions and possess a thorough understanding of supply chain management policies, rules, regulations and other status that impact on supply chain management
  • Ability to articulate and implement departmental and county government mandates
  • Organizational, analytical, managerial and decision making skills
  • Must be a member of the institute of: Purchasing and Supplies Management/KISM
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 leadership and Integrity.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT-JOB GROUP’ Q’(ONE (1) POSITION)
 Responsibilities
  • Analysing Supply Chain Management structures and systems;
  • Determining and proposing methods and strategies of handling the Supply Chain Management function;
  • Initiating and developing Supply Chain Management policies and performance improvement strategies that are adoptive to the changing environment and technology;
  • Coordinate development of strategic plans for the Directorate of Supply Chain
  • Implementation of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act,2005 and other statutes, rules and regulations and ensuring adherence to the laid down procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Analysing the impact of Supply Chain Management policies, rules and regulations;
  • Advising the Accounting Officer on Supply Chain Management
Qualifications
  • Served in the grade of Assistant Director of Supply Chain Management Services or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) or  (5) years in the private Sector.
  • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: – Purchasing and Supplies Management, Business Administration, Commerce, Logistics and Supply Chain Management or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution.
  • A master’s degree in any of the following fields: Purchasing and Supplies Management, Logistics, Business Administration, Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Law or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution will be an added
  • Must be a member of the institute of: Purchasing and Supplies Management/KISM
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 leadership and Integrity.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT III-JOB GROUP ‘H’ (12 POSITIONS) ENTRY LEVEL
Responsibilities
  • Issuing and receiving stores;
  • Assisting in stock taking;
  • Reconciliation;
  • Preparation and maintenance of records
Qualifications
  • A diploma (CIPS) in Supplies Management or procurement and Logistics or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Must have a Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C-(Minus) or its equivalent
  • Served in the grade of Supply Chain Management Assistant IV or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum, period of three (3)
  • An advanced certificate in Supply Chain Management from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) or its approved equivalent from a recognized
  • Must be a member of the institute of: Purchasing and Supplies Management/KISM
  • Computer Literate
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 leadership and integrity

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT III-JOB GROUP ‘H’ (12 POSITIONS) ENTRY LEVEL
Responsibilities
  • Issuing and receiving stores;
  • Assisting in stock taking;
  • Reconciliation;
  • Preparation and maintenance of records
Qualifications
  • A diploma (CIPS) in Supplies Management or procurement and Logistics or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Must have a Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C-(Minus) or its equivalent
  • Served in the grade of Supply Chain Management Assistant IV or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum, period of three (3)
  • An advanced certificate in Supply Chain Management from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) or its approved equivalent from a recognized
  • Must be a member of the institute of: Purchasing and Supplies Management/KISM
  • Computer Literate
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 leadership and integrity

INFORMATION OFFICER II, JOB GROUP “J” -2 POSTS
Responsibilities
This will be the entry and training grade for Information Officers. An officer at this level will be deployed either at the County Headquarters or in a field office to assisting information services work.
Duties and responsibilities will include; Gathering news, Verifying authenticity of news; initial editing and dispatching news and features to the Departmental Headquarters and media houses.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • have Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) a minimum of C+ in English or Kiswahili and C in any other relevant subject or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • have a Bachelor’s in any of the following: Journalism, Mass Communication, Internal Relations, Communication Studies, or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution; and
  • Be proficient in computer
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

SENIOR INFORMATION OFFICER, JOB GROUP ‘L’ – 2 POSITIONS
Responsibilities
The Duties and responsibilities will entail management of news i.e. receiving, selecting, re-writing, translating and editing news and features; ensuring quality dissemination of news; and supervising, guiding and coordinating staff and other resources in the office. Will also be charged with updating and maintaining the County website.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, an officer must:
  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Have served in the grade of Information Officer I or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines, in the case of serving certificate holders: Journalism, Mass Communication, International Relations, Communication Studies, Public Relations or its approved equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
  • Possess advanced computer application skills; and
  • Have demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,

SENIOR PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER – JOB GROUP “L” – 2 POSTS
Responsibilities
  • Gathering information on programmes and significant events within the county Government and the impact on customers, and forwarding the same to the head of a Public Communications Unit within the county for dissemination;
  • Assisting in the development of communications and media strategy; editing stories on various topical issues before they are released to the public
  • liaising with media practitioners and the public on issues of mutual concern in the county
  • scheduling interviews with County Government officials
  • managing assigned projects/programmes; and
  • Organizing events under the guidance of the head of the Unit/Section
  • And any other assigned
 Qualifications
  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized University/Institution;
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili; and
  • Be proficient in computer
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,
For Promotion the Officer Must 
  • Have served in the grade of Public Communications Officer I or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service OR in a comparable position in the private sector or social industry for a minimum period of three (3) years or (6) years
  • Have a Diploma in any of the following disciplines in the case of serving Certificate holders: Journalism, International Relations, Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Public Relations or its approved equivalent Qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili; Possess advanced computer application skills; and
  • Have shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

OFFICE MESSENGER JOB GROUP ‘D’ – 2 POSITIONS
 Responsibilities
  • General Cleanliness
  • Messengerial Duties
  • Any other assigned duties that may be assigned
Qualifications
Be in possession of Kenya certificate of secondary education (KCSE) mean grade D (Plain) from the Kenya national examination council; and Satisfy chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010) on the leadership and integrity.

COOK, Job Group ‘F’- 2 POSITIONS
Responsibilities
  • Maintaining hygiene by ensuring cleaning of the kitchen and its surrounding
  • Proper storage of foodstuffs and setting up buffet services areas
  • Placement of food service line, replenishing of foodstuffs during service and reporting low stock levels.
  • Detecting and reporting spoil or unattractive food and detecting defective equipment and reporting the same to the supervisor
  • Preparation of Mails
 Qualifications
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be in possession of at least Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade (C-) minus or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution and
  • Have attended a course lasting not less than one (1) year and awarded a certificate in food production or its equivalent qualification from a recognized
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER III, JOB GROUP H – 3 POSITIONS
 Responsibilities
  • It will entail administrative duties including general office administration,
  • Assets management and inventory. In addition,
  • Planning and maintaining security;
  • Co-ordination and organization of County Government functions;
  • Mitigating disaster;
  • peace building initiatives;
  • Coordinate compilation of annual reports;
  • Coordinate performance management and overseeing implementation of County Government development
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • A diploma in the following discipline Public Administration, Business Administration/Management, Community Development any Social Science or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution; and
  • Proficiency in computer applications from a recognized institution
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,

INFORMATION OFFICER III, (SOUND TECHNICIAN), JOB GROUP ‘H’ – 1 POSITIONS
Responsibilities
  • Operating the digital recording system and ensuring general safety of the machine
  •  Gathering news, verifying authenticity of news; initial editing and dispatching news and features
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the recording machines and equipment.
  • Testing of the machines and charging the digital recorders
  • Operating public address system in the Chamber
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Have Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) mean grade C with a minimum of C+ in English or Kiswahili and C in any other relevant subject or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • have a Diploma in any of the following: Digital, Recording/Electronics or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution
  • Have a minimum experience of 2 years
  • Certificate in computer application skills;
  • Demonstrated integrity, professional competence and management capabilities as reflected in work performance and
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,

DRIVER II, JOB GROUP “E”- 1 POSITION

Responsibilities
  • Driving a motor vehicle as authorized, carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical and brakes systems, tyre pressure,
  • Detecting and reporting malfunctioning of vehicle systems,
  • Maintenance of work tickets for vehicle assigned,
  • Ensuring security and safety for the vehicle on and off the road,
  • Safety of the passengers and or/goods therein and maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle
Qualifications
For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must have
  • Kenya certificate of secondary education mean grade D plain or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Served in the grade of Driver III for a minimum period of three(3) years
  • a valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for class(es) of vehicle(s) an officer is required to drive
  • Passed occupational trade test III for drivers
  • attended a first aid certificate course lasting not less than one(1) week at St john ambulance or Kenya institute of highway and building technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution
  • passed suitability test for drivers grade 111
  • passed practical test for drivers conducted by the respective ministry/department
  • a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya police and
  • at least two (2) years driving experience
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,

DIRECTOR ADMINISTRATION (LIAISON) JOB GROUP ‘R’- 1 POSITION
 Responsibilities
  • Coordination of liaison matters for efficient engagement with officials from other Governments, development partners and including officials from diplomatic missions;
  • Ensure that relations with other Governments and international organizations are carried out in accordance with standard liaison practices;
  • Extend efficient and effective liaison services in accordance with standard practices;
  • Facilitation of official engagement between County Governments with other visiting Governments, foreign officials and Diplomatic Corps;
  • Provide liaison advice and services to County Government and the public;
  • Coordinate State/Official visits, both inbound and outbound;
  • Organize County, National and International summits/conferences/ meetings/ events;
  • Facilitate representation of the County Government abroad;
  • Facilitating meetings, ensure proper etiquette for official engagements, and streamline interactions with dignitaries and other VIPs;
  • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Public Relation, Communications Studies, Strategic Planning, International Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Have relevant knowledge, experience and a distinguished career in liaison services of not less than seven (7) years ,three (3) of which must be at a senor managerial position in the public service or equivalent in the private sector;
  • A Master’s Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in any other related field is an added advantage;
  • Demonstrate general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of liaison services management
  • Computer Application
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,

DIRECTOR ADMINISTRATION (SERVICE DELIVERY), JOB GROUP ‘R’- 1 POSITION
 Responsibilities
  • Implementing and maintaining service delivery standards;
  • Developing and updating framework for Monitoring and Evaluation in accordance to the design document and County requirements;
  • Ensuring that County projects’ interventions are effectively supported in terms of the assessment, design, implementation, baseline, monitoring, evaluation, transition, learning and documentation;
  • Participating in development of the annual work plan and budgets, ensuring alignment with technical approach;
  • Ensuring that core information for sectors is available;
  • Identifying the requirement for collecting baseline data, preparing terms of reference for and arranging the conducting of a baseline survey for service delivery;
  • Overseeing and executive Monitoring and Evaluation activities with particular focus on results and impacts as well as lesson learnt;
  • Ensuring timely communication of Monitoring and Evaluation findings at all levels;
  • Ensuring the successful development, elaboration and roll out of implementation strategies and operational guidelines;
  • Coordinating and ensuring the timely submission of a quality and comprehensive progress reports;
  • Guiding sectors in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensuring their timely submission;
  • Preparing consolidation progress reports for management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the County project implementation, and providing specific recommendations;
  • Undertaking regular visits to the field to support implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation and identifying where adaptations might be needed;
  • Ensuring effective engagement with Government departments, Regional technical/sector representatives;
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly projects;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications 
  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Governance and Leadership, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Law, Entrepreneurship, Communication, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management or any Natural Science and Social Science related field from a recognized University;
  • Master’s Degree or Postgraduate Diploma will be an added
  • Demonstrate relevant experience of not less than five (7) years in a similar position in the NGO, private or public sector;
  • Demonstrate understanding of Governance and Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Excellent inter-personal communication and report writing skills; and
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional competence and administrative capability
  • Computer
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,

ADMINISTRATION OFFICER II JOB GROUP J- 4 POSITIONS
Responsibilities
  • Facilitating logistics for conferences and other special events
  • Collecting and collating data on development projects
  • Providing input in the monitoring and evaluation of projects in the county government
  • leave and attendance recording, arrangements for meetings and other events and reservations
  • Maintains calendar/schedules, prepares internal meeting minutes; tracks and follows-up pending actions.
  • Monitors daily press for notices affecting the functioning of County Government of Busia
  • Acts as the client focal point by responding to information requests and inquiries and as necessary, refers them to appropriate staff for
  • Knowledge of general office and administrative support including administrative policies, processes and
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Collecting and collating data on developmental projects in the county Government
  • Providing input in the monitoring and evaluation of Projects in the County
Qualifications
  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s Degree or a Diploma in any of the following: Public Administration, Business Administration/Management,Community Development, Public Relations, International Relations, Diplomacy and Marketing or any other social science from a recognized institution from a recognized institution in Kenya
  • Possess three years’ experience in any administration position
  • Be computer Literate
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,

ASSISTANT DEPUTY DIRECTOR ADMINISTRATION (SERVICE DELIVERY), JOB GROUP ‘P’- 1 POSITION
 Responsibilities
  • Report to Director, Service Delivery Unit
  • Implementing and maintaining service delivery standards;
  • Developing and updating framework for Monitoring and Evaluation in accordance to the design document and County requirements;
  • Ensuring that County projects’ interventions are effectively supported in terms of the assessment, design, implementation, baseline, monitoring, evaluation, transition, learning and documentation;
  • Participating in development of the annual work plan and budgets, ensuring alignment with technical approach;
  • Ensuring that core information for sectors is available;
  • Identifying the requirement for collecting baseline data, preparing terms of reference for and arranging the conducting of a baseline survey for service delivery;
  • Overseeing and executive Monitoring and Evaluation activities with particular focus on results and impacts as well as lesson learnt;
  • Ensuring timely communication of Monitoring and Evaluation findings at all levels;
  • Ensuring the successful development, elaboration and roll out of implementation strategies and operational guidelines;
  • Coordinating and ensuring the timely submission of a quality and comprehensive progress reports;
  • Guiding sectors in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensuring their timely submission;
  • Preparing consolidation progress reports for management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the County project implementation, and providing specific recommendations;
  • Undertaking regular visits to the field to support implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation and identifying where adaptations might be needed;
  • Ensuring effective engagement with Government departments, Regional technical/sector representatives;
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly projects;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to
Qualifications 
  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Governance and Leadership, Business Administration, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Law, Entrepreneurship, Communication, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management or related field from a recognized University;
  • Master’s Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Governance and Leadership, Business Administration, Public Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management or related field from a recognized University will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrate relevant experience of not less than five (5) years in a similar position in the NGO, private or public sector;
  • Demonstrate understanding of Governance and Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Excellent inter-personal communication and report writing skills; and
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional competence and administrative
  • Computer Literate
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya,
Additional requirements
All applicants are expected to attach copies of the following additional documents
  • Tax Compliance Certificate
  • Clearance from HELB where necessary
  • Clearance from the Ethics and anti-corruption commission
  • Certificate of good conduct from the police
  • CRB Clearance Certificate
How to Apply
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications attaching copies of their certificates and testimonials, and send to the undersigned on or before 17th December, 2019 at 5.00 p.m.:
THE SECRETARY/CEO
BUSIA COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD P.O BOX 1103-50400
BUSIA (K)
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