Tharaka Nithi County Chief Officers, and Administrators Jobs in Kenya 2013

The office of the Governor, Tharaka Nithi County wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under article 176 and County Governments Act, No. 17 of 2012.

County Chief Officers (9 Posts)

In the following functional areas:

  • Finance and Economic Planning
  • Agriculture, Livestock and Water Services
  • Health Services
  • Education, Culture & Social Services
  • Public Service and Urban Development
  • Roads, Transport, Public Works & Legal Affairs
  • Physical Planning, Land, Energy and Information Communication Technology
  • Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources
  • Trade, Industry and Co-operative Development

Terms of Service: Contract

Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  • Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than ten years in the specific area.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The County Chief Officer shall be the authorized officer in respect of exercise of delegated power and shall be responsible to the respective County Executive Member for:

  • The administration of a County department
  • Implementation of policies and development plans
  • Development and implementation of Strategic Plans
  • Formulate and implement effective programs to attain Vision 2030 and sector goals
  • Promote national values and principles of governance and values and principles of public service.
  • Additional Requirements for County Chief Officer for Finance and Economic Planning
  • Candidates will have a Bachelor and Masters degree in business administration, finance or economics.
  • Candidates will possess extensive experience and training within public finance
  • Progressive advancement and increased responsibility over the financial decision-making process in public finance
  • Must possess strong analytical and communication skills and demonstrate thorough understanding of the functioning of this docket.
  • Maintain vital leadership skills, such as determination, decisiveness, accountability and self-confidence
  • Requires strong self-discipline and managerial skills, as well as an equally strong spirit of teamwork and cooperation

Sub County Administrators: Three (3) Posts

Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Working experience of not less than ten years;
  • Have qualifications and knowledge in administration or management; and
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Duties and Responsibilities

The sub-county administrator shall be responsible to the respective chief officer for:-

  • Coordinating the management and supervision of general administrative functions
  • Developing policies and plans
  • Ensuring Effective Service Delivery
  • Coordinating developmental activities to empower the community
  • Providing and maintaining infrastructure and facilities of public services
  • Maintaining the county public service
  • Facilitating and coordinating citizen participation in the development of policies and plans and delivery of service; and
  • Exercising any functions and powers delegated by the County Public Service Board

Ward Administrators (15 Posts)

Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Working experience of not less than five years;
  • Have qualifications and knowledge in administration or management; and
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Ward Administrator shall be responsible to the sub-County Administrator for the following:

  • Coordinating, managing and supervising the general administrative functions in the Ward unit;
  • Developing policies and plans;
  • Ensuring effective service delivery;
  • Coordinating developmental activities to empower the community;
  • Providing and maintaining infrastructure and facilities of public service;
  • Managing the County Public Service;
  • Facilitating and coordinating citizen participation in the development of policies and plans; and delivery of services
  • Exercising any functions and powers delegated by the County Public Service Board

Important information to all applicants

Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce their original National Identity Cards, Academic and Professional Certificates and Testimonials; and any other relevant documents in support of their applications.
How to Apply
All applications should be clearly marked “Application for the position of County Chief Officer (quote functional area)” or “Application for the post of Sub County Administrator” or “Application for the post of Ward Administrator’’ (whichever applies) on the envelope and submitted in any one of the following ways:
1. Posted applications should be addressed to:
The County Secretary
Tharaka Nithi County
P. O. BOX 2 – 60400
Chuka
2. Hand delivered applications should be delivered to the Reception Office at the County Secretary’s office in the former Municipal Council of Chuka’s Building (and signed for), during official working hours (8 am – 5Pm)
3. Online applications should be emailed to: tharakanithicounty2013@gmail.com
Applications should be made on or before Friday 14th June, 2013 by 5pm. Remuneration will be commensurate with those published (or to be published) by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Note:
Only shortlisted and successful candidates shall be contacted.
Tharaka Nithi County is an equal opportunity employer committed to values of inclusion and seeks diverse workforce.
Women, persons with disabilities and youth are encouraged to apply.
Dr. Fredrick Njeru Kamunde, PhD
County Secretary



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