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Job Opportunities at Vihiga County Public Service Board – 6 Positions

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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.

 

  1. Chief Administrative Officer
  2. Chief Administrative Officer
  3. Head of Environmental Services
  4. County Head Of Water Services
  5. Payroll Officer
  6. Director Of Economic Planning
  7. Geographic Information Systems Officer
  8. Draughtsman
  9. Valuation Officer II
  10. Urban Planner
  11. Quantity Surveyor
  12. Chief Superintending Inspector Mechanical
  13. Chief Superintending Inspector Roads
  14. Deputy Director Agriculture
  15. Deputy Director Cooperatives
  16. Head of GIS

Chief Administrative Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationKCSE
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial

Reporting to the County Secretary
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).

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Chief Administrative Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience3 years
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial

Reporting to the County Secretary
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).

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Head of Environmental Services

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience10 years
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial

Reporting to the County Secretary
Duties and Responsibilities
The Country Head of Environment will be responsible to the Chief Officer in-charge of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources for planning, directing, controlling and coordinating technical administrative activities of environment and natural resources. Specific duties and responsibilities will entail the following: –

  • Coordinating implementation of statutory provisions and other relevant legislations on Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Developing and implementing Environmental and Natural Resources policies, guidelines, standards and procedures;
  • Coordinating the implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes in collaboration with the County Public Health Directorate;
  • Overseeing environmental protection and conservation programmes and projects in consultation with relevant departments and other stakeholders;
  • Ensuring robust waste management systems including waste water recycling and e-waste management;
  • Evaluating environmental management programmes and projects;
  • Overseeing the enforcement of environmental regulations and rules in consultation with NEMA;
  • Identifying environmental research needs;
  • Overseeing the development and management of environment impacting projects;
  • Identifying relevant partners and agencies in support of environmental programmes and projects such as degraded landscape reclamation, rehabilitation and restoration;
  • Liaising with the Energy and Climate Change Directorate on matters of streams and river catchment conservation using environment-friendly plant species.
  • Initiating the development of GIS innovations in the enhancement of ecosystem services;
  • Overseeing development of strategic plans and work plans, performance targets and contracts; preparing budgets and procurement plans for the department; and staff development, coaching and mentoring.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Chief Officer Department of Environment, Water, Natural Resources and Energy.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have the following: –

  • Currently serving as Deputy Head/Director (Environment/Natural Resources); OR have served in the grade of Senior Assistant Head/Director (Environment/Natural Resources)for a period of not less than three (3No.) years;
  • Have Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management, Environmental Resources
  • Conservation, Environmental Engineering, Bio-Systems Engineering, Environmental Waste Management, Disaster Management, Geography, Environmental Health, Public Health, or a related Environmental Science from a recognized institution;
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Solid Waste Management, Ecosystems Management, Systems Ecology, Epidemiology, Environmental Education, Disaster Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;OR
  • Have a Master’s degree in the respective field from a recognized institution;
  • Have at least ten (10) years’ experience in the environmental sector.
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Computer Application Skills from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated high degree of professional competence and Administrative capability required for the effective planning, direction, control and coordination of the Environment and Natural Resources Functions.
  • 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).

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County Head Of Water Services

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial

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).

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Payroll Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial

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).

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Director Of Economic Planning

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial

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

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Geographic Information Systems Officer

  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldICT / Computer

Report to the Head of GIS
Duties and responsibilities

  • Organize and digitize hard copy maps.
  • Will be involved in planning exercises to develop base map, maps and land use plan
  • Gather, analyze and integrate spatial data to support planning and development
  • Compile and integrate geographic data from a variety of sources including existing maps and reports, field observations, satellite imagery/digital aerial photography
  • Operate and maintain the County’s GIS hardware, software, plotter, printer field devices, etc
  • Attend to the needs of internal and external users of GIS data especially preparation of reports and powerpoint presentations and demons.
  • Store and retrieve digital and hardcopy maps
  • Prepare GIS-based project proposals
  • Advice in purchasing of GIS.
  • Train staff on use of equipment and software’s for processing data.
  • Advise in implementation and formation of GIS lab.
  • Coordinate engineering surveys and perform computation.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Head of GIS.

Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geomatic Engineering, GIS, Geospatial Science/technologies, Cartography, or any natural Science with hands-on experience using GIS from a recognized university.
  • At least 3 years’ hands-on experience using GIS to develop geo-data bases from existing maps and reports, field’s observations, satellites imagery/digital aerial photography etc.
  • Be proficient in using common GIS/Image processing software such as ArcGIS, Erdas Imagine, QGIS, etc. Proof of programming knowledge with/within GIS will be an added advantage
  • Should be self-motivated and ready to work under pressure, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a multi- disciplinary and multi-cultural setup
  • Knowledge in programming/geospatial information technology (GIT)/Geo-ICT will be an added advantage
  • Have 2 years’ experience in the public service or relevant experience in Private sector.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;

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Draughtsman

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldEngineering / Technical

Reporting to the Director Lands
Duties and responsibilities

  • Preparing physical plans.
  • Preparing part development plans.
  • Constructing cadastral sheet.
  • Preparing prints and surveys.
  • Updating drawing records.
  • Providing safe custody of drawing records and equipment.
  • Maintain and retrieve documents for easy access and reference
  • Assist various user departments on preparation and compilation of necessary drawings as and when required.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Director Lands

Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • A Diploma in Cartography or Architectural drawing and draughtsman ship from a recognized Institution
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative and innovative
  • Proficiency in CAD OR related software.
  • 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).

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Valuation Officer II

  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial

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).

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Urban Planner

  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldBuilding and Construction

Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible to the Deputy Director for all matters related to urban planning control, monitoring and enforcement,
  • Responsible for advising stakeholders on all matters related to urban planning and development control;
  • Conduct approval of development applications on delegated powers of the Director
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Director Lands

Requirements

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Possess a bachelor Degree in Urban Planning and /or Urban Management/Urban Development
  • Eligible for registration by Physical Planners Registration Board
  • Must have worked as a planner for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Have demonstrated professional competence and administrative ability in the line of duty;
  • 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).

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Quantity Surveyor

  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldBanking

Reporting to the Chief Officer Transport & Infrastructure
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Chief Officer Transport & Infrastructure
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the Architect;
  • Undertake cost analysis for repair and maintenance project work;
  • Assist in establishing a Client’s requirements and undertake feasibility studies;
  • Perform risk, value management and cost control;
  • Identify, analyze and develop responses to commercial risks;
  • Prepare and analyze costing for tender;
  • Allocate work to subcontractors;
  • Provide advice on contractual claims;
  • Analyze outcomes and write detailed progress reports:
  • Value completed work and arrange payments;
  • Maintain awareness of the different building contracts in current use;
  • Understand the implications of health and safety regulations.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Chief Officer Transport & Infrastructure

Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree in building economics/ quantity surveying;
  • Have at least three (3) years’ experience in the relevant field;
  • Registered by the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS)
  • Be a registered member of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK) OR Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK);
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;

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Chief Superintending Inspector Mechanical

  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldEngineering / Technical

Reporting to the Chief Officer Transport & Infrastructure
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recommend changes in hire rate as necessary; and Implement measures to improve availability of equipment.
  • Equipment maintenance Specific duties and responsibilities in this functional area include:
  • Repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and plant;
  • Inspect, and test vehicles and plant;
  • Inspect and test vehicles and equipment before and after repairs;
  • Conduct proficiency test for drivers;
  • Control, direct and supervise the equipment utilization activities under the county Mechanical and transport fund;
  • Monitor the utilization of vehicles, plant and equipment in field and preparation of Progress and output departmental reports; and
  • Implementing measures to improve availability of equipment.
  • 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 automotive or other approved equivalent qualification from recognized institution.
  • A valid driving license.
  • Having served in a position of senior inspector mechanical or above.
  • At least ten (25) years’ experience managing a busy workshop.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;

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Chief Superintending Inspector Roads

  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldEngineering / Technical

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).

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Deputy Director Agriculture

  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial   Agriculture/Agro-Allied

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Chief officer Agriculture, the officer will:-
  • Be in charge of the Agriculture Directorate
  • Be responsible for the general administration and co-ordination of the Directorate.
  • Coordinate the implementation of agricultural programmes and projects,
  • Develop policies, plans, programmes and projects within the directorate.
  • Coordinate all the agricultural activities and other cross cutting issues in the County.
  • Prudently utilize and manage the physical/financial/human resources in the directorate
  • Build capacity and backstopping the county agricultural staff.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, annual work plans and programmes.
  • Oversee the implementation and monitoring of performance of programmes and projects.
  • Promote collaboration of stakeholder participation in extension service delivery.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Chief Officer Agriculture.

 Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture/Horticulture.
  • Possess at least a post graduate diploma/degree in agriculture related discipline
  • At least 10 years of work experience.
  • Having served at least 3 years in Job Group “P” in public service OR at Senior Management level in private sector.
  • Proficient in basic Computer software.
  • Should possess excellent report writing and documentation.
  • 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).

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Deputy Director Cooperatives

  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience15 years
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial

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).

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Head of GIS

  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • LocationVihiga
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial   Engineering / Technical

Reporting to the Chief Officer of the Department for Physical Planning, Lands and Housing;
Duties and responsibilities

  • Building the Human Resource, infrastructure (Hardware and software) and geo-databases capacity of the GIS unit
  • Supervise implementation of all GIS programs of the County Government, including offering GIS services to support statutory requirement such as County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP), County Sectorial Plan, County Spatial Plan and City/Municipal Plan as well as support all other County departments requiring GIS services,
  • Oversees and maintain the GIS database of the County Government together with all associated facilities, hardware and software based on national/international standards. This will include compilation of geographic data from a variety of sources including surveys, field observation, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, existing maps, among other sources.
  • Liaise with and coordinate GIS programs from the National Government and other stakeholders that require the involvement of the County Government.
  • Oversee and provide advice/guidance and support to all field activities geared at collecting and collating data that feeds into the County GIS database
  • Oversee analysis of spatial data for generation of geographic statistics to be incorporated into documents and reports.
  • Produce maps and data for the County Government and stakeholders, including members of the public.
  • Ensure that GIS business processes, standards and policies developed are adhered to and used effectively and consistently by all relevant staff of the County Government.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Officer Physical Planning, Lands and Housing

Requirement for appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • A minimum  of a bachelor’s degree in Geomatic Engineering, GIS,
  • Geospatial Science/technologies, cartography, or any natural science with hands-on experience using GIS
  • At least 5 years’ experience developing and using GIS database. Proof of
  • GIS experience at management/project management level will be an added advantage.
  • Be proficient in using common GIS/Image processing software such as ArcGIS, Erdas Imagine, QGIS, etc. Proof of programming knowledge with/within GIS will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate ability to design methodologies for collecting GIS data, manage spatial datasets, and maintain the strictest confidentiality of sensitive data while ensuring protocols for usage and licensing of procured GIS datasets are carefully followed.
  • Experience in concepts/proposal development for GIS related initiatives
  • Should be self-motivated and ready to work under pressure, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural setup.
  • 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).

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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