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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 19, 2024
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    Vihiga County whose headquarters is in Mbale is Located in the Western Region of Kenya. It boarders Nandi to the East, Kisumu County to the South, Siaya County to the West and KAKAMEGA County to the North. It is one of the four Counties in the former Western Province. Vihiga County has five Constituencies; Luanda, Emuhaya, Hamisi, Sabatia and Vihiga. The County’s population stands at 612,000.
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    Assistant Director- Tourism Development and Promotion

    The Assistant Director- Tourism Development and Promotion shall report to the Chief Officer Commerce, Tourism and Co-operatives.

    An officer at this level will be based at the County Headquarters and will be responsible for the coordination of activities in the Tourism Development and Promotion.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Technical advisor on matters pertaining to tourism development and promotion;
    • Coordinating the implementation and review of County Tourism Development and Promotion policies; and tourism development and promotion strategies, programmes and projects;
    • Facilitation of the county’s membership and participation in tourism related national and international organizations, events and conventions:
    • Overseeing the enforcement of tourism development and promotion  regulations and legislation in consultation with relevant agencies:
    • Overall management in matters related to marketing, planning and  regulations of tourism development and promotion in the county;
    • Overall coordinator in relation to niche tourism development development and promotion in the county,
    • Promotion of domestic tourism development, development and promouon in the county;
    • Mapping and promotion of tourism opportunities in the county,
    • Undertaking tourism research and maintaining a depository of all data and information on tourism and tourism industry players within Vihiga County;
    • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to ume by the relevant

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Served in the grade of Senior Principal Tourism Development and Promotion Officer Job Group N for a minimum of three (3) years or in any comparable and relevant position in the Public
    • Service or Public Sector;
    • Bachelor’ degree in any of the following disciplines: Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco- Tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology, Travel and Tours Operations Management, International Tourism Management, Hospitality Management, Environmental Tourism, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing option), International Relations from a recognized institution or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution or its
    • equivalent ;
    • A master’s degree in any of the respective fields from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
    • Attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from Kenya School of Government or any other recognized institution;
    • Certificate in Computer applications from a_ recognized institution;
    • Have good leadership and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Have knowledge of Environment, Tourism and Wildlife related regulations and statutes;
    • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and _ technical competence;
    • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills;

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application with copies of their National Identity / passport, Academic & Professional certificates and current Chapter Six compliance certificates to the undersigned on or before 19th day of April 2024

    P.O BOX 880-50300


    Please Note

    • County Government of Vihiga is an equal opportunity employer and encourages People Living with Disabilities, Youth and Women to apply.
    • County Public Service Board does not charge any recruitment fee whatsoever. Do Not Pay Money to Fraudsters because Our services are absolutely free
    • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.
    • Those with certificates from foreign institutions must have them certified by the relevant authority.

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