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  • Posted: Nov 11, 2022
    Deadline: Nov 25, 2022
  • Kirinyaga County borders Nyeri County, Murang’a County and Embu County.It covers an area of 1,478.1 square kilometers. The county lies between 1,158 metres and 5,380 metres above sea level in the South and at the Peak of Mt. Kenya respectively. Mt. Kenya which lies on the northern side greatly influences the landscape of the county as well as other top...
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    Chief Officer Water, Irrigation and Natural Resources

    Job Ref: KCPSB/C.O/WINR/12/09/11/22

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The directorate is responsible for efficient, economic provision of water and irrigation services in the county by:

    • Ensuring that the people of Kirinyaga County have access to durable and safe water;
    • Developing new water infrastructure, Rehabilitation and augmentation of existing water supplies;
    • Capacity building members of water management Committees for sustainable management of the projects;
    • Developing policies for efficient and effective water service provision in the County;
    • In-charge of the county public water services assets on behalf of the public;
    • Protect public assets in case of private sector participation such as the separation of operation from asset holding and development.
    • Establish a county irrigation development unit;
    • Formulate and implement county irrigation strategy in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, in line with national policies and strategies; 
    • Develop and maintain an irrigation database and integrate systematic monitoring and evaluation;
    • Identify community-based smallholder schemes for implementation in line with national guidelines; 
    • Mainstream irrigation related statutory obligations such as those that relate to the environment, water and health; 
    • Provide capacity building for farmers and support establishment of viable farmer organizations, and in particular irrigation water users associations to develop and manage irrigation schemes including actively participating in conflicts resolution within irrigation schemes;
    • Set up measures to implement adaptation and mitigation to climate change, and enhance sustainable environmental management

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed 

    • Curriculum Vitae, 
    • Academic and Professional certificates, 
    • Testimonials, 
    • National Identity Card or Passport and 
    • Any other supporting documents. 

    The applications should indicate the positions applied for on top of the envelope and addressed to: 
    The Secretary
    County Public Service Board
    P O Box 260 - 10304

    Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the County Headquarters 4TH floor, KUTUS (Office of County Public Service Board between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on weekdays).
    Applicants should seek clearance from and attach copies or evidence of the CURRENT (valid in 2022) documents listed below: -

    • Kenya Revenue Authority
    • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
    • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
    • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    Applications should reach the County Public Service Board (CPSB) on or before Friday, 25th November 2022.
    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.

    Women and persons living with disabilities who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply. 
    Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit our website: for more details.

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