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  • Posted: Nov 15, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 26, 2021
  • Trans Nzoia County is among the 47 counties established by the Kenya Constitution under article 6(1) and specified in the First Schedule. Article 176 (1) establishes a county government for each county consisting of the county assembly and the county executive. The Trans Nzoia county government was operationalized in March 2013 after the country’s general election with H.E Hon. Patrick Simiyu Khaemba as the first popularly elected Governor.
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    County Director (Administration)


    ADVERT NO. 12/2021/2022

    Salary scale: Ksh.115, 290 x 5,770 – 121,060 x 6,050 – 127,110 x 6,240 – 133,350 x 6,420 – 139,770 x 6,610 – 146,380 x6, 790 – 153,170 p.m.

    The County Director of Administration will be answerable to the Chief Officer in- charge of Public Administration/ Governance for implementation of the departmental strategic plan,  ensuring  the  development  and  review  of  departmental  annual  work  plans  and budgets; managing departmental performance, ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, managing of departmental assets and finances; and overall management and development of staff. 

    Specific duties and responsibilities

    1. Initiating, interpreting, implementing and reviewing administrative policies, strategies, procedures and programmes;
    2. Coordinating, managing and supervising the general administrative function in the County;
    3. Coordinating county public service reforms; 
    4. Overseeing service delivery in the County;
    5. Overseeing development programmes and projects to empower the community;
    6. Coordinating and facilitating citizen participation in the development policies, plans and delivery of services;
    7. Facilitating intra and intergovernmental relations and conflict resolutions; 
    8. Overseeing safe custody of county government assets; 
    9. Coordinating and liaising  with  other  directorates  and  departments  in  the County in service delivery; 
    10. Ensuring compliance with legal, statutory and regulatory requirements;
    11. Ensuring compliance with national values and principles of good governance;
    12. Exercising any functions and powers delegated by the County Public Service Board under section 86 of the County Government Act ; 

    Requirement for appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

    1. Served in the  grade  of  Sub  County  Administrator/  Deputy  Director  of Administration or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector for at least three (3) years; 
    2. Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any  of  the  following  disciplines:  Public Administration; Business Administration/ Management, Community Development or any other Social Science from a recognized institution; 
    3. A Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Administration; Business Administration/ Management, Community  Development  or  any other social science from a recognized institution; 
    4. Diploma in Advanced Public Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution


    1. v) Post Graduate Diploma in any Social Science from a recognized Institution will be an added advantage;
    2. vi) Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized Institution;
    3. vii) Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme from a recognized Institution; 
    4. viii) Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya; and 
    5. ix) Demonstrate a thorough understanding for national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to the administration function.

    Terms of Service: Contract/ P&P

    Method of Application

    A  duly  filled  CPSB.1  (2020)  form,  written  application,  CV,  copies  of  certificates, testimonials and National Identity Card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side, the position being applied for and addressed to:

    The Secretary,

    Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board

    P.O. Box 4210, 30200


    CPSB.1 (2020) form can be downloaded at

    For  a  candidate  to  meet  the  requirements  of  Chapter  6  of  the  Constitution,

    he/she must have the following clearances: 

    1. Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID); 
    2. Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
    3. A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
    4. A certificate from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC); and
    5. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

     Copies of the above certificates MUST be attached to the applications for Job Groups H and above.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

    Trans Nzoia County Public Service Board does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment and selection process.

    Our official communication channels are email address [email protected] or [email protected] and phone number: 0713635352, 0110005315 only.

    All  applications  should  reach  the  Board  Secretary,  Trans-Nzoia  County  Public  Service Board, Board’s Offices situated after Mt. Elgon Hospital next to the Kenya Red  Cross Offices on or before 26th November, 2021.

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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