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  • Posted: May 12, 2023
    Deadline: May 31, 2023
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    Busia County Public Service Board seeks to professionally deliver service to the people of Busia with integrity and dedication through well trained competent and skilled man powern In all these achievements, she has derived her support and strength in God in whom she has always put trust and who she acknowledges never fails her. Her family has been by her...
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    Deputy Director Culture and Social Services- (1) Post

    Advert No. CPSB/69/2023

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Implementing policy and legislation framework for social development in the county
    • Managing, planning, coordination and administration of cultural and social services in the county
    • Integrating culture and social services programs, capacity building of communities to participate in development project and involve women and vulnerable groups and activities that promote their welfare;
    • Coordinating and monitoring the thirty percent affirmative action on gender representation and in socio economic development
    • Coordinating the provision of alternative financial support through other funding sources like Women Enterprise Fund (WEF)
    • Coordinating and monitoring the promotion of awareness on harmful culture practice such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Gender Based Violence (GBV)
    • Planning and implementing programs related to gender, culture and social development affairs
    • Maintaining records and lists of all cultural groups, marginalized groups and social- development related activities within the county
    • Promoting community participation and inter- county culture and social- development related activities.
    • Promoting research on social development
    • Domesticating/ implementing National policy on culture and heritage at county level
    • Developing, implementing and reviewing county policy on culture and heritage
    • Complementing and operationalizing community cultural centres as focal points for promotion of cultural dialogue and expressions
    • Documenting and preserving historical/cultural sites indigenous knowledge and other elements of intangible cultural heritage.
    • Developing creative cultural industries and commercialization of the arts (fine creative and performing arts);
    • Coordinating cultural exchange programs at the county, national and international levels
    • Empowering cultural practitioners through capacity building workshops, exhibitions, symposia, seminars, concerts, art, traditional food competitions and festivals.
    • Educating the public on cultural rights and intellectual property rights in the county
    • Organising county music cultural festivals to promote unity, cohesion and the spirit of patriotism
    • Preserving and promoting indigenous healthy nutrition
    • Identifying development partners and stakeholders for cultural development and prosperity
    • Developing policies and legislative frameworks for culture and heritage
    • Promoting and developing cultural/ creative industries such as performing arts and visual literary arts as economic sector.
    • Promoting, preserving and developing Kenya’s indigenous knowledge systems such as traditional medicine, indigenous foods for improvement of livelihoods and safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage for posterity.
    • Promoting national cohesion, integration and appreciation of cultural diversity

    Requirements for appointment 

    • Served in as an Assistant Director least three (3) years or in a relevant position in the private sector
    • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, Community Development, Gender Studies, Gender and Development, Social Work, cultural studies, Sociology, Ecology, Creative arts, theatre arts, Tourism management and indigenous languages or equivalent from a recognized institution
    • A relevant master’s degree in Anthropology, Community Development, Gender Studies, Gender and Development, Social Work, cultural studies, Sociology, Ecology, Creative arts, theatre arts, Tourism management and indigenous languages or equivalent from a recognized institution Swill be an added advantage.
    • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than Six (6) weeks or itsequivalent from a recognized institution
    • Certificate in Computer applications from a recognized institution
    • Demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of departmental activities.

    Method of Application

    Mandatory Additional requirements
    All applicants are expected to attach copies of the following documents:

    • KRA Tax compliance certificate
    • Clearance from HELB 
    • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    • Certificate of Good Conduct
    • CRB clearance certificate 

    How to apply

    • All applicants should submit their application letter together with copies of their detailed curriculum vitae with names, address and telephone contacts, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, national identity card and any other supporting documents to the County Public Service Board – PORT VICTORIA PLAZA on or  before Wednesday 31st May, 2023 at 5.00 p.m. 

    Applications should be addressed to:

    The Secretary/CEO,
    County Public Service Board,
    County Government of Busia,
    P.O Box 1103- 50400,

    The County Government of Busia is an equal opportunity employer, women, youth, and people living with disability are encouraged to apply.

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