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  • Posted: Jun 2, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 13, 2023
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    Kwale County is located in south coast of Kenya.
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    Director Social Services and Talent Management


    • The Department of Social Services and Talent Management wishes to recruit a Director of Social Services who will be answerable to the Chief Officer Social Services and Talent Management.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • The Director will be responsible to the Chief Officer for the overall administrative and coordinative functions of the Department.
    • Providing overall strategic direction on the implementation of the social Services function.
    • Overseeing the formulating, implementing and reviewing social development, Sports & Cultural policies, plans, strategies & programmes:
    • Facilitating capacity building on mainstreaming of gender & disability in County Departments;
    • Ensuring the establishment & management of community cultural centers; art, galleries;
    • Overseeing monitoring & Evaluating cultural programmes;
    • Endorsing proposals to development partners aimed at empowerment of cultural practitioners, ensuring implementation of programmes on the National policy on Culture & heritage;
    • Identifying strategies for the promotion of Kiswahili, indigenous languages & other
    • languages; Monitoring & Evaluating cultural programmes & preparing periodic reports. Coordinating, liaising with stakeholders to forge partnership for involvement & participation in cultural programmes, ensuring that capacity building workshop, seminars, symposia, exhibition, concerts, festivals, competitions & research meetings & disbursements of cultural grants are undertaken;
    • Verifying & validating documentation of viable elements of tangible cultural heritage for inscription & safeguarding;
    • Validating the list of recommended persons for awards and honors as national heroes and heroines;
    • Participating in cultural meetings such as United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural (UNESCO) meetings;
    • Organizing, regional, & international exchange programmes & offering consultancy services on cultural matters as well as implementing decisions related to Cultural matters;
    • Oversee the Development and Implementation of sports programmes Developing, coordinating and promoting sports at all levels in the county;
    • Monitor and ensure the establishment of Youth Sports Centers;
    • Validate selected teams and individuals for national competitions;
    • Promote linkages & partnerships with public and private organizations and individuals in developing sports facilities and standards in the County;
    • Liaising with Sports Federations, clubs and teams in conducting clinics to promote sports standards; endorsing the proposed exceptionally talented individuals to Sports Department Headquarters, Sports Federations, clubs or sports academies;
    • Facilitate and promote sports seminars, workshops, clinics, retreats and symposia for sports officials;
    • Oversee the improvement and maintenance of sports facilities goods and equipment’s in the county;
    • Oversea acquisition, distribution and maintenance of sports equipment and implements; participate in addressing sports complaints, petitions and disciplinary matters from sports federations and field offices;
    • In addition, the Director will be responsible for development & implementing the Department’s Performance Appraisal system & contracts & overseeing the Financial & Asset Management of the Department, overall supervision, control, discipline, recruitment staff training and development

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

    • Served in the grade of Assistant Director, Social Services & Culture OR Assistant Director Sports & Talent management, Job Group ‘P’ for more than 3 years, Deputy Director Social & Talent Management for 3years or comparably or relevant position in the public service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Community Development, Anthropology, Counseling, Gender Studies, Gender and Development; Business Administration/Management Cultural studies, History, Philosophy, Archaeology, creative Arts, Theatre Arts, Music, Fine Arts, Kiswahili and Literary Studies, Political Science, Psychology; Indigenous languages; Physical Education, Sports Science or Leisure and Recreation Management or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • Master’s Degree in any of the following:- Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Community Development, Anthropology, Counselling, Gender Studies, Social Studies, Gender and Development Project Planning and Management, Public Policy, Disaster Management or Business Administration/Management Cultural studies, History, Philosophy, Archaeology, creative Arts, Theatre Arts, Music, Fine Arts, Kiswahili and Literary Studies, Political Science, Psychology; linguistics ( African Languages), International Relations, Cultural Tourism; Physical Education, Recreation Management, Exercise and Sports Science or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage;
    • Attended a Strategic leadership Development Course lasting not less than six (6) weeks;
    • Certificate in Computer applications; and
    • Demonstrated managerial, administrative capabilities and high degree of professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of National goals, policies, objectives and abilities to relate them to Social, cultural & Sports function.

    Method of Application

    Note: - 1. All applications should be submitted on or before Tuesday 13th June, 2023 by 4:30Pm in a sealed envelope; clearly marked on the top left, the position or category one has applied for – addressed to:
    The Board Secretary
    Kwale County Public Service Board
    P.O BOX 4 -80403

    Posted or hand delivered at the Kwale County Public Service Board Offices next to Kwale District Hospital ; opposite Baraza Park – Kwale Town.

    • Applicants must attach copies of the following documents:-
      • National Identity Card
      • Academic and professional certificates
      • Leaving certificates and other testimonials
    • All applicants submitting their applications through hand delivery should adhere to health protocols like keeping social distance and washing their hands.
    • Applicants are advised to visit our official website for more details on job duties and requirements.
    • Women and People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    • Canvasing will lead to disqualification.

    Be Warned!!
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    In the event you receive such a call, you are advised not to entertain such moves and report the matter to your nearest Police station.

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