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  • Posted: Sep 20, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 5, 2021
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  • Laikipia County is one of the 14 counties within the Rift Valley region and one of the 47 counties in the Republic of Kenya.
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    County Director Of Public Communication

    COUNTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATION. (J/G CPSB 03)
    NUMBER OF VACANCIES: ONE (1)

    TERMS OF SERVICE: CONTRACT

    Salary:

    1. Kshs. 121,430×6,070-127,500×6,370-133,870×6,570-140,440×6,770-147,210×6,960-154,170×7,160-161,330×7,810-169,140p.m

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Initiation/review of public communications policy and design of appropriate programmes and infrastructure to facilitate its implementation, initiating research on various public communications issues and developing appropriate interventions; and developing standards and regulations in the management of public communications functions.
    2. In addition, the officer will liaise with the Office of the Public Communications. Identifying Government events that require Packaging for dissemination to the media and the public; preparing and organizing for a where Government policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted
    3. Carrying out research based on both local and International press on possible causes of negative publicity on the Government and developing appropriate interventions.
    4. In addition, duties will include preparing media supplements, documentaries, press release/media features; deployment of public communications personnel; succession planning as well as ensuring training and development of public communications personnel.

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

    1. Have Degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Public Relations, International Relations, Journalism, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    2. Have a master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Public Relations, International Relations, Journalism, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    3. Have a clear understanding of the National Development Goals, Vision 2030, Millennium Development Goals and the role of public Communications in achievement of the same;
    4. Possess strong leadership skills required at that level;
    5. Possess good oral and oral written communications skills in both English and Kiswahili;
    6. Be of high integrity, motivated and team player;
    7. Compliance with the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution;
    8. Possess advanced computer application skills.
    9. Have demonstrated high degree of professional competence.

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    Public Communication Officer I

    PUBLIC COMMUNICATION OFFICER I (J/G CPSB 09)
    NUMBER OF VACANCIES: TWO (2)
    TERMS OF SERVICE: CONTRACT

    Salary

    1. Kshs. 38,270×1,470-39,740×1,520-41,260×1,710-42,970×1,920-44,480×2,000-46,890×2,110-49,000×2,170-51,170p.m

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail gathering information on programmes and significant events, editing stories on topical issues of mutual concern, scheduling interviews with Government officials and managing assigned projects and programmes under the guidance of the head of the unit/section

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

    1. A Degree in any of the following disciplines, in the case of holders of general social science degrees: mass Communication, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Journalism, International Relations or its equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution/University;
    2. A post-graduate diploma in any of the following: Mass Communication, Communications studies, Public Relations, Journalism, International Relations or its equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution/University
    3. Compliance with the requirements of chapter 6 of the constitution;
    4. Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
    5. Be proficient in Information Communication Technology including use of internet and intranet services; and
    6. Have shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

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    County Director Of Physical And Land Use Planning

    COUNTY DIRECTOR OF PHYSICAL AND LAND USE PLANNING. (CPSB 03)
    NUMBER OF VACANCIES: ONE (1)
    TERMS OF SERVICE: CONTRACT

    Salary

    1. Kshs. 121,430×6,070-127,500×6,370-133,870×6,570-140,440×6,770-147,210×6,960-154,170×7,160-161,330×7,810-169,140p.m

    Duties and Responsibilities.

    1. Implementing of Physical Planning Act, (Cap 286), Collaborate and Partnering with Local, Regional and International Stakeholders;
    2. Developing Implementing and realizing strategic plans and objectives; preparing and implementing the performance targets work plan and contracts;
    3. Overseeing planning and budgeting for department; mobilization of resources and managing, mentoring and developing staff.

    Requirements for Appointment.

    1. Have served in the grade of Senior Deputy Director of Physical Planning for a minimum period of three (3) years.
    2. Have a bachelor in any of the following fields; -Urban and Regional Planning, Urban planning or Town planning from a recognized institution.
    3. Have a master’s Degree in any of the following; Urban and Regional Planning, Urban planning or Town planning, Transport Planning or Spatial planning from a recognized institution.
    4. Be a registered member of Kenya Institute of Planners or Architectural Association of Kenya
    5. Be registered by the physical Planners as per PLUPA 2019, section 19(c)
    6. Have a certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Program lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution
    7. Have a certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.
    8. Demonstrate professional ability, high integrity and competence.
    9. Demonstrate ability to interpret and apply the Physical Planning Act.
    10. Possession of a master’s degree in the relevant discipline will be added advantage
       

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    County Policing Authorities Committee

    COUNTY POLICING AUTHORITIES COMMITTEE
    NUMBER OF VACANCIES: SIX (6)
    TERMS OF SERVICE: THREE YEAR CONTRACT WHICH MAY BE
    RENEWED FOR ONE TERM ONLY.
    REMUNERATION: THIS IS NOT A SALARIED POSITION;
    ALLOWANCES APPLICABLE SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE SALARIES AND REMUNERATION COMMISSION.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Duties and Responsibilities will entail: Develop proposal on priorities objectives and targets for police performance in the county, Monitoring trends and patterns of crime in the -county including those with a specific impact on women and children, Promote community policing initiative in the county, Monitor progress and achievement of set targets, Provide financial oversight of the budget of the county police, Provide feedback on performance of the police service at the county level, Provide a platform through which the public participates on the all aspects to do with the county
    policy and the national police service at the county level, Facilitate public participation on county policing policy, Ensure policing accountability to the public, Receive reports from community policing forums and committee and Ensure compliance within the national policing standards.

    A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a member under subsection (2), if that person-

    1. Has violated the constitution.
    2. Is adjudged bankrupt
    3. Is not of good character or moral standing
    4. Has been convicted of a felony
    5. Has not been resident or employed in the county for a continuous period of not less than three years.
    6. Requirement for appointment
    7. Have attained form four certificate (O levels)

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    Internal Audit Committee

    INTERNAL AUDIT COMMITTEE
    NUMBER OF VACANCIES: TWO (2)
    TERMS OF SERVICE: THREE YEAR CONTRACT WHICH MAY BE
    RENEWED FOR ONE TERM ONLY.
    REMUNERATION: THIS IS NOT A SALARIED POSITION;
    ALLOWANCES APPLICABLE SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE
    SALARIES AND REMUNERATION COMMISSION.

    Pursuant to the Public Finance Management (PFM) Act 2012 section 155 (5) and PFM Regulation no. 167(1), The County Government of Laikipia is inviting applications from interested persons to fill the vacancies available in the Audit Committee whose main function shall be to support the county in matters which include; Risk, control and governance and associated assurance; Follow up on the implementation of the recommendations of internal and external auditors among others, drive the assessment of the performance of the head of internal audit, Examine internal and external audit reports and recommendations after management response to ensure action is taken, There should be in place adequate mechanisms of enabling the audit committee facilitate adequate disposal of all PAC/PIC recommendations. This is done by following up to ensure positive action is taken, communicating with the internal and external auditors.

    In its overseeing role, the committee should focus on: The changing business environment; Changing financial reporting requirement; Audit findings, including comments governance, risk and controls; Proposed audit scope and audit coverage and approaches with respect to complex, high, risks & judgment areas and Management response to specific audit recommendations.

    Roles

    1. The audit committee plays a key role with respect to the integrity of the entity’s financial information, its system of governance, risk and internal controls, and the legal and ethical conduct of management and employees.
    2. Depending upon circumstances affecting an entity, the functions undertaken by an audit committee will generally encompass the following areas:
    • Evaluating whether processes are in place to address key roles and responsibilities in relation to risk management.
    • Evaluating the adequacy of the control environment to provide reasonable assurance that the systems of internal control are of a high standard and functioning as intended.
    • Performing an independent review of the financial statements to ensure the integrity and transparency of the financial reporting process.
    • Monitoring the effectiveness of an entity’s performance information and compliance with the performance management framework and performance reporting requirements.
    • Evaluating the quality of the internal audit function, particularly in the areas of planning, monitoring and reporting.
    • Engaging with external audit and assessing the adequacy of management response to issues identified by audit.
    • Reviewing the effectiveness of how the entity monitors compliance with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements and promotes a culture committed to lawful and ethical behavior

    Responsibilities
    Financial reporting

    1. The audit committee should review, and report to the board and executive management on, the significant financial reporting issues and judgments made in connection with the preparation of the entity’s financial statements (having regard to matters communicated to it by the auditor), interim reports, preliminary announcements and related formal statements.
    2.  It is management’s, not the audit committee’s responsibility to prepare complete and accurate financial statements and disclosures in accordance with financial reporting standards and applicable rules and regulations. However, the audit committee should consider significant accounting policies, any changes to them and any significant estimates and judgments. The management should inform the audit committee of the methods used to account for significant or unusual transactions where the accounting treatment is open to different approaches. Taking into account the external auditor’s view, the audit committee should consider whether the entity has adopted appropriate accounting policies and, where necessary, made appropriate estimates and judgments.
    3.  The audit committee should review the clarity and completeness of disclosures in the financial statements and consider whether the disclosures made are set properly in context.
    4. Where, following its review, the audit committee is not satisfied with any aspect of the proposed financial reporting by the entity, it shall report its views to the board and executive management.
    5.  The audit committee should review related information presented with the financial statements, including the business review, and corporate governance statements relating to the audit and to risk management. Similarly, where board approval is required for other statements containing financial information (for example, summary financial statements, significant financial returns to regulators and release of price sensitive information), whenever practicable the audit committee should review such statements first (without being inconsistent with any requirement for prompt reporting under the Listing Rules).

    Requirements for appointment;

    1. Possess a degree from a recognized university in any field that is relevant to the operations of the County Government; a postgraduate degree e.g. MBA will be an added advantage.
    2. At least 5 years’ experience and conversant with Internal Audit and Risk Management matters.
    3. Must not be past or present employee of the County Government of Laikipia, and shall not have served as an employee or agent of a business organization which has carried out any business with the County Government of Laikipia in the last two years;
    4. Have a good understanding of County Government operation, financial reporting or auditing;
    5. Have a good understanding of the objects, principles and functions of the County Government.
    6. Be a highly respectable and experienced person, who possesses strong interpersonal skills.
    7. Be a person with excellent working knowledge of an audit committee’s functions and risk management frameworks;
    8. Compliance with the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution;
    9. Be independent and proactive

    Method of Application

    Applications complete with a detailed resume, a copy of National I.D, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials including the letter of promotion to the current substantive grade should be emailed to:
    To be considered your application must be received on or before 5th October,2021.
    Note:

    1. Any communication from the County Public Service Board shall be through Email: [email protected] or Cell phone No: 0715052052
    2. The County Public Service Board does not charge for recruitment. Any request for payment should be reported to the Police or the County Public Service Board on the number: 0715052052
    3. The County Government of Laikipia is an equal opportunity employer.
    4. Persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    5. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Board.

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