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  • Posted: Aug 26, 2020
    Deadline: Sep 10, 2020
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    Kakamega County is one of the 47 counties in the Republic of Kenya. It borders Vihiga County to the south, Siaya County to the West, Bungoma County to the North and Nandi County to the East. The county covers an area of 3050.3 Km2 (Kakamega CDP, 2013). The altitude of the county is between 1,240 metres and 2,000 metres above sea level.
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    Program Manager, Imarisha Afya Ya Mama Na Mtoto

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

    Position: Program Manager, Imarisha Afya Ya Mama Na Mtoto,
    Job Group CPSB 05 (1 Post)
    Basic Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360 x 3,190 – 90,550 x 4,490 – 95,040 x 4,860 – 99,900 x 5,010 – 104,910 x 5,240 – 110,150 x 5,500 – 115,650 x 5,780 - 121,430 p.m.
    Terms of Service: One (1) Year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

    The Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto program is the Kakamega County Governor’s initiative to reduce maternal and child mortality rates in the County. The program Manager will report to the Chief Officer, Health Services.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Overall in charge of the program and to ensure its sustainability up to beneficiary level;
    • Ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto Program in accordance with the Kakamega County Maternal Child Health and Family Planning Act, 2017;
    • Responsible for financial and budget planning and management of the program;
    • Manage the human resources under the program;
    • Responsible for resource mobilization for program funding;
    • Coordinate and manage any procurement processes under the program;
    • Prepare and updating work plans in collaboration with the County Health Office;
    • Supervise the Program evaluation and assessment of results;
    • Conduct periodic monitoring and evaluation and provide reports to the Chief Officer on progress of the program.
    • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirements for appointment:-

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must:

    • Be a Kenya citizen;
    • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or Economics or its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • Possession of a Master’s degree in relevant field will be an added advantage;
    • Have five (5) years’ working experience in project management and development of government social protection programs;
    • Possess experience working with community health services;
    • Have proven experience in Strategic Planning;
    • Possess strong analytical skills, oral and written communication and team building skills;
    • Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the national values and principles of Public Service and Governance as espoused in the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Article 10 and 232;
    • Demonstrate a good understanding of the County Government’s mandate, health policies, Vision, Mission as well as Vision 2030.

    Please Note:

    • Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. All the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
    • County Government of Kakamega is an equal opportunity employer.
    • Persons living with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
    • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
    • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
    • Successfully selected candidates will be required to fulfill Chapter Six requirements of the constitution of Kenya, 2020 on integrity and leadership before appointment.

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    Director of Public Communications

    Job Group CPSB 03 (1 Post)
    Basic Salary: Ksh 121,430 x 6,070- 127,500 x 6,370- 133,870 x 6,570- 140,440 x 6,770- 147,210 x 6,960- 154,170 x 7,160- 161,330 x 7,810 – 169,140p.m
    Terms of Service: Three (3) year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Director of Public Communication will report to the Chief Officer ICT, e-Government and Communication. Specific duties will include:

    • Initiate, review public communications policy and design appropriate programmes and infrastructure to facilitate its implementation;
    • Initiate research on various Public Communication issues and developing appropriate interventions and response;
    • Coordinate internal and external communications;
    • Develop standards and regulations in the management of public communications functions;
    • Advise the Executive on Public and International Relations relevant to the County functions and ensure the County promotes a positive cooperate image;
    • Coordinate the entire County’s corporate affairs, activities and development;
    • Provide media coverage to the County functions and overseeing the functioning of the media center;
    • Organize and manage press release, press conferences, writing guest columns; and preparing official speeches and briefs for H.E. The Governor;
    • Produce and communicate publications on the County programs, activities and investment opportunities
    • Establish and manage a database of news and information; and
    • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirements and Competencies for Appointment:

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must:

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Have served in the grade of Assistant Director of Public Communications or its equivalent in the wider Public service for a minimum period of three (3) years and has been in continuous service for a period of not less than ten (10) years or served in a comparable and relevant position in the private sector for a minimum period of three (3) years at senior management level in a large organization.
    • Have a Master’s degree in Communication Studies, Mass Communication, Public Relations, International Relations, Information Sciences or Journalism or any other approved equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Have a Bachelor’s degree and Post-Graduate Diploma in Communication, Public Relations or Journalism from a recognized institution.
    • Have experience of at least ten (10) years in a communication or media position;
    • Have Certificate in Computer Applications;
    • Knowledge of a foreign language will be an added advantage;
    • Be abreast with current affairs and public sentiments;
    • Have proven communication, writing, editing and proficiency skills;
    • Have proven knowledge and understanding of print, broadcast, online media and legislative process;
    • Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
    • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
    • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

    Please Note:

    • Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. All the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
    • County Government of Kakamega is an equal opportunity employer.
    • Persons living with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
    • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
    • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
    • Successfully selected candidates will be required to fulfill Chapter Six requirements of the constitution of Kenya, 2020 on integrity and leadership before appointment.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should click on “Our Job Offers” Option on the County Website www.kakamega.go.ke, fill the application form and submit ONLINE on or before 10th September, 2020 at 5.00 P.M.

    N/B: No hard copy or emailed applications to the Board’s official email cpsb@kakamega.go.ke will be accepted.

    PLEASE NOTE: Kakamega County Public Service Board DOES NOT use agents nor charge ANY FEE at any stage of the recruitment and selection process. Our official communication channels are email address cpsb@kakamega.go.ke and phone number 0713852573 ONLY

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