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  • Posted: Sep 15, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 29, 2021
  • Wajir County is a county in the former North Eastern Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Wajir. The county has a population of 720,000 and an area of 55,840.6 km².
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    Payroll Manager


    Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Responsible for the management of integrated personnel and county payroll data system
    • Shall be responsible for the Processing of monthly payroll
    • Ensuring inputs of third party deduction into the payroll
    • Ensuring the correct interpretation and implementation of human resource regulations including pensions, salary administration, labor laws and other statutes that impact on human
    • Conducting regular Payroll Audits
    • Assist in the preparation of annual staff enrollment
    • Performing any Human Resource duties


    • Be a Kenyan citizen
    • Have a bachelor of commerce/business Administration (Finance accounting/HRM) or Equivalent from recognized institution in Kenya
    • Master in Business Administration (Finance/Accounting/HRM) will be an added
    • Must be a member of a professional body such as ICPAK or IHRM and be in good
    • Have knowledge, experience of not less than ten (10) years in the Public Service with at least five (years) in payroll
    • Have knowledge of
    • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.

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    County Attorney


    Terms of Service: Six (6) years contract.

    Salaries as per the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) guidelines

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The County Attorney shall report to the Governor: –

    • Shall be the principal legal adviser to the County Government;
    • Shall attend the meetings of the county executive committee as an ex–officio member of the executive committee;
    • Shall on the instructions of the county government, represent the county executive in court or in any other legal proceedings to which the county executive is a party, other than criminal proceedings;
    • Shall advise departments in the county executive on legislative and other legal
    • Shall negotiate, draft, vet and interpret documents and agreements for and on behalf
      of the county executive and its agencies;
    • Shall be responsible for the revision of county laws;
    • May liaise with the Office of the Attorney General when need arises
    • Be responsible for the revision of county laws, policies and coordinate the publication in the relevant Gazette of all Policies, Regulations and Acts of the County Assembly.
    • Shall perform any other, function as may be necessary for the effective discharge of the duties and the exercise of the powers of the County Attorney.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, one must;

    •  Be a citizen of Kenya;
    • Be a holder of LLB degree from a reputable and recognised university;
    • Have a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education and be admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current Practicing Certificate;
    • Masters degree from a reputable University will be an added advantage.
    • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of at least five years standing;
    • Have experience of not less than 10 years in legal field.
    • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.

    Skills and Competencies

    • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
    • Highly developed negotiation and inter–personal skills.
    • Effective legal research and report writing.
    • High level of integrity and professionalism.
    • ICT proficient.

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    Livestock Production Officer


    No of Positions: 5

    Requirements for appointment

    1. Be a Kenyan citizen
    2. Bachelor of Science in Animal production/Livestock production or equivalent from a recognized institution.
    3. Professionals registered with the Kenya Veterinary Board
    4. At least three (3) years of relevant work experience
    5. Any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

    Duties and responsibilities

    1. Training and advising farmers on matters relating to animal production, livestock marketing, range management, apiculture and ranching.
    2. Identify training needs for farmers and farmer groups;
    3. Promote livestock farming in the county
    4. Organizing and executing agricultural extension programs and demonstrate farm visits
    5. Perform any other livestock production activities as they emerge
    6. Possess ICT Knowledge

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    Assistant Livestock Production Officer III

    Pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012, the County Government of Wajir invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant position.


    No of Positions: 5

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Communicate to farmers livestock information and encourage farmers to adopt new, improved methods of livestock keeping
    • Establish and organize field days, demonstration forums, workshops and training forums for farmers
    • Liaising with stakeholders in training on specialized areas.
    • Train famers, selected groups and community members on the various recommended livestock practices for improved livestock breeds
    • Act as a link between the farmers and Research Institutions and stakeholders on information exchange and technology development and transfer
    • Facilitate and participate in undertakings of on–farm research vii. Link farmers with sources of credit facilities
    • Monitor livestock production activities in the extension unit and take part in the collection and documentation of data on livestock farmers

    Requirements for appointment

    • Diploma in Animal Production, Livestock Production, Veterinary, Dairy Science, or any related field
    • Registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board
    • Experience in community based livestock programs
    • Outstanding administrative capability and professional competence in managing
      livestock production services.
    • At least one (1) year work experience in a related field

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    Animal Health Assistant


    No of Positions: 4

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Carrying out simple treatment of animals
    • Participating in diseases search and reporting
    • Demonstrating on milking techniques and external parasite control techniques such as dipping, spraying and dusting
    •  Carrying out vaccination.
    • Undertaking closed castration, dehorning, de–worming, disbudding, docking and hoof trimming

    Requirements for appointment

    • Certificate lasting not less than two (2) in any of the following disciplines in Animal Production, Livestock Production, Veterinary, Dairy Science, Agriculture or any related field
    • Registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board.
    • Certificate in computer application from a recognized institution

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    Agricultural Officer


    No of Positions: 3

    Duties and responsibilities

    1. Coordinate activities in one of the following areas at the sub–county level; crop production, Agricultural land development, agricultural extension and project management and information desk management.
    2. The officer will also be required to monitor and advise on adoption of agricultural technologies
    3. Take part in developing work plans for the agricultural department
    4. Organizing Agricultural shows
    5. Collecting, analyzing and documenting Agricultural data.

    Requirements for appointment

    1. Be a Kenyan citizen
    2. A Bachelor of science in any of the following fields; home economics, general agriculture, horticulture, agriculture economics, agribusiness, agricultural extension and education.
    3. At least three (3) years of relevant work experience
    4. Possess ICT Knowledge.

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    Assistant Agricultural Officer III


    No of Positions: 5

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Training and advising farmers on matters relating to agricultural extension services in a working unit
    • Organizing and executing agricultural extension programs
    • Good knowledge of innovation in agricultural productivity
    • Compile data and field reports on Agriculture.

    Requirements for appointment

    1. Attended a two (2) year diploma course in any of the following field; Agriculture, Food Technology, Agriculture & home economics
    2. Any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
    3. At least one (1) year of relevant work experience

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    Irrigation Engineer


    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. updating the irrigation water users’ associations inventory;
    2. collecting and compiling data for irrigation planning;
    3. identifying and compiling inventory on relevant stakeholders in irrigation water management;
    4. promoting appropriate irrigation water management technologies; and
    5. Preparing training materials and disseminating information on irrigation water management.
    6. Organizing farmers meetings for irrigation participatory development
    7. Implementing irrigation action plans
    8. Undertaking feasibility studies and preliminary investigations
    9. Training farmers on irrigation development technologies and environmental management
    10. Designing and supervising construction of irrigation infrastructure
    11. Preparing irrigation schemes operation and maintenance schedules
    12. Preparation of work plans and budgets
    13. Compilation of periodic reports

    Requirements for appointment

    1. Must have Bachelor’s Degree in a field of Agricultural Engineering or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    2. Must be registered as a graduate Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)
    3. Must be in possession of current certificate of good standing from Engineers Board of Kenya
    4. At least two (2) years of relevant work experience
    5. Must have certification in CAD applications.
    6. Certificate in computer applications.
    7. Meet requirement of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

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    Audit Committee

    Duties and Responsibilities for the Audit Committee

    •  Evaluate whether processes are in place to address key roles and responsibilities in relation to risk management.
    • Evaluate 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.
    • Perform an independent review of the financial statements to ensure the integrity and transparency of the financial reporting process.
    • Monitor the effectiveness of the County Government’s performance information and compliance with the performance management framework and performance reporting requirements.
    • Evaluate the quality of the internal audit function, particularly in the areas of planning, monitoring and reporting.
    • Engage with external audit and assessing the adequacy of management response to issues identified by audit.
    • Review the effectiveness of how the County Government monitors compliance with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements and promotes a culture committed to lawful and ethical behavior.  

    Requirements and Competencies

    • Be a Kenyan citizen.
    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: – Accounting, Auditing, Risk Management, Finance, Economics, Procurement, Human Resource Management, Law or any other related field from a University recognized in Kenya.
    • Possession of a Master’s Degree in any of the above fields will be an added advantage
    • Professional qualifications relevant to their field and be a member in good standing of the relevant professional body e.g. ICPAK, IIA, IHRM, ICPSK, LSK, IEK, CISA, KISM;
    • At least five (5) years professional experience in any of the following fields: –Accounting, Auditing, Risk Management, Finance, Economics, Procurement, Human Resource Management, Law or any other related field at senior management level in a busy, reputable public or private organization;
    • Have a thorough understanding of the relevant legislations, best practices and emerging issues in Accounting, Auditing, Risk Management, Finance, Economics, Human Resource Management, Procurement, Law and other related fields;
    • Have a good understanding of Government operations and financial management system.
    • Be a person of integrity, demonstrated professional competence and strong interpersonal skills.

    Terms and Conditions of Service

    • Members of the Audit Committee shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years on part–time basis and shall be eligible for re–appointment for a further one (1) term only.
    • Be paid allowances at rates determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

    NOTE: A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a member of Audit Committee if the persons: –

    a) Is present or past employee of the County Government of Wajir.

    b) Have served as an employee or an agent of a business organization which has carried out business with the County Government of Wajir for the last two years;

    c) Is a political office holder;

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    Fisheries Assistant

    Pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012, the County Government of Wajir invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant position.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Maintaining fish farms and hatchery
    • Assisting in ensuring hygiene at fish landing sites, markets and farms
    • Collecting fisheries statistical data,
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor

    Requirements for appointment

    •  Attended a two (2) year Certificate course in any of the following field; Fisheries, Biological Sciences, Aquatic Sciences, Natural Resource Management, Biochemistry, Food Science and Technology, Environmental Science, Fisheries
      Planning and Management, or approved equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.

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    Meat Inspectors


    No of Positions: 3

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Undertake regular animal meat inspection.
    2. Provide Livestock extension services
    3. Take part in disease control and surveillance
    4. Inspects establishments engaged in slaughtering livestock and processing meat
    5. Examines animal and carcass before and after slaughtering to detect evidence of disease or other abnormal
    6. Determines that ingredients used in processing and marketing meat and meat products comply with standards of purity and grading, and that products are not adulterated or misbranded.
    7.  Inspects processing areas to ensure sanitary conditions are maintained

    Requirements for appointment

    • Certificate in animal health and production or its equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution.
    • At least Six months training in meat inspection form a recognized institution.

    Method of Application

    Applications shall include a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), Copies of academic and professional certificates, Testimonials, National Identification Card, Statutory clearance documents and other supporting documents to be sent in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the Position Title and Advert Number to:–

    The Secretary/CEO Wajir County Public Service Board

    P O BOX 45 – 70200 WAJIR


    Hand delivered applications should be submitted at the County Public Service Board’s offices at Wajir County Headquarters. No online applications. Applications should reach us on or before Wednesday, 29th September 2021. No online applications

    Please note that: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    Wajir County is an equal opportunity employer
    Women, Youth and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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

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