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  • Posted: May 10, 2021
    Deadline: May 27, 2021
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  • Vision To be a leading County in effective and efficient resource management, coordinated sustainable development and service delivery. Mission To facilitate equitable development and improved public service delivery to stimulate sustainable socio-economic development, high quality of life and became the best County in Kenya Pokot History The Pokot ...
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    Secretary/CEO

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The secretary to the board is the link between board members and the secretariat and is accountable to the board members for:-

    • Preparing and circulating agenda and minutes of the Board meetings
    • Developing annual work plan for the board with the guidance of the chairperson
    • Conveying the decision of the board
    • Providing guidance and advice to the secretariat on matters of Ethics and good governance

    Requirements:

    1. Be a Kenyan Citizen
    2. Be a holder of at least a first degree from a recognized University in Kenya
    3. (Master’s degree in Human Resource Management/Business Administration/Public Administration will be an added advantage)
    4. Be a certified public Secretary of good Professional Standing
    5. Have knowledge and a working experience of not less than five (5) years.
    6. Be a professional who demonstrate absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct
    7. Understand the diversity within the County
    8. Be capable to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
    9. Must not be a state or public officer
    10. Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Terms of Service:

    1. 6 years Contract non- renewable
    2. Salary as prescribed by SRC.

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    Director Water, Environment and Natural Resources

    JG “R”

    Duties and responsibilities:-

    • Organization , direction , control and coordination of the functions of the Department ;
    • Interpretation and application of water resource management laws and other related statutes in line with the county goals and objectives;
    • Assist in the development of appropriate County water policies legal and institutional framework for the implementation of mandate of the Ministry;
    • Assist in providing technical and management guidance in all aspects of water resources management;
    • Provide technical guidance in performing design work and scientific calculation on water projects and programmes;
    • Interpretation of design drawing and specification and calculation in regard to water projects and programmes; ;
    • Plans and direct construction, maintenance and operation of water resources and supplies system;
    • Assess, design and oversee construction irrigation project and distribution of water systems;
    • Preparation annual work plans and financial budget for the Department;
    • Promote and maintain working relation with relevant government Department;, research institutions, private sector donors and civil society;
    • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial budget and procurement procedure;
    • Perform other relevant duties that may be assign form time to time;

    Requirement for appointment:-

    1. A Bachelor of Science degree from recognized university in any the following discipline: water and irrigation, water engineering, civil engineering, agricultural engineering, water and soil engineering or related field;
    2. Have relevant knowledge, experience and a distinguished career in water resource management of not less than seven (7), three (3) years of which should be at a senior managerial position in the public service or equivalent in the private sector;
    3. Have relevant knowledge, experiences and a distinguished career of not less than ten (10) years;
    4. Should be registered with relevant body;
    5. Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
    6. Attended a management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    7. Attended a strategic leadership development course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
    8. Demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of environmental management services.

    Terms of Service:

    1. 3 years Contract renewable subject to performance.
    2. Salary as prescribed by SRC.

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    Assistant Director Water

     JG “P” (1 POST)

    Duties and Responsibilities: This Officer will report to Director, Water Services. Specific duties will entail: –

    • Develop and implement policies, goals and objectives;
    • Prepare and monitor budgets and work plans for the section;
    • Supervise the development of water infrastructure development and resource mobilization plans;
    • Implement Departmental performance management systems;
    • Manage portfolio of Projects through project teams/resources and ensuring optimal client/stakeholder relationship;
    • Develop and maintain strategic alliances with key stakeholder groups, to include investors, customer groups and regulatory authorities;
    • Supervise research for the Department of water, including management of related information and data;
    • Undertake control quality control during construction of water supply infrastructure
    • Development and maintenance of County water and sewerage infrastructure;
    • Mobilization of resources for development of water and sewerage infrastructure in the County; and
    • Any other duties which may be assigned from time to time

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

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Have served in the grade of Principal superintendent, (Water and Sewerage) Job Group CPSB 06 (‘N’) for a minimum period of three (3) years;
    • Have a Masters’ degree in in Civil Engineering, Water Resources, Hydrology or its equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • Have a Bachelor’s degree in in Civil Engineering, Water Resources, Hydrology or its equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • Have a senior management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Be registered with a relevant professional body;
    • Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the values and principles outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution; and
    • Demonstrated merit and shown ability as reflected in work performance in results

    Terms of Service:

    • 3 years Contract renewable subject to performance.
    • Salary as prescribed by SRC.

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    Assistant Director Environment and Natural Resources

    JG “P”

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Assist the Director in implementation of programmes, projects and activities in the Department;
    2. Assist in the enforcement of relevant rules, laws and regulations and monitoring the resilience and health of the environment;
    3. Promote environment, natural resources and agroforestry activities in the county;
    4. Collect, analyze and report data and information on environment and natural resources activities;
    5. Compile regular reports as may be required on environment and natural resources activities;
    6. Identify needs, challenges and problems for developing effective extension methods and practices through consultation with key stakeholders, including community producers and government technical and extension agencies;
    7. Develop and implement action plans for enhancing public knowledge and skills of best environmental management practices;
    8. Ensure public participation in Government service delivery.
    9. Develop manual for forestry extension practices
    10. Perform any other duty as may be assigned.

    Requirements for Appointment:

    1. Bachelors Degree in the relevant area
    2. Masters degree in the relevant field will be added advantage
    3. Have served satisfactorily in the grade of Principal Agro /Forestry/Environment and Natural Resources Officer Job Group ‘N’ or a comparable position for at least three (3) years
    4. Be registered as a member with relevant professional body
    5. Have demonstrated professional competence and administrative ability required at this level
    6. Must be computer literate.

    Terms of Service:

    1. 3 years Contract renewable subject to performance.
    2. Salary as prescribed by SRC.

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    Principal Foresters Officers

    JG“N”

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. An officer at this level will be deployed in a County as the head or in a division at the headquarters. At the County, the officer will be responsible for:
    2. coordination and management of the forest estates;
    3. coordinating, monitoring and implementation of forest projects and programmes;
    4. prescription of silvicultural operations;
    5. overseeing rehabilitation of degraded sites, plantation development, forest protection, biodiversity conservation and tree resource assessment;
    6. launching of tree planting season;
    7. coordinating urban forestry and roadside tree planting; monitoring utilization trend of tree resources;
    8. initiating and documenting the Gazettment of additional forests;
    9. promoting partnership with stakeholders in forest management;
    10. liason with relevant departments on matters relating to procurement, finance and human resource management.
    11. The officer will also be the secretary to the County forest licensing and Review Committee.
    12. At the headquarters, the officer will be deployed in a division as a subject matter Specialist to assist in any of the following areas: policy administration; planning of forestry extension programmed; plantation management; natural forests conservation and natural protection. Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, and officer must have:-

    1. Serve in the grade of Chief forester or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
    2. Attended a management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized Institution;
    3. A thorough knowledge of forest management and conservation; and
    4. Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Terms of Service:

    1. 3 years Contract renewable subject to performance.
    2. Salary as prescribed by SRC.

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    Mining Officer

    JG “K”

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Develop, implement and maintain strategies to deliver profitable mining and geology services within the county;
    2. Promote innovation and the use of leading edge technology in the mining and geological prospects undertaken by the miners;
    3. Ensure that the mine and its related surface and underground operations remain safe and efficient;
    4. Provide technical knowledge and management skills at all stages of mining, and to assess the impact these structures have on their surrounding environment;
    5. Assist miners develop new technology for extraction of materials from nature and processing them for additional value;
    6. Ensure proper operation in mines;
    7. Plan, operate, manage the extraction of valuable rocks/mineral and reclaim mines and mining facilities for both surface and underground mineral deposits to provide raw materials and energy resources needed to sustain modern civilization, at a maximum efficiency, least cost and under the safest condition and environmentally conscientious manner.
    8. Assist miners know what the mine is going to be like in short-mid and long term, and of course, look for new ways to optimize processes using engineering
    9. Develop strategies, business plans/budgets and business development to establish and grow the mining and geology sub sector into a profitable and successful business with a diverse capability profile, a depth of skills and professional personnel and an enduring level of client and partner/associate loyalty that fits in with the County’s overall strategy;
    10. Create technical solutions for mine design, scheduling, costing and tracking problems. Typically working on a particular time or scale setting i.e. day to day schedule vs life of mine or the next blast vs. the whole mine design;
    11. Ensure that miners extract minerals of interest from the ground following Mining regulations, optimizing economics and dealing with social and environmental implications.

    Requirements for Appointment

    1. Be a Kenyan citizen;
    2. Be in possession of Bachelor of Applied Science, Mining Engineering, Civil Engineering from a University recognized in Kenya,
    3. Minimum 2 years combined experience in mining production and engineering with knowledge of metallurgical processes of which one year of experience at a supervisory level;
    4. Previous experience in a head office environment including evaluation of mineral properties, and financial, taxation is an asset,
    5. Proven track record of leading and managing teams;
    6. Ability to think strategically;
    7. Highly developed interpersonal skills’
    8. Motivation and organization skills
    9. Team player
    10. A strong network of mining industry contacts in Kenya;
    11. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    Terms of Service:

    1. 3 years Contract renewable subject to performance.
    2. Salary as prescribed by SRC.

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    Water Technologist

     JG “H”

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Supervising rehabilitation of dams/pans and construction of sand dams and rock catchments.
    • Ensuring materials delivered to sites are kept in safe custody and properly utilize
    • Ensuring the safety of skilled and unskilled labour during construction phase
    • Supervising the pump mechanic during repairs and installation of pumps
    • Keeping proper records of rehabilitated and constructed works
    • Preparation of bill of quantities and simple designs of water facilities
    • Reporting to the Engineer on weekly basis on progress of works
    • Pumping tests for the developed wells and recommending appropriate pumps to be installed
    • Community mobilization during implementation of project
    • Ensuring that environmental aspect of project sites are well incorporated during construction and post construction phase.

    Requirements for Appointment:

    • Diploma in water supply/Engineering, Certificate in participatory methodologies.
    • At least 2 years work experience in the water and sanitation sector in rural areas of Uganda or Kenya;
    • Work experience with pastoral communities;
    • Knowledge of participatory approaches, especially PHAST;
    • Excellent communication skills
    •  Being a strong team player and adept at creating a strong team spirit
    • Proven ability to work creatively and independently in the field;
    • Ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people;

    Terms of Service:

    1. 3 years Contract renewable subject to performance.
    2. Salary as prescribed by SRC.

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    Water Engineers

    JG “K”

    Duties and responsibilities

    1. General coordination of all water activities/projects at the sub-county
    2. Producing designs, both initial outlines and full plans, of sewerage, water treatment and water structures such as pump systems and pipe networks
    3. Managing and maintaining water and sewerage infrastructure operations
    4. Presenting project details and technical information to the Chief officer
    5. Writing reports
    6. Preparation of project proposals
    7. Liaison with staff from other departments working at the sub county
    8. Preparation of bills of quantities
    9. Interpretation of bills of quantities and drawings to the residents
    10. Measurements of work done and Preparation of payment certificates
    11. Writing and preparation of tender documents and managing contracts in liaison with the Chief Officer
    12. Liaising with contractors, government agencies and suppliers
    13. Supervising contractors and site workers
    14. Using a variety of specialist computer applications/simulation software to design projects
    15. Coordinate with the Chief Officer to ensure that projects keep to budgets and timescales
    16. Maintaining an awareness of current environmental issues
    17. Streamlining the water agenda with the community and other interested parties
    18. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

    Requirements for Appointment

    1. Be a Kenyan citizen
    2. Bsc Civil Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering (Water) or Equivalent
    3. A postgraduate qualification in the engineering field for graduates without relevant first degrees
    4. Registration with relevant bodies
    5. At least 1 years’ experience in related fields
    6. A training in various engineering design soft wares will be an added advantage
    7. Management skills
    8. Ability to learn/use of survey equipment such as GPS, Theodolite, Total Station/Real time kinematic
    9. Ability to demonstrate a genuine knowledge and interest of the water industry and environmental issue
    10. Certificate in Computer application skills from a recognized institution
    11. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Terms of Service:

    1. 3 years Contract renewable subject to performance.
    2. Salary as prescribed by SRC.

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    Natural Resource Officer

    JG “K”

    No of Position: 2

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Mainstreaming of climate change agenda and disaster risk reduction in the land programme;
    2. Ensure the integration of indigenous knowledge and systems in land management;
    3. Development and review of work plans, budgets and procurement plans;
    4. Support the preparation of technical and training materials needed for the land programme or related projects;
    5. Support the preparation of programme periodic project reports and briefs and reviews;
    6. Preparing, monitoring and revising work plans, guidelines and budgets;
    7. Support resource mobilization and creating linkages with related programmes at county and national level;
    8. Preparing operational project documents and reports;
    9. Represent FAO in relevant meetings and undertake any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirements For Appointed:

    1. Advanced degree in natural resource management, water, environment or related field
    2. 5 years of professional experience in natural resource management or environmental issues.
    3. 5 years of relevant experience in project management, design, monitoring and evaluation
    4. Experience in the ASAL development and climate change adaptation or mitigation
    5. Good communication and reporting skills

    Terms of Service:

    1. 3 years Contract renewable subject to performance.
    2. Salary as prescribed by SRC.

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    Geologist

    Job Description/Requirements

    DEPARTMENT OF WATER, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

    No of Positions: 3

    Duties and responsibilities

    1. Explore/Study the Earth’s structure and natural processes Across the county and advise on the viability of underground water in various wards;
    2. Advise on the relevant regulations and laws in line with ground water;
    3. Collect and analyze data, report findings;
    4. Be responsible for researching job - related subjects and writing reports;
    5. Submission of research to journals and industry related print resources for publication consideration;
    6. Be responsible for presenting geological findings at county – related conferences or workshops;
    7. Site investigations
    8. Sample collection Supervision of land delineation
    9. Supervision active work locations
    10. Assess and incorporate quality controls Gather data for hydrologic, geologic, and alternative databases
    11. Create visualizations for sharing data, including maps, groundwater modeling, soil analyses, and mineral charts
    12. Communicate with stakeholders
    13. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor

    Requirements for Appointment

    1. Be a Kenyan citizen
    2. Degree in Geology or Equivalent
    3. At least 2 years’ experience in related fields
    4. A training in various geo - engineering design soft wares will be an added advantage
    5. Management skills
    6.  Knowledgeable in different scientific areas including physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, Earth sciences, and the geosciences Knowledge of relevant regulations and laws, and communication and writing skills;
    7. Ability to analyze data, report findings, and have familiarity with analysis software
    8. Certificate in Computer application skills from a recognized institution
    9. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Terms of Service:

    1. 3 years Contract renewable subject to performance.
    2. Salary as prescribed by SRC.

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    Land Reclamation Officer

    Requirements for Appointment to this grade,

    A candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Forestry; Hydrology; Geology; Economics, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science or Geography; Agriculture; Marine Science, Chemical Engineering, Civil engineering, Industrial Engineering, Water Engineering, Agricultural Engineering or its equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Disseminating appropriate technologies and innovations;
    • Undertaking community mobilization and conducting training programmes;
    • Assisting in the development of community action plans;
    • Creating awareness through campaign and advocacy materials;
    • Carrying out field surveys of projects; and
    • Collecting, storage and dissemination of research findings

    Terms of Service:

    • 3 years Contract renewable subject to performance.
    • Salary as prescribed by SRC.

    Method of Application

    You can access the advertisement details on our website www.westpokot.go.ke and submit online applications through our email [email protected]
    All application should be submitted on or before Thursday 27th May, 2021 to

    Ag. Secretary/CEO
    West Pokot County Public Service Board
    P.O Box 577 – 30600
    KAPENGURIA

    1. The County Government of West Pokot is an equal opportunity employer. Youth, Women, person living with Disabilities, Marginalized and Minority Communities are encouraged to apply.
    2. Canvasing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification
    3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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

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