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  • Posted: Jun 4, 2021
    Deadline: Jun 18, 2021
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  • The Council of Governors is composed of the Governors of the forty-seven counties and its main functions are the promotion of visionary leadership; sharing of best practices and; offer a collective voice on policy issues; promote inter - county consultations; encourage and initiate information sharing on the performance of County Governments with regard to t...
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    Director - Health Services

    Job Purpose

    • Provide leadership, coordination and guidance to the Council on matters relating to Health.

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director Health will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

    1. Coordinate the development, implementation and review of policies, regulations, strategies, standards, guidelines and legal instruments of the Directorate;
    2. Review policies, laws, regulations, strategies, standards and guidelines on matters of devolved Health;
    3. Develop a framework to guide and assist County Governments in the establishment of institutional structures for the management of health;
    4. Coordinate intra and inter agency and intergovernmental consultations on health sector issues, including existing and evolving health policies, legislation, regulations and programmes;
    5. Ensure prudent utilization and management of the Directorate’s resources;
    6. Coordinate the development of a framework to support proactive health management strategies solutions;
    7. Facilitate the development of a framework for reviewing and mainstreaming of health programmes, within respective County Integrated Development Plans (CIDPs) and County Annual Development Plans;
    8. Provide leadership in the coordination of various players in health Sector including National government, Development Partners, Private Sector and non-state actors;
    9. Spearhead the preparation and implementation of Health directorate workplan, budget and performance contracts;
    10. Facilitate the development a framework for harmonization and cascading of national and International Health interventions at the County level;
    11. Oversee the development of an engagement framework for development partners support to County Governments on health management issues;
    12. Coordinate the preparation of technical briefs, advisories and position papers on thematic health matters for the Health Committee of Governors;
    13. Coordinate response to health sector system issues, pandemic / Public Health emergencies and human Resources for health labour relations;
    14. Strategic engagement and collaboration with the Development Partners in the health sector;
    15. Development of the Human Resources for Health strategy;
    16. Guide, lead, counsel, mentor, coach and ensure continuous capacity development of staff members within the health directorate.
    17. Ensure implementation of Council’s decisions in relation to Health directorate;
    18. Ensure implementation of intergovernmental resolutions in relation to Health directorate;
    19. Coordinate planning and implementation of the activities and operations of the Health directorate;
    20. Coordinate Health systems strengthening interventions in the areas of HRH, Health information systems, Health Commodities and supply chain and Quality health services;
    21. Coordinate and harmonize Council of Governors views and perspectives on health matters;
    22. Create forums for sharing of emerging issues and best practices, promotion of health as an instrument for socio-economic growth;
    23. Coordinate the design and preparation of programs /project proposals within the Directorate;
    24. Representing the Council in health matters in consultation with the CEO in activities that are relevant in enhancing the vision of the Council;
    25. Oversee implementation of TORs of consultants within the health directorate;
    26. Provide response to need for researched papers for national and international fora on County health service delivery;
    27. Monitor and evaluate health programs and health data analytics;
    28. Ensure development and implementation of the AWP and the budget of the directorate;
    29. Liaise with the Ministry of Health and the National Treasury to ensure timely release of conditional grants in the health sector to County Governments;
    30. Approve expenditure of the directorate funds;
    31. Mobilize resources for the Health Directorate.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

    Academic Qualifications

    1. Have a Master’s degree in any of the following fields; Public Health, Health Economics, Health Systems, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Public Administration, Human Resource Management or any other related field from a recognized institution;
    2. Have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields; Medicine and Surgery, Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Pharmacy or any other related field from a recognized institution;

    Experience

    1. Minimum of twelve (12) years’ experience, eight (8) of which should be in a management position.

    Functional Skills

    1. Thorough understanding of international and national goals, policies, objectives, and ability to relate them to Council’s mandate.
    2. Thorough understanding of Devolution as envisioned in the Constitution.
    3. Understanding of financial and human resource management.
    4. Good understanding of government policies, regulations, and procedures.
    5. Ability to develop policy and implement strategy.
    6. Ability to undertake stakeholder management.
    7. Negotiation Skills.
    8. Communication skills
    9. Leadership skills
    10. Conflict resolution skills
    11. People management skills
    12. Professionalism

    Other Requirements

    • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
    • Be a member to a professional body and in good standing.
    • Leadership course from a recognized institution
    • Be compliant to the requirements of Chapter six (6) and the thirteen (13) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Duration of the Assignment

    The duration of the engagement will be three (3) years renewable for a similar term subject to performance and availability of funds.

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    Program Officer, Gender, Youth, Sports and Social Services

    Job Purpose

    • Provide technical Support in the implementation and coordination of all matters and activities of the committee.

    Reporting to the Senior Program Officer, the Program Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Monitor, review and advise the committee on sector policies, laws, regulations, strategies, standards and guidelines on matters related to the sector.
    • Organize and participate in meetings with stakeholders, development partners, private sector and civil society on matters of interest to County Governments.
    • Participate in development of sector policies, laws, regulations, strategies, standards and guidelines on matters related to the sector.
    • Identify, guide and advise on preparation of resource materials for induction of the Council Committee (Governors) and the County Executive (County Executive Committee Members, Chief Officers, Directors and other officers).
    • Initiate development of advisories to County Government on the implementation of Devolved functions in the sector.
    • Initiate development of committee reports, policy briefs, speeches and policy papers.
    • Prepare, file and archive committee rules, regulations, reports, briefs, minutes and any other relevant documents in the committee.
    • Follow up and prepare reports on the implementation and compliance on indicators related to SDGs, Gender, youth and other international obligations, treaties and agreements in the committee.
    • Follow up on County Governments’ participation in intergovernmental consultations and sector dialogues.
    • Participate and prepare reports for intergovernmental and sector forums in the sector.
    • Implement committee policies, regulations, strategies, standards and guidelines.
    • Support in committee data collection to inform policy decisions.
    • Support sensitization of County Governments on mainstreaming SDGs, Gender and other international obligations, treaties and agreements.
    • Prepare letters of invitation and requisition for the venue and other necessary materials for committee meetings (Governors) and for the Caucus meetings (County Executive Committee Members, Chief Officers, Directors and other officers).
    • Initiate the development of the committee annual work plans and budgets.
    • Identify relevant partners to support resource mobilization for the committee activities.
    • Initiate and prepare for the committee peer learning initiatives in the sector.
    • Follow up on the implementation of intergovernmental resolutions relating to the committee.
    • Support implementation of committee activities.
    • Initiate documentation of good practices in the sector.
    • Initiate inter-county knowledge sharing and learning on devolved functions.
    • Participate in committee in intergovernmental sector fora’s and policy discourse.
    • Initiate development of annual committee budgets.
    • Monitor budget utilisation in the committee.
    • Participate in the negotiation of conditional and non-conditional grants with the National Government and development partners.
    • Make follow-ups on the release and implementation of grants to County Governments.
    • Comply with internal controls in utilisation of budgets by the committee.
    • Support sensitization County Governments on conditional grants requirements.
    • Guide and mentor the assistants and interns.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Development Studies, Sociology, Public Administration and Management, Social Sciences or in a related field from a recognized institution.

    Experience

    Minimum of one (1) year experience.

    Functional Skills

    • Thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives, and ability to relate them to Council’s mandate.
    • Thorough understanding of Devolution as envisioned in the Constitution.
    • Understanding of financial and human resource management.
    • Good understanding of government policies, regulations, and procedures.
    • Understanding in policy development and strategy implementation.
    • Stakeholder management.
    • Communication skills
    • Professionalism

    Duration of the Assignment

    The duration of the engagement will be three (3) years renewable for a similar term subject to performance and availability of funds.

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    Accountant

    Job Purpose

    • The job entails implementing finance and accounting strategies, policies, and procedures to support the Council’s strategic goals and objectives.

    Reporting to the Senior Accountant, the Accountant will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Provide support in the preparation of the Council’s annual budget and work plans.
    • Ensure sound financial & accounting principles and controls are applied to all financial transactions of the Council.
    • Process all imprest payments, surrenders and monthly outstanding schedules of the same.
    • Printing cheques for all approved payments including payments to suppliers and other stakeholders.
    • Maintain books of accounts in accordance with regulations, maintenance of primary records such as cash books and accountable registers.
    • Update the cash book and other general ledgers.
    • Maintain payables and receivables register.
    • Maintain and efficient filing system.
    • Records management and filing of all payment vouchers and other accountable documents.
    • Print cheques for all approved payments including payments to suppliers and for approved loans to beneficiaries.
    • Maintain the vote book ensuring proper expenditure control ad per the authorized budgets.
    • Maintain books of accounts in accordance with regulations, maintenance of primary records such as cash books and accountable registers.
    • Submit statutory deductions to the various institutions. (N.H.I.F, N.S.S.F, P.A.Y.E and H.E.L.B).
    • Management of office petty cash.
    • Settling payments.
    • Implementation of Financial accounting standards in all accounting and reporting processes.
    • Application of accounting methods for the purpose of financial allocation and reporting.
    • Monitoring & reporting on the annual budgets and work-plans.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Finance, Accounting, Business Management/Administration or in a related field from a recognized institution.
    • Holder of a requisite professional qualification CPA(K) or ACCA

    Experience

    1. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience.

    Functional Skills

    1. Thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives, and ability to relate them to Council’s mandate.
    2. Broad knowledge and understanding of functional areas of Finance and Accounts,
    3. Financial and human resource management skills.
    4. Demonstrate good understanding of government policies, regulations, and procedures.
    5. Demonstrate ability to undertake stakeholder management.
    6. Communication skills
    7. professionalism
    8. Conflict resolution skills

    Duration of the Assignment

    The duration of the engagement will be three (3) years renewable for a similar term subject to performance and availability of funds.

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    Human Resource Management and Development Officer

    For better execution of its mandate, the Council of Governors is established in various sectorial working Committees and Departments. To enable the Council achieve its mandate and vision, the Council wishes to recruit a Human Resource Management and Development Officer to support the Human Resource Management and Development Division at the Council:

    Job Purpose

    The job entails implementation of human resource and development strategies, work plans, policies, and procedures.

    Reporting to the Senior Human Resources Management and Development Officer, the Human Resource Management and Development Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Administer and collate staff performance appraisals.
    • Maintain accurate record of expiry of contracts, probationary periods, and acting appointments and submit reports for decision making.
    • Develop probation evaluation reports for confirmation of staff in service.
    • Participate in various cross cutting committees assigned from time to time.
    • Undertake accurate filing and archiving of various staff records electronically and physically.
    • Implement with guidance human resource management strategies, policies and programs.
    • Implement employee recruitment, promotion, leave, transfer, and exit documents.
    • Draft and verify routine correspondences for review.
    • Collate and analyze training applications.
    • Support the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
    • Carry out administrative support in recruitment and selection of staff.
    • Participate in the implementation of ERP Human Resource Modules.
    • Comply with all statutory labour laws and regulatory framework.
    • Draft the Division’s budget and workplans as provided for in PFM Act 2012.
    • Participate in the processing of payroll

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Human Resource Management, Social Sciences, Business Management/Administration or in a related field from a recognized institution.
    • Membership to a relevant professional body.

    Experience and Functional Skills

    1. Minimum of one (1) year experience.

    Functional Skills

    1. Basic understanding of functional areas of Human Resource Management.
    2. Basic understanding of Human resource management policies, regulations, and procedures.
    3. Proficiency in use of Ms. Office tools
    4. Good communication skills

    Duration of the Assignment

    The duration of the engagement will be three (3) years renewable for a similar term subject to performance and availability of funds.

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    Records Management Officer

    Job Purpose

    The job is responsible for efficient management of records in the Council.

    Reporting to the Senior Records Management Officer, the Records Management Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Implement record management policies.
    • Ensure the security of files and documents.
    • Update and maintain the file movement records.
    • Receipt and dispatch mails and maintain related registers.
    • Prepare appraisal and disposal schedule of files and documents in liaison with relevant agencies as per the Public Archives and Documentation Act Cap 19.
    • Undertake records survey process.
    • Manage confidential files and records.
    • Update file indexes.
    • Update and maintain records management database;
    • Update and maintain file movement records.
    • Initiate appraisal and disposal of files.
    • Support the development and implementation of the Section’s budget as out lined in the annual work plan.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    1. Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Records Management, Information Management, Information Science or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

    Experience

    Minimum of one (1) year experience.

    Functional Skills

    • Knowledge and understanding of functional areas of Records Management.
    • Demonstrate good understanding of records management policies, regulations, and procedures.
    • Knowledge in use of human resource information system
    • Proficiency in use of Ms. Office tools
    • Good Communication skills.
    • Negotiation Skills.
    • Conflict resolution skills
    • People management skills
    • Professionalism
    • Duration of the Assignment

    The duration of the engagement will be three (3) years renewable for a similar term subject to performance and availability of funds.

    Method of Application

    Interested persons should send their CV with names and addresses of three referees and Cover letter to [email protected] on or before Friday 18th June, 2021, indicating the name of the position in the subject on the email.

    Director - Health Service should apply using the below information only

    Interested persons should download and duly fill the COG EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM and drop the duly completed form, CV with names and addresses of three referees, cover letter clearly indicating “application for the position of Director Health” in the subject, with current and expected remuneration, and a copy of ID, certificates, relevant clearance certificates and testimonials.

    The hard copy application in plain sealed envelope must be submitted and registered at the Council Offices, Delta Corner Towers- Westlands, Oracle Wing 2nd Floor, on or before 5:00 p.m. 18th June, 2021 addressed as “Application for a position of the Director Health” to;
    The Chief Executive Officer,
    Council of Governors
    P.O Box 40401-00100
    Nairobi


    Council of Governors is an equal opportunity Employer. Persons living with disabilities and Persons from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

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

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