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  • Posted: Aug 24, 2020
    Deadline: Sep 4, 2020
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    Murang’a County is one of the five counties in the Central region of the Republic of Kenya. It is bordered to the North by Nyeri, to the South by Kiambu, to the West by Nyandarua and to the East by Kirinyaga, Embu and Machakos counties.
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    Chief Officer: Women, Children and Vulnerable Groups

     Job Group ‘S’- 1 post- (Reserved for Women)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the respective County Executive Committee Member, the Officer will be the Accounting and Authorized Officer for the Department and will also be responsible for the following:

    • General administration and coordination of the respective County Department.
    • Development, implementation and review of policies, Sector Plans and Budgets.
    • Overseeing management of Departmental resources, preparation of budget estimates, annual work plans and Programs.
    • Formulation and implementation of effective programs aligned to County visions and sector goal
    • Implementation and monitoring of the Performance Management system.
    • Ensuring that Departmental staff are capacity built for effective service delivery.
    • Organizing and coordinating consultative forums with Stakeholders
    • Promotion of National Values and Principles of Good Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
    • Ensure effective service delivery through implementation of laid out policies and regulations.
    • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Be a Kenyan Citizen
    • Be in possession of a first degree in a relevant field from a University recognized in Kenya.
    • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than seven (7) years in a Senior Management position in Public Service or Private Sector.
    • Demonstrate understanding of Devolved Governance.
    • Be a strategic and result oriented individual and able to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
    • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity.
    • Have knowledge and experience in Programme Based Budgeting, Planning and Financial analysis.
    • Demonstrate thorough understanding of County development objectives and Kenya Vision 2030.
    • A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Salary: As prescribed by SRC

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    Municipal Manager

    Job Group ‘Q’ - 1 Post-(Re-advertisement)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Answerable to the board and implement the decisions and functions of the board as per Urban Areas and Cities Act,2011 Section 20 and 21
    • Manage Administration in accordance to the Urban and Cities Areas Act, 2011 and applicable legislations.
    • Formulation and implementation of policies, strategies, plans and programs
    • Develop, implement an integrated Development Plan and monitor its progress
    • Act on behalf of the Municipal Board by ensuring the execution of the decisions of the Board
    • Prepare and present for approval to the Board of the Municipality, an annual estimate of revenue and expenditure.
    • Be principally responsible for building and maintaining a strong alliance and effective working relationships between the Board and the civil society, private sector and community based organizations;
    • Prepare, and submit to the Board an annual report on the activities and accomplishments of the departments and agencies comprising the executive branch of the Municipality.
    • Act as Board Secretary and as an ex-officio member of all committees of the Board; and
    • Exercise supervision over all departments and agencies of the Municipality and coordination of its activities
    • Enforce the provisions of this Charter, Municipal By-laws, and all applicable laws; and other Municipality decisions;
    • Prepare and administer the annual Municipality budget;
    • Administer Municipality utilities and property;
    • Encourage and support regional and intergovernmental cooperation;
    • Promote cooperation among the Board of the Municipality, staff and citizens in developing Municipality policies and building a sense of community;
    • Exercise such other powers as may be prescribed by Charter, by-laws and applicable laws.
    • Any other duties as directed by the Board

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Be a Kenyan citizen.
    • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Management, Public Administration, Business Management or any other relevant Degree from a university recognized in Kenya
    • Possession of a relevant Master’s Degree would be an added advantage
    • Must have at least Seven (7) years’ of experience, two (2) years of which must have been in a senior management level in reputable organization;
    • Must be computer literate in Microsoft package from a recognized institution;
    • Understanding national goals, policies and development objectives of vision 2030;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Demonstrate a thorough understanding of socio-economic dynamics in Murang’a County
    • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented Wide knowledge in Urban Development Policies and Financial Management
    • Registration with a relevant professional body is an added advantage.
    • Good knowledge and interpretation of key and related Urban Areas and Cities Legislations and Policies, Knowledge of Municipal Operations and Delegation of Powers
    • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution on Leadership and integrity

    Salary and benefits: As per the guidelines provided by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

    NB-All who had previously applied need to reapply afresh.

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    Administration Officer II

     Job Description

    Job Group ‘J’- 3 Posts

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Planning of office accommodation and layout;
    • Facilitating transport and travelling services;
    • Maintaining and updating furniture and office equipment inventory;
    • Ensuring payment of utility bills;
    • Facilitating movement of assets;
    • Facilitating general maintenance of building and furniture;
    • Facilitating logistics for meetings, conferences and other specific events;
    • Collecting and collating data on developmental activities;
    • Providing input in organizing public participation awareness at the local level.

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Public Administration, Business Administration/Management, Community Development, Supply chain, Trade, economics, Marketing, ICT or any other relevant qualification from a recognized Institution;
    • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized Institution

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    General Surgeon

    Job Group ‘Q’- 2 posts

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • General diagnosing, caring and treating diseases and rehabilitation of patients;
    • Carrying out specialized clinical care
    • Providing psycho-social interventions
    • Providing clinical services to patients
    • Training, consulting and performing surgeries in various health facilities
    • Carrying out forensic and medico-legal services
    • Coordinating disease surveillance, prevention and control
    • Coordinating health education and promotion
    • Implementing health projects and programs
    • Maintaining up-to-date health information systems
    • Monitoring provision of health treatment and care
    • Undertaking health research
    • Analyzing medical reports

    Requirement for appointment

    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognized by Medical practitioner and Dentist Board;
    • Master’s degree in general surgery or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
    • Certificate of registration by the medical practitioners and dentist board
    • Valid practicing license from the medical practitioner and Dentists Board;
    • Certificate in Computer Application skills from a recognized institution.
    • Demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.

    NB-All who had previously applied need to reapply afresh.

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    Anesthesiologist

     Job Description

    Job Group ‘Q’- 2 posts

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Administering pain relief before, during, and after medical procedures
    • Monitoring patients’ vital signs during procedures
    • Supervising anesthesia assistants and certified registered nurse anesthetists
    • Approving general, sedative, regional, or local anesthetics
    • Reviewing medical files and lab results
    • Informing patients of risks associated with anesthesia
    • Complying with medical and hospital procedure policy

    Requirements for appointment

    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from an institution recognized by Medical practitioner and Dentist Board;
    • Master’s degree Anesthesia in or equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board.
    • Certificate of registration by the medical practitioners and dentist board
    • Valid practicing license from the medical practitioner and Dentists Board;
    • Certificate in Computer Application skills from a recognized institution.
    • Demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.

    NB-All who had previously applied need to reapply afresh.

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    Assistant Director of Veterinary Services

     Job Description

    Job Group ‘P’- 2 posts

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Participating in carrying out economic impact assessment on animal diseases;
    • Undertaking forensic investigations and compiling appropriate reports
    • Offering veterinary services at ports of entry
    • Undertaking disease control activities such as disease research, mapping, vaccination and enforcement of livestock movement regulations
    • Training stakeholders on vector control programs, animal health, breeding welfare and good veterinary practices
    • Treating sick animals
    • Analyzing data and preparing reports on animal health, products and markets
    • Undertaking postmortem examination and other diagnostic tests
    • Interpreting laboratory results making appropriate recommendations
    • Inspecting, grading and licensing plant processing animal products and transport carriers/ containers
    • Examining and issuing animal health certificates
    • Participating in field efficacy trials for drugs, vaccines and acaricides
    • Disseminating data/ information on animal health, products and markets
    • Collaborating with stakeholders in providing veterinary services

    Requirements for appointment

    • Be in possession of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) degree from a recognized institution with at least three (3) years’ experience in a similar position
    • Have attended a management course lasting not less than Four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
    • Be registered by Kenya veterinary Board
    • Have a master of science degree in any of the following disciplines:- veterinary medicine, veterinary surgery, livestock economics, forensic science, Animal nutrition and feed sciences, Animal Genetics and Breeding, clinical studies, veterinary public health, livestock production systems, poultry science, veterinary anatomy and reproductive biology from a recognized institution
    • Certificate in Computer Application skills from a recognized institution.

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Salary: As prescribed by SRC

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    Veterinary Officer

     Job Description

    Job Group ‘L’- 4 posts

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Undertaking disease control activities such as disease research, vaccination and enforcement of livestock movement regulations
    • Participating in the training of stakeholders on vector control programs,
    • Treating sick animals
    • Advising on good veterinary practices
    • Collecting data and preparing reports on animal health, products and markets
    • Providing advise on animal breeding and welfare
    • Undertaking postmortem examination and other diagnostic tests

    Requirements for appointment

    • Be in possession of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) degree from a recognized institution.
    • Be registered by Kenya veterinary Board
    • Certificate in Computer Application skills from a recognized institution.

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Salary: As prescribed by SRC

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    Assistant Animal Health Officer III

    Job Group ‘H’- 10 posts

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Participating in animal health field demonstration and agricultural shows
    • Participating in sample collection and dispatch
    • Inspecting livestock stock routes
    • Collecting data and writing technical reports
    • Demonstrating and training on milking techniques and external parasite control techniques such as dipping, spraying and dusting
    • Carrying out vaccinations, closed castration, dehorning, ear tagging, branding, deworming, disbudding, docking, debeaking and hoof trimming
    • Carrying out simple treatment of animals
    • Participating in disease search and reporting
    • Keeping records on animal breeding, animal health, milk production, dipping data and maintaining dairy units

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Diploma in any of the following disciplines:- Animal Health, animal Health and production, environmental health, clinical pathology and laboratory diagnosis, poultry science, veterinary public health and mea technology or animal husbandry from a recognized Institution;
    • Be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board
    • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized Institution

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Salary: As prescribed by SRC

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    Assistant Animal Health Officer III

     Job Description

    Job Group ‘H’- 10 posts

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Participating in animal health field demonstration and agricultural shows
    • Participating in sample collection and dispatch
    • Inspecting livestock stock routes
    • Collecting data and writing technical reports
    • Demonstrating and training on milking techniques and external parasite control techniques such as dipping, spraying and dusting
    • Carrying out vaccinations, closed castration, dehorning, ear tagging, branding, deworming, disbudding, docking, debeaking and hoof trimming
    • Carrying out simple treatment of animals
    • Participating in disease search and reporting
    • Keeping records on animal breeding, animal health, milk production, dipping data and maintaining dairy units

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Diploma in any of the following disciplines:- Animal Health, animal Health and production, environmental health, clinical pathology and laboratory diagnosis, poultry science, veterinary public health and mea technology or animal husbandry from a recognized Institution;
    • Be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board
    • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized Institution

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Salary: As prescribed by SRC

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    Assistant Agricultural Officer I

     Job Description

    Job Group ‘K’- 4 posts

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Implementation of farm business plans through analysis of various enterprises
    • Monitor and advise on adoption of agricultural technologies
    • Promotion and development of agribusiness activities

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Diploma in any of the following disciplines:- Agriculture, food technology, Agriculture and home economics, Agriculture education, horticulture or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized qualification
    • Three (3) years’ experience in a similar position or working with horticultural farmers groups in any field will be an added advantage
    • Having attended an agricultural seminar/ training will be an advantage
    • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized Institution

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Salary: As prescribed by SRC

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    Assistant Agricultural Officer II

     Job Description

    Job Group ‘J’- 6 posts

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Coordinate and supervise agricultural activities
    • Organize broad based surveys
    • Compile reports
    • Oversee the implementation of agricultural community based actions plans

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Diploma in any of the following disciplines:- Agriculture, food technology, Agriculture and home economics, Agriculture education, horticulture or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized qualification
    • Two (2) years’ experience in a similar position or working with horticultural farmers groups in any field will be an added advantage
    • Having attended an agricultural seminar/ training will be an advantage
    • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized Institution

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Salary: As prescribed by SRC

    Method of Application

    Application forms can be accessed via the following link:http://muranga.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/PSBAPPLICATIONFORM-2015-1.pdf. Applications should be sent via email to psb@muranga.go.ke OR hand delivered to the County Public Service Board offices on or before close of business on  4th September 2020 in a sealed envelope addressed to:

    The Secretary
    Murang’a County Public Service Board
    P.O. Box 52-10200
    MURANG’A


    Applicants from other Counties are encouraged to apply.

    •  Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
    •  Women, minorities and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    •  Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, clearance and other relevant documents in support of their applications.

    Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

    Murang’a County Government is an equal opportunity employer

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