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  • Posted: May 18, 2021
    Deadline: May 25, 2021
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  • Kitui County is located 170Km to the South East of Nairobi City. It covers an area of about 30,496 km2. It borders Machakos and Makueni Counties to the West, Tana River County to the East, Taita-Taveta County to the South, and Embu and Tharaka- Nithi Counties to the North. it is about two and half hours’ drive from Nairobi and 30 minutes flight by a ch...
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    Deputy Director Records Management

    JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 04’ 

    Terms of service: Permanent

    Requirements for appointment

    1. Be a citizen of Kenya;
    2. Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Records Management or its equivalent from an institution recognized in Kenya;
    3. Relevant working experience of not less than (10) years, five (5) of which should be in Senior or Leadership position either in the public or private Sector;
    4. Served in the grade of Assistant director, Records Management or any other relevant and comparable position in the public service for a minimum of three (3) years; and
    5. Demonstrated professional competence and administrative ability in the management of the records function.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    The Deputy Director, Records Management will be responsible for:

    • Initiation, development and implementation of Records Management policies and procedures;
    • Liaising with Kenya National Archives and Documentation Services on appraisal and disposal of dormant records;
    • Efficient and effective management of registry services;
    • Ensuring security of information and records;
    • Custodian of County Government records; and
    • Any other relevant duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

    Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

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    Director Supply Chain Management

    Terms of service: Contract

    Requirements for appointment

    • Be a citizen of Kenya;
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, Procurement and Supply Management, Contract Management, logistics or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institutions;
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Supplies Management from a recognized institution;
    • Master’s Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, Procurement and Supply Management, Contract Management, logistics or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institutions;
    • Relevant working experience of not less than (10) years, five (5) of which should have been senior management or leadership; Served in the grade of Deputy Director, Supply Chain management Services or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
    • Be a member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) and of good standing;
    • Demonstrated high degree of professional competence, administrative capabilities and initiative in organization and management of Supply Chain Management function;
    • Attended a strategic leadership development programme from a recognized institution;
    • Demonstrated professional competence, administrative capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of the Supply Chain Management function;
    • Possess thorough understanding of Supply Chain Management issues and emerging Supply Chain Management trends and techniques.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Director, Supply Chain Management will be responsible to the respective Chief Officer for the following functions

    • Introduction of systems that will facilitate effective and efficient management of Supply Chain function
    • Provision of guidance on the Supply Chain Management policy matters to Ministries/Departments and Institutions;
    • Developing a regulatory framework and standards;
    • Updating existing rules and regulations in line with the changing environment such as laws and related statutes;
    • Coordination of the administration of scheme of Service for Supply Chain Management Personnel;
    • Reviewing of curriculum for the County Public Service Material Management Programme;
    • Implementation of Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and other Statues, rules and regulations and ensuring adherence to the laid down procedures, rules and regulations;
    • Analyzing the impact of Supply Chain Management policies, rules and regulations;
    • Advising the Accounting Officers on Supply Chain Management standards;
    • Participating in procurement planning and budget preparation;
    • Advising the County on Supply Chain matters and interpreting of other laws and statutes that impact on supply chain Management Matters; and
    • Any other relevant duty as may be assigned by a competent Authority.

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    Municipal Manager

    Terms of service: Contract

    Requirements for appointment

    • Be a citizen of Kenya;
    • Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • Relevant working experience of not less than (10) years, five (5) of which should be in Administration or Management either in the public or private Sector;
    • Have qualifications and knowledge in administration or management; and
    • A relevant Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The Municipal Manager will report to the Municipal Board and be responsible for the functions set out in the Urban Areas and Cities Act 2015 which include:

    • Overseeing the affairs of the Municipality
    • Developing policies, plans, strategies and programmes for delivery of services for approval by the Board;
    • Formulation and implementation of integrated development plans as guided by the Municipal Board;
    • Development and management of schemes, including site development in collaboration with relevant national and County agencies;
    • Implementation of national and County legislation;
    • Implementation of Board policies on control of land use, land sub- division, land development and zoning by public and private sectors;
    • Promotion of infrastructural development and services within the municipality;
    • Preparation for approval and implementation of the Municipal budget as approved;
    • Establishment, implementation and monitoring of performance management systems; and
    • Implementation of any other Municipal Board decision.

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    Director Human Resource Development

    JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 03’ (R) 

    Terms of service: Contract

    Requirements for appointment

    • Be a citizen of Kenya;
    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields; Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Planning, Business Administration, Education, Sociology, Political Science/Government, Anthropology or any other relevant Social
    • Science from a recognized institution;
    • Master’s degree in any of the following fields; Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Planning, Industrial Relations, Labour Relations, Education, Public Administration, Business Administration, Counselling Psychology or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Relevant working experience of ten (10) years five (5) of which should have been in a senior Human Resource Management position either in the public or private sector; Served in the grade of Deputy Director of Human Resource Management and Development or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service for a
    • minimum period of three (3) years;
    • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Membership to a relevant professional body; and
    • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    An officer at this level will be deployed at the department responsible for Human Resource Management and Development. Specific duties and responsibilities will be as follows:

    • Innovating and designing of human resource management and development strategies and translating them to policies;
    • Introducing systems and management practices that facilitate efficient and effective management of the human resource management and development function;
    • Initiating development and review of terms and conditions of service for the County Public Service
    • Providing guidance on human resource management and development policy matters to County Ministries/departments and Institutions;
    • Proposing performance improvement strategies that are adaptive to the changing environment and technology;
    • Formulation and review of human resource management and development policies, standards and regulations;
    • Initiating action on issues related to Collective Bargaining Agreements;
    • Negotiating agreements with labour unions and monitoring their implementation;
    • Ensuring compliance with labour laws;
    • Implementing human resource management and development policies, rules and regulations and analyzing their impact on performance management;
    • Advising Authorized Officers on delegated powers including constitution of relevant committees and panels;
    • Coordinating the processing and verifying of the agenda and minutes for the Human Resource Management Advisory Committee;
    • Ensuring that professional human resource management standards are maintained;
    • Advising the Technical Departments in the County Ministries on career and Succession management, human resource planning and optimal utilization of human resources;
    • Coordinating the preparation of Personnel Emoluments (PE) budgets;
    • Coordinating the implementation of performance management systems including Staff Performance Appraisal System and the Rewards and Sanctions Framework;
    • Coordinating in-service training;
    • Ensuring the maintenance of Human Resource Information System including authorizing and safeguarding user rights;
    • Payroll management including cleansing and audit;
    • Coordinating and overseeing the preparation and presentation of agenda for Human Resource Management Advisory Committee and ensuring the implementation of the Committee decisions;
    • Coordinating implementation of technical training assistance programmes;
    • Forecasting skill and competency requirements including administration of competency tests;
    • Overseeing preparation of training projections and plans
    • Coordinating the preparation of human resource management and development reports; and
    • Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority

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    County Chief Officer

    JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 02’ (S)

    No of Positions: 12

    Terms of Service: Contract

    Requirements for appointment

    For appointment to this position, a person should:

    • Be a citizen of Kenya;
    • Be in possession of a relevant Bachelors’ degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • Possession of a Master’s degree or higher academic qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya will be added advantage;
    • Have at least ten (10) years relevant professional experience in the portfolio of interest, five (5) of which should have been in a leadership position or at a top management level in the Public Service or Private Sector;
    • Meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity; and
    • Membership to a relevant Professional Association/body will be an added advantage.
      • A Chief Officer shall be responsible to the respective County Executive Committee Member in one of County Departments:
      • Infrastructure
      • Housing
      • Urban Development
      • County Revenue Collection
      • Medical Services
      • Public Health and Sanitation
      • Environment and Natural Resources

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    A Chief Officer will be in charge of administration of a County Ministry/Department. He /She will be the Accounting and Authorized Officer responsible for

    • Providing strategic policy direction for improved service delivery;
    • Developing and implementing an effective performance management system;
    • Developing and implementing strategic plans 
    • Ensuring efficient and effective use of Financial and Human Resource, management of information systems and regular financial reporting as required;
    • Maintaining effective collaboration and partnerships with other organs of governments, Ministries/departments, the private sector and other stakeholders to propagate sector development goals and County objectives
    • Providing leadership in mainstreaming Information Communication Technology in the operations of the County Ministry/Department
    • Promoting values and principles spelt out in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 in the operations of the Ministry/Department;
    • Formulating and implementing effective programmes and plans to attain Vision 2030, Sustainable Development Goals and the County’s Five pilla manifesto
    • Spearheading formulation of County policies related to specific Ministry’s mandate;
    • Ensuring the achievement of the County goals and objectives and Inter-Governmental programs and projects; and
    • Any other duty as may be assigned by the County Executive Committee Member.

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    County Solicitor

    JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 02’ (S) 

    Terms of service: Contract

    Requirements for appointment

    • Be a citizen of Kenya;
    • Bachelor of laws (LL.B) Degree from a recognized institution;
    • Post graduate Diploma in legal studies from the Council of Legal Education;
    • Relevant Master’s Degree is added advantage;
    • Have at least five years’ experience as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    The County Solicitor will the principal assistant to the County Attorney in the Execution of the duties set out in The Office of the County Attorney Act, 2020 which include:

    • Being the principal legal adviser to the County government;
    • Attending the meetings of the County Executive Committee as an ex-officio member;
    • On the instructions of the County government, representing the County Executive in court or in any other legal proceedings to which the County executive is a party, other than criminal proceedings
    • Advising departments in the County executive on legislative and other legal matters;
    • Negotiating, drafting, vetting and interpreting documents and agreements for and on behalf of the County executive and its agencies;
    • Responsible for the revision of County laws;
    • Liaising with the Office of the Attorney General whenever need arises; and
    • Performing any other duty as may be assigned by the County Attorney or other competent authority.

    Method of Application

    Each application should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Applicants for Chief Officers’ position should indicate the County Ministry of interest. Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope with the position applied for clearly marked on the left side and either hand delivered to the reception desk at the Kitui CPSB offices on Prisons Road, Kitui Town or posted to the following address:


    The Board Secretary,
    Kitui County Public Service Board,
    P.O. Box 33-90200, Kitui.
    Important information to all applicants

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    Applications should reach the Secretary, County Public Service Board on or before Tuesday , 25th May 2021

    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Shortlisted candidates MUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:

    1. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
    2. Higher Education Loans Board
    3. Kenya Revenue Authority
    4. Credit Reference Bureau
    5. Directorate of Criminal Investigation

    The County Government of Kitui is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge commission for its recruitment services. Qualified Women, persons living with disability and those from minority and Marginalised groups are encouraged to apply.

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

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