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  • Posted: Mar 26, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 19, 2024
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    Vihiga County whose headquarters is in Mbale is Located in the Western Region of Kenya. It boarders Nandi to the East, Kisumu County to the South, Siaya County to the West and KAKAMEGA County to the North. It is one of the four Counties in the former Western Province. Vihiga County has five Constituencies; Luanda, Emuhaya, Hamisi, Sabatia and Vihiga. The County’s population stands at 612,000.
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    Director Internal Audit

    The Director Internal Audit shall report to the Chief Officer Accounting, Revenue and Supply Chain Management.
    An officer at this level will be based at the County Headquarters and will be responsible for the coordination of activities in the Internal Audit Section in the County Government.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Head day- to-day activities of the internal audit directorate of the. County Government;
    • To streamline and co-ordinate implementation of Internal Control
    • Framework and Risk Management systems in the County Government,
    • Review the internal control framework and consistently ensure its compliance;
    • Co-ordinate and facilitate the development and implementation of the formal Risk Management Framework;
    • Co-ordinate departmental audits, develop criteria, review and analyze evidence and document audit processes and procedures;
    • Identify, develop and document audit issues and recommendations;
    • Co-ordinate and liaise with external auditors to ensure external audits and financial reporting processes are efficient and effective;
    • Conduct appropriate governance and performance assessment exercises so as to streamline the County’s performance and governance processes;
    • Lead in the development of the County Audit Charter and Annual Audit Work plan;
    • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirement for Appointment

    • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
    • Served for cumulative ten (10) years, three (3) of which should have beenat the grade of Principal Internal Auditor, Job Group ‘N’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Management, Business Administration, Economics or any other relevant field;
    • Must be in possession of CPA(K)/ACCA and registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and in good standing;
    • Must have a relevant Master’s Degree from a recognized institution;
    • Attended a Senior Management Course or Strategic Leadership development programme  lasting for at least four (4) weeks;
    • Be conversant with the provisions of the Public Financial Management Act, 2012, the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act, 2015 and the regulations thereto;
    • Must satisfy the provisions of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
    • Conversant with IFMIS and other revenue management accounting or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages;
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives and ability to align them to the County’s mandate;
    • Be a good team player with exemplary leadership qualities, interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills;
    • Proficiency in Computer Application Skills relevant to financial management from a recognized institution.

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    Deputy Director Monitoring and Evaluation

    The Deputy Director Monitoring and Evaluation shall report to the Chief Officer Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring and Evaluation in the County Government of Vihiga.

    An officer at this level will be based at the County Headquarters and will be responsible for the coordination of activities in Monitoring and Evaluation section in the County Government.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist the Director monitoring and Evaluation in the day to day of the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation section;
    • Direction of Economic planning functions or production of statistical data at the County level;
    • Coordination and formulation of county development strategies, policies and programs within the department responsible for the County’s Economic Planning and in other departments’ collation and presentation of statistical data from the survey reports and bulletins;
    • Preparation of county development plans and coordination of county positions on international economic subjects;
    • Monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs;
    • Planning and management of human resources, projection of manpower needs and training to meet County development objectives, population surveys and compilation of data for planning and social services, manpower surveys and in conjunction with the department responsible for employment, undertaking labor force studies and monitoring unemployment in the county;
    • Assist in collection, collation, processing and administration of statistical data in accordance with the Statistics Act;
    • Formulating coordinated strategies, policies and programmes for the harmonious development of the economic sectors, carrying out sectoral studies and research, monitoring changes in key indicators of sectoral economic structures, trends and efficiency;
    • Perform other duties related to the field as assigned from time to time.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
    • Must have served in the grade of Deputy Chief Economist Deputy Chief Statistician for at least three (3) years or other comparable and relevant position in economic Planning or a compilation and production of statistical data county Economic planning and public sector for at least twelve (12) vears of which three (3) years must be at a Senior Economic policy Research/Planning position;
    • Must have attained qualifications in Economics or Statistics at least Masters of Arts (MA), Masters of Science (Msc or Master of  Philosophy (MPhil) level or their equivalent recognized qualification 
    • Must satisfy the provisions of chapter six of the Constitution of Ken 2010.

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    Principal Internal Auditor

    Responsibilities 

    • Monitoring Implementation of Accounting Standards and system Compliance;
    • Follow up on audit matters;
    • Ensure Implementation of the Senate and the County Assembiy Accounts Committee recommendations;
    • Ensure Management Financial Reports are prepared and submitted to the required entities on time;
    • Ensure accurate and appropriate Audit records, reports and returns are maintained;
    • Interpretation and Implementation of Financial results and
    • Perform any other related duties as May be assigned trom

    Minimum Requirements

    • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
    • Must have served in the grade of Chief Internal Auditor, Job Group ‘M’ or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
    • Bachelor’s Degree in commerce (Accounting or Finance option) and passed part II of the certified public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent;
    • Must have registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK);
    • Must be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Must satisfy the provisions of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

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    Internal Auditor I

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Heading functional units in the various departments within the County;
    • Analyzing departmental data and policy formulation;
    • Examining vouchers, cashbooks, ledgers and confirming the accuracy of transactions in the department;
    • Auditing annual accounts for the department,
    • Verifying statement of accounts of the various departments and reporting the findings to the immediate supervisor;
    • Offering any other extension services as need arises;
    • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bea Kenyan Citizen;
    • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Management, Business Administration or Economics;
    • Passed Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examinations or it’s recognized equivalent qualifications;
    • Must satisfy the provisions of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

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    Principal Supply Chain Management Officer

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ensure procurement of goods, works and services are done within approved budget;
    • Prepare, process and upload procurement with the medium-term fiscal frame work and fiscal plans on IFMIS in conformity submit them to the relevant authorities;
    • Maintain proper inventory control, assets and stores management and distribution of goods to County entities by maintaining a stores management systems to manage inventory electronically;
    • Enhance the preferences and reservation scheme in order to comply with the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 and regulations, 2020;
    • Maintain an updated list or register of prequalified suppliers;
    • Maintain a monthly record of all contracts awarded giving specific details as per who won the tender;
    • Analyze appropriate records to ensure that procurement process, decision, and contractual agreement are accurately documented for accountability and audit purpose;
    • Preparation of management information and statistical reports;
    • Ensure that the right goods and services are acquired for the Departments,
    • Coordination of the selected bidder to ensure completion of administrative processes including Bid Security, contract award notice and distribution of contract documents accordingly;
    • Coordinate the administrative process throughout the duration of the preparation of all documentation until the award of the contract;
    • Maintain appropriate records to ensure that procurement process, decision, and contractual agreement are accurately documented for accountability and audit purpose;
    • Perform other duties related to the field as assigned by the Director
    • Supply Chain Management from time to time.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bea Kenyan Citizen;
    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, Procurement and Supplies Management, Marketing, Law or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution: and
    • A Diploma in Supplies Management or its approved equivalent from a recognized institution.
    • Demonstrate general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of Public Financial Management Act, 2012, the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act, 2015 and the regulations thereto.
    • A certificate in Senior Management Course from a recognized insutution will be an added advantage;
    • Served as a procurement officer in the public or private sector a minimum period of five (5) years;
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives and ability to align them to the County's mandate;
    • Must satisfy the provisions of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
    • Conversant with IFMIS and other revenue Management accounting Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP} packages:
    • Amember of the Kenya institute of Supplies in good standing
    • Attended a Senior Management Course ot Strategic Leaders Development programme lasting for at least four (4) weeks
    • Proficiency in Computer Applicaton Skills relevant to financial management from a recognized institution 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application with copies of their National Identity / passport, Academic & Professional certificates and current Chapter Six compliance certificates to the undersigned on or before 19th day of April 2024

    SECRETARY/CEO VIHIGA COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
    P.O BOX 880-50300

    MARAGOLI.

    Please Note

    • County Government of Vihiga is an equal opportunity employer and encourages People Living with Disabilities, Youth and Women to apply.
    • County Public Service Board does not charge any recruitment fee whatsoever. Do Not Pay Money to Fraudsters because Our services are absolutely free
    • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.
    • Those with certificates from foreign institutions must have them certified by the relevant authority.

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