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  • Posted: Mar 27, 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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    County Director of Physical Planning

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Director of Physical Planning will be responsible to the chief officer for the organization, management and administration of the physical planning  function.

    The County Director of Physical and Land Use Planning shall be responsible for: 

    • Advising the county government on physical and land use planning matters that impact the county;
    • Formulating county physical and land use planning policies. guidelines and standards;
    • Preparation of county physical and land use development plans;
    • Preparation of local physical and land use development plans;
    • Participating in the preparation of inter-county physical and land use development plans;
    • Undertaking research on matters relating to physical and land use development planning at the county level;
    • Recommending to the County Government the establishment of planning units as may be necessary;
    • Maintaining a land information system to guide physical and land use planning;
    • Communicating decisions of the County Government development applications; and
    • Issuance of development permission and other development control instruments under physical planning & land use act with the approval of the county executive committee member.

    Requirements for appointment.

    • A person is qualified for appointment as the County Director of Physical and Land Use Planning if that person—
    • Is a citizen of Kenya;
    • Holds a bachelor's degree in urban and regional planning or related discipline from a recognized university;
    • In addition to (ii) above, holds a Masters Degree;
    • Is registered as a physical planner under the Physical Planners Registration Act, 1996 (No. 3 of 1996) and is in good standing with the relevant professional body;
    • Certificate in Strategic leadership Development Programme (SLDP) Course from a recognized institution OR its equivalent will be an added advantage;
    • Has at least five years’ post-qualification professional experience in physical and land use planning;
    • Has worked in senior management position for a period not less than three years.
    • Is not otherwise disqualified under the provisions of Chapter Six of the
    • Constitution or any other written law.

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    Clinical Pathologist

    The Clinical Pathologist coordinates and provides specialized clinical pathology services, coordinates clinical pathology, research and training in the hospital.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Analyzing body fluids and tissue samples;
    • Perform and report bone marrow aspirates and trephine biopsy, report  and interpret peripheral blood films;
    • Reporting and interpretation of specialized tests in hematology e.g flow cytometry;
    • Management of quality processes in chemical pathology;
    • Interpretation of culture and sensitivity results and annual antibiograme data;
    • Coordinate and provide laboratory services and service delivery in the laboratory unit of the hospital ensuring that they meet the expected standards and compliance in the hospital;
    • Supervise laboratory staff together with their services in the laboratory unit of the hospital to ensure that they offer timely laboratory services within the expected standards, complying with the established ethics and regulations in the hospital;
    • Ensure and coordinate continuous training and development of pathology staff for their effective and efficient performance and productivity in the hospital;
    • Coordinate and provide laboratory research and training within the hospital;
    • Monitor and evaluate progress achievement of the laboratory unit and services, research and training programs in the hospital;
    • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Head of the Department.

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from a recognized institution;
    • Master of Medicine in Pathology from a recognized institution;
    • Registration with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council KMPDU;
    • Recognition as a specialist by KMPDU;
    • Valid Practicing License;
    • Professional Insurance Indemnity Cover;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • At least three (3) years’ experience as a Clinical Pathologist in a busy hospital.

    Soft Skills Required:

    • Communication skills;
    • Organizational skills;
    • Observational skills;
    • Analytical skills;
    • Compassionate skills;
    • Be a team player.

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    Assistant Co-operatives Officer III - 2 Posts

    This is the entry and training level for officers under this cadre.

    An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a Senior Officer.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Promotion of Cooperative Societies;
    • Training of Cooperative leaders and members;
    • Enforcing compliance with Cooperative legislation;

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Diploma in any of the following disciplines Cooperative Management, Cooperative Auditing, Marketing, Internal Auditing or Finance from a recognized university OR
    • CPS Kenya Part I or CPA Kenya Part I Examination from KASNEB;
    • Certificate in computer application from a recognized institution or its equivalent.

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    Audit Examiner III - 2 Posts

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Examination of books and record of Cooperative Societies
    • Prepare Cooperative Societies entry ledger;
    • Entrance of trial balance and financial account of Cooperative Societies
    • Promotion of Cooperative Societies;
    • Training Cooperatives;
    • Enforcing Cooperative legislation;
    • Advise Cooperatives;
    • Cooperative credit administration;
    • Implementing Cooperative Development Policies.

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Diploma in Cooperative Management, Cooperative Audit, Accounting, Auditing and Finance from a recognized institution or its equivalent;
    • CPA Part I from KASNEB;
    • Certificate in Computer Application.

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    Co-operative Officer II - 3 Posts

    This is the entry and training level for officers under this cadre.

    An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a Senior Officer.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Promotion of Cooperative Societies;
    • Training Cooperatives;
    • Enforcing Cooperative Legislation;
    • Advise Cooperatives;
    • Cooperative credit administration;
    • Implementing Cooperative Development Policies;

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have

    • Bachelors’ degree in any of the following disciplines: Cooperative Management, Business Administration, Sociology, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Banking or Management and Organizational Development from a recognized institution or its equivalent;
    • Certificate in computer application from a recognized institution;

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    Assistant Director- Tourism Development and Promotion

    The Assistant Director- Tourism Development and Promotion shall report to the Chief Officer Commerce, Tourism and Co-operatives.

    An officer at this level will be based at the County Headquarters and will be responsible for the coordination of activities in the Tourism Development and Promotion.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Technical advisor on matters pertaining to tourism development and promotion;
    • Coordinating the implementation and review of County Tourism Development and Promotion policies; and tourism development and promotion strategies, programmes and projects;
    • Facilitation of the county’s membership and participation in tourism related national and international organizations, events and conventions:
    • Overseeing the enforcement of tourism development and promotion  regulations and legislation in consultation with relevant agencies:
    • Overall management in matters related to marketing, planning and  regulations of tourism development and promotion in the county;
    • Overall coordinator in relation to niche tourism development development and promotion in the county,
    • Promotion of domestic tourism development, development and promouon in the county;
    • Mapping and promotion of tourism opportunities in the county,
    • Undertaking tourism research and maintaining a depository of all data and information on tourism and tourism industry players within Vihiga County;
    • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to ume by the relevant

    Requirements for Appointment

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Served in the grade of Senior Principal Tourism Development and Promotion Officer Job Group N for a minimum of three (3) years or in any comparable and relevant position in the Public
    • Service or Public Sector;
    • Bachelor’ degree in any of the following disciplines: Tourism and Hospitality Management, Eco- Tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology, Travel and Tours Operations Management, International Tourism Management, Hospitality Management, Environmental Tourism, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (Marketing option), International Relations from a recognized institution or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution or its
    • equivalent ;
    • A master’s degree in any of the respective fields from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
    • Attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from Kenya School of Government or any other recognized institution;
    • Certificate in Computer applications from a_ recognized institution;
    • Have good leadership and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Have knowledge of Environment, Tourism and Wildlife related regulations and statutes;
    • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and _ technical competence;
    • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills;

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    Assistant Director- Innovation, Digital Economy and Start- Ups

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Formulating, implementing, and reviewing innovation, digital economy, and startup policies, strategies, and programs in the Public Service;
    • Cultivating partnerships to foster innovation and sustainable growth;
    • Developing and recommending sustainable funding mechanisms to support innovation, digital economy, and startup core missions;
    • Conducting sensitization and awareness campaigns to promote innovation and the digital economy by startups; establishing partnerships with Constituency Innovation Hubs (CIH) to create centers of excellence for training and work execution;
    • Coordinating research and development on emerging technological issues;
    • Establishing Sub-County/Ward-based incubation programs;
    • Engaging in research and innovation activities regarding technology-enabled jobs and the future of work;
    • Recruiting, training, and managing digital workers or digitally enabled workers registered on the County Ajira Digital platform;
    • Coordinating Vihiga County Startup Stakeholder engagement;
    • Organizing exposure of the Vihiga Startup ecosystem to global innovation forums;
    • Establishing seed funding and grant mechanisms;
    • Implementing policy interventions for the Vihiga Startup ecosystem;
    • Providing resources and support to startups and small businesses, significantly contributing to promoting digital entrepreneurship and innovation in Vihiga;
    • Developing innovation, digital economy, and Startup training programs and resources to teach various aspects of innovation, digital economy, and Startups to the youth;
    • Delivering training sessions to individuals or groups, either in-person or through remote methods, covering basic and advanced topics in innovation and Startups;
    • Collaborating with other trainers, subject matter experts, and stakeholders to ensure the training program meets organizational and learner needs;
    • Monitoring and evaluating innovation, digital economy, and Startup programs and policies;
    • Preparing innovation, digital economy, and Startup reports while adhering to professional standards and guidance;
    • Developing proposals for Chief Officer approval to source funding from donors and other organizations to sustain innovation, digital economy, and Startup activities in the county;
    • Performing any other duties as assigned by the relevant Chief Officer.

    Requirements for Appointment:

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Served in the grade of Senior Principal Investment, Industries, and Research Officer Job Group N for a minimum of three (3) years or in any comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Public Sector;
    • Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Business Innovation and Technology/Management, Entrepreneurship, Statistics, Economics, Project Planning and Management, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information systems, Engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Chemical, Industrial, Electronics, Metallurgy, Aeronautical Agriculture) from a recognized institution or its equivalent;
    • A master’s degree in any of the respective fields from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
    • Attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from Kenya School of Government or any other recognized institution;
    • Certificate in Computer applications from a recognized institution;
    • Possess good leadership and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Have knowledge of innovation, digital economy, and Startup related legislations and other statutes;
    • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence;
    • Possess solid analytical and problem-solving skills;
    • Must satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

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    Assistant Director-Industries, Investment and Research

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Overseeing the start and growth of manufacturing and investments through Agro-Industries, especially County Aggregation and Industrial Park (CAIP);
    • Providing a platform for engagement among farmers, processors, exporters, research institutions, industrial bodies, and the Government to foster Agro-Industrial development;
    • Collecting data, analyzing, and disseminating information on industrial production, investment, local raw materials availability, and industrial expansion programs;
    • Undertaking monitoring and evaluation of industrial projects/programs' implementation;
    • Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual county industrial performance reports to enhance productivity;
    • Identifying potential investment opportunities based on industry experience, reputation, market potential, financial capability, and strategic fit;
    • Contributing to drafting strategies for various sectors in the county for business development and executing strategies for more complex sector engagements to build a robust investment environment;
    • Gathering market intelligence to stay informed of emerging trends in sectors and the country that could have a broad impact on a country or subsector portfolio;
    • Developing long-term relationships and engagement plans with key local investors to identify and act on sustainable business opportunities;
    • Compiling researched materials systematically and preparing background briefs/briefing notes as required;
    • Presenting thoroughly researched information for background research implementation of projects, including preparation of project documents' drafts, work plans, budgets, and progress reports;
    • Providing guidance to contractors/consultants/executing agencies on routine project implementation and monitoring the quality of their work;
    • Liaising with various research institutions to ensure timely and relevant research, interviews, and focus group discussions;
    • Responsible for developing proposals for Chief Officer approval to source funding from donors and other organizations to sustain industries, investments, and research activities in the county;
    • Performing any other duties as assigned from time to time by the relevant Chief Officer.

    Requirements for Appointment:

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Have served in the grade of Senior Principal Investment, Industries, and Research Officer Job Group N for a minimum of three (3) years or in any comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Public Sector;
    • Hold a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Mathematics, Biological/Physical Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Statistics, Economics, Project Planning and Management, Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Chemical, Industrial, Electronics), Metallurgy, Aeronautical Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Food Technology, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Textile Technology, Production Technology, Leather Sciences, Wood Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Geology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Computer Science from a recognized institution or its equivalent;
    • A master’s degree in any of the respective fields from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
    • Hold a certificate in any of the following fields: Project Planning, Project Appraisal, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Entrepreneurship, Public Policy Analysis, Small Enterprises, Policy and Promotion, Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing, Environmental Management, or Business Development Services lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution or its equivalent;
    • Have attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from Kenya School of Government or any other recognized institution;
    • Hold a certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution;
    • Possess good leadership and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Have knowledge of industries, investments, and research development related legislation and other statutes;
    • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence;
    • Possess solid analytical and problem-solving skills;
    • Must satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

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    Clerical Officer I

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Compiling statistical records;
    • Sorting, filing, and dispatching letters;
    • Preparing and maintaining an efficient filing system;
    • Preparing payment vouchers;
    • Computing financial or statistical records based on routine or special sources of information;
    • Compiling data and drafting simple letters.

    Requirements for Appointment:

    • For appointment to this grade, an officer must have served in the grade of Clerical Officer II for a minimum period of three years;
    • Have passed the Proficiency Examination for Clerical Officers;
    • Be proficient in Computer Application.

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    Principal Information Communication Technology

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Carrying out systems allocation, coordination, and implementation;
    • Carrying out system development and maintenance;
    • Carrying out feasibility studies;
    • Preparing progress reports of the systems development;
    • Evaluating systems and ensuring adherence to established ICT standards;
    • Training and preparing staff performance reports;
    • Planning, monitoring, and evaluating programs/activities within an Information Technology division/Unit;
    • Ensuring adherence to Information Communication Technology standards;
    • Liaising with user departments to ensure effective maintenance of Information Communication Technology equipment;
    • Reviewing and evaluating hardware maintenance feasibility studies and detailed specifications before implementation.

    Requirements for Appointment:

    • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
    • Must have served in the grade of Chief Information Communication Technology Officer or in an equivalent position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
    • Must have a degree in Computer Science/Information Communication Technology or in Electronics/Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution;
    • Attended a Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
    • Demonstrated professional ability, initiative, and competence in organizing and directing work;
    • Must satisfy the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

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    Economist I

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Preparation and provision of Economic Planning Data;
    • Carrying out Economic analysis for the county;
    • Formulation of development strategies that can be adopted and used by the county;
    • Taking charge of a small functional area within the Department;
    • Coordinating Departmental development plans, projects, and programs;
    • Reviewing development policy strategies/projects and programs;
    • Performing other duties related to the field as assigned from time to time.

    Requirements for Application:

    • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
    • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, or Economics and Mathematics, or Economics and Statistics from a recognized institution;
    • Demonstrate professional ability, initiative, and competence in organizing, directing, and executing work at this level;
    • Must satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya;
    • Be a good team player with exemplary leadership qualities, interpersonal communication, and collaborative skills;
    • Must satisfy the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    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.

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    • 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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