• Job Opportunities at Makueni County - 20 Positions

  • Posted on: 6 September, 2017 Deadline: 15 September, 2017
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  • Makueni County Public Service Board is established under Section 57 of the County Governments Act 2012. The Board was inaugurated on the 5th of August, 2013 as a body corporate with perpetual succession and seal capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name. It is composed of a Chairman, five Board Members and a Secretary all appointed by the Governor with approval of the County Assembly. The Board established its secretariat in 2014 Vision: “A public service that thrives and where performance excels” Mission: “To attract, retain and inspire a result oriented County Public Service" Core Values Integrity Professionalism Fairness and equity Discipline Respect Team work Rallying Cry: “Quality Staff, Quality Service”
     

    Production Manager

     

    Duties for the Production Manager Job

    The specific duties and responsibilities shall include:

    • Planning production schedule, controlling and adjusting as required;
    • Managing human Capital and other resources to meet production targets;
    • Making decisions about equipment use, maintenance, modification and procurement;
    • Working out and implementing standard operating procedures for production operations;
    • Ensuring that standard operating procedures are adhered to;
    • Ensuring implementation and adherence to health and safety procedures;
    • Setting up and monitoring product quality standards;
    • Implementing and enforcing quality control and tracking programs to meet quality objectives;
    • Analyzing production and quality control to detect and correct problems;
    • Determining and implementing improvements to the production process;
    • Preparing and maintaining production reports;
    • Monitoring and reviewing the performance of staff and organize necessary interventions for improvement;
    • Estimating production costs, set targets, manage and implement cost control;
    • Ensuring efficient collaboration and co-ordination between relevant departments including procurement, distribution and management and
    • Performing any other function assigned to you from time to time.

    Production Manager Job Requirements

    For appointment as a member of the Authority, the person should:

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Be a holder of at least Bachelor’s degree in Food Science or Chemical & Process engineering, Mechanical
    • Engineering or equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than five (5) years in in production and manufacturing processes and techniques;
    • Possess Knowledge of raw materials and quality systems and standards;
    • Have relevant knowledge and experience in health and safety standards and compliance;
    • Possess Knowledge of process improvement techniques;
    • Have knowledge and understanding of business, finance and management principles;
    • Knowledge of human resource principles and practices;
    • Possess knowledge of engineering and technology principles and practices;
    • Be computer literate;

    Key Competencies

    • Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills;
    • Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills;
    • Planning, organizing, co-ordination skills;
    • Time management and attention to detail;

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    Water Operator

     

    The Water Operator will be involved in operation and maintenance of the water supply.

    Duties for the Water Operator Job

    The specific duties and responsibilities shall include:

    • Water treatment;
    • Chemical dosage;
    • Ensuring functionality of sedimentation;
    • Coagulation and flocculation;
    • Maintenance of clean water tanks;
    • Checking water supply operation and taking meter readings;
    • Effecting cut-offs;
    • Customer connections;
    • Water supply intake maintenance;
    • Inspection of pipelines;
    • Inspection of air valves, sluice valves, wash outs and any other installations;
    • Updating piping reticulation plans;
    • Laying and inspecting new pipelines;
    • Making daily monthly returns and
    • Performing any other function assigned to you from time to time.

    Water Operator Job Requirements

    For appointment as a member of the Authority, the person should:

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Be a holder of at least KCSE Mean grade of D+;
    • Be a holder of at least Complete water operator course or its equivalent;
    • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than three (3) years in in this field;
    • Have proper understanding of government regulations;
    • Possess good communication skills;

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    Members Of The Authority - 3 positions

     

    The duties and responsibilities of the members shall include:

    Duties for the Members Of The Authority Job

    • Approving and overseeing the implementation of the strategies, policies and budget of the Authority as well as promoting best practices in, and propose mechanism and or policies to regulate, the production, processing and marketing of fruit and fruit products;
    • Facilitating the formulating additional standards and strategies on/or fruit development and monitoring their delivery as well as partnering with public sector agencies and other parties for the development the fruit value addition infrastructure;
    • Recommending to the County Government strategic interventions required in the fruit subsector;
    • Ensuring compliance of any law or regulation on the functions of the Authority; and
    • Performing any other function vested upon the Board, by the Act.

    Members Of The Authority Job Requirements

    For appointment as a member of the Authority, the person should:

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya or its equivalent;
    • Possession of a master’s degree will be an added advantage;
    • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than ten (10) years in any of the following fields: –
    1. Human Resource Management
    2. Marketing
    3. Agriculture
    4. Finance
    5. Business Management
    6. Law
    • Production, Chemical or Agricultural Engineering, or any other related field.
    • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and integrity;

    Terms of Service:
    The Chairperson and Members of the Board shall hold office for a term of five years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for one further term subject to satisfactory performance.

     

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    Chairman

     

    The Chairman will provide leadership to the Board and ensure its effectiveness in all aspects of its governance role of providing oversight on the affairs of the Authority.

    Duties for the Chairman Job

    The specific duties and responsibilities shall include:

    • Chairing the Board of the Makueni Fruit Development and Marketing Authority;
    • Provision of policy direction relating to the Authority mandates and its objects;
    • Setting the Board agenda, with the MD;
    • Leading the board in discussing and approving the strategic plan and annual budgets of the Authority presented by the management;
    • Putting in place and maintaining an effective governance structure including Board Committees to manage the affairs of the Authority in alignment to legal requirements;
    • Ensuring that the Authority operates to the highest standards of corporate governance and executes its mandate in a timely manner;
    • Developing the Board’s key relationships with County Government and other stakeholders as well;
    • Communicating the role of the Authority;
    • Ensuring the Authority effectively fulfills its statutory objectives, general functions and duties and appropriately exercises its legal power;
    • Ensuring decisions of the Authority are implemented appropriately;
    • Fulfilling duties of a representative and a spokesperson of the Board;
    • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Committee Member, Governor or any other written law;

    Chairman Job Requirements

    For appointment as the Chairman of the Authority, the person should:

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • Possession of a master’s degree will be an added advantage;
    • Have relevant knowledge and post Qualification experience of not less than ten (10) years in the Public Service or Private Sector, five of which should be in a Senior and governance position;
    • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and integrity;

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    County Chief Officers - 14 positions

     

    Pursuant to the provisions of Section 45 of the County Governments Act, No. 17 of 2012, Makueni County Public Service Board hereby invites applications from qualified, result oriented and self-motivated citizens to fill the following vacancies in the County Government.

    The Chief Officer shall be the accounting and authorized officer in a specific department and shall be responsible to the respective County Executive Committee Member. Applicants should specify the portfolio for which they are applying for.

    • Chief Officer – Social Economic Planning, Budget and Revenue
    • Chief Officer – Financial Services
    • Chief Officer – Devolution, Administration and Public Service
    • Chief Officer – Water and Irrigation
    • Chief Officer – Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Management
    • Chief Officer – Agriculture
    • Chief Officer – Livestock and Fisheries
    • Chief Officer – Roads and Transport
    • Chief Officer – Public Works and Energy
    • Chief Officer – Education and ICT Development
    • Chief Officer – Health Services
    • Chief Officer – Lands, Housing, Physical Planning, Urban Development and Mining
    • Chief Officer – Trade, Industry, Tourism, Cooperatives and Enterprise Development
    • Chief Officer – Youth, Sports, Gender, Culture, and Social Services

    Duties for the County Chief Officers Job

    • General administration and coordination of the respective County Department;
    • Initiating, developing and implementing policies and sector plans;
    • Formulating and implementing effective programs to attain County’s vision 2025 and sector goals;
    • Developing and implementing Departmental strategic plans;
    • Promoting and Ensuring compliance with National values and Principles of good governance as outlined in Article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya;
    • Determining, managing and developing department’s workforce including implementation and monitoring of performance management systems;
    • Overseeing management of finances, preparation of budget estimates, annual work plans and programmes;
    • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the Governor, Deputy Governor or the Executive Committee Member from time to time.

    County Chief Officers Job Requirements

    For appointment to this position, the person should:

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Be a holder of at least a first degree in the relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • Possession of a master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage;
    • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than ten (10) years in a senior position in the Public
    • Service or Private Sector in the portfolio applied for, five of which should be in a managerial position;
    • Be conversant with the Constitution of Kenya and all the devolution laws;
    • Must be a member of a professional body relevant to the position applied for and in good standing;
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, the County Development objectives and Vision 2030;
    • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented;
    • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and integrity;
    • Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills;
    • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet timelines;
    • Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
    • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in Article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya;
    • Be computer literate.

    Terms of Service: Contract
    Salary: As prescribed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC)

    Method of Application

    Written applications enclosing current Curriculum Vitae, Copies of academic and professional certificates and ID card clearly indicating the position applied for on the ENVELOPE should be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to:

    The Secretary/CEO Makueni County Public Service Board P.O. Box 49 – 90300 MAKUENI

    Or delivered by hand at the reception desk at Makueni County Public Service Board Offices located past Makueni Girls, Opposite Wote Technical Training Institute to be received on or before Friday, 15th September, 2017.

    NOTE: All applicants are required to obtain clearance from the following Institutions;

    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

    The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

    The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

    The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

    Copies of the above clearance certificates must be attached to the applications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original National Identity card, Certificates and Testimonials at the interview. The Makueni County Government is an equal opportunity employer; Youth, Women, Persons with

    Disabilities and other disadvantaged persons are encouraged to apply. Affirmative action as stipulated in the constitution shall be applied.  Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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