• Job Opportunities at Nyandarua County - 2 Positions

  • Posted on: 30 November, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Nyandarua County is a County in the former Central Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Ol Kalou. Formerly the capital was Nyahururu, which is now part of the Laikipia County.

    Deputy County Attorney

     

    Applications are invited to fill the following posts in the County Government of Nyandarua. Those who had applied following the first and second advertisement in the Daily Nation on 15th September, 2017 and in The Standard on 4th October, 2017, respectively need not re-apply.

    Responsibilities

    • Be a holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
    • In addition, holds a Diploma from the Kenya School of Law and admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    • Has practiced for not less than three years since admission;
    • Be conversant with the laws applicable in Kenya and the spirit of their application;
    • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented;
    • Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; and
    • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
    • Deputy County Attorney Job Responsibilities
    • Deputise The County Attorney;
    • Policing On Administration Of Justice And Rule Of Law;
    • Coordinate Legal Policy And Management;
    • Offer Legal Aid To The Departments/Functions;
    • Responsible For Developing Integrity, Ethics, And Anti-Corruption Strategies;
    • Implementing Constitutional Requirements;
    • Drafting Legislation;
    • Attending To All Matters Related To Legal Profession Such As Drafting, Contracts, Memorandum Of
    • Understanding, And Compliance To The Law;
    • Work Closely With Other Agencies Such As The County Assembly, Kenya Law Reform Commission,
    • Government Printer, Etc; And
    • Any Other Duties That May Be Allocated From Time To Time.

    Requirements

    • A holder of a masters degree in a relevant area shall have an added advantage;
    • A person holding professional qualification from a recognized examination body in Kenya shall have an additional advantage;
    • Be a strategic thinker, creative, and result oriented;
    • Self driven with previous proven track record in the area applied for;
    • Have distinguished career and experience of at least ten (10) years in a similar position applied for except in the cases of the Chief Officer Youth, Sports and The Arts and Deputy County Attorney;
    • A person who may have attended a senior management course especially in corporate governance or equivalent may have an added advantage;
    • Has clear understanding of integrated planning for purposes of linking overall County activities; and
    • Ability to interpret and implement the Constitution of Kenya to maximize citizens’ welfare benefits.

    General Conditions For All Applicants

    • Must be a Kenya citizen;
    • Salary and other benefits are as prescribed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC);
    • If registered with relevant professional body, attach copy of the registration certificate plus a copy of a letter confirming that you are in good standing;
    • The successful applicants shall sign Performance Contracting with the Governor;
    • The successful applicant shall be expected to prepare, quarterly performance management appraisal reports to the County Public Service Board, among other entities;
    • It is mandatory for all applicants to attach copies of the following documents:
    • National Identity Card;
    • Academic Certificates (from Primary to the highest level attained), Professional Certificates, and Curriculum Vitae that includes three referees;
    • Certificate of Registration and a letter of Good Standing from a Professional body;
    • Documents required per the Chapter Six of Constitution:
    • Certificate of Good Conduct (Kenya Police Criminal Investigation Department),
    • Tax Clearance Certificate from KRA,
    • Credit Reference Bureau Certificate,
    • Clearance Certificate from HELB, and
    • Registration Form from Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission.
    • The appointments of the Chief Officer and of the Deputy County Attorney are subject to vetting and approval by the Nyandarua County Assembly.

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    Planning Officer

     

    Applications are invited to fill the following posts in the County Government of Nyandarua. Those who had applied following the first and second advertisement in the Daily Nation on 15th September, 2017 and in The Standard on 4th October, 2017, respectively need not re-apply.

    Requirements

    • Be a holder of a first degree in either Land Economics or Physical Planning, or in any other closely related area;
    • Ability to optimize utilization of land as a scarce resource; and
    • Ability to develop County Townships to be Nodal Economic Growth Centres.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Oversee survey and registration of all public purpose utilities;
    • Fast-track titling of public and private land and recovery of illegally acquired land;
    • Ensure increased housing stock through Public Private Partnership;
    • Prepare Land Use Master Plan Zoning for the County;
    • Facilitate Best Practice in Design of Buildings and enforce relevant Legislation (Building Code, Physical Planning, etc);
    • Design programs and projects that will ensure sustainable and economical utilization of idle land;
    • Overseeing the implementation of the National Building Regulations;
    • Implementation of real estate management policies and strategies;
    • Prepare and maintain plans of property boundaries and fencing in support of land registration;
    • Implementation of social and physical infrastructure policies and strategies for housing and undertaking the
    • County housing surveys and statistics;
    • Oversee land surveying and mapping;
    • Undertake Urban and Regional Planning;
    • Work with other Departments in preparation of Environmental and Development Plans; and
    • Be a Member of Building Plans approving team.

    Additional Duties and Responsibilities

    • Must prepare a 5-year Work Plan according to the interpretation of the County Integrated Development Plan in the respective Department/Function;
    • The position holder shall be the Accounting Officer and Authorized Officer in the respective Department/Function and shall be responsible to the County Executive Committee Member for the Department to which the Function is attached;
    • Shall be the Accounting Officer in mobilization and management of Departmental/Function financial resources in keeping with the Public Finance Management Act;
    • Shall be the Authorized Officer for purposes of overseeing the implementation of the County Human Resource Manual in the Department/Function;
    • Shall be responsible for development and implementation of strategic plans and sector development plans in consultation with the County Executive Member;
    • Shall oversee implementation of policies and regulations;
    • Shall prioritize and coordinate activities to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness in achieving desired results;
    • Shall define and interpret the mission and strategic direction of the Department/Function on the basis of its mandate;
    • Shall implement measures to build capacity, motivate staff, enhance skills and application of modern technologies, concepts, and systems in service delivery;
    • Shall implement County Integrated Development Plan in tandem with Kenya Vision 2030 for transformation of the county and the country to middle income economy;
    • Is responsible for ensuring compliance in the Department/Function with National Values and Principles of Governance and Values and Principles of Public Service as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 respectively, of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
    • Inculcate National Values and Principles of Governance in all the County Sectors to ensure attaining Sustainable Development in the spirit of Article 10(2)(d) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010; and
    • Successful applicants shall be appointed to the respective Departments/Functions they have applied for though they may be deployed to other Departments/Functions by the Governor whenever it is deemed necessary.

    Method of Application

    Send or hand-deliver your application to the Office below so as to reach latest at 5:00 pm on Monday, 11th December, 2017. Email applications shall not be accepted.

    The Secretary,

    Nyandarua County Public Service Board,

    P.O. Box 701-20303,

    OL”KALOU.

    Nyandarua County Government is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Youth, Physically Challenged, Minority, and Marginalized persons are encouraged to apply.

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