1. TOWN MANAGER – JOB GROUP ‘Q’ - 1 POST
Duties and Responsibilities
i. Answerable to the board and implement the decisions and functions of the board as per Urban Areas and Cities Act,2011 Section 20 and 21
ii. Manage Administration in accordance to the Urban and Cities Areas Act, 2011 and applicable legislations.
iii. Formulation and implementation of policies, strategies, plans and programmes
iv. Develop, implement an integrated Development Plan and monitor its progress v. Act on behalf of the Municipal Board by ensuring the execution of the decisions of the Board
vi. Prepare and present for approval to the Board of the Town, an annual estimate of revenue and expenditure.
vii. Be principally responsible for building and maintain a strong alliance and effective working relationships between the Board and the civil society, private sector and community based organizations;
viii. Prepare, and submit to the Board an annual report on the activities and accomplishments of the departments and agencies comprising the executive branch of the Town.
ix. Act as Board Secretary and as an ex-officio member of all committees of the Board; and
x. Exercise supervision over all departments and agencies of the Town and coordination of its activities xi. Enforce the provisions of this Charter, Town By-laws, and all applicable laws; and other Town decisions;
xii. Prepare and administer the annual Town budget;
xiii. Administer Town utilities and property; xiv. Encourage and support regional and intergovernmental cooperation;
xv. Promote cooperation among the Board of the municipal, staff and citizens in developing Town policies and building a sense of community;
xvi. Exercise such other powers as may be prescribed by Charter, by-laws and applicable laws.
xvii. Any other duties as directed by the Board
Requirements for Appointment
i. Be a Kenyan citizen.
ii. Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Management, Public Administration, Business Management or any other relevant Degree from a university recognized in Kenya
iii. Possession of a relevant Master’s Degree would be an added advantage
iv. Must have at least Seven (7) years of experience, two (2) years of which must have been in a senior management level in reputable organization;
v. Must be computer literate in Microsoft package from a recognized institution;
vi. Understanding national goals, policies and development objectives of vision 2030;
vii. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrate a thorough understanding of socio-economic dynamics in Murang’a County
viii. Be a strategic thinker and result oriented Wide knowledge in Urban Development Policies and Financial Management ix. Registration with a relevant professional body is an added advantage.
x. Good knowledge and interpretation of key and related Urban Areas and Cities Legislations and Policies, Knowledge of Town Operations and Delegation of Powers
xi. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution on Leadership and integrity
Salary and benefits: As per the guidelines provided by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
Application forms and details of the vacancies can be accessed via the following link (http://muranga.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/PSB-APPLICATION-FORM-2015.pdf)
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