Chief Officer — Health and Sanitation

Kisumu County Public Service Board

Job Summary

The Kisumu County Public Service Board is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified, motivated and pro-active individuals to fill the above position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description/Requirements



Terms of service:
Three (3) years' Contract Duties and Responsibilities:

The Chief Officer will be the Authorized and Accounting Officer of the Department. He /she will be responsible to the respective County Executive Committee Member for the administration of the Department.

Specific duties include:

i.    Administration of the County Department;
ii.    Formulation and implementation of programs to attain Vision 2030 and sector goals;
iii.    Development and implementation of strategic plans and sector development plans;
iv.    Implementation of policies and regulations;
v.    Providing strategic policy direction for effective service delivery;
vi.    Ensuring compliance with the National Values and Principles of good governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya;
vii.     Ensuring effective and efficient utilization of the Department's financial and non-financial resources including management, control and reporting on financial information, material resources and facilities;
viii.    Building human resource capacity by developing and implementing human resource plans for the Department;
ix.    Efficient and effective service delivery to the public;
x.    Promoting the realization of County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP): and
xi.    Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Requirements for appointment
For appointment to this position, a person should:

i.    Be a Kenyan Citizen
ii.    Hold a Bachelor's degree from a university recognized in Kenya
iii.    Have at least ten (10) years relevant professional experience, five (5) years of which should be in a leadership position or in a senior management level in the Public Service or Private Sector;
iv.     Have proven experience in managing resources in a high performing organization;
v.    Possess knowledge and skills in the following areas:   Project Planning and Management; Public Financial Management; Human Resource Management;Conflict Resolution Management; Strategic Management and Leadership;
vi.    Have excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills;
vii.    Demonstrate thorough understanding of county development objectives and Vision 2030;
viii.    Be a strategic thinker and results oriented;
ix.    Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict timelines;
x.    Meet the requirements prescribed in Chapter six   of the Constitution on leadership and integrity;
xi.    Possession of a Master's degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage; and
xii.    Membership to a professional body will be an added advantage.

Salaries are as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Details of the positions are available on the Kisumu County website:

The candidate should apply by downloading and filling application for employment form available on our website, fill and submit together with CERTIFIED copies of academic and professional Certificates to the undersigned on or before 1st February 2021 by 5.00 pm. Please indicate the vacancy reference number and the position applied for on the envelope.

Interested applicants are expected to get clearance from the following bodies:
•   Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
•   Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
•   Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
•   Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct);
•   Credit Reference Bureau (CRB); and
•   Commission of University Education (for clearance of foreign qualifications).

i.    Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
ii.    The. Kisumu County Public Service Board is an equal opportunity employer, the minority, marginalized groups and Persons with Disabilities who meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply.
iii.     The Board does not use agents nor charge any fee for interviews and processing of applications. Report any person asking for money in exchange of appointment letter to the nearest Police station for action.
iv.     Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Board Secretary
Kisumu County Public Service Board
P. Box 7792 — 40100

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