Director Economic Planning

Kiambu County Public Service Board

Job Summary

The Director Economic Planning will be In-charge of the County Economic Planning Services and shall Report directly to the Chief Officer Finance, ICT & Economic planning.

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

Job Description


Kiambu County Public Service Board is pleased to announce to the general public recruitment of the following posts on Contract Terms of Service.


4: Director Economic Planning- (CPSB 03)
Job Reference No: KCPSB/FEP 4/2020
Number of Posts: One (1)
Terms of Service: Three (3) year Contract –Renewable
Gross Salary Scale: 121,430 - 169,140 – As per SRC Guidelines

Job Purpose & Reporting Responsibility
The Director Economic Planning will be In-charge of the County Economic Planning Services and shall Report directly to the Chief Officer Finance, ICT & Economic planning.

Requirements and competencies for Appointment
For appointment to this post a candidate must; -

i. Be a Kenyan citizen
ii. Be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Economics and Statistics, Economics and Mathematics, Economics and Finance or a related equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
iii. Be in possession of a Master’s degree in Economics or a related equivalent qualification from a recognized university.
iv. Membership to a relevant professional body shall be an added advantage.
v. Have at least twelve (10) years relevant hands proven professional experience in Economic Planning.
vi. Be conversant with laws governing public participation in decision making processes;
vii. Be a good systems analyst;
viii. Be proficient in computers;
ix. Ability to analyse data for interested stakeholders;
x. Be innovative and creative;
xi. Demonstrated professional ability, initiative and competence in organizing, directing and executing work at this level.
xii. Articulate in figures and have clear mind and interest in development issues; and
xiii. A good team player and trainer.

Duties and Responsibilities
i. Prepare County Integrated Development Plan among other economic planning tools in line with County Government ACT 2012, Public Finance Management ACT 2012, Vision 2030, Sustainable Development Goals etc.
ii. Analyse the annual development plans and County budget.
iii. Play advisory role to the county government on economic development.
iv. Design programmes and projects of institutionalizing participatory planning.
v. Assemble and analyse data, be it International, National, County or from best practices to be used by interested stakeholders
vi. Set planning benchmarks for the various county dockets for purposes of effective service delivery
vii. Active team member in preparation of County Budget and Policy Papers.
viii. Providing economic/statistical planning data.
ix. Preparation and submission of periodic reports on specific assignments in the sector.
x. Identification, design and formulation of development projects and programmes in the County.
xi. Monitoring, evaluation and reporting of development projects and programmes.
xii. Coordinating feasibility studies and surveys to determine projects viability.
xiii. Coordination of the Budget preparation process for the County Government.
xiv. Economic Policy formulation, analysis and reporting including the consolidation of the County Integrated Development Plans, Annual Development plans and other planning documents.
xv. Preparation, analysis and reporting on MTEF and annual County Budgets.
xvi. In addition, the officer will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of all the staff working under him/her.
xvii. Monitoring Budget implementation process for the various County Government Sectors/Spending Units; and Any other relevant duty as may be assigned from time to time.

How to Apply
All applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed curriculum vitae with names, address and telephone contacts of three referees. Academic and professional certificates, testimonials, national identity card or passport and any other supporting documents. Clearly indicate the position applied for both on the cover letter and the envelope.

Posted Applications should be addressed to the:

County Public Service Board
County Government of Kiambu
P.O Box 2362-00900

Hand Delivered applications should be provided at the County Public Service Board offices, Room 103, first floor at Thika Sub-County offices between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on weekdays.

Applicants should seek clearance from and attach copies of evidence thereof of the CURRENT (valid in 2020) documents below.
• Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate)
• Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
• Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Certificate of Good Conduct)
• Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
• Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Applications should reach the County Public Service Board (CPSB) on or before 5pm of 21st October, 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, clearance and other relevant documents in support of their application.
• The County Public Service Board does NOT Charge any fee in the recruitment process; candidates should report to Police any number /person calling to solicit for cash.
• The Board is an equal opportunity employer, persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
• Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
• Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

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