Director of Land Administration

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 holder of the position will be responsible for Coordination and overall Management of all land administration division in the department including;
i.     Efficient organization, direction, control and co-ordination of the functions of Land Administration Division;
ii..    Advise the department on all matters related to Land Administration;
iii.    Co-ordinate technical and administrative issues relating to Land Management;
iv.    setting standards and performance targets for the division in consultation with the Land Management;
v.    Operationalization, maintenance and updating of the valuation roll;
vi.    Put in place a working Land Information & information retrieval system;
vii.    Oversee the carrying out of valuation for purposes of rating;
viii.    Ensure that all parcels of land acquired by the county are duly transferred and registered in the name of the county;
ix.    Be the custodian of all county land resources;
x.    Direct valuation enquiries to appropriate officers;
xi.    File valuation reports and update valuation registers/cards;
xii.    Write valuation awards in accordance with regulations schedules;
xiii.    Custody of acquisition maps and plans for valuation;
xiv.    Measure developments in the field during inspections for valuations;
xv.    Undertake searches at the County Land Registry offices for valuation purposes;
xvi.    Deliver valuation correspondence to acquiring agencies;
xvii.    Any other functions that may be assigned from time to time by the chief officer.

Requirements and competencies for Appointment
i.     Must have a first degree in Land Economics, Geography, Economics, Law, or any field related to Land Management from a recognized Institution;
ii.     A Master's degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
iii.    Must have served in the public service as an assistant director of land administration,Job Group "P" and above in the public sector or a comparable position in the private sector for a continuous period of not less than ten (10) years.
iv.    Knowledge and understanding of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
v.    Must be a registered member of a professional body in good standing;
vi.    Must have undergone Management course training lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
vii. Proficient in Computer application.
Knowledge and clear understanding of relevant legislations and National Development Goals, Vision 2030, Sustainable Development Goals, and the role of Land Administration in achievement of the same.

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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