Principal Superintending Engineer (Irrigation)

Kakamega County Public Service Board

Job Summary

Pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012, the County Government of Kakamega invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description


Position: Principal Superintending Engineer (Irrigation) Job Group CPSB 04 (1 Post)

Basic Salary: Ksh 99,900 x 5,010 – 104,910 x 5,240 – 110,150 x 5,550 -115,650 x 5,780 – 121,430 x 6,070 – 127,500 x 6,370 – 133,870p.m.
Terms of service: Three (3) year renewable contract subject to satisfactory performance

Duties and Responsibilities:-
Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

i Initiating the formulation of policies and programs for irrigation development;
ii Coordinate training programs of the staff in liaison with other stakeholders;
iii Supervise the preparation of irrigation tender documents;
iv Validating reports on socio-economic and environmental impact of irrigation development;
v Promote research and innovation in irrigation sector, carry out monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects;
vi Coordinate the planning, designing, construction, operation and maintenance of irrigation systems; and
vii Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Requirements for Appointment:-
For appointment to this grade, an officer must;-

i. Have served in the grade of Chief Superintending Engineer (Irrigation) position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years; or a Senior Superintending Engineer (Irrigation) who has been in service for a period of not less than 10 years;
ii. A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering, Soil Water and Environmental Engineering, Environmental and Bio-systems Engineering, Biomechanical and processing Engineering or Soil and Water Engineering from a recognized institution;
iii. Be registered as an Engineer with Engineers Registration Board (ERB);
iv. Corporate membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya;
v. Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and
vi. Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence as exhibited through understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to the irrigation and drainage function.

Please Note:
i. Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. All the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
ii. County Government of Kakamega is an equal opportunity employer.
iii. Persons living with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
iv. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
v. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
vi. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and other credentials during interviews.
vii. Successfully selected candidates will be required to fulfill Chapter Six requirement of the constitution of Kenya, 2020 on integrity and leadership before appointment.

How to Apply
All applicants should click on the Job Offers Option on the County Website and fill the application form and submit online.
N/B: No hard copy or emailed applications to are allowed.
All applications should reach this office on or before 13th August, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Kakamega County Public Service Board does not charge ANY FEE at any stage of the recruitment and selection process. Our official communication channels are email address and phone number 0713852573 ONLY.


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