24 Jul 2014

Chief Officer Job Vacancy in Laikipia County

Republic of Kenya
Laikipia County Government

County Public Service Board

The Laikipia County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified person to fill the following position as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under article 176 and the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012.

Vacancy: Chief Officer
Job Ref: CGL/CPSB/1/7/2014
Job Group ‘S’
1 Position
Department: Water, Environment and Natural Resources Management
Terms of Service: Contract
Salary: KSH.120,270X5, 902-126,172X6,077-132, 249X6,252 -138,501X6,427- 144,928X7,132-
152,060X13,640-165,700X14,960 -180,660 p.m.

Job Requirements
For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Be a holder of a least a Bachelors of Science (BSc.) degree in any of the following disciplines: Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, Range Management, Forestry or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than ten (10) years
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented
  • Be computer literate
  • Possession of a Masters degree in the relevant disciplines will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Chief Officer will be the Accounting and Authorized officer for the Department assigned.

The Officer will be reporting to the respective County Executive Committee Member and will be responsible for the following:-

  • General administration and coordination of the respective County department.
  • Initiation, development and implementation of policies and sector plans.
  • Development and implementation of Departmental strategic plans.
  • Promotion of National Values and Principles of good governance as outlined in Article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Overseeing implementation and monitoring of performance management systems.
  • Overseeing management of finances, preparation of budget estimates, annual work plans and programmes.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Governor or the County Executive Committee Member from time to time.

How to Apply:
All applications should be submitted in sealed envelope clearly indicating the positions applied for and

quoting the Job Reference No. on the envelop and addressed to:

The Secretary
Laikipia County Public Service Board
P.O. Box 52 -10300

Applications can be hand delivered at the CPSB offices Nyahururu Town Hall, on or before 1st August 2014 at 5.00 p.m.

All applicants are required to obtain clearance from the following institutions:

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
The Higher Education Loans Board(HELB)
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
The Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission(EACC)
Credit reference bureau (CRB)

Copies of the Academic Certificates, CV, Identification Card/Passport and testimonials must be attached to application letter.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Laikipia County Government is an equal opportunity employer; Women, Persons with Disabilities and other Disadvantaged Persons who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply.

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