31 Jul 2014

Director of Polytechnics and Home Crafts Centres Job Vacancy

Meru County Government

County Public Service Board

The Meru County Government wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions as per the constitution of Kenya 2010 and section 451, 150 and 510 of the County Government Act No.17 of 2012

Director of Polytechnics and Home Crafts Centres
Job Group ‘R’

The Director will be answerable to the Chief Officer in the relevant Department and will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Development , implementation and evaluation of the relevant division’s strategic plans, programmes and projects in collaboration
  • with other departments and stakeholders;
  • Planning and supervision of the relevant division’s programmes and activities;
  • Organization, direction, control and co-ordination of the functions of the division;
  • Interpreting and applying National and County laws and other related statutes in the relevant division in line with the county goals
  • and objectives;
  • Developing appropriate county departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for implementation of the mandate of the division;
  • Handling administrative, Human Resources and assets management issues;
  • Oversee preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets;
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures;
  • Co-ordination of production, documentation and dissemination of the relevant division’s information;
  • Provide advice and guidance in recruiting, hiring and staff development;
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Officer;
  • Any other duties assigned by the office.

Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Be a holder of at least first degree from a recognized
  • University in Kenya in the relevant field.
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than
  • five (5) years in the field applied.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation.
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Devolution, the
  • County development objectives and vision 2030.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the commitment to the
  • National values and principle of Public Service Governance as espoused in the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Article 10 and 232.

How to Apply:
All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left hand-side the position you are applying for and addressed to:

The Secretary,
County Public Service Board,
P.O. Box 120-60200,

Important information to all Applicants:

Meru County Government is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The applications should reach the Secretary on or before Friday 8th August 2014

NB. Applicants should seek clearance from:

Kenya Revenue Authority
Higher Education Loans Board
Criminal Investigation Department
Commission for Higher Education; for those with certificates from Private and foreign institutions.

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