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16 Aug 2014

Town Management Committee Jobs in Busia County

The County Government of Busia invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyan citizens to the positions of members to the 

Town Management Committee.
Busia (5 posts) and Malaba (5 posts)

Functions of the Committee

  • Oversee the affairs of the town;
  • Develop and adopt policies, plans, strategies and programmes, and may set targets for delivery of services;
  • Formulate and implement an integrated development plan;
  • Control land use, land sub-division, land development and zoning by public and private sectors for any purpose, including industry, commerce, markets, shopping and other employment centres, residential areas, recreational areas, parks, entertainment, passenger transport, agriculture, and freight and transit stations within the framework of the spatial and master plans for the city or municipality as may be delegated by the county government;
  • As may be delegated by the County Government, promote and undertake infrastructural development and services within the town;
  • Develop and manage schemes, including site development in collaboration with the relevant national and county agencies;
  • Maintain a comprehensive database and information system of the administration and provide public access thereto upon payment of a nominal fee to be determined by the committee;
  • Administer and regulate internal affairs;
  • implement applicable national and county legislation;
  • Enter into such contracts, partnerships or joint ventures as it may consider necessary for the discharge of its functions;
  • Monitor and, where appropriate, regulate town services where those services are provided by service providers other than the committee of the town;
  • Prepare and submit its annual budget estimates to the relevant County Treasury for consideration and submission to the County Assembly for approval as part of the annual County Appropriation Bill;
  • As may be delegated by the County Government, collect rates, taxes levies, duties, fees and surcharges on fees;
  • Settle and implement tariff, rates and tax and debt collection policies as delegated by the county government;
  • Monitor the impact and effectiveness of any services, policies, programmes or plans;
  • Establish, implement and monitor performance management systems;
  • Promote a safe and healthy environment; and
  • Facilitate and regulate public transport.

Requirements

  • Be a citizen of Kenya;
  • Be an ordinarily resident or has a permanent dwelling in the town;
  • Carrying on business in the town
  • Have lived in the town for at least five years
  • Holds a degree from a university recognised in Kenya or its equivalent; in Architecture, Building Economics, Land Economics, Landscape Architecture, Survey, Spatial Planning, water engineering, public health, urban management or their equivalent.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution

The applications letters together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and a copy of national ID should reach the following address not later than 26th August 2014.

The County Secretary
County Government of Busia
P. O. Box private Bag
Busia, Kenya

Chief Officer: Lands, Housing and Urban Development
For: County Secretary

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