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Government Jobs in Kenya – Kilifi

County Government of Kilifi

County Public Service Board


Kilifi County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the  following vacant positions as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under Article 176 and County Government Act No. 17 of 2012

Department of Public Works, Roads & Transport
 

Engineers
Job Group ‘L’
2 Posts

The Engineers will be responsible to the Directors Roads & Transport and Public Works

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitoring and execution of work in specialized fields of Engineering
  • Planning, design, supervision of construction, contracts, materials, investigation and research related to buildings, direction, control and supervision of maintenance of various structures/roads.
  • Ensure design, Construction and maintenance standards are adhered to
  • Prepare regular and periodical reports for the projects
  • Any other duties assigned
Requirements for Appointment
  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering,
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management is an added advantage,
  • At least three years’ experience in a busy organization,
  • Be registered with the engineer’s registration board of Kenya (EBK).
  • A current valid practicing license from the Engineer’s Registration Board of Kenya.
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and Computer Aided designs (AutoCAD and design software’s).
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya.
Architects
Job Group ‘L’
2 Posts
 
The Architects will be responsible to the Director Public Works
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work on architectural projects within the County including liaison and design.
  • Assist the County Engineer in the day to day operations of the County designs & providing various pre-design services
  • Take responsibility for Time Management of assigned jobs
  • Keep an accurate daily record of the time spent on each assigned job
  • Attend meetings and provide reports to the Director on a regular basis reading the progress of individual projects under their responsibility.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Be Kenyan citizen.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in architecture from a recognized university.
  • Have sound technical knowledge of architectural project delivery.
  • Demonstrable skills in the areas of design, presentation and technical skills.
  • Proficiency with Auto CAD/Civil 3 dimensions.
  • Computer literacy using Microsoft Office Products and presentation software.
  • Experience of 3 years and above in the relevant filed.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya.
Quantity Surveyors
Job Group ‘L’ 
2 Posts
 
The Quantity Surveyor will be responsible to the Director Public Works

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Evaluation and Reporting on contractual claims from Contractors,
  • Checking valuations for payment to contractors,
  • Resolution of disputes on cases requiring litigation or arbitration. 
  • Responsible for cost information services, control and implementation of tendering and procuring procedures for construction projects,
  • Preparation of cost hand books handling correspondence, reports and papers on policy matters.
  • Preparation of cost estimates, bills of quantities, monthly valuation on site, site measurements,
  • Preparation of variation orders and final accounts involving the implementation of development projects for the County.
  • Supervise quantity surveying services in the county and supervise the staff working under him or her.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in building economics/quantity surveying or its equivalent from a recognized university and relevant qualifications from an institution recognized in Kenya.
  • At least three years’ experience in a busy organization.
  • Be registered with the board of registration of architects and quantity surveyors of Kenya as a quantity surveyor.
  • Membership of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK) or Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK).
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional competence and administrative capacity required for effective planning, direction, control and coordination of quantity surveying functions.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya.
Inspector Building (1 Post) Roads (1 Post) 
Job Group ‘J’ 
2 Posts
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assisting in the planning of supervision programmes for large complex buildings/roads projects
  • Monitoring and supervision of works in progress
  • Assisting in preparation of monthly physical progress reports of individual projects
  • Ensuring specifications and standards are adhered to during construction of buildings/ roads.
  • Arranging for testing of materials
  • Preparation of cost estimates and schedule of materials for simple buildings/roads on labour contracts
  • Allocation of duties and supervision of staff carrying out repairs and alteration of existing buildings/roads
  • Preparation of cost estimates and schedule of materials and Control of usage of materials on site
Requirements for Appointment
  • Have a Diploma in Civil Engineering/Building Construction from a recognized institution.
  • A supervisory management course in relevant field is an added advantage.
  • Show administrative ability, wide knowledge and experience in preparation of drawings and management of drawings.
  • Show administrative ability by being conversant with government procedures.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya.
Transport Officer
Job Group ‘K’
1 Post

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Transport coordination.
  • Supervising officers in transport department, arranging and ensuring training, retraining and recertification of drivers and registration of vehicles.
  • Ensuring regular maintenance of vehicles.
  • Ensuring that vehicles have the requisite documents for operation.
  • Ensuring efficient use and accurate accounting for all vehicles and expenditure made by transport section.
  • Advising on procurement specifications of vehicles and training needs for drivers
  • Preparing regular and comprehensive reports for the section
  • Perform any other duty that may be assigned from time to time
Requirements
  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any Social Science/ Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Served in an equivalent position as a transport officer for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • Proficiency in computer applications from a recognized institution.
  • shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
  • Knowledge of vehicle mechanics will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya.

Legal Officer
J.G. “M” 
1 Post
 
The legal officer will be responsible to the Head of Legal Services in the County Legal Unit.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Providing legal advice to the County government
  • Interpreting relevant legislation and their implication to the County Government;
  • Providing legal guidance and facilitating the necessary gazzettement;
  • Drafting contracts, lease agreements and memorandum of understanding between the county government and its collaborators
  • Articulating county position in meetings, seminars, negotiations, conventions.
  • Ensuring implementation and realization of strategic plans and objectives in respect of the legal function.
  • Handling legal instruments in the County.
  • Undertake policy research and formulate policy briefs
  • Facilitate public participation and consultative meetings in the development of policies and laws
  • Ensuring compliance of laws and policies with principles and values of governance, human rights, transparency, accountabilty, ethics and integrity within the county
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned.
Requirements
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be holder of Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
  • Be a holder of Diploma in Legal Education from the Council for Legal Education;
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Possess a current practicing certificate and MUST be a member of the Law Society of Kenya.
  • Practiced in the public or private sector for a minimum period of at least five (5) years;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Possess leadership qualities, interpersonal and effective communication skills; and
  • Certificate in Computer Application Skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya.
3. Legal Researcher
J.G. “K” 
1 Post
 
Will perform duties in the County Legal Department
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Reviewing and documenting data relevant to a case, including generating pre-trial preparation documents.
  • Verifying information gathered on witnesses, plaintiffs and defendants involved in the case.
  • Compiling evidence for court actions and analyze legal questions and existing facts or evidence.
  • Interviewing officers of the county as potential witnesses to civil suits
  • Preparing legal documents under the direction of the head of legal services
  • Conducting research using various resources including legal periodicals, online legal sources and books in the law library
  • Preparing legal briefs and legal opinions under the direction of the head of legal services
  • Maintain and update information on new development in law for the use of the legal department
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Skills
  • Ability to easily search for statutory instruments
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
Requirements
  • A degree in law
  • Work experience in a legal research institution or law firm as a researcher for at least 2 years
  • A licensed court process server is an added advantage

Re-Advertisement: County Chief Officer, Office of the Governor & Public Service Management

Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Chief Officer shall be the authorized Officer in respect of exercise of delegated powers and shall be responsible to the County Executive Committee Member for:
  • The Administration of the County Department
  • Formulation and Implementation of Policies and laws
  • Development and Implementation of Strategic Plan and Sector development plans
  • Formulate and Implement effective programmes to attain Vision 2030 and Sector goals
  • Promote national values and Principles of the County Public Service
  • Promote national values and Principles of Governance
Requirements
 
The candidate must;
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be a holder of first degree from a recognized University (A Master degree will be an added advantage)
  • Have a Minimum of ten (10) years of working experience in a relevant functional area
  • Satisfies the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity
  • Understand the diversity within the County
Terms of Service: Contract 5 years Renewable
Salary:
 KShs. 120,270- 180,660 p.m
Monthly House Allowance
 Kshs. 56,000
Monthly Commuter allowances
 KShs. 20,000

How to Apply


Applications should be addressed to;
 
The Secretary, County Public Service Board
Kilifi County Government
P.O Box 491
Kilifi

Manual applications should be delivered to office of the Secretary County Public Service Board located off Hospital lane next to Kilifi Law Courts, Kilifi Town not later than 2nd September, 2014.

Kilifi County is an equal opportunity employer hence encourages women and physically challenged persons to apply.

Note:
 
Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted
 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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