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Narok County Assembly

Narok County Assembly Service Board


The County Assembly Service Board of Narok wishes to invite applications from qualified persons for the following positions:



Librarian I
NCASB 8
1 Post

To efficiently carry out management and administration of the Library Services / Learning and Resource Center with the aim of ensuring full and efficient provision and utilization of these services and facilities to the Members and staff

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates activities of library/resource center
  • Examines book reviews, publishers’ catalogs, other library materials and other information sources to recommend material acquisition
  • Supervision of cataloguing and classification of library materials
  • Assemble and arrange library materials for display
  • Searches catalog files, biographical dictionaries, and indexes, and examine content of reference materials to assist members and staff in locating and selecting materials.
  • Assists patrons in selection and location of books, audiovisual materials, and other materials
  • Train and direct junior officers in performance of such tasks as receiving, shelving, and locating materials
  • Prepare replies to mail requests for information.
Requirements for Appointment
  • At least 5 years experience in managing a busy library
  • Bachelors degree in Library Studies and Information Science
  • Masters degree in Library Studies and Information Science
  • Excellent inter personal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of national development priorities, and functions and practices of government
  • Must Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications and operation of digital library
Senior Accountant
NCASB 9
1 Post

Office will report to and assist the Chief Finance Officer and discharge similar duties and responsibilities, and/or any other duty as may be assigned by the Clerk

For appointment to this position, a candidate must:
  • Be a holder of a Bachelors degree in Finance/Commerce/Accounting/ Economics/ Business Management from a recognized university (a Masters degree or other additional qualifications will be an added advantage)
  • Be a holder of CPA (K) or ACCA qualifications
  • Be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • Have at least 5 years post qualification experience, at least two of which must have been in a managerial/supervisory level
  • Demonstrable experience in managing the Accounting functions in a Public Institution
  • Must Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications and accounting packages
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Undertaking a range of management accounting and provision of financial information for decision making
  • Developing for consideration by the Board, draft accounting policies, procedures, regulations and standards for operation and control purposes.
  • Application of budgeted funds for operations and development
  • Prepare payments and reconcile with vote heads
  • Sourcing and collection of funds for augmenting expenditure
  • Preparation of final accounts and accounting statements
  • Ensure all accountable documents are kept safely
Accountant II
NCASB 7
1 Post

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Undertaking a limited range of management accounting
  • Preparation of final accounts and accounting statements
  • Prepare payments and reconcile with vote heads
  • Ensure all accountable documents are kept safely
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations
  • Maintaining and updating Cash Books
  • Posting of supplier invoices and Accounts payable reconciliations
  • Preparing monthly financial statements and returns
  • Filing of accounting documents.
Requirement for appointment
 
For appointment to this position, a candidate must:
  • Be a holder of CPA (K) or ACCA qualifications
  • Be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or
  • Be a holder of a Bachelors degree in Finance/Commerce/Accounting/ Economics/ Business Management from a recognized university with CPA Part II
  • Have at least 2 years experience in public or private sector
  • Demonstrable experience in managing the Accounting functions in a Public Institution
  • Must Have proficiency in the use of Microsoft computer applications especially Excel and accounting packages
Fiscal Analyst / Budget Officer I
NCASB 8

Duties and Responsibilities

 
The Budget Officer is responsible to the Clerk of the County Assembly for among others:
  • Carrying out commissioned Budget analysis and research on specific area of interest as deemed necessary by the Clerk;
  • Carrying out assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the County Executive Policy Options relating to resource mobilization and allocation;
  • Designing and conducting relevant Budget research on specific areas of interest;
  • Guiding the process of assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the County Executive Policy Options relating to resource mobilization, allocation and utilization;
  • Preparing and delivering budgetary information to members and relevant County Assembly Committees;
  • Budget workshops planning and participating in the workshops;
  • Formulating the Departmental Annual Work Plan, monitoring and evaluating its implementation.
Requirements for Appointment
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or its equivalent from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Be a holder of CPA (K) or ACCA qualifications
  • Be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • A Master’s degree in Economics or its equivalent from a University recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage;
  • Have served as a Budget Officer/Fiscal Analyst for a minimum of three years preferably in the public service;
  • Good understanding of national and county budgetary process and public fiscal policies;
  • Team player with good communication and interpersonal skills;
Remuneration

How to Apply

Persons interested in filling the above positions should submit application in own handwriting, accompanied by 2 pages Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents.


Preferential Criteria during Selection


Suitably qualified applicants will enjoy preferential treatment in the order below:

  1. Applicants serving in positions at the County Assembly on the basis of secondment during the transition period;
  2. Applicants serving in the Executive arm of the County Government of Narok
  3. Applicants serving in the public service in the republic of Kenya
  4. Applicants who are resident in Narok County
  5. Applicants from the rest of the Country

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


All Applications should clearly indicate the position applied for in the reference line and on the top left corner on the envelope and be addressed to;


The Secretary,

County Assembly Service Board

County Assembly of Narok

P.O Box 19 - 20500, 
Narok.


Or; be hand delivered to the Office of the Clerk of County Assembly located at the premises of the County Assembly of Narok (Formerly County Council of Narok), so as to reach him not later than Thursday 2nd October, 2014 at 5.00pm.


Shedd D. Simotwo

Clerk / Secretary


Narok County Assembly

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