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Massive Recruitment by the Government – Kakamega

Republic of Kenya
 
County Government of Kakamega
 
Office of the Governor 

Re-Advertisement of a Vacancy
 
Pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012, the County Government of Kakamega invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant position:

 

Ward Administrator

Job Group ‘M’

(1 Post)
 
Murhanda ward
 
The Ward administrator will be responsible to the Sub County Administrator for coordinating, managing and supervising the general administrative functions in the Ward unit.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:-
 
Duties will include:
  • Development of policies and plans;
  • Provision of service delivery;
  • Developmental activities to empower the community;
  • Provision and maintenance of infrastructure and facilities of public services;
  • Exercising functions and powers delegated by the Public Service Board under Section 86 of the County Governments Act;
  • Coordinating and facilitating citizen participation in the development of policies and plans and delivery of services;
  • Running an efficient and effective citizen service delivery centre;
  • Managing all cross cutting issues in the Ward such as HIV and AIDS, gender mainstreaming, integrity programmes among others;
  • Accounting for movable and immovable assets of the County Government;
  • Implementing an effective performance management system;
  • Implementing policies for fire and disaster management; and
  • Performing such other functions as may be delegated by the Sub-County Administrator.
Requirements:-
  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Have served in public or private service organization in administration or management for not less than eight (8) years;
  • Minimum of C+ (Plus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent;
  • Have a minimum Diploma Certificate in any field from a recognized institution; and
  • Have a clearance certificate from the Criminal Investigation Department.
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
 
Note: All applicants are required to get clearance from criminal investigation department
 
A copy of this clearance MUST be attached to the application.

B. Accountant I

Job Group ‘K’

(7 Posts)

Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Manage and supervise accounting operations in an Accounting Unit in a Ministry/Department
  • Verification of vouchers and committal documents in accordance with laid down rules and regulations
  • Data capture, maintenance of primary records such as cashbooks, ledgers, vote books, registers
  • Preparation of simple management reports e.g. imprest and expenditure returns etc.
  • Ensuring of safe custody of Government records and assets under him/her
  • Receiving duly processed payments and receipt vouchers; writing cheques and posting payments and receipt vouchers in the cash books.
  • Balancing and ruling of the cash books on daily basis
  • Incurring Expenditure (AIE) funding returns on quarterly basis at Ministry/Department level
  • Preparation of Appropriation In Aid (AIA) returns on quarterly basis at the books and treasury regulations.
  • Receipting of all money due and payable to County Government and management of IFMIS
Requirements for Appointment:-
 
For appointment to this grade, a Candidate must have:-
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) and passed Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examinations
OR
  • Passed Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (K) Examination or its approved equivalent qualification.
  • Certificate in computer applications; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
 
Note: Applicants for the above positions are required to get clearance from the following institutions to meet requirements of chapter six:
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Credit Reference Bureau
Copies of these clearances MUST be attached to the applications.

Department of Internal Audit

A. Member of Kakamega County Audit Committee 

(5 Posts) 

This is pursuant to Section 55 (5) of the PFM, 2012

Duties and Responsibilities:- 
  • Provide oversight on risk management, controls and governance processes 
  • Follow up on implementation of recommendations of internal and external audit 
  • Prepare pertinent audit reports
Requirements for Appointment:-
  • At least Master’s Degree in a relevant field 
  • Knowledge in Government affairs, have the requisite business and leadership skills and shall not be a holder of a political office. 
  • Must not be past or present employee of the entity or an agent of a business organization, which has carried out business with the County Government of Kakamega in the past 2 years. 
  • Must be affiliated to professional bodies e.g. ICPAK, ACFE, LSK, EBK and IIA or any other relevant body. 
  • Understanding of Government operations, financial reporting and auditing 
  • Knowledge of objects, principles or functions of County Governments 
Terms of Appointment:- 
  • Members of Audit committee shall be appointed, for a term of two years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for a further one term only. 
  • After expiry of every term at least one third of the committee shall retire and not be eligible for re-appointment.
B. Internal Auditor I 

Job Group ‘K’ 

(3 Posts)
 
An Officer at this level will report to the Senior Auditor and will be deployed to any of the three audit zonal offices.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Assisting in the preparation of specific audit assignment plans and audit programmes
  • Performing audit tests on the internal controls in accounting, administrative and operational procedures.
  • Ensuring that the audit findings are properly documented
  • Preparing draft audit reports detailing audit findings
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Requirements for Appointment:-
  • CPA Part II or its equivalent
  • A Bachelor’s Degree e.g. B. Com. (Accounting) option will be an added advantage
  • Basic training in applicable laws and regulations governing County operations
  • Computer literacy
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable
 
C. Audit Assistants 

Job Group ‘J’

(3 Posts)
 
An Officer at this level will report to the Internal Auditor and will be deployed to any of the three Audit Zonal offices.
 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Carrying out audit tests on internal controls in accounting, administration and operational procedures
  • Ensuring that all working papers are documented and well referenced
  • Ensuring that the audit file is complete and well referenced
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Requirements for Appointment:-
  • CPA part I or its acceptable equivalent and should be willing to pursue further professional qualifications
  • Basic training in County laws
  • Computer literacy
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be a team player
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

D. Senior Auditors 

Job Group ‘L’ 

(2 Posts)
 
Senior Auditors will report to the Principal Auditor and will be deployed to any of the three audit zonal offices.
 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Assisting the Principal Auditors in managing the Sub-Counties of a given zone
  • Supervising several audit teams working simultaneously
  • Performing initial reviews of the audit reports and audit files
  • Assisting in preparation of specific audit assignment plans and programmes
  • Performing audit tests on the internal controls in accounting, administrative and
  • Operational procedures
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Requirements for appointment:-
  • CPA (K), CA, ACCA or acceptable equivalents
  • A University Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Must have served as an Auditor in a reputable Audit firm or organisation for at least two years
  • Must have analytical skills
  • Be computer literate and familiar with Computer Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs)
  • Have a clear understanding of County laws
  • Possess supervisory and managerial skills
  • Be a team player
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable
 
E. Principal Auditors 

Job Group ‘N’ 

(3 Posts)
 
The Principal Auditor will report to the Deputy Head of Internal Audit Services and will be deployed to any of the three Audit Zonal offices.
 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Heading the County’s internal audit office
  • Organising audit teams for various audit assignments
  • Supervising several audit teams working simultaneously
  • Ensuring that audit files are organised in a systematic manner
  • Preparing specific audit assignment plans and programmes
  • Reviewing audit files and reports prepared by auditors working under them.
  • Assisting in the preparation of periodic audit work plans
  • Carrying out any other duties as may be assigned to them by the Head of Internal Audit Services
Requirements for Appointment:-
  • A University Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field
  • CPA (K), CA, ACCA or acceptable equivalents
  • Must have served as an Audit Manager in a reputable audit firm or organisation for at least three years
  • Must have analytical skills
  • Computer literate with hands-on experience with Computer Assisted Audit Tools and Techniques (CAATTs).
  • Additional professional qualifications i.e. CISA, CIA, CFE, will be an added advantage
  • Must have a demonstrated ability of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Possess supervisory and managerial skills
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills
Note: Applicants for the above positions are required to get clearance from the following institutions to meet requirements of chapter six:
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Credit Reference Bureau
Copies of these clearances MUST be attached to the applications.

Kakamega Tax Collection Agency
 
Pursuant to provisions of the Kakamega Revenue Administration and Collection Act, 2014, The County Government of Kakamega is in the process of recruiting the Chairperson and Four (4) Members of the Board of Directors, Chief Revenue Administrator and Two (2) Deputy Chief Revenue Administrators.
 
Section 14(1) of the Act provides that “The Governor shall appoint a five member Board of Directors to oversee the strategic functioning of the Agency.” 

The Directors shall be non-executive and such Directors will serve for a non-renewable maximum term of three years.
 
A. Chairperson
 
Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Convene and preside over all meetings of the Board of the Agency
  • Give direction and guidance to the meetings
  • Manage and guide the strategic and policy decision making of the Board
  • Oversee the strategic implementation of policy decisions of the Board
  • Perform all other responsibilities as provided for by the Act
  • Any other duty as may arise from time to time
Requirements for Appointment:-
  • A University Degree/equivalent (Certified by the Commission for Higher Education)
  • Over fifteen (15) years of working experience, five of which must have been at senior managerial level
  • Relevant knowledge of Revenue regimes will be desirable
  • Relevant National and international exposure in the area of Revenue Administration will be an added advantage.
B. Member of the Board of Directors (4 Posts)
 
Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Making policy decisions for implementation by the Agency
  • Giving policy direction and guiding the functioning of the Agency
  • Providing strategic direction of the Agency
  • Overseeing full compliance and enforcement of Revenue Administration and Collection Act, 2014
  • Providing direction on any other activities that promote the efficient and cost effective Revenue Administration.
Requirements for Appointment:-
  • A University Degree/equivalent (Certified by the Commission for Higher Education)
  • Over ten years of working experience, five of which must have been at senior managerial level
  • National and International experience in a relevant field will be desirable
  • Relevant knowledge of Revenue regimes will be desirable
C. Chief Revenue Administrator
 
The Chief Revenue Administrator will be responsible to the Board for strategic, effective and efficient management of the Kakamega Tax Collection Agency.

Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Board
  • In charge of programs directly linked to the attainment of the Agency’s strategic objective
  • Responsible for implementation of overall strategic and policy direction and leadership
  • Overseeing placement and welfare of Agency staff
  • In charge of day-to-day running of the Agency
  • Implementing policy direction of the Agency as directed by the Board
  • In charge of tax determination/assessment, collection and enforcement under the Act
  • Coming up with the innovative programs that will grow the Revenue base for the County; and
  • Any other duties assigned to him/her from time to time.
Requirements for Appointment:-
  • At least a Masters of Business Administration Degree or its equivalent (Certified by the Commission for Higher Education).
  • Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA-K) or its equivalent
  • Over ten years of working experience, five of which must have been at senior managerial level
  • National and International experience in a relevant field will be desirable
  • Relevant knowledge of Revenue regimes will be desirable
D. Deputy Chief Revenue Administrator (Technical Services)
 
Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Assist the Chief Revenue Administrator of the Agency in strategic operations/functioning and policy implementation.
  • Deputize the Chief Revenue Administrator in performing duties of the office
  • In charge of revenue collection operations
  • Supervise compliance, enforcement and quality assessment
  • Dispute resolution
  • Technical Training, Ethics and Integrity
  • Train and supervise staff in the section: and
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Revenue Administrator of the Agency.
Requirements for Appointment:-
  • B.Com. Degree or its equivalent (Certified by the Commission for Higher Education)
  • Be a holder of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA-K) or its equivalent
  • Over 7 years of working experience, five of which must have been at senior managerial level
  • National and International experience will be desirable
  • Relevant knowledge of Revenue regimes will be desirable
E. Deputy Chief Revenue Administrator (Administration and Support Services)
 
Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Assist the Chief Revenue Administrator of the Agency in strategic operations/functioning and policy implementation.
  • Deputize the Chief Revenue Administrator in performing duties of the office
  • Human Resource Management
  • In charge of Finance, Procurement, Internal Audit and Legal Services
  • Oversee matters of Sub-County and outpost offices, administration and logistics
  • Information, Communication and Technology
  • Any other duties as shall be assigned from time to time by the Chief Revenue Administrator
Requirements for Appointment:-
  • B.Com. Degree or its equivalent (Certified by the Commission for Higher Education)
  • Be a holder of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA-K) or a specialization in management discipline.
  • Over 7 years of working experience, five of which must have been in senior managerial level
  • Have experience in management of Human Resources and Administration services
  • National and international experience will be desirable
  • Relevant knowledge of Revenue regimes will be desirable
Note: Applicants for the above positions are required to get clearance from the following institutions to meet requirements of chapter six:
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Credit Reference Bureau
Copies of these clearances MUST be attached to the applications.
How to Apply
 
All applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, National Identity Card or Passport, and any other supporting documents. 

The positions applied for should be indicated on top of the envelope.

Kakamega County residents will be required to indicate their Constituency of origin.

Applications should be submitted to:

Secretary
County Public Service Board
P.O. Box 458-50100
Kakamega

Hand delivered applications can be submitted at County Public Service Board’s Reception located at former Provincial Headquarters, Block ‘B’ 2nd Floor.

All applications should reach this office on or before 5th December, 2014.

County Government of Kakamega is an equal opportunity employer, all are encouraged to apply.


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