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Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya - Tharaka Nithi

The County Assembly of Tharaka Nithi
County Assembly Service Board
Vacancy Announcement
The Tharaka Nithi County Assembly Service Board invites application from suitable qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following positions on contractual terms (end of Speaker’s term).

1. Personal Secretary 1 

CASB Salary Scale 7

Duties and responsibilities
·                     Recording dictation in short hand and transcribing it in type written form.
·                     Typing form draft, manuscript or recording from dictation machine.
·                     Processing data.
·                     Manage e-office
·                     Ensure security of office records; documents and equipment; including classified materials.
·                     Preparing responses to simple routine correspondence.
·                     Management of office protocol; managing office petty cash; handling telephone calls and appointments.
·                     Operating office equipment
Requirements for appointments
·                     Must be in possession of a higher diploma in secretarial studies or higher diploma in business and office management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
2. Communications Officer

CASB Salary Scale 7
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Oversee broad casting proceedings of the Assembly.
·                     Coordinate ail public relations related activities including publishing of brochures, hand book, flyers, CDs e.t.c
·                     Updating of the County Assembly website as required.
·                     Coordinating and receiving visitors to the County Assembly.
·                     Preparing press releases reacting to media stories and proactive media reporting through the available channels.
·                     Coordinating County Assembly Broadcasting and Media relations.
·                     Participate in public participation of County Assembly.
Requirement for appointment
·                     Must have a bachelor’s degree in public communication / mass communication / information science; and be competent in use of IT as a working tool.
3. Liaison Officer 

CASB Salary Scale 

(1 Position)
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Maintain thorough knowledge of the business, as well as an understanding of how that impacts the other entities of contact
·                     Monitor, coordinate, and communicate strategic objectives of the business
·                     Collaborate and communicate successfully with other entities outside of the business
·                     Work with other staff members to develop a greater understanding of the business and any issues that arise
·                     Develop and foster relationships with the community, stakeholders, and other entities
·                     Collect, analyze, and utilize data and feedback to identify opportunities to improve the relationship between the business and the other entity
·                     Compile reports about particular incidents, events, or updates about important issue for the business
·                     Proactively solve conflicts and address issues that could occur between the business and the other entity

·                     Promptly respond to incidents and other events as necessary
·                     Act as a positive representation of the business to the community
Requirements and Qualifications
·                     Bachelor’s degree are preferred
·                     2+ years of experience in a related role
·                     Customer-oriented attitude
·                     Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·                     Ability to establish and nurture beneficial business relationships
·                     Self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative and solve complex problems
·                     Capability to negotiate with and influence others
·                     Analytical and mathematical mind to analyze data and create necessary reports
·                     Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes high pressure environment
Application Criteria
Persons interested in filling the above position should submit applications in their own handwriting accompanied by the following documents:
·                     Academic and professional certificates
·                     KRA clearance certificate
·                     Compliance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
·                     Certificate of good conduct from the department of criminal investigation
·                     Clearance certificate from a credit reference bureau
·                     National ID or passport and a copy of the CV
·                     Candidates with foreign degrees must obtain accreditation from the commission of higher education of Kenya.
Applications should be delivered in sealed envelope and addressed to:
P.O BOX 694
And may be hand delivery to the office of the Clerk of the County Assembly located at the premises of the former Meru South County Council, so as to reach him not later than 13th December, 2017, Time 12.00 noon.

Office of the Clerk
Invitation for Application for the County Assembly Audit Committee
Pursuant to section 155(5) of the Public Finance Management act, 2012, Public Finance Management (County Government) regulations, 2015 section 167 and Audit committee guidelines for the County Government, Tharaka Nithi County Assembly should establish County Assembly Audit committee as follows;
Chairperson and 2 members and the head of Internal Auditshall be the secretary to the committee composition.

i) The County Assembly shall competitively source for 3 members of the Audit committee suitably qualified persons, one of whom shall be the Chair.
ii) The County Assembly speaker shall nominate one senior officer to sit in the Audit committee.
To be appointed as CHAIRPERSON of the Audit committee one should:
1. Hold a degree from a recognized university in Kenya
2. Hold CPA(K) in good standing
3. Have Knowledge and experience of not less than 7 years in:-
(i) Audit and or
(ii) Financial management/accounting
4. Have knowledge and experience in public service/devolved system of government and knowledge in risk management
5. Be a person with integrity and in compliance with requirements of Chapter six of the constitution.

To be appointed as MEMBER (2) of the audit committee one should:
1.           Hold a degree from university recognized in Kenya
2.           Have progressive working experience of not less than 5 years
3.           Member of professional body in good standing
4.           Have knowledge in public service/devolved system of government
5.           Be a person with integrity and compliant with requirements of chapter six of the constitution.
Terms of Appointment
i) Members of Audit committee shall be appointed for a term of 3 years on part time basis and shall be eligible for re-appointment for a further one term only.
ii) Despite paragraph (i) above, after expiry of every term at least one third of the committee shall retire and not be eligible for re-appointment.
iii) The term should only be extended after performance of the member has been reviewed.
iv) Applicants should not be past/present employee/agent of Tharaka Nithi County  Government / Assembly or political office holder.

Application process:
All applicants should avail copies of current clearance certificate from Criminal Investigation Department, Higher Education Loans Board, Kenya Revenue Authority, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and clearance from any other clearance bureaus during the interview.
Applications should be in a sealed envelope together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, national identity cards, testimonials, clearances and other relevant supporting documents, clearly marked application for Chairperson County Assembly Audit committee or application for m ember county Assembly Audit committee respectively to be
received on or before 13th December 2017.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Clerk
County Assembly of Tharaka Nithi
P.O. Box 694
Or applications be done through

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