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Government Jobs in Busia, Kenya (43 Posts)

Driver

JOB GROUP “F”

Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will involve driving a vehicle as authorized; carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical and brake systems, tyre pressure etc; detecting and reporting malfunctioning of the vehicle systems; maintenance of work tickets for vehicles assigned, ensuring security and safety of the vehicle on and off the road, overseeing safety of the passengers and/or goods therein. And maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle

Requirements

·         Served in the grade of Driver II for a minimum period of three (3) years;
·         A valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for the class (es) of vehicle(s) the officers ie require to drive
·         Passed occupational trade test II for drivers
·         Defensive driving certificate from the Automobile Association (AA) of Kenya or its equivalent qualification from recognized institution
·         Attended a refresher course for drivers lasting not less than one (1) week within every three (3) years at the Kenya institute of Highway and building technology (KIHBT) or any recognized institution.
·         A valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya police
·         Attended a first aid Certificate course lasting not less than one(1) week at St.John Ambulance or Kenya Institute Highway and building technology(KIHBT) or its equivalent from a recognized institution and
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in the work performance and results

Disaster Management Officer
JOB GROUP ‘’J’’-(ONE POST)

Responsibilities:

·         Participate in emergency planning including fire disaster management
·         Ensure that there is sound disaster preparedness program which is alert and ready to offer quickest disaster response
·         Undertake fire safety training and drills in all county establishments
·         Ensure emergency fire equipment’s are in place in all county government buildings
·         Ensure total compliance to the workplace safety standards)
·         Prepare and coordinate the firefighting team and equipment for quick response to fire disasters in the county.
·         Act as a duty officer as part of 24 hours duty system, responding as they may arise
·         Raise awareness to the public on disaster management and preparedness

Requirements

·         Be a Kenyan Citizen.
·         Bachelor’s degree in disaster management and preparedness or related field from a recognized institution or any other relevant equivalent qualification.
·         A certificate course in firefighting/fire rescue from a recognized institution will be an added advantage

Administrative Officer
JOB GROUP J-(ONE POST)

Responsibilities

·         Assisting in the general administration and coordination of the office
·         Maintain record of purchase and office inventory
·         Maintain compliments and complaints ledger
·         Supervising junior staff
·         Assisting the principal administrative officers in the preparation of the sections annual estimates
·         Updating of the monthly staff returns

Requirements

·         Be a Kenyan citizen
·         Be a holder of at least a Bachelors degree in social science i.e. Bachelor of public administration from a recognized university or Diploma in the above discipline and three(3) years experience
·         Be in possession of Kenya certificate of secondary education(KCSE) mean grade C+ and above
·         Have understanding and commitment to the values and values and principles of service as outlined in the article 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya,2010
·         Be computer literate and
·         Satisfy chapter six of the constitution of Kenya.2010


Clerical Officer
JOB GROUP ‘F’-(ONE POST)

Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for the Clerical Cadre. Work at this level will be carried out under close supervision and guidance of a more senior officer and will be subject to regular checks and verification.
Officers at this level will be deployed in the HRM Unit, general registry, supplies, accounts office or general office services.
Specific duties will include compiling statistical records; sorting, filing and dispatching letters; maintaining an efficient filing system; processing appointments, promotions, discipline, transfers and other related duties in human resource management; computation of financial or statistical records based on routine or special sources of information; preparing payment vouchers; compiling Data and drafting simple letters.

Requirements

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must be in possession of:
·         Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C Plain or its approved equivalent; and
·         Proficiency in computer applications.

Information Officer
JOB GROUP ‘K’-(TWO POSTS)

Responsibilities

An officer at this level may be deployed at the County Headquarters, field office or at the county Government Press Office. The officer will be expected to handle fairly sensitive and complex news items that require objective judgment.
·         Specific duties and responsibilities will include gathering, receiving, editing and verifying news and features from different parts of the County, and relating them to the Government policy.
·         At provincial level, duties will include receiving news from districts, translating, sub-editing and writing of features.

Requirements

 For appointment to this grade, an officer must:
·         Have served in the grade of Information Officer II or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
·         have a post graduate diploma in any of the following disciplines, in the case of holders of general Social Science degrees: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, International Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized University/Institution;
·         Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
·         Be proficient in Information Communication Technology including use of internet and intranet services; and
·         Have shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.


Senior Information Officer
JOB GROUP ‘L’-(TWO POSTS)

Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be deployed at the County Headquarters, in a County Information Office, District Information Office, Rural Press Office or Bureau Office. Specific duties and responsibilities will entail management of news i.e. receiving, Selecting, re-writing, translating and editing news and features; ensuring quality Dissemination of news; and supervising, guiding and coordinating staff and other Resources in the office.

Requirements

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:
·         Have served in the grade of Information Officer I or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
·         Have a diploma in any of the following disciplines, in the case of serving certificate holders: Journalism, Mass Communication, International Relations, Communication Studies, Public Relations or its approved equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
·         Possess advanced computer application skills; and
·         Have demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.


Information Officer
JOB GROUP “H”-(ONE POST)

Responsibilities

This will be the entry and training grade for Information Officers. An officer at this level will be deployed either at the County Headquarters or in a field office to assisting information services work. Duties and responsibilities will include gathering news,
·         Verifying authenticity of news;
·         initial editing and dispatching news and features to the Departmental Headquarters and media houses.

Requirements

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
·         have Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) mean grade With a minimum of C+ in English or Kiswahili and C in any other relevant subject or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
·         have a Diploma in any of the following: Journalism, Mass Communication, Internal Relations, Communication Studies, or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution; and
·         Be proficient in computer applications.

Cook
(J.G E)-(TWO POSTS)

Duties

·         Maintaining hygiene by ensuring cleaning of the kitchen and its surrounding
·         Proper storage of foodstuffs and setting up buffet services areas
·         Placement of food service line, replenishing of foodstuffs during service and reporting low stock levels.
·         Detecting and reporting spoil or unattractive food and detecting defective equipment and reporting the same to the supervisor

Requirements

·         Be a Kenyan citizen
·         Be in possession of at least Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade (C-) minus or its equivalent qualification form a recognized institution and
·         Have attended a course lasting not less than one (1) year and awarded a certificate in food production or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

Accountant II
JOB GROUP ‘J’-(ONE POST)

Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for non-professionals.
·         An officer at this level will be responsible for performing a variety of accounting work of limited scope and under the guidance of a senior officer.
·         Specifically, work will involve preparation and verification of vouchers in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations involving primary data entry and routine accounting work such as balancing of cashbooks, imprest and advances ledgers etc.
·         The scope and complexity of work will increase with experience and training but the officer will still be under close guidance where new tasks are involved.
·         He/she will be responsible for safe custody of records and assets under him /her.

Requirements

·         For appointment to the grade of Accountant II, Job Group ‘J’ a candidate must have the following qualification: -A pass in part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent qualifications.
·         Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option) from a recognized institution or any other relevant equivalent qualification.


Accountant
JOB GROUP ‘K’-(TWO POSTS)

Responsibilities

This will be the entry grade for professional Accountants. An officer at this level will be required to deal with accounting operations in an Accounting Unit or County Treasury. Work at this level will be subjected to occasional checks rather than close supervision.
Specifically, work will involve 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 and preparation of simple management reports e.g. imprest and expenditure returns etc.
He/she will be responsible for the safe custody of Government records and assets under him/her, analysis of the below the line accounts and may be deployed as a cashier where duties will entail 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;
·         arranging for withdrawal of cash for office use and ensuring safety of the same at all times;

·         extracting and providing cash liquidity analysis;
·         ensuring security of cheques and cheque books;
·         preparation of expenditure and Authority to Incur Expenditure (AIE) funding returns on quarterly basis at district treasury level;
·         preparation of Appropriation In Aid (AIA) returns on quarterly basis at district treasury level;
·         paying personal and merchant claims guided by cash balances in the cash books and treasury regulations;
·         receipting of all money due and payable to government.

Requirements

Direct Appointment
·         For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must have a Bachelors degree in Commerce Accounting or Finance option) and passed Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination
OR
·         Passed Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (K) Examination or its approved equivalent qualification.
Promotion
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –
·         Served as Accountant II, Job Group ‘J’ for a minimum period of three (3) years;
·         Passed Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option) from a recognized institution or any other relevant equivalent qualification;
·         Certificate in Computer Applications; and
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.


Driver
JOB GROUP “E”-(FIVE POSTS)

Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will involve driving a motor vehicle as authorized, carrying out routine checks on the vehicle’s cooling, oil, electrical and brakes systems, tyre pressure, detecting and reporting malfunctioning of vehicle systems, maintenance of work tickets for vehicle assigned, ensuring security and safety for the vehicle on and off the road, safety of the passengers and or/goods therein and maintaining cleanliness of the vehicle.

Requirements

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must have
·         Served in the grade of Driver III for a minimum period of three(3) years
·         Kenya certificate of secondary education mean grade D plain or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
·         a valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for class(es) of vehicle(s) an officer is required to drive
·         attended a first aid certificate course lasting not less than one(1) week at St john ambulance or Kenya institute of highway and building technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution
·         passed suitability test for drivers grade 111
·         passed practical test for drivers conducted by the respective ministry/department
·         a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya police and
·         at least two (2) years driving experience


Procurement Officer
JOB-GROUP `H’-(ONE POST)

Responsibilities

An officer at this level will.
·         Be-deployed in a Supply Chain Management unit in a County Government or Department and will handle a variety of tasks such as issuing and Receiving Stores;
·         assisting in stock taking, Reconciliation,
·         preparation and Maintenance of records

Requirements

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must be in possession of:-
·         A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean. Grade C- (minus) with a minimum of C- in -Mathematics. and English or Kiswahili or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution: and
·         A Diploma (CIPS) in. Supplies Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution


Procurement Officer
JOB GROUP “J”-(TWO POSTS)

Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be deployed in specialized areas such as warehousing, Distribution, Stock control, logistics or. Market surveys. The officer will assist in the preparation of annual- procurement plans and Supply Chain Management reports.

Requirements

For appointment to this grade, an Officer must have:-
·         Served in the grade of Supply Chain Management Assistant 111 or incomparable and. relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years.
·         Diploma (Foundation Stage) or its equivalent from a recognized institution and
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results


Procurement Officer
JOB GROUP “K”-(ONE POST)

Responsibilities

·         Work at this level will be similar to that of Supply Chain. Management Assistant 11-though more complex in nature. Specifically, duties will entail. Warehousing distribution, fleet management, inventory and stock Control.

Requirements

For appointment to this. Grade, an officer must have:-
·         Served in the grade of Supply Chain Management Assistant It or in a comparable and relevant- position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years: and shown merit and reflected in work performance and results.

Officer Messenger
GROUP “E”-(FIVE POSTS)

Responsibilities

·         Cleaning offices
·         Maintaining general cleanliness around the offices by collections and disposal of litter
·         Ensuring proper sanitation
·         Moving or carrying office equipments and furniture
·         Dispatching letters, files and parcels
·         Preparing tea and
·         Any other assigned duties that may be assigned

Requirements

·         Be in possession of Kenya certificate of secondary education(KCSE) mean grade D(Plain) from the Kenya national examination council; and
·         Satisfy chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010) on the leadership and integrity.


Liaison Officer
GROUP “K” – (ONE POST)
The officer will be responsible to the County Secretary/County Chief Officer for the general administration and management of intergovernmental and Diaspora affairs

Roles

·         Provide an integral link between the county and the respective stakeholders and other relevant offices at the national level
·         Coordinate donor and Diaspora  engagement meetings  and fora
·         Coordinate logistics and accommodation arrangements of County officers  and relevant stakeholders/investors  on official duties
·         Plan the use of materials and human resources; and carry out general office management chores;
·         Set and oversee internal operating rules and regulations;
·         Establish an efficient record, filing and tracking system for all office inventory, mails and file, monitor their movement and effective correspondence and relay the same to the county
·         Maintain an update inventory of office assets and ensure their timely maintenance
·         Attend regular intergovernmental and sectorial meetings as delegated by the County Secretary.
·         Conduct follow ups on agreed deliverables
·         Conduct periodic research of thematic areas from time to time and provide balanced analysis and assessment to inform Busia  County Government
·         Provide quality and timely reports that will be needed as scheduled periodically.
·         Compile data and drafting communications;
·         Perform any other duties that may be assigned.

Requirements

·         A minimum of a degree in public administration, social science or equivalent
·         Must have relevant work experience in the same or equivalent position;
·         Must demonstrate strategic planning skills and ability to design and implement short term, medium and long term plans.
·         Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya
·         Ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines and develop innovative recommendations and solutions to problems
·         Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills
·         Must be organized, motivated and a team player
·         Computer literacy with all aspects of Microsoft Windows network; experience with data base management a plus


Information Officer
JOB GROUP ‘J’-(ONE POST)

Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be deployed at the Ministry Headquarters, a County Information Office or in a Rural Press Office. Duties and responsibilities will entail
·         gathering, receiving, verifying, translating and editing news and features from various sources;
·         determining the quality of news in relation to original stories filed or received from News Agencies and relating their relevance to Government policy;
·         monitoring other media under the guidance of a more senior officer.

Requirements

Direct Appointment
For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
·         Be in possession of a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, International Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized University/Institution;
·         Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili; and
·         Be proficient in computer applications.
Promotion
For promotion to this grade, an officer must:
·         Have served in the grade of Information Officer III or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
·         Possess good oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili;
·         Be proficient in computer applications; and
·         Have shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Note:
Application should reach the Secretary/CEO Public service Board on or before 4th June 2018
Applicants are required to obtain clearance from the following institutions
·         Criminal Investigations Department(CID)
·         Higher Education Loans Board(HELB)
·         Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA)
·         Ethics And Anti-Corruption Commission(EACC)
Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original national Identity cards, Academic certificates, testimonials and clearance at the interview.
Busia County Government is an equal opportunity employer; youths, persons living with disabilities, women and other disadvantaged persons are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply;
Written applications, enclosing current Curriculum Vitae, Copies of academic and professional certificates and National Identity Card/Passport should be submitted to.
THE SECRETARY/ CEO,
COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
PORT VICTORIA PLAZA
P.O BOX 1103-50400
BUSIA (KENYA
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