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Government Jobs in Kenya - Garissa

The County Assembly of Garissa is one of the forty-seven (47) County Assemblies in Kenya established under Article 176 (1) of the Constitution of Kenya. Section 4 of the County Assembly Service Act establishes County Assembly service Board which is an institution of exemplary administrative and technical competence. The County Assembly Service Board among other functions constitute offices in the County Assembly service, and appoint office holders.
Pursuant to this objective, the County Assembly Service Board is seeking to recruit highly motivated, visionary, dynamic and results oriented candidates to fill various positions:

Clerk Assistant

Responsibilities

·         Planning and carrying legislative, procedural or committee services;
·         Coordinating operations of a group of functions in the Assembly;
·         Advising the committees and individual members and other officers on legislative procedure & practices
·         Coordinating operations of Assembly chambers;
·         Coordinate activities relating to seminars, conferences and workshops. Assisting in ensuring adherence to parliamentary procedure, practice, conventions, tradition and etiquette;
·         Research involving search for fresh information/facts by consulting appropriate sources like documents or persons;
·         Offering administrative services in the County Assembly Service.

Requirements

For appointment to this position a candidate must be in possession of;
·         A degree from a University recognized in Kenya in any of the fields in law, engineering; finance, management, natural resource management, education, planning, development studies, gender studies accounting;
·         Demonstrable flair for Commonwealth and Kenyan Legislative procedures;
·         Demonstrable interest and commitment to the aims, objectives and principles of a devolved legislature;
·         IGood command of spoken and written English and Swahili coupled with demonstrable report writing skills.

Commissionaire

Responsibilities

·         Allocation of mall to MCAs pigeon hole
·         Booking of visitors/guess at the entrance
·         Issuance of entry badges
·         Screening of visitors
·         Storage of visitor’s luggage
·         Prevent removal of institutions property without proper and authorized documentation
·         Handling of telephone services
·         Control of traffic/vehicle parking
·         Patrolling of car park
·         Any other ditties as may be assigned by the Sergeant at Arms

Requirements

·         Served satisfactorily in the discipline forces or attained the grade of security warden for a period of not less than three (3) years.
·         Shown merit in work performance and results

Legal Officer

Responsibilities

·         Drafting Bills and amendment to the Bills to be proposed to the Assembly by any Member of the Assembly or any committee of the Assembly;
·         Giving legal interpretation of Acts and bills and generally giving legal advice on matters relating to the County Assembly business;
·         Providing legal advice to the County Assembly, Assembly committees, the speaker, the County Assembly Service Board, individual members and the Clerk;
·         Ensuring that the Bills passed by the County Assembly comply with the Constitution; and
·         Legal representation of the County Assembly and the County Assembly Service Board in court proceedings.

Requirements

·         Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Laws from a recognized institution;
·         Be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
·         Be in possession of a current practicing certificate;
·         Have proficiency in use of basic computer applications;

County Assembly Service Board Member
Pursuant to Article 176 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 that establishes the County
Assembly for each County Government as read together with Section 12 of the County Government Act, Section 9 of the County Assembly Service Act and the first schedule of the County Assembly Service Act, the County Assembly of Garissa invites applications from interested persons who qualify to serve as member of the County Assembly Service Board.

Requirements

·         Is a citizen of Kenya;
·         Holds a degree from university recognized in Kenya;
·         Has at least ten years’ experience in public affairs; and
·         Meets the requirements of leadership and integrity in Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Director Legislative & Procedural Services
Pursuant to Article 176 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 that establishes the County
Assembly for each County Government as read together with Section 12 of the County Government Act, Section 9 of the County Assembly Service Act and the first schedule of the County Assembly Service Act, the County Assembly of Garissa invites applications from interested persons who qualify to serve as member of the County Assembly Service Board.

Responsibilities

·         Procedural and committee and carrying functions of legislative procedural and committee services.
·         Advising the speaker, other presiding officers and members of the County Assembly on legislative procedures and practices.
·         Coordinating of the speaker’s chambers.
·         IManaging County Assembly procedures, practices, conventions, traditions and etiquettes,
·         Offering administrative services to the County Assembly House committees.
·         The Table Office including marshalling of published Bills, Motions and Sessional Papers; and processing of weekly programme of Business and preparation and timely circulation of Order Papers and Votes and Proceedings of the Senate;
·         The Journals Office including keeping custody of Assembly Journals and records and archiving of those records;
·         Public Participation in Legislative process including responding to inquiries from members, the staff, the public and other legislative bodies.

Requirements

·         Served for at least 5 years of experience in public sector and at least three years managerial experience in a relevant position (legal or procedural services.)
·         Bachelor’s degree in social sciences from a recognized university;
·         Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
·         IAttended senior management course in a recognized institution.
·         Mastery of parliament procedures, practices and application of knowledge in the execution of functions, activities and tasks.
·         Meets the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter six of the Constitution.

Director of Human Resource & Administration

Responsibilities

·         Formulation, interpretation and application of human resource policies, procedures, rules and regulations;

·         Personnel emoluments, estimates and expenditure control;
·         Administration of pension schemes, gratuities, schemes of service and approval of leave;
·         Staff performance management and career development;
·         Staff insurance, salary advances and salary in advance;
·         Providing guidance in matters related to appointments and placement, promotions and confirmation of staff;
·         Budget and expenditures control for the Human Resource Department; Implementation of County Assembly Service Board decisions as regards appointments, promotions, discipline;
·         Management of staff in the Assembly
·         Provision of office services.

Requirements

·         Served for at least 5 years cumulative experience in a Human Resource Office, three (3) of which must be at the grade of Principal Human Resource officer; or its equivalent position in a public institution.
·         Bachelor’s Degree in the following Disciplines: Human Resources Management, Human resource Development, Business management, Business Administration or any equivalent.
·         Higher diploma in Human resource management.
·         Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Human Resource management/development, Business administration (Human Resource Option) or any equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
·         Be a registered member of the institute of Human resource management of Kenya.
·         Attended senior management course in a recognized institution.


Director Research & Information Services

Responsibilities

·         Advising the Clerk on financial and accounting matters and procedures
·         Management and approval of all Assembly payments.
·         Administer preparation of County Assembly budget and monitoring absorption of budgeted funds.
·         IOversees preparation of annual Accounts,
·         Oversee preparation of Annual Accounts or financial statements and maintaining all accounting records.
·         Liaise with external and internal audit teams by replying to Audit Queries, and developing briefs for the public accounts and investment Committee of both Assembly and senate
·         Oversee management and operation of integrated financial management systems and internet banking
·         Liaising with Human resource and administration department in management of County Assembly Payroll.
·         Supervise management and administration of loan funds to staff and county assembly members and ensure proper application of loan funds.

Requirements

·         Served for at least 5 years cumulative experience in a finance or Accounting Office, three (3) of which must be at the grade of Principal Finance Officer or Principal Accountant or its equivalent position in a public institution.
·         Bachelor’s Degree in the following fields: Commerce (Finance /Accounting option), Economics, Business management, Business Administration or any equivalent.
·         Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
·         IMust be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPA-K) will be an added advantage.
·         Attended senior management course in a recognized institution or it’s equivalent.
·         Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence, administrative capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of finance resource.
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
·         Possess sufficient knowledge of public procurement, budget preparation and overall management of the County Assembly.
·         Meets the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter six of the Constitution.


Director Finance, Procurement and Accounting (CASB Scale 11)

Responsibilities

·         Advising the Clerk on financial and accounting matters and procedures
·         Management and approval of all Assembly payments.
·         Administer preparation of County Assembly budget and monitoring absorption of budgeted funds.
·         Oversees preparation of annual Accounts,
·         Oversee preparation of Annual Accounts or financial statements and maintaining all accounting records.
·         Liaise with external and internal audit teams by replying to Audit Queries, and developing briefs for the public accounts and investment Committee of both Assembly and senate
·         Oversee management and operation of integrated financial management systems and internet banking
·         Liaising with Human resource and administration department in management of County Assembly Payroll.
·         Supervise management and administration of loan funds to staff and county assembly members and ensure proper application of loan funds.

Requirements

·         Served for at least 5 years cumulative experience in a finance or Accounting Office, three (3) of which must be at the grade of Principal Finance Officer or Principal Accountant or its equivalent position in a public institution.
·         Bachelor’s Degree in the following fields: Commerce (Finance /Accounting option), Economics, Business management, Business Administration or any equivalent.
·         Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
·         Must be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPA-K) will be an added advantage.
·         Attended senior management course in a recognized institution or it’s equivalent.
·         Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence, administrative capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of finance resource.
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
·         Possess sufficient knowledge of public procurement, budget preparation and overall management of the County Assembly.
·         Meets the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter six of the Constitution.
How to Apply
Persons interested in filling the above positions should submit applications accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, and other relevant supporting documents.
All applications should clearly indicate the position applied for in the reference line and be addressed to:
The Secretary,
County Assembly Service Board,
Garissa County Assembly,
P.O. Box 57,
Garissa.
Applications may also be hand delivered to the Office of the Clerk of County Assembly located at the County Assembly building, along Posta road, so as to reach him not later than the 10th of August, 2018, at 12.00 Noon.

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