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Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya - Vihiga (217 Vacancies)

Tourism Officers (2 Posts)

Job Group J
2 Posts
P&P
Responsibilities
·         Prepare and provide the senior management with team reports, statistics, forecasts and any other information.

·         Analyse tourism programs and other indicators and generate input to the higher decision-making group.
·         Provide management support whenever called upon be senior tourism officers.
·         Promotion of domestic tourism.
·         Support the section in identifying potential projects and tourism activities in line with mission and objectives of the departmental sector.
·         Collection and effective interpretation of data.
·         Assess strategies and techniques for product development and marketing.
·         Monitor and assess tourism activities and services to enhance continuous improvement and adherence to sound principles and practices of sustainable tourism.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
·         Degree in tourism or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution or its equivalent;
·         Strategic thinking, analysis and decision making abilities.
·         Planning and organizing skills.
·         Be a good team player with exemplary leadership qualities, interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills;
·         Certificate in Computer;
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity
·         1 year working experience in a relevant field

Industry & Investment
Job Group Q
3 Years Contract
The Assistant Director Industry and Investment will be responsible to the Chief Officer in-charge of Trade, Industry, Tourism and Entrepreneurship for planning, directing, controlling and coordinating technical administrative activities of Industry and Investment.
Responsibilities
·         Analyze investment reports to facilitate the investment decision making process.
·         Use financial models to project future earnings and profit potential.
·         Making decisions about financial and investment opportunities on behalf of the department.
·         Analyze market situations and departmental decisions that may impact one another.
·         Develop financial models, conduct independent business valuations and update the department.
·         Attend investor and departmental meetings.
·         Prepare quarterly investment reports indicating performance statistics in liaison with the Chief Officer.
·         Analyze the macro and micro economic conditions and make recommendations to the department.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Finance option) or Bachelor of Economics or Entrepreneurship or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Master of Business Administration degree (Finance/Entrepreneurship option) from a recognized institution;
·         Skills in Product knowledge, market research, business intelligence, financial reporting, investment advice and research planning;
·         Good communication skills;
·         Three (3) years and above working experience as an Assistant Director;
·         Must have attended a senior management course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Investment Officers (2 Posts)
Job Group J
2 Posts
P&P
Responsibilities
·         Maintain current knowledge about financial products available for the department and its customers.
·         Maintain reports about financial and investment opportunities and programs.
·         Develop reports on market situations analysis and departmental decisions.
·         Develop relationship with customers and expand customer network in professional and social settings.
·         Attend investor and departmental meetings.
·         Prepare quarterly investment reports indicating performance statistics.
·         Conduct customer presentations on specific investment options.
·         Collate the macro and micro economic conditions and prepare a report.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Finance option) or Bachelor of Economics or Entrepreneurship or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
·         Skills in Product knowledge, market research, business intelligence, financial reporting, investment advice and research planning;
·         Good communication skills;
·         A year and above working experience in a relevant field;
·         Certificate in Computer
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Consultant Paediatrician
JG ‘Q’
Responsibilities
·         To apply the principles and procedures of modern medicine in preventing, diagnosing, caring for and treating illness, disease and injury using specialized testing, diagnostic, medical, surgical, physical and psychological techniques;
·         Supervise the implementation of care and treatment and plans by other medical personnel,
·         Conduct medical education and research activities in the clinical area
·         Participates in the development of clinical procedures for the department.
·         Makes clinical decisions regarding work processes based on established guidelines.
·         Prioritizes and organizes work to meet changing conditions and carry out any roles and responsibilities assigned from time to time
Qualifications
·         Must be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Must have bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBChB) degree from a recognized institution.
·         Successfully completed one year internship from a recognized institution.
·         Must poses a valid practicing from Medical Practitioners and dentist board.
·         Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.
·         Must meet the requirement of the Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Medical Officers (7 Posts)
JG ‘M’
7 Posts
Responsibilities
·         To apply the principles and procedures of modern medicine in preventing, diagnosing, caring for and treating illness, disease and injury;
·         Supervise the implementation of care and treatment plans by other medical personnel,
·         Conduct medical education and research activities in clinical area of work
·         Participates in the development of procedures for the department
·         Makes decisions regarding work processes based on established guidelines
·         Prioritizes and organizes work to meet changing conditions and any other roles and responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications
·         Must be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Must have bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBChB) degree from a recognized institution.
·         Successfully completed one year internship from a recognized institution.
·         Must poses a valid practicing from Medical Practitioners and dentist board.
·         Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.
·         Must meet the requirement of the Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Director of Tourism
Job Group Q
3 Years Contract
The Deputy Director of Tourism will be responsible to the Chief Officer in-charge of Trade, Industry, Tourism and Entrepreneurship for planning, directing, controlling and coordinating technical administrative activities of Tourism.
Responsibilities
·         Co-ordinate the implementation of tourism policies, strategies, programs and projects;
·         Technical advisor on matters pertaining to tourism;
·         Co-ordinate the implementation and review of county tourism policies and the county tourism strategies;
·         Facilitation of the county’s membership and participation in tourism related international organizations;
·         Overall management in matters related to marketing; planning and regulation of tourism in the county;
·         Overall coordinator in relation to niche tourism development in the county;
·         Promotion of domestic tourism in the county;
·         Overall planning, direction, supervision and performance management of all employees of the county directorate of tourism;
·         Oversee the use, maintenance and inventory of equipment and facilities used in the directorate of tourism;
·         Undertaking tourism research and maintaining a depository of all data and information on tourism and tourism industry players within Vihiga county;
·         Maintain necessary linkages between the directorate and other stakeholders;
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
·         Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism from a recognized institution;
·         A Master’s degree in Tourism or equivalent from recognized institution
·         Must have served on Job Group ‘P’ and above of its equivalent in tourism field;
·         Must have four (4) years’ Relevant working experience as Assistant Director for 3 years;
·         Must have attended a senior management course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Have good leadership and communication skills;
·         Have knowledge of Tourism and Wildlife legislation;
·         Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence;
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Public Health Officer (15 Posts)
JG ‘H’
15 Posts
Responsibilities
·         To implement public health and environmental laws and regulations through proper sanitation, vector and vermin control, food and water safety, hygiene, solid and liquid waste management including disposal of hazardous waste, drinking water, quality;
·         Surveillance of environmental pollutants; prevention and control of disease outbreaks and hygiene education.
·         To support strengthening of community health services
·         Participates in the development of procedures for the department
·         Makes decisions regarding work processes based on established guidelines
·         Prioritizes and organizes work to meet changing conditions
Qualifications
·         Must be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Must possess at least Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences from KMTC or any other recognized health training institution.
·         At least a certificate in computer applications.
·         Must meet the requirements of the Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
·         Must possess a practicing license from Public Health Officers and Technicians Council of Kenya

Public Health Officer (15 Posts)
JG ‘H’
15 Posts
Responsibilities
·         To implement public health and environmental laws and regulations through proper sanitation, vector and vermin control, food and water safety, hygiene, solid and liquid waste management including disposal of hazardous waste, drinking water, quality;
·         Surveillance of environmental pollutants; prevention and control of disease outbreaks and hygiene education.
·         To support strengthening of community health services
·         Participates in the development of procedures for the department
·         Makes decisions regarding work processes based on established guidelines
·         Prioritizes and organizes work to meet changing conditions

Registered Nurse (48 Posts)
JG ‘H’
48 Posts
Responsibilities
·         To supervise the implementation of nursing care plans, and conduct nursing education activities in the ward.
·         To supervise the preparation and maintenance of patient clinical records, ensure maintenance of established inventory standards for medicines solutions, supplies and equipment in the ward
·         Prepares ward duty roster
·         Supervises nursing interns and students
Qualifications
·         Must be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Must have diploma from the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) or other registered and recognize medical training colleges in any of the following:
1.  Kenya registered Community Health Nursing.
2.  Kenya registered nursing.
3.  Kenya registered midwifery.
·         Must have registration certificate from Nursing Council of Kenya.
·         Must possess valid practicing license from the Nursing Council of Kenya.
·         Should have a certificate in computer application skills form a recognized institution.
·         Must meet the requirement of the Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Clinical Officer (20 Posts)
JG ‘H ’
20 Posts
Responsibilities
·         To apply advanced clinical procedures for treating and preventing diseases, injuries, and other physical or mental impairments.
·         To carry out clinical and/or surgical procedures, patient care procedures, medical protocols and testing procedures
·         Participates in the development of clinical procedures for the department
·         Makes clinical decisions regarding work processes based on established guidelines
·         Prioritizes and organizes clinical work to meet changing conditions and any other roles and responsibilities assigned from time to time
Qualifications
·         Must be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Must have at least diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from KMTC or other recognized training institutions.
·         Must have undergone internship program.
·         Must be registered by the Clinical Officers’ Council of Kenya.
·         Must possess a valid practicing license from Clinical Officers’ Council of Kenya.
·         Training in computer application skills will be an added advantage.
·         Must meet the requirements of the Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Laboratory Tech (15 Posts)
JG ‘H’
15 Posts
Responsibilities
·         To conduct routine and complex hematological, clinical chemistry, histological, serological tests
·         To conduct laboratory procedures involving manual or automated techniques
·         Prioritizes and organizes work to meet changing and multiple demands and any other roles and responsibilities assigned from time to time
Qualifications
·         Must be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Must possess diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology/Sciences from a recognized institution.
·         Must be registered with Kenya Medical Laboratory technician and technology Board (KMLTTB).
·         Must possess a valid practicing license from KMLTTB.
·         Must meet the requirements of the Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya

Community Oral Health Officer (3 Posts)
JG ‘H’
3 Posts
Responsibilities
·         Participate in all dental health demonstrations;
·         Do exhibitions and give lectures to community and schools on dental health;
·         Diagnose and treat common dental conditions; and
·         Reduce simple fractures of jaws and extraction and any other duties assigned
Qualifications
·         Must be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Must possess at least Diploma in Community Oral Health from KMTC or other recognized training institutions.
·         At least certificate in computer application skills.
·         Must meet the requirements of the Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Nutrition Officer (5 Posts)
JG ‘H’
5 Posts
Responsibilities
·         Planning, formulating and managing therapeutic diets
·         Being resource person on nutrition in the health team;
·         Developing weaning foods with families using community resources;
·         Initiating projects in the community which promote nutrition
·         Supervising and guiding other staff working under the officer and other duties assigned.
Qualifications
·         Must be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Holder of Kenya certificate of secondary Education, or its equivalent.
·         Have a Diploma in Community Nutrition and Dietetics from Kenya Medical Training College or recognized institution.
·         Other requirements as per Scheme of Service for Community Nutritionists.
·         Registered with Kenya Nutrition and Dietetic institute (KNDI).
·         At least certificate in computer application skills.
·         Must meet the requirements of the Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Physiotherapist (2 Posts)
JG ‘H’
2 Posts
Responsibilities
·         Treating and rehabilitating patients/clients using physiotherapy interventions i.e electrotherapy, manipulative therapy/technology, exercise therapy among clinical areas and community.
·         Carrying out physical disability assessments for categorization, registration, and other support.
·         Providing health promotion and education to patients/clients on neuromusculoskeletal disorders and healthy living to prevent communicable diseases.
·         Inducting students on practical training on occupational therapy services.
Qualifications
·         Must be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Must possess at least Diploma in Physiotherapy from KMTC or other recognized training institutions.
·         At least certificate in computer application skills.
·         Must meet the requirements of the Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

County Secretary
JOB GROUP “S”
Vihiga County Public Service Board (CPSB) is a body corporate established under Section 57 of the County Governments Act, 2012 pursuant to Article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. Section 59 of the County Governments Act 2012 outlines the functions of the CPSB among them being “appoint persons to hold or act in offices of the county public service including in the Boards of cities and urban areas within the county and to confirm appointments”. Pursuant to Constitutional and Legal provisions, Vihiga County Public Service Board invites competent and qualified persons to be considered for the position of Deputy County Secretary.
Responsibilities
The Deputy County Secretary will deputize the County Secretary in taking charge of Public, Service, Administration and Coordination of County Affairs. He/ She will be responsible to the County Secretary for:
·         Receiving official County Government correspondence.
·         Ensuring efficient management of resources and co-ordination of County Government resources;
·         Liaison activities between the County Secretary’s office and other departments.
·         Coordinating and managing Logistics for County forums.
·         Arranging the business and
·         Conveying decisions of the County Executive Committee to the appropriate persons or authorities;
·         Providing strategic policy direction for improved service delivery;
·         Developing and implementing an effective performance management system;
·         Implementing County strategic plans;
·         Maintaining effective collaboration and partnerships with other organs of the County Government, the National Government, the private sector and other stakeholders;
·         Promoting values and principles spelt out in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya in the operations of the County;
·         Ensuring achievement of the goals and objectives of Kenya Vision 2030 and of other County and Inter-Governmental programs and projects;
·         Planning and coordination of meetings
·         Performing and other functions as directed by the County Secretary.
Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to this position will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
Terms of Service: A Deputy County Secretary will serve on contract basis.
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan Citizen;
·         Have vast knowledge and relevant work experience not less than of ten (10) years, five years of which should have been in a leadership position or at a management level in the Public Service or Private Sector;
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following Social Sciences: Public Administration, Business Management/Management, Human Resource Management ,Strategic Management, Finance, Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Master’s degree in any of the following Social Sciences: Public Administration, Business Management/Administration, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Finance, Economics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Fulfilled all the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
·         Proven communication, proficiency in computer applications and report writing skills;
·         Demonstrated thorough understanding of Devolution, the County Development objectives/National Goals Policies and Vision 2030;
·         Have thorough knowledge of structural, legislative and regulatory framework of the Public Service and Administration;
·         Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the National, Values and Principles of Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
·         Have demonstrable leadership and management capacity including knowledge of financial management and strategic people management; and
·         Demonstrated high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results; and
·         Membership to a Professional Association/ body will be an added advantage

Chief Officer (4 Posts)
JOB GROUP “S”
Each Chief Officer will be in charge of one of the following departments:
·         Information, Communication & Technology.
·         Technical and Vocational Training.
·         Cooperatives
·         Environment
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan citizen;
·         Have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution in Kenya. Possession of a master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage
·         Have vast knowledge and experience of not less than 10 years in the relevant field, 5 of which should be in a senior/managerial position in a large organization;
·         Demonstrate thorough understanding of County development objectives of vision 2030;
·         Be a strategic thinker and results-oriented;
·         Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills;
·         Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict timelines;
·         Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
·         Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the National, Values and Principles of Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010; and
·         Be Computer literate.
·         Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
Responsibilities
·         The Chief Officer will be the authorized officer and accounting officer in the specific department and shall be responsible to the respective County Executive Committee Member.
Terms of Service: Contract
Salary: As per the Salaries and Remuneration Commission

Legal Services
JOB GROUP: R– 3 YEARS CONTRACT.
Terms of Service: Contract
Salary: As per the Salaries and Remuneration Commission
The officer will be the head of County Legal services & report to the County Secretary
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan citizen;
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Law degree or its equivalent and related qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Possession of a Master’s in Law (LLM) will be an added advantage.
·         Must be/ have been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing license.
·         Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than five(5) years in the legal profession or in a relevant or related field;
·         Demonstrate professional competence, managerial and administrative capability and initiative on the general functions of the legal field; and
·         Satisfy requirement of chapter 6 requirements of the constitution of Kenya.

Principal Legal Officer (3 Posts)
JOB GROUP “N”
Terms of Service: 3 years Contract
Salary: As per the Salaries and Remuneration Commission
Responsibilities
·         Shall assist in drafting and publication of legislative proposals for the County Government and its agencies on legislative and other legal matters.
·         Shall assist in negotiating, grafting, vetting and interpreting local and international treaties for and on behalf of the County Government and its agencies.
·         Shall assist in representing the County Government in court in all legal proceedings arising from County legislation or any other legislation to which the County Government is party of or has interest, other than criminal proceedings.
·         Shall assist in handling public interest in litigation and represent any member of the public in matters that the Governor or the Director Legal Services deems to be public interest.
·         Shall assist in conjunction with the Director of Public Prosecutions; prosecute offences resulting from the County legislations in any court (other than court martials).
·         Shall assist in advising the County Government on all matters relating to the Constitution, National legislation, county legislations, international law, human rights, consumer protection and legal aid.
·         Any other functions as delegated by the Assistant Director Legal Services.
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan citizen;
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Law degree or its equivalent and related qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Postgraduate diploma from Kenya School of Law;
·         Have a valid practicing license.
·         At least three years of relevant professional experience and;
·         Satisfy requirement of chapter 6 requirements of the constitution of Kenya.

Director Administration
JOB GROUP: R – 3 YEARS CONTRACT.
Terms of Service: 3years Contract
Salary: As per the Salaries and Remuneration Commission
Reporting to the Chief Officer Public Service and Coordination Of County Affairs
Responsibilities
·         Organization, direction, control and coordination of the functions of administration and public service in the County.
·         Initiating development of the appropriate County Departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for the implementation of the mandate of administration and public service.
·         Ensuring operationalization of service delivery in all the devolved units in the County, SubCounties and Wards.
·         Handling administrative matters, human resource issues and manage inventories of the administrative tools, equipment and other required assets related to the department.
·         Preparation of departmental plans and budgets.
·         Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures.
·         Ensuring timely, efficient communication and coordination of administration and public service departmental affairs.
·         Interpreting and applying National and County laws and other related statutes in line with the County goals and objectives.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
·         Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or Business Administration or Social Sciences from a University recognized in Kenya;
·         A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration or Development Management from a recognized Institution will be an added advantage;
·         Have at least ten (10) years relevant working experience, five (50 of which must have been in a Senior Managerial position in the Public Sector;
·         Must have done a Senior Management Course lasting not less than one(1) month from a recognised institution in Kenya;
·         Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence in work performance and results;
·         Must be computer literate.

Deputy Director Disaster Management
JG P
An officer at this level will report to Chief Officer – Public Service, Administration and
Coordination of County Affairs
Responsibilities
·         Responding to disasters and emergencies within the County;
·         Designing Disaster Management Policy which stresses on the paradigm shift to Disaster Risk
·         Reduction (DRR) Approach including the Early Warning Systems (EWS) preparedness, prevention and mitigation;
·         Ensuring public-private partnership and collaborations in all disasters matters;
·         Ensuring inter-agency coordination on disaster management inclined program
·         Coordinating cross- cutting departmental disaster issues;
·         Ensuring and facilitating food security assessments within the County;
·         Conducting regular visits to NGOs, project implementation sites and maintaining close coordination mechanisms;
·         Ensuring promotion of continuous stakeholder consultations with relevant departments;
·         Maintaining superior work coordination with local key partners to ensure the successful implementation of the County Disaster Management Plan;
·         Maintaining register of all NGOs operating in the county, with their precise sectors, affiliations and location of their activities;
·         Embracing and ensuring adherence to the Humanitarian Code of Conduct in Disaster
·         Response Programmes undertaken by all NGOs/stakeholders working in the County;
·         Coordinating and management all research work and matters concerning alcohol, drugs and substance abuse in the County;
·         Facilitating customer satisfaction surveys;
·         Presenting research proposal to management for approval and adoption;
·         Monitoring new trends and opportunities in the market and advise County; and;
·         Designing and implementing feedback mechanisms for all County services.
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan Citizen;
·         Have vast knowledge and relevant work experience of 8 years of in special programs of disaster management/ emergency services, 3 years of which should be in a senior/managerial capacity in a busy environment either in the Public Service or Private Sector;
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following Social Sciences or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Masters in Disaster Management / Humanitarian Assistance/ Sustainable Development or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
·         Attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Fulfilled all the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
·         Proven communication, proficiency in computer applications and report writing skills;
·         Demonstrated thorough understanding of County development objectives of vision 2030;
·         Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
·         Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the National, Values and Principles of Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010; and
·         Demonstrated high degree of professional competence and management capability

Chief Security Officer
JG M
An officer at this level will report to Director Administration.
Responsibilities
·         In charge of Civilian Security Services in the County;
·         Carrying out supervision of in-house and contracted security services
·         Liaising with external security agencies for preventive action;
·         Assisting in investigations and prosecutions:
·         Developing and implementing security policies, regulations, rules, standards; norms, protocols and procedures;
·         Designing and implementing new security measures;
·         Identifying and investigating security breaches and issues;
·         Coordination maintenance of security Surveillance, knowledge of CCTV Codes of Practice; security systems, and access control;
·         Analyzing security operations to identify risks or opportunities for improvement;
·         Liaising with other operational areas in the County to ensure harmony and consistencies in security requirements;
·         Conducting physical examinations of property to ensure compliance with security policies and regulations;
·         Conducting security activities to safeguard County assets, properties, employees, clients and guests;
·         Documenting security status /updates and submitting confidential reports on security issues;
·         Maintaining regularly contacts with state security agencies;
·         Maintaining records of acts of unlawful interference or crime for possible prosecution or other reference;
·         Providing regular security briefs to the County Management and staff;
·         Disposing of and accounting for lost and found properties;
·         Maintaining crime and incidents records and charts; and
·         Coordination security documents such as passes and registers.
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan Citizen;
·         Have vast knowledge and relevant work experience of 8 years’ in the relevant field,3 years of which should have served as a Senior Security Officer or in a comparable position either in the Public Service or Private Sector;
·         Bachelor degree in Criminology & Security Studies or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Six (6) weeks approved security course from the Kenya Police Service or the Armed Forces at the rank of Inspector/Lieutenant and above;
·         Leadership/Management course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Clean certificate of discharge and a valid First Aid Certificate from a recognized institution; Physically, mentally and medically fit;
·         Fulfilled all the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
·         Proven communication and proficiency in computer applications;
·         Demonstrate thorough understanding of County development objectives of vision 2030;
·         Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
·         Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the National, Values and Principles of
·         Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010; and
·         Demonstrated high degree of professional competence and management capability.

Deputy Director HR
JOB GROUP “P”
Responsibilities
·         An officer at this level will be answerable to the Director, Human Resource Management & Development for the following duties and rresponsibilities:
·         Preparation of Human Resource brief for policy decision;
·         Developing and executing human resources strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization;
·         Coordinating staff capacity development and performance management/ contracting;
·         Ensuring proper application and interpretation of Human Resource Management policies, procedures system sand regulations including pensions, salary administration labour laws and statutes that impact on Human Resource;
·         Managing payroll and Human Resource Management records and the compliment control;
·         Planning and budgeting for all Human Resource activities and programmes;
·         Analyzing the staffing levels and making proposal for succession planning;
·         Developing and implementing County Human Resource Information System;
·         Focus on the formulation and implementation of the County Human Resource Management policies, career guidelines, procedures and processes;
·         Analyzing utilization of human resources in the County and advising on proper deployment;
·         Interpreting and implementing Human Resource Management regulations, rules and procedures;
·         Handling labour relations and ensuring compliance with the Kenya Labour Laws and Practices;
·         Advising and coordinating and on Human Resource Management activities/processes in the County including recruitment and retention, promotion, placements/deployments, capacity development of all staff, employee relations/staff welfare, discipline, remuneration; and
·         Mentoring, counselling or coaching team members, or resolving interpersonal conflicts among individuals or team members.
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan Citizen;
·         Have vast knowledge and relevant work experience of 8 years in Human resource management, 3 years of which at the level of Principal Human Resource Management Officer JG “N” or in a relevant and equivalent position either in the Public Service or Private Sector;
·         Master’s degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent qualification, from a recognized institution;
·         Fulfilled all the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
·         Proficiency in computer applications;
·         Possess good communication skills;
·         Possess a valid practicing license and/or Membership from the Institute of Human Resource Management but CHRP is an added advantage;
·         Leadership/Management Course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognizedinstitution;
·         Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the National, Values and Principles of Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
·         Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
·         Demonstrated high degree of professional competence and management capability; and
·         Proven understanding of Labour Laws, Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and other reference documents.

Principal HR Officer
JOB GROUP: N – 3 YEARS CONTRACT.
Reporting to the Director Human Resource Management
Responsibilities
·         To assist in collection, collation and analysis of human resource data from departments and appropriate recommendations thereof.
·         Analysing human resource management issues emanating from departments and initiating appropriate action.
·         Monitoring implementation and impact of human resource management policies, guidelines and procedures issued by the Public Service Commission and other Government institutions from time to time and recommending appropriate action where necessary.
·         Responsible to an assistant Director of Human Resource Management for planning, coordination, organisation and direction of human resource services in departments.
·         Analysing the staffing levels and making proposals for succession planning, analysing utilization of human resources in the departments and analysing proper deployment.
·         Analysing staff progression and making proposals for career development and ensuring the correct interpretation and implementation of human resource regulations including pensions, salaries, labour laws and other statutes that impact on human resource.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have;
·         Served as Senior Chief Human Resource Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum of three (3) years;
·         Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks.
·         Valid membership CHRPS will be an added advantage
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Senior Admin Officer (10 Posts)
JOB GROUP P
Responsibilities
·         Coordinating, managing and supervising the general administrative functions in the ward unit;
·         Developing policies and plans;
·         Liaising with National Government staff at the Ward level;
·         Ensuring effective service delivery;
·         Establishing, implementing and monitoring performance management systems;
·         Coordinating developmental activities to empower the community;
·         Providing and maintaining infrastructure and facilities of public service;
·         Facilitating and coordinating citizen participation in the development of policies and delivery of services;
·         Performing any other function delegated by the supervisor;
·         Exercising any functions and powers delegated by the CPSB;
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
·         Be a Kenyan Citizen.
·         Have a working experience of not less than 3 years in either public or the private sector.
·         Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Administration; Business Administration/Management, Community Development or any other social science from a recognized institution.
·         Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Administration; Business Administration/Management, Community Development or any other social science from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
·         Have good experience in management and conflict resolution;
·         Demonstrated high degree of professional competence, administrative capabilities and initiative in work performance.
·         Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution 2010.

Principal Information Officer
JOB GROUP N
Vihiga County Public Service Board (CPSB) is a body corporate established under Section 57 of the County Governments Act, 2012 pursuant to Article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. Section 59 of the County Governments Act 2012 outlines the functions of the CPSB among them being “appoint persons to hold or act in offices of the county public service including in the Boards of cities and urban areas within the county and to confirm appointments”. Pursuant to Constitutional and Legal provisions, Vihiga County Public Service Board invites competent and qualified person to be considered position of Head of Radio on contractual basis.
Responsibilities
An officer at this level will be answerable to the Director, Communication and Public Relations for the following duties and Responsibilities:
·         Research, plan and develop on air content, ideas and concepts in line with the station strategy and values.
·         On air presentation/continuity and acting on feedback from listeners.
·         Write broadcasting reports and execute commercial logs.
·         Music research, identify and propose music that should be incorporated into the station sound.
·         Carry out outside broadcasting/Road shows and attend functions on behalf of the station.
·         Receiving briefs from clients/ marketers/ supervisor and executing accordingly.
·         Managing, scripting, recording, packaging and production of station news/ features.
·         Creatively create and execute on air gaming elements.
·         Conceptualize and execute online campaigns for various projects.
·         Ensure all social media platforms are updated regularly.
·         Appraise Director of Communication & Public Relations on new trends in online tools, applications, channels, design & strategy.
·         Liaise with digital sales officers to create campaigns that can be commercialized
·         Monitor competition stations and advise as appropriate.
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan Citizen;
·         Have vast knowledge and relevant work experience of not less than eight (8) years in media industry.
·         Bachelor’s degree preferable in Journalism and Mass Communication or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         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;
·         Fulfilled all the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
·         Proven communication, proficiency in computer applications and report writing skills;
·         Fluent in spoken and written English and Swahili BUT Maragoli, Kinyore and Tiriki will be added advantage;
·         Be registered with Media Council of Kenya;
·         Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the National, Values and Principles of Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
·         Able to work long hours/odd hours without supervision;
·         Must be social media savvy, innovative and creative;
·         Demonstrate professional approach and appearance including enthusiasm, drive, commitment, honesty, trust and loyalty;
·         Keep abreast of evolving trends through continuing professional education in the area of digital platforms;
·         Understand Media Law and Ethics; and
·         Must have a rich voice with an ear for radio.

Director of Water Services
JOB GROUP R – 3 YEARS CONTRACT.
Responsibilities
·         Coordinate and take responsibility of all work related to water and sanitation within the county.
·         Coordinate different units of water and sanitation section in the county.
·         Prepare report relating to the water acts and sanitation sector in the county.
·         Prepare, Implement, Monitor and Evaluate water programs in the county.
·         Implement water and sanitation policy in the county.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor of Science in Civil, Engineering or any other relevant field from a recognized university.
·         Masters degree in relevant field is an added advantage.
·         Registered with relevant and recognized professional body.
·         Computer literate in relevant computer aided design knowledge skills

Director Environmental Services
JOB GROUP R  – 3 YEARS CONTRACT.
Salary scale as per the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
Responsibilities
·         Ensure the Environmental policies are well implemented and any Environmental campaigns are effective.
·         Evaluating, Planning and implementing environmental issues.
·         In charge of running environmental issues that range from advocacy.
·         Monitor performance of staff on the ground.
·         Liaise with the government, donors and other organisations with similar interests.
·         Responsible for securing funding to sustain environmental projects and activities.
·         In charge of mainstreaming environmental matters
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, post graduate degree/master’s degree in Environmental science will be an added advantage.
·         Should have experience working for an environment oriented organisation.
·         Must satisfy chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010 of integrity and leadership.
·         10 years experience working for an environment oriented organization.

Assistant Structural Engineer
Job Group “K”
The officer will work under the supervision and guidance of the County Structural Engineer
Qualifications
·         Kenyan citizenship
·         Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent and relevant qualification from a University recognized in Kenya
·         At least one year relevant experience
·         Working knowledge of AutoCAD

·         Be registered as a graduate engineer by the Engineer Board of Kenya (EBK)
Responsibilities
·         Preparation of structural survey and civil works drawings including detailing of steel and concrete structures layouts and details of drainage schemes roads and paved areas
·         Production of bending schedules
·         In addition, the officer will work under the guidance of a more experienced officer in preparation of scheme drawings and details pertaining to the design of sewerage disposal systems, paved areas and allied engineering structures
·         Taking off quantities for simple projects
·         Carry out elementary survey and leveling for civil engineering schemes.
·         Supervision of construction of civil and structural works

Co-Operative Auditor
Job Group J
Salary scale as per the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
Responsibilities
·         Examining vouchers, cash books, ledgers and confirming the accuracy of the transactions.
·         Auditing annual accounts.
·         Undertaking audit inspections of cooperative societies.
·         Verifying statement of accounts and reporting the findings to immediate supervisor.
·         Undertaking specific audit assignments under the overall direction of a team leader
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan citizen
·         Degree in Commerce, Economics or Business Administration from a recognized institution;
·         CPA part II or Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) part III;
·         Must have excellent interpersonal skills
·         Must be able to work under minimal supervision
·         Proficiency in Computer applications from a recognized institution (added advantage).

Fisheries Officer (2 Posts)
Job Group K
2 posts
Salary scale as per the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
Responsibilities
·         Receiving and compiling fisheries related statistical data from field offices;
·         Analyzing fisheries data and preparing reports;
·         Assisting in monitoring, control and surveillance of the fisheries resources, undertaking fisheries extension activities;
·         Maintaining of ponds at fish farms and hatcheries;
·         Inspecting fish and fish handling facilities at fish handling sites, Markets and farms; Assisting in the promotion of fish Marketing and value addition.
Qualifications
·         Kenyan citizenship
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries Management, Aquatic sciences or equivalent from a recognized institution.
·         Must have excellent interpersonal skills
·         Must be able to work under minimal supervision
·         Proficiency in computer applications from a recognized institution (added advantage).
·         Satisfy the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and integrity
·         Must have at least 1 year experience in relevant field

Co-Operative Officer
Job Group J
Responsibilities
·         Promotion of Cooperative societies
·         Heading Functional units at Sub-County/Wards
·         Enforcing Co-operative Societies Act, rules and by-laws;
·         Advising societies on proper conduct of meetings;
·         Appraising the newly proposed Cooperatives;
·         Offering extension services when need arises:
·         Implementing co-operative development policies
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan citizen
·         Degree in Co-operative Management, Marketing, Business Administration, Commerce or Entrepreneurship from a recognized institution.
·         At least One year experience
·         Must have excellent interpersonal skills
·         Must be able to work under minimal supervision
·         Proficiency in Computer applications from a recognized institution (added advantage).

Senior Architectural Assistant
Job Group “L”
The officer will work under the supervision and guidance of the County Architect
Qualifications
·         Kenyan citizenship
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or its equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution
·         Must have a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant experience
·         Must have excellent interpersonal skills
·         Proficiency in computer applications
·         Must be able to work under minimum supervision
·         Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the values and principles outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution.
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya
·         Must be a member of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK)
Responsibilities
·         Preparation of design, documentation and supervision of building projects.
·         Interpretation of clients’ requirements
·         Performing post-contract administration including inspection of works on site
·         Training and development of technical staff under this position

Quantity Surveyor Assistant (2 Posts)
Job Group “J”
2 Posts
The officer will work under the supervision and guidance of the County Quantity Surveyor.
Qualifications
·         Kenyan citizenship
·         Diploma or a Technician Certificate Part III in the field of Quantity Surveying or its equivalent and relevant qualifications from a recognized institution;
·         Registered as a licentiate member of Institution of Quantity Surveyor of Kenya (IQSK)
·         Proficiency in computer application skills from a recognized Institution.
·         At least one year relevant experience
Responsibilities
·         Squaring dimensions and abstracting for preparation of Bills of Quantities:
·         Preparation of specification
·         Preparation of payment certificates and Final Accounts;
·         Compilation of tender and contract documents.

Inspector Roads (3 Posts)
Job Group “H”
3 Posts
Qualifications
·         Kenyan citizenship
·         Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Mean Grade “C” with C- or above in both Mathematics and Physics,
·         A Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized institution.
Responsibilities
·         This is the entry and training Grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under a Senior Officer. Duties and responsibilities will include: –
·         Supervising and controlling of all road works within the officer’s area of jurisdiction;
·         Assisting in the selection and location of suitable materials for road works;
·         Preparing and maintaining master rolls, pay sheets, stores ledgers, tools and plant ledgers, log sheets and tickets, daily activity cards and any other records; and
·         Preparing work programmes in liaison with the divisional officers

Transport Officer
JG K
An officer at this level will report to Chief Officer Transport and Infrastructure.
Responsibilities
·         Standardize procurement procedures for transport and hired equipment
·         Generate revenue through leasing and hiring of plant and equipment;
·         Schedule of drivers for the various assignment.
·         Repair and maintain vehicles, plant and equipment
·         Develop procedure manual for disposal of motor vehicles
·         Monitor utilization, analyze and generate fuel consumption reports for all vehicles of vehicles, plant and equipment, in the County;.
·         Coordinate the department’s technical consultancy services for motor vehicles and plant equipment with other public and private sectors;
·         In charge of transport logistics and coordinate all aspects of driver management.
·         Prepare income and expenditure forecasts.
·         Review the vehicle movement logs on a minimum monthly basis (including surprise checks) to ensure that the logs are recorded in a real time, accurate and comprehensive manner and any deficiencies addressed formally
·         Review manuals for hired plant and equipment
·         Keep inventory of motor vehicles, plant and equipment in counties;
·         Plan and organize the maintenance of all county vehicles, ensuring that service and inspection intervals are adhered to;
·         Organize highest standards and regular inspections of County vehicles ;
·         Deal with all aspects of the county’s obligations to the Ministry of Transport including vehicle annual tests, record keeping and fleet inspections;
·         Manage and maintain a balanced team to cover the workload and ensure that you have adequate breakdown cover at all times outside the working day;
·         Ensures that Drivers’ Defect notices are dealt with correctly and all completed defect notes are stored properly;
·         Advise the chief officer on vehicle replacement and purchasing policies, displaying a sound knowledge of new vehicle types and vehicle related products and;
·         Develop and implement standard operational standards to maintain vehicles by advocating best practices in industry.
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan Citizen;
·         Have vast knowledge and relevant work experience of 8 years’ in the relevant field, 3 years of which should have served as Fleet Management officer I or in a comparable position either in the Public Service or Private Sector;
·         A bachelor’s degree social sciences or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Higher/ Advanced Diploma in automotive / Fleet Management or related field will be added advantage;
·         Valid Class BCE Driving License;
·         Experience of fleet/logistics systems a distinct advantage;
·         Ability to prioritize workload and demonstrate outcomes on strict deadlines;
·         Fulfilled all the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
·         Leadership/ Management Course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Proven communication and proficiency in computer applications;
·         Demonstrate thorough understanding of County development objectives of vision 2030;
·         Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
·         Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the National, Values and Principles of Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010; and
·         Demonstrated high degree of professional competence and management capability.

Housing Officer
Job Group K
Responsibilities
·         Collection of data on housing to update the County housing database and establish the levels of demand and supply;
·         Identification of land for housing development;
·         Preparing project briefs;
·         Preparation of maintenance schedule for County houses;
·         Disseminating information on appropriate building technologies to stakeholders;
·         Planning and implementing housing and human settlement projects;
·         Preparing low-cost house type plans and construction manuals for the County Government.
Qualifications
·         A Kenyan citizen
·         A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Land Economics, Building Economics, Building/Construction Management, Real Estate and Land Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized University.

Physical Planner
Job Group K
Responsibilities
·         Preparing and monitoring the implementation of county physical development plans;
·         Preparing action plans for specific projects such as residential housing schemes, shopping centres, industrial estates and recreational facilities;
·         Providing advice to County government and private agencies on development proposals and plans;
·         Implementing and providing feedback on physical planning guidelines and standards;
·         Undertaking thematic regional studies on matters relating to physical planning;
·         Managing physical planning data;
·         Setting agenda and convening physical planning liaison committee meetings;
·         Keeping record of deliberations and communicating decisions of the physical planning liaison committees;
·         Providing advice on development control;
·         Carrying out public education on physical planning matters;
·         Preparing annual state of physical planning reports on county and local physical development plans.
Qualifications
·         For appointment to this grade a candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in either Urban & Regional Planning or Urban Planning or Town Planning or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
·         Diploma in GIS an added advantage.

GIS System Administrator
Job Group K
Responsibilities
·         To oversee data automation and maintenance of the Geo-spatial database, including data standards and quality assurance, to maintain the systems Hardware, Software, Telecommunications, peripherals and all associated components,
·         Be able to carry out Web programming and other user system customization, and maintain the County Web server,
·         To carry out GIS programming to customize the system to user’s demands and maintain IT systems of the County GIS LAB.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.

Land Survey Assistant
Job Group H
Responsibilities
This will entail carrying out angular and distance measurements and computation for medium and high density topographical, general engineering, sub-divisional schemes, medium area cadastral and photo control and boundary determination surveys, use of modern surveying and mapping software and applications.
Qualifications
·         Must possess a Diploma or Higher Diploma in any of the following disciplines; Land Surveying , Geomatics, Geomatic Engineering, Technology in Geomatics, Technology in Geo-informatics, Geo-spatial Engineering, or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.

Deputy Director Sports
JOB GROUP P – 3 YEARS CONTRACT.
Qualifications
·         Served for a minimum period of ten (10) years in the public service, three of which should have served as a principal sports officer.
·         A bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Sports management Studies, Economic and Statistics, Creative Arts, and, International Relations, or any other relevant field from university recognized in Kenya;
·         Masters degree in any of the following disciplines, sports management studies, economic and statistics, creative arts international relations or any other relevant filed from university will be an added advantage
·         Attended a senior management course in a recognized institution;a clear understanding of the National Development Goals; the Kenya Vision 2030andthe role of sports in the achievement of same
·         Demonstrated leadership, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to the sports function.
Responsibilities
An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Officer for the effective leadership and administration of the Department of culture
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
·         Formulating, implementing and reviewing sports policies, strategies and programs;
·         This position is responsible for coordination, supervision and implementation of sporting activities, policies and development programs regarding sports at the county level.
·         Overall coordination and management of sports activities in the county.
·         Supervise full and part-time sports officers, full responsibility for training, mentoring, and evaluating sports officers in the County.
·         Enter into partnerships with both private and other public organizations and individuals in developing sports facilities and talent within the county.
·         Liaise with stakeholders such as sports federations, clubs and teams in conducting clinics in sports standards.
·         Act as strategic and policy advisor on sports matters to the chief officer in the department.
·         Work with other agencies, bodies, government to improve the sports and other recreational facilities and enhance the use of the facilities.
·         Collaborate with sports federations to monitor doping in sports and participate in organizing sports championship.
·         Oversee the monitoring and evaluating of sport programmes and projects in the county
·         Prepare quarterly and annual reports detailing challenges and successes of the section
·         Establish and maintain standards of dress, scholarship and conduct for team travel and training, and practice rules for all County Sports.
·         Develop and manage departmental, team, and special events sports budgets.
·         Preside over elections of sports association and supervision of sports association in the county
·         Oversee development and maintenance of sports grounds, stadia and recreational Facilities

Principal Sports Officer
JOB GROUP N – PERMANENT AND PENSIONABLE
Responsibilities
An officer at this level will be responsible to the head of sports for the effective leadership and administration of the Department of sports.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
·         Formulating, implementing and reviewing sports policies, strategies and programmes;
·         This position is responsible for coordination, supervision and implementation of sporting activities, policies and development programmes regarding sports at the county level.
·         Overall coordination and management of sports activities in the county.
·         Supervise full and part-time sports officers, full responsibility for training, mentoring, and evaluating sports officers in the County.
·         Liaise with stakeholders such as sports federations, clubs and teams in conducting clinics in sports standards.
·         Act as strategic and policy advisor on sports matters to the chief officer in the department.
·         Work with other agencies, bodies, government to improve the sports and other recreational facilities and enhance the use of the facilities.
·         Collaborate with sports federations to monitor doping in sports and participate in organizing sports championship.
·         Oversee the monitoring and evaluating of sport programmes and projects in the county
·         Prepare quarterly and annual reports detailing challenges and successes of the section
·         Establish and maintain standards of dress, scholarship and conduct for team travel and training, and practice rules for all County Sports.
·         Develop and manage departmental, team, and special events sports budgets.
·         Preside over elections of sports association and supervision of sports association in the county
·         Oversee development and maintenance of sports grounds, stadia and recreational facilities.
Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
·         Be a Kenyan citizen
·         Served as Chief Sport Officer in public service or its equivalent;
·         A Bachelor’s degree Sports Management OR its equivalent from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         Attended a Senior Management Course in a recognized institution;
·         Demonstrated leadership, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to the sports function.
·         Proficiency in Computer

Deputy Director Culture
JOB GROUP P – 3 YEARS CONTRACT.
Qualifications
·         Master’s degree in the related field, travel, tourism or any other relevant field.
·         Served for a minimum period of eighteen (18) years in the public service
·         Five or more years experience in cultural arts or related program development;
·         Sound organizational skills with the ability to set priorities, manage time, problem solve, and be detail oriented with thorough follow-through;
·         Experience in the creation, implementation, and management of event and departmental budgets;
·         Ability to build community through collaborations; ability to outreach and network across cultural and ethnic groups;
Responsibilities
An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Officer for the effective leadership and administration of the Department of culture
·         Organizing, developing and delivering a varied range of cultural activities or programs
·         Liaising and working with relevant organizations or agencies including cultural site officials among others
·         Program development: enhance the quality of current programs; develop/find new innovative arts and cultural programming
·         Collaborative partnership development: increase agency collaborations both internally and externally, ability to recognize cultural opportunities and maximize their potential
·         Financial development and budgeting: develop and manage budget; ongoing department and program financial analysis on all cultural programs.

Youth Officer (2 Posts)
JOB GROUP K – PERMANENT AND PENSIONABLE
Responsibilities
·         Creating of awareness on the opportunities available within the county and the National Government
·         Manage youth information center
·         Guiding the youth in the post awareness activities such as;
·         Receive and track duly filled tenders for youth through the set up structures
·         Assist youth during tender filling
·         Liaise with other offices on matters related to youth
·         Sensitize youth on the available tenders across departments together with the youth office
·         Keep records of the youth entities in the county.
·         Profile all youth entities which have won tenders and the value of the tenders won ward wise/sub county wise
·         Liaise with youth office to guide youth viable projects
·         File reports quarterly and as need arised
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan citizen
·         A degree holder preferably a social science (a degree in business, economics, sociology, psychology, history etc)
·         Aged below 35 years
·         Senior management course lasting not less than 4 weeks
·         Resident of the county
·         Be youth friendly
·         A diploma in procurement and or experience in government procurement will be an added advantage

Director of Revenue
JOB GROUP “R” – THREE (3) YEARS RENEWABLE CONTRACT
Salary scale as per the SRC regulations
The Director of Revenue will be the Head of Revenue and report to the Chief Officer, Finance and Economic Planning.
An officer at this level will be based at the County Headquarters and will be responsible for the coordination of activities in the Revenue Section.
Responsibilities
·         Day to day running of the County Revenue Collection Section.
·         Implementing County policies and regulations for revenue.
·         Developing and implementing plans to operationalize County revenue to enhance efficient revenue collection and growth.
·         Designing effective, efficient and secure systems of collecting revenue.
·         Maintaining records of all the revenue sources/centers, rates and revenues collected.
·         Setting up and projecting regular revenue trends for planning and decision making in the county.
·         Planning, formulating strategies and identifying sources of revenue.
·         Submitting regular reports to county committees on matters of revenue collection.
·         Performing any other duties as may be assigned.
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option); Finance, Economics or Business Administration/Management (Accounting or Finance) from a recognized institution.
·         A holder of a Master’s degree in the relevant discipline from a recognized institution.
·         A member of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) in good standing.
·         Conversant with IFMIS and other revenue management accounting or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) packages.
·         Served as an Accountant in the public or private sector for a minimum period of ten (10) years, five (5) of which Must in a senior management position.
·         Attended a Strategic Leadership Development programme.
·         Demonstrated a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and development objectives and ability to align them to the County’s mandate.
·         Be conversant with the provisions of the Public Financial Management Act.
·         Must satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
·         Be a good team player with exemplary leadership qualities, interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills. . .
·         Proficiency in Computer Application Skills relevant to financial management from a recognized institution.

Director of Economic Planning
JOB GROUP “R”
Qualifications
·         Be a citizen of Kenya;
·         Be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, or Economics and Statistics, or Economics and Mathematics, Economics and Finance or its equivalent from a recognized institution in Kenya;
·         Be in possession of a relevant Master’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
·         Possess a Strategic Leadership Development certification lasting not less than six weeks from a recognized institution.
·         Membership to a relevant professional body shall be an added advantage;
·         Have at least twelve (12) years relevant hands proven professional experience in Economic Planning, five years of which should have been in a Senior leadership position or at a top management level in the Public Service or Private Sector;
·         Be conversant with laws governing public participation in decision making processes;
·         Be a good systems analyst;
·         Be proficient in computers;
·         Ability to analyse data for interested stakeholders;
·         Be innovative and creative;
·         Articulate in figures and have clear mind and interest in development issues; and
·         A good team player and trainer.
·         Demonstrated professional ability, initiative and competence in organizing, directing and executing work at this level.
Responsibilities
·         Shall be answerable to the Chief Officer, Finance and Economic Planning;
·         Prepare County Integrated Development Plan among other economic planning tools in line with County Government ACT 2012,Public Finance Management ACT 2012,Vision 2030,Sustainable Development Goals etc;
·         Analyse the annual county budget and Action Plans;
·         Play advisory role to the county government on economic development;
·         Design programmes and projects of institutionalizing participatory planning up to the Village Councils;
·         Assemble and analyse data, be it International, National, County, or from best practices to be used by interested stakeholders;
·         Set planning benchmarks for the various county dockets for purposes of effective service delivery;
·         Implement Huduma Services in the county in consultation with national government;
·         Active team member in preparation of County Budget and Policy Papers.
·         Providing economic/statistical planning data;
·         Preparation and submission of periodic reports on specific assignments in the sector;
·         Identification, design and formulation of development projects and programmes in the County;
·         Monitoring, evaluation and reporting of development projects and programmes;
·         Coordinating feasibility studies and surveys to determine projects viability;
·         Coordination of the Budget preparation process for the County Government;
·         Economic Policy formulation, analysis and reporting including the consolidation of the County Integrated Development Plans, Annual Development plans and other planning documents;
·         Preparation, analysis and reporting on MTEF and annual County Budgets;
·         In addition, the officer will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of all the staffworking under him/her.
·         Monitoring Budget implementation process for the various County Government Sectors/
·         Spending Units; and
·         Any other relevant duty as may be assigned by the relevant Chief Officer.
An attractive remuneration package and benefits as set by SRC await a successful candidate. This appointment is on contractual terms for a period of three (3) years and is renewable once for further period of three (3) years based on experience.

Director of Accounting Services
JOB GROUP “R” – THREE (3) YEARS RENEWABLE CONTRACT
Salary scale as per the SRC regulations
The County Director Accounting Services will report to the Chief Officer, Finance and Economic Planning.
An officer at this level will be based at the County Headquarters and will be responsible for the coordination of activities in the Accounting Services section
Responsibilities
·         Providing advisory services to the departmental heads and other stakeholders on all financial and accounting matters;
·         Interpreting and implementing financial regulations and procedures, Treasury circulars, letters and instructions.
·         Developing supplementary financial regulations and procedures to enhance internal controls.
·         Maintaining appropriate and up to date accounting records.
·         Preparing management financial reports which include monthly expenditure returns, monthly bank reconciliations, revenue/AIA returns, cash flow statements, analysis of deposits.
·         Submitting monthly check list confirming compliance with the requirements for preparation and submission of management and statutory reports to the chief officer.
·         Authorizing payments, signing cheques, and identifying suitable cheque signatories and setting limits as appropriate.
·         Monitoring implementation of Accounting Standards and systems for compliance including Integrated financial Management Information System (IFMIS) operations;
·         Following up on Audit matters including compilation of Treasury memorandum in respect of all departments.
·         Following up on implementation of the internal audit and external auditors’ recommendations.
·         Following up on implementation of the Senate and County Assembly Public Accounts and Investment Committee recommendations.
·         Preparing of Bi-annual accounts;
·         Consolidating cash flow projections and expenditure returns submitted by departments;
·         Maintaining a check-list of returns and reports received from departments to ensure compliance with the Law and Treasury circulars.
·         Oversee and direct the activities of the treasury cash office, document examination section, financial and non-financial reporting unit, IFMIS payment unit, asset management and treasury registry units.
Core competencies
·         Makes confident, fact-based, decisions and acts on decisions with a sense of calculated risktaking.
·         Approaches problems from different perspectives in order to suggest and implement solutions
·         Forecasts issues in advance in order to prevent potential impacts; both internally and externally
·         Creates and manages budgets effectively
·         Facilitates communication between team members to ensure efforts are aligned
·         Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development.
·         Ability to work with IFMIS
Qualifications
·         Served for cumulative ten (10) years three (3) of which have been at the grade of Deputy Director Accounting, Job Group ‘Q’ and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service;
·         A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting or finance option)
·         A holder of a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Business Management/Administration, Finance, Economics or Commerce from a recognized institution.
·         Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) in good standing.
·         A certificate in Strategic Leadership and Development Programme Course from a recognized institution;
·         Demonstrated professional competence in the field of Accounting Services; and shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
·         Must satisfy the provisions of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010.

Procurement Officer (3 Posts)
JG ‘K’
The procurement assistants shall report to the County Director Supply Chain Management and shall be responsible in implementing procurement processes in the County Government.
Responsibilities
·         Assistance with the preparation of Request for Quotation, Initiations to Bid, Requests for Proposal and co-ordination of their timely dispatch.
·         Assist the DSCM in maintaining current up to date Procurement documents and Manuals
·         Routing, copying and circulation of quotes, bids and proposal for evaluation;
·         Researching on pricing, obtaining quotes locally on low value items;
·         Assist in coordination of the selected bidder to ensure completion of administrative processes including Bid Security, contract award notice and distribution of contract documents accordingly.
·         Assist in management of the administrative process throughout the duration of the preparation of all documentation until the award of the contract.
·         Preparation of management information and statistical reports;
·         Check and classify the precedence of the requisition and process as priority setting of the goods/services needed.
·         Coordinate with departments and make sure the right goods/ services are acquired.
·         Provide purchased goods/services to the responsible receiving office and do all actions for completing the process.
·         Maintain appropriate records to ensure that procurement process, decision, and contractual agreement are accurately documented for accountability and audit purpose.
·         Perform other duties related to the field as assigned by the DSCM.
Core competencies
·         Able to uphold and respect procurement ethics and to conduct activities with integrity.
·         A team player who demonstrates patience, flexibility and honesty.
·         Be willing and able to meet tight deadlines and work long hours when required.
·         A self-starter, who is able to plan and manage his/her own work, takes initiative and strives to meet deadlines.
·         Be able to work in a multicultural environment.
·         Good understanding of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act, 2015 and regulations thereof.
·         Familiar with IFMIS – E-procurement system.
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan citizen
·         Degree in Procurement in Procurement/Supply Chain Management
·         Proficiency in computer
·         Must have atleast one (1) experience in relevant field
·         Registered by the relevant professional body

Accountants (5 Posts)
JG ‘K’
The accountants shall report to the County Director of Accounting Services and shall be responsible for carrying out accounting services in the County treasury and county departmental entities.
Responsibilities
·         Controlling of expenditure commitments in the Ministries/Departments;
·         Initial evaluation and scrutiny of expenditure proposals and compilation of information required in the budgetary processes;
·         Processing of Medium Term Expenditure Framework and revised budget estimates;
·         Budgeting of donor financed projects, reviewing of financial implementation of such projects, and monitoring commitments on expenditures;
·         Reviewing Programme based budget performance indicators and subsector reports and facilitate finalization of the sub sector reports;
·         Preparation and maintenance of monthly cashbooks, bank reconciliations, statutory returns reconciliation, imprest registers, fixed asset register, salary and cash advance registers, and voucher examination.
·         Coordinating the preparation of sector budget proposals for departments
·         Planning, directing, coordinating, supervising accounting operations in the area of deployment;
·         Preparing monthly and quarterly revenue and expenditure reports and annual financial statements for audit purposes;
·         Ensuring safe custody of government assets and records
·         Ensuring timely and accurate preparation of quality management reports
Core Competencies
·         At least 3 years working Experience in government accounting and working knowledge of IFMIS system
·         Able to work under minimum supervision, meet set deadlines
·         Innovative, selfless, high level of integrity and confidentiality in handling government records.
·         Must have good report writing skills and be a team player.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following discipline: Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) and Passed CPA III of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examinations.
·         Must be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
·         Must have at least a three (3) years’ experience in public or private sector

Budget Officers (2 Posts)
JG ‘K’ – PERMANENT & PENSIONABLE
The Budget Officers shall report to the Director Budget and Expenditure and shall be responsible in management of the county budgetary processes.
Responsibilities
·         Control of expenditure commitments in the Departments;
·         Initial evaluation and scrutiny of expenditure proposals and compilation of information required in the budgetary processes;
·         Processing of Medium Term Expenditure Framework and revised estimates budget; and
·         Taking initial action for the budgeting of donor financed projects, reviewing of financial implementation of such projects, and monitoring commitments on expenditures.
·         Gathering, compiling and analyzing information on commitment and expenditure trends and initiating appropriate corrective action as may be required;
·         Compiling information required on budget monitoring and expenditure control including expenditures on salaries and allowances; and
·         Initial processing of reallocations within the budget.
Qualifications
·         Must be a Kenyan citizen
·         Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting or statistics
·         Minimum of CPA Part I1
·         Expert knowledge in Microsoft excels spread sheets.
·         Minimum 2 years’ experience in a busy budget office.
·         Satisfy chapter six of the constitution of Kenya, 2010

Internal Audit Assistant (2 Posts)
JG ‘K’
The internal audit assistants shall report to the County Director of Internal Audit and shall be responsible for carrying out various audit assignments as per the laid down international auditing standards and report on the same.
Responsibilities
·         Assist in the development, maintenance, implementation and review of the internal audit work programmes, audit plan and risk register and drive the development, deployment and update/review of the charter, manual, relevant policies and other frameworks for the Internal Audit Function.
·         Establish effective business relationships within the County Government and assist management in the understanding and application of and adherence to internal control, risk management, compliance and governance principles.
·         Perform audits through the review of physical and electronic records, evaluate the level of compliance with established business control policies, processes, procedures, standards, government laws and regulations in assigned functional areas/business units, identify control weaknesses or process improvement opportunities and initiate workable solutions.
·         Document and file work papers and audit procedures performed. Track timely and effective corrective actions taken following audit recommendations.
·         Maintain back up (physical and electronic) of all internal audit materials for easy retrieval and reference and monitor the document management process across the County Government entities.
·         Monitor and drive compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements across all business areas.
·         Conduct monthly review of bank reconciliation statements for all existing bank accounts and monthly call over/review of transactions focusing on appropriate posting of transactions and ensuring compliance with statutory deductions.
·         Investigate and report all alleged cases of fraud, waste, abuse and inefficiencies and make recommendations on appropriate preventive or remedial actions.
·         Participate in board of surveys and follow through to ensure that store and cash balances are reconciled to the general ledger; conduct physical verification of property, plant and equipment (PPE), and monitor the disposal of PPE as directed by the management.
·         Implement the internal audit strategic initiatives relating to key responsibilities.
·         Carry out other responsibilities as may be required by the Director Internal Audit, Audit Committee or Management.
Core competencies
·         Have excellent report writing skills
·         Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
·         Have a practical knowledge of computer systems, including internet navigation, CAATs and various Microsoft office applications
·         Be a team player and strategic thinker
·         Have sound leadership and management skills
·         Be self-driven and able to work within tight deadlines
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or a related numerate discipline
·         Minimum of CPA Part II.
·         Minimum of 2 years of experience in the internal control/audit function of a similar organization.
·         Fulfil requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Assistant Director of Livestock Production
JOB GROUP P
Salary scale as per the Salaries and Remuneration Commission
Responsibilities
·         Providing technical advice and information in animal production, Livestock Marketing, Range Management, Apiculture and ranching;
·         Guiding the preparation of technical papers and reports for professional forums;
·         Promoting economic Livestock Farming;
·         Organizing extension activities which include field days, Agricultural shows Field demonstrations, Farmer field schools and farm visits.
·         Participating in collaborative research activities;
·         Disseminating Livestock Production technologies such as construction of Livestock housing and structures, Milk production, Pasture and Fodder production and conservation, Farm Planning, Gross Margin analysis, On-Farm feed formulation;
·         Implementing livestock production programmes/projects in areas such as dairy cattle farming, beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, camels, donkeys breeding programmes, fodder production and conservation, value addition to livestock products, apiculture, emerging livestock and other animal husbandry interventions
·         Capturing Maintaining and storing livestock data
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan Citizen
·         Served in the grade of Principal Livestock Production officer for a minimum period of three (3)years;
·         Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Animal Science, Animal Production, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science and Technology, Farm Management, Range Management or Natural Resource Management from a recognized institution;
·         Master’s Degree in relevant field from recognized institution
·         Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
·         Must have excellent interpersonal skills;
·         Must be able to work under minimal supervision;
·         Proficiency in Computer applications from a recognized institution (added advantage)
·         Satisfy the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and integrity

Livestock Production Officer
JOB GROUP K – PERMANENT & PENSIONABLE
Salary scale as per the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
Responsibilities
·         Providing technical advice in animal production, Livestock Marketing, Range Management, Apiculture and ranching;
·         Promoting economic Livestock Farming;
·         Participating in organizing extension activities which include field days, Agricultural shows Field demonstrations, Farmer field schools and farm visits.
·         Participating in collaborative research activities;
·         Disseminating Livestock Production technologies such as construction of Livestock housing and structures, Milk production, Pasture and Fodder production and conservation, Farm Planning, Gross Margin analysis, On-Farm feed formulation;
·         Implementing livestock production programmes/projects in areas such as dairy cattle farming, beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, camels, donkeys breeding programmes, fodder production and conservation, value addition to livestock products, apiculture, emerging livestock and other animal husbandry interventions
·         Capturing Maintaining and storing livestock data
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan Citizen
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, Animal Production, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Science and Technology, Animal Production, Farm Management, Range Management or Natural Resource Management from a recognized institution
·         Must have excellent interpersonal skills
·         Must be able to work under minimal supervision
·         Certificate in Computer applications from a recognized institution (added advantage)
·         Must have at least 1year experience in relevant field
·         Satisfy the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and integrity

Assistant Animal Health Officer III (2 Posts)
JOB GROUP H – MEAT INSPECTOR/ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION/ DISEASE CONTROL
Salary scale as per the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
Responsibilities
·         Participating in animal health field, extension, demonstrations and agricultural shows;
·         Participating in sample collection and dispatch;
·         Inspecting livestock stock routes;
·         Collecting data and writing technical reports
·         Demonstrating and training on milking techniques and external parasite control techniques such as dipping, spraying and dusting.
·         Carrying out vaccination, closed castration, dehorning,eartagging,branding,deworming,disburding,docking,debecking and hoof treaming.
·         Carrying out simple treatment of animals;
·         Participating in disease such and reporting;
·         Keeping records on animal breeding, animal health, milk production, Deeping data.
·         Maintaining dairy units.
Qualifications
·         Kenyan citizenship
·         Diploma in Animal health, Environmental Health, Animal Health and Production from a recognized institution.
·         Be registered by the Kenya Veterinary Board
·         Must have excellent interpersonal skills
·         Must be able to work under minimal supervision
·         Proficiency in Computer applications from a recognized Institution (added advantage).
How To Apply
Interested applicants should download the respective job application forms from the county’s official website using this link vihiga.go.ke/career.html
Fill and submit one hard copy for the best vacancy of interest in a sealed envelope to the office of the Secretary/CEO of the County Public Service Board. Remember to indicate the position applied on top of the envelope and drop it in the Governor’s Building,Ground Floor Room 03.
Deadline for the applications is 31st January,2019 by 5.00pm.
THE SECRETARY/CEO,
COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD,
P.O. BOX 880-50300,
MARAGOLI.
County Government of Vihiga is an equal opportunity employer. Canvassing, giving or accepting bribes will lead to automatic disqualification and prosecution. Only shortlisted
Candidates will be notified.

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