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Government Jobs in Kenya - Murang’a

Social Development Officer

Job Group ‘L’
Responsibilities
·         Implementing appropriate group training programmes.
·         Mainstreaming disability in public and private institutions.
·         Collaborating with stakeholders in managing social development programme(s) and projects.
·         Guiding communities develop Community Action Plans (CAPs).

·         Collecting data on accessibilities on social development opportunities for men and women
·         Preparing reports on social development programmes.
Qualifications
·         An officer must have eight years’ experience in the public or private sector three (3) years of which should be in a senior management position.
·         Diploma in any of the following disciplines: – Community Development, Project Development/ Management, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Gender and Development, Counselling, Health and Community Development, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration/ Management, Education management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution;
·         Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Salary and benefits: As per the guidelines provided by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

HR Management
Job Group ‘Q’
Responsibilities
·         Initiating and developing human resource management and development policies;
·         Analyzing the human resource management and development structures and systems; determining and proposing methods/strategies for handling the human resource management and development function;
·         Proposing performance improvement strategies that are adaptive to the changing environment and technology;
·         Researching on human resource best practices that will guide the development of human resource management and development policies, standards and regulations; institutionalization of performance management including staff Performance Appraisal System;
·         Preparing briefs on Collective Bargaining Agreements/Labor Union matters; participating in tripartite discussions; ensuring compliance with the remuneration policy;
·         Identifying and liaising with development partners for technical support of training programs including the development of training proposals; designing and implementing training programmes
·         Ensuring the development and maintenance of an up-to date human resource development data;
·         Preparing reports; processing of secondment and unpaid leave cases; and administration of the medical, mortgage, car loan and pension schemes.
·         Interpreting and advising on human resource management and development policies and regulations; monitoring the implementation of human resource management and development policies, rules and regulations and analyzing their impact on staff;
·         Ensuring that professional human resource management and development standards are maintained;
·         Implementation of Public Service Board decisions; advising Technical Departments on career and succession management, human resource planning and utilization of human resources;
·         Coordinating the preparation of Personnel Emoluments (PE) budgets;
·         Coordinating the implementation of Performance Management Systems including Performance Appraisal System and the Reward and Sanctions Framework;
·         Ensuring compliance with labor laws and forging linkages with the Unions; and liaising with the Public Service Board and department responsible for Finance on human resource matters;
·         Coordinating the processing and verifying of the agenda and minutes for the Human Resource Management Advisory Committee;
·         Coordinating training and human resource development activities;
·         Overseeing the development of training projections and plans;
·         Validation and authentication of academic and professional certificates in liaison with the relevant institutions.
Qualifications
·         Served in the grade of Assistant Director, Human Resource Management and Development or relevant and comparable grade in the public or private sector for a minimum period of three (3) years;
·         Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Planning, Business Administration, Education, Sociology, Political Science/Government, Anthropology or any other relevant Social Science from a recognized institution;
·         Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Human Resource Planning, Industrial Relations, Labour Relations, Education, Public Administration, Business Administration,  Counselling Psychology or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
·         Membership to a relevant professional body;
·         Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution
·         Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Salary and benefits: As per the guidelines provided by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Water & Sewerage Inspector
Job Group ‘J’
Responsibilities
·         Planning, supervising and evaluating water supply and sewerage works
·         Checking operation charts and monthly revenue returns
·         Collecting and analyzing data
·         Supervising operations and maintenance of water supplies and sewerage treatment works
·         Maintaining records of water supplies and sewerage schemes
Qualifications
·         Served in the grade of inspector (water and Sewerage)in the public or private sector for a minimum period of three (3)years:
·         A three (3) years certificate in technical training from a recognized institution
OR
·         Diploma in either water supply technology or water engineering from a recognized institution
·         Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution
·         Demonstrated merit and shown ability as reflected in the work performance and results
Salary and benefits: As per the guidelines provided by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Information Officer
Job Group ‘H’
Responsibilities
·         Gathering news;
·         Verifying authenticity of news;
·         Initial editing and dispatching news and features to the media houses.
·         Sourcing relevant information in hard or electronic format
·         Classifying and storing information for ease of access and retrieval
·         Answering information-related queries from within the organization and from the public where appropriate
·         Advertising the service internally and externally.
Qualifications
·         Kenya Certificate of Education (KCSE) with a minimum of C+ in English or Kiswahili;
·         Diploma in any of the following disciplines: – Journalism, Film production, Mass Communication, Internal Relations, Communication Studies or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
·         Certificate in computer applications
Salary and benefits: As per the guidelines provided by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Municipal Manager
Job Group ‘Q’
Responsibilities
·         Answerable to the board and implement the decisions and functions of the board as per Urban Areas and Cities Act,2011 Section 20 and 21
·         Manage Administration in accordance to the Urban and Cities Areas Act, 2011 and applicable legislations.
·         Formulation and implementation of policies, strategies, plans and programmes
·         Develop, implement an integrated Development Plan and monitor its progress
·         Act on behalf of the Municipal Board by ensuring the execution of the decisions of the Board
·         Prepare and present for approval to the Board of the Municipality, an annual estimate of revenue and expenditure.
·         Be principally responsible for building and maintain a strong alliance and effective working relationships between the Board and the civil society, private sector and community based organizations;
·         Prepare, and submit to the Board an annual report on the activities and accomplishments of the departments and agencies comprising the executive branch of the Municipality.
·         Act as Board Secretary and as an ex-officio member of all committees of the Board;
·         Exercise supervision over all departments and agencies of the Municipality and coordination of its activities
·         Enforce the provisions of this Charter, Municipal By-laws, and all applicable laws; and other Municipality decisions;
·         Prepare and administer the annual Municipality budget;
·         Administer Municipality utilities and property;
·         Encourage and support regional and intergovernmental cooperation;
·         Promote cooperation among the Board of the Municipality, staff and citizens in developing Municipality policies and building a sense of community;
·         Exercise such other powers as may be prescribed by Charter, by-laws and applicable laws.
·         Any other duties as directed by the Board
Qualifications
·         Be a Kenyan citizen.
·         Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Management, Public Administration, Business Management or any other relevant Degree from a university recognized in Kenya
·         Possession of a relevant Master’s Degree would be an added advantage
·         Must have at least Seven (7) years of experience, two (2) years of which must have been in a senior management level in reputable organization;
·         Must be computer literate in Microsoft package from a recognized institution;
·         Understanding national goals, policies and development objectives of vision 2030;
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Demonstrate a thorough understanding of socio-economic dynamics in Murang’a County
·         Be a strategic thinker and result oriented Wide knowledge in Urban Development Policies and Financial Management
·         Registration with a relevant professional body is an added advantage.
·         Good knowledge and interpretation of key and related Urban Areas and Cities Legislations and Policies, Knowledge of Municipal Operations and Delegation of Powers
·         Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution on Leadership and integrity
Salary and benefits: As per the guidelines provided by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
How to Apply
Application forms and details of the vacancies can be accessed HERE. Applications should be submitted to the Public Service Board Offices located within the County Governor’s office, Murang’a on or before close of business on 26th July 2019 clearly indicating the position applied for on the envelope addressed to:
Secretary
Murang’a County Public Service Board
P.O. Box 52 – 10200
MURANG’A
Applicants from other Counties are encouraged to apply.
Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Women, minorities and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, clearance and other relevant documents in support of their applications.

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