Principal Sports Officer Job in Kenya

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Principal Sports Officer Job in Kenya

The Kirinyaga County Public Service Board is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified, motivated and Pro-active individuals to fill up the following vacant positions;


Terms of Service: Permanent

Reporting to the Director Sports, the Principal Sports Officer will  be responsible for the effective leadership and administration of the Department of sports.



  • Assist in formulating, implementing and reviewing sports policies, strategies and programmes;
  • 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 Director and 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;
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent


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
  • Be Proficient in computer applications skills

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Academic and Professional certificates,
  • Testimonials,
  • PIN Certificate,
  • National Identity Card or Passport and
  • Any other supporting

Clearly indicate the position applied for, both on the cover letter and the envelope. Applications should be addressed to:

The Secretary

County Public Service Board P O Box 260 – 10304


Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the County Headquarters 4TH floor, KUTUS (Office of County Public Service Board between 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on weekdays).

Applicants should seek clearance and attach copies or evidence thereof of the updated documents below.

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Applications should reach the County Public Service Board (CPSB) on or before Friday, 4th November 2022

 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.


Women and persons living with disabilities who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply.

Salary and  attached to these posts are as per the guidelines by Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit our website: for more details.

The Kirinyaga County Government is an equal opportunity employer.