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County Public Service Board

Article 235 of the constitution provides for staffing of the County Governments and pursuantto that provision the County Government Act 2012 section 58 establishes a county Public Service Boards and section 59 articulates its functions as follows:.

Key Functions of the county public service board.
  • Establish and abolish offices of county public service including in the boards of urban areas within the county to confirm appointments.
  • Appoint persons to hold or act in offices of county public service including in the boards of urban areas within the county and to confirm appointments.
  • Exercise disciplinary control over and remove persons holding or acting in those offices.
  • Prepare regular reports for submission to the county assembly on the execution of the function of the execution of the function of the board.
  • promote in the county public service the values and principles referred to in the articles 10 and 232 of the constitution of Kenya 2010.
  • Evaluate and report to the county assembly on the extent to which the values and principles referred to in the articles I O and 232 of the constitution of Kenya 201 0 are compiled within the county public service.
  • Make a report to the county assembly on the execution of, mandate and decisions made by the board.
  • Facilitate the development of the coherent, integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in the county.
  • Advice the county governments on human resource management and development;
  • Advice the county governments on the implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in the county.
  • Make recommendation to the salaries and remuneration commission on behalf of the county government, on the remuneration, pensions and gratuities for county public service employees.
Secretary to the County Public Service Board (1 Post)

Duties and responsibilities

Secretary shall be the chief executive officer and head of secretariat and specific duties responsibilities include:-
  • Being the accounting officer of the county public service board to oversee management of finances, preparation and submission of the board’s annual plans, programmes and estimates.
  • Execution of the decisions of the County Public Service Board.
  • Ensure compliance of the policies established by the County Service Board by the users and all stakeholders.
  • Day to day administration and management ofthe affairs of the board including development and welfare of staff.
  • Ensuring staff compliance with public service values, principles and high levels of ethical standards.
  • Being a custodian of the board’s records.
  • Providing strategic leadership to facilitate effective delivery of board’s mandate as per its mission, vision and strategic plan.
  • Monitor, co-ordinate and ensure that the administrative and fiscal policies and activities of the board’s in conformity to laws currently in force.
  • Give effect to and notify other persons of the decisions of the board.
  • Ensure that all documents relating to any matter subject to consideration by a board and are submitted timely to the board.
  • Co-ordinate with Public Service Commission on matters to do with appeals and review on the decisions made by the board.
  • Determine procedure for facilitation of appeal and reviews of decisions of the county service board to the Public Service Commission.
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the board or any other written law.
Requirements for the appointment.

For appointment to this position, the person should:
  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Be in possession a first degree from a recognized university in Kenya
  • Have a working experience of not less than five (5) years.
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter 6 ofthe constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
  • Be a certified public secretary of good professional standing.
  • Possess excellent communication, negotiation and leadership skills.
  • Have strong analytical, report writing and work planning skills.
  • Have strong team building skills.
  • Have the capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the county government to achieve her vision.
NB: A master’s degree will be an added advantage


The Secretary will hold the office for non-renewable term of six years subject to satisfactory performance on full time basis.

How to apply:

All written applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side “application for position of secretary to county public service board” and addressed to:-

The Interim County Secretary
Office of the Governor
P O.Box 80133 - 80100, Mombasa

Online applications may be submitted as a MS word attachment and the required testimonials certificates and other relevant documents should be scanned and emailed together with the letter of application.

Each application should be accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of the National Identity card or Passport and certified copies of academic certificates, testimonials and other relevant supporting document.

All applications should reach Interim County Secretary on or before 3d June 2013 latest by 5.00 pm.
Important Information to all candidates.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity cards, certificates and professional certificates and testimonials.
  • All interested candidates will be required to have clearance certificates from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Credit Reference Bureau and Higher Education Loans Boards (HELB).
The County Government of Mombasa is an equal employer and encourages people with disabilities, minorities and women to apply.

Muzne Abdulatiff (Mrs.)
Interim County Secretary
Mombasa County

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