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Meru County Government Jobs in Kenya

Republic of Kenya

Government of Meru County

Meru County Public Service Board

The Meru County Government wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions as per the constitution of Kenya 2010 and section 451, 150 and 510 of the County Government Act No.17 of 2012.

1. Directors of Divisions in Respective County Departments

The posts will be one in each of the following divisions.
  1. Director of Public Health
  2. Director of Medical Services
  3. Director of Agriculture
  4. Director of Livestock Development
  5. Director of Economic Planning
  6. Director of Physical Planning
  7. Director County Human Resource and Administration
  8. Director Cooperatives
  9. Director of Trade and Commerce
  10. Director of Transport, Infrastructure and Public Works.
  11. Director of Youth, Gender, Sports and Culture
  12. Director of Environment and Natural Resources
  13. Director of Water Services
  14. Director of Early Childhood Education
  15. Director of Polytechnics
  16. Director of Information Technology and Communication.

  • The Director will be answerable to the Chief Officer in the relevant Department and will be responsible for the following tasks.
  • Development , implementation and evaluation of the relevant division strategic plans, programmes and projects in collaboration with other departments and stakeholders
  • Planning and supervision of the relevant division’s programmes and activities.
  • Organization, direction, control and co-ordination of the functions of the division.
  • Interpreting and applying national and county laws and other related statutes in the relevant division in line with the county goals and objectives.
  • Developing appropriate county departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for implementation of the mandate of the division.
  • Handling administrative, Human Resources and assets management issues.
  • Oversee preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures
  • Co-ordination of production, documentation and dissemination of the relevant division’s information.
  • Provide advice and guidance in recruiting, hiring and staff development.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Officer.

Requirement for Appointment
  • Be a holder of at least first degree from a recognized University in Kenya in the relevant field.
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage
  • Have a relevant knowledge and experience of not less than five (5) years in the field  applied.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation.
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Devolution, the County development objectives and vision 2030.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
  • Be computer literate.

NB: People living with disability are encouraged to apply and should clearly indicate the type of Disability

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left hand-side the position you are applying for and addressed to:

The Secretary,
County Public Service Board
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 120-60200

Important information to all Applicants:

The applications should reach the Secretary on or before 18th October, 2013

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB. Applicants should seek clearance from:-
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Commission for Higher Education; For those with certificates from Private and foreign institutions.

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