Chief Officer Job in Kenya - Investments & Cooperative Development

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Chief Officer Job in Kenya - Investments & Cooperative Development

Chief Officer - Investments & Cooperative Development

Terms of Service: – 5 Years Contract

RemunerationAs determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission

Job Summary

The Chief Officer shall be the authorized officer in the County Department of Investment and Cooperative Development and shall be responsible to the County Executive Committee Member for Trade, Industry, Tourism, Co-operative Development and Marketing.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administration of the county department
  • Implementation of County Executive Committee resolutions as guided by the Executive Committee Member;
  • Ensuring effective service delivery through implementation of laid out policies and regulations;
  • Development and implementation of departments strategic plans and sector development plans;

  • Ensuring promotion of national values and principles of governance as outlined in the constitution of Kenya 2010;
  • Ensuring effective and efficient utilization of the department’s financial and non-financial resources;
  • Promoting strong and vibrant cooperatives movement;
  • Monitoring and auditing cooperative societies;
  • Developing in collaboration with other relevant counties entities water tight and implementable county investment strategy and programs and policies.
  • Promoting the development of investment opportunities by developing programs that can see the creation and building of industrial parks, development of  special economic zones to position the county as an investment destination.
  • Promoting articulate work plans for the implementation of well thought out PPP programs to ensure growth of various value chains and other related programs as outlined in the County CIDP.
  • Maintaining effective collaboration and partnerships with other organs of the county, other county departments, the private sector and other stakeholders;
  • Promoting the realization of County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP);
  • Ensuring timely, efficient communication and coordination of departmental affairs;
  • Interpreting and applying National and County laws and other related statutes in line with the County goals and objectives;
  • Formulation and implementation of effective programs to attain vision 2030 and sector goals; and
  • Performing other duties that may be assigned from time to time.


  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Have a relevant Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in Kenya;
  • Possession of a relevant professional qualification and membership with a relevant professional body will be added advantage;
  • A Master’s degree or higher academic qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage.
  • Have a vast knowledge and experience of not less than 10 years in a relevant field, 5 years of which MUST be in leadership or senior management position in public or private sector;
  • Have a proven experience in managing resources in a high performing organization;
  • Demonstrate general knowledge of the County Government and its functions.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of socio-economic development objectives and the Homabay county integrated development plan and vision 2030
  • Be result oriented and a strategic thinker;
  • Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills,
  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines,
  • Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect to diversity;
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles of governance and public service as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Be computer literate and have a working knowledge of IFMIS
  • Demonstrable leadership and management capacity including Knowledge of financial management and strategic people management,
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.

How to Apply

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