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Uasin Gishu County Jobs and Vacancies

Published in County Jobs Wednesday, 10 April 2013 16:42
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Pursuant to the provisions of the constitution of Kenya 2010 articles 179, 183, and County Government Act No.17 of 2012, The Office of His Excellency the Governor, Uasin Gishu County, wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons for the position of Chairperson, Member and Secretary to Uasin Gishu County Public service Board and County Executive Committee.

County Public Service Board

Duties and Responsibilities of the Board

a) Establish and abolish offices in the County Public Service.

b) Appoint persons to hold or act in office of public County offices including in the boards of urban areas within the County and to confirm appointments.

c) Exercise disciplinary control over and remove persons holding or acting in those offices as provided for under this part.

d) Prepare regular reports for submissions to the County Assembly on the execution of the functions of the Board.

e) Promote in the County Public Service the values and principles referred to in the Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

f) Evaluate and report to the County Assembly on the extent to which the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 are complied with in the County Public Service. Facilitate the development of coherent, integrated Human Resource planning and budgeting for personnel emolument in the County.

g) Advice the County government on human resource management and development.

h) Advice the County Government on implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in the County.

i) Make recommendations to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission on behalf of the County Government, on the remuneration, pensions and gratuities for County public service employees.  

1. Chairperson of the County Public Service Board 

1 Post

Qualifications and Requirements

For appointment to this position the candidate must:

a) Be a Kenyan citizen

b) Be a holder of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya. (A Master’s degree will be an added advantage).

c) Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity.

d) Have knowledge and a working experience of not less than ten years in Administration and Management five years of which should have been in a top management position in the public service or private sector.

e) Be a professional who demonstrates absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.

f) Demonstrate thorough understanding of the organization and functions of national and county government

g) Be a visionary and strategic thinker.

h) Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the County Government achieve her vision.

2. Secretary of the County Public Service Board 

1 Post

Qualifications and Requirements

For appointment to this position the candidate must:

a) Be a Kenyan Citizen;

b) Be a holder of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya. (A Master’s degree will be an added advantage)

c) Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity;

d) Have knowledge and a working experience of not less than five years, two of which must have been in a leadership or top management position.

e) Demonstrate thorough understanding of the organization and functions of national and county government

f) Be a professional who demonstrates absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct;

g) Be capable to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines;

h) Be visionary and a strategic thinker;

i) Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the County Government achieve her vision;

j) Be a Certified Public Secretary and a member of ICPSK of good professional standing.

3. Member of the County Public Service Board 

5 Posts

Qualifications and Requirements

For appointment to this position the candidate must:

a) Be a Kenyan citizen;

b) Be a holder of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya. (A Master’s degree will be an added advantage);

c) Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity;

d) Have knowledge and a working experience of not less than five years in Administration and Management;

e) Be a professional who demonstrates absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct;

f) Demonstrate thorough understanding of the organization and functions of national and county government

g) Be visionary and a strategic thinker;

h) Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the County Government achieve her vision

Terms of Service

A chairperson and member of county public service board will serve for a non renewable term of six years and may serve on part time basis.

The secretary to the board shall hold office for a term of five years renewable once, subject to satisfactory performance. 

This is a fulltime job

NB: remuneration and benefits for the above posts shall be set by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission  

4. County Executive Committee Members

10 Posts

Gross monthly remuneration: Kshs.225,000 x18,750 p.a. -243,750 x18,750 p.a.-262,500 x18,750 p.a.-281,250 x18,750 p.a.-300,000.

The ten posts will be in one of the following Portfolios:

  1. Information, Communication and e-government
  2. Lands, Housing and Physical Planning
  3. Environment, Energy, Water and Natural Resources
  4. Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries
  5. Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, and Social Services
  6. Trade, Industrialization, Tourism and Wildlife management
  7. Public Service Management
  8. Roads, Public Works and Transport
  9. Finance and Economic Planning
  10. Health Services

For appointment to the Position of County Executive Committee Member, a person should:

a) Be a Kenyan Citizen;

b) Be a holder of at least a relevant first degree from a University recognized in Kenya;(A masters degree will be an added advantage)

c) Be a member of good standing in the relevant professional body

d) Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; 

e) Have knowledge, experience and distinguished career of not less than five (5) years in the field relevant to the portfolio of the department to which the person is applying for.

f) Demonstrate thorough understanding of the organization and functions of national and county government

Functions of the Executive Committee Member

In addition to the functions provided under Article 183 of the Constitution, a County Executive Committee Member shall:

a) Supervise the administration and delivery of services In the County and all decentralized units and agencies in the County;

b) Perform any other functions conferred by the Constitution or national legislation: and

c) Carry out function incidental to any of the assigned functions;

d) Shall observe integrity and disclosure of interest in any matter before the Committee.  

How to Apply

Applicants should attach their curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and National Identity card. 

Each applicant should clearly state on the envelope the position he/she is applying for and address the application letter to:

The Interim County Secretary Uasin Gishu County P.O. Box 40-30100, Eldoret

So as to reach him not later than 16th April 2013. 

Hand delivered application can submitted to the office of Interim County Secretary at the former Eldoret Municipal Offices

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Interested applicants must get and submit together with applications clearance from;

  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Ethics & Anti-corruption Commission
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Kenya Revenue Authority

An appointed county executive member shall not hold any other public or state office

Uasin Gishu County Government is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and persons with disabilities to apply.

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