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Meru County Government Jobs and Vacancies

Published in County Jobs Wednesday, 10 April 2013 16:59
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Meru County is situated in the Mount Kenya Region with a population of over 1,442,691 people.

Key attractions include the famous Meru National Park and Lewa Conservancy.

The just concluded elections saw the County elect Governor Peter G. Munya as their first Governor.

In line with the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and County Government Act No.17 of 2012, the Governor’s office wishes to consider for appointment, the following:

(A) County Executive Committee Members

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 provides for the following :-

I. The establishment of Meru County (First Schedule Art 6(1) No.30.

II. Appointment of County Executive Committee Members by the Governor with the approval of the County Assembly (Art 179(2)(b).

III. Functions of County Executive Committee’s (Art 183).

Further the County Government Act No.17 of 2012 section 34 provides for County Executive Authority of the County Executive Committee.

In accordance to the above provisions the office of the Governor seeks applications from highly qualified result-oriented and self-motivated citizens of Meru County for the position of County Executive Committee members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To supervise the administration and delivery of services in the respective departments of the county government and all decentralized units and agencies in the County.
  • Implement county legislation
  • Implement within the county, national legislation to the extent that the legislation so requires.
  • Manage and coordinate the functions of the county administration and its departments.
  • Provide the county assembly with full and regular reports on matters relating to the county.
  • May advise the Governor on matters within his/her area of jurisdiction.

Requirements and Competencies

For appointment to this position, a person should:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be in possession of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution
  • Have knowledge, experience and distinguished career of not less than five years in the field relevant to the portfolio of the department to which the person is seeking to be considered.
  • Understand the persity, challenges and opportunities within the County
  • Be visionary and a strategic thinker
  • Have the ability to work in a multi-ethnic and perse community.
  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the county Government achieve her vision.

NB: Masters Degree will be an added advantage.

(B) County Public Service Board

Article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 provides for the staffing of County Governments.

Further the County Government Act No.17 of 2012 section 57 provides for the establishment of the County Public Service board.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Board

  • Establish and abolish offices in the County public Service
  • Appoint persons to hold or act in office of public County offices including the boards of urban areas within the county and to confirm appointments.
  • Exercise disciplinary control over and remove, persons holding or action in those offices as provided for under this part.
  • Prepare regular reports for submission to the county assembly on the execution of the functions of the board.
  • Promote in the county public service the values and principles referred to in 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 Articles 10 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 are complied with in the public service.
  • Facilitate the development of coherent, integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in the county.
  • Advise the county government on human resource management and development.
  • Advise county government on implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in the county.
  • Make recommendations to the salaries and Remuneration Commission,on behalf of the county government, on the remuneration, pensions and gratuities for the county Public service employees.

Requirements and Competencies of The Chairman

For appointment to this position, the person should:

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be in possession of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Have a working experience of not less than ten years in administration and management.
  • Satisfy the requirement of chapter six of the constitution on leadership and integrity.
  • Be a professional who demonstrate absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.
  • Understand the persity within the County
  • Not be a public or state officer.
  • Be visionary and a strategic thinker.
  • Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.

Duties and Responsibilities of Secretary

  • Establish and abolish offices in the County Public Service.
  • Appoint persons to hold or act in office of public county offices including the boards of urban areas within the county and to confirm appointments.
  • Exercise disciplinary control over and remove, persons holding or action in those offices as provided for under this part.
  • Prepare regular reports for submission to the county assembly on the execution of the functions of the board.
  • Promote in the county public service the values and principles referred to in 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 Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 are complied with in the public service.
  • Facilitate the development of coherent, integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in the county.
  • Advise the county government on human resource management and development.
  • Advise county government on implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in the county.
  • Make recommendations to the salaries and Remuneration Commission, on behalf of the county government, on the remuneration, pensions and gratuities for the county Public service employees.

Requirements and Competencies of a Member

For appointment to this position, the person should:

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be in possession of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Have a working experience of not less than five years.
  • Satisfy the requirement of chapter six of the constitution on leadership and integrity.
  • Be a professional who demonstrate absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.
  • Not be a Public or State officer
  • Understand the persity within the County
  • Be visionary and a strategic thinker.
  • Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the county Government achieve her vision.

NB: Masters Degree will be an added advantage.

Requirements and Competencies of The Secretary.

For appointment to this position, the person should:

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be in possession of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Have a working experience of not less than ten years in administration and management.
  • Satisfy the requirement of chapter six of the constitution on leadership and integrity.
  • Be a professional who demonstrate absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.
  • Not be a Public or State officer
  • Understand the persity within the County
  • Be visionary and a strategic thinker.
  • Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the county Government achieve her vision.

NB: Masters Degree will be an added advantage.

How to Apply

(a) Each application should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant Academic and professional Certificates, National Identity Card or passport and other relevant supporting documents.

(b) All applicants should be clearly marked “Application for position of County Executive Committee” or Application for position of chairman County public Service Board or “Application of position of Secretary County public Service Board”(as the case may be) on the envelope and submitted in any one of the following ways:-

1. Posted application should be addressed to:

The Interim County Secretary Meru County P.O. Box 120-60200,

Meru

2. Manual application should be delivered to the 1st floor, Town Hall at the office of the Governor Meru County.

The Application should reach the Interim County Secretary on or before 12th April, 2013

Note:-

  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates shall be contacted.
  • Interested applicants are expected to get clearance from:
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate) of good conduct.
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
  • Higher Education Loans Board.
  • Kenya revenue Authority.
  • Executive Committee Member applicants should indicate department of interest. The departments are: Agriculture, livestock,veterinary and fisheries; county health; culture, gender and youth; water, irrigation and natural resources; roads and public works; county public service and legal affairs; cooperatives and enterprise development; county finance and planning; environment and tourism.

Applicants MUST submit copies of these clearance certificates with the application.

Remuneration will be commensurate will those published by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Meru County is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and person with disabilities to apply.

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