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The Constituencies Development Fund Board is mandated by the Constituencies Development Fund Act, 2003 as amended in 2007 to ensure timely and efficient disbursement of funds to constituencies.

Chief Executive Officer

Ref No. CDFB/01/2012

1 Post

Pursuant to section 7(1) of the Constituencies Development Fund (Amendment) Act, 2007, the CDF Board wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Chief Executive Officer.

Applications should be in writing, detailing academic and professional qualifications, working experience, telephone, email and postal contacts and names & addresses of three referees. Certified copies of relevant certificates and testimonials MUST be attached.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief Executive Officer shall be responsible to the Board for the supervision and control of day-to-day administration of the Fund.

The Duties and Responsibilities shall be:-

  • Secretary and Technical Advisor to the Board
  • Accounting Officer of the Board
  • Authorized Officer of the Board on staffing matters
  • Supervision and control of the day-to-day administration of the Fund
  • Mandatory signatory to the CDF National Account with the Central Bank of Kenya
  • Ensure efficient and effective management of funds and other resources
  • Ensure timely compilation of proper records, returns and reports from the constituencies and that books of accounts and other books and related records to the Funds are properly kept
  • Ensure timely and efficient disbursement of funds to every constituency in full compliance with the CDF Act, 2003 and CDF (Amendment Act, 2007)
  • Ensure that monthly returns of the movement of funds are prepared as appropriate for submission to Parliament
  • Effectively recruiting, developing, heading and managing the Fund management team
  • Ensure training of officers involved in project management and members of the Constituency Development Fund Committees (CDFC) are conducted and coordinated to standards that ensure effective utilization of public resources
  • Ensure proper accounts are prepared and submitted to the Auditor-General in accordance with the provisions of the Government Financial Management Act, 2004
  • Networking and collaboration with the stakeholders to ensure optimal utilization of resources
  • Coordinate recruitment and placement of Human Resources for Fund administration
  • Ensure trainings of officers involved in project management and members of the Constituency Development Fund Committees are conducted and coordinated to desirable standards
  • Ensure policies formulated by the Board for the running of the Fund are implemented
  • Oversee the implementation of the CDF Board Strategic Plan
  • Initiate training programmes for the Fund’s Human Capital Development
  • Receive and address complaints and disputes and take appropriate action in consultation with the Board
  • Receive and consider the project proposals submitted from the various constituencies in accordance with the Act and forward to the Board for approval of funding
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Board.

    Job Requirements

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Proven track record in leadership and demonstrated capacity to articulate a clear vision and motivate staff towards its realization
  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and a superior ability to communicate effectively using a variety of media, aligning stakeholders behind the Board’s vision and create a higher motivating working environment
  • Thorough knowledge of Government Financial Regulations, practices and procedures
  • Clear grasp of all relevant laws and statues and good understanding of their requirements, particularly the statutory guidelines on the Public Procurement and Disposal Act to enhance operational efficiency and high quality decision making ability to generate long term benefits of the board.
  • Working knowledge of labour legislations and the Employment Act, 2007 and their implications at the work place
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity
  • Sound knowledge of the Public Service Reform Programme
  • Good understanding of the decentralized public service delivery system focusing on community based participatory strategies, and ability to manage change and organization ambiguity effectively whilst inspiring the creation of total solutions in support of the vision, mission and the values of the Board.
  • Experience in management of devolved funds and an appreciation of the country’s diversity in terms of geographical, economic, social and political environments at both national and decentralized levels
  • Ability to develop and maintain productive business relations with all stakeholders, mainly members of the Constituencies Fund Committee of Parliament and relevant Ministries to ensure that the Board’s Strategic objectives are achieved.

    Academic Qualifications

  • University Degree in Finance, Accounting, Engineering, Economics, Community Development, Law or a related field from a recognized University
  • At least 10 years’ working experience in a relevant field, three of which must be at senior management level.
  • Masters Degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.

    If you believe you have the relevant qualifications, experience and abilities to fill the above positions, please submit you application and detailed CV.

    Applications should clearly indicate the position reference and day time telephone number.

    The CDF Board Secretariat
    Harambee Coop Plaza, 10th Floor
    P. O. Box 46682 – 00100

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