Council of Governors Technical Officer - Urban Planning and Development - Jobs in Kenya

Council of Governors Technical Officer - Urban Planning and Development - Jobs in Kenya


The Council of Governors (CoG) is established under Section 19 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act 2012 with the mandate to provide a mechanism for consultation amongst County Governments, share information on performance of the counties in execution of their functions, facilitate capacity building for governors, and consider reports from other intergovernmental forums on national and county interests amongst other functions (Section 20).

To enable the Council achieve its mandate and vision, the Council wishes to recruit results oriented individuals with drive, vision and creativity to fill the following position:

Technical Officer- Urban Planning and Development

Overall Purpose of the Job

The Technical Officer-Urban Planning and Development who will be responsible for coordinating Urban Planning and Development activities within the Council of Governors.

He/she will work in close collaboration with the Committee members in charge on the Land, Physical Planning and Urban Development Committee.

The officer will dedicate 30% level of effort to the Kenya Urban Support Programme in the course of performing duties

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the will report to the Senior Programme Officer-Land, Urban development and Housing Committee at the Council of Governors and will perform the following duties:

  • To lead the CoG initiative of guiding and assisting County Governments in the establishment of institutional structures for planning,
  • Development and management of urban areas; including through participation in programme development, resource mobilization and coordination of implementation of CoG urban development programmes;
  • And ensuring that CoG constitutional mandate is safeguarded;
  • Coordination of intra and inter agency and governmental consultations on urban planning, management and development issues, including existing and evolving urban planning, management and development policies, legislation, regulations and Programmes; and ensuring that CoG constitutional mandate is safeguarded;
  • Coordination and harmonization of CoG positions and priorities on urban planning, management and development matters.
  • In consultation with the Committee lead, support the Development and implementation of a framework for development partners’ engagement and support to County Governments on urban planning, management and development issues.
  • In consultation with the Senior Programme Officer, support the preparation and coordination of the participation of County Governments in local, regional and international conferences on planning, management and development issues.
  • Support the overall coordination of the Urban Development Secretariat.

    Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Planning, or related discipline.
  • A Master’s degree in Planning, Environmental Planning and Management, Natural Resource Management, Land Economics or any other related social Science will be an added advantage.
  • Experience working on matters Urban and
    Regional Planning work, preferably in the public sector.
  • Have Certificate in computer applications;
  • Have strong analytical, written, oral communications, strong interpersonal and relationship skills;
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya; and
  • Must be a Citizen of Kenya.

  • Fluency in English is required.

    Desirable Competencies:
  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with CoG clients and stakeholders;
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implements actions to improve performance of self and others;
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, and concerns and promotes equal gender participation;
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization- works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs for the Council of Governors.

    Duration of the assignment
  • The duration of the engagement will be one (1) year renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.

    How to Apply
  • Interested persons should download and duly fill the Cogemployment Application Form and send the duly completed form, CV with names and addresses of three referees, cover letter with current and expected remuneration, and a copy each for ID, certificates, and relevant testimonials to e-mail address;, indicating the name of the position you are applying for in the subject of the email, on or before Friday 5th April, 2019.
  • The Council of Governors is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Persons living with disability and persons from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Council of Governors Technical Officer - Urban Planning and Development - Jobs in Kenya

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