Vihiga County Public Service Board County Chief Officer, Department of Education, Science & Technical Vocational Training Jobs in Kenya

Vihiga County Public Service Board County Chief Officer, Department of Education, Science & Technical Vocational Training Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 235 of Constitution of Kenya (2010) and Section 45, of the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012, Vihiga County Public Service Board wishes to consider applications from highly qualified, results oriented and self-motivated Kenyan citizens for appointment to the above position.

Job Description/Requirements

The County Chief Officer shall be the authorized officer in respect of the exercise of delegated power in the respective department and shall be responsible to the respective County Executive Committee Member.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the overall administration of a County Department to which he/she is assigned or re-assigned;

  • Be responsible for needs of the local community and the functions and competences assigned to and transferred to the County;

  • Facilitate a culture of public service and accountability in the county public service;

  • Be performance oriented and focused on the objects of devolved government as set out in the Constitution;

  • Be efficient and ensure that the County Departments align their roles and responsibilities with the priorities and objectives set out in the County’s policies and plans;

  • Organize his/her department and other structures in a flexible way in order to respond to changing priorities and circumstances;

  • Assign clear responsibilities for the management and coordination of the County department and functions;

  • Allow participatory decision making as far as practicable;

  • Provide an equitable, fair, open and non-discriminatory working environment;

  • Submit quarterly reports of the respective department to the County Executive Committee through the respective CEC- Member and to the County Assembly through the County Secretary and to respect the oversight role of the County Assembly by giving information and honoring summons whenever required;

  • Implement the policies and plans developed by the County Government;

  • Provision of strategic policy direction for effective service delivery;

  • To ensure departmental compliance with National Values and Principles of Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution;

  • Performance of any other functions conferred by the Constitution, National or County Legislation;

  • He/ She will be responsible to the County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for administration of a county
    department as provided under section 46; and

  • Carry out any other function incidental to any of the assigned functions and/or as may be assigned from time to time by the County Governor.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this position, a person should:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.

  • Holds a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya.

  • A Master’s degree or higher academic qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage.

  • Have vast knowledge and experience of not less than Five(5) years in the relevant field, three (3) of which should be in a senior/managerial position in a large organization;

  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of County development objectives of vision 2030;

  • Be a strategic thinker and results-oriented;

  • Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills;

  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict timelines;

  • Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;

  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the National Values and Principles of Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;

  • Be Computer literate; and

  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application with copies of their National Identity/passport, Academic & Professional certificates and current Chapter Six compliance certificates to the undersigned on or before 19th January, 2023.

    All applications should be clearly marked with the specific position applied for on top of the envelope and submitted Hand delivery to the office of the Secretary /CEO situated at the third floor of Queens Arcade, along Kisumu - Kakamega Road, Mbale Town. Or Posted applications should
    be addressed to the:-
    Vihiga County Public Service Board,
    P.O Box 880-50300,

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