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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Garissa County Government Job Vacancies


The County Government of Garissa
Office of H.E The Governor

Vacancies
Garissa County is one of the 47 Counties established under Article 176 of the Constitution and the First Schedule of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Article 235 of the Constitution provides for the staffing of County Governments and Section 57 of the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012 relates to the establishment of County Public Service Boards.

The duties and responsibilities of the County Public Service Board include the following,


  • Establish and abolish offices in the County Public Service.
  • Appoint persons to hold or act in the office of County Public Service including in the Boards of Cities and Urban areas within the County and to confirm appointments.
  • Exercise disciplinary control over, and remove, persons holding or acting in those offices as provided for under the law.
  • 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 County 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 the 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 County Public Service employees.

In accordance with the above provisions, the Office of H.E. the Governor Garissa County, announces the following vacancies regarding the establishment of the County Public Service Board:

Chairman, County Public Service Board 
1 Post

Requirements and Competencies:
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.
  • Demonstrate experience in human resource management
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.
  • Understand the diversity within the County.
  • Be a visionary and strategic thinker.
  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be a team player.

NB: A Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage

Member, County Public Service Board 
5 Posts

Requirements and Competencies:
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 relevant working experience of not less than five years.
  • Demonstrate experience in human resource management and administration.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.
  • Understand the diversity within the County.
  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be a team player.

NB: A Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage

Secretary, County Public Service Board 
1 Post

Requirements and Competencies:
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 requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.
  • Understand the diversify within the County
  • Be a Certified Public Secretary (CPS) of good professional standing.
  • Be a visionary and strategic thinker.
  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be a team player.

NB: A Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage

How to Apply
All applications should be submitted together with detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of National Identity Card, copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents, and should be clearly marked: ‘Application for position of Chairperson, Secretary or Member of the County Public Service Board’ (as the case may be) on the envelop and submit in any of the following ways:

1. Applications by post should be addressed to:

The Interim County Secretary,
Garissa County,
P.O. Box 563, 
Garissa

2. Applications by hand should be delivered to the Office of the Interim Secretary at the former Garissa Municipal Offices.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

For the purposes of Chapter Six of the Constitution, interested applicants are required to get clearance from:
Kenya Revenue Authority;
Higher Education Loans Board;
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
Criminal Investigation Department
Credit Reference Bureau
Copies of the above certificates MUST BE submitted together with the applications which should reach the Interim Secretary on or before Monday, 15th April 2013.

H.S. Abdi
The Interim County Secretary

NB: Remuneration and benefits for the above posts will be set by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Garissa County is an equal opportunities employer and encourages women and persons with disabilities to apply.

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