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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tharaka Nithi County Government Job Vacancies

The Tharaka Nithi County Government
Office of The Governor
Vacancies Re-Advertisement

In line with the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the County Governments Act, No. 17 of 2012, the Office of the Governor Tharaka Nithi County wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions:

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.

I. Secretary to the County Public Service Board - 1 Post

Duties and Responsibilities
i) Establish and abolish offices in the County Public Service.

ii) Appoint persons to hold or act in offices of County Public Service including in the Boards of Cities and Urban areas within the county and to confirm appointments.

iii) Exercise disciplinary control over, and remove, persons holding or acting in those offices as provided for under this part.

iv) Prepare regular reports for submission to the County Assembly on the execution of the functions of the board.

v) Promote in the County Public Service the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

vi) 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 are complied with in the County Public Service.

vii) Facilitate the development of coherent, integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in the county.

viii) Advise the County Government on human resource management and development.

ix) Advise County Government on implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in the County

x) 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.

Qualifications and Requirements i) Be a Kenyan Citizen.

ii) Be a holder of a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya. A Masters degree will be an added advantage.

iii) Have a working experience of not less than five years.

iv) Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

v) Be a professional who demonstrates absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.

vi) The Secretary shall not hold any other State or Public office.

vii) Understand the diversity within the County.

viii) Be a Certified Public Secretary of good professional standing.

ix) Be visionary and a strategic thinker.

x) Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.

xi) Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the County Government achieve its vision.

II. Member of the County Public Service Board - 3 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities
i) Establish and abolish offices in the County Public Service.

ii) Appoint persons to hold or act in the office of Public County Offices including in the boards of urban areas within the County and to confirm appointments.

iii) Exercise disciplinary control over and remove, persons holding or acting in those offices as provided for under this part.

iv) Prepare regular reports for submission to the County Assembly on the execution of the functions of the Board

v) Promote in the County Public Service the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

vi) 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 are complied with in the County Public Service.

vii) Facilitate the development of coherent, integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in the county.

viii) Advise the county government on human resource management and development

ix) Advise county government on implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in the county

x) 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.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Be a holder of a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya. A Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • Have a working experience of not less than five years.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.
  • Be a professional who has demonstrated absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.
  • A member of the County Public Service Board shall not hold any other State or Public office.
  • Understand the diversity within the county.
  • Be of good professional standing.
  • 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 its vision.
General Notes: 
1. Those who had applied earlier for the posts of Secretary and Member of County Public Service Board need not apply again.

2. Members will serve in the County Public Service Board on part time basis.

How to Apply: 
Each application should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae giving full contacts of three referees; copies of relevant Academic and Professional Certificates; National Identity Card or Passport; and other relevant supporting documents.

All applications should be clearly marked “Application for the position of Secretary County Public Service Board” or “Application for the post of Member of the County Public Service Board” (whichever applies) on the envelope and submitted in any one of the following ways:-

Posted applications should be addressed to:

The County Secretary
Tharaka Nithi County
P. O. Box 2 - 60400
Chuka

Hand delivered applications should be delivered to the Reception Office at the County Secretary’s office at the former Municipal Council of Chuka (and signed for), during official working hours (8 am - 5Pm)

Online applications should be emailed to: tharakanithicounty2013@gmail.com

Applications should reach the County Secretary on or before Wednesday 3rd June, 2013 by 5pm.

Remuneration will be commensurate with those published (or to be published) by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Note: Only shortlisted and successful candidates shall be contacted.

Tharaka Nithi County is an equal opportunity employer committed to values of inclusion and seeks diverse workforce. Women, persons with disabilities and youth are encouraged to apply.

Dr. Fredrick Njeru Kamunde, PhD
County Secretary

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