Trans Nzoia County Secretary, Chief Officers, Administrators, Treasury, Supply, Revenue Collection Jobs in Kenya

The county Government of Trans Nzoia wishes to recruit competent and qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions as per the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012.

County Secretary 
(1 Post) Job Group T

The County Secretary shall be the Head of the County Public Service and will be responsible to Governor for:

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Co ordinate County state functions,
  • Ensure efficient management of resources and coordination of County Government activities
  • Interpret, disseminate and oversee implementation of national and County Government policies.
  • Communicate the decisions of the executive commitee
  • Provide direction and guidance to public officers in the County
For appointment to this position a candidate must:-
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Cconstitution
  •  Have a Bachelor’s Degree from a university recognized in Kenya
  • Have a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Public Policy/Human Resource Management/Development management/strategic management, economics or equivalent qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya.
  • Be conversant with Government protocols and etiquette
  • Be conversant with the constitution of Kenya and other relevant Devolution laws
  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills
  • Proven merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
  • Be computer literate.
Terms of Service: Contract.

Salary Scale Ksh. 152,060-302,980p.m, House Allowance: ksh.70,000p.m, Commuter allowance: Ksh.24,000 p.m., Annual leave allowance P.a. Medical Cover.

For a candidate to meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution, he/she must have the following clearance:
  • Certificate of good conduct from the criminal investigations department (CID)
  • Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • A tax compliance certificate from Kenya revenue Authority (KRA)
  • A certificate from the Ethics andante corruption Commission (Eacc)
How to Apply

All written applications, CVs, copies of certificates and testimonials and Identity Card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position being applied for and addressed to:

The Selection Panel,
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 4211, 30200 Kitale

Important Information to all candidates
  • All applications should reach the Office of the Governor on or before 4th July, 2013.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contact
A. County Chief Officers 
(10 Posts) Job Group ‘S’

The ten (10) posts will be for each of the following County Departments.
  • Public Service Management
  • Transport and Infrastructure
  • Health Services
  • Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative Development
  • Lands, Housing and Urban Development
  • Water, Environment and Natural Resources
  • Gender, Youth, Culture and Sports
  • Education, Information, Technology and Communication(ICT)
  • Economic Planning, Commerce and Industry
  • Finance (County Treasury)
Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief officer shall be the authorized officer in respect of exercise of delegated powers and shall be responsible to the respective county Executive Committee Member for: -
  • The Administration of the County Department
  • Formulation and Implementation of policies and laws
  • Development and implementation of strategic plan and sector development plans
  • Formulate and implement effective programme to attain vision 2030 and sector goals
  • Promote national values and principles of the County Public Service
  • Promote national values and principles of governance
Requirements for appointment

For appointment candidate must: -
  • Kenyan Citizen
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
  • Holder of at least a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution and V. Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than ten (10) years in the specific area.
  • Understands the diversity within the county
  • A masters degree in the relevant field applied for will be an added advantage.
Terms of service: Contract

Salary Scale: Kshs. 120,270 – 196,270 p.m. House Allowance: Kshs. 56,000 p.m. Other allowances: Kshs. 20,000 pm. Annual leave allowance p.a. Medical Cover.

Sub County Administration
  • Kiminini Sub county
  • Saboti Sub County
  • Cherangany Sub County
  • Endebess Sub County
  • Kwanza Sub County
B. Sub County Administrator 
(5 Posts) Job Group Q

The Sub County Administrator shall be responsible to the respective Chief Officer for the following;

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinating the management and supervision of general administrative functions
  • Developing policies and plans
  • Coordinating developmental activities to empower the community
  • Providing and maintaining infrastructure and facilities of Public services.
  • Maintaining sub County Public Service
  • Facilitating and coordinating officers participation in development policies and plans and delivery of service
  • Ensuring effective service delivery
  • Exercising and unction and powers delegate by the County Secretary
Requirements for appointment:

For appointment a candidate must: -
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be a holder of at least first degree form a university recognized in Kenya
  • Working Experience of not less than ten (10) years in administration or management in public or private sector or non governmental organization
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Terms of Service: 
Permanent and Pensionable. Salary scale: 89,748-123 748 p.m. House Allowance: 20,000p.m.Commutter allowance: 14,000 p.m. Annual leave allowance p.a. Medical Cover.

C. Ward Administrators 
(25 Posts) Job Group N

The Ward Administrator will be responsible to the sub County Administration for the following: -

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinating, managing and supervising the general administrative functions in the ward unit.
  • Implementing policies and plans
  • Ensuring effective service delivery
  • Coordinating developmental activities to empower the community
  • Providing and maintaining infrastructure and facilities of Public service
  • Facilitating and coordinating citizen participation in the implementation of policies and delivery of service.
  • Exercising any functions and powers as maybe delegated by the County Secretary
Requirements for appointment

For appointment a candidate must: -
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be a holder of at least a diploma with seven (7) years experience in supervision or a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya with working experience of not less that five (5) years in administration or management.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Terms of Service
Permanent and Pensionable. Salary scale: Kshs. 48 -190 – 65,290 p.m. House Allowance: 17,000p.m.Commuter: 8,000 p.m. Annual leave allowance p.a. Medical Cover.

D. Town Administrator 
 (2 Posts) Job Group P

Shall be responsible to the Town Committee for the day to day running of the town.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Implement the decision of the Town Committee
  • Oversee the affairs of the Town
  • Develop & adopt policies, plans, strategies and programmes necessary for the growth of the town
  • Ensure preparation and submission of the town annual budget estimates to the County Treasury for consideration and submission to the County Assembly for approval as part of the annual county appropriation Bill.
  • Establish, implement and monitor performance management systems; and
  • Perform such other functions as may be delegated by the town Committee.
Requirements for Appointment

For Appointment a candidate must:-
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya
  • Have working experience of not less than five (5) years in administration or management in the public or private sector.
  • A Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Terms of Service:
  
Permanent and Pensionable. Salary Scale: Kshs.77,527 – 103,894 p.m. House Allowance Khs. 20,000 p.m. Commuter allowances Kshs. 12,000 p.m. Annual leave allowance p.a. Medical cover.

E. Head of County Treasury (Accounting)
 
(1 Post) Job Group P

The Head of County Treasury (Accounting) will be responsible to the Principal Finance Officer for efficient management of accounting services;

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Advising County Government on Accounting matters
  • Implementing approved Government Accounting standards by the executive committee member.
  • Designing and developing County Accounting systems
  • Providing advice to County Government reporting formats.
  • Providing a link between County bodies on matters relating to Public Sector Financial reporting
  • Developing guidelines for County accounting staffing levels and training to ensure technical competence.
  • Participate in County policy committees
  • Oversee the implementation of the approved accounting standards, policies & concepts to ensure compliance.
  • Undertake capacity building for staff at the County level
  • Ensure proper banking arrangements are in place between County Government, CBK and control the operations of the County Exchequer Account
  • Oversee the Accounting operations of the sub counties.
Requirements for appointment

For appointment, a candidate must:
  • Have served in the grade of Principal Accountant, Job group N in the Civil Service and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the private sector or Local authority for a minimum of two (2) years.
  • Have a bachelor of Commerce degree Finance or Accounting or its approved equivalent.
  • Have MBA (finance, Accounting or Commerce) or any other relevant field from a recognized public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and
  • Have shown exemplary leadership qualities.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six Constitution
Terms of Service:  
Permanent and pensionable. Salary Scale: Kshs.77,527 – 103,894 p.m. House Allowance Khs. 20,000
p.m. Commuter allowances Kshs. 12,000 p.m. Annual leave allowance p.a. Medical Cover.

F. Head Of County Supply Chain Management 
(1 Post) Job Group P

The Officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Officer – Finance for the efficient management of supply chain management services in the county.

Duties and responsibilities will include
  • Policy implementation and interpretation on supply chain management.
  • Advising the chief officer on matters relating to supply chain management
  • Issuing administrative guidance on implementation and interpretation of the public procurement and disposal Act, 2006, regulations and other statutes.
  • Introducing modern inventory management techniques and approaches
  • Implementing e government procurement strategies.
  • Interpreting international trade agreements/policies related to procurement
  • Providing over sale guidance on framework and consortium buying, providing guidance on public private partnerships and concessioning in infrastructure and specialized services.
  • Partnerships in county government asset management
  • Implementing inventory management information system
  • Providing guidance on procurement policies and procedures
  • Liaising with other finance Management functions on issues of procurement providing overall guidance on contract design and management.
  • Providing overall guidance on contract design and management
  • Providing guidance on disposal of County Government inventory and other assets
  • Undertaking capacity building of staff at county level
  • Advising on quality assurance on goods, works and services
  • Management, training and development of supply chain personnel and
  • Representing the chief officer in relevant meetings on procurement matters
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment a candidate must:
  • Have served in the supply chain management for eight (8) years in the civil service or a comparable and relevant position in the a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service and
  • Have a diploma in supplies management or its approved equivalent form a recognized university
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in any of the following – commerce, business Administration, Economics, Procurement and supplies management Economics, marketing, or the equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Masters degree in any of the following: Logistics and supply chain management, procurement and supply chain management, procurement and supplies management will be an added advantage.
  • Have shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Have shown exemplary leadership qualities
  • Satisfy the requirements of the requirements Chapter Six of Constitution.
Terms of Service
Permanent and pensionable. Salary Scale: Kshs.77,527 – 103,894 p.m. House Allowance Kshs. 20,000 p.m. Commuter allowances Kshs. 12,000 p.m. Annual leave allowance p.a. Medical Cover.

G. Head of County Revenue Collection/ County Revenue Officer 
(1 Post) Job Group P

Revenue is the primary enabler of County Government operations.

Article 175 (b) of the Constitution envisages that: County governments shall have reliable sources of revenue to enable them to govern and deliver services effectively. 
The County Revenue Officer will responsible to Chief Officer responsible for Finance(County Treasury) and will supervise staff of the revenue division. 
This is a responsible managerial position that entails thinking at the strategic level, collaboration across the levels of government, networking, team leadership; facilitation and overall coordination of operations. The officer will be expected to:

Duties and responsibilities
  • Implement national policies and statutory regulations on revenue
  • Implement county policies and county regulations on revenue, develop and implement a plan to create demand and achieve revenue growth.
  • Design effective, efficient and secure systems of collecting revenue
  • Identify and rate economic potentials of new revenue streams
  • Advise the relevant county committee on matters of revenue on a regular basis
  • Project revenue trends for planning purposes and decision making purposes
  • Undertake revenue collection for national government under special arrangements
  • Maintain schedules for sources of revenue outside the county
  • Devise ways to motivate those who pay rates, fees, charges etc
  • Develop and deploy revenue staff within the county
  • Set broad performance targets in collection of revenue, Prepare monthly reports on revenue collection and deposits to relevant county accounts
  • Set up an effective mechanism for monitoring and ensuring system integrity and security
  • To carry out regular cross training between the revenue cocoordinators/sub county heads to ensure that everyone within the division is able to deal with all clients efficiently
  • Undertake periodic surveys to determine feasibility in revenue collection
  • Build customers confidence and be committed to increasing customers satisfaction and take proactive approach to customer service
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment a candidate must:
  • Have served for at least ten (10)years in a challenging public service or private organization
  • Have a Bachelor of Commerce degree ( Finance or Accounts option)
  • Have computer applications relevant to financial management
  • Have thorough knowledge of Chapter Six of the Constitution
  • Masters degree in business administration(MBA) will be an added advantage
  • Ability to motivate and lead teams
  • Ability to innovate and create
  • Senior management course or Strategic Leadership Development Programme an added advantage
  • Ability to work long hours
  • Thorough knowledge of Chapter 5 of the Constitution
  • 2 referees who must be prominent public servants (not politicians)
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
Terms of Service: 
Permanent and pensionable. Salary Scale: Kshs.77,527 – 103,894 p.m. House Allowance Kshs. 20,000 p.m. Commuter allowances Kshs. 12,000 p.m. Annual leave allowance p.a. Medical Cover
 
For a candidate to meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the Constitution, he/she must have the following clearance:
  • Certificate of good conduct from the criminal investigations department (CID)
  • Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • A tax compliance certificate from Kenya revenue Authority (KRA)
  • A certificate from the Ethics and Anti- corruption Commission (EACC)
How to Apply

All written applications, CVs, copies of certificates and testimonials and Identity Card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position being applied for and addressed to:

The Secretary, County Public Service Board
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 4211, 30200 Kitale

Important Information to all candidates
  • All applications should reach the Secretary, County Public Service Board on or before 4th July, 2013.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Women and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply.

Office of the Governor
County Government of Trans Nzoia