Tuesday, August 6, 2013

County Chief Officers

County Government Of Homa Bay
Office of County Public Service Board
Homa Bay County
Republic Of Kenya
The Homa Bay County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions as per the constitution of Kenya 2010 under article 176 and the County Government Act No.17 of 2012 section 45.

County Chief Officers: HCPSB/2013/01 (10 POSTS)
The Ten (10) posts will be for each of the following portfolios

1. Energy and Natural Resources
2. Water Services and Environment
3. Education and ICT
4. Trade, Industry and Investments
5. Tourism, Culture and Sports
6. Transport and Infrastructure
7. Health Services
8. Lands, Housing and Physical Planning
9. Finance and Economic Planning
10. Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries

Duties and Responsibilities 

The County Chief Officer shall be the authorized person in respect of exercise of delegated power and shall be responsible to the respective County Executive member for:
• The administration of a County Department
• Oversee management of finances, preparation and submission of budget estimates, annual plans and programs.
• Development and implementation of strategic sector plans and performance management.
• Formulate and implement policies and plans that conform to county strategic plan and vision 2030.
• Promote national values, principles of good Governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.
• Performs any other duties that maybe assigned from time to time.

Requirements for appointment 

• Be a Kenyan Citizen.
• Be a holder of a first degree in the relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya.
• A Masters Degree will be an added advantage.
• Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than Ten (10) years in the specific area, five of which should be at managerial level.
• Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
• Understand the diversity within the County.
• Senior management course or strategic leadership programme will be an added advantage.
• Have capacity to work under pressure and meet strict timelines.

Additional qualification for County Chief Officer in charge of Finance and Economic Planning: 

• Must be a CPA (K) holder.
• Holder of a Masters degree in business administration, finance or economics.
• Be in possession of extensive experience and training in public finance.
• Demonstrate progressive advancement and increased responsibility over financial decision
making process in public finance. •
Must be conversant with computerized accounting packages.

How to apply 

All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the top left side indicating the reference number for position applied for and submitted to:

The Secretary,
County Public Service Board,
P.O. Box 95 – 40300
Email applications can be forwarded to: recruit@homabay.go.ke
Hand delivered applications to be dropped at the offices of the County Public Service Board
Applications should reach the Secretary CPSB on or before 19th August 2013.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original Identity Cards, Academic and Professional Certificates and Testimonials and other relevant documents in support of their applications.

Applicants should seek clearance from: 

• Credit Reference Bureau
• Kenya Revenue Authority
• Higher Education Loans Board
• Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
• Criminal Investigation Department