Vacancies and Appointments

Makueni County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified person to fill the following vacant position as per Article 176 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and Sections 45, 50 and 51 of the County Governments Act 2012.

DEPARTMENT OF WATER, IRRIGATION AND ENVIRONMENT

MAKUENI SAND CONSERVATION AND UTILIZATION AUTHORITY

1.   Managing Director - Sand Conservation and Management Authority (1 Post) – Job Group R (Re-advertisement) Duties and Responsibilities

The Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Perform  the duties of secretary to the board
  • Provide leadership of the Authority in order to build a competent, efficient and motivated workforce.
  • To direct and control the Authority’s operations and  give strategic guidance and direction to the board to ensure that the Authority achieves its mission and objectives
  • Prepare authority’s annual work plans and monitor progress against these plans to ensure that the Authority attains its objectives as cost effectively and efficiently as possible
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to the chairman and the members of the board, to keep them aware of developments within the Authority and ensure that the appropriate policies are developed to meet the Authority’s mission and objectives and to comply with Makueni County Sand Conservation and Utilization Act, 2015.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship with key stakeholders and partners, including  building  their  capacities to  bolster sand and environment conservation activities.
  • Coordinate  the  various  sand  management   activities  to  ensure  effective  resource conservation and rational utilization for sustainable yields and improved quality human life in the County.
  • Mobilize and monitor the use of finance and human resources for sand conservation and utilization Authority.
  • Provide technical assistance to the sub county and ward sand management committees, WRUAs and when necessary to ensure effective management of sand utilization and conservation of sites.
  • Ensure  rehabilitation  of  the  sand  harvested  sites  and  other  environmental  damages associated with harvesting and transportation of sand within the County
  • Carry out licensing and  registration of all persons who wish to engage in any sand utilization activities and maintaining such registers as may be necessary.
  • Continuously support authority’s operations and administration of Board by advising and informing board members, interfacing between Board and staff, and supporting Board’s performance evaluation.

Requirements for appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • A   Master’s   degree   in   Natural   Resource   Management/Environmental   Studies, Community Development, Project Management, Water Management or its equivalent and other related areas.
  • Progressive  responsibility  and  with  demonstrated  supervisory  experience  in  staff, budget and office management.
  • At least 7 years working experience, of which 4 years must be in the management of projects in Natural Resource Management or a related field
  • Experience in   Results-based project cycle management including monitoring and evaluation methodologies and program budget management;
  • Experience in participatory and community based development or Natural Resource management approaches.
  • Demonstrated experience in resource mobilization and partnership development.
  • Ability to interact effectively with different cadres of people and leadership.
  • Good  organizational,  research,  negotiation,  analytical  capabilities  and  problem solving skills.
  • Ability to identify, obtain and analyze information from variety of sources and make informed decisions.
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Basic numeracy and IT skills required for operating various systems.
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and explain the official framework employment regulation.
  • Good negotiating and influencing skills in implementing Human Resource Management policies.
  • Able to work alone with minimal supervision.
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010.

HOW TO APPLY

Written   applications   enclosing   current   Curriculum   Vitae,   Copies   of   academic   and professional certificates, ID card and clearance from the various institutions as listed below should be submitted in a sealed envelope and addressed to;

The Secretary/CEO
Makueni County Public Service Board
P.O. Box 49 - 90300
MAKUENI

Or delivered by hand at the reception desk at Makueni County Public Service Board Offices located past Makueni Girls, Opposite Wote Technical Training Institute.

All the applications should reach the Secretary, County Public Service Board, on or before 21st April, 2017.

NOTE:
(i)        All applicants are required to obtain clearance from the following Institutions;
·    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
·    The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
·    The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
·    The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

(ii) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
(iii) Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original National Identity cards, Certificates and Testimonials at the interview.
(iv) The Makueni County Government is an equal opportunity employer; Youth, Women, Persons with Disabilities and other disadvantaged persons are encouraged to apply.
(v) Affirmative action as stipulated in the constitution shall be applied.
(vi) The salary and benefits attached to each post are as advised by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Secretary/CEO
M
AKUENI COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD