Chief Officers, Sub County, Ward & Town Administrators Job Vacancies In Marsabit County: The office of the Governor, Marsabit County, wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions as per the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under article 176 and County Government Act, No. 17 of 2012.

County Chief Officers (10 Posts)


V/NO. MBTCTY/ADMIN/2/2013
In the following departments:
  • County Treasury and Development Planning
  • Trade, Industry and Enterprise Development
  • Health Services
  • Administration & Coordination of County Affairs & ICT
  • Education, Skills Development, Youth and Sports
  • Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
  • Energy, Lands and Urban Development
  • Water, Environment and Natural Resources
  • Tourism, Culture and Social Services
  • Roads, Public Works and Transport
Requirements for appointment
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  • Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than ten years in the specific area;
Duties and responsibilities
The Chief Officer shall be the authorized officer in respect of exercise of delegated power and shall be responsible to the respective County executive member for:
  • The administrative of a County department
  • Implementation of policies and development plans
  • Development and implementation of Strategic Plans
  • Formulate and implement effective programs to attain Vision 2030 and sector goals
  • Promote national values and principles of governance and values and principles of public service.
Terms and conditions:
Salary Scale : Kshs. 120,270 – 180,660 p.m. House Allowance : Kshs. 56,000 p.m. Commuter Allowance : Kshs. 20,000.m. Terms of Service : Contract
Sub-County Administrator
Requirement for appointment:
  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Working experience of not less than ten years;
  • Have qualifications and knowledge in administration or management; and
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution
Duties and Responsibilities
The Sub-County Administrator shall be responsible to the respective chief officer for:-
  • Coordinating the management and supervision of general administrative functions
  • Developing policies and plans
  • Ensuring Effective Service Delivery
  • Coordinating developmental activities to empower the community
  • Providing and maintaining infrastructure and facilities of public services
  • Maintaining the county public service
  • Facilitating and coordinating citizen participation in the development of policies and plans and delivery of service; and
  • Exercising any functions and powers delegated by the county public service board
Terms and conditions:
Salary scale: Kshs 89,748-120,270p.m House Allowance: Kshs 20,000p.m Commuter Allowance: Kshs 14,000 p.m
Ward Administrators (20 Posts).
V/NO. MBTCTY/ADMIN/3/2013
Requirements for Appointment
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Working experience of not less than five years;
  • Have qualifications and knowledge in administration or management; and
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Ward administrator shall be responsible to the sub-county administrator for the following:
  • Coordinating, managing and supervising the general administrative functions in the Ward unit;
  • Developing policies and plans;
  • Ensuring effective service delivery;
  • Coordinating developmental activities to empower the community;
  • Providing and maintaining infrastructure and facilities of public service;
  • Managing the County Public Service;
  • Facilitating and coordinating citizen participation in the development of policies and plans and delivery of services;
  • Exercising any functions and powers delegated by the County Public Service Board.
Terms and conditions:
Salary Scale: Kshs. 48,190 – 65,290 p.m. House Allowance : 17,000 p.m Commuter Allowance : Kshs. 8,000 p.m.
Town Administrators (2 Posts):
V/NO MBTCTY/ADMIN/4/2013.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Be a holder of at least a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Working experience of not less than five years in administration or management either in the public or private sector; and
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Town Administrator shall be answerable to the town committee.
Duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Implementing the decisions and functions of the board;
  • Overseeing the affairs of the town;
  • Developing and adopting policies, plans, strategies and programmes;
  • Formulating and implementing an integrated development plan;
  • Maintaining a comprehensive database and information system of the administration and providing public access thereto upon payment of a nominal fee to be determined by the committee;
  • Ensuring preparation and submission of the town annual budget estimates to the relevant 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.
Terms and conditions:
Salary Scale : Kshs. 77,527 – 105,894 p.m. House Allowance : Kshs. 20,000p.m. Commuter Allowance : Kshs. 12,000 p.m
Executive Secretary – (2 Posts)

V/NO. MBTCTY/ADMN/1/2013
Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 41,590 – Kshs. 55,840 p.m. (JG ‘M’)
Benefits
House Allowance: Kshs. 10,000 p.m.
Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 8,000 p.m.
Leave Allowance: Kshs. 6,000 p.a.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Reporting to the County Secretary, the Executive Secretary will be deployed to work in Executive Office.
  • Duties and responsibilities will entail
  • recording dictation in shorthand (minimum 120 w.p.m.) and transcribing it in typewritten form;
  • typing (50 w.p.m.) from drafts, manuscripts or recording from dictation machines; processing data;
  • operating office machines; managing e-office;
  • updating diary and arranging for meetings;
  • attending to visitors/clients and schedule appointments;
  • handling telephone calls and appointments;
  • receive and sort all incoming mail to the Executive Office and highlight important details;
  • file and retrieve official documents to ensure easy access and document security;
  • prepare both local and international itineraries for the Executive and confirm travel arrangements;
  • ensuring security of office records, equipment and documents, including classified materials;
  • and preparing responses to simple routine correspondence.
  •  In addition, an officer at this level will guide and supervise junior secretarial staff and handle other issues relating to the secretarial cadre in the County.
Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
  • Served in the grade of Senior Personal Secretary from Kenya National Examination Council or any other relevant and comparable position in the Public Service/Private Sector for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • A Bachelors Degree in Secretarial Studies or a Bachelor of Business and Office Management or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
OR
  • A Diploma/Higher Diploma in Secretarial Studies or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • A Certificate in Computer Applications (Windows, Ms-Word, Ms-Excel, Ms-Access, Ms-PowerPoint and Internet) from a recognized institution;
NB: In addition to the above requirements, an applicant must have the following qualities:
  • communication skills,
  • records management skills,
  • customer care skills,
  • public relations skills,
  • organizational skills; interpersonal skills;
  • honesty and integrity;
  • ability to take and execute instructions;
  • creativity and innovativeness;
  • ability to care for office resources;
  • and positive working attitude.
How to Apply
All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position you are applying and addressed to:
Interim County Secretary,
Marsabit County Public Service Board,
P. O. Box 384 – 60500, Marsabit.
Or emailed to: [email protected]
Important information to all candidates
  • The applications should reach the Interim County Secretary on or before 18th June, 2013.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce their national Identity Cards, Certificates and Professional Certificates and Testimonials.
  • All interested candidates should satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
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