15 May 2020

Exciting Recruitment at Kisumu County Government (May, 2020 Recommended Jobs)

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Kisumu County is located in Nyanza and constitutes 7 constituencies (Kisumu East, Kisumu West, Kisumu Central,Seme, Nyando, Muhoroni and Nyakach). Mission To transform the livelihood of the people of Kisumu county on a foundation of integrity through accountable, efficient and effective leadership that invokes participation and pursuit of quality services

1. Chief Physical Planner

No of Positions: 2

Ref: KSM/CPSB/2020/027

Terms of service: Three (3) years’ Contract

Responsibilities

Reporting to the County Director of Physical Planning an officer at this level will be responsible for;

  • Initiating, preparing and monitoring implementation of sub-county and local physical and Land use plans;
  • Providing advice on development applications and development control matters;
  • Implementing and providing feedback on physical planning guidelines and standards;
  • Collecting, collating and analyzing urban and regional planning data;
  • Preparation of action plans for specific projects within the county;
  • Undertaking studies on matters relating to physical planning within the county;
  • Setting agenda and convening physical planning liaison committee meetings and keeping records of deliberation and communicating decisions of the committee;
  • Managing physical & land use planning data.

Qualifications

For appointment to this position, an officer must;

  • Have served in the grade of Senior Physical Planner (Job group L) for atleast 3 years or a comparable position in the private sector for a period of 6 years.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:-Urban & Regional Planning, Urban Planning, Town Planning or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized university
  • Be a corporate member of Kenya Institute of Planners (KIP), Architectural Association of Kenya (Town Planning Chapter) or Town and County Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK)
  • Have a certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution
  • Have demonstrated merit and shown ability as reflected in work performance and results
  • Any relevant post graduate qualification will be an added advantage
  • Meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the constitution.

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2. Chief Valuation Officer

JG ‘M’

No of Pistions: 2

Ref: KSM/CPSB/2020/028

Terms of service: Three (3) years’ Contract

Reporting to the County Director of Land Administration, an officer at this position will be responsible for coordinating land valuation within the county.

Responsibilities

  • Implement Constitutional and Statutory provisions on land administration;
  • Coordinate valuation for stamp-duty payable on land transactions;
  • Coordinate review of rents for lease extensions and change in user of land;
  • Prepare management of reports on regular basis;
  • Develop and maintain a databank of property values;
  • Coordinate implementation of valuation rolls for ratable property and providing advice on assessment for payment;
  • Handle and provide feedback to the public on land valuation and taxation matters;
  • Coordinate with National Land Commission on valuations for compulsory acquisition and easements for the County;
  • Attend court proceedings as an expert witness in matters of valuation and compulsory acquisition;
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the director of land administration.

Qualifications

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in Land Economics from a recognized university
  • Be a full member of the Institute of Surveyors-Land Valuation and Estate Management Chapter of Kenya in good standing
  • Knowledge and Understanding of Relevant Legislation
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Geographic Information System will be an added advantage
  • Meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the constitution

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3. Physical Planning Officer

JG ‘K’

No of Positions: 6

Ref. : KSM/CPSB/2020/029

Terms of service: Three (3) years’ Contract

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Physical Planner; the officer at this level will be responsible for;

  • Advising stakeholders and clients on all technical matters related to planning and development control within the county;
  • Receiving and vetting development applications;
  • Participating in preparation of local physical and Land use Plans under the supervision of the county director;
  • Undertaking feasibility studies on physical, social, economic and environmental characteristic of land;
  • Implementing physical and land use plans and policies within the county;
  • Maintaining physical planning records;
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:-Urban & Regional Planning, Urban Planning, Town Planning or any other equivalent qualifications from a recognized university
  • Be a graduate member of Kenya Institute of Planners (KIP), Architectural Ass\ociation of Kenya (Town Planning Chapter) or County Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK)
  • Proficiency in Geographic Information System, Auto-card proficiency
  • Meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the constitution

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4. Director ICT

JG ‘R’

Ref: KSM/CPSB/2020/030

Terms of service: Three (3) years’ Contract

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Officer, for the formulation, implementation and coordination of ICT policies, strategies and programmes in the Public Service.

Responsibilities

  • Providing leadership, vision and management to the ICT department;
  • Assessing and responding to the ICT needs of the county;
  • Directs the planning, budgeting, and operations of the department;
  • Directs the Coordination of project initiation, prioritization, and Information Technology resource allocation;
  • Directs the development of service delivery strategies and designs ICT solutions;
  • Managing the ICT and County Data Center;
  • Advising the county on ICT matters;
  • Developing and Implementing operational policies and guidelines on the utilization of ICT resources;
  • Establishing and ensuring smooth operations of the human resource functions;
  • Ensuring compliance with public service values and principles in the county;
  • Ensuring compliance with the values and principles outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, computer information systems, management information systems, or related field from a recognized Institution;
  • Master’s degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or in any other ICT related disciplines from a recognized Institution.
  • Have at least five (5) years’ experience in technical operations management and/or an equivalent combination of training and experience with at least four (4) years as an ICT leader in a dynamic environment
  • Outstanding managerial and administrative capability and a wide professional experience in ICT policies and e-government strategy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Broad knowledge of information technology processing systems, concepts and methodologies
  • Have operational knowledge on information management systems
  • Ability to multi-task, motivate and lead others.
  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict timelines
  • Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Be a member of the relevant ICT professional body in good standing.
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity

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5. Deputy Director Technology

JG ‘Q’

Ref: KSM/CPSB/2020/031

Terms of service: Three (3) years’ Contract

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the planning, budgeting, and operations of the department.
  • Assist in Coordinating project initiation, prioritization, and information technology resource allocation.
  • Provides technical leadership for administrative systems.
  • Assist in developing service delivery strategies and design ICT solutions
  • Assist in developing and implementing ICT policy and procedures
  • Guide in the assessment of County’s challenges in relation to new technologies
  • Serves as a technical resource to departments regarding information technology needs.
  • Advises and consults with Director on other departments ICT needs, concerns and challenges.
  • Assist in providing oversight and serves as an interface to County executives on system deployment and upgrades.
  • Identify staff training needs and implement training as required.
  • Any other lawful duty assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor degree in Computer Science/Information Communication Technology or other related qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Master’s degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) or in any other ICT related disciplines from a recognized Institution will be an added advantage.
  • Be a member of the relevant ICT professional body in good standing.
  • Have working experience of at least three (3) years in a similar or equivalent position.
  • Demonstrated a high degree of competence in identifying, designing and monitoring information technology projects.
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity

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6. Deputy Director E – Governance & Systems

JG ‘Q’

Ref: KSM/CPSB/2020/032

Terms of Service: Three (3) years contract

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the planning, budgeting and operations of the department;
  • Assist in coordinating project initiation, prioritization and information technology resource allocation;
  • Provides technical leadership for administrative systems;
  • Assist in developing service delivery strategies and design ICT solutions;
  • Assist in developing and implementing ICT policy and procedures;
  • Guide in the assessment of county challenges in relation to new technologies;
  • Serves as a technical resource to departments regarding e- governance needs;
  • Advises and consults with Director on other departments ICT needs, concerns and challenges;
  • Assist in providing oversight and serves as an interface to executives county wide on e-governance system deployment and upgrades;
  • Identify staff training needs then selects and implements training as required;
  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor degree in Computer Science/Information Communication Technology, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or other ICT related disciplines from a recognized Institution;
  • Have working experience of at least three (3) years in a similar or equivalent position.
  • Demonstrated a high degree of competence in identifying, designing and monitoring information technology projects.
  • Be a member of the relevant ICT professional body in good standing.
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity

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7. Village Administrator

JG H/J/

No of Positions: 70

Ref: KSM/CPSB/2020/024

Terms of service: Three (3) years’ Contract

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Village Administrator shall be responsible to the relevant Ward Administrator for coordinating, managing and supervising the general administrative functions in the Village;
  • Ensuring and coordinating the participation of the village unit in governance;
  • Assisting the village unit to develop the administrative capacity for the effective exercise of the functions and powers and participation in governance at the local level;
  • Under the direction of the Ward Administrator, coordinate delivery of services in the village unit;
  • Facilitating logistics for meetings, conferences and other special events at the village unit;
  • Facilitate development activities in the village unit in collaboration with County and National Public Officers and Civil societies;
  • Providing input in the monitoring and evaluation of community projects;
  • Facilitate Civic education and Public participation in decision making in the village unit;
  • Chair the Village Council and;
  • Carry out any functions and powers delegated by the County Public Service Board in line with Section 86 of the County Government’s Act, 2012.

Requirements for appointment

  • A Kenyan Citizen
  • A resident and has been so resident in the village unit to which appointment is made for a period not less than three (3) years immediately before the appointment
  • Has a post-Secondary Education with proof of certification
  • Has a professional qualification and technical knowledge in administration
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

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8. Ward Administrator

 JG ‘N’

No of Positions: 5

Ref: KSM/CPSB/2020/025

Terms of service: Permanent & Pensionable

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating citizen’s participation in the development of policies and plans and ensure effective service delivery within the ward unit;
  • Coordinating, managing and supervising the general administrative functions in the ward unit;
  • Coordinating logistics for meetings, conferences and other special events at the ward unit;
  • Coordinating development activities in the ward unit in collaboration with other County Government officers, National Public Officers and Civil societies;
  • Providing input in the monitoring and evaluation of community projects;
  • Coordinating Civic education and Public participation in decision making in the ward unit;
  • Developing the administrative capacity for the effective exercise of the functions and powers and participation in governance at the ward level;
  • Exercise any functions and powers delegated by the County Public Service Board in line with section 86 of the County Government’s Act, 2012 or any other authority.

Requirements for appointment

  • A Kenyan Citizen
  • A holder of a first degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Administration, Business Administration/Management, Community Development or any other Social Science from a recognized institution.
  • Have an experience of not less than five (5) years in administration/management.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, County Government’s objectives and Vision 2030.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and commitment to values and Principles of Governance as outlined in the Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

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9. Principal ICT Officer

 JG ‘N’

Ref: KSM/CPSB/2020/033

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Duties and responsibilities

  • Monitoring of situations that may occur on servers, applications, network devices and/or SAP instances using monitoring tools.
  • Responding to those situations within a defined timeframe and creating incident tickets using a ticketing tool.
  • Dispatching created incident tickets to other members within the team or other teams to work towards resolution within a specific time frame;
  • A good understanding of incident, change and problem management processes, escalation procedures and support contracts that have been agreed;
  • Communicating with other groups within the IT Systems organization and externally using the telephone, email and other forms of communication;
  • Working on a shift system to enable IT Systems to support customers on a 24/7 basis 365 days of the year which will include night and day shifts, weekends and public holidays;
  • Train and mentor people who have less experience about the ICT operator responsibilities;
  • Communication directly with the end users using voice and video to discuss situations and progress towards resolution.

Requirements for Appointment 

  • A Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or other ICT related disciplines from a recognized Institution;
  • Have a working experience of at least five (5) years.

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10. Legal Clerk

JG ‘J’

Ref: KSM/CPSB/2020/040

Terms of Service: Three (3) years contract

Responsibilities

  • Oversee drafting and filing of legal documents in registries;
  • Coordinate the filing of service of legal documents in courts of law;
  • Undertake routine errands to public registries, courts and other relevant offices:
  • Ensure that cataloguing, abstracting, indexing and filing of case files, requiring in-depth treatment of subject matter is
  • Establish, strengthen and maintain both hard and soft filing system in such a way that is responsive to the county government’s record keeping needs and keeps the filing system up to date all the
  • Coordinate the filing of service of legal documents in courts of Law;
  • Handling and managing litigation files from inception through
  • Attending Court Registry to peruse file proceedings/records
  • Receiving Legal correspondences and Making bring-ups in the Legal Office
  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time by the County Attorney

Qualifications

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Bachelors of Laws (LLB) or Diploma in Law or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Experience in law firm will be an added advantage;
  • Fluency in English and good writing skills;
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity;

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11. Legal Counsel I

Ref: KSM/CPSB/2020/037

Terms of Service: Three (3) years contract

Responsibilities

  • Conduct legal duties on the applicable domestic and international law
  • Review and analyze different issues pertaining to criminal, civil, investments and trade law
  • Adjudication of cases related to the privatization process, commercial transactions between parties. Ownership claims, negotiation between parties and liquidation procedures.
  • Draft legal documents, letters to parties, orders, decisions, judgement and their corresponding court documents;
  • Undertaking research on assigned legal issues
  • Analyzing research data and compiling reports;
  • Preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments and liaising with the County Attorney
  • Advising on various legal policy issues;
  • Coordinating the activities of the county court including drawing of charge sheets, bonding of witnesses, application for warrants and application for witness summons;
  • Developing county legislation including review of draft bills, research on various pieces of legislation and departmental advisory on the legislative drafting;
  • Attending court to represent the county in both civil and criminal litigation;
  • Undertaking conveyancing duties;
  • Preparing legal opinions and reviewing county legislation;
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity and organizing stakeholders’ consultations; and
  • Any lawful other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the County Attorney.

Qualifications

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Bachelors of Laws (LLB) from a recognized university;
  • Post graduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
  • Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a related field;
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Certificate in Computer Applications;
  • Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the values and principles outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity

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12. Chief ICT Officer – Head Systems Development & Integration

Ref: KSM/CPSB/2020/034

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing internal processes and applications and propose solutions and opportunities for automation and audit controls;
  • Design, code, test, document and maintain programs, including continuous updates of inhouse created programs. Write program documentation, help files, testing and training materials for current and future programs;
  • Be responsible for the planning and execution of post-implementation reviews for all new systems, and maintain formalized regular contact with departments in order to establish that operational systems are providing a satisfactory service;
  • Support all departments within the county in their software applications, uses, vendor selections and vendor relationships;
  • As requested, research new systems and system upgrade recommendations;
  • Effectively communicate technical improvements, restrictions, or road blocks of new software applications and upgrades to department personnel;
  • Manage projects for new systems or upgrades to existing systems. Both in-house systems as well as vendor chosen solutions;
  • Provide technical support and develop training for internal users on variety of software;
  • Provide support and counsel in the relationship between internal software users and their software vendors;
  • Ensure that all county systems are supported and maintained according to industry standards for quality system provision, and that requests for amendments and enhancements are properly authorized, change managed, and implemented in accordance with installation, release and change control standards;
  • Coordinate with software vendors and end users to create specifications for customization requests and testing of software releases;
  • Maintain web sites for the county both executive and assembly needs;
  • Coordinate and work closely with Deputy Director ICT on software installations and upgrades;
  • Maintain county databases and provide requested reports and queries from the data; liaise with National Government on databases held at the National level;
  • Work with other departments within the county on a variety of operational processes, and support and conduct internal training programs as needed;
  • Perform any other lawful duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or other ICT related disciplines from a recognized Institution;
  • Have working experience of at least three (3) years.
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity

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13. Chief ICT Officer – End User Support

Ref: KSM/CPSB/2020/034

Responsibilities

  • Understanding, in depth, the business application systems used in the county. For example: IFMIS, LAIFOMS, ERP, Revenue Management System e.t.c;
  • Installation of county application systems and rolling out upgrades of the same;
  • Providing 1st level user support on county systems in respective stations;
  • Creating user accounts and assigning adequate user authorizations in assigned stations;
  • Taking backups in case of available interface in the application front end;
  • Training identified staff on county systems usage and to maintain records and organize training in case of outsourced system support;
  • To undertake advanced administration tasks as required e.g to support problem resolution/troubleshooting the systems;
  • Ensuring that only approved business application and database management system software are installed on desktop computers and laptops as per approved application policy;
  • Providing capacity planning, monitoring and maintenance of designated systems;
  • Monitor system performance trends analysis on application systems;
  • Monitor the performance of service providers for the outsourced county systems as per signed service level agreement and maintain records;
  • To ensure that applications are a maintained in a manner that supports delivery of services to multiple platforms, resilience and performance;
  • To ensure continuity of the business process supported by one or many applications;
  • To support the development teams in deploying applications and solving problems;
  • Work in collaboration with other technical staff in the department for problem resolution;
  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in any of the following fields: Computer Science; Electrical/Electronics engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • A Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or other ICT related disciplines from a recognized Institution is an added advantage;
  • The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with at least a C plain.

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14. Software Developer

Responsibilities

  • Analyzing user requirements, researching, designing and writing new software programs;
  • Testing new programs and fault finding;
  • Evaluating the software and systems that make computers and hardware work;
  • Developing existing programs by analyzing and identifying areas for modification;
  • Integrating existing software products and getting incompatible platforms to work together;
  • Creating technical specifications and test plans;
  • Writing and testing code and then refining and rewriting as necessary;
  • Writing systems to control the scheduling of jobs on a mainframe computer or to control the access allowed to users or remote systems;
  • Writing operational documentation with technical authors;
  • Maintaining systems by monitoring and correcting software defects;
  • Working closely with other staff such as project managers, graphic artists, designers,developers, systems analysts and sales and marketing professionals;
  • Consulting clients and colleagues concerning the maintenance and performance of software systems and with a view to writing or modifying current operating systems;
  • Investigating new technologies;
  • Continually updating technical knowledge and skills by attending in-house and/or external courses, reading manuals and accessing new applications;
  • Develop technical and user manuals for the developed systems;
  • Any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in any of the following fields: Computer Science; Electrical/Electronics engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education with at least a C plain.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution


      Method of Application

The candidate should apply by downloading and filling application for employment form available on our website. All dully filled forms should be signed, scanned and sent in pdf format to [email protected] by 22nd May 2020. Do not attach copies of Certificates.

Please note that the Board will NOT receive applications in hard copies as a result of measures put in place by the Government of Kenya to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The County Government of Kisumu is an equal opportunity employer.

Women, the youth and persons with disabilities who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply and indicate so in their applications.






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