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Job Openings at Tana River County Government

Job Openings at Tana River County Government

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The County Government of Tana River pursuant to section 59(1) (a) & (b) and 66 of the County Government Act 2012 as read together with article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions:

Assistant Director Sports

Job Details

  • In-charge of planning and implementation of sports activities;
  • Coordinate sports activities in the county; and
  • Prepare regular reports.

Qualifications

  • Must have served in comparable and relevant position in the public service for a minimum period of five (5) years;
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, or Physical Education, sports administration, social sciences, or Fine Art or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • A relevant post graduate qualification from a recognized institution would be an added advantage;
  • Have attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from Kenya School of Government;
  • Have good communication, presentation, research and analytical skills;
  • Be in possession of certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution;
  • Meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Director Vocational Training

Responsibilities

  • An officer at this level will be deployed as the head of vocational training and shall carry out the following functions;
  • Coordinating, initiation, formulating and implementing policies on vocational training;
  • Advising on implementation of vocational training circular and co-curricular activities to maintain standards;
  • Oversee assessment of upcoming Vocational Training Centres’ (VTCs’) capacity for registration as training institution and examination centres;
  • Strengthen strategic partnerships and collaborations among stakeholders on revitalization, rehabilitation and promotion of vocational training;
  • Ensuring resources are mobilized to support vocational training;
  • Coordinating management and disbursement of vocational training support grants;
  • Supporting innovative initiatives and business incubations in VTCs;
  • Undertaking research and consultancy on issues of vocational training;
  • Building capacity in VTCs by conducting regular Human Resource planning;
  • Coordinating establishment of functional Board of management in VTCs;
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Served in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of ten (10) years;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following discipline: Technology education, Public administration or entrepreneurship education;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Education or technology education from a recognized institution;
  • Post graduate Diploma in Technical Teacher Education;
  • Be in possession of a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution;
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Served in Technical Education Management for a period not less than six (6) years.

Director Trade Development

Job Details

  • Ensure management and administration of trade and business development services;
  • Chief adviser on issues relating to trade and trade development in the county;
  • Develop policies related to trade;
  • Offer leadership in conducting research on trade and related issues for the county;
  • Develop training proposals on trade development;
  • Market the county as an investment destination;
  • Monitor and evaluate trade development projects and programmes;
  • Development of SME’s engaged in trade;
  • Collect, analyse and disseminate business information and management of county business information centers;
  • Promoting of export business and domesticating inter-county regional and international trade at county level;
  • Organize outreach activities and networking with trade related agencies;
  • Day to day operation of county loans scheme.
  • Coordinate preparation of divisional work plans, setting performance targets and budget estimates for the department and guiding and supervising staff; and
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be delegated from time to time.

Qualifications

For appointment to this position, the officer must meet the following:

  • Served in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of ten (10) years;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Marketing, Business Administration, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Economics, International Trade/Business/Relations, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Finance or any related field from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: commerce, marketing, Business administration, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Economics, International trade/business/relations, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Finance or any related field from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution; and
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of county/National goals, policies and development objectives and the ability to translate them into trade development programs/projects.
  • Be in possession of a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution.

Youth & Sports Development Officers – 3 positions

Job Details

  • Heads the technical wing of the department of sports in the sub-county;
  • Implementation of sports programmes within the sub-county;
  • Create awareness to the public in the sub-county on sports career paths and development;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of sports development programmes in the subcounty;
  • Development of sub-county sports policies, rules and regulations governing the operations of the department;
  • Coordinating the development of sports facilities and equipment in the subcounty;
  • Support promotion and nurturing of sports potential within the sub-county;
  • Identify sports talents for further development;
  • Promote community development by designing programmes and policies that build people’s capacity to resist vices and enhance protective factors; and
  • Perform any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Must have served in comparable and relevant position in the public service for a minimum period of three years;
  • Be a holder of at least a Bachelor degree in social sciences, sports science/development studies, sociology or any other related degree from a recognized university;
  • Have the ability to build and lead cohesive teams;
  • Meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the constitution of Kenya 2010; and
  • Be in possession of excellent problem solving skills.

Culture, Arts & Heritage Assistant Director

Job Details

  • Provide strategic leadership and administration on all matters concerning culture, arts and heritage;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effective implementation of national and local laws and policies on culture, arts and heritage in the county;
  • Plan, implement, monitor the development culture, arts and heritage; such as art centres, museums etc;
  • Oversee the interpretation and implementation of culture, arts and heritage related policies, as well as development of regulations in line with county and national legislations;
  • Promote and encourage the access to participation in and enjoyment of culture, arts and heritage activities;
  • Enhance the integration of culture, arts and heritage into all aspects of socioeconomic development;
  • Plan and develop proper research practices in relation to culture, arts and heritage;
  • Develop and maintain appropriate records of all culture, arts and heritage resources within the county;
  • Advising on matters regarding culture, arts and heritage;
  • Liaising with NGO, CBO and other stakeholders on matters regarding community culture, arts and heritage in the county;
  • Monitoring and evaluating community awareness and involvement in culture, arts and heritage in the county;
  • Coordinating the collection, analysis and disseminating of community in culture, arts and heritage information in the county;
  • Supervising, registering and promoting community development groups in culture, arts and heritage;
  • Perform any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Served in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of five (5) years;
  • Be a holder of a degree in any of the following Disciplines; Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Archaeology, Creative arts, Theatre Arts, Music, Fine Art, Kiswahili and literary studies, Political science, psychology, indigenous language or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • Have attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from Kenya School of Government;
  • Certificate in computer applications;
  • Demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of culture and art activities;
  • Satisfy requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010.

Quality Assurance & Standards Officer – 6 positions

V/NO: 24/2019
Job Group ‘K’
Terms of service: Permanent and Pensionable
Remuneration: As prescribed by Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC)

Responsibilities

  • Participate in the training of EYE trainees at the center;
  • Ensure the schemes of work, lesson plan and lesson notes are developed and used in the course of training;
  • Liaising with KICD and KNEC for curriculum support materials and national examinations respectively as well as guiding publication of written materials and other professional endeavors undertaken by staff in the center;
  • Coordinate basic research in the zones and trainees research projects;
  • Advising on the appropriate course and equipment required for the training; and
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Early Child Development Education offered by recognized institution of learning;OR
  • Diploma in Early Child Development Education with teaching experience in early year education for a period not less than five (5) years;
  • Certificate in computer proficiency;
  • Registered by the Teachers Service Commission;

Weights & Measures Officer

An officer at this level will work under the guidance and supervision of an experienced officer. Specific duties and responsibilities will entail

  • Testing and stamping mechanical and electronic weighing and measuring equipment;
  • Collecting data on verified equipment at trader’s premises, stamping stations and verification office;
  • Sampling pre-packaged goods for quantitative analysis;
  • Preparing testing equipment for inspection and investigation purposes;
  • Preparing weighing and measuring equipment during trade fairs and exhibitions;
  • Giving evidence in court on cases arising from infringement of the Weights and Measures Act (Cap 513) and Trade Descriptions Act (Cap 505);
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be delegated from time to time.

Qualifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Physics, Mathematics, Legal Metrology, Information Communication Technology, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.

Trade Development Officer

An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer. Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Collecting and compiling economic and trade related data;
  • Disseminating trade information;
  • Compiling data on recovery of loans owed to the Joint Loans Board (JLB);
  • Facilitating trade promotion activities; and
  • Participating in the implementation of trade related development projects; and
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be delegated from time to time.

Qualifications

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have

  • Bachelor degree in any of the following disciplines; commerce, marketing, business administration, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, International trade Business Relations or its equivalent from a recognized institution; and
  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.

Tourism Officer

Job Details

  • Identifying and documenting tourism products;
  • Identifying Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTE’s) and community based tourism projects;
  • Liaising with tourism stakeholders on issues related to tourism;
  • Inspecting and preparing reports on tourism facilities and service providers;
  • Collecting and compiling information on tourism facilities and services for the development of Tourism guide books;
  • Undertaking domestic tourism promotion;
  • Collecting and maintaining data on tourism statistics;
  • Maintaining a register on tourism facilities and services;
  • Identifying suitable locations for mounting tourist signages; and
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be delegated from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in either Tourism; Tourism Management; Tourism and Hospitality Management; Eco-tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and Information Technology; Travel and Tour Operations Management; International Tourism Management Hospitality Management; Travel and Tourism Management; Hotel and Hospitality Management; or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution

Assistant Director, Tourism

Job Details

  • Initiating the implementation of tourism policies, strategies, programs and projects;
  • Providing technical advice on issues related to tourism;
  • Supervising activities on the implementation of tourism product development;
  • Coordinating research and tourism intelligence surveys;
  • Implementing bilateral and multilateral agreements and protocols in tourism sector;
  • Domesticating global code of ethics and developing local codes of practice in the tourism sector;
  • Assessing and verifying applications for expatriates seeking employment in the tourism sector;
  • Liaising with stakeholders on tourism promotion and marketing activities.
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be delegated from time to time.

Qualifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Served in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of five (5) years;
  • Bachelor’s degree in either Tourism; Tourism management; Tourism and Hospitality Management; Eco- tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and information Technology; Travel and Tour Operations Management; or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and or,Bachelor degree in any of the following disciplines: Environmental studies, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (marketing option), international relations from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following field: Tourism and Hospitality Management; Eco- tourism, Hotel and Institutional Management and information Technology; Travel and Tour Operations Management; or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and or, Environmental studies, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Commerce (marketing option), international relations from a recognized institution
  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution
  • Have attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from Kenya School of Government;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Assistant Director, Co-Operative Development

Job Details

  • Providing technical advice in area of specialization;
  • Advising on co-operative investments;
  • Analyzing data for policy formulation;
  • Enforcing compliance with co-operative legislation;
  • Carrying out market research and disseminating research findings;
  • Promoting value addition and processing;
  • Conducting co-operative banking inspections;
  • Undertaking co-operative risk assessment;
  • Preparing and evaluating co-operative activities and trend for promoting the cooperative movement;
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities as shall be delegated from time to time.

Qualifications

For appointment to this grade an officer must have:

  • Served in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of five (5) years;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Sociology,Law, Agricultural Economics, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance or Agri-business from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines; commerce, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Sociology, Law, Agricultural Economics, Co-operative Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Development, Finance or Agri-business from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution;
  • Have attended a Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from Kenya School of Government;
  • Demonstrated administrative ability and professional competence in work performance.

Method of Application

Qualified and interested candidates should download and duly fill a job application form provided on our website: www.tanariver.go.ke/vacancies attach and submit their applications with updated CV, a copy of National Identity Card, copies of academic and professional certificates, names and contacts of three (3) referees, and other relevant testimonials to:

The Board Secretary/CEO
County Public Service Board of Tana River
P.O. Box 181 – 70101
HOLA

All applications clearly specifying the position applied for on the top left side of the envelope should be received on or before 31st May 2019.

All applicants MUST comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution.

Kindly note that only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

The County Government of Tana River is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Women, marginalized and persons with disabilities (PDWs) are encouraged to apply.

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