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Principal Quantity Surveyor

REF/MCPSB/454/2024

Job Description

Requirements for Appointment 

  • Has a bachelor’s degree in Building Economics, Quantity Surveying, or equivalent and relevant qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya; 
  • Served in the grade of Senior Quantity Surveyor or comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for at least (3) years or cumulative working experience of at least six(6) years in the public or private sector 
  • Registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors of Kenya as Quantity Surveyor; 
  • Corporate membership of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK) or Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK); 
  • Attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks in a recognized institution; and 
  • Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and administrative capability required for effective planning, direction, control, and coordination of quantity surveying functions.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Evaluating and reporting on contractual claims from contractors, 
  • Checking valuations for payments to contractors, 
  • Resolving disputes on cases requiring litigation or arbitration; 
  • Preparing cost handbooks 
  • Providing cost information services 
  • Implementing tendering and procuring procedures for construction projects, 
  • Preparation of cost of estimates and bills of quantities 
  • Undertaking monthly valuation on site; 
  • Preparation of variation orders and final accounts 
  • Implementing development projects within the county; 
  • Coordinating quantity surveying services in the county

Municipal Social Development Officer – 4 Posts

 REF/MCPSB/453/2024

Job Description

Requirements for Appointment 

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Sociology, Social Work, Community Development, Anthropology, or Business Administration/Management, from a university recognized in Kenya.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Working with communities to identify and mobilize local resources for the implementation of development projects; 
  • Guiding communities to develop Community Action Plans (CAPs); 
  • Liaising with local communities and other development agencies in implementing community development programs; 
  • Identifying self-help groups and community-based organizations for registration; 
  • Collecting social development-related data for planning; 
  • Guiding communities and self-help groups to identify their social economic needs;
  • Mobilizing communities to implement their development projects, and mainstreaming Disability in programs and projects

Municipal Environment Officer – 4 Posts

REF/MCPSB/452/2024

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Job Description

Requirements for Appointment 

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields; Environmental Planning and Management, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science; Biochemistry, Natural Science, Community Development, or any other relevant field from a recognized institution; 
  • Proficiency in computer applications 
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Environmental inspections and environmental incident management; 
  • Receiving, dispatching, and reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Environmental Audits (EA) Reports; 
  • Notification of EIA reports due for reviewing and processing of licenses; 
  • Receiving and dispatching applications for various Licensing regimes; 
  • Mobilizing the public to participate in environmental conservation and management; 
  • Assisting County Governments in developing the necessary capacity for environmental management; vii. Coordinating community environmental activities; 
  • Monitoring the state of terrestrial ecosystems on a regular basis, rapid assessment and inventory of terrestrial ecosystems, creation and updating of environmental data bases; 
  • Collecting and collating information for the development of integrated management plans; 
  • Compiling progress reports; xi. Implementing relevant Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and donor funded projects; 
  • Liaising with lead agencies, NGOs, and the public in environmental management of terrestrial ecosystems; 
  • Implementing programs to address climate change, air quality, and desertification, 
  • Identifying and verifying appropriate measures to prevent pollution and environmental degradation.

Municipal Principal Physical Planner – 4 Posts

Job Description

Requirements for Appointment 

  • Have served in the grade of chief physical planner for a minimum period of three (3) years or cumulative working experience of at least six (6) years in the relevant field from the public or private sector. 
  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Urban and Regional Planning, Town planning from a recognized institution 
  • Be a corporate member of the Kenya Institute of Planners or Architectural Association of Kenya (Town Planning Chapter) 
  • Is registered as a physical planner under the Physical Planners Registration Act, 1996, and is in good standing with the relevant professional body 
  • Have a certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution 
  • Have a certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution vii. Have demonstrated merit and shown ability as reflected in work performance and results

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Initiating, preparing, and monitoring the implementation of county and local physical and land use development plans 
  • Preparing action plans for specific projects such as residential housing schemes, shopping centers, industrial estates, and recreational facilities
  • Providing advice to government and private agencies on development proposals and plans 
  • Implementing and providing feedback on physical and land use planning guidelines and standards v. Undertaking thematic regional studies on matters relating to physical and land use planning 
  • Managing physical planning data vii. Providing advice on development control 
  • Carrying out public education on physical and land use planning matters 
  • Preparing annual state of physical planning reports on county and local physical planning development plans

Principal Valuer

Job Description

Requirements for Appointment 

  • Served in the grade of Senior Valuer for a minimum period of three (3) years; or have experience in land valuation in a reputable organization for a period not less than 6 years; 
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields; Land Economics, Real Estate, and Property Studies or its approved equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. 
  • Have a certificate in Senior Management Course lasting for a period of not lasting less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; 
  • Be registered by the Valuers Registration Board 
  • Be a full member of the Institute of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) 
  • Attend a Project Management Course lasting not less than four weeks from a recognized institution; 
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Enforcing provisions of various statutes. 
  • Undertaking valuation for purposes of land purchase. 
  • Undertaking valuation for Stamp duty, undertaking valuation of Assets for the County Government of Migori; 
  • Analyzing data for the development and review of the County Land Value Index; 
  • Preparing main and supplementary valuation rolls;
  • Attend court on valuation matters; 
  • Analyzing market data for valuation purposes; 
  • Determining ground rent during sub-division, alienation, change of user, and extension of lease; 
  • Developing valuation database; 
  • Responsible for research activities, administration, and supervision of all staff working under him/her.

Municipal Principal Superintending Engineer (Civil) – 4 Posts

Job Description

Requirements for Appointment 

  • Served in the grade of Senior Engineer (Civil) or comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for at least (3) years 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; 
  • A Masters degree in the relevant field
  • Registered by the Engineering Registration Board of Kenya (ERB); 
  • Cooperate member with the institution of the Engineers Registration Board (IEK); 
  • Current valid annual Practicing License from the Engineering Registration Board of Kenya; 
  • Attended a Project Development and Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; 
  • Certificate in Computer application skills; 
  • Demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control, and implementation of Civil Engineering programs and; 
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management and coordination of work in the preparation of scheme design; 
  • Production of drawings for projects in the annual Work Program; 
  • Controlling activities on site;
  • Supervision of project during construction and maintenance; 
  • Monitoring and expenditure; 
  • Liaising with client departments on matters relating to design briefs and expenditure; 
  • Management and coordinate civil works; 
  • Establishment of standards and better civil engineering detailing; 
  • Monitor and evaluate sketch/ scheme designs done by consultants for necessary recommendations for approval; 
  • Evaluation of consultants’ fees and make recommendations for payment; 
  • Assessment of training needs in the units; 
  • Design and supervision of construction and maintenance of civil and other public works and;
  • Responsible for research activities, administration, and supervision of all staff working under him/her.

Municipal Principal Superintending Architect – 4 Posts

Job Description

Requirements of Appointment 

  • Served in the grade of Senior Superintending Architect or a comparable and relevant position in the public service for at least (3) years; 
  • A bachelor’s degree in Architecture or its equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution 
  • A master’s degree in the relevant field iv. Registered by the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors 
  • Has a certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized institution. 
  • Corporate membership with the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) 
  • Demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control, and implementation of building programs 
  • Shown merit and ability as demonstrated in work performance and results

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Management and coordination of work in the preparation of scheme designs 
  • Production of drawings for projects in the annual Works Program 
  • Controlling of activities on site 
  • Supervision of projects during construction and maintenance 
  • Monitoring of expenditure 
  • Liaising with client departments on matters relating to design briefs and expenditure 
  • Manage and coordinate field surveys and user reaction investigations 
  • Analysis of data from field surveys 
  • Establishment of space standards and better architectural detailing 
  • Monitor and evaluate sketch/scheme designs done by consultants for necessary recommendations for approval 
  • Evaluation of consultants’ fees and make recommendations for payment xii. Assessment of training needs in the units xiii. Design and supervision of construction and maintenance of public buildings, civil and other public works 
  • Responsible for research activities, administration, and supervision of all staff working under him/her

Director, Urban Development

Job Description

Requirements for appointment 

  • Is a citizen of Kenya 
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning or related discipline from a recognized university 
  • A master’s degree in the relevant field. 
  • Is registered as a physical planner under the Physical Planners Registration Act, 1996, and is in good standing with the relevant professional body 
  • Be a corporate member of Kenya Institute of Planners or Architectural Association of Kenya (Town Planning Chapter) or Town and County Planners Association (TCPAK) 
  • Has a certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized institution. 
  • Be proficient in Computer Applications 
  • Has a proven administrative ability and professional competence necessary for effective performance of work at this level 
  • Has at least five years post-qualification professional experience in physical and land use planning 
  • Demonstrate managerial and professional competence in work performance and exhibit a thorough understanding of national policies, goals, and objectives, and the ability to relate them to Physical Planning and Urban Development Matters. 
  • Is not otherwise disqualified under the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution or any other written law.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Advising the county government on physical and land use planning matters that impact the county; 
  • Formulating county physical and land use planning policies, guidelines, and standards; 
  • Preparation of county physical and land use development plans;
  • Preparation of local physical and land use development plans; participating in the preparation of inter-county physical and land use development plans; 
  • Undertaking, research on matters relating to physical, and land use development planning at the county level 
  • Recommending to the county government the establishment of planning units as may be necessary; 
  • Maintaining land information system to guide physical and land use planning; 
  • Communicating decisions of the county government on development applications 
  • Issuance of development permission and other development control instruments under the Physical and Land Use Planning Act,2019 x. Overseeing the preparation and implementation of Urban Development policies, legislations, policies, strategies, standards, guidelines, and programs. 
  • Formulation of Housing Policies; 
  • Promotion of participatory approaches and capacity building in the Housing development process; 
  • Liaising with stakeholders to establish and maintain land banks for housing development; 
  • Proper management of resources for housing and human settlements development; 
  • Implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of housing programs and advising the County Government on housing matters; 
  • Promotion of appropriate building materials and construction technologies; and
  • Management and maintenance of County Government owned houses

Director Survey and Geoinfomatics

Job Description

Requirements for appointment 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Land economics; Land management; Real Estate and property studies; Land Surveying and Geo-Spatial Engineering; or its equivalent qualification from a recognized University.
  • A master’s degree in the relevant field. 
  • Served in the position of Senior Assistant Director of Land Administration or a comparable position in the private sector for a minimum period of three (3) years
  • Has a certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized institution. 
  • Be a full member of the Institute of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK); Land Administration and Management Chapter or its equivalent. 
  • Be registered by the Land Surveyors Board of Kenya or the Valuers Registration Board where applicable. 
  • Be proficient in Computer Applications viii. A training course in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or Mediation, and being a member of Mediation Training Institute International (MTI) will be an added advantage, i
  • Has a proven administrative ability and professional competence necessary for the effective performance of work at this level. 
  • Demonstrate managerial and professional competence in work performance and exhibit a thorough understanding of national policies, goals, and objectives, and the ability to relate them to land administration and management function.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Overseeing the implementation, interpretation, and enforcement of Article 66 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, the Land Registration Act, 2012, the Community Land Act, 2016, and the Land Control Act Cap.302 of the Laws of Kenya and other relevant statutes, regulations, and strategies. 
  • Overseeing the formulation of legislation, policies, strategies, standards, guidelines, and programs relating to Land Administration. 
  • Providing oversight on Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) on Land administration matters. 
  • Establishing and maintaining land banks for investment v. Providing oversight on sub-division, amalgamations, change of user, extension of lease, and building plans
  • Overseeing investigation on land administration matters 
  • Preparing and submitting land administration reports 
  • Ensuring efficient functioning and safe custody of land information 
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time

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