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Program officer, Infrastructure and Energy at The Council of Governors

  • Experience Required:5 Years
  • Total Positions:1
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: General
  • Minimum Education: Degree
  • Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Posted on: May 23, 2023
  • Last Date: May 31, 2023

Job Description

1.0 Background
The Council of Governors (CoG) is established under Section 19 of the Intergovernmental
Relations Act 2012 with the mandate to provide a mechanism for consultation amongst
County Governments, share information on performance of the counties in execution of
their functions, facilitate capacity building for governors, and consider reports from other
intergovernmental forums on national and county interests amongst other functions
For better execution of its mandate, the Council of Governors is established in various
sectorial working Committees and Departments. To enable the Council achieve its
mandate and vision, the Council wishes to recruit a Program Officer to support the
Infrastructure and Energy Committee at the Council:

To provide technical support in the implementation and coordination of all matters and
activities of the committee.
Reporting to the Principal Program Officer, the Program Officer – Infrastructure and
Energy will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
• Participate in development of sector policies, laws, regulations, strategies,
standards and guidelines on matters related to the sector.
• Identify, guide and advise on preparation of resource materials for the Council
Committee (Governors), County Executive (County Executive Committee
Members, Chief Officers, Directors and other officers) in the sector.
• Initiate development of advisories to County Governments on the implementation
of Devolved functions in the sector.
• Initiate development of committee reports, policy briefs, position papers, speeches
and policy papers.
• Prepare, file and archive committee rules, regulations, reports, briefs, minutes and
any other relevant documents in the committee.
• Follow up and prepare reports on the implementation and compliance on
indicators related to SDGs, Gender and other international obligations, treaties and
agreements in the committee.
• Follow up on County Governments’ participation in intergovernmental
consultations and sector dialogues.
• Participate and prepare reports for intergovernmental and sector forums in the
• Implement committee policies, regulations, strategies, standards and guidelines.
• Support in committee data collection to inform policy decisions.
• Support sensitization of County Governments on mainstreaming SDGs, Gender and
other international obligations, treaties and agreements.
• Initiate the development of the committee annual work plans and budgets.
• Identify relevant partners to support resource mobilization for the committee
• Initiate and prepare for the committee peer learning initiatives in the sector.
• Follow up on the implementation of intergovernmental resolutions relating to the
• Support implementation of committee activities.
• Initiate documentation of good practices in the sector.
• Initiate inter-county knowledge sharing and learning on devolved functions.
• Participate in committee in intergovernmental sector fora’s and policy discourse.
• Monitor, review and advise the committee on sector policies, laws, regulations,
strategies, standards and guidelines on matters related to the sector.
• Organize and participate in meetings with stakeholders, development partners,
private sector and civil society on matters of interest to County Governments.
• Guide and mentor the assistants and interns.
• Initiate development of annual committee budgets.
• Monitor budget utilization in the committee.
• Participate in the negotiation of conditional and non-conditional grants with the
National Government and development partners.
• Make follow-ups on the release and implementation of grants to County
• Comply with internal controls in utilization of budgets by the committee.
• Support sensitization of County Governments on conditional grants requirements.

3.0 Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
a. Academic and Professional Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Petroleum, Energy or Civil
Engineering, Natural Resource Management, or in a related degree from a
recognized institution.

b. Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
• Membership to a relevant professional body and in good standing

c. Experience
• At least five (5) years’ experience in public or private sector employment.

d. Functional Skills
• Thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives, and ability to
relate them to Council’s mandate.
• Thorough understanding of Devolution as envisioned in the Constitution.
• Understanding of financial and human resource management.
• Good understanding of government policies, regulations, and procedures.
• Understanding in policy development and strategy implementation.
• Stakeholder management.
• Communication skills
• Professionalism

Duration of the Assignment
The duration of the engagement will be three (3) years renewable for a similar term subject
to performance and availability of funds.

Skills Required

Legal Skills
Communication Skills
Stakeholder Management Skills

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