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Secretary, Irrigation | Public Service Commission Jobs

  • Experience Required:15 Years
  • Total Positions:1
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: Administration
  • Minimum Education: Masters
  • Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Posted on: September 19, 2023
  • Last Date: October 11, 2023

Job Description

Basic Salary Scale: Ksh 180,160 - Ksh 335,450 p.m. (CSG 4)
House Allowance: Ksh 80,000 p.m.
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 24,000 p.m.
Leave Allowance: As provided in the Civil Service
Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year
Medical Cover: As provided by the Government
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable/Local Agreement

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
(i) cumulative service period of fifteen (15) years, three (3) years of which must have
been at the grade of Deputy Director/Chief Engineer (Irrigation and Drainage/Land
Reclamation/Irrigation Water Management), CSG 6 and above, or in a comparable
and relevant position in the wider public service or private Sector;
(ii) a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Agricultural Engineering,
Agricultural and Bio-Systems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Engineering,
Hydrology, Geology, Soil Science, Agricultural Economics, Project Management or
any other equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) a Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines:- Agricultural Engineering,
Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering, Environmental and Biosystems
Engineering, Natural Resources Management, Agricultural Resource Management,
Soil and Water Engineering, Land and Water Management, Land Use Management,
Integrated Soil Fertility Management, Environmental Management, Environmental
Planning and Management, Project Planning and Management or equivalent
qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iv) been registered by a relevant professional body( Where applicable);
(v) demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and administrative
capability required for effective planning, direction, control and coordination of
irrigation function;
(vi) demonstrated a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and programmes
and the ability to translate them into the Irrigation water management; and
(vii) demonstrated professional competence, leadership and managerial capability as
reflected in work performance and results

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-
(i) formulating, implementing and reviewing policies, strategies, guidelines, standards,
frameworks and regulation pertaining to irrigation infrastructure development and
management as provided for in the Executive Order No.1 of 2023( Revised), CoK
2010, Irrigation Policy 2017, Irrigation Act 2019 and UN SDG15.3;
(ii) initiating, implementing and monitoring irrigation programmes and projects as
per the irrigation;
(iii) providing technical advice on matters relating to irrigation development and
management, water harvesting and storage for irrigation as per irrigation Act 2019;
(iv) initiating mapping designating and developing areas ideal for irrigation schemes as
per Executive Order No.1 of 2013 and irrigation( General) Regulation Section 7;
(v) promoting development and usage of efficient irrigation systems across the country
as per irrigation Act 2019;
(vi) coordinating resource mobilization for the irrigation infrastructure as per irrigation
Act 2019 and irrigation ( General) Regulations;
(vii) promoting flood control through utilization of flood waters for irrigation as per
irrigation Act 2019;
(viii) coordinating establishment of networks, linkages and partnerships with the private
sector and development partners on irrigation scheme development, management,
water harvesting and storage for irrigation as per irrigation (General) Regulation;
(ix) undertaking technical audits and assessments on development and management
irrigation schemes, water harvesting and storage for irrigation, as per irrigation
(General)regulation section 15(SDG) No.15.3 Constitution of Kenya 2010 Chapter
5, Section 60;
(x) collaborating with the national government ,county governments, and nongovernment entities on irrigation development and management as per irrigation
Act 2019;
(xi) developing and maintaining an irrigation database and integrate systematic
monitoring and evaluation as per the irrigation Act 2019;
(xii) developing innovative methods and technology for water storage and
groundwater recharge as per the SDG No.15.3 and Cok,2010 Chapter 5;
(xiii) preparing periodic reports on irrigation sector development ,and irrigation water
resources in the country;
(xiv) preparing reports to both houses of parliament annually, and from time to time as
may be necessary, on the state of, and needs for, irrigation development and
management in the country;
(xv) formulating, implementing and reviewing programmes and projects pertaining to
irrigation schemes management and productivity and irrigation reforms, research,
innovation and capacity strengthening;
(xvi) developing, implementing and reviewing of legislation and regulation pertaining
to irrigation water use and schemes management;
(xvii) initiating, developing, implementing and reviewing irrigation reforms on schemes
(xviii) conducting performance audits on irrigation schemes;
(xix) coordinating, supervising and receiving reports from the regional coordinators;
(xx) developing innovative methods and technology for water conservation to
enhance reliable and adequate ecosystem, water storage and groundwater
(xxi) improving livelihoods through productivity of wasteland/ degraded lands using
water harvesting and land resources;
(xxii) undertaking research and promoting adoption and implementing innovative
climate change adaptation technologies and programmes for land reclamation,
water and food security; and
(xxiii) coordinating both resource mobilization and public private partnership (PPP)

Skills Required

Coordination Skills
Formulation Skills
Implementation Skills

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