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County Secretary & Head of Public Service | County Government of Bungoma

  • Experience Required:10 Years
  • Total Positions:1
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: Management
  • Minimum Education: Masters
  • Job Location: Bungoma, Kenya
  • Posted on: September 25, 2023
  • Last Date: October 11, 2023

Job Description

Job Ref: CGB/CS.HPS/2023/03
Pursuant to the provisions of the County Government Act. No 17 of 2012 and as captured under
section 44 of the County Governments (Amendment) Act 2020, the County Secretary recruitment
selection panel wishes to consider applications from suitably qualified, result oriented and self driven Kenyan Citizens for the appointment to the above position.

Duties and Responsibilities
i. Be the secretary to the County Executive Committee
ii. Be head of the Public Service
iii. Be responsible for arranging the business and keeping minutes of the County Executive
iv. Providing strategic policy direction to improve service delivery in the County Public Service;
v. Convey the decisions of the County Executive Committee to the appropriate persons or
authorities and track their implementation;
vi. Establish and develop collaboration with national government ministries or departments,
partners and other relevant stakeholders;
vii. Ensure efficient management of resources;
viii. Interpret, disseminate and oversee the implementation of National and County Government
ix. Coordinate County Government activities;
x. Provide direction to public officers in the County;
xi. Performing any other functions as directed by the Governor and the County Executive

Requirements for Appointment.
i. Be a Kenyan citizen;
ii. Be a holder of a first degree from a recognized university in Kenya;
iii. Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than ten (10) years in a
leadership position at Senior Management level in the Public Service or Private Sector;
iv. A master’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
v. Have demonstrable leadership and management capacity including knowledge of public
financial management and strategic people management;
vi. Be conversant with the Constitution of Kenya, and Devolution Laws;
vii. Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect to diversity;
viii. Have capacity to work under pressure to meet deadlines;
ix. Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the national values and principles of
governance as outlined in the articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
x. Be a strategic thinker and result oriented;
xi. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership
and integrity;

Core Competencies:
The following core competencies and skills will be required for the position of the County Secretary:
Knowledge in policy making, ability to transform vision/manifesto into Government policies and
impact understanding of the same to members of staff:
i. Institutional development through structures, systems and mechanisms for effective and
efficient delivery of service;
ii. Strong leadership and influencing skills;
iii. Ability to communicate Government policies, programs, projects and intention to the public
and stakeholders;
iv. Ability to develop and set international best practices and standards to guide the delivery of
services and development agenda;
v. Knowledge of international, national and county specific development goals and obligations
and mainstreaming them into the County agenda and hands-on approach to execution of

Terms of Service: Contract
Salary: As recommended by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Note: Applicant must attach to the job Application a covering letter, curriculum vitae, certified
copies of academic and Professional certificates testimonials, Identity card/ Passport, and Clearance
Certificates. Those attaching copies of degree certificates from non -Kenyan universities must
attach an approval of the degrees from the Commission for University Education.
All applicants are required to obtain clearance from the following institutions:
 Directorate of Criminal Investigation
 Higher Educational Loans Board (HELB)
 Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
 Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission (EACC)
 Credit Reference Bureau.

Skills Required

Coordination Skills
Interpretation Skills

Application Details

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