Job Opportunities

1.      Director-Youth Development

Job Description

Purpose of the job

Sales Promoters are responsible for attracting new customers and assisting existing customers to buy company products and therefore generate revenues for the company.
Sales promoters are responsible for the following tasks:-

  • Understanding customer needs and concerns
  • Attracting new customers:-
    • Identifying interested and qualified customers in order to provide them with additional information.
    • Identify new business opportunities
  • Carrying out promotion of company products
    • Distribute brochures and flyers
  • Making product presentations to customers:-
    • Educate and persuade customers to use company products
    • Answering to frequent asked questions
    • Conduct product sampling and demonstrations
  • Suggest specific product to meet customers’ need
  • Meeting sales target:-
    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly
  • Marketing intelligence
    • Know and report about competitor’s products and activities
    • Know how they are engaging consumer
    • Understand key advantages and features of the competitor’s products and services
    • Understand and report competitor’s offers and promotion currently running
  • Recommend product or service improvement to management
  • Making reports to management

Skills required

  1. Selling skills.
  2. Excellent communication and listening skills.
  3. Ability to engage with customers in a sincere and friendly manner.
  4. Ability to maintain good relationship with customers.
  5. Product presentation skills

Education and Experience

  1. Certificate or above in sales and marketing or related filed
  2. At least 1 years of experience in sales and marketing
  3. Presentable and confident

 

2.      Director- Basic Education

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 03’ (R)

Terms of Service: Contract-Three Years (Renewable)

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan citizen;
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Education, Arts or Science and a post graduate Diploma in Education from a recognized institution;
  3. Served in the grade of Deputy Director for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  4. Attended a senior management course lasting for a period of not less than 4 weeks; and
  5. Be registered as a teacher with the Teachers Service Commission.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with curriculum development bodies in the development, evaluation and implementation of curriculum for the ECDE centers;
  • Coordinate the articulation, interpretation and dissemination of policy issues, regulations and procedures on curriculum development, implementation and management in the County;
  • Evaluate and Monitor implementation of curriculum in ECDE centers in the County;
  • Coordination of the management of curriculum in the ECDE centers in the County;
  • Ensure implementation of National and County specific policies and legislation on ECDE;
  • Ensure smooth running of the childcare provision within the County;
  • Ensure the overall staff and organizational development for the various childcare facilities;
  • Develop partnership with the early years and childcare development experts to ensure the childcare provision meets the best practice for the early childhood development;
  • Develop innovative ideas and solutions to improve the delivery of the ECDE and childcare provision;
  • Liaise with donors and financiers on matters regarding construction and equipping of ECDE centers
  • Ensure that childcare centers promote children’s holistic development, play and learning;
  • Ensure that child protection policies and procedures are adhered to at all times in liaison with the children officer;
  • Ensure that relevant support is given to staff development and training; and
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

3.      Director- Sports

Terms of Service: Contract -Three Years (Renewable)

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Have served for a minimum of ten (10) years in sports management three (3) of which must have been at the level of Deputy Director and above in the relevant/equivalent positions in the public service or private sector;
  3. Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management/Physical Education or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
  4. Have a Master’s degree in Sports Management/Physical Education or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
  5. Demonstrate a track record and achievements in management of sports;
  6. Be conversant with the legal framework governing sports management; and
  7. Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement a policy on sports management in the County;
  2. Creation of awareness on sporting activities in the County including following up on implementation of related projects;
  3. Offer advisory and counselling services to sportsmen and women;
  4. Supervise sports personnel, coordinate and regulate workers in developing sports;
  5. Upgrading of stadia and ward playgrounds in the County;
  6. Develop, manage and implement sports programs in the County;
  7. Promote and coordinate sports training and education;
  8. Create platforms for athletes to showcase and market their talents;
  9. Expand sports as an industry for sustainable livelohoods;
  10. Develop and manage sports facilities;
  11. Arbitratuin in sports disputes;
  12. Certification and registration of sports clubs;
  13. Identify,local talents and give recommendations to sports organizations/ institutes or specialized groups for absorption or funding;
  14. Overseeing of elections for sports federations;
  15. Overseeing the improvement and maintenance of sports facilities in the County;
  16. Coordinate and promote ward, Sub County, inter-County and National sports programs and identify local talents and give recommendation to sports organizations/ institutions or specialized groups for absorption or funding; and
  17. Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

4.      Enforcement Superintendent

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 08’ (L)

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenya Citizen;
  2. Served for a period of at least five (5) years in a relevant and comparable field in the Public Service, preferably in the Kenya Police Service, Prisons Service or Kenya Defense Forces;
  3. Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Psychology, Sociology or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  4. Demonstrate thorough understanding of County development objectives and Vision 2030;
  5. Demonstrate high integrity, good communication skills, interpersonal relationship and be a team player; and
  6. Meet the requirements prescribed in Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of enforcement and security practices and strategies;
  • Planning, coordination and administration of County Security Service Division;
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate training and development programmes for enforcement officers;
  • Carrying out risk and audit assessment for the County Government security systems;
  • Liaise with relevant security agencies; attend senior security personnel meetings;
  • Advising the respective authority on mitigation measures;
  • Manage and supervise security service function including welfare and discipline of county enforcement staff;
  • Coordination of related work on enforcement and security matters and prepare reports for consideration by the County Government Enforcement and Security Advisory Committee;
  • Enforcement of County Laws and regulations; and
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

5.      Digital Video Producer

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 09’ (K)

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Journalism, Information Technology or its equivalent from a recognised institution;
  3. At least three (3) years’ experience in creative video production in a local or international newsroom or agency;
  4. Experience with, and strong knowledge of video shooting and editing software (especially Final Cut ProX);
  5. Advanced knowledge of social media and web content and how to make platform-specific and engaging content;
  6. Knowledge of graphics and animation will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Shooting and editing video content;
  2. Editing and repackaging video content for use on the website and distribution on social media;
  3. Sharing video content on social media platforms;
  4. Using analytics and data on video content to decide on video content that works;
  5. Creating graphics for use in videos; and
  6. Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

6.Senior Security Officer

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 08’ (L)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Have served satisfactorily in the grade of Security Officer I, Job Group ‘K’ for at least three (3) years;
  3. Possess Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  4. Have acquired the Adult First Aid Certificate;
  5. Valid Basic First Aid Certificate;
  6. Attended Approved Security Course at Administration Police Training College (APTC), Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Training Schools, Military Training Institute or other similar institutions; and
  7. Have undergone a management course at a recognized institution.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for training of staff under him/her;
  2. Maintaining records of acts of unlawful interference;
  3. Updating of emergency procedures and contingency planning;
  4. Maintaining crimes and incidents records and charts;
  5. Conducting security surveys;
  6. Inspections and threat assessment;
  7. Investigations and prosecution;
  8. Making periodic returns on operational affairs;
  9. Planning and designing of security documents such as passes and registers;
  10. Attending security meetings; and
  11. Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

7.     Principal Records Management Officer

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 06’
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Served in the grade of Chief Records Management Officer or in a relevant and comparable position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Records Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • A Master’s Degree in Information Science, Records Management or its equivalent from a recognized institution; and
  • Shown outstanding professional competence and administrative ability in the management of the records function.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning appropriate office accommodation for registries;
  • Preparing and submission of budget estimates for registry services;
  • Initiating appraisal and disposal of files, documents, and records in accordance with Government regulations;
  • Supervision, guidance and development of staff working under him/her; and
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

8.     Legal Counsel

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 05’ (P)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Served in the grade of Senior Legal Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  3. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
  4. Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  5. Is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  6. Proficiency in computer applications; and
  7. Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintaining register of legal cases;
  2. Liaising with external counsel(s) handling County legal matters;
  3. Drafting pleadings and ensuring timely filing at court registries for cases handled internally;
  4. Doing initial case assessment and briefs on new or potential litigation matters;
  5. Ensuring that the discovery process goes on smoothly;
  6. Coordinating necessary pre-trial tasks;
  7. Taking part in witness preparation;
  8. Attending court as may be instructed to represent the County Government; and
  9. Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

 

9.Records Management Officer

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 10’ (J)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Served in the grade of Records Management Officer III or in a relevant and comparable position in the public service for a minimum period of three (3) years; and
  3. Bachelor’s degree in Records Management, Information Science, Library Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Ensuring that letters are appropriately filed and marked for action officers;
  2. Controlling and opening of files and updating file index;
  3. Ensuring security of information/ files in the registry;
  4. Updating and maintaining an up-to-date file movement register;
  5. Ascertaining the general cleanliness of the registry;
  6. Supervising staff working under him/her.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

10.                        Customer Relations Officer

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 10’

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Social Sciences or its equivalent from a recognized University/Institution;
  3. Be proficient in computer applications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gathering information on existing programmes, significant events and the impact on customers and forwarding the same to the head of Department for dissemination;
  • Liaising with media practitioners and the public on issues of mutual concern under the guidance of a senior officer; and
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

11.                        Graphics Designer

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 10’ (J)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or its equivalent from a recognized institution
  3. At least 2 years’ experience in graphic design work;
  4. Excellent Information Technology skills, especially with design and photo editing software;
  5. Exceptional creativity, innovation; and
  6. Excellent time management and organizational skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Design graphics for use in media products such as magazines, labels, advertising and signage for our brands;
  2. Study the design briefs and create engaging graphics out of it;
  3. Design web pages, brochures, logos, signs, books, magazine covers, annual reports, advertisements and other communication materials;
  4. Meet with brand owners to gain an understanding of their needs;
  5. Create or incorporate illustrations, pictures, and designs to reflect the desired theme and tone of communications;
  6. Determine size and arrangement of copy and illustrative material as well as font style and size;
  7. Produce drafts for review by stakeholders and make revisions based on the feedback received;
  8. Review final productions for errors and ensure that final prints reflect stakeholder specifications; and
  9. Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

12.                        Public Relations & Communication Officer

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 10’ (J)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Journalism, Information Technology or its equivalent from a recognised institution;
  • Practical knowledge in creative design using different applications;
  • Practical knowledge in videography and photography;
  • Practical knowledge in web design;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and vii. Ability to interpret, inform and engage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research, compilation and presentation of basic information for use in the preparation and production of communications content for the County Government projects and activities;
  • Research various information sources for relevant material and cross-check information with appropriate staff as required;
  • Identify and prepare material for inclusion in appropriate Kitui County Government online space – website or social media handles;
  • Take photos and videos with captions for documentation of works during Kitui County Government events/activities;
  • Participate in the planning and coordination of major events in liaison with relevant departments/program;
  • Media support for Kitui County Government events including producing banners, posters and media stories;
  • Update website to include drafting and creating new pages using content management systems and editing of blogs;
  • Undertaking administrative and logistical roles of the communications portfolio; and
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

13.                        Digital Video Producer

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 09’ (K)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Journalism, Information Technology or its equivalent from a recognised institution;
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in creative video production in a local or international newsroom or agency;
  • Experience with, and strong knowledge of video shooting and editing software (especially Final Cut ProX);
  • Advanced knowledge of social media and web content and how to make platform-specific and engaging content;
  • Knowledge of graphics and animation will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Shooting and editing video content;
  2. Editing and repackaging video content for use on the website and distribution on social media;
  3. Sharing video content on social media platforms;
  4. Using analytics and data on video content to decide on video content that works;
  5. Creating graphics for use in videos; and
  6. Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

14.                        Senior Revenue Clerk

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 11’(H)

No of Positions: 5
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenya Citizen;
  2. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C- (Minus) and above or its approved equivalent;
  3. Two (2) years’ relevant experience;
  4. Proficiency in computer applications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prompt collection, issuance of official receipts, accounting and banking of all revenue;
  • Preparation and submission of daily/weekly and monthly revenue collection reports;
  • Accountable for all official revenue documents under their custody; and
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

15.                        Medical Specialist 1- Physician

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 04’ (Q) ONE (1) POST
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Requirements for appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Served as an Assistant Director of Medical Services/Medical Specialist Il for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  3. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree from an institution recognized by Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board;
  4. Master’s Degree in Internal Medicine;
  5. Certificate of registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board;
  6. Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board;
  7. Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
  8. Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution; and
  9. Demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Formulation, implementation and review of all health policies, regulations, standards, guidelines and protocols;
  2. Reviewing patients and instructing in writing all the recommendations;
  3. Undertaking “Second-on-Call” duties including clerking, investigating and managing patients;
  4. Conducting weekly clinics;
  5. Conducting research and clinical audits;
  6. Training, supervising and mentoring Medical Officers, Medical Interns and other students;
  7. Undertaking medico-legal duties;
  8. Undertaking medical examinations and preparing Medical Board Proceedings;
  9. Ensuring data and information is collected, transmitted and utilized to benefit of the customer and service provider;
  10. Conducting disease surveillance, prevention and control; and
  11. Carrying out health education and promotion.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

16.                        Senior Support Staff

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 15’ (D)

Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) mean grade D (plain) and above; and
  3. Certificate of Good Conduct.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Undertaking cleaning duties in the area of deployment;
  2. Performing office messenger duties;
  3. Preparing tea and washing utensils; and
  4. Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

17.                        Enforcement Constable

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 13’ (F)

No of Positions: 100

Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean Grade of D+ (Plus) and above;
  3. Be aged between eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26) years;
  4. Be in possession of a Certificate of Good Conduct; and
  5. Be physically and mentally fit.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Enforcing laws, policies, standards, regulations and procedures in the area of jurisdiction;
  • Collaborating with relevant agencies in performance of work;
  • Assisting police or any other authority in investigation of violation of laws;
  • Identifying areas of violation and preparing reports;
  • Maintaining records relating to enforcement activities; and
  • Undertaking any other duties relating to enforcement work.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

18.                        Revenue Clerk II

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 13’ (F)

No of Positons: 75

Terms of Service: Permanent& Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C- (Minus) and above or its approved equivalent; and
  3. Proficiency in computer applications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prompt collection, accounting and banking of all revenue;
  • Preparation and submission of daily/weekly and monthly revenue collection reports;
  • Accountable of all official revenue documents under their custody; and
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

19.                        Public Relations & Communication Assistant

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 11’ (H)

No of Positions: 3

Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenya Citizen;
  2. Diploma in Information Communication, Journalism or its equivalent from a recognised Institution;
  3. Practical knowledge in creative design using different applications;
  4. Practical knowledge in videography and photography;
  5. Practical knowledge in web design; and
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interpret, inform and engage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Research, compile and present basic information for use in the preparation and production of communications content for County Government of Kitui projects and activities;
  2. Research various information sources for relevant material and cross-check information with appropriate staff as required;
  3. Identify and prepare material for inclusion in appropriate County Government of Kitui online space – website or social media handles;
  4. Take photos and videos with captions for documentation of our work during County Government of Kitui events/activities;
  5. Participate in the planning and coordination of major events in liaison with relevant departments/program;
  6. Media support for County Government of Kitui events including producing banners, posters and media stories;
  7. Update website to include drafting and creating new pages using content management systems and editing of blogs;
  8. Undertaking administrative and logistical roles of the communications portfolio; and
  9. Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

20.                        Records Management Officer III

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 11’ (H)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. KCSE mean grade C plain from KNEC or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; and
  3. Diploma in Records Management, Information Technology or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receiving, sorting, opening, filing, writing minutes and distribution of mail;
  • Dispatching of mails;
  • Guiding on files disposal; and
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

21.                        Sound Technician

JOB GROUP ‘CPSB 11’ (H)

Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Diploma in Sound production or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  3. Must be conversant with editing Software such as Cool Edit Pro, Pro Tools and Adobe Audition for editing and production purposes;
  4. Must be fully conversant with Cubase Pro Music Production software;
  5. Conversant with contemporary and future trends and dynamics of the Sound industry; and
  6. Experience in radio production will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assessing the acoustics of the performance area, assemble and operate the necessary equipment;
  • Consulting with producers and performers to determine the sound requirements;
  • Selecting, positioning, adjusting and operating the equipment used for amplification and recording;
  • Applying technical knowledge of sound recording equipment to achieve the determined artistic objectives;
  • Recording sound onto digital audio tape or hard disk recorders;
  • Monitoring audio signals to detect sound-quality deviations or malfunctions;
  • Anticipating and correcting any problems;
  • Maintaining and repairing sound equipment.
  • Integrating (synchronise) pre-recorded audio (dialogue, sound effects and music) with visual content;
  • Re-recording and synchronising audio (post-syncing);
  • Mixing and balancing speech, effects and music;
  • Creating and altering sound effects for use in films, television, etc; and
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by a competent authority.

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to the above positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

 

Method of Application

Each application should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Applicants for Chief Officers’ position should indicate the County Department of interest.

Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope with the position applied for clearly marked on the left side and either hand delivered to the reception desk at the Kitui CPSB offices on Prisons Road, Kitui Town or posted to the following address:
The Board Secretary,
Kitui County Public Service Board,
P.O. Box 33-90200,
Kitui.

Important information to all applicants

  1. Applications should reach the Secretary, County Public Service Board on or before WEDNESDAY, 4th AUGUST, 2021;
  2. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted;
  3. Shortlisted candidatesMUST meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity and will be required to produce clearance/compliance certificates from the following agencies:
  4. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  5. Higher Education Loans Board
  6. Kenya Revenue Authority
  7. Credit Reference Bureau
  8. Directorate of Criminal Investigation

The County Government of Kitui is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge commission for its recruitment services. Qualified Women, persons living with disability and those from minority and Marginalised groups are encouraged to apply.

 

05 Jul, 2021

Programme Policy Officer (School Based Programmes)NOC – Deadline: 15/07/2021

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

In January 2020, WFP launched the Corporate School Feeding Strategy which lays out a new approach to how WFP will advocate globally, and partner with Governments and other stakeholders to address gaps in guaranteeing an integrated and multisectoral health and nutrition response for children in schools. In the Eastern Africa region, the strategy will be supported by a regional implementation plan, which is expected to define relevant, effective and context-specific measures to ensure WFP adapts its roles in school feeding to specific country situations.

 

JOB PURPOSE

The Programme Policy Officer, School-Based Programmes (SBP) will support the rollout of the corporate school feeding strategy in the region and provide strategic guidance, policy/technical direction and operational support/oversight to country offices in service delivery and capacity-strengthening processes of school health and nutrition.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Food Security, Public Health/Nutrition, Agriculture, Social Science or other fields relevant to International Development Assistance, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Working Experience: Five or more years of progressively responsible professional work experience in programmes or projects management related to school-based programmes, food security, nutrition, livelihood and education interventions in a bilateral, multilateral or non-governmental organization; proven capacity to conduct policy analysis and engage in policy dialogue; demonstrated effectiveness in bringing global strategies into regional/country context; proven experience in building partnerships and synergies among stakeholders, projects and regions; demonstrated experience in programme cycle management and technical assistance to communities and national governments; and practical experience in coordination with humanitarian and development partners on food security, education, nutrition, value chain development, knowledge management and advocacy.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written English.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Demonstrates ability to incorporate technical information into policy and strategy formulation and into programme design and implementation, and to appropriately communicate it internally and externally.
  • Ability to translate policy and programme principles into relevant, effective and context-specific approaches.
  • Good analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement, tact, negotiating skills.
  • Experience working in a multi-donor environment.
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • High capacity for organization and coordination, as well as an ability to work with a high degree of independence in a team environment.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

What you will do:

Working in the Nutrition, HIV and School-Based Programmes team, under the direct supervision of the Regional Nutrition Advisor, the Programme Policy Officer, School-Based Programmes will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Contribute to the formulation of WFP-wide policies/strategies on SBP and support the translation of the policy/strategies into regional and country-level practices.
  • Engage in consultations and technical discussions to contribute to shaping WFP’s corporate SBP agenda taking into account regional and continental perspectives, initiatives and commitments.
  • Support WFP’s strategic engagement with host governments to design, formulate and/or implement government-led or nationally owned school health and nutrition programmes.
  • Provide technical advice and mobilize technical expertise to support Country Offices in the planning, formulation and implementation of school-based programmes.
  • Advice and support the development of functional training in school health and nutrition to enhance the capacity of WFP staff and partners to design and deliver effective school health and nutrition programmes.
  • Review WFP project documents and reports from country offices that relate to school meals.
  • In close collaboration with the M& E and the Knowledge Management team, contribute to the operational research, outcome monitoring and evidence-building on issues relevant to school meals, ensuring documentation of the same in relevant information products for both internal and external use.
  • Support the COs in resource mobilization efforts for school-based programmes by supporting cost-benefit analysis processes and articulating the need for school health and nutrition in the countries.
  • Establish and maintain operational partnerships to identify opportunities for collaborative approaches and initiatives, and to strengthen information exchange and operational linkages between WFP (HQ/RB/CO), UN Agencies, the Government and other partners.
  • Enhance WFP’s leadership status in fora relating to school-based programmes through direct participation, information products, or other materials.
  • Perform other related duties as may be required.

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