Fresh Recruitment Ongoing At Vihiga County Government

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Vihiga County Government

Vihiga, Kenya

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Full-time
Engineering & Construction
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Water & Sanitation Officer 

Vihiga County whose headquarters is in Mbale is Located in the Western Region of Kenya. It boarders Nandi to the East, Kisumu County to the South, Siaya County to the West and KAKAMEGA County to the North. It is one of the four Counties in the former Western Province. Vihiga County has five Constituencies; Luanda, Emuhaya, Hamisi, Sabatia and Vihiga. The County’s population stands at 612,000.

Terms of Service: Three (3) Years Contract,

Salary and allowances: as per the Salary and Remuneration Commission guidelines,

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Officer, the Director will be responsible for the following;

  • Developing, Implementing and Evaluating strategic plans, programs and projects in collaboration with other Departments and stakeholders.
  • Preparing professional and quality standards for construction of Water supply and sewerage infrastructure.
  • Overseeing the construction of Water and Sewerage works undertaken directly or by contractors.
  • Planning and supervising the programs and activities.
  • Organizing, directing, controlling and the co-coordinating the functions of the department.
  • Interpreting and applying National and County laws and other related statutes in the department in line with the County goals and objectives.
  • Developing appropriate County departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for the implementation of the mandate of the Division.
  • Handling administrative, Human Resource and asset management issues.
  • Overseeing preparation of annual work plan and financial budgets.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures.
  • Co-coordinating production, documentation, and dissemination of the relevant division’s information.
  • Providing advice and guidance in recruiting, hiring and staff development.
  • Performing other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Officer.

Qualifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must;

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Water engineering or Civil Engineering or any other relevant field from a recognized university in Kenya
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant field.
  • Be registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya as an Engineer.
  • Have current valid annual Practicing License from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya.
  • Be a member of the institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK)
  • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than seven (7) years in a senior Public Service or the Private sector.
  • Demonstrate a high degree in professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Demonstrate general administrative ability required for direction, control, and implementation of water and sewerage engineering programs and projects;
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, the County Development objectives and vision 2030.
  • Be conversant with Policy formulation and implementation
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.

 

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