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Kiambu advertises Posts for Municipal Managers, Board Members in new governance structure.

Thika Sub-County headquarters that shall play host to the newly formed Thika Municipal Board. 

Kiambu County Government has advertised job vacancies for the positions Municipal Managers and members of the Municipal Boards in each of its six (6) newly formed municipalities.

This is in line with the Kenyan Support Programme funded by the World Bank to upgrade towns to municipalities in all the 45 counties.

The programme will see Kiambu, Karuri, Thika, Kikuyu, Limuru and Ruiru benefit from grants amounting to millions of dollars annually for institutional and capacity building for their officers on the ground to start the upgrade. The money will also be used in upgrading amenities to the standards requirement set by the World Bank.

The World Bank programme, he said, will run up to 2023.

According to an advert by the county, there are 6 positions up for grabs for the post of Municipal Managers and nine (9) positions for board membership in each of the municipalities.

Municipal Manager.

The Municipal Manager shall be responsible for implementing the Municipal Board's decisions. He shall hold office for a contractual term of three years, which term may be renewed based on performance.

To qualify for this position, one MUST have fulfilled the following requirements;-

· Is a Kenyan citizen

· Holder of a degree from a University recognized in Kenya

· Has a proven experience of not less than five years in administration or management either in the public or private sector and

· Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Municipal Board Members.

Each Municipal Board shall be constituted of nine members with four vacancies reserved for members of any of the following bodies;-

a) An umbrella body representing professional associations in the area

b) An association representing the private sector in the area

c) A cluster representing registered associations of the informal sector in the area

d) A cluster representing registered neighborhood associations in the area and

e) An association of urban areas and cities.

The Functions of the Board shall be as stipulated in Section 20 of the Urban Areas and Cities Act.

Requirements for Appointment as a Board Member:

a) Must be a Kenyan citizen

b) Must either for the last five years been a resident of the Municipality; or have a permanent 
dwelling in the respective municipality or must have for the last five years been carrying on business in the respective municipality.

How to apply.

All applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed curriculum vitae with names, address and telephone contacts of three referees, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, national identity card or passport and any other supporting documents.

They should clearly indicate the Municipality applied for both on the cover letter and the envelope.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Secretary County Public Service Board
P O Box 2362 - 00900 KIAMBU

Hand delivered applications should be dropped in the specific box provided on the first floor Thika Sub-County offices (at the County Public Service Board offices - Room 103) between 8.00 a.m and 5.00 p.m on weekdays.

Applicants should seek clearance from and attach copies or evidence thereof of the CURRENT (valid in 2018) documents below.

· Kenya Revenue Authority

· Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission

· Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)

· Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

· Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

Applications should reach the County Public Service Board (CPSB) on or before the 14th June, 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates, testimonials, clearance and other relevant documents in support of their applications.

Women, persons with disability, the youth and people from marginalized groups who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply.

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