Council of Governors Recruitment 2023/2024 Application Form

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Last Updated on May 23, 2023

Council of Governors Recruitment 2023

The Council of Governors is composed of the Governors of the forty-seven counties and its main functions are the promotion of visionary leadership; sharing of best practices and; offer a collective voice on policy issues; promote inter – county consultations; encourage and initiate information sharing on the performance of County Governments with regard to the execution of their functions; collective consultation on matters of interest to County Governments.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

  1. Legal Officer, Legislative and Policy Monitoring
  2. Program Officer, Infrastructure and Energy

Legal Officer, Legislative and Policy Monitoring

Job Purpose

  • To review policy and legislative proposals and prepare advisories to the Council of Governors.
  • Reporting to the Director, Legal Services, the Legal Officer will perform the following

Duties and responsibilities:

  •  Support the development of memoranda and reviews on Bills and Policies arising from the assigned Committees.
  • Support in the monitoring and tracking Bills before Parliament.
  • Provide periodic updates on Parliament Order Papers, Bill Trackers, Hansard and Gazette notices.
  • Track the uptake of COG proposals in both houses of parliament and bring the controversial ones to the attention of the Council.
  • Prepare advisory opinions on assented Bills.
  • Assist in planning for the training of County Attorneys on legislative drafting.
  • Update the database of all laws passed and reviewed by Parliament on devolution.
  • Update the database on laws passed by County Assemblies.
  • Participate in law reform exercises initiated by the Attorney-General or by other
  • Ministries and draft the requisite legislation.
  • Provide advisory and legal support services and technical assistance on policy and legislation in Council’s Committees.
  • Review and provide feedback on the legal aspects affecting the assigned Committees.
  • Monitor policy and legislative developments and trends of the assigned Committees.
  • Carry out research on legal reforms relevant to devolution
  • Maintain database of all gazetted matters which relate to the Council

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
Academic and Professional Qualifications

  •  Bachelor of Laws from a recognized institution.
  •  Postgraduate diploma of laws and admission as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  •  A valid practicing certificate.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Membership to the Law Society of Kenya.

Experience

  •  Minimum of one (1) year experience.

Functional Skills

  •  Basic understanding of international and national goals, policies, objectives, and ability to relate them to Council’s mandate.
  •  Basic understanding of Devolution as enshrined in the Constitution.
  •  Basic understanding of government policies, regulations, and procedures.
  •  Ability to develop policy and implement strategy.
  •  Ability to undertake stakeholder management.
  •  Negotiation Skills.
  •  Communication skills
  •  Leadership skills
  •  Conflict resolution skills
  •  People management skills
  •  Professionalism

Duration of the Assignment

  • The duration of the engagement will be three (3) years renewable for a similar term subject to performance and availability of funds.

Program Officer, Infrastructure and Energy

Job Purpose

  • To provide technical support in the implementation and coordination of all matters and activities of the committee.
  • Reporting to the Principal Program Officer, the Program Officer – Infrastructure and Energy will perform the following

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Participate in development of sector policies, laws, regulations, strategies, standards and guidelines on matters related to the sector.
  • Identify, guide and advise on preparation of resource materials for the Council
  • Committee (Governors), County Executive (County Executive Committee
  • Members, Chief Officers, Directors and other officers) in the sector. Initiate development of advisories to County Governments on the implementation of Devolved functions in the sector.
  • Initiate development of committee reports, policy briefs, position papers, speeches and policy papers.
  • Prepare, file and archive committee rules, regulations, reports, briefs, minutes and any other relevant documents in the committee.
  • Follow up and prepare reports on the implementation and compliance on indicators related to SDGs, Gender and other international obligations, treaties and agreements in the committee.
  • Follow up on County Governments’ participation in intergovernmental consultations and sector dialogues.
  • Participate and prepare reports for intergovernmental and sector forums in the sector.
  • Implement committee policies, regulations, strategies, standards and guidelines.
  • Support in committee data collection to inform policy decisions.
  • Support sensitization of County Governments on mainstreaming SDGs, Gender and other international obligations, treaties and agreements.
  • Initiate the development of the committee annual work plans and budgets.
  • Identify relevant partners to support resource mobilization for the committee activities.
  • Initiate and prepare for the committee peer learning initiatives in the sector.
  • Follow up on the implementation of intergovernmental resolutions relating to the committee.
  • Support implementation of committee activities.
  • Initiate documentation of good practices in the sector.
  • Initiate inter-county knowledge sharing and learning on devolved functions.
  • Participate in committee in intergovernmental sector fora’s and policy discourse.
  • Monitor, review and advise the committee on sector policies, laws, regulations, strategies, standards and guidelines on matters related to the sector.
  • Organize and participate in meetings with stakeholders, development partners, private sector and civil society on matters of interest to County Governments.
  • Guide and mentor the assistants and interns.
  • Initiate development of annual committee budgets.
  • Monitor budget utilization in the committee.
  • Participate in the negotiation of conditional and non-conditional grants with the
  • National Government and development partners.
  • Make follow-ups on the release and implementation of grants to County Governments.
  • Comply with internal controls in utilization of budgets by the committee.
  • Support sensitization of County Governments on conditional grants requirements.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Petroleum, Energy or Civil Engineering, Natural Resource Management, or in a related degree from a recognized institution.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  •  Membership to a relevant professional body and in good standing

Experience

  •  At least five (5) years’ experience in public or private sector employment.

Functional Skills

  •  Thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives, and ability to relate them to Council’s mandate.
  •  Thorough understanding of Devolution as envisioned in the Constitution.
  •  Understanding of financial and human resource management.
  •  Good understanding of government policies, regulations, and procedures.
  •  Understanding in policy development and strategy implementation.
  •  Stakeholder management.
  •  Communication skills
  •  Professionalism

Duration of the Assignment

  • The duration of the engagement will be three (3) years renewable for a similar term subject to performance and availability of funds.

Method of Application

Interested persons should send their CV with names and addresses of three referees and Cover letter to hrcog@cog.go.ke on or before Wednesday 31st May, 2023, indicating the name of the position in the subject on the email.
Council of Governors is an equal opportunity Employer.
Persons living with disabilities and Persons from the marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic
disqualification.


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