Vihiga County Recruitment Application Form 2023/2024

Last Updated on June 22, 2023

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified and eligible candidates for Vihiga County Recruitment 2023.

Vihiga County Recruitment

Vihiga County is an administrative region in the former Western Province of Kenya whose headquarters are in Mbale, the largest town in the county. The county has a population of 554,622 (2009 census) and an area of 563 km2. Vihiga County was split from Kakamega County in 1990. In the 2019’s census, Vihiga was found to have a population of 590, 013, an increase of 35, 391 from the 2009’s count.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below;

Municipal Manager- 1 Post

Duties and responsibilities 

  • The municipal manager shall report to the Vihiga Municipal Board. The Municipal Manager shall be responsible for:
  • Implementing the decisions and functions of the Municipal Board as provided for in the Urban Areas and Cities Act section 20 (a) to (s); 
  • Acting on behalf of the Board off the Municipality in ensuring the execution of the directives of the Board of the Municipality; 
  • Preparing and presenting for approval to the Board of the Municipality, an annual estimate of revenue and expenditure to fund and carry out the programmes and operations of the Board;
  • Be principally responsible for building strong alliance and effective working relations between the Board of the Municipality and the civil society, private sector and community based organizations; 
  • Causing to be prepared, transmitted to the Board of the Municipality, and distributed to the public at least an annual report on the activities and accomplishments of the departments and agencies comprising the executive branch Municipality; 
  • Prepare and administer annual municipality budget; 
  • Administer Municipality utilities and properties; 
  • Acting as an ex-officio member of all committees of the Board of the Municipality; 
  • Performing functions as may be delegated by the Municipal Board or by order or confer upon the Municipal Manager; and
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Board of the Municipality

Requirements 

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Management, Public Administration, Business Management or any other relevant Degree from a university recognized in Kenya 
  • Possession of a relevant Master’s Degree would be an added advantage 
  • Has proven experience of not less than Ten (10) years in administration or management either in the public or private sector five (5) of which should be in senior Management as well as senior leadership development programme (SLDP) lasting less than 6weeks.
  • Should have attended a senior management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks at Kenya school of Government;
  • be a member of the relevant professional institution and be of good standing; 
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft package from a recognized institution; 
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; 
  • Be ordinary resident or have a permanent dwelling within Vihiga County.

Terms of Service; Contract Salary Scale:

The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to these positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission and other recognized CBAs as applicable.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidate should download the application for employment form “VCPSB/APP.01A-2018” on the official County website, fill and 
submit it together with copies of their National Identity/passport, Academic & Professional certificates and comply with Chapter Six requirements. 
The applications to reach the undersigned on or before 11th day of July, 2023. 

Please take note that;

  • County Government of Vihiga is an equal opportunity employer. 
  • Youth, Women and Persons Living with Disabilities, Marginalized and Minority Communities are encouraged to apply.
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification. 
  • Please be informed that Vihiga County Public Service Board DOES NOT USE AGENTS nor CHARGE ANY FEE for its services.

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