VACANCY: MUNICIPAL MANAGER – JOB GROUP ‘Q’ (1 POST)  – ADVERT NO. 184/2021

Terms of Service      :      Five (5) year Term (non-renewable)

Salary Scale            :      Job Group ‘Q’

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

  • (i) Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • (ii) Be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Management, Public Administration, Business Management or any other relevant degree from a recognized institution; (Master’s Degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage);
  • Have at least seven (7) years of experience, two (2) of which must have been in senior management level in a reputable organization;
  • (iv) Be computer literate;
  • (v) Understand national goals, policies and development objectives of the Vision 2030;
  • (vi) Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of socio-economic dynamics in Nyandarua County;
  • Be a strategic thinker and results oriented;
  • (ix) Have a wide knowledge in Urban Development Policies and in Financial Management;
  • (x) Have a good understanding and interpretation of key Urban Areas and Cities Legislations and Policies, knowledge of Municipal Operations and the delegation of power; and
  • (xi) Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

Duties and Responsibilities

The holder of this office shall:

  • (i) Report to the Municipal Board in the implementation of the Board’s decisions as per the Urban Areas and Cities Act 2011 Section 20 and 21;
  • (ii) Be the Board Secretary and ex-officio member;
  • Exercise supervision over all departments and agencies of the Municipality and coordinate its activities;
  • (iv) Implement the decisions and functions of the Municipal Board;
  • (v) Be answerable to the Board as per Urban Areas and Cities Act 2011 Section 20 and 21;
  • (vi) Prepare and present an annual estimate of revenue and expenditure for the Board’s approval;
  • Be responsible for building and maintaining a strong alliance and a working relationship between the Board and the civil society, private sector and community-based organizations;
  • Prepare and submit to the Board an annual report on activities and accomplishments of the department and agencies comprising the executive branch of the municipality;
  • (ix) Enforce the provisions of the Charter, Municipal By-laws, and other Municipality decisions;
  • (x) Administer Municipality utilities and assets;
  • (xi) Support and encourage regional and intergovernmental cooperation;
  • Promote corporation among the Municipality Board, staff and the citizen in developing Municipality policies; and
  • Exercise other powers as may be prescribed by the Ol’Kalou Municipality Charter and other laws.

VACANCY: MEMBER, OL’KALOU MUNICIPAL BOARD (2 POSTS) ADVERT NO. 185/2021

Terms of Service      :      Five (5) year Term (non-renewable)

Salary Package        :     As determined by the SRC

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment as Member, Ol’Kalou Municipal Board, a candidate must:

  • Hold at least a Diploma from an institution recognized in Kenya;
  • Have a distinguished career in a medium level management position in either the private or public sector;
  • Hold at least five years’ post-qualification professional experience;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
  • Be a resident or has a permanent dwelling in the municipality; and
  • Be operating a business in the municipality or has lived in the municipality for at least five (5) years.

A person shall not be appointed as Member, Ol’Kalou Municipal Board if that person:

  • Is an un-discharged bankrupt;
  • Has been removed from office for contravening the Constitution or any other law;
  • Is not a citizen of Kenya; or
  • Has in the conduct of his or her affairs not met any statutory obligations

Duties and Responsibilities

The Member, Municipal Board shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversee the affairs of the Municipality;
  • Develop or adopt policies, plans, strategies and programmes and set targets for delivery of service;
  • Formulate and implement an integrated development plan;
  • Control land, land sub-division, land development and zoning by public and private sectors for any purposes within the framework of the spatial and Master Plans for the Municipality as delegated by the County Government of Nyandarua;
  • Promoting and undertaking infrastructural development and services within Municipality as delegated by the County Government of Nyandarua;
  • Develop and manage schemes, including site development in collaboration with the relevant national and county agencies;
  • Maintain a comprehensive database and information system of the administration and provide public access thereto upon payment of a nominal fee to be determined by the Board;
  • Administer and regulate its internal affairs;
  • Implement applicable national and county legislation;
  • Enter into such contracts, partnerships or joint ventures as it may consider necessary for the discharge of its functions;
  • Monitor and where appropriate, regulate municipal services where those services are provided by service providers other than the Municipal Board;
  • Prepare its budget for approval by the County Executive Committee and administer the budget as approved;
  • Collect rates, taxes levies, duties, fees and surcharges on fees as may be delegated by the County Government of Nyandarua;
  • Settle and implement tariff, rates and tax and debt collection policies as delegated by the County Government of Nyandarua;
  • Monitor the impact and effectiveness of any services, policies, programmes or plans;
  • Establish, implement and monitor Performance Management Systems;
  • Promote a safe and healthy environment;
  • Facilitate and regulate public transport; and
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated to the Board by the County Government of Nyandarua or as may be provided for by any written law.

Term of Office

A Member of the Municipal Board shall hold office for a term of five (5) years, non-renewable, on a part-time basis.