Meru County Department Directors, Accountants, Legal, Statistician Jobs in Kenya

The Meru County Government wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions as per the constitution of Kenya 2010 and section 451, 150 and 510 of the County Government Act No.17 of 2012.

Directors of Divisions in Respective County Departments.

The posts will be one in each of the following divisions:
  • Director of Public Works and Housing

  • Director of Medical Services
  • Director of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Director of Communication.
The Director will be answerable to the Chief Officer in the relevant Department and will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of the relevant division’s strategic plans, programmes and projects in collaboration with other departments and stakeholders;
  • Planning and supervision of the relevant division’s programmes and activities;
  • Organization, direction, control and co-ordination of the functions of the division;
  • Interpreting and applying National and County laws and other related statutes in the relevant division in line with the county goals and objectives;
  • Developing appropriate county departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for implementation of the mandate of the division;
  • Handling administrative, Human Resources and assets management issues;
  • Oversee preparation of annual work plans and financial budgets;
  • Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures;
  • Co-ordination of production, documentation and dissemination of the relevant division’s information;
  • Provide advice and guidance in recruiting, hiring and staff development;
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Officer;
Requirements for Appointment:
  • Be a holder of at least first degree from a recognized University in Kenya in the relevant field.
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than five (5) years in the field applied.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation.
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Devolution, the County development objectives and vision 2030.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
  • Be computer literate.
NB: Those who had applied earlier need not apply again.

Treasury Department

Senior Accountants (3 Posts)
  • 1st degree preferably Accounts/Finance/Economics;
  • CPA (K) and a member of ICPA (K);
  • Master’s degree in relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in public or private sector;
  • Conversant with variance analysis;
  • Conversant with budget and budgetary processes;
  • Capable of working with integrated financial management systems.
  • Petty cash payments;
  • IFMIS invoicing and approvals;
  • Approval of payment;
  • Revenue collection supervision;
  • Examination of payments;
  • General ledger IFMIS;
  • Encumbrance accounting and vote book control;
  • Supplier’s accounts reconciliations;
  • Debtors’ accounts;
  • Creditors’ accounts;
  • Petty cash reconciliations;
  • Bank reconciliations;
  • Fixed assets accounting;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Senior Management Accountant (1 Post)
  • 1st degree preferably Accounts/Finance;
  • CPA (K) and a member of ICPAK;
  • Masters Degree in relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years’ experience Public/ Private Sector;
  • Worked as a management accountant for over three (3) years in a busy institution;
  • Variance analysis skills;
  • Trend analysis capabilities;
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and to work under minimum supervision.
  • Preparation of management reports;
  • Advising on possible investment opportunities;
  • Project appraisals and costing;
  • Executing payments through IFMIS;
  • Approval of payments;
  • Supervision of revenue collection;
  • IFMIS invoicing;
  • Bank reconciliations;
  • Verification of payments;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Senior Statistician /Economist (1 Post)
  • At least 4 years in Public/Private Sector;
  • Holder of a degree from a recognized university in Statistics/Economics/ Actuarial science;
  • Master’s degree in relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Budget preparation and implementation;
  • Analysis of budget and variance;
  • Variance investigation;
  • Expenditure analysis;
  • Operating system appraisals;
  • Data collection and analysis;
  • Ability to conduct market surveys;
  • Time series analysis;
  • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.
Legal Department

Legal Assistants (2 Posts)

The legal assistants will report to the Head of Legal Department and will assist in the management and co-ordination of legal matters relating to the County.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Providing legal advice to the county government;
  • Interpreting relevant legislation and their implications to the County government;
  • Providing legislative support to the County government including preparation of briefs on legislation and amendments where appropriate;
  • Providing legal guidance to the county government;
  • Representing the county government in court when need arises;
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity within the county;
  • Ensuring implementation and realization of strategic plans and objectives in respect of the legal function;
  • Handling legal instruments;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the head of legal department.
  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Be a holder of Bachelor of law degree from a recognized institution;
  • Practiced in a public or private sector for a minimum of two (2) years;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Be computer literate.
Legal Clerk
  • Answerable to the Legal officer and legal assistant.
Duties and responsibilities:
  • Opening, filing and maintaining legal files;
  • Attending court to file pleadings;
  • Receiving court process under the guidance of counsel;
  • Serving court process.
  • At least a grade C+ at K.C.S.E;
  • At least 5 years experience in a busy law firm or a legal organization;
  • Must be computer literate;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Being a licensed court process server shall be an added advantage.
How to Apply:

All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left hand-side the position you are applying for and addressed to:

The Secretary,
County Public Service Board,
P.O. Box 120-60200,

Important information to all Applicants:
The applications should reach the Secretary on or before 21st February 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB. Applicants should seek clearance from:

Kenya Revenue Authority
Higher Education Loans Board
Criminal Investigation Department
Commission for Higher Education; For those with certificates from Private and foreign institutions.

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