Public Service Commission
Our Vision: A citizen-centric public service
Our Mission: To reform and transform the public service for efficient and effective service delivery.
Vacant Positions in the Public Service
Ministry of Water & Sanitation and Irrigation
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.
Director / Chief Engineer (Irrigation and Drainage)
One (1) Post
Salary Scale: Ksh. p.m. 132,000 – Ksh.195,410 p.m.
Terms of service: Permanent & Pensionable/Contract
Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade a candidate must have;
(i) a cumulative Service of Twenty (20) years in the Irrigation and Drainage field or any other related field, Five (5) years of which should have been in the grade of Assistant Director/Chief Superintending Engineer (Irrigation and Drainage) J/G “CSG 7” and above;
(ii) a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering, Soil Water and Environmental Engineering, Environmental and Bio-Systems Engineering, Biomechanical and Processing Engineering or Soil and Water Engineering from a recognized institution,
(iii) a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Systems, Land & Water Engineering and Management, Soil and Water Engineering, Environmental Engineering and management, Water Resources Engineering or Irrigation Engineering from a recognized institution
(iv) been registered as an Engineer with Engineers Professional Body
(v) corporate membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
(vi) a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution
(vii) demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to the irrigation and drainage function.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Chief Engineer (Irrigation) will be responsible to the Irrigation Secretary for policy formulation, planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling the Irrigation function.
Specific duties and responsibilities at this level; will entail: –
(i) reviewing, interpreting and application of the Irrigation policy; coordination, regulation of irrigation stakeholders;
(ii) providing guidance on all matters related to irrigation development; liaising with development partners and other relevant stakeholders in irrigation development;
(iii) facilitating and promoting research and technology transfer in irrigation; and
(iv) developing and overseeing the implementation of departmental strategic plan: , review of annual work plans , budgets a and managing departmental operations
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website www.publicservice.go.ke or jobs portal www.psckjobs.go.ke
(i) Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
(ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
(vii) Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Applications should reach the Commission on or before 11th May, 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).