Public Service Commission
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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, Land Reclamation
One (1) Post
Salary Scale: Ksh.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) served in the grade of Deputy Director of Land Reclamation(CSG 6) for a minimum period of three (3) years;
(ii) a Bachelor degree in any of the following disciplines: – Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Hydrology, Geography, Geology, Economics, Community Development, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Water Engineering from a recognized institution;
(iii) a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Hydrology, Geography, Geology, Economics, Community Development, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Water Engineering, Statistics, Pest Management, Rural Development or Project Planning and Management from a recognized institution;
(iv) a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
(v) demonstrated a high degree of professional competence, managerial, administrative capability in work performance; and
(vi) exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and objectives and ability to relate them to the land reclamation function
NOTE: In addition to the above requirements, for appointment to this grade an Engineer must be registered by the Engineers Professional body
Duties and Responsibilities
The Director, Land Reclamation will be responsible to the Principal Secretary for overall administrative, management and coordinating functions of the department. Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –
(i) Overseeing the formulation and implementation of policies and strategies;
(ii) Mobilizing resources for land reclamation programmes;
(iii) Supervising national land degradation assessment and rehabilitation programmes;
(iv) Setting guidelines and standards on land reclamation and rehabilitation;
(v) Ensuring safe custody of data and information systems;
(vi) Supervising monitoring and evaluation of the impact of land rehabilitation programmes;
(vii) Establishing linkages with stakeholders, national, regional and international organizations and institutions involved in research, training and development programmes on land reclamation;
(viii) Approving community action plans into the departmental development programmes;
(ix) Promoting public-private partnership; and empowering communities in developing their local resources.
(x) developing, implementing and realizing the department’s Strategic Plan and objectives; preparing and implementing the department’s performance contract and appraising systems; managing and accounting for the finances and assets of the department; ensuring operational accountability; and overall managing and developing of staff.
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).