Kirinyaga County
 

Office of the Governor
 

Design of Kirinyaga County Flag, Coat of Arms and Slogan Competition
 

Background
 

In line with the constitution of Kenya 2010 and the County Government Act, No. 17 of 2012 section (4) we wish to invite the public to participate in designing the Kirinyaga County Flag, County coat of Arms and Slogan. 


The same act stipulates requirements to guide the design of the above as follows:

  • A County symbol shall not be the same as or bear a likeness or similarity to a national symbol
  • The designs should not infringe on any copyright and contestants will indemnify Kirinyaga County against any infringement

Kirinyaga County performs various functions guided by core principles in delivery of services which include public participation, transparency, accountability and integrity. 


The functions are set out in the 4th schedule of the constitution of Kenya.


Eligibility
 

i. Entrants must be Kenyan citizens and Kirinyaga county residents are encouraged to apply
 

ii. The contest is open to individuals and organized teams but not any corporate entities
 

iii. Entrants must be eighteen years and above
 

Entry guidelines
 

1. The entrants are required to collect an entry form from Kirinyaga County Office of the interim County Secretary
 

2. Entrants must not submit more than one entry in each category
 

3. There is no fee to enter the contest
 

4. Please note that once a winner has been selected and awarded, Kirinyaga County shall retain copyright and all intellectual property rights
 

5. The design should reflect the socio-cultural and economic aspirations of Kirinyaga County
 

6. Submissions of the proposed designs should be in full color measuring 28*20cm and in high resolutions (pixels)


Prizes
 

The winner in each category will be announced through the press and will be awarded as follows
 

a) Kirinyaga County Coat of arms and slogan. Winner cash prize kshs. 50,000 and certificate, first run up kshs 30,000 and a certificate second run up Kshs 20,000 and a certificate
 

b) Kirinyaga County flag: winner cash prize kshs 50,000 and certificate, first run up kshs 30,000 and a certificate second run up Kshs 20,000 and a certificate.
 

The Interim County Secretary
Kirinyaga County
P.O. Box 254
Kerugoya
 

OR email kirinyagacounty2013@gmail.com
County Government of Kilifi
 

Invitation to participate in a Competition for designing of County Symbols for the County Government of Kilifi
 

The office of the Governor of Kilifi County wishes to develop County Symbols through Competition by Creative and innovative artists and designers. 


This is a requirement as stipulated in the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012 section 4 which have the said symbols, developed through Public participation.
 

These symbols are:
 

1. County Flag
 

2. County Coat of arms
 

3. County Seal
 

The features in the County Symbols must capture the diversity and social economic potential of the County which would include but not limited to:

  • County Unity and Cultural diversity
  • Tourism (the Indian Ocean, Marine life and the beaches along the ocean)
  • Agriculture (farming including coconut farming, irrigation and livestock)
  • Education and Human Resource Development (including sports, culture and performing arts)
  • Resilient, hardworking and hopeful communities.

The designs presented will be subjected to public views after which the winning designs will be adopted.


The winners will be awarded in order of merit as follows: -
 

First position: Kshs. 100,0001=
 

Second position: Kshs. 50,000I
 

Third position: Kshs. 30,000/
 

The following terms and condition will apply:
 

1. The competition is open to the public
 

2. Each entry must present the three symbols
 

3. Any material, graphic, software or otherwise submitted by the entrant in the competition shall belong and remain the property of the County Government of Kilifi.
 

4. A panel of experts will be appointed by the Governor to evaluate submissions and select the best three entries
 

5. The decision of the experts will be final
 

6. The County Government of Kilifi will communicate the outcome of the competition to all entrants.
 

Designs should be presented in plain sealed envelopes clearly marked “Symbols of Kilifi County”. 


The designs with a CD should be submitted to the undersigned so as to reach him on or before Friday, 24th May 2013
 

Interim County Secretary
County Government of Kilifi
P.O Box 519 - 80180, 

Kilifi
Farm Manager for a family owned 900 acre mixed farm in the mid Rift Valley. 


Preferable experience with cereals, sheep & potatoes. 


Would suit a couple.
 

Terms dependent on experience.
 

Email covering letter & CV to: highlandsfarmkenya@gmail.com
Graphic Designers
 

Job Ref. HR-GD-05-13
 

Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, electronics and digital media. 


It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, and seeks to consolidate this position by recruiting Graphic Designers for our Advertising Department.
 

Key result areas will include:

  • Generating creative adverts and layouts for the newspaper within set deadlines;
  • Interpreting and translating situations and ideas into graphics;
  • Downloading graphics from agents servers and sites and translating them into Usable formats;
  • Liaising closely with other graphic sections in the Group for synergies;
  • Keeping abreast of development in the graphics world through reading, research and Consulting.

Competencies:

  • Good Interpersonal Skills;
  • Customer Service oriented.

Skills, knowledge and experience requirement:

  • University Degree in Graphic Design;
  • Good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (In design, Photoshop, Illustrator);
  • 2 to 3 years working experience;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and cope with pressure and tight deadlines.

If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed CV online to http://careers.nationmedia.com on or before 17th May 2013.
 

N/B: We shall only contact the shortlisted candidates.
News Presenter / Reporter
 

Job Ref: HR-NPR-05-2013
 

Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media.


It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. 


We are seeking to recruit an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of News Presenter/Reporter.
 


The successful candidate will strengthen the capability of the staff of Nation Broadcasting Division for its Easy FM Radio Station. 


We invite journalists who are media savvy with strong creativity and know how on cutting edge. 


If you are seeking to work in an exciting environment that nurtures creativity, then this is an opening available for you.


Key result areas will include:

  • Presentation of news by making oneself presentable, audible and use of acceptable language and delivery skills;
  • Taking instructions and briefs from the News Editor on stories to be covered;
  • Researching and developing scripts for news;
  • Presenting news at the top of the hour.

Skills, knowledge and experience requirement:

  • A university degree and/or a Diploma in the relevant field;
  • A strong command of English – written and spoken;
  • Excellent understanding of journalistic standards and media laws;
  • Thorough knowledge of current affairs;
  • Be able to work effectively under pressure, react quickly, and meet tight deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated track record of teamwork;
  • Experience as a News Presenter will be an added advantage.

Your application should be accompanied by:

  • A short voice demo;
  • A short essay on the benefits and challenges facing the radio industry in Kenya today.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may email their applications and detailed CVs online to: http://careers.nationmedia.com on or before 27th May, 2013.
 

Note: We shall only contact the shortlisted applicants.
Embu County Government


Office of the Governor


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The Office of the Governor, Embu County, wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions in the Embu County Public Service Board
 

1. Chairperson, Embu County Public Service Board
 

(1 Post)
 

Salary Scale: 132,249 – 232,960 p.m.
 

House Allowance: Kshs. 70,000 p.m.
 

Commuter Allowance: Kshs 24,000 p.m.
 

Terms of Service: Contract
 

Duties and Responsibilities
 

The Duties and Responsibilities of the Chairperson will be to:
 

(a) Appoint persons to hold or act in office of Public County Offices including in the Boards of Urban areas within the County and to confirm appointments.
 

(b) Prepare regular reports for admissions to the County Assembly on the execution of the functions of the Board.
 

(c) Promote in the County Public Service the values and principles referred to in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
 

(d) Evaluate and report to the County Assembly on the extent to which the values and principles referred to in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 are complied with in the County Public Service.
 

(e) Facilitate the development of coherent, integrated Human Resource Planning and Budgeting for personnel emolument in the County.
 

(f) Make recommendations to the salaries and remunerations Commission on behalf of the County Government, on the remuneration, pensions and gratuities for County Public Service employees.
 

Requirement for Appointment
 

For appointment to this position the candidate must:
 

(a) Be a Kenyan Citizen.
 

(b) Be a holder of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya. (A Master’s degree in Human Resource Management/ Business Administration/Public Administration will be added advantage)
 

(c) Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and Integrity.
 

(d) Have knowledge and a working experience of not less ten (10) years in Human Resource Management and Administration.
 

(e) Be a professional who demonstrates absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.
 

(f) Understand the diversity within the County.
 

(g) Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the County Government achieve her vision.
 

Once appointed, the Chairperson shall not hold any other State or Public Office.
 

2. Secretary of the Embu County Public Service Board 


(1 Post)
 

Salary Scale: Kshs. 114,543 – 152,060 p.m.
 

House Allowance: Kshs. 20,000 p.m.
 

Commuter Allowance: Kshs 16,000 p.m.

Terms of Service: Contract
 

Duties and Responsibilities
 

The secretary to the board is the link between the board members and the secretariat and is accountable to the board for:
 

(a) Preparing and circulating minutes and agenda of the board meetings
 

(b) Developing annual work plan for the board with the guidance of the chairperson;
 

(c) Conveying the decisions of the Board; and
 

(d) Providing guidance and advice to the Secretariat on matters of ethics and good governance.
 

Requirement for Appointment
 

For appointment to this position, a candidate must:
 

b) Be a Kenyan Citizen.
 

c) Be a holder of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya. (A Master’s degree in Human Resource Management/ Business Administration/Public Administration will be added advantage)
 

d) Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on Leadership and Integrity.
 

e) Have knowledge and working experience of not less than ten (10) years.
 

f) Be a professional who demonstrates absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.
 

g) Understand the diversity within the county.
 

h) Be capable to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
 

i) Be a Certified Public Secretary of good professional standing.


Once appointed, the Secretary shall not hold any other State or Public Office.


How to Apply:
 

Each application should be accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card of Passport and other relevant supporting documents.
 

All applications should be clearly marked “Application for the position of either: Chairman, Embu County Public Service Board; OR Secretary, Embu County Public Service Board” (as the case may be) on the envelope and addressed to:
 

The Interim County Secretary
Embu County, 

P.O Box 36 – 60100, 

Embu
 

Applications may also be hand delivered to the Office of the Interim County Secretary, Town Hall (Former Municipal Council of Embu), 1st floor, Room No. 30, so as to reach him not later than Friday, 17th May, 2013.
 

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
 

David N. Kanji
Interim County Secretary
Embu County

Nairobi City County
 

Office of the Governor
 

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County Public Service Board
 

Article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 provides for the staffing of County Governments.


Further the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012 Section 57 provides for the establishment of the County Public Service Board


I. Secretary

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and abolish offices in the county public service
  • Appoint persons to hold or act in the Public County Offices including on the boards of urban areas within the county and to confirm appointments.
  • Exercise disciplinary control over, and remove persons holding or acting in those offices as provided for under this part.
  • Prepare regular reports for submission to the county assembly on the execution of the functions of the board.
  • Promote in the county public service the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
  • Evaluate and report to the county assembly on the extent to which the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 are complied within the county public service.
  • Facilitate the development of coherent, integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in the county.
  • Advise the county government on human resource management and development
  • Advise the county government on implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in the county.
  • Make recommendations to the salaries and remuneration commission, on behalf of the county government, on the remuneration, pensions and gratuities for county public service employees.

Requirements and Qualifications
 

For appointment to this position, the Person should:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Be in possession of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Have a working experience of not less than five years.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.
  • Be a professional who demonstrates absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct
  • Understand the diversity within the County.
  • Be a visionary and a strategic thinker
  • Have the capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the County Government achieve its vision.

NB: A master’s degree will be an added advantage
 

II. Member 


(2 Positions)
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and abolish offices in the county public service
  • Appoint persons to hold or act in the Public County Offices including on the boards of urban areas within the county and to confirm appointments.
  • Exercise disciplinary control over and removal of persons holding or acting in those offices as provided for under this part.
  • Prepare regular reports for submission to the county assembly on the execution of the functions of the board.
  • Promote in the county public service the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
  • Evaluate and report to the county assembly on the extent to which the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 are complied within the county public service.
  • Facilitate the development of coherent, integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in the county.
  • Advise the county government on human resource management and development
  • Advise the county government on implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in the county.
  • Make recommendations to the salaries and remuneration commission, on behalf of the county government, on the remuneration, pensions and gratuities for county public service employees.

Requirements/ Qualifications
 

For appointment to this position, the person should:

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Be in possession of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Have a working experience of not less than five years.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.
  • Be a professional who demonstrate absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.
  • Understand the diversity within the County.
  • Be a visionary and a strategic thinker.
  • Have the capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the County Government achieve its vision.

NB: A master’s degree will be an added advantage
 

How to Apply
 

a. Each application should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents.
 

b. All applications should be clearly marked “Application for the position of Chairman County Public Service Board “or” Application for the position of The Secretary County Public Service Board” (as the case may be) on the envelope and submitted in any one of the following ways:
 

1. Posted applications should be addressed to:
 

The interim County Secretary,
Nairobi County,
P.O. Box 30075-00100,
Nairobi.
 

2. Manual applications should be delivered to the reception desk at ground floor, of the Office of the Governor Nairobi County, located in City Hall.
 

3. On line applications should be emailed to: hrm@nairobi.go.ke
 

The applications should reach the Interim County Secretary on or before 16th May, 2013
 

Note: - Only shortlisted and successful candidates shall be contacted.
 

Interested applicants are expected to get clearance from:

  • Criminal Investigations Department (certificate of good conduct)
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Kenya Revenue Authority

Applicants MUST submit copies of these clearance certificates together with the application.
 

Remuneration will be commensurate with those published by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission
 

Nairobi County is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and persons with disabilities to apply.
Applications are invited for Experienced Academic Research Writers who are willing to work from home immediately.

Basically, the work entails doing research and preparing original, high-quality, and plagiarism-free academic projects for international clients.

The range of projects to be undertaken include: dissertations, thesis, research papers, research proposals, term papers, book/article/movie reviews, annotated bibliographies, essays (all types), resumes, etc.

Requirements

  • One must have a computer and reliable internet access.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (continuing students with a good grasp of written English will also be considered).
  • At least two samples of work previously done.
  • One also has to be able to work within given deadlines.
  • Excellent English grammar and writing skills
  • Self motivated well disciplined and mature person.
  • Deadline and target oriented individuals. Should demonstrate a deeper understanding of academic research-writing.
  • Should be flexible and ready to work for long hours and at odd times of the day.
  • Should demonstrate a deeper understanding of the common academic referencing styles, i.e., APA, MLA, Harvard, and Chicago/Turabian.
  • Should demonstrate a deeper understanding of plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Writers will be paid KES 200 for per page though it might go higher depending on quality of papers submitted and level of experience.

All qualified applicants to send their CVs/Resumes, plus a sample APA & MLA of your written work to Leakeyresearch@yahoo.com

Pursuant to the County Government Act No.17 of 2012 section 45, the County government of West Pokot invites applications from highly qualified persons from the Public, Private and Civil Society for the following advertised positions.

Chief Officers 
(10 Post). Job Ref: WPC/05/2013

Duties and responsibilities.
  • Shall be responsible to the Governor through the County Secretary.
  • Ensure efficiency in the management of the County resources within their respective departments.
  • Shall be the accounting officer within the respective departments.
  • Ensure that the department aligns its services delivery to the priorities and objectives set out in the county policies and plans.
  • Shall be the authorized officer in respect of the exercise of delegated power.
  • Shall be responsible for the administration of functions executions, appraisals, monitoring and evaluation of activities within the department.
For appointment as a member of the county Public Service board, a person should 
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Have minimum qualifications of a Bachelor’s Degree from recognized University.
  • Have a working experience of not less than five (5) years at a managerial level.
  • Must be a professional who adheres to the relevant professional code of conduct,
  • Be able to provide strategic leadership within the county department.
  • Be ready to work for long hours to meet set deadlines without supervision
  • Satisfies the provisions of Chapter six of the Kenya constitution 2010.
  • Understand the diversity within the county.
N.B. A Master’s degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.

Note

Remuneration for this position will be determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).

Vast experience in public sector management will be an added advantage

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted and are expected to seek clearance from:-
  1. Criminal Investigation Department.
  2. Ethics and anti-corruption commission
  3. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  4. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
How to apply

All applications should submit together with detailed Curriculum Vitae (C.V), a copy of ID/passport, copies of certificates, testimonies and any other supporting documents.

Applications from the county should indicate their respective wards

All hard copies applications should be delivered in a sealed envelopes clearly marked “Application for Chief Officer” quoting the JOB REF NUMBER and addressed to

The Interim County Secretary,
County Government of West Pokot,
P.O. Box 6-30600,
Kapenguria.

OR. Hand delivered to the reception desk (and signed for) at the West Pokot Governor’s office in Kapenguria

OR an Online application stating the job title and job reference number at the title bar with scanned copies of certificates to gwestpokotcounty@live.com

The application should reach the interim County Secretary of west Pokot on or before Friday 24th May 2013.
The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya)


Vacancy Re- Advertisement


Position: Deputy Executive Director


ICJ Kenya seeks to fill the vacancy as detailed below. Suitably qualified Kenyans are invited to apply.


Overall Purpose of the Job

  • To deputize the Executive Director in the development of strategic direction of the organization.
  • To deputize the Executive Director in the provision of leadership and management of ICJ Kenya operations.
  • To assist the Executive Director in the development of concrete interventions in discharging ICJ Kenya’s mandate.

Duties

  • To initiate policy proposals for consideration by Council
  • To raise funds and negotiate grants
  • To liaise with Government, NGOs and International agencies on matters touching on ICJ Kenya’s mandate
  • To act as Secretary to the Council and the Executive Committee
  • To act as an official spokesperson and PR officer for the Organization (under the delegation of the Executive Director or direction from Council).
  • To initiate, prepare and promote membership activities.
  • To take overall responsibility for the implementation of the Strategic Plan.
  • To lead a team of professionals and support staff at the Secretariat.
  • To ensure all legal obligations of ICJ Kenya are fulfilled.
  • To work with the Programme Management Team in designing strategic goals and objectives of the organization.
  • To represent the organization at human rights meetings and conferences where designated to do so.
  • To maintain close and constructive relationships with regional partners to ensure smooth running of programmes.
  • To edit donor reports and grant proposals to ensure consistency and adherence to donor guidelines.

Qualifications

  • LLM or its equivalent from a reputable Institution.
  • LL.B from a reputable Institution.
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Posses over 5 years experience working with non – governmental organisations

Skills


Candidates should be hard working, dynamic and self-motivated, with excellent interpersonal skills and good writing skills.


Qualified candidates should send in their applications to be received not later than 31st May 2013, addressed to the 


Executive Director

P.O. Box 59743-00200 Nairobi 


or email info@icj-kenya.org

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