County Secretary (U133)

Closing Date

Nov 24, 2017


CGG 1/2017 County Secretary
Job Group T

The County Secretary shall be the head of County Public Service and secretary to the County Executive Committee.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for arranging the business and keeping the minutes of the County Executive Committee meetings.
  • Convey the decisions of the County Executive Committee to the appropriate persons or institutions.
  • Provide Strategic policy directions to improve service delivery.
  • Perform functions on the delegated authority from the County Public Service Board as per article 86 (1) of the County Government Act No.12 of 2012.
  • Establish and develop collaboration with the National government ministries or departments, partners and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Perform any other function as may be directed by the Governor and the County Executive Committee.

Job Qualifications

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen below the age of 60 years.
  • Be a holder of a first degree in any of the following disciplines; public administration or management from Universities recognized in Kenya.
  • Master’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate leadership and management capacity including but not limited to knowledge of public financial management and strategic management.
  • Be conversant with the constitution of Kenya and all the devolution laws.
  • Have ability to work in a multi ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Have capacity to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to National values and principles of governance as outlined in articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of both the county and national goals, policies development strategies as well as Vision 2030.
  • Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than ten (10) years in senior administration and management.
  • Satisfy the requirement of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
The County Secretary will hold the office on Contract terms for a nonrenewable period of six (6) years on full time basis and subject satisfactory conduct and work performance.

Your application should include the following: a cover letter, detailed and up to date CV that include your contact details and details of current remuneration.

Kindly attach the following documents: a copy of your National Identity Card/Passport, copies of Academic and Professional Certificates, testimonials, registrations, and current statutory clearances: KRA, HELB, EACC, CRB and CID (certificate of good conduct).

P.O BOX 6416 - 00100,
Nairobi, Kenya
Please note that:
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted;
  • Garissa County is an equal opportunity employer that values and encourages applications from women and persons with special needs

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