Assistant Director Physical Planning at Nyamira County Public Service Board

Application Ends: March 24, 2023
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Job Description

Requirements for appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Have a first degree in any of the following disciplines: Physical Planning, Urban and Regional Planning from a recognized university in Kenya;
  • A Master’s degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage;
  • At least Six (6) years’ experience in the field of physical planning in the grade of principal physical Planner.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, the county development objectives and Vision 2030;
  • Be conversant with policy formulation and implementation;
  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented;
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity;
  • Member of Planners Professional Body (KIP or AAK, Town Planners chapter);
  • Knowledge in GIS will be an added advantage; and
  • Be computer literate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development, implementation and evaluation of the relevant division strategic plan, programs and projects in collaboration with other departments and stakeholders;
  • Planning and supervision of the physical planning department’s programs and activities;
  • Organization, direction, control and the co-ordination of the tasks of the physical planning department;
  • Interpreting and applying national and county laws and other related statutes in the physical planning department in line with the county goals and objectives;
  • Developing appropriate county departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for the implementation of the mandate of the physical planning department;
  • Handling administrative, human resource and asset 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; and
  • Provide advice and guidance in recruiting, hiring and staff development.