Pursuant to the provisions of The County Governments Act, No.17 of 2012 Section 35 and 36 the Office of the Governor wishes to consider applications from highly qualified, results-oriented and self motivated Kenyan citizens for appointment to the following positions:


The County Executive Committee Members will head the following departments. The applicant MUST specify the department for which they wish to head.

  1. Agriculture, Livestock, Food and Fisheries
  2. Finance
  3. Business, Energy and Industry
  4. Physical Planning, Lands, Housing and Urban Development
  5. Environment, Water and Irrigation and Natural Resources
  6. Health and Sanitation
  7. Education, ICT and Human Resources Development
  8. Economic Planning and Development
  9. Public Works, Roads and Transport
  10. Tourism, Culture, Arts and Sports.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To supervise the administration and delivery of services in the respective departments of the county government and all decentralized units and agencies in the county.
  • Implement county legislation.
  • Implement within the county, national legislation to the extent that the legislation so requires.
  • Manage and coordinate the functions of the county administration and its department.
  • Provide the county assembly with the full and regular reports on matters relating to the county.
  • May advise the governor on matters within his/her area of jurisdiction.

Requirements for Appointment to this position, the person


  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Be in possession of a first degree from a University recognized in Kenya.
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
  • Have knowledge, experience and distinguished career of

not less than five years in the field relevant to the portfolio of the department to which the person is seeking to be considered.

  • Possess adequate knowledge of organization and functions of Government Understanding the diversity, challenges and opportunities within the County.
  • Should not hold any other State or Public Office.
  • Be conversant with the Constitution of Kenya and all the devolution laws
  • Be a visionary and strategic thinker.
  • Have the ability to work in a multi- ethnic and multi- cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the County Government achieve her vision.

County Executive Committee Members to send their applications to:

The Governor,

County Government of Kisumu,

P.O. Box 2738-40100




The Chief Officer will head the following portfolios. The applicant MUST specify the portfolios for which they wish to head.

  1. Governance, Public Service, Security and Disaster Management
  1. Policy Delivery, Strategic Planning and Public Communication
  1. Agriculture and Food
  2. Livestock and Fisheries
  3. Finance
  4. Business, Energy and Industry
  5. Physical Planning and Lands
  6. Housing and Urban Development
  7. Environment and Natural Resources
  8. Water and Irrigation
  9. Public Health
  10. Medical and Biomedical Services
  11. Education, Human Resource Development and ICT
  12. Women and Youth Affairs and Social Services
  13. Economic Planning and Development
  14. Public Works and Roads
  15. Transport
  16. Tourism, Culture, Arts and Sports

Duties and Responsibilities

Answerable to the County Executive Committee Member for the respective department in successfully fulfilling the Department’s mandate, the Chief Officer will:

i.Perform general administration and coordination of the Department.

ii.Oversee management of finances, preparation and submission of budget estimates, annual plans and programs.

iii. Develop and implement strategic sector plans and performance management.

iv.Formulate and implement policies and plans that conforms to Governor’s manifesto, County strategic plan and Vision 2030 and Kisumu Economic Social Council (KECOSOC) vision 2040

v.Promote National Values and Principles of Good Governance as outlined in Article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya.

vi.Oversee the implementation and monitoring of performance and management system.

vii. Demonstrate through understanding of devolution

including the diversity within the County, the County

development objectives and Vision 2030.

viii. Be the Authorized officer of the Department as defined in

the County Service Board Act/PSCK Act Cap. 185 (Rev. 2012).

  1. Be the Accounting Officer of the Department as defined in

the Public Financial Management Act 2012.

  1. Be responsible for Policy Development and

Implementation for efficient and effective Management of

the Department.

  1. Be responsible for Co-ordination and Supervision of the


xii. Provide Effective Leadership in promoting development

and implementation of the provisions of the Constitution

of Kenya (2010) and relevant Acts of Kisumu County

Assembly in all aspects related to the Department.

xiii. Efficient management of the day to day operations and

administration of human resources in the department.

xiv. Efficient utilization of funds and other County

Government resources placed at the disposal of thedepartment by the County Assembly.

  1. Give effect to lawful directives of County Executive

Member of the Department and keeping him/her informed

of all important activities and events connected with the


Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen
  2. Be a holder of a first degree in the relevant field from a

university recognized in Kenya

iii. A Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.

  1. Be a member of the relevant professional body and in

good standing.

  1. Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of

not less than Five (5) years in the specific area, three of

which should be at senior managerial level.

  1. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the


vii. Have capacity to work under pressure and meet strict


Chief Officers to send their applications to:

The secretary:

County Public Service Board,

County Government of Kisum P.O. Box 7792 – 40100


Terms of Service: Service Contract

Salary: As prescribed by SRC

Applicants are required to get clearance from the following

institutions to meet requirements of Chapter Six of The

Constitution of Kenya:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Credit Reference Bureau.

Copies of these clearances MUST be attached to the


How to Apply:

Applicants should submit their applications together with

copies of their detailed curriculum Vitae, Academic and

Professional Certificates, Testimonials, National Identity Card

or Passport, and clearance certificates indicating the position

applied for on top of the envelope to the respective addresses

provided above.

Hand delivered applications for County Executive Committee

Members can be submitted at the Office of The Governor

located at the Prosperity House, Former Nyanza Provincial

Headquarters, 2nd Floor (County Secretary’s Office)

Kisumu County residents are required to indicate their SubCounty.


Women, Youth and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be received on or by 19th September 2017.