Governor Sonko on Wednesday announced vacancies of 10 Chief Officers positions, County Secretary and the Director of Procurement.
City Hall called upon all eligible applicants who must be Kenyan Citizens to submit their application forms online or hand them in physically before June 24, 2019, through the outgoing County Public Service Board.
A Chief Officer is an accounting and authorized officer, who is responsible to the respective County Executive Committee Member.
To be a Chief Officer, the applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a university recognized in Kenya.
Also, one must have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the Nairobi City County Manifesto and County Integrated Development Programme (CIDP).
Major functions of Chief Officers include day to day administration of their respective departments, providing strategic policy direction for effective service delivery within the department. They also implement policies and programmes within the department.
For one to qualify for the County Secretary(CS) position, one must have a Bachelor’s Degree from a university recognized in Kenya and be in possession of a Master’s Degree in Human Resource.
One must also have work experience of not less than 10 years; five of which should be in administration and management.
The CS is the Secretary to the County Executive Committee.
Duties of the county secretary include coordination of county state functions and ensuring efficient management of resources. They also provide direction and guidance to public officers in the county.
The County Secretary is normally vetted by the County Assembly Committee on Appointments which also vets the CECs and County Attorney.
For the Director of Procurement position, one must have served for at least 10 years in Supply Chain Management and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from a university recognized in Kenya.
(S)he must also be conversant with modern computer packages used in Supply Chain Management and demonstrate an understanding of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005.
The same applies to the Deputy Director of Procurement who must have served for at least seven years in Supply Chain Management.
Sonko sent 30 Nairobi county procurement staff on forced leave in 2018 for allegedly inflating prices and issuing Local Purchase Orders without the necessary approval.