Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board – County Director (Culture and Tourism).

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Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacancies:

County Director (Culture and Tourism).


POST ADVERT NO. 23/2021/2022

Salary scale: Ksh.115, 290 x 5,770 – 121,060 x 6,050 – 127,110 x 6,240 – 133,350 x 6,420 – 139,770 x 6,610 – 146,380 x6, 790 – 153,170 p.m.

The  Director  Culture  and  Sports  will  be  responsible  to  the  Chief  Officer  in  charge  of Gender, Youth, Sports, Culture and Tourism for effective coordination of the directorate and field activities.  

Specific duties and responsibilities

(i) Coordinating the establishment of the County Council for Culture and Heritage, Endowment Fund of cultural practitioners; ensuring implementation of programmes of national policy on culture and heritage;

(ii) Identifying strategies for the promotion of Kiswahili, indigenous language and other languages;

(iii) Monitoring and evaluating cultural programmes and preparing periodic reports;

(iv) Coordinating  the  establishment  and  management  of  community  cultural centers, art galleries and research institutes; 

(v) Liaising with stakeholders to forge partnership for involvement and participation in cultural programmes;

(vi) Ensuring  that  capacity  building  workshops,  seminars,  symposia,  exhibitions, concerts, festivals, competitions, and research, meeting and disbursement of cultural grants are undertaken;

(vii) Verifying and validating documentation of viable elements of intangible cultural heritage for inscription and safeguarding; 

(viii)  Validating the list of recommended persons for awards and honors as national heroes and heroines;

(ix) Preparing cultural cooperation agreements; 

(x) Participating  in  cultural  cooperation  protocol  meetings  and  organizing  local, regional and international cultural exchange programmes; and offering consultancy services on cultural matters.

In addition, the Director will be responsible for developing and implementing departmental budget and strategic/work plans; preparing the department’s performance management systems and contracts; and deployment, training and development of staff in the department.

Requirement for Appointment 

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:- 

(i) Served in the grade of Senior Assistant Director of Culture or comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years; 

(ii) Hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Archeology, Creative Arts, Theatre Arts, Music, Fine Arts, Kiswahili and Literary Studies, Political Science, Psychology,  indigenous  languages,  Tourism  or  Tourism  Management  or  its equivalent from a recognized institution; 

(iii) Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Archeology, Creative Arts, Music, Fine Arts, Literature, Theatre and Film Studies, Kiswahili and Literary Studies, Kiswahili, Linguistics (African Languages), Psychology, Political Science, International Relations, Cultural Tourism or its equivalent from a recognized institution; 

(iv) Attended a Strategic Leadership Development Course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution; 

(v) Certificate in computer applications; and 

(vi) Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional  competence  in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to cultural function. 

(vii) Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya. 

Terms of Service: Contract/ P&P


A  duly  filled  CPSB.1  (2020)  form,  written  application,  CV,  copies  of  certificates, testimonials and National Identity Card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side, the position being applied for and addressed to:

The Secretary,

Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board

P.O. Box 4210, 30200


CPSB.1 (2020) form can be downloaded at

For  a  candidate  to  meet  the  requirements  of  Chapter  6  of  the  Constitution,

he/she must have the following clearances: 

  1. Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID); 
  2. Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  3. A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  4. A certificate from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC); and
  5. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

 Copies of the above certificates MUST be attached to the applications for Job Groups H and above.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Trans Nzoia County Public Service Board does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment and selection process.

Our official communication channels are email address or and phone number: 0713635352, 0110005315 only.

All  applications  should  reach  the  Board  Secretary,  Trans-Nzoia  County  Public  Service Board, Board’s Offices situated after Mt. Elgon Hospital next to the Kenya Red  Cross Offices on or before 26th November, 2021.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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