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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).
JOB GROUP “R” – ONE 
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
HOW TO APPLY
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:
Trans-Nzoia County Public Service Board
P.O. Box 4210, 30200
CPSB.1 (2020) form can be downloaded at http://www.transnzoia.go.ke/notices
For a candidate to meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution,
he/she must have the following clearances:
- Certificate of good conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID);
- Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
- A tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
- A certificate from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC); and
- 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.