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Great Opportunity in GIS and Urban Planning in Kenya

Great Opportunity in GIS and Urban Planning in Kenya

Hello Dear GIS Experts ,

Again a great opportunity in GIS and Urban Planning domain in Kenya .
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REPUBLIC OF KENYA
COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF TANA RIVER
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
P.O.BOX 181-70101, HOLA
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The County Public Service Board of Tana River pursuant to section 66 of the County
Government Act, 2012 wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the
following vacant positions:-
1. DEPUTY DIRECTOR PHYSICAL PLANNING J/G ‘Q’ – ONE (1) POST
Terms of service: Permanent and Pensionable
Salary: As prescribed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC)
Duties and Responsibilities
i. The Deputy Director of physical planning will be responsible to the Chief
Officer Lands and Physical Planning for management and administration of the
physical planning function;
ii. Implementing of the Physical Planning Act, (Cap 286) the Physical Planners
Registration Act 1996 and Urban Areas And Cities Act No.13, 2011;
iii. Advise to the County Government on physical planning matters, formulation
and review of national, regional and local physical development policies,
guidelines and strategies;
iv. Developing, implementing, and evaluating the national spatial plan, reviewing
and certifying, regional, county, metropolitan, urban, rural, techno-cities, resort
cities and special economic zones physical development plans;
v. Providing guidelines for regulating use of land, ensuring proper physical
planning practice in towns, municipalities and other urban areas;
vi. Initiating research and innovation on urbanization strategies and policies and
any other matters related to physical planning;
vii. Being the secretary to the county physical planning liaison committee;
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viii. Preparing and implementing the performance targets work plans and contract,
overseeing planning and budgeting for the department; and
ix. Mobilization of resources, managing, mentoring and developing staff.
Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this position, one MUST:-
i. Have served as a Physical Planner or relevant field for a minimum period of
five (5) years;
ii. Have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following discipline:- Urban and
Regional Planning, Urban Planning or Town Planning from a recognized
institution;
iii. Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Urban and Regional
Planning, Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Town Planning, Transport
Planning or Spatial Planning from a recognized institution will be an added
advantage;
iv. Be a corporate member of Kenya Institute of Planners or Architectural
Association of Kenya (Town Planning Chapter);
v. Be registered by the Physical Planners Registration Board;
vi. Have a certificate in Strategic Leaders Development Programme (SLDP) lasting
not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
vii. Have a certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution;
viii. Demonstrate professional ability, high integrity and competence matched by a
proper appreciation of the country’s socio economic development needs at the
national, sectoral and local levels; and
ix. Demonstrate ability to interpret and apply the Physical Planning Act (Cap. 286)
and other related statutes in line with the National vision and goals.
2. GEOSPATIAL DATA MANAGEMENT OFFICER II (COUNTY
GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM ANALYST) J/G ‘K’ –
ONE (1) POST
Terms of service: Permanent and Pensionable
Salary: As prescribed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC)
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Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities at this level entail:-
i. Checking, processing, documenting, registering, digitizing, indexing and
preserving geospatial records from public and private producers.
Requirements for appointment
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
i. Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Philosophy in
Technology(Printing/Geo-informitics/Geo-informitics and information
Technology), Technology in Geo-informitics, Technology in Geomatics, Geospatial
Engineering, Land Surveying and Photogrammetry, Geomatics or
Geomatic Engineering from a recognized university; and
ii. Certificate in computer applications.
3. PHYSICAL PLANNING OFFICER J/G ‘K’ – ONE (1) POST
Terms of service: Permanent and pensionable
Salary: As prescribed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC)
Duties and Responsibilities
i. An officer at this level will be under the guidance and supervision of deputy
director physical planning;
ii. Assemble spatial data gathered from the field and stakeholders for the SubCounty
to feed into the County Spatial Plan;
iii. Prepare base maps of the Sub-County generated by use of GIS System;
iv. Prepare proposed land use Maps indicating areas and direction of settlement,
land for arable use, degraded land, sensitive ecosystem and transport systems
linking the various land uses;
v. Incorporate all the thematic/sectoral data and informtion generated into the
designs of Sub-County land use plan;
vi. Design the Sub-County spatial structure;
vii. Delineation and planning of the existing and new Urban/Town centers in
the Sub-County;
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viii.Formulation of plan to the ground to top potentials and mitigate challenges;
ix. Ground trothing and revision of plans;
x. Record rationalization and development on a G.I.S platform;
xi. Create base for peparation of valuation rolls for all the township properties;
xii. Create land use plans around strategic facilities e.g airports, railway terminals,
university campuses, etc;
xiii.Undertaking feasibility studies on physical, social, economic and
environmental characteristics;
xiv.Implementing physical plans for national, regional, urban areas and cities;
xv. Processing Development Control applications, implementation and
enforcement of Development Control;
xvi.Maintaining Physical Planning records in the Sub-Counties.
Duties and Responsibilities:
i. Have a Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines;- Urban and
Regional Planning, Urban Planning or Town Planning from a recognised
institution;
ii. Be a graduate member of Kenya Institute of Planners or Architectural
Association of Kenya (Town Planning Chapter); and
iii. Have a certificate in G.I.S or computer application skills from a recognised
institution;
iv. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
4. PHYSICAL PLANNING ASSISTANT J/G ‘H’ – THREE (3) POSTS
Terms of service: Permanent and Pensionable
Salary: As prescribed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC)
Duties and Responsibilities
i. Be the technical assistant to the Physical Planning officer.
ii. Draw/Digitize local and County Development Plans.
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iii. Collect and analyse geographical data for plan preparation.
iv. Vet and verify physical development plans.
v. Inspect sites, identify site characteristics and establish site suitability for
proposed development.
vi. Catalogue and maintain plan records.
vii. Covert analogue data to digital format using Geographical Information System
(GIS).
Requirements for Appointment
i. Diploma in any of the following areas:- Urban and Regional Planning, Regional
Planning, Urban Planning, Building, Civil Engineering, Cartography, Geoinformatics,
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from a recognized
institution; and
ii. Certificate in Computer application skills from a recognized institution.
iii. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
5. SURVEY ASSISTANT J/G ‘H’ – TWO (2) POSTS
Terms of service: Permanent and Pensionable
Salary: As prescribed by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC)
Duties and Responsibilities
i. Carrying out angular and distance measurements and computation for small and
medium density topographical, general engineering, sub divisional schemes,
small area cadastral and photo control surveys; and
ii. Any other relevant duty assigned by a competent authority.
Requirements for Appointment
i. Diploma in Land Surveying / from a recognized institution; and
ii. Certificate in computer application.
Qualified and interested candidates should download and duly fill a job application
form provided on our website: www.tanariver.go.ke attach and submit their
applications with updated CV, a copy of National Identity Card, copies of academic
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and professional certificates, names and contacts of three (3) referees, and other
relevant testimonials to:-
The Board Secretary/CEO
County Public Service Board of Tana River
P.O. Box 181 – 70101
HOLA
All applications clearly specifying the position applied for on the top left side of the
envelope should be received on or before Friday 16th November, 2018.
All applicants MUST comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the
Constitution.
Kindly note that only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Any
canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The County Government of Tana River is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women and persons living with disabilities (PDWs) are encouraged to apply.
 

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