Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Answerable to the board and implement the decisions and functions of the board as per Urban Areas and Cities Act,2011 Section 20 and 21
  2. Manage Administration in accordance to the Urban and Cities Areas Act, 2011 and applicable legislations.
  3. Formulation and implementation of policies, strategies, plans and programs
  4. Develop, implement an integrated Development Plan and monitor its progress
  5. Act on behalf of the Municipal Board by ensuring the execution of the decisions of the Board
  6. Prepare and present for approval to the Board of the Municipality, an annual estimate of revenue and expenditure.
  7. Be principally responsible for building and maintaining a strong alliance and effective working relationships between the Board and the civil society, private sector and community based organizations;
  8. Prepare, and submit to the Board an annual report on the activities and accomplishments of the departments and agencies comprising the executive branch of the Municipality.
  9. Act as Board Secretary and as an ex-officio member of all committees of the Board; and
  10. Exercise supervision over all departments and agencies of the Municipality and coordination of its activities
  11. Enforce the provisions of this Charter, Municipal By-laws, and all applicable laws; and other Municipality decisions;
  12. Prepare and administer the annual Municipality budget;
  13. Administer Municipality utilities and property;
  14. Encourage and support regional and intergovernmental cooperation;
  15. Promote cooperation among the Board of the Municipality, staff and citizens in developing Municipality policies and building a sense of community;
  16. Exercise such other powers as may be prescribed by Charter, by-laws and applicable laws.
  17. Any other duties as directed by the Board


Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan citizen.
  2. Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Management, Public Administration, Business Management or any other relevant Degree from a university recognized in Kenya
  3. Possession of a relevant Master’s Degree would be an added advantage
  4. Must have at least Seven (7) years of experience, two (2) years of which must have been in a senior management level in reputable organization;
  5. Must be computer literate in Microsoft package from a recognized institution;
  6. Understanding national goals, policies and development objectives of vision 2030;
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; Demonstrate a thorough understanding of socio-economic dynamics in Murang’a County
  8. Be a strategic thinker and result oriented Wide knowledge in Urban Development Policies and Financial Management
  9. Be a registered Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICSK) of good standing.
  10. Good knowledge and interpretation of key and related Urban Areas and Cities Legislations and Policies, Knowledge of Municipal Operations and Delegation of Powers
  11. Satisfy the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution on Leadership and integrity