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Chief Officer at Isiolo County Government

Expectations are high about the Isiolo County. It is difficult to paint a picture of how Isiolo County will be in five, ten or fifteen years. Across the beautiful hills, valleys,acacia trees and the savannah grasslands of Isiolo, winds of change are blowing. Isiolo is a virgin space, a wonderful piece of creation. The Isiolians and Kenyans alike are up-beat on how they are going to fit into the Isiolo County and the Isiolo ecosystem. Isiolo sits at the center of the world that is watching keenly at the unfolding developments taking place there. Isiolo’s strategic position is irresistible and attractive to local and international investors.

The County Public Service Board of Isiolo invites applications from suitably qualified persons who wish to be considered for the position of Chief Officer.


 For appointment to this position, a person should:

  • Be a citizen of Kenya;
  • Be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Master’s degree or higher academic qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya is an added advantage
  • Have at least five years relevant professional experience, in the Public Service or Private Sector;
  • Possess knowledge of the organization and functions of Government;
  • Have thorough knowledge of the structural, legislative and regulatory framework of the Public Service;
  • Have demonstrable leadership and management capacity including knowledge of financial and human management; and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.

Core Competencies:

The following core competencies and skills will be required for the position of Chief Officer:

  • Ability to portray and uphold a positive image;
  • Being a visionary result oriented strategic thinker;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.

Duties and Responsibilities

A Chief Officer will be responsible to a County Executive Committee Member in the Administration of a County Department.

He/She will be the Accounting and Authorized Officer responsible for:

  • providing strategic policy direction for improved service delivery;
  • developing and implementing an effective performance management system;
  • developing and implementing strategic plans;
  • ensuring efficient and effective use of Financial and Human Resources, management of information systems and regular financial reporting as required;
  • maintaining effective collaboration and partnerships with other organs of the county, other county departments, the private sector and other stakeholders;
  • providing leadership in mainstreaming Information Communication Technology in the operations of the county department;
  • promoting values and principles spelt out in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya in the operations of the Department;

Terms of Service

A Chief Officer will serve on contractual term of service.

The salary and other benefits attached to this position will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

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