Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan citizen;
  2. Have a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from a University recognized in Kenya
  3. Possession of Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage;
  4. Have vast knowledge and experience of preferably not less than ten (10) years in the Public Service, five (5) of which should be in a managerial position in the private or public sector
  5. Be conversant with the Constitution of Kenya and all the devolution laws;
  6. Demonstrate understanding of county development objectives and vision 2030;
  7. Be a strategic thinker and result oriented;
  8. Have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills;
  9. Have capacity to work under pressure to meet timelines;
  10. Have ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  11. Satisfies the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Police Clearance Certificate – Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  • Police Clearance (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the values and principles as outlined in article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Be computer literate


Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief Officer shall be the authorized officer in a specific County Department/entity and shall be responsible to the respective County Executive Committee Member.


The administration of a County Department;

  1. Formulation and implementation of effective programs to attain 2030 and sector goals;
  2. Development and implementation of strategic plans and sector development plans;
  3. Implementation of policies and regulations;
  4. Coordinating Devolved functions in liaison with the relevant officers and departments
  5. Providing strategic policy direction for effective service delivery;
  6. Ensuring compliance with the national values and principles of good governance as outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya;
  7. Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time;

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to this position will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

Terms of Service: Contract.

All applications accompanied by a copy of National ID card, detailed CV, copies of all relevant academic certificates, testimonials, requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on integrity (Police Clearance, EACC Clearance, HELB Clearance, CRB Clearance and KRA Clearance) should be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked on the top left side the position applied for so as to reach the undersigned.


Applications should be addressed to:




P.O. BOX 10-60406



Applications can also be emailed to or hand delivered to THARAKA NITHI COUNTY Headquarters Kathwana.

Tharaka Nithi County is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization. Applicants comprising persons with special needs are encouraged to apply.


Any form of canvassing will lead to disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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