Requirements for Appointment

  1. Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  2. Be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
  3. A Masters’ degree or higher academic qualifications from a University recognized in Kenya will be an added advantage;
  4. Have at least ten (10) years relevant experience, five years of which should have been in a leadership position or at an administrative/management level in Public Service or Private Sector;
  5. Possess knowledge of the organization and functions of Government;
  6. Have thorough knowledge of structural, legislative and regulatory framework of the Public Service;
  7. Demonstrate thorough understanding of County Government/ National goals, policies and developmental objectives including the Kenya Vision 2030;
  8. Have demonstrable leadership and management capacity including knowledge of financial management and strategic people management;
  9. Have ability, readiness, and willingness to work under pressure, handle issues pragmatically as they arise, and observe strict adherence to deadlines
  10. Should be result oriented, prepared to stretch over the ordinary expectations and must be self-driven so as to work with minimal supervision
  11. Meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity; and
  12. Membership to a Professional Association/ body will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

The County Secretary will be in charge of administration in the County. He/ She will be responsible to the Governor for:

  1. Arranging the business and keeping minutes of the County Executive Committee subject to the directions of the C.E.C;
  2. Conveying decisions of the County Executive Committee to the appropriate persons and/or authorities/institutions;
  3. Ensuring efficient management of resources and co-ordination of Tharaka Nithi County Government resources;
  4. Providing strategic policy direction for improved service delivery;
  5. Developing and implementing an effective performance management system;
  6. Implementing strategic plans;
  7. Maintaining effective collaboration and partnerships with other organs of the County Government, the National Government, the private sector and other stakeholders;
  8. Providing leadership in mainstreaming Information Communication Technology in the operations of the County;
  9. Promoting values and principles spelt out in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenta in the operations of the County;
  10. Ensuring achievement of the goals and objectives of Kenya Vision 2030 and of other County and Inter-Governmental programs and projects;
  11. Performing any other functions as directed by the C.E.C

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: Five (5) Years 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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