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County Director Of Physical And Land Use Planning

Closing: May 27, 2022

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Published: May 12, 2022 (12 days ago)

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Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this position, an officer must:

  • Be a registered Physical Planner by the Physical Planners Registration Board;
  • Have at least five (5) years post qualification professional experience in physical and land use planning and currently serving in the grade of Principal Physical Planner and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service or Private sector
  • Have Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Urban and Regional 
  • Planning, Urban Planning or Town Planning or equivalent from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Be a corporate member in good standing of Kenya Institute of Planners or Architectural 
  • Association of Kenya (Town Planning Chapter)
  • have proven administrative ability and professional competence necessary for the effective performance of work at this level;
  • Demonstrated managerial and professional competence in work performance and
  • exhibited a thorough understanding of national policies, goals, objectives and ability to relate them to the Physical Planning function.
  • Demonstrate professional ability, high integrity and competence matched by a proper 
  • appreciation of the country's socio economic development needs at the national, sectorial and focal levels
  • A master’s degree in in Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Planning, Regional 
  • Planning, Town Planning or GIS from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
  • Must be proficient in ICT with demonstrable competence in computer aided design and controls


Responsibilities

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this position, an officer must:

  • Be a registered Physical Planner by the Physical Planners Registration Board;
  • Have at least five (5) years post qualification professional experience in physical and land use planning and currently serving in the grade of Principal Physical Planner and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the public service or Private sector
  • Have Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Urban and Regional 
  • Planning, Urban Planning or Town Planning or equivalent from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Be a corporate member in good standing of Kenya Institute of Planners or Architectural 
  • Association of Kenya (Town Planning Chapter)
  • have proven administrative ability and professional competence necessary for the effective performance of work at this level;
  • Demonstrated managerial and professional competence in work performance and
  • exhibited a thorough understanding of national policies, goals, objectives and ability to relate them to the Physical Planning function.
  • Demonstrate professional ability, high integrity and competence matched by a proper 
  • appreciation of the country's socio economic development needs at the national, sectorial and focal levels
  • A master’s degree in in Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Planning, Regional 
  • Planning, Town Planning or GIS from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
  • Must be proficient in ICT with demonstrable competence in computer aided design and controls


Duties and responsibilities at this level include: –

  • Advising the county government on physical and land use planning matters that impact the county
  • Coordinating preparation of county, urban and rural physical development plans
  • Overseeing the formulation of physical planning manuals, standards and guidelines
  • Coordinating research on matters relating to strategic national projects and programmes, 
  • human settlement patterns, urbanization patterns, urban sprawl and emerging methodologies, issues and trends
  • Formulating strategies for public education, participation and engagement
  • Overseeing the preparation of annual state of physical planning reports
  • Liaising with the entire national and other departments in reviewing land use conflicts.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of physical planning projects/programmes at the county levels;
  • Preparing and implementing strategic plans and annual work plans
  • Recommending to the county government the establishment of planning units as may be necessary
  • Maintaining a land information system to guide physical and land use planning
  • Issuance of development permission and other development control instruments under this 
  • act with the approval of the county executive committee member
  • Maintaining a land information system to guide physical and land use planning
  • Communicating decisions of the county government development applications
  • Overseeing planning and budgeting for the department
  • Mobilization of resources
  • Managing, mentoring and facilitating continuous professional development of staff
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the chief officer from time to time.


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