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Manager, Skills Development and Vocational Training at Samburu County Nairobi

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Samburu County

Samburu County Nairobi Kenya

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As findings from the shores of Lake Turkana prove, the region has been inhabited since the dawn of the very first humans.

In the past few centuries, the land has been roamed by various pastoralist peoples who constantly competed for pasture, water and animals.

In 1886, the first Europeans to travel through Samburu County, on their way to Lake Turkana, were the Hungarian Count Samuel Teleki and his Austrian companion Ludwig von Höhnel who gave the biggest permanent desert lake the name 'Lake Rudolf' (after Prince Rudolf, then archduke of the Austria-Hungary Empire).
The name stuck until the 1970s, when it was officially renamed Lake Turkana.

The next Europeans to follow Teleki and von Höhnel were big game hunters who set camp at the animal-rich banks of the Ewaso Nyiro.

Development Much of the dry vast north has always lagged behind in terms of development, one of the carryover legacies of British administration which shut off the region.

When it was still part of the Northern... Frontier District in colonial Kenya, Samburu Land could only be accessed after securing a special permit, and its remoteness was the reason Kenya's first president, Jomo Kenyatta, was detained in Maralal as the British administration and Kenyan nationalists negotiated the terms of independence.

Now that Samburu is one of the 47 semi-autonomous counties, the local control over many affairs within the region will unleash the huge economic potential of the region, most obvious with a great future in tourism, among other sectors of the economy.

A new tarmac highway being built from Isiolo to Ethiopia is likely to usher in a period of greater accessibility and security, and Samburu, like all the other counties in northern Kenya, will benefit mightily from this.
Our People The name Samburu Land refers to the Samburu people who form the majority of the population.

However, there are significant populations of other communities, notably the Turkana, Rendille, Borana and Pokot; the urban centres hold a mixture of people from all over Kenya.

Responsible for implementation of Policy guidelines, Professional practice in Vocational Education and Training Centers
Coordinate the development of Vocational Training Center.
Coordinate Public Participation in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Policies and Plans.

Responsible for a holistic approach towards meeting the needs of the trainee for the realization of their full potential.
Promotion of uniform Standards of Vocational Education and Training in the County.

Creating an enabling environment for equality, equity and non-discrimination in the Provision of vocational education and training and the recognition of trainees with special needs.
Promotion of innovativeness technology transfer and entrepreneurship culture.

Promote transparency in the allocation and utilization of public and private resources and in the implementation of programmes and activities relation to Vocational Education and Accelerate accountability through developmentally appropriate methods of monitoring and evaluation in tracking the skills and knowledge acquisition of a Trainee and the improvement of Vocational Education and Training Education Systems and Programs.

Fast track collaboration with the National Government and relevant Stakeholders in the implementation of activities necessary for the Provision of Vocational Education and Training.

Enhance identification and prioritization of vulnerable and marginalized groups while striving to make system available and accessible to all.

Oversee the conduct of Education and Training in the Vocational Centers in accordance with the Provision of the Act or any other Laws.

Prepare annual estimates of revenue and expenditure on behalf of the Vocational Education and Training Centers, grants and donations.

Request any other financial resources and make disbursement on behalf of the Board of Management and the Skills and Vocational Training Department.

Have Degree in Bachelor of Education from a recognized University in Kenya.
Have relevant work experience of not less than eight (8) years.
Demonstrate Professional competence in work performance and be result oriented in execution of duties and responsibilities.

Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the Values and Principles as outlined in Article 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six.

Terms of Service:
Permanent and Pensionable
Nairobi Kenya

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