County Director of Physical and Land Use Planning Job Vacancy in Laikipia County, Kenya

Laikipia County Public Service Board invite applications from competent and qualified
persons to fill the following vacant positions: 


SALARY: KSH. 121,430 x 6,070 -127,500 x 6,370- 133,870 x 6,570 -140,970 x
6,770 - 147,210x6, 960-154,170x7,160-161,330x7,810-169,140P.M

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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 emergingmethodologies, 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 memberMaintaining 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.

Requirements for Appointment

  • 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.


Applications complete with a detailed resume, a copy of the National Identity card, copies of academic/professional certificates, and other testimonials should be sent to:

The Secretary
Laikipia County Public Service Board
P.O. Box 52-20300


To be considered your application must be received on or before 27th May, 2022.
a) Any communication from the County Public Service Board shall be through Cell phone No: 0715052052
b) The County Public Service Board does not charge for recruitment. Any request for payment should be reported to the Police or the County Public Service Board on the number: 0715052052
c) The County Government of Laikipia is an equal opportunity employer.
d) Persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
e) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the Board.