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Parish Chief job at Kapelebyong District Local Government

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Job Description

These duties and requirements ensure that a Parish Chief can effectively manage the administrative functions of the parish, promote community development, ensure the delivery of public services, and maintain law and order within the community

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Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative Management:

  • Oversee the day-to-day administrative functions of the parish.

  • Implement government policies and directives at the parish level.

  • Ensure the maintenance and updating of parish records and documentation.

Public Service Delivery:

  • Facilitate the delivery of public services such as healthcare, education, and sanitation to the community.

  • Coordinate with local service providers to ensure the effective distribution of services.

  • Address community issues and concerns, ensuring they are resolved promptly.

Financial Management:

  • Manage the parish budget, including the allocation and monitoring of funds.

  • Ensure transparent and accountable financial practices.

  • Prepare financial reports and submit them to higher authorities as required.

Community Development:

  • Initiate and support community development projects.

  • Mobilize community members to participate in development activities.

  • Monitor and evaluate the impact of development initiatives.

Law and Order:

  • Maintain law and order within the parish.

  • Work with local law enforcement agencies to address security issues.

  • Mediate conflicts and disputes within the community.

Liaison and Coordination:

  • Act as a liaison between the parish and higher levels of government.

  • Coordinate with other local leaders, such as village chiefs and councilors.

  • Represent the parish in meetings and other official functions.

Environmental Management:

Promote environmental conservation and sustainable practices.

Implement policies and initiatives to protect the local environment.

Address environmental issues and concerns within the community.

Reporting and Accountability:

Prepare and submit regular reports on parish activities, progress, and challenges.

Ensure accountability and transparency in all parish operations.

Respond to audits and evaluations conducted by higher authorities.


Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a diploma in public administration, social sciences, development studies, or a related field.

  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field is often preferred.


  • Prior experience in administrative or leadership roles within local government or community organizations.

  • Experience in community development and public service delivery.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong leadership and management skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to manage financial resources and prepare budgets.

  • Problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills.

  • Competence in using basic computer applications and office software.

Personal Attributes:

  • High level of integrity and ethical standards.

  • Commitment to community service and development.

  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

Legal and Regulatory Knowledge:

  • Understanding of local government laws, regulations, and policies.

  • Familiarity with community development principles and practices.

Certifications and Training:

  • Continuous professional development and training in public administration, leadership, and community development.

  • Certification in areas such as project management or financial management can be an advantage.

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