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Department of Corporate Services
Mandate

The mandate of Corporate Services Division is to coordinate resources and provide administrative and other support services to the Ministry of Agriculture Divisions and in some cases, to the Independent Departments of the Ministry of Agriculture to enable them to deliver on their mandates.

 

 

 

 

    

 

Vision

 

We in the Department of Corporate Services stands to provide quality service in the coordination of Ministry of Agriulture Resources with a view to ensuring acountability and transparency to our stakeholders.

Mission

 

The Department of Corporate Services exists to provide effective and efficiant coordination of resources to our customers and stakeholders

Duties And Services

 

Specific functions of Corporate Services Division are to:

Ø  Coordinate the human and financial resources.

Ø  Manage performance of the Ministry by ensuring development and monitoring of Performance Development Plans (PDPs) and Performance Agreements (PAs) as well as ensure that quarterly reviews of performance are undertaken for individual officers.

Ø  Manage the internal culture of the Ministry and create conducive environment for corporate excellence and delivery of quality service across the organisation. 

Ø  Perform general administration functions for the Ministry e.g. Events management, cleaning services, secretarial services, records management, transport management and  gardening services etc.

Ø  Manage appeals and complaints from public officers and members of the public.

Ø  Manage Finance and Accounting functions of the Ministry of Agriculture and process payments for goods and services.

Ø  Procure the necessary goods and services for the Ministry and facilitate disposal of assets for the Ministry of Agriculture according to prescribed guidelines.

Ø  Coordinate the development of both recurrent and development budgets for the Ministry of Agriculture.

Ø  Manage estate (Ministerial housing and others) for the Office in liaison with Ministries and the Department b of Building and Electrical Services (DBES).

Ø  Coordinate and supervise construction projects and maintenance works for Ministry of Agriculture.

Ø  Undertake Internal Audits for the Ministry of Agriculture and advise on internal control

Ø  Provide technical advice and secretariat services to Ministry of Agriculture Tender Committee.

Ø  Manage information for the Ministry including providing support on information technology services and infrastructure, outsourcing systems development and implementation functions as well as provide training on information technology.

Ø  Provide legal advice to the Office on a day to day basis. 

Ø  Identify, coordinate and implement youth empowerment strategies in the Ministry.

 Ø  Provide technical and other support services in the areas of human resources, finance and accounts, corporate communication, procurement, legal services, property management, information management, development and recurrent projects, appeals management and youth services etc.

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