Joseph Edson Ochwada, the current Chief Officer for Public Service & Quality Management is a holder of a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Public Administration with specialisation in Public Sector Management. He has also attended various professional training programmes in Human Resource management as well as in Senior Management both locally and outside Kenya. He holds professional membership in the Kenya Institute of Management, and was among the pioneer members of the Institute of Human Resource Management Kenya (under it’s earlier predecessor, the Institute of Personnel Management Kenya).
Mr Ochwada is a highly professional Human Resource Management Practitioner with strong Leadership and Administrative experience spanning over thirty (30) years gained from both the Public and Private Sector organizations, at National, Multi-National and International levels.
Before being appointed a Chief Officer in the Machakos County Government in November 2018, Mr Ochwada had served at the East African Community Headquarters in Arusha Tanzania for ten (10) years as the Director for Human Resources and Administration from 2007 to 2017.
Mr Ochwada is a strong believer in transformational management geared towards making Organisations to be results – oriented.