Lake Victoria North Water Services Board (LVNWSB) Chief Executive Officer Job in Kenya

Establishment
 
Lake Victoria North Water Services Board (LVNWSB) is one of the eight Water Services Boards established under the Water Sector Reforms Programme through the Water Act 2002 for the purpose of bringing about efficiency and sustainability in the provision of water supply and sanitation services in the country. 
The Board was established through Kenya Gazette Notice No. 1717 of 12th March, 2004 and licensed by the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) on 11th May, 2007.
 
Lake Victoria North Water Services Board covers seven counties including the entire Western Province and parts of the Rift Valley Province. Geographically, this translates to about 14,000 square kilometers, with an estimated population of about 7,000,000 people.

Lake Victoria North Water Services Board is seeking to recruit a suitable self driven, result oriented and highly qualified individual to fill the position of the Chief Executive Officer.
Key Responsibilities
 
The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible to the Board of Directors, and shall be the Principal Officer of the Board responsible for the overall leadership and implementation of the Board mandate and aspirations as may be outlined in the performance targets and strategic plan.
 
Job Profile
  • Carrying out day-to-day business of the Board to ensure that departments, sections and units conform to the overall operations plans and performance targets.
  • Providing overall leadership and overall administration of the operations of the Lake Victoria North Water Services Board under the guidance of the Board.
  • Developing short term corporate strategies, for Board of Directors approval, for effective implementation of the strategies stipulated in the Board’s Strategic Plan;
  • Managing internal multidisciplinary teams and external parties to ensure set objectives are achieved.
  • Developing performance standards together with mechanisms for ensuring compliance therewith by Water Service Providers.
  • Promoting Board’s image and develop good working relationship with all stakeholders and partners while promoting the principles of good governance in the Board’s area of jurisdiction;
  • Developing networks and partnerships with development partners and spearhead donor collaboration, fund raising and project development within the Board’s area of jurisdiction.
  • Advising the Board of Directors on expansion of business operations, investment planning and sustainable development of water service facilities.
  • Directing and coordinating the Board’s operations and administration so as to ensure that the various organs of the Board operate in conformity with the overall operational plans and performance targets;
  • Advising the Board of Directors concerning future activities of the Board and also on the objectives and policies while eliminating any form of risks which would affect the smooth management of the organization.
  • Ensuring compliance with Government’s policy and regulatory guidelines and directives.
Requirements / Qualifications
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, or related discipline from a recognized university and be a registered member of ERB or relevant professional body where applicable;
  • A Masters degree in Engineering or Water Sciences, or Business Management/ Administration will be an added advantage;
  • Should have at least ten (10) years of experience in a Water and Sanitation Sector, and at least 5 years in Senior Management position;
  • Should have undergone a Corporate Governance/Leadership Course in a recognized institution;
  • Should have experience of implementing donor funded projects;
  • Should have track history of integrity, creativity, innovation, self drive and result orientation.
  • Should have exceptional visionary leadership and negotiation skills with capacity to engage with local, regional and international organizations:
  • Should have excellent communication and presentation skills, strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational and team capacities and high professional ethical standing.
  • Should be self-driven and capable of working under minimum supervision;
Application
 
Interested and qualified candidates should send their sealed applications by Registered post or Courier services clearly marked “Application for Chief Executive Officer, Lake Victoria North Water Services Board” attaching a detailed CV, copies of academic & professional certificates and testimonials, stating their current position, remuneration and telephone contact, names and contacts of three referees so as to reach the undersigned on or before 17th July, 2012.
 
To:
 
The Chairman
Lake Victoria North Water Services Board
P.O. Box 673 – 50100
Kakamega

Email: ceo@lvnwsb.go.ke
 
* Important Notice: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification LVNWSB is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and culture.

Women and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.


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