Kirinyaga Water Managing Director, and Technical Manager jobs in kenya

Kirinyaga Water and Sanitation Company is a Water Service contracted by Tana Water Services Board through a Service Provision Agreement to provide water and sanitation services under its licence within kirinyaga County under the Water Act 2002. 
To strengthen our team of staff and leadership, we urgently invite applications from highly competent, proactive and self driven individual to fill the following positions within the company.

Managing Director 
(based in Kerugoya)

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Managing Director is the principal officer of the Company and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Company

Major responsibilities include:
  • Developing for the approval of the Board, strategic and business plans, including annual work-plans, budget and performance targets
  • Ensuring effective implementation of the company’s Strategic Plan
  • Ensuring safe custody and management of the company’s assets.
  • Providing strategic leadership and direction, including the management and development of the human resources of the company.
  • Planning, coordinating and implementing all activities of the company in line with the policies and directives approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Ensuring proper management, operational efficiency and corporate reporting requirement of the Company.
  • Promoting the company’s image and developing a good working relationship with all stakeholders and partners.
  • Ensuring compliance with Government policies and regulations.
  • Provide advice to the Board of Directors on matters related to the operation of the Company.
  • Liaison with the Licensee and ensuring compliance with the Service Provision Agreement.
Required Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate should have practical skills, experience and a demonstrable track record in managing a large and dynamic department or organization. Specifically, the candidate must have:
  • A Bachelors degree in Civil/Water Engineering, Business related field, Environmental Science or a related water science from a recognized University or a degree in, Economics or Commerce or equivalent plus training in Business Management.
  • Either a minimum of 8 years experience in water and sewerage development, management and operations, 5 of which must have been in a senior management position or a minimum of 5 years experience in an executive role within a large service delivery organisation.
  • A sound understanding of the reforms taking place in the water sector in Kenya.
  • Good unblemished record in management, high level of integrity, results-oriented, managerial and administrative skills backed up by a demonstrable track record.
Key skills and competencies:
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity.
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong management and organizational skills.
  • Proven people management skills.
Technical Manager

Overall Job Responsibility

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Technical manager will ensure that all the technical resources of the company are well managed.

Key Job Responsibilities
  • Directing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring and managing the company’s technical operations and ensuring good operations and maintenance of infrastructure for quality water and sanitation services
  • Designing all projects to be undertaken by the company
  • Ensuring that the water is treated and that the quality meets WHO standards
  • Ensuring that Unaccounted For Water (UFW) is reduced to acceptable levels
  • Ensuring proper management of the technical assets
  • Developing departmental strategies, targets, policies, procedures and plans to facilitate achievement of overall company’s objectives
  • Taking responsibility for training, development and motivation of the departmental staff
  • Ensuring that the needs of the customer are effectively met
  • Any other duties allocated by the Managing Director
Job Specification
  • BSC Civil/Water Engineering from a reputable University.
Those registered with professional bodies will have an added advantage
  • Minimum of five (5) years and relevant post qualification working experience in a busy water sector institution, three of which must be in a senior position
  • Have demonstrated ability to manage water and sanitation utilities with sound innovations
  • Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative
  • Good report writing, communication skills and team player
  • Conversant with the public Procurement and Disposal Act 2005 and Disposal Regulations 2006
  • Computer Literate and have Auto CAD knowledge
Qualified candidates will be employed on a three-year employment contract basis, renewable upon meeting the laid down performance targets. 
Interested candidates should forward their applications with updated CVs, names and telephone contacts of three professional referees with copies of academic, professional certificates and testimonials in envelopes clearly marked “Application For The Post Of Managing Director’’ or “Technical Manager” to:

The Chairman,
Kirinyaga Water and Sanitation Company,
P. O. Box 360-10300, Kerugoya

Applications should be received not later than 2nd August, 2012.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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