Lake Basin Dev. Authority: Chief Mgr, HR, Liaison Officer, Procurement Mgr, and Accountant Jobs in Kenya

Lake Basin Development Authority is a Regional Development Authority mandated to spearhead Development within the Lake Victoria Basin and its catchment regions, with a view of, “fostering sustainable development and empowerment of the communities.” 
In view of this and as part of fulfilling our mandate, the following positions are open for application from qualified professionals.

Chief Manager/Technical Services & Operations

Job Description

Reports to the Managing Director
  • Shall be responsible for coordinating; Civil, Agricultural Engineering, integrated Water Resource Management and Regional Based Integrated functions
  • Shall be responsible for assessing and managing alternative demands on the part of the Authority within the region including the natural resources, agriculture, (both irrigated and rain-fed) forestry, wildlife, and tourism industries, engineering services and electric power generation, mining and fishing, and recommend economic priorities for implementation.
  • Responsible for provision of strategic leadership to the Technical & Operations Division.
  • Provides technical direction for the development, design and systems integration for service engagement from definition phase through to implementation.
  • Shall be responsible for achievement of Agreed Performance Targets set for Region based integrated activities and other technical and operations functions.
  • Shall be responsible for implementation of Authority’s technical projects and programmes
  • Manages technical resources within budget and project schedule.
  • Shall be responsible for delivery of consistent and high-quality services to the Authority and /or clients.
  • Responsible for internalization of Results Based Management and performance culture within Technical Services and Operations Division
Qualifications & Experience
  • Masters degree in Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering in Water Resources or other related fields from a recognized university with at least ten (10) years experience in senior management position
  • Must be registered with relevant professional body.
  • Project Planning and Management background will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of the role of Regional Development Authorities in line with vision 2030
  • Must be a person of high integrity
  • Computer literate.
Manager Human Resource.
  • Formulation of appropriate Human Resource Policies, rules and regulation for the Authority and ensure adherence.
  • Develop and manage a comprehensive Human Resource System including the welfare and pension issues of the Authority.
  • Manage the recruitment process, deployments and transfers, coordinate induction program for new staff and provide full briefing to staff on human resource policy guidelines as well as benefits.
  • Management of human resource planning and Staff Training& Development programs
  • Assessment of training needs and development and ensure succession plans are in place for key leadership roles
  • Establishing sound grievances handling procedures and industrial relations.
  • Management of staff remuneration, compensation and separation.
  • Realization of Departmental performance contract targets and general performance management
Professional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in any social sciences with post graduate qualifications in HR, CPS (K) Final or equivalent.
  • Candidates with a Masters degree in any social sciences, preferably Human Resource Management or any other related field shall be an added advantage.
  • Membership with relevant professional body.
Relevant Experience & Skills:
  • At least 5 years in a senior management position.
  • Excellent knowledge of Labour Laws.
  • Good managerial, decision making, supervisory skills and problem solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be computer literate.
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of integrity, honesty and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver within deadlines.
Liaison Officer

The liaison Officer will be in charge of the Liaison Office in Nairobi and will be the link between the Authority and its stakeholders within Nairobi and its environs; including Government Ministries, State Corporations and potential investors both local and International.

Job Description

Ensure effective coordination and communication with stakeholders through strengthening the Authority Networks and enhancing its image and public relations.

Description of duties
  • Offer general Network assistance to support the growth of LBDA.
  • Assist in developing long-term relationships with new and existing stakeholders and maintaining them for future collaborations.
  • Work towards strengthening of the management networks by providing administrative and board support when required
  • Assist Management Networks in ensuring effective communication and information among existing stakeholders and new ones
  • Facilitate and assist the Authority networks in stakeholders recruitment within the country and support registration of exhibitors at LBDA organized trade fairs
  • Provide support to stakeholders/development partners working with LBDA
  • Coordination with parent ministry and other government agencies on matters of interest to the Authority.
  • Coordination and administration of Liaison activities including the provision of timely reports and work plans, continuous update and information to Managing Director through Manager, Corporate Affairs.
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Management from time to time.
Required Qualifications
  • Degree in Communication or any Social Science with postgraduate qualification in communication/PR or equivalent.
Relevant Experience & Skills
  • At least three (3) years middle management level experience in a busy corporation. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and Networking skills.
Personal Attributes

Ability to work and perform under pressure. Honesty, integrity and confidentiality, Mature and responsible,
Social and affable.
Manager, Procurement.

The officer will facilitate procurement/purchase of services, materials, parts, supplies and equipment following established statutory procurement policies and procedures, and optimizing price, delivery and terms for the Authority.

Professional Qualifications:
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing & Supplies with proven work experience.
  • A Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Must be registered with a relevant professional body.
Relevant Experience & Skills:
  • At least 5 years in Senior Management position.
  • Excellent knowledge of the procurement Act & Regulations.
  • Good Managerial, decision-making and supervisory skills
  • High analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be computer literate
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of integrity, honesty and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver within deadlines.
Financial Accountant

Job Description

Reporting to the Finance & Human Resource Manager LBDC
The successful candidate will be responsible for the
  • accuracy and integrity of data in the general ledger;
  • accurate and timely reporting in accordance with GAAP/IFRS and internal company policies
  • Perform and ensure accurate and completeness of the general ledger entries and month end closing activities
  • Preparation of timely and reliable periodic financial statements and reports
  • Assisting in preparation of operational budgets
  • Maintenance of fixed assets register
  • Co-ordinate and liaise with both internal and external Auditors
  • Process and file annual returns for staff and other statutory bodies
  • Process and maintain payment and remittance of any related statutory deductions to the relevant authorities
  • Process all monthly related reports and maintain monthly reconciliation of all the cash books of LBDC
Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Required
  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting/ Finance Option)or equivalent
  • CPA (K)
  • A member of ICPAK
  • At least 3 years relevant professional experience
  • Understanding of accounting Standards and Regulations
  • Proficiency in IT and Financial Management Software
Core Skills
  • Team playing skills
  • Accuracy
  • Care for resources
  • Manual dexterity
  • Execution of instructions
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Records Management skills
Interested candidates can submit their applications with detailed CV and photocopies of their testimonials, e-mail, contact address and telephone numbers, names and addresses of three referees to reach the
Managing Director
on or before Monday August 6th 2012
Managing Director
Lake Basin Development Authority
P.O Box 1516-40100

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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