Managing Director – Kakamega County Water and Sanitation Company

Kakamega County Water and Sanitation Company Ltd is a county corporation mandated to provide Water and Sanitation Services within the County of Kakamega.

The Company invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant position:

Managing Director

Job Scale 1

Terms of employment: 3 Year Contract

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

i. Strategic Advise

  • Provide strategic advice to the board and Chairperson so that they will have accurate view of the market and the company’s future.
  • Provide leadership to senior management and staff.

ii. Business planning

  • Prepare and implement comprehensive business plans to facilitate achievement by planning cost-effective operations and market development activities

iii. Coordination and Supervision

  • Serve as a link between the Board and the management.
  • Delegate responsibilities, coordinate, manage and monitor the workings of various departments in the organization to drive maximum performance

iv. Financial

  • Review financial statements and data.
  • Utilize financial data to improve profitability.
  • Prepare and control operational budgets.
  • Control inventory.
  • Plan effective strategies for internal financial controls the financial well-being of the company.

v. Best Practices

  • Improve processes and policies in support of organizational goals.
  • Formulate and implement departmental and organizational policies and procedures to maximize output.
  • Monitor adherence to rules, regulations and procedures.

vi. Human Resources

  • Plan the use of human resources.
  • Organize recruitment and placement of required staff.
  • Establish organizational structures.
  • Delegate tasks and accountabilities.
  • Establish work schedules.
  • Supervise staff.
  • Monitor and evaluate performance.

vii. Production

  • Coordinate and monitor the work of various departments involved in production, storage, pricing and distribution of water.
  • Monitor performance and implement improvements.
  • Ensure quality of products.
  • Manage quality and quantity of employee productivity.
  • Manage maintenance of equipment and machinery.
  • Provide technical support where necessary.

viii. Communication

  • Monitor, manage and improve the efficiency of support services such as IT, HR, Accounts and Finance.
  • Facilitate coordination and communication between support functions.
  • Be responsible for the execution and communication of the Board’s strategies, decisions and policies.

ix. Sales, Marketing and Customer Service

  • Manage customer support.
  • Plan and support sales and marketing activities.

x. Strategic Input

  • Liaison with top management.
  • Assist in the development of strategic plans for operational activity.
  • Implement and manage operational plans.

xi. Company Policies

  • Ensure company policies and legal guidelines are communicated all the way from the top down in the company and that they are followed at all times

Education, Professional Qualifications and Work Experience

  • MSc Business Administration, MSc Project Management, Master’s in Business Management/Administration or Master of science in Engineering plus additional qualification in Management or any other relevant field from a recognized university will be preferred;
  • Membership in a professional organization
  • Have a minimum of 10 years in management at a senior level in a busy and well established organization;
  • Knowledge of labour laws and human resource principles and practices
  • Knowledge and experience of the water sectors and related laws
  • Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management
  • Knowledge of business and management principles and practices
  • Training in Governance , prudent financial and accounting management
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Demonstrable experience in developing strategic and business plans
  • Possess excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation skills and outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong management, negotiation and report writing skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Planning and organizing
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Good conflict management ability

How to Apply

All applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional certificates, Testimonials, National Identity card or Passport, and any other supporting documents.

The positions applied for should be indicated on top of the envelope.

Applications should be submitted to:

The Secretariat
Board of Directors
Kakamega County Water and Sanitation Company
P.O. Box 1189-50100


Hand delivered applications can be submitted at the company headquarters, Kakamega Water and Sanitation Company, Kefinco House, off Kakamega Kisumu road, behind Barclays bank

Vacancies Brief: Kakamega County Water and Sanitation Company Ltd is a county corporation mandated to provide Water and Sanitation Services within the County of Kakamega.

As part of our continued growth and team strengthening, we are looking for self-motivated, qualified, competent, seasoned and talented professionals capable of operating in a fast paced and demanding environment.

Our goal is to ensure that the corporation has a robust core management team that will spearhead the achievement of the corporation’s short-term and long-term objectives and does not diverge from its strategic goals. The Company invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill under listed positions:

All applicants are required to fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, have a national identity card and a certificate of good conduct.

All successful candidates to the interview will be required to carry their original certificates and testimonials.

The Current employees are encouraged to apply.

Board of Directors
Kakamega County Water and Sanitation Company

Business Administration, Engineering and Technical
Updated: November 29, 2016 — 10:09 am