Assistant Irrigation Water Management Directors Jobs in Kenya (119K) – Ministry of Water & Sanitation and Irrigation

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Vacant Positions in the Public Service

Ministry of Water & Sanitation and Irrigation

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below.

Assistant Director – Irrigation Water Management

Three (3) Posts

V/No. 50/2020

Salary Scale: Ksh.85,110 – Ksh.119,730 p.m.

CSG ’7’

Terms of service: Permanent & Pensionable

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

(i) served in the grade of Principal Irrigation Water Management Officer for a minimum period of at least three (3) years;

(ii) a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Soil; Environment and Land Use Management; Agriculture; Horticulture; Agronomy; Agricultural Economics; Agri-Business Management; Agricultural Extension and Education; Agricultural Resource Management; Dryland Agriculture or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university/institution in Kenya;

(iii) a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution; and

(iv) demonstrated a high degree of administrative capability, technical and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results.


(i) In addition to the above requirements, for appointment to this grade an Engineer must be registered by the Engineers Professional body

(ii) possession of a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage;

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

(i) supervising irrigation water management activities;

(ii) implementing policies and programmes for irrigation water management;

(iii) maintaining data on irrigation water users’ associations (IWUAS) for capacity building; analysing and interpreting data for irrigation planning;

(iv) coordinating implementation of irrigation water management action plans;

(v) organizing training of farmers on irrigation practices and technologies;

(vi) establishing linkages with relevant research institutions and the farmers;

(vii) managing irrigation management information systems for effective decision making;

(viii) organizing and facilitating irrigation water management training programmes;

(ix) undertaking socio-economic surveys during feasibility studies, preparing irrigation training materials; and

(x) promoting private sector participation in irrigation development;

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website or jobs portal

Please Note:

(i) Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.

(ii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

(iii) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

(iv) The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

(v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.

(vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.

(vii) Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.

Applications should reach the Commission on or before 11th May, 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).

Engineering and Technical
Updated: April 23, 2020 — 8:20 am