The Central Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency (CRVWWDA) is one of the nine (9) Water Works Development Agencies, established by Legal Notice No. 4 of 2020, through the Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 5 of February 7, 2020.

CRVWWDA is the successor of Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency (RVWWDA), which was revoked under Legal Notice No. 4 of 2020.

The Agency ¡s mandated by the Water Act 2016 to carry out water and sanitation works in the assigned counties, which currently are: Nakuru, Narok, Nyandarua, Baringo, and Laikipia.

To discharge its mandate, the Agency seeks to carry out recruitment for the post of Chief Executive Officer.

Job Grade: CRV 1

Job Ref: CRV/HR/01/2021-2022

1 Post

a) Job Purpose

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the Secretary to the Board of Directors and is the authorized and Accounting Officer of the Agency.

The CEO is responsible to the Board of Directors for  providing strategic leadership and overall execution of day to day activities of the Agency.

b) Job Specification

The specific duties and responsibilities of the CEO will involve: –

i. Spearheading formulation, implementation and review of the Agency’s policies, procedures, strategies, standards and guidelines.

ii. Providing strategic leadership and ensuring excellence in the provision of services to the Agency.

iii. Spearheading development agenda of the Agency including formulation of projects and programmes.

iv. Executing and communicating the Board of Directors’ strategies, decisions and policies.

v. Providing technical advice on matters pertaining to water works development in the area of jurisdiction and other areas when called upon.

vi. Overseeing development, maintenance and management of the National Public Water Works in the area of jurisdiction.

vii. Overseeing management and provision of water services until such a time as the responsibility for the operation and management of the water works are handed over to County Governments
or Water Service Providers.

viii. Facilitating handing over of the Water Works to designated Water Services Providers for operation and management.

ix. Facilitating provision of water services when requested by the Regulatory Board.

x. Developing and recommending to the Board of Directors, the Agency’s annual business plans.

xi. Providing linkage between the Board of Directors and the Management.

xii. Enhâncing collaboration and engagement with stakeholders and partners in support of development of Central Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency.

xiii. Promoting the corporate image of the Agency.

xiv. Ensuring continuous improvement of the quality and value of services provided by the Agency.

xv. Upholding integrity and professionalism ¡n the performance of the Agency’s functions.

xvi. Fostering a culture that promotes ethical and good corporate governance.

xvii. Ensuring that the Agency complies with the relevant legislation in the provision of its services.

xviii. Championing national values and principles of públic service.

xix. Putting in place sound strategies to ensure prudent utilization of the Agency’s resources and assets.

xx. Overseeing preparation of annual budgets and establishing proper internal monitoring and control systems and procedures.

xxi. Coordinating preparation of the Agency’s annual financial statements and submitting the’ same to the National Treasury, Parliament and the Controller of Budget as required by law.

xxii. Overseeing preparation of annual estimates of revenue and expenditure of the Agency as per Section 128 of the Water Act 2016 and ensuring that the expenditure is ¡n line with the provisions
of the PFM Framework.

xxiii. Building capacity and managing performance of staff at CRVWWDA.

xxiv. Preparing annual reports on the state of the Agency.

xxv. Performing of such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors and the law.

c) Person Specification

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have/be: –

i. Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.

ii. Master’s Degree from a recognized University.

iii. Have at least Fifteen (15) years proven experience in a relevant field.

iv. At least five (5) years relevant work experience in senior management position.

v. Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.

vi. Demonstrate professional competency and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.

vii. Professional qualification and membership of a professional body.

viii. Proficiency in computer applications.

ix. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

d) Key competencies and skills:

i. Strong strategic thinking skills;

ii. Strong analytical skills;

iii. Strong communication and reporting skills;

iv. Strong mentoring and coaching skills;

v. Ability to lead and work with teams; and

vi. Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

Central Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency is an equal opportunity employer and respects diversity.

Without sacrificing merit people living with disability are encouraged to apply.

If you possess the attributes for the above position, please submit your application on a sealed envelope indicating the Job Reference.

Remember to attach your Curriculum Vitae, Remuneration Expecttions, Certificate of Good Conduct, Tax Compliant, HELB Clearance and current credit reference bureau status certificates and indicate both day and evening telephone numbers. Address your application to reach the address provided below or email: on or before 02/8/2021.

The Chairman,
Central Rift Valley Water Works Development Agency,
Maji Plaza Prison Road, Off Nakuru Eldama Ravine Highway,
P.O. Box 2451- 20100.