Thursday, March 31, 2011

Engineers, Geologist, Sociologist, Accountant, Internal Auditor, Legal Officer

Northern Water Services Board (NWSB) under the KWSBSP acquired a grant from the African Development Bank (ADB) For the purpose of improving NWSB’s institutional capacity to develop sustainable RWSS services for the Region. The objective of the project is to improve water supply and sanitation services in urban, peri-urban and rural communities within the service area of the Northern Water Services Board (NWSB).
The Board requires the services of a reputable experts to provide the services of a highly skilled and experienced RWSSTA team comprising of two Water and Sanitation Engineers, Sociologist, hydro-geologist and financial expert to assist NWSB to achieve the above objectives.

Interested individuals must provide relevant information as follows;
Water and Sanitation Engineer
(2 Posts)
Job Responsibilities:

Coordinating all technical aspects related to corporate planning, design and implementation of water and sewerage services in the Board area.
Ensuring design construction and maintenance standards are adhered to the maintained
Coordination of Boards strategic and Business plans for development of investments and infrastructure in the Board area.
Development and promotion of in use information technology in the institution.
Design and development of appropriate and cost effective models for water appropriation, storage, purification and distribution.
Design and development of strategies to reduce Unaccounted for Water (UFW) achieve desired operational efficiency and improve.
Promoting, developing and contracting sustainable and viable water service delivery in urban and rural schemes constructed by the Board.
Supervising and monitoring urban and rural water service providers.
Preparing, executing and enforcing compliance to Water & Sanitation Service agreements.
Contribute to the preparation of the Boards statutory and other reports required by Government or development partners

Job Requirements
: The successful candidate should be an experienced Engineer and must have:

A Bachelor’s degree in Water or Civil Engineering from a recognized Institution. A post graduate qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
Registered with Engineer’s Registration Board and be a Member of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya or relevant professional body.
A minimum of 5 years experience in water and sewerage design, development and management of which 3 years should have been in a senior management position.
A sound understanding of the reforms taking place in the water sector in Kenya.
Experience and demonstrable skills in management and administration.
Relevant Information & Communication Technology skills.

(One Post)
NWSB-ADB-2/11 Answerable to the technical service manager, project Hydro-geologist will be responsible for groundwater and related issues /functions of the Board.
Job Responsibilities:

Supervision and coordination of ground water management programmes / projects
Hydro-geological, geophysical, geotechnical, monitoring, development of standards and ensuring compliance relating to borehole drilling and ground water development
Aquifer mapping, ground water resources exploration, ground water survey, and conservation and environmental impact and conservation programmes
Analysis and interpretation of field data including preparation of reports, and providing technical advice on matters pertaining to hydrogeology.

Job Requirements:

At least a BSc degree in Geology, from a recognized University. A Masters Degree in Hydro-geology will be an added advantage.
Must have at least a 5 -Year experience in Hydrogeological Surveys, drilling, Planning and Supervision
Must be conversant with Borehole drilling Tendering Procedures
Must be Registered member of the Geological Registration Board of Kenya
Must demonstrate the ability to survey successful boreholes in Sedimentary, Volcanic and Basement terrains
Must be ready to travel to places with rough roads and hostile weather

(1 Post) Project Sociologist reports to Technical Manager, Rural Water and Sanitation Services (RWSS) under the technical services manager.
Job Responsibilities:

Preparation of proposals on community water projects that require funding
Carryout socio-economic surveys / impact assessment
Mobilization o communities to form community water service providers
Identify capacity building needs for community based water service providers

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, or Community Development or Development studies from a recognized University. A Masters Degree in any of these fields will be an added advantage.
Minimum of 5 years relevant experience
Experience in community mobilization using relevant tools like Community Project Cycle and Participatory Rural Appraisal methods
Professional competency in work performance in Government, Middle level NGO in the development of water and sanitation services
Team player with relevant communication and computer skills

Project Accountant
(1 Post) Answerable to the Finance and Administration Manager, project accountant will be responsible for Finance and Administration functions of the Board.
Job Responsibilities:

Formulation and implementation of sound financial policies, strategies and systems.
Managing all the Board’s internal and external financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting requirements.
Overseeing the production of timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial management accounts, and other reports.
Implementing financial and accounting systems
Ensuring adequate controls that support the Board’s financial operational efficiency and compliance.
Procurement and distribution of the Board’s office equipment, services and assets.
Monthly and quarterly reports on on-going assignments

Job Requirements: The successful candidate must have:

A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (finance option), Business Administration or other relevant field.
Certified Public Accountant CPA II.
A post graduate qualification in Financial Management or other relevant field will be an added advantage.
Minimum 5 years experience of which 3 years should have been in administration and finance functions in a large and busy organization.
Knowledge or government and donor financial reporting
Demonstrable administrative and managerial capability in work performance and results
Good communications and leadership skills
Relevant Information & Communication Technology skills

Internal Auditor
(1 Post)
NWSB-5/11 Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the Internal Auditor will be responsible for the Audit function of the Board
Job Responsibilities:

Control and Coordination of the Audit Section and maintenance of high audit standards within the Board
Proper preparation and supervision of Audit programme for financial, operational and management audits
Preparation of timely financial audit reports
Making recommendation on cost effective controls adoption
Ensure compliance with laid down policies, procedures and regulations

Job Requirements:

A Bachelor Degree in Commerce (Accounting/Audit option) or Business Administration and CPA III
Minimum of 3 years experience in a busy audit office preferably in the public sector or a large private enterprise
Demonstrate good knowledge of planning and organization skills
Person of high integrity
Demonstrated ability to prepare reports and meet deadlines
Be familiar with Kenya Government policies and its procurement and financial procedures
Computer literacy

Legal Officer / PA to the Chief Executive Officer
(1 Post)
NWSB-6/11 The Legal Officer will be reporting to the CEO and is responsible for the provision of effective legal advice and services to the Board.
Job Responsibilities

Provide accurate legal advice to the Board to ensure that decisions taken are legally correct and that the board’s interests is protected.
Give appropriate legal advice and ensure the Board’s interests are effectively safeguarded and that it carries out its legal obligations effectively.
Negotiate, draft and implement legal agreements and contracts relating to the work of the board.
Represent the board at meetings with external bodies to ensure that the legal aspects of any decisions are fully considered.
Maintain an awareness of developments in the legal field, which might affect the board and prepare reports on relevant matters for consideration by management.
Perform all necessary duties assigned as a PA to the CEO
Make preparation for Board meetings and ensure proper documentation

Job Requirements

Be a qualified solicitor with and an LLB degree or its equivalent and must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with at least 5 years’ post-qualification experience.
Be a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya CPS(K);
Considerable experience of advocacy
Managerial experience
Highly developed negotiating and interpersonal skills
Excellent representational skills
Thorough knowledge of the organization’s work and functions

Clerical Officer
(2 Posts)
NWSB-6/11 Reporting to the Human Resource Manager the clerical officer will be responsible for general clerical duties.
Job Responsibilities:

Filing, dispatch, record keeping and file movement
Data compilation
Preparation of payments, leave and medical records

Job Requirements

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its approved equivalent
Must have working experience of at least 4 years
Computer literate
Ability and skills in record keeping

Northern Water Services Board is an equal opportunity employer and this advertisement is open to all eligible experts, irrespective of gender. These positions are on a one-year contract, to be renewed subject to performance and requirements.
Please send your applications including CV, e-mail and other contact details latest by Monday, the 18th April, 2011 to the following address:
The Chief Executive Officer,
Northern Water Services Board,
Maji House, Kismayu Road,
P. O. Box 495 – 70100,
Garissa, Kenya.

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