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INTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT FOR ASSISTANT CONTRACTS STAFF REF: AWWDA/TAWWDA/KTSWSSP/ 1/2019

Tanathi Water Works Development Agency (TAWWDA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Water and Sanitation. It is mandated to plan and develop/expand infrastructure for bulk water supply and waste water in Kitui, Makueni, Machakos and Kajiado Counties.

TAWWDA in collaboration with AWWDA are implementing the Kenya Towns Water and Sanitation Programme through financing from the African Development Bank. The projects are being implemented within Machakos, Kitui and Makueni Counties.

One of the components to be implemented under this programme is Internship and Training of staff. Certificate, Diploma and Degree graduates will be appointed to these projects for capacity building and skills enhancement in the disciplines of Engineering, Sociology, Community development, Environmental Sciences, Communications, ICT, Human Resources and administration.

Successful candidates will enter into contracts with the works contractor for an engagement period as necessary.

 

1st Cadre TAWWDA Assistant Contracts Staff

Applicants will be required to be holders of a University degree from a reputable University with specialization in any of the following fields:– Engineering, GIS, Information and Communication Technology, Environment, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Management and Procurement.

2nd Cadre TAWWDA Assistant Contracts Staff

Applicants will be required to be Diploma holders from a reputable Institution with specialization in any of the following fields:– Engineering, GIS, Information and Communication Technology, Environment, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Management and Procurement.

3rd Cadre TAWWDA Assistant Contracts Staff

Applicants will be required to be Certificate holders from a reputable Institution in any of the following fields: – Engineering, GIS, Information and Communication Technology, Environment, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Management and Procurement

Specific roles in each identified function will include the following:-

Specific roles and responsibilities for different functions are highlighted as follows:-

1) TEMP 01/2019: Assistant Contract Project Engineers:-

 Requirements for appointment

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Experience in water sector in a relevant field an added advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and supervise the implementation of water and sanitation infrastructure.
  • Prepare tender documents including engineering drawings, bills of quantities, specifications and contract documents.
  • Prepare Terms of Reference (TORs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) as required for acquisition of various consultants.
  • Prepare and submit technical, project and progress reports as required.
  • Supervise the construction and rehabilitation of Water and Sewerage Services networks in assigned regions.
  • Put in place sound repair and maintenance plans so as to ensure the continuous availability of the Board’s assets and operational efficacy and reliability.
  • prepare project proposals for funding from development partners
  • Ensure that all engineering works and projects comply with standard operating procedures and adhere to Safety Health and Environment Standards as stipulated by the Board, regulatory authorities and in line with relevant legal requirements.
  • Continually review engineering operations, work systems, equipment and techniques and activities and generate improvement plans.
  • Train WSPs in technical aspects and other identified developmental areas.
  • Engage in project formulation with Water Service Providers and ensure adequate response to their needs

 

2) TEMP 02/2019: Assistant Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Contract Officers:-

 Requirements for Appointment

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geospatial Engineering or related field from a recognized Institution.
  • Experience in Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and valuation processes of projects, and management of community matters in infrastructure projects.
  • Experience in preparation of planned infrastructure maps and compilation & custody of Geo referenced RAP data
  • Experience in the water sector is an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of planned infrastructure maps and compilation & custody of Geo referenced RAP data
  • Developing RAP GIS policies and procedures within TAWWDA
  • Developing RAP GIS implementation plan within the Kenya Towns Project area.
  • Managing RAP GIS resources in TAWWDA
  • Coordinating the establishment and management of RAP Geo-Spatial Information System database on key indicators of water and sewerage development
  • Establishing geo-addressing codes and facilitating the mapping of Water/Sewerage RAP related resources
  • Coordinating the utilization of RAP GIS platform to prioritize resources
  • Leading and coordinating RAP GIS activities with both user departments and external organizations

 

3) TEMP 03/2019: Assistant Environment Contract Officers:-

Requirements for Appointment

  • A Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, physical and Biological studies, Natural resources studies from a recognized Institution.
  • Experience in the water sector is an added advantage.
  • Registration with NEMA an added advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Formulate/review EIA TORs
  • Conduct EIAs for new projects
  • Coordinate/ oversee activities of EIA consultants
  • Prepare /review EIA reports
  • Undertake environmental monitoring and auditing
  • Implement project Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs).
  • Liaison with NEMA, WRMA, County governments, the general public and other relevant Agencies on issues related to the Board’s environmental management, licensing and permits.
  • Prepare and implement social Impact Assessment and Resettlement Action Plan (RAP)
  • Advise /communicate to management and staff environmental management issues relevant to the operations of the organization.

 

4) TEMP 04/2019: Assistant Contract Sociologists :-

Requirements for Appointment

  • A Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in sociology, anthropology, social work, community development, social or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution.
  • Experience in undertaking community mobilization for projects.
  • Experience in the water sector is an added advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Community sensitization on projects
  • Assist in implementation of resettlement action plans.
  • Reports on project work handled
  • Handling grievances and community conflicts.
  • Community mobilization
  • Identification and verification of project affected persons
  • Compilation of records i.e. compensation
  • Verification of external reports forwarded to the section
  • Liaise with key stakeholders on land and way leave acquisition.

 

5) TEMP 05/2019: Assistant Contract Accountants::-

Requirements for Appointment

  • A Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in finance accounting, economics, business or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Experience in accounting or finance function in the water sector is an advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of management & financial reports
  • Analyses and review budgets and expenditures for TAWWDA Operations and Donor funded Projects
  • Processing of payments for service providers and suppliers
  • Reconciliation of debtors and creditors accounts
  • Treasury management and cash flow forecasting
  • Assist in maintenance of asset register
  • Preparation of cash flow projections
  • Preparation of donor funded project account
  • Assist in external & internal audit process
  • Assist in establishing, maintaining, and coordinating the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures

 

6) TEMP 06/2019: Assistant Planning Contract Officers:-

Requirement for Appointment

  • A Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Economics, finance, statistics, mathematics or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Experience in in water sector and Performance Contracting activities is an added advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the development of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan across the organization and ensure delivery against the plan in the Board’s programmatic areas.
  • Conduct data collection activities, including coordination of WSP’s as well as the design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative surveys and impact assessments.
  • Provide support in reporting on periodic evaluations both internally and with external consultants innovations and interventions and their contribution to increasing impact in achieving the Board’s strategies and plans
  • Writing up of monitoring and evaluation reports
  • Support documentation and dissemination of generated research, analysis and learning internally and externally.
  • Support implementation of quality management systems and track quality metrics.
  • Generate data reports, and recommend ways to improve data quality to ensure accuracy and quality service delivery.
  • Provide support in Performance Contracting activities
  • Continual assessment of all projects

 

7) TEMP 07/2019: Assistant Internal Contract Auditors:-

Requirements for Appointment

  • A Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • CPA Part II
  • Experience in Auditing in the water sector is an added advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carrying out independent tests and assessment of compliance with the established corporation policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Conducting procedural audits to assure the effectiveness of the existing internal control systems.
  • Audit the company assets use and accounting to ascertain effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Audit all payments made by the company to ensure compliance with budget provisions, policies, and procedures.
  • Preparing audit reports

 

8) TEMP 08/2019: Assistant Human Resource Contract Officers:-

Requirement for appointment

  • A Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource or Business Administration or social science or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Experience in handling HR matters in the water sector is an added advantage
  • Diploma from IHRM an added advantages

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating staff training and development programs.
  • Facilitate staff NHIF and NSSF registration and filing of returns.
  • Ensure efficient and effective provision of hospitality services.
  • Maintain and update data base for job and internship applications.
  • Maintain and update leave management.
  • Respond to general office correspondence.
  • Participate in organising staff functions and events.
  • Administration of benefits/contributions and statutory deductions.

 

9) TEMP 09/2019: Assistant ICT Contract Officers:-

Requirement for appointment

  • A Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, computer science, Electric and Electronic engineering or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Experience in the water sector is an added advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide computer maintenance, printers and other ICT equipment and provide solutions to problems raised by users.
  • Provide diagnostic, corrective and recovery techniques to all information systems and equipment.
  • Provide staff and users with assistance solving computer related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems.
  • Issue ICT equipment; Computers and its peripherals, laptops, tablets, I pads, mobile phones, desk phones and etc. to staff as directed by the ICT officer.
  • Provide help desk support to TAWWDA staff, customers and stakeholders.
  • Prepare ICT related report as and when required

 

10) TEMP 10/2019: Assistant Procurement Contract Officers:-

Requirement for Appointment

  • A Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, logistics, contract management and Supplies or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Experience in the water sector is an added advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor stock levels and identify purchasing needs
  • Research potential vendors
  • Track orders and ensure timely delivery
  • Update internal databases with order details (dates, vendors, quantities, discounts)
  • Conduct market research to identify pricing trends
  • Evaluate offers from vendors and negotiate better prices
  • Prepare cost analyses
  • Maintain updated records of invoices and contracts
  • Follow up with suppliers, as needed, to confirm or change orders

 

11) TEMP 11/2019: Assistant Records Management Contract Assistants:-

Requirement for Appointment

  • Certificate or Diploma in Records Management, Business management, information science, library science or its equivalent.
  • Experience in records management.
  • Experience in the water sector is an added advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance to the records management and staff in managing office records.
  • Provide assistance to the administration in managing and maintaining records.
  • Compile, gather and organize reports, documents and records.
  • Process, scan and index records.
  • Keep records in a safe and secure manner under lock and key.
  • Ensure access to records with permission to authorized personnel.
  • Make available of all records for viewing and processing for the concerned personnel.
  • Coordinate with other departments in maintaining and managing records, reports and documents.
  •  Maintain and update records, reports and documents in a database.

 

12) TEMP 12/2019: Assistant Contract Communications Officers:-

Requirement for Appointment

  • Certificate or Diploma in Mass Communication, Journalism or Public Relations
  • Experience in experiences in communication, community development and public consultation.
  • Experience in the water sector is an added advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Increase awareness and improve knowledge on mandate and programmes of TAWWDA among key stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Increase awareness and improve knowledge on the project among key stakeholders and beneficiaries.
  • Promote Stakeholder engagement and participation
  • Ensure project visibility and branding
  • Proactive media liaison and management
  • Project documentation
  • Crisis communication
  • Monitoring and evaluation of PR value in the project

Interested and suitable qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of:

  • Application Letter indicating the interested position
  • Curriculum Vitae indicating work experience names and addresses of three referees
  • Academic and professional certificates,
  • certificate of Good conduct
  • Copy of Pin Certificate
  • Copy of National ID or passport

To reach the undersigned not later than 28th June, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

The applications can be submitted to the following addresse at TAWWDA offices with the reference number clearly marked.

 

Chief Executive Officer,

Tanathi Water Works Development Agency,

 K.I.D.P Building, Kalawa Road,

 P.O Box Private Bag, Kitui

Closed positions

Tanathi Water Services Board, is a state corporation under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation
created under section 51 of the Water Act 2002 vide legal Notice No.69 dated 4th June 2008. The
board has the legal mandate of ensuring efficient and economical provision of water services
within its area of jurisdiction which covers Kajiado, Makueni Machakos and Kitui Counties. The
Board is now seeking to recruit a suitable candidates to fill the following positions.

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                TANATHI WATER WORKS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Tanathi Water Works Development Agency (TAWWDA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Water & Sanitation and Irrigation created under section 68 of the Water Act 2016 and established vide Kenya Gazette Supplement No.59, Legal Notice No.28 of 26th April 2019. It covers four counties which include: - Kitui, Machakos, Makueni and Kajiado.

TAWWDA was established to undertake the development, maintenance and management of National public water works within its area of jurisdiction; Operate the water works and provide water services as a water service provider, until such a time as responsibility for the operation and management of the water works are handed over to a County Government, Joint Committee, authority of County Governments or water services provider within whose area of jurisdiction or supply the water works is located; Provide reserve capacity for purposes of providing water services where pursuant to Section 103, the regulatory Board orders the transfer of water services functions from a defaulting water services provider to another licensee; Provide technical services and capacity building to such County Governments and water services providers within its area as may be requested and provide to the Cabinet Secretary technical support in the discharge of his or her functions under the Constitution of Kenya and the Water Act 2016.


 

REF. NO.: ADVERT/TAWWDA/01/CEO/2020:

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, JOB GRADE TAWWDA 1 – 1 POST

The Board of Directors for Tanathi Water Works Development Agency are seeking to recruit dynamic, exceptional and visionary leader with good professional and ethical standing to fill the position of the Chief Executive Officer. The successful candidate will execute the mandate of the Agency.

He/she will be reporting to the Board of Directors and be responsible for overseeing all the strategic, operational and financial performance of the organization through effective management.

The successful candidate will be appointed on a contract of three (3) years renewable once for a similar period of time subject to satisfactorily performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes set and evaluated by the Board.

 

Key Responsibilities

  1. Provide strategic direction and leadership in line with the Tanathi Water Works Development Agency’s strategic plan;
  2. Oversee implementation of corporate business plan and strategies based on the Agency’s business philosophy, mission, vision and core values;
  3. Undertake prudent financial management and investment mandates by ensuring sound policies and practices are adopted for optimal utilization and returns;
  4. Oversee optimal and effective operations of the Agency’s water infrastructure;
  5. Develop and engage effective leadership teams to ensure excellent performance and effective succession planning at the Agency;
  6. Develop and strengthen networks and partnerships with the government, development partners and private sector to spearhead fundraising for project implementation and sustainability; and
  7. Foster a conducive corporate culture that promotes strong ethical practices, good governance, employee productivity and compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements as stipulated in Mwongozo.

 

Qualifications and Work Experience

  1. A Citizen of Kenya with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration/Commerce, Management, Project Management, or any other related field thereto from a University/Institution recognized in Kenya.
  2. A Master’s degree in a relevant field from a University/Institution recognized in Kenya.
  3. Registration with relevant recognized professional registration body or association (if any) and be in good standing.
  4. Have at least fifteen (15) years’ experience in project development oriented establishment/s preferably in the infrastructure or water sectors, at least five (5) of which must be in a senior management position.
  5. Sound knowledge and application of, among others, Public Finance Management and Public Procurement Procedures in line with Public Finance Management Act 2012 and Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015 and its regulations respectively.
  6. Knowledge of water management issues, reforms and mobilization of funds.

 

Personal Competencies

  1. Strong visionary leadership and negotiation skills with capacity to engage with local, regional and international organizations;
  2. Conversant with GoK, donor funded projects and familiarity with water sector management;
  3. Strategic thinker with good commercial acumen and ability to identify economic opportunities in changing environment and to capital on them;
  4. Demonstrate competence in steering implementation of large scale water projects;
  5. Familiarity with reforms in the public sector and commercial settings;
  6. Track history of creativity, innovation, self-drive, result orientation and ability to handle a public organization;
  7. Be conversant with various investment models including public private partnerships and build operate transfer among others;
  8. A demonstrated adaptability to drive change and transformation, with proven capability of quickly assessing complex situations, generating astute, practical and pragmatic solutions, generating plans of action and addressing problems;
  9. Excellent communication and presentation skills, strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational and team capacities and high professional ethical standing; and
  10. Should be experienced in steering and managing an organization and related staff welfare matters.

 


 

REF. NO.: ADVERT/TAWWDA/02/MSCCC/2020:

MANAGER, STRATEGY, COMPLIANCE AND CORPORATE COMUNICATION, JOB GRADE TAWWDA 3 – 1 POST (RE-ADVERTISEMENT)

The Manager, Strategy, Compliance and Corporate Communication, Job Grade TAWWDA 3, is answerable to the Chief Manager, Corporate Services for Corporate Planning & Strategy, Compliance, Risk Management & Quality Control and Corporate Communication.

The successful candidate will be appointed on a contract of five (5) years renewable once for a similar period of time subject to satisfactorily performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes set and evaluated by the Board.

 

Key Responsibilities

  1. Coordinating and reviewing the Agency’s Strategic Plan and ensuring that it is consistent with national plans;
  2. Approving  Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) in liaison with other departments;
  3. Approving research proposals;
  4. Coordinating socio-economic studies on TAWWDA;
  5. Co-ordinating the preparation and implementation of the organisation performance contract;
  6. Conducting prefeasibility and feasibility studies for programmes and projects;
  7. Promoting and creating a culture of innovation in TAWWDA;
  8. Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the implementation of Agency programmes, projects and activities
  9. Quality assurance of the Authority products and services and maintenance of the Quality Management System in accordance with the applicable Standard;
  10. Carry out internal audits and follow-up audits; 
  11. Prepare and monitor implementation of annual budgets for resource allocation and control;
  12. Coordinating the preparation of speeches, media briefs and TAWWDA’s newsletters; 
  13. Sourcing for appropriate media to disseminate information on activities of the TAWDDA; and 
  14. Ensuring appropriate feedback mechanisms are in place.

 

 

 

 

Required Education, Experience, Skills and Competencies

The candidate must:-

  1. Have served in the grade of Principal Economist/ Principal Compliance and Risk Management Officer or in a relevant and comparable position for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  2. Have Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or its equivalent qualification from a University/Institution recognized in Kenya;   
  3. Have Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:-  Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Administration or its equivalent qualification from a University/Institution recognized in Kenya;  
  4. Have attended a Leadership Course not lasting less than four (4)weeks from a recognized institution;
  5. Have Proficiency in computer applications skills;
  6. Have demonstrated profession competence and administrative ability as reflected in work performance and results; and

vii. Meets the provision of Chapter Six of the Constitution.


 

 

Mode of Application

Applicants will be required amongst other qualifications to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 by attaching copies of the following:

  1. Application letter indicating the position you are interested in;
  2. Testimonials and Curriculum Vitae indicating work experience, details such as current position, remuneration and names & addresses of three (3) referees;
  3. Copies of Academic and Professional Certificates;
  4. Copy of National ID or passport;
  5. Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  6. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  7. Valid tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  8. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC); and
  9. Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Interested and eligible candidates should submit hard copy applications in a plain sealed envelope and clearly marked with the Job Ref. No. and Job Name, and addressed to:

Chairman,

Tanathi Water Works Development Agency,

K.I.D.P Building, Kalawa Road,

P.O Box Private Bag - 90200,

KITUI

All applications should be submitted not later than Tuesday 14th April, 2020 at 5.00p.m.

NOTE:

Tanathi Water Works Development Agency is an equal opportunity employer. Women, youth, minorities, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted using the address and contacts provided by the candidates in their application letters.

Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.

 

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