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Water Resources Management Authority Jobs in Kenya

The Water Resources Management Authority was established under the Water Act.2002.

The Act provides the foundation for the implementation of the National Water Resources Management Strategy, whose overall goal is to meet the water, related Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

The Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) is the lead agency in water resources management and its overall development objective is to ensure a rational and effective framework to meet the water needs for national economic development, poverty alleviation, environmental protection and social well being of the people of Kenya.

Applications are invited for the following posts in Water Resources Management Authority:

1. Finance and Administration Manager 

Position Scope

He or she will be responsible for the management of the financial and Administration of the

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

The Finance and Administration Manager will be the head of the Finance and Administration department and will be responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for:
  • 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.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Finance or Accounting from a recognized university and CPA (K).
  • Masters in Finance or Accounting and Administration
  • Minimum of twelve (10) years of experience with five (5) years experience at senior level.
  • Team player, highly analytical and able to travel when called upon.
  • Good interpersonal relations and communications skills
  • Should be able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Working knowledge in financial and accounting package and computer literate.
  • Thorough knowledge of Government Financial Regulations, practices and procedures
  • A good understanding of relevant requirements particularly the statutory guidelines on Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005
  • Working knowledge of labour legislations and the Employment Act, 2007, and their implications at the workplace
  • Ability to manage staff and provide good leadership skills.
2. Internal Auditor 

The Internal audit’s objective is to provide a service to all levels of technical and administration management by carrying out independent appraisals and analyses of risk control mechanisms, and by making recommendations to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the activities and operating procedures under management control.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Reviewing and appraising the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting, financial and other controls (both existing and proposed) to promote effective and efficient internal control at reasonable cost;
  • Ascertaining the level of compliance with established policies, plans and procedures;
  • Ascertaining the effectiveness with which the Authority’s assets are accounted for and safeguarded from losses of all kinds;
  • Ascertaining the reliability of management data produced within the Authority;
  • Conducting special investigations.
  • In accordance with the risk based audit requirements the internal auditor will examine the systems throughout the Authority which control;
  • All forms of contracts and capital expenditure;
  • Raising and collecting revenue
  • Administration and operational expenditure
Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidates will be expected to possess the following qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree from a recognized and reputable university;
  • Fully qualified CPA(K) or equivalent qualifications;
  • Experience of audit work in a large private or public organization at supervisory level will be an added advantage;
  • Must have at least 9 years working experience;
  • Must be able to work to strict deadlines with minimal supervision;
  • Must be computer literate.
3. Public Relations Officer 

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail;
  • Formulating and implementing Corporate Communications strategies;
  • Organizing WRMA programmes;
  • Creating awareness of WRMA to the public through the media;
  • Coordinating the media for coverage of important WRMA events;
  • Coordination of corporate communication duties such as publicity, advertising, customer care, seminars/workshops, bulletins/newsletters, speeches and special correspondence;
  • Organizing visits and protocol receptions from other organizations;
  • Preparing WRMA newsletters in liaison with other sections.
Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
  • be in possession of a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Information Science, Journalism, Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Public Relations; or
  • have Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences and a post-graduate Diploma in Mass Communication, Journalism, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Sales and Marketing, Media Studies;
  • be a member of the Public Relations Society of Kenya;
  • have served as a Corporate Communications Officer in a large organization for at least five (5) years;
  • possess good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in both English and Kiswahili; and
  • Possess computer application skills.
4. ICT Manager 
(1 Post at HQ)

ICT Manager will be responsible for the ICT function at HQ and Regional offices that include a WAN and LANs of about 250 users running several applications represent WRMA in water sector ICT discussions and development, execute ICT strategy and ICT projects whilst supervising duties of ICT staff.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Handle internal and external user requests and act as primary point of contact for ICT policy and management.
  • Manage obligations of ICT service providers and WRMA.
  • Manage change requests to ICT systems and applications.
  • Manage ICT budget, staff and expenditures.
  • Organize trainings in ICT for ICT staff and other staff.
  • Liaise with MWI and MOF on e-government initiatives.
  • Manage website operations and improvements.
  • Manage business risk arising out of ICT.
  • All other matters related to ICT within WRMA.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in an ICT field such as Computer Science, ICT, MIS, Electronics Engineering or equivalent.
  • Certifications MCSE, MCSD, CCNA-CISCO, DBA(SQL).
  • 5 years relevant experience in ICT roles with LAN (of not less than 30 users) and 1 year in WAN administration.
  • 2 years in an ICT management role.
  • Capability in Server and Email Administration, financial applications, systems development and SQL databases.
  • Added advantage from experience in: WAN with multiple servers, simple workflow system, Intranets, GIS Systems, website technologies.
  • Experience in water sector and training in Business Management would be an advantage.
Interested candidates should send their application letters, detailed curriculum vitae with copies of relevant certificates, other testimonials, current remuneration, 3 referees with current email addresses, and a day time telephone contact to the address below:-

The Chief Executive Officer
Water Resources Management Authority
NHIF Building, Wing B, 9th Floor
P. O. Box 45250-00100 Nairobi
Tel.020-2732291, 2729048/9, 3578853


Clearly mark the envelop with the relevant reference No. to reach him not later than 30th November 2010.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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