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Chief Executive Officer Job in Mombasa Kenya


Coast Water Services Board (CWSB) was established under the State Corporations Act, Chapter 446 of the Laws of Kenya vide Legal Notice No. 1 328 of 27th February, 2004.

The core mandate of the Board as given under Section 53(1 ) of the Water Act 2002 is that as a Licensee, it will be responsible for mandate efficient and economical provision of water services authorized by the license issued by the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB).

Coast Water Services Board is seeking to recruit a suitable self driven, result oriented and highly qualified individual to fill the position of the
 Chief Executive Officer.

Key Responsibilities

The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible to the Board of Directors, and shall be the Principal Officer of the Board responsible for the overall leadership and implementation of the Board mandate and aspirations as may be outlined in the performance targets and strategic plan.

Job Profile
  • Carrying out day-to-day business of the Board to ensure that departments, sections and units conform to the overall operations plans and performance targets.
  • Providing overall leadership and overall administration of the operations of the Coast Water Services Board under the guidance of the Board.
  • Developing short term corporate strategies, for Board of Directors approval, for effective implementation of the strategies stipulated in the Board’s Strategic Plan;
  • Managing internal multidisciplinary teams and external parties to ensure set objectives are achieved.
  • Developing performance standards together with mechanisms for ensuring compliance therewith by water Service Providers.
  • Promoting Board’s image and develop good working relationship with all stakeholders and partners while promoting the principles of good governance in the Board’s area of jurisdiction;
  • Developing networks and partnerships with development partners and spearhead donor collaboration, fund raising and project development within the Board’s area of jurisdiction.
  • Advising the Board of Directors on expansion of business operations, investment planning and sustainable development of water and sanitation services facilities.
  • Directing and coordinating the Board’s operations and administration so as to ensure that the various organs of the Board operate in conformity with the overall operational plans and performance targets;
  • Advising the Board of Directors concerning future activities of the Board and also on the objectives and policies while eliminating any form of risks which would affect the smooth management of the organization.
  • Ensuring compliance with Government’s policy and regulatory guidelines and directives.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil / Water Engineering or Water Sciences from a recognized university and registered member of the relevant professional body;
  • Must have a Masters Degree in Civil / Water Engineering or Water Sciences;
  • A Masters Degree in Business Management/Administration is an added advantage;
  • Should have at least ten (10) years of experience in a commercial establishment, preferably in the Water and Sanitation Sector, and at least 5 years in Management Position;
  • Should have undergone at least 4 weeks Senior Management course and a Corporate Governance course from recognized institutions;
  • Demonstrate familiarity with donor funded projects and water sector programmes implementation;
  • Familiarity with reform programs and commercial or public sector settings and vision 2030 aspirations
  • Track history of integrity, creativity, innovation, self drive and result orientation.
  • Exceptional visionary leadership and negotiation skills with capacity to engage with local, regional and international organizations:
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational and team capacities and high professional ethical standing.
Key Skills and Competencies
  • Demonstrate leadership, managerial, organizational and administrative skills;
  • Proven experience in mobilization of development and operational funds
  • Self driven and capable of working under minimum supervision.
  • Sound knowledge and application of public finance management and public procurement and disposal laws/procedures;
  • Good knowledge of water sector reforms in Kenya;
  • Competency in computer application skills;
  • Understanding of the cross cutting issues in the Board’s area of jurisdiction and unique challenges faced by Non Governmental organizations (CBOs) especially in capacity building;
  • Effective conflict and dispute prevention and resolution among water service users and dispensers within the Board’s area of jurisdictions.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications on or before 19th July, 2011 to the contacts below, enclosing the following:-
  • Certified copies of academic certificates, professional certificates and testimonials
  • A detailed CV giving details of telephone contacts, email address, current position and remuneration
  • Names and contacts of three (3) referees
The Chairman,
Coast Water Services Board,
P. 0. Box 90417-80100,
Mikindani Street, Off Nkurumah Road,
Mombasa Kenya

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* Important Notice:
 Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification

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