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Managing Director and Human Resource Manager Jobs in Kakamega Kenya

Lake Victoria North Water Services Board was established under the Water Act 2002, and is responsible for the efficient and economical provision of water and sewerage within its area of jurisdiction.

The Board seeks to strengthen the management of one of its Water Service Providers, whose area of jurisdiction is within the Kakamega, Khayega, Mumias, Butere, Nambale, Busia and Matayos towns, by recruiting self driven and result oriented candidates to fill the following senior positions.

The duty station for both candidates shall be Kakamega town.

1. Managing Director 
1 Position

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide strategic leadership and spearheading of good corporate governance of the water company in line with its vision, mission and values.
  • Oversee effective and efficient management of the company assets and facilities.
  • Develop and implement policies that ensure efficiency and profitability
  • Oversee holistic formulation and periodic review of the Company Corporate Plan.
  • Develop workforce culture that is both high performance and Strategic.
  • Review with senior management budget proposals and human resource plans for approval by the Board.
  • Prepare timely company performance reports to the Board on actual performance.
  • Ensure compliance with all Statutory and Corporate regulations.
  • Promote effective and efficient service delivery through responsive strategies to customer needs.
Qualifications and key competencies
  • First degree in Civil Engineering /Commerce/ Business Administration/ Management/Economics.
  • Post graduate qualification in management (including a masters )will be an added advantage
  • Have a minimum of 8 years relevant experience, three (3) years of which must have been in senior management position.
  • Good management experience in a profit & loss business process entity
  • Must be registered by respective professional bodies
  • Must demonstrate team goal setting capabilities
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of performance & measurement management within the business plan perspectives
  • Highly developed interpersonal, negotiations and analytical skills
  • Demonstration of water utility management skills especially knowledge and experience of water management will be an added advantage.
  • Must demonstrate full knowledge of computer use.
  • Be aged between 35 - 50 years
2. Human Resource Manager
1 Position

Reporting to Managing Director, the candidate will provide expert advice in the management of the human resource function.

Key duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement human resource strategies, policies, procedures and guidelines designed to achieve the Water company strategic vision and goals.
  • Design and coordinate the implementation of staff career development programs to ensure continued supply of competencies and skills for effective operation of the company.
  • Assess staff training needs and design relevant training and development programs to meet performance gaps.
  • Develop and effectively manage the staff grievance procedure so as to ensure a conducive working environment that is motivating to staff.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant labor legislation and HR policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Coordinate staff recruitment, staff induction, retention and separation processes.
  • Develop and manage staff welfare schemes such as medical, insurance, e.t.c.
  • Advise on manpower planning and staffing levels based on the company corporate plan and growth structure.
  • Preparation and management of staff operational budget as an HR function.
  • Develop objective performance management systems and criteria for performance measurement and reward system.
  • Prepare timely management reports and other relevant communications to stakeholders.
Requirements for the Position:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university.
  • Must have a postgraduate diploma in HRM.
  • At least 5 years progressive HRM experience in a busy organization.
  • Must demonstrate ability to develop metrics that assess and help guide execution of workforce strategy
  • Excellent team leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to make independent judgments which support business and HR objectives.
  • Must be computer literate but eHR knowledge will be added advantage
  • Sound knowledge and working experience of Kenyan Labour Laws.
  • Must be registered by reputable HR professional body.
  • Possession of a Masters degree is an added advantage
  • Be aged between 30 - 45 years
Interested applicants who qualify send your applications with a detailed CV, copies of academic & professional certificates and testimonials, stating your current position, remuneration, telephone contact, names and contacts of three referees so as to reach the undersigned on or before 22nd, June 2011.


The Chief Executive Officer
Lake Victoria North Water Services Board
P.O. Box 673-50100



Canvassing will automatically lead to disqualification.

Only short listed candidates shall be notified.

LVNWSB is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and culture.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

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