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Water Services Provision Manager / Officer, Internal Audit Officer and HR Officer Jobs in Kenya

Lake Victoria North Water Services Board was established under the Water Act 2002, as part of the reforms in the water sector. 

The Board is responsible for the efficient and economical provision of water and sewerage services within its area of jurisdiction as authorized by the Licence.

The Board seeks to recruit self driven and result oriented candidates to fill the following positions:


Water Services Provision Manager 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of water services provision of the Board.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, the Water Service Provision Manager will be responsible for:
  • Preparation and implementation of the investment of the Water Service Provider’s management strategy;
  • Preparation of proposals to donors for funding for Water Service Provider based projects;
  • Supervising and monitoring of Water Service Provider;
  • Developing and regulating small scale service providers in periurban Rural and Informal settings;
  • Monitoring of Service Provision Agreements;
  • Developing and promoting sustainable and viable water providers in urban and rural schemes with a view to clustering;
  • Coordination of community and rural water and sanitation schemes in liaison with relevant stakeholders;
  • Assist in the preparation of work plans and Budgets; and,
  • Monitor operations and maintenance activities of Water Service Providers
Requirements for the position 
  • Must have a Bsc. in Civil Engineering from a recognized institution
  • Have at least 5 years experience in a busy utility organization, 2 years of which must have served in a senior management position
  • Have knowledge in operations and maintenance of water and sewerage utilities
  • Monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Proven and demonstrated leadership, managerial and administrative skills
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines.
  • A registered engineer with ERB and a corporate membership of IEK will be an added advantage.

Water Service Provision Officer 

Reporting to Manager Water Service Provision, the position will be responsible for:
  • Assisting in supervising and monitoring water service providers;
  • Assisting in developing and regulating small scale water service water providers in peri-urban and informal settlements;
  • Promoting sustainable and viable water service providers in urban and rural schemes;
  • Coordinating community and rural water and sanitation programmes in liaison with relevant stakeholders;
  • Monitoring operations and maintenance of the activities of water services providers;
  • Coordinating implementation of sanitation facilities, hygiene promotion and education;
  • Carrying out of assessments and post-implementation monitoring;
  • Ensuring appropriate design, construction and implementation of WASH hardware according to technical standards, as well as proper maintenance and use of WASH equipment; and,
  • Developing and ensure the use of appropriate techniques and materials for hygiene promotion and training.
Requirements for the position 
  • Have a University Degree in Civil Engineering or Water Engineering from a recognized Institution with a minimum of 3 years experience;
  • Higher National Development in Water Engineering with 5 years experience;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Must be computer literate and is familiar with standard computer applications; and,
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Internal Audit Officer 

Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, the position will be responsible for:
  • Performing risk assessments, contribute to the preparation of annual audit plan and audit programmes;
  • Testing and appraising effectiveness and efficiency of the application of financial, HR and other operating controls;
  • Conducting audits of all operations and systems as detailed in the audit plan;
  • Conducting compliance reviews of organization processes/records to ensure compliance with government, Board and donor requirements;
  • Preparing audit reports and recommendations for improvements to the management;
  • Following up on implementation of audit recommendations;
  • Undertaking special audit investigations as may be required from time to time;
  • Assessing the relevance, reliability, integrity, timeliness and adequacy of programmes and financial information.
Requirements for the Position 
  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • CPA Finalist
  • CIA and CISA qualification is an added advantage
  • 3 years experience in accounting/audit department in a busy environment with at least 1 year in a supervisory role.
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills and highly confidential;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications; and
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Registration with respective professional bodies will be an advantage.

Human Resource Officer 

Reporting to Human Resource Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Providing support in the formulation and implementing of Human Resource strategies and policies in line with overall policies and guidelines.
  • Providing administrative guidance and management of office services and assets.
  • Coordinating the preparation of tools for monitoring staff performance and reporting on the same
  • Contribute to LVNWSB’s training and staff welfare policies, strategy, plans and budgets;
  • Coordinating LVNWSB’s training plans according to the Training Needs Analysis and identifying development solutions;
  • Providing support in the recruitment, induction, staff appraisal e.t.c. process;
Requirements for the position 
  • Be a holder of a degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university;
  • Must have a diploma in HRM;
  • Have 3 years experience working in Human Resources Department in a large organization/busy environment;
  • Should be knowledgeable of Labour Laws; and,
  • Be a team player and have strong interpersonal, employee relations and management skills.
If you meet the requirements, please send your application attaching a detailed CV, copies of academic & professional certificates and testimonials, stating your current position, remuneration and telephone contact, names and contacts of three referees so as to reach the undersigned on or before 2nd September 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.

Women and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

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