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Chief Human Resource Officer and Chief Internal Auditor Jobs in Kenya

Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) is a state corporation established in July 2005, under the provision of the Water Act 2002 of the Laws of Kenya.

The Authority is a non-profit, service oriented corporate body under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. It is charged with the responsibility of providing leadership in the management of water resources countrywide. It is also subject to the State Corporations Act which guides all state corporations in Kenya.

The Authority wishes to fill the following vacant positions with dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven individuals

1. Chief Human Resource Officer

The Position

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Executive Officer, for all Human Resource
management matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establishment and management of an efficient and effective, professional and sustainable Human Resource (HR) system;
  • Overseeing and managing performance management and incentive systems;
  • Formulating and overseeing implementation of Human resource strategies, policies and programmes/work plans;
  • Establishing and monitoring staff training and development programmes;
  • Ensuring implementation of computerized Human Resources Management infrastructure;
  • Managing all industrial relations issues; and overseeing human resource provision of both technical and support services in WRMA.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have;

Mandatory Requirements
  • Served for at least four (4) years in the grade of Human Resource Management Officer or in a relevant and equivalent position;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following: Social Sciences such as Government, Sociology, Economics, Public or Business Administration, Human Resource or Personnel Management or any other relevant qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in Human Resource Management Development/Business Administration or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Attended a Management/Leadership course from a recognized Institution;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and ability to use the Internet to obtain data and reference material.
  • Membership of good standing to a relevant Professional Institution
  • Indicate current and expected consolidated monthly salary
Desired Attributes
  • Computer proficiency skills; and employment laws, interpretation and application of policies and procedures with a strong bias to compliance and quality
  • Solution-focused and confident in operating within a dynamic and fast paced environment/team.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), with the ability to provide clear and effective advice on a range of HR issues.
  • Strong team player, collaborative, and capable of building effective relationships across all levels Commitment to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity in employment and an empathy with the Water Resources Management Authority values and objectives.
  • Shown merit and ability in work performance and results
2. Chief Internal Auditor

The Position

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Chief Executive Officer and will be in charge of the overall operations and programmes of the audit unit in the Authority.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead Development and Maintenance of Institution Risk Register
  • Evaluation and implementation of audit reports;
  • Reviewing audit working papers;
  • Ensuring maintenance of high audit standards and overseeing adherence to plans, budgets and work schedules;
  • Ensuring compliance with existing regulations, instructions and procedures in financial and other operations;
  • Verifying and pre-auditing the Authority’s Accounts, statement of assets and liabilities, fund accounts and annual audited statements;
  • Carrying out targeted investigations and heading special audit tasks; and preparing annual audit reports/returns for the Authority.
Requirement for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must: -
  • Have served in the grade of an Internal Auditor or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Sector for a minimum period of four (6) years;
  • Have Bachelor’s Degree majoring in fields relevant to Audit Function such as Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Be a Certified Public Accountants (K), or an Associate of Certified Chartered Accountant;
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA),or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA),
  • ICPACK Member of good standing
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and ability to use the Internet to obtain data and reference material
  • Evidence of attending Senior Management Course
  • Evidence of Risk Management Knowledge
  • Indicate current and expected consolidated monthly salary
Interested candidates should submit a two page cover letter stating their overall suitability for the position and complete WRMA job application form to clearly address their ability to perform the key responsibilities to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Water Resource management Authority
P O Box 45250-00100


People with disability and Female applicants are specifically encouraged to apply

Submission of these applications close on Friday March 23, 2012 at Noon

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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