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Project Manager, Water & Sanitation Engineer and Project Accountant Jobs in Kenya

“Procurement of Technical Assistances to assist in the implementation of the Rural Water and Sanitation Service Program (RWSS) in the NWSB Region under the Kenya Water Service Board Support Programme (KWSBSP)”

Northern Water Services Board (NWSB) under the KWSBSP acquired a grant from the African Development Bank (ADB) for the purpose of improving NWSB’s institutional capacity to develop sustainable RWSS services for the Region.

The objective of the project is to improve water supply and sanitation services in urban, peri-urban and rural communities within the service area of the Northern Water Services Board (NWSB).

The Board requires the services of reputable experts to provide the services of a highly skilled and experienced RWSS Technical Assistant Team comprising of a Project Manager, Water and Sanitation Engineer, and an accountant to assist NWSB to achieve the above objectives.

Interested individuals must provide relevant information as follows:

Project Manager 

1 Post


The holder of the position will be reporting to the Program Coordinator and will be responsible for the actual execution of the project and supervision of a team of staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to assist in the overall day to day running of the ADB Program.

The specific duties and responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Directing, co-coordinating, controlling and managing the programme’s operations
  • Overseeing the planning, implementation and monitoring of the programme activities
  • Carrying out effective consultation with all key stakeholders at all stages of implementation of the programme.
  • Developing the programme’s strategies, policies and plans to facilitate achievement of overall objective and specific objectives of the programme.
  • Other related duties allocated by the Program Coordinator.
Job Requirements include ;
  • Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, a Masters Degree in Development studies will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years work experience with the water sector in public or Non-Profit organization
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate in local language will be an added advantage
Water and Sanitation Engineer 

1 Post


Job Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating all technical aspects within the program.
  • Ensuring design construction and maintenance standards are adhered to the maintained
  • Coordination of Boards strategic and Business plans for development of investments and infrastructure in the Board area.
  • Development and promotion of in use information technology in the institution.
  • Design and development of appropriate and cost effective models for water appropriation, storage, purification and distribution.
  • Design and development of strategies to reduce Unaccounted for Water (UFW) achieve desired operational efficiency and improve.
  • Promoting, developing and contracting sustainable and viable water service delivery in urban and rural schemes constructed by the Board.
  • Supervising and monitoring urban and rural water service providers.
  • Preparing, executing and enforcing compliance to Water & Sanitation Service agreements.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Boards statutory and other reports required by Government or development partners
Job Requirements:

The successful candidate should be an experienced Engineer and must have:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Water or Civil Engineering from a recognized Institution. A post graduate qualification in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Registration with Engineer’s Registration Board and Membership of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya or relevant professional body will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in water and sewerage design, development and management.
  • A sound understanding of the reforms taking place in the water sector in Kenya.
  • Experience and demonstrable skills in management and administration.
  • Relevant Information & Communication Technology skills.
Project Accountant 


Job Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • Monthly and quarterly reports on on-going assignments
Job Requirements:

The successful candidate must have:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration or other relevant field.
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA II.
  • Minimum 3 years experience of which 2 years should have been in a senior position in a large and busy organization.
  • Knowledge or government and donor financial reporting
  • Demonstrable administrative and managerial capability in work performance and results
  • Good communications and leadership skills
  • Relevant Information & Communication Technology skills
Northern Water Services Board is an equal opportunity employer and this advertisement is open to all eligible experts, irrespective of gender.

These positions are on a one-year contract, to be renewed subject to performance requirements.

Please send your applications including cv, e-mail and other contact details latest by Friday, the 30th March, 2012 to the following address:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Northern Water Services Board, Maji House, Kismayu Road,
P. O. Box 495 – 70100,
Garissa, Kenya.

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