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Lake Victoria North Water Services Board was established in March 2004 vide gazette notice No.1714 under the Water Act 2002 as a State Corporation. 

The mandate of the Board is to ensure efficient and economical provision of water and sewerage services within its area of jurisdiction.
 
The Board recently launched a 5 year strategic plan and in line with the new organization structure, it wishes to recruit self-driven, result oriented, highly motivated and qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions.
 

1. Chief Manager, Finance and Strategy

Duties and Responsibilities
 
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and perform the following duties:-
  • Formulation and implementation of sound financial policies, procedures, strategies and systems.
  • Manage financial resources effectively and efficiently through the development of activity based budgets and implementation of strict budgetary control measures.
  • Analyzing the Board’s financial reports and advising Management on appropriate performance improvement strategies.
  • Manage daily financial transactions and ensures that they are carried out in accordance with acceptable accounting standards.
  • Work with different departments in the Board in evaluating the budget and ensuring that budgetary provisions are adhered to.
  • 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 including Oversight and supervision on financial management to WSPs.
Required skills and Qualifications
 
For appointment to this position the successful candidate must:-
  • Have a Bachelor of Commerce or Business Management (Accounting/Finance option) from a recognized University and CPA (K).
  • Have at least 10 years’ experience in finance management in a busy organization, seven years of which must have been in a senior management position
  • Must be a member of ICPAK and be proficient with computerized accounting systems.
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration, Finance from a reputable university is an added advantage.
  • Have effectively coordinated internal and external audits.
  • Have a good experience in preparation of final accounts.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of financial and Corporate Governance
  • Sound knowledge of Government financial systems including donor funds
  • Demonstrate high level leadership and managerial skills
2. Chief Manager, Technical Services

Duties and responsibilities
 
The successful candidate will be reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:-
  • Coordinating all technical aspects related to Planning, design and construction of Water and Sanitation facilities in the Board area.
  • Ensuring design, construction and maintenance standards are adhered to and maintained.
  • Coordination of Boards strategic and business plans for development of water and sanitation infrastructure in the Board area.
  • 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 improvement
  • Promoting, developing and contracting sustainable and viable Water Service Providers in urban and rural schemes.
  • Preparation of contract documents, reports and other statutory documents required by Government or development partners.
  • Development of project proposals and liaise with development partners for funding
  • Supervising and monitoring of urban and rural water service providers
  • Preparing, executing and enforcing compliance to water and sanitation service agreements.
Required Skills and Qualifications
 
For appointment to this post the successful candidate must:-
  • Have at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Have at least 10 years’ experience in water and sewerage project design, implementation and management, seven years of which must have been in a senior or management position.
  • Must be a registered Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya.
  • A Masters Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Have experience in contract management.
  • Be proficient in relevant computer packages.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and managerial skills
3. Chief Manager, Human Capital and Administration

Duties and Responsibilities
 
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:-
  • Coordinate and influence the development of a performance culture through effective implementation of an integrated performance management.
  • Development, implementation and regular review of human resource plans, procedures and systems to guide Human Resource & Administration functions and policies.
  • Interpretation and provision of guidance on Human resource policies and procedures.
  • Develop, coordinate and administer training and development plans.
  • Management of recruitment processes, employee benefits, welfare and labour relations.
  • Coordination of inter-departmental performance to ensure efficient performance of the Board and improvement in productivity.
  • Ensure provision of efficient administration services to all functions of the Board which include transport, security and provision of office services including oversight and supervision on HR management to WSPs
Required Skills and Qualifications
 
For appointment to this post the successful candidate MUST:-
  • Have a Degree in social sciences, Business Administration or an equivalent degree from a recognized University.
  • Have a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Have at least 10 years experience in Human Resource and Administration management in a busy organization, 5 of which must have been in a senior management position.
  • Be a registered member of the Institute of Human Resource Management
  • Be a team player, a person of high integrity and have experience using HRMIS systems.
  • Have sound knowledge of corporate governance and strong leadership and managerial skills
  • Masters’ Degree in Human Resources will be an added advantage.
Interested and qualified candidates who meet the requirements for the above positions are invited to apply attaching their detailed CVs, copies of academic/professional certificates and testimonials stating their current position, remuneration and day time telephone contact, names and contact of three referees, indicating the post applied for in the application letter and on the envelope to
 
The Chief Executive Officer,
Lake Victoria North Water Services Board,
Off Kakamega – Kisumu Road, Kefinco House
P.O. Box 673, 
Kakamega.
 
Tel: 056 31552, 
Fax: 056 31506.
 
Through Post Office, Courier services or via email (ceo@lvnwsb.go.ke or info@lvnwsb.go.ke) or drop the application at the office of the Chief Executives Officer, Lake Victoria North Water Services Board so as to reach not later than 21st January 2013
 
Lake Victoria North Water Services Board is an equal opportunity employer. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
 
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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