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Recruitment in Nakuru Water Company, Kenya

Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company (NAWASSCO), a water service provider within Nakuru Municipality seeks to fill the following vacant positions, under the “Nakuru County Sanitation Program” (NCSP) on contract basis as specified under each position.


Project Manager

Reporting to the Resident Project Co-ordinator the Project Manager will be responsible for;
  • Liaising with the Resident Project Co-ordinator to put in place strategies and ensures effective implementation of sanitation projects
  • Overseeing the implementation of NAWASSCO’s sanitation programmes and manage project budget.
  • Designing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation systems for all programmes under the project
  • Evaluate all key project deliverables, as well as final product to ensure traceability of requirements, high quality and client acceptance.
  • Responsible for formal sign off on all project deliverables; this will often include coordinating input and involvement from the account director and client.
  • Communicate progress, risks, expectations, timelines, milestones and other key project metrics to clients and team members.
  • Where project control is in jeopardy, create contingency plans with appropriate input from key team members (including the account director) and implement a revised project schedule, scope or budget in a timely manner.
  • Define skill sets (competencies) required for the project based on project specifications and requirements.
  • Track and report weekly on percent complete, budget burn, earned value, slippage, project effort and duration to complete and other key project metrics.
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with donors, partners and relevant stakeholders.
  • Providing capacity building support and guidance for staff and relevant partners to facilitate implementation of planned activities
  • Collaborating with other departments on tracking project expenditure and ensure budgets are followed and relevant procedures followed in the allocation and use of program/project funds.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • A Bachelors degree in Development Studies, Social Work or other related subject
  • Post Graduate Diploma/ Diploma in Project Management.
  • 5 years experience working in on community based hygiene and sanitation projects in an NGO/ commercial setting.
  • Experience and skills in project management with emphasis on low-income areas.
  • Experience in proposal and report writing.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and work in a multi-functional team.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work well in partnerships involving a wide variety of organizations and businesses;
  • Strong personal initiative, problem solving skills, creativity, and ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Ability to manage several projects/tasks at the same time; Collaborative, and flexible work style
Contract Period: 3.5 Years (Fixed Term)

Communications Specialist

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Communications Specialist will be responsible for;
  • Improving public understanding of the challenges in sanitation and their solutions.
  • Manage internal and external communications output.
  • Development of comprehensive outreach plans for the project’s ongoing and future activities;
  • Reviewing, editing and/or writing communication materials for the project.
  • Prepare strategic communication plan for company.
  • Work with management to publish timely project information, such as memos and directives.
  • Ensure communication strategy is consistent and reflects the project’s strategic vision.
  • Measure and present results of communication efforts.
  • Adjust communication plan as needed.
  • Refine core messaging to ensure consistency in all aspects of communication including development, organizing and education.
  • Ensure consistent framing of messages.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in media, journalism, communications, public relations or other related field.
  • Affinity and understanding of Low Income Areas/Communities and dynamics.
  • Proven track record of delivering highly effective communications, including message development, communications planning and tailoring/targeting communications for different audiences.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills with ability to articulate and communicate complex issues across disciplines and audiences;
  • Understanding of current and emerging issues in sanitation;
  • Strong networking and relationship-building skills;
  • Ability to work well in partnerships involving a wide variety of organizations and businesses;
  • Strong personal initiative, problem solving skills, creativity, and ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Experience in report-writing;
  • Experience in proposal and report writing.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and work in a multi-functional team.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Contract Period: 3 Years (Fixed Term)

Driver

Reporting to the Project Manager the Driver will be responsible for;
  • Driving the project vehicle as approved
  • Keeping track of service schedule, insurances and report when service is due
  • Ensuring the vehicle is clean and operational at all time
  • Reporting any accidents and breakdowns immediately
  • Delivering and collecting goods and messages as required,
  • Transporting staff and visitors as approved.
  • Ensuring the vehicle is in good working condition, report any defects.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • KCSE D
  • Valid and clean driving license
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • At least three years driving ( Accident free)
  • Basic mechanical training
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good knowledge of Nakuru Town and its environs
Contract Period: 3.5 Years (Fixed Term)

Internal Audit Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Internal Audit Manager will be responsible for;
  • Directing audit staff in the planning, organizing, directing and monitoring of Internal Audit operations, including assisting in hiring, training and evaluating staff; and taking corrective actions to address performance problems.
  • Directing the identification and evaluation of the organization’s risk areas and oversees the development of the annual Audit Plan.
  • Directing the overall performance of audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence and documenting client processes and procedures.
  • Directing the audit staff in conducting interviews, reviewing documents, developing and administering surveys, composing summary memos and preparing working papers.
  • Directing the audit staff in the identification, development and documentation of audit issues and recommendations.
  • Communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management and the Board of Directors.
  • Developing and maintaining productive client, staff, management, and Board relationships through individual contacts and group meetings.
  • Representing Internal Audit at management and Board meetings and with external organizations.
  • Performing related work as assigned by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  • CPA K.
  • 8 years of full-time experience in auditing, accounting, business analysis, or program evaluation.
  • Extensive knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices, and management principles and preferred business practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Knowledge of management information systems terminology, concepts and practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of industry program policies, procedures, regulations and laws.
  • Considerable skill in conducting quality control reviews of audit work products.
  • Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • Extensive skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Considerable skill in negotiating issues and resolving problems.
  • Skill in using a computer with word processing, spreadsheet and other business software to prepare reports, memos, summaries and analyses.
  • Considerable skill in effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
  • Experience in industry auditing and in supervising and conducting audits in Information Systems and other areas pertinent to the industry.
Contract Period: 3 Years (Renewable)

GIS Analyst

Reporting to the IT/Systems Administrator, the GIS Analyst will be responsible for;
  • Develop and maintain a Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Establish data collection, validation, updating and archiving procedures
  • Assess, conceptualize and facilitate the utilization of the GIS in daily operations (O&M) and (supporting) decision making by the management team
  • Creation of new and/or refinement of existing thematic layers
  • Training of staff to collect prioritized asset geo- and attribute data
  • Validation and processing of geo- and attribute data
  • Conduct spatial and quantitative analyses in relation to: asset management e.g. spatial analyses of leakage/sewer blockage numbers, locations and underlying causes and asset development e.g. bills of quantities for network expansions and/or rehabilitation works
  • Develop overlays of the water distribution and sewer network in Google Maps (or satellite imagery with the Nakuru Municipal Council) to support the O&M team in planning and executing asset management (repairs) and development (construction) activities.
  • Liaise with NMC in publishing updated information for selected layers in the public domain through NakInfo
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree Geography, Engineering, Environmental and/or Spatial Planning
  • Two (2) years work experience
  • Good command of fourth generation languages (4GL) and object-orientated programming
  • Good knowledge of RDMS e.g. Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server etc.
  • Experience with ArcGIS 9.2 + extensions
  • GIS track record, including proficiency with standard GIS applications and data layers
  • Good Knowledge of data issues, awareness of different coordinates systems
  • Digital cartographic and map production skill and use of Spatial Analyst extension
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Ability to develop and maintain data bases
  • Contract Terms: Permanent & Pensionable
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities will be negotiated with the right candidate.

If you belief that you possess the attributes for any of the above positions, please submit your written application, CV, copies of certificates & testimonials, your current and expected remuneration, day and evening telephone numbers to:

The Managing Director,
Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company Limited,
P.O. Box 16314-20100,
Nakuru.

To reach him not later than Wednesday 19th June 2013

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

NAWASSCO is an equal opportunity Employer. 

Women and persons with special needs are encouraged to apply.

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