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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, Technical Services

Key Responsibilities

The position of the Chief Manager, Technical Services shall be on a three years renewable contract.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for: -
  • 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 7 years’ experience in water and sewerage project design, implementation and management, 5 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 relevant field or its equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Have experience in contract management.
  • Be proficient in relevant computer packages.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and managerial skill

2. Manager, Human Capital, Planning and Development

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Manager, Human Capital and Administration, the Manager, Human Capital Planning and Development will be responsible for: -
  • Assist in the management all the affairs relating to the Board’s human resources including recruitment, training and development, performance management industrial relations, compensation and health and safety
  • Advise on the establishment of organizational structure for Board of Directors approval, develop internal administrative processes, prepare job descriptions and recruit middle level and support staff.
  • Coordinate induction of new employees, training needs assessments and staff training programs
  • Coordinate annual staff appraisals
  • Handle employee complaints and grievances, and staff disciplinary procedures
  • Manage staff welfare issues and facilities including functions, and staff events
  • Process payroll, manage medical and pension schemes, terminal benefits and be in-charge of statutory deductions –NSSF,NHIF and taxes
  • Periodically carry out salaries and other benefits reviews
  • Ensuring the timely and economic provision of services, such as adequate office supplies, transport, insurance and maintenance of office equipment
  • Ensure high standards of office cleanliness, sanitary hygiene, health and safety and security in the Board
  • Supervise administration staff and service providers for cleaning, telephone operation, messenger and other services
  • Oversee the use of telephones, water, and electricity and ensure timely bill settlement of the same
  • Facilitate efficient delivery of communication by post or courier
  • Be responsible for the environmental management in your section
  • Any other duty relating to HR management as may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Manager, Human Capital & Administration.

Minimum Qualifications

For appointment to this post the successful candidate:-
  • Must have a Bachelors degree in any Social Sciences or related field
  • Must have a Professional qualification in Human Resource Management e.g. Postgraduate Diploma in HRM or Higher National Diploma in HRM
  • Masters degree in Human Resources Management will be an added advantage
  • Must have a minimum of seven years relevant experience in Human Resources Management
  • Must be IT literate and should be conversant with Human Resources Management System
  • Should be a registered member of a relevant professional body

Key Skills and Competencies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills and problem solving skills
  • Counseling and coaching skills
  • Diplomacy and tact

3. Secretary

Key responsibilities

The purpose of this position is to offer executive assistance to the CEO by performing administrative duties, managing relations with internal and customers, handling correspondence and preparing documentations as required.

The successful candidate will be responsible for: -
  • Scheduling and coordinating appointments, meetings and events.
  • Managing the CEO’s and BODs travel itineraries in an efficient, timely and cost effect manner.
  • Providing administrative support for the completion of documentation of Board agenda items.
  • Managing the logistics of meetings at the Board.
  • Handling secretarial duties in the CEO’s office
  • Establishing and managing an effective document management system within the CEO’s office
  • Handling internal and external communication on behalf of the CEO
  • Handling visitors to the CEO’s office.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the CEO

Minimum Qualifications
  • Degree or Higher Diploma in secretarial studies from KNEC or other recognized examining body or institution
  • At least 5 years relevant experience as a secretary or in comparable position in a busy corporate environment.
  • High proficiency in the use of Microsoft office suite

Key Skills and Competencies
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Good public relations & customer relationship skills
  • Organization and time management skills

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,

Tel: 056 31552

Fax: 056 31506.

Through Post Office, Courier services or via email ( or ) 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 30th September 2013

Lake Victoria North Water Services Board is an equal opportunity employer.

The Board is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and culture.

Women and persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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