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Kericho Water & Sanitation Company Limited (KEWASCO) is a Private Company established under the company's Act CAP 486, Laws of Kenya and is wholly owned by the County Government of Kericho.

Incorporated in October 1997, we have been contracted by Lake Victoria South Water Services Board to provide Water & Sanitation services within Kericho County. This is through a Service Provision Agreement (SPA).

Our vision is to be a Model of Excellence in Water and Sanitation Services provision in the sector and indeed we ranked No.5 out of 65 in Urban Water Utilities in WASREB’s Impact Report of 2011/2012.

This was to a large extent driven by the effective implementation of automated systems, in particular setting and implementation of GIS System, Efficient Billing, Accounting and Customer Management Systems. 

Our mission is to optimally provide adequate, safe, reliable water and sanitation services to our customers at a commercially sustainable level: to this end we plan to implement world class performance, quality and efficiency management systems including ISO, Six Sigma, the Balanced Scorecard to mention but a few.

To support the implementation of these initiatives, we are seeking to fill the following positions with customer service oriented, qualified and experienced individuals who seek to be part of a results oriented team.

Human Resources & Administration Manager (Re-Advertisement)   

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will provide guidance in overall Human Resource and Administration management, ensuring that KEWASCO has in place the appropriate, skilled and well-motivated workforce and administrative support that can deliver our mandate.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Formulate, enforce and regularly update the human resource and administration policies including terms and conditions of service and staff welfare
  • Support the organisation with manpower planning and participate in the recruitment, selection and placement activities, ensuring employees are properly oriented on joining KEWASCO.
  • Effectively manage the staff welfare including medical, pension and other benefit ensuring cost effectiveness overall efficiency
  • Manage employee relations throughout the organisation including union matters, grievance handling and staff motivation programmes
  • Train the line managers and supervisors on labour and human resources management issues and provide advisory services as and when required.
  • Support the performance management process by continuously updating job descriptions and coordinating the appraisal process as well as implementation of post appraisal activities such as training and development
  • Manage departmental staff performance, development, training and motivation for effectiveness
Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social science, Human Resource Management, Business Administration or equivalent from a recognized University, a Diploma in Human Resource Management and a registered member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM): a Master’s and or CPS (K), will be an added advantage
  • 7 years working experience, 3 of which should be at management level, preferably in the water sector.
  • Experience of union management and CBA negotiations is essential as is human resources planning, recruitment, training and development and performance management
  • Experience of developing and or implementing human resources information systems is a definite advantage
  • Excellent people, interpersonal and communication skills.

Terms of Service
  • The Positions of Human Resources & Administration Manager  and that of the Internal Auditor on a 3-Year Renewable Contract based on satisfactory performance
  • The position of Financial Accountant is Permanent and Pensionable.

Interested candidates must:
  • Have demonstrated thorough understanding the National Goals, Policies and Development Objectives including the Kenya Vision 2030;
  • Have leadership and management capacity including knowledge of Financial Management and Strategic people management; and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter that demonstrates why you are the best candidate for the position you are applying for, a detailed up-to-date CV and photocopies of relevant testimonials, current and expected remuneration package, the names and addresses of three professional referees, an e-mail address and telephone number, and two (2) coloured passport size photos.

Individuals who had applied for the Human Resources & Administration Manager or the Internal Auditor positions previously advertised need NOT apply as we already have their CVs on file.

Applications must be sent via email to addressed to:

The Managing Director
Kericho Water & Sanitation Co. Ltd
P O Box 1379 – 20200,

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Closing date: 9th May, 2014 at 5:00pm.

This recruitment is being supported by: Adept Systems, Management Consultants

Please visit our website for more information.

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