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Government Jobs in Kenya - WSTF

Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF), is a State Corporation established under the Water Act, 2002 and our mandate is “to assist in financing the provision of water services to areas of Kenya which are without adequate water services”. 

We are a basket fund for mobilizing resources and providing financial assistance towards capital investment costs of providing Water Service and Sanitation.

In our current strategic plan, we have committed to an ambitious and aggressive journey towards the achievement of our mandate, and as a result, we have created a number of new positions in our organisation structure. 

We are seeking a professional and committed individual with experience in the water services and sanitation provision to fill the following position:

Job Title: Manager, Human Resources and Administration

Job Grade: 3
Department: Finance and Administration
Reports to: Chief Manager, Finance and Administration

Job Purpose: This position is responsible for the development of a strong and motivated workforce that can deliver on the mandate of WSTF.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Formulation, implementation and review of the human resource strategies, regulations, policies and practices, in line with the legal and policy framework governing the Fund and best practice.
  • Developing guidelines for the implementation of the human resource policies and building the capacity of line managers to implement.
  • Drive change management within the organization to facilitate the implementation of the strategic plan
  • Assessment of the individual and organizational skills development needs and developing the staff development plan and other interventions.
  • Periodically review and analyse all job descriptions to ensure they aligned to the emerging HR trends and organization needs.
  • Advise management on changes affecting/impacting the management of staff so as to ensure compliance to changes in legal requirements.
  • Regularly review the terms and conditions of employment and make recommendations as necessary
  • Regularly review the organizational structure against the changing requirement of the Fund
  • Maintenance of meticulous and up-to-date personnel records of individual staff including leaves, assessments, salaries, contracts and personnel files.
  • Coordinate the administrative functions i.e. transport, logistics, office services among others of the Fund to in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Develop and implement staff welfare and employee relations programmes within the Fund that facilitate good working environment
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications and Experiences:
  • A University Degree in Human Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Law or any other relevant Social Science discipline
  • A Master’s degree in related field is an added advantage
  • Must be a member of IHRM
  • Five years’ experience in management, two of which must be in senior level in Human Resources Management in a similar organization.
  • Proven change management experience
  • Experience working in multicultural environment is an advantage
Desired Skills
  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Good presentation and communications skills, written and verbal;
  • Be proactive, have initiative and sound judgement
  • Demonstrated leadership and influencing skills.
Job Title: Manager, Water Resources Programmes
Job Grade: 3

Department: Investment / Programmes

Reports to: Chief Manager, Investment and Programmes

Job Purpose
: The effective and efficient design and implementation of projects within the Water Resources Programme, ensuring accurate accountability, timely completion and value for money

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Needs identification through undertaking research that provides information for the development of Water Resources Programme (WRP) of the Fund. 
  • Design and implement programme parameters aimed at achieving the stated objectives of the WRP that meet the needs of the targeted communities and are in compliance to technical, social, cultural and financial standards.
  • Provide input into, and continually review, the organization’s proposals/project selection criteria for WRP financing window
  • Prepare project proposals that are in line with/support the Fund’s resource mobilisation strategy
  • Developing both short and long-term investment work plans for approved projects that facilitate the achievement the agreed objectives
  • Input into the Fund’s overall investment planning by providing lessons learned from working with the various stakeholders such as WRMA and development partners
  • Effectively manage the investment portfolio under the UIP i.e., follow up of the disbursements, monitor and evaluation progress, and take corrective action as necessary.
  • Effectively manage the relationships with the various stakeholders including implementing partners, development partners, local and national government officials, external consultants etc
  • Preparation of timely reports and project briefs for presentation to the management, Board of Trustees and any other stakeholders including the Audit department.
  • Preparation and facilitation of technical evaluation missions.
  • Effectively manage the RPI team including their performance, training, development and discipline
  • Perform any other duties as be assigned by the Investment Manager from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • BSc in Water Resources, Environment, Civil Engineering/Environmental Engineering or related fields
  • A registered member with a recognised professional body
  • 7 years’ experience, 2 of which must be at a senior position in programme/Investment management
  • In-depth knowledge of water projects and water resources – technical and social.
  • Knowledge of management of community based project implementation
  • Experience in project planning/design, monitoring and evaluation is essential
  • Knowledge of the Integrated Water Resources Management
Desired Skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Project management skills
  • Report writing
  • MS Office and computer aided design (AutoCAD), GIS programmes  and PMIS
  • Innovative.
How to Apply
Interested and suitably qualified candidates must meet the requirements of chapter 6 of the constitution 2010 and should submit their applications by
 email and post with the job title clearly marked on the envelope and the subject (for email applications) to the address below.

Your application should include a cover letter demonstrating why you are the best suited candidate, copies of your academic and professional certificates and testimonials and copies of professional membership(s) certificates. 

The application should also include details of telephone contacts, email address, current position, the position of your immediate supervisor, expected remuneration and three professional referees to:

Chief Executive Officer,
Water Services Trust Fund,
Upper Hill, Mara Road, CIC Plaza, 1st Floor,
P. O. Box 49699 - 00100,


To be received not later than close of business 8th May 2015

Water Services Trust Fund is an equal employer and Persons with disabilities and marginalized group are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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