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Recruitment in Nairobi Water Ltd, Kenya

Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Ltd. is mandated to supply Water and Sanitation Services within the County of Nairobi and its environs. 

As part of our continued growth and team strengthening, we are looking for self-motivated, qualified, competent, seasoned and talented professionals capable of operating in a fast paced and demanding environment in the following positions:


Position: Occupational Safety and Health Officer 

Ref: NCWSC 07/2016
 
Directorate: Human Resource and Administration Services
 

Department: Administration and Logistics
 
Location: Headquarters - Kampala Road Industrial Area
 
Grade: 5
 
Reporting to: Occupational Safety and Health Coordinator
 
Supervises: Occupational Safety and Health Supervisor
 
Main External Contacts: 
  • Customers
  • Suppliers
Main Internal Contacts: All Employees

Broad Function:
 Liaison with the Occupational Safety and Health committees to identify hazards, assess risks to safety and health, put appropriate safety controls in place and provide advice about accident prevention and occupational health to Management and Employees.
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Promote occupational safety and health within the Company and develop safer and healthier ways of working
  • Inspect workplaces and workplace equipment to ensure they meet safety regulations and to identify hazards and risks
  • Ensure that workplaces conform with organizational procedures and safety standards
  • Work with other professionals within the Company to ensure safety of worksites and work practices
  • Ensure personal protective equipment (such as hearing protection, dust masks, safety glasses, footwear and safety helmets) are used in workplaces according to regulations
  • Ensure dangerous materials are correctly stored and disposed
  • Identify and test work areas for potential accidents and health hazards and implement appropriate control measures
  • Ensure the Company is aware of, and complies with, all legislation relating to its duty of care, workplace activities and the use of its plant, equipment and substances
  • Record and report to the relevant regulatory bodies all hazards, accidents, injuries and health issues within the Company’s workplaces/stations
  • Assist with the investigation of accidents and unsafe working conditions, study possible causes and recommend remedial action
  • Conduct training sessions for management, supervisors and workers on safety and health practices and legislation
  • Assist with the rehabilitation of workers after accidents or injuries and make sure they experience a satisfactory return to work process
  • Coordinate emergency procedures, rescues, firefighting and first aid activities
  • Regularly report on the status of occupational safety and health programs within the Company
  • Develop occupational safety and health systems, including policies, procedures and manuals in line with the regulations.
Person Specifications
 
Academic, Professional Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and at least 1 year experience in Occupational Health and Safety management.
Required skills and competences
  • Knowledge in water or Public Health activities
  • Be conversant with Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007.
  • Must be IT proficient and demonstrate ability to work under pressure
  • Must be of high Integrity
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Analytical and Report writing skills
Position: Occupational Safety and Health Supervisor 

Ref: NCWSC 08/2016
 
Directorate: Human Resource and Administration Services
 
Department: Administration and Logistics
 
Location: Headquarters - Kampala Road Industrial Area
 
Grade: 6
 
Reporting to: Occupational Safety and Health Coordinator
 
Supervises: Occupational Safety and Health Supervisor
 
Main External Contacts:
  • Customers
  • Suppliers
Main Internal Contacts: All Employees
 
Broad Function: Liaison with the Occupational Safety and Health Coordinator, Officers and Committees to identify hazards, assess risks to safety and health, put appropriate safety controls in place and provide advice about accident prevention and occupational health to Management and Employees

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in implementation of OSH programs
  • Maintain Occupational Safety and Health records
  • Prepare Occupational Safety and Health reports
  • Follow up on logistical issues concerning occupational safety and health activities
Person Specifications
 
Academic, Professional Qualification and Experience
  • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
Experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience in Occupational Health and Safety management
Required skills and competencies
  • Knowledge in Water or Public Health activities
  • Be conversant with Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity
Position: Occupational Safety and Health Coordinator 

Ref: NCWSC 06/2016
 
Directorate: Human Resource and Administration Services
 
Department: Administration and Logistics
 
Location: Headquarters-Kampala Road Industrial Area
 
Grade: 4
 
Reporting to: Administration and Logistics Manager
 
Supervises: Occupational Safety and Health Officer, Occupational Health and Safety Supervisor
 
Main External Contacts: 
  • Customers
  • Suppliers
Main Internal Contacts: All Employees

Broad Function:
 Liaison with the Occupational Safety and Health committees to identify hazards, assess risks to safety and health, put appropriate safety controls in place and provide advice about accident prevention and occupational health to Management and Employees.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Promote occupational safety and health within the Company and develop safer and healthier ways of working
  • Inspect workplaces and workplace equipment to ensure they meet safety regulations and to identify hazards and risks
  • Ensure that workplaces conform with organizational procedures and safety standards
  • Work with other professionals within the Company to ensure safety of worksites and work practices
  • Ensure personal protective equipment (such as hearing protection, dust masks, safety glasses, footwear and safety helmets) are used in workplaces according to regulations
  • Ensure dangerous materials are correctly stored and disposed
  • Identify and test work areas for potential accidents and health hazards and implement appropriate control measures
  • Ensure the Company is aware of, and complies with, all legislation relating to its duty of care, workplace activities and the use of its plant, equipment and substances
  • Record and report to the relevant regulatory bodies all hazards, accidents, injuries and health issues within the Company’s workplaces/stations
  • Assist with the investigation of accidents and unsafe working conditions, study possible causes and recommend remedial action
  • Conduct training sessions for management, supervisors and workers on safety and health practices and legislation
  • Assist with the rehabilitation of workers after accidents or injuries and make sure they experience a satisfactory return to work process
  • Coordinate emergency procedures, rescues, firefighting and first aid activities
  • Regularly report on the status of occupational safety and health programmes within the Company
  • Develop occupational safety and health systems, including policies, procedures and manuals in line with the regulations.
Person Specifications

Academic Qualification and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and at least 2 years’ experience in Occupational Health and Safety management.
  • MSC – Environment and Occupational Health will be an added advantage
Required skills and competences
  • Knowledge in water or Public Health activities
  • Be conversant with Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007.
  • Must be IT proficient and demonstrate ability to work under pressure
  • Must be of high Integrity
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Analytical and Report writing skills

Position: Security Manager 

Ref: NCWSC 01/2016
 
Directorate: Company Secretary and Legal Services
 

Department: Security
 
Location: Headquarters - Kampala Road Industrial Area
 
Grade: 3
 
Reporting to: Company Secretary
 
Supervises: Security Coordinator
 
Main External Contacts: 
  • Customers
  • Suppliers
Main Internal Contacts: 
  • Managing Director
  • Functional Directors
  • All Managers
  • Employees
Broad Function: To undertake Security Monitoring Systems Audits, Reviews and Controls to ensure stringent security measures, policies, procedures, practices and systems, designed by the management are adequately applied so that business objectives are met efficiently and effectively.

Primary Duties / Responsibilities
  • Providing a comprehensive security system to ensure maximum protection of Company property and vital installations.
  • Advising Management on matters relating to security and safety of the organization
  • Ensuring maximum security vigilance and co-ordinate patrols of all water and sewer installations operated by the Company
  • Deployment of adequate security to all the key areas of the Company
  • Fraud detection and investigations in liaison with external third parties
  • Developing and maintaining maximum discipline within the Security Team.
Person Specification
 
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminology) Degree or Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences with Postgraduate Qualification in Security Management and at least 5 years relevant experience in Security Management acquired in the Industry.
  • Having served in the Kenyan Disciplined Forces will be an added advantage.
Professional Qualifications
  • Be in possession of a Certificate in Fraud investigations.
  • Certificate of Discharge (Read Book for members of the Armed Forces) with a minimum rating of “Very Good”
Required Skills and Competencies
  • Must be IT proficient and demonstrate ability to work under pressure
  • Must be of high Integrity
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent Analytical and Report writing skills
  • Well conversant with various Security Management Systems
  • Minimum age 35 years.

Position: Insurance Supervisor
 
Directorate: Human Resource and Administration Services
 

Department: Administration and Logistics
 
Location: Headquarters - Kampala Road Industrial Area
 
Grade: 6
 
Reporting to: Administration Officer
 
Supervises: None
 
Main External Contacts: 
  • Customers
  • Suppliers
Main Internal Contacts: 
  • All Employees
Broad Function: Handle all insurance related issues of the Company.
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Management of all insurance issues
  • Management and maintenance of insurance register, records and files
  • Organize for insurance risk survey with the brokers
  • Identify risk exposures to NCWSC property and propose appropriate insurance policies
  • Review of terms and conditions of insurance policies from time to time
  • Management and maintenance of insurance policy documents
  • Maintain records of claims
  • Organize for insurance awareness workshops and training/induction of new staff
  • Handle all communication and correspondences pertaining to insurance
  • Organize for quarterly meetings with insurance brokers
  • Other occasional duties include preparation of insurance renewal tender document and conducting insurance surveys
Person Specifications
 
Academic, Professional Qualification and experience
  • ACII or IIK Diploma
  • Professional membership to ACII or IIK
  • 2 years’ experience in insurance issues
  • A Bachelor’s degree in related field will be an added advantage

Position: Management Trainee - Civil Engineer 

Ref: NCWSC 04/2016
 
Directorate: Technical Directorate
 

Department: Operation and Maintenance
 
Location: Headquarters - Kampala Road Industrial Area
 
Grade: 5
 
Reporting to: Water Distribution Engineer, Planning & Development Engineer or Design &
Construction Engineer
 
Supervises: Instrumentation Supervisor
 
Main External Contacts: 
  • Customers
  • Suppliers
Main Internal Contacts: 
  • Managing Director
  • Technical Director
  • Functional Director
  • Managers
  • Employees
Broad Function: Supervise and assist in, technical works, operations and maintenance of infrastructure to ensure quick response customer needs and proper maintenance of the company premises

Primary Duties / Responsibilities
  • Under supervision, carry out the Engineering design
  • Collect and analyze data on new works and rehabilitation in the field
  • Supervise construction contractors
  • Prepare annual tender documents for the construction work to be undertaken
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of Technicians and Draughtsman
Person Specifications
 
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (Second Class Honors (Upper Division)) in Civil engineering /Equivalent
Professional Qualifications
  • Registered Graduate Member with ERB
Required skills and competencies
  • Not more than 27 years of age.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity

Position: Engineering Coordinator 

Ref: NCWSC 02/2016
 
Directorate: Technical Directorate
 

Department: Engineering
 
Location: Headquarters - Kampala Road Industrial Area
 
Grade: 4
 
Reporting to: Engineering Manager / Operation and Maintenance Manager
 
Supervises: Engineering Officer
 
Main External Contacts: 
  • Customers
  • Suppliers
Main Internal Contacts: 
  • Managing Director
  • Technical Director
  • Functional Director
  • Managers
  • Employees
Broad Function: To supervise the operations and maintenance of water distribution network to ensure quick response to Customer needs. Assist in identifying infrastructural needs which if met would enhance service delivery of NCWSC.

Primary Duties / Responsibilities
  • Oversee operations of the water distribution
  • Guide and supervise performance of the staff under him/her
  • Ensure that the distribution network is working satisfactorily and that the Customer complaints as regards lack of water supply and leakages are attended to immediately
  • Identify areas where illegal abstraction of water is happening and reports to the Manager for necessary action.
  • Ensure maintenance of valve chambers, tanks and valves within the distribution network
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare reports as per requirements
  • Ensure store reorder levels of materials are maintained
  • Supervise leak repairs and maintenance
  • Identify the Company infrastructural needs in liaison with the Operations and Maintenance Manager
  • Prepare and provide reports on rehabilitation, expansion and other infrastructural work
  • Carry out preliminary design and costing of the works to be carried out
  • Prepare budget
  • Supervise and train Staff in the unit
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned by the Manager.
Person Specifications
 
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Second Class Honors (upper division)) in Civil Engineering or Equivalent
Professional Qualifications
  • Registered Engineer with the Engineer Registration Board (ERB) /Equivalent or Registrable with Engineer Registration Board (ERB).
Experience
  • At least Four (4) Years’ experience for Registered Members with ERB or equivalent
  • At least Eight (8) Years’ experience managing water/sewer infrastructure or in a busy Engineering Organization / Environment for registrable members with ERB.
  • Registerable members must provide prove of submission of their registration reports to ERB although preference will be given to those who are registered.
Required skills and competencies
  • Strong management and negotiation skills
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Position: Instrumentation Officer

Ref: NCWSC 03/2016
 
Directorate: Technical Directorate
 

Department: Operation and Maintenance
 
Location: Headquarters - Kampala Road Industrial Area
 
Grade: 5
 
Reporting to: Operation and Maintenance Manager / Engineering Manager
 
Supervises: Instrumentation Supervisor
 
Main External Contacts: 
  • Customers
  • Suppliers
Main Internal Contacts: 
1.    Managing Director
2.    Technical Director
3.    Functional Director
4.    Managers
5.    Employees
Broad Function: To research, identify, develop, test and maintain instrumentation systems. The focus of the work is to ensure that instrumentation processes operate efficiently and safely.

Primary Duties / Responsibilities
 
The Instrumentation Engineer shall be responsible for the following main activities but not limited to:
  • Assist with the development of instrumentation installation drawings, data sheets and specifications, in full compliance with recognized industry standards, safety standards, and various specifications.
  • Prepare technical specification of all measuring instruments.
  • Provide support to procurement of instrument items.
  • To coordinate the calibration of instruments and ensure compliance with calibration requirements for both plant and manufacturing equipment.
  • To perform the day-to-day demand and preventative maintenance and problem solving of instruments.
  • Prepare preventive maintenance programs for instruments.
  • To ensure completion of installation and validation of new and upgraded instruments and to maintain record and documentation on relevant procedures.
  • To ensure completion and recording of functional and safety checks on test instruments and correction of any deviations from specification.
  • To liaise with internal/external laboratory and engineering personnel and contract maintenance providers in maintaining, troubleshooting, and installing equipment.
  • To train instrumentation users on correct use of instruments and basic troubleshooting.
  • To bring attention of relevant management any risk in product/test operations, which may have adverse effects on product quality/safety.
Person Specifications
 
Academic Qualifications
  • BSc. Degree in Control and Instrumentation or Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a bias on light current and at least One (1) year experience in designing, installation, testing, servicing, calibration and repair of electronic and mechanical instruments.
Required skills and competencies
  • Computer literacy and familiar with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to perform calibration activities on a range of laboratory and manufacturing instruments.
  • Ability to execute mechanical and electrical trouble shooting of equipment.
  • Ability to execute basic re-design or modification of instrumentation to achieve continuous improvements.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment
  • Knowledge of principles of measurement

Position: Technician 

Ref: NCWSC 05/2016
 
Directorate: Technical Directorate
 

Department: Operation and Maintenance
 
Location: Headquarters - Kampala Road Industrial Area
 
Grade: 6
 
Reporting to: Water Distribution / Sewer Supervisor
 
Supervises: None
 
Main External Contacts:  
  • Customers
  • Suppliers
Main Internal Contacts: 
  • Technical Team
  • Employees
Broad Function: The Technician is responsible for overseeing a team of Artisans in implementing works on the ground in relation to either water or sewer operations and maintenance
 
Responsibilities
  • Organize and allocate duties to the water leakages repair/sewer unblocking gang
  • Receive and analyze the water /sewer blockage works (instructions to do work) and prioritize the work for the day
  • Prepare daily progress reports on work done in the field
  • Supervise and ensure safe keeping of the tools
  • Ensure that Artisans have the necessary working tools to facilitate their work in the field
  • Record and maintain the daily master roll
  • Foster team work e.g. shutting down water to facilitate repairs and turning on the same once repairs are done
  • Determine the methodology for tackling sewer blockages
  • Booking for equipment required for work
Person Specifications
 
Academic Qualifications
  • A Diploma in Civil Engineering or Equivalent
Experience
  • At least One (1) year hands on experience after graduation
Required skills and competencies
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated initiative and creativity
How to Apply

If you are the right person we are looking for, send your application in confidence clearly indicating the names and contacts of three referees one of whom must be a current or former Employer. 

Attach copies of academic certificates and other relevant testimonials. 

The envelope should be properly labeled with the job code of the position you are applying clearly indicated on top left hand corner. 

The applications to be sent either by registered mail or courier services to the address indicated below:-

Managing Director,
Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Co. Ltd,
P.O Box 30656-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.

Deadline for applications is by close of business Friday 12th February 2016.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification


Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company is an equal opportunity employer

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