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Tana Water Services Board is one of the eight Water Services Boards under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation created under the Water Act 2002 with the mandate of providing economical and efficient Water and Sewerage Services within its area of jurisdiction. 

The Board covers the six counties of Murang’a, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi and Meru with its Head Office in Nyeri town.
 
The Board invites qualified personnel to fill the following vacant position:
 

Accountant


Reporting to the Senior Accountant, the Accountant will be responsible for compiling and posting general ledger information and summaries concerning transactions.
 
The specific duties and responsibilities will be to:
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly management & projects financial reports
  • Prepare annual financial statements
  • Process all payment and post to the general ledger
  • Maintain and regularly update the Fixed Assets Register, including computation of monthly
  • depreciation and posting the same to the General Ledger
  • Monitor monthly revenues and expenses and where applicable ensure that they are accrued or posted in the correct accounting period
  • Bank and accounts reconciliations
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements
  • Prepare audit schedules and liaise with both internal and external auditors
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time
Job requirements:
  • Bachelor degree in Commerce/Business Administration majoring in Accounting/Finance or equivalent from a recognized University
  • Professional qualification in Certified Public Accountant CPA (K)
  • Good understanding and experience in all aspects of accounting and financial management including management of donor funds
  • Exposure to computerized financial systems together with experience in dealing with public sector accounting
  • Ability to negotiate budgets at the highest levels and manage human and other resources is an asset for this job
  • Ability to consistently meet strict deadlines is mandatory
  • At least 5 years working experience in a busy Accounts/Finance Office of which 2 must be in a supervisory level
  • Familiarity with donor funded projects and financial reporting are a definite advantage.
  • A holder of masters degree in finance/accounting or related field will have an added advantage.
Competences/attributes
  • Knowledge of international public sector accounting standards (IPSAS)
  • Knowledge of procurements and disposal Act 2015
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication
  • Negotiation and problem solving skills.
This position is on a permanent and pensionable terms.


Human Resource Officer


Reporting to the Human Resources and Administration Manager, the Human Resource Officer is responsible for supporting the human resources division on development, reviewing and implementation of Human Resource policies, strategies, programmes and procedures to support TWSB’s Strategic goals and objectives to enhance individual and organizational performance and growth.

The specific duties and responsibilities will be to:
  • Implementing Human Resource Management policies, rules and regulations
  • Coordinating the implementation of Performance Management including Performance Appraisal System and the Reward and Sanction Framework
  • manage monthly payroll, the Board’s medical and pension schemes, staff welfare and timely submission of statutory deductions in line with established policies and regulations
  • Ensuring compliance with labour Laws
  • Administer and monitor utilization of the organization’s staff leave to ensure compliance with the applicable internal policies and legislation
  • Maintain and update the staff database (Manual and electronic)
  • Handle administrative issues
  • Facilitating staff development programs and prepare training programs to ensure staff and management accomplish their development plans satisfactorily
  • Prepare relevant progress and annual reports on the performance of the Board
  • Coordinate implementation of quality management system within the division
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.
Job Requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences/Business Administration or a related field from a recognized university or a Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Must be a current member of Institute of Human Resource Management, Kenya (IHRM) Kenya
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • At least 5 years working experience in Human Resources of which 2 must be in a supervisory level for degree holders or 7 years of which 2 must be in supervisory level for holders of Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • A holder of masters’ degree in Business Human Resource Management or related field will have an added advantage.
Competences / attributes
  • Knowledge of Kenya Labour Laws
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strong counselling and problem solving skills
  • Discretion and confidentiality.
This position is on a permanent and pensionable terms.


Procurement Manager


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Procurement Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Board’s procurement of goods, services, works and assets disposal is carried out within the Public Procurement and Disposal Act (2015).
 
The specific duties and responsibilities will be to:
  • Overseeing the overall management of procurement and supplies
  • Developing, updating and overseeing the application of appropriate quality control in procurement function
  • Processing tender documentation and applications
  • Prepare relevant progress and annual reports on the performance of the Board
  • Prepare annual procurement plans in accordance with the budget process
  • Ensure compliance with regulations, policies and practices in the implementation of procurement activities
  • Contract management
  • Ensure maintenance of optimal level stocks of supplies consistent with the Board requirements
  • Supervise, train, mentor and coach divisional staff
  • procurement personnel
  • Perform administrative and any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
  • Coordinate implementation of quality management system within the department
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO from time to time.
Job Requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or a related field from a recognized university or Higher National Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies or its equivalent.
  • Be a Registered Member with the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications.
  • At least 7 years working experience in procurement of which four must be in a managerial position for degree holders or 10 years of which for four must be in a managerial position for holders of Higher National Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies.
  • A holder of Masters Degree in a Business related field will have an added advantage.
Competences / Attributes
  • Possess strong interpersonal and negotiations skills with the ability to network and develop strong business relationships
  • Clear understanding of the Public Procurement & Disposal Act
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
This position is on three (3) years renewable contract upon satisfactory performance.


Internal Audit and Assurance Manager
 

Reporting to the Audit & Governance Committee of the Board and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer, the Internal Audit and Assurance Manager coordinates the internal audit division and provides independent objective assurance by reviewing internal control systems and also mandated by the Board to play an oversight and advisory role in the implementation of the Board’s resolutions of internal audit reports.
 
The specific duties and responsibilities will be to:
  • Develop work plans and budgets for the Division for approval
  • Oversee the execution of the approved divisional work plans and budgets
  • Oversee performance management in the division
  • Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the division
  • Prepare a draft board management papers for approval
  • Identify training needs for the departmental staff
  • Participate in the development and review of the Institution’s strategic plan
  • Identify procurement needs of the division
  • Supervise, train, mentor and coach divisional staff
  • Participate in various committees in the Institution
  • Coordinate implementation of quality management system within the division
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO from time to time.
Job requirements:
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Business Administration degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent from a recognized University
  • Professional qualification in Certified Public Accountant CPA (K)
  • Must be a current member of ICPAK
  • Be familiar with computer based accounting and use of computer aided auditing techniques
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications.
  • At least 7 years working experience in audit of which four must be in a managerial position
  • A holder of a Masters degree in a Business related field will have an added advantage.
Competences / attributes
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
This position is on three (3) years renewable contract upon satisfactory performance.

Application Process
 
Those who meet the specified requirements should send their Application Letter in a sealed Envelope Marked with the Title of the position being applied for; together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates and National Identity /Passport.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to show proof of valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Credit Reference Bureau and Compliance Certificate from the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC).

The applications should reach the undersigned not later than 29th of July, 2016 at close of business (5pm).

The Chief Executive Officer
Tana Water Services Board
Baden Powell Road
P. O. Box 1292 – 10100
Nyeri – Kenya

Sealed Hand-Delivered Applications can be dropped at the Registry – Tana Water Services Board (TWSB) MAJI House, Baden Powel Road.

Applicants may alternatively choose to email their Applications to: - ceo@tanawsb.or.ke with the title of the position being applied for as the subject.

NB: Candidates are expected to state their current and expected salary

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

TWSB is an equal opportunity employer and people of all diversities are encouraged to apply.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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