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Recruitment in WASREB, Kenya

The Water Services Regulatory Board (Wasreb) is a statutory body charged with economic and service regulation of the water services sector. 

Wasreb sets rules, standards and guidelines to ensure that water services are provided in an effective and efficient manner with a view to protecting consumer interests.
 
To strengthen our administration team, we wish to recruit a highly motivated professional to fill the position of Procurement Officer.

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, you will provide support in the procurement activities at Wasreb ensuring compliance with established local laws, company policies and procedures and internationally recognized procurement procedures

 
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Working closely with the Procurement Manager, compiling and evaluating tenders in line with the laid established procedures
·                     Maintaining a database of approved suppliers and continually undertaking market surveys and research to facilitate the update of the approved suppliers list
·                     Ensuring that Wasreb staff are well informed of the procurement procedures and that all necessary systems and documentation are available for their use
·                     Liaising with all departmental heads in compiling information that facilitates the development of the procurement plan
·                     Processing procurement requests as per laid down processes and procedures
·                     Maintaining procurement records in a manner that facilitates easy follow-up and reference
·                     Effectively managing stores/warehouses in a manner that mitigates pilferage and obsolesce
·                     Facilitating the disposal of obsolete stocks and equipment as per established procedures
·                     Maintaining inventory and stock control records
·                     Receiving goods and certifying invoices
·                     Serving as Secretary to relevant procurement committee/s
·                     Any other duties assigned by management
Requirement for the position;
·                     A Bachelors degree; Engineering, Economics and Commerce degree holders will have a definite advantage
·                     Post graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (CIPS) professional certificate
·                     Member of Kenya Institute of Supplies Management (KISM) or relevant professional body
·                     Work experience of at least 3 years in a busy Procurement department.
·                     Be a person of high integrity and meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya (2010).
·                     Desired skills and competencies include; strong management and negotiation skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines, and ICT skills
Terms & Conditions of Service: This position is Permanent & Pensionable.

Engineer.

Reporting to the Inspectorate Service Manager, you will provide support in regulation of water service provision through the development and implementation of technical standards for design, construction, management, operation and maintenance of water and sewerage services.

 
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Working closely with the Inspectorate Service Manager, develop and implement technical standards for design, construction, operation and maintenance of water and sewerage services facilities and monitor compliance
·                     Continually review the technical standards and guidelines to ensure that they remain in compliance with the ever changing policy and legal framework
·                     Assess the technical aspects of the license conditions and the Service Provision Agreements (SPA) and provide the necessary technical input
·                     Monitor and evaluate the performance of water service institutions against the agreed indicators
·                     Provide inputs in the production of the annual water sector performance report on technical aspects of performance of water service institutions.
·                     Monitor the implementation of Non Revenue Water reduction plans by Water utilities
·                     Undertake water sector policy analysis and prepare relevant policy advisories
·                     Assess the technical viability of water service providers and provide technical input as necessary
·                     Any other duties assigned by management
Requirement for the position
·                     Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering with postgraduate qualification in water and waste engineering or equivalent. A Masters degree in Water and Waste Water Engineering will be an advantage
·                     Registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK), Institute of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) Membership and a current practicing license
·                     Work experience of at least 3 years in a busy engineering department; experience in project appraisal, development of BQs and project management is highly desirable.
·                     Flexibility to travel throughout the country
·                     Be a person of high integrity
·                     Desired skills and competencies include; strong management and negotiation skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines, and ICT skills.
Terms & Conditions of Service: This position is Permanent & Pensionable.

Human Resources & Administration Manager.

Reporting to the Director Corporate Affairs, you will be responsible for the management of Wasreb’s Human Resource function in a manner that ensures the development and implementation of systems, processes and procedures that
facilitate the effective and efficient of management of existing staff and that we can attract and retain the skills required to deliver our mandate.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
·                     Facilitating the formulation and continuous review of HR management and administrative policies, procedures and strategies, ensuring they are aligned to the legal framework that governs the Authority.
·                     Developing guidelines for the implementation of the human resource strategies and policies and building the capacity of line managers to implement.
·                     Providing leadership in the development and continuous review of an effective organizational structure and annual staff budget that is aligned to the strategic plan
·                     Working closely with the departmental heads, leading the recruitment and selection process for approved establishment
·                     Managing the performance management process including facilitating the setting and review of performance objectives, training and development, succession planning and career development
·                     Implementing terms and conditions of service including salary administration, reward and recognition, pension management and all other staff welfare matters
·                     Managing employee relations within the Authority including dispute handling and discipline management
·                     Liaising with relevant government ministries and commissions on all HR matters and advising management on changes affecting/impacting the management of staff
·                     Providing technical assistance/advisory support to the HR functions of the organizations that we regulate as and when required.
·                     Maintaining up-to-date staff records including leave, assessments, contracts, etc as required by the Employment Act
·                     Coordinating the administrative functions i.e. transport, logistics, office services among others in an efficient and cost effective manner.
·                     Preparing and submitting periodic reports to the various stakeholders as necessary
·                     Performing any duties assigned by management.
Requirement for the position
·                     A Masters Degree in Human Resource Management/Development or related field from a recognized institution.
·                     Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management or related field
·                     Membership of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) in good standing.
·                     Work experience of at least 8 years with 4 years in senior management in a busy Human Resource department.
·                     Experience of streamlining policies and procedures as well as change management
·                     Flexibility to travel throughout the country
·                     Be a person of high integrity and meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya (2010).
·                     Desired skills and competencies include: strong management and negotiation skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines, and ICT skills.
Terms & Conditions of Service: This position is Permanent & Pensionable.
 
How to Apply:
 
Your application should include a cover letter that demonstrates why you are the best candidate for the position, a detailed up-to-date CV, photocopies of relevant certificates, testimonials and Chapter 6 requirements, current and expected remuneration package, names, telephone number and email addresses of three professional referees and your e-mail address and telephone number.

Applications must be addressed to the 

Chief Executive Officer, 
Water Service Regulatory Board
and sent via email to recruitments@wasreb.go.ke 

with only ‘HR & ADMIN MANAGER’ as the subject line.

Closing date: Friday 23rd October, 2015 at 5.00 pm

Wasreb is an equal opportunity employer and women, youth and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.



Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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