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Coast Water Services Board (CWSB)

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Preamble: The Coast Water Services Board (CWSB) is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Water and Irrigation which was established on February 2004 under the Water Act 2002. 

The area of jurisdiction of CWSB covers all the six counties in Coast region namely; Lamu, Tana River, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale and Taita Taveta.
The Board wishes to recruit self driven, result oriented highly motivated and qualified persons to fill the following positions:

Finance Manager

One (1) Post
Terms of service: 3 years renewable contract
Reporting to Chief Executive Officer
Overall Purpose: The purpose of this position is to ensure that all financial resources of the Board are acquired, disbursed, invested in a prudent manner, fully accounted for and reported efficiently.
Duties and responsibilities
  • Establish financial and management systems for the effective implementation of the Board’s goals and policies.
  • Ensure efficient revenue collection, disbursements, accounting and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Prepare budgets and periodic financial performance reports for the Board of Directors consideration.
  • Overseeing the production of timely and accurate, monthly, quarterly and management accounts and other reports for both GOK and donor funds.
  • Evaluating financial viability of WSP’S by evaluating their budgets before approval.
Job Requirements
  • A Bachelors degree in commerce / Business Administration (accounting or finance option) from a recognized university.
  • Professional qualification in CPA (k).
  • At least seven (7) years’ experience three (3) of which must be at a senior Management position.
  • Member of a relevant professional body.
  • Familiarity with donor funded projects and financial reporting is desirable,
  • Good understanding and experience in all aspects of accounting and financial management including management of donor funds.
  • Good knowledge of computerized financial systems together with experience in dealing with public sector accounting.
  • Ability to negotiate budgets.
  • Age limit-35-50 yrs
Internal Audit Manager

One (1) Post
Terms of service: 3 years renewable contract
The Chief Internal Auditor will be reporting administratively to Chief Executive Officer and functionally to audit committee of the board
Overall Purpose: Ensuring the proper controls are in place to ensure the board resources are used prudently

Duties and responsibilities will include;

  • Overseeing review and development of audit manual, techniques and procedures as well as ensuring that comprehensive audit programmes are undertaken. The officer will also approve audit programmes and issue audit report queries and observations to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Auditing of water service providers,
  • Carrying out risk assessment and audit planning for high risk areas within board area of operation.
  • Evaluating of the effectiveness of internal control and systems.
  • Be responsible for designing focused effective strategies for managing risks.
  • Provide assurance that all board activities comply with board policies and procedures and internal control policies and procedures are adequately defined.
Job Requirements
  • At least seven (7) years auditing experience three (3) of which must be at a senior Management position.
  • Be in possession of a Bachelors of Commerce degree / business related (Accounting Option) from a recognized institution.
  • Professional qualification in CPA (K).
  • Be a Member of a recognized professional body.
  • Have demonstrated outstanding professional competence in audit work as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Be of high integrity, a team leader and results oriented.
  • Proficient in computer application skills.
  • Age limit 35- 50 years
Project Accountant 

One (1) Post
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
Reporting to the Finance Manager
Duties and responsibilities
  • Preparation of financial accounts and statements for various purposes:
  • Assist in preparation of final accounts
  • Review of accounting procedures and practices;
  • Projects accounting
  • Interpreting accounts policies.
  • In addition, the officer will supervise, guide, train, and develop junior staff working in the section
Job Requirements
  • Be in possession of Part III of the CPA (K) Examination or its approved equivalent or.
  • A Bachelors Degree in Business Related disciplines (Accounting or Finance) from a recognized university will be an added advantage:
  • Be a member of ICPAK
  • Have served as Accountant or in a comparable and relevant position for at least five (5) years
  • Have demonstrated outstanding professional competence in accounts work as demonstrated in work performance and results.
  • Must have Knowledge on Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains (GP)) accounting system or any other accounting system,
  • Familiarity with donor funded projects and financial reporting is desirable.
  • Good knowledge of computerized financial systems together with experience in dealing with public sector accounting.
How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons are requested to forward their job application letters enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant professional and academic certificates and transcripts, testimonials and a copy of National identity card current position and remuneration as well as names addresses (postal and email) and telephone numbers of three referees in envelopes clearly marked
job title to address below:
The Chief Executive Officer
Coast Water Services Board
P.O. Box 90417 - 80100

Physical address-Mikindani Street -Off Nkrumah Road (MSA) 

Or hand delivered 

o be received on or before 01.08.2016 by 430pm (applications through email will not be accepted.)
Points to Note
i) All shortlisted must meet the provisions of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya In regard to this, the candidates should obtain clearance certificate from:
a) Kenya Revenue Authority
b) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
C) Criminal Investigation Department
e) Credit Reference Bureau
ii) Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

iii) Those candidates who had applied need not re-apply.

Coast Water Services Board Is an equal opportunity employer and women and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

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