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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 29, 2021
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  • KIRIWASCO covers Kirinyaga County and part of Embu County(Mbeere). The Company covers an area of about 1000 Km square which has a population of more than 500,000. Its head office is in Kerugoya Town, Kirinyaga Central Consituency, Kirinyaga County on Kerugoya -Karatina road, Miringa iri junction next to Kerugoya Stadium. KIRIWASCO is mandated to provide w...
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    Distribution and Sales Manager

    JOB REFERENCE: KIRIWASCO/04/11/2021

    Job purpose

    The manager is responsible for all the activities of the water utility regarding distribution and sales of water and Sanitation services.

    Responsibilities/Duties/Tasks

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the Manager distribution and sales will be responsible for;

    1. Managerial/Supervisory Responsibilities
      1. Overseeing the performance of all activities within the distribution and sales department in order to ensure compliance with the relevant laws and regulations
      2. Responsible for ensuring that departmental objectives, plans and activities are aligned to the Corporate Objectives, Vision and Mission
      3. Responsible for developing a sound business plan that covers sales, revenue, and expense controls.
      4. iResponsible for development of a sound framework for development, management and maintenance of a water distribution system in the Company’ area to minimize nonrevenue water
      5. Identifying market niches suitable for targeted growth and development of the Company’s products and service portfolio;
      6. Appraising, supervising, mentoring and coaching of all staff within the distribution and sales department to ensure business continuity.
      7. Develop plans (long and short term) geared toward improvement of water and sewer distribution network and extensions.
      8. Shall be directly responsible for management of any project within the water and sewer distribution network
      9. Growing water and sewerage services coverage distribution width and depth within the allocated area of jurisdiction
      10. Plan and implement viable network extensions, renewals and rationalizations to increase the customer base and improve on service reliability.
    2. Operational Responsibilities/Tasks
      1. Ensure that good water quality in the distribution network is maintained by routine flushing of mains and adoption of good water mains and service line repair practices.
      2. Analyze network performance (e.g. network pressures, frequency of leaks and bursts Vs areas / particular pipes) and advice Management on suitable remedial measures.
      3. Conducting product research and development according to market trends and customer demand.
      4. Regularly conducting water distribution infrastructure checks and recommending any necessary infrastructure development, maintenance or replacements
      5. Developing/adopting and implementing various pro-poor interventions aimed at increasing access to water service for the urban poor in the low-income areas.
      6. Carry out network balancing through continuous reservoir level monitoring; and pressure and flow measurements to enhance supply reliability.
      7. Ensure sound occupational health and safety practices are maintained for all activities in the section
      8. Shall physically update network maps and ensure that the soft copy maps are up to date.
      9. Ensure proper customer meter installation and effective meter reading.

    PERSONAL PROFILE

    1. Bachelor’s degree in civil or water Engineering or equivalent with relevant commercial management knowledge.
    2. At least ten (10) years of relevant experience; four (4) of which must be at management level
    3. Ability to lead and supervise sales and distribution teams.
    4. Competency in coaching and mentoring sales and distribution staffs.
    5. Proficiency in ICT with strong MS office and internet use
    6. Excellent planning and organizational skills
    7. Strong analytical and excellent communication skills
    8. Good interpersonal relations skills

    Method of Application

    Application packages in sealed envelopes, to include a cover letter, CV and copies of certificates and testimonials, including the current and expected salary should be sent by post or courier to:

    The Managing Director
    Kirinyaga Water and Sanitation Company
    P O BOX 360-10300, 
    Kerugoya, Kenya

    or 

    Application can be sent to [email protected] or [email protected] before the expiry of the closing date and time with the Job Reference as the email subject.

    Closing Date: 29th of November, 2021

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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