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  • Posted: Jul 22, 2021
    Deadline: Aug 2, 2021
  • Lake Victoria South Water Services Board (LVSWSB) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. The Board is among the 8 Water Service Boards (WSBs) established under the Water Act (2002) vide Gazette Notice No. 1714 of 12th March 2004 with the mandate of ensuring efficient and economic provision of Water and Sanitation Services in its a...
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    Senior Community Development Officer


    Key Responsibilities

    1. Day-to-day responsibility for the delivery of the Environmental and Social Action Plan, Resettlement Action Plan, Grievance Redress Mechanism, etc.
    2. Leading or contributing to specific packages of work such as stakeholder engagement, needs analysis, community development plans, environmental and social monitoring.
    3. Working with the Consultants/contractors teams to act as an interface between the project, authorities and affected communities.
    4. Working with the Contractors/Consultants to ensure effective engagement and consultation with people living/working close to or within the project area and wider affected communities.
    5. Working with the CLO to maintain good community relations and address community concerns as they arise and agree measures to respond to grievances in liaison with the wider project team and grievance committee.
    6. Supervising environmental and social consultants supporting the project.
    7. Ensuring compliance by contractors and communicate project health, safety and security measures to promote worker safety and awareness.
    8. Managing the project permitting/licensing requirements, keeping all up to date and providing reporting as required.
    9. Liaison with government and regulatory agencies such as NEMA, WRA, e.t.c

    Key Qualification and competencies

    • Bachelor of Arts Degree in either of the following: Community Development, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, environmental specialism.
    • Demonstrable familiarity and track record of implementing EMCA 2012(1999) and good international industry (GIIP) in Environmental and Social issues.
    • Track record of working with the requirements of international financial institutions e.g. World Bank, AFD, AfDB, European Investment Bank, and specifically the IFC Performance Standards.
    • Experience of IFC and GIIP aligned social baseline data collection; stakeholder engagement and key person interviews and groups with a gender and vulnerability lens; physical and economic displacement and IFC PS5 aligned resettlement and livelihoods restoration – planning and implementation; community needs analysis and development planning; community health, safety and security; and influx management.
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively, understand community and stakeholder perspectives and vulnerabilities and to engage with project affected people and project management teams positively and constructively.
    • An understanding of gender issues and vulnerable groups in a development context.
    • Previous experience working in Kenya and Western Kenya.
    • Experience in preparation and implementation of Resettlement Action Plan.
    • Proficient in speaking, reading and writing in English.
    • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    The details for each of the advertised positions are available on the Agency Website for each of the positions.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit applications, indicating on the envelope and application letter the Reference Number of the position applied for. The application must include copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and Curriculum Vitae. Copies of certificates must be certified by the issuing institution or commissioner of oaths or magistrate. Details such as current position, remuneration and three (3) referees must also be included in the application. Applications must be received on or before 2nd August 2021 at the Agency Headquarters and should be made to the address provided below.

    Applicants will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of Kenya Constitution 2010 by presenting copies of the following documents with the applications;

    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
    2. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
    3. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
    4. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
    5. Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

    Chief Executive Officer,
    Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency,
    Lavictors House Off-Ring Road Milimani,
    P. O. Box 3325 - 40100,
    Email: [email protected]

    LVSWWDA is an equal opportunity employer: Persons with disability, women and minority groups are encouraged to apply. We are committed to the eradication of all forms of corruption.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any form of canvassing, whether directly or through third parties, is discouraged as it will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.

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

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