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  • Posted: Dec 1, 2020
    Deadline: Dec 14, 2020
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  • 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 Manager: Research, Strategy and Performance Management

    LVSWWDA 2: REF:-LVS/HR/RSP/2/2020

    The position is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for the following:

    • Preparation of draft policies, strategies and guidelines for carrying out research.
    • Assessment of Agency needs and consolidation of areas for policy and operational research.
    • Planning, organizing, coordinating, implementation and control of research activities.
    • Translate research findings into policy briefs for improvement of institutional delivery on mandate.
    • Collection and analysis of events and developments that have potential to impact the Agency’s business and preparation of regular reports and forecasts.
    • Coordinating the development and implementation of the Agency’s Strategic Plan.
    • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on implementation the Agency’s strategic and operational plans.
    • Formulation of draft policies, strategies and guidelines for setting and implementing operational, quality and services level standards.
    • Formulation of draft policies, strategies and guidelines for environment, health, safety, social, land take, and related matters in activities, projects and programs.
    • Coordinate the preparation, cascading and implementation of the Agency’s annual performance contracts.
    • Coordinating corporate performance measurement, evaluation and reporting.
    • Quarterly/Annually monitoring and evaluation of performance contracts of the Board and Agency’s contracted units.
    • Coordinating and overseeing the preparation and implementation of a quality management system for the Agency.
    • Provision of leadership and guidance to the research, strategy and performance management teams.
    • Preparation and execution of the Agency’s performance management framework.
    • Coordination of risk and business continuity management in the Agency.
    • Coordinate formulation and implementation of business process re-engineering initiatives.
    • Establishment, maintenance and enhancement of productive internal and external stakeholder linkages and engagement to enhance achievement of the Agency’s strategic goals.
    • Developing draft annual performance targets for water works and services, being contracted and evaluated annually.
    • Any other responsibilities assigned by the Board or the CEO.

    Requirements

    To effectively perform the outlined duties, the Agency seeks to recruit a candidate with the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in economics or statistics or project planning and management or equivalent from a recognized university.
    • Master’s Degree in economics, statistics, policy research, strategic planning, business administration, project management or equivalent from a recognized university.
    • Post graduate diploma in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
    • Attended a leadership course lasting more than four weeks.
    • Be a member of a professional body in good standing, where applicable.
    • Be a licensed practitioner, where applicable.
    • At least ten years of relevant experience in strategic planning, policy research, performance management, institutional development or related field.
    • Five years of relevant experience in a management position within an organization of equivalent mandate and scope of responsibilities.
    • Demonstrable negotiation, communication, networking, technical, analytical, strategic thinking, proposal writing, mentoring, coaching, problem solving, presentation and team leadership skills.
    • Strong report writing skills.
    • Track record of achievement of set performance targets.
    • Meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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    Senior Manager: Water Works and Services

    LVSWWDA 2: REF:- LVS/HR/WWS/1/2020

    The position is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for the following:

    • Development of multi-year master plan for water works and services by jurisdiction and County.
    • Preparation of draft annual work plans, budgets and performance targets for water works and services projects, activities and interventions. 
    • Identification, planning, pre-feasibility, feasibility studies, detailed designs and technical specifications for water infrastructure development, expansion and rehabilitation projects and programs.
    • Preparation of project proposals for water infrastructure projects.
    • Formulation of policies and strategies for improved delivery of water infrastructure development and management services.
    • Supervision of construction of water infrastructure within scope, standards, time, cost and quality.
    • Preparation of technical reports on water infrastructure feasibility, design, construction, operation and performance.
    • Provision of leadership and guidance to the water works and services teams.
    • Coordination and supervision of all water works and services activities.
    • Establishment of effective and efficient systems for project execution, quality control and compliance with industry standards, codes and the law.
    • Contract and construction management of water projects and programs.
    • Prudent, transparent and accountable management of resources allocated for water works and services.
    • Establishment, maintenance and enhancement of productive internal and external stakeholder linkages and engagement in execution of water works and services projects and programs.
    • Regular monitoring and evaluation and evidence backed reporting on projects and programs.
    • Engagement of development partners on matters related to water works and services.
    • Originating research and development proposals on water works and services.
    • Developing draft annual performance targets for water works and services, being contracted and evaluated annually.
    • Any other responsibilities assigned by the Board or the CEO.

    Requirements

    To effectively perform the outlined duties, the Agency seeks to recruit a candidate with the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in civil or water engineering or equivalent from a recognized university.
    • Master’s Degree in civil or water engineering or project management or equivalent from a recognized university.
    • Attended a leadership course lasting more than four weeks.
    • Be a member of a professional body in good standing.
    • Be a Licensed professional engineer.
    • At least ten years of relevant experience in planning, design, procurement, contract management and construction of large water and related infrastructure.
    • Five years of relevant experience in a management position within an organization of equivalent mandate and scope of responsibilities.
    • Demonstrable negotiation, communication, networking, technical, analytical, strategic thinking, proposal writing, mentoring, coaching, problem solving, presentation and team leadership skills.
    • Track record of achievement of set performance targets.
    • Meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.  

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    Senior Manager: Finance, Resource Mobilization and Investment

    LVSWWDA 2: REF:-LVS/HR/FMI/3/2020

    The position is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for the following:

    • Providing effective leadership and management of the financial affairs of the Agency.
    • Developing, executing and reporting on financial planning, strategies and policies.
    • Preparation of draft policies, strategies and guidelines for resource mobilization, finance, investment and accounting.
    • Coordination of preparation, monitoring, control and evaluation of the Agency’s budgets.
    • Ensuring effective and efficient management of the Agency’s resources including assets and finances.
    • Preparation of appropriate, meaningful, accurate and timely management accounts and reports to the Chief Executive Officer and relevant Board Committee.
    • Formulation of draft policies, strategies, procedures, standards and guidelines for finance, accounts and resource mobilization function.
    • Timely preparation of accurate and credible periodic financial statements that comply with relevant laws, policies, circulars and industry standards.
    • Effective maintenance, storage and management of financial, accounts and related records in compliance with the law.
    • Negotiation with financial institutions and development partners on financial support.
    • Transforming technical proposals into bankable investment proposals.
    • Mapping and networking with existing and potential financial and investment partners.
    • Financial and economic evaluation of proposed investments.
    • Debtors and creditors portfolio management.
    • Provision of leadership and guidance to the finance, resource mobilization and investment teams.
    • Establishment, maintenance and enhancement of productive internal and external stakeholder linkages and engagement towards achievement of the Agency’s financial and investment goals.
    • Developing draft annual performance targets for water works and services, being contracted and evaluated annually.
    • Any other responsibilities assigned by the Board or the CEO.

    Requirements

    To effectively perform the outlined duties, the Agency seeks to recruit a candidate with the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in commerce, accounting, finance or equivalent from a recognized university.
    • Master’s Degree in economics, statistics, commerce, accounting, finance, business administration, marketing or equivalent from a recognized university.
    • Certified Public Accountants (Kenya).
    • Attended a leadership course lasting more than four weeks.
    • Be a member of a relevant professional body in good standing.
    • Be a licensed practitioner, where applicable.
    • At least ten years of relevant experience in finance, accounts, investment banking or resource mobilization.
    • Five years of relevant experience in a management position within an organization of equivalent mandate and scope of responsibilities.
    • At least three years relevant experience utilizing an Enterprise Resource Planning System.
    • Demonstrable negotiation, communication, networking, technical, analytical, strategic thinking, report writing, mentoring, coaching, problem solving, presentation and team leadership skills.
    • Track record of achievement of set performance targets.
    • Meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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    Senior Manager: Corporate Services

    REF:- LVS/HR/COS/4/2020

    The position is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for the following:

    • Preparation of draft policies, strategies and guidelines for the management and improvement of human resources, administration, corporate social responsibility, corporate communications, and information and communication technology functions.
    • Coordinating and overseeing planning, budgeting, execution, monitoring and evaluation of performance of human resources, administrative, corporate social responsibility, and information and communication technology functions.
    • Facilitating proactive media engagement and public communication through various platforms under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer.
    • Formulating and implementing a framework for strategic human resources management and development.
    • Ensuring compliance with constitutional, legal, regulatory, guidelines and industry requirements in the execution of human resources, administrative, corporate social responsibility, corporate communications, information and communication technology functions.
    • Developing, promoting, implementing and reviewing a road map for institutionalization of a corporate culture that promotes realization of the institution’s strategic goals and positioning in the public space.
    • Preparation of appropriate, meaningful, accurate and timely management reports to the Chief Executive Officer.
    • Proactive deployment of information and communication technologies to improve the efficiency, reliability and effectiveness of the Agency’s operations and interaction with other institutions and the public.
    • Promotion of professional development and retention of excellent employees.
    • Regular evaluation of the effectiveness of organizational design and initiating proposals for reorganization, rightsizing and reforms to promote achievement of corporate goals.
    • Ensure optimal utilization, operation, maintenance, storage and timely disposal of the Agency’s assets.
    • Provision of leadership and guidance to the human resources, administration, corporate social responsibility, corporate communications, information and communication technology teams.
    • Developing draft annual performance targets for water works and services, being contracted and evaluated annually.
    • Any other responsibilities assigned by the Board or the CEO.

    Requirements

    To effectively perform the outlined duties, the Agency seeks to recruit a candidate with the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in commerce, human resources, public relations, communication, social sciences, business administration, public administration or equivalent from a recognized university.
    • Master’s Degree in commerce (human resources option), human resources, public relations, communication, social sciences, business administration, public administration or equivalent from a recognized university.
    • Attended a leadership course lasting more than four weeks.
    • Be a member of a relevant professional body in good standing.
    • Be a licensed practitioner, where applicable.
    • At least ten years of relevant experience in human resources management or development, administration, corporate communications or information and communication technology.
    • Experience in fundraising and running corporate social responsibility programs would be an added advantage.
    • Five years of relevant experience in a management position within
    • an organization of equivalent mandate and scope of responsibilities.
    • At least three years relevant experience utilizing an Enterprise Resource Planning System.
    • Demonstrable negotiation, communication, networking, technical, analytical, strategic thinking, report writing, mentoring, coaching, problem solving, presentation and team leadership skills.
    • Track record of achievement of set performance targets.
    • Meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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    Corporation Secretary And Manager Legal Services

    LVSWWDA 3: REF:-LVS/HR/CSL/5/2020

    The position is responsible functionally to the Board of Directors and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer for the following:

    • Providing guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities and on matters of governance.
    • Assisting the Board in carrying out Board induction and training; updating the Board and Committee Charters; preparation of Board Work Plans; Board evaluation; governance audit; and implementation of the Code of Conduct and Ethics.
    • Facilitating the development, updating and application of the Board of Directors governance instruments.
    • Safe custody of the seal of the Agency and accounting to the Board for its use.
    • Maintaining and updating the register of conflicts of interest.
    • Ensuring that Board members are aware of all relevant laws affecting the organization. 
    • Facilitating effective communication between the organization and the shareholder.
    • Promptly filing annual returns with relevant authorities.
    • Circulating Board and Committee papers in advance of any meeting, except in exceptional circumstances.
    • Maintaining and storing of the records of the Board and its Committees.
    • Coordinating the development of the draft performance targets for the Board of Director, being contracted and evaluated annually.
    • Developing draft performance targets for Corporation secretarial, being contracted and evaluated annually.
    • Any other responsibilities assigned by the Board of Directors or the Chief Executive Officer.
    • In addition, the position is responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for the following:
    • Establishing and managing Legal Registry.
    • Providing advice on and interpreting all policies, information, events, matters, questions and issues that have legal implications on the Agency.
    • Reviewing and providing legal opinion and guidance on draft memoranda, contracts and other instruments that bind the Agency.
    • Ensuring all statutory obligations of the Agency and its officers are brought to the attention of the Chief Executive Officer and other relevant officials.
    • Safeguarding the Agency’s interests in court proceedings as well as in other disputes and engagements.
    • Registration and safe custody of instruments for the Agency’s properties and assets, including concessions and acquisitions.
    • Organizing and coordinating the facilitation and timely production of Agency’s witnesses and evidence in court.
    • Formulation and implementation of policies, strategies and interventions that minimize the Agency’s legal exposure and costs.
    • Defining Agency’s requirements as well as service levels and ensuring sound management of contracts for outsourced governance audit and legal services.
    • Facilitating speedy resolution of disputes that have legal implications.
    • Legal drafting of the Agency’s instruments including codes, cooperative frameworks, deeds of handover, agreements, memoranda, regulations and guidelines.
    • Establishing and managing the system for Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Agency.
    • Providing legal guidance on joint ventures and public-private partnership initiatives.
    • Carrying out annual legal risk assessment of the Agency and defining mitigation measures in consultation with other heads of functional units.
    • Conducting legal due diligence on third parties when required.
    • Preparation of draft annual work plans, budgets and performance targets for corporation secretarial and legal services.
    • Formulation of policies, strategies and procedures for improved delivery of corporation secretarial and legal services.
    • Preparation of periodic reports on corporation secretarial and legal services.
    • Provision of leadership and guidance to the Corporation secretarial and legal services teams.
    • Prudent, transparent and accountable management of resources allocated for corporation secretarial and legal services.
    • Establishment, maintenance and enhancement of productive internal and external stakeholder linkages and engagement in execution of corporation secretarial and legal services.
    • Developing draft performance targets for legal services, being contracted and evaluated annually.

    Requirements

    To effectively perform the outlined duties, the Agency seeks to recruit a candidate with the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Law or equivalent from a recognized university.
    • Master’s Degree in Law or Business Administration or Project Management or Environment or Social Sciences or equivalent from a recognized university is an added advantage.
    • Post graduate diploma in law from Kenya School of Law or its equivalent.
    • Being a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya is an added advantage.
    • Attending a leadership course lasting at least four weeks is an added advantage.
    • Be a member of a professional body in good standing.
    • Be a licensed professional.
    • At least six years of relevant experience in practicing law and related activities.
    • Two years of relevant experience in provision of corporation secretarial services and/or in an organization with equivalent mandate and scope of responsibilities.
    • Demonstrable negotiation, communication, networking, technical, analytical, strategic thinking, proposal writing, mentoring, coaching, problem solving, presentation and team leadership skills.
    • Track record of achievement of set performance targets.
    • Meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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    Manager: Human Resources and Administration

    LVSWWDA 3: REF:- LVS/HR/HRA/6/2020

    The position is responsible to the Senior Manager Corporate Services for the following:

    • Implementation of constitutional, legal and regulatory provisions on human resource management, development and administration.
    • Ensuring fair application of Agency’s human resource policies, instruments, standards and guidelines.
    • Providing guidance in the development, interpretation, implementation and review of human resource policies, guidelines and standards.
    • Coordinating organizational development and job reviews.
    • Managing staff recruitment, selection, appointment, development, capacity building, promotion, discipline and separation within policy.
    • Developing, reviewing and coordinating implementation of employee welfare and other incentive schemes.
    • Implementation, monitoring, evaluation and improvement of performance management systems.
    • Making regular analyses on staffing levels and recommendations for proper deployment, optimization and succession planning.
    • Ensuring the establishment and operation of grievance handling mechanisms for internal and external stakeholders.
    • Reviewing emerging approaches and practices in managing the human resource function and initiating their integration into the Agency’s policies and practices.
    • Championing change management programs and promoting continuous improvement philosophy.
    • Coordinating the conduct of annual performance appraisal on all employees.
    • Administering and managing the Agency’s payroll.
    • Analyzing skill and knowledge gaps within the Agency and planning, resourcing
    • and executing training and development programs annually.
    • Ensuring maintenance and safe storage of employee records.
    • Coordinating implementation of administration policies, regulations, standards, rules, and procedures.
    • Developing and maintaining the Agency’s assets register.
    • Maintaining the Agency’s assets and property in good working condition.
    • Establishing and maintaining appropriate, effective and efficient records management systems and facilities for the Agency.
    • Overseeing the provision of security for the Agency’s installations, premises and employees.
    • Reviewing the design and implementation of security systems for the Agency.
    • Coordinating office management services, office accommodation, transport and logistics as well as provision of equipment, tools and uniforms to employees.
    • Investigating incidences of security lapses in the Agency in liaison with relevant security agencies.
    • Making arrangements for the timely acquisition of legal documents such as motor vehicle log books, insurances and licenses in conjunction with relevant agencies and the legal function.
    • Preparation of regular reports as required.
    • Developing draft performance targets for human resources and administration, being contracted and evaluated annually.

    Requirements

    To effectively perform the outlined duties, the Agency seeks to recruit a candidate with the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in human resources management or commerce (human resources option) or equivalent from a recognized university.
    • Master’s Degree in human resources management, business administration, public administration or equivalent from a recognized university is an added advantage.
    • Attending a management or leadership course lasting at least four weeks.
    • a member of a relevant professional body and be in good standing.
    • Be a licensed practitioner.
    • At least ten years of relevant experience in human resources management, development or industrial relations.
    • Five years of relevant experience in a supervisory position within a medium to large organization.
    • Demonstrable negotiation, communication, analytical, strategic thinking, proposal writing, mentoring, coaching, problem solving, presentation and teamwork skills.
    • Proficiency in use of automated human resource and administration tools.
    • Track record of achievement of set performance targets.
    • Meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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    Manager: Planning, Strategy and Performance

    LVSWWDA 3: REF:-LVS/HR/PSP/7/2020

    The position is responsible to the Senior Manager Research, Strategy and Performance for the following:

    • Reviewing the Agency’s Strategic Plan.
    • Carrying out economic review and evaluation of infrastructure development projects and programs.
    • Data collection, analysis and reporting relevant to the Agency’s strategic and operational planning.
    • Review of Agency’s investment and business proposals.
    • Identification of opportunities for investment and growth and developing strategies for timely action.
    • Impact evaluation of the Agency’s interventions.
    • Assessment of the water and sanitation coverage status within the Agency’s area of jurisdiction.
    • Regular monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the Agency’s projects, programs, activities and performance contracts.
    • Consolidating annual work plans, capital expenditure budget and performance contracts.
    • Disseminating the Agency’s Strategic Plan and annual operational plans.
    • Networking and liaising with relevant ministries, departments and agencies on medium to long term national and sector priorities and initiatives.
    • Establishment, maintenance and enhancement of productive internal and external stakeholder linkages and engagement towards achievement of the Agency’s strategic goals.
    • Facilitating the preparation, cascading, implementation and reporting of the cascaded annual performance contracts.

    Requirements

    To effectively perform the outlined duties, the Agency seeks to recruit a candidate with the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in economics, statistics or equivalent from arecognized university.
    • Post graduate diploma in economics, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, project management, business administration, strategic planning or equivalent from a recognized institution.
    • Attending a management or leadership course lasting at least four weeks.
    • Be a member of a relevant professional body in good standing, where applicable.
    • Be a licensed practitioner, where applicable.
    • At least ten years of relevant experience in long range planning, strategy formulation, economic evaluation of projects or performance measurement.
    • Five years of relevant experience in a supervisory position within a medium to large organization.
    • Demonstrable negotiation, communication, networking, technical, analytical, strategic thinking, report writing, mentoring, coaching, problem solving, presentation and team leadership skills.
    • Track records of achievement of set performance targets.
    • Meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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    Manager: Internal Audit

    LVSWWDA 3: REF:-LVS/HR/INA/8/2020

    The position is responsible to the Board of Directors for the following:

    • Providing secretarial services to the Audit and Risk Committee of the Board of Directors.
    • Preparation of draft policies, strategies, plans and guidelines for the internal audit function.
    • Implementation of policies, strategies, plans and guidelines of the internal audit function.
    • Coordinating and performing the planning, budgeting, execution, monitoring and evaluation of the internal audit function.
    • Conducting internal audits and compiling and tabling reports in compliance with the internal audit framework, industry standards and best practice.
    • Performing special audits and investigations.
    • Setting up and implementing internal audit systems in accordance with auditing standards and relevant laws.
    • Testing the efficacy of the risk assessment and management systems.
    • Monitoring and reporting on the overall risk profile of the Board of Directors.
    • Supporting the various functions of the Agency in risk profiling.
    • Reviewing the correctness and accuracy of financial reports and statements.
    • Providing independent assurance on risk management processes in terms of design and operation.
    • Assuring on risk control effectiveness, efficiency and adequacy.
    • Provision of leadership and guidance to the internal audit team.

    Requirements

    To effectively perform the outlined duties, the Agency seeks to recruit a candidate with the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, commerce (finance), or business administration (finance) or equivalent from a recognized university.
    • Master’s Degree in accounting, commerce (finance), or business administration (finance) or equivalent from a recognized university is an added advantage.
    • Attended a management or leadership course lasting at least four weeks.
    • Be a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya or its equivalent.
    • Be a member of a relevant professional body in good standing.
    • Be a licensed practitioner, where applicable.
    • At least ten years of relevant experience in accounting or auditing.
    • Five years of relevant experience in a supervisory position within a medium to large organization.
    • At least three years relevant experience utilizing or auditing through an Enterprise Resource Planning System.
    • Demonstrable negotiation, communication, networking, technical, analytical, strategic thinking, report writing, mentoring, coaching, problem solving, presentation and team leadership skills.
    • Track record of high integrity, professional and ethical conduct.
    • Demonstrable ability to work under pressure.
    • Track record of achievement of set performance targets.
    • Meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit applications, indicating the position applied for, in both hard and soft copy, including copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and Curriculum Vitae, including details such as current position, remuneration and three (3) referees on or before 14th December 2020 to the following address:

    Terms of engagement for each of the above positions will be as per the Agency’s Human Resource Policy.

    Chief Executive Officer,
    Lake Victoria South Water Works Development Agency,
    Lavictors House Off-Ring Road Milimani,
    P. O. Box 3325, KISUMU.
    [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 in the Agency.

    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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