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  • Posted: Mar 20, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 23, 2021
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  • Ewaso Ngiro South River Basin Development Authority (ENSDA) operates as a statutory body formed under the act of parliament Cap. 447 of the Laws of Kenya (1989). It is mandated to initiate, plan, co-ordinate and implement development projects/programmes within Narok, Kajiado, Transmara and parts of Nakuru and Nyandarua counties. In total the river basin cove...
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    Information Communication Technology Officer

    Job Grade ENNDA 7 ONE (1) POST – ENNDA/ICTO/3/2021.

    Job Description

    • Coordinating periodic data collection for updating the website and all organizational portals;
    • Providing updates on emerging information communication technology trends and advice on best practices to be adopted by the Authority;
    • Evaluating and recommending the suitability of Information Communication Technology equipment;
    • Coordinating training of Information Communication Technology hardware personnel and users;
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive and effective help desk service to provide technical support to systems users;
    • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of all developments relevant to information technology and cyber security and upgrade internal systems as necessary;
    • Supporting the roll-out of new applications and systems in Government by providing prerequisite data;
    • Maintaining the Authority’s Database and Information System
    • Installing and configuring computer hardware operating systems and system applications;
    • Monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks;
    • Ensure the website and other relevant e platforms have Authority’s updated data
    • Conducting electrical safety checks on computer equipment;
    • Setting up new users’ accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues and assisting staff or clients set up systems and resolve administrative issues;
    • Troubleshooting system and network problems and diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults;
    • Researching and recommending the best suited hardware and software for the organization in relation to technology advancement and the Authority’s specific needs;
    • Offer support and trainings to users of the Authority’s systems;
    • Design of Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN);
    • Writing and testing computer programs according to instructions and specifications;
    • Participating in the implementation of the computer systems;
    • Providing user support;
    • Undertaking repair and maintenance of Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment and associated peripherals;
    • Monitoring the performance of ICT equipment and reporting any faults for further action.

    Appointment Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

    • Have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Information Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, Business Information Technology, Information Communication Technology or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Communication and presentation skills;
    • Problem solving skills;
    • Critical thinking and analytical skills;

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    Director, Planning, Business Development and Investment

    Job Description

    Director, Planning, Business Development and Investments will be answerable to Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer for

    • Coordinate the development and monitoring the implementation of long-range integrated basin-based development master plans
    • Coordinates the development and monitors the implementation of the Authority’s Strategic Plans;
    • Coordinates the development and management of the Authority’s strategies by identifying and driving execution of strategic initiatives and growth opportunities;
    • Developing and implementing sustainability strategies through income generating investments right from identification of suitable investment projects and appraisal through feasibility studies;
    • Overseeing research and innovation that develops new ways of meeting the Authority’s goals to achieve its mandate, vision and mission;
    • Organizing programmes/projects in line with the mandate, vision and mission of the Authority;
    • Determining, implementing and monitoring research and development strategies, policies and plans;
    • Leading research projects and coordinating activities of research workers;
    • Interpreting results of research projects and recommending associated product and service development innovations;
    • Providing advice on research and development options available to the authority;
    • Coordinating and managing the Authority’s result-based performance and accountability system;
    •  Coordinating the various studies of schemes within the basin such that human, water, animal, land and other resources are utilized to the best advantage;
    • Managing an Authority-wide process for the development, execution, and regular tracking of Authority’s projects, programmes and investment strategies and milestone achievement;
    • Monitoring and evaluating basin-based integrated development programmes and projects for effective planning and implementation;
    • Planning and overseeing a comprehensive fundraising/ resource mobilization program with the purpose of securing significant resources for implementation of Authority’s projects, programmes and Investments;
    • Organize stakeholder engagements and public participation;
    • Advice the MD/CEO on integrated regional development planning for the management and sustainable development of basin-based natural resources and recommend economic priorities;
    • Oversee the development of new programmes and projects to support the strategic direction of the Authority;
    • Coordinate planning for the development of the basin and initiate investment activities identified from such planning;
    • Coordinating the various studies of schemes within the basin such that human, water, animal, land and other resources are utilized to the best advantage;
    • Oversee the initiation and development of business plans, investment plans, concept notes and project proposals for various investment opportunities;
    • Oversee the development and implementation of resource mobilization and investments plans, strategies and approaches for mobilizing resources for investments as well as driving the implementation of Public Private Partnership
    • (PPP);
    • Coordinate the establishment of systems, linkages and partnerships with governments, diversified key donors, private sector and other agencies on investments including public private partnerships(PPP);
    • Coordinate capacity building on Integrated Regional Development Planning, investments and business development and opportunities within the area;
    • Oversee the development and implementation of marketing strategies for the Authority’s products and services.
    • Providing expertise and leadership in development and implementation of result based monitoring, evaluation and reporting system with detailed guideline for its implementation;
    • Support in project design including strategic frameworks (Results framework, log
    • frames);
    • Overseeing the establishment and maintenance of a database of natural resources and recommend sustainable utilization measures within the Basin;
    • Overseeing the development and implementation of information sharing and library policies, standards, procedures, documentation;
    • Developing new programmes and projects to support the strategic direction of the Authority
    • Providing leadership and direct all Departments and divisions of Planning, Business Development and Investments Directorate, (directly, and indirectly through subordinates), which includes prioritizing and assigning work; monitoring workloads, conducting performance evaluations; ensuring adherence to standards and procedures; developing staff;
    • Continuous training, mentoring and supporting of staff for improved performance and succession planning in the Directorate;
    • Liaising with the Parent Ministry, development partners, investors and other stakeholders on projects, programmes, investments;
    • Organizing consultative forums with relevant agencies and stakeholders on integrated development and sustainable utilization of natural resources within the basin;
    • Attendance at meetings and serve as a technical advisor to the Planning and Development Committee of the Board;
    • Undertake studies and surveys of the basin;
    • Monitor the implementation of the Annual Performance Contract, Annual work plan, and the Strategic Plan;
    • Identify and secure donor support;
    • Create and maintain a database on investment opportunities and development partners;
    • Ensure profitability and sustainability of the enterprises developed by the Authority;
    • Develop the Authority’s Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), annual investment plans and work plans;
    • Organize stakeholder engagements and public participation;
    • Identification of new business opportunities and undertaking investments for income generation and financial sustainability of the Authority;
    • Undertake the cost-benefit analysis of proposed business, research and development activities and investments of the Authority;
    • Building Capacity on Integrated Regional Development Planning, investments and business development and opportunities within the area;
    • Coordinating quarterly and annual reports depending on project requirements;
    • Development and strengthening institutional monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures within the Authority;
    • Develop, implement and monitor strategic plans, goals and objectives focused on achieving the Authority’s mission and priorities;
    • Interpreting results of research projects and recommending associated product and service development innovations;
    • Monitoring leading-edge developments in relevant disciplines and assessing implications for the authority;
    • Publishing results of significant research projects

    Appointment Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

    • Bachelor’s degree in any of following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Development Planning, Development Studies, Business Management, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or equivalent qualification from a
    • recognized institution;
    • Master’s Degree in any of following disciplines: Economics, Development Planning, Development Studies, Business Management, Business/ Public Administration, Corporate Communication/ Public Relations, Social-Sciences, International Relations, Finance, Marketing, Community Development equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Certificate in Leadership/Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • Member of Professional body where applicable.
    • Have ten (10) years relevant work experience, five (5) of which must have been in a senior management position in a reputable organization or;
    • Have served in the grade of Manager Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation or Manager Business Development, Investments and Enterprise Management or in a relevant and comparable position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years
    • Demonstrate professional competency and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Communication and presentation skills;
    • Leadership and organization skills;
    • Negotiation skills and Persuasion Skills;
    • Strong crisis management and conflict mediation skills;
    • problem solving skills;
    • Critical thinking and analytical skills;
    •  Interpersonal/people management skills;
    • Resource Mobilization skills

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    Principal Legal Officer

    Job Grade ENNDA 5 ONE (1) POST – ENNDA/PLO/3/2021.

    Job Description

    • Coordinating initial preparation of response to parliamentary questions;
    • Interpreting Government policies and regulations;
    • Assist in developing and reviewing legal procedures, programmes and strategies;
    • Recommending areas of amendments of contracts and agreements; and
    • Liaising with other relevant stakeholders on legal matters upon request.
    • Handling litigation matters on behalf of the Authority;
    • Prepare Initial Agenda papers for the Board’s meetings;
    • Prompting circulation of Board’s minutes;
    • Preparing legal briefs;
    • Receiving sermons for litigation matters and opening court files;
    • Managing court diaries and files;
    • Managing bring ups on all legal matters;
    • Drafting of court pleadings;
    • Responding to correspondences and issues arising out of court matters;
    • Open files for new cases and keep an up to date record of all court cases;
    • Develop and maintain the filing registry for the Division;
    • Manage and update the court diary;
    • Update the record on laws of Kenya;
    • Assist the corporation secretary in preparing board papers including photocopying binding and circulation;
    • Assist in attending to claimants and external advocates queries;
    • Following up payments of judgments award, claimant lawyers and claimant from finance division;
    • Prepare reports on litigation matters;
    • Assist in preparing and implementing the work plans of the Division;
    • Assist in ensuring that annual returns are promptly filed with the relevant authorities;
    • Rendering professional legal advice on laws guiding financial and procurement procedures; and
    • Advice on insurance services to indemnify the Authority from any risks.
    • Ensure that insurance policies and performance bonds for contractors are always up to date;
    • To inform contractors to renew performance bonds and insurance; and
    • Any other task as may be assigned by Management from time to time

    Appointment Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

    1. Have a Bachelor of Law degree (LL.B) from a recognized institution;
    2. Have a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal

    Education;

    • A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
    • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate;
    • Registered with the Law Society of Kenya (LSK);
    • Attended a Leadership/Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; and
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Have Four (4) years post admission experience, two (2) of which should have been in a supervisory role;
    • Have served in the grade of Senior Legal Officer or in a relevant and comparable position for a minimum period of Three (3) years;
    • Have a good understanding of the Authority’s mandate and the role of the Legal Services Function; and
    • Have demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and managerial ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Method of Application

    Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below: – Interested
    and qualified persons are requested to make their applications to:

    The Managing Director
    Ewaso Ng’iro North Development Authority
    P.O Box 203-60300
    ISIOLO

    Applications should reach the Authority on or before 23rd March, 2021 latest 5.00 pm.

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

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