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  • Posted: Apr 23, 2020
    Deadline: May 11, 2020
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    Prior to 1974, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation was a department in the Ministry of Agriculture. After this year, the Ministry was constituted and remained thus till 1992 when it Was merged with other departments to form the Ministry of Land Reclamation and Regional Development. After 1998, the Ministry was merged to form the Ministry of Water Resources....
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    Assistant Director / Principal Superintending Engineer (Water Harvesting and Storage)

    No of Positions: 2

    V/No. 53/2020

    Salary Scale: Ksh.85,110 – Ksh.119,730 p.m.

    CSG ‘7’

    Terms of service: Permanent & Pensionable

    Requirement for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

    • cumulative Service of Fifteen (15) years in the Irrigation and Drainage field or any other related field, ten (10) of which should have been in the grade of Assistant Engineer I (Irrigation) “CSG 9” and above;
    • (a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering, Soil Water and Environmental Engineering, Environmental and Bio-systems Engineering, Biomechanical and Processing Engineering or Soil and Water Engineering from a recognized institution;
    • registered with Engineers professional body as an Engineer;
    • a Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; and
    • demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of water storage & flood control engineering programmes and projects.

    NOTE: possession of Master’s Degree will be an added advantage;

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: –

    • Carrying out feasibility studies;
    • Planning and designing water storage and flood control infrastructures;
    • Carrying out research activities in various aspects of water storage and flood control systems;
    • Ensuring professional standards and undertaking quality control during construction of water storage and flood control infrastructure;
    • Supervising the construction of water storage and flood control works undertaken directly or by contract;
    • Formulating, monitoring and evaluating requirements of physical and financial progress of development projects and programmes;
    • Being a Resident Engineer of a project; and
    • Preparing technical tender documents on water storage and flood control infrastructure.

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    Deputy Director / Senior Principal Superintending Engineer (Water Harvesting & Storage)

    No of Positions: Two (2) Posts

    V/No.52/2020

    Salary Scale: Ksh.98,500 – Ksh.166,780 p.m.

    CSG ‘6’

    Terms of service: Permanent & Pensionable

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have, –

    • cumulative Service of Eighteen (18) years in the Irrigation and Drainage field or any other related field, Five (5) years of which should have been in the grade of Assistant Director/Chief Superintending Engineer (Irrigation and Drainage or other related field) “CSG 7” and above;
    • a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Bio Systems Engineering, Soil and Water Engineering, Environmental Engineering and management, Hydrological Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Land and Water Engineering, from a recognized institution;
    • been registered with Engineers professional body as an Engineer;
    • cooperate Membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
    • demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of water storage & flood control engineering programmes and projects.

    NOTE: possession of Master’s Degree and Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;

    Duties and Responsibilities

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director/Chief Engineer (Irrigation Water Harvesting & Storage) for planning, directing, controlling and coordinating technical and administrative activities of Water Storage & Flood Control.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will entail: –

    • Preparing professional and quality standards for construction of water storage and flood control infrastructure;
    • Overseeing the construction of water storage and flood control works undertaken directly or by contract;
    • Formulating, monitoring and evaluating requirements of physical and financial progress of development projects and programmes;
    • Verifying technical tender documents on water storage and flood control infrastructure;
    • Overseeing the formulation of water storage and flood control policies and strategies for rural and urban systems;
    • Liaising with development partners and other stakeholders in the water sector for effective formulation, planning, coordination and implementation of projects and programs; and
    • Developing and implementing strategic plan and work plans; budgeting for the Department; and deployment, training and development of staff in the Department.

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    Irrigation Water Management Officer II

    No of Positions: Five (5) Posts

    V/No. 51/2020

    Salary Scale: Ksh.37,070 – Ksh.49,950 p.m.

    CSG ‘10’

    Terms of service: Three (3) years Contract (Renewable subject to satisfactory performance)

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Soil; Environment and Land Use Management; Agriculture; Horticulture; Agronomy; Agricultural Economics; Agri-Business Management; Agricultural Extension and Education; Agricultural Resource Management; Dryland Agriculture or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university/institution in Kenya.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.

    An officer at this level will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior officer.

    Duties and responsibilities will entail: –

    • updating the irrigation water users’ associations inventory;
    • collecting and compiling data for irrigation planning;
    • identifying and compiling inventory on relevant stakeholders in irrigation water management;
    • promoting appropriate irrigation water management technologies; and
    • preparing training materials and disseminating information on irrigation water management.

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    Assistant Director – Irrigation Water Management

    No of Positions: Three (3) Posts

    V/No. 50/2020

    Salary Scale: Ksh.85,110 – Ksh.119,730 p.m.

    CSG ’7’

    Terms of service: Permanent & Pensionable

    Requirements for Appointment

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

    • served in the grade of Principal Irrigation Water Management Officer for a minimum period of at least three (3) years;
    • a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Soil; Environment and Land Use Management; Agriculture; Horticulture; Agronomy; Agricultural Economics; Agri-Business Management; Agricultural Extension and Education; Agricultural Resource Management; Dryland Agriculture or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university/institution in Kenya;
    • a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution; and
    • demonstrated a high degree of administrative capability, technical and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results.

    NOTE:

    • In addition to the above requirements, for appointment to this grade an Engineer must be registered by the Engineers Professional body
    • possession of a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage;

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

    • supervising irrigation water management activities;
    • implementing policies and programmes for irrigation water management;
    • maintaining data on irrigation water users’ associations (IWUAS) for capacity building; analysing and interpreting data for irrigation planning;
    • coordinating implementation of irrigation water management action plans;
    • organizing training of farmers on irrigation practices and technologies;
    • establishing linkages with relevant research institutions and the farmers;
    • managing irrigation management information systems for effective decision making;
    • organizing and facilitating irrigation water management training programmes;
    • undertaking socio-economic surveys during feasibility studies, preparing irrigation training materials; and
    • promoting private sector participation in irrigation development;

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    Irrigation Secretary

    V/NO. 46/2020

     

    Salary Scale: Ksh.166,780 – Ksh.322,040 p.m.

     

    CSG ‘4’

    Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable/Contract

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: –

    • a cumulative Service of Twenty two (22) years in Irrigation Directorate or any other related field, one (1) year of which must have been either in the grade of Director/Chief Engineer (Irrigation and Drainage); Director/Chief Engineer Water Harvesting and Storage); Director Land Reclamation; or Director Irrigation Water Management , Job Group S (CSG 5) ;
    • a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Civil Engineering, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Horticulture, Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agricultural Resource Management, Agriculture and Home Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Bio-Systems Engineering, Soil and Water Engineering; or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Civil Engineering, Irrigation Water Management, Land and Water Management, Agronomy, Soil Science, Horticulture, Business Administration, Crop Protection, Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture Extension, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Systems, Land and Water Engineering, Soil and Water Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Management, Water Resources Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Water Engineering Statistics or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • being a member of a relevant professional body where applicable;
    • demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results; and
    • demonstrated a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and objectives and the ability to relate them to the irrigation and water function

    Duties and Responsibilities

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Principal Secretary for formulating appropriate statutory and policy framework and providing leadership in the Irrigation Water Management Directorate.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will entail: –

    • providing overall policy direction and spearheading the implementation of programmes and projects;
    • overseeing the development, review and implementation of relevant policies, strategies, guidelines, standards and regulations; planning, directing, coordinating, monitoring and implementing all programmes related to the irrigation function;
    • overseeing environmental and socio-economic surveys on the viability of programmes and projects;
    • promoting public-private partnership; collaborating with development partners to promote the irrigation water management function; and establishing networks and linkages with the relevant stakeholders; and
    • overseeing the development and Implementation of Departmental budget, strategic plan, work plans, and procurement plans; managing financial resources and ensuring their prudent utilization; ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; overseeing performance management of the departments; and overall management and development of staff.

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    Assistant Engineer II (Irrigation & Drainage)

    No of Positions: Eight (8) Posts

    V/No. 49/2020

    Salary Scale: Ksh.37,070 – Ksh.49,950 p.m.

    CSG ’10’

    Terms of service: Three (3) years Contract (Renewable subject to satisfactory performance)

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

    • a Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Agriculture Engineering, Agricultural and Bio Systems Engineering, Soil, Water and Environment Engineering, Environmental and Bio-Systems Engineering, Bio-Mechanical and Processing Engineering, Soil and Water Engineering or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution/university in Kenya; and
    • been registered by Engineers professional body as a Graduate Engineer.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    This is the entry and training grade into this cadre. Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

    • collating and compiling data for irrigation planning;
    • organizing farmers’ meetings for irrigation participatory development;
    • settings up of demonstration plots;
    • identifying irrigation schemes for development;
    • implementing irrigation action plans; and
    • undertaking feasibility studies and preliminary investigations.

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    Deputy Director / Senior Superintending Engineer (Irrigation & Drainage)

    No of Positions: Three (3) Posts

    V/No .48/2020

    Salary Scale: Ksh.98,500 – Ksh.166,780 p.m. CSG ‘6’

    Terms of service: Permanent & Pensionable

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: –

    • a cumulative Service of Eighteen (18) years in the Irrigation and Drainage field or any other related field, two (2) years of which should have been in the grade of Assistant Director/Chief Superintending Engineer (Irrigation and Drainage) “CSG 7” and above;
    • a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering, Soil Water and Environmental engineering, Environmental and Bio-Systems Engineering, Biomechanical and Processing Engineering or Soil and Water Engineering from a recognized institution,
    • been registered as an Engineer with Engineers professional body
    • corporate membership with the institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
    • a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution
    • demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to the irrigation and drainage function.

    NOTE: possession of Master’s Degree will be as an added advantage;

    Duties and Responsibilities

    An officer at this level will be responsible to the Director/Chief Engineer (Irrigation & Drainage) for planning, directing, controlling and coordinating technical and administrative activities of Irrigation and Drainage Department.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will entail: –

    • preparing professional and quality standards for construction of water harvesting and storage infrastructure;
    • overseeing the construction of water storage and harvesting works undertaken directly or by contract;
    • formulating, monitoring and evaluating requirements of physical and financial progress of development projects and programmes;
    • verifying technical tender documents on water harvesting and storage infrastructure;
    • overseeing the formulation of water harvesting and storage policies and strategies for rural and urban systems; and
    • liaising with development partners and other stakeholders in the water sector for effective formulation, planning, coordination and implementation of projects and programs.
    • developing and implementing strategic plan and work plans; budgeting for the Department; and deployment, training and development of staff in the Department.

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    Director / Chief Engineer (Irrigation and Drainage)

    V/No. 47/2020

    Salary Scale: Ksh. p.m. 132,000 – Ksh.195,410 p.m.

    CSG ‘5’

    Terms of service: Permanent & Pensionable/Contract

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade a candidate must have;

    • a cumulative Service of Twenty (20) years in the Irrigation and Drainage field or any other related field, Five (5) years of which should have been in the grade of Assistant Director/Chief Superintending Engineer (Irrigation and Drainage) J/G “CSG 7” and above;
    • a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering, Soil Water and Environmental Engineering, Environmental and Bio-Systems Engineering, Biomechanical and Processing Engineering or Soil and Water Engineering from a recognized institution,
    • a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Systems, Land & Water Engineering and Management, Soil and Water Engineering, Environmental Engineering and management, Water Resources Engineering or Irrigation Engineering from a recognized institution
    • been registered as an Engineer with Engineers Professional Body
    • corporate membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);
    • a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution
    • demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to the irrigation and drainage function.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Chief Engineer (Irrigation) will be responsible to the Irrigation Secretary for policy formulation, planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling the Irrigation function.

    Specific duties and responsibilities at this level; will entail: –

    • reviewing, interpreting and application of the Irrigation policy; coordination, regulation of irrigation stakeholders;
    • providing guidance on all matters related to irrigation development; liaising with development partners and other relevant stakeholders in irrigation development;
    • facilitating and promoting research and technology transfer in irrigation; and
    • developing and overseeing the implementation of departmental strategic plan: , review of annual work plans , budgets a and managing departmental operations

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through the Commission website www.publicservice.go.ke or jobs portal www.psckjobs.go.ke

    Please Note:

    • (Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
    • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
    • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
    • The Public Service Commission is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
    • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
    • It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
    • Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.

    Applications should reach the Commission on or before 11th May, 2020 latest 5.00 pm (East African Time).

    Interested and qualified? Go to Ministry of Water and Irrigation on www.psckjobs.go.ke to apply

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