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  • Posted on: 15 December, 2016 Deadline: 29 December, 2016
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  • The Tana Water Services Board (TWSB) is one of the eight Water Services Boards created under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation following the enactment of the Water Act (2002). TWSB covers 38 Subcounties (Excluding Gatanga) in 6 counties of Nyeri, Murang´a, Kirinyaga, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi and Meru covering an area of 19,169km2 with a population of 4,238,469 (2009 census).The estimated figure for 2015 is 4,537,000 projected from the 2009 population census with 16% urban and 84% rural. 40 per cent of the area is either arid or semi-arid. About 80 per cent of the residents live in the rural areas. Currently, 37 per cent of the population receives their water from water supply schemes that were inherited from the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. The mandate of TWSB is derived from water act 2002 which is to increase access to safe, adequate and sustainable water and sewerage services to both the rural and urban populations within the area of its jurisdiction.

    Procurement Manager

     

    Grade TWSB 3
    Salary Scale: 57,00061,00066,00070,000
    House Allowance –27,500
    Commuter Allowance 13,500

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Procurement Manager is responsible for ensuring that the Board’s procurement of goods, services, works and assets disposal is carried out within the Public Procurement and Disposal Act (2015).

    Procurement Manager Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    • Overseeing the overall management of procurement and supplies
    • Developing, updating and overseeing the application of appropriate quality control in procurement function
    • Processing tender documentation and applications
    • Prepare relevant progress and annual reports on the performance of the Board
    • Prepare annual procurement plans in accordance with the budget process
    • Ensure compliance with regulations, policies and practices in the implementation of procurement activities
    • Contract management
    • Ensure maintenance of optimal level stocks of supplies consistent with the Board requirements
    • Supervise, train, mentor and coach divisional staff procurement personnel
    • Perform administrative and any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
    • Coordinate implementation of quality management system within the department
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO from time to time.

    Requirements for the Procurement Manager Job

    • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management or a related field from a recognized university or Higher National Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies or its equivalent.
    • Be a Registered Member with the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management or Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies.
    • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications.
    • At least five (5) years working experience in procurement of which three (3) must be in a managerial position for degree holders or seven (7) years of which three (3) must be in a managerial position for holders of Higher National
    • Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies.
    • A holder of Masters Degree in a Business related field will have an added advantage.

    Procurement Manager Job Competences/Attributes

    • Possess strong interpersonal and negotiations skills with the ability to network and develop strong business relationships
    • Clear understanding of the Public Procurement & Disposal Act
    • Ability to work under minimum supervision
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills

    This position is on three (3) years renewable contract upon satisfactory performance

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    Procurement Officer

     

    Grade TWSB 4
    Salary Scale: 29,00031,58033,420 36,000
    House Allowance –25,000
    Commuter Allowance –7,000

    Reporting to the Procurement Manager, Procurement Officer is responsible for ensuring that procurement matters are effectively run to facilitate smooth operation of the Board.

    Procurement Officer Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    • Developing, updating and overseeing the application of appropriate quality control in Procurement function
    • Preparation and initiation of annual procurement plan
    • Ensure compliance with regulations, policies and practices in the implementation of procurement activities
    • Preparing and processing tender documentation and applications
    • Ensure implementation of tender and procurement committee decisions
    • Ensure maintenance of optimal level stocks of suppliers consistent with the Board requirements
    • Reviewing the usage of supplies to identify cost reduction and service improvements
    • Participating in annual expenditure budgeting processes for all goods and services
    • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

    Minimum Qualifications for the Procurement Officer Job

    • A degree in a related business field with at least three (3) years post qualification work experience in a similar role, or ordinary diploma in Supplies and Purchasing
    • A diploma in Supplies and Purchasing Management with at least seven (5) years post qualification work experience in a similar role
    • Must be a registered member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
    • Must have a clear understanding of the Public Procurement and Disposal Act
    • Demonstrate good working knowledge of Procurement and stocks management
    • Must have a clear knowledge of processing of tender documentation
    • Knowledge of working with donor funded projects will be an added advantage.

    Procurement Officer Job Competences/Attributes

    • Possess strong interpersonal and negotiations skills with the ability to network and develop strong business relationships
    • Clear understanding of the Public Procurement & Disposal Act
    • Ability to work under minimum supervision
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills

    This position is on a permanent and pensionable terms

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    Accountant

     

    Grade TWSB 4

    Salary Scale: 29,000-31,580-33,420 -36,000
    House Allowance –25,000
    Commuter Allowance –7,000

    Reporting to the Senior Accountant, the Accountant will be responsible for compiling and posting general ledger information and summaries concerning transactions.

    Accountant Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    • Prepare monthly and quarterly management & projects financial reports
    • Prepare annual financial statements
    • Process all payment and post to the general ledger
    • Maintain and regularly update the Fixed Assets Register, including computation of monthly
    • Depreciation and posting the same to the General Ledger
    • Monitor monthly revenues and expenses and where applicable ensure that they are accrued or posted in the correct accounting period
    • Bank and accounts reconciliations
    • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements
    • Prepare audit schedules and liaise with both internal and external auditors
    • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time

    Requirements for the Accountant Job

    • Bachelor degree in Commerce/Business Administration majoring in Accounting/Finance or equivalent from a recognized University or CPA (K)
    • Good understanding and experience in all aspects of accounting and financial management including management of donor funds
    • Exposure to computerized financial systems together with experience in dealing with public sector accounting
    • Ability to negotiate budgets at the highest levels and manage human and other resources is an asset for this job
    • Ability to consistently meet strict deadlines is mandatory
    • At least three (3) years working experience in a busy Accounts/Finance Office of which one (1) must be in a supervisory level
    • Familiarity with donor funded projects and financial reporting are a definite advantage.
    • A holder of Masters Degree in finance/accounting or related field will have an added advantage.

    Accountant Job Competences/Attributes

    • Knowledge of international public sector accounting standards (IPSAS)
    • Knowledge of procurements and disposal Act 2015
    • Ability to work under minimum supervision
    • Excellent communication
    • Negotiation and problem solving skills.

    This position is on a permanent and pensionable terms

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    Internal Audit and Assurance Manager

     

    Grade: TWSB 3
    Salary Scale: 57,000-61,000-66,000-70,000
    House Allowance –27,500
    Commuter Allowance -13,500

    Reporting to the Audit & Governance Committee of the Board and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer, the Internal Audit and Assurance Manager coordinates the internal audit division and provides independent objective assurance by reviewing internal control systems.

    They are also mandated by the Board to play an oversight and advisory role in the implementation of the Board’s resolutions of internal audit reports.

    Audit & Assurance Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop work plans and budgets for the Division for approval
    • Oversee the execution of the approved divisional work plans and budgets
    • Oversee performance management in the division
    • Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the division
    • Prepare a draft board management papers for approval
    • Identify training needs for the departmental staff
    • Participate in the development and review of the Institution’s strategic plan
    • Identify procurement needs of the division
    • Supervise, train, mentor and coach divisional staff
    • Participate in various committees in the Institution
    • Coordinate implementation of quality management system within the division
    • Any other duties as may be assigned by the CEO from time to time.

    Requirements for the Audit & Assurance Job

    • Bachelor of Commerce/Business Administration degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent from a recognized University
    • Professional qualification in Certified Public Accountant CPA Part II (including section IV)
    • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications.
    • At least five (5) years working experience in audit/finance of which two (2)must be in a managerial position
    • A holder of a masters degree in a Business related field and/or CPA (K) will have an added advantage.

    Competences/Attributes

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    This position is on three (3) years renewable contract upon satisfactory performance

    Method of Application

    • Those who meet the specified requirements should send their Application Letter in a sealed Envelope Marked with the Title of the position being applied for; together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates and National Identity /Passport.
    • Shortlisted applicants will be required to show proof of valid:
    • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Credit Reference Bureau and Compliance Certificate from the Ethics and Anticorruption Commission (EACC).
    • The applications should reach the undersigned not later than 29/12/2016 at close of business (5pm).
    • The Chief Executive Officer Tana Water Services Board Baden Powell Road P. O. Box 1292 –10100 NYERI –KENYA
    • Sealed Hand Delivered Applications can be dropped at the RegistryTana Water Services Board (TWSB) MAJI House, Baden Powel Road.
    • NB: Candidates are expected to state their current and expected salary
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    • TWSB is an equal opportunity employer and people of all diversities are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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