• Managing Director at Garissa Water and Sewerage Company (GAWASCO)

  • Posted on: 5 January, 2018 Deadline: 5 January, 2018
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  • Garissa Water and Sewerage Company (GAWASCO) was formed in September 2006 under Company’s Act and contracted by Northern Water Services Board (NWSB) to provide water and sewerage services in Garissa Municipality. The old and new supply system abstracts water from Tana River. The supply system covers an estimated area of 63 km2. GAWASCO has three supply systems which have a total production capacity of 26,900 m3 per day. The old water supply has capacity of 1,500m3 per day. The current demand for water in Garissa town stands at 8,000m3 per day and this is projected to increase to 25,254m3 per day by the year 2020. It is worth noting that the company has the capacity to meet the demand for water in Garissa for the next 22 years.

    Managing Director


    To provide powerful leadership to the management team of the Company and be responsible for the day to day operations in order to provide for the effective and efficient provision of water and sewerage services at optimal cost, be responsible for ordinary expenditure within approved budgets, keep the Board informed on performance, prepare corporate plans and budgets and implement Board resolutions.

    S/he shall represent the management in the Board as secretary to the Board.


    • Ensure consumers and other stakeholders’ value increment through;
    • Provision of leadership on the operations and ensure high level of integrity in the Company
    • Communication to the public on the issues of water and sewerage services
    • Handling multiple functions and managing extensive human, financial and capital resources
    • Ensuring prudent management of Company assets
    • Strategy development and implementation
    • Driving change management in the Company
    • Ensure compliance with the government legal directives

    Job Qualification

    • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Social Sciences
    • 15 years’ experience, three (3)of which must be at senior management in utility management
    • Masters degree in management is an added advantage
    • Must have excellent understanding of the Kenyan water sector reforms;
    • Problem solving skills and ability to work in a complex environment
    • Strong management, leadership and negotiation skills
    • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment

    Method of Application

    All applicants must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity by submitting clearance certificates from:

    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption commission (EACC)
    • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
    • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
    • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

    Interested candidates who fit the above criteria and are eligible to apply should send their application letter and updated CV in one document clearly marked the position you are applying for to

    The Chairman,

    Garissa Water Service Company,

    P.O Box 1088-70100,


    Email address: chairman@garissawater.co.ke not later January 5, 2018. Hand delivered applications can be dropped at the Company Offices located along Lamu Road.

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