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  • Posted on: 26 April, 2019 Deadline: 9 May, 2019
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  • Gusii Water and Sanitation Company Limited (GWASCO) was incorporated in 2006 to supply water and sanitation services to the larger Gusii (Kisii and Nyamira) area under a Service Provision Agreement (SPA) with the Lake Victoria South Water Services Board.

    In view of this and as part of fulfilling our mandate, GWASCO is seeking to fill the following Management positions with customer service oriented, qualified and experienced individuals who seek to be part of a result oriented team.

     

    Commercial Manager

     

    Job purpose

    The Commercial Manager is responsible for the commercial function and business development strategy of the Company.

    Responsibilities

    • Processing new customers accounts, updating the customers register/ accountsOversee performance management in the department
    • Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department
    • Prepare board management papers for approval
    • Ensure that all the data with regards to monthly meter readings and payments is entered and verified.
    • Ensuring timely billings of all services provided to customers
    • Maintain accurate records
    • Preparing accurate reports as required
    • Liaising with other sections in provision of quality service to customers
    • Attending promptly to complaints from customers
    • Identify training needs for the departmental staff
    • Develop department budget and work plan
    • Mentor and coach department staff
    • Identify procurement needs of the department
    • Participate in strategic planning and implementation
    • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the company
    • Makes strategic, operational and financial decisions for the department
    • Plans the work of subordinates, monitors subordinates work performance. Appraises/ evaluates subordinates performance
    • Work closely with other department/sections in all areas
    • Performing related work as may be required

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Strategic Management or any other Business-related field from a recognized institution CPA (K), ACCA or relevant professional qualification
    • Member of a professional body in good standing
    • At least 7 years’ experience with a minimum of 3 years in a managerial or supervisory position
    • Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Term of Service

    Three Years Contract

    Directs Reports

    Commercial Officer, Customer Care Officer, Billing Clerk, Area Managers on Commercial Services matters

    Remuneration 

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

    Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:

    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
    2. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
    3. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
    4. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
    5. Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

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    ICT Manager

     

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the ICT Manager will be responsible for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in the organisation with the primary aim of enhancing effectiveness and efficiency in the Company

    Responsibilities

    As the Head of the key support department in the company the ICT Manager’s focus will be in leading all our efficiency improvement initiatives in cooperation with his/her colleagues and various development partners. In particular, he/she will:

    • Plan, develop, coordinate and ensure delivery of all our ICT needs including the policies, operational, manuals and departmental budget
    • Prepare technical specifications for procurement of hardware and software and liaise with vendors.
    • Manage all new installations, upgrades, enhancements, administration and maintenance of the ICT infrastructure and equipment, ensuring that the LAN, Telephone Systems and WAN are operational
    • Manage the security of company information by developing the necessary network protocols and the implementation of disaster recovery procedures • Relay relevant ICT-related information to company in timely manner including the M&E reports
    • Manage departmental staff performance, development, training and motivation for effective performance
    • Train all end users on the use of ICT systems and equipment to ensure effectiveness and efficiency
    • Advise management on current and future ICT trends

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline, 5+ years’ working experience in a busy ICT environment with exposure in hardware, software and network applications, 3 years in senior management position.
    • A member of an ICT Professional Body is an advantage
    • Project Management skills experience and training is essential.
    • Experience with Database Management Systems: Oracle and SQL Server platforms exposure is mandatory.
    • Demonstrable first experience with ERP systems and conversant with Water Billing Systems (M@jics Billing Software); Sage Pastel Evolution & GIS Systems will be an advantage.
    • Very good programming skills (VB, Net, Java, Web Scripting – PHP, JavaScript, etc.) is a top advantage
    • Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Remuneration 

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

    Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:

    • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
    • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
    • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
    • Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

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    Finance Manager

     

    The Finance Manager is responsible for the finance function of the company to perform financial analysis and as per laid down procedures.

    Responsibilities

    • Oversee performance management in the Finance Department
    • Develop department budget and work plan
    • Prepare board management papers for approval
    • Identify procurement needs of the department
    • Prepare and review departmental policies and accounting manuals in line with international financial standards and government regulations
    • Budget preparation/ cash flow management review to ensure sustainability and giving strategic advice to board /CMT.
    • Budget preparation/ cash flow management review to ensure sustainability and giving strategic advice to board /CMT.
    • Manage reporting of financial statements/performance to board/CMT
    • Participate in strategic planning and implementation
    • Establish and ensure application of sound financial policies e.g. financial manual for the company), systems and procedures for the company in compliance with statutory regulations.
    • Conduct periodic review of actual performance against budget and explaining any variances
    • Control expenditure for decision making
    • Deal with banks /financial institutions.
    • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the company
    • Makes strategic, operational and financial decisions for the department
    • Identify training needs for the departmental staff.
    • Participate in the recruitment of staff within the department, mentor and coach departmental staff, plans the work of subordinates, assigns work performance, appraises/evaluates subordinates performance
    • Work closely with the CMT in all areas
    • Performing related work as may be required.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Strategic Management or any other Business-related field from a recognized institution CPA (K), ACCA or relevant professional qualification
    • Member of a professional body in good standing
    • At least 7 years’ experience with a minimum of 3 years in a managerial or supervisory position
    • Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Remuneration 

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

    Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:

    • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
    • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
    • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
    • Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

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    Procurement Manager

     

    Reporting to the Managing Director, you will assure as the head of the key support department the supply and storage of all materials and equipment required for the daily operations of GWASCO. The position of procurement manager consists of planning, directing, or coordinating the activities of departments’ requisitions for materials, products, and services.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop a yearly business plan for Procurement based on operational guidelines and company goals, and review on an ongoing basis;
    • Preparation of Annual tender documents
    • Evaluation and recommendation of Quotation for goods and services to be procured.
    • Manage the vendor evaluation process, with an effective vendor evaluation schedule and disciplined follow up of vendor status criteria;
    • Updating the suppliers register.
    • Analyzing monthly commitments in respect to procurement of goods and services.
    • Preparation of monthly, Quarterly and annual reports
    • Preparation of annual budgets.
    • Implementation of stock control system so that goods and services are procured on time.
    • Follow up supplies of goods and services of the Cooperate Management team
    • Any other duties which you will be assigned from time to time by the Managing Director

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement, Accounting, Finance or Business Administration from a reputable University
    • 5+ years post – qualification experience in the profession
    • Must be a member of Kenya Institute of supplies management.
    • Membership with the chartered institute of purchasing and supplies will be an added advantage.
    • Candidate must have a current Professional Practicing License
    • Proven people management experience.
    • Have strong communication, interactional and leadership skills.
    • Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    Remuneration 

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

    Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:

    • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
    • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
    • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
    • Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

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    Non- Revenue Water Officer

     

    Reporting to the Technical Manager NRW Officer is responsible for all NRW activities.

    Responsibilities

    • Put up a comprehensive NRW unit
    • Schedule patrols of pipelines and service lines at least one complete cycle per month to unearth illegal water connections and concealed leaks and pipe bursts.
    • Ensure that all water meters in the area are timely serviced and replaced (calibrating).
    • Schedule and carryout gauging of routes to determine water loss. At least 3 routes per month should be gauged.
    • Maintenance of A.V’s, S.V’s, washouts and tanks as per the work plan provided by the operations manager.
    • Supervise installation, servicing and replacement of all meters.
    • Ensure that illegal water abstraction do not occur and those that have occurred are rectified in a timely and economical manner.
    • Supervise the disconnection of customers who have defaulted in payment and prompt reconnection of customers on payment of their bills.
    • Ensure that all cases of fraud, wrong billing, guessed meter reading, illegal flat rate billing etc are reported to Headquarter and dealt with promptly.
    • Curbing illegal connections
    • Increasing customer base
    • Ensure that all meters are installed in easily accessible places to facilitate meter reading and also avoid unnecessary cost of excavation.
    • Terminating illegal connections.
    • Loading penalties/fines on illegal consumers of water.
    • Attending to customer complaints and testing of meters on receipt of complaints from customers.
    • Identify and repair of leakages and pipe bursts.
    • Installing and reading of master meters.
    • Record all the operations and prepare the necessary reports
    • Supervise, train and motivate staff in this section to ensure improvement of professional skills

    Qualifications

    • Bsc in water engineering, civil engineering with at least +3 years’ experience in the Water Service Provision
    • Experiences in Project Management, NRW Management with commercial entities will be a definite advantage.
    • Proven people management experience is essential for the position
    • Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010

    Remuneration 

    An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

    Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:

    • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
    • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
    • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
    • Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

    Method of Application

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for any of the roles above, please submit your application including a detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, National Identification card and testimonials from your current or previous employer, clearly indicating your current and expected remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) professional referees by 9th May, 2019 at 5:00pm.

    Submit your application in a sealed envelope with the respective Job Reference Number clearly marked to:

    The Managing Director,
    Gusii Water & Sanitation Company Limited.
    P.O. Box 3380 -40200,
    KISII

    OR

    Email: info@gwasco.co.ke

    GWASCO is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Female candidates and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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