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Managing Director

Ref: CEO-TARDA/12/2012

The Authority

Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority (TARDA) is a state corporation established under CAP 443 of the Laws of Kenya.

TARDA’s mandate is responsible to the Government through the Ministry of Regional Development Authorities for planning, coordination and implementation of projects within the Tana and Athi rivers basins.

The authority is charged with the task of advising the government on all matters pertaining to the development of the areas especially in relation to the maximum utilization of water and other resources.

TARDA’s vision is to attain optimal management of Tana and Athi Rivers Basins resources for socio-economic development of the region in line with V2030

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Managing Director will be the Chief Executive of the authority
  • Advising the board on matters relating to implementation of the Corporate strategy
  • Directing and managing TARDA’s projects, activities, technical and support staff and resources
  • Directing and coordinate the authorities operation and overall administration
  • Develop and maintain a robust and conducive work environment for attracting, retaining and motivating employees
  • Identify opportunities for growth and development
  • To identify opportunities for growth and development
  • Formulating, reviewing and analyzing the authority’s development policies
  • To lead institutional policy reforms aimed at transforming the authority into self-sustenance
  • To provide relationship management and networking with local and global business partners and stakeholders
  • To inculcate a result-based management culture to improve performance and accountability for all staff and top leadership in the organization
  • To foster a culture of quality and performance that promotes high standards of ethical practices, health and safety and good corporate citizenship

    The selected candidate for this position must possess high level of practice experience, proven leadership skills in efficiently managing human and financial resources, be result driven and outstanding track record of achievement.

    The person

  • The Managing Director will possess an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Law, Commerce or related fields from a recognized university. A Masters degree, PH D and any other relevant Management course will be an added advantage
  • The Applicant must be registered by professional body
  • S/he will have excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills
  • Be energetic, self-driven person of impeccable integrity and honesty.
  • Good knowledge of ethics, governance and operation of boards of directors and management teams will be desirable

    TARDA are looking for a dynamic and visionary leader with demonstrated skills and experience in managing diverse teams including technical specialists.

    S/he will possess a demonstrated track record of integrity and professionalism as well as delivering significant strategic initiatives in a complex environment.

    The offer

    This is a challenging and extremely exciting role that provides the qualifying candidate the opportunity to make a marked difference in the realization of Kenya’s development aspirations.

    The position is on a three (3) years renewable and annual performance contract.

    The Authority will offer an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with the individual’s knowledge, skills experience and demonstrate character

    If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please write in confidence quoting the position title and reference number on the cover letter to be hand delivered.

    Application including your curriculum vitae, a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names, addresses and telephone contacts of three referees should be hand delivered to the address below:

    The Chairman
    Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority Board
    Queensway House 7th Floor Kaunda Street
    P.O Box 47309-00100,
    Nairobi

    Tel 254-020-341782/4/7/8

    NB: Earlier Applicants must reapply

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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