Export Processing Zones Authority Manager, Water and Sewerage Services Jobs in Kenya

Export Processing Zones Authority Manager, Water and Sewerage Services Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose

  • The job holder is responsible for overseeing the Authority’s water and sewerage services and ensuring optimal returns on these resources in order to meet demands of investors, other clients and meet the financial objectives of the Authority. The holder is also responsible for ensuring compliance with environmental standards.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties/ Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Develop work plans and budgets for the Water and Sewerage Department for approval;

  • Oversee provision of quality services for water and sewerage to investors and other customers;

  • In charge of implementation and enforcement of the Environmental Management and Coordination Act, 1999; Public Health Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act, 2007 (including other National, Regional and International legal requirements) in public and private Export Processing Zones.

  • Direct the evaluation of environmental quality standard violations and the development of
    pollution control strategies and ensure compliance with those standards.

  • Coordinate the design and construction of water and sewerage infrastructure.

  • Manage the EPZA Wastewater Treatment System (Connections, Conveyance, Treatment and Disposal of Effluent to the Natural Environment)

  • Develop and implement water and sewerage policies, procedures, rules and regulations;

  • Provide professional advice to the Authority in technical areas relating to Water & Sewerage;

  • Generate revenues for the authority from water and sewerage assets through prudent management and pricing;

  • Oversee the execution of the approved department’s work plans and budgets;

  • Oversee performance management in the Department;

  • Prepare and submit all monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department;

  • Identify training needs for the department staff;

  • Participate in workforce planning and recruitment of staff within the department;

  • Identify procurement needs of the department;

  • Mentor and coach departmental staff; and

  • Participate in various committees in the institution.

    Operational Responsibilities/ Tasks

  • Determine unaccounted for water (UFW) on a monthly basis and advice on remedial measures.

  • Maintenance and major repairs of EPZA water infrastructure and installations to keep them in
    high utility and standards for investors and customers use;

  • Development and improvement of Water network through upgrading of existing reticulation system and water chambers to secure bulk meters;

  • In charge of implementing and enforcing compliance with relevant legal requirements and
    regulations (standard specifications) pertaining to potable water, wastewater and air quality
    in addition to prevention of environmental pollution

  • In charge of management and control of wastes (that includes liquid, solid, emissions of flue
    gasses and air particulate matters) in the Export Processing Zones and enterprises.

  • Liaise with all relevant statutory, public and private agents in environmental, water, forestry, occupational health safety, public health including Government Ministries, State Corporations, and County Governments among others in matters on sustainable development, environmental and public health quality management.

  • Authorize laboratory methods and analysis carried out
    by EPZA laboratories in liaison with
    other third party statutory or private accredited laboratories in areas of wastewater, water, emissions, health and food analysis parameters;

  • Participate in authorization of installation and handling of waste water treatment, air emissions equipment and plants within the EPZs in liaison with the investor, technology provider and relevant statutory lead agencies;

  • Coordinate investigations and site inspections to determine environmental quality impacts of proposed new sources of pollution and propose land use activities;

  • Gather and assimilate technical information for the preparation of reports assessing the economic, social and environmental impacts of proposed pollution control strategies and the
    Authority’s requirements

  • Attend and conduct public hearings and meetings to discuss pollution and environmental
    quality issues and licenses or permits applications

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility:

  • Development of budgets for water and sewerage department;

  • Develop and monitor procurement of water and sewerage spare parts inventory; and

  • Recommend expenses for approval.

    Responsibility for Physical Assets

  • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the EPZA; and

  • Provide oversight for all the Departmental physical assets.

    Decision Making:

  • Make strategic, operational and financial decisions;

  • Plan the work of subordinates; and

  • Appraise/evaluate subordinates’ performance.

    Working conditions:

  • Works predominantly within the office; and
    Field work when monitoring infrastructure development; and customer visits.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

    Academic Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Health /Water Engineering or relevant degree from a recognized Institution;

  • Bachelors degree in Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Resource Management, Sanitary
    Sciences, Environmental Health, Environmental Engineering or any other relevant degree from a
    recognized Institution.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Registered Environmental Impact Assessment and Audit Lead Expert by a national environmental
    protection agency e.g. NEMA;

  • Membership to a relevant professional body;

  • Have attended Leadership course lasting not less than 4 weeks from a recognized Institution;

  • Certificate in Computer Proficiency; and

  • Meets the provision of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Previous relevant work experience required.

  • Have nine (9) years’ relevant experience with three (3) years served in the position of Assistant.

  • Manager Sewerage and Environment or Assistant Manager, Water Services or comparable position in the Public Service or reputable organization.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Export Processing Zones Authority Manager, Water and Sewerage Services Jobs in Kenya

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