Kenya Water Towers Agency Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Water Towers Agency Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Kenya Water Towers Agency (KWTA) is a State Corporation established vide Kenya GazetteSupplement Legal Notice No. 27 of 2012 with the mandate of coordinating and overseeing theprotection, rehabilitation, conservation and to sustainably manage water towers in the country. Candidates will be required, among other qualifications, to be Kenyan citizens and satisfy therequirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 including:

  • Valid certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
  • Clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
  • Valid tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • Report from an approved credit reference bureau (CRB).

    The Board of KWTA wishes to recruit a competent, exceptional and visionary leader with good professional and ethical standing to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The role’s core competencies are visionary leadership and strategic decision making. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will be the principal officer of the Board and will be responsible for overseeing all the strategic, operational and financial performance of the Agency through effective management of the executive leadership team.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall day to day leadership of the Agency and administration of operations of the Agency under the guidance of the Board.
  • Develop and recommend to the Board short term, medium term and long term strategies, business plans and annual operating budgets while establishing proper internal monitoring and control systems and procedures.
  • Foster and maintain effective communication between the Board and management and ensure timely implementation of the decisions of the Board.
  • Develop and strengthen networks and partnerships with Government agencies, the private sector and development partners; while spearheading donor collaboration and resource mobilization for the Agency’s project implementation.
  • Advise the Board on policies, strategies and programs for advancing the objectives of the Agency.
  • Direct and co-ordinate the Agency’s operations and administration to ensure that the various Directorates of the Agency operate in conformity with the overall strategic plans and performance targets.
  • Ensure prudent management of all financial & other institutional resources, effective implementation of all Agency’s projects and strict compliance with applicable statutory, legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Promote good working relationships with all stakeholders while promoting the principles of good governance in the Agency.
  • Be responsible for the enhancement of the corporate image of the Agency and implementation of corporate policies and strategies to ensure that the corporate vision and mission of the Agency are realized.
  • Maintain a conducive work environment that attracts, retains and motivates employees, while fostering a culture that promotes ethical and good corporate practices.
  • Ensure and facilitate timely preparation and submission of quality statutory reports on the status of Water Towers on quarterly basis or as otherwise directed.
  • Ensuring the policies, vision, mission and services provided by the agency are communicated and positively understood by all stakeholders.

    Required skills, knowledge and competencies

    In order to be considered, the applicant must:
  • Be
    a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution in any of the following fields: Humanities and Arts, Social Sciences, Business, Finance, Commerce, Environmental Science or a degree in any other relevant field.
  • Possess a Master’s Degree from a recognized institution in any of the fields in (a) above or any other relevant field.
  • Have served for a minimum of ten (10) years in public service, private sector, NonGovernmental Organization (NGO), regional or international organization; five (5) years of which MUST have been served at senior management level.
  • Have attended and successfully completed a strategic leadership program (SLP) from Kenya School of Government or its equivalent from a recognized institution.

    A Postgraduate Diploma, Certificate or Training in either law enforcement and Security Management, Human Resource, Financial Management, Strategic Management or any other relevant training will be an added advantage.

    Person Specifications

    The applicant must:

  • Be a Transformative leader with the ability to enhance the visibility of the Agency
  • Demonstrate understanding of corporate governance for state corporations.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding and knowledge of Government policies and priorities.
  • Be willing to partner with; and effectively co-ordinate law enforcement agencies involved in the protection and safeguarding of water towers; and have ability to oversee joint activities undertaken with other Government agencies and relevant stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate ability to engage relevant stakeholders and lead in resource mobilization to complement Government budgetary allocations.
  • Demonstrate ability to efficiently and prudently manage and account for use of public resources.
  • Demonstrate integrity, accountability and professionalism.
  • Demonstrate capacity to appreciate and adapt to local, national and international conventions and treaties governing the use and management of natural resources.
  • Be capable of initiating strategies aimed at effectively achieving the core mandate of the organization.
  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills.

    Terms of service

    The successful candidate will be employed on a three (3) year employment contract renewable once, subject to satisfactory performance.
    Remuneration attached to this position shall be determined in accordance with provisions of Section 5 (3) of the State Corporations Act, Cap 446 and as determined from time to time by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

    How to apply

    Interested and eligible candidates must download and complete the KWTA employment application form available online on and submit the same by 24th September, 2019 at 5.00PM to Hard copies should be addressed to:

    The Chairman,
    Adhoc Board Recruitment Committee,
    Kenya Water Towers Agency,
    N.H.I.F Building, 15th Floor
    Ragati Road,
    P.O. Box 42903 – 00100,


    Kenya Water Towers Agency is an equal opportunity employer. Women, youth, minorities, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted using the address and contacts provided by the candidates in their application letters.
    Details of all applicants and shortlisted candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be made public.

    Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification of the candidate.

    For more information and job applications details, see; Kenya Water Towers Agency Jobs in Kenya

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