Ministry of Water and Sanitation Chief Engineer / Director (Irrigation) Jobs in Kenya

Ministry of Water and Sanitation Chief Engineer / Director (Irrigation) Jobs in Kenya

Qualifications and Requirements:

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have;

  • a cumulative Service of Twenty (20) years in the Irrigation and Drainage field or any other related field, Five (5) years of which should have been in the grade of Assistant Director/Chief Superintending Engineer (Irrigation and Drainage) J/G “CSG 7” and above;

  • a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: - Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering, Soil Water and Environmental Engineering, Environmental and Bio-Systems Engineering, Biomechanical and Processing Engineering or Soil and Water Engineering from a recognized institution,

  • a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Systems, Land & Water Engineering and Management, Soil and Water Engineering, Environmental Engineering and management, Water Resources Engineering or Irrigation Engineering from a recognized institution

  • been registered as an Engineer with Engineers Professional Body

  • corporate membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK);

  • a Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution

  • demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and
    ability to relate them to the irrigation and drainage function.


  • The Chief Engineer (Irrigation) will be responsible to the Irrigation Secretary for policy formulation, planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling the Irrigation function.

    Specific duties and responsibilities at this level; will entail: -

  • reviewing, interpreting and application of the Irrigation policy; coordination, regulation of irrigation stakeholders;

  • providing guidance on all matters related to irrigation development; liaising with development partners and other relevant stakeholders in irrigation development;

  • facilitating and promoting research and technology transfer in irrigation; and

  • developing and overseeing the implementation of departmental strategic plan: , review of annual work plans , budgets a and managing departmental operations

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Ministry of Water and Sanitation Chief Engineer / Director (Irrigation) Jobs in Kenya

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