Ministry of Water and Sanitation Irrigation Secretary Jobs in Kenya

Ministry of Water and Sanitation Irrigation Secretary Jobs in Kenya

Qualifications and Requirements:

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: -

  • a cumulative Service of Twenty two (22) years in Irrigation Directorate or any other related field, one (1) year of which must have been either in the grade of Director/Chief Engineer (Irrigation and Drainage); Director/Chief Engineer Water Harvesting and Storage); Director Land Reclamation; or Director Irrigation Water Management , Job Group S (CSG 5) ;

  • a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: - Civil Engineering, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Horticulture, Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agricultural Resource Management, Agriculture and Home Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural and Bio-Systems Engineering, Soil and Water Engineering; or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

  • a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Civil Engineering, Irrigation Water Management, Land and Water Management, Agronomy, Soil Science, Horticulture, Business Administration, Crop Protection, Agriculture Economics, Agribusiness, Agriculture Extension, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Systems, Land and Water Engineering, Soil and Water Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Management, Water Resources Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Water Engineering Statistics or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

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

  • being a member of a relevant professional body where applicable;

  • demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results; and

  • demonstrated a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and objectives and the ability to relate them to the irrigation and water function


  • An officer at this level will be responsible to the Principal Secretary for formulating appropriate statutory and policy framework and providing leadership in the Irrigation Water Management Directorate.

    Specific duties and responsibilities will entail: -

  • providing overall policy direction and spearheading the implementation of

  • programmes and projects;

  • overseeing the development, review and implementation of relevant policies, strategies, guidelines, standards and regulations; planning, directing, coordinating, monitoring and implementing all programmes related to the irrigation function;

  • overseeing environmental and socio-economic surveys on the viability of programmes and projects;

  • promoting public-private partnership; collaborating with development partners to promote the irrigation water management function; and establishing networks and linkages with the relevant stakeholders; and

  • overseeing the development and Implementation of Departmental budget, strategic plan, work plans, and procurement plans; managing financial resources and ensuring their prudent utilization; ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; overseeing performance management of the departments; and overall management and development of staff

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Ministry of Water and Sanitation Irrigation Secretary Jobs in Kenya

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