National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Kenya

National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Kenya

  • Vacancy for the Position of Chief Executive Officer - NWHSA/CEO/2018/2019/01

    The National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority is a State Corporation (NWHSA) established under Section 30 of the Water Act, 2016, with a Mandate to;-

  • Undertake on behalf of the National government, the development of National Public Water Works for water resources storage and flood control;
  • Maintain and manage National public water works infrastructure for water resources Storage;
  • collect and provide information for the formulation by the Cabinet Secretary of the National water resources storage and flood control strategies;
  • Develop a water harvesting policy and enforce water harvesting strategies;
  • Undertake on behalf of the National government strategic water emergency Interventions during drought; and
  • Advise the Cabinet Secretary on any matter concerning national public water works for water storage and flood control.

    The Board of Directors (BOD) is seeking to recruit a dynamic, exceptional and visionary leader with good professional and ethical standing to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer.

    The successful candidate will execute the mandate of the Board. He/she will be reporting to the Board of Directors and be responsible for overseeing all the strategic, operational and financial performance of the organization through effective management.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership in line with the Authority’s Strategic Plan;
  • Oversee implementation of corporate business plan and strategies based on the Authority’s business philosophy, mission, vision and core values;
  • Undertake prudent financial management and investment mandates by ensuring sound policies and practices are adopted for optimal resource utilization and returns;
  • Oversee optimal and effective operations of National Water Infrastructure for Water Resources Storage and Flood Control;
  • Develop effective leadership teams to ensure excellent performance and effective succession planning at the Authority;
  • Develop and strengthen networks and partnerships with the Citizens, Government
  • Institutions, Development Partners and Private
  • Sector to spearhead fundraising for project implementation and sustainability;
  • Foster a conducive corporate culture that promotes strong ethical practices, good governance, employee productivity and compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements as stipulated in Mwongozo (code of conduct for state corporations).

    Qualifications and Work Experience
  • Be a citizen of Kenya;
  • Have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field of; Management, Business Administration or Commerce, from a University recognised in Kenya;
  • Be registered with Engineers Registration Board of Kenya (ERB);
  • Be a member in good standing of the Institution of Engineers Kenya (IEK);
  • Have at least fifteen (15) years experience in a development oriented establishment preferably in the Water Sector, at least
    five (5) of which must be in a Senior Management position;
  • Demonstrate ability to mobilise resources through various financing models;
  • Have sound knowledge and application of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, the Water Act 2016, Vision 2030, Public Finance Management Act 2012 and Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2015;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with water management, water sector reforms and management of large water projects;
  • Experience of management at National or International Level will be an added advantage.

    Personal Competencies
  • Strong visionary leadership and negotiation skills with capacity to engage with local, regional and international organizations;
  • Conversant with GoK and donor funding mechanisms and various investment models;
  • Be an excellent communicator with strong presentation, interpersonal, analytical and team player capacities.
  • The appointment will be for a contractual period of Five (5) years renewable once for a similar period of time subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of targets and outcomes set by the Board.
  • Applicants will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by attaching copies of the following:
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  • Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

    How to Apply
  • Applicants should submit applications including a Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials to:
    The Chairman, National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority, P.O. Box 30173-00100,Nairobi.
  • Hard copies of the applications should be delivered and registered at the, National Water Plaza, 5th floor, off Dunga Road, Industrial Area or emailed to: The advert can also be accessed at
  • Kindly indicate the position and vacancy number on top of the envelope as you submit your application.
  • Closing date for receipt of applications: 10th May 2019 at 5.00 pm. Late applications shall be rejected.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The Authority is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • For more information and job application details, see; National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Kenya

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