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

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


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

    The Chief Executive Officer shall be the Accounting Officer and shall be responsible for;

  • 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

  • A citizen of Kenya with a Bachelors’ degree in Engineering, Business

    Administration/Commerce, management, project management or any other related field thereto from a university recognized in Kenya;

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field from a University recognized in Kenya;

  • Registration with relevant recognized professional registration body or association (if any) and be in good standing;

  • Have at least fifteen (15)
    years’ experience, five of which should be in a senior management position in a public or private organisation;

  • Sound knowledge and application of, among others, Public Finance Management and Public Procurement Procedures in line with Public Finance Management and Public procurement Procedures in line with Public Finance Management Act 2012 and Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015 and its regulations respectively;

  • Demonstrable results in work performance;

  • Proficiency in computer applications; and

  • Meets the requirements of leadership and integrity set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Personal Competencies

    The Chief Executive Officer shall be the Accounting Officer responsible for:-

  • Transformational, 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.

  • Demonstrable competence in steering implementation of large scale water or infrastructural projects;

  • Be familiar with reforms in the public sector and commercial settings;

  • Track history of creativity, innovation, self-driven, result orientation and ability to handle a public organization;

  • Be conversant with various investment models including public private partnerships and build operate transfer among others; and

  • Should be experienced in steering and managing an organization and related staff welfare matters

  • The appointment will be for a contractual period of three (3) years renewable once for a similar period of time subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of targets and outcomes set by the Board.

  • All applicants must provide appropriate evidence of experience (letters of appointment and promotion) and provide valid documents 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

  • Clearance Certificate from Credit Reference Bureau.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; National Water Harvesting & Storage Authority Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Kenya

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