Vihiga County - Director Water & Sanitation Jobs in Kenya

Vihiga County - Director Water & Sanitation Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Officer, the Director will be responsible for the following;

  • Developing, Implementing and Evaluating strategic plans, programs and projects in collaboration with other Departments and stakeholders.

  • Preparing professional and quality standards for construction of Water supply and sewerage infrastructure.

  • Overseeing the construction of Water and Sewerage works undertaken directly or by contractors.

  • Planning and supervising the programs and activities.

  • Organizing, directing, controlling and the co-coordinating the functions of the department.

  • Interpreting and applying National and County laws and other related statutes in the department in line with the County goals and objectives.

  • Developing appropriate County departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for the implementation of the mandate of the Division.

  • Handling administrative, Human Resource and asset management issues.

  • Overseeing preparation of annual work plan and financial budgets. Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures.

  • Co-coordinating production, documentation, and dissemination of the relevant division’s information.

  • Providing advice and guidance in recruiting, hiring and staff development.

  • Performing other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Officer.

    Requirement for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen

  • Be a holder of at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Water engineering or Civil Engineering or any other relevant field from a recognized university in Kenya

  • A Master’s degree in the relevant field.

  • Be registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya as an Engineer.

  • Have current valid annual Practicing License from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya.

  • Be a member of the institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK)

  • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than seven (7) years in a senior Public Service or the
    Private sector.

  • Demonstrate a high degree in professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.

  • Demonstrate general administrative ability required for direction, control, and implementation of water and sewerage engineering programs and projects;

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, the County Development objectives and vision 2030.

  • Be conversant with Policy formulation and implementation

  • Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.

  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.

  • All applicants Must fulfill Chapter six of the constitution requirement

  • Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to these positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission and other recognized CBAs as applicable.

  • Terms of Service: All the above posts shall be on a three (3) year contract term renewable based on satisfactory performance.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application with copies of their National Identity/passport, Academic & Professional certificates to the undersigned.

  • Key responsibilities and job specifications for the above positions are available on the official County websites

  • All application from interested and qualified candidates should be submitted on or before 26th day of October 2020

  • Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    P.O BOX 880-50300

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