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Deputy Technical Co-ordination Manager (Athi) Job in Kenya - Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Deputy Technical Co-ordination Manager, Athi

1 Position

Scale 3

Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) is a state corporation established in November 2003, under the provision of the Water Act 2002 of the Laws of Kenya.

The Authority is a non-profit, service oriented corporate body under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. It is charged with the responsibility of providing leadership in the management of water resources countrywide.

It is also subject to the State Corporations Act which guides all state corporations in Kenya. The Authority wishes to fill the following vacant positions with dynamic, result-oriented and self driven individuals;

The Position

The Deputy Technical Coordination Manager will be answerable to the Technical Coordination Manager, and with the advice of the Catchments Area Advisory Committee (CAAC), will be responsible for the efficient management of the affairs of WRMA in a region.

The officer will also be responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of WRMA offices in a region.

Key Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities for the Deputy Coordination Manager will include:-
• developing and re-assessing the regional water resources management activities;
• overseeing management and protection of water catchments and water bodies;
• ensuring collection charges for water use; maintaining information on water resources;
• publishing forecasts, projections and providing early warnings on water related hazards;
• implementing catchments management strategies and plans;
• liaising with other stakeholders in the regions for better management of water resources;
• promoting private public partnership; and
• stakeholder coordination for emergency response activities.

Qualifications & Experience

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
• Served for a period of at least four (4) years in the grade of Assistant Technical Coordination Manager or in an equivalent and a comparable position in the Water Sector;
• bachelor of Science Degree in any of the following areas :-Physical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Water Resource Management or Civil Engineering and a Master's Degree in any of the following areas :- Natural Sciences, Water Resource Management related field or Civil Engineering,
• Demonstrated leadership and strong management skills including Human Resource and financial management;
• attended Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks;
• Computer skills ; and
• Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence in work performance and interpersonal skills
Interested candidates should apply stating their overall suitability for the position together with a detailed CV that clearly addresses the ability to perform the key responsibilities to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Water Resources Management Authority
P.O. Box 45250-00100, Nairobi

Or E-mail:

Submission of these applications close on Thursday November 17, 2011

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Download the application form here

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