Northern Water Works Development Agency (NWWDA) – Chief Executive Officer.

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The Northern Water Works Development Agency (NWWDA) is a State Corporation under the State Corporations Act and the Water Act 2016 vide special issue of Kenya Gazette No. 28 dated 26th April 2019. The Board of the Northern Water Works Development Agency (NWWDA) is seeking to recruit competent individuals to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Infrastructure Development. The Board therefore invites applications from suitable candidates for the positions.

1.0 Chief Executive Officer
The chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NWWDA will be secretary to the Board of Directors and will also be both the Authorized and Accounting Officer of the Agency and responsible to the Board of Directors for overall execution of day to day activities in the Agency.

a) Functions
The functions of the office of the CEO are: –
i)      Provide strategic leadership to the staff of the Agency;
ii)   Guide in the development and implementation of relevant policies and procedures that gives the Agency positive perception and competitive advantage;
iii)    Being responsible for day-to-day operations of the Agency;
iv)    Manage internal multidisciplinary team to ensure set objectives are met;
v)     Facilitate the preparation and implementation of the Agency’s strategic and annual work plans;
vi)    Facilitate regular reporting on the status of performance of the Agency;
vii)   Being responsible for the execution and communication of the Board’s strategies, decisions and policies;
viii)   Ensuring that the organization has an effective management structure including succession plans;
ix)    Coordinate resource mobilization to enhance realization of the strategic objectives;
x)     Foster relationships with the relevant ministries, development partners and other stakeholders for the benefit of the Agency;
xi)    Ensure prudent management of all available resources of the Agency;
xii)    Ensure adherence to relevant national and international treaties;
xiii)  Foster conducive corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good governance in line with the Constitution of Kenya 2010;
xiv)   Coordinate the preparation of the budget and financial reports for the consideration and approval by the Board;
xv)  Develop networks and partnerships with development partners and spearhead donor collaboration, fundraising and project development within the Agency’s area of jurisdiction;
xvi)   Ensure compliance with any Government policies and regulatory guidelines and directives;
xvii)  Serving as the link between the Board and the Management and other stakeholders;
xviii) Being responsible for stakeholder management and the enhancement of the corporate image of the organization.

b) Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
i)    A Bachelors from a university recognized in Kenya.
ii)    A master’s degree from a university recognized in Kenya.
iii)   Have at least fifteen (15) years’ proven experience in relevant field.
iv)   At least five (5) relevant work experiences in senior management position.
v)    Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
vi)   Demonstrate professional competency and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.
vii)  Professional qualification and membership of a professional body.
viii)  Proficiency in computer applications.
ix)   Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

c) Key Competencies and Skills
i)    Strong Strategic thinking skills.
ii)   Strong analytical skills
iii)   Strong communication and reporting skills.
iv)   Strong mentoring and coaching skills.
v)    Ability to lead and work with teams.
vi)   Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

d) Grading structure
The career guideline provides for only one position of the Chief Executive Officer in the Agency, who is the designated and graded as NW 1. The appointed 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 set performance targets and outcomes set and evaluated by the Board.

How To Apply

Interested qualified applicants should send their applications accompanied with detailed CVs and testimonials to chairman@nwwda.go.ke . The CV must at the minimum provide details of current employer, current remuneration and names and contacts (email) of at least three (3) referees familiar with the applicant’s professional and work record whom the agency may contact for more information about the applicant.

Applicants are expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.  They must obtain and submit valid clearance certificates from the following institutions;
i)    Kenya Revenue Authority
ii)   Higher Education Loans Board
iii)  Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
iv)  National Police Service (Certificate of good Conduct)
v)   Credit Reference Bureau

Applications in clearly marked “Application for the post of chief Executive Officer” or “Post of General Manager, Infrastructure Development” and sealed envelopes addressed to;

The Chairman,
Board of Directors
The Northern Water Works Development Agency (NWWDA)
P O Box 495 – 70100
Maji House, Kismayu, Garissa, Kenya

MUST also be dropped or send by courier to Northern Water Works Development Agency office, Maji House, Kismayu Road, Garissa during working hours of 8am to 5pm.

Deadline for submission of all applications is 5:00 PM, Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

NWWDA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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