Director Water & Sanitation

Vihiga County Public Service Board

Job Summary

The County Government of Vihiga is seeking to recruit highly transformative and dynamic self-driven individuals with a high degree of integrity, result oriented, demonstrable professionalism, competence and impeccable capability to fill the above position within its staff establishment.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description


Director Water & Sanitation- JOB GROUP “R” (1 POST)

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Officer, the Director will be responsible for the following;
(i) Developing, Implementing and Evaluating strategic plans, programs and projects in collaboration with other Departments and stakeholders.
(ii) Preparing professional and quality standards for construction of Water supply and sewerage infrastructure.
(iii) Overseeing the construction of Water and Sewerage works undertaken directly or by contractors.
(iv) Planning and supervising the programs and activities.
(v) Organizing, directing, controlling and the co-coordinating the functions of the department.
(vi) Interpreting and applying National and County laws and other related statutes in the department in line with the County goals and objectives.
(vii) Developing appropriate County departmental policies, legal and institutional frameworks for the implementation of the mandate of the Division.
(viii) Handling administrative, Human Resource and asset management issues.
(ix) Overseeing preparation of annual work plan and financial budgets. Ensuring strict compliance with all financial, budgetary and procurement procedures.
(x) Co-coordinating production, documentation, and dissemination of the relevant division’s information.
(xi) Providing advice and guidance in recruiting, hiring and staff development.
(xii) 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;

(i) Be a Kenyan Citizen
(ii) 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
(iii) A Master’s degree in the relevant field.
(iv) Be registered by Engineers Registration Board of Kenya as an Engineer.
(v) Have current valid annual Practicing License from the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya.
(vi) Be a member of the institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK)
(vii) Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than seven (7) years in a senior Public Service or the Private sector.
(viii) Demonstrate a high degree in professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
(ix) Demonstrate general administrative ability required for direction, control, and implementation of water and sewerage engineering programs and projects;
(x) Demonstrate a thorough understanding of devolution, the County Development objectives and vision 2030.
(xi) Be conversant with Policy formulation and implementation
(xii) Be a strategic thinker and result oriented.
(xiii) 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.

“Vihiga County is an Equal opportunity employer”

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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