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Technical Manager

Grade 2
Three Years Contract
Ref: GWASCO/HR/TM/04/2019/03
Directs Reports: Planning and GIS Manager, Area Managers, Maintenance staff
Reports To: The Managing Director
Job purpose
The Technical Manager is responsible for the Technical and/or Engineering function of the Company to ensure the core business is run in a professional way, attain highest standards of operational efficiency and adherence to best practice and other Engineering standards.
Responsibilities
·         Ensuring compliance with established standards for planning, design, construction, and operation and maintenance of water and waste water services facilities.
·         Ensuring achievement of key performance indicators in line with the water sector benchmarks on water coverage, sewerage coverage, water quality, metering ratio, Non-Revenue water, collection efficiency and Operation and Maintenance Costs among others
·         Implementing technical standards of the water service provider/company.
·         Evaluating performance of the company on all the specified key performance indicators to ensure continuous improvement.
·         Responsible for water conservation and demand management for the water utility.
·         Ensuring that all materials, parts, chemicals and others used in operations meets required safety and quality standards so as not to compromise staff, customer or public health and safety.
·         Responsible for ensuring all technical operations and projects are carried out in accordance with approved budgets
·         Responsible for ensuring preservation of water catchment areas.
·         Responsible for development of framework for development, management and maintenance of a water distribution system, sewer system in the company’ area of operation. Managing all water produced and fed into the system to minimize wastage and losses and ensure as much of all the water produced and fed into the distribution system is accounted for.
·         Identify training needs for the departmental staff. Mentor and coach departmental staff.
·         Develop departmental budget and work plan.
·         Identify procurement needs of the department.
·         Participate in strategic planning and implementation.
·         Responsible for physical assets assigned by the Company.
·         Makes strategic, operational and technical decisions for the department. xvi. Plans the work of subordinates, assigns work to subordinates, monitors subordinates work performance. Appraises/evaluates subordinates performance.
·         Work closely with other departments/sections in all areas.
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Water/Waste Water Engineering or relevant field from a recognized institution.
·         Registered Engineer with the relevant professional body and member in good standing.
·         At least 7 years’ experience with a minimum of 3 years in a managerial or supervisory position.
·         Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Remuneration 
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:
1.      Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
2.     Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
3.     Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

Internal Audit Manager
Grade 3
Three Years Contract
Ref: GWASCO/HR/IA/04/2019/06
Reports To: This role reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board and administratively to the managing director
Directs Reports: Auditors
Job purpose
The internal auditor is responsible for the internal audit function of the company to provide continuous appraisal of the Company operations systems against internal control systems, policies, procedures and manuals.
Responsibilities
·         Play a senior leadership role bringing the internal community along to support the outputs delivered by developing effective and strategic relationship.
·         Build a highly effective team, by leading, managing and motivating staff and by directing and coaching them where appropriate, so that they achieve excellence in delivery.
·         Take responsibility for the reports emerging from the department and all documentation sent to the MD
·         Oversee departments budgeting, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, cash flow and debt management
·         Develop a flexible annual audit plan, using an appropriate risk-based methodology and including any risks or control concerns identified by management and submit that plan to the audit committee to review and approval
·         Ensure the approved audit plan is implemented including any special tasks or projects requested by the board audit committee and MD.
·         Analyze any capacity deficiencies and request resources to meet the requirements of the internal audit charter and the audit plan
·         Issue periodic audit reports summarizing results of audit activities
·         Keep the board audit committee and the MD informed of emerging trends and changes in international standards on the practice of internal auditing
·         Conduct investigation of suspected fraudulent activities within the company and report the results appropriately
·         Liaise with the external auditors and regulators, as appropriate, for the purpose of providing optimal audit coverage to the company at a reasonable overall cost.
·         Report the results of follow up implementation of external audit findings and recommendation
·         Coordinating the implementation of the internal control frame work so as to streamline internal control and risk management in the company’s business process.
·         Reviewing the internal control framework and consistently ensuring its compliance
·         Coordinating and facilitating the development and implementation of the formal risk management framework
·         Documenting audit procedures, developing criteria reviewing and analyzing evidence , and documenting process and procedures
·         Identifying developing and documenting audit of audit issues and recommendation.
·         Coordinating and liaising with external auditors of the authority to ensure external audits and financial reporting process are efficient and effective
·         Conducting appropriate ( governance and performance) assessment exercise so as to streamline the company’s performance and governance process
·         Provide leadership maintains discipline trains and appraises staff in the internal audit department
·         Motivate and nurture the department by budgeting planning and directing resources to achieve targets and objectives
·         Supervise the development implementation and management of finance policies
·         Ensure performance measures and designed to evaluate performance against the strategic plan
·         Ensure reporting on work done into the reporting structures in the company on a monthly; quarterly or annual basis
·         Leading in the development of the annual audit plan; and
·         Performing related work as may be required.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Accounting /Finance, Economics, Engineering or business related field from a recognized institution.
·         CPA (K), ACCA or relevant professional qualification
·         Member of a relevant professional body and in good standing
·         At least 7 years’ experience with a minimum of 3 years in a managerial or supervisory experience.
·         Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
Remuneration 
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:
1.      Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
2.     Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
3.     Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

Non- Revenue Water Officer
Reports To: The Managing Director
Directs Reports: PNRW Assistant
Grade 4
Ref: GWASCO/HR/NRW/04/2019/07
Three Years Contract
Job purpose
Reporting to the Technical Manager NRW Officer is responsible for all NRW activities.
Responsibilities
·         Put up a comprehensive NRW unit
·         Schedule patrols of pipelines and service lines at least one complete cycle per month to unearth illegal water connections and concealed leaks and pipe bursts.
·         Ensure that all water meters in the area are timely serviced and replaced (calibrating).
·         Schedule and carryout gauging of routes to determine water loss. At least 3 routes per month should be gauged.
·         Maintenance of A.V’s, S.V’s, washouts and tanks as per the work plan provided by the operations manager.
·         Supervise installation, servicing and replacement of all meters.
·         Ensure that illegal water abstraction do not occur and those that have occurred are rectified in a timely and economical manner.
·         Supervise the disconnection of customers who have defaulted in payment and prompt reconnection of customers on payment of their bills.
·         Ensure that all cases of fraud, wrong billing, guessed meter reading, illegal flat rate billing etc are reported to Headquarter and dealt with promptly.
·         Curbing illegal connections
·         Increasing customer base
·         Ensure that all meters are installed in easily accessible places to facilitate meter reading and also avoid unnecessary cost of excavation.
·         Terminating illegal connections.
·         Loading penalties/fines on illegal consumers of water.
·         Attending to customer complaints and testing of meters on receipt of complaints from customers.
·         Identify and repair of leakages and pipe bursts.
·         Installing and reading of master meters.
·         Record all the operations and prepare the necessary reports
·         Supervise, train and motivate staff in this section to ensure improvement of professional skills
Qualifications
·         Bsc in water engineering, civil engineering with at least +3 years’ experience in the Water Service Provision
·         Experiences in Project Management, NRW Management with commercial entities will be a definite advantage.
·         Proven people management experience is essential for the position
·         Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
Remuneration 
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:
1.      Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
2.     Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
3.     Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

Procurement Manager
Reports To: The Managing Director
Grade 3
Three Years Contract
Ref: GWASCO/HR/PM/04/2019/05
Directs Reports: Procurement Assistant & Stores Officer
Job purpose
Reporting to the Managing Director, you will assure as the head of the key support department the supply and storage of all materials and equipment required for the daily operations of GWASCO. The position of procurement manager consists of planning, directing, or coordinating the activities of departments’ requisitions for materials, products, and services.
Responsibilities
·         Develop a yearly business plan for Procurement based on operational guidelines and company goals, and review on an ongoing basis;
·         Preparation of Annual tender documents
·         Evaluation and recommendation of Quotation for goods and services to be procured.
·         Manage the vendor evaluation process, with an effective vendor evaluation schedule and disciplined follow up of vendor status criteria;
·         Updating the suppliers register.
·         Analyzing monthly commitments in respect to procurement of goods and services.
·         Preparation of monthly, Quarterly and annual reports
·         Preparation of annual budgets.
·         Implementation of stock control system so that goods and services are procured on time.
·         Follow up supplies of goods and services of the Cooperate Management team
·         Any other duties which you will be assigned from time to time by the Managing Director
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Procurement, Accounting, Finance or Business Administration from a reputable University
·         5+ years post – qualification experience in the profession
·         Must be a member of Kenya Institute of supplies management.
·         Membership with the chartered institute of purchasing and supplies will be an added advantage.
·         Candidate must have a current Professional Practicing License
·         Proven people management experience.
·         Have strong communication, interactional and leadership skills.
·         Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
Remuneration 
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:
1.      Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
2.     Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
3.     Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

Finance Manager
Grade 2
Ref: GWASCO/HR/FM/04/2019/02
Three Years Contract
Directs Reports: Accountants
Reports To: The Managing Director
Job purpose
The Finance Manager is responsible for the finance function of the company to perform financial analysis and as per laid down procedures.
Responsibilities
·         Oversee performance management in the Finance Department
·         Develop department budget and work plan
·         Prepare board management papers for approval
·         Identify procurement needs of the department
·         Prepare and review departmental policies and accounting manuals in line with international financial standards and government regulations
·         Budget preparation/ cash flow management review to ensure sustainability and giving strategic advice to board /CMT.
·         Budget preparation/ cash flow management review to ensure sustainability and giving strategic advice to board /CMT.
·         Manage reporting of financial statements/performance to board/CMT
·         Participate in strategic planning and implementation
·         Establish and ensure application of sound financial policies e.g. financial manual for the company), systems and procedures for the company in compliance with statutory regulations.
·         Conduct periodic review of actual performance against budget and explaining any variances
·         Control expenditure for decision making
·         Deal with banks /financial institutions.
·         Responsible for physical assets assigned by the company
·         Makes strategic, operational and financial decisions for the department
·         Identify training needs for the departmental staff.
·         Participate in the recruitment of staff within the department, mentor and coach departmental staff, plans the work of subordinates, assigns work performance, appraises/evaluates subordinates performance
·         Work closely with the CMT in all areas
·         Performing related work as may be required.
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Strategic Management or any other Business-related field from a recognized institution CPA (K), ACCA or relevant professional qualification
·         Member of a professional body in good standing
·         At least 7 years’ experience with a minimum of 3 years in a managerial or supervisory position
·         Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Remuneration 
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:
1.      Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
2.     Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
3.     Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

ICT Manager
Reports To: The Managing Director
Directs Reports: ICT Officer
Three Years Contract
Grade 3
Ref: GWASCO/HR/ICT/04/2019/04
Job purpose
Reporting to the Managing Director, the ICT Manager will be responsible for Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in the organisation with the primary aim of enhancing effectiveness and efficiency in the Company
Responsibilities
As the Head of the key support department in the company the ICT Manager’s focus will be in leading all our efficiency improvement initiatives in cooperation with his/her colleagues and various development partners. In particular, he/she will:
·         Plan, develop, coordinate and ensure delivery of all our ICT needs including the policies, operational, manuals and departmental budget
·         Prepare technical specifications for procurement of hardware and software and liaise with vendors.
·         Manage all new installations, upgrades, enhancements, administration and maintenance of the ICT infrastructure and equipment, ensuring that the LAN, Telephone Systems and WAN are operational
·         Manage the security of company information by developing the necessary network protocols and the implementation of disaster recovery procedures • Relay relevant ICT-related information to company in timely manner including the M&E reports
·         Manage departmental staff performance, development, training and motivation for effective performance
·         Train all end users on the use of ICT systems and equipment to ensure effectiveness and efficiency
·         Advise management on current and future ICT trends
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline, 5+ years’ working experience in a busy ICT environment with exposure in hardware, software and network applications, 3 years in senior management position.
·         A member of an ICT Professional Body is an advantage
·         Project Management skills experience and training is essential.
·         Experience with Database Management Systems: Oracle and SQL Server platforms exposure is mandatory.
·         Demonstrable first experience with ERP systems and conversant with Water Billing Systems (M@jics Billing Software); Sage Pastel Evolution & GIS Systems will be an advantage.
·         Very good programming skills (VB, Net, Java, Web Scripting – PHP, JavaScript, etc.) is a top advantage
·         Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Remuneration 
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:
1.      Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
2.     Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
3.     Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

Commercial Manager
Grade 2
Ref: GWASCO/HR/CM/04/2019/01)
Gusii Water and Sanitation Company Limited (GWASCO) was incorporated in 2006 to supply water and sanitation services to the larger Gusii (Kisii and Nyamira) area under a Service Provision Agreement (SPA) with the Lake Victoria South Water Services Board.
In view of this and as part of fulfilling our mandate, GWASCO is seeking to fill the following Management positions with customer service oriented, qualified and experienced individuals who seek to be part of a result oriented team.
Reports To: The Managing Director
Job purpose
The Commercial Manager is responsible for the commercial function and business development strategy of the Company.
Responsibilities
·         Processing new customers accounts, updating the customers register/ accountsOversee performance management in the department
·         Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the department
·         Prepare board management papers for approval
·         Ensure that all the data with regards to monthly meter readings and payments is entered and verified.
·         Ensuring timely billings of all services provided to customers
·         Maintain accurate records
·         Preparing accurate reports as required
·         Liaising with other sections in provision of quality service to customers
·         Attending promptly to complaints from customers
·         Identify training needs for the departmental staff
·         Develop department budget and work plan
·         Mentor and coach department staff
·         Identify procurement needs of the department
·         Participate in strategic planning and implementation
·         Responsible for physical assets assigned by the company
·         Makes strategic, operational and financial decisions for the department
·         Plans the work of subordinates, monitors subordinates work performance. Appraises/ evaluates subordinates performance
·         Work closely with other department/sections in all areas
·         Performing related work as may be required
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Strategic Management or any other Business-related field from a recognized institution CPA (K), ACCA or relevant professional qualification
·         Member of a professional body in good standing
·         At least 7 years’ experience with a minimum of 3 years in a managerial or supervisory position
·         Meets the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Term of Service
Three Years Contract
Directs Reports
Commercial Officer, Customer Care Officer, Billing Clerk, Area Managers on Commercial Services matters
Remuneration 
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with responsibility of the job and the experience of the individual will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including:
1.      Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
2.     Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
3.     Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
4.     Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
5.     Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.
How to Apply
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for any of the roles above, please submit your application including a detailed CV, copies of relevant certificates, National Identification card and testimonials from your current or previous employer, clearly indicating your current and expected remuneration, email and telephone contacts of three (3) professional referees by 9th May, 2019 at 5:00pm.
Submit your application in a sealed envelope with the respective Job Reference Number clearly marked to:
The Managing Director,
Gusii Water & Sanitation Company Limited.
P.O. Box 3380 -40200,
KISII
OR
Email: info@gwasco.co.ke
GWASCO is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Female candidates and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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