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Deputy Director Corporate Services at Kenya Water Institute (KEWI)

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Job Description

Job Grade: KW 2

ADVERT NO. EXT/01/05/2023

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Carrying out financial planning for the transactions of the Institute;
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of the Institute’s plans;
  • Designing, monitoring and supervising the implementation of internal financial control measures and systems to safeguard the property and assets of the Institute;
  • Preparing, designing and maintaining a proper computerized accounting and financial system;
  • Preparing the core budget and providing technical support/ advice to the line managers during budgeting;
  • Ensuring that the Institute is compliant with the Government financial management procedures, standards and regulations;
  • Assisting divisional heads in the management of their budgets through regular provision of financial information;
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports and statements of accounts;
  • Responsible for development, supervision and motivation of staff under the department;
  • Acting as the chief adviser on all financial matters to Institute;
  • Preparing financial regulations;
  • Maintaining financial records and preparation statutory accounts;
  • Liaising with external auditors;
  • Exercising expenditure control;
  • Coordinating the activities of the department to ensure collaboration with other Departments.
  • Develop human resource strategy;
  • Develop and constantly review the Institute terms and conditions of service to ensure that they provide competitive employment practice and motivate staff;
  • Coordinate organizational development and job reviews with a view of developing job requirements to support the organizational and personal development;
  • Manage the recruitment function and provide human resource skills and competencies;
  • Develop and manage welfare of the Institute and other incentive schemes such as medical, employee insurance and other health and safety requirements;
  • Develop and monitor implementation of the Institute’s performance management process;
  • Regularly review remuneration policy and structure and advice as appropriate;
  • Analyzing the staffing levels and making proposals for succession planning;
  • Analyzing utilization of human resources in the Institute and advising on proper deployment;
  • Analyzing staff progression and making proposals for career development; and
  • Ensuring the correct interpretation and implementation of human resource regulations including those relating to pensions, salary administration, labor laws and other statutes relating to human resource management;
  • Oversee the Designing and implementation of information technologyoriented programs;
  • Overseeing the provision of efficient office services, telephone services, registry services, office equipment and supplies, cleanliness of grounds and offices, transport services, including the drivers, prompt payment of bills;
  • Overseeing security of information/files;
  • Coordination of accommodation and catering services;
  • Performing any other duty necessary for the implementation of the Kenya Water Institute Act 2001.

Job Specifications
For appointment to this scale, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, Public Administration or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business/ Commerce/ Business Administration/
  • Development studies, Finance, Human Resource Management, Public Administration or Management, Social Science or an equivalent qualification from a recognized University;
  • Attended a Strategic Leadership Development and Management Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized institution;
  • Should be a member of a professional body in a relevant field;
  • Should have at least twelve (12) years’ management experience six (6) of which should be in senior management position;
  • Demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of finance and administration functions;
  • Computer Literacy;
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

Method of Application

Full details of the job descriptions and requirements for appointments can be accessed through the link https://kewi.go.ke/careers
Interested candidates who meet the requirements of KW2, KW3 and KW4 positions should submit soft copies of their application(s) with detailed CV and testimonials to the email address: gc@kewi.or.ke while KW5, KW6, KW7, KW8 and KW9 positions should submit soft copies of their application(s) with detailed CV and testimonials to the email address: recruitment@kewi.or.ke

Hard copies to be sent or hand-delivered to KEWI Headquarters located along Ole Shapara Avenue South C, Nairobi by 30th May, 2023

Applications for KW2, KW3 and KW4 positions should be addressed to:

The Chairperson
Kenya Water Institute Governing Council
P.O Box 60013-00200 Nairobi

Applications for KW5, KW6, KW7 KW8 and KW9 positions should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Water Institute
P.O Box 60013-00200 Nairobi

In addition to the above indicated requirements, applicants will be required to meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity.
The following clearances will be required from successful candidates upon offer of job and not at the application stage.

  • Certificate of Good Conduct;
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission;
  • Certificate of Compliance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Tax Compliance Clearance; and
  • Certificate of Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

KEWI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified persons; including Women, Persons living with Disability and persons from Minority groups to apply. Only successful candidates shall be contacted for interviews.

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