Technical Manager, Regional Managers, Procurement / Purchasing Officer at Nzoia Water Services Co. Ltd (NZOWASCO)

On Friday, November 14th, 2014
Nzoia Water Services Co. Ltd (NZOWASCO) is a limited liability company providing water and sewerage services within the jurisdiction of Kitale Town (Trans Nzoia County) and Bungoma, Webuye, Kimili towns (Bungoma County).

The company is in the process of strengthening its workforce and seeks to fill the following positions. 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidates must demonstrate leadership qualities, maturity, high integrity, ability to work under pressure and communicate effectively; a strategic thinker with an eye for detail.
 
1) Technical Manager
The main purpose of the position is to:
  • Direct, coordinate, control and manage the company’s operations and maintenance of infrastructure in order to supply water and sanitation services to the required standards and in compliance with company policy while meeting cost and other service delivery targets.
  • Develop departmental policies, plans strategies and action plans that are in keeping with overall  company mission and objectives;
  • Provide high quality water to domestic, commercial and industrial customers;
  • Develop customer focus to provision of service by maintaining good working relations with customers;
  • Manage the company’s assets such as plant, machinery through effective maintenance programme;
  • Liaise with consultants, contractors and other relevant professionals in infrastructure development;
  • Ensure development of departmental staff by training and motivation.
Qualifications / Experience:
  • B. Tech, BSc./B.Eng. (Civil & structural, mechanical,water or water related) degree or its equivalent.
  • MBA, M.A in project management, MSc Engineering or international experience is an added advantage.
  • Registrable/Registered engineer with Engineers Registration Board (ERB) and member of Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK).
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a similar position in service related operations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
2) Regional Managers
Key Roles
  • Overall management of Regional Water and Sanitation Systems – water treatment and distribution, operations and maintenance
  • Human Resources and financial management
  • Customer care motivation of staff working under you and logistical management
  • Public relations, billing and collection, etc
Qualifications
  • B.Tech, BSc./B.Eng. (Civil & structural, mechanical ,water or water related), BBM and B.Com degree or its equivalent. Higher National Diploma in water engineering. MBA in project management, MSc Engineering or international experience is an added advantage.
  • Registrable/Registered with their relevant professional bodies
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a similar position in service related operations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate in relevant engineering packages and other ICT skills
3) Procurement / Purchasing Officer

Reporting to the person in charge of Procurement Department

Key Responsibilities Are:
  • Implementation of procurement policies and procedures
  • Managing supplies and logistic function of the company’s cluster areas and head office in line with Area and departmental budgets
  • Coordination, and dispatch of the procured materials
  • Assist in preparation of bidding documents
  • Stock control, stock taking and verification of assets
  • Disposal of surplus, obsolete and unserviceable items
Qualifications / Experience:
  • A Bachelors degree in related field or Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies with 5 years’ experience at a senior level in supplies and procurement
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Experience in computerized accounting will be an added advantage
Remuneration for all the above posts is negotiable and will be market based.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, send your application, copies of certificates and detailed CV with two referees, including last or current employer, indicating current and expected remuneration package and daytime telephone contacts by 28th November, 2014.

This to be addressed to:
The Managing Director
Nzoia Water Services Co. Ltd
P. O. Box 1010-50200
Webuye, Kenya
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