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Monitoring and Inspectorate Officer at Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF)

Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) is the Kenyan State Corporation established under the Water Act, 2002 and mandated to finance water and sanitation services for the poor and underserved communities in rural and urban areas. In the Water Act, 2016, the mandate of the Fund is expanded to include provision of conditional and unconditional grants to the Counties, and to assist in financing the development of and management of water services in the marginalised and underserved areas, including: Community level initiatives for the sustainable management of water resources Development of water services in rural areas considered not to be commercially viable for provision of water services by licensees Development of water services in the under-served poor urban areas.

(WASREB 6/5)

Job Purpose

An officer at this level will work under the guidance and supervision of a Manager/ Senior Officer in monitoring and inspecting water utilities against set standards for Water Service delivery.

Reporting Relationship

Senior Monitoring and Inspectorate Officer

The duties and responsibilities entail assisting in:

  • Carry out surveillance of the sector through inspections including compliance with standards for design, asset development & Management, Water quality, Operation & Maintenance, governance, Non-Revenue Water, and human resource;
  • Review and analyse capital works plan of the WSPs and Water Works Development Agencies (WWDAs);
  • Develop and implement criteria/checklist for proper handover of assets for water and sanitation services provision;
  • Track attainment of minimum service level commitments;
  • Develop and implement the schedule for monitoring of licensees and enforce licence conditions;
  • Develop and implement the schedule for inspection of water works and water services to ensure that such works and services meet the prescribed standards;
  • Propose indicators for tracking progress in the implementation of the Water Strategy and make appropriate recommendations;
  • Undertake data validation on the performance of Water Utilities;
  • Contribute to the development of the data collection and validation tool to be used by the Water Service Providers and WWDAs;
  • Review reports from the part-time inspectors;
  • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the Board; and
  • Provide oversight for all division’s assets;

Person Specification

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology or any other relevant field from a recognized institution with at least Two (2) years’ work experience or Entry level for grade 6;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Communication;
  • Working and supervising people;
  • Applying technical expertise;
  • Customer and stakeholder orientation;
  • Drive for results:
  • Continuous learning and knowledge sharing; and
  • IT Proficiency

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The position of Director Standards, Licensing & Advocacy will be on Five (5) year contract renewable once on satisfactory performance, while all the other positions will be on pensionable terms of service.

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