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Manager Engineering, Water and Sanitation Infrastructure at Tana Water Works Development Agency (TWWDA)

Tana Water Works Development Agency (TWWWDA) is one of the eight Water Works Agencies created under the Ministry of Water and Sanitation following the enactment of the Water Act (2016). TWWDA covers 31 Subcounties of Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi and Meru covering an area of 19,169km2 with a population of 4,238,469 (2009 census).The estimated figure for 2015 is 4,537,000 projected from the 2009 population census with 16% urban and 84% rural. 40 per cent of the area is either arid or semi-arid. About 80 per cent of the residents live in the rural areas. Currently, 37 per cent of the population receives their water from water supply schemes that were inherited from the Ministry of Water and Sanitation. The mandate of TWWDA is derived from water act 2016 which is to increase access to safe, adequate and sustainable water and sewerage Infrastructure to both the rural

Manager Engineering, Water and Sanitation Infrastructure – TWWDA Grade 3 – TWWDA/MEWSI/04/2020

Job Purpose

 The Manager is  responsible  for  coordinating,  overseeing,  executing  and  assisting  in  all technical matters related to technical planning, design and implementation of water and sanitation services so as to ensure access to safe water to all stakeholders in the Agency area.

Responsibilities

 Duties and responsibilities entail;

  • Developing of Water and Sanitation works infrastructure;
  • Initiating and formulating  implementation of sound technical policies, strategies and systems;
  • Improving the quality and value of services and  products  provided  by  the Agency;
  • Supervising the implementation of activities under special programmes;
  • Managing contracted technical services;
  • Monitoring of existing water and sanitation infrastructure;
  • Supervise project teams & Performance appraisal of staff in the division;
  • Prepare work plans and budget for the division
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications

For appointment to this position, the applicant must have:

  • At least ten (10) years’ work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree  in  Civil or Water Engineering  or a related field
  • Master’s degree in Civil or Water Engineering  or a related field
  • Registered Engineer
  • Membership to related professional body
  • Leadership/Corporate governance course from a recognized institution
  • Management course from a recognized institution
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the constitution

Competencies and skills

  • Supervisory skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Analytical skills

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