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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY


WATER RESOURCES AUTHORITY (WRA)                                      

CAREER  OPPORTUNITIES                                                    

WRA Profile

Water Resources Authority is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Water & Sanitation and Irrigation established pursuant to Section 11 of the Water Act 2016.

The Management of WRA wishes to identify and recruit capable officers in the following positions:-

 

Water Quality and Pollution Control Function

The Water Quality and Pollution Control function is responsible for coordinating, supervising, identifying, mapping pollution avenues, developing water quality and pollution monitoring network, supervising water quality and pollution sampling, analyzing, generating water quality and pollution data, interpreting, generating analysis certificates and data storing in the water quality and pollution control database.

Job Summary

The Senior Water Quality and Pollution Control Officer will report to the Assistant Technical Coordination Manager, Water Quality and Pollution Control.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in preparation of implementation reports on the decisions of the Authority on Water Quality and Pollution Control, Laboratory Services and appraises on the progress;
  • Participate in the implementation of integrated Water Quality and Pollution Monitoring network in the Basins and countrywide;
  • Participate in the collection of data and dissemination of information on Water Quality and Pollution Control;
  • Participate in the review and implementation of the enforcement of standards, guidelines, procedures and regulations for the protection of water resources from pollution;
  • Participate in preparation of reports for the technical evaluation and determination of water permit applications, apportionment and allocation of water for various uses;
  • Implement initiatives on the protection and conservation on water resources from adverse effects of pollution to enhance safe freshwater availability for the flora and fauna;
  • Participate in preparation of proposals for mobilizing resources for implementation of Water Quality and Pollution Control programmes;
  • Review and implement control systems that promote the effective use of the Authority’s resources;
  • Participate in research, remediation and innovative solutions for protection of water resources from adverse impacts;
  • Support to implement adherence to Water Quality and Pollution Control QMS operational procedures;
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Required qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biological, Microbiological and Applied Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related field from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience; and
  • Proficiency in computer

Competencies and Skills

  • Communication skills;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Negotiation skills;

WATER QUALITY AND POLLUTION CONTROL OFFICER WRA SCALE 6           

Job Summary

The Water Quality and Pollution Control Officer will report to the Senior Water Quality and Pollution Control Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in identification and mapping point and non-point sources of pollution;
  • Assisting in Categorizing the nature of pollutants;
  • Establishing the pollution loads to the water resources;
  • Classifying the water resources and set the resource quality objectives (RQOs);
  • Sensitizing the stakeholders on the Waste Disposal Control Plans;
  • Assisting in development and review of water quality and pollution monitoring network;
  • Undertaking, implementation of water quality and pollution monitoring programmes;
  • Conducting water quality and pollution field analysis;
  • Sampling and submitting the water and wastewater for bench laboratory analysis;
  • Interpreting the analysis data and generating the certificates where applicable;
  • Storing and maintaining the water quality and pollution control database;
  • Advising internal and external customers on water quality and pollution status;
  • Organizing work, prioritizing tasks and scheduling time to meet project deadlines;
  • Working with outside consultants and vendors ensuring criteria and quality standards are met;
  • Assisting in creating and managing project schedules, budgets, plans and supporting project teams to ensure success criteria are met on time and on budget.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biological, Microbiological and Applied Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related field from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer

Competencies and Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Negotiation skills

COMMUNITY  DEVELOPMENT OFFICER   – WRA SCALE  6                                      

Community Development Function

The Community Development function is responsible for the development and enforcement of regulations on establishment and operation of Water Resources Users Associations (WRUAs) and relevant stakeholders in water resources.

Job Summary

The Community Development Officer will report to the Senior Community Development Officer.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in developing framework for community engagement;
  • Assisting in capacity Development of communities and stakeholders on water resources;
  • Assisting in  mobilizing       partners and resources to support community investments through proposal preparations;
  • Assisting in regulating the development of sub basin plans;
  • Assisting in regulating the activities of Water Resources Users Association and stakeholders on matters related to Water Resources Management;
  • Preparation of reports;
  • Assisting in engaging WRUAs in the collaborative management of water resources and resolution of conflicts on the use of water resources;
  • Updating the WRUA and stakeholder database;
  • Linkage between the County Government and the Authority in soil and water conservation initiatives and water resources programmes.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Social Work, Community Development, Environmental Science, Project Planning, Development Studies or related field from a recognized institution; and
  • Proficiency in computer

Competencies and Skills

  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Communication skills;
  • Negotiation skills; and
  • Report writing

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT,  WRA SCALE 7                                       

Job Summary

The Community Development Assistant will report to the Community Development Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Giving support in Community mobilization and sensitization of WRUAs and stakeholders in water resource management;
  • Giving support in gathering information regarding communities’ concerns on engagement and participation related to water resources;
  • Giving support in regulation of implemented sub plans activities; and
  • Giving support in the management of water resource use related

Required Qualifications

  • Diploma in Sociology, Social Work, Community Development, Environmental Science, Project Planning, Development Studies or related field from a recognized institution; and
  • Proficiency in computer

Competencies and Skills

  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Communication skills; and
  • Negotiation

ICT  OFFICER   – WRA SCALE 6

ICT Function

The ICT function is responsible for providing professional, technical and operational support for Systems, Infrastructure and ICT services relating to acquisition, development, management and other ICT resource decisions across the departments.

Job Summary

The ICT Officer will report to the Senior ICT Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Giving support in development and documentation of computer programs;
  • Giving support in installation and configuration of computer systems and Local Area Network components;
  • Giving support in maintenance of application systems;
  • Maintaining up-to-date equipment and issuance register;
  • Giving support in administration and maintenance of users in the Active Directory, e-mail server and User applications;
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Required Qualifications

(i) Bachelor’s Degree in Information  Technology,  Computer Science/Engineering, Business Information Technology or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;

Competencies and Skills

  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Communication skills; and
  • Negotiation

In addition to the above qualifications, ALL candidates   MUST fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 which include:-

  • Certificate of good conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations;
  • Clearance from the Director of Public Prosecutions;
  • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau; and
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

Terms of Service and Remuneration

Successful candidates will serve on probation for a minimum period of six (6) months and later be translated to permanent and pensionable terms based on performance

Application

Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications to reach the address below on or before 18th December 2020. Online applications can be sent to info@wra.go.ke

Applications should include Curriculum Vitae that includes details of day time contact numbers, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment, names and contacts of at least three (3) referees.

Applicants must also attach copies of certificates/testimonials as well as a copy of National Identity Card.

NOTE

WRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality. Persons living with disabilities are encouraged to

Applications without relevant qualifications, copies of documents requested for will not be considered

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

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Applications should be addressed to

The Chief Executive Officer Water Resources AuthorityNHIF Building, 9th Floor Wing B, Ragati Road

P.O. Box 45250-00100, NAIROBI

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