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VACANT    POSITIONS    IN       EWASO         NG’IRO         NORTH         DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (ENNDA).

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below: – Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications to:

The Managing Director

Ewaso Ng’iro North Development Authority

P.O Box 203-60300

ISIOLO

Please Note:

  • Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application.
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic
  • The Authority is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and Therefore, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates during
  • It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.

Applications should reach the Authority on or before 23rd March 2021 latest 5.00 pm.

(1)   DIRECTOR, CORPORATE SERVICES – JOB GRADE ENNDA 2 ONE (1) POST – ENNDA/DCS/3/2021.

Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 152,060– 302,980 p.m., House Allowance Kshs. 56, 000, Commuter Allowance Kshs. 20,000p.m., Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year; and Medical Cover as provided by the government.

Terms of Service: 3yrs contract renewable based on performance.

Appointment Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must: –

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences; Commerce(Finance/Accounting), Public Administration or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Human Resource Management, Business Administration, Commerce (Finance/Accounting option), Public Administration or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Leadership/Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Member of Professional body where
  • Have ten (10) years relevant work experience, five (5) of which must have been in a middle management position in a reputable organization or;
  • Have served in the grade of Manager, Human Resource and Administration or Manager, Finance and Accounts or in a relevant and comparable position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Demonstrate professional competency and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and
  • Be compliant with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya (2010);
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Demonstrated a high degree of professional competence, managerial and Administrative capability as reflected in work performance and results
  • Communication and presentation skills;
  • Leadership and organization skills;
  • Negotiation skills and strong crisis management and conflict mediation skills; problem-solving skills;
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills;
  • Interpersonal/people management skills;

Job Description

The Director, Corporate Services will be responsible to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer for the overall management of the Corporate Services Function. Duties and responsibilities will entail: –

  • Advise the MD/CEO on all corporate service strategies;
  • Overseeing the development of policies, procedures and programmes incorporate services;
  • Oversee the development of effective policies and efficient systems, controls and procedures for all matters relating to HR and Administration, Finance and ICT;
  • Oversee integration of corporate plans and programmes in accordance with government guidelines, priorities and ENNDA’S mission;
  • Oversee the human resource function and provide advice on HR matters to the MD/CEO and senior management team;
  • Provide overall leadership in organization development, talent resourcing and staffing, performance management, employee relation, compensation and benefit;
  • Coordinate the designing and implementation of performance management systems within the authority;
  • Oversee records management of the authority;
  • Establish short and long term goals, budgeting for HR expenses;
  • Networking with key stakeholders and organizations to achieve goals;
  • Coordinating preparation of respective board paper for finance and human resource board committee;
  • Designing and implementing accounting and financial management system;
  • Manage the premises and facilities used by ENNDA including relationship with Landlord and Tenants;
  • Develop, maintain and oversee property acquisition, management, disposal and rationalization strategies;
  • Direct maintenance and security of the Authority’s infrastructural equipment, machinery and facilities;
  • Overseeing the management of financial resources and assets;
  • Facilitating preparation and timely submission of statutory and financial management reports;
  • Coordinates the authority’s preparation and implementation of the annual budget;
  • Coordinates and oversee the preparation of quarterly, annual financial reports and statement of accounts;
  • Coordinating the management of human resource;
  • Facilitating the provision of administrative services;
  • Overseeing the provision of transport, security, and other corporate services;
  • Coordinating management of performance and incentive systems;
  • Coordinating provision of Information Communication Technology and facilitating automation at the Authority;
  • Manage, control and administer Authority assets in a manner that best promotes the purpose for which the Authority is established;
  • Implement an effective management structure including succession plans;
  • Develop effective administrative structures, processes and systems;
  • Ensure cooperation among directorates in matters pertaining to human resource development policies and priorities;
  • Coordinate all the committees in matters relating to the human resource;
  • Undertake staff development programmes and promote good labour relations and work ethics;
  • Oversee the creation of a good working environment to achieve work-life balance, health and safety of all employees;
  • Control the development, implementation and maintenance of the Authority’s information and communications strategy and systems. Direct day-to-day operations of the Directorate;
  • Authorize all expenditures;
  • Ensure compliance with labour laws and regulations and other relevant laws;
  • Ensure implementation of any affirmative action;
  • Provide guidance for the proper use and safe operation of authorities Assets;
  • Implement authorities laws, policies and regulation;
  • Participate in negotiations of contracts/agreements with other bodies as may be appropriate in furthering the purposes of the Authority;
  • Consolidate Reports from the Regional Offices and Prepare Quarterly /Annual reports;
  • Attendance at meetings and serve as a technical advisor to the Finance and Administration Committee of the Board;
  • Preparation of board committee papers relevant to corporate services.
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(1)   DIRECTOR, PLANNING, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENTS – ENNDA JOB GRADE 2- ONE (1) POST – ENNDA/DPBDI/3/2021.

Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 152,060– 302,980 p.m., House Allowance Kshs. 56, 000, Commuter Allowance Kshs. 20,000p.m., Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year; and Medical Cover as provided by the government.

Terms of Service: 3yrs Contract Renewable Based on Performance.

Appointment Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Development Planning, Development Studies, Business Management, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in any of following disciplines: Economics, Development Planning, Development Studies, Business Management, Business/ Public Administration, Corporate Communication/ Public Relations, Social-Sciences, International Relations, Finance, Marketing, Community Development or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in Leadership/Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Member of Professional body where
  • Have ten (10) years relevant work experience, five (5) of which must have been in a senior management position in a reputable organization or;
  • Have served in the grade of Manager Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation or Manager Business Development, Investments and Enterprise Management or in a relevant and comparable position in the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years
  • Demonstrate professional competency and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Communication and presentation skills;
  • Leadership and organization skills;
  • Negotiation skills and Persuasion Skills;
  • Strong crisis management and conflict mediation skills;
  • Problem-solving skills;
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills;
  • Interpersonal/people management skills;
  • Resource Mobilization skills

Job Description

Director, Planning, Business Development and Investments will be answerable to the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer for

  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of the implementation of long-range integrated basin-based development master plans;
  • Coordinates the development and monitors the implementation of the Authority’s Strategic Plans;
  • Coordinates the development and management of the Authority’s strategies by identifying and driving the execution of strategic initiatives and growth opportunities;
  • Developing and implementing sustainability strategies through income-generating investments right from identification of suitable investment projects and appraisal through feasibility studies;
  • Overseeing research and innovation that develops new ways of meeting the Authority’s goals to achieve its mandate, vision and mission;
  • Organizing programmes/projects in line with the mandate, vision and mission of the Authority;
  • Determining, implementing and monitoring research and development strategies, policies and plans;
  • Leading research projects and coordinating activities of research workers;
  • Interpreting the results of research projects and recommending associated product and service development innovations;
  • Providing advice on research and development options available to the authority;
  • Coordinating and  managing  the  Authority’s  result-based     performance  and accountability system;
  • Coordinating the various studies of schemes within the basin such that human, water, animal, land and other resources are utilized to the best advantage;
  • Managing an Authority-wide process for the development, execution, and regular tracking of Authority’s projects, programmes and investment strategies and milestone achievement;
  • Monitoring and evaluating basin-based integrated development programmes and projects for effective planning and implementation;
  • Planning and overseeing a comprehensive fundraising/ resource mobilization program with the purpose of securing significant resources for the implementation of Authority’s projects, programmes and Investments;
  • Organize stakeholder engagements and public participation;
  • Advice the MD/CEO on integrated regional development planning for the management and sustainable development of basin-based natural resources and recommend economic priorities;
  • Oversee the development of new programmes and projects to support the strategic direction of the Authority;
  • Coordinate planning for the development of the basin and initiate investment activities identified from such planning;
  • Coordinating the various studies of schemes within the basin such that human, water, animal, land and other resources are utilized to the best advantage;
  • Oversee the initiation and development of business plans, investment plans, concept notes and project proposals for various investment opportunities;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of resource mobilization and investments plans, strategies and approaches for mobilizing resources for investments as well as driving the implementation of Public-Private Partnership (PPP);
  • Coordinate the establishment of systems, linkages and partnerships with governments, diversified key donors, private sector and other agencies on investments including public-private partnerships(PPP);
  • Coordinate capacity building on Integrated Regional Development Planning, investments and business development and opportunities within the area;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of marketing strategies for the Authority’s products and
  • Providing expertise and leadership in the development and implementation of results-based monitoring, evaluation and reporting system with a detailed guideline for its implementation;
  • Support in project design including strategic frameworks (Results framework, log frames);
  • Overseeing the establishment and maintenance of a database of natural resources and recommend sustainable utilization measures within the Basin;
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of information sharing and library policies, standards, procedures, documentation;
  • Developing new programmes and projects to support the strategic direction of the Authority.
  • Providing leadership and direct all Departments and divisions of Planning, Business Development and Investments Directorate, (directly, and indirectly through subordinates), which includes prioritizing and assigning work; monitoring workloads, conducting performance evaluations; ensuring adherence to standards and procedures; developing staff;
  • Continuous training, mentoring and supporting of staff for improved performance and succession planning in the Directorate;
  • Liaising with the Parent Ministry, development partners, investors and other stakeholders on projects, programmes, investments;
  • Organizing consultative forums with relevant agencies and stakeholders on an integrated development and sustainable utilization of natural resources within the basin;
  • Attendance at meetings and serve as a technical advisor to the Planning and Development Committee of the Board;
  • Undertake studies and surveys of the basin;
  • Monitor the implementation of the Annual Performance Contract, Annual work plan, and the Strategic Plan;
  • Identify and secure donor support;
  • Create and maintain a database on investment opportunities and development partners;
  • Ensure profitability and sustainability of the enterprises developed by the Authority;
  • Develop the Authority’s Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), annual investment plans and work plans;
  • Organize stakeholder engagements and public participation;
  • Identification of new business opportunities and undertaking investments for income generation and financial sustainability of the Authority;
  • Undertake the cost-benefit analysis of proposed business, research and development activities and investments of the Authority;
  • Building Capacity on Integrated Regional Development Planning, investments and business development and opportunities within the area;
  • Coordinating quarterly and annual reports depending on project requirements; (xlvii) Development and strengthening institutional monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures within the Authority;
  • Develop, implement and monitor strategic plans, goals and objectives focused on achieving the Authority’s mission and priorities;
  • Interpreting the results of research projects and recommending associated product and service development innovations;
  • Monitoring leading-edge developments in relevant disciplines and assessing implications for the authority;
  • Publishing results of significant research projects
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(3)   PRINCIPAL LEGAL OFFICER – JOB GRADE ENNDA 5 ONE (1) POST – ENNDA/PLO/3/2021.

Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 89,748– 120,270 p.m., House Allowance Kshs. 16, 800, Commuter Allowance Kshs. 8,000p.m., Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year; and Medical Cover as provided by the government.

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable after successful six (6) months’ probation.

Appointment Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • Have a Bachelor of Law degree (LL.B) from a recognized institution;
  • Have a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate;
  • Registered with the Law Society of Kenya (LSK);
  • Attended a Leadership/Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; and
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Have Four (4) years post admission experience, two (2) of which should have been in a supervisory role;
  • Have served in the grade of Senior Legal Officer or in a relevant and comparable position for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Have a good understanding of the Authority’s mandate and the role of the Legal Services Function; and
  • Have demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and managerial ability as reflected in work performance and
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Job Description

  • Coordinating initial preparation of response to parliamentary questions;
  • Interpreting Government policies and regulations;
  • Assist in developing and reviewing legal procedures, programmes and strategies;
  • Recommending areas of amendments of contracts and agreements; and
  • Liaising with other relevant stakeholders on legal matters upon
  • Handling litigation matters on behalf of the Authority;
  • Prepare Initial Agenda papers for the Board’s meetings;
  • Prompting circulation of Board’s minutes;
  • Preparing legal briefs;
  • Receiving sermons for litigation matters and opening court files;
  • Managing court diaries and files;
  • Managing bring ups on all legal matters;
  • Drafting of court pleadings;
  • Responding to correspondences and issues arising out of court matters;
  • Open files for new cases and keep an up to date record of all court cases;
  • Develop and maintain the filing registry for the Division;
  • Manage and update the court diary;
  • Update the record on laws of Kenya;
  • Assist the corporation secretary in preparing board papers including photocopying binding and circulation;
  • Assist in attending to claimants and external advocates queries;
  • Following up payments of judgments award, claimant lawyers and claimant from finance division;
  • Prepare reports on litigation matters;
  • Assist in preparing and implementing the work plans of the Division;
  • Assist in ensuring that annual returns are promptly filed with the relevant authorities;
  • Rendering professional legal advice on laws guiding financial and procurement procedures; and
  • Advice on insurance services to indemnify the Authority from any
  • Ensure that insurance policies and performance bonds for contractors are always up to date;
  • To inform contractors to renew performance bonds and insurance; and
  • Any other task as may be assigned by Management from time to time.

(4)   INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER – JOB GRADE ENNDA 7 ONE (1) POST – ENNDA/ICTO/3/2021.

Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 55,840– 72,241 p.m., House Allowance Kshs. 13, 000, Commuter Allowance Kshs. 6,000p.m, Annual Leave: 30 working days per financial year; and Medical Cover as provided by the government.

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable after successful six (6) months’ probation.

Appointment Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Information Science, Mathematics and Computer Science, Business Information Technology, Information Communication Technology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Communication and presentation skills;
  • problem-solving skills;
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills;

Job Description

  • Coordinating periodic data collection for updating the website and all organizational portals;
  • Providing updates on emerging information communication technology trends and advice on best practices to be adopted by the Authority;
  • Evaluating and recommending the suitability of Information Communication Technology equipment;
  • Coordinating training of Information Communication Technology hardware personnel and users;
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive and effective help desk service to provide technical support to systems users;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of all developments relevant to information technology and cybersecurity and upgrade internal systems as necessary;
  • Supporting the roll-out of new applications and systems in Government by providing prerequisite data;
  • Maintaining the Authority’s Database and Information System
  • Installing and configuring computer hardware operating systems and system applications;
  • Monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks;
  • Ensure the website and other relevant e platforms have the Authority’s updated data
  • Conducting electrical safety checks on computer equipment;
  • Setting up new users’ accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues and assisting staff or clients set up systems and resolve administrative issues;
  • Troubleshooting system and network problems and diagnosing and solving hardware or software faults;
  • Researching and recommending the best-suited hardware and software for the organization in relation to technology advancement and the Authority’s specific needs;
  • Offer support and training to users of the Authority’s systems;
  • Design of Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN);
  • Writing and testing computer programs according to instructions and specifications;
  • Participating in the implementation of the computer systems;
  • Providing user support;
  • Undertaking repair and maintenance of Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment and associated peripherals;
  • Monitoring the performance of ICT equipment and reporting any faults for further action.

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