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Oct 1, 2017

Kakamega County Water Research and Innovations Manager Job in Kenya

Kakamega County Water & Sanitation Company is a Water Service Provider that operates within Kakamega County. 

The Company seeks to hire a highly motivated, visionary, dynamic and results-oriented person to fill the position listed below.
The particulars of the vacancy are as indicated below:
Research and Innovations Manager


(1 Post)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Define and prioritize key research and innovation projects across the company based on a carefully drawn selection criteria;
  • Identify and liaise with potential innovation and research partners, individuals, organizations, governments to pursue the innovation strategy;
  • Develop proposals for funding based on the identified research innovation strategy and work with partners to access financial and technical support;
  • Manage and implement research and innovation projects;
  • Prepare period progress reports to the Managing Director;
  • Provide commercial information and data that guides commercial ventures of the company;
  • Liaise with development partners where changes in budgets or clarification of terms of reference is required;
  • Managing the operations of the department;
  • Conduct project management trainings;
  • Assimilate and disseminate technical information in a timely manner;
  • Conduct research and advice on how to turn the company from a medium sized company environment into a large water company.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Project Management, Operational Geology, hydrology, Water Resource Management, Environmental Management, Water Resource Engineering, Geo-informatics or its equivalent;
  • In addition, he/she should have attended a management course lasting more than three (3) months;
  • 5 years’ experience in senior management position in a similar organization;
  • Have wide experience in the water sector;
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership capability;
  • Have demonstrated project management skills and hand on experience in managing contractors and consultants;
  • Must be conversant with the water reforms;
  • A self-driven person with high need for achievement;
  • Have good interpersonal relations and communication skills;
  • Autonomy and self-motivation.
How to Apply

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, copies of academic certifications and / or testimonials.
Applicants for the above positions are required to get clearance from the under listed organizations to meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Credit Reference Bureau
Applications should be addressed to;
The Managing Director,
Kakamega County Water and Sanitation Company,
P.O. Box 1189 – 50100,
The position applied for should be indicated on top of the envelope.
Closing Date: Friday, 13th October 2017.
KACWASCO is an equal opportunity employer. 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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