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Deputy Director Corporate Services at Kenya Water Institute

  • Experience Required:12 Years
  • Total Positions:1
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: Management
  • Minimum Education: Masters
  • Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Posted on: May 17, 2023
  • Last Date: May 30, 2023

Job Description

Salary scale: Kshs. 135,088x 13,304 - 229,085PM
House allowance: Kshs. 50,000
Commuter allowance: Kshs. 18,000
Annual leave allowance: Kshs. 1/3 of Basic Salary
Medical Cover: As per the existing KEWI Scheme
Terms of service: Contract

Job Description
The Deputy Director Corporate Services is the head of the corporate services Division
at the Institute. He/she reports and is responsible to the Director/CEO of the Institute.

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:
i. Carrying out financial planning for the transactions of the Institute;
ii. Coordinating the development and implementation of the Institute’s plans;
iii. Designing, monitoring and supervising the implementation of internal
financial control measures and systems to safeguard the property and
assets of the Institute;
iv. Preparing, designing and maintaining a proper computerized accounting
and financial system;
v. Preparing the core budget and providing technical support/ advice to the line
managers during budgeting;
vi. Ensuring that the Institute is compliant with the Government financial
management procedures, standards and regulations;
vii. Assisting divisional heads in the management of their budgets through
regular provision of financial information;
viii. Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports and statements of
ix. Responsible for development, supervision and motivation of staff under the
x. Acting as the chief adviser on all financial matters to Institute;
xi. Preparing financial regulations;
xii. Maintaining financial records and preparation statutory accounts;
xiii. Liaising with external auditors;
xiv. Exercising expenditure control;
xv. Coordinating the activities of the department to ensure collaboration with
other Departments.
xvi. Develop human resource strategy;
xvii. Develop and constantly review the Institute terms and conditions of service
to ensure that they provide competitive employment practice and motivate
xviii. Coordinate organizational development and job reviews with a view of
developing job requirements to support the organizational and personal
xix. Manage the recruitment function and provide human resource skills and
xx. Develop and manage welfare of the Institute and other incentive schemes
such as medical, employee insurance and other health and safety
xxi. Develop and monitor implementation of the Institute’s performance
management process;
xxii. Regularly review remuneration policy and structure and advice as
xxiii. Analyzing the staffing levels and making proposals for succession planning;
xxiv. Analyzing utilization of human resources in the Institute and advising on
proper deployment;
xxv. Analyzing staff progression and making proposals for career development;
xxvi. Ensuring the correct interpretation and implementation of human resource
regulations including those relating to pensions, salary administration, labor
laws and other statutes relating to human resource management;
xxvii. Oversee the Designing and implementation of information technology-
oriented programs;
xxviii. Overseeing the provision of efficient office services, telephone services,
registry services, office equipment and supplies, cleanliness of grounds and
offices, transport services, including the drivers, prompt payment of bills;
xxix. Overseeing security of information/files;
xxx. Coordination of accommodation and catering services;
xxxi. Performing any other duty necessary for the implementation of the Kenya
Water Institute Act 2001.

Job Specifications
For appointment to this scale, a candidate must meet the following requirements:
i. Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Management, Finance,
Human Resource Management, Public Administration or an equivalent
qualification from a recognized University;
ii. Bachelor’s Degree in Business/ Commerce/ Business
iii. Development studies, Finance, Human Resource Management, Public
Administration or Management, Social Science or an equivalent qualification
from a recognized University;
iv. Attended a Strategic Leadership Development and Management
Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized institution;
v. Should be a member of a professional body in a relevant field;
vi. Should have at least twelve (12) years’ management experience six (6) of
which should be in senior management position;
vii. Demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control
and implementation of finance and administration functions;
viii. Computer Literacy;
ix. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the following key personal
attributes and core competences:

Personal Attributes
i. Ability to articulate, interpret and implement Institute Policies and
Development goals;
ii. Organizational, managerial and administrative skills;
iii. Positive working attitude and ability to give and take instruction;
iv. Ability to work with minimum supervision;
v. Creativity and Innovativeness;
vi. Professionalism and integrity;
vii. Interpersonal skills including being a team player;
viii. Good communication skills.

Core Competences
i. People management;
ii. Financial management;
iii. Policy formulation and implementation;
iv. Planning;
v. Coordination;
vi. Resource Mobilization;
vii. Strategy implementation.

Skills Required

People Management Skills
Financial Management Skills
Coordination Skills

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