Kenya Water Towers Agency Chief Executive Officer Job Vacancy 2019

Kenya Water Towers Agency (KWTA)
Coordinated Environmental Protection

Vacancy for the Position of Chief Executive Officer

The Kenya Water Towers Agency (KWTA) is a State Corporation established vide Kenya Gazette supplement Legal Notice No.27 of 2012 with the mandate of coordinating and overseeing the protection, rehabilitation, conservation and to sustainably manage water towers in the country.

The Agency is seeking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organization.

The Chief Executive Officer shall be responsible to the Board of Directors of Kenya Water Towers Agency in providing strategic leadership management, drawing and execution of plans for the implementation of the Agency’s mandate.

He/She will be Secretary to the Board and will provide overall direction of the Agency.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The CEO shall:

i) Guide in the development of relevant national policies and legislation in regard to conservation and management;

ii) Implement the decisions of the Board;

iii) Facilitate the preparation and implementation of the Board’s strategic and annual work plans;

iv) Oversee the implementation of KWTA’s policies and plans governing the Agency in liaison with the Board and other relevant authorities;

v) Co-ordinate and oversee the rehabilitation, conservation, protection and sustainable management of water towers in consultation with relevant stakeholders;

vi) Assess and monitor rehabilitation, conservation and management activities in the water towers;

vii) Facilitate regular reporting on the status of Kenya Water Towers;

viii) Facilitate resource mobilization to enhance water towers conservation;

ix) Support community livelihood as an incentive for water towers conservation;

x) Foster relationship with development partners and stakeholders for the benefit of the water towers conservation;

xi) Ensure prudent management of all available resources;

xii) Initiate training programmes on manpower development for conservation of water towers;

xiii) Implement relevant national and international conventions and treaties;

xiv) Foster conducive corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good governance in line with the Constitution of Kenya;

xv) Create a corporate environment that attracts, retains and motivates employees to perform.

Academic Qualifications and Experience:

i. A Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Management or Business Administration or any other related field from a Recognized University.

ii. A Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Sciences , Social Sciences, Economics, Commerce or any other related field from a Recognized University.

iii. Have knowledge and work experience of not less than ten (10) years in the Public Service or Private Sector, five (5) of which must have been at Senior Management level.

iv. Demonstrate a clear understanding of Leadership and Strategic Management.

v. Have good Information Communication Technology, networking and collaborative skills.

vi. Have knowledge and a clear understanding of the Natural Resource Management Sector.

vii. Demonstrate a clear understanding of local, national and international conventions and treaties governing Natural Resource Management.

viii. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity;

ix. PhD will be an added advantage


i. Prudence in Financial Management Skills.

ii. Exceptional and Visionary Leadership.

iii. Demonstrated Creativity, Innovativeness and Self-Drive.

iv. A result-oriented and a Team Player.

v. Excellent Writing and Communication Skills.

vi. Must have attended a Strategic Leadership Program or its equivalent.

Terms of Service and Remuneration:

i) The successful candidate will serve for a Three Years’ Contract Renewable once, subject to satisfactory performance.

ii) Remuneration attached to this position shall be determined in accordance with provisions of Section 5(3) of the State Corporations Act Cap 446 and as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.

How to Apply:

i) Each application should be accompanied with an Online Application form (available on, Application Letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae, Certified Copies of Academic Certificates, National Identity Card/ Passport; Testimonials and other relevant supporting documents indicating current and expected Salary, Names and Contacts of at least three (3) Referees, Day-Time Contact, and Notice Period required to take up the Appointment.

ii) In addition, applicants are required to attach valid Certified Copies of ;

a) Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations,
b) Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority,
c) Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC),
d) Clearance from a Credit Reference Bureau,
e) Clearance from Higher Education’s Loans Board (HELB).

iii) All applications should be clearly Marked “Application For The Position Of Chief Executive Officer, KWTA” on the envelope and submitted in any ONE of the following ways:

a) Applications can be Hand-Delivered and signed for at The Registry – KWTA, Kenya Water Towers Agency (KWTA), NHIF Building, 15thFloor, Ragati Road.

b) Online applications should be emailed together with all the supporting documents to: Indicating “Application for the Position of Chief Executive Officer, KWTA” on the subject line.

c) Posted applications should be via Registered Mail addressed to;

The Chairperson,
Adhoc Board Recruitment Committee
Board of Directors – Kenya Water Towers Agency (KWTA)
NHIF Building, 15th Floor, Ragati Road,
P.O. Box 42903-00100 GPO

NOTE: To be considered, all applications should be received not later than 17th April 2019 at 5:00p.m

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

“KWTA is an Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply”.

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.