Job Summary

Responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and consulting activity aimed at adding value and improving the operations of the Institute.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for the following vacant positions:


Salary scale: Kshs. 120,088 x10721 -195, 134 PM
House allowance: Kshs. 50,000
Commuter allowance: Kshs.14,000
Annual leave allowance: Kshs. 1/3 of Basic Salary
Terms of service: Permanent and pensionable

a) Job purpose
This job is responsible for providing independent, objective assurance and consulting activity aimed at adding value and improving the operations of the Institute. In addition, it assists the Institute accomplish its strategic objectives by applying a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, Internal control systems and governance processes

b) Requirements for appointment
For appointment to this scale, a candidate must meet the following requirements:
Academic Qualifications

i. Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option) from a recognized institution or any other relevant equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
ii. Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
iii. Have attended an auditing/risk management course or its equivalent from a recognized Institution;
iv. Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
v. Have passed Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA (K) Examination or its recognized equivalent professional qualifications from a recognized Institution

Membership to professional bodies
A member of a relevant Professional body

Previous Relevant Experience
i. Served in the scale of Senior Auditor or in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service for a minimum period of four (4) years;

a) Key Responsibilities/Duties/Tasks
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

i. Continuously reviewing and assessing operational, financial management systems, policies, procedures, and guidelines and recommend improvements;
ii. Undertaking financial audits to assess compliance with set standards and specifications;
iii. Gathering, collating and analyzing financial data and reports to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of funds utilization;
iv. Conducting post audit reviews;
v. Carrying out risk assessment and evaluation as part of the audit process; preparing and submitting periodic audit reports to the Director;
vi. Coordinating Internal Auditors works;
vii. Interpreting financial policies for sound auditing principles/practices and control;
viii. Developing and implementing audit plans; undertaking special audit investigations as may be required from time to time;
ix. Ensuring risk assessment and developing risk management guidelines as well as fraud investigation strategy;
x. Setting up and implementing systems in accordance with International Auditing Standards.
xi. The Internal Auditor will also develop, Implement and audit work programmes in line with set targets and annual work plans.

d) Personal Attributes
i. Good knowledge in the professional field of specialization;
ii. Good communication skills;
iii. Good Organization and supervisory skills;
iv. Interpersonal skills;
v. Team Player;
vi. Integrity and commitment. Core Competences i. Accuracy; ii. ERP skills; iii. Financial skills;
vii. Care for resource

e) Core Competencies
i. Accuracy;
ii. ERP skills;
iii. Financial skills;
iv. Care for resources

In addition to the above indicated requirements, applicants will be required to meet the expectations of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity.
This will include attaching the following clearance certificates:
i. Certificate of Good Conduct;
ii. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission;
iii. Certificate of Compliance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
iv. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Tax Compliance Clearance; and
v. Certificate of Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

NOTE: The deadline for receiving the applications is 31st May, 2021 at 5.00pm (East African Time).

Please Note:

i. Kenya Water Institute is an equal opportunity employer
ii. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted
iii. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification;
iv. Kenya Water Institute is committed to implementing the provisions of the constitution of Kenya (2010) under article 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.

Interested candidates who meet the requirements should send a soft application through the Institute’s Email Address: and hard copy applications be dropped at KEWI Headquarters-South C along Ole Shapara Avenue
The Applications should be addressed to;
The Director/CEO
Kenya Water Institute
P.O Box 60013-00200