Engineers at Tana Water Works Development

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Tana Water Works Development Agency (TWWWDA) is one of the eight Water Works Agencies created under the Ministry of Water and Sanitation following the enactment of the Water Act (2016). TWWDA covers 31 Subcounties of Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi and Meru covering an area of 19,169km2 with a population of 4,238,469 (2009 census).The estimated figure for 2015 is 4,537,000 projected from the 2009 population census with 16% urban and 84% rural. 40 per cent of the area is either arid or semi-arid. About 80 per cent of the residents live in the rural areas. Currently, 37 per cent of the population receives their water from water supply schemes that were inherited from the Ministry of Water and Sanitation. The mandate of TWWDA is derived from water act 2016 which is to increase access to safe, adequate and sustainable water and sewerage Infrastructure to both the rural and urban populations within the area of its jurisdiction.

Job Specification

This is the entry position for Graduate Engineers. An Engineer at this level will work under supervision and guidance of a Senior Officer.

Duties and responsibilities entail;

  1. Technical Planning and Design
    1. Assist in developing of concept notes and project proposals;
    2. Assist in undertaking project feasibility studies;
    3. Assist in coordinating Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA);
    4. Assist in designing and developing appropriate and cost-effective models for water and sanitation infrastructure;
    5. Assist in technical planning and design of water and sanitation infrastructure; and
    6. Assist in preparing of technical specifications and project tender documents.
    7. Assist in coordinating digitization of drawings and management of plans, records, storage and retrieval.
    8. Assist in preparing bill of quantities and detailing of civil works drawings for water and sanitation infrastructure; and
    9. Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
  2. Water and Sanitation Infrastructure
    1. Assist in supervising development and augmentation of water and sanitation infrastructure, management and issuance of advice on contractual issues;
    2. Assist in monitoring performance of existing water and sanitation infrastructure;
    3. Assist in implementation of resettlement action plans (RAP); and
    4. Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
  3. Asset Management, Liaison and Capacity Building
    1. Assist in implementation of appropriate capacity development of water services providers and county governments as may be requested;
    2. Assist in carrying out periodic assessment of water and sewerage infrastructure;
    3. Assist in coordinating the acquisition of way leaves, land and crop compensation;
    4. Assist in maintenance  and management of National Water Works within area of jurisdiction;
    5. Assist in operating Water and sanitation infrastructure and provide water services as a Water Service Provider as mandated by Section 68 (b) of the Water Act; 2016;
    6. Assist in providing reserve capacity for purposes of providing water services as per section 68 (c) of the Water Act; 2016;
    7. Assist in carrying out development, project signage and branding; and
    8. Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Person specification

For appointment to this position, a candidate must have: –

  • Bachelor of science degree in Civil or Water Engineering or Bio-systems and Agricultural engineering (majoring in water resources and supplies) or related field from a recognized university.
  • Registered Graduate Engineer.
  • Professional qualification and membership.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the constitution.

Key Competencies and skills

  • Report writing skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Analytical skills.

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application quoting the title on both the envelope and the cover letter to:

P.O BOX 1292 – 10100

Candidates shortlisted for interviews for the above positions will be required to submit the following;

  1. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  2. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
  3. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  4. Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Closing Date : 22 November. 2021


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