NAWASSCO Project Manager, and Driving Jobs career in Nakuru, Kenya 2013

Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company (NAWASSCO), a water service provider within Nakuru Municipality seeks to fill the following vacant positions, under the “Nakuru County Sanitation Program” (NCSP) on contract basis as specified under each position.
Project Manager
Reporting to the Resident Project Co-ordinator the Project Manager will be responsible for;
  • Liaising with the Resident Project Co-ordinator to put in place strategies and ensures effective implementation of sanitation projects
  • Overseeing the implementation of NAWASSCO’s sanitation programmes and manage project budget.
  • Designing and implementing a monitoring and evaluation systems for all programmes under the project
  • Evaluate all key project deliverables, as well as final product to ensure traceability of requirements, high quality and client acceptance.
  • Responsible for formal sign off on all project deliverables; this will often include coordinating input and involvement from the account director and client.
  • Communicate progress, risks, expectations, timelines, milestones and other key project metrics to clients and team members.
  • Where project control is in jeopardy, create contingency plans with appropriate input from key team members (including the account director) and implement a revised project schedule, scope or budget in a timely manner.
  • Define skill sets (competencies) required for the project based on project specifications and requirements.
  • Track and report weekly on percent complete, budget burn, earned value, slippage, project effort and duration to complete and other key project metrics.
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with donors, partners and relevant stakeholders.
  • Providing capacity building support and guidance for staff and relevant partners to facilitate implementation of planned activities
  • Collaborating with other departments on tracking project expenditure and ensure budgets are followed and relevant procedures followed in the allocation and use of program/project funds.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • A Bachelors degree in Development Studies, Social Work or other related subject
  • Post Graduate Diploma/ Diploma in Project Management.
  • 5 years experience working in on community based hygiene and sanitation projects in an NGO/ commercial setting.
  • Experience and skills in project management with emphasis on low-income areas.
  • Experience in proposal and report writing.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and work in a multi-functional team.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work well in partnerships involving a wide variety of organizations and businesses;
  • Strong personal initiative, problem solving skills, creativity, and ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Ability to manage several projects/tasks at the same time; Collaborative, and flexible work style
Contract Period: 3.5 Years (Fixed Term)

Communications Specialist
Reporting to the Project Manager, the Communications Specialist will be responsible for;
  • Improving public understanding of the challenges in sanitation and their solutions.
  • Manage internal and external communications output.
  • Development of comprehensive outreach plans for the project’s ongoing and future activities;
  • Reviewing, editing and/or writing communication materials for the project.
  • Prepare strategic communication plan for company.
  • Work with management to publish timely project information, such as memos and directives.
  • Ensure communication strategy is consistent and reflects the project’s strategic vision.
  • Measure and present results of communication efforts.
  • Adjust communication plan as needed.
  • Refine core messaging to ensure consistency in all aspects of communication including development, organizing and education.
  • Ensure consistent framing of messages.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in media, journalism, communications, public relations or other related field.
  • Affinity and understanding of Low Income Areas/Communities and dynamics.
  • Proven track record of delivering highly effective communications, including message development, communications planning and tailoring/targeting communications for different audiences.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills with ability to articulate and communicate complex issues across disciplines and audiences;
  • Understanding of current and emerging issues in sanitation;
  • Strong networking and relationship-building skills;
  • Ability to work well in partnerships involving a wide variety of organizations and businesses;
  • Strong personal initiative, problem solving skills, creativity, and ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Experience in report-writing;
  • Experience in proposal and report writing.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels and work in a multi-functional team.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Contract Period: 3 Years (Fixed Term)
Driver
Reporting to the Project Manager the Driver will be responsible for;
  • Driving the project vehicle as approved
  • Keeping track of service schedule, insurances and report when service is due
  • Ensuring the vehicle is clean and operational at all time
  • Reporting any accidents and breakdowns immediately
  • Delivering and collecting goods and messages as required,
  • Transporting staff and visitors as approved.
  • Ensuring the vehicle is in good working condition, report any defects.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
  • KCSE D
  • Valid and clean driving license
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • At least three years driving ( Accident free)
  • Basic mechanical training
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good knowledge of Nakuru Town and its environs
Contract Period: 3.5 Years (Fixed Term)
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities will be negotiated with the right candidate.
If you belief that you possess the attributes for any of the above positions, please submit your written application, CV, copies of certificates & testimonials, your current and expected remuneration, day and evening telephone numbers to:
The Managing Director,
Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company Limited,
P.O. Box 16314-20100,
Nakuru.
To reach him not later than Wednesday 19th June 2013
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
NAWASSCO is an equal opportunity Employer.
Women and persons with special needs are encouraged to apply.
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