Deputy Director Research, Consultancy and Technical Services at Kenya Water Institute (KEWI)

Job Description

KEWI as established by the KEWI Act 2001 is mandated to offer training, administer examinations offer research and consultancy services in the wider water sector. KEWI has earned the recognition of being a leading institution in producing high caliber human capital for the water sector in the region. Our vision is “To be a World class Centre of Excellence in Training, Research and Consultancy in the Water and related Sectors”. To achieve this KEWI, with the support from the Government and development partners has invested in capacity building of her staff both locally and internationally.

Job Grade: KW 2

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Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Coordinate the operations and administrative activities of the Institute’s Research, Consultancy and Development Department;
  • Ensuring sound management of the Institute’s research, consultancy and technical services programs;
  • Developing new research and consultancy programs and ensuring that KEWI complies with legal and regulatory requirements;
  • Organize and control the Research, Consultancy and Development Department staff of the Institute;
  • Develop operations plan for achieving the Institute’s research, resource, consultancy and technical services objectives;
  • Ensure implementation and fulfillment of the research, consultancy and technical services policies and agreed objectives, performance targets and service standards of the Institute;
  • Provide advice, as required on all research, consultancy and technical services matters to the Director; Formulation and execution of Research, consultancy and technical services policies and objectives;
  • Prepare research, consultancy and technical services forecasts and make recommendations of development strategy formulation;
  • Attend conferences and technical committees on research and consultancies;
  • Utilize statistical analysis techniques for policy-oriented research;
  • Liaise with related professional bodies, agencies and departments in executing research, resource mobilization, consultancy and technical services activities;
  • Organize, coordinate, direct and control the research, consultancy and technical services activities in the organization;
  • Enforcing Patent and Copyright registration;
  • Meet the set Department performance contract targets;
  • Prepare work plans and annual budget for the Department;
  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in any of the following areas: Water Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Management, Environmental Science, Hydrology, Geology, Hydrogeology, Physical science Natural Sciences, Meteorology, Education, Business Administration, Statistics or related disciplines from a recognized university;
  • Master’s of Science degree in any of the above mentioned disciplines from a recognized university;
  • Attended a Strategic Leadership Development and Management Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized institution;
  • At least twelve (12) years’ work experience six (6) of which should be in senior management position in a training and/or research environment;
  • Demonstrated general administrative ability required for direction, control and implementation of research and consultancy programmes;
  • Evidence of publication in refereed journals;
  • Computer Literacy;
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

Submit your CV, copies of relevant documents and Application to
Use the title of the position as the subject of the email

Closing Date : 30 May. 2023

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