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Water Services Regulatory Board Licensing Manager Job

Licensing Manager Job, Engineering Jobs Kenya,

The Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB) is a statutory body charged with economic and service regulation of the water services sector as established by the Water Act 2016. WASREB sets rules, standards and guidelines to ensure that water services are provided in an effective and efficient manner with a view of protecting consumers and other stakeholders’ interests.

To strengthen our human resource capacity, we wish to recruit highly motivated professionals to fill the following positions:


Job Purpose

Responsible for evaluating and recommending issuance of licenses of Water Service Providers including Rural/Small Scale Water Service Providers in line with the Board’s mandate.

Reporting Relationship

This role reports to the Director, Licensing, Standards, Advocacy & Public Education

Supervises: Senior Licensing Officer


Duties and responsibilities at this level are as follows:

  • Developing an/or reviewing a model memorandum and articles of association to be used by all water companies applying to be licensed by the regulatory board to operate as water services providers;
  • Developing an/or reviewing the license document for both water and sanitation services including incentives and sanctions;
  • Setting/reviewing license conditions;
  • Recommending licenses for water services providers;
  • Developing and reviewing commercial viability standards for current and future business of water services;
  • Making recommendations on how to provide basic water services to marginalized communities
  • Developing criteria for delineation of utility service areas;
  • Evaluating investment plans of Water Service Providers;
  • Ensuring that all operational licenses are in place and valid;
  • Making recommendations on how to provide basic water services to marginalized areas; and
  • Developing Technical competence      and    Key    Performance Indicators for running bulk water and sanitation
  • Stipulating instances and terms for take-over of Water Service Provider by Water Works Development Agency;
  • Creating and managing platforms for engagement with stakeholders;
  • Building a highly effective team, by leading, managing and motivating staff and by directing and coaching them where appropriate, so that they achieve excellence in delivery;
  • Taking responsibility for the reports emerging from the Department and all documentation sent to the CEO;
  • Coordinating the Department’s budgeting and Cost containment within the budget;
  • Managing the skills development for staff to ensure that training needs are properly identified and appropriate training is arranged;
  • Managing and conducting performance management reviews for the Department;
  • Ensuring quality control of work;
  • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the Board;
  • Planning the work of subordinates;
  • Assigning work to subordinates;
  • Monitoring subordinates work performance; and results
  • Appraising/evaluating subordinates’ performance


For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Business   Administration, or a relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Bachelor’s degree in either Engineering, Economics, Business ,Sciences, or any other relevant field from a recognized institution
  • At least Ten (10) years’ work experience;
  • At least Three (3) Years’ experience in Management;
  • Membership of a professional body and in good standing;
  • Management course lasting not less four (4) weeks;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the constitution

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Managing and supervising people;
  • Communicating with impact;
  • Applying technical expertise;
  • Planning and organizing;
  • Managing performance;
  • Budgeting;
  • Customer and stakeholder orientation;
  • Analyzing and innovating;
  • Managing projects;
  • Coaching and mentoring;
  • Relating and networking; and
  • Technological awareness

How to Apply

All applications must be accompanied by a copy of the National Identity Card, detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of all relevant academic and professional certificates and should be addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer,

Water Services Regulatory Board,

P.O. Box 41621- 00100,


So as to be received not later than 23.59 hours on 24TH AUGUST 2021. Due to the threat caused by COVID –19, the applications should be submitted only through electronic means. They should be sent via email to [email protected] with only ‘POSITION APPLIED FOR’ as the subject line.

WASREB is an equal opportunity employer and women, youth and peoples living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by submitting the following compliance certificates; Certificate of Good Conduct, Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board, Tax Compliance Certificate, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Clearance, and Credit Reference Bureau Certificate.

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