CEO Vacancy at Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority (TARDA)
Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority (TARDA) is a state corporation established under CAP 443 of the Laws of Kenya.
TARDA’s mandate is responsible to the Government through the Ministry of Regional Development Authorities for planning, coordination and implementation of projects within the Tana and Athi rivers basins.
The authority is charged with the task of advising the government on all matters pertaining to the development of the areas especially in relation to the maximum utilization of water and other resources.
TARDA’s vision is to attain optimal management of Tana and Athi Rivers Basins resources for socio-economic development of the region in line with V2030
TARDA’s mission is to undertake integrated regional resource, planning, promote and undertake development within the Tana and Athi Basins’ for sustainable socio-economic well-being of the people.
In order to ensure that TARDA delivers on its mandate, we now seek to recruit a high caliber, result oriented and self-driven professional who will be employed by TARDA to provide leadership and strategic direction in the capacity of Managing Director.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Managing Director will be the Chief Executive of the authority
Advising the board on matters relating to implementation of the Corporate strategy
Directing and managing TARDA’s projects, activities, technical and support staff and resources
Directing and coordinate the authorities operation and overall administration
Develop and maintain a robust and conducive work environment for attracting, retaining and motivating employees
Identify opportunities for growth and development
To identify opportunities for growth and development
Formulating, reviewing and analyzing the authority’s development policies
To lead institutional policy reforms aimed at transforming the authority into self-sustenance
To provide relationship management and networking with local and global business partners and stakeholders
To inculcate a result-based management culture to improve performance and accountability for all staff and top leadership in the organization
To foster a culture of quality and performance that promotes high standards of ethical practices, health and safety and good corporate citizenship
The selected candidate for this position must possess high level of practice experience, proven leadership skills in efficiently managing human and financial resources, be result driven and outstanding track record of achievement.
The Managing Director will possess an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics, Law, Commerce or related fields from a recognized university. A Masters degree, PH D and any other relevant Management course will be an added advantage
The Applicant must be registered by professional body
S/he will have excellent interpersonal communication and negotiation skills
Be energetic, self-driven person of impeccable integrity and honesty.
Good knowledge of ethics, governance and operation of boards of directors and management teams will be desirable
We are looking for a dynamic and visionary leader with demonstrated skills and experience in managing diverse teams including technical specialists.
S/he will possess a demonstrated track record of integrity and professionalism as well as delivering significant strategic initiatives in a complex environment.
This is a challenging and extremely exciting role that provides the qualifying candidate the opportunity to make a marked difference in the realization of Kenya’s development aspirations.
The position is on a three (3) years renewable and annual performance contract.
The Authority will offer an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with the individual’s knowledge, skills experience and demonstrate character
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please write in confidence quoting the position title and reference number on the cover letter to be hand delivered on or before 21st January 2013 by noon East African time.
Application including your curriculum vitae, a working e-mail address, daytime telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names, addresses and telephone contacts of three referees should be hand delivered to the address below:
Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority Board
Queensway House 7th Floor Kaunda Street
P.O Box 47309-00100,
NB: Earlier Applicants must reapply
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted