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  • Vacancy ! Vacancy ! Vacancy !

    12 November 2019




    INSPECTOR OF WORKS (1 Post) JOB REF: TVO/IOW/011/2019/2

    Background information

    Tavevo Water & Sewerage Company Ltd (TAVEVO) is a registered company fully owned by the County Government of Taita-Taveta and licensed By Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB), as a Water Service Provider through a service provision agreement with a mandate to provide water and sewerage services to the entire County of Taita-Taveta.

    Tavevo which is an agency of the County Government, is mandated to distribute water and offer sanitation services in Voi, Mwatate, Wundanyi, Taveta towns and its environs.

    Project Background

    Tavevo Water & Sewerage Co. Ltd has received funding from Water sector Trust Fund to implement Up-scaling Basic Sanitation for the Urban (UBSUP) programme. The project activities will include construction of a Decentralized Treatment Facility (DTF50) in Mwatate sub-county.

    To deliver on its mandate, the company seeks to recruit a high caliber, results oriented and self-driven technical professional who will provide leadership and team work in the capacity of the above post.

    Duration of the contract: 6 months

    Reporting to the Project Manager.

    Job Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will perform the following duties and responsibilities;

    • Approval of works at site before commencement with consultation with the project management team. (Tavevo and County Government).
    • Keeping daily records of Contractors equipment, personnel and materials at site.
    • Witnessing and approval of material testing with consultation with the project management committee. (Tavevo and County Government).
    • Use survey instruments, metering devices, and test equipment to perform inspections.
    • Inspect all construction processes to ensure that they meet Technical Specifications.
    • Verify alignment, level, and elevation of structures to ensure building compliance.
    • Keep daily logs, including photographs taken during all construction period and share with project manager periodically.
    • Site inspection and supervision of Contractor during execution of the works (excavation, concrete placement, pipe laying and testing etc) to ensure compliance with specification and the contract.
    • Preparation of daily work progress reports.
    • Ensure the contractor Implements the Environmental Management Plan
    • Ensure adherence to general site safety work procedures by the Contractor.
    • Reviewing and assisting the contractor prepare Contractors Payment Certificates
    • Reviewing and assisting the contractor prepare Contractors Method statements and other relevant project documents
    • Preparation of periodical project progress reports.
    • Preparation of project completion report
    • On works completion, ensure Contractor prepares As-built drawings and Operation and Maintenance Manual
    • Undertaking any other duty (for example UBSUP toilet inspection) in relation to the project that may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.


    • Relationship building and maintenance
    • Very strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Customer service skills
    • Problem solving and decision-making skills
    • Staff management skills
    • Third party management skills
    • Initiative and confidence
    • Achievement driven
    • Business acumen

    Qualifications & Knowledge:

    Applicants should have the following qualifications;

    • A Diploma in Civil Engineering/building and Construction or related field of study
    • At least 5 years relevant site work experience in supervision of Civil Works preferably water supplies and Sewerage constructions.
    • Computer literacy and familiarity with standards office and Engineering computer applications for example AUTOCAD.
    • Good understanding of Contract Management for Civil Engineering Works.
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills
    • Proven track record in running projects

    SOCIAL MARKETERS (3 Posts) JOB REF: TVO/SMO/011/2019/1

    Tavevo Water & Sewerage Company Ltd (TAVEVO) is a registered company fully owned by the County Government of Taita-Taveta and licensed By Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB), as a Water Service Provider through a service provision agreement with a mandate to provide water and sewerage services to the entire County of Taita-Taveta.

    Tavevo which is an agency of the County Government is mandated to distribute water and offer sanitation services in Voi, Mwatate, Wundanyi, Taveta towns and its environs.

    Project Background

    The Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF), being a pro-poor funding agency and a key player in the Kenyan water and sanitation sector, is implementing the “Up-Scaling of Basic Sanitation for the Urban Poor (UBSUP)” programme in Kenya’s low-income urban areas. The programme, which aims to improve the access of the urban poor to basic sanitation and safe water, focuses on urban sanitation hotspots with a targeted beneficiary base of 400,000.

    An important component of the overall UBSUP programme is the social marketing programme which focuses on the social marketing of improved toilets and improved sludge management in the targeted urban low-income areas. Although social marketing will focus on the sale of improved toilets, attention will be given to the various elements of the entire sanitation value chain, including the marketing of the services provided by manual Emptiers and decentralized treatment facilities.

    To deliver on its mandate, the company seeks to recruit a high caliber, results oriented and self-driven technical professional who will provide leadership and team work in the capacity of the above post.

    Duration: 6 months

    Overall responsibilities

    • Community mobilisation and awareness creation regarding sanitation.
    • Organising and holding public meetings (barazas) and baraza show.
    • Involving opinion leaders in the SafiSan project & SafiSan toilet promotion.
    • Organising and implementing SafiSan Mini Fairs.
    • Organising and holding household and plot-level social marketing sessions.
    • Collecting data and data transfer to the Water Service provider (WSP).
    • Assisting in toilet site identification and selection of appropriate type of toilet.
    • Determining the number of required toilet units.
    • Monitoring construction of SafiSan toilets and providing advice to Local Artisans and customers
    • Training toilets users on toilet use, cleaning and maintenance.
    • Post-construction monitoring of SafiSan toilets to ensure sustainable use.
    • Create awareness on handwashing and Implementing of hand-washing programme at schools.
    • Promote the hygienic management of sludge (collection, transport & disposal).
    • Proactively seek new commercial opportunities for the company including up-selling and cross-selling to existing clientele.
    • Promote and market the business services to potential clients to include proposal writing for tenders.
    • Implement alternative and innovative ideas for achieving new business.
    • Take a lead in sales and marketing services and packages offered.
    • Rate negotiation with relevant suppliers on behalf of the clients.

    Required Skills and Competencies:

    • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in commercial or social marketing.
    • Certificate in marketing, business administration or related field from a reputable

    institution will be an added advantage.

    • Familiarity with various sanitation technologies and demonstrated work experience in implementing hygiene promotion and hygiene education programs.
    • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information.
    • Experience in capacity building and training of staff and community.
    • At least Diploma with health-related educational background.
    • Experience in hygiene promotion or providing hygiene education.
    • Substantial previous experience, with a satisfactory performance in marketing
    • Understanding of advocacy, beneficiary selection, land and shelter issues.
    • Must be able to prioritize and have excellent multitasking, documentation and reporting skills.
    • Excellent working knowledge in Microsoft Office.
    • Ability to remain focused under pressure with a commitment to work hard and for long hours.
    • Ability to demonstrate basic skills of households and plots engagement and mobilization into practice.
    • Ability to effectively liaise with local government, households, plots and community leaders and other stakeholders and conduct hygiene promotion for households and plots owners.

    Personal qualities

    • Flexible and creative, and it helps if you have a sense of humor.
    • Goal oriented and visionary.
    • Accountability & responsiveness within areas of responsibilities.
    • Gender sensitive.
    • Ability to understand the political, religious and cultural contexts of the households and plots and use this culture as an input for awareness and mobilization activities as well as for social marketing at household and plot level.
    • Ability and willingness to travel to the field.


    • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken in English and Swahili; knowledge of local languages is an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates, Testimonials, National Identity Card or Passport and clearance certificates.

    Indicate the position and reference applied for on the envelope and address to:

    The Managing Director

    Tavevo Water & Sewerage Co. Ltd

     P.O. BOX 6-80300, Voi.


    Email to: recruitment@tavevowater.co.ke


    Properly referenced applications may also be hand-delivered at the offices of Tavevo Water & Sewerage Co. Ltd located along Voi- Sophia road.


    Any form of canvassing shall lead to immediate disqualification;

    TAVEVO is an equal opportunity employer; women, youth and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply; Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted; Applications should be received on or before 22 November 2019.

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  • Vacancy! Vacancy! Vacancy!

    2 September 2019



    TAVEVO Water and Sewerage Company Limited is a Water Service Provider that was incorporated under the companies Act so as to serve the residents of Taita Taveta County, to achieve this we need to strengthen our manpower. We therefore invite applications from suitable qualified and experienced candidates with excellent credentials to fill the position below;

    1. Managing Director – Download.
    2. Business Development Manager – Download
    3. Internal Audit Manager- Download


    How to apply

     Interested persons who meet the  requirements can send their applications together with detailed CV, three professional referees, copies of academic & professional certificates, state your current position, remuneration package, e-mail and telephone contact quoting the job title/reference directly to the  address specified in each post above on or before 23rd September, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of

    Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and provide:

    (1) Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
    (2) Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
    (3) Tax compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
    (4) Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC); and
    (5) Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)



    TAVEVO is an equal opportunity Employer. Women and persons with special needs are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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  • Auditor General Report

    20 July 2018

    Auditor General Report for the year ended 30th June, 2017, click here to download.

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  • Amazing facts about water

    13 July 2017

    1. The average human body is made of 50 to 65 percent water.water

    2. Newborn babies have even more, ringing in at 78 percent water.

    3. A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds; a cubic foot of water weighs 62.4 pounds.

    4. A liter of water weighs 1 kilo; a cubic meter of water weighs 1 tonne.

    5. An inch of water covering one acre (27,154 gallons) weighs 113 tons.

    6. Water covers 70.9 percent of the planet’s surface.

    7. Ninety-seven percent of the water on Earth is salt water; the water found in the Earth’s lakes, rivers, streams, ponds, swamps, etcetera accounts for only 0.3 percent of the world’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or is in the ground.

    8. There is more water in the atmosphere than in all of our rivers combined.

    9. If all of the water vapor in our planet’s atmosphere fell as water at once and spread out evenly, it would only cover the globe with about an inch of water.

    10. More than one-quarter of all bottled water comes from a municipal water supply – the same place that tap water comes from.

    11. Approximately 100 billion gallons of water are used in Kenya per day; nearly half of that is used for thermoelectric power generation.water

    12. In a year, the average Kenyan residence uses over 100,000 gallons.

    13. Since the average faucet releases 2 gallons of water per minute, you can save up to four gallons of water every morning by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth.

    14. A running toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water each day.

    15. At one drip per second, a faucet can leak 3,000 gallons in a year.

    16. A bath uses up to 70 gallons of water; a five-minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons.

    17. The first water pipes in the world were made from hollowed logs.

    18. Leaks in Nairobi City water supply system account for 36 million gallons of wasted water per day.

    19. There are around one million miles of water pipeline and aqueducts in the U.S. and Canada, enough to circle the globe 40 times.

    20. 748 million people in the world do not have access to an improved source of drinking water

    21. And 2.5 billion people do not have use of an improved sanitation facility.

    22. Some 1.8 billion people worldwide drink water that is contaminated with feces.

    23. The World Health Organization recommends 2 gallons per person daily to meet the requirements of most people under most conditions; and around 5 gallons per person daily to cover basic hygiene and food hygiene needs.

    24. On average, Kenyan resident uses about 10 gallons of water per day.

    25. On average, a European resident uses about 50 gallons of water per day.

    26. On average, a resident of sub-Saharan Africa uses 2 to 5 gallons of water per day.

    27. It takes .26 gallons of water to irrigate one calorie of food.

    28. (Yet it twater akes 26 gallons for one calorie of food when water is used inefficiently.)

    29. It takes 2.6 gallons of water to make a sheet of paper.

    30. It takes 6.3 gallons of water to make 17 ounces of plastic.

    31. It takes 924 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of rice.

    32. It takes 2,641 gallons of water to make a pair of jeans.

    33. It takes 3,962 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of beef.

    34. It takes 39,090 gallons of water to manufacture a new car.

    35. In developing nations women and girls are primarily responsible for collecting water; on average, 25 percent of their day is spent on this task.

    36. Collectively, South African women and children walk a daily distance equivalent to 16 trips to the moon and back to fetch water.

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  • Mzima Springs- our source

    13 July 2017

    mzima-springs_002Mzima Springs are a series of four natural springs in Tsavo National Park, Kenya. They are located in the west of the Park, around 48 km from Mtito Andei. The source of the springs is a natural reservoir under the Chyulu Hills to the north. The Chyulu range is composed of volcanic lava rock and ash, which is too porous to allow rivers to flow. Instead, rain water percolates through the rock, and may spend 25 years underground before emerging 50 kilometres away at Mzima. The natural filtration process gives rise to Mzima’s famously clear stream, which flows through a series of pools and rapids. Two kilometres downstream from the springs, the stream is blocked by a solidified lava flow and disappears below the surface again. Mzima is one of Tsavo’s most popular wildlife attractions owing to its resident populations of hippos and Nile crocodiles. Mzima’s isolation makes both species are dependent on its waters: other sources are too distant for them to reach by overland travel. The hippos also sustain an entire food chain. They browse the surrounding savannah by night and return to Mzima’s pools by day, where their dung fertilises the water. Fruiting trees such as date and raffia palms, waterberrys and figs grow beside the water, using their submerged roots to absorb nutrients. Their fruits are a source of food for vervet monkeys and a variety of birds. Below the water’s surface, the invertebrates which feed on the hippo dung are preyed on by fish and cormorants. The springs were made famous by wildlife film-makers Alan and Joan Root‘s 1969 nature documentary Mzima: Portrait of a Spring, which featured underwater footage of the hippos and crocodiles. They were also the subject of the Survival Special Mzima: Haunt of the Riverhorse in 2003, which featured the first footage of a hippo infanticide. In 2009, a prolonged drought proved catastrophic for Mzima’s wildlife. Starving game animals were driven to permanent water sources in their thousands, bringing them into competition with the resident hippos. The grassland surrounding the spring turned to desert and hippos began starving to death. In September 2009, only five remained, down from 70 in 2003, and journalists reported seeing carcasses floating in the pools.

    Source of Coast Water

    Mzima Springs, Marere, and Tiwi in Kwale County are the other sources of water (after Baaricho which supply 90 million litres per day). They supply 20 million litres a day to Voi, Mariakani, and the South Coast.

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  • Water Recycling

    13 July 2017

    Recycled water can satisfy most water demands, as long as it is adequately treated to ensure water quality appropriate for the use. The Treatment and Uses chart shows types of treatment processes and suggested uses at each level of treatment. In uses where there is a greater chance of human exposure to the water, more treatment is required. As for any water source that is not properly treated, health problems could arise from drinking or being exposed to recycled water if it contains disease-causing organisms or other contaminants.

    Recycled water can satisfy most water demands, as long as it is adequately treated to ensure water quality appropriate for the use.

    Uses for Recycled Water
    •toilet flushing
    •dust control,
    •construction activities
    •concrete mixing

    Although most water recycling projects have been developed to meet no potable water demands, a number of projects use recycled water indirectly for potable purposes. These projects include recharging ground water aquifers and augmenting surface water reservoirs with recycled water. In ground water recharge projects, recycled water can be spread or injected into ground water aquifers to augment ground water supplies, and to prevent salt water intrusion in coastal areas.

    While numerous successful ground water recharge projects have been operated for many years, planned augmentation of surface water reservoirs has been less common. However, there are some existing projects and others in the planning stages.

    The use of gray water at decentralized sites (see definition) for landscape irrigation and toilet flushing reduces the amount of potable water distributed to these sites, the amount of fertilizer needed, and the amount of wastewater generated, transported, and treated at wastewater treatment facilities. In other words, water reuse saves water, energy, and money. Decentralized water reuse systems are being used more in the arid west where long term drought conditions exist. Successful gray water systems have been operating for many years,. They can meet up to 50% of a property’s water needs by supplying water for landscaping. Recycling gray water saves fresh potable water for other uses, reduces the volume of wastewater going to septic systems and wastewater treatment plants, and increases infrastructure capacity for new users.

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  • Wise use of water

    12 July 2017

    Water is precious and vital to all life on our planet but there is only a limited amount of it. In Taita Taveta we are fortunate to have a plentiful supply of water and it can be difficult to understand why it is important to be careful with the water we use and to try to avoid waste. We use a great deal more water than we did in the past and our consumption is rising. Most of us don’t think about water. We all have bad habits when using water. These habits mean that we often use more water than we need to and create waste, without thinking of the impact. This is damaging to the environment and has a direct effect on our utility bills.

    Water efficiency is about reducing waste and thinking about the water we all use, changing bad habits into good habits. Saving water not only helps preserve the precious and limited resource for the future, but in turn provides a variety of benefits. Everyone can save money by saving water, not just those that pay for their water by meter. Producing and treating water requires a lot of energy and results in carbon emissions, as does heating the water for your shower or bath. Therefore, saving water will reduce your carbon footprint helping the environment.

    Everyone can do their bit to help protect our environment by not wasting water. Using water wisely within a community will help to achieve an environmentally sensitive place for people to live. By following the simple steps outlined in this factsheet, you will help to protect your local environment and minimize water pollution in your local water courses – key components of any sustainable community.

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  • Inauguration Of New Tavevo BOD.

    5 December 2014

    Tavevo Water has received new BOD. On Tuesday 2nd December 2014 the new directors were sworn in at the Tavevo boardroom.

    In Pictorial:



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  • From the county CEC

    27 October 2014


    I wish to bring the attention of all engineering professionals from Taita Taveta County to an advert in the Standard Newspaper of Wednesday 22nd October 2014 by Tavevo Water and Sewerage Company (a company wholly owned by the County Government) seeking to recruit a Technical Manager.

    In terms of structure we have arranged that The County Government will construct water service provision infrastructure and hand over to Tavevo Water and Sewerage company for operation and maintenance. Some projects will be managed by community based organizations (those that will operate efficiently).This is guided by existing laws and regulations.

    The County Government has had challenges in getting Engineers from the County to apply for Technical jobs. We are aware that the remuneration package for public service is not particularly enticing to professional engineers. While we are striving to improve this, there are limitations we have to live with.

    However I urge all qualified professionals who love our county to consider applying for the Job (and a few more which will soon be advertised by the County Government and Tavevo).

    I hasten to add my fellow county kin. Time comes when men and women must stand up and build their own county. Such a time is now. The destiny of our county is now in our very own hands. If each one of us can give 1-3 years of our lifetime to serve our county, we will have made our contribution to changing the course of the history of our county. And when the history of our county is finally written, let it be said that the great County of Taita Taveta was built by its own citizens, men and women, who made great sacrifices. Yes we can !
    County Executive Member – Water and Irrigation.

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