Coxswain at Water Resources Authority

Water Resources Authority is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Water and Sanitation, established pursuant to Section 11 of the Water Act 2016. The Management of WRA wishes to identify and recruit a capable officer in the following position:

Job Description

Job Summary

  • Pilot or navigate the boat safely and efficiently
  • Pilot or navigate the boat when transferring passengers
  • Maintain rescue equipment on the boat
  • Carry out basic boat maintenance and cleanliness
  • Oversee boat house keeping
  • Report any incidents and occurrences to the head of station;
  • Disseminate relevant safety information, instructions and guidance to boat users onboard;
  • Provide directions and instructions during emergencies.
  • Report any mechanical problems of the boat;


  • Certificate of Proficiency as Coxswain in accordance with the Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations as amended or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum of five (5) years relevant experience preferably in marine transport industry
  • Experience in deep sea operations
  • First-Aid Certificate Course
  • MUST Comply with the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 which include:
  • Certificate of good conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations;
  • Clearance from the Director of Public Prosecutions;
  • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau; and
  • Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Should be an organized person
  • Personal Survival Skills
  • Life Saving Skills
  • Basic Fire Fighting skills
  • Swimming skills Terms of Service and Remuneration

The successful candidate for all the above position will serve on probation for a period of six months thereafter translate to Permanent and Pensionable terms.

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