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Application - Assistant Finance Manager - Nawasa

Application - Assistant Finance Manager - Nawasa

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Assistant Finance Manager at the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA), Grenada.

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Assistant Finance Manager will be responsible for the daily management and supervision of the commercial activities which include billing, revenue collection and asset protection operations. 

The Assistant Finance Manager is expected to work under limited supervision.

PERSON SPECIFICATION (QUALIFICATION) AND EXPERIENCE

  • The position requires ACCA and at least five (5) years’ related experience; or a Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting and at least five (5) years’ related experience.  
  • Experience in revenue collection, receivables management & recoveries will be an asset.
  • Possession of a valid drivers’ licence.

SPECIFIC SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE AND OR KNOWLEDGE

  • Ability to assess customers’ needs and resolve problems.
  • Results oriented.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, motivational and analytical skills.
  • Familiar with the use of computer software for customer billing, financial and management accounting,

 Applications including Curriculum Vitea should be submitted no later than November 17th, 2017 and be addressed as follows;

The General Manager

Vacancy for Assistant Finance Manager

National Water and Sewerage Authority

P.O Box 392,

The Carenage

St. George’s

         Grenada

EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

NAWASA...COMMITTED TO MEETING CUSTOMERS’ NEEDS

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NAWASA cops 2017 GCIC Service Excellence Award

NAWASA cops 2017 GCIC Service Excellence Award

Communications Supervisor Jamila Samuel receives the GCIC Award for Service Excellence

Twenty-nine (29) years ago the Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce decided that it needed to celebrate local businesses that have excelled, persevered and continue to provide employment, excellent products and services both locally and overseas.

It developed a product that draws a wide cross section of persons at one venue to dialogue and wait with eager anticipation if in the eyes of a team of competent judges they deserve to be recognized.

This initiative is called the GCIC Annual Business Awards which focuses on achievements in different categories.

For the first time since its inception, NAWASA decided to nominate itself, and that is after repeated promises yearly after every event. Our Communications Unit nominated the Authority in two categories under established criteria:

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The successful nominee would have:

  • Made investment in an area of community life not associated with its business
  • Involved its employees at all levels, including management, in its community projects
  • Given financial and institutional support to community development project that are demonstrably sustainable

SERVICE EXCELLENCE

The successful nominee would have:

  • Demonstrated that both the internal and external customer experience is the core of its business
  • A monitoring/reporting system which collects and evaluates data from both internal and external customers about their experiences with the business
  • Conducted staff training in customer service within the eligibility period 
  • Engaged in activities that demonstrate a commitment to improving the customer experience
  • Friendly access to its facilities for people with disabilities 

NAWASA is proud to receive the GCIC Business Awards in the area of Service Excellence for 2017.

The proposal submitted to the judging panel looked at our successes in the area of Customer Care Training, our 2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey, how EPMS is shaping the direction of employee growth, the Customer Services Charter, our Health and Safety Policy, our support to the Community and how Social Media platforms have enhanced our Customer Experience.

Communications Supervisor Mrs. Jamila Samuel was on hand to collect the award with the support of General Manager Mr. Christopher Husbands, Corporate Secretary Mrs. Xiomara Forsyth, Finance Manager Mrs. Louisa Yuventi, District Supervisor Mr. Lennon Abraham and Plumber/Pipefitter Mr. Otis Celestine.

NAWASA remains blessed to have at its helm a team that is committed to excellence and service. Our team works steadfastly around the clock guiding operations and ensuring strategic planning with the overall aim of providing good governance and proper execution of our fiduciary duties. Improved operations remain at the forefront of the corporate strategy from the Board of Directors to our Management Team. NAWASA’s Internal and External customers remain the forefront of its desire to meet every need according to its Mission Statement.

Customers this achievement is for you. This is the push that we need to excel in all areas of service. Collectively, we will work harder at meeting the needs of our consumers.

HATS OFF TEAM NAWASA!!!!

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NAWASA’s Communications Supervisor conference presenter at the 26th Annual CWWA’s Conference and Exhibition in Guyana.

NAWASA’s Communications Supervisor conference presenter at the 26th Annual CWWA’s Conference and Exhibition in Guyana.

Communications Supervisor Jamila Samuel during her presentation to the attendees

It was a wonderful week of activities at the 26th Annual Caribbean Water and Waste Water Association’s Conference and Exhibition in Guyana from October 16th to 20th, 2017.

The conference was held under the theme Promoting Innovation and Creativity in Water, Wastewater and Waste” and coordinated by the Communities Ministry, the Guyana Water Inc and the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association CWWA.

It brought together participants from the Caribbean, Latin America, North America and Europe and provided an opportunity for participants to exchange information and experiences, to network and to be exposed to cutting edge technology, products and services in a very dynamic event.

The Conference covered subjects such as climate change, drought management, integrated water resources management, wastewater management in rural communities, waste recycling technologies for developing countries, landfill engineering and the economics of waste management, to name a few.

Participants included experts, researchers, professionals, students, the media, private companies, development partners such as the Inter-American Development Bank (lDB), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the United Nations Environment (UNEP), the Pan American, Health Organisation (PAHO), the Caribbean Desalination Association (CaribDA), the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCccq), Caricom, among others. They had an opportunity to attend technical presentations, be exposed to new research and studies and listen to eminent panellists speak on subjects of interest.

A very significant aspect of the event was the Exhibition where over 60 exhibitors are showcasing their products and services in the water and waste sectors and interacting with utility companies and other participants, EXCELLENT NETWORKING.

On Tuesday, an important aspect of the Conference was the convening of the 13th High Level Forum of Caribbean Ministers Responsible for Water (HLF13) which brought together Ministers from all Caribbean countries, water utility managers and development partners to discuss matters of relevance to the water sector.

In addition, The First High Level Forum of Ministers responsible for Waste Management was also held. Grenada was represented by Senator Norlan Cox, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Mrs. Karen Layne, General Manager of the Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority.

A very important feature which lends a fun flavour to the conference was an opportunity for participants from all over the world to enjoy the cultural and artistic aspects of the host country of Guyana. This was evident in the Cultural and Talent Night on Tuesday.

NAWASA was represented by General Manager Mr. Christopher Husbands, Manager of Transmission and Distribution Mr. Joel Thomas, Manager of Planning and Development Mr. Whyme Cox and myself Communications Supervisor Mrs. Jamila Samuel.

Mrs. Samuel was able to share on how NAWASA continues to use public education to enhance our customer experience. Her presentation focused on the successes in the area of community engagements, migration into social media platforms and the launching of a new websites as tools that enhanced the Authority’s customer experience.

The conference theme was: “Promoting Innovation and Creativity in Water, Wastewater and Waste”.

This is the first time in its 26 years that Guyana is hosting the Conference and Exhibiti

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NAWASA Celebrates Silver Jubilee Anniversary

NAWASA Celebrates Silver Jubilee Anniversary

‘25 years of committed service the nation’ was the theme under which NAWASA celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) was born on November 25, 1990 when Parliament voted in favour of a name change from what was then Central Water Commission (CWC) as part of its new mantra to offer a more robust, reliable and dedicated service.

Twenty-five (25) years later, the Authority celebrated its Silver Jubilee Anniversary under the leadership of General Manager Mr. Christopher Husbands.

The celebration began on Sunday November 22, 2015 with a Thanksgiving Church Service at the Union Pentecostal Church St. Mark. In attendance were Minister with responsibility for Public Utilities Hon. Gregory Bowen, Parliamentary Representative for St. Mark and Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon Clarice Modeste-Curwen, Chairman of NAWASA’s Board of Directors Mr. Terrence Forrester, General Manager Mr. Christopher Husbands and members of NAWASA’s Senior Management team, employees and specially invited guests.


On Tuesday November 24th, 2015, a team from the Authority was part of a Special Programme on FLOW Community Channel 6 and an Address to the Nation by Honourable Gregory Bowen followed on Thursday November 26th, 2015. Twenty five (25) customers had their accounts credited with $25.00. In an effort to convey gratitude to the general public for the part they have played in NAWASA’s development throughout the years, a community project will be undertaken as part of the Authority’s celebrations.

The curtains came down on the week of activities on Sunday November 29th, 2015 with a Stakeholder Awards Ceremony where the Authority recognized twenty (25) stakeholders who over the years played an active role in the development of the Authority.

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New Leak Detection Equipment for NAWASA

New Leak Detection Equipment for NAWASA

 Thursday September 24, 2015, St. George’s, Grenada: Three leak detection equipment in the value of EC 50,000.00 dollars were officially handed over to the Authority on Thursday September 24th, 2015, the generous gift of the German Agency for International Cooperation GIZ under its ICCAS Programme.

The equipment was handed over by the Head of GIZ in Grenada Mr. Dieter Rothenberger and received by Mr. Joel Thomas, Manager of NAWASA’s Transmission and Distribution Department under which the leak detection Unit falls.

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Construction of New Water System Under Way for Mt. Agnes

Construction of New Water System Under Way for Mt. Agnes

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, TUESDAY JULY 21ST, 2015 :The Pomme Rose Water Treatment Plant located in the parish of St. David sits at an elevation of 810 feet above mean sea level and serves the environ of Pomme Rose, La Tante, Belle Vue, Requin and Mal Mount.

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NAWASA rewards CPEA Achievers

NAWASA rewards CPEA Achievers

July 30, 2015 - St. George, Grenada:  ‘In order to succeed, you must first believe that you can’. These wise words spoken by Nikos Kazantzakis must have been foremost on the minds of twelve (12) students of NAWASA employees when they sat this year’s Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) Examination.

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SJC St. George crowned Champion of NAWASA's Water Warz

SJC St. George crowned Champion of NAWASA's Water Warz

St. George's Grenada, June 26th, 2015: 

Three weeks, three rounds, four games and it came down to the crowning of a champion in the first ever NAWASA’s Water Warz Quiz Competition on Friday June 26th 2015.

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NAWASA happy with responses to school based World Water Day activities

NAWASA happy with responses to school based World Water Day activities

ST. GEORGE’S GRENADA, TUESDAY MAY 12TH, 2015: - “INCREDIBLE” that’s how officials at the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) are describing the response of the nation’s schools to their 2015 school based activities organized for World Water Day.

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NAWASA provides aid to fire victim

NAWASA provides aid to fire victim

ST. GEORGE'S GRENADA, MONDAY APRIL 27TH, 2015:-"It is not easy to rebuild from the ashes. We may not be able to give them the home they need at this time, but we are providing them the opportunity to make an early start with a new water connection".The words of NAWASA's General Manager Mr. Christopher Husbands as he reflects on the moment NAWASA decided to start the rebuilding process for the Cadet family from La Fillette in St. Andrew.

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NAWASA supports 2015 Athletic Season

NAWASA supports 2015 Athletic Season

MONDAY MARCH 16, 2015:- St. John’s Anglican, Grenada Boys Secondary School, Grenada Christian Academy, St. Louis Girls RC and St. Patrick’s Anglican have benefitted from an over three thousand dollar investment, in the form of trophies and medals for their athletic sports meet by the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA).

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NAWASA recognizes heroic Police Officer

NAWASA recognizes heroic Police Officer

ST. GEORGE’S GRENADA, MONDAY MARCH 2ND, 2015:- The word hero in any part of speech is quite rarely used today, but heroic is the only adjective that justifies the act of a local Police Constable.

PC 638 Chelon Wellington who hails from St. Clouds St. Andrew, leaped into the shallow waters of The Carenage in an effort to save a female passer-by who fell into the sea after being hit by a vehicle registered to the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA).

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NAWASA launches World Water Day Activities

NAWASA launches World Water Day Activities

THURSDAY MARCH 19, 2015:- The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) launched its World Water Day Activities today March 19th at The Authority’s Main Office on the Carenage.

The intimate gathering was nothing short of spectacular as attendees were provided with information on activities organized by the Authority in observance of World Water Day which is celebrated globally on Sunday March 22nd, 2015.

 

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NAWASA spreads holiday cheer with Food Hamper Distribution

NAWASA spreads holiday cheer with Food Hamper Distribution

MONDAY 29 DECEMBER, 2014, ST. GEORGE’S GRENADA: - Staff at the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) brought new meaning to the term ‘Sharing Christmas Joy’ this year.

A team headed by NAWASA’s General Manager Mr. Christopher Husbands, travelled around the island sharing Christmas joy in the form of Christmas Food Hampers on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd December, 2014.

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NAWASA commissions Mt. Reuil Water System in St. Patrick

NAWASA commissions Mt. Reuil Water System in St. Patrick

St. George, Grenada: Thursday September 25, 2014 was a major step up for the Authority's operations in the parish of St. Patrick with the Official Commissioning of its Mt. Reuil Water Treatment Plant.

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Sod turned for two major water projects in Grenada

Sod turned for two major water projects in Grenada

St. George, Grenada: " We are at a point that I have been looking forward to for a very long time" the words of NAWASA's General Manager Mr. Christopher Husbands as he addressed persons at the Sod Turning Ceremony for the Chemin Valley Water System on Tuesday October 21st, 2014.

For over 40 years, the Chemin Valley residents and its surrounding environs have had to deal with no water supply on occasions during power outage and also system maintenance.

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NAWASA – Largest Sponsor – Fun FUN one Crab on the Run

NAWASA – Largest Sponsor – Fun FUN one Crab on the Run

St. George's Grenada: NAWASA's Communications Officer Jamila Lewis was one of three persons who made presentation at the Official Handover Ceremony for the FUN FUN ONE CRAB ON THE RUN books at the Ministry of Education Conference Room on Friday February 28th, 2014.

This picture book is written by acclaimed author Mario Picayo and illustrated by Grenadian Stacey Byer. As the largest sponsor, the Communications Officer was on hand for the official handover to Ms. Ruth Rouse, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education & Human Resource Development. The books will be distributed to fifty (50) selected pre- schools during the month of March.

In making her presentation, the Communication Officer said " Early childhood is a crucial stage of life in terms of a child's physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. Educators indicate that growth of mental and physical abilities progress at an astounding rate and a very high proportion of learning takes place from birth to age six. This we see as amazing because looking at Mr. Picayo's book we notice that the target audience is for children between ages 3 to 6 years."

She further added "The use of illustration by Ms. Byer will give budding artistes a chance to explore this form of art as there are so many opportunities that can be obtained from this field. NAWASA has considered art of this nature in the delivery of messages. Our recent Bill payment illustration advertisement speaks to this. NAWASA has always been community oriented; and we see this as another opportunity to give back."

Environmental awareness is featured highly in the book which is based around water and marine life. Using a powerful quote from Nelson Mandela, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Ms. Lewis congratulated Ms. Byer for her accomplishment in the field of art and also the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development for their support to the initiative.

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NAWASA Celebrates 40 with Independence Extravaganza

NAWASA Celebrates 40 with Independence Extravaganza

St. George's Grenada: The celebratory mood at the Grenada Spice Basket was palpable on Thursday February 6th, 2014 as 230 of NAWASA's employees celebrated Grenada's 40th Anniversary of Independence.

To mark the occasion, there was food, dancing and independence outfit portrayal arranged for staff participation along with a live band and DJ entertainment. Outfits were designed by the contestants themselves and the band made up of NAWASA employees.

The entire day was developed around the national colours and this year's Independence theme of "Uniting our people, restoring hope for a brighter tomorrow".

A brainchild of NAWASA's Human Resources Department, the occasion was also used to recognize employees who recently achieved certification in different fields of study. Awards were also extended to recently retired staff.

In attendance were The Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications, Works, Physical Development, Public Utilities, ICT and Community Development Honourable Alvin Dabreo, Members of NAWASA's Board, representatives of the Union that represents employees and several past General Managers of the organization.

NAWASA extends hearty thank you to entire staff without whom the event would not be the success it was. The day was truly about uniting our people, restoring hope for a brighter tomorrow.

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NAWASA Spreads Christmas Cheer with Food Hamper Distribution

NAWASA Spreads Christmas Cheer with Food Hamper Distribution

NAWASA placed a smile on the faces of 35 well deserving customers, as it continued its Christmas Food Hamper Distribution Programme for 2013, the ninth year running for the Authority.

From December 23rd to 27th, 2013, NAWASA distributed food items along with toiletries and of course the Christmas ham to the needy.

From November 18th to 29th, 2013, persons used Social Media and the Authority's Cash Offices, to fill out submission forms stating the name of a beneficiary and all the reasons they are deserving of a food hamper from NAWASA.

For the first time in the history of the promotion, members of the General Public assisted NAWASA in the selection of beneficiaries.

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The Art of Water Cooperation

The Art of Water Cooperation

A whopping 62 entries!!! That's the total number of posters received by the National Water and Sewerage Authority for its 2013 World Water Day Poster Competition.

Using the day's theme of Water Cooperation, students between the ages of 9 – 15 submitted numerous pieces on the theme in relation to the community, economic benefits and preserving water resources and protecting the environment.

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