DAI, a global development consulting firm, seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of WASH Infrastructure Specialist for the Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH) project.
The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project is a five-year, U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project to improve lives and health through the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Kenya.
KIWASH is designed to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable WASH services delivery, improve hygiene behaviors and strengthen nutrition education while coordinating with other USAID programs to improve access to nutritious foods for highly vulnerable populations.
Summary of Primary Duties: The WASH Infrastructure Specialist will support the Water/Sanitation Advisor to advice on, and manage WASH and Multiple Use water Systems (MUS) infrastructure activities in the designated duty counties.
The activities will be in urban/peri-urban and rural areas and will comprise both technical advisory and construction supervision duties.
The infrastructure may comprise urban surface and ground water supply systems; fecal sludge management; expansion of existing rural supply schemes; small-scale irrigation schemes and water supply/sanitation facilities at health or education facilities.
- Liaise and coordinate with County-based Government water/sanitation, education and health staff, Water Service Providers (WSPs, including County Government owned water and sewerage companies), and beneficiary communities;
- Provide guidance and inputs to the KIWASH team regarding infrastructure activities;
- Regular and timely inputs into KIWASH weekly, quarterly, and annual reports, as well as annual work plan;
- Other tasks as required by supervisor.
WASH and MUS Technical Advisory Services
- Support production of Requests for Proposals/ Requests for Quotations/ Bills of Quantities (RFPs/RFQs/BOQs); and provide inputs on WASH infrastructure and MUS’s for site selection, surveys and designs, specifications, cost estimates; deliverables and evaluation criteria;
- Participate in bid evaluation committees to select qualified construction firms (sub-contractors) or vendors for equipment and materials;
- Provide guidance on water supply and sanitation infrastructure design, fecal sludge management, construction and operation to community water groups and WSPs.
- Directly oversee WASH infrastructure and MUS projects and activities led by KIWASH subcontractors in the designated duty counties with majority of time spent in the field;
Ensure timely completion of infrastructure activities by providing quality assurance and quality control for the design and construction of small to medium scale WASH infrastructure and MUS which are to be in compliance with USAID and Government of Kenya environmental and construction codes, reporting, and management requirements and DAI policies.
- No supervisory responsibilities.
- 5+ years of experience designing, implementing and operating water supply, sanitation and MUS programs and/or water resources management at it pertains to water and sanitation services) in Kenya;
- Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related area;
- Conversant with Government of Kenya environmental and construction codes required;
- Experience in working on urban water supply systems; community-based water supply and sanitation program implementation and operation essential;
- Familiarity with USAID environmental and construction codes, reporting and management requirements preferred;
- Knowledge and experience working on Kenyan water supply and sanitation issues in a devolved setting;
- English language written and verbal fluency.
Base of Operations: Kisumu with frequent travel in Kisumu and Siaya counties.
Reporting: The WASH Infrastructure Specialist will report to the Water/Sanitation Advisor based in Nairobi.
Interested applicants should apply via the link,
https://kiwashproject.formstack.com/forms/wash_infrastructure_specialist_kisumu by November 28, 2016.
Only candidates who send their information by applying through the link and by the deadline will be eligible.
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NB: *The position is open to Kenyan Nationals only.*
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
DAI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.