Equity Bank Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program Manager Job in Kenya

Equity Bank is the region’s leading Bank whose purpose is to transform the lives and livelihoods of the people of Africa socially and economically by availing them modern, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities. 
With a strong footprint in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan, Equity Bank is now home to more than 7.5 million customers – the largest customer base in Africa. 
Currently the Bank is seeking additional talent to serve in the role outlined below:

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program Manager

The Position

In line with the Millennium Development Goals and ensuring sustainable development initiatives for our customers and our stakeholders, the job will entail leading and managing the implementation of Water and Sanitation Product Development and roll out including sensitization of our staff and customers on water and sanitation matters.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage implementation of work plan under donor funding arrangements
  • Asses and report on various programme pilot areas for water and sanitation loans
  • Ensure that minimum standards in construction, drilling, health promotion, water quality and other requirements for water and sanitation products are met
  • Oversee requisition requests and procurement of programme partners/market partners with whom MOUs will be developed among others to ensure quality standards are upheld
  • Oversee baseline, Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) survey and other technical surveys and feasibility studies that may be required during the development and roll out of these products
  • Ensure that donor reports are presented on time and to the required quality
  • Develop curriculum for bank customers: a module on Water and Sanitation and disseminate the core message of MDG 7 to ensure that beneficiaries have their capacity built
  • Organize periodic project review sessions where staff reflect on achievements and improvements
  • Maintain liaison with relevant ministries, boards and bodies in the Water and Sanitation sector
  • Lead in assessments and development of new project proposals and concept notes
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • University degree in Engineering (Civil or Water Engineering or Public Health) and/or Project Management or any other relevant discipline
  • MSc or Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, Civil, Water Engineering/Water Resource Management or Public Health
  • Over 3 years continuous experience in the design, management, monitoring and evaluation, reporting of WASH projects and programmes in NGO, Government water and Sanitation Institutions, UN or commercial organizations
  • Practical experience in rolling out water and/or sanitation related interventions either for NGO or commercial purposes
  • Hands on experience in the design and implementation of water supply systems network, and other low-cost approaches in water supply and sanitation facilities
  • Proven experience in curriculum development
  • Proven experience in Training of Trainers
  • Experience in managing procurement and service contractors
  • Experience in developing Water Credit products and services for rural markets would be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of Millennium Development Goals and their relevance will be desirable
Desired Skills and Ability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent working knowledge in Microsoft Office
  • Must be flexible to travel out of town as per work demands
  • Ability to work in varying environments at the same time
  • Effective report writing and presentation skills
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven analytical skills
  • High degree of organization and initiative
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Results oriented
If you meet the above criteria, please submit your application with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of the relevant certificates, testimonials stating your current pay, e-mail address and daytime telephone contact by 15th June 2012. 
ALL applications should be in soft and through the email indicated below.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
Email to: jobs@equitybank.co.ke
Equity Bank is an equal opportunity employer. 
We value the diversity of individuals, ideas, perspectives, insights and values, and what they bring to the workplace.

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