WASH Governance Manager
The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (KIWASH) Project is a five-year, USAID-funded project to improve lives and health through the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene services in Kenya.
Its purpose is to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable service delivery for accelerated water and sanitation access in nine target counties and to improve complementary hygiene behaviors.
Summary of Primary Duties
The WASH Governance Manager will support the development of the enabling environment for expanding water supply and sanitation services through capacity building of WASH institutions, county governments, and other local stakeholders and enhance their relations with all external stakeholders.
He or she will engage with county governments to increase their ownership responsibility through policy and budgeting.
- Design and lead strategies to build the capacity of institutional staff in key technical areas, including water/sanitation planning and budgeting, water security plans;
- Work with country institutions to develop agreements with national level government Ministries to clarify each institution’s responsibilities;
- Provide support to policy reforms;
- Identify ongoing programs by county government to prioritize water and sanitation programs;
- Assess policies and budget allocations to improve water and sanitation services, recommend improvements where required, support implementation of these improvement and monitor benefits and impact on increase access to water and sanitation services;
- Improve ability of local governments to plan, regulate, and monitor water and sanitation utility performance, including improving the financial profile of service providers and oversight responsibility;
- Improve the ability of service providers to garner political support for service improvement, including reforming necessary local policies;
- Support multi-stakeholder development plan for improvement of water and sanitation services based on minimum standards;
- Assess existing mechanisms of citizen involvement in local governance systems, improve where required and monitor benefits and impact on improvement of water and sanitation services;
- Identify ongoing and planned programs by other donor agencies and/or government institutions; discuss and agree on collaboration efforts between these and the KIWASH program;
- Other tasks as required by supervisor.
- The Governance Manager based in Nairobi will supervise WASH Governance Specialists in Kitui and Makueni counties and the WASH Governance Manager based in Kisumu.
- 7+ years of experience working in WASH-related programs;
- Familiarity with county stakeholders in the WASH sector;
- Master’s degree in a related area preferred;
- Experience in working on community-based water supply and sanitation program implementation;
- Knowledge and experience working on Kenyan water supply and sanitation issues;
- English language written and verbal fluency.
Base of Operations: The position will be based in Nairobi, with travel to Kisumu and Kitui and Makueni counties.
Reporting: The WASH Governance Manager will report to the Deputy Chief of Party.
Please apply using the following link
Applications should reach us by July 1, 2016.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.