DAI KIWASH Program Water Security Trainer Job in Kenya

Trainer – Water Security

seeks applications from qualified consultants for the development of
water security training modules for the Kenya Integrated Water,
Sanitation and Hygiene (KIWASH).

Level of Effort: 45 days

Background: The
Kenya Integrated Water Sanitation and Hygiene Project (KIWASH), is a
five-year USAID funded project, working in nine counties, namely; Busia,
Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori, Nyamira and Siaya in Western Kenya and Kitui,
Makueni and Nairobi in Eastern Kenya. 


KIWASH aims to improve water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition services for at least one million Kenyans. 
beyond conventional water safety planning to water security planning
(incorporating the effects of climate change and environmental
degradation), KIWASH incorporates demand with safety and adaptation
planning to foster sustainability. 
to achieving this will be building the capacity of key institutions to
better address matters of water security in the nine KIWASH counties. 
target institutions in these counties include, but are not limited to:
county governments, water service providers, water services boards,
water regulatory authorities, water resource management institutions and
other local water actor groups. 
intends to develop responsive water security training modules as a tool
to be applied during the capacity development of the institutions; so
enabling them to adopt water security approaches in their strategies,
plans and systems.

Scope: In developing the water security
training module, the individual consultant will undertake a dedicated
study on relevant sections of KIWASH project documents and contextualize
these with the relevant project output indicators, (whose achievement
is pegged on the use of the training modules). 

consultant will undertake a desk review of existing literature which
will inform the design of the tailor-made and hybrid water security
training modules for KIWASH. 
modules will be in two versions: version one will be for policy level
practitioners/ policy makers, and version two for community users. 
consultant will engage with relevant national government institutions
and research institutions and with KIWASH county based institutions. 
The consultant will work both in Nairobi and travel to all the KIWASH counties for consultations.

The objectives of this assignment are as follows:

  • Develop two generic outlines and table of contents;
  • Develop two full and complete modules;
  • Develop a training schedule and methodology.
  • Study
    relevant sections of KIWASH project documents to understand the “Theory
    of Change” concept in adopting the water security approach as an
    improvement of water safety planning in order to comprehend the
    functions, roles and respective training needs of the key KIWASH target
    institutions/players who are the key target audiences for the WSTMs.
  • Assess
    the relevant assignment aspects contained in existing manuals,
    including but not limited to, the WHO Water Safety Manuals and the UNDP
    Disaster Risk Reduction Methodologies; and make specific recommendations
    on how these aspects will be incorporated into the WSTMs.
  • Review
    the Government of Kenya Climate Change Strategy; the Climate Change
    Action Plan 2013-2017; nine KIWASH County Government County Integrated
    Development Plans and make specific references and pointers on how these
    will inform the KIWASH WSTMs.
  • Prepare
    and make a power point presentation to KIWASH management and submit a
    desk review report based on tasks (i), (ii) and (iii) above.
  • On
    receipt of KIWASH approval to proceed, draft the training material
    development plan for the two WSTMs. The plan shall include, but not be
    limited to, materials overview/synopsis, features, content and training
  • Consult
    KIWASH management on a fortnightly basis, (and more frequently if
    required), in the course of drafting the WSTMs, on the suggested content
    and training methodologies in (v) above.
  • Draft the generic WSTMs based on findings including, but not limited to, those documented from tasks (i), (ii) and (iii) above.
  • Draft the WSTM training schedules and methodologies suitable for the two respective target audiences.
  • Liaise directly with relevant government departments, research institutions, programs and partners during the WSTMs development.
  • Submit the draft WSTMs for approval.
  • Pretest the WSTMs, the draft training schedules and the methodologies with the respective audiences.
  • Prepare
    the pretest results report and a power point presentation specifying
    recommendations to be incorporated into the final WSTMs.
  • Ensure that the revised WSTMs are proof-read preferably by a native English speaker.
  • Compile the final WSTMs in the USAID prescribed format, layout and graphic design in consultation with KIWASH.
  • Prepare the final training schedules and methodologies for the two WSTMs.
  • PhD
    in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies or Natural Resources
    with eight years of work experience in the preparation of training
    materials at the two levels described above.
  • Proven record in training materials development for environment and climate change topics in the water sector.
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of the water sector in Kenya.
  • Have a verifiable and proven record of climate change training at the two different levels, as described above.
  • Familiarity with climate modelling and Government of Kenya Climate Change Strategy and Climate Change Action Plan 2013-2017.
  • Proven record in the application of the WHO Water Safety Planning and the UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction in the water sector.
How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their applications to; KIWASH_Recruitment@kiwash.org by September 16, 2016.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

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