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KIWASH Service Provider Capacity Building Manager
Friday, September 4, 2020

The Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project (KIWASH) works to improve the lives and health of 1 million Kenyan citizens in nine counties [1] through the development and management of sustainable water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition services. KIWASH is a five-year USAID-funded project implemented by a consortium of partners between October 2015 and September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, KIWASH has received a 12-month extension from USAID, to September 2021, in order to respond to COVID-19 and to maintain and advance the development gains of the project.

 

The Development Innovations Group (DIG) is a key implementing partner of the KIWASH project. In light of the KIWASH project extension, DIG is seeking a Kisumu-based Service Provider Capacity Building Manager who will be responsible for overseeing project activities in the Western Kenya region (Busia, Kakamega, Migori, Nyamira, and Siaya) while also providing technical assistance directly to Kisumu County. This is an internal job posting, preference will be given to interested current and former DIG staff involved in the KIWASH project

 

Summary of Primary Duties

The Service Provider Capacity Building Manager will support the development of sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects in the Western Kenya region by providing technical assistance and capacity building support to WASH enterprises to facilitate market-driven improvements in service delivery. Some of the foreseen activities include conducting rapid assessments of WASH facilities and services; prioritizing actions to restore services; developing the capacity of WASH projects to maintain services; engaging with other sector stakeholders; and strengthening monitoring and evaluation of WASH, among other duties. The Service Provider Capacity Building Manager will work closely with county and sub-county government officers to promote development/ enforcement of regulations for safe and sustainable WASH services.

 

Essential Duties

The Service Provider Capacity Building Manager will carry out the implementation of day-to-day KIWASH activities in Kisumu County and supervise the county-based Service Provider Capacity Building Specialists in Busia, Kakamega, Migori, Nyamira, and Siaya. Duties include:

 

·          Update county water facility and service maps and identify non-functional systems;

·          Facilitate immediate repairs of dysfunctional water systems and establish maintenance and repair processes;

·          Design and implement quick-impact small-scale infrastructure interventions;

·          Analyze root causes of non-functional systems and develop lessons learned;

·          Work with appropriate local partners in target areas to identify needs to develop and deliver business development services to potential private WASH product and service providers;

·          Increase direct involvement of the private sector in WASH and strengthen the commercial orientation in the sector overall;

·          Support strategic partnerships with the private sector and other development partners to assist in commercializing appropriate, promising technologies in the WASH sector;

·          Promote development and enforcement of regulations for safe and sustainable WASH services;  

·          Identify opportunities to strengthen WASH monitoring and evaluation in target rural communities;

·          Provide regular and timely inputs into bi-weekly, quarterly, and annual reports, as well as project work plans to the Nairobi-based Service Provider Capacity Building Manager ;

·          Liaise with other KIWASH teams and partners on the ground; and

·          Perform other tasks as required by supervisor(s) to meet project objectives.

 

Qualifications

·          8+ years of experience working in WASH-related programs;

·          Master’s degree in a related area is preferable;

·          Experience working with USAID projects preferred;

·          Familiarity with county stakeholders in the Kenyan WASH sector;

·          Experience working on community-based water supply and sanitation programs; and

·          Fluency in the English language, both written and verbal.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities/ Reporting

The Kisumu-based Service Provider Capacity Building Manager will focus on the Western Kenya region and will supervise Service Provider Capacity Building Specialists in Busia, Kakamega, Migori, Nyamira, and Siaya counties. S/he will report to the Nairobi-based Service Provider Capacity Building Manager (Eastern)/ Component Lead.

 

Base of Operations

The Service Provider Capacity Building Manager (Western) will be based in Kisumu, with necessary travel to other Western Kenya counties.


To Apply

If you are interested and qualified for this position, please send your CV, cover letter, and three professional references to info@developinnovations.com and isaliba@developinnovations.com on or before Monday, September 21, 2020. Please include “ Service Provider Capacity Building Manager Job Application and your name in the subject title. Please note that preference will be given to internal applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, or national origin. For more information on DIG, please visit our website at: http://www.developinnovations.com/ .



[1] The nine KIWASH counties are Busia, Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori, Nyamira, Siaya, Kitui, Makueni, and Nairobi.

 
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