Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) and Waste Management Manager

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Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) and Waste Manager in Nairobi, Kenya

Practical Action Eastern Africa, an international NGO that uses technology to challenge poverty in developing countries, is seeking to recruit a suitable KENYAN NATIONAL to fill this position to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Date of expiry26th Aug
LocationNairobi, Kenya
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusFixed Term
Other terms

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Regional Director, Practical Action Eastern Africa, the WASH and Waste Management Manager will be responsible for the oversight and quality delivery of the work of the Urban WASH teams in the region and working with other key stakeholders in the UK to ensure Practical Action maximises synergies to grow the programmes.

Among others, the key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the development of Practical Action’s regional strategic plans to work with poor and marginalised people and their organisations to increase their access to information and services and to build their capacity to improve their lives.
  • Prepare specific strategic plans for Practical Action’s Urban WASH programs ensuring that the plans conform to Practical Action Eastern Africa’s strategic direction, policy and implementation strategies.
  • Proactively develop ideas, concepts and  project proposals with Urban WASH staff for fundraising activities as well as  market them to relevant donors
  • Lead and coordinate the implementation of specific Urban Wash projects through planning, development, implementation and evaluation and ensure that findings guide the continued successful implementation of projects and inform the development of further initiatives
  • Line manage and build a high performing WASH team that has clear objectives, metrics, is continuously developed and rewarded both as individuals and as a team.

The prospective candidate should possess:

  • At least a Master’s Degree with a first degree in a WASH relevant field such as Engineering, Public Health or Geology.
  • At least seven (7) years’ work experience in development or a relevant technical field, and minimum of three to five years of senior management experience in a non-profit organization. Experience of delivering innovative water, sanitation, hygiene & waste management within the NGO or private sector is highly desirable.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of development issues affecting the availability of clean water, reliable sanitation and waste management in Kenya and the region.
  • Working experience with communities and partner organisations.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Excellent writing skills and proven track record of writing successful funding proposals

For a detailed job description visit the download section

Interested candidates who wish to apply for the above position and who meet the requirements should submit their application, curriculum vitae and cover letter to Practical Action, Eastern Africa Regional Office via email: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke no later than 25th August, 2017. Please indicate clearly the title of the position being applied in the subject line of the email. 

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