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  • Posted: Mar 30, 2020
    Deadline: Apr 30, 2020
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  • Winrock is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development with a focus on social and environmental issues. As a mission driven, field-based organization, we believe that sustainable development is inclusive and that complex challenges require integrated solutions. We pride ourselves as a learning organization that embraces continuous improvement i...
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    Chief of Party, Western Kenya WASH

    UNIT: Agriculture, Resilience and Water

    REPORTS TO: Director, Water Unit

    PROGRAM SUMMARY:

    Winrock is seeking Chief of Party (COP) candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)project in Western Kenya. The project will apply a facilitative approach, working across government, private sector, and civil society, to strengthen availability, accessibility and reliability of WASH services. The project will foster close alliances with county governments and build their capacity for service delivery and regulation, while applying a market-driven lens to support private sector WASH service and equipment providers to deliver services to communities in Western Kenya. The goal of the project is to 1) build a robust sanitation and hygiene market and 2) ensure country-wide sustainable drinking water services to households in Western Kenya. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide overall technical leadership to strengthen sanitation and hygiene markets in Western Kenya and scale sustainable models of water service delivery.
    • Facilitate and strengthen alliances with and between water governance institutions and organizations at the county, provincial and national levels.
    • Foster innovation and investment in water service delivery models and mutually accountable partnerships between private sector, county-level institutions and communities.
    • Establish and oversee a framework of building the service delivery and governance capacity of key water institutions.
    • Apply adaptive management and learning approach to iteratively evaluate program results and impact. Institute adjustments to replicate and scale successful activities and course correct activities that are not yielding desired results.
    • Provide technical and administrative direction to project staff, consultants and partners, including identifying and responding to training and mentorship needs.
    • Work in close partnership with donor to ensure alignment of project with donor’s strategic goals and objectives, and application of program-wide learning and collaboration.
    • Coordinate and collaborate with host government programs and other donor projects to leverage resources and maximize results.

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Represent Winrock at meetings and events as required and keep Winrock Home Office informed regarding new opportunities in the country and region.
    • Champion Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) policies and Winrock’s Core Values for staff and overall project management. Coordinate regularly with GESI Specialist.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

    Education:

    • Master’s degree required in relevant fields of study related to the sector of the project, including but not limited to business, international development, public administration/policy, water resources management, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), value chain development.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 15 years of experience in donor-funded project management of which at least 7 years' overseas experience with technical and/or operational issues related to a mix of WASH, sustainable water management, community and alternative livelihood development, governance and capacity building, value chain development.
    • Minimum 7 years of COP-level experience for complex ($20M USD and above) USAID-funded projects. Preferably as COP and on projects developing and strengthening markets and/or utilities.
    • An understanding of policy, economics, and market issues in the water and sanitation sectors, preferably in the Kenya and/or East Africa context.
    • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse public and private partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams.
    • Experience integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) into water security and livelihoods programming.

    Skills:

    • Technical understanding of water resource management and sanitation.
    • Knowledge of USAID policies and procedures as related to project management required.
    • Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Kenya strongly preferred.
    • Ability to supervise staff and coordinate programs with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.
    • Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions for the project.
    • Must be comfortable in high-level representational role as well as interacting with beneficiaries.
    • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the initiative and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders.
    • Fluency in written and oral English is required.

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    Deputy Chief of Party, Western Kenya WASH

    REPORTS TO: Chief of Party, Western Kenya WASH

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    Winrock is seeking Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)project in Western Kenya. The project will apply a facilitative approach, working across government, private sector, and civil society, to strengthen availability, accessibility and reliability of WASH services. The project will foster close alliances with county governments and build their capacity for service delivery and regulation, while applying a market-driven lens to support private sector WASH service and equipment providers to deliver services to communities in Western Kenya. The goal of the project is to 1) build a robust sanitation and hygiene market and 2) ensure country-wide sustainable drinking water services to households in Western Kenya. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Coordinate with the Chief of Party in management of the technical components, providing programmatic leadership and overseeing the strategic planning of activities in support of the project goals and objectives, including the determination of project priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
    • Ensure results-oriented technical components and high-quality and timely deliverables and reports, focusing on synergistic coordination of all technical areas.
    • Advise national counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts, partner institutions, relevant Government of Kenya Ministries and all other local stakeholders.
    • Foster strong relationships with county-level institutions, and design and implement localized technical assistance activities to strengthen their capacity to sustainably and inclusively manage and allocate water resources.
    • Identify and build alliances with market actors, such as sanitation enterprises, sales agents, and financial institutions, to pilot, test and/or scale models of sustainable WASH service delivery in partnership with county institutions.
    • Engage with local civil society organizations to support their advocacy efforts and enhance their engagement in public-private dialogue related to WASH service delivery.
    • Oversee technical implementation at the county-level and coordinate county-level teams/offices
    • Oversee integration of cross sector principles across technical components
    • Coordinate activities with other USAID/Kenya programs working on water issues in Western Kenya and other donors and closely collaborate with key staff on implementing integration activities that leverage program resources and technical expertise.
    • Develop and modify as necessary the technical work plans and budget.
    • Ensure women and marginalized groups are beneficiaries of the project.
    • Ensure technical compliance with USAID rules and regulations.
    • Focus on achieving results in all areas on schedule and maintain positive relationships with USAID, Kenyan officials, partners, and implementing partners.

    OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Represent Winrock at meetings and events as need by the COP.
    • Support Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Coordinator in implementing Winrock GESI policies for staff and overall project management.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

    Education:

    • A minimum of a Masters Degree (or foreign equivalent) in international development, public/business administration, international relations, other social sciences or a similar relevant field.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 10 years of technical leadership experience in issues related to a mix of WASH, sustainable water management, community and alternative livelihood development, governance and capacity building, value chain development.
    • Experience managing complex donor funded projects is strongly preferred.
    • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with government ministries and the ability to foster and maintain good working relationships with senior officials.
    • At least 5 years' experience in project management, either as COP, DCOP, or in comparable senior management role.
    • Experience working in Kenya or East Africa, especially on WASH.
    • Demonstrated competence in negotiation and communication.
    • Proven expertise in delivering technical presentations preferred.
    • Proven ability to manage diverse and remote workforce. Experience integrating Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) into water security and livelihoods programming.

    Skills:

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
    • Fluency in Kiswahili desired.
    • Financial management skills and experience.
    • Sound knowledge of international donor contracts, financial and accounting regulations and procedures, particularly USAID contract regulations.
    • Ability to build coalitions and networks that can provide synergies and sustainable solutions for the project.
    • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).

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    GESI Director, Western Kenya WASH

    UNIT: Agriculture, Resilience and Water

    REPORTS TO: Chief of Party, Western Kenya WASH

    PROGRAM SUMMARY:

    Winrock is seeking GESI Director candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)project in Western Kenya. The project will apply a facilitative approach, working across government, private sector, and civil society, to strengthen availability, accessibility and reliability of WASH services. The project will foster close alliances with county governments and build their capacity for service delivery and regulation, while applying a market-driven lens to support private sector WASH service and equipment providers to deliver services to communities in Western Kenya. The goal of the project is to 1) build a robust sanitation and hygiene market and 2) ensure country-wide sustainable drinking water services to households in Western Kenya. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide overall GESI leadership and coordination across cross cutting principles to ensure the socially responsible design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and adaptation of program interventions and equitable results.
    • Support project teams to conduct gender and social inclusion analyses in the Western Kenya WASH program area. This analysis would include the identification of GESI issues in targeted counties and examining their root causes. The use results to create a project specific GESI action plan.
    • Design GESI responsive training curriculum and materials and manage their dissemination to project staff, partners, and beneficiaries.
    • Ensure GESI mainstreaming in all interventions from their design, inclusion in the annual work plans, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting to USAID.
    • Work with field teams and partners to promote and integrate equity and inclusion into program interventions by identifying power imbalances and understand marginalized groups’ vulnerabilities and interests.
    • Support integration of GESI aspects into the M&E system and processes to ensure that gender and inclusivity are reflected in output, outcome and impact level indicators. This will include, but is not limited to, ensuring marginalized groups are counted, survey tools are accessible to all, and data collection tools are sensitive to women, youth, and marginalized groups.
    • Design and manage outreach and communication processes to engage women, youth, disabled, and other vulnerable groups from the targeted counties with the support of the project’s communications team and partners.
    • Customize and design, when needed, project GESI tools for use in the field to maximize stakeholder participation and increase empowerment opportunities for marginalized groups.
    • Ensure that activity design maximizes participant engagement from the beginning of the program while managing and mitigating risks of cultural disrespect and gender-based violence.
    • Take social change stories identified and gathered from the field and produce as GESI learning documents.
    • Contribute to the preparation of progress/quarterly reports.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

    Education:

    • A bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Education, Development Studies or relevant discipline. Preferred Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline.

    Work Experience:

    • At least eight (8) years working experience in GESI.
    • Five (5) years working experience in GESI and/or WASH in Kenya or in Eastern Africa.
    • Practical working experience in GESI sensitive monitoring and evaluation (M&E), particularly survey design and data collection.

    Skills:

    • Good knowledge of GESI in the context of WASH in Western Kenya.
    • Ability to supervise staff and coordinate programs with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.
    • Knowledge of the political, social, cultural, environmental, and development context of Kenya strongly preferred.
    • Experience of building coalitions with Local Partners, Local NGOs, government agencies, Development Partners, Civil Society organizations and integrating programs.
    • Strong skill on training design and facilitation.
    • Good command of written and oral English and Swahili.
    • Command of other local languages would be an asset.
    • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the initiative and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders.

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    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director, Western Kenya WASH

    UNIT: Agriculture, Resilience and Water

    REPORTS TO: Chief of Party, Western Kenya WASH

    PROGRAM SUMMARY:

    Winrock is seeking Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Director candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project in Western Kenya. The project will apply a facilitative approach, working across government, private sector, and civil society, to strengthen availability, accessibility and reliability of WASH services. The project will foster close alliances with county governments and build their capacity for service delivery and regulation, while applying a market-driven lens to support private sector WASH service and equipment providers to deliver services to communities in Western Kenya. The goal of the project is to 1) build a robust sanitation and hygiene market and 2) ensure country-wide sustainable drinking water services to households in Western Kenya. This position is contingent on receipt of donor funding.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Provide technical leadership for M&E to the project team to ensure USAID M&E requirements are met on timely basis and guides data collection, management of the data, and display of the results – based on both quantitative and qualitative inputs. This includes data analysis, reporting, and dissemination, building capacity of M&E and technical staff in these areas, and ensuring compliance.
    • Develop efficient and accurate data collection and analysis system that includes efficient processes for collecting and analyzing data and ensuring data quality.
    • Design and lead the implementation of the project’s Learning Agenda including surveys, research reports, case studies, lessons learned, focus groups and other tools to evaluate project impact, trends, and other learnings. Provide comprehensive analysis of learning outcomes to inform project interventions.
    • Lead knowledge sharing activities within project, with USAID, other implementing partners, and with target countries’ governments.
    • Lead the evaluation efforts of the project, from the design stage to findings sharing and use.
    • Build the capacity of the project team in MEL.
    • Participate in Winrock International’s Community of Practice.
    • Collaborate with communications team to visualize important findings.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND BACKGROUND:

    Education:

    • Master’s level degree required, in social sciences, such as statistics, public health, public policy, economics or a related field, and/or specialized training/certification in monitoring & evaluation.

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum of seven years’ experience managing and implementing complex MEL systems for international development projects, preferably with USAID.
    • Experience managing large M&E databases and conducting timely data analysis and developing reports. SQL database experience preferred.
    • Experience in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
    • Experience managing and developing surveys required.
    • Experience with capacity building in MEL required.
    • Experience with mobile data collection strongly preferred.
    • Experience with tools and approaches for monitoring watershed management required.
    • Familiarity with USAID M&E requirements strongly preferred.
    • Proven record of designing and implementing data collection tools including surveys.
    • Familiarity with emerging trends in MEL for WASH, especially in the context of Eastern Africa.

    Skills:

    • Strong skills on training design and facilitation.
    • Good command of written and oral English and Swahili.
    • Proficiency in word processing, database management, statistical analysis, survey, and presentation software (Microsoft).

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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