Sheladia Associates, Inc. is a minority-owned and operated business founded in 1974 and headquartered in the metropolitan Washington DC area, with international offices located in Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines, and Zambia. We design and build infrastructure worldwide — both physical and institutional — to support economic growth and strengthen the capabilities of our clients and partners. We are dedicated to providing outstanding service and recognize that successful projects hinge on having the right people on the job and doing it right the first time. Our staff includes some of the most seasoned architects, engineers, construction managers, project managers, technical consultants and support staff in the industry.
Overview: 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.
The overall Project target is to enable one million people to gain access to improved WASH services.
Sheladia Associates, Inc., a US engineering firm, is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as Water and Sanitation Advisor on the KIWASH Project.
Candidates must have Kenyan citizenship. This is a full-time position for a period of up to 3 and ½ years. Successful candidate must have ten years related experience, five of which that have been in a supervisory/managerial role.
Requires a Masters level university degree in civil engineering and strong English language written and verbal skills.
The position calls for demonstrated experience providing capacity building services to the private and public sectors.
Salary and benefits are competitive. Position to start in April 2017.
Summary of Primary Duties: The Advisor will oversee and lead the successful implementation of the water and sanitation hardware (infrastructure) portion of the project in the nine KIWASH counties.
He/she will also act as one of the senior Project Managers, advising the Chief of Party and Deputy on project policy, planning and implementation.
The Advisor will also be responsible for, and supervise, all project work and activities associated with Water Resources User Associations (WRUAs); assistance to Water Service Providers (WSP’s) to reduce Non-Revenue Water (NRW); and increased environmental sustainability of WASH services; and the management of, and monitoring of, climate change risk adaptation.
The duties will cover both urban/peri-urban and rural areas and will comprise both technical advisory and construction design and supervision duties.
The infrastructure may comprise urban surface and ground water supply systems; fecal sludge management; expansion of existing rural supply schemes; small-scale irrigation schemes and water supply/sanitation facilities at health or education facilities.
The Water and Sanitation Advisor will:
Supervise assigned staff which include: Four County-based WASH Infrastructure Specialists; Environment and Climate Change Specialist, Environment Officer and GIS Specialist.
Base of Operations: Nairobi with frequent travel to the other eight project counties, i.e. in western Kenya: Busia, Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori, Nyamira and Siaya and in the eastern region, i.e. Kitui and Makueni.
Reporting: During the three month probation and transition phases, the Specialist will report to the International Water/ Sanitation Advisor based in Nairobi. On completion of the transition phase he/she will report to the Chief of Party.
You may send your CV by email to openKIWASH@sheladia.com .
Please include the job posting title in the subject of the e-mail.