Trainer (Water Security)


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DAI 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


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.

Moving 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. Key to achieving this will be building the capacity of key institutions to better address matters of water security in the nine KIWASH counties. The 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. KIWASH 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.


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). The 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. The modules will be in two versions: version one will be for policy level practitioners/ policy makers, and version two for community users. The 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:

  1. Develop two generic outlines and table of contents;

  2. Develop two full and complete modules;

  3. Develop a training schedule and methodology.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Prepare and make a power point presentation to KIWASH management and submit a desk review report based on tasks (i), (ii) and (iii) above.

  5. 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 methodologies.

  6. 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.

  7. Draft the generic WSTMs based on findings including, but not limited to, those documented from tasks (i), (ii) and (iii) above.

  8. Draft the WSTM training schedules and methodologies suitable for the two respective target audiences.

  9. Liaise directly with relevant government departments, research institutions, programs and partners during the WSTMs development.

  10. Submit the draft WSTMs for approval.

  11. Pretest the WSTMs, the draft training schedules and the methodologies with the respective audiences.

  12. Prepare the pretest results report and a power point presentation specifying recommendations to be incorporated into the final WSTMs.

  13. Ensure that the revised WSTMs are proof-read preferably by a native English speaker.

  14. Compile the final WSTMs in the USAID prescribed format, layout and graphic design in consultation with KIWASH.

  15. Prepare the final training schedules and methodologies for the two WSTMs.


  1. 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.

  2. Proven record in training materials development for environment and climate change topics in the water sector.

  3. Possess a comprehensive understanding of the water sector in Kenya.

  4. Have a verifiable and proven record of climate change training at the two different levels, as described above.

  5. Familiarity with climate modelling and Government of Kenya Climate Change Strategy and Climate Change Action Plan 2013-2017.

  6. Proven record in the application of the WHO Water Safety Planning and the UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction in the water sector.

Interested applicants should send their applications to; [email protected] by September 16, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.