WASH Advisor & Governance Anchor

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

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WASH Advisor & Governance Anchor

Duty Station Malindi, Kericho, Eldoret or Homa Bay

SNV is a non-profit international development organization established in the Netherlands in 1965. For over 40 years, SNV has been at the forefront of development, helping to build local capacity and empower local families and communities to break the cycle of poverty. We are present on the ground in 38 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Balkans and operate in Agriculture & Food Security, Renewable Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Our more than 1,000 advisors in the field come from a variety of cultural and technical backgrounds, and over 80 per cent are nationals of the countries where we work.

Programme Overview

SNV has been engaged by DFID under the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Results Programme (WASH) to reach 2.73 million people with hygiene promotion and support at least 2.084 million people to gain to access to sanitation through the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A results) programme. The SSH4 Programme aims to improve access to sanitation and hygiene for rural populations in nine (8 in Africa and 1 in Asia) countries of operation. To achieve this, we focus on four key pillars: demand, supply, hygiene promotion and WASH governance covers. In Kenya, SNV is implementing this exciting programme in a total of ten sub counties that are spread in four counties namely Elgeyo Marakwet, Homa Bay, Kericho and Kilifi.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Team Leader SSH4A, the WASH Advisor will manage implementation of the SSH4A programme in the county and provide guidance to the country team in address emerging issues as well as support the SSH4A Team Leader in strategy development, corrective action and reporting on the Governance component. As the Governance Anchor, the WASH Advisor will contribute to learning in the country as well as across the other 8 countries.

For programme implementation at county level, the WASH Advisor will work closely with the county department for health as well as sanitation business enterprises. He/she will be responsible for planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating programme interventions in the county. He/she will build strong partnerships with the relevant county departments and business enterprises and inspire them towards collective action. The WASH Advisor will bear responsibility for achievement of programme results in the county.

Responsibilities as a Governance Anchor

  •  Provide advice and support in the conceptualization, development and implementation of good governance initiatives, strategies, policies and legislation;
  •  Support and coach County Advisors to design capacity building activities for planning, budgeting, monitoring, and documentation;
  •  Review and advise on appropriate regulation and enforcement initiatives to ensure that county regulation is aligned with national legal frameworks;
  •  Continuously update the instruments and tools for knowledge management/ information-sharing with best practices and relevant governance issues.

Responsibilities at County Level

  •  Manage the implementation of the four SSH4A components at county level.
  •  Prepare county intervention plans and budgets in collaboration with programme partners
  •  Coordinate programme interventions with the respective focal points of Programme partners
  •  Monitor and analyse progress made on programme implementation; identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions.
  •   Financial management of programme interventions
  •   Prepare progress reports for all county interventions

Required Qualifications

  •  Advanced degree in public policy and administration or related field;
  •  At least 5 years of experience working for international organizations in a WASH advisory capacity;
  •  Experience in engaging with county governments on policy and legislative review processes
  •  Excellent facilitation and communication skills;
  •  Experience working with local partners, including governmental agencies at county level
  •  Strong programme management skills (planning, administration, financial and monitoring) 

Contract Duration:

2 years with possibility of extension

Desired start date:

October 2016

How to apply?

Please apply by clicking on the apply button and completing your application in our in-house recruitment system before 23rd September 2016 with position title as reference. Due to expected large number of applications, we shall communicate with those shortlisted only.

More information about SNV Country

For more information, please refer to our website: www.snvworld.org