WASH Advisor and Supply Chain Anchor

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

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WASH Advisor & Supply Chain 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 Supply Chain component. As the Supply Chain 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 Supply Chain Anchor

  •  Undertake reviews of the sanitation hardware value chain analysis;
  •  Support the design for training and skills development of local partners to support their expansion in the market;
  •  Design and test supply chain interventions with local partners;
  •  Develop and produce technical guidance handbooks to support informed choice;
  •   Lead development of a strategy for toilet upgrading;
  •  Support business development for micro enterprises (training and technical assistance);
  •  Develop guidance and supporting materials for scale up of local programs;
  •  Identify governance related barriers and opportunities for sanitation business development;
  •   Design pro-poor support mechanisms for sanitation.

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 marketing, business administration, sales management or related field;
  •  At least 5 years of experience working for international organizations in an advisory capacity;
  •  Working knowledge of microfinance, savings and credit cooperative societies (SACCOs), group lending, alternative banking channels, and business development
  •  Demonstrated knowledge in design and implementation of sanitation supply chain interventions;
  •  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 high number of applications, we shall only communicate with shortlisted candidates.

More information about SNV Country

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