WASH Program Officer via ReliefWeb

Nairobi, , KE

We have are looking for highly motivated and qualified candidates for an open position of WASH Program Officer to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Millennium Water Alliance transforms people’s lives through safe water, basic sanitation and good hygiene practices. Our mission is to model collaborative pathways to full coverage in water, sanitation and hygiene for people in developing countries. We are a consortium of leading development organizations helping to bring safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. We work with governments, corporations, foundations, individuals, and other non-governmental organizations to advance best practices, share knowledge, build collaborations, and advocate for greater commitment to this global goal.

Reporting to the East Africa region Director, the WASH Program Officer will coordinate operations research; provide program management support to field and headquarters teams; and proactively participate in strategic planning and resource mobilization. Key duties and responsibilities include the following:1. Proposal Development: Support the East African Regional Directors with proposal development, including: opportunity tracking, preliminary research, concept note development, facilitating communication among the proposal development team, copy editing and conduct a critical review of program design, cost and responsiveness.

  1. Grants Management: support program implementation teams through awareness, coaching and quality assurance to ensure compliance with all donor requirements. Provide final review of reports to donors by field staff; conduct high-level review/approval of systems for output and outcomes tracking; data analysis strategies and reports; and liaise with in-country staff on issues identified and strategies for resolution.

  2. Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MWA): support MWA’s M&E Specialists and other designated staff in executing the MWA Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) framework, including field survey design, data collection, and baseline/midterm/final assessments, and analysis; and disseminate MEL findings internally among alliance members and externally at conferences and other relevant WASH sector events.

  3. Reporting: develop and administer reporting calendars and metrics/dashboard aligned to agreement with donors; review reports and provide quarterly performance metrics/dashboard (e.g. planned vs actual percentage completion of deliverable and budget tracking to ensure overall grant compliance and advance.

  4. Translating Research into Action: Coordinate the design, implementation, data analysis and writing of applied research studies, performed as part of MWA’s programs

  5. Networking: Represent MWA, be the face of the organization in different on relevant themes and be effective at converting institutional representation and networking into new business opportunities.

  6. Communications: translate MWA program and members’ experience into relevant case studies, research, publications, and/or presentations; and develop communications products to leverage program-based evidence for advocacy and development purposes, including internal documents, narrative articles, and external publications.

Education and experience: Master’s degree with at least 2 years’ experience in WASH program development and management at international level. Holders of Bachelor’s degree should have 5 to 7 years of international development experience.

Required Competencies: resource mobilization; research design, execution, data analysis and presentation; excellent command of oral and written English for business to native level; cross-cultural skills; ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, with specific experience in budgets and workflow spreadsheets in Excel and data analysis in Excel or STATA, and preparation of presentations and posters in PowerPoint.

Desired Competencies: ArcGIS and/or other GIS systems; Website design and advanced presentation software.

How to apply:

How to Apply: Interested candidates that meet the specifications for this position should send cover letter, CV or resume, and a short writing sample (5 pages max) to: [email protected]. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Short-listed candidates will be contacted directly by email. Telephone call in reference to this position will not be entertained. Thank you in advance for your interest. Please make sure to add the “job title” in the subject line of your email.

Closing date: June 30, 2016

Nationality: National or legal resident of the Republic of Kenya.

Millennium Water Alliance is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. EOE/M/F/D/V