WASH Program Development Consultant via ReliefWeb

Habitat for Humanity

Nairobi, , KE



Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in Southern Georgia, USA, and has since grown to become a leading global non-profit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Our Africa, Europe, Middle East and Central Asia operations are in 31 countries, and in Kenya, we have been in operation since 1982 through Habitat for Humanity Kenya (HFH Kenya), a locally registered NGO.

Through HFH Kenya (HFHK), we have worked in 250 communities, enabling over 8,300 low-income families access decent and affordable houses through building, renovating and preserving homes, effectively directly serving over 58,000 individuals. Through Habitat for Humanity International market development partners in Kenya, over 56,000 families have been able to access housing finance, resulting to over 283,000 individuals served. In total, over 342,000 individuals have benefited from development partnerships efforts by Habitat for Humanity here in Kenya.

HFHK is looking to develop its WASH programme in Kenya to help address its organizational mandate in providing affordable shelter. HFHK definition of adequate housing includes recognition that WASH needs for families in our programme areas must be met to meaningfully enjoy the benefits of improved shelter.

HFH Kenya is seeking to hire a consultant to support the country team in developing the WASH program.


The goal of this program is be to identify WASH models that can be adopted by service providers in Kenya. Leading in the design and development of an implementation and monitoring framework for WASH program activities, the consultant will help HFHK set the agenda for incorporation of WASH in to shelter improvement and community resilience, integrating policy concerns.



3.1.1 Review and reference key current developments and debates in the global WASH sector, including but not limited to MDGs and the New Urban Agenda.

3.1.2 Review and reference key national and regional WASH bodies roles, responsibilities and current initiatives;

3.1.3 At national and county level, carry out a stakeholder analysis of public, non-government, and private sector involvement in the WASH sector.

3.1.4 Review relevant literature of key stakeholders at the national level, including but not limited to: national and county government WASH laws, policies, standards and/or strategic plans; Donor strategies for the WASH sector; WASH coordination bodies strategies and/or current initiatives; NGO WASH sector strategies;


3.2.1 Travel to the field to meet with key grass-root level stakeholders, and undertake participatory exercises with target communities.

3.2.2 Carry out consultations with beneficiaries with an objective of ensuring that their WASH needs are considered in any proposed housing interventions.

3.2.3 Hold participatory programme development sessions with key HFHK staff and other key stakeholders at county and national level.

3.2.4 Submit a 3-year WASH program plan to HFHK team for review and feedback. Format will be further defined but will include context analysis, assessment information, detailed programme plan, logframe, activity plan and budget.

3.2.5 To identify the role of the private sector, NGOs and CSOs, this should be in the delivery of water and sanitation services.

3.2.6 To identify the role of the private sector and NGOs which should be in the delivery of water and sanitation services

3.2.7 To look at the role of community participation in planning the delivery of water and sanitation services, as well as their role in holding institutions and their governments to account for the delivery of services.

3.2.8 To identify the obstacles and problems low-income communities have – with a specific focus on shelter – in accessing clean water and sanitation as a result of current water and sanitation policy environment, strategies and approaches of the various water and sanitation stakeholders (governments, INGOs etc.).

3.2.9 To identify opportunities for the integration of WASH into HFHK’s other key sectors including food security, nutrition, livelihoods, health (including HIV & AIDS) and education.

3.2.10 To ensure sustainability and replicability, factoring need to scale.


3.3.1 Having developed a generic WASH program plan for HFHK, the consultant will then be expected to develop a sample WASH proposal for Laikipia county, by:

a) Reviewing HFHK WASH proposal guidelines;

b) Coordination of input from key stakeholders; and

c) Development and finalization of a proposal (concept note, full proposal, logframe, and budget)

3.3.2 The consultant will focus on the technical components of the proposal and will receive wider proposal development support from HFHK’s Kenya Programme Unit.


  1. Three Year WASH Program Plan for HFH Kenya

  2. Presentation of WASH Program Plan for key stakeholders

  3. HFH Kenya Laikipia WASH Proposal documents (concept note, full proposal, a logical framework analysis, and budget as per the guidelines for HFHK for Proposals)


  • Advance university degree in engineering, water and sanitation, environmental health, developmental studies, social sciences and appropriate post-graduate qualifications (Degree, diploma),
  • Five to seven years of relevant experience, especially in the WASH sector, including conducting sector needs assessments and ability to design and implement development programs at various levels
  • Minimum of 7 years management experience in international development contexts or at a similar level.
  • Experience in program development and good knowledge of donors, including multilateral, institutional and corporates
  • Prior research or work experience in implementing and coordinating WASH programs in Sub-Saharan Africa region
  • Deep understanding of Housing Value Chain
  • Key insights into affordable housing solutions in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated use of performance improvement and program management methodologies
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills


The consultant will be under the direct supervision of the HFHK National Director for the duration of the contract. The consultant will also maintain official communication with the HFHK Head of Program Operations, Advocacy Specialist and field officers.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications, with CVs and at least three referees via email to [email protected] with as a subject line “WASH Consultant 2018-01” by 17 August 2018 C.O.B. The application must also include proposed timelines for each of the responsibilities and associated costs.