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Project Manager- WASH (Kenya Rapid Wajir)

10716-14N02068
Wajir
20-Jul-18

Purpose of Position:

To operationalize the overall goal of KENYA Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development (RAPID) program which is aimed at contributing to sustainable and resilient livelihoods for communities in Wajir County whose objectives is to have a responsive, accountable and operational governance framework in place at county government level.

The role will ensure sustainable provision of water and pasture, replicable and scalable business models for sustainable WASH and livestock service delivery developed and operationalized; and Communities have increased access to sustainable WASH services and improved rangeland management.

She/he will also be expected to integrate the grant with other Child Well-being outcomes in line with the WVK Strategic priorities.

Coordination & Management, 40%

  • Manage and coordinate the RAPID team ensuring competent and motivated staff.

  • Manage performance of staff and encourage on-the-job coaching, identify and address learning and training needs and opportunities

  • Monitor and ensure that grant is managed and executed as per plans within time and budgets, meeting donor and community accountability.

  • Ensure the project achieves Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the organization’s Ministry Framework and Development Approach, and WVK’s strategic priorities and the project designs.

  • Develop and implement strategies for intentional and mutual learning among project staff

  • Provide leadership in branding and profiling the organization in the county

  • Develop a business plan for the project in alignment with the WVK strategy.

  • Provide leadership and support to the staff in the project, for new Programme development, improvement in Programme quality and Programme transition in line with business plan.

  • Ensure planning and budgeting process is aligned and operating smoothly. Provide innovative and technical support for effective implementation of key grant projects.

  • Ensure that business processes related to initiatives developed in coordination with NO WASH team and other related departments are adhered to by the relevant staff and other assigned implementation sites).

  • Coordinate assessments, designs, measurements of construction and in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures in liaison with NO WASH team and other relevant partners.

  • Review relevant surveys, assessments, evaluations, studies, designs and terms of reference and bills of quantities of the project

  • Collaborate with the NO WASH Team to provide the staff with the appropriate technical orientation needed to achieve child wellbeing outcomes.

  • Participate in staff and community capacity building initiatives as stipulated in project designs and guidelines as well as promoting relevant advocacy on WASH, livestock and natural resource management

Project Effectiveness and Budget Utilization 30%

  • Oversee quality and effectiveness of project activities as per the design and guidelines in full compliance with GOK,

  • WHO, SPHERE and other relevant partnership and international standards and guidelines;

  • Ensure relevant projects meet or exceed planned outcomes and targets

  • Conduct field monitoring visits to the relevant projects and facilitation of visiting delegations/donors

  • Monitor effective and efficient utilization of budgets Work closely with team relevant leads to implement response plans regarding all financial and operational audit findings of the projects initiatives, and take the needed measures to prevent such findings from recurring in the future

  • In liaison with the M & E and Capacity Building Officer and NO WASH team and other MWA team members, develop TOR and other tools for projects monitoring and evaluations.

  • Consolidate monthly, quarterly, semi- annual, annual, and end of projects reports and ensure that the reports are prepared in a timely manner and in accordance with donors and WV Kenya requirements.

  • Document and disseminate lessons learnt and best practices on completed initiatives and projects.

  • Ensure the program implemented meets the requisite standards

Engagement, Networking and Fundraising 25%

  • Foster linkage with Water, Millennium Water Alliance partnerships and relevant stakeholders

  • Collaborate with Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, livestock and other relevant departments in providing technical support and assistance to the project

  • Support implementing staff to successfully engage with key internal and external stakeholders, including other WVK entities, Community, church and other civil society representatives in order to maximize the impact of interventions In collaboration with Area Programs team members and NO participate in appropriate donor engagement activities

  • Support timely development of funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with ADP leadership, NO WASH team and PD&GA.

  • Build and Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with partners at the counties, including visits by donors.

  • In coordination with Area Programs manager, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with representatives of the county and other agencies.

  • In coordination with the Area Programs Manager and Programme staff, facilitate and participate in county level coalitions on specific advocacy issues.

  • Ensure there is an operational accountability framework

Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor 5%

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferably Water and/or Environmental field from a recognized University

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development with bias in WASH and natural resource management projects

  • Proven experience in a supervisory or management role

  • Prior experience in engaging with donors, government and civil societies.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Integrity, commitment and respect for diversity

  • Ability to identify strategic change opportunities and make workable recommendations accordingly.

  • Ability to positively influence others

  • Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep abreast of new developments

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Self-Manager, analytical and critical thinker, able to work with tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects

  • Team worker with excellent interpersonal skills

Purpose of Position:

To operationalize the overall goal of KENYA Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development (RAPID) program which is aimed at contributing to sustainable and resilient livelihoods for communities in Wajir County whose objectives is to have a responsive, accountable and operational governance framework in place at county government level.

The role will ensure sustainable provision of water and pasture, replicable and scalable business models for sustainable WASH and livestock service delivery developed and operationalized; and Communities have increased access to sustainable WASH services and improved rangeland management.

She/he will also be expected to integrate the grant with other Child Well-being outcomes in line with the WVK Strategic priorities.

Coordination & Management, 40%

  • Manage and coordinate the RAPID team ensuring competent and motivated staff.

  • Manage performance of staff and encourage on-the-job coaching, identify and address learning and training needs and opportunities

  • Monitor and ensure that grant is managed and executed as per plans within time and budgets, meeting donor and community accountability.

  • Ensure the project achieves Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the organization’s Ministry Framework and Development Approach, and WVK’s strategic priorities and the project designs.

  • Develop and implement strategies for intentional and mutual learning among project staff

  • Provide leadership in branding and profiling the organization in the county

  • Develop a business plan for the project in alignment with the WVK strategy.

  • Provide leadership and support to the staff in the project, for new Programme development, improvement in Programme quality and Programme transition in line with business plan.

  • Ensure planning and budgeting process is aligned and operating smoothly. Provide innovative and technical support for effective implementation of key grant projects.

  • Ensure that business processes related to initiatives developed in coordination with NO WASH team and other related departments are adhered to by the relevant staff and other assigned implementation sites).

  • Coordinate assessments, designs, measurements of construction and in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures in liaison with NO WASH team and other relevant partners.

  • Review relevant surveys, assessments, evaluations, studies, designs and terms of reference and bills of quantities of the project

  • Collaborate with the NO WASH Team to provide the staff with the appropriate technical orientation needed to achieve child wellbeing outcomes.

  • Participate in staff and community capacity building initiatives as stipulated in project designs and guidelines as well as promoting relevant advocacy on WASH, livestock and natural resource management

Project Effectiveness and Budget Utilization 30%

  • Oversee quality and effectiveness of project activities as per the design and guidelines in full compliance with GOK,

  • WHO, SPHERE and other relevant partnership and international standards and guidelines;

  • Ensure relevant projects meet or exceed planned outcomes and targets

  • Conduct field monitoring visits to the relevant projects and facilitation of visiting delegations/donors

  • Monitor effective and efficient utilization of budgets Work closely with team relevant leads to implement response plans regarding all financial and operational audit findings of the projects initiatives, and take the needed measures to prevent such findings from recurring in the future

  • In liaison with the M & E and Capacity Building Officer and NO WASH team and other MWA team members, develop TOR and other tools for projects monitoring and evaluations.

  • Consolidate monthly, quarterly, semi- annual, annual, and end of projects reports and ensure that the reports are prepared in a timely manner and in accordance with donors and WV Kenya requirements.

  • Document and disseminate lessons learnt and best practices on completed initiatives and projects.

  • Ensure the program implemented meets the requisite standards

Engagement, Networking and Fundraising 25%

  • Foster linkage with Water, Millennium Water Alliance partnerships and relevant stakeholders

  • Collaborate with Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, livestock and other relevant departments in providing technical support and assistance to the project

  • Support implementing staff to successfully engage with key internal and external stakeholders, including other WVK entities, Community, church and other civil society representatives in order to maximize the impact of interventions In collaboration with Area Programs team members and NO participate in appropriate donor engagement activities

  • Support timely development of funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration with ADP leadership, NO WASH team and PD&GA.

  • Build and Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with partners at the counties, including visits by donors.

  • In coordination with Area Programs manager, develop and maintain pro-active relationships with representatives of the county and other agencies.

  • In coordination with the Area Programs Manager and Programme staff, facilitate and participate in county level coalitions on specific advocacy issues.

  • Ensure there is an operational accountability framework

Any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor 5%

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferably Water and/or Environmental field from a recognized University

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with regards to the designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development with bias in WASH and natural resource management projects

  • Proven experience in a supervisory or management role

  • Prior experience in engaging with donors, government and civil societies.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Integrity, commitment and respect for diversity

  • Ability to identify strategic change opportunities and make workable recommendations accordingly.

  • Ability to positively influence others

  • Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep abreast of new developments

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Self-Manager, analytical and critical thinker, able to work with tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects

  • Team worker with excellent interpersonal skills