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National WASH Alliance Coordinator Job in Kenya

This position is being advertised by AMREF Kenya on behalf of the Kenya WASH Alliance and the Dutch WASH Alliance

MFS 11 WASH Programme

The Kenya WASH Alliance (KWA) is forum set up by NGOs dealing with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) issues for purposes of collaboration, sharing of experiences and advocacy.

KWA in partnership with the Dutch WASH Alliance (DWA) are initiating a five year WASH Programme in Kajiado County. This programme is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Services (MFS) under its MFS 11 Programme of the Netherlands Government.

The objective of the Programme is to reduce poverty through improved environmental health and economic conditions by empowering people, and creating an enabling environment aiming at achieving increased sustainable access to and use of safe water and sanitation services and improved hygiene practices for the local community particularly women and marginalised groups.

For effective coordination of activities, the KWA will establish a WASH Secretariat. The secretariat will be governed by a National Steering Committee comprising of six implementing partners.

KWA is looking for an individual, who is well organized, highly motivated and results oriented to join the WASH teams and coordinate the delivery of programme objectives, to fill the following position.

National WASH Alliance Co-ordinator 
Ref. No.

The position reports to the National Steering Committee and is based in Nairobi.

Purpose of the Job

Liaison with other WASH actors to coordinate actions, share experiences and develop joint coherent approaches for sustainable WASH programming in Kenya.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement and monitor MFS II funded Kenya WASH Alliance joint Project activities.
  • Lead the participatory development of joint project strategies and detailed designs of project activities.
  • Lead in the development and monitoring of work plans and budgets for joint activities.
  • Overall management of the Secretariat, promote and strengthen partnership in line with partnership agreements of the Kenya WASH Alliance.
  • Lead in the production of donor reports and ensure compliance with donor requirements.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of the project, in line with the Kenya WASH Alliance framework.
  • Oversee implementation of joint project activities conducted by the partners in Kajiado County.
  • Manage recruitment, selection and contracts with external consultants for implementation of joint activities.
  • Effective management of financial, logistical and administrative needs of the Secretariat.
  • Support the development of joint WASH Alliance proposals for fundraising.
Qualifications & Competencies
  • The ideal candidate should have a Masters Degree in Public Health, Sanitary Engineering or relevant Social Science discipline with at least five years programming work experience on social components of WASH service delivery at senior level.
  • Experience in alliance building and networking.
  • In-country knowledge and network within the WASH sector and stakeholders from public, private and civil society.
  • Strong and proven track record in programme development and implementation, including budget and contract management of donor funded projects.
  • Good people management, supervisory and mentoring skills.
  • Must have excellent oral and written skills.
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.

If you would like to join this team send your CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the

Human Resources Manager,
AMREF in Kenya
by email to

Please quote the position and reference number in the email subject matter.

Deadline for submission is 20th July 2011.

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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