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Millennium Water Alliance Director

Department:     WASH
Reports To:     Country Director (CD)
Closing:         11th June 2012

This position is responsible for the coordination and overseeing the work of Millennium Water Alliance in Kenya. 

The MWA Director will expand the scope and size of MWA’s influence in water issues in Kenya, advocating for improved integrated water systems with appropriate Kenya government counterparts and key donors. 

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Key Result #1 – Leadership, Coordination and Management

Coordinate all MWP activities among the partners (MWA members and other implementing partners). Provide leadership to and coordinate with the partners in Kenya, US and the Netherlands, to ensure successful implementation of grant funded projects won by MWA Kenya. 
Manage, supervise, lead, and support the Secretariat Staff. 
Obtain quarterly, end-of-program reports, and other required reports from implementing partners: review; request revisions; consolidate all reports into a single report.
Key Result #2 -- Strategy Development and Resource Development
In consultation with and under the tacit approval of the MWA Kenya Program Management Group and MWA (US), develop a strategy for MWA in Kenya. 
This strategy should be innovative and clear-minded to address WASH issues in areas of the country that suffer from poor access to water and sanitation facilities, poor hygiene and related illnesses, and inequitable distribution of resources related to these. 
Directly related to a program strategy, the MWA Director will facilitate the development and implementation of an aggressive resource development.
Key Result #3 – Representation and Advocacy
Work closely with the Government of Kenya (Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Education, and other relevant departments) to collaborate and ensure alignment with GOK strategic initiatives. 
Initiate and facilitate undertaking of Action Research projects and adaptation of innovative and low cost technology options. 
Facilitate the development of strategies for learning, advocacy and communication. 
Participate in fora geared toward policy formulation and implementation utilizing the formidable gathering of organizations in MWA Kenya for the purposes of influencing the water, sanitation and hygiene policies of the Kenyan government in favor of the poor communities.
Key Result #4 – Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
Lead in facilitating joint planning and progress review with partners. 
Ensure the exchange of ideas across MWP and facilitate these exchanges. 
Strengthen collaboration and linkages between program partners working in water, hygiene, and sanitation with other development sectors and programs in Kenya.
In consultation with and under the tacit approval of the MWA Kenya Program Management Group and MWA (US), establish a common monitoring and evaluation system for the program and disseminate important program documents and other technical materials. 
Monitor and enhance the partnership using various partnership monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) tools. 
Initiate and facilitate research to test innovative WASH technologies and make recommendations to PMG. 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty/function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Educational level:   Masters in environmental studies, development, engineering, public health, or similar field with at least 7 years in design and implementation of programs in development context.  Experience with international NGOs or UN Agencies is an added advantage. Good understanding of Kenyan government policies and structures related to water systems and SPHERE standards desired.
Computer fluency required (MS Office, web, etc).
Proven ability to convene and/or chair high profile meetings
Proficient in Program Cycle Management (Planning, Assessments, Concept/Proposal Development, Implementation, Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation) and fundraising
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to interact and communicate effectively with staff, partners, and volunteers
Other Competencies/Attributes:
A team player, capable of building working relations with people from across Kenya and around the world
Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina (may work long hours)
Ability to take initiative, a team leader able to work with minimum supervision
Good understanding of consortium dynamics.
Proposal/concept paper writing skills for fundraising.
Ability to network with the Government, other NGOs and International Organizations such as WHO, UNDP, UNICEF, etc.
Able to manage human resources for optimum effectiveness and efficiency.
Fluency in spoken and written English
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, updated CV with three referees, day telephone contacts to: 

Human Resources Manager, FH Kenya, P.O Box 14978 – 00800 Nairobi or email address

NB: This position is contingent upon availability of funding, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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