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Recruitment at Tetra Tech Kisumu, Kenya


Tetra Tech is recruiting for the following positions on the USAID-financed East Africa Regional PREPARED Project, all of which will be based in Kisumu. 

To apply please submit current CV, Cover Letter, and at least three Letters of Reference (incomplete applications will not be considered).
 
 PREPARED is a five-year, multi-organization, comprehensive program aimed at mainstreaming integrated, multi-sectoral, evidencebased, climate-resilient development planning and program implementation into the EAC and its Partner States’ development agendas. 

The overall goal of PREPARED is to strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of East African economies, transboundary freshwater ecosystems, and communities, targeting three key development challenges that are likewise high priority areas. 

The first two are biodiversity conservation and sustainable access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). 

The third development challenge is climate change, which is not a sector in and of itself, but rather a set of environmental stressors that impact economic and social development and potentially exacerbate existing problems within the Biodiversity Conservation and WASH sectors.
 
Kisumu Operations Manager

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Operations Manager - Kisumu will have the primary responsibility to ensure the quality and timeliness of project administration and management in the PREPARED Kisumu Office. 

This will include, but will not be limited to: office administration and management, human resources management, financial management, safety. 

Minimum required experience:
  • 10 years of professional experience
  • Prior experience managing project or private sector offices/programs
  • Prior Human Resources Management (HRM) experience, including the recruitment, hiring, and supervision of staff.
  • Prior financial management experience, including experience with QuickBooks.
Wash Specialist

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The WASH Specialist will guide the WASH Task Force and forge diverse partnerships to strengthen inter-institutional coordination between PREPARED, LVWATSAN, local government units, and service providers for increased access to WASH services in the Lake Victoria Basin. 

Minimum required experience:
  • Minimum of 10 years or more work experience of practical experience in WASH. 
  • Previous experience working in East Africa strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in implementing programs aimed at increasing access to water and sanitation services, and/or small-scale waste water treatment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing best practices in sustainable and climate-ready water and sanitation services from source to tap.
  • A minimum of a Master‘s degree in a relevant discipline or a Bachelor‘s degree in a relevant field with an additional 7 years‘ experience to the required minimums above in areas such as Engineering, Environmental Science, Public Health, Urban and Regional Planning, Development Studies, and/or Natural Resource Management.
Institutional Specialist 

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The Institutional Specialist will: provide day-to-day institutional coordination support between the PREPARED program, the LVBC, National Focal Points in partner states, and other key institutional counterparts and stakeholders in the Lake Victoria Basin; support the Chief of Party, Biodiversity Conservation Technical Advisor, and WASH Technical Advisor in the formation and operation of an IWRM PMU and Biodiversity and WASH Task Forces through regular engagement and communication with key Basin-level stakeholders; and, identify, engage, and build relationships with the key stakeholders and programs in the Mara and Kagera sub-basins. serve in a coordination and facilitation role in Kisumu for the first two years of the program. 

Minimum required experience is as follows:
  • 15 years of professional experience, including experience interacting at high-levels with government.
  • Experience working with the EAC and the LVBC on transboundary programs.
  • Natural resources and/or water resources governance experience.
  • Demonstrated experience improving local government services.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with the private-sector.
Communications Specialist 

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The Communications Specialist will work to improve the development and diffusion of targeted information that supports evidence based decision making and increased awareness of climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation, and WASH at all levels in the EAC, member states, etc. 

Minimum required experience is as follows:
  • 8 years of experience
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience developing print (hardcopy and electronic) communication messages.
  • Expertise in the development and implementation of stakeholder outreach programs.
  • Ability to draft and publish press releases, organize media events, and publicize project successes.
Interested and qualified candidates should email complete application (current CV, cover letter, and three (3) references) to the following Email address: applications4prepared@gmail.com Subject of the email should include “PREPARED” and the name of the position for which you are applying. 

The deadline for submission of applications: Friday February 22, 2013. 

Short-listed candidates may be contacted for an interview. 

Selected candidates will be hired as soon as they are available. 

Compensation will be commensurate with relevant experience.
 
Tetra Tech ARD is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations. 

We encourage applications from women and underrepresented groups. 

Tetra Tech ARD is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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