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Programme Manager Environmental Health Job in Kenya

AMREF is the largest indigenous health development non-governmental organization based in Africa. 

Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. 

AMREF is headquartered in Nairobi, and has programmes in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan, South Africa and West Africa. 

Employing over 800 staff and with an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million, AMREF is a knowledge resource for donors and partners. For more information visit our website

We are looking for an individual who is organized, highly motivated and results-oriented to join a dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa, to fill the following position in the Environmental Health Programme.

Programme Manager Environmental Health


The position reports to Deputy Country Director and is based in Nairobi

Purpose of the Job:

To provide dynamic and responsive leadership and operations management to Water Sanitation and Hygiene Projects. 

This leadership should be evident through: the growth and/or development of WASH projects, performance, quality, and continued responsiveness to AMREF, national and international Water and Sanitation programme priorities.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring that the WASH Projects contribute to achievement of the overall AMREF Kenya country programme business plan objectives and performance targets through prudent resource management.
  • Ensuring the dissemination of up to date information on key changes in WASH and environmental national and international policies, strategies and guidelines to the programme staff.
  • Ensuring that WASH Projects adhere to AMREF and National strategies, policies, operational guidelines and protocols.
  • Providing mentoring and leadership through effective human resource management to the project staff.
  • Ensuring high performance and quality service delivery for all WASH Projects and interventions managed by AMREF Kenya.
  • Reviewing of the various project logical framework analyses, annual work plans, M&E plans and operations research within thematic areas of health system strengthening, capacity building and community partnering.
  • Leading and participating in concepts notes and proposal development for donor funding.
  • Reviewing projects operational budgets in conjunction with the project teams, Programme Accountant and Finance Manager.
  • Facilitating timely and effective procurement of goods and services for WASH Projects.
  • Ensuring reporting standards are met by working with Project Managers to ensure timely donor and partner reporting.
  • Encouraging continued application and documentation of innovativeness in projects and programme implementation.
  • Ensuring all WASH projects have Health Systems Research objectives and undertake policy analysis, carry out operations research and ensure lessons learned are documented and disseminated as part of advocacy for influencing policy and practice.
  • Networking with the various stakeholders – relevant government ministries, donors, partners and communities.
  • Assessing and reviewing the projects responsiveness towards the Kenya water and environmental health strategies, policies, the country plans and AMREF’s corporate strategy.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • The ideal candidate should have a Masters Degree in Public Health or its equivalent with at least seven (7) years relevant work experience at senior level in Water and Sanitation.
  • Must have vast experience in implementation of WASH programs. 
  • The person must be experienced in project management, people management, financial management, networking and operations research. Should have knowledge of monitoring and evaluation and advocacy. 
  • In addition the candidate should have excellent interpersonal, communication, influencing, facilitation and negotiations skills and be computer literate.
This is a challenging opportunity for dedicated and highly motivated professional. 

If you would like to join this dynamic team and help bring lasting health change for Africa, please quote the position and reference number in the subject matter and 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 Kenya by e-mail to

The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, 27th July, 2012. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.

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