NGO Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - USAID funded project

The PREPARED Project - Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development

Tetra Tech ARD is recruiting for several positions to support the USAID funded Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project. 

The overall goal of PREPARED is to strengthen the resiliency and sustainability of East African economies, trans-boundary freshwater ecosystems, and communities.

It is a five-year, multi-organization, comprehensive program focusing on climate change adaption, biodiversity conservation and water supply and sanitation.

Wash Technical Advisor
The water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) Technical Advisor is responsible for planning, implementing and managing all WASH related activities for PREPARED. 

S/he will work with the WASH Task Force and forge diverse partnerships to strengthen inter-institutional coordination between PREPARED, local government units, and service providers for increased access to WASH services in the Lake Victoria Basin. 

S/he will be responsible for the implementation of non-revenue water (NRW) activities in the participating Partner States.

Requisite Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 10 years of practical experience in WASH in East Africa and seven (7) years’ experience in Engineering, Planning and/or Natural Resource Management; Demonstrated success in implementing programs aimed at increasing access to water and sanitation services, and/or small-scale wastewater treatment; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in sustainable and climate-ready water and sanitation services from source to tap. 
  • Relevant post-graduate degree in civil and/or environmental engineering, water resources management, or public health preferred.
Grants Officer
The Grant Officer is responsible for the overall management of the PREPARED Grant Program in accordance with USAID regulations. 

S/he will develop Request for Application (RFA) packages and manage the competitive selection process; 

Provide guidance and training to grantees; 

Perform preaward surveys of potential grantees to assess financial, program, and organizational capabilities; 

Maintain grants information management system; Reconcile financial and technical
Requisite Qualifications:
  • Seven (7) years professional experience in Grants Management preferably with USAID; 
  • administrative experience in data and financial management; 
  • fluent in English with excellent communication skills; and
  • willing to travel extensively.
Technical Assistant
The Technical Assistant will provide administrative and logistical support to the technical leads to ensure activities and events are well planned, implemented and reported on. 

S/he will also be responsible for taking detailed notes during staff meetings; ensuring all technical documents and reports are saved and available in the PREPARED library; 

Assist in activity planning; and Assist in the recruitment process of key staff.

Requisite Qualifications:
  • Three (3) years of providing logistical and administrative support on donor funded project, preferably USAID; 
  • experience with financial management; 
  • Superior computer skills; 
  • Knowledge or interest in environmental issues; 
  • experience with monitoring and evaluation preferred; 
  • ability to travel; 
  • Strong work ethic and a desire to learn.
These positions will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their CV, cover letter and three (3) references to by June 19, 2015.

Please reference the name of the position in the subject line of your email. 

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 proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.